It might not be Tom Ford, but we're pretty sure Jay-Z wouldn't complain about you sporting this Shawn Carter x Rick Owens Mollino Crocodile Jacket ($58,000). The result of a collaboration between the two creatives, this jacket is made from actual crocodile, and features a funnel collar with off-center zipper, long, slim-cut arms, zippered cuffs, another zippered pocket on the left sleeve, and a shoulder-to-shoulder zipper on the back that provides access to a hidden pouch. And should you feel bad about dropping over $50K on a single piece of outerwear, know that 100% of the proceeds will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides scholarships to deserving low-income students.
If the flavors you crave when you reach for a stout include a little dairy, then look no further than Udder Love ($8) from Beachwood Brewing in California. Udder Love is said to be a traditional milk stout, but with rich flavors like bittersweet chocolate, milk sugar, and roasty coffee, it's probably a new tradition for most. One tradition that is quite common though, is how often this beer brings home awards, including a Silver this year at the Great American Beer Festival in the Sweet Stout category. It's a gentle, delicate beer that finishes like a tasty glass of coffee chocolate milk.
As part of an attempt to target an emerging market of guys who want to recreate the kind of premium draft beer experience they get at a bar, in their own homes, there's the Krups Heineken Sub ($TBA). This device, part beer cooler, part draft pouring machine, is made as a partnership between Heineken and Krups (known for their at-home coffee brewers), and works as a dispenser for a beer container known as a "torp." Each "torp" — short for torpedo — is delivered to your door, contains two liters of beer, and is available in a range of beer varieties. All you need to do is insert it into the Sub, close the hatch, and start pouring cold beer.
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Bonobos Falmouth Slim Floral Foulard Shirt ($118). Bonobos Blue Jean Resin Dark Rinse ($98). Bonobos Calling Card Grey Stripe Cardigan ($85). Grenson Roger Black Calf Shoe ($330). Jack Spade Davis Brief ($425). Bonobos Wolfeboro Bowtie ($58). Bonobos Red Hook Belt ($90). Jack Spade Embossed Anchor Credit Card Holder ($95). Terrapin Stationers Thanks For All The Shit You Do Card ($18). Leather Wrap Bracelet ($24).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Bonobos.
At some point outdoor gear and menswear collided to form the sort of rustic aesthetic that simultaneously shouts stylish and rugged — and the byproduct of that meeting looks something like this Dick van Hoff x Thomas Eyck Lunch Set ($300). While it's a steep price to pay to be prepared for a day on the trail and to look damn good doing it, there's no doubt it will last for years to come thanks to its fine leather and aluminum construction. So pack up your Pendleton bed roll, throw on your rawest pair of selvage jeans, and get ready to be the best-dressed guy at the trailhead. Just don't forget to pack a lunch.
It looks like Nokia, Microsoft's recent gift-to-itself, is trying to steal a little thunder from Apple's forthcoming new iPads. Aiming to let you work hard and hardly work at the same time, the Nokia Lumia 2520 ($500) is a 10-inch tablet (Nokia's first ever) that comes loaded with Windows 8 and all the boxiness the operating system has to offer. It features 4G LTE connectivity, a full HD screen that's made to look great, even in direct sunlight, while a snap-on keyboard with five hours of battery life lets you type, or touch, giving it the usability of a full-sized machine, with the portability of a tablet. A range of color options are available for you to pick from.
There's nothing worse than when you're halfway into a project and you realize your power drill or driver can't make an angle — it can be frustrating, and even dangerous. With the Milescraft Orbiter 360 Degree Drill Attachment ($24), no angle is too extreme, and no space too tight. This handy device attaches to the chuck of your drill, and both halves rotate 360 degrees, allowing it to face virtually any direction. It accommodates any 3/8-inch or larger drill bit, has a keyless chuck for fast changes, and sports a soft-grip design for comfortable working.
Say what you will about the bizarre styling of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster ($4.5 million) — it's a Lamborghini after all — but we challenge you to find a single negative thing to say about the 750 horsepower 6.5-liter V12 around back. This small-batch exotic (based on the slightly less expensive Veneno coupe) is limited to just nine cars, so chances are you won't run into too many out on the road. It's built to be lightweight and highly aerodynamic, with carbon fiber construction and a range of angular surfaces to control airflow. Its massive engine pushes it up to a staggering 220 miles per hour, while it reaches 62 in only 2.9 seconds. So, if you do see one it'll probably be moving too fast to give you a chance at criticizing its looks.
Effortlessly step up your dessert game at the next cookout or tailgate party with this Smores Roasting Rack ($20). Its stainless steel construction is as functional as it is simple, helping it last for years of smores goodness to come. This wire rack includes two skewers, perfect for holding marshmallows, and a warming rack to perfectly toast the graham crackers and melt the chocolate. It's also dishwasher safe, so you never have to worry about cleanup.
What doesn't kill you, only makes you... handsomer.
Woolrich Printed Melange Bruce Shirt ($165). Gant Overdyed Seersucker Blazer ($260). Gant The MB Overdyed Seersucker Pant ($160). Clae Hamilton Shoe ($135). The Dark Knight Joker Mask ($18). Nappa Leather Gloves ($60). Herschel Novel Duffle Bag ($90). Airsoft Handgun ($14). Airsoft Handgun Magazines ($7). J. Crew Classic Leather Belt ($60). G&G Mock M18 Smoke Grenade BB Loader Set ($30).
If you live in the city your bike can be a great way to get to and from work — you save money on gas while helping stay in shape — but there are plenty of hazards out there for bike commuters. The Helios Bike Bars ($200) make your two-wheeled transportation safer and smarter, thanks to built-in intelligent LEDs and GPS. The LEDs, including a powerful headlight and rear-facing indicators, light your path and signal to others your intended turning direction and speed. On-board GPS gives you turn-by-turn directions and lets you find your bike if it's lost or stolen. Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity lets you use your phone to control ambient lighting, navigation, and more. Choose from two versions, the bullhorn and the drop bar, both available in black and white.
Named for the brave locomotive brakemen of the early 1900s, The Brakeman watch by Shinola ($625-$725) allows you to always be wearing classic America-made style, no matter what the rest of your attire entails. Like The Runwell, another handsome watch by Shinola, The Brakeman is entirely hand assembled in Detroit — including the Argonite movement, which is assembled from over 50 Swiss-made components. The Brakeman, available in 40mm or 46mm sizes in a variety of straps, sports a stainless steel case in five finishes, along with several different dial options, all of which feature a date magnifier, Super-LumiNova markers, and sapphire crystal protection. Precision internals, disguised as a sleek, everyday looker. That's Shinola at their best.
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