Most days it's not really appropriate to start out with a Bloody Mary or Irish Coffee — so when you have a taste for the hard stuff, smear on some Puff's Preserves Boozy Jam ($TBA). While all the alcohol cooks off during the preparation process, the flavors of beer, whiskey, champagne, bourbon and wine remain. Seasonal recipes include apple beer chamomile, rhubarb vodka hibiscus, raspberry whiskey chipotle, and blackberry bourbon lavender. Each small batch is made with fresh, local, and in-season ingredients, as well as Colorado distilled or brewed booze.
Layer up for a fall walk through the woods — just don't leave your best friend behind.
Grey Holt Herringbone Flannel Shirt ($145). Green Byrne Shawl Collar Sweater ($225). Free Union Belt ($165). Grey Barton Houndstooth Boot Sock ($135). Manchester Dot Pocket Square ($45). Navy Camden Lambswool Scarf ($85, coming in October). Red Wing Wabasha Boots ($320). Old Boy Tonal Jeans ($235). Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150). Henry the Beagle (not for sale).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Ledbury.
Whether you're headed to an apple orchard, trick-or-treating, or just taking in a game, keep the autumn chill at bay with a nip of your go-to brown liquor in this Coach x Billy Reid Whiskey Flask ($200 or $500). Available with either leather or alligator detailing, you can carry your booze in a style befitting your favorite fall getup. Part of a limited edition, these flasks will go quickly, so get yours before they run out.
Table games don't need to make your home look like the common area of a frat house — they can actually look great, and the District MFG Shuffleboard Table ($5,200) certainly does. Each table is individually handmade with reclaimed oak tops, stitched leather gutters, steel construction, and a powder-coated frame. Display it proudly in your basement, or replace your dining room table with this beautiful piece, it's guaranteed to make more of a statement. Comes with weights and powdered wax.
Sponsored by our friends at District MFG.
Own a spectacular, one-of-a-kind piece of automative history, the 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study ($TBA). This exclusive concept vehicle was made as a partnership between the Detroit luxury carmakers and Carrozzeria Boano, an Italian body manufacturer and designer as a study in forward-looking sports cars. It features a 200 horsepower V8 engine driven through a four-speed automatic transmission, and some of the most original body styling we've seen. Completely restored to its original working condition — and finished out in an ostentatious orange — it will be available at auction this November.
While we can't promise that they sound any better than the pair of earbuds you already have plugged in, we can promise that these Apple Solid Rose Gold Earpods ($25,000) won't leave anyone wondering about your position in life. These one-of-a-kind buds were collaboratively re-envisioned by famed industrial designers Jony Ive and Marc Newsom exclusively for the 2013 RED auction. They are completely coated in 18-karat rose gold (a blend of gold, copper, silver, and zinc), and presented in a custom display case. So whether you choose to display them on your head, or in their handsome case, everyone will know exactly what kind of man you are.
Ever been in limbo about whether or not you're safe to drive after a couple drinks with friends? The Aura Breathalyzer ($150) aims to improve your judgement in those situations, and is doing it with a product that not only works well but looks great too. Utilizing fuel cell sensors, the same technology used in police handheld devices and most court-issued vehicle ignition interlock systems, this breathalyzer gives you the peace of mind needed to decide whether to get behind the wheel or ask for a ride home. And the sleek, scratch resistant display only adds to the attractiveness of an already incredibly practical product.
Combine the tactile nostalgia of paper plane folding with the hands-on enjoyment of RC flight using the PowerUp 3.0 iPhone-Controlled Paper Airplane ($50). This iOS app controlled device is a Bluetooth wireless receiver and a motor connected to a propeller by a carbon fiber shaft that you can attach to nearly any paper plane. Just build a plane out of a piece of standard paper, attach the motor, and open up the app on your phone — it'll fly for up to ten minutes on a single charge. Available this month.
It's hard to argue against the benefits of cordless, electric power tools — but sometimes batteries just don't cut it for a yard tool facing a bigger task. The Makita X2 LXT Cordless Chainsaw ($370) features two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries instead of just one, giving it the power of corded tools, while still running on the same battery packs as the rest of your Mikita toolkit. Thanks to battery operation, this chainsaw is quiet, produces no emissions, and requires little maintenance. It has a 12-inch guide bar length, a chain speed of 1,650 FPM, and weighs in at just over 11 pounds with the battery packs attached.
You already do basically everything with your phone — pay your bills, keep in touch with friends and family, do your shopping, set your fantasy lineup — you might as well use it to take care of your pets. With Pintofeed ($180), all you need is a smartphone to make sure Sparky or Pookie never miss a meal, whether you're working late, on vacation, or just too lazy to feed the animal that loves you unconditionally and relies on you for literally everything. This smart feeder can hold up to ten pounds of food (kept fresh thanks to airtight seals), and dispenses it according to your wireless command or an intelligent schedule that learns your pet's routine. It accommodates food of various sizes, and can be programmed to dole out any amount. The only thing easier would be not owning a pet at all.
Summer is winding down in many parts of the US, but that doesn't mean a crisp, refreshing beer isn't on our minds. Mint and cucumber are both regularly associated with refreshment, but rarely are they associated with beer. R & B Brewing Company out of Vancouver, Canada decided to take on this refreshment challenge, and have exceeded our expectations, and enlivened our palates as well. Birra Fresca Cucumber Mint IPA ($8) uses over 200 cucumbers that were sourced locally along with their mint. It's a fresh, clean, IPA to sip on in a comfortable chair as you wave farewell to summer.
Your wrist-wear game could use a boost, and we have just the thing to take it to the next level — the Henry Singer x Bamford Custom Rolex Daytona Watch ($TBA). This heavily-customized Rolex Daytona is the result of a collaboration between Bamford Watch Department (known for their watch personalization services) and Henry Singer (a 75-year-old menswear house). Both have teamed up to bring you a timepiece that features matte black titanium coating, a mechanical self-winding chronograph, a stainless steal base, an oyster case, and an adjustable oyster lock flip bracelet.