Inspired by Apple's ever-present aluminum power buttons, the iCufflinks ($130) are ready to add some Cupertino-style flair to your formal attire. These "open source" cufflinks are machined from 6 series aluminum, and thanks to a battery that screws inside the housing — along with a tiny circuit board and LED — they pulsate gently, subtly letting those around you know that not only do you mean business, but you might also be a robot. [Thanks, KJ & Butschp]
Oh hell yes. Blending perfectly with the beverage's wild west image, the Whiskey Holster ($39) keeps your favorite bourbon right where it should be: on your belt, preferably right next to your trusty six-shooter. Made from high-quality vegetable-tanned leather, it's the perfect size to hold a 200mL whiskey bottle, and even offers up a tiny window on the front to let your label show through. Al Swearengen would be proud.
For Issue 03, we headed to upstate New York to test drive the prototype electric Bollinger B1, the next-generation minimalist utility truck. We then took a classic Ford Bronco from the 1970's down Kentucky's legendary Bourbon Trail, stopping and sampling all along the route — and even getting schooled by master distiller Jimmy Russell. You'll find the world's best bourbon guide in this issue, with 25 bottles ranging in price from $25 to $4,000 a bottle. To complete our boxy, American-made SUV trifecta, we drove an Icon Ford Bronco up to Yosemite. Finally, we wrapped things up with edited guides full of the best hiking boots, backpacks, turntables, headphones, and camp knives.
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Hiking boots were once only worn by avid outdoorsmen. Now, they're versatile enough to wear every day, whether you're tackling a trail or slippery pavement on the way to work. The Summit Hiking Boot is made using smooth full grain and vintage vegetable tanned leather that will age gracefully. Each pair also features molded rubber soles for solid footing on almost any surface. In addition, they're backed by Frye's commitment to quality, which dates back to 1863.
Add a bit of Backdraft-style intrigue to your ensemble with the Fire Hose Belt ($38). Handmade from previously-used fire hoses, each one is unique, and they often come with distress marks, providing just a hint that your belt has probably seen more action than you have.
As you might have guessed, ties weren't always churned out by huge manufacturing equipment — they were made on a single needle sewing machine, by a single operator. Return to this time with J.A. Christensen Maker Ties ($90). Created with these classics in mind, these ties are cut across the fabric's width to give them a unique look, and feature square backs, vintage denim construction, a length of 55 inches, and width of three inches — not too short, not too skinny, but just right for pairing with a modern suit and shirt.