|Revo SuperSignal Bluetooth Radio
We imagine Don Draper would drool over the design of this device. It’s a multifunction radio, meaning it jibes with DAB and DAB+ broadcasts, FM signals and RDS protocols. But it’s a Bluetooth receiver as well, so you can easily stream music from most any device; and, since it utilizes aptX tech, that streamed audio will be CD quality. American walnut, aluminum and steel ensconce an OLED display and envelop a 10W driver that cranks da bass. $294
|Everlane Suede Weekender
Everlane’s popular and affordable weekender duffel has a new hide. The water-resistant suede exterior of this new version looks at once classy and rugged, but retains the utility and dimensions of the original. Fixed leather straps keep things at hand while a khaki twill lining coddles your stuff, and metal stud feet ensure stable purchase on the train platform, in the overhead bin or on the back seat. $180
|Modernist Cuisine E-book
This is a one-stop digital shop (well, book) for cooks who want to go the extra mile. The e-book version of Modernist Cuisine includes scads of new photos, 260 new recipes and a multitude of instructional videos. The recipe database is searchable by ingredient, difficulty, etc., and there’s even a yield converter should you be expecting more guests than a single dish would serve. You’ll be able to create shopping lists, make notes in the margins and sync between all your devices, too. $80 (★)
|Glenmorangie 1963 Vintage Single Malt Whisky
1963: The Vietnam War raged overseas, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of his world-altering dream, JFK was assassinated, the Beatles cut their first album and Glenmorangie put some booze in barrels and let it age. Distilled 50 years ago and left to mature in sherry casks until its bottling in 1987, this Scotch was thought to have been drunk long ago, but we’re quite happy to announce Glenmorangie has unearthed — and relabeled (in .925 solid silver) — 50 more bottles. It’s smooth, it’s smoky, it’s sweet and rich and colored beautifully. It’s the closest thing, perhaps, to truly feeling part of the vaunted Sixties. And if you’re the auction type, one of the bottles can be yours. The bidding is over at week’s end, and (at time of publication) you’ll have to shell out four grand for the pleasure of entering the next bid. Proceeds from the sale will benefit American Forests (so that more barrels can be made, and, consequently, more lush spirits can be bottled for your grandkids to bid on). Est. Value: $2,700
When thinking of an automotive CEO, one expects a suit topped with a lot of gray hair, moved along with the help of a tidy personal chauffeur in the brand’s finest flagship sedan. Not so with Ralph Gilles of SRT. The man wears a baseball cap and jeans, is remarkably affable, and helms his own supercar creations at the track. He’s passionate and proud of his vehicles, and his latest, the new SRT Viper Time Attack ($123,080) is more deserving of those dotings than any other. This is no “base” version — it’s an impressive track edition of a true American sports car that’s no longer the unhinged, unrefined, chopped-top V10 monster that took to the streets and scared respectable citizens way back in 1999 in the form of the SRT10.
Driving a benchmark of American Luxury
Slick, quick and as luxurious as the day is long, the 2014 Buick Lacrosse ($34,060) redefines what an American flagship can be. On roads rife with cookie-cutter shapes and duplicated automotive designs, the Lacrosse displays an edgy and elegant presence that cuts a fresh path through the field of American luxury cars. It not only dares to be different, but delivers comfort and convenience aplenty; Buick’s made all the right moves to deliver a rewarding driving experience.
A father-and-son Mustang project car
My dad and I are alike in a lot of ways — the way we fall asleep in chairs and lose our hair, for instance — but our love of cars has bound us for as long as I can remember. Not long ago I sent my dad a handful of questions about what makes me a car guy and asked him to write quick responses; I got back six pages. (Dad and I also like to tell stories.) And so I realized this story is best told in tandem, with excerpts of his answers interspersed with my own. Together, they are the story of our similarities and our passions, and of the car that is, as my dad put it, “a mild street rod imported from the junction” of the two of us.
The Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon as popular as baseball and apple pie. But it hasn’t all been pretty. Through its iterations the ‘Vette has brought to mind everything from ’70s chest hair to midlife crises to silk Tommy Bahama shirts, stale cigars and trailer park access. There’s been beauty and power, too — especially in the C4 through C6 generations — but America’s car has always failed to achieve world-class stardom, perhaps pulled down by those sour associations. Everything changes in the seventh-generation C7 ‘Vette. Yes: the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ($51,000+) could go down as one of the best American cars ever built.
Charmed by the snake
A perfect homage to the spirit of Ford’s and Shelby’s original GT 500, the 2014 model takes “steroidal” to a whole new level. Starting at only $54,800, this savage serpent uses all 662 of its horses to hit 202 miles per hour at full speed, though you need only start the engine once to believe it’s capable of extreme and endless thrills. It’s capable of eating pavement for breakfast, lunch and dinner but also perfectly happy cruising around town; just be prepared for rubberneckers.
No Phone Booth Needed
They say it makes Jack a dull boy, the whole single-sided approach to life. We’ll go one further, though, and say that even being able to switch from fun to serious or from any identity to another, for that matter, isn’t all that impressive. Sure, Batman saves lives, fights crime and delivers justice, and sure,…
The 2013 Pop Up Flea NYC shows off an overwhelming assortment of goods covering every aspect of a man’s wardrobe, from a beautiful Tiffany & Co-signed Rolex DateJust from Hodinkee to boots and leather goods from nearly every vendor at the show. Seriously, the PUF may or may not be the largest concentration of tanned hide ever assembled in one NY room. Together it’s a testament to locally made goods and quality craftsmanship — and desparately finding a way to slide you credit card across your monitor.
No Reason to be Bitter
The House of Angostura makes the best-known bitters in the world. In fact, with all the press given to Angostura’s bitters, it’s easy to overlook their line of rums, which they’ve been making for over 100 years. We had a chance to try the three rums in Angostura’s premium line — rums for sipping.
What is the measure of a man? And can we ever meet it?
Staging artistic wrestling events in full Luchador regalia against invisible opponents, taking on semi-pro football players in full pads during mock bull-in-the-ring practice drills and painting larger-than-life self portraits of himself as a superhero are just a few examples of the creative work of artist Shaun “El C.” Leonardo. If you’re looking for a theme, know this — it’s all about being a man. We caught up with Brooklyn-based artist from Queens and former college football player before his upcoming show at KETEL ONE® Vodka’s artist studio at Art Basel Miami 2013 to gain some insight on his work and his thoughts on masculinity today.