To quote Madonna (something I’m not particularly fond of), “We are living in a material world.” To help you figure out which of the millions of material goods swirling around us is worth spending your hard-earned cash on, we have put together The Want List, consisting of the items we really love this week.
FUTURA X CONVERSE CHUCK II
As great as the Converse Chuck II that came out last summer is, we’ve been limited to a few basic colorways. Until now. The first collaboration on the Chuck II is with legendary graffiti artist Futura. The high and low top versions both have a water resistant rubber upper adorned with Futura’s trademark atom design. His art even adorns the Lunarlon sockliners, an extra set of which is included with each pair.
With its iconic red dot logo, Leica cameras have been just about everywhere that amazing photographs have been taken. But the possibilities just expanded with Leica’s latest camera, the X-U. The X-U features all of the image processing qualities that photographers love and packages them into a waterproof and dust-sealed body so it can go everywhere without fear. The camera can be submerged up to 49 feet under water for up to 60 minutes and is completely sealed so that dirt and dust can’t penetrate it. It has a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor and a fast 23mm f/1.7 lens to create images with the type of quality Leica cameras are known for.
UMC-038 MARIN DUCATI SCRAMBLER ICON
Price unavailable, untitledmotorcycles.com
When Ducati announced it was bringing back the Scrambler, motorcycles fans rejoiced. But Untitled Motorcycles and Marin Speed Shop still saw room for improvement. As part of the Custom Rumble competition, Untitled owner Hugo Eccles stripped the Scrambler back to its bare essentials. Ditching unnecessary plastic parts helped shave 85 pounds off the bike’s weight and the engine and mechanical parts were brought back to bare metal. The frame and suspension were then painted the same color red as Ducati’s race bikes. The finished product is something unlike any other Ducati you’ve seen before.
STONE 12TH ANNIVERSARY BITTER CHOCOLATE OATMEAL STOUT
Prices vary, stonebrewing.com
Beer. It’s what’s for breakfast. Well, kinda. Stone is bringing back this imperial stout that the brewer first made in 2008 as part of its 20th Anniversary Encore series. The beer gets its bitterness not just from hops, but from unsweetened chocolate and pairs that with flaky oats for a thick and rich beer that clocks in at 9.2% ABV.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY SIGNATURE SET
Every man’s bookshelf should include works by Hemingway. If, for some reason, your collection is lacking in Papa, Juniper Books has created this excellent nine-volume set. Bound in an elegant dark green with Hemingway’s signature spanning each of the books, the set includes classics such as For Whom The Bell Tolls and the The Sun Also Rises. These books are just as enjoyable to look at as they are to read.