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.
TIMBERLAND FOOTBALL LEATHER BOOT
Making footwear out of the same leather as footballs is one of those experiments that could either turn out cheesy or epic. Fortunately, in Timberland’s hands, it’s the latter. Timberland used the same pebbled leather that Chicago tannery Horween supplies to Wilson for its NFL game balls on its iconic 6-inch boot. The boots are finished off with white rawhide laces similar to those on a football and 18-carat gold eyelets.
BOOKER’S BLUEGRASS BOURBON
The first batch of Booker’s bourbon to come out in 2016 pays tribute to founder Booker Noe’s love of bluegrass music and features a banjo on the label. The whiskey has been aged for six years and 11 months in barrels originating from seven different rack houses. The result is a smooth bourbon with notes of vanilla. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any musical experience, bluegrass or otherwise.
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Great Scott! The DeLorean is making a comeback. A change to the federal highway bill signed into law at the end of 2015 paves the way for the DeLorean Motor Company to reproduce replicas of its famous DMC-12. DeLorean, which is based in Humble, Texas (a name too good not to mention), is in the process of identifying an engine supplier in the hopes of having new cars on the road in 2017. Unfortunately, they will not be equipped with flux capacitors for time travel.
STEPHEN KENN MILITARY CANVAS SOFA
Whether you’re looking for a new sofa for your Super Bowl party or a statement piece of furniture that all your guests, both male and female, will admire, this is the one. With its brawny steel frame that is accented with leather webbing straps and cushions covered in repurposed military canvas from World War II, it feels modern and vintage at the same time. It’s also durable enough that you don’t have to fuss over it at all.
HAPPY SOCKS X ANDRE SARAIVA SOCKS
Artist/restauranteur/general man about town André Saraiva partnered with Happy Socks on an excellent capsule collection of socks and underwear. These blue-and-pink socks feature Saraiva’s Mr. A graffiti character and are sure to spark up a conversation when friends see them peeking out beneath your pants.