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.
JORDAN WESTBROOK 0
Jordan could have simply released a performance basketball sneaker for Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook. But that just wouldn’t seem right for a guy who is as famous for his off-court style as he is for his on-court crossover. So Jordan created its first signature lifestyle shoe for Westbrook. It’s a sneaker that takes design cues from iconic Air Jordan models like ever-popular Jordan XI and blends them in a package that looks good with any outfit.
RAPHA CLASSIC SUNGLASSES
If you’ve been watching the Tour de France and are itching to start pedaling but don’t exactly want sunglasses that make you look like a cyborg, Rapha has created a pair of high-performance shades with classic styling. Featuring Carl Zeiss lenses and lightweight acetate frames that wrap around the face for proper coverage, the best thing you can say about these glasses is that you won’t notice them on long rides. Once you hop off the bike, however, everyone will notice their sophisticated looks.
GRADO GH1 BROOKLYN TREE HEADPHONES
As the book title states, a tree grows in Brooklyn. But when that tree falls down, what happens? Grado Labs, who have been making headphones prized by audiophiles in the borough since the 1950s, discovered a tree had fallen near its neighborhood of Sunset Park and used the maple wood to create components on its iconic headphones. The beautiful headphones produce the clean bass and crisp highs that Grado has always been known for.
LEGO FERRARI F40
The Ferrari F40 is one of the most iconic supercars ever to come out of Maranello, and chances are you will never get to see one of the extremely rare cars in real life, let alone drive one. But you can own one in Lego form. The 1,158-piece set has everything from a hinged, rear hatch to working doors to the prancing horse on the steering wheel and is approximately 10 inches long.
PATAGONIA MERINO AIR HOODY
Blending sustainable sourcing with innovative technology, Patagonia’s newest base layer is truly unique. The wool comes from grasslands in the company’s namesake Patagonia region using agricultural practices that actually repair the environment. The yarn is then treated to give it more loft and insulation. This will instantly become your new favorite base layer.