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.
OFF-WHITE C/O BRAUN WATCH
Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Off-Whit—and a Kanye West confidante—added his signature black-and-white diagonal stripes to the back of the strap on this iconic Braun watch originally created by legendary designer Dieter Rams. It’s a subtle detail that not everyone will notice but the wearer will certainly appreciate.
DUCATI X ROLAND SANDS XDIAVEL
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Known primarily for its sport bikes, Ducati wanted to bring its new XDiavel to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which caters to mostly Harley riders. The Italian brand tapped Roland Sands, who is the rare custom builder who works on all different styles of motorcycles, to create an interpretation of the XDiavel that combines those two worlds. The one-piece body with its silver flake paint job has the distinct flow of classic cruiser bikes. But the trellis frame and screaming engine are unmistakably Ducati.
Bluetooth headphones are great for working out. But if you prefer earbuds, most options still require a cord to connect one to the other. The VerveOnes+ get rid of the wires entirely. They last for 12 hours and are waterproof so you don’t have to worry about them getting wet when you sweat.
PACKER X ASICS GEL-LYTE III
To celebrate the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament, New Jersey sneaker boutique Packer Shoes teamed up with Asics on the “Game. Set. Match.” collection that includes this pair of Gel-Lyte 3s. The stripes on the lateral side of the sneakers are patriotically blue and red, while on the medial side they are tan. There are also tennis racquets debossed on the heel of the soft pigskin leather uppers.
KILLSPENCER FOREVER USA WEEKENDER 3.0
Killspencer’s new duffel bag, created to celebrate the Rio Olympics, looks distinguished even after the Closing Ceremony. It is the perfect size to stash all your clothes for a weekend trip and has an open-top design that makes it easy to access what’s inside. The bag is constructed from a beautiful full-grain leather and can be monogrammed to make it stand out even more.