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.
LEVI’S NFL TRUCKER JACKET
The run of gear for sports fans that doesn’t suck continues. Levi’s dropped a line of its famed Trucker jean jackets last season, but only for seven teams. If you didn’t back one of those teams you were S.O.L. This year, Levi’s expanded the collection to include all 32 NFL franchises. So even if you made a wrong turn in life and became a fan of the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars, there is still a dope looking jean jacket for you.
APPLE WATCH EDITION
Now might finally be the time to pull the trigger on purchasing an Apple Watch. The Series 2 erases a lot of the gripes people had about the original by adding a built-in GPS so you can track runs without taking your iPhone along. Plus, the new watch offers water resistance to 50 meters so you can finally take it swimming. For the luxury Apple Watch Edition, the brand did away with the way-too-expensive gold options and replaced it with an elegant ceramic version that is much stronger than stainless steel and won’t scratch.
BENTLEY FLYING SPUR W12 S
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The Bentley Flying Spur W12 S may look like the kind of luxury car that one gets chauffeured around in while asking for Grey Poupon, but you will definitely want to be in the driver’s seat (at least part of the time) in the new sedan. The W12 S version of the Flying Spur will blow the lid off your fancy mustard. Thanks to a 6.0-liter twin turbo engine that creates 626 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque, the fastest Bentley sedan ever tops out at 202 miles per hour and goes 0-60 in 4.2 seconds.
CONVERSE JACK PURCELL MODERN HTM
There isn’t much to improve on the classic Jack Purcell, but Converse found a way by deploying the design collective known as HTM, which consists of longtime Nike collaborator Hiroshi Fujiwara (H), Nike VP and the man behind numerous iconic sneakers Tinker Hatfield (T), and Nike CEO Mark Parker (M). Together they created the Jack Purcell Modern, which eliminates a lot of the seams on the upper for a more streamlined look and utilizes premium leather for a more luxurious feel.
JEFFERSON’S RESERVE OLD RUM CASK FINISH
Anyone who enjoys a proper Dark N’ Stormy is familiar with Gosling’s rum. Jefferson’s Bourbon, which creates extremely limited quantities of its whiskey, was able to secure a barrel that had previously stored Gosling’s Family Reserve Old Rum and used it to create its latest batch. The barrels were filled with eight-year-old Kentucky whiskey and aged for 15 months. The result is a bourbon with notes of maple and banana and just the right amount of rum spice.