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.
GLENFIDDICH INDIA PALE ALE CASK FINISH
The trend of aging beer in whiskey barrels has been going on for some time, but now it is coming full circle. For the first edition of its new Experimental Series, Glenfiddich aged scotch in oak casks that had previously held IPAs from a local craft brewer in Scotland. The result is the first IPA-finished single malt scotch, which features distinct notes of citrus and hops from the beer that was used to flavor the casks.
AIR JORDAN 1 SHATTERED BACKBOARD
Shaq isn’t the only NBA player who shatters backboards. Following his rookie season in 1984-85, Michael Jordan traveled to Italy for an exhibition game and sent glass everywhere after a dunk. The orange-and-black Air Jordan 1s that he wore during the game are arguably the best colorway of the sneaker ever and the coveted shoes are rereleasing on October 8 alongside a version of the new Air Jordan 31 with a similar palette.
NISSAN NAVARA ENGUARD CONCEPT
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Nissan’s new truck concept is designed for rescue personnel to assist in remote locations, but it’s also just a badass truck that any guy would be psyched to drive in the great outdoors. The truck bed houses two battery packs that are charged by the diesel engine, but there is also an input socket for solar panels. There are two AC sockets, three USB outlets, and the truck comes equipped with a DJI Phantom 4 drone that can be controlled from a screen in the bed. Of course, it’s a concept, so for now you’ll just have to dream about driving one.
Rapha made a name for itself designing sleek, minimalist bike gear that actually made one psyched to wear spandex. Now, Rapha is allowing cyclists to truly wear the brand head-to-toe with the introduction of its first helmet. Designed in partnership with Giro, the helmet has a pared back look but doesn’t sacrifice on safety with its Multi-directional Impact Protection System and reflective straps.
11 RAVENS AVETTORE PING PONG TABLE
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This is not the ping pong table you recall from the basement rec rooms of yore. Rather, the Aventtore looks more like it belongs in a museum with its combination of premium materials, including a clear top and a discreet drawer to hold paddles and balls. Of course, if you have a table this nice, you better be able to play as good as Forrest Gump.