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.
PATAGONIA RE\ \ \COLLECTION DOWN SHIRT
Patagonia has long been known for its sustainability efforts, and the company is constantly looking for new ways to reduce waste. The latest is its Re\ \ \Collection which pushes the boundaries on how much recycled material can be used on a new product. The down filling on this shirt jacket comes entirely from used products that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. And the outer material is a combination of 60% recycled wool, 30% recycled polyester, and 10% recycled nylon. Aside from telling a great environmental story, it looks incredibly sharp.
MASTER & DYNAMIC MW50 WIRELESS HEADPHONES
Master & Dynamic’s headphones are some of the most beautiful ones you can find that also produce incredible sound quality. And now, they’re finally getting a little bit easier on the wallet. The new MW50 headphones are $100 less than the brand’s first wireless offering, the MW60, which came out last year. The MW50s are have a slightly smaller form factor and are 30% lighter than the MW60s, but still feature cowhide leather on the headband and soft lambskin on the ear pads.
ADIDAS ULTRABOOST UNCAGED PARLEY
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Last year, Adidas revealed a concept sneaker made from plastic pollution retrieved from the oceans around the Maldives as part of its partnership with the environmental organization Parley. Now the Three Stripes are ready to release the first mass-produced shoe made from the upcycled plastic waste. The UltraBoost Uncaged Parley has a knitted upper that is 95% Parley Ocean Plastic and 5% recycled polyester. Seven thousand pairs will drop in November, and Adidas committed to releasing one million pairs by the end of 2017.
SHINOLA RUNWELL TURNTABLE
Shinola is one of those companies that can make anything cool. They even managed to create a drool-worthy extension cord. So you just knew the Detroit company’s first turntable would be something special. When you first lay eyes on the plug-and-play Runwell Turntable, with its sleek oak base and friction-free metal tonearm, it will be tough to resist the temptation to rush to your nearest record store to score some vinyl.
BROOKS X PELAGO STAVANGER
Brooks is famous for its bike seats (bike snobs call them “saddles”) and has been making beautiful leather versions for 150 years. To celebrate the anniversary, Brooks is placing one of its limited edition saddles, complete with copper rivets, atop this Pelago Stavanger, which complements the seat with its copper-plated fork. The bike is designed to tackle conditions ranging from a morning commute to a long-haul gravel grind in style.