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.
AUTODROMO MONOPOSTO CHRONOGRAPH
To celebrate its five-year anniversary, Autodromo, whose products are inspired by vintage automobile culture, brought back one of its most revered watches. Monoposto means “single seat” and the original watch that bore its name was designed to evoke the spirit of race car drivers who relied more on cunning and a few gauges than computer spreadsheets. Now the Monoposto is be re-released as an automatic chronograph with a “redline” on the crystal that gives the watch a distinctive flair.
CHEVROLET COLORADO ZR2
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Some pickup trucks are designed to move stuff from A to B. The recently revealed Colorado ZR2 can do all that, but it can also go up, down, and across just about any terrain imaginable. A wider track and a lift come standard on the truck and provide added stability and extra ground clearance. The class-exclusive front and rear electronic locking differentials are essential for technical rock crawling. But the ZR2 also handles smoothly on the asphalt, so you can go on white knuckle adventures on the weekend and still drive it to a white collar job during the week.
BULLEIT X NOBLE DENIM JEAN JACKET
There are barrel-aged cocktails, so can’t there be barrel-aged denim? Bulleit whiskey teamed up with Cincinnati-based Noble Denim to create this limited edition jean jacket. The corduroy collar on the jacket started off white, but then spent several weeks in a freshly dumped barrel of Bulleit whiskey. During that time, the material took on a rich brown color that pairs nicely with the indigo of the jacket.
STIKKAN WOOD SPLITTER
One of the upsides to the arrival of winter is more time spent by the fire. One of the downsides to more time spent by the fire is actually getting the fire started. The Swedish company Stikkan simplified that task. Its wood splitter mounts on a wall and works like an inverted paper cutter to turn bigger logs into pieces of kindling. While you may not get the same manly satisfaction as wielding an axe, the fact that you can get a fire started much quicker and with less danger of losing a thumb more than makes up for it.
NEW REPUBLIC HOUSTON CHELSEA BOOT
A Chelsea boot is one of those signature pieces of footwear that every guy should have in his closet. If you can get a pair with a comfortable crepe sole all the better. Common Projects makes a pair that will set you back more than $500. But renowned shoe designer Mark McNairy just released a pair through his label New Republic that are just $99. Seriously. You could get all four colors for less than a pair of Common Projects and look just as sharp. If you do opt for just one pair, go for the sand-colored suede.