Ultimate Gentleman: House of Lies, CES 2014 & Nike

By Vanessa Butler

<p>Keep 2014 cool with these Ultimate Gentleman items.</p>

Now that the holidays have come to a grinding halt, it’s time to shack up with a cutie and binge watch a couple of seasons of some television shows. We suggest House of Lies. It’s got a great cast, including Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson, a solid storyline, and because it’s on Showtime, there’s plenty of sex, drugs and all that other good stuff. We’ve been fans of the show since it aired and interviewed Don Cheadle about playing the self-loathing management consultant Marty Kaan, a role that ultimately won him a Golden Globe. House of Lies season two hits stores January 7, 2014 and will go for about $47. Pre-order yours today on Amazon.com.

Keeping it cool in the kitchen should carry over to your knife skills. The Blunt Roll apron is a heavy-duty apron and knife roll all in one. The Blunt Roll has been “uniting knife wielders since 2013” with its sleek design work, releasing six different styled aprons specifically for oyster shuckers, bistro workers and those who love looking good decked out in lots of leather. All Blunt Rolls are made to order, which means they take about two weeks to craft. Going from $140 to $280, these aprons will last a lifetime. Check them out at TheBluntRoll.com.

Every year, nerds and businessmen alike mix and mingle at the world’s largest tech convention in Las Vegas. This year CES will be chock-full of futuristic advancements in cell phones, televisions, 3-D printers and of course the Steam Box, which is getting our Gamer Next Door incredibly curious. We’ll be there with our crew covering all the greatest gadgets to come out of this year’s convention. It’s shaping up to be one you won’t want to miss!

Always be prepared with Best Made’s Japanese Higo pocket knife. Laminated in Japanese white steel with a hand-hammered finish, the handsome switchblade is perfectly sized to fit in any pocket. Just remember to whip it out of your pants before heading through the TSA line, as the authorities may not be as thrilled with the knife’s craftsmanship as we are. Get your own for just $65 on BestMadeCo.com.

Is 2014 the year you lose those couple extra pounds? Just because you want to get in shape doesn’t mean you have to be stuck on an elliptical for five hours a week. Hit the court with Nike’s Outdoor Tech Hero Full-Zip basketball hoodie, especially designed with those colder winter days in mind. This breathable zip-up is also great for running a few laps around the track. It’s got lots of room to allow a lot of motion and its zip-up pockets double as extra ventilation when left open when you start to work up a sweat. For $85 you can’t go wrong. Check out the rest of the specs on Nike.com.


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