The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6 ($26) takes you from the Congo to Berlin and from the London back streets to Moscow. These are the incredible stories of those agents who were made up the front lines of British intelligence. The truth is, as often is the case in situations such as this, way more remarkable than any fictional tale could be. In the 100 years since its inception MI6 has long been cloaked in mystery and secrecy and shrouded in myths. Our understanding of what it is like to be a British spy is what we have learned through the writings of John le Carr_ and Ian Fleming. Now Gordon Corera provides an unprecedented and unique insight into this most secret of worlds. We can not put this book down.
The TPT Titanium Pocket Tool ($40) is an ultra low profile everyday multi-tool that has so many functions you'll be hard-pressed to think of another tool which could replace it. The TPT is made from durable stonewashed grade 5 titanium alloy and measures 3" long, 1" high, and .157" thick. It comes with a finger safe carry insert, which can be used as a box opener or even a stainless steel camping fork. This insert can be replaced with a standard utility blade if you wish. A complete listing of functions is below.
The founders of Ronin Motor Works have always respected the Harley-Davidson Buell brand. The Buell featured a 1125 series liquid-cooled engine and looked to be positioned to take the industry head on. But with all of its most interesting technology hidden by the typical plastic body, the bike looked run of the mill, never took off and was eliminated in 2009.After acquiring two of the 1125Rs, to be used in a design exercise, they created the first concept called the Magpul Ronin. Ronin is taken from the Japanese word for a Samurai whose lost his master, and thusly represents how Buell motorcycles will continue on even after the end of the company. And based on the story from Japanese folklore, 47 Ronin, they decided to build 47 of the concept bikes.The result is the Ronin 47 Motorcycle ($38K) series of bikes that match the rawness of the concept, but are much more fined. The bikes will be releases in multiple series that feature a predetermined color scheme. The first 12 bikes will be released in the classic black & gray of the original concept bike, and will be followed by 10 all black versions. Each of the 47 bikes are named after one of the Ronin warriors form Japanese legend, with the name being engraved on the bike and the accompanying bamboo toolkit.
There is nothing better than that perfect hoodie. No matter what, getting home and throwing it on just seems to wash away the stresses of the day. Now imagine being able to have that hoodie for ten years. Flint and Tender's 10-Year Hoodie ($90) is an example of what can be accomplished when no detail is overlooked. Everything down to the cotton used in the Hoodie is made in America. Features include a 100% cotton 18 oz. all-weather knit, Raglan style sleeves, reinforced seems, and a custom industrial zipper that's reinforced with heavy-duty twill tape. If all of this isn't enough, if your hoodie ever rips or tears F&T will mend it for free. The hoodie will be coming soon, so get on their mailing list and get notified when supplies are available.
Getting ready for cooler temps with an offering from Ralph Lauren. Their Slim Chambray Buffalo Western Denim shirt, match with Rogue Territory jeans, and New Balance kicks are perfect for those cooler nights while still hinting at warmer days.1. Shirt: RRL Slim Chambray Buffalo Western ($225) 2. Denim: Rogue Territory Stanton 16.75oz Slub ($245) 3. Shoes: New Balance M998CPLO - Made In The Usa Grey, Slate & Blue ($215) 4. Wallet: Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Hickory ($100) 5. Watch: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic ($350) 6. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($165) 7. Belt: Jcrew classic buckle belt ($45)
Imagine taking to the streets this summer in a sleek luxury SUV that represents unparalleled performance that remains ecologically friendly when it comes to emissions. The popular timeless classic the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV ($TBA) has seen few changes this season, but those it has seen are pretty fantastic. The turbocharged 4.0ltr engine has been fitted with an ECO stop/start function to greatly reduce emissions and three lockable differentials enable the perfect balance between torque and traction based on the terrain. The unmistakably Mercedes interior features a sleek, ergonomic layout that exudes quality and luxury thanks to the exclusive use of fine materials by master craftsman. Witness an SUV experience like never before by taking a test drive today in the new Mercedes G-Class.