The first movie in the series, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($5) introduces us to Middle Earth and the world of the hobbits who reside in the Shire. Directed by Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom and based on the classic books by J.R.R. Tolkein, this is a work of cinematic genius that became the biggest grossing movie of its time when released. The story of the brave hobbit Frodo Baggins on his journey to Mount Doom with the goal of destroying the evil Sauron captured the imagination of the world and is still one of the most popular movies on Netflix.
Inspired by the graft and gain of hard working farmers, the Thorogood Beloit Boot ($180) brings together contemporary design and sturdy reliability. Constructed in Wisconsin, USA, the functionality of this boot allows it to stand fast against the elements with its genuine Horween horsehide leather upper and brown Nitrile cork outsole. Suitable as both a work boot and the finishing element to any gentlemen's daytime outfit, the deep brown tone chosen in this design conceals the scratches of everyday wear while polishing up to a respectable sheen after every wear. The Goodyear welt construction ensures a sealed fit, keeping water and cold air out even throughout the coldest of months.
The M48 Ranger Hawk ($40), is an all around tactical tool. It is made from 2cr13 stainless steel and has a fiberglass with nylon reinforced handle. The axe head when combined the spike make for an excellent breaching tool as well as a great camping tool with a very fast chopping edge. This axe is extremely light and with the provided sheath can be carried all day with little to no fatigue. Also included is a black?nylon cord wrapping and a directional compass.
One word comes to mind when I look at the New Balance 530 - Navy Suede ($110); smooth. These new kicks being offered by the guys over at Need Supply are icy smooth. These classic silhouettes feature a premium suede and mesh upper, with a tan contrasting heel back. The two-toned midsole adds a nice pop to the shoes overall presentation. Head over to Need Supply and grab a pair before these bad boys run out. They'll look great with your favorite pair of jeans or joggers.
The Merciless Book of Metal Lists ($10) is an illustrated, irreverent compendium of all the most funny, random challenging facts about the last four decades of heavy metal. Everything you could ever want to know is right here, as well as many things you didn't realise you wanted to know until you read the book. Curios such as which non-metal bands are favored by metalheads and which album cover is full of goats. There are also some cringe worthy metal fashion faux pas, and the truly terrible names some of our favorite metal bands started life as. If you think you know everything about metal this book will prove you wrong.
As part of their ongoing American made classic literature series, New Balance is about to release their New Balance M1400HB 'Catcher in the Rye' ($199) shoe. The NB 1400 series is one of the brands best silhouettes. It features a plush suede, textured leather and mesh panelled upper that sits on top of a Encap cushioned midsole with built up heel unit. The shoes are available for pre-order now, and will ship some time in the month of August '14.