This fascinating book, Difficult Men ($20) gives us a revealing and riveting look at those shows that helped cable TV to emerge as one of the 21st century's signature art forms. During the late 1990's and early 2000's, the TV landscape underwent a transformation that was totally unprecedented. While the major networks continued chasing the lowest common denominators a whole wave of new shows started to appear. They first arrived on such premium cable channels as HBO and the basic cable networks of AMC and FX and dramatically stretched the narrative inventiveness, artistic ambition and emotional resonance of television. These shows including The Shield, Deadwood, Mad Men and the sopranos didn't make all their characters likeable and didn't wrap everything up neatly before the credits rolled. Icons of our time, this is a brilliant book at the shows that have defined a generation
The Adidas ZX 710 were one of the brands top models in the eighties. First released in 1987 they are now getting reissued in an awesome new colorway. The Adidas ZX 710 (Mustard & Burgundy) ($100) feature uppers with suede in mustard, and a burgundy mesh. The Adidas stripes are in white with blue accents. If you have a favorite pair of khakis, these just might be the kicks you pair them with.
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit by Gerber ($35) has everything you need to get out of a sticky situation. To start the Survival kit has Gerber's miniature multi-tool, a waterproof bag, hand saw, miniature light, signaling mirror, fire starter, survival blanket, and much much more. Put this survival kit in your glovebox or trunk for emergencies, or bring it along in your backpack. More than likely you may never need it, but it's nice to know it's there.
Anyone who has ever heard of micro-distilling and wants to know more has come to the right place. The Art of Distilling Whiskey & Other Spirits ($18) is a veritable backstage pass into this magical world where whiskies, vodkas, gins, brandies and many more spirits are created by distilling on a very small scale. You are taken a voyage of discovery which see you end up a spirits aficionado which a knowledge of exactly how water and grains are then transformed into timeless, exquisite liquors. This is the first book of its kind that doesn't merely chronicle the history of the distilleries it is an insiders look at how to distil.
Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto have gotten together with another great collaboration. The Y-3 Quasa High ($355) reinvents classic silhouettes with an innovative approach to materials and design.The first thing you notice about these triple-whites are the fat soles. The built up rubber sole units stay with the all white theme and features the Yohji Yamamoto label on the front arch. The uppers are fully neoprene and completely tonal. From the laces to the straps everything is in stark white.Beautiful kicks for this coming spring.
The CASH CA X Immun. Quilting Backpack (Olive & Navy) ($765) is a hiking inspired pack from CASH CA's and Immun.'s seasonal collaboration luggage series. The Quilting Backpack is made from lightweight quilted polyester with mesh and leather accenting. It also features waterproof sealed zippers and a flap with a drawstring access opening, a meshed front pocket, a large laptop compartment with separate access and back cushioning. The backpack is perfect for those in urban environments.