Our buying guide featuring the best men's field jacket matches up perfectly with our style ethos of buying quality classic silhouettes that fit into a modern wardrobe. The U.S. military field jacket is one of the most enduring pieces ever in men's fashion. Having been featured in great movies like Al Pacino's 'Serpico', Robert De Niro's 'Taxi Driver', and Sly's 'First Blood', for better or worse the jacket has been branded into the American psyche.
The Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool ($150+) offers a complete toolset that you can wear on your wrist. Each link of the Tread features two tools. These include allen wrenches, screwdrivers, box wrenches, a glass breaker, oxygen tank wrench, cutting hook, and a bottle opener built into the bracelets clasp. The links you choose are completely customizable. Made from 17-4 stainless steel, the Tread is highly corrosion-resistant and built to last. Later this year Leatherman will be selling a watch that can be added to theTread turning it into a beautifully functional timepiece.
If you're looking to build a summer beach house, then this Seascape Retreat in New Zealand ($NFS) is the model you want to base it on. Pattersons Associates Architects is a New Zealand studio started in 1986 whose first works consisted of building lodgings along New Zealand's unspoiled coasts. Their mantra is quite simple:
If a building can feel like it naturally ‘belongs’, or fits logically in a place, to an environment, a time and culture, then the people that inhabit the building will likely feel a sense of belonging there as well.The Seascape Retreat fits this methodology perfectly. Starting off with an amazing location set into a rock escarpment in a South Pacific cove. Created as a honeymoon retreat for paying guests, it consists of just three rooms; a lobby, living/sleeping room, and a bathroom. To make the cottage feel like it belongs amongst its surroundings, it was built from all local materials made up of rock, poured concrete floors and an earth turfed roof. It is also self-sustaining with on-site water harvesting and wastewater treatment.[gallery type="rectangular" time="false" bullets="true" ids="21993,21992,21991,21864,21863"]
What can be said about this Tarantino classic that hasn't been said already? With one of the best casts ever assembled for a single movie, Reservoir Dogs ($5) delivers on every level. The story of a simple jewelry heist that goes disastrously wrong brings out the best of Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Quentin Tarantino himself. You cannot heap enough praise on this classic movie and if you haven't seen it for a while, get a few buddies round and immerse yourself in the life of Mr Pink for a few hours.
If you're sick of warm beer ruining a great summer's day, then the Corkcicle Arctican ($20) is a must. Forget all about those foam rubber Koozies that really don't do anything. The Arctican will keep your drinks cold without making your hands cold. Two layers of vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps the heat out and the cold in, but the Arctican has one more trick up its sleeve. The Twist-On cooling core is filled with a proprietary freezing gel, that keeps drinks cooler longer. How long? It will keep your drinks cold for up to 3 hours. In three hours, you should be able to put a nice dent in that case.
The Grainworks AnalogOne.One Custom Bicycle ($6000) isn't just another bike; it's a work of art. Created by Mike Pecsok from Camarillo, Ca, the AnalogOne. One is custom built to fit, from a wood species of your choosing. The base model includes, a Gates CDX belt drive, RaceFace Cranks, Niner Fork and bars, Avid 7 brakes, and Azonic wheels wrapped in Schwalbe Big Apple tires. If you're interested shoot Mike an email.