The Philips Shoqbox Bluetooth Portable Speaker System ($96) takes a licking a keeps on ticking. Being spill proof and drop proof the Shoqbox was built to handle some of the harshest environments. Whether you need a speaker for the garage or need something that can handle the elements on a camping trip the Shoqbox should be high on your list.
The world famous Cadillac is very much a symbol what we call Americana as, for many, owning one means that have realised their American dream. Cadillac: 110 Years ($50) is a tie in with the 110th anniversary of this iconic luxury brand which is renowned for the high styling and high performances it offers the driver. This stunningly illustrated volume features more than 200 photographs in full color and chronicles the brand's evolution. It tells the story right from the beginning in 1905 when it produced its first closed body car through 2009 which brought us the ubiquitous Escalade and onto 2013 when they treat us to the brand new ATS.
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.
For any sneaker-head looking for the ultimate pair, the Buscemi 100mm Triple Crown Tan ($1355) are worth checking out. Handcrafted in Italy, the design is intended to be a tribute to the Belmont Stakes horse race and has some clever little features which nod to this. Made from hair-on calfskin of the highest quality, there’s a funky soft leather strap and a detachable ribbon and leather rosette for a style which will turn heads and make others green with envy.
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.
Directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, and Paul Calderon, the Bad Lieutenant ($7) is a story of crime and redemption. It follows the path of a corrupt police detective from New York, who is addicted to women, gambling and crack, as he investigates the rape of a young nun. He does his best to change his corrupt ways, find forgiveness and change his life around. If you love gritty crime dramas you will love the Bad Lieutenant which tries to show that everyone deserves a second chance and that no one is a lost cause, no matter what their story.