When the greatest coach in NBA history decides to write a book about how he won all those rings, it just might be worth getting a copy. "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success" ($17), by Phil Jackson, tells the story of a preacher's kid who through his exploration of humanistic psychology, Native American philosophy, and Zen meditation, created the ultimate approach to leadership. His style is based on selfless teamwork, freedom, and authenticity. Even while coaching some of the biggest egos in the game Phil never wavered from his coaching style, which was to win from a place of goodness instead of pandering to his players using fear or greed.
If you're looking for a comfortable jacket this fall, check out the Pierrepont Hicks Gadwell Parka ($475). The Gadwell features a 60/40 out shell, a dual zipper, six outside pockets, and adjustable velcro cuffs. Inside you have a 100% wool, and orange nylon lining. You can preorder now with shipment expected in November.
From design to build to performance, the Audeze LCD-3 Planar Headphones ($1945) are the epitome of audiophile sound. They feature a Planar magnetic speaker technology that replaces standard drivers that have a cone attached to a voice coil. The planar diaphragm is a printed circuit spread across a thin film substrate. This design creates a fast moving diaphragm that produces greater accuracy, a wider frequency response, and lower distortion than standard speakers. The LCD-3 provide a completely enveloping sound with powerful bass, a beautiful midrange and extended highs. The ear cups are made from hand-selected Zebrano wood that have ear pads made from premium lambskin or a leather-free microsuede. Each headphone comes with a cable, XLR adapters, wood care kit, luxury case, and a personalized frequency response graph.
If you're worried about all the injuries being reported from hoverboards, then check out the Rocketskates R5 ($400). They operate via two brushless motors that will get you moving at speeds up to 7 mph and have a range of five miles on a single charge. And when you run out juice, it only requires about 90 minutes to recharge. The skates can be controlled by iOS and Android apps that track your route and give you the distance travelled.
Jon has been around fashion for awhile now and is kicking off his brand with the Buscemi 100mm Sneaker Black ($865). Now to start, just like the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers, these are not everyday wear shoes. You spend almost a grand for some kicks you'll want to take them out on special occasions. The Buscemi 100mm's are handcrafted in Civitanove, Italy with calfskin leather and a Vachetta liner and footbed. The hardware on these are plated with 18k gold and come with a fully functional lock. The whole kit sits on a Magrom outsole and are ready for purchase now from Kith.
Worried about the coming cold weather months? Well then the new Converse First String "Down Jacket" Chucks ($100) are gonna be right up your alley. The new winter ready shoes swap out the usual canvas uppers for quilted nylon uppers that resemble something you'd see in your modern down jacket. The shoes will come in two colorways - black and off white and even come with an extra touch, a suede lining to provide that extra bit of warmth. The shoes will be dropping on Nov 28th, and can purchased online or at your local Converse retailer.