From hi-end audio maker, PS Audio, comes the minimalistic stereo amp for those who don't need a whole lot of complicated gear. Sprout: The Hifi Stereo Amp that transforms the way you listen ($499) is about the size of a large novel and allows you to listen to music from any bluetooth enabled device, your turntable, computer, CD/DVD player, or even your old school reel-to-reel tape deck. On top of its versatility, it just plain sounds great. Sprout is able to play high resolution 192kHz/24-bit audio while supplying plenty of power. If you get the unit from Kickstarter your save about $300 over retail.
Time to preorder your Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ($199-$499). Now that the Apple store is back up you can pick up both models for delivery after the September 19th drop date. Each are available in either silver, gold, or space gray. They include the updated 64-bit A8 processor with M8 motion coprocessor, Touch ID , faster LTE wireless, a new 8MP iSight camera, and iOS 8. The 6 plus has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels on a 5.5 inch screen with image stabilization to fight blurry photos. While the 6 has a 4.7 inch screen and a 1334 x 750 resolution and no image stabilization. And don't forget Apple Pay which allows you to pay for items with a swipe of your phone.
The new Nike Air Huarache Utility "White" ($125) gets a beautiful update. The latest redo gets a nylon upper, fused mudguard, and a subtle allover camo detail. The midsole is a foam injected unit for a soft, responsive step. The Nike Air unit in the heel gives you additional cushioning. The midsole is capped off with a sticky rubber waffle-inspired outsole for traction and durability. The Huarache's are available now directly from Nike.
Venier is an Italian bike customization company that takes mass produced bikes and turns them into incredible machines. One of the classics they like to work with is the Moto Guzzi NTX, a classic police motorcycle used in the 90's. Out of one of these they created the Tractor V75 By Venier Customs ($TBA). Some of its features include a double front light, Vee rubber tires, cutom piping, a handmade tank and gas cap, and much more. If your interested contact Venier for pricing.
Beach, boardwalk, restaurant, bar, back to the beach, shopping. No matter what the day has in store this outfit can handle it. The Faherty Moonlight Batik are one of my favorites. When paired with a great Oxford from Alex Mill and your everyday carry arsenal you end up with an outfit you can be comfortable in for the entire day. And if you're not planning on hitting the beach, you can swap out the Boardshorts for a pair of J. Crew Stanton chino shorts.1. Shirt: Alex Mill Slub Oxford Sport Shirt - White ($93) 2. Boardshorts: Faherty 7” Moonlight Batik ($69) 3. Shoes: Vans For J. Crew Canvas Authentic Sneakers ($60) 4. Bag: Mismo M/S Utility ($393) 5. Bracelet: Hand-knotted Chevron Bracelet ($70) 6. Wallet: Hard graft Bi-fold Wallet Natural ($115) 7. Watch: Miansai M12 Watch ($495) 8. iPhone Case: Hard Graft Wild Phone Case ($115) 9. Headphones: LSTN Troubadours Cherry Wood On-Ear Headphones ($150) 10. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($165)
The Benchmade Custom Knife Builder ($120-$165) allows you to add a little creativity to your everyday carry arsenal. Benchamade's application allows you to create a completely custom knife. You can change the from four different sizes, change the color and shape of the blade, or add your own printed graphics to the blade. However you want it, your imagination is the only limit.