In light of the upcoming Star Wars movies, sans Lucas, it’s time to pay homage to the six original (and some not so original) epic tales in Star Wars: The Complete Saga ($90). Covering Episodes I-VI, this Blue Ray series will make sure you never forget Lucas’ timeless work on one of the great stories ever told.
Wrestling today pales in comparison to the spectacular display of testosterone that took place between the ropes during the 80s and 90s. Show your true fanhood with this WWF Wrestling Legends Minimalist Poster Set ($50-$70). These posters feature the four pinnacles of wrestling’s heyday: Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Macho Man Randy Savage, and the Ultimate Warrior.
Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues are some of the greatest pillars of advice in history, this fact is not lost on the gentlemen at Duke & Winston. Their 13 Virtues Collection ($32) features each of the virtues on a super-soft t-shirt, so you can rep your favorite virtue all day long. We are going to guess that the guy who picks “Humility” is going for the ironic t-shirt angle.
There are few things more nostalgic than a hand-made sling-shot, and Hella Slingshots ($20+) brings back some great memories. These colorful slingshots are individually made in California from Mora tree branches. Each is airbrushed with acrylic paint, and the leather projectile pouch is connected with latex tubing and sinew. They even sell wildflower seed bombs so you can beautify those ugly, hard-to-reach grassy patches. Just don’t shoot your eye out.
Sometimes you just need a bag to throw your gear in and get going. That’s exactly what the WHARF Army Duck Canvas Duffel ($119) is for. Hand cut and sewn in Rhode Island, this duffel is made from 10oz water-repellant army duck cotton canvas, with two exterior pockets and heavy-duty cotton straps. You can beat it up all day long, and it will never let you down.
Some days you feel like your wallet is too fat to fit in your pocket, which is exactly why Brooklyn designer Jack Sutter created Tight Wallets ($16+). Made from soft Italian leather and high-quality elastic, these wallets fit into tight pockets, make pants fit better, and force you to get rid of excess wallet baggage (like that Starbucks gift card with $0.79 on it).
Before you buy another bland-looking car charger for your iPhone, check out the TYLT Band Car Charger ($40). The flat ribbon cable gives you a more aesthetically pleasing (and tangle-free) method of keeping your phone juiced up while you are on the road. It also has a universal USB port, so you can charge two devices at once.
Labeling itself as “the last opener you will ever need”, the Bottle Grenade ($20+) is the latest Kickstarter project to peak our interest. In truth, this opener is the ultimate EDC tool including a screwdriver, a bottle opener (twist and pop-top), a 7/16″ hex bolt wrench, a magnet, and a clip so you can hang it on your belt loop (shown above).
Native footwear brings hiking boots to new altitudes with the Fitzsimmons Hiking Boots ($90). Made from one single EVA foam mold, these lightweight hiking boots are water-resistance and eco-friendly. The Native uses a low emission manufacturing process, giving you a minimal carbon-footprint and maximum comfort.
The latest craze to hit the culinary world is a precision temperature method called Sous Vide, and the Nomiku ($359) is bringing it from fancy French restaurants to your home kitchen. Turn the toughest of meats into delicacies by using the Nomiku to cook your meat throughout using a precisely controlled water bath for up to 72 hours(!). It is about as close to cooking magic as we have seen thus far.