Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Perfect...Quilt

The Quilted Liddesdale Jacket by Barbour

When it comes to durable yet fashionable outerwear, no one does it better than the British. This lightweight Barbour quilt is a classic, featuring a smart corduroy collar and nylon quilted lining. Perfect for walking the country estate...or just walking in general.  $180 barbour.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Perfect...Leather

Distressed Watch Straps by Hodinkee

When it comes to accessories I tend to stick to watches. So when I discovered the Hodinkee site I was more than stoked. Hodinkee watch straps are crafted by hand and sourced from a small artisan within Italy's Tuscan Region. Due to the unique nature of the materials used, and the human element of their construction, each strap has a personality all its own. $149 at hodinkee.com 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Perfect...Weight

The Wi-Fi Body Scale by Withings

I rarely use a scale but this looks like fun (yes I used scale and fun in the same sentence). Withings brings you the first WiFi body scale connected to the internet! It automatically records your weight, fat mass and BMI, which you can view from your computer or smartphone. It includes free lifetime support and no subscription fee. It also comes in white (how iphone of them). $159 withings.com

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Perfect...Travel Phones

The P3 Headphones by Bowers & Wilkins

Whether it be by train, plane or automobile, my headphones seem to get the most milage while I am traveling. Introducing the little brother of Bowers & Wilkins P5 series..the foldable P3. Although the material makes them seem a bit cheaper than the P5's, the engineering is still B&W quality. The sound is balanced and full and the speaker cloth ear pads are perfect for long sessions. $200 bowers-wilkins.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Perfect...Lace

Coloured Shoelaces by Hook + Albert

I have been looking for coloured laces for over a year. Thanks to August issue of GQ Manual I can look no further.  If you are a bit shy but want to take a step outside your comfort zone try replacing your tired and boring brown or black laces with Hook + Albert's rainbow of colours. The waxed cotton laces come in bundles of 4, 5 or 9 and look perfect on a favourite pair of wingtips or brogues. Starting at $32 hookandalbert.com

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Perfect...Denim Jacket

The Levi's Trucker Jacket

Fitted, dark and masculine enough for your Grandfather, Levi's Made in the USA line offers the essential in denim jackets.  This classic will never go out of style and is handcrafted at the White Oak Denim Mill in Millsboro, NC.  I'm wearing mine right now. $210 us.levi.com 

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Perfect...Summer Suede

The Tom Semi Brogue by Grenson

I love a good pair of blue suede shoes. If you are looking to invest in a pair of shoes go with Grenson. After all, they were an official shoe and boot maker for British Soldiers during the second World War. I bought my first pair three year's ago and never looked back. This Tom Semi Brogue is soft and unlined making it an easy choice for the office or the bar. $280 at grenson.co.uk

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Perfect...Charge

The GreenZero Charger by Bracketron

I'm adding this to my travel gear. The Mushroom GreenZero Wall Travel Charger features exclusive GreenZero Technology -- the most eco-friendly way to charge mobile devices while totally eliminating the wasteful stand-by consumption (Zero idle power) that other chargers consume when left plugged in. So when your iPhone or iPod is done charging it shuts off automatically. $35 at bracketron.com

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Perfect...Commute

The Brompton Oratory Jacket

The design team behind the iconic, award-winning Brompton bicycle has unveiled the Brompton Oratory Jacket – an innovation in cycling apparel that can be worn throughout the day straight from bike, to boardroom, to bar. Designed with a host of concealed features it has the functionality of performance clothing but presented with classic British sartorial elegance. It is made from Epic cotton, which provides total protection from the elements whilst also offering sufficient poise for more formal occasions. Check out Will Carleysmith, Head of Design, as he talks through the features of the new jacket. $390 at  shop.brompton.co.uk

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Perfect...Skin

The Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew by Patagonia

Taking on old man winter can be daunting, especially when you live in an erratic climate.  I find the Patagonia Light Weight Crew is perfect for almost any activity, especially on the slopes. Its open-knit construction breathes, wicks moisture and clocks the fastest dry time of all Patagonia's performance baselayer fabrics, preventing you from freezing on the lift. $45 patagonia.com