Someone has to keep coolness alive in 2012. We nominated you. To help, this Steve McQueen–inspired line from iconic British motorcycle jacket makers Barbour. But remember: with great motorcycle jacket coolness comes great responsibility. Also: phone numbers.
A Few Gifts for You
You get so caught up in making everyone else’s holiday perfect, you forget about yourself. We haven’t. Just leave your email open and conspicuous at all times from now through the end of the year... or through your birthday. Whichever comes first.
Quirky violin-playing hipster god Andrew Bird currently has a sound installation at the MCA with Chicago instrument maker Ian Schneller. But we think these vinyl recordings are a better way to experience his work. Or at least a more portable way.
Speaking of music gods, if you’re asking for Watch the Throne this Christmas, we assume it will be this deluxe edition with four bonus tracks, a poster and a case designed by the folks at Givenchy. Why? Because Kanye and Jay-Z want it that way.
The way you smell says a lot about you. So we think you should put this roll-on unisex fragrance on your must-have list. It’s called Love. And it’s full of floral and spice notes, with one manly trick up its sleeve: the aroma of gunpowder. Don’t use near open flames.
The Damon Alarm Clock
Nogs. Champagne. Glogg. Waking up after a holiday party—well, it can be an ugly scene. So this handsome wooden clock—with iPhone port—helps make everything in the morning a bit more attractive. Or... at least the looking at the clock part.