Perks outfits you for summer with portable grills, swim trunks and cigarette cases from Alpha, along with other miscellany. We suggest keeping them in your trunk for barbecue-related emergencies.
Things to do for June 18, 2009
New Booze, 007 Cufflinks and a Camera That Shoots in Stereo
The weekend is word to yo' papa.
Among the thousands of things that are cool about the James Bond empire: the covers of Ian Fleming's original books. At long last, someone has thought to make them into cuff links. Sadly, no word on whether Q has outfitted them with lethal lasers.
With his magazine and blog, Ryan Willms has been pointing out cool clothes and accessories for a year. Now, he's taking the next logical step: opening an e-commerce shop. It carries the stylish essentials you'd expect (Common Projects sneaks, a house-brand duffel bag) and at least one you wouldn't—a rum-scented candle. (Drink at your own risk.)
As Polaroid slowly fades into oblivion, your retro film options are fewer and farther between. Enter this beast—not only does it create appealingly lo-fi imagery (and look handsome while doing it), it shoots in 3-D. Perfect for capturing poolside beauties on your upcoming summer road trip.
This weekend, A.P.C. celebrates the official end of spring by selling its minimalist French-made basics—translation: really wearable clothes—at a 30 to 50 percent discount. Think flat-front chinos, seersucker shorts and suede boat shoes—all with a certain je ne sais quoi.
This tasty indie rye comes from that whiskey hotbed known as…Iowa. The company's back in business after closing down during Prohibition—good things, those who wait, etc.—and has even set up a site devoted to old people reminiscing about the original hooch. The oak barrel–aged stuff might just inspire you to host your own barn party, bootlegger-style.