After the last round of ‘Things We Want This Week’ I thought I’d make this feature appear more frequently here on BroBible. Because who doesn’t want to peruse through an easily digestible gear guide of stuff one could never hope to afford in a million years alongside gear every bro can and should own?
If you know something you think should be featured here, feel free to hit me up via email at Cass @ Brobible dot com.
1968 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder
Currently set to auction from Sotheby’s on March 14th and expected to fetch somewhere between $140,000 – $180,000, this timeless roadster made me go from six to midnight when I came across it.
Some highlights from the auction website:
250 hp, 301.5 cu. in. Ford Cleveland V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers, rear trailing arm suspension with coil springs and a Panhard rod, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.
Single ownership since 1978. Comprehensive restoration, including a mechanical rebuild. Shown at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in 2010. A brilliant example of a rare Italian sports car.
And if you have between $140,000-180,000 sitting around and want to know more on this rare Italian Spyder then you can check out the auction website above.
Ruger® Red Label 12ga Shotgun – Ball and Buck Edition
We don’t feature nearly enough hunting content here on BroBible, but for all you bros reading this who value impeccable craftsmanship, American-made products, and hunting the great outdoors then you should really consider the ‘Ruger® Red Label 12ga Shotgun – Ball and Buck Edition‘ when you get your next bonus.
Retailing at $2,298 from Ball and Buck outfitters, this special-edition Ruger Red Label 12ga shotgun embodies everything you we love about guns: stunning American-made craftsmanship and a finished product where form and function are one in the same.
These guns are a very limited series of 76 pieces. The newest Ruger® Red Label over-and-under shotgun represents American gun-making at its finest. Known for years as a top choice of hunters and clay shooters for its world-renowned rugged construction and handsome American styling, the Red Label continues its lauded tradition redesigned. The shotgun now features refined inner workings, a new center of gravity and reduced recoil, making it lively in the hand and even more pleasurable to shoot. These improvements make the new Red Label shotgun the perfect choice for hunting upland game, water-fowling, sporting clays, skeet or even just informal clay target shooting with family.
For more on this shotgun you can head on over to Ball and Buck outfitters HERE.
TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs Putter
TaylorMade is billing the new Daddy Long Legs putter (retail $249.99) as having the most stable head of any putter TaylorMade has ever designed, and that’s saying A LOT. Spring’s just around the corner, bros, and it’s time to start thinking about your golf game.
“At over 8,500 MOI the DLL is the most stable head TaylorMade has ever designed giving golfers better distance control on off-center hits. Counterbalanced DLL is 60% more stroke-stable based on overall club MOI values over a traditional putter. PureRoll Surlyn insert promotes soft-yet-solid feel and a smooth roll straight of the face. 395 gram head helps counterbalance the putter to help swing the head smoothly and on path.”
If you’re interested in purchasing one of these revolutionary putters from TaylorMade then head on over HERE.
Mixology Mad Men Edition Olson Double Old Fashioned with Gold Band
In celebration of the 7th and final season of AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ Waterford Crystal has released a line of ‘Mad Men’ inspired crystal drinking wear. Because what better way is there to commemorate a show synonymous with drinking booze than to own a set of Waterford Crystal glasses inspired by the show?
Retailing at $175 for a pair, this is the ideal gift for any bro to give or get. From Waterford’s website:
To honor a show that is critically acclaimed for historical authenticity, Waterford paid close attention to period detail. Like the era it celebrates, Mixology Mad Men Edition is neither subtle nor inconspicuous. That is clear right from the traditional, deep cutting and heft of each piece of crystal. Bands of rich gold and precious platinum – wide as the lapels of Don Drapers tailored suits – accent each indulgently rendered piece.
For more on this line of glassware you can check out Uncrate’s review HERE.
Yesterday the temperatures here in NYC spiked to 55 degrees, and as I walked home from work through the streets of SoHo restaurants had even begun setting up tables for people to eat outside. It was nice out, but not that nice. But one thing is certain: Spring is around the corner and after that Summer. Sunshine is coming and if like me you’re blind in the sunshine without sunglasses it’s time to stock up on some new eyewear.
Nectar Sunglasses are an awesome way to keep up with the latest styles of sunglasses while not breaking the bank. That pair pictured above is named ‘Jive’, and retails at an affordable $35. With prices like that you can stock up in multiple pairs and styles of Nectar Sunglasses that way you can mix and match throughout the impending warm weather seasons.
For more styles from Nectar Sunglasses CLICK HERE.
Randy ‘The Big Unit’ Johnson’s 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley Home
First hitting the market six months ago, former MLB All Star pitcher Randy Johnson’s 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley home features seven bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, an 1,800-square-foot fitness facility, and many more ridiculous amenities.
That is exactly the kind of house I’d expect a professional athlete to live in. Mansions like that are not built for regular human beings, and it’s nice to know that at one time The Big Unit was living it up as big as anyone. For more on the listing you can check out BizJournal’s write up HERE.
Limited Edition ‘Big Man, Small Batch’ Booker’s Bourbon
Booker’s Bourbon is one of my absolute favorites, and the fact that they’ve released a limited edition ‘Big Man, Small Batch’ bourbon and I’ve yet to taste it is really grating at me.
I was first made aware of this hard-to-find spirit from Bourbon aficionado Colin Joliat over at The Boozist, where he lists several tasting notes and expectations on this being a difficult bourbon to track down. His notes include: “Proof: 128.7, Age: 7 years, 2 months and 16 days, Batch Notes: Culled from seven different rack houses, Batch 2015-1 blends the flavor tendencies of several small groups of barrels to create a complex bourbon with a vanilla nose.” But for more on this exquisite offering from Booker’s head on over to The Boozist.
The ‘Tread 1’ Timepiece From Devon Works
Supposedly designed to embody the ‘American Dream‘, this $15,000 watch is as untraditional of a timepiece as you’ll ever find.
Designed by Devon Works in conjunction with an aerospace engineering firm, this peculiar watch features four patented ‘Time Belts’ that fuel it. Here’s a short video on this one-of-a-kind timepiece:
From Devon Works:
Four extremely compact microstep motors drive the movement of the four belts with efficiency, exacting power and steadfast accuracy. The belt assemblies are mounted on a central chassis, which allows for the perfect clearance of the moving parts and also creates the illusion that the parts are floating within the case. Fiberglass-reinforced nylon allows for belts that are only 2/1,000 of an inch thick while being strong and stable enough to ensure continuous accuracy. This technology is adapted directly out of the cockpits of modern airliners like the Boeing 747 where these same belts were used in avionics packages to indicate vital measurements such as air speed and fluid levels.
At the heart of the Tread 1 is an onboard microprocessor, essentially a tiny computer, that controls all of the watch’s functions. It gathers data from a temperature-compensated crystal and a proprietary optical recognition system, which continuously monitors and verifies the position of the Time Belts thereby ensuring steadfast accuracy – in fact, the Tread 1 is accurate to within one halfsecond per day.
Stylistically it may not be for everyone, but it certainly is unique.
The Glamburger: A $1,700 Hamburger
This $1,700 hamburger (£1,100) known as the ‘Glamburger’ was being offered up on Groupon as a once-in-a-lifetime hamburger, and sadly I’ll never now get to know what a $1,7000 hamburger tastes like as the offer has ended.
First picked up by GearPatrol, the ‘Glamburger’ was comprised of the following over-the-top ingredients that should never be included and mixed together in a hamburger:
Kobe Wagyu beef, New Zealand venison, Canadian lobster, Black truffle brie, Iranian saffron, Maple syrup-coated bacon, Hickory-smoked duck egg, Gold leaf coated brioche bun, Japanese matcha and cream mayonnaise, Mango and Champagne jus, Grated white truffle.
Put all that together and you have a $1,700 ‘Glamburger’ served at ‘Honky Tonk’ here in NYC. For more on the most outrageous burgers ever made head on over to GearPatrol.
Alton Lane Custom Tailored Overcoat
This past year I was fortunate enough to dabble in some custom tailoring as I got married and wanted to have a suit made for my big day. In the process of delving into the world of bespoke clothing I came across Alton Lane, and if you bros aren’t using them yet you REALLY need to get on board.
The premise is simple: you go for a fitting once, they keep all of your measurements on file, and going forward you’re able to get custom tailored clothing built to the exact specifications of your body…only at a price that won’t destroy your bank account.
Bespoke and custom clothing is never going to be cheap, but in terms of price vs. quality you’re never going to find a better outlet than Alton Lane.
I listed that custom overcoat above as something ‘We Want This Week’ out of selfish reasons: I already own a custom suit and I’m picking up a custom shirt later this week that a buddy gave me as a wedding gift. But one thing that’s missing from my wardrobe is a camel-colored overcoat that will go with anything and keep me safe from the elements. But you REALLY should check out the rest of Alton Lane’s website for shirts, suits, pants, tuxedo’s, and anything else you might need in your wardrobe (they also have showrooms in seven cities throughout the U.S.).