Bacardi Facundo Rum Collection

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Rum connoisseurs will have a few new options on the shelf as Bacardi launches its first collection of aged sipping rums. Called the FACUNDO Rum Collection, the series is a tribute to Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso and will be comprised of four different aged variants.

Taken straight from the company's private reserves the FACUNDO collection will feature: NEO which is aged from 1-8 years and has a sweet taste with floral and almond notes. Eximo, a 10-12 year blended rum with a nutty flavor and hints of vanilla. Exquisito, a bolder rum aged 7-23 years with a warmer taste with notes of raisins and toasted nuts. And last but not least, the gem of the collection, Paraiso, their flagship bottle aged up to 23 years and is filtered over activated carbon and married in French casks after aging. The collection is currently available at select dealers in New York and Miami with a West Coast launch in the Fall to follow.

$45-$250, Bacardi

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Steven Alan Canvas Sail Combo Backpack

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If low-profile utility is what you're in the market for in a backpack, then you'll want to put Steven Alan's Canvas Sail Combo Backpack on the list. The cotton canvas bag is as stealthy and classic as it gets and it's a versatile bag that looks and works great in any situation.

On the utility side the bag has a tablet/laptop pocket that can fit up to a 15" laptop, a quilted and cushioned rear panel keeps your back nice and comfortable, and there's a waterproof pouch that's perfect for separating wet/dirty goods or shoes from the rest of your bag.

$178, Steven Alan

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Bordeaux, Legendary Wines

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You can't always trust the sommelier, brush up on some serious wine knowledge with Assouline's Bordeaux, Legendary Wines:

"With a history spanning centuries, the Bordeaux region ranks as perhaps the premier winemaking area in the world. As internationally renowned wine expert Michel Dovaz makes clear in this tour of the châteaux of Bordeaux, the true story of this legendary wine begins eons ago, when the earth itself took shape and blessed one part of France with magical soil. This volume presents the fascinating history of the many châteaux that have been operating continuously since the seventeenth century. The author also relates the many steps that go into the creation of these prestigious wines, and presents an essential catalog featuring the wines of 125 châteaux, complete with a glossary, tables of harvest conditions of various years, and tasting notes for recent vintages. For the wine amateur or experienced oenophile, this splendidly photographed volume offers an authoritative guide to the appreciation of this rare treasure."

$85, Assouline

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Mad Max: Fury Road

In case you were wondering if George Miller still had it in him, even after those damn Happy Feet movies...

"From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows."

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OAMC Work Boots

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Still a brand in its infancy, OAMC has been getting a lot of press for its modern takes on workwear classics. The praise is well deserved. Designer Luke Meier (formerly of Supreme) continues to impress and their footwear collaboration with Atelier Heschung are definitely on our wishlist.

For Fall, OAMC has got a new work boot constructed from a grainy Italian vacchetta leather and a unique translucent outsole. They water-resistant boots also have speed hooks, a Norwegian welt, and a metallic heel counter.

$823, Haven

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Reigning Champ x Island Slipper

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August is right around the corner and you've still got a whole month for a summer getaway and if your travels take you to Japan you may want to head to your closest Reigning Champ dealer to get your hands on this cool little exclusive.

They've teamed up with Hawaiian favorite Island Slipper to create an exclusive for Japan. Reigning Champ's signature midweight terry, the same material found in their popular hoodies, makes its way onto the footbed and straps of their classic sandal.

Reigning Champ

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Hobo Folding Glasses

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When you're packing light the last thing you want to get in the way is a clunky pair of sunglasses. There are a number of great folding options to save you space from a variety of brands and our new favorite comes from Japanese accessory brand, Hobo.

Their folding glasses come in a sunglass or prescription frame and was created in collaboration with Kaneko Optical. Each frame is made from celluloid fiber and features arrow details at the temples on a matte black or gloss black frame and you also get a pigskin pouch to pack it in for travel.

Coverchord

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Aimé Leon Dore x Frank Clegg

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After debuting their pre-fall collection, Aimé Leon Dore presents a collaboration with Massachusetts-based leathermaker Frank Clegg. The collection will feature two bags: a tote and a backpack with styling inspired by the line's clean styling.

Our favorite bag is the Travel Pack with its simplistic yet luxurious look that perfectly combines canvas and tan leather. The canvas is a heavy-duty 22oz material and the tan leather is tumbled and vegetable-tanned. It also had dedicated sleeves for a MacBook and iPad mini and a spacious main compartment.

$400, Aime Leon Dore

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Wolverine 1000 Mile Centennial Boot

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Originally released 100 years ago in 1914, the Wolverine 1000 mile boot celebrates its Centennial with a special edition boot. The boot was designed to recreate the aesthetic and construction of the original boot with a n All-American update.

The boot is made from the original 1000 Mile pattern and features Goodyear Welt construction, leather sole with Vibram heel, and a fully lined upper made from Genuine American Bison leather from Horween. Hit the link below to see a behind the scenes video of the making of the Centennial boot.

$400, Orvis

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McLaren P1 GTR

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Not that the P1 isn't already a racing-grade car, McLaren thought it could use a few more tweaks to make the ultimate P1 track car. At this summer's Concours in Pebble Beach, the company will unveil the concept for the most extreme, track-only version of the P1, the GTR.

What we know so far is that the car will definitely be built and will begin production in 2015 when the final 375th P1 has been built. The GTR will only be available to P1 owners and will feature enhanced aerodynamics, a wider track, slick tires, and a newly-tweaked engine that will max out at 986 horsepower. Buyers of the car will also get to drive on some of the world's most famous race tracks with a McLaren support team and you will even have access to McLaren fitness consultations and McLaren designer, Frank Stephenson.

£1.98m, McLaren

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