We, Alex and Nick (pleased to meet ya), are editors/celebrities/heartthrobs who know our way around apparel, gear, gadgets, and other kits. Every day at Thrillist we fearlessly wade knee-deep in the best stuff to review and write up, and now want to pass along our golden opinions to you, our biggest fans fearless readers. We started by combing our warehouse of $W@G for the best of the best, and presenting it here in our Editors' Picks column. Because we like to play favorites. And also because we need attention. Hold us.
For our inaugural run, we got stupid excited and dutifully choose our top picks in sunglasses, travel bar kits, and wall art... because we’re so well-rounded. JUST LIKE YOU.
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Nick: "I like these for two reasons. One, they look even better in person than in pictures, which is saying something. The color is perfect, and the flat top design is distinctive and flattering. The second is their feel — the lenses are a gentle tint, the hinges are strong, and the acetate is soft. Bonus reason: wearing them makes me happier than Tom Cruise in a sofa store."
Alex: "If I could, I’d rename these the “Clooneys,” because by George they’re handsome. Not only will the classic round frame style fit a number of face shapes, but the light tortoiseshell coloring adds a touch of fun to an otherwise standard design. They're made from the finest Mazzucchelli Zyl acetate as well, so suck it, lesser-acetate shades!"
Nick: "I chose this cocktail set because it’s so very compact. The handle makes it easy to carry, like a little suitcase or a clarinet, which is desirable because it makes hiding my booze from Alex a lot easier. Plus, the way it latches shut feels very business-like — exactly how I enjoy my drinks. The flask is huge, too. Plenty of party in such a small package."
Alex: "It’s amazing how drinking your Popov from a legit travel bar versus a brown paper bag can really change people’s perception of you, right Nick? Not only does this kit look awesomely like a prop from a Wes Anderson flick, but it’s also compact enough to fit in a backpack and easily transports enough spirits for you and three friends. Or just Nick on a particularly light day."
Nick: "As a car nut, I’m almost obligated to adore Ferraris, and I sincerely do. Essentially the supercar genesis, the 1987 F40 is an icon I’m happy to immortalize on my wall, since they’re worth about $1m today, and I’m short on cash. Its blueprint/patent style makes me appreciate the Italian car’s purpose-built design even more. Besides, it’s framed and half off: molto bene. (Yes, ladies, I do know rudimentary Italian phrases.)"
Alex: "In 1990, Porsche introduced the 964 Turbo series, much to the delight of rich bachelors and dudes in white suits named Chet. It was the same year the Discman was invented and Dances with Wolves was released. Sh*t was excellent. It’s unverified, but I heard Kevin Costner drove one of these onto an off-ramp, just for fun."