We used to think of moonshine as something that only inbred cousins in the hills could ever perfect, once they got too toothless and sauced to really amount to much on the banjo. Or perhaps moonshine referred to the liquid gold in barrels that kept gangsters in shootouts during Prohibition. But things are different now [...]


It’s not exactly breaking news — we here at LIAS like to drive fast, and do so in very expensive vehicles. We also like nice stuff. Would we consider ourselves epicureans of the fine automotive life? Sure, why not. That’s why we can appreciate The Gentleman’s Guide to Racing — a project/website/collective headed by Michael [...]


Sometimes it’s all in a name, such as weith author Daniel Yaffe’s ode to the best spirit on Earth, the illustrious tome Drink More Whiskey: Everything You Need to Know About Your New Favorite Drink. If the title is anywhere close to what it delivers, Yaffe’s book should be essential summer reading for all: “This smart guide to [...]


4 Dec
Tyler Brûlé & Andrew Tuck's best destinations of the past year

The ultra urbane crew over at Monocle assemble their Travel Top 50, a 12-minute video highlighting their best of 2012. With insights from the Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck helmed magazine, the video handpicks the best hotels, planes, guides, cameras, airports, yachts, restaurants, international lounges and concepts of this past year. While bordering on the [...]


Legendary ad-man George Lois, known best for his groundbreaking Esquire covers (which we’ve covered before) wrote a book to give advice for people with talent, and it’s damn good advice too. Perhaps Lois has been accused in the advertising world for taking credit for others’ work, but in this Phaidon book the art director/designer/author offers [...]


22 Aug
Weather-conscious, fashionable buyers will love these boots

Yuketen, well known for the sturdy footwear and luggage they produce with classic Americana touches, has introduced their Maine Guide Quilt Boots. The brown boots feature pristine leather and plaid wool with a herringbone panel upper sewn onto a Vibram Christy outsole. With metal eyelets, leather laces and contrasting yellow gusset, the American made “Quilt” [...]


5 Jul
Josh Sims' historical guide to everything in your wardrobe

There are many books that cover the various dapper personalities who have defined men’s fashion over the last century — the rakes who wore timeless garments that became indelibly stamped into our cultural psyches (such as the impeccably disheveled Gregory Peck on the cover, above). But not many books will tell you the history of [...]


9 Dec
When wood and bicycles make love

Are you looking for a bicycle that pushes the envelope in design? Then you may want to take a gander at the Renovo R4 Pursuit Hardwood Bicycle— a bike whose frame is constructed entirely of wood. The R4 is custom made for each of its owners, who can sort of decide the specific wood of [...]

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