The Maine Guide Boot isn’t anything particularly new for the Yuketen line. But what is new is that the moccasin-styled 6-eye boot with the chromexcal leather midsole and Vibram ripple sole will soon be available in a new “loden green” hue. As can be expected from designer Yuki Matsuda’s Yuketen line, the shoe is finished with Native-American-inspired styling […]


19 Aug
Gestalten's guide to doing everything you do, but better

Gestalten brings you The Monocle Guide to Good Business, a comprehensive guide to the better business-minded version of you. Not so much a business plan of numbers per se, the men behind the esteemed Monocle publication outline how good business can be defined by the simpler things, like bringing your dog to the job you love. This […]


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” […]

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