What We Want – No. 2: Spring

All the things we'd buy if words like “budget” and “responsible” weren't in our vocabulary.

Orient Bambino 4, $195 / Like that belt? You can make one just like it with our leather belt DIY!

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Senz “Smart” Stormproof Umbrella, $65 – Aerodynamically engineered to withstand weather up to 63 miles per hour. They maxed out wind tunnels and even jumped out of an airplane while designing it.

Lamy 2000 fountain pen, $116 – Considered to be one of the finest fountain pens at the $100 price point. (image source)

Tagsmith wallet

Tagsmith leather money clip wallet, $54 – American tanned bridle leather with a nickel-plated spring bar money clip

This apartment 😭

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  • Reply June 7, 2017


    Hey Andrew,
    Great list… perhaps you could do a get the look for less piece of the apartment pictured in the last photograph. I have been looking to find a replica of the table pictured for some time now.

  • Reply June 7, 2017

    Monty B

    Kind of disappointed in this series. Part of the draw of your magazine for me is the lack of simple catalogues of stuff to buy. Even giving a simple why for each item would improve this article immensely, otherwise I can get the same experience reading GQ or just browsing Amazon.

    Love everything else about your site, though!

    • Reply June 7, 2017


      would be great to evolve this so that it also has a more affordable option for each piece

    • Reply June 7, 2017


      Hey Monty! The intention of this series is to just have a fun place for us to include things that are too expensive or wouldn’t make sense to include elsewhere. That’s ok if it’s not for you! 🙂

  • Reply June 7, 2017

    Mark Hancheroff

    As the proud owner of a 1976 Triumph Spitfire, I can tell you that unless the one you showed was Museum Quality, you are paying about double the cost for a nice one. at about $4500, you can get a very good car. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c8ed0036a308ebac23629469f9aaa8d9fa76baeeeb284e6b9a12a7a1ef15c26.jpg

    • Reply June 7, 2017


      That’s great to hear! I was basing this off of online available models I could find. How do you like it as an owner? Does it require a lot of upkeep? I have a ’78 Corvette that treats me pretty well after putting some money into it (only because I had no idea what I was doing when I bought it).

      • Reply June 7, 2017

        Mark Hancheroff

        You have to shop through local clubs. Also http://www.triumphexp.com is a good online source for enthusiasts.

        I love the car. it’s very easy to work on, fun to drive, and good looking. Mine has a few dents, but mechanically works great. You do have to learn a bit about British cars, as they can be particular about types of oil, etc depending on model. but once running well, the upkeep is pretty easy.

        Just remember: if it’s not leaking, it’s empty.

  • Reply June 8, 2017

    Eric L

    Orient makes some fantastic watches. I got my Ray II new on Amazon for about $200, and I feel like it was an awesome bargain for a quality automatic dive watch (if you don’t want to drop thousands on an Omega or Rolex).

  • Reply June 9, 2017


    That Bambino is so sexy. I have the cream face/blue dial version and absolutely love it.

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