Site 1 Bluetooth Speaker


Site 1 is a wireless speaker that I purchased from Princeton Audio during their start up campaign.  Having cycled through several dozen bluetooth speakers in the past, I am happy to say that the Site 1 performs its duty admirably for my streaming needs.  The company offers several choices of woods for their sound capabilities – Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, Maple.  Based on your music preferences, the questions on their site will help you configure a speaker based on your music preferences.  I chose Mahogany which PA says … “Mahogany is another tone-transmitting wood that is used in the bodies of guitars, cellos and upright bass”  

Overall – things I love about this speaker – has a great sonic quality that is warm and real, it’s made in the US, great customer service (Beth Pelland is great!).  Buy directly online from Princeton-audio.com.

Common Projects Sneakers

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Finally bit the bullet on a pair of Common Projects sneakers that I have been lusting after. Common Projects is a collaboration between designers Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat.  The brand was launched in 2004 and started with a single shoe design that the founders were laser focused on to create a luxury sneaker with a sleek and clean aesthetic. There in was the birth of the Achillies, Common Projects’ most popular style.  Top notch nappa leather, made in Italy, it has a cult following with sneakerheads.  With comfort like this, who needs dress shoes!  I purchased this pair from Revolve Clothing.

Audi experience limited edition Toms


Audi and Toms have collaborated to design a limited-edition Alpargata shoe for Audi buyers who received a free pair of the exclusive design after purchasing or leasing a new Audi or pre-owned vehicle this summer.

The limited-edition TOMS classic slip-on is made of ash gray coated canvas and features red stitching detail with the Audi rings appearing on the inner lining and outer side tag.

I received my pair this week.  As expected, the shoes are classic, casual, comfortable with some detailing.

Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Leather Sneakers


These kicks by Nike are a definite winner in my book – stylish, comfortable and weather proof.  I purchased them from Mr Porter online where the customer experience is always superb!

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Here are some pictures I took after unpacking them from the box.

IMG_9397The leather on the boots is supple and the striped laces are a nice touch.

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Overall they have a rugged quality similar to what you would expect with a hiking boot.  The rubber soles are perfect for inclement weather where I live in Chicago.

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Perfect with slim sweatpants or denim.

Berluti Loafers


Berluti’s unlined Lorenzo loafers are buttery soft, made of Kangaroo leather and have a uncoated hide that should develop a gorgeous patina that Berluti’s are famous for. Classic style … Go sockless with these. I chose the brown color to add to my collection.