It's a jungle out there, as any gentleman with a subway (or L.A. freeway) commute can tell you. From Napoleon's sabre to Doc Holliday's six-shooter, gentleman have always chosen wisely when protecting themselves in this wild wild world. For centuries however, g-men looking for a less-lethal form of protection were forced to clasp a measly can of sprayable pepper. Times have changed. With the Taser M26, gentlemen can zap foes into paralyzed heaps from 15ft away, and keep them there long enough to grab a bat or MagLite (both trusty forms of g-man protection) to further nullify the threat(s). While the taser has been around for a few years, only recently has the super high-voltage law enforcement edition been available to the public. Now, average Joe Gents can be armed and dangerous, without the hazards of a bloodstained cardigan. Acquire it here: $499, www.taser.com
Sure, they look like Lego's, but there's nothing childish about these sophisticated woofers. Rather, these aptly named Jamboxes (from the makers of Jawbone) represents the Holy Grail of audio technology. Wireless, battery-powered, high-quality and incredibly portable, the Jambox allows you to blare your Bethoven wherever and whenever you want. Thanks to that increasingly ubiquitious ghost in the machine, blue-tooth, you can send music through the air from your smart-device/computer to these powerful speakers with the ease of pushing play. Stick it on your dash (tape or velcro sold seperately) for an in-car, smart-phone compatible speaker system, allowing you to enjoy that increasingly engrossing George Washington biography you downloaded on the way to work. Not to mention, the Jambox is also able (like a gentleman) to listen. That is, it can be your phone's speaker if so desired, allowing you to go hands-free no matter your whereabouts. The Jambox thus earns a hearty Gent Stuff "bravo" for simultaneously expanding and simplifying the cherished and quintessentially gentlemanly joy of Audio. Acquire it at Best Buy ($200 ea) starting November 16th.
Despite powerful impulses to the contrary, a gentleman takes a hands-off approach to chow (although exceptions can be made for the usual hand-held suspects, less we seem supercilious). However, it has always boggled Gent Stuffs sensibilities why, if we are forced to abstain from eating our rib-eye by hand in the name of restraint, we are instead given a colossal, quadruple-pronged spear to fork-lift (literally) gobs of our dinner down the hatch. For starters, our juicy brats or steaks can hardly benefit from the multiple, fork-inflicted puncture wounds, allowing hard-won marinades and other essential flavors to leak out. Also of course, it seems obvious that four prongs is simply too many prongs, unless you're trying to engulf your plate's contents before Biggest Loser starts on the tube. If, as g-men so ascribe, simplicity and self-control are hallmarks of honorable living, isn't two prongs enough? More than enough, isn't it perfect? At Gent Stuff, we think so. Join the two-prong movement here: http://keydecor.com/product.aspx?intprodid=8078
Ahhh...beer. In the case of this unique and (mouth watering? nay, a gentleman never says "mouth watering.") particularly palattable brewski, we invoke the famously wise Czech saying that "a fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it is better to be thoroughly sure." While fruity beers are generally admonished here at Gent Stuff, Well's Banana Bread Beer is worthy of a rare exception. Like a true gentleman, BBB is not overly sacrine, but subtly sweet. The flavor is puncuated by a "fresh baked" and unmistakenly stout, beer-y taste. The bottom line: Phenomenal. So raise your tumblers to a gentelmen's frosty new friend, Well's Banana Bread Beer. Acquire it at some Whole Foods stores, and BevMo.com.