Somehow, we’ve already made it to September, and as a barrel towards the end of the year, what better way to distract ourselves from the fleeting conundrum of time than with a recap of our most-loved products from the month of August? In this month’s edition of Most Wanted, we’re including everything from camping accessories and luxurious hotel stays to our favourite restaurants and of course, cars. Without further ado, here is Man of Many’s Most Wanted for August 2022.
1. Cordis Auckland, Chairman Suite
Fancy a trip to Auckland on New Zealand’s stunning North Island? Well, look no further than Cordis for all your accommodation needs (and some.) The Chairman Suite is like no other – the very definition of luxury, it’s located on the Pinnacle Tower’s highest level and includes a walk-in wardrobe, private terrace and exclusive Club Lounge privileges for the ultimate Cordis experience. Our favourite bit? They even have a special offer including a two-night stay accompanied by a helicopter ride to Waiheke, a winery lunch, and a degustation dinner. So, how do we book?
2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Calibre 945
We can’t get over this watch by La Grande Maison. The unique watch highlights the astronomical aspect of time measurement, with a mechanism that’s able to display the passing of sidereal time, based on the stars. If that’s not enough to entice you, this new interpretation of its Grande Complication Calibre 945, it’s hand-decorated with a stunning celestial theme while also showcasing the Cosmotourbillon. Definitely a little different to your usual watch, but that’s why we like it.
3. Overfinch V8 Defender
OK, we have no doubt that this is the car of your childhood “one day I’ll drive a Land Rover” dreams. The modernised defender encapsulates all the things we love about the traditional defender, but with added features that only enhance the original design and effortlessly transport it into the 21st century. The exterior remains as cool as ever, and the interior is hand-trimmed to order – talk about class.
4. Astoria Storm Coffee Machine
Whether you’re trying to save some cash or you work from home, getting your hands on a quality coffee machine is a must. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with this one, a unique mix of craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Not only will it be the sexiest thing in your kitchen, but the innovative machine is super-customisable to encourage you to make all the decisions and ultimately up your coffee game.
5. 2024 Volcon Stag Electric UTV
Another one of our most-loved cars for this month is the Volcon Stag. The car boasts a seriously cool futuristic design, but still has all the capabilities for the ultimate off-road experience. Utilising the latest EV technology, the Stag offers the same performance as a standard UTV, but without the noise, or the pollution. What more could you want?
Nestled in Canberra’s quiet streets, this little restaurant is serving up the goods. They’re all about delicious small plates and natural wine, with a menu that changes regularly depending on what their suppliers bring them. They also have a tiny underground wine bar situated in an old bank vault under the building, and often play host to cool events like nights spent getting to know the winemakers.
7. 2023 Airstream x Rei Special Edition Camper
Now, this thing is a camper straight out of the future, and we’re obsessed. The REI Co-op Special Edition boasts a sustainable design equipped with rugged components, exclusive upgrades, and a vast collection of REI Co-op kit items, whilst looking good and ready to take you on any adventure you could dream of.
8. Leica – D-Lux 7 ‘A BATHING APE x STASH’ Edition Black
Film cameras are all the rage right now, and getting your hands on a limited edition series like this one will be sure to make you the envy of all your mates. The Lecia camera offers a fresh combo of street photography, streetwear, and street art – compact with a black finish with BAPE’s signature ABC camo print. Technically, it is highly advanced, with a Micro Four Thirds sensor and fast zoom lens with optical image stabilization. Pair this with any outfit and own the streets, all the while capturing every epic moment.
9. Lincoln Model L100
Celebrating 100 years, the Lincoln Model L 100 is one of the world’s most prestigious luxury automobiles. The model is an ode to the Lincoln Model L from 1922, encapsulating its timeless luxury but taking it a step further with innovative additions and a futuristic design. It takes its futuristic design a step further, also being entirely electric with zero tailpipe emissions. Definitely one for the bucket list.
10. ‘Inner Sanctum’ – Ultimate AFL Grand Final Package by Nobu
As we gear up for the 2022 AFL Grand Final, we recommend enjoying it in all its glory with this ultimate package. The ‘inner sanctum’ package kicks things off with an intimate lunch at one of two of Melbourne’s leading restaurants, Nobu or The Atlantic, and an invitation to attend a pre-game event where you will get behind-the-scenes access and hear from the game’s heroes. You’ll then enjoy premium reserved seating to you can get the best view of all the action. And yes, chauffeur transfers and a private bar within the MCG will be at your beck and call.
11. Porsche 911 GT3 RS
If you like cars that are all about power, then this is one you’re bound to drool over. The most powerful and extreme Porsche 911 GT3 RS to date has race-car looks combined with Formula One-style active aerodynamics. If that isn’t enough to get you going, it looks just as good on the inside as it does on the outside, with a sleek leather interior and Race-Tex suede upholstery. Porsche claims the car is capable of a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 3.2 seconds – and oh what we’d do to be able to test it out.
12. Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Eames has done it again with this modern take on a 19th-century club chair that has become one of the most significant furniture designs of the 20th century. Classic, fresh and iconic, the chair is just as comfortable as it is sexy. There’s nothing like a sleek, designer chair to elevate a living space, and we’d do anything to be able to perch our bums on this after a long day.
13. DJI Action 2
For all the adrenaline junkies out there and action seekers, this is the camera for you. We’re loving the DJI Action 2 because not only is it ultra-versatile, but it’s also extremely powerful. Swap out accessories on the go with the innovative magnetic design and clip it on your clothes, your helmet or wherever you want. Also, it’s waterproof for up to 10 metres so you can even take it diving!
14. LOEWE Dark Toffee Drawstring Backpack
Sometimes, a functional backpack that looks the part can be one of the hardest things to find. This backpack by Loewe, however, is a game-changer – a functional backpack with a drawstring closure, an additional front flap with a press stud fastening and adjustable shoulder straps. It’s made with suede lining and an embossed anagram, for an effortlessly understated, cool look.
15. James Bar Cart
Everyone needs a bar cart, period, and this one is truly something else. Bound to lift any space, the elegant, simple piece is ergonomically designed and understated. The warm and tactile black metal combined with a walnut wood material makes this bar car not only a useful accessory but an aesthetic feature in itself.
16. Zegna Ochre Oasi Cashmere Overshirt
If you didn’t already know, mustardy yellow tones are so in this season, which is why we’re obsessed with this ochre cashmere overshirt. An essential addition to your wardrobe, the shirt is made from the softest cashmere, with a relaxed, oversized fit and elbow patches that add a final touch of rugged style. You can even get the shirt custom-made to fit – just another reason we can’t resist.
17. Buick Wildcat EV Concept
For a concept car, this is one of the best you’ll get. The car is all about innovation and the future of electric cars, whilst also showcasing Buick’s new design direction. The Wildcat EV Concept also boasts artificial intelligence and biometric technology, providing a rare insight into the future of automotive design, and to say we’re excited would be an understatement.