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Man of Many’s Most Wanted – February 2023

Our bucket list is so long that we break it down into monthly instalments, better known as Man of Many’s Most Wanted. Each one comes fully loaded with killer products and a wide range of categories and experiences, some of which are affordable whilst others are well beyond reach (but we can dream, can’t we?). On this month’s instalment, you’ll find everything from swanky sports cars to ultra-premium watches to more accessible items such as drones, books, sneakers, and fragrances. Here’s a closer look at everything that caught our eyes and enticed our wallets in February 2023.

New balance 580
New Balance 580 Sneakers | Image: Supplied

1. New Balance 580 Sneakers

A quintessential “Dad” brand perhaps, but we’ll be damned if New Balance doesn’t make some supremely comfortable and supportive footwear. Their new 580 reissues a retro classic that rose to fame on the streets of Tokyo’s Harajuku district. Back and better than ever, the athletic shoe offers tasteful upgrades such as a slimmed-down toe and decreased collar height. It’s also distinctive due to a chunky Rollbar system at the heel. Combine all that with the brand’s high-quality construction methods and you get one heck of a reliable sneaker in return.

Chosen byBen McKimm

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Vacheron constantin overseas chronograph 5500v
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 5500V/110A-B686 | Image: Supplied

2. Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 5500V/110A-B686

When we go to sleep, we dream of watches like this one from the Swiss luxury brand Vacheron Constantin. Equal parts sporty and sophisticated, it puts black counters against a silvered dial within a case of high-grade steel. Around the back, a transparent window of sapphire glass reveals an oscillating weight of 22k gold, prime mechanics, and assorted decorative elements. Inspired by the spirit of travel, the piece is a masterclass of expert craftsmanship and streamlined design.

Chosen byNick Hall

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Fred force 10 bracelet
FRED Force 10 Bracelet | Image: Supplied

3. FRED Force 10 Bracelet

When is a simple bracelet so much more than a simple bracelet? When it comes from Fred Joaillier—or FRED for short—a French jeweller of considerable history and prestige. The brand’s Force 10 bracelet was first created in 1966 and its combination of black woven steel and 18k yellow gold buckle appears no less striking in a modern-day setting. Rendering maximum impressions out of a minimalist design, it imparts the kind of breezy swagger that few can afford.

Chosen byDenise Barnes

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Leica cine 1 laser tv
Leica Cine 1 Laser TV | Image: Supplied

4. Leica Cine 1 Laser TV

German camera brand Leica’s first laser TV projector is a potential game-changer of its respective domain. Dubbed the Cine 1, it uses triple RGB laser technology and an ultra-short throw lens to toss brilliant picture quality up on the nearest wall or projection screen, complete with 4K image reproduction and life-like colour resolution. Oh, and did we mention the sleek aluminium framework, built-in Dolby Atmos speakers, and integrated Smart TV launcher? Yeah, this thing is a beast!

Chosen byScott Purcell

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Ralph lauren rrl appliqued wool cardigan
Ralph Lauren RRL Appliqued Wool Cardigan | Image: Supplied

5. Ralph Lauren RRL Appliqued Wool Cardigan

We’re picking up all the right vibes from Ralph Lauren’s RRL Appliqued Wool Cardigan, which was inspired by vintage jumpers. Worsted wool yarn is loosely knit to give the long-sleeve garment its palpable heft and an ultra-soft feel. The respective patch embroideries of an eagle and label logo on the front side inject no shortage of visual flair. Sealing the deal are a plush shawl collar and large corozo buttons.

Chosen byNick Hall

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Porsche 911 Sport Classic | Image: Porsche

6. Porsche 911 Sport Classic

Our monthly bucket list is incomplete if it doesn’t include at least one luxurious sports car. This Porsche 911 Sport Classic will surely suffice for all kinds of obvious reasons. The design language draws upon two iconic predecessors—the original 911 and the 911 Carrera RS 2.7—whilst the performance specs are ripped straight out of the modern age. Under the hood, a 3.7-litre bi-turbo boxer engine takes the manual ride from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 315 km/h. But who needs details when you can just look at this thing and behold its blatant prowess and beauty?

Chosen byHarry Parsons

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Dior multi coloured dinner set
Dior Multi-Coloured Dinner Set | Image: Supplied

7. Dior Multi-Coloured Dinner Set

Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri took inspiration from Andalusian motifs when designing this 100% earthenware, hence the striking pattern and vivid colour on each plate. It makes up part of the brand’s Cruise 2023 collection, which is bursting with eye-popping images and bright pastel shades.

Chosen by: Geena Valos

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Dji mini 2 se drone
DJI Mini 2 SE Drone | Image: Supplied

8. DJI Mini 2 SE Drone

Being drone enthusiasts, we’re always ready to pick up whatever leading brand DJI is throwing down. The Mini 2 SE is no exception, even if it’s aimed at beginners. Features include a 2.7K camera, an improved remote control, seamless video technology, creative applications, an ultralight design, and more.

Chosen bySam Mangioni

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Garrett Leight OG Freddy P Sun Sunglasses | Image: Supplied

9. Garrett Leight OG Freddy P Sun Sunglasses

Available in various retro-themed colourways, the OG Freddy P Sun shades deliver perfect proportions and long-lasting ergonomics. Thanks to a new temple design, you can comfortably rock these babies all day long and look downright sharp in the process.

Chosen byHarry Parsons

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Balmuda the toaster
BALMUDA The Toaster | Image: Supplied

10. BALMUDA The Toaster

You might scoff when you see the word “toaster” but that’s only because you haven’t looked closely at this one from BALMUDA. So much more than your average appliance, it takes the form of a sleek mini-oven and runs on revolutionary steam technology. Add water to kick off the process and choose between five unique heat settings in your pursuit of cooking perfection.

Chosen by: Claudette Sampang

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Asics gel nimbus 25
ASICS Gel Nimbus 25 | Image: Supplied

11. ASICS Gel Nimbus 25

The new Gel Nimbus 25 from ASICS is being touted as the brand’s most comfortable women’s running shoe to date. To make good on that promise, each pair employs patented PureGEL technology, FF BLAST PLUS ECO cushioning, and a new stretchy knit tongue and collar. Choose between a variety of striking colours and behold the difference.

Chosen by: Geena Valos

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Samsung bespoke refrigerator
Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator | Image: Supplied

12. Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator

Loaded with advanced features, Samsung’s Bespoke Refrigerator is also customisable to your personal preferences. Choose between seven different colours and select finishes such as matte metal or frosted satin glass to create a one-of-a-kind appliance. No matter where you land, you’re getting a built-in beverage centre, LED lighting, WiFi capability, power cool function, and all kinds of other goodies.

Chosen byJohn Guanzon

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Rimowa poker attache
Rimowa Poker Attaché | Image: Supplied

13. Rimowa Poker Attaché

Leave it to the renowned luggage brand Rimowa to craft the poker attaché case of our foremost desires. Offered in silver anodised aluminium with lightly rounded edges, black leather lining, and subtle logo detailing, it comes with a full set of poker chips, playing cards, and a removable poker mat of premium velvet, amongst other things.

Chosen byFrank Arthur

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Girard perregaux laureato absolute light shade
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light & Shade | Image: Supplied

14. Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light & Shade

Swiss luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux first introduced the Laureato in 1975 and continued to blow minds with every subsequent iteration. The newest model—aka Absolute Light & Shade—carries forth the legacy with its deft interplay between various elements. Presented on a 44mm case of metallised sapphire crystal, its open-work dial face will spin your head like the girl from “The Exorcist.” Most wanted, indeed!

Chosen byFrank Arthur

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Tiger Woods Autographed Book ‘1997 Masters: My Story’ | Image: Supplied

15. Tiger Woods Autographed Book ‘1997 Masters: My Story’

Tiger Woods was just 21 years old when he entered the 1997 Masters Tournament and staged a miraculous comeback to win by a hair. This limited edition book—co-authored and signed by Woods himself—recounts the epic weekend after which his life and career were never the same. Each signed copy has been authenticated by way of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Five-Step Process.

Chosen bySam Mangioni

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Adidas zg23 golf shoes
adidas ZG23 Golf Shoes | Image: Supplied

16. adidas ZG23 Golf Shoes

On the more affordable end of our most wanted spectrum are these ultralight golf shoes from athletic footwear brand adidas. Features such as hybrid Lightstrike midsole cushioning, Thintech D-Traxion outsoles, and waterproof synthetic uppers cultivate the best in comfort and performance alike. See you on the green.

Chosen byScott Purcell

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Genesis gv70 ev
Genesis GV70 EV | Image: Supplied

17. Genesis GV70 EV

This luxury EV was recently awarded 10/10 by Car and Driver and we can’t wait to get behind the wheel. Aerodynamic on the outside and spacious within, it delivers a max power output of 360kW and a reported all-electric range of 445 km. It could be just a matter of time before this SUV goes from “most wanted” to “most loved” by someone on our team.

Chosen by: Clelia Niyikiza

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Amouage - Opus XIV Royal Tobacco | Image: Supplied
Amouage – Opus XIV Royal Tobacco | Image: Supplied

18. Amouage – Opus XIV Royal Tobacco

The Opus XIV Royal Tobacco fragrance from international fragrance brand Amouage takes inspiration from mankind’s insatiable quest for knowledge. A celebration of integrity, creativity and virtuosity, this release promises a lot, but it more than delivers. Rich and fruity notes hark back to the Tropic of Cancer, with a subtle journey through Oman all the way to Cuba, leaving you with a decadent scent that is seriously impressive.

Chosen byScott Purcell

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Orlebar brown signal blue shorter length swim shorts
Orlebar Brown Signal Blue Shorter-Length Swim Shorts | Image: Supplied

19. Orlebar Brown Signal Blue Shorter-Length Swim Shorts

It takes a special pair of swim shorts to make our “most wanted” list and these ones from Orlebar Brown certainly fit the bill. The brand culled inspiration from vintage cravats when applying the stylish retro pattern over a Signal Blue hue. Branded adjustable side fasteners and concealed snap closures drive home the singular vibe whilst also enabling a perfect fit. This is resort wear done right.

Chosen by: Elliott Barsby

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Christian Louboutin – Louis The Lips | Image: Supplied

20. Christian Louboutin – Louis The Lips

High-end meets high-top with these red velvet sneakers from French Maison Christian Louboutin. Footwear fit for a king (with the lofty price tag to match), they come dressed in Galata red veau velours with a grosgrain ribbon trim and bling-like side zipper. That side zipper pays homage to the brand’s iconic red lipstick, hence the name. Get these kicks exclusively online and prepare to turn heads wherever you take them.

Chosen by: Clelia Niyikiza

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Baracuta g4 checked cotton corduroy jacket
Baracuta G4 Checked Cotton-Corduroy Jacket | Image: Supplied

21. Baracuta G4 Checked Cotton-Corduroy Jacket

This checked cotton-corduroy jacket comes in the timeless colourway of dark green and black, with two-way zip fastening and plush polyester and cotton lining. Its design is similar to that of Baracuta’s legendary G9 Harrington jacket but with a wider cut for a more relaxed fit. Your smart casual wardrobe is waiting.

Chosen by: Rob Edwards

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Marc jacobs the jacquard medium tote bag
Marc Jacobs – The Jacquard Medium Tote Bag | Image: Supplied

22. Marc Jacobs – The Jacquard Medium Tote Bag

A specially woven jacquard makes up this roomy tote bag from the iconic fashion label Marc Jacobs. Streamlined by design, it’s the perfect companion for a day full of experience and adventure. Additional features include top zip closure, a top handle, a removable (and adjustable) webbing strap, two interior zip pockets, and two slip pockets.

Chosen by: Claudette Sampang

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Hublot big bang zermatt
Hublot Big Bang Zermatt | Image: Supplied

23. Hublot Big Bang Zermatt

The fourth collaboration between two seminal Swiss entities, Hublot’s Big Bang Zermatt scales the spirit of the mighty Matterhorn down to wearable size. It comes available in two different models, each of which conjures a topographical essence through the fusion of various elements and materials. An illustration of the famous mountain appears in one of the subdials, thereby revealing the watch’s foundational theme. We wantey!

Chosen byFrank Arthur

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Jacob Osborn
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Jacob Osborn

Jacob Osborn is an accomplished author and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and co-authored a Young Adult novel through Simon & Schuster. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob specialises in entertainment, technology and alcohol reporting. You might find him crate-digging at the nearest record store or sampling whisky at the nearest bar. He daydreams of travelling around the world, but for now, the world will have to come to him by way of lifestyle products, gear, gadgetry, and entertainment. Let's call it a happy compromise while he saves up for the next big trip.