Ten consumer goods that I can’t give up

Pat Law talked about then consumer goods that she couldn’t give up, here’s my ten.

  1. Mechanical watch – surprisingly given my job I have a deep irrational distrust of electronic things. I also like the comforting glow of tritium markers on my watch if I wake up during the night. I usually rock a Rolex Sea-Dweller and also have an IWC Aquatimer 2000 in titanium. I currently have a new model Rolex GMT Master II, Seiko Marine Master Professional 1000M Diver and Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea on my lust-after list
  2. Caffeine – I am a junkie and like a meth head I am not too bothered how I fulfil my habit: light blue Red Bull, my Cuisinart brew machine, Starbucks or Pepsi Max. I am psyched by the recent tentative relaunch of Mountain Dew into the UK market and am hoping that they will bring on a diet version
  3. Galtee white pudding – several million Irish people can’t be wrong about this potent mix of pork meat and spices fried to a crisp
  4. A crisp S-Double t-shirt: ideal wear for whatever I am doing
  5. Gillette Mach3 razors. Keeping my silhouette crisp like a new Benjamin and a splash of Acqua di Parma to finish the handiwork off
  6. MacBook Pro. The Kato to my Green Hornet.
  7. New Balance kicks particularly 574, M575, 576 and MT580s. I seem to go through Nikes like a hot knife through butter (though I still have a soft sport for Footscapes, Wildwoods and Huaraches) and just haven’t liked anything adidas have done recently apart from the ZX8000 reissue
  8. Mystery Ranch 3-day assault pack – well I need somewhere to put all my cables, chargers, reading materials, classes etc. I own one in black and one in coyote
  9. Wired (US edition). Like the season in Ibiza its never as good as it used to be back in the day, but its a damn better than the alternatives out there. I love the way Wired keeps its finger on the pulse of things.
  10. My record collection. There is something about the tactile nature of my vinyl records and my Technics SL-1200 Mk IIs that make my digital music collection feel unsatisfying. They also rock through my Denon amp-powered B&W speakers – though I have been thinking about getting a set of Studiospares SN-10s recently

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