There are some things in life that you just shouldn’t skimp on. The things that carry you through your everyday work and leisure—from a classic leather briefcase to a solid sound system that will outlive trends. Click through for these life upgrades that are worth the investment.
Asus Touch Screen Laptop This clever 2-in-1 is everything you want from a laptop and tablet combined. Asus’ 15.6” hybrid is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor and truly impressive 1TB hard drive. It looks, feels and performs like a laptop—but keeps your options open. $799.99, bestbuy.com.
B&O A9 Speaker Bang & Olufsen have mastered the art of sound—and they make it look pretty damn good too. With help of their minimal mid-century designs, your days of trying to hide your bulky black speakers are over. $2,699, beoplay.com.
Lotuff Leather Briefcase Gentlemen, meet your new briefcase. Lotuff Leather handcrafts bags in the U.S.A. using only the highest quality materials. It’s simple, subtle, and made to last a lifetime. $680, lotuffleather.com.
LG HD OLED TV Don’t lie. You sit your face in front of a TV everyday. Every single day. So consider this upgrade: the LG HD OLED TV. LG’s OLED technology has been heralded as the best picture on the market, and it has some pretty stiff competition. $2,999.99, lg.com.
Ceramic Flask While a brown paper sack might be good enough for some, this glazed ceramic flask is the classy way to handle booze on the go. It’s modern, it’s glossy and it holds whiskey. What more do you want? $49, alexenacayless.co.uk.
Xbox One Unless you are already the proud owner of an Xbox One, then you need to upgrade. Xbox has innovative gesture recognition and advanced multiplayer play for a completely immersive gaming experience that will have you on the field for FIFA or in the trenches on COD. $349, xbox.com.
EDC Kit This kit is a serious upgrade for your keychain. Kaufmann Mercantile lets you customize your own EDC (Everyday Carry) kit with hundreds of different items including everything from a magnesium fire starter to a cash stash so you’ll be up for anything. Just like that Bud Light commercial. Prices vary, kaufmann-mercatile.com.
Samsung NX300 Camera Sometimes that iPhone cam just doesn’t cut it. Upgrade to this Samsung point-and-shoot that takes amazing snaps and doesn’t require lessons to operate. Bonus: this model is Wi-Fi enabled, so you won’t have to fuss with cards and cords. $749.99, samsung.com.
D.S. & Durga CologneDoes your grooming routine end in the unleashing of an entire can of body spray? Let’s not do that anymore. Try something a little more complex—like this cologne from Brooklyn’s D.S. & Durga. Notes of hemlock spruce, spearmint and lavender will have all the ladies sayin’, “Heyyy”. $145, dsanddurga.com.
Bose In-Ear Quietcomfort Headphones If you traveled literally ever, you’ll know just how necessary this upgrade is. Bose’s in ear version of their QuietComfort headphones block out just as many screaming babies but take up a lot less territory in your bag. $299.95, bose.com.
Jil Sander Navy Wool Suit Invest in a suit that will work for every occasion, every season, no questions asked. A slim-fit navy suit in a light fabric is a no-brainer. But remember, navy. We don’t want to be blamed for any Dumb and Dumber situations. $1,810, mrporter.com.