When I was younger the only magazines I would read on a regular basis were snowboarding magazines. Last year I started buying Monocle pretty much every month thinking I was spending a lot, $10 for an Issue. Then last fall I picked up the first issue of the Inventory Magazine for an even pricer $25 with shipping. This week I took it even further spending $35 on my first issue of Free & Easy. Some people may think this is too much to spend on a magazine but I don't think so. Sure it was a bit hard to swallow at first but then I got to thinking about it. These magazines are well crafted. A lot of detail and work go into them. I don't buy them as often so I like to think of them more of as a book. Plus it gives me a chance to brush up on my Japanese.
Available from the Inventory Stockroom. They do a better job of describing Free & Easy then I could, here's what they have to say.
"Japan's Free & Easy is a contemporary men's lifestyle magazine focusing on the rugged side of American Heritage. Launched in 1998, Free & Easy is an encyclopedia of what made the 20th Century American male so captivating. The magazine goes into incredible depth for every aspect of how to become and live as the most rugged man you can imagine. It features an incredible catalog of products, both new and vintage and shows you just how to wear your rugged digs."
Flipping through it while eating breakfast today.
Lee ad featuring James Dean