"beauty rests on utility"
the ethics in creation and simplicity in form that is behind these pieces by uhuru makes for much beautiful use.
and for the gentlemen (though, of course, not exclusively):
* thom browne's rules
* the foxfire book series (actually the reader's digest series from the 70's called "back to basics" is interesting too) and quoddy grizzly boots (via taavo somer's 10 essentials, which are all quite good...i love lists)