Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man

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10.01.09 — OakStreetMan.com Announces October Gift-with-Purchase Program

Tucson, AZ – OakStreet Man (www.OakStreetMan.com), provider of Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man™, announces a number of free Gift-with-Purchase specials for the month of October:

Reidel wine glass - buy the Premium Wine Glass Kit and receive 8 water glasses as our gift to you (a $100 value)

Reidel wine glass - buy the Standard Wine Glass Kit and receive 4 water glasses (worth $50)

Waterman fine writing instruments - buy the Waterman Edson fountain pen and receive The Art of Shaving Fusion Travel Set (a $140 value)

Art of Shaving - buy $90 worth of shaving products and receive the fabulous coffee table book “The Art of Shaving” (normally $17)

Visit OakStreetMan.com for details. All purchases at OakStreet Man come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, making them perfect gifts for all the men on your holiday shopping list.

For the highest quality goods and services, visit all the OakStreet Man stores – Grooming, Culinary, Experience, Active, Bed & Bath, Pub and Accessories.

“We select the finest leather goods, cookware, sports gear and more, to simplify the shopping experience and guarantee satisfaction for the most demanding of men,” says founder Bill Acorn. In many cases, OakStreet Man offers custom-made items, such as linens and handsome leather Dopp kits. Information about OakStreet Man is available at 866-99-OAKST, or bill@oakstreetman.com.

10.01.09 — The Gift Every Man Wants — The Ultimate Dopp Kit from OakStreet Man

Tucson, AZ -- Dopp kits were invented in the early 1900’s, given to American troops in World War II, and cherished by every man who has ever packed a suitcase. The kit, a waterproof travel case for shaving tools, toothbrush, pills and more, is guaranteed to be a most welcome gift. Now, the ultimate Dopp kit is available, in the form of a custom made, hand-built, two-tone leather stunner from OakStreet Man, seller of Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man™.

It’s made of Italian boot leather, tanned for toughness and trimmed with bridle belting leather, an old-school English saddle material not seen since the 1960s. The rugged leather will age with a rich patina and last for generations. The interior lining is Italian waxed cotton-linen canvas; it’s removable, washable and replaceable. The sleek kit, made exclusively for OakStreetMan.com, unzips and pops open in a fully accessible box shape. The Dopp kit is shipped with a complete set of fine German Niegeloh premium grooming tools – 2 nail clippers, 2 scissors, tweezer and nail file. Each purchase ships in a distinctive OakStreet Man box, making a handsome statement. Cost: $625.

For photos, information and ordering, visit www.OakStreetMan.com or call 1-866-996-2578.

The web site www.OakStreetMan.com provides affluent males, and those who buy for them, with unique goods and services of exceptional quality and value, across a wide range of categories. “We’re selecting the finest jewelry, leather goods, cookware, sports gear and more, to simplify the shopping experience and guarantee satisfaction for the most demanding of men,” says founder Bill Acorn. In many cases, OakStreet Man offers custom-made items, such as cufflinks and fine linens. Information about OakStreet Man is available at 866-99-OAKST, or info@oakstreetman.com.

07.15.09 — Tucson-Based High-End Internet Retailer OakStreet Man Moves to New Offices at 1610 East River Road

Tucson -- OakStreet Man, Internet retailer of Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man™, has moved to new Tucson offices at 1610 East River Road, Suite 117. According to principal Bill Acorn, “With our web launch approaching, we needed more space for staff and operations.”

The web site, www.OakStreetMan.com, will provide affluent males, and those who buy for them, with unique goods and services of exceptional quality and value, across a wide range of categories. “We’re selecting the finest jewelry, leather goods, cookware, sports gear and more, to simplify the shopping experience and guarantee satisfaction for the most demanding of men. In many cases, OakStreet Man will offer custom-made items, such as cufflinks and fine leather Dopp kits and briefcases.”

All items will ship from an Arizona warehouse, packaged in logo’d OakStreet Man containers.

Acorn is a long-time Tucson resident and founder of the engineering firm Acorn Consulting Services.

Information about OakStreet Man is available at 866-99-OAKST, or info@oakstreetman.com.

10.29.08 — Tucson Exec to Launch OakStreet Man, Selling “Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man” via the Web

Offering “exceptional goods for the uncompromising man” is how longtime Tucsonan Bill Acorn describes his new venture, OakStreet Man. “Affluent males desire unique goods and services of exceptional quality and value. We’re creating an Internet shopping experience that will simplify their search and reward them with the best of the best. Our sophisticated website, which is in development at www.OakStreetMan.com, will offer an inviting ‘street’ full of shops, offering everything from selected jewelry and leather goods to the world’s finest cookware and sports gear; from fine art to custom motorcycles. We’ll also provide a wide range of intelligently organized lifestyle kits for the traveler, the newly divorced and the outdoorsman, for example, as well as global travel arrangements and full concierge services.”

Acorn says the full-blown retail site should be live in the Spring of 2009. Plans call for the first OakStreet Man brick-and-mortar store to follow in 2011 in a major luxury destination city.

As an accomplished businessman, Acorn knows first-hand there’s a need for a quality-assured site like the one he’s developing. “For business and pleasure,” he says, “I’ve traveled throughout the world, spending the equivalent of two months or more a year at destinations across Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the Americas.” With five sons and a loving wife, Acorn has found pleasure in a wide range of sports, including skiing on water and snow, scuba diving, hunting, hiking and weight lifting. He’s owned motorcycles all his adult life, and roams Tucson’s roads on either a BMW 1100 RS bike or a screaming yellow ’06 Corvette. His home in Alta Vista is another passion, filled with fine art, wine and furnishings.

“OakStreet Man will reflect my personal taste, of course,” Acorn notes, “but we’ll also rely on the product recommendations of an impressive selection of named experts… a recognized chef who’ll select kitchen appliances, bar tools and cooking schools; an accomplished outdoorsman to pick the best camping gear, unique excursions and the best guides, and so on. Each of our experts will share their knowledge via text and video on our website.”

OakStreet Man is tapping into a particularly attractive market. Millionaires vastly prefer online shopping to in-store buying, according to an October 2008 study by Google. In a survey of 263 wealthy shoppers age 25 to 64, 95% of respondents said they made their last luxury purchase online. Google defined millionaires as those earning at least $1 million a year, and said they spend $211,267 on luxury goods annually. “Wealthy shoppers today are more comfortable surfing the web and clearly appreciate the savings in valuable time that e-commerce provides, compared to in-store visits,” Acorn notes. “To this segment, time is more valuable than money.”

The Google study underscored an additional reason OakStreet Man will appeal to affluent shoppers: 91% of responding millionaires say they always or often look at reviews before buying luxury goods. “Our site will provide expert commentary on the reasons particular goods and services were selected for our collection,” says Acorn. “In video and text, a recognized chef will explain the merits of his picks for the perfect kitchen; a renowned outdoorsman will explain how he made his choice of the best fishing, hiking and boating gear; a master sommelier will show how she arrived at her selection of wine accessories. We’ll provide the best of the best, along with convincing reviews and gold-standard guarantees, assuring total satisfaction.”

The principal and founder of Tucson-based engineering firm Acorn Consulting Services, Acorn (59) has been involved for 35 years in the analysis and design of hundreds of projects, ranging from institutional laboratories to semiconductor cleanrooms. He’s been honored with numerous awards for technical excellence and is recognized for his achievements, innovation and foresight in the advanced technology industry. He’s an author, a sought-after industry lecturer, consultant on regulatory affairs, and frequent forensic engineering expert witness in courtroom settings. Acorn gives back to the community through academic appointments at Arizona State University in Phoenix and the University of Arizona in Tucson.

For information about OakStreet Man, submit an inquiry at www.OakStreetMan.com or call Bill Acorn at 866-99-OAKST.