Leather Clad Cooler Turns Tailgate Parties Into Picnics at Downton AbbeyS

Classy? Tacky? There are plenty of ways to describe this leather clad cooler that Orvis is selling, but affordable isn't one of them. With a $1,000 price tag it had better guarantee to raise your social status a few notches.

One thing's for certain, it'll blend in perfectly with Apple's "Wild Wild West" iOS 5 theme.

With 2,800 cubic inches of capacity it's similar to the Coleman you've been hauling to the lake for years now. Except that it's covered in fitted hand-sewn leather, complete with matching leather-covered handles and a leather strap secured with a brass buckle.

Leather Clad Cooler Turns Tailgate Parties Into Picnics at Downton AbbeyS

It's swanky, I'll give it that. And when strapped to the back of your open-topped classic touring car it will make the neighbors think you're off to a weekend at your country estate. Instead of heading to a parking lot outside your local stadium to drink the afternoon away in a lawn chair. [Orvis via Gear Culture]