These are things that I'd suggest purchasing, ideally before you came down here. I am an affiliate for Amazon, and I have found from my experience that you get quality products here with generally excellent customer service.
You will find the books entertaining as well as helpful and informative. The clothing will help you achieve an equatorial "bon vivant" look, but with a practical edge; the tools and accessories are all part and parcel to the hybrid Angus MacGyver/ World's Most Interesting Man persona that all of us self-respecting "manly men" expats are shooting for here in Ecuador. (wink)
I'll ask the Pocket Babe to contribute some of her ideas for "Expat Chic" for our lady friends! Coming soon!