“Because we were having a mid-morning smoke, I chose a cigar on the milder end of things. These Quai d’Orsay panatelas are from a 2007 box, right around the time they were discontinued by Habanos S.A. It is a crying shame that these are no longer available because while mild in strength, they explode with […]
To love and to be loved, to desire and to be desired are both imbedded deep into our being. What we desire is something that we’re familiar with and something that makes us feel good on the inside and we might feel feeds us on some level.
Design is when form meets function. Ravazzolo, a Venetian tailoring house, is modernizing luxury menswear with their take on subdued elegance, weaving exclusive fabrics that perform with the best in the market. We spoke with CEO Andrea Ravazzolo about the heritage of the brand, his vision of the future of tailoring and what it takes […]
This week, the gentlemen from 13 Savile Row, properly known as Cad & the Dandy in collaboration with Rampley & Co., are back with a one-minute primer on jacket closures. In this eighth and final installment of the tailoring series, James Sleater talks about the two types of jacket closures and a snippet of why […]
Soft jazz bellowed from the record player by the bar. From Bennett to Winehouse, some Hendrix in between, an afternoon in the East Village could hardly be better spent then at the quaint corner of Christopher and Gay, a table for two away from the hustle and bustle on 7th avenue not too far away. […]
Suede shoes make almost anything worn with them appear nonchalantly stylish; once shod in these beauties, of course buffed to a fine nap, aficionados only reluctantly return to the usual full grain counterpart. The suede shoe, particularly in a deep brown, shows up well in every season: contrasting warmly against lightly-hued spring ensembles; soft and […]
FACT: French Toast is only as good as the bread you use. My go to bread has always been a French Brioche Loaf. Trust me when I say the bread is game changer! Usually available at your local french bakery, it’s a rich buttery bread perfect for absorbing the custard mix. I’ll put it to […]
Why is miscommunication our biggest flaw and why do we pay so little attention to it? Through it we can fix relationship on all level, starting with visible and audible communication down to the spirit communication by quieting the physical.