Premium Basics: Incedo Shoes

Direct and distinct, Incedo Shoes follows an emerging online model focused on a frictionless buying experience, limiting their offerings to 6 versatile styles, some major leather types and a few lasts and sole options. Elegance is often found in simplicity and this stripped-down approach allows for exemplary details, such as the beveled fiddleback waist, that … Continue reading


Timely Fashion: Seiko® Astron GPS Chronograph 8X Series

I reviewed the Seiko® Astron GPS Chronograph as part of a sponsored partnership through the SocialStars #AstronElite initiative. Admittedly, I’ve used timepieces more for flair than function but with an impressive list of features, this was a great chance to discover something new. Unequivocally, the measure of a good watch is its efficacy. Apart from flawless … Continue reading


Inspired Design from Progetto Fede

Italian origins, global influences, and a personal touch are hallmarks of accessories maker Progetto Fede. Long time friends Luca and Aldo dreamt of days when they would develop something in tandem, yet family involvement in the oil trade kept Luca away from Italy. “We both come from modest families in Italy, and for different reasons … Continue reading


Common Thread: Jack Sartori x Masel Milano

For two young entrepreneurs, the heritage of old world craftsmanship met the pace of the contemporary landscape. Capturing the essence of refinement, this collaboration is a result of the connectivity that this digital age provides: “I found Masel Ties on social media,” says John Pantera, founder and chief designer at Jack Sartori. “We chatted and … Continue reading


Fall Wish List

It started with Superga… This fall has been quite busy and though I had all intentions to, proactive shopping for this season just didn’t happen. And as I slowly relinquish my vice grip on suede loafers and crisp linens, I’m confronted with a dilemma: what’s next? Lately, I’ve preferred the convenience of online shopping so … Continue reading

Retrospective with Whillas & Gunn

When was the last time you read something that challenged your worldview? As we age, we have the tendency to substitute open-mindedness for staunch stances. There are convictions, yes, and adhere as you should. But then there is stagnation, and that is not a life well-lived. Creativity is fueled by a lasting curiosity and a … Continue reading


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