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Tinker Tailor Soldier Style: Recreating the 70s Spy

December 28, 2011

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has a lot going for it. For one, the plot already carries enough weight to pique the interest of the most plebeian of us all- a spy story that centers on Smiley called out of retirement to hunt down a mole within MI6, lovingly referred to by Le Carre as “The Circus”; […]

It’s NOT called a “Jumper”: Dunhill Shawl Collar Wool Cardigan

December 28, 2011

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Really weird colloquialisms abound down under- a week into our first Melbourne winter and we were scrambling around K-mart for a comforter except that they don’t call it a comforter or quilt here, it’s a freaking “dooner” and while I can’t be bothered by the entomology surrounding the word; my interest was piqued when out […]

Always Use Protection. Especially When It Looks This Good.

December 27, 2011

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It’s a departure from my usual fashion features but since I have this bike fetish, I tend to indulge everything from Brooks and from this day forth- anything from the fertile imagination of Jérôme Coste. This was a man who got his kicks from motor racing and activities of a “head-cracking” nature, these passions and quite […]

Affordable Luxury: Smythson Crocodile Embossed Leather iPad Case

December 23, 2011

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Most of you should probably be done with Christmas shopping but if you’ve been remiss like I have, Mr Porter actually has some really great last minute gifts (and even if it doesn’t arrive on time, a late gift is better than no gift at all). This year, I got the wife something we could […]

Blackbird Black Ties for When You Want to Attend But Not Wear One

December 23, 2011

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Convoluted header I know but it’s Christmas eve and I’m in “Holy shit I’ve to spend 2 days with my mother” mode (Thank God she’s working on boxing day). I happen to have given this black tie thing a lot of thought because for the Christmas eve dinner, I am really not intending on getting […]

The Monsieur’s Brief: Arguments For and Against Income Inequality

December 22, 2011

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The Argument Against Income Inequality Imagine four families sharing a large, jointly owned backyard area. The families would like to install a swing set, slide, etc. for their children to share. The set costs $1,200, and they need to figure out how to pay for it. One of the households is fairly well off and […]

Emotional Baggage: J. Panther Courier Ruc Case in black leather

December 21, 2011

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I haven’t written in a while and it’s only because year end holiday planning and the clearing of 2011 work for new 2012 projects tends to make quick work of available free time. That said, inspiration interruptus, objects of beauty (women and well designed luxury goods) tend to pull me out of my stupor- today, […]

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