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Men’s Style Tip: A Menswear 2012 Visual Guide to The Perfect Fit

January 24, 2012

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I don’t know what is it with most men and their dress sense- perhaps it’s a historical artifact to an age where mothers dressed their little boys in large outfits because “Junior outgrows his shirts too quickly”; perhaps it’s the male penchant to disregard form (an irony) and embrace function wholeheartedly in mistaken belief that […]

Guide to Homage Watches: Breguet Classique Vs. Raymond Weil Maestro

January 23, 2012

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Homages. They’re often a point of contention; to a watch snob- there’s a thin (mostly non existent) line between a homage watch and a cheap fake (some might be expensive but seriously, they’re all cheap copies); to others and dependent on where you fall on the watch connoisseur spectrum, you’re either a collector who appreciates […]

Menswear 2012: Alexander McQueen Fall Collection

January 18, 2012

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The man may have passed but his legacy lives on in Sarah Burton, if ever there was proof that women can sometimes make better menswear designers than men, this is it. Working with Savile Row luminary Huntsman, Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2012 collection  harkens back to an age of classically elegant gent and gentry; a world […]

Menswear 2012: Jil Sander Fall Collection

January 18, 2012

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In the aftermath of being back from Christmas Break (tons of work and emails to clear), I must apologise that I have been remiss in keeping the blog updated. This 2012, I hope to be more consistent with my posts; the goal- 1 per day; but I digress. I guess it’s somewhat fortuitous that I’ve […]

Independent Watchmaking: Speake Marin Spirit Pioneer

January 5, 2012

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As the wife will attest, beyond my love for her, there will always be that special place in my heart (and holes in my wallet) for established watch maisons; but lately I’ve been finding myself in the quiet caress of the independent watchmaker. They say the wandering eye has been the downfall of many relationships […]

The Symbiotic Relationship Between the World Economy and Black Market

January 5, 2012

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Not many people think of shantytowns, illegal street vendors, and unlicensed roadside hawkers as major economic players. But according to journalist Robert Neuwirth, that’s exactly what they’ve become. In his new book, Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy, Neuwirth points out that small, illegal, off-the-books businesses collectively account for trillions of […]

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