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Dark Preppy Look: Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Spring 2016

August 28, 2015

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Two time nominee and third time Council of Fashion Designers of America Menswear winner Michael Bastian’s Spring 2016 RTW (ready to wear) line embodies his signature uptown preppy aesthetic. Like Tom Ford, Bastian was away of the increasing “feminisation” of men’s style, adopting old shopping habits long the domain of women and a penchant for cult designer […]

The Rolex for the Man who Loves Rolex but Wants to Stand Out

August 28, 2015

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Anyone will swear by the enduring quality of Rolex. Your father had one, as did his and we all aspire to one in general. However, this well-founded desire for the brand sired by Hans Wilsdorf has led to its ubiquity and the surfeit growth of smaller boutique brands looking to individualise the iconic signature aesthetics […]

Jaguar XK120: The Reason Why Vintage Cars are Worth it

August 21, 2015

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In the study of human psychology and neurosciences, it was discovered that Philosopher Edmund Burke’s observation from 250 years ago was still valid. He wrote in 1756, “We must conclude that beauty is, for the greater part, some quality in bodies, acting mechanically upon the human mind by the intervention of the senses.” Scientifically speaking, Semir Zeki, […]

Watches for Gents: Eddie Redmayne for Omega

July 27, 2015

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I think it was during a return flight from Melbourne when a thumbnail flickering on the in-flight entertainment console caught my eye- it was a stark, black and white shot with a platinum blonde, the world’s most kissable lips, a recognisably well-positioned iconic mole and that siren title, “My week with Marilyn”. I came for the […]

Indulge Your Gyro-Tourbillon Desires: W Motors/Encelade 1789 Gyro Cufflinks

July 23, 2015

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Produced in a limited edition run of 100 pairs, these Encelade 1789 cufflinks are a relatively affordable way to indulge your Jaeger LeCoulture Gyro-Tourbillon desires. Working with W Motors, these are the first of its kind to be sold: Each ode to the finest traditions of Haute Horlogerie are exquisitely finished and built with 34 […]

Daenerys Targaryen is the Best hope for Westeros but the Worst Manager in Real Life

July 17, 2015

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“You have a good claim: a title, a birthright. But you have something more than that: you may cover it up and deny it, but you have a gentle heart. You would be not only respected and feared, you would be loved. Someone who can rule and should rule. Centuries come and go without a […]

Finally, the Answer to What Women Want.

July 5, 2015

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Arthurian legends are an immense fount of codes of chivalry and gentlemanly behaviour but the best, if most important piece of knowledge which can be gleamed from all the tomes of Arthurian tales comes from the story of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle. In the Helen Hunt and Mel Gibson movie, the question of ‘What […]

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