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Re-Tweed: The Return of Ivy League Style

January 11, 2016

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Tweed commemorates classic Ivy League style and yet when Amory Blaine, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s titular character from This Side of Paradise offers an opinion of the style he aspires to, it’s a pedigree he erroneously tars with a broad stroke. Tweed’s Timeless Elegance “I think of all Harvard men as sissies. All Yale men wear big […]

Won’t Cost You an Arm and Leg, but will Look Like it Did: Seiko x Nano Bespoke Black StealthChrono

November 11, 2015

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Earlier in May 2015, Seiko released a collaborative series of divers with Japanese clothing retailer Nano to great success. It was a collection of 6 limited-edition, stylishly monochromatic watches under their Spirit line. The 46mm timepieces came in stainless in varying combinations of brushed or bead blasted finishing and as far as divers watches go, they were reminiscent […]

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 […]

Buyer’s Guide: 5 Affordable Cool Watches

June 24, 2015

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Let’s face it, watches can be expensive. In fact, Australian Economist Jason Collins currently attempting his PHD at the University of Western Australia recently wrote a thesis which opined that consumption of luxury wristwatches was a modern phenomenon which had a natural, evolutionary foundation – that of, to use Pick Up Artist parlance: “peacocking”. In essence, conspicuous consumption […]

Sprezzatura as defined by Gabriele Pasini SS2015

June 4, 2015

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In The Book of the Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione defines Sprezzatura as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it”. In essence, it’s purpose was to heighten the perception of the talents of a courtier in accomplishing […]

Get Ready for Summer: Know Thy Shades

May 25, 2015

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Know the different styles of Sunglasses Clubmaster: Also known as Browline style of sunglasses was popularised in the United States during the 1950s. Its association with intellectualism was the result of Malcom X’s exclusive use of several pairs in various designs from American Opitcal Sirmonts. By the time Bruce Willis wore a pair of Shuron Ronsirs […]

5 Mechanical Watches Under $500 That Look Like $5000

May 21, 2015

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The realm of mechanical watchmaking is steeped in a lot of labourious handcrafts which tend to increase retail prices beyond what is defensible (to the wife or girlfriend) of the average consumer or for the young professional beginning his first real job. Thanks to Kickstarter and a handful of other watchmakers outside Switzerland, you can get […]