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What’s not to love about Francoise Hardy?

Just look at her.  An icon.  She's French.  Dylan wrote about her.  She plays guitar sings, and acts.  She rides motorbikes and wears a helmet in a smashing manner.  Just look at her.  What's not to...
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Iniala-La Land

Natai Beach, on Thailand’s west coast, is separated from Phuket by a strait that is only a few hundred metres across, but the short distance belies a difference in character and feel between the two...
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A Private Tour of the CIA’s Incredible Museum

Distinctive gold cuff links provided a recognition signal between Soviet mole Pyotr Popov and his CIA contacts. (Dan Winters) A Private Tour of the CIA's Incredible Museum Inside the agency's headquarters is...
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Estancia: Shirting Inspiration at World’s End

  When we were younger our friend A.R. decided he had reached his limit of Wyoming winters. He met an Argentinian girl, left us holding our climbing gear, and moved south to fish for large Browns...
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to wax or not to wax oneself

It began with a knock on the door to the library.  The housekeeper stepped in and said she had done something terrible. Did she throw one of my Drakes in the wash to remove a spot again? One of the...
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Land Rover Series III

There are worse things to do than ride around in one of the most iconic cars of all time for Belstaff.   Via...
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it’s already yesterday

The tinkering about is finished.  The attendant has quietly removed my g&t in anticipation and the engines begin their thrum. There is the usual roar and I watch the grass on either side  first...
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The Rothschild Illuminati Ball 1972

Rare Photos from The Rothschild Illuminati Ball in 1972 The Rothschilds are one of the wealthiest families in the world, and they were known for throwing wicked costume parties back in the day, with only...
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Confederate Hellcat Speedster

Our friends at Confederate Motorcycles have been at it again and as always, they have a winner on their hands.... Bringing famed designer Pierre Terblanche (of Ducati Monster fame) on board was quite a...
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Go Always Towards the Summer

Malcolm Lowry » Go Always Towards The Summer Go Always Towards The Summer “Bad, or good, as it happens to be, that is what it is to exist! . . . It is as though I have been silent and fuddled with sleep...
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Purdey & Sons: The Art of Gun Making

JAMES PURDEY & SONS LTD, SHOTGUN AND RIFLE MAKERS From their Mayfair headquarters in London, the two hundred year-old company has built a reputation for making some of the finest firearms the world has...
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The Jaguar D Type at Goodwood Revival

  The Goodwood Revival is upon is with news that there will be a race solely for that exquisite car, the Jaguar D type.  We present a reminder of why the racing cat is so damn iconic. The D type...
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Timberyard: An Edinburgh Favorite

  A converted warehouse with a smoke house and in-house butchery, this brick shed offers private dining and a south-facing yard for sunny days. With a focus on sustainability and the...
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Ruby- Helmets as Art

  Carbon fiber shells that draw on vintage motorbike ic0nography as well as a healthy does of a retro future.  An inside decadently trimmed in burgundy lambskin and a designer who suffered numerous...
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Le Chameau: Welly Aristocracy

  There are certain articles of clothing that we go back to again and again until they become a part of who we are, a part of our very make up.  For once we aren't going on about our glorious...
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Land Rover Defender Black Pack

LAND ROVER DEFENDER | BLACK PACK Absolute proof that some of the better things in life don't make it to the American side of the pond.  All good things must come to an end and with 2015 seeing the...
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Quayside Lobster in Puglia

We came to Italy originally seeking craftsmen and true artists to make our clothing.  Time spent in Italy over the years has brought us great pleasure and appreciation for specific local flavors and ways of...
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11 Of Our Favorite Classic Women

Obsessions: Classic Women There is something about a truly timeless and classic beauty that speaks to a man of any age.  When we look at our shirting material, luxury leather goods, and other accoutrements...
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Elegant Drinking: American Bar, The Savoy, London

American Bar, The Savoy, London Chief barkeep Erik Lorincz (who looks a bit like Errol Flynn) presides over this iconic bar tucked into the lobby of the recently refurbished Savoy hotel. The gleaming,...
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On Early Retirement

  "Why do we not offer enough of a good thing?" would be a sound summation of the majority of correspondence we get in at Imperial Black HQ.  Just when one has found the shirt of their dreams,...
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The Waiting Game

At this point we loathe one another.  We have shared our mouldering paperbacks, played cards until the outcome of every game is disputed, glugged gallons of Chilean wine, gorged ourselves on lamb stew, and...
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Obsession: Eagle Low Drag GT

Obsession #3: Eagle low drag GT At some point or another who hasn't desired a Jaguar E type? The boffins at Eagle have achieved grand touring Nirvana in their stunning low drag GT.  Here's why we crave it...