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Return of the Scrambler

So you’ve decided that you’ve torn up enough streets and its time to take your road bike for some all-terrain fun.  Looks like you’re in need of a Scrambler.  We’ve compiled a short history of...
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Maserati 250F: The Gentleman Racer

The archetypal Formula 1 Maserati and the car that was the standard bearer for the factory team in the late 1950's.  Stirling Moss drove one. Juan Manuel Fangio too, his car winning it's debut at the...
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92 in the shade: Story telling at mile marker 0

  Like many I came to Thomas McGuane's brilliant writing through 1972's "92 in the shade".  Actually, a deep passion for fly fishing in all of its forms brought me to McGuane's novel of fishing...
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The hot toddy leaves the bedside.

Sweet and smooth Irish whiskey makes a perfect hot toddy when combined with honey syrup and hot water. Mixologist Jim Meehan suggests serving with clove-studded lemon wedges for a festive garnish. SERVES...
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Men of Style & Story: Paul Simonon

Punk has always seemed a young man's game but we can't think of anyone who has embraced the aesthetic and aged with it as well as Mr. Paul Simonon.  From the earliest iconic images with the Clash to his...
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The new heirlooms. leather 5 ways

  1.  The mimimalist leather satchel. Hand made in NC. The new heirloom. $695.00 2.Medium Transcontinental Duffel. Travel in the most ruggedly luxurious manner. Hand made in NC and guaranteed for...
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12 unusual grapes you should be drinking right now

Shake up the season with 12 surprising, uncommon grape varietals from around the world. Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon…California invented grape varieties. Not literally, of course, but it was...
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Why Stirling Moss will always be cooler than you

Stirling Moss is often tagged as the best driver never to win a world championship. His early years in Formula One were unsuccessful, largely because he was in British cars at a time the Italian marques...
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In the Garage: 1957 BMW 507

While attending Art Basel in Miami, web imprint Cool Hunting caught up with BMW collector Dirk de Groen for a look at one of his prized models, the 1957 BMW 507 convertible. Valued at $1.7 million USD, the...
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The Golden Age of Air Travel

FROM LUXURY DINING TO GLAMOROUS GUESTS AND ACRES OF SPACE, RETRO PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF AIR TRAVEL It's hard to imagine a time when air travel was synonymous with glamour,...
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Black Sheep: The perfect gingham shirt

Imperial Black: Black Sheep The original Black Sheep made it's appearance in our very first run and embodied the colours that would become such a part of who we are.  This is the upgrade. A finer fabric in a...
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Davida: Bespoke Helmets

The American custom-car and motorcycle scene of the 1960s and 1970s was born under the Californian sun where bright hues ruled – which is why paint companies invented and developed myriad new finishes...
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Jim Mangan: Blast

    Artist Jim Mangan collaborated with his long time friend and renowned rally driver Ken Block to take the car out for a bit of a spin.  Using the landscape of Southern Utah as their canvas...
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Stylish Obsessions: The Nomad belt

      There are those items that become a part of who we are. A part of our very makeup.  A belt is a thing often taken for granted yet a good one has the ability to move with us....
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The 10 Best ski lifts in the world

#1 AIGUILLE DU MIDI – Chamonix, France - Built in 1955, held title as highest cable car on Earth for 20 years - Carries 65 passengers - Highest vertical ascent cable car in the world traveling...
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Swoon Marrakesh

            Special Delivery Marrakesh, Morocco from imperial black on Vimeo.   A Beautiful Shirt for a Beautiful Cause Swoon-...
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The 7 Essentials of the Perfect Shirt

  At Imperial Black we know a thing or two about what makes the perfect shirt.  We obviously think our shirts are pretty damn fantastic but following are things you should insist on if you are looking...
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Stylish Drinking: Art Basel Edition

1.  The Broken Shaker Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta are the forward-thinking mixologists behind the Broken Shaker, a popular pop-up bar that established a permanent home at the Freehand, an innovative hostel...
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Project Soar Marrakesh

In addition to the countless, treasured experiences that we have shared over the years, the founding members of Imperial Black have many things in common, especially girls. No. No. Elevate your mind! We...
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Our Top 7 picks for off piste gear

Spending time between Chamonix, Cortina, and Jackson has us thrashing our gear on some of the truly greatest terrain on earth.  This is the setup we are running this year for off piste/backcountry/slack...
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Stylish Drinking: The Connaught Bar

Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, UK IF ALL ENTRANCES WERE THIS GOOD there would be no need for exits. First the doormen - the white-gloved kind - whose "welcome to the Connaught" stiffens your stride and...