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Queue Jumping for the perfect shirt

It’s August and the lads at the Italian workshop have packed it in for the month and are hitting the islands down south or cooling their heels in the Dolomites. Before everyone became decidedly...
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The Gentleman Gardener and the Buddleia

  Is there a better place of refuge than the garden shed?  Could it be the grown man's answer to the tree houses and secret forts of our youth? At the youngest of ages I would seek my...
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La Floridita’s Contribution to Society

The Floriditas contribution to society As we have been on a Papa kick lately the concoctions that either helped him hang on or slide off (depending on ones viewpoint) have made...
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1963: A year in the life of Steve McQueen

It's easy to say that McQueen was and still is the quintessential king of cool but it's easy forget that he was a pretty simple man living an extraordinary life.  1963 found McQueen at the top of his game and...
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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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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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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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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...
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Vintage Champagnes To Invest In This Year

Vintage Champagnes To Invest In This Year Decades in the making, the finest fizz from the greatest houses All that glitters is not gold. Likewise, all that sparkles is not champagne –...
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The incredible elegance of the white shirt

Is there anything more classic and elegant than a crisp white dress shirt?  It's nearing Summer's end so forget the suit and tie.  A simple white shirt comes into it's own with the best accessory being a...
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Reynard

As a child I came across the fox as most do. The pages of Aesops Fables, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Goethes's Reineke Fuchs, and Reynard the Fox, telling of the trickster, the joker, the cunning and experienced...