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An Italian August and a shirt making ideal

The sewing machines sit idle.  Fabric remnants don't litter the floor and the gossip around the Rancillo is non existent.  It's August in Italy and it seems the entire country is on holiday including the...
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The 5 Drinks you should be sipping right now

The venerable G & T might as well be on Imperial Black's logo.  Still, every now and then one must move beyond the comfort zone,  Here are five of our favorites for the steamy months ahead.        ...
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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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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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Riding Summer’s Doldrums

  It's that time of year. Summer's doldrums are upon us.  We are finished with Royal Ascot, the clamor of Pitti Uomo in Florence has receded, and the Fourth of July a mere hangover. The Royal...
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Meridian- Neither Here Nor There

Its the Meridian, that imaginary half of a great circle, curving from pole to pole that has us thinking about our journeys as of late. Where are we on that great arc and does our location even matter?  We...
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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...