The Best of Baxter Box features a curated mix of the most well‐known items from Baxter of California, packaged in a limited‐edition case designed by Southern California artist and surfer Tyler Warren.
How does one break down a short trip to Vegas for a whisky show? 11:18 AM Order a cup of coffee and run into the West Coast Brand Ambassador for Macallan.
12:00 PM Head over to Delmonico’s with Jon Trainier, the west coast BA, for a steak lunch and some rare Glenmorangie.
1:45 PM Get the meat-sweats from devouring a massive bone-in rib eye. It was totally worth it.
Sometimes a cigar calls for a drink that keeps you warm: cognac, port, espresso. And on warm days, you might prefer a cigar-friendly drink to keep you cool like a Cuba Libre or a Cigar Lover’s “Martini.” Indeed, at some point in history, a brave soul tried combining cognac and port into a single cocktail. Our recipe:… Read more »
We are very excited for you to meet Mr. Mark Pomerantz, a menswear designer who represents the latest addition to our collection of bespoke offerings. His line of suits and coats is crafted from gorgeous fabrics. What we really love about Mr. Pomerantz’ work is the incredible amount of attention he focuses on embellishments and construction details. You would be hard pressed to find such specific work elsewhere.
The Club held it’s fifth annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday. To say that members and guests took their responsibility to dress up for the party seriously would be an understatement. So much seersucker, linen, madras, and as one member put it: “hats for days.” The menu featured $5 mint juleps paired with country ham… Read more »
If you’re a cigar lover like me, you’ll probably never forget where you were, or what you were doing, when you first laid eyes on my inaugural ashtray design. Simple. Purposeful. Built-in “social” integration. How could no one have already thought of it? I don’t know. A crystal ashtray for a single cigar that features an accurate,… Read more »
We are thrilled to host Bert Pulitzer for a Survivalon trunkshow this Thursday, April 23rd. Pulitzer is an outerwear innovator, the man who taught Ralph Lauren about the neckwear business, and the guy that first made a name for Velcro. He relaunched Survivalon in 2012, and we’re happy to see it’s return. These waterproof jackets are stylish, in traditionally muted shades as well as brash and compromising colors. They are highly functional, long-lasting, and American-made. And their client roster has included titans among men, like John Wayne.
For years, Davek has been the solution for people sick of umbrellas that buckle and flip inside out at the slightest hint of a breeze. Now Davek has solved our final umbrella quandary–how not to lose it. Davek’s Alert Umbrella is about to conclude a round of funding on Kickstarter, and, from the looks of… Read more »
It’s time for another whisky bundle to add to your growing collection of amazing gold liquid at your home bar. This month Kyle and I put together a fun little ditty from the region of Campbeltown. Tucked away in the South West Corner of Scotland, Campbeltown used to be home to as many as 34 distilleries. Now there are only two left, and they produce some very exciting whiskies indeed. The whiskies in this month’s bundle all come from one distillery; two are homages to closed distilleries, and the other is one of our all-time favorite daily drams. These three bottles would normally retail together for $226.97, but purchased as a bundle, we’re offering them for just $190. Without further ado, our April Whisky Bundle of Joy, featuring Springbank Distillery.
Update on Safety Razor Shaving
Since I know you are all very concerned with my shaving regimen, I wanted to provide a brief update on my experiences with Safety Razor shaving. Three weeks in now and I’m now beginning to enjoy it. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: Cream is key. While they call it "wet shaving", cream seems more… Read more »Posted on November 23, 2008 by Ami
Hanging Around with Kirby
Kirby Allison is an officer and a gentleman. Kirby is the young entepreneur behind the Hanger Project: a company dedicated to creating hangers that are as beautiful as they are functional. That, in and of itself, is enough to interest me since I used to require that all of my dress shirts were hung on… Read more »Posted on November 21, 2008 by Ami
May He Rest In Peace
You don’t start a business like this if you don’t already enjoy reading men’s magazines. I have, at times, been subscribed to GQ, Esquire, Robb Report, Men’s Health, Details, Maxim, Men’s Journal, Playboy (for the articles), and a handful of others that have since disappeared from the landscape (Vitals, Player, FHM to name a few)…. Read more »Posted on November 20, 2008 by Ami
UrbanDaddy Covers the Store Opening
UrbanDaddy, a necessary email subscription for any modern gentleman, first featured us nationally back in 2006. The hit featured Ike Behar’s custom shirt program called C.E.O. for Custom Express Original. Fast forward to 2008, and UrbanDaddy featured the opening of On The Fly’s flagship store in downtown San Francisco on the day that it opened:… Read more »Posted on November 18, 2008 by Ami
And We’re Back
…Not that we ever left really. This last weekend, it was all-hands on-deck to merchandise our first retail store in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District in Embarcadero Center. Our new neighbors include Coach, Crane & Co., and Victoria’s Secret, and a couple hundred thousand office tenants in the skyscraper above us. The store… Read more »Posted on November 18, 2008 by Ami
Your Quantum of Solace Premiere
Tomorrow night (or midnight tonight in some cities), Quantum of Solace, the new Bond film is released in the U.S. (it’s been released just about everywhere else in the world already which may or may not be reflective of our diminished standing in the world). For some, tomorrow night will be a must-see movie night… Read more »Posted on November 13, 2008 by Ami
Sneak Peak of the New Store
We are 4 days away from opening our first store in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. One Embarcadero Center on the Street Level to be exact. Our neighbors will include Coach, Crane & Co., Origins, the U.S. Postal Service, and…Victoria’s Secret. While we hope to get some recognition in print for this, I… Read more »Posted on November 13, 2008 by Ami
Neuroses of a Modern Gentleman III
I swear this will be my last neurosis related to coffee. Since, according to readers, "real men" don’t drink (1) mochas, or (2) any coffee drink with a straw, I have had little excuse to go back to Peet’s Coffee. After all, we have our Capresso Impressa Z5 in the warehouse that makes a perfect… Read more »Posted on November 11, 2008 by Ami
A Face Lift
Long time readers will hopefully appreciate a couple of minor aesthetic changes to the Modern Gentleman’s Blog. Namely, we have tried to make it more modern and more gentlemanly. We’ve increased the font size of the actual posts so that I can continue to read the blog without glasses as I age. We’ve also redesigned… Read more »Posted on November 8, 2008 by Ami
I recognize that I care about clothing more than most men, and I certainly take some heat for that. The time I spent in the most traditional of men’s stores in the most liberal of college towns (Berkeley), taught me to appreciate the details that result in one shirt retailing for $95 and another for… Read more »Posted on November 6, 2008 by Ami