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.
There’s something in the air today. Smells like spring. Fresh cut grass, white ash, and worn leather. Baseball season is here. And we have the authentic, accessories for all spectators and man cave denizens.
We are thrilled to invite you to this Friday’s Valhalla Dinner, hosted by Highland Park’s Brand Ambassador, Martin Daraz.
Let’s just say, this is a BIG deal for scotch drinkers and foodies, alike.
For this one special night, eat like valkyries, gods and goddesses as we toast to Thor, Loki, Freya and Odin, the four rare expressions of the Highland Park Valhalla Collection. In fact, three of these expressions are no longer available for purchase, making this an extraordinary opportunity to be in the presence of greatness.
What Would Tony Stark Do? I’d have to think really hard about my favorite movie of the year, but I’m pretty confident that the most inspiring movie I’ve seen — to the extent that it made me want to give up menswear to become a military industrialist — was Iron Man. Granted, I haven’t yet… Read more »Posted on October 23, 2008 by Ami
Perhaps We’re in the Wrong Market
Long time visitors to the site or the blog have probably detected that I’m a bit of a news junkie. The features on the home page often incorporate some kind of angle from current events, and many of the blog posts have borrowed a title or a punchline from news on the Interweb. So it’s… Read more »Posted on October 22, 2008 by Ami
What a Difference a Cream Makes
So my first pass at a safety razor shave came last night with my beautiful new Truefitt & Hill Ebony Safety Razor, and it was quite an interesting experience. First, my thanks and apologies to mantic59, the Badger & Blade veteran with the YouTube tutorials on safety razor shaving. Thanks for the vidoes; apologies for… Read more »Posted on October 17, 2008 by Ami
Flight to Safety
Unless you’ve been living in a cave palling around with terrorists, you’ve no doubt learned a lot more about economics than you ever thought you would. TED spreads, credit-default swaps, collateralized debt obligations, auction-rate securities and so much more. In fact, we almost considered making Das Kapital our Book-of-the-Month selection for October! The turmoil in… Read more »Posted on October 15, 2008 by Ami
Your Beltmaker’s First Name
My bartender is Bradley. My tailor is Andy. My barber is Jodi (male). And my belt maker is Floyd. How do I know that? Bills Khakis has entered the belt business with 2 new belts [cleverly named the Model 1 and Model 2] which are made exclusively by Floyd. We can’t say it enough, but… Read more »Posted on October 13, 2008 by Ami
For the Prime Minister Who Has Everything
Do a Google search for "gifts for the guy who has everything" and one of our sponsored ads will show up [please don’t click on our ad as that will cost us money!]. We pride ourselves on having some great gift ideas for the impossible-to-shop-for gentleman. Some of our favorites include things like the Laguiole… Read more »Posted on October 11, 2008 by Ami
Wall Street lifestyle, R.I.P.
A few weeks back, the day after Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were granted emergency approval to become commercial banks, a private wealth manager & college fraternity brother said, "We’ve just witnessed the end of Wall Street as we know it." While I follow the financial markets closely, meltdown or not, I had not really… Read more »Posted on October 6, 2008 by Ami
Hlaska Opens First Store!
Last night, Hlaska, a hip leather accessories company based in San Francisco, opened the doors to their first store. On Fillmore Street in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, the 2,000 square foot store showcases their entire line of Men’s and Women’s leather accessories, and a new line of men’s ties (soon to be on our site!)…. Read more »Posted on October 4, 2008 by Ami
A co-worker’s wife’s Professor friend sent us a link to a start-up in the men’s retail space called His Catalog by Project Einstein. If I’m reading their background correctly, it sounds like the idea came from a few students from MIT’s Sloan School who wrote up a business plan, and out of 190 submitted, was… Read more »Posted on September 29, 2008 by Ami
Best Mustang EVER!
Brad Johnson, Founder of Club DRIV, a luxury car club in San Francisco, pointed me to this amazing transformation of a Ford Mustang into a replica of the Aston Martin Vanquish in James Bond’s Die Another Day. It’s a Mustang…really! Read the brief write up here, or watch the video to see it in action…. Read more »Posted on September 25, 2008 by Ami