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.
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.
Maria Sharapova: The Last Tennis Diva
The recent news of Maria Sharapova’s endorsement deal with Tiffany’s begged TCL to wax nostalgic for the bygone days of the tennis diva. We love the flapper-inspired Nike number Sharapova’s wearing at Roland Garros. The color is gorgeous and the drop-waist cut flattering. Even better, Tiffany’s accessorized this "Paris dress" with pearl buttons that fasten in back. The look recalls tennis’ first divas,… Read more »Posted on May 27, 2008 by teri
Sean Avery: Vogue’s Wing Man
New York Rangers winger Sean Avery made his first public appearance Tuesday night in his role as Vogue’s trophy intern, escorting Vera Wang for the Fragrance Foundation’s 36th Annual Fifi Awards. Wang received a Hall of Fame award, for which Intern Sean introduced her. That may explain why he raided Tony Romo’s closet for this don’t-notice-me black-and-white snoozer… Read more »Posted on May 23, 2008 by teri
Is the Golf Shirt the New Necktie?
Disclaimer: there is no truth to the following post; only a great deal of truthiness. The necktie has been the #1 Father’s Day gift since 1006 A.D. A mere 1,000 years later, in 2006, NPR broke the news that the gifting of a tie for Father’s Day had jumped the shark, calling the "ubiquitous but… Read more »Posted on May 22, 2008 by Ami
Tom Brady: Fashion’s Gordon Gekko
DAN KOPPEN: Hi, Tom! Wow, I can’t believe how awesome this public appearance stuff is! Thanks for inviting me! TB: Dan. What’s with the tuck? You’re so tightly wrapped, I could drop a quarter on your belly and it would boomarang back. No one tucks, Dan. That was last century. DK: Huh? Wha…? TOM BRADY: And a white oxford? Dan, I’ve… Read more »Posted on May 19, 2008 by teri
A Rare Glimpse at Vecchia Mano
Hard to believe it’s been a year and a half since Michael Toschi first mentioned a very exclusive project he would be undertaking to both celebrate and preserve the art of the handmade shoe. Now, Michael Toschi is not the only shoemaker in the world offering a benchmade shoe, but as a shoe company first,… Read more »Posted on May 15, 2008 by Ami
A Cherry Is a Grape Is a Nut
It’s Hump Day, dear readers — and we thought we’d help get your mid-week workday started with a little wake-up post. How’s this for a morning jolt? For the hockey-deprived, this (ahem) colourful gentleman is Don Cherry, colour commentator (there was no way around that …) on the CBC’s "Hockey Night in Canada." L’assemblage burst through American TV… Read more »Posted on May 14, 2008 by teri
James Bond and the Job Interview
Here?s a slice of sartorial advice you?re unlikely to find in any ?dress for success? guide or style bible. And it just might give you the much-needed edge in an increasingly competitive job market. Common wisdom dictates that you should wear your best clothes to a job interview and that usually means a new or… Read more »Posted on May 13, 2008 by richard
Paul Goydos in Fairway & Greene
Paul Goydos and Sergio Garcia are about to tee off in the first playoff hole at The Players Championship. Of course, it happens to be one of the most intimidating holes in all of golf — the island green on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass. The two players are polar opposites in a lot of… Read more »Posted on May 11, 2008 by Ami
Our Next Cigar-of-the-Month?
May’s Cigar-of-the-Month selection is already in the mail — the 2005 God of Fire Carlito Blend — but we may have discovered June’s cigar in this morning’s New York Times. The inside page of the Business section features a small story about a Minnesota company called Ruyan America that has invented a cigar that produces… Read more »Posted on May 11, 2008 by Ami
What to Wear to a Recession
Confused by conflicting reports about a global recession? Well, you’re not alone. Even the experts disagree. According to Morgan Stanley, the US is already in one. Then CNN commentator Lou Dobbs hysterically announced that the US economy was flirting with disaster. Meanwhile, the luxury industry asserts it’s sitting pretty, as recession-proof as ever. Clearly sectors… Read more »Posted on May 9, 2008 by richard