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Style Essential: Hamilton Ventura Watch

The Ventura is significant in that it was powered by the world’s first battery powered electrical movement, the Hamilton 500, which was first unveiled in 1957.  To ring in this new era of modernity and enlightenment in watchmaking, Hamilton released … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Baracuta G9 Harrington Jacket

Good enough for dapper rebels like Elvis, Steve McQueen, and Frank Sinatra, the Harrington Jacket is an iconic piece of cool weather outerwear.  With a design that hasn’t changed since the late 30s, the Baracuta G9 will keep you looking … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Albert Thurston White Moiré Suspenders

Take a cue from 007 and set a pair of white suspenders against that crisp white evening shirt.  The belt is a decidedly informal and unwelcome tuxedo accessory as the trousers should have those side-tab adjustment things, but this is … Continue reading

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Essential Wheels: Aston Martin DB5

Whether you’re saving the world (again), beating an overweight supervillan at golf, or just heading over to Trader Joe’s for a couple bottles of Two Buck Chuck, the timeless lines of the DB5 will get you there in style.  The … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Zippo Windproof Lighter

The original Zippo Windproof lighter dates back to the 1930s and has changed little over the past 75 years. Mad Men is flush with all manner of classic lighters — the Ronson Varaflame included — but what does the man … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Swaine Adeney Brigg SAB Bond Attaché Case

In From Russia With Love, Q supplies Bond with custom attachés that hold, among other things, 20 rounds of ammunition, gold coins, throwing knives, and tear gas.  London-based Swaine Adeney Brigg created the movie version, and still offer the SAB Bond … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classique

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Style Essential: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Daytona was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for drivers in endurance races, but its legacy has extended well beyond the track.  From the watch’s humble beginnings, Paul Newman helped to further the Daytona’s desirability with the Reference … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Rolex Explorer

The watch of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, the Rolex Explorer has an adventurer’s soul in a sleek, timeless body.  More style-versatile than the Submariner, the Explorer is every bit at home on top of Everest as it is paired with … Continue reading

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Style Essential: Rolex Submariner

It’s hard to think of a more classic, all-purpose watch than the Submariner.  Its reputation for accuracy, durability, and style has been well earned, and pretty much any serious watch collector will have one or two stashed away to wear … Continue reading

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