Monthly Archives: April 2011

Treasures from J.P. Morgan’s Corsair

This weekend Boston Harbor Auctions is offering a number of nautical treasures from the Corsair, the massive steam yacht built for J.P. Morgan in 1890 by Neafie & Levy of Philadelphia. Morgan, who was for a time Commodore of the … Continue reading

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Huntsman of Savile Row

Here’s a peek inside the hallowed portals of Hunstman of Savile Row, established 1849. Over the decades Huntsman has made suits for the likes of the Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor), the Maharajah of Jaipur, Rudolph Valentino, Laurence … Continue reading

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Jockey Full of Bourbon

In honor of his recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we present the only man alive who should ever sport a soul patch.

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Rewind: The Rolex Commando

Released in 1972 for one year only, the Rolex Commando, a Spartan version of the Explorer, was the cheapest model in the famed Swiss watchmaker’s catalog at the time. Today, of, course, it is extremely rare, desirable and all-but-impossible to … Continue reading

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Hockney at Bonhams

Courtesy Bonhams UK auction house Bonhams is staging a sale in London on April 20 dedicated solely to the work of David Hockney, including several important paintings. To our way of thinking however of equal appeal are the many portraits … Continue reading

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Drinking & Driving with Hunter S. Thompson

Courtesy of DRIVEN A brisk wind is blustering down from the snow-capped Rockies as Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, clutching a Bloody Mary, shifts his red Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible into high gear…. Thus begins our reminiscence of the good doctor … Continue reading

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A Final Plunge at the Harvard Club

The last time we were at the Harvard Club in New York we had lunch with our old pal Whit Stillman. Over at A Continuous Lean you can see some pix we dug up of the club from 1940. There … Continue reading

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The Decline of the Dress Code at ’21′

Over the years we’ve spent a considerable amount of time at the famed ’21′ Club. The photo above, from our days on the gossip desk of a disreputable daily, is but one of many from a number of Scotch-soaked occasions … Continue reading

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Operatic Interlude

Ponchielli: La Gioconda

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Set Sail for the Shipyard Cup

Three of our favorite things in life – sailboats, good beer and Maine – will come together this summer at the 2011 Shipyard Cup. The three day series of races in the traditional Corinthian style will be taking place in … Continue reading

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