Category Archives: Classics

Inside the E-Type

  Courtesy RM Auctions Here we have a peek inside the legendary Jaguar E-Type, one of the most beautiful cars ever built both inside and out, courtesy of RM Auctions’ upcoming Salon Privé sale in London. Read more at A … Continue reading

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Finds: Pan Am Pilot’s Rolex

Courtesy Antiquorum At Antiquorum’s important watches sale in Geneva this weekend: a Pan Am pilot’s 1957 Rolex “Tropical Dial” GMT-Master, complete with the flyer’s cap, briefcase, lighter, ashtray and flight instruction manual, estimated at $27,000 – $38,000 (Read more at … Continue reading

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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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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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Operatic Interlude

Ponchielli: La Gioconda

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Boat Races at Oxford, 1958

This past weekend the 157th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race took place on the Thames, continuing the universities’ storied sporting tradition. Although nowadays the sculls are made of fiberglass and the clothes of Coolmax, in essence the event is largely … Continue reading

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James Bond – British Military Rolex Redux

London-based Rolex customizer Project X has come out with a new limited edition series of designs in homage to the original James Bond Submariner as worn by Sean Connery and the British SBS (Special Boat Service), an elite commando unit … Continue reading

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Must Have: Ernest Hemingway’s .577 Westley Richards Nitro Express

The author’s safari rifle is up for auction in Maine. UPDATE: It sold for $340,000.

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The Art of the Scarf, Part I

Sir Alec Guinness sports a woolen number with a collegiate feel.

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