NEW FLAMES: CHOOSING THE BEST LIGHTER

NEW FLAMES: CHOOSING THE BEST LIGHTER

If You’re Going To Let Sparks Fly, Do It Right       Taking Lighters. Seriously. We’ll leave it to you decide whether or not you should carry a lighter, a… read more

SHOULD A MAN ALWAYS CARRY A LIGHTER?

A Short Treatise on Making Fire  The question Should a man always carry a lighter? begs for a robust answer, even if the question itself doesn’t come up all that… read more

IN DEFENSE OF THE BOW TIE

Your Finest Hour: Where To Wear Your Bow For some people, the bow tie is in the same category as the novelty tie, or what’s worse the gimmicky tie. But… read more

BRING HOME THE BACON

Bacon is a “heritage food,” if there is such a thing. Beyond breakfasts, it finds its way into baked-goods and even booze. Here are more reasons to love bacon, and… read more

HOW TO DRIVE CROSS-COUNTRY ALONE

Road-Tested Advice For The Long-Haul   Like many of the things a man may do by himself, driving alone cross-country might be a matter of necessity or a matter of… read more

WHAT’S A PLIMSOLL? TIME TO CONVERSE.

All Canvas Sneakers Are Stars. But Know Your Brands.   HUNTER S THOMPSON – the journalist/author portrayed by Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Rum Diaries) – was a… read more

ARCADE FIRE: BEATING THE (UN)FAIR GAMES

Hack that Rig, Score That Prize Why do we buy lottery tickets when there’s only a one in 175 million chance to get rich?  It’s almost the same reason why… read more

LIMONCELLO: THE ITALIAN DIGESTIF FOR ANYTIME

There’s no wrong way to enjoy this Italian lemon liqueur  Lemons are wonderful things, and limoncello is one of humankind’s nicest tributes to Citrus limon. Possibly indigenous to northwest India,… read more

OUR TIES TO THE SHARK

My Sweet, Let Me Tell You About The Shark Michael Phelps cannot out-swim a great white. Wow. We would have been even less surprised at the discovery that one in… read more

CAMPARI: THE ESSENTIAL APERITIF

An Easy Mix with Club Soda, Lemonade, or Juice No grimoire of complex recipes needed. No fancy equipment required. Two-parts Campari,… one-part Campari,… half Campari/half soda… It’s all good. And… read more

NOURISHMENT FOR NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY

Have a Taco for Taco, Wear A Sticky Bun   Happy birthday, Earnest. Apologies for the indignity that most Americans think a moveable feast is the drive-through at In-N-Out Burger. July 21st is… read more

FIVE REASONS TO BUY A CONVERTIBLE

But do you really need five reasons? “In what might be a case of convoluted logic, data suggests it takes an above-average income and education to drive what, by all… read more

THE BULLETPROOF SUIT

Is John Wick’s Kevlar-Lined Suit the Real Deal?   Excellent! Three things about John Wick: he’s good at killing, he’s bulletproof, and he has a terrific tailor. Counting corpses hasn’t… read more

SUIT YOURSELF: A SWIMSUIT PRIMER

Whatever’s Comfortable… Sometimes   “This is the most interesting man in the world. Is he stunningly handsome? Is he uncommonly svelte? Is he well dressed? Or dressed at all? In fact,… read more

LOVING THE BASIL MARTINI

Green, Strange, and Delicious: The Basil Ginger Drop   The idea of mixing basil and vodka isn’t easy to swallow. But the two Citizen bars in Shanghai have long been earning… read more

TIMELY HATS FOR SEASONABLE MEN

Buying a summer lid? Not the time for head-games.   The hat on this man’s head is a Tilley, and the man beneath it is Alex Tilley. For two decades… read more

RUNNING WITH THE BULLS

Chugging your third cup of coffee? Good luck with that. It’s not going to do the trick.  It’s the end of the workweek. You’re struggling to cross the finish-line.  Your… read more

STAY COOL: FIVE FABULOUS FABRICS FOR HOT WEATHER

Summer temperatures can make spending time outside almost unbearable. You’re sweaty. You might be smelly.  Your favorite button-down is now sporting some serious pit stains. The easiest way to avoid this… read more

SHARP, DISTRESSED MAN

Leonardo DiCaprio’s purchase in 2010 of the rights to Erik Larson’s critically-acclaimed The Devil in the White City is great news for those captivated both by the carnage served cold… read more

FACE-OFF: A GUIDE TO SHAVING (PART 2)

Wet Versus Dry When it comes to shaving, you have two options: wet or dry.  Both are practical but you may find one more preferable than the other due to… read more

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