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Hermes Arceau Moonphase Retrograde Watch

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March 17th, 2009

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There are those that will tell you that the only place for a true gentleman’s watch is in his pocket. Whether you subscribe to such lunacy or not there’s no denying the swankness of Hermes Arceau Moonphase Retrograde pocket watch. Made from 18kt gold the watch sports a rather rakish leather chain and is probably a little too eye-catching to leave in your pocket for any length of time— that is of course if you’re lucky enough to snag one, as the production run was limited to twenty-four. [ Continue Reading ]

Bullets & Ice

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March 5th, 2009


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Mini Boss from Trend Land has fast become one of my favorite bloggers. In a recent post she likened the diamond encrusted bullets in a collection from the French jewlers Akillis to something out of the world of James Bond. For me the jewels conjured images of femme fatales from classic noirs like The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely. Regardless of the point of reference the collection [ Continue Reading ]

Viktor & Rolf for Samsonite Black Label

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February 24th, 2009

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Believe it or not there was once a time when people looked forward to air travel. They dressed for it and talked almost as excitedly about the thrill of flying as they did where they were going. That was the 50′s and 60′s. I’m sure this is true because I saw it on an episode of “Mad Men”. Nowadays however it’s all sweats and cheap luggage and a rush to get through security checkpoints.

Samsonite’s Black Label does its part to bring some of the refinement back to travel; witness the label’s present collaboration with the famed design team of Viktor & Rolf. The new luggage series is available in either a rather retro looking red or blue aeroplane motif or traditional black. Rapture! One less reason to lament flying, perhaps.