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C FOR MEN

FEATURES 3.1 PHILLIP LIM PANTS.

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LA Galaxy players Sebastian Lletget, Robbie Rogers, Baggio Husidic, Tommy Meyer and Bradford Jamieson IV know how to pack a stadium. Here, in fall’s finest suits and sportswear, they dish on life—both on and off the field

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HIT REFRESH With his midcentury San Diego home, architect John Ike of celebrated firm Ike Kligerman Barkley puts a new spin on California’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle

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As he enters his ninth decade, Grammy award-winning jazz icon Herb Alpert keeps pushing boundaries in the worlds of music and art—and he’s

For Angelo Garro, a passionate San Francisco-based epicurean, winemaker, entrepreneur and metalsmith, life is best celebrated at the dinner table with friends—

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CUT ABOVE Despite his easygoing air and everyman sensibilities, Clive Owen is not your average bloke—just remember he has a Golden Globe at home in London and a brilliant 20-year career in Hollywood. This month, the husband and father stars in the new season of The Knick while trying his hand on Broadway...who ever said 50 was easy? CLIVE OWEN WEARING ARMANI PHOTOGRAPHED BY RANDALL MESDON. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR MORE DETAILS, P.129. STYLED BY JULIE RAGOLIA. HAIR: SUZY MAZZARESE ALLISON FOR LESLIE ALYSON INC. MAKEUP: JOANNA PENSINGER FOR EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS MANAGEMENT.

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DEPARTMENTS 42 FOUNDER’S LETTER.................................................................................................. 28 Who’s who behind the scenes of C for Men ........................................................ 32

C WHAT’S HOT Kelly Slater rides into his next adventure. Louis Vuitton pays homage to an illustrious English artist. From dock to dish, a Michelin-starred chef talks sustainable seafood. In studio with animated artist Kenny Scharf. Ted Baker London sets up shop in Malibu. A world-class magician plays his cards right...............................................................................................

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George Esquivel buffs up men’s shoes with Wickett & Craig. Omega’s newest watch goes Bond, James Bond. Fendi scores with a sporty new backpack. Trends for every leading man this season. Plus, a worldly assortment of timepieces. Under cover: Fall runways take on retro-

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“GOOD STOCK” (P.42): COURTESY OF INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS (2). “STAY TUNED” (P.46): HAYDEN BELLUOMINI. “BY GEORGE” (P.49): AARON SMITH. “DESIGNER PERK” (P.70): COURTESY OF OUI WILL AGENCY. “BLOCK PARTY” (P.77): ANDREA BRICCO. “NEW WAVE” (P.83): SACHA SPECKER

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RH unveils a comprehensive new collection with RH Modern. A tattoo artist makes his mark on the design world. Foam and function: California’s best-looking coffee houses.

The latest in all things auto, including a fortress on wheels...................................................................... 67

C MENU Smoked to perfection: Culver City serves up a savory new BBQ joint. Hopscotch’s Jenny Schwarz takes a spirited approach to cocktail ingredients. Cookbooks to inspire your inner

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C FOR MEN

Forgive me if I am generalizing, but there was an era— not too many moons ago—when men were meant to focus solely on their careers. The measure of a man was based on his output, and corporate culture championed working late, making money and having a drink (or more) before slogging home, only to wake up and do it all again the next day. Thankfully, times have changed in this post-Mad Men world and the idea of a well-rounded man is more important than what he does from 9 to 5. Outside pursuits can polish an exciting new facet of your life and banish the humdrum of an all-work-and-noplay existence. And, if you can combine your passions with your profession, even better! In this issue, we found subjects who are doing just that. Jazz icon Herb Alpert shows no signs of slowing down. At 80 years of age, he has a new album coming out, is embarking on a world tour and has been busy pursuing other artistic endeavors in the form of sculptures, paintings and totems at home in Malibu, as seen in “Play On” (p.116). Angelo Garro is a blacksmith-cum-forager based in San Francisco. In addition to the legendary feasts he throws for his friends (complete with a roasted boar he hunted), this foodie and Alice Waters’ confidante makes his own wine, cures his own meat, makes his own salt and dries his own fruit. In “Salt of the Earth” (p.122), he takes us on a tour of his famous Forge (and a lucky few of us got to sample his goods). We’ve also tracked down two surf icons who are dipping their toes into new waters, including Kelly Slater, who’s debuted a clothing line, Outerknown, in collaboration with John Moore. Meanwhile, John John Florence releases his next film in November, View From a Blue Moon. Jack Johnson wrote an original song for the film and John C. Reilly narrates. In “New Wave Cinema” (p.83), Florence shares his favorite surf breaks around the world. Another way to escape the daily grind is on the field. What better way to forget it all than to go to a soccer match and cheer on the LA Galaxy? We dressed the rising stars of the team in fall’s best fashion to show how sartorial success can mix perfectly with an active lifestyle. Speaking of busy guys, cover subject Clive Owen is firing on all cylinders. From his impressive Hollywood résumé to his Broadway debut, he is an actor at the top of his game, as seen in “Cut Above” (p.108). That his family life is even more important than his stellar career proves the point that a life in balance, with priorities in check, is what really makes a modern man.

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CHAD PITMAN “It was so fun working with such professional athletes—the precision these guys used to carve out the perfect shot is mesmerizing,” says photographer Chad Pitman of capturing LA Galaxy players in “Ballers,” p.88. Pitman is no novice at snapping high-profile subjects—his talent has landed him a client list including Alexander McQueen, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman and Victoria’s Secret, and fashion magazines such as Vogue, GQ and W. C SPOTS • Joshua Tree—my hometown • Big Sur for its beauty • Angeles National Forest in Arcadia because it’s quiet

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AUBRIE PICK “Working with Angelo [Garro] was a dream,” says seasoned food and lifestyle photographer Aubrie Pick on shooting S.F.’s Italian metalsmith and foodie, Angelo Garro, in “Salt of the Earth,” p.124. “He’s a true Renaissance man and the Forge is a rambling, chaotic, layered reflection of that.” Pick has contributed to Bon Appétit and Elle Décor, and recently shot Chrissy Teigen’s upcoming cookbook and Guy Fieri’s next tome. C SPOTS • Gualala—a pretty, quirky coastal town in Mendocino County • Point Reyes for oysters • Locke in the Central Valley—a little one-horse town that tells an important part of California history

one of those lifelong dreams that I never knew I had until it materialized,” says writer Jeff Weiss on profiling the jazz legend in “Play On,” p.116. Anthologized in the Best American Music Writing collection and author of 2Pac vs. Biggie: Rap’s Greatest Battle, Weiss is currently a columnist for L.A. Weekly, West Coast correspondent for the Washington Post and editor of the online journal Passion of the Weiss. C SPOTS • Big Sur because you can still pretend to be novelists Jack Kerouac or Henry Miller • Topanga Canyon—sometimes you want to pretend you were born in the wrong decade • Cactus Taqueria in Hollywood for burritos

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says John Ike, partner at the award-winning architecture and design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley, on conceptualizing his own San Diego getaway in “Hit Refresh,” p.100. A longtime influencer in the design world, Ike has collaborated on big-name projects such as Stanford University’s Institute for Economic Policy Research building, in addition to an extensive list of residences across the states. C SPOTS • The Pearl Hotel in S.D. for cocktails and dinner • Mingei International Museum in San Diego to see beautifully curated shows on crafts • Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland for a breakfast of fried chicken and waffles

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MARGOT DOUGHERTY “Architect John Ike was a lot of fun to speak with and his San Diego project was such an interesting one,” says Margot Dougherty, the writer of “Hit Refresh,” p.100. “The front door’s embedded glass dinner plates showed the original owner’s idiosyncratic design sense, one that Ike appreciated.” Dougherty, a former Time Inc. (Life, People, Entertainment Weekly) and Los Angeles Magazine editor/writer, has also contributed to More and Dwell, among others. C SPOTS • The streets of Venice for their architecture, residents and dogs • Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn for the tree houses • Any of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s restaurants (Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C, The Larder)

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“It’s rare to meet someone who has a completely different skill set to your own but has such a shared aesthetic and value system,” says designer John Moore of 11-time World Surf League champion Kelly Slater, his partner in the new, much-buzzed-about Culver City-based men’s line Outerknown, founded by Slater and partly backed by French luxury-goods conglomerate Kering. Launched this summer, the line of men’s necessities includes cashmere-blend sweaters, light puffer jackets, a checkered peacoat, plaid button-downs, simple tees, cozy sweatshirts and more—all simple, well-constructed and classic. “Most of the money I’ve earned in my career has come from clothing [sponsorships], and I realized 30 years down the line I didn’t know much about the process,” says Slater. “I feel like you have to have your DNA in something you can stand behind. Coming from the surf world, where there is a lot of lower-end, easily accessible, high-volume product, I wanted to make something more special, something that looks better, wears better, lasts longer and is done in a responsible way.” At every turn Slater and Moore have striven to create the most sustainable collection possible, encountering challenge upon challenge along the way. “When we pulled the trigger on Outerknown, Kelly framed the responsible practices we would employ, and I realized I didn’t have a completely sustainable resource in my entire network after two decades in business,” says Moore. “We had to build a global supply chain 100 percent from scratch.” Most notably, Outerknown uses revolutionary Econyl fibers—nylon yarn made from 100 percent regenerated materials including reclaimed fishing nets from the ocean—in jackets and board shorts. “Our hope is that we can inspire change and share our learnings with other brands,” says Moore. “We’re tiny, but that doesn’t mean we can’t inspire the big companies.” outerknown.com. • SARI ANNE TUSCHMAN

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From the beginning, Golden Coast’s Steven Mudd and Denny White wrote songs warmed by the sun and chilled by the ocean breeze. The electronic-pop duo met in college in Orange County, but quickly moved up the 405. You can hear it in their first song released just over a year ago: danceable and bright as sipping a Sex on the Beach on some faraway isle. “We had a studio a block from Venice Beach. Lunch and coffee breaks meant walking up and down the coast,” says Mudd. “We moved here to chase music and the California dream.” While in school, the Colorado natives bonded over Ben Folds, Jamie Cullum and Death Cab For Cutie. Dropping original songs and remixes on their Soundcloud page, the multi-instrumentalists had found a platform (and an audience) to show off their fancy-footwork drums and irrepressible melodies. “We’re trying to write sunny, fun synth-dance music, but we also gravitate toward lyrics and concepts that remind people never to give up,” Mudd says. In addition to a growing fan base, their inspiring beats have garnered placements in commercials, on The CW and live performances at sold-out venues like Hollywood’s Sayers Club. Having recently completed a monthlong tour across their beloved namesake, the pair are busy finishing their debut album and meeting with interested record labels. Says Mudd, “we are hoping to find the right fit to throw some gas on the fire in 2016.”

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TRICKS OF THE TRADE Doug McKenzie, Magician Since mastering his first trick at the age of 6, Doug McKenzie has carved out a niche for himself as one of the world’s most in-demand magicians, performing around the world for everyone from Harrison Ford and Lenny Kravitz to royalty and Silicon Valley billionaires. There’s no such thing as a typical day for this sleightof-hand master, who, in addition to his for-hire gigs, regularly consults as a producer for television shows and live performances featuring some of the biggest names in his field, including David Blaine and Dynamo. When he’s not working on a concept he dubs Magic 2.0 with tricks involving social media platforms and cutting-edge technology (Apple Watch, drones), McKenzie can be found skydiving out of planes and hot air balloons—and thinking of ways to incorporate magic into his jumps while he’s at it. Here, the illusionist shares what’s up his sleeve. dougmckenzie.com; @dougmckenzie. What are some of your signature effects? A person leaves the room with a deck of cards, shuffles them, and places any card they like into their pocket without looking at it. When they return, they receive a text message from someone who is hundreds of miles away that reveals the name of their card, despite

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not having seen it themselves or showing it to anyone else. On a larger scale, I have an effect where I’m able to change the New York City skyline. I once performed it on a whim whilst sitting at a red light for a cabdriver in the car next to me. The stoplight changed for him to go and he just sat there in disbelief, blocking traffic. Is there a favorite piece of magic you like to perform? I have a lot of magic where I reveal very personal pieces of information that people are merely thinking of; sometimes it’s their ATM PIN code, the name of a friend they haven’t thought of in years, or even a secret that they have never told anybody. When the magic is as personal as that, you really get a sense of how powerful it can be. What are you currently working on? I have a keen interest in drones and have a lot of magical ideas with them. For my purposes, the technology isn’t quite there yet, but drones are here to stay and I like to be ahead of the curve. What’s an easy trick to impress the ladies? If magic was easy, it wouldn’t be that impressive. If, however, you’re looking for a cheap trick, then puppies, roses and ice cream are always a good place to start. Continued on p.128

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Juan Diego Gerscovich and his two brothers, Fernando and Patricio, were raised at the beach. But rather than cavort in the surf or bury each other in the sand, they opted for a less typical hobby: a game of logos, in which they’d trace and challenge each other to recognize brand identities in the wet pack—be it Nike’s swoosh or Benetton’s stylized knitting stitch. It was a sign of things to come: The Argentinian trio, whose parents owned a pret-a-porter brand, Arianna, in the ’60s, would go on to found Industry of all Nations, a socially minded home goods and apparel company headquartered in Culver City that showcases sustainably crafted and authentically constructed pieces from all over the world. Blending Juan and Fernando’s design backgrounds (both are trained architects) with Patricio’s business savvy (he also works in finance at a major bank in Miami), the label marks an evolution from Juan and Fernando’s prior endeavor, Sundayland, a design practice focused on high-end decorative items. “It was very expensive and only for certain types of people,” says Juan. “Fashion lets us express ourselves in a more dynamic way.” Launched in 2010 with alpargatas, a biodegradable Argentinian espadrille manufactured by a factory that has been in operation since 1895, the company has since expanded to stock everything from alpaca sweaters hand-knit in Bolivia to the folding Panamericana chair, crafted in Indonesia exclusively from plantation teak, as well as joined forces for collaborations with the likes of J.Crew. In September they opened their first boutique on Abbot Kinney, a modern, 680-square-foot L-shaped space where “basic to the extreme” (in Juan’s words)

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interiors are composed of powder-coated white metal, white pine and recycled cardboard. Next up: a range of batik-dyed organic beach towels, women’s apparel, a high-end denim line and an exclusive sneaker with French brand Veja. The common thread? The lofty aspiration to change commerce, and the world, for the better, through each and every conscientiously produced product: “When people shop they are telling companies and societies what’s good and what’s not good,” says Juan. “It’s powerful to the extreme—even more than voting: We vote once every four years, but we shop every day.” 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-392-6000; industryofallnations.com. • MELISSA GOLDSTEIN

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M O D E R N MARVEL Leonard & Church first hit the scene with a Kickstarter campaign that quickly evolved into one of the biggest success stories the platform has ever seen. Fostering luxurious modern watches at an affordable price, this L.A.-based line is making its mark with clean, minimalistic designs inspired by the classics. The signature watches and pocket watch line are accented with sapphire crystal and handcrafted leather, promising a 10-year warranty and a price tag that won’t break the bank.

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SMOOTH OPERATOR For almost two centuries, family-run luxury brand WOLF has wound up everything from handmade Spanish cuff link cases to jewelry boxes. But this October, the global marque introduces a different style of storage for luxury timepieces in the Blake Collection of Winders. Adorned in teju lizard-embossed leather with chrome-plated hardware and Ultrasuede lining, the artisanal winder will keep a watch ticking for years to come.

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TED BAKER LONDON X GULFSTREAM SURFBOARD, $2,000.

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A longtime advocate for sustainable seafood, chef Michael Cimarusti is reeling in Providence’s 10-year anniversary with a new Dock-to-Dish pilot program slated to link local fisherman with California restaurants. The fishery sources produce from the Golden Coast (most notably Santa Barbara) and dictates Cimarusti’s award-winning gourmet menu at his Melrose post—no bluefin tuna or other endangered fish here. This fall, the Michelinstarred sustainable crusader will open up his next culinary venture in L.A., a seafood shop named Cape Seafood & Provisions.

British-based clothing and accessories purveyor Ted Baker London has made its coastal debut at the Malibu Country Mart with a new concept store. Designed as a wink to the 1950s surf scene, the 956-square-foot boutique is layered with blown-glass pendant lamps recalling retro pieces of candy, and furniture crafted from old surfboards. The goods include eight limitededition surfboards made by Gulfstream Surfboards featuring playful Ted Baker floral patterns and bright solids, and an exclusive vintage-inspired, bubblegum pink-hued cruiser bike designed by Quella Bicycle of Cambridgeshire. 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu.

docktodish.com

tedbaker.com

FRESH BAIT From top: CHEF AND CO-OWNER MICHAEL CIMARUSTI IN THE PROVIDENCE KITCHEN. THE UGLY BUNCH AT PROVIDENCE WITH ASSORTED SHELLFISH AND SMOKED CRÈME FRAÎCHE PANNA COTTA.

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LOUIS VUITTON FALL RUNWAY LOOK. Right: A CHRISTOPHER NEMETH PIECE, CIRCA 1997-1999.

Louis Vuitton’s fall men’s collection, dreamed up by artistic director Kim Jones, pays tribute to the late English artist-turned-designer Christopher Nemeth, who was a major influencer on the London creative scene in the early to mid-’80s. Nemeth’s defining twisted-rope motif has been reimagined for the French house’s runway— spanning laser-etched rope-patterned shearling coats to cork-embossed cashmere sweatshirts flocked in the design.

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This fall, 23-year-old R&B crooner Gallant is not only shaking up the stage as a performer in Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in L.A. series, he is also continuing to conquer the music scene with an upcoming genre-bending body of work. Winning over fans (including Skrillex) with experimental beats and soul-stirring lyrics on smooth tracks like “Weight in Gold,” the L.A.-based artist looks to dive deeper with his new material: “I hope people think it’s honest and vulnerable—a little more realistic and selfcritical in a world of braggadocio.”

redbullsoundselect.com; sogallant.com

louisvuitton.com

A R T-S C A P I N G “I’d like to think that what I’m putting out there is helping the environment,” says Culver City-based artist Kenny Scharf, who has decorated the city with everything from wide-scale murals (see the West Hollywood Library) to cars with his signature cartoon characters. This fall, he participates in “OUTSIDEIN: The Ascendance of Street Art in Visual Culture” at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (Oct. 8-Jan. 10). The forefather of L.A. street art is concerned the medium has “gotten so popular there is a danger of losing its freshness and spontaneity,” he says. Luckily, Scharf isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. “There are a million things that I haven’t done that I want to do,” including revisiting an idea for TV animation.

artcenter.edu; kennyscharf.com

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KENNY SCHARF IN HIS STUDIO NEAR THE CULVER CITY ART’S DISTRICT. Left: A 2014 COLLABORATION WITH DESIGNER JEREMY SCOTT.

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IWC PortugIeser. the legend among ICons.

IWC

Portugieser Perpetual Calendar. Ref. 5033: The daring expeditions of the Portuguese seafarers held out the promise of everlasting glory. A worthy legacy of this heroic epoch is the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar. Timelessly elegant, it features trailblazing technology that includes a 7-day automatic movem e nt w i th Pe llato n w inding a nd a powe r reserve display showing the date until 2499. So converted into human lifetimes, this model

could be working on its legendary status for eternity. i wc . e n g i n e e r e d fo r m e n .

Mechanical movement, Pellaton automatic winding, IWC-manufactured 52610 calibre, 7-day power reserve, Power reserve display, Perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase, Sapphire glass, Seethrough sapphire-glass back, Water-resistant 3 bar, Diameter 44.2 mm, Alligator leather strap by Santoni


IT SEALS THE MOST INCREDIBLE BONDS

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“I think it’s because I just never had real shoes,” answers George Esquivel when asked why, of all things, it was handcrafted leather footwear that he wanted to design. “You can fake anything else—you can have cheap jeans as a kid, you can have a plain black T-shirt, but everyone notices shoes.” The Californian grew up bouncing between motels in Los Angeles and Orange County, his father in and out of prison and his impoverished family on the move. Drawn to finer things having always been without, he first experienced the luxury of custom-made shoes in his 20s while on a trip to Mexico, after which he apprenticed with a cobbler in the States. Today, his bespoke shoes (wing tips, derbies, cap-toes and boots) are handmade at his atelier in Los Angeles and reflect his love of Southern California, as well as the state’s sartorial evolution: “Before, California was considered this hippie thing, and now it’s elevated and sophisticated,” he says. Miami Heat forward-center Amar’e Stoudemire, a longtime client, portrays the store similarly as casual, classic and refined. “That’s how I want [my shoes] to be described,” continues Esquivel. Since designing his first custom pair 21 years ago, Esquivel has shaken up the notion that a well-heeled gent must wear run-of-the-mill black or brown—his creations span from a forest-green leather boot to a reverse raw-denim toe. That innate flair has resonated with an impressive clientele; he regularly takes custom orders from NBA players and the most A-list of actors, and he has made shoes for the founders of Google and for Elon Musk. This fall, Esquivel’s collection includes an oxford collaboration with Pennsylvania tannery Wickett & Craig and, like all of his work, the pieces are the products of careful craftsmanship: sewing, cutting, burnishing and a dyeing process on natural vaquetta leather. Hand-tooled, painted captoes top off the artisanal artistry—all amounting to an

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estimated 30 hours of work. “I’m so in love with this process,” he says. After seasons of sportswear, Esquivel, who insisted that his son wear proper shoes—not sneakers—to his prom, thinks the pendulum is moving back in the direction of classic footwear. “I recently went to Tyson Chandler’s 10th wedding anniversary,” he says, smiling: “176 people, coolest of the cool; nobody was wearing sneakers.” 8309 W. 3rd St., L.A., 714-670-2200; esquivelshoes.com. • MOLLY CREEDEN

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Jaeger LeCoultre

Geophysic Universal Time watch Philippe Jordan, Chief Conductor and Music Director in Paris and Vienna

Open a whole new world


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S H E A R G E N I U S “The shearling trend embodies a rugged yet luxurious masculinity that can be worn in every shape, from a full-length duster to a short-waisted bomber,” says man-of-style Eric Rutherford of this season’s plush look. However, a word of advice from the digital influencer, model and lifestyle expert: “Don’t let this strong style overpower you—choose wisely or you’ll end up looking like a ’70s throwback, and not the good kind.” @mrrutherford9

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INTO THE BLUE Cartier’s newest iteration of the Tank MC sees the timeless, water-resistant wristwatch—with its rhodiumized steel sword-shaped hands and decorative flinqué dial—go through a blue period, featuring elegant sapphire crystal and dark-blue alligator leather. 370 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-275-4272.

cartier.us

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GHURKA CAVALIER II NO. 97 DUFFEL BAG, $1,395.

CHECK, PLEASE

CARTIER TANK MC WATCH, $7,000.

The latest proof that style is cyclical comes in the form of Ghurka’s new 40th-anniversary range, the heritage Derby Check, which was originally developed as a capsule collection in 1982. Reimagined for 2015 by the same Italian master craftsmen who created the first sporty duffels, overnight bags and dopp kits are adventure-ready, made of canvas that’s knife-coated with a protective shield and, of course, trimmed by American artisans in fine leather. 245 Post St., S.F., 415-986-2250.

ghurka.com

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WRITTEN BY LINDSAY KINDELON AND KATHRYN ROMEYN. RUTHERFORD: DUSTY ST. AMAND

GUCCI


Vdara

Do Vegas Differently. The all-suite, non-gaming, smoke-free, eco-friendly boutique retreat in Las Vegas. Vdara.com An MGM Resorts Luxury Destination


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JIMMY CHOO BELGRAVIA SNEAKERS, $795. BREGUET NO. 1176 TOURBILLON POCKET WATCH, OWNED BY MONTRES BREGUET.

PUMPED UP KICKS Check out the latest Jimmy Choo Belgravia high-top sneaker—the perfect combination of style and comfort, made in Italy. A houndstooth pattern of textured iris, black, and dark green suede glams up the classic favorite.

San Francisco

jimmychoo.com

R EWI N D A must-see for horologists and casual watch enthusiasts alike, the Legion of Honor’s “Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking” (on view until Jan. 10) runs through 240 years of the iconic French brand responsible for the first wristwatch, spotlighting more than 70 historical and exotic pocket watches, clocks and related instruments. 100 34th Ave., S.F., 415-750-3600.

legionofhonor.famsf.org; breguet.com

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FENDI BACKPACK, $5,650, AND SELLERIA SOCCER BALL, $2,850.

With the soccer season in full swing, it’s only fitting that Fendi’s latest releases put a luxury spin on the sport. The Italian house’s deluxe hand-stitched soccer balls in gorgeous Selleria leather pair perfectly with a range of new calf-hair and pure leather backpacks outfitted with regulation ball-sized front pockets. 355 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-276-8888.

fendi.com

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WRITTEN BY KATHRYN ROMEYN AND HEATHER SEVERS. MIANSAI: COURTESY OF MIANSAI

BAND TOGETHER Bracelets on men aren’t always a good idea, but when they’re Miansai—the popular modern accessories brand—you’re in good hands. The new 1,000-square-foot shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevard is stocked with an array of their trademark nautical-influenced jewelry, handcrafted leather goods, a monogram station and even a Kombucha tea bar, all against a backdrop of walnut wood and metal. 1116 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.

miansai.com

MIANSAI ANCHOR BRACELET, $85.

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SHOW BUSINESS Sometimes one failed dream leads to the realization of another. Case in point: Giuseppe Battaglia, who immigrated to America to become an actor and instead ended up dressing the most famous men in Hollywood— Fred Astaire, Clark Gable, Billy Wilder—from his Beverly Hills boutique. Even today the longest-standing specialty men’s shop on Rodeo Drive exclusively stocks handmade-in-Italy knitwear, suits and silk ties, and serves greats including Bruce Willis, Robert Downey Jr. and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Talk about fated. 332 Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-276-7184.

battaglia-beverlyhills.com

TWO STEP Ermenegildo Zegna’s new Avenue Flex cap-toe derby shoe provides premier comfort, envisioned for daily business folk or travelers on the go, featuring a sole with unheard-of flexibility. Tanned specifically to be extra pliable, the deerskin footwear also features Italian sacchetto construction, which is essentially a half insole and is a mark of superior craftsmanship. 337 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-247-8827.

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA AVENUE FLEX SHOES, $695.

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zegna.com

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KITON SURFBOARD, $4,000, AND CARRY-ON LUGGAGE, $55,240.

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SECRET AGENT Omega’s Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition marks the latest evolution of the heritage timepiece 007 has worn since 1995’s GoldenEye. With a five-stripe strap and engraved gun Spectre film logo and serial number (1 to 7,007), the sleek style is the first silver-screen model to be made available to the public. 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310-854-0003.

omegawatches.com

BY THE BOOK

The new Kiton store in San Francisco boasts an exciting array of exclusive products including a custom handmade surfboard by Casey McCrystal (of McCrystal Surfboards in Huntington Beach) with 100 percent cashmere inlays (yes, cashmere). Another favorite is the crocodile carry-on luggage, for the ultimate in luxury travel. 207 Grant Ave., S.F., 415-989-7000.

The new tome Gaetano Savini: The Man Who Was Brioni examines the storied legacy of Italy’s “Dior of Menswear,” a man who dressed the Kennedy brothers and Cary Grant, and revolutionized the industry by introducing lightweight fabrics, modern silhouettes and more colors, even pioneering the use of male runway models. Assouline, $85.

kiton.it

assouline.com; brioni.com

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WRITTEN BY KATHRYN ROMEYN AND HEATHER SEVERS. BATTAGLIA COURTESY OF BATTAGLIA. OMEGA COURTESY OF OMEGA. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA COURTESY OF ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA. KITON: MYLES KUSUBA

OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 SPECTRE LIMITED EDITION WATCH, $7,500.


Montblanc Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Crafted for New Heights In homage to the European explorer and his need for utmost precision, Montblanc pays special tribute with the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Complet Vasco da Gama Special Edition featuring a full calendar and a blue lacquered constellation around the moon phase, which shows the exact same night sky above the Cape of Good Hope as Vasco da Gama observed it in 1497 on his first journey to India. Visit and shop Montblanc.com

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Newman. McQueen. Dylan. Redford. This fall, let the legends of screen and song inspire a statement-making wardrobe 1. BRIONI SHIRT, $725. 2. BATTAGLIA SHOES, $1,750. 3. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO CUFF LINKS, $161. 4. SAINT LAURENT BY HEDI SLIMANE LE SMOKING JACKET, $2,550, AND TROUSERS, $890. 5. DIOR HOMME TIE, $210. 6. KITON MONEY CLIP WALLET, $1,758. 7. STEPHEN WEBSTER BRACELET, $400.

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FROM THE DESK OF.... Michael Kors, master of American sportswear, shares some friendly fashion tips

From the tech world to the surf world and everywhere in between, life is getting more and more casual. Most of you aren’t wearing a suit every day, but that doesn’t mean that it’s all about board shorts and a T-shirt either. That’s why I’ve taken some weekend favorites and given them just enough polish so you can wear them to the office. The cargo gets narrower, the long-sleeve tee is cashmere and the white jean becomes a cord. They’re office-friendly, but they’re also something you can wear on a Friday night. I personally have a uniform, a T-shirt and jeans or cargos, that I just add to and subtract from. When I go to California, I add a rugged sandal. If I go somewhere more formal, I add a blazer. The point is, it’s not about reinvention—it’s about modernization. And since we’re talking fall, a great outer layer—whether it’s a blazer cardigan, a slim bomber or a modern cotton anorak—is the easiest way to add polish to your uniform. The days of organizing your closet by work and weekend are over. It’s all about laid-back but luxe.

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Clockwise from top right: MICHAEL KORS PARKA, $495, PULLOVER, $395, TROUSERS, $225, BELT, $168, AND BAG, $648. TRENCH ANORAK, $995, PULLOVER, $195, TROUSER, $125, BELT, $198, AND DUFFEL, $798. CARDIGAN, $395, SHIRT, $145, JEANS, $175, AND DUFFEL, $798.

COURTESY OF MICHAEL KORS

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1. IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN PILOT’S WORLDTIMER, $9,500. 2. VACHERON CONSTANTIN WORLD TIME, $48,000. 3. LOUIS VUITTON ESCALE TIME ZONE, $7,700. 4. CARTIER TORTUE, $43,400. 5. PANERAI LUMINOR 1950 3 DAYS GMT 24H AUTOMATIC ACCIAIO, $8,600. 6. JAEGERLECOULTRE DOUMETRE UNIQUE TRAVEL TIME, $42,700. 7. MONT BLANC HERITAGE SPIRIT ORBIS TERRARUM, $5,200.

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DESIGN POLISHED

PERSPECTIVE RH Modern reinvents (and ups the ante on) one-stop shopping Edited by

Andrea Stanford

COURTESY OF RH MODERN

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RH MODERN MILO BAUGHMAN ‘S 1968 MODEL #3426 CHAIR IN BLACK MOHAIR VELVET, STARTING AT $3,195.

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BACK IT UP Known for his fine-line fashion-forward work, Brian Woo (aka Dr. Woo) is one of the most sought-after tattoo artists on the West Coast (with more than a yearlong waiting list). His cult following now has another way to celebrate his artistry: a design collaboration with Modernica in the form of a limitededition side chair. “I work so much, I feel like when I stand up, I’ve given a part of myself to the chair,” explains Woo of the impetus behind the black fiberglass piece, replete with a likeness of his X-ray, hand-applied to the front and back. $450.

doctor-woo.com

CZECH IT OUT

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RH MODERN PACAMARA DINING TABLE DESIGNED BY VAN THIEL & CO. SHOWN IN OAK, FROM $2,495.

This month, Michal Martinek added a shop to his digital culinary community, Very Good Cook. Rounding out recipes and interviews are handcrafted wood utensils and ceramic wares (like the fermenting crock, left) sourced from his homeland, the Czech Republic. “I wanted special things in limited quantities,” says the L.A.-based epicurean, who was Jenni Kayne’s director of retail before launching this passion project. “Once they sell, they’re gone,” he warns, but with biannual trips home, expect frequent exciting additions.

verygoodcook.com

Los Angeles

S C E N E SETTING Fraternal twins Mark and Jonnie Houston, the duo behind Houston Hospitality and such nightspots as La Descarga and Pour Vous, have returned to The Line Hotel in Koreatown to install five new guest spaces, outfitted in a vintage ’70s aesthetic consistent with the brothers’ aptitude for creating retro environs with a moody nostalgia. (They previously designed one of the hotel’s bars, Break Room 86.) Spaces can be linked to create intimate event suites as well. 3515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 213-368-3030.

Book through breakroom86.com; houstonhospitalityla.com

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WRITTEN BY MAILE PINGEL AND ANDREA STANFORD. DOCTOR WOO: NICK WALKER. THE LINE HOTEL: DYLAN + JENI

Sometimes the best inventions come from finding a void in the market; other times they come from carving out an entirely new niche. With Chairman & CEO Gary Friedman at the helm of RH (rebranded from Restoration Hardware since 2012), the company has continually evolved with smart new concepts and collections. But not until now has Friedman so dramatically reinvented the contemporary furnishings market as with the October launch of RH Modern, a fully integrated high-end home-furnishings range available under one label. The collection was conceived by Friedman and a well-considered list of internationally renowned designers, including local Californians like Jonathan Browning and Thomas Bina. There are also reissued designs by the legendary Milo Baughman, who helped define midcentury West Coast style. The pieces, which include furniture, lighting and decor, bring a new point of view to the brand: They are minimalistic yet comfortable, refined yet powerful. Expect sophisticated finishes, natural materials (leather, shagreen, stone and wood), and metals like bronze and brass. Along with the new line comes a RH Modern LA Gallery on Beverly Boulevard, opening this fall. Visitors are greeted by a white polished European plaster exterior with 21-foot windows and a monumental steel gate that opens to a courtyard with a contemporary sculpture garden. The roughly 20,000-square-foot space also includes a Ben Soleimani rug showroom, works from the RH Contemporary Art line (now part of RH Modern) and the RH Design Atelier. 8772 Beverly Blvd., W.H., 424-281-1326. • MAILE PINGEL


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From far left: HOLSEM COFFEE LA VIE EN ROSE CAPPUCCINO WITH ROSE WATER AND ROSE-PETAL GARNISH. TEMPLE COFFEE KYOTO DRIPPERS TAKE 24 HOURS TO BREW A BATCH OF COLD JOE. Below: HOLSEM’S SAVOY HERRINGBONE TILES BY ANN SACKS CONTRAST THE MARBLE BAR.

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At modern-day cafes, style and coffee meet for a klatch As the craft of coffee in California has evolved from instant Folgers to Kyoto-style slow-drip brews, coffee shops have also moved beyond their humble origins, trading musty, threadbare couches and beaded curtains for polished bar tops, beautiful woodwork and inventive seating that befit the third-wave artisanal movement. • “Once you have a craft worth experiencing, you want a space worth experiencing it in,” says Seth Boor, principal of S.F.-based Boor Bridges Architecture, whose design of the new Mission District outpost of cult S.F. roastery Sightglass Coffee achieves its coziness with warm materials and sophisticated details—a richly hued redwood sapwood chevron ceiling, for instance, and handsome bronzed-steel fixtures partially inspired by the handrails in a local BART subway station. 3014 20th St., S.F., 415-641-1043; sightglasscoffee.com. • At San Diego’s Holsem Coffee, a virtuous (fair-trade beans, no preservatives) third-wave spot that opened in May, designer Reema Farhat culled inspiration from elegant coffee parlors in London and Paris for a 25-foot bar, pitch-dark oxidized maple shelving, slabs of veiny Calcutta gold marble and a collection of authentic Charles Eames chairs. Here, the java evolution reaches its apex: A custom 15-tap draught pours “cold brews on nitro” for those who prefer their iced coffee with beer-like effervescence. 2911 University Ave., S.D., 619-546-8542; holsemcoffee.com. • Verve Coffee Roasters on Melrose, the new West Hollywood location of the acclaimed Santa Cruz coffee roastery, is a vision of industrial minimalism by L.A.-based Commune Design. The Danish-style interior’s white oak herringbone floor and sumptuous copper bar top provide a sophisticated setting for an indoor cuppa, while guests are also lured to the convivial outdoor patio by colorful custom tiles and lush

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greenery. 8925 Melrose Ave., W.H., 310-385-9605; vervecoffeeroasters.com. • And a sleek 32-foot black walnut communal table anchors Sacramento-based Temple Coffee’s modern new digs in nearby Davis. Though 20-minute queues may form for the artisanal farm-to-cup joe, one thing’s for sure: “Going out for coffee should be fun and exciting,” says CEO Sean Kohmescher. The crisp, engaging design—think white oak cabinetry and nickel caviar pendants by Arteriors—is equally considered. “It should feel better than home.” 239 G St., Davis, 916-454-1282; templecoffee.com. • LEILANI MARIE LABONG

HOLSEM: COURTESY OF OUI WILL AGENCY. TEMPLE: COLE CUCHNA. SIGHTGLASS: MATTHEW MILLMAN; BOOR BRIDGES ARCHITECTURE INC. VERVE: SPENCER LOWELL

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DESIGN

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Ventura County

“Somis is the best-kept secret in Southern California,” says interior designer Kathryn Ireland. And Greentree Farm, a chateau-style residence set on 50 acres near Camarillo, is available now for just under $6 million. The four-bed and 10-bath property boasts a wine cellar, gym, media room, tennis court, pool and dual spa. An idyllic countryside view, citrus and avocado groves, mature gardens and grazing land further add to the charm. Plus, a private airstrip is just minutes away. 5530 N. Greentree Dr., Somis, 424-230-3700.

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theagencyre.com

Los Angeles

HOMME ESSENTIALS Since 2012, Hedley & Bennett has been handmaking aprons for renowned chefs like Animal’s Vinny Dotolo. Durable fabrics and brass hardware accents have also made them a hit with barbers and bartenders. New to the collection are the Cider House and Thunder aprons, and the Mario Batali, which benefits his children’s foundation. The company’s new headquarters, a 14,000-square-foot factory near Downtown L.A., includes a shop and event space. Aprons from $75; 3864 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vernon, 213-744-1355.

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Surf Air promotes itself as “Simplified Travel,” and there’s no better way to put it. For a reasonable fee (beginning at $1,750 per month, plus $1,000 initiation) you can board unlimited flights to a dozen different destinations—including Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Santa Barbara, Carlsbad, Truckee/Tahoe and Las Vegas (with Monterey, Napa, Palm Springs, Sacramento and more coming soon). Not only do you get conveniences like complimentary parking, instant check-in and 30-second bookings, but you also fly in sleek, handsomely appointed private planes. Niceties like plush, BMW-designed leather seats and a personalized concierge are included— grumpy flight attendants, long lines, hassles and lost baggage are not.

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Originally in film production, John Wolf began researching the L.A. art scene in 2009 when he started his own collection—which ultimately led him to his current career as a fine-art adviser, working with private clients and interior designers like Trip Haenisch and David Phoenix. With a focus on contemporary and emerging artists, Wolf has a knack for finding creatives who will become the next big thing. Right now he is placing bets on L.A.-based Brian Bress and Jane Hugentober, to name a few. Says Wolf, “There is such fervor in the local art community right now, L.A. is the SoHo of the ’80s!” 310-623-2123.

“I wanted to add a layer of storytelling to the room with Zebois. Imagination and nature is a huge part of the way I design, and this rug is my interpretation of a wood-grain pattern blended with markings of a zebra, adding a sense of exploration to any room it lives in,” says L.A.-based designer Adam Hunter about the hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk floor covering he designed for The Rug Company. From $209/sq. ft.; The Rug Company, 8202 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-653-0303.

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C FOR MEN WRITTEN BY NICOLAS STECHER. SENTINEL: COURTESY OF LAND ROVER. 7‑SERIES: COURTESY OF BMW OF NORTH AMERICA. SUPERBIKE: COURTESY OF ETECH PHOTO. ALFA ROMEO: COURTESY OF FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES

THICK SKIN Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Vehicle Operations division just unveiled its most Bond-like creation yet, the Sentinel. Crafted to offer the ultimate in protection, it features high-strength steel and ballistic glass— enough to withstand armor-piercing rounds and DM51 grenades. A firesuppression system, public-address speakers, run-flat tires and a self-sealing fuel tank finish off the $450,000 ultraluxe security package.

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PRIX FIX

TECH TAKEOVER

With courses in Fontana, Monterey, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Willow Springs, former Formula One World Champion Allen Berg takes racing schools to the next level—giving graduates the opportunity to get accredited for a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Regional Competition License. In 2016, they will offer a limited-capacity GP Racing Experience at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway in which seven students will drive an authentic 730-horsepower Benetton Formula One race car—that’s 0-120 mph in under four seconds, with a 218-mph top speed. 888‑722‑3220.

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BMW just upped the ante in the luxury market with its sixth-generation 7-Series, which loads enough tech to make Tony Stark dizzy. Turn up the volume or make a phone call with a simple wave of the hand; or stretch out in the rear Executive Lounge (aka backseat), complete with in-seat massage functions on an eightprogram control setting. If you lived in Europe, you could even drop yourself off at the front door and let the 7-Series drive itself to your garage. (The technology is there; the American legislation isn’t.)

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OPTIMUM CONTROL

Above: ALLEN BERG RACING SCHOOL ONE‑DAY PROGRAMS, STARTING AT $1,695.

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HELLO, ROMEO One of the most exciting brands in Italian motoring has issued an aggressive battle plan to re-stake its claim in America. Sure, Alfa Romeo’s 8C supercar led the advance, and the carbon-fiber 4C Spider sports car has been selling out everywhere, but it is the Giulia that is poised to blanket executive parking lots across the country with the brand’s iconic triangle badge. Not only does this rival to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class boast impressive sheet metal, but its high-performance Quadrifoglio edition features an asphalt-warping 510-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V6.

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Under the tutelage of Keith Code, the California Superbike School has been drastically improving the abilities of riders across every skill range—instilling confidence and an understanding and practice of procedure for the last 35 years. A plus: The school’s bike of choice is the BMW S1000RR, which at nearly 200 mph is one of the fastest street bikes in the world. 323‑244‑2734.

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A Culver City chef turns L.A. BBQ into an art form

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MAPLE BLOCK’S PEACH WOODSMOKED MEATS ON CHALLAH ROLLS, SERVED WITH ASSORTED PICKLED VEGETABLES, VINEGAR SLAW AND MAC ‘N’ CHEESE.

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Kansas City? Definitely. Austin? Of course. But Culver City? While the prior locales have a longstanding reputation as barbecue capitals of America, Culver City is just getting started. In fact, three different BBQ joints have opened up in the neighborhood in the past year, but none is making as big a vinegar-tinged splash as Maple Block Meat Co. After stripping the old Villa Italian space down to its bones, Maple Block rose to life in August as a sort of gastropub-meets-roadhouse with twangy Texas two-step providing the backbeat for the namesake centerpiece: a 12-foot-long block of maple, which serves as the stage for Executive Chef Adam Cole’s superb smoked meats. Cole spent years working under Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, and he’s brought the same attention to detail one normally finds in high-end kitchens like Voltaggio’s illustrious ink. to the world of smoked meats. He obsesses over every nuance of his regionally agnostic menu, from the type of wood he uses in his smoker (peach wood from local farms) to the grind of the black pepper in his rub (made with a vintage Spaziale espresso grinder).

Clockwise from top left: MAPLE BLOCK MEAT CO. SALTROASTED BEETS WITH CRACKED BLACK PEPPERCORN. CHOPPED PORK SANDWICH WITH SHAVED FENNEL AND PEACH MUSTARD. THE MAPLE BLOCK TEAM (FROM LEFT): CHEF/ PITMASTER ADAM COLE AND PARTNERS DANIEL WEINSTOCK AND MIKE GARRETT. BEEF BRISKET SMOKED OVER PEACH WOOD, HAND-CARVED TO ORDER.

The results of this hyper-specificity are magnificent: Smoked chicken arrives with a jacket of skin that’s delicate and crispy, while the otherworldly brisket gleams with fat, the smoke-ring so defined it creates a thin band around the supple beef. “I’m not comfortable with the term ‘pitmaster,’ ” says Cole. “I don’t consider myself a master of anything.” Comfortable or not, Cole is earning that title, one pound of brisket at a time. 3973 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 310-313-6328; mapleblockmeat.com. • JASON KESSLER

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COOK’S CORNER Three delicious new page-turners to beef up your culinary skills this season DRINKING THE DEVIL’S ACRE BY DUGGAN MCDONNELL (CHRONICLE BOOKS, $25)

TACOPEDIA BY DEBORAH HOLTZ AND JUAN CARLOS MENA (PHAIDON, $30)

THIS IS CAMINO BY RUSSELL MOORE, ALLISON HOPELAIN AND CHRIS COLIN (TEN SPEED PRESS, $35)

Clockwise from far left: INSIDE HOPSCOTCH. OWNER AND BAR MANAGER JENNY SCHWARZ. THE FIRST BASE BURGER.

THE GAME

CHANGER Behind the bar with Hopscotch’s Jenny Schwarz

“I was a little like Mad Men’s Sally Draper. I loved making strawberry daiquiris for my parents and aunts and uncles as a kid—wasn’t allowed to drink them, but I could taste it to get them just right,” says Jenny Schwarz, whose knack for mixology can be witnessed firsthand at her Oakland dining destination Hopscotch, where she doubles up as bar manager and general manager. Cocktails, such as the scotchdriven Bonnie Lass and the Armagnac-based Mixed Tape, make an appearance at the bar this fall, and pair with Knife Fight winner chef Kyle Itani’s Japanese-

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American-inspired riff on signature dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken and smoked brisket. The key to Schwarz’s highly quaffable concoctions? “Balance and consistency,” she says. “I think a lot of people have good concepts, but in the end they don’t taste as good as they sound interesting.” Favorite spirit of the moment? Armagnac is my go-to for the season. It is a more nuanced spirit than bourbon or rye, but doesn’t command as much attention as scotch in a cocktail. Best place to source local ingredients? I am lucky to live a couple of blocks away from the best farmers’ market in Oakland at the Grand Lake Theater. The selection of produce every Saturday morning is incredible. What’s your tried-and-true hangover cure? A dirty martini with St. George Green Chile Vodka. Secret ingredient? I make a smoked yuzu salt. It adds such a unique element, while being very delicate. Sometimes I rim the glass with it, sometimes I sprinkle some on the garnish, sometimes it’s just dropping in a small pinch. Adding salinity helps the cocktail pair with food and it’s a fun surprise to the palate. 1915 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, 510-788-6217; hopscotch oakland.com. • LESLEY McKENZIE

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RARE GRILL THE KALAMAZOO K750HB HYBRID FIRE GRILL Gas, charcoal and wood in one incredible grill. Hand-built in Michigan from $14,995. H Y B R I D K A L A M A ZO O.C O M | 8 0 0 . 8 6 8 .1 6 9 9


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City of Hope Jim Murphy, cancer survivor City of Hope is proud to have been consistently chosen among U.S. News & World Report’s top hospitals for cancer, marking over a decade for this distinction. We provide the most innovative and caring treatments from the top doctors in their field. Just ask Jim Murphy, who wasn’t going to let esophageal cancer change his active lifestyle. With encouragement from his City of Hope doctors, he continued his biking and ski patrol duties throughout his treatment. City of Hope treats every kind of cancer and continues to lead the way in cancer research. The result is some of the most important biomedical innovations of the last 100 years, and surely of the next 100. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, make City of Hope your first call at 800-826-HOPE or visit cityofhope.org. Be sure to ask your doctor for a referral.

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JOHN JOHN FLORENCE RIDES A WAVE AT TEAHUPO‘O IN TAHITI.

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John John Florence frames his favorite surf spots around the world in his upcoming film, View From a Blue Moon Edited by

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“This movie is essentially my life, starting from me as a kid enjoying the beach, going into my life nowadays,” says surfer John John Florence, of the premise of his new film debuting in November, View From a Blue Moon. Three years in the making, the second cinematic release from Florence and filmmaker Blake Vincent Kueny is the first of its kind to be shot entirely in ultra-high-definition 4K, and features narration by John C. Reilly in addition to an original song written by Jack Johnson and footage from Florence’s childhood. It follows the Hawaii native and his friends as they travel the globe in search of perfect waves, from his home in the North Shore to the South Pacific to Africa. It’s a familiar pursuit for 23-year-old Florence, who, at age 13, was the youngest surfer to compete for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (winning the title at 19, and at 21 in 2013). Hailed for his aerial moves and skateboarding-inspired techniques, Florence has also been named winner of the 2014 Quiksilver Pro France and a three-time ASP Volcom Pipe Pro champion. “We’re all a bit older and wiser,” notes Florence, “but at the end of the day we’re still the same young kids hanging out on the beach.” How did this movie come about? The ability to combine our surfing, friends and passion of film sent us in this direction, and here we are with a full-length, high-quality surf film. Craziest moment? Definitely the craziest moment in my mind is surfing with the [camera] helicopters flying 15 feet overhead with

FLORENCE PADDLING IN AT PIPELINE. IN TAHITI (FROM LEFT): NATHAN FLORENCE, KOA ROTHMAN, KOA SMITH, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE AND ELI OLSON. FILMING PIPELINE FROM A TREEHOUSE. ALONG THE WILD COAST OF SOUTH AFRICA. NORTH SHORE, 2013. HELI SHOT IN TAHITI.

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giant rotor blades spinning. That was pretty intimidating. Best wave? I don’t think I have a single best wave ever caught in my life. I definitely have a bunch of waves that I can always look back to and will try to remember to the day I die. Favorite surf breaks around the world? My five favorite spots would have to be Pipe [Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore] because it’s my home break; Tavi [Tavarua Island, Fiji] because it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world and such a perfect wave; Chopes [Teahupo‘o, Tahiti] because it’s such a machine and incredibly scary; [Australia’s] Rabbit Hill because it’s my favorite type of wave: sandbottom-dredging barrels. And one I haven’t yet been to because you always want what you can’t have. viewfromabluemoon. com. • LESLEY McKENZIE

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TAHITI (2): DOM MOSQUEIRA. PIPELINE: COLE BARASH. SOUTH AFRICA: ANT FOX

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VACHERON CONSTANTIN Limited-edition overseas chronograph, $20,000; 365 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310598-2026; South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714-955-4057.

SERAPIAN Travel bag, $1,855; 204 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-247-8881; serapian.com.

BATTAGLIA Plaid car coat with removable mink collar, $7,500; 332 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-276-7184; battaglia-beverlyhills.com.

Gear

FURRER JACOT Ref#71-29160 in white gold/carbon 8.5mm width, $3,060, also available in platinum and palladium; Shreve & Co., 117 Post St., San Francisco, 415-421-2600; Shreve & Co., 329 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, 650-327-2211.

LANAI COLLECTION

Mixed media full-zip sweater jacket, $425; The Men’s Shop at Pebble Beach, 17-Mile Dr., Pebble Beach, 831-622-6545; lanaicollection.com.

PROMOTION

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more nuanced examples of T H E A R T O F M A S C U L I N I T Y : from a one-on-one with Sicilian blacksmith and cult culinary hero A N G E L O G A R R O to a conversation with jazz legend and Renaissance man Well Opener H E R B A L P E R T . There’s plenty of star power to go around too: The men of the L A G A L A X Y take fall’s most stylish uniforms out for a test spin, and C L I V E O W E N shows CREDITS

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From left: ON SEBASTIAN LLETGET, DOLCE & GABBANA SUIT, $3,145, AND SHIRT, $545. TOD’S SHOES, $595. ON ROBBIE ROGERS, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SUIT, $3,200. BOTTEGA VENETA SHIRT, $490. JIMMY CHOO SHOES, PRICE UPON REQUEST. ON BAGGIO HUSIDIC, LANVIN SUIT, $1,990. DOLCE & GABBANA SHIRT, $395. JIMMY CHOO SHOES, $750. ON TOMMY MEYER, PRADA SUIT, $3,770. LANVIN SHIRT, $495. TOD’S SHOES, $645. ON BRADFORD JAMIESON IV, DOLCE & GABBANA SUIT, $3,195. DIOR HOMME SHIRT, $700. LOUIS LEEMAN SHOES, $890.

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LA Galaxy players Sebastian Lletget, Robbie Rogers, Baggio Husidic, Tommy Meyer and Bradford Jamieson IV know how to pack a stadium. Here, in fall’s finest suits and sportswear, they dish on life—both on and off the field

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BRADFORD JAMIESON IV No.38

Position: FORWARD Hometown: LOS ANGELES

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Big break My first MLS goal and the [FIFA] U-20 World Cup. Nickname BJ or IV. When not on the field, you can find me… With the homies. Best place to play soccer outside main stadium My backyard. Pregame ritual Get turnt. Personal on-field anthem “Say You Will” by Kanye West or “Oh My Dis Side” by Travis Scott. Favorite sports figure Thierry Henry—he’s a straight baller. Advice to young athletes Never let someone tell you that you’re not good enough. Ever. Cross-training Swimming. Diet protocol Eat oatmeal, lots of fruit and lie about a healthy diet. Cheat meal In-N-Out Burger. Who would win a Galaxy arm-wrestling competition Me.

BOTTEGA VENETA JACKET, $2,700.

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DOLCE & GABBANA SWEATSHIRT, $1,495. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM PANTS, $495. DIOR HOMME SNEAKERS, $560.

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ROBBIE ROGERS

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Position: MIDFIELDER Hometown: HUNTINGTON BEACH Big break In 2007, [coach Siegfried] “Sigi” Schmid gave me my first opportunity as a professional. Nickname My family calls me Robber or Wobbie. When not on the field, you can find me… At home, always. Best place to play soccer outside main stadium Corona Del Mar has a beach where we used to play growing up. Early-morning beach soccer games were always fun. Pregame ritual I don’t shake [coach] Bruce [Arena]’s hand before games. Personal on-field anthem “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. Favorite sports figure Zinedine Zidane—he presented himself in a classy way. Advice to young athletes There will be moments when things aren’t going your way but train hard and keep confident. Cross-training Hiking. And I like to run trails. Diet protocol I use Shakeology every morning. I also drink water all day. Cheat meal Izakaya or In-N-Out Burger. Who would win a Galaxy arm-wrestling competition Probably A.J. DeLaGarza.

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PUBLIC SCHOOL JACKET, $725. HERMÈS PANTS, $2,500. SNEAKERS, ROGERS’ OWN.


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LOUIS VUITTON JACKET, $5,500, AND SHIRT, $1,370.

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PAUL & SHARK JACKET, $935. TOMMY HILFIGER SWEATER, $100.

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TOMMY MEYER No.21 Position: DEFENDER Hometown: ST. LOUIS

Big break Getting invited to the MLS Combine in 2012. When not on the field, you can find me… At the beach. Best place to play soccer outside main stadium The Rose Bowl Stadium. Pregame ritual Coffee stop before heading into the stadium. Favorite sports figure Carles Puyol. He’s retired now but during his time as a player, he played the game with a lot of passion and was a great leader as the captain of FC Barcelona. Cross-training Hiking and swimming. Diet protocol I try to get as much variety in my diet as I can to make sure I’m getting all the nutrients I need. Cheat meal A dive bar for a burger. Who would win a Galaxy armwrestling competition Ignacio Maganto.

DRIES VAN NOTEN SHIRT, $195. TOMMY HILFIGER SWEATPANTS, $100.


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SEBASTIAN LLETGET

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No.17

Position: MIDFIELDER Hometown: SAN FRANCISCO Big break Coming to the LA Galaxy. Specifically, my first start against Columbus Crew SC. Nickname Da’ Boy. When not on the field, you can find me… Recovering. Best place to play soccer outside main stadium San Francisco. Pregame ritual I kiss my boots. Personal on-field anthem “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” by Deniece Williams. Favorite sports figure Kobe Bryant. Advice to young athletes Never give up. It’s the ones who can take rejection and never take no as an answer who play pro. Remind yourself how far you’ve come to get where you want to be. Cross-training Running on trails. Diet protocol Controlling carb intake. Cheat meal If I cheat, I’ll only take a tiny portion of something, but there’s nothing specific. Who would win a Galaxy armwrestling competition Either myself or Alan Gordon.

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BRIONI SWEATER, $1,225. PAUL & SHARK JEANS, $365.

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NIKE WINDBREAKER, $85. COACH T-SHIRT, $95. MARC BY MARC JACOBS SWEATPANTS, $198. NIKE SNEAKERS, $130.

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BAGGIO HUSIDIC

No.6

Position: MIDFIELDER Hometown: VELIKA KLADUSA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

ACNE STUDIOS HOODIE, $250. TOMMY HILFIGER T-SHIRT, $45. DRIES VAN NOTEN PANTS, $405. NIKE SNEAKERS, HUSIDIC’S OWN.

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Big break Coming to America. When not on the field, you can find me… On the beach. Best place to play soccer outside main stadium San Jose. Pregame ritual No superstitions or rituals, but I like to eat a blackbean burger. Personal on-field anthem The theme song from Rocky [“Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti]. Favorite sports figure Rich Roll, because he turned his life around at age 25 and is in the top 25 most fit athletes in the world. Advice to young athletes Stay disciplined, don’t screw up in school. Cross-training Swimming. Diet protocol Being a vegan. Cheat meal Chipotle. Who would win a Galaxy arm-wrestling competition Alan Gordon.


HAIR: DENNIS GOTS AT THE WALL GROUP. MAKEUP: MEGUMI ASAI. STYLIST ASSISTANT: AMANDA LIM. INTERN: KARLIE MEJIA. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR MORE DETAILS, P.129

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LA GALAXY

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MICHAEL KORS TRENCH COAT, $995 AND SWEATER, $395. DOLCE & GABBANA JEANS, $595.

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THE LOCAL AUTO UPHOLSTERER WHO UPDATED JOHN IKE’S ‘84 CADILLAC WITH TUFTED GRAY ULTRASUEDE SEAT CUSHIONS ALSO EXECUTED THE PEWTER NAILHEAD DESIGN OF HIS VINYL-WRAPPED BAR. IKE COLLABORATES ON CHROMA DESIGNS, INCLUDING THIS X-BASE 33 GLASS LAMP.

CREDITS WILLIAM WALDRON

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WILLIAM WALDRON

REFRESH With his midcentury San Diego home, architect John Ike, of celebrated firm Ike Kligerman Barkley, puts a new spin on California’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle 101


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THE LIVING AREA’S CORK LAMINATE FLOORING, ALASKAN YELLOW-CEDAR SHINGLES AND WHITE BRICK FRAME A SCANDINAVIAN TABLEAU: HANS WEGNER CHAIRS, LUDVIG PONTOPPIDAN SOFAS, AND A FLAT-WEAVE RUG AND WALL HANGING BY MARIANNE RICHTER OF SWEDEN’S MMF ATELIER. AN ABSTRACT PAINTING BY THE LATE SAN DIEGO ARTIST ETHEL GREENE HANGS OVER THE FIREPLACE.

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A SITTING ROOM WITH A B&B ITALIA SOFA AND MARIANNE RICHTER SWEDISH FLAT-WEAVE RUG CONNECTS TWO DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOMS WITH SLIDING BARN DOORS. THE FIREPLACE NEATLY ACCOMMODATES THE FLATSCREEN. Above: THE EAST-FACING DECK IS BEST AFTER MIDDAY. IN THE MORNING, SAYS IKE, “YOU GET COOKED.” TOP: WILLIAM WALDRON. BOTTOM: DARREN BRADLEY. OPPOSITE: WILLIAM WALDRON

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CREDITS

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THE ECCENTRIC DUTCH FRONT DOOR, FENESTRATED WITH GLASS DINNER PLATES, IS ONE OF THE THINGS IKE LOVED MOST ABOUT THE HOUSE. PAINTED INTERNATIONAL ORANGE LIKE THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, IT PLAYS OFF THE COLORFUL CHROMA CONSOLE. FALL/WINTER

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Aside from a passing interest in House Beautiful when he was 10, there were few indications that John Ike was headed for a career in the design world—he worked as a medical researcher before enrolling in Columbia University’s architecture school in 1977. After seven years as an associate in the office of renowned Robert A.M. Stern, Ike took off, co-founding Ike Kligerman Barkley, an award-winning architecture and design firm with offices in New York and San Francisco, and a recurring spot on Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD100 list. In The New Shingled House, a richly photoillustrated book just released by The Monacelli Press ($60), Ike and his partners, Thomas A. Kligerman and Joel Barkley, show they still appreciate the small things: celebrating the versatile spirit of a humble component. “Shingles are tactile,” says Ike. “They can be sanded and precise or rough and textural, and they’re aromatic—they engage the senses unlike any other building material.” In Ike’s own newly renovated 2,800-square-foot home in San Diego, they’re unexpected, too. Originally built by a Navy lieutenant commander in 1945, the four-bedroom Point Loma property’s exterior is clapboard; Ike reserved the shingles, made from Alaskan yellow cedar, for the walls of the living-dining area. “It’s like a fur-lined raincoat,” he says, “an interesting texture on the inside that creates surprise.” They also make for a warm backdrop for the Scandinavian and Californian midcentury furniture and textiles that mix with works by San Diego artists and artisans throughout the interior: statements such as a custom bar that replicates a scene from a midcentury Swedish wardrobe by Otto Schultz in pewter nailheads. “I thought it was a surfer dude and chick, and the animals reminded me of the San Diego Zoo,” Ike says. “A friend said, ‘It’s the Creation, idiot!’ Adam and Eve in Eden.” With Judy Kameon of L.A.’s Elysian Landscapes, Ike, whose primary residence is in New Jersey, planted a paradise all his own: a Ravello, Italy-inspired backyard terraced with olive, avocado and citrus trees. Two decks and a brick terrace promote quintessential California indoor-outdoor living: “This house doesn’t have a pitched roof or shingles on the outside, like the other homes in our new book,” says Ike, “but it represents a unique California midcentury adaptation of that.” •

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C FOR MEN C. JERÉ WALL SCULPTURES, LIKE THIS SUNBURST WITH BIRDS ABOVE A HANS WEGNER CHAIR, HANG INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. “IN THE ’60S,” SAYS IKE, “THEY WERE CONSIDERED ART FOR THE PEOPLE.” Opposite: THE LIVING-DINING-BAR AREA JOINS THE DECK VIA A WALL OF GLASS DOORS. OVER THE FIREPLACE IS A PAINTING THAT REMINDED IKE OF THE LATE KENNETH NOLAND’S TARGET SERIES.

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Despite his easygoing air and everyman sensibilities, Clive Owen is not your average bloke—just remember he has a Golden Globe at home in London and a brilliant 20-year career in Hollywood. This month, the husband and father stars in the new season of The Knick while trying his hand on Broadway...who ever said 50 was easy? 108


PRADA COAT, $2,460, SHIRT, $570, PANTS, $770, AND TIE, $235.

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Clive Owen, the British heartthrob with an intellectual bent and a dash of the rapscallion—thanks to the still-lingering impression of his breakout role in the 1998 film Croupier—can make men and women alike swoon. But on a late summer day, the afternoon before he’s about to start rehearsals for his Broadway debut in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Old Times, the 51-year-old Owen (who has been married to actress Sarah-Jane Fenton for 20 years) seems just like a regular, visibly anxious guy—in a markedly well-fitting casual suit and Bottega Veneta sneakers—who’s feeling the pressure from his first day at a new job. When he was younger, he always dreamed about working on The Great White Way. “New York and Broadway seemed romantic to me,” he says. But when asked, on a hunch, if he’s scared of returning to the boards, Owen takes a breath and freely admits, “Yeah.” “It’s been a very long time since I’ve done a play— 14 years,” says Owen, who has appeared in productions at such esteemed London theaters as the Young Vic, Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre. “I have to reawaken. It’s a different energy, theater, and I haven’t tapped into it for a long time. But it’s both fear and excitement.” Owen has a warning for fans and audience members who come to see the Roundabout Theatre Companystaged show, known for its elliptical dialogue and narratives: Try not to ask, “So, what’s it about?” “It’s not literal,” he says. Pinter’s plays “are stranger and more abstract than that. He refuses to overexplain his work. But the language is phenomenal. The rhythms are fantastic. It’s strange and sexy and provocative. It just feels very English to me. And the idea of me as an English guy doing Pinter in New York felt right.” New York tends to be Owen’s home away from home these days, thanks to his latest hit drama, Cinemax’s The Knick, which begins its second season in October. On the show, directed by Steven Soderbergh, he plays Dr. John Thackery, a drug-addled physician in very early 20th-century New York City who must innovate complicated medical procedures at the understaffed Knickerbocker Hospital. “The beauty is, I get to play a greatly drawn character that’s really well-written,” he says. “And you add in this addiction, which means there’s always so much to do. Every scene, there are things to play: How high is he? Does he need drugs? Where is he on the equilibrium? And that makes it so interesting.” Season one ended last fall with Thackery trying heroin for the first time. Season two, Owen explains, “gets wilder.” Of course, just because he’s conquered the cable TV realm doesn’t mean he’s also an avid viewer. “The only thing I’ve watched every single episode of is Curb Your Enthusiasm,” he says, praising the cult comedy created by beloved curmudgeon Larry David. Continued on p.128

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PLAY As he enters his ninth decade, Grammy Awardwinning jazz icon Herb Alpert keeps pushing boundaries in the worlds of music and art—and he’s just getting started

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Before Herb Alpert even has the chance to utter a word, the memento-filled decor of his sprawling Malibu estate tells his story for him. As you enter the jazz legend and artist’s tree-lined sanctuary, you drive past his bronze totem sculptures: thick, smooth tribal obelisks he twists into shapes as powerful as his iconic horn blasts. Inside the building that houses his studio, you’ll find Alpert, 80, surrounded by books, awards and framed photos covering every inch of available wall space. They capture an abridged history of the co-founder of A&M Records and creator and former leader of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: photographs of Alpert with musical icons and political dignitaries blend with his own paintings, and plaques commemorating his philanthropic, business and 12-note achievements. Crane your neck into the next room and you can glimpse dozens of his abstract expressionist canvases that alternately recall Mark Rothko or Willem De Kooning. Lying next to Alpert is his most famous creative instrument—the trumpet that once led Miles Davis to say: “You hear three notes and you know it’s Herb Alpert.” “I’m intrigued with the mystery of all art. Poetry, writing, painting, sculpting, making music. What is that thing that gets you when you hear something? When you hear something on the radio and you go, ‘Whoa, I like that,’ ” Alpert says. “Painting is the same thing. If you stand in front of a Jackson Pollock painting and try to analyze it, forget it, man, you’ve lost it already. Art doesn’t work that way. It’s about feeling.” While most of his peers have appeared to settle

Clockwise from top left: ALPERT’S PAINTING STUDIO WITH HIS BRIGHTLY COLORED WORKS. A CLOSE-UP OF HIS FAMOUS INSTRUMENT. THE MALIBU ESTATE’S GARDEN GATE.

down, Alpert’s curiosity and energy remain boundless. He is currently on a national tour for his latest album, Come Fly With Me. He references his love of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and inquires about up-and-comers in L.A.’s flourishing jazz world. Flicking through an iPad, he shows off his totem sculptures, installed on the steps of Chicago’s Field Museum through next fall. Cutting a stylish figure in all black with a still-full head of hair, Alpert appears substantially younger than his birthdate indicates, save for a silver beard. He’s laid-back and permanently cool. Anyone else might comfortably bask in their achievements, but Alpert’s already talking about his next album and works of art. “I’m always trying to put my own identity on something,” he says. “Especially if I record a song that’s familiar—it’s about how can I do it in a way that hasn’t been heard that way before.” In most instances, a musician branching out in the fine arts world comes off like a vanity project. But Alpert’s been painting for four decades and sculpting for almost as long. This isn’t a hobby as much as another mode of expression. “His art captures you like the hook of a song,” says Larry Warsh, an art consultant and collector who has worked with Alpert for the last decade. “It’s real and honest and connects to the visual sense with strong emotional pull. It’s similar to his music but in a different form.” One might wonder what’s left for the Fairfax High graduate to achieve. He sold A&M in the late ’80s for a reported $500 million. Continued on p.128

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It was 25 years ago that Angelo Garro met Alice Waters on a blustery late fall morning at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. She was just a friend of a friend, along for the ride. It also happened to be Garro’s birthday, and he was leading his usual party troop to hunt for indigenous eel. With wine, pounds of foraged chanterelles and a self-made hibachi grill in tow, Garro was fully equipped to share his traditional celebratory feast. Of course, the chef/restaurateur was entranced by Garro’s bespoke “Bay-to-plate” meal, and the two became fast friends. “After that Alice would invite me to Chez Panisse every year for Bastille Day,” Garro explains. “We’d cook a pig.” It seems Garro, a twinkly eyed, Sicilian-born, San Francisco-based blacksmith, forager, winemaker and entrepreneur, is always cooking a pig. Ask him to tell you a few stories and “I roasted a pig” is the common refrain. “In life, we are all experimenting with ways to be happy. I found out if you cook and share food with your friends, that’s very rewarding.” When Garro met director Werner Herzog at an opening party for Rose’s Cafe in the early aughts, “we had fun talking about movies, life, everything,” he says. “I had him over to my house. We roasted a pig. We became friends.” Five years later, Garro showed Michael Pollan how to hunt a wild boar while Pollan was researching the final chapters of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. “When you hunt an animal together,” Garro explains. “You form a very close bond.” Perhaps even more compelling than his seemingly obsessive swine roasting is Garro’s unintentionally dramatic contrast to his surroundings. Just blocks from Airbnb, Twitter and countless other SoMa district tech industry HQs, his metalworking studio and kitchen event space, Renaissance Forge, is tucked away in a forgotten alley. The building’s bones have been around since the turn of the 19th century. As nearby skyscrapers fill with millennials pounding out pie-in-the-sky apps, aiming—no doubt—to be the next tech millionaire, he builds “anything in metal”—gates, railings, coffee tables—using an ancient process he learned during an apprenticeship in the Swiss Alps. And then there’s his wine. Bottles upon bottles of his own Syrah line the walls of the Forge’s kitch-

en. He’s been recruiting friends to help with the picking, stomping and bottling of grapes, which he gets from a private Healdsburg winery, for as long as he can remember. Using methods he learned from his father and other Italian friends, Garro produces out of the Forge, capping off every step of the process with a shared meal around his long wooden table. “It’s about getting together and celebrat-

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ing harvesting, lives and friendship,” he says. “Good friends make you grow, they give you inspiration and ideas. I do it because it’s nice to be surrounded by friends, and good things come out of it.” It was at one of his many dinners that Garro began plotting a way to bring his food ethos of eating from the land to the masses. In 2013, he launched a $30,000 Kickstarter campaign for the first product in his Omnivore line, a 100 percent organic mixture including dried fennel, black pepper and red chili pepper Omnivore Salt. Coincidentally, his friend Herzog happened to be in San Francisco for a lecture at the same time. When Herzog heard of the campaign, he insisted on narrating its promotional video. Needless to say, the crusade morphed into the stuff of tech startup dreams, earning almost $150,000—nearly five times what Garro set out to make. Meanwhile, Waters is said to keep a shaker of Omnivore Salt on her at all times. This winter, Garro is at it again with a new lemonlaced salt designed for use with fish and poultry, as well as introducing three hot sauces. And just like the wine, the pigs and the metalsmithing that comprise his lifework, this current obsession—to get Omnivore Salt into stores nationwide—aims for far more than its surface value: “This is my way to help ensure healthier food for future generations.” •

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Any advice for magicians starting out? Stop practicing in front of the mirror, and go out and perform. You’ll learn a lot more about your magic and yourself that way. Has anyone ever fooled you? I was once in London at a members’ club called Tramp. The guy who ran the place had this amazing ability to create a knocking sensation on my toe despite standing on the other side of the room, well out of reach. To this day, I have no idea how he did it. Who is your personal magic hero, and why? There was an amazing mentalist named Chan Canasta who was very active during the 1950s and ’60s in the United Kingdom. He once convinced his BBC television audience that he could remotely turn off all of the television sets around the U.K., and then proceeded to do so. Viewers from all around the country called the channel to complain the next day and Chan Canasta made national headlines. I love that! At the end of his career he became an artist in the more traditional sense and took up painting. I have tracked down a number of his pieces and they hang on my wall for daily inspiration. I never leave home without… A deck of cards in my left pocket and my iPhone in my right. What do you love most about your job? Unlike most other art forms, magic can be performed anytime, anywhere, and can be easily appreciated by people of all ages and backgrounds, even if they don’t speak the same language. I have always used that to my advantage. Is there such a thing as magic? Absolute-

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“It’s so funny. It’s a show about how excruciating life can be sometimes. I sit through most of it going, ‘No, no, no.’ But I relish it at the same time.” It’s perhaps not the most expected choice for a man who seems to embody the suave qualities of say, a modern 007. Instead, he, like all of us, has an inner Larry David. But Curb Your Enthusiasm is also the quintessential send-up of Hollywood show business, a world in which Owen, who resides in London, gets to dip his fancysneaker-clad toes into every now and again. Surprisingly, the actor has shot only one film in Los Angeles. “Years ago, when I was very young,” he says, somewhat cryptically, adding: “I don’t talk about that film.” Did “that film” happen to also star Halle Berry? “Yeah,” he says, with a knowing chuckle. He has reason to laugh: The English Midlands native has come a long way from the critically panned The Rich Man’s Wife, a 1996 blink-and-you-missed-it psychological thriller. “When I first started, if [a British actor auditioned] for an American movie, you were always going up for a bad guy, and then it kind of opened up,” Owen recalls. “The whole film market is so much more international than it used to be. People can be from anywhere now. It wasn’t like that when I was young.”

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President Obama bestowed him with the 2012 National Medal of Arts. He’s been happily married to singer Lani Hall for 41 years. His work with the Tijuana Brass and Sergio Mendes helped introduce Latin music to North American audiences. Of course, there are also the multiple Grammys, critical acclaim and platinum plaques. Not to mention the tens of millions he’s donated to educational and environmental foundations and institutions. Yet his vital spark remains rooted in the same thrills of creation that have always propelled him. “You never know where you’re going to go—whether it’s with art or with music. There’s always something you can try to work out,” Alpert says, smiling. “Dizzy Gillespie was a friend of mine and he told me something I’ll never forget: ‘The closer you get, the further it looks.’ ” •

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TIME TRAVELER p.64 IWC Pilot’s Worldtimer, $9,500, IWC, B.H., 310-734-0520; iwc.com. Vacheron Constantin World Time in rose gold, $48,000, Vacheron Constantin, B.H., 877-701-1755; vacheron-constantin.com. Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone, $7,700, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0458; louisvuitton.com. Cartier Tortue, $43,400, Cartier, S.F., 415-397-3180; cartier.com. Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H Automatic Acciaio, $8,600, Panerai, B.H., 310-228-1515; panerai.com. JaegerLeCoultre Duometre Unique Travel Time in pink gold, $42,700, Jaeger-LeCoultre, B.H., 310-734-0525; jaeger-lecoultre.com. Mont Blanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum, $5,200, Mont Blanc, L.A., 310-854-0049; montblanc. com. BALLERS p.88 On Lletget, Dolce & Gabbana black wool three-piece suit, $3,145, and shirt, $545, Dolce & Gabbana B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana. com. Tod’s black leather lace-up shoes, $595, Tod’s, B.H., 310-285-0591; tods.com. On Rogers, Salvatore Ferragamo gray plaid suit, $3,200, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 310-2739990; ferragamo.com. Bottega Veneta wool jersey T-shirt, $490, Bottega Veneta, B.H., 310-858-6533; bottegaveneta.com. Jimmy Choo Bryant boots, price upon request, similar styles at Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com. On Husidic, Lanvin gray plaid suit, $1,990, Lanvin, B.H., 310-4020580; lanvin.com. Dolce & Gabbana black dress shirt, $395, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. Jimmy Choo Prescott shoes, $750, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com. On Meyer, Prada navy suit, $3,770, Prada, B.H., 310-2788661; prada.com. Lanvin striped shirt, $495, Lanvin, B.H., 310-402-0580; lanvin.com. Tod’s loafers, $695, Tod’s, B.H., 310-285-0591; tods.com. On Jamieson, Dolce & Gabbana navy wool three-piece suit, $3,195, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana. com. Dior Homme shirt, $700; diorhomme. com. Louis Leeman black patent-leather dress shoes, $890; louisleeman.com. p.90 Bottega Veneta Atlantic wool jacket, $2,700, Bottega Veneta, B.H., 310-858-6533; bottega veneta.com. p.91 Dolce & Gabbana Amore Per Sempre sweatshirt, $1,495, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-859-8400; dolcegabbana.com. 3.1 Phillip Lim tapered lounge pant, see Table of Contents. Dior Homme calfskin low-top sneakers, $560, Dior Homme, B.H., 310-2478003; diorhomme.com. p.92 Public School hooded anorak jacket, $725; revolveclothing. com. Hermès jogging pants, $2,500, Hermès, B.H., 310-278-6440; hermes.com. Sneakers, his own. p.93 Louis Vuitton cafe racer jacket, $5,500, and shirt, $1,370, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. p.94 Paul & Shark jacket, $935, Paul & Shark B.H., 310-246-9744; paulshark.it. Tommy Hilfiger gray sweater, $100, Tommy Hilfiger,

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CUT ABOVE p.109 Prada gray virgin-wool coat, $2,460, white cotton shirt, $570, navy wool trousers, $770, and black silk tie, $235, Prada, B.H., 310278-8661; prada.com. p.111 Dolce & Gabbana black velvet overcoat, $3,245, Dolce & Gabbana stores, 877-703-4872; dolcegabbana. com. Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane black wool classic trousers, $890, and white Dylan collar shirt, $525, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-271-5051; ysl.com. Salvatore Ferragamo from Mr Porter gray silk tie, $190, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 310-273-9990; ferragamo. com. Giorgio Armani leather shoes, $845, Giorgio Armani, B.H., 212-209-3528; armani. com. Worth & Worth by Orlando Palacios black diamond Nomad hat, $350; hatshop. com. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultrathin Moon 39 watch in stainless steel, $9,250, Jaeger-LeCoultre, B.H., 310-734-0525; jaegerlecoultre.com. p.112 Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane iconic Le Smoking jacket, $2,550, and shirt, see p.111, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-2715051; ysl.com. Salvatore Ferragamo from Mr Porter gray silk tie, $190, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 310-273-9990, ferragamo.com. JaegerLeCoultre Master Ultrathin Calendar watch in white gold, $24,300, Jaeger-LeCoultre, B.H., 310-734-0525; jaeger-lecoultre.com. p.114 Salvatore Ferragamo blazer, $1,530, and trousers, $590, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 310-273-9990; ferragamo.com. Gucci shirt, $360, and shoes, $750, Gucci, B.H., 310278-3451, gucci.com. Stoffa tie, $95; stoffa. co. Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, see p.111. p.115 Isaia coat, price available upon request, Isaia, B.H., 424-204-1169; isaia.it. Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane shirt and trousers, see p.112. Salvatore Ferragamo from Mr Porter tie, see p.112. Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, see p.111. Giorgio Armani shoes, see p.111. Worth & Worth by Orlando Palacios hat, see p.111.

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“DEATH OF AN ERA,” 1980 In 1980, American Pop Art sculptor Dustin Shuler took to a grassy lawn at CSU Dominguez Hills to create “Death of an Era,” a performance piece in which a 20-foot steel nail was dropped from a 100foot crane, pinning a 1959 Cadillac to the site. The sculpture, since removed, led the way for Shuler’s 1989 sculpture “Spindle,” which speared a stack of eight cars outside Chicago—a work made famous by Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” video (among other cameos) and by the locals who hated it. Love it or loathe it, Shuler’s work struck a nerve. In 2010, shortly after the artist’s death at their home in Inglewood, his wife Karen Zindler-Shuler told the Los Angeles Times, “He was always aware of the provocative nature of his work, but that was never the reason for doing it.”

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In the 19th century, a craze for all things Japanese changed the course of Western art. Exposure to Japanese art and culture inspired many movements and styles and prompted leading artists like Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet to create works of renewed vision and singular beauty. Looking East explores this phenomenon with paintings, decorative arts, prints and drawings, juxtaposing masterpieces of European and American art with rare works by Japanese artists. Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art & Culture

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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Bowes Jr., The Bernard Osher Foundation, Diane B. Wilsey, United, Estate of Kazuko Imagawa Zolinsky, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, Robert Lehman Foundation, and Union Bank. Left Image: The water lily pond (detail), 1900, by Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Given in memory of Governor Alvan T. Fuller by the Fuller Foundation, 61.959. Photograph © 2015, MFA, Boston. Right Image: Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge (detail), 1857, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, by Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858). Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.26350. Photograph © 2015, MFA, Boston.


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