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LETTER __________________

FALL FORWARD ____________________________________________________________

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. – Edwin Way Teale


risp air, Pretty Leaves, Sweaters & Boots, Football, Pumpkins, and Coffee. I love Fall! Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale. As the leaves come falling down. We see the beauty all on the ground. The crackle under our feet and make a crunching sound. Fall is here! I love the season! The leaves are only one reason! Wishing you a bright and beautiful Autumn. Warm Wishes For A Happy Autumn. May the bounteous season of fall bring you blessings and prosperity. Sweet Joys Of Autumn. Fall, the year's last, loveliest smile. Cheers, William E Pettaway II Publisher / Editor-In-Chief 4


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12 Jaguar XJ 2019

6 The Fedora

The 2019 Jaguar XJ to be reborn as high-tech electric flagship. The Jaguar XJ will be reinvented as an electric car for its next generation, which will go on sale in 2019 after at the end of 2018

The King of Hats. During the era of Prohibition/Gangster era the Gangster style fedora gained popularity. In the 1950's it became associated with Hollywood glam.

14 Borderies XO Event

8 The LV Raiders Stadium

Camus XO Borderies is adored for its fruit, dry, mint and oak flavor notes. This Cognac is carefully distilled at Camus La Grande Marque distillery, France.

The LV Raiders stadium is making great progress and is 20% complete as of October 1. The project is on schedule and on budget.

10 Cigar Care & Storage The Put the cigars into a plastic food storage bag or container. For every 25 cigars stored, put a damp sponge or paper towel in the bag or container.

16 B. Spoke Clothier B.Spoke is a luxury lifestyle brand in Costa Mesa, California that creates bespoke, hand-tailored wardrobes for businessmen, professional athletes, and celebrities.

Renaissance Man is an elegant digital and print magazine for men of style & substance. We highlight some of the world’s most revered people, destinations, brands, services and products. We hand curate all of our engaging content, featuring editorial excellence, thought provoking images and cutting edge posts.

Publisher / Editor-In Chief William E. Pettaway II ________________________ Renaissance Man Magazine A Division of Concierge Hospitality Group Holdings 2900 Sunridge Heights Parkway, Suite 1124 Henderson, Nevada 89052 (702) 241-7361





A fedora is a hat with a soft brim and indented crown. It is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and "pinched" near the front on both sides. Fedoras can also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, center dents, and others, and the positioning of pinches can vary. The typical crown height is 4.5 inches (11 cm). The fedora hat's brim is usually wide, approximately 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) wide, but may be wider, can be left "raw edged" (left as cut), finished with a sewn overwelt or underwelt, or bound with a trim-ribbon. "Stitched edge" means that there is one, two or more rows of stitching radiating inward toward the crown. The "Cavanagh Edge" is a welted edge with invisible stitching to hold it in place and is a very expensive treatment that can no longer be performed by modern hat factories. Fedora hats are not to be confused with small brimmed hats called trilbies. The term fedora was in use as early as 1891. Its popularity soared, and eventually it eclipsed the similar-looking homburg. Fedoras can be made of wool, cashmere, rabbit or beaver felt. These felts can also be blended to each other with mink or chinchilla and rarely with vicuĂąa, guanaco, cervelt, or mohair of straw, cotton, waxed or oiled cotton, hemp, linen or leather.




The Oakland Raiders's Move To Las Vegas Could Give Them the NFL's Most Innovative Stadium The team's new venue designed by Manica Architecture will provide spectacular views of the Strip and cost nearly $2 billion


The Las Vegas Raiders Stadium


5617 Dean Martin Drive But With A Clever Street Name Change, Will Now Be Located At 3333 Al Davis Way, Las Vegas

The 32 NFL owners voted on whether they approved relocating the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move was green-lit by 31 of the 32 owners, as the head of the Miami Dolphins organization was the only to cast a vote in the negative. Raiders owner Mark Davis required at least 24 of 32 votes to push his proposed deal through. The move will continue a recent trend of team relocations, as the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers both finalized their moves to Los Angeles within the past 15 months. For Las Vegas, however, the excitement will not only mean the city's first major-league sports franchise but also another form of entertainment for tourists and locals alike. Indeed, Las Vegas will become synonymous with various forms of entertainment, ranging from 24 -hour casinos, nightclubs, and fine dining to tailgating and hosting major sporting events (which could one day include World Cup soccer games). The new stadium has a projected cost of nearly $1.9 billion (with $750 million in public funding). With such funding, the team will have the financial backing to play in one of the most innovative venues in the league. The company tasked with designing the arena is Manica Architecture, a Kansas City–based firm that specializes in the design of international sports venues. Manica Architecture has been a part of numerous projects around the world, including San Francisco's Chase Center (the soon-to-be home of the Golden State Warriors), the Wembley National Stadium in London, and the renovation of the Nou Camp stadium, home to the soccer team FC Barcelona. The architects' plan includes a sleek, modern athletic venue featuring a horseshoe-shaped seating arrangement and an opening on one end to offer impressive views of Las Vegas’s fabled Strip. The domed structure will include 65,000 seats but will be built to expand and accommodate up to 72,000 for larger events, such as the Super Bowl. The arena is currently slated to be completed in advance of the 2020 NFL season.



For The Cigar Aficionado

Cigar Care and Storage BY JR BLENDING ROOM

The Basics Let’s dive right in and go over how to care for cigars. The ideal storage condition for a cigar is approximately 70% humidity at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Air at different temperatures will hold completely different amounts of moisture. Warm air can hold a tremendous amount of moisture. If your cigars are stored in a warm place, you will have to continuously add water to the humidifier. The result will be very spongy cigars. Cold air holds almost no moisture. Air with 70% humidity will be dry at freezing temperatures. Relative humidity is defined as the percentage of the maximum amount of water that air can hold at a given temperature without condensation. As a general rule, when the air temperature is reduced from 68 degrees by one degree, the humidity should be increased by 1%, and vice versa. Therefore, if your cigars were stored at 58 degrees Fahrenheit, the humidity should be kept around 80%. Dry cigars can be moisturized, but will never be quite as good as they were from the factory. To remoisturize, a cigar, put it into a properly humidified environment for a very long period of time (6 months or more). The cigar will gradually absorb the surrounding humidity. Overhumidified cigars that have become damp should be thrown away. The binder and filler of a cigar make up about 90% of the total mass of the cigar. Therefore, the binder and filler will also absorb over 90% of any excess humidity. When this happens, the body of the cigar swells, forcing the wrapper to expand. When you attempt to dry out a damp cigar the following will happen: 1. The body shrinks rapidly. 2.The wrapper will be loose and wrinkled. 3.The wrapper will peel when you attempt to smoke the cigar. The Humidor 1.The best way to store cigars is with humidors. The purpose of a humidor is to recreate the mild, humid climate of the Caribbean, where the cigars are made. Every humidor contains some kind of humidifying element. It is important that distilled water be used with this element because tap water causes mold to form and contains minerals that can destroy the effectiveness of some humidifiers. Over a period of time, the molded device will alter the flavor of the cigars. It is always a good idea to check the humidor’s moisture level at least once a week and make sure that no patches of mold have started to form on the cigars. If mold has started to form, the offending cigars should be removed and the humidor should be cleaned with a dry cloth and aired out. A light-gray dusting of bloom on the wrapper is permissible because that is a sign that the cigar is properly aging.




The Luxury Car Review

The Jaguar XJ The Next Generation Jaguar XJ expected to Be Launched Around 2019 Will be Something That Is Visually Stunning On The Outside, Luxurious Inside BY IAN CALLUM __________________

Jaguar Land Rover is believed to have hotly debated the new XJ as it evaluated how to develop a flagship design for the next generation of cars while boosting sales in a class dominated by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Discussions are understood to have swung as widely as dropping it from the line-up and developing a large SUV, to sticking with an ultra-conventional saloon. The Jaguar I-Pace has been revealed, take a look here Callum said the next generation could have a higher roofline to improve the rear packaging, but other changes could be more “nuanced”. The decision to stick with a saloon is said to be motivated by it still being recognised in most markets as a key differentiator of premium brands. “The XJ today isn’t a traditional limousine,” said Callum. “It balances style, performance and comfort in a unique way. It’s a car with many admirers and it’s a car that establishes Jaguar’s credentials in quite a cool way. “We could address head room, but other changes could be more detailed. We have a cool car. We don’t want to lose that.” XJ to live on as super-luxury hybrid After months of debate Jaguar bosses have finally pushed the button on reinventing the XJ as an “indulgent, super-luxury” car. The new XJ is likely to feature mixed-materials body construction, a new-generation V6 hybrid drivetrain, an entirely fresh look for the interior and much more of the technology needed for connected and autonomous driving. It’s expected to arrive in showrooms in spring 2019 and a concept version could be seen in 2018, the 50th anniversary of the original XJ. The image above shows Autocar's expectations for the model. According to inside sources, the debate on how to replace Jaguar’s flagship model was wide-ranging. Some in the company thought the XJ could be remade as a kind of super-SUV similar in concept to the Range Rover Sport. Others proposed an end for the XJ, believing the investment in a large saloon to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class might not make a sound business case. Sales of today’s XJ have risen steadily to 20,000 units per year, but that’s only a fraction of S-Class sales. It was also suggested that the latest XF had undermined the case for the new XJ to be a conventional big saloon. Today’s XF, which is based on the latest D7a aluminium architecture, is marginally more spacious than the current seven-year-old XJ.




Camus Cognac Product Launch

Borderies XO

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