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EDITOR IN CHIEF: JAMIE TONGE

EDITOR’S NOTE Words cannot express how excited I am to finally be launching the brand of Distinct Homme. It has literally taken a full year to get to this very point, to not only share the talents of my self, but of others as well. Though in the beginning stages, there were individuals that seemed to be on board who shared my vision and totally apprehended the idea of the brand, but have somehow in the middle of it all felt otherwise. But beyond that, I was fortunate enough to work with some tremendous young and talented artists I have ever seen. From photography, to designers, to models, it’s just been an overall amazing experience. And I am glad to be working with the team I have now.

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This particular issue provides a lot of information regarding fashionable options for the season; work out tips, great travel gear, and some local hot spots. The best thing that I can say about it is that it’s extremely consumer friendly and relatable. Because when you start any form of a business, practicality is the number one thing that must be enforced. My favorite part of this issue is the XV Beacon Hotel in Boston. Just on the interiors and the amenities that it had to offer had me completely sold. The Affordable Threads piece in the fashion section was too my favorite as well. I think I hit the head on the nail with that one! But at the end of the day, the whole idea for this publication is to not be so repetitive with the same content or information that one can seek in all other men’s magazines. But I wanted to provide my guy with a more informative platform to the idea and thought about the brand. And I think what works to my advantage is that I know points from both sides; from a readers view and editor’s of view. I know what’s lacking and what’s needed in my demographic. I think the time has come that someone step up to the plate and knock this one out the park. This is only the beginning. Jamie C. Tonge Editor-In-Chief

ART DIRECTOR RICHARD RIVERA

CONTRIBUTORS: ALEJANDRO GARCIA PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.ALEJANDRO-GARCIA.COM TONI SMAILAGIC PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.TONISMAILAGIC.COM JAMES “JD” BARNES PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.THEBARNES.COM RYAN MIKAIL PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.RYANMIKAIL.COM COVER PHOTO: DAPPERLY PURSUITS PAGE 72 PHOTOGRAPHER: RYAN MIKAIL MODELS: ORRAINE @ SOUL ARTIST MANAGEMENT, TOBY @ SOUL ARTIST MANAGEMENT & LAURENCE @ NEXT MODELS NY (TOBY) TUXEDO, SHIRT, AND BOWTIE: PERRY ELLIS; SHOES: COLE HAAN (LAURENCE) SUIT: DKNY; SHIRT: KENNETH COLE; BOWTIE: RENEGADO; HAT: GOORIN BROS.; SHOES: ALFANI (ORRAINE) TUXEDO, SHIRT, AND BOWTIE: PERRY ELLIS; SHOES: COLE HAAN


Richard Rivera graduated with an architecture degree in Hawaii and currently works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.

Alejandro Garcia, born in Mexico, is working in NYC as a freelance photographer and is represented by Aardvark Artists Agency in NY and LA.

A native of Banja Luka, Bosnia, Toni has works published for both national and international fashion magazines, websites and well sought out fashion blogs like Homme Style Magazine, VogueItalia. com, Fashionsito, MaleModelScene.com, Papercut Magazine, Nu-Mode Magazine

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Ryan Mikail is a fashion photographer and videographer based in New York City.

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Photographer/model James “JD� Barnes of Montgomery, Alabama has done work in New York, Milan, and London for publications like Vogue Itlaia, Dimension Magazine, and Exalta Magazine.


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GroominG + Lips

PhotograPher: alejandro garcia Model: deric Mickens @ soul artist ManageMent

As we enter the colder season, certain parts of the body are going require a little more TLC (tender loving care for the abbreviatedly-challenged). Take your lips for example, not only are lips the most sensual part of your body, but one of the most absorbent. Many of you guys do take this area for granted and don’t apply a lip moisturizer until problems, such as chapping, occurs. Once this happens, getting the moisture on the lips back into balance is harder than preventing healthy lips from becoming dry in the first place. So do yourself a favor and grab a lip balm, which heals, soothes and protects against the weather to come. Might I offer some suggestions?


Every Man Jack $5.00

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment $8.00

retaW Lip Balm $13.00

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Badger Balm $4.99

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Vive La Volutes

Home to rare and precious fragrances, DIPTYQUE has introduced yet a new fragrance this season. The Fr created from a childhood memory of blended whirl of sounds, people, landscapes, colors and scents. A jo envelops without losing any of its impact and maintains a beautiful ruggedness beneath its velvety supplen Madagascan pepper and saffron allows it to lightly establish a velvety presence yet still remain reserved. A VOLUTES: $88 - $140


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rench brand has been known to encapsulate various scents that are rich in its history. Volutes was ourney that founder, Yves Coueslant, had made as a child. An incredibly mild and honeyed tobacco ness. Then paired with accents of wax, honey, and dried fruit. Topped off with fresh spices of pink pepper, scent that will simply take to far away places.


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FRANK’S CHOP SHOP

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Take a trip to the Lower Eastside area of New York City for more than just a grooming experience. Frank’s Chop Shop is a popular barbershop for the mere fact that they provide a traditional, yet high end grooming experience. Like Old-fashioned straightedge razor shaves, along with haircuts and shapeups. There are no distractions like loud flat-screen TVs, piles of product clutter or spa stations. As the interior embraces a classic barbershop of 1930’s Americana that is slowly, but surely vanishing. Each barber actually gets to know the client, and must say they’ve done quite the job. But don’t be surprised if you’re getting a shape up next to Adrian Brody, Drake, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rick Ross or Anderson Cooper. Frank’s client list is extensive of which whom include A-list actors and celebrities, Hip Hop artists, and TV personalities. But the word of mouth hot spot became a must go to destination. Indulge in great conversations; make connections and collaborations while getting yourself groomed at the same time. The place is honestly like a business hub. But you mustn’t forget a souvenir from their retail selling space inside the shop. Selling caps, t-shirts and razor chain necklaces bearing the shop’s logos. The products are also available online and in specialty boutiques around the world.


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19 Essex St. New York, NY 10002 212.228.7442 Open every day, 12-8 PM Cuts by appointment only $$

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n sunny Los Angeles, California the name Steph Jones (who now goes by his real name Garrain Jones) would be most likely be associated with music. But oddly enough, the Missouri City, Texas native has made quite the transition from the world of music to a more promising and realistic route into the realm health and fitness. But what made him have a change of heart?


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hrough trials and tribulations, Jones had hit rock bottom in his music career. Though tunes was always imbedded in his heart, he took it serious in 2005 and later on signed with Def Jam through Ludacris’ label, Disturbing The Peace (DTP). Only to leave the label, Garrain was with only $2 in his pocket and living out of his car. The decision between food and gas wasn’t the only thing that was to cloud his mind. Jones always had an interest in health and remained optimistic about the thought of it and where it could possibly take him. He then got involved with a global nutrition company, Herbalife, and began to immediately experience changes in his body that he knew would in fact be beneficial to others and decided to share this newfound journey.

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A year into this new venture, Garrain has accomplished quite a bit. He opened a nutrition club in Culver City, CA called Active Nutrition where you get complete training on designing customizable nutrition programs from top doctors, nutritionists and

scientists. His client list continues to grow, with a couple of familiar names in the mix like Morris Chestnut and Laz Alonzo. Also creating a group of amazing health coaches, that he nicknames the HerbaHeroes. Seems like things are going great for the fitness guru. But 11 years in LA, The sun is something that you’d become accustomed to year round. When deciding where to work out, I’m sure is a no brainer. But what about the folks that actually know what it is to buy a coat or no what snow is? We asked Mr. Jones some questions on how to stay fit and healthy for the colder days ahead.

1. AS THE TEMPERATURE GETS A LITTLE COOLER IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS, SHOULD OUR WORKOUT REGIMEN INCREASE OR DECREASE? Should stay consistent. But keep a closer look after yourself as the cold weather often brings illness and you are more susceptible while you are completing workouts. Also being in close workout quarters with numerous people will increases your chances of illness.

2. WHAT ARE 5 GREAT SNACKS THAT GUYS MUST PACK TO GET THE MOST OF NUTRIENTS AND ENERGY? Snacking is very important, thus herbalife has a line of snacking products to check out. The purpose of snacking is to stabilize your blood sugar throughout the day which contributes to energy levels. I would recommend things high in protein like protein bars, roasted soy nuts, greek yogurt, egg whites, or palm size amount of meat.

3. HOW MANY HOURS AND DAYS SHOULD ONE WORKOUT IN A WEEKS TIME? A minimum of twice a week with the correct nutrition will yield results. You can work out as many as 7 days a week but making sure you are completing workouts in a healthy schedule with the right amount of hard and easy days. I don’t recommend over 2 hours of workout at one time

4. HOW MANY AREAS OF THE BODY SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON IN ONE SESSION? Two muscle groups at a time. You never want to overwork the body. This also helps you to really hone in and focus on sculpting each section.

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DO YOU THINK PERSONAL AINERS ARE SOMEWHAT ECESSARY?

the person. If you have an environment that is promoting healthy activity you may not need a personal trainer. Like my group Herbaheroes, we are each others trainers and facilitators. As long as the client is getting results in a healthy manner and it is working for that person..

9. GYM MEMBERSHIPS ARE EXPENSIVE, BUT WHAT ARE THE KEY THINGS A GOOD GYM MUST HAVE IN ORDER TO GET THE MOST OUT OF IT? It is important that the location and hours of the gym match your daily schedule so you make it easy for yourself to be there. A good variety of equipment to utilize as your knowledge base and physical self grow is important as well.

10. WHEN YOU’VE REACHED YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT, WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAINTAIN THAT? Eating 3 lean meals a day with protein based snacks every 2 to 3 hours is the ideal plan to be on once you have reached your goals. Continuing with consistent workouts to match as well.

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NIKE + FUELBAND Nike innovates at the intersection of sport and data with a wristband that measures movement to motivate people to be more active. No matter your level of fitness, you now have a way to measure your progress toward your goal. Nike+ FuelBand captures and displays four different metrics: time, calories, steps and NikeFuel – a new metric that will be the ultimate measure of your athletic activity. NikeFuel is a proprietary technology that measures your activity through the movement of your wrist and motivates athletes to do more with a NikeFuel score that makes movement fun, meaningful and comparable, letting you compete with athletes of all levels in most activities. The more you move, the more NikeFuel you earn, whether you’re playing basketball, throwing a Frisbee or going for a run. Each day you can set your goal for activity and the level of NikeFuel you want to achieve. As you move closer to your goal, the band’s series of 20 LED lights go from red to green. The user-friendly interface provides encouragement and motivation as you hit and exceed your goals. But The Nike+ FuelBand experience doesn’t end on your wrist. All of the data you capture on your wristband connects to a rich web and mobile experience. It syncs with the Nike+ website, through a built-in USB, or wirelessly through Bluetooth to a free iPhone app to record activity each day and track progress. So let’s make it count.

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Drink

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Crisp, Clean, Cool

are the suggested words to describe Vikingjford Vodka. Based on an authentic Norwegian recipe, Vikingjford is made from premium Norwegian potato spirit. But the real history in this smooth beverage is that every drop is expertly blended with 100% crystal clear glacial water that has been frozen for over 5,000 years from the pristine Jostedal glacier in Arctic Norway. Now how is that for a refreshing taste.


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Iittala Double Old Fashion Glasses $45 set of 2

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Iittala Goblet Glasses $55 set of 2


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PHOTO COURTESY OF AARON PHILIPS


With an economics degree behind him, Josh Marks made a decision

Growing up in kitchens that reflect his techniques today, Marks was exposed to multiple ranges in culinary style. A Panamanian father, who introduced to him the

With all this home knowledge, Marks beat out 30,000 highly trained contestants for the most highly anticipated cookoff show on Fox TV, Master Chef and was a runner up for the fierce competition. As Josh says “My cooking abilities are a true testament of God’s will. Because, He walked with me through all the tough situations in my culinary life, and this can be applied to all situations in life! Pursue your passion no matter what it is! Don’t let anyone tell you different! If you don’t have a passion then you should find one!”

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Josh Marks has the ambition, talent and skill to punch us all in the mouth with flavor!

on pursuing a career in the culinary field. Though this in fact was an area that he has never studied, let alone taken a class in. His determination and drive was propelled through great culinary art inspirations such as Chefs Graham Elliot, Emeril Lagasse and Gordon Ramsay as well as restaurateur Joe Bastianich. By watching them on cooking shows and absorbing various techniques via YouTube, Josh at that point devoted his self-taught techniques full-time to cooking.

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Bred in the south side of Chicago, Josh Marks was on a path that supporters would’ve believed to have lead him towards the NBA at some point. Excelling academically at Dunbar High School and Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, in which he helped win their very first conference championship back in 2007. But the 7-foot Marks had taken a different turn, in a direction that was more personal, filled with passion, hospitality, sincerity, and love. It’s the love of food, family and friends. Many know that this is only the beginning for the young, 25-yearold Chicago native.

wonders of coconut and curry, A health conscious mother, who bestowed on him the importance of organic ingredients and a grandmother and aunt who truly defined the meaning of “southern comfort” with their influences of Cajun and Creole cooking. Marks prides himself on adeptly manipulating spices and flavors and has carved out a list of specialties, which include Étouffée, all types of curry, ice creams and sorbets.

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FooD + Drink We at Distinct Homme have been fortunate enough to get a hold of the runner-up to give us some advice on key things to have in the kitchen, important things to look for when grocery shopping, and his favorite dish that you can’t go wrong with. • What has Master Chef distinctly taught you about the culinary world? + Master Chef has taught me how to think and cook like a chef instead of a home-cook. Previously, I was just cooking delicious food but Master Chef taught me how to really conceptualize and execute chef quality dishes.

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• Some would say that men aren’t the best of cooks and others may speak differently. What makes a great cook to you? + I don’t think gender necessarily makes a great cook. I think it all comes down to passion in your food and ambition to go outside the box. • As holidays are quickly approaching, us guys always want to be part of the prep part of the dinners but never the actual cooks. What is a great and easy dish that will get everyone’s attention? + Personally I think the men should back off and let the soul sisters cook during the holidays, but I would suggest switching up the normal ham and


• How do you feel about organic products? + I grew up on nonorganic products and I turned out all right, but I think they are great. • What are at least 5 things that all guys should have in their cupboards and/ or refrigerator? + A good seasoning blend, a variety of rice and pasta, Good cooking stocks (chicken and beef stock), wine, and fresh herbs and vegetables. • What is a common ingredient in most recipes? + Eggs or oil • Is wine always a necessity to accompany dinner? If so, is there a great wine that goes with almost everything?

• What is your specialty dish? + Hands down ,my specialty dish is shrimp Étouffée. I can cook it in my sleep with both hands tied behind my back sitting in a chair with two balls and chains on my ankles. It’s so versatile you can really use any type of meat you want such as crawfish, chicken, catfish, or sausage.

• Can you provide a great recipe for a dish that you just cannot go wrong with? Small dish or large. + Yes. Smoked salmon fried rice. One package of smoked salmon a cup of day-old rice one package fried rice seasoning

• What is a little more difficult to perfect? Desserts or entrees? + Desserts are a lot more difficult to perfect because they use exact measurements and you can get lucky and nail an entrée. For example my 3 sexy soufflés from MasterChef episode top 4 compete. • When purchasing any type of meats or poultry, what are key things to look for? + When shopping for meets I look for dry aged meats with a bright red color. When I’m shopping for poultry, I look for free range chicken and whole chickens. • What exactly is broiling? What dish usually requires that?

1 tb chopped ginger 1 garlic clove chopped 1 chopped red bell peppers 1/2 chopped onion 1 celery stalk chopped 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 1 egg Green onions to garnish. A hot wok. Sauté Ginger, Garlic, bell pepper, & onions until soft and translucent. 2-3 mins. Add rice, seasonings, and soy sauce and stir fry until rice is an even coated golden brown color. Whisk egg and add now. Cook until egg is scrambled throughout. Chop or crumble smoked salmon into the fried rice mixture. Serve with chopped green onions. • Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? + I see myself running my cooking school in Chicago, educating the

youth while given back to society. I can also see myself running a cool, unique restaurant and/or food truck. I want to show the world that yes, you can be a successful black man and make a difference.

CHEF’S KNIFE Zwilling J.A. Henckels $72

SHARPENING STEEL Zwilling J.A. Henckels $54

BLENDER DeLonghi $129.95

PRESURE COOKER Sharper Image $129

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• Because a lot of us don’t know how to shop for kitchenware, what are 5 things men should have in their kitchens? + A sharp Chef ’s knife and a sharpening steel, heavy-duty cookware (stainless steel or nonstick), Bamboo cooking utensils, a good blender, and a pressure cooker.

+ Broiling is cooking something under direct heat. Steaks usually require broiling, but I also use my broiler sometimes to melt cheese on top of a French onion soup.

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• Food Network or old school cookbook? + Food network. I learned about food a lot better from watching the chefs on TV then from old-school cookbooks.

+ I don’t think wine is a necessity, but it enhances the taste of the food. I know Chardonnay is a good wine that accompanies most dishes.

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turkey with a beautiful roasted leg of Lamb.


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WARING PRO They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But some us seem like that time is always against us in the early part of the day. But with Waring Pro’s Breakfast Express Waffle & Omelet Maker, you have no excuse but to make time. Whip up an omelet and waffle at the same time using the easy-to-handle rotary feature. That’s great for even baking on top and bottom. Just load your ingredients in one side, close, flip and load ingredients in the other side. In a few minutes you’ve got breakfast for two, or one if you’re feeling a little selfish. As your getting ready, no need to keep checking it every 2 seconds, it has 2 LED ready indicator lights and 3 audio beep tones signal when each waffle or omelet is done. No need to worry about burning with the browning control (though some of us like that extra crisp). Waring Pro Express Belgian Waffle & Omelet Maker

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Miss Lily’s Bake Shop & Melvin’s Juice Box

Miss LiLy’s Bake shop & MeLvin’s Juice Box 130 West houston street at suLLivan street, neW york, ny 10012 646-588-5375 $$


On a quiet street in the Greenwich Village section of the NYC, you may possibly stumble upon a beachfront snack shack, with an interior that resembles an old-school diner with bar stools that are nestled under a counter with a few tables spread through out the space. Produce filled shelves is visually the main attraction for the cheerful spot. Miss Lily’s Bake Shop & Melvin’s Juice Box is more than just about the name.

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The one responsible for the juice bar is the legendary Melvin Major Jr. Who’s a 20year veteran of the fresh juice scene, where he spent time at Greenwich Village’s Lifethyme Market. Here at Melvin’s, he creates straightforward concoctions such as the sweet and spicy “Catch A Fire “; which has apple, beets, lemon, ginger and cayenne. Or maybe you’d like “The Cococado”; Coconut, avocado and lecithin, that is sweet and savory and has a little chew. And on the side have the jerk chicken sandwich or a boneless thigh charred on the grill. So there is no need for reservations nor calorie counts. But I will say enter at your own risk.

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Adjacent to the box is Miss Lily’s Variety, a West Indian record store-themed gallery and boutique. Which pays respectful tribute to the musical tradition of the Caribbean. Which sets the tone to the sweet tooth haven. Try a pastry filled with stewed meat, while sipping a Cococado.


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The Athens of America

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A city that’s rich in history, bursting with scenic beauty, and abundant in culture.


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oston, Massachusetts is a wonderful blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm. You can easily uncover the city’s past while enjoying its distinctively modern edge. It doesn’t matter if you decide to have along great company or just solo. Explore the hidden gardens of Beacon Hill, the inner courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the enclosed garden at Trinity Church. You can sample award-winning cuisine at four-star restaurants or neighborhood bistros. Whether you’re fashionsta for designers, a bona-fide bargain hunter or a whimsical window shopper, Boston shops and galleries are inviting any time of year. You can browse glass-enclosed arcades, meander open-air marketplaces and stroll among independent brownstone boutiques. The country’s first public library with more than 6 million volumes is equally a museum masterpiece filled with murals, frescoes, paintings and sculptures. Some might also consider the Hard Rock Café and its memorabilia, a museum. Just as the city pays homage to every period of America’s timeline, it also serves as all things to all people.

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Non-stop pampering, high tech appointments, car service (in a Lexus and driver included), this just sounds all too good to be true. But in fact it actually is. These are just a couple of amenities that the XV Beacon Hotel has to offer. But something tells me that your interest just been intrigued, and by all means.


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ocated in the most historic city in America, the XV Beacon Hotel stands at the crest of Beacon Hill in a Beaux Arts building dating back to 1903. But it’s the bold, yet stylish interior that compliments its exterior. Warm tones flow throughout the aged space, with a modern flare. Dark wood, brushed steel, and cream colored fabrics. With a minute burst of abstract paintings, fixtures and furniture. And vintage touches, such as a cage elevator. But nothing can top the marble busts of famous presidents.

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The 63 guest room hotel is immensely comfortable, uncluttered, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology: gas fireplaces, iHome alarm clock radio, surround-sound stereo, cordless phone, complimentary wireless internet access, and 42-inch flat screen television. Canopy beds in every guest room, and some that are large as 900 square feet. It is the true definition of a true bachelor pad. And if you get bored, get chauffeured around town in Lexus Sedan, complimentary of the hotel of course. Visit the authentic Federal and Greek Revival row houses, and evocative gas-lit streets. XV Beacon is only steps from the gold-domed Statehouse, legendary Boston Common and Public Garden. You can also do some serious damage by shopping high-end luxury shops on Newbury Street. Culture, history and posh shopping distinguish our neighborhood. A midst the bustle of commerce and sightseeing, XV Beacon Hotel is a haven of serenity. A luxury boutique hotel par excellence, that offers refined, genuine, and mindful personalized service. And in this case you can and SHOULD mix business with pleasure.


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trAveL + gear

GhurkA is one the

most prestigious and well-crafted leather goods company worldwide that has been around for over 3 decades. These bags and accessories are handmade by master artisans committed to a tradition of superior craftsmanship, superb functionality and timeless American style. With a name that reflects the bravery, loyalty, and cheerful indifference to all difficulty of the Ghurka soldiers of the Himalayas who date back to the early 1800’s, it’s to say that this brand has its ability to operate in all worlds equally and admirably: From East to West, from city to country.

Ghurka Bag (pictured at right)

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$249.95 A radio, blue tooth playback, and can stream music wirelessly from any smart device and will produce a hi-fi sound.

spade iPad Folio 2 Jack www.apple.com $70 An exclusive iPad case designed by Jack Spade for Apple is made from premium nylon, which gives your most precious of gadgets, a lot more protection. Even has a locking velcro latch and is fully dockable.

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These three stackable, 3-ounce flasks, screw into each other to create once unit. Labeled with the three of your best friends of course and three’s never a crowd with them.

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Nestled on the trendy Newbury Street in the Back Bay area of Boston, menswear designer Scott Kuhlaman of Scott James, new shop evokes what it is to be dapper sophisticated, with an overall classic edge. The architect turned designer really used all his talents and utilized them to create an amazing onestop shop.


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The shop will host current season products, including accessories, and his capsule collection 1964. Kuhlaman continues to stick with his

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Relocating from just a few steps away from it’s original home; the new flagship combines an Italian sensibility with American ease. Large plank wood floors, custom oil bronze finish shelving and rail systems, and natural wood wedge table paired with vintage sawhorse supports. A very intimate environment, in which staff, and including the designer himself will tend to every client offering style advice and tips on revamping your wardrobe. Now that’s customer service.


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From his keen eye, degree of knowledge, and affordability makes James a heavy contender in the rejuvenation of menswear, as we know it. Be sure to drop by and get your fall/winter gear in order.

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interpretation of Ameripean essence of menswear. Known for combining traditional soft neo-politan constructions with contemporary American fits; the outerwear pieces will range from $ 295.00 to $ 595.00. Shirts around $ 120.00 and pants ranging from 98.50 to165.00. Layer well with fine cotton sweaters as well as cashmere and merino wool knits, priced between $ 102.00 and $ 695.00.


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towne stove and sprits is probably one the most highly favored hot spots in the Back Bay area of Boston. A place filled with savory scents from a wood-fired rotisserie and hearty mixed sounds of laughter and good conversation. to be somewhere where you can relax and enjoy plenty of unexpected culinary surprises from around the world.

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You can marvel in a 13,000 square foot, 2-leveled environment that seats about 400 people . With 3 bars, 3 dining rooms and more than 50 dishes from continent to continent. The chances of this place being filled are most certainly at 100%. A blur of colors, tastes, and noises flow throughout this tasty haven. Barnwood beams, reflective ceilings, long windows, and chandeliers shaped like carousels. The second floor features a glassed-in kitchen in which you can gaze on as chefs perform with confidence in preparing various dishes. There’s a wood-fired rotisserie, a tandoor, and what may be the most beautiful vintage stove ever. The menu is categorized with headings like carnivore or ocean. But some dishes (not all) are marked with their country’s flag. Burgers and lobster rolls fly the stars and stripes, ravioli and porchetta are marked as Italian, and Peking chicken with potpie as Chinese. Around the world and back, right? You can choose from light, eggy lobster popovers, part of a separate all-lobster


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menu. Or even indulge in the famous lobster pizza that’s reserved for the main menu, however. Topped with lobster, corn, ricotta, and just enough honey to register, a perfect sweetness that lingers after each bite is gone. As for fettuccine Alfredo, the dish is usually heavy and gummy. At Towne, its something else altogether: golden and toothsome and light. Long strands of pasta, barely cloaked in cheese and butter. There is no cream. It’s hard to believe something made out of almost nothing can be so delicious. And chicken “brick’’ style is a bird flattened like road kill that tops the porchetta for tastelessness, although it is dressed up with bits of gold leaf. Other dishes are chewy razor clams a la plancha, bland short ribs that are simply forgettable. Wash down these worldly delicacies with a wine list that is designed to suit everyone from tourists on a budget to high rollers looking to impress.


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that comes with bruleed brown sugar, excellent caramel ice cream, and an impressive puff of maple cotton Warm dark candy. chocolate cake gets extra dimension from cherry gelato and splendid, syrupy Amarena cherries. It’s a place for special celebrations, power lunches and private parties. A place where their valets take as good care of your car as their servers do of you. It’s a place where life is good. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are visiting the city, their towne is your towne.

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Towne Stove and Spirits 900 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115 (617) 247-0400 www.towneboston.com


interiors

COFEE TABLES

Uttermost $745.00

SHAPE

Most tables are square or oblong shaped. A small square or round table goes well in front of a loveseat. As a larger version works well in front of a sectional. Rounder tables are softer to look at and allow easy navigation around them in small spaces.

Lumisource $250.00

A Viesso $590.00

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It’s best to select a coffee table that resembles the size of the sofa. As it is a functional piece, it should be comfortable for access for those sitting on the sofa.

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Gus Modern $575.00

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Coffee Tables come in many forms, shapes and materials. Look at a coffee table as artwork for your living room. Try considering choosing one that will do more than just hold a remote or old, outdated magazines. Make a really great statement when choosing, plus it’s a great conversation starter. But keep a couple things in mind when you make the final decision.

The style of the table is indeed a big factor. You’d want to take its use into account as well. Traditional living rooms require traditional materials like cherry wood or lacquered metals, more formal. Glass tops are often employed to avoid moisture rings. But are prone to breaking or chipping. In a less formal setting like a den or family room, pine or walnut make great choices. Great against wear and tear.


By Graydon Carter and the Editors of Vanity Fair Alex MacLean $32.00 “A remarkable book that takes a trip into the magazines’ 95-year history of 300 iconic photographs. Of works from some of the worlds top photographers have become the iconic likenesses of the best-known figures from the worlds of art, film, music, sports, business, and politics.” Out of Sight: Pictures of Hidden Worlds

COFEE BOOKS

By Seymour Simon

It always helps to have something presented on your coffee table for balance with your space. But it doesn’t necessarily always have to be an object. Try a couple books.

$7.99 “See the unseeable of natural wonders that are undetected to the naked eye. But with the help of science and technology, these astonishing photos are sure to take you on a voyage.” Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces By Alex MacLean

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“Get a glimpse of a part of the city to what usually remains hidden. Be captivated by mindblowing photographs to what you’ll find on these rooftops.”

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Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images


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smart top Make your iPad into a terrific convenient notebook. Combined with Apple’s Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard, this device has been perceived as one of the best keyboards, ‘Smart Top’ transforms your iPad into a stylish notebook. Made with soft to the touch quality materials both inside & out, it will provide you with greater satisfaction. By applying the solid material of the board especially on the inside, it protects from breaking or crimpled. And the magnetic material supports the stable mount of iPad.The unique structure makes it compatible with all generations of iPad and creates a new exciting user experience.


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Tangram Design $49.50


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PHOTOGRAPHY: ALEJANDRO GARCIA PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: TAJ BIRKETT MODEL: DERIC MICKENS @ SOUL ARTIST MANAGEMENT STYLIST: JAMIE TONGE


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WATCH: TOUS SHIRT: JACK SPADE PANTS: CHEAP MONDAY SOCKS: STANCE


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WATCH: HUGO BOSS JACKET: LEVIS TIE: J. CREW CARDIGAN: JACK SPADE GALSSES: VON ZIPPER SHIRT: CHEAP MONDAY


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Watch: Lifetime Collective Coat: Woolrich John Rich & Bros Watch: House of Horology


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are an essential for the colder season, mainly because they are designed to protect against basically any type of precipitation. While its original design had been invented by the Inuit Eskimo of the Arctic region for hunting purposes, protection from wind chill and wetness. The outer portion was made from seal and coated regularly with fish oil. Then was revamped a bit in the 1950’s for the United States Military Forces. It was then that it had a silk outer shell, padded with wool or down with a split hood. As for now, a lot of options are offered like color, length, material, etc. The common denominator here that has remained consistent throughout all these years is the protection that it provides.


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Dekker $700


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PHOTOGRAPHER: TONI SMAILAGIC

JACKET: STONE ISLAND PANTS: PAUL SMITH SNEAKERS: ALEJANDRO INGELMO

MODEL: SEAN ROBINSON

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JACKET: STONE ISLAND PANTS: PAUL SMITH


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Shirt: H&M Pants: MAC Sneakers: Converse


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Sweater: Stone Island Vest: Oliver Spencer Pants: Oliver Spencer Boots: Dr. Martens


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Blazer: H&M Shirt: Simon Spur Pants: H&M Bowtie: H&M Shoes: Dr. Martens


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SWEATER: STONE ISLAND VEST: OLIVER SPENCER PANTS: OLIVER SPENCER BOOTS: DR. MARTENS


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RED WING SHOE COMPANY has been

Red Wing $300

G-Star $145

All Saints $140

Naked & Famous $135

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around for more than a century. But in the early 1900’s, the young founder Charles Beckman, of only 17 worked a small job at a local leather factory. He believed that good shoes were hard to find and indeed became a shoemaker. As at the time, only factory jobs were attainable and therefore, there were limited resources for proper uniform. Over the years, as people hopped on board with Beckman more styles became to develop with various treatments and colors, as the brand became widely recognized. To this day, Red Wing has become an essential footwear item in every guys’ closet. But this brand is not only fashionable; it’s also functional against the fall and winter’s climate with insulation techniques and outer shell protection.


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denim daze PHOTOGRAPHER: JD BARNES @ WEST STREET STUDIOS MODEL: SHANNON WALLACE @ WILHELMINA MODELS NY STYLIST: JAMIE TONGE ASSISTANT STYLIST: RAYTELL BRIDGES


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JACKET: DIESEL SCARF: DIESEL JEANS: NUDIE JEANS SHOES: JOHN VARVATOS


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SUNGLASSES: MOSLEY TRIBES SHIRT: LEVIS COAT & JEANS: DENIM & SUPPLY BY RALPH LAUREN

HAT: MODEL’S OWN JACKET: TRUE RELIGION SHIRT: MODEL’S OWN JEANS: LEVIS

HAT: DIESEL JACKET: NUDIE JEANS BELT: MODEL’S OWN JEANS: NUDIE JEANS SCARF: DIESEL

HAT: GOORIN BROS. JACKET: LEVIS JEANS: LEVIS SHOES: DIESEL


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SUNGLASSES: OLIVER PEOPLES SHIRT & JEANS: TRUE RELIGION


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UNDERWEAR: DIESEL BACKPACK: DIESEL SHOES: K-SWISS

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HOODIE: MODEL’S OWN SHIRT: DIESEL VEST: TRUE RELIGION

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SHIRT: NUDIE JEANS JEANS: TRUE RELIGION UNDERWEAR: DIESEL

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JEANS: GILDED AGE


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FASHION LOOK IS $4,465

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As the season changes, of course your wardrobe must follow suit (not literally). Being that it is getting cooler by the day, layering may in fact be a task for a complete look. With doing so, you may think that more money is to be involved and that my dear friend indeed is FALSE! Here is a look that you scan swear by without breaking the bank.

BURBERRY PRORSUM FALL/WINTER 2012


ACCESSORIZE THE LOOK

ENTIRE LOOK $1,295 HAT: Fred Perry $60

COAT: London Fog $425 BAG: Filson $225

GLOVES: Ugg Austrailia $175

BELT: Polo Ralph Lauren $65

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SOCKS: Paul Smith $35

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TROUSERS: French Connection $198


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DA P P E R L Y PURSUITS PHOTOGRAPHER: RYAN MIKAIL MODELS: ORRAINE @ SOUL ARTIST MANAGEMENT TOBY @ SOUL ARTIST MANAGEMENT LAURENCE @ NEXT MODELS NY STYLIST: JAMIE TONGE & JEFFREY SALINAS


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right Hat: Goorin Bros. Shirt: Kenneth Cole Suit: DKNY

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left Tuxedo, shirt and bowtie: Perry Ellis

center Tuxedo, shirt and bowtie: Perry Ellis


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FRONT SUIT: MOSCHINO SHIRT: BAR III


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BACK SUIT: CANALI SHIRT: KENNETH COLE


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BLAZER: MOSCHINO SHIRT: KENNETH COLE TIE: PAUL SMITH


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Distinct Homme Vol. 1  

Through informative features and visually appealing design, Distinct Homme communicates the latest in men's fashion, travel, grooming, and m...

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