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FALL & WINTER 2016

Peter Millar A N D R I S E N M O R TO N ’ S N E W P R E M I E R S H O P P I N G D E S T I N AT I O N

WA R N I N G O R O P P O R T U N I T Y ?

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Andrisen Morton 270 St. Paul Street Denver, Colorado 80206 303-377-8488

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Karen Alberg Grossman DESIGN DIRECTOR

Hans Gschliesser MANAGING EDITOR

Jillian LaRochelle

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PROJECT MANAGER

Lisa Montemorra DESIGNER

Jean-Nicole Venditti DESIGNER

Chad Morgan CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Bruce Abels CONCEPT DIRECTORS

Andrew Mitchell, Russ Mitchell MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR

Bob Mitchell DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

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Peg Eadie DIRECTOR OF PREPRESS

John Frascone

FEATURES 10 14 16 22 24 26 62

BUSINESS JOURNALS FASHION GROUP

Denver Fun Facts What’s in a Name: Peter Millar New Faces Jim Owen: A Man on a Mission Meet Kevin Steward A Conversation with Deno Charchalis The Millennials Are Coming!

PUBLISHER

Stuart Nifoussi CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Christine Sullivan

APPAREL FORUM Andrisen Morton DENVER, CO

FASHION 30 32 70 72 78 84

Quality: The Hallmarks of Top Tailoring On Location with Andrisen Morton Profile: PT01 Profile: We Norwegians Menswear Rules Architecture of Style

Garys NEWPORT BEACH, CA Hubert White MINNEAPOLIS, MN Kilgore Trout CLEVELAND, OH Larrimor’s PITTSBURGH, PA

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Malouf’s LUBBOCK/SOUTHLAKE, TX Marios PORTLAND, OR/SEATTLE, WA Mitchells HUNTINGTON, NY Mitchells/Richards WESTPORT/GREENWICH,

DEPARTMENTS 4 8 64 66 74 92 96 98 100 102 104

Welcome Letter Dave: As I See It Ask Craig & Lindsay Designers: The Giving Season The Fashion Forum Travel: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Food: Multicultural Cuisine Spirits: Inventive Drinking Wheels: Autonomous Vehicles At Your Service End Page: The Card Game

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Oak Hall MEMPHIS, TN Rodes LOUISVILLE, KY Rubensteins NEW ORLEANS, LA Stanley Korshak DALLAS, TX Wilkes Bashford SAN FRAN/PALO ALTO, CA

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FASHION FORUM MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED IN 11 REGIONAL EDITIONS FOR MEMBER STORES OF THE APPAREL FORUM © 2016. PUBLISHED BY BUSINESS JOURNALS, INC, P.O. BOX 5550, NORWALK, CT 06856, 203-853-6015 • FAX: 203-852-8175; ADVERTISING OFFICE: 1384 BROADWAY, NY, NY 10018-6108, 212-686-4412 • FAX: 212686-6821; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THE PUBLISHERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ADVERTISERS CLAIMS, UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS OR OTHER MATERIALS. NO PART OF THIS MAGAZINE MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHERS. VOLUME 19, ISSUE 2. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.


Change Is Good I F YO U K E E P YO U R P R I N C I P L E S

It’s hard to believe a year has already passed since we debuted our modern new retail environment. But in our business, the past is “so yesterday.” Styles, colors and trends seem to change almost weekly. Tastes and shopping habits change. And considering the 76 million Millennials now coming of age, over time customers will change too. As owners, we embrace all of this change. We thrive on it because it makes us better. Yet we also work diligently to ensure Andrisen Morton remains the same—a constant of quality, style and unparalleled personal service. This is the foundation of all we do and what got us here in the first place. Most importantly, we’re so very fortunate you’ve chosen to join us on this journey. Your ongoing support has been nothing short of remarkable, and for that we owe you great thanks. Yours in change, always for the better—including your wardrobe! —JOHN, DAVE, CRAIG, AND LINDSAY

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Styles, col colors and trends seem to change almost weekly. Tastes and shopping habits change. And considering the 76 million Millennials now coming of age, over time customers will change too. As owners, we embrace all of this change. We thrive on it because it makes us better.


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As I See It… A FA M I LY B U S I N E S S I N E V E R Y S E N S E O F T H E W O R D

Craig and I first met in the old Catacombs bar in Fort Collins, Colorado back in the mid’70s, and we became fast friends over a few beers and a shared passion for golf. In today’s vernacular, it was a “bromance.” We golfed together, drank together, attended each other’s weddings and ultimately, we worked for the same men’s store when we got the crazy idea to start a business together. When the first Andrisen Morton opened in 1978, we made a promise to always be great friends first and business partners second. It’s a promise that we’ve both kept. Despite the ups and downs in every partnership, we still love each other like brothers. Like family. This sense of family, of truly caring, is at the core of how we operate, how we treat customers, and how we feel about our employees. Because in the end, it’s our amazing team of passionate people that is the heartbeat of the store. They are what really make us successful! It’s not just that customers can find the finest men’s clothing in the world here. Or

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that they enjoy shopping in a beautiful modern store in an amazing location. Certainly those things help. But what really separates us is our family of employees and their belief in and practice of treating everyone like family. Honestly, the love and care Craig and I share filters down to the next level of the ownership team in John and Lindsay. It’s in the tailor shop, all eight of our sales guys, and the 10 other customer service folks we employ… everything is done in the spirit of internal caring, and consequently, that translates to how we care for our customers. Like many families, we can be dysfunctional at times, but we come together for every season and for every customer. And we come together for each other in our professional and personal lives. We are truly a family and that feeling radiates out onto the floor and into the community. Basically, everyone—including our customers—likes to shop where they’re most comfortable. Where they have relationships with real people. Customers could go online

and find what they want, but because of their relationship with us as people, they prefer to come in to shop and visit. It’s more about how being here makes them feel than it is about what’s on our shelves and racks. This idea of really caring and recognizing the value of employees is very important to our younger Millennial staff members. It’s way more important than it ever was to our Boomer generation. Again, it’s feeling and experiencing being on a team, being encouraged to care about your fellow employees and to build similar real relationships with your customers. Whoever loves their employees the most, their customers win and the store thrives. Our business grows through referrals, and referrals only happen when customers feel part of something. We can market all we want, but that’s how it really works. Our happy family is responsible for all of it. Funny to think that what brought Craig and I together in the beginning sustains our business today. Love, respect, warmth—just like a family.


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What’s In a Name? IN THIS CASE, QUITE A BIT

Marking its first retail location in the west, leading American luxury brand Peter Millar partnered with Andrisen Morton this past December to add another premier shopping destination to Cherry Creek North. The new Peter Millar boutique caters to gentlemen looking for sophisticated lifestyle apparel and elevated sportswear at very attractive price points. The Peter Millar store features casual sportswear from the Crown collection, plus the finely crafted Sartorial collection that offers European-inspired design with an American fit. In addition, men will find Peter Millar’s sophisticated e4 performance apparel line as well as shoes and accessories. “It is an incredible honor for myself and Craig to share in the ownership and endorsement of such a great aspirational brand,” says Dave. “We are particularly gratified to expand our footprint in the men’s clothing market in our own backyard, where our business was born.” Craig has watched the brand from its very beginnings and is duly impressed. “Peter Millar continues to evolve into a real player in the sportswear world and successfully competes with today’s great Italian brands,” he says. “There is intrinsic value for guys of all ages

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and incomes with Peter Millar clothing, because of the way the line is presented each season.” “These gentlemen are two of the best in the business and have established an unmatched reputation for luxury menswear in the Denver community,” says Scott Ruerup, president of Peter Millar. “We are excited to offer the breadth of the Peter Millar collection in Denver and showcase it to the very loyal clientele Craig and Dave have built over the years.” Both organizations take great care to provide the utmost in personal service, and value the relationships they forge with their customers. The store is managed by Bridget Mosher and assisted by Rudee Gilbert. Dave and Craig can sometimes be found helping out, too. The exciting new fall 2016 collection has arrived, which makes it a perfect time to stop in for a visit. Peter Millar is located at 250 Columbine Street, just 10 short blocks from Andrisen Morton. Validated parking is available. The Denver store marks the fifth brick-and-mortar retail location in the United States for Peter Millar, joining stores in Southampton, NY; Palm Beach, FL; Austin, TX; and its flagship location on Madison Avenue in New York City.

It is an incredible honor for us to share in the ownership and endorsement of such a great aspirational brand. We are particularly gratified to expand our footprint in the men’s clothing market in our own backyard.


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N E W FA C E S

RESIDENT ENVISIONER

F U N FA C T S

Matt Sayers

Celebrity look-alike: When younger, Michael J. Fox. Today, a bald Jared Leto. Hobbies: Photography, hiking and exploring both city and country. Favorite vacation spots: California and

VISUALS

the national parks of Utah. Otherworldly Iceland tops his “to explore” list.

Until moving to Denver less than a year ago to become our Visuals director, Matt had always lived in Bergen County, New Jersey, just outside New York City. As a young boy, Matt wanted to become an artist and writer. His ability as a creative thinker and doer is apparent throughout the store, as well as in the photos and videos he creates in his spare time. He began working retail at age 16, progressing through sales and management at various stores in Jersey. Not surprisingly, his employers recognized his creative talents and

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began involving him on the visual side. Matt was soon crossing the bridge to work in NYC as a visual merchandiser, first for Levi’s and later for British fashion retailer AllSaints. We met Matt when he was men’s creative director for Brunello Cucinelli covering the brand’s U.S., Canada and Mexico retailers. We were so impressed that we persuaded him to leave his East Coast comfort zone for a new adventure out west at Andrisen Morton. So far Matt loves what he sees, and we do, too!

Known for making: Breakfast. What he’d wear every day if he could: A denim shirt, comfortable trousers and sneakers. In fact, it is what he wears every day! Why AM is special: “There’s a lot of camaraderie, freedom and trust here. Dave, Craig and Lindsay have given me a great platform to help catapult the brand and store to reach a new generation—while still catering to our core customers.”


N E W FA C E S

AT H L E T I C AC H I E V E R

F U N FA C T S

Kirsten Nelson

Celebrity look-alike: LeAnn Rimes Hobbies: Cooking, painting, crafting, gardening, hiking, drinking IPAs and exploring farmer’s markets. Favorite vacation spot: Oregon

A S S I S TA N T B U Y E R

Coast, and she dreams about visiting Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Kirsten’s childhood in Lake Oswego, Oregon revolved around football. Her Coloradonative mom is a Broncos maniac, her dad was a special teams coach and her brother played. So Kirsten wanted to grow up to be the NFL’s first female head coach. But just in case, she became an accomplished competitive figure skater. Today, she coaches youth figure skating and ice hockey at DU in her spare time. While earning a Sports Management degree from Washington State (“Go Cougs!”),

Kirsten scored an internship with the Avalanche and Nuggets. After college, she worked in Nike’s Portland flagship store and in 2013, returned to Denver for a job with the Broncos. Later, while employed at Nordstrom, she was introduced to Craig Andrisen, which led to her hiring as the store’s first assistant buyer in January of this year. So welcome Kirsten! And any time you want to host a Broncos party with your great food and craft IPAs, count us in.

Known for making: Bacon jalapeno mac ‘n’ cheese, zucchini bread with chocolate chips, green chili and buffalo chicken tacos. What she’d wear every day if she could: A comfortable pair of jeans, a nice casual sweater and top. Dressing up entails little black dresses and her favorite pair of cobalt blue heels. Why AM is special: “Craig and Dave take such good care of us, and recognize the importance of family and having a life outside the store. They take the same caring approach to customers, too.”

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N E W FA C E S

R U G BY TO T H E R U N WAY

F U N FA C T S

Isaac Stroope

Celebrity look-alike: Robin Thicke. Hobbies: Being a great father to his 10-month-old baby girl, Petra. When he has time—rugby and golf. Favorite vacation spots: La Jolla,

S A L E S A S S O C I AT E

The son of a career Navy man, Isaac has lived all over the U.S., including Arkansas and Tennessee, where his family has roots. Like many boys, he dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. But in Isaac’s case, those dreams actually came true with rugby. At 17, Isaac was a winger on the under18 U.S. Rugby Team and later played at the University of Memphis. Leaving after his freshman year, he played for the top-

California and Savannah, Georgia.

flight Washington (D.C.) Rugby Club. Next stop was Colorado, playing for the Denver Barbarians and Glendale Raptors. Men’s apparel and style has long been another passion of Isaac’s. So when an opportunity was presented to join the hot new Suitsupply team in Cherry Creek, he ran with it and excelled. He caught our eye as a young up-and-comer and we signed him to our team. Score one for us! And you.

Known for making: Here, Isaac gives props to his dad—aka Papa Sooie— an actual barbeque master starting to enter BBQ competitions. What he’d wear every day if he could: A cotton suit with a tone-on-tone matching T-shirt and Stan Smith sneakers. Why AM is special: “Every person is treated like family. It’s almost as if customers aren’t shopping, but just visiting close friends. Working here is like that too. I’m a new father, and their support is amazing. They really care about my family, not just me as an employee.”

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N E W FA C E S

MUST LOV E D O G S !

F U N FA C T S

Lyndsey Schooley

Look-alike: Her momma, Becki Hobbies: A passion for dogs, particularly her own: Lucy the black Lab and Snoopy, a blue heeler mix. Also, hiking in the foothills and mountains with her dogs.

C U S TO M E R S E RV I C E

Favorite vacation spot: Anna Maria Island, a secluded barrier island on Florida’s

The first thing you’ll learn about Lyndsey is that she is an avid dog lover. Born and raised in small-town Brownsburg, Indiana, she was an admitted tomboy who was quite a national club soccer player and also competed in equestrian jumping. She dreamt of becoming a paleontologist, but at about age 15, discovered fashion. She ultimately earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing at Ball State University.

After college, Lyndsey moved to NYC and worked for Donna Karan International as a buyer. After realizing she preferred more wide-open spaces, she came to Denver and Neiman Marcus. Prior to joining the AM family in 2015, she managed the teen boutique Charlotte Russe at Flatirons Crossing. Customers love her bright smile, positive attitude and warm personality. We love everything about her—including her dogs!

Gulf Coast with pristine white beaches. New Zealand is on her to-do list. Known for making: Pan-sautéed steak and pasta salad. What she’d wear every day if she could: A sundress or Zella yoga pants and workout gear. Why AM is special: “Every customer is treated like family— there’s nothing we won’t do for them. I even know their dogs’ names. I absolutely love working here. It’s the most fun, laidback place and the people are like my second family.”

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N E W FA C E S

Bridget Mosher S T O R E M A N A G E R AT P E T E R M I L L A R

An identical twin and daughter of a physician, Colorado native Bridget grew up always wanting to be general surgeon—that is, until taking organic chemistry at CU Boulder. Sorry, Dad! She ultimately earned degrees in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Psychology. So how did this burgeoning scientist end up in retail? Bridget’s retail career began after college, while trying to find work in her fields of study. She soon realized she absolutely loved fashion and style, particularly on the men’s side. (In fact, she has only sold men’s clothing in her career!) Prior to joining the extended Andrisen Morton family as store manager of Peter Millar, Bridget was in the men’s department at Nordstrom. There’s not much call for ecology or evolutionary biology at Peter Millar, but her knowledge of psychology must be a big help!

F U N FA C T S Celebrity look-alike: Jennifer

What she’d wear every

Lawrence or Amanda Bynes.

day if she could: Jeans

Bridget has an identical

and a cute top.

twin, so we’re not sure who looks like whom! Hobbies: Hiking and reading. Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere in Europe, but mostly Germany and Amsterdam.

Why PM is special: “The quality of the product is what’s amazing, especially for the price. Plus, the family atmosphere Peter Millar creates is so different than any other organization I’ve been in. It’s a very similar

Known for making: Dishes

philosophy to Andrisen

with quinoa, especially

Morton’s approach. It’s

quinoa enchiladas.

great to be part of such a wonderful team.”

Rudee Gilbert S A L E S A S S O C I AT E AT P E T E R M I L L A R

Named after her dad Rudy, our Rudee was raised in the very small agricultural town of Platteville, Colorado. Her uncommon first name almost guarantees people never forget it, but it’s Rudee’s love of people, quick smile and dedication to service that are most memorable. After high school, Rudee struck out on her own and moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she lived and worked for eight years. During that time, she met her husband and started a family. Since returning home to the Denver area a few years ago, she’s worked at Aldo shoes, Dillard’s and other retailers. Rudee was most recently with Suitsupply before being recruited to join us on the Peter Millar team. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.

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F U N FA C T S Celebrity look-alike:

Known for making: Fried

Miranda Cosgrove of

chicken and cornbread.

Nickelodeon’s iCarly. Hobbies: Outdoor adventures. “But our two young boys pretty much consume all of our time right now.”

What she’d wear every day if she could: Skirts and heels. Why PM is special: “Everyone, from Peter Millar corporate to Craig and Dave, just care so much about us

Favorite vacation spot:

as people. Plus, they both

Calfornia, Cozumel or

emphasized the importance

anywhere there’s a beach

of not only selling, but also

and beautiful sunset.

building real relationships with our customers. I am so blessed to be here.”


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Jim Owen A MAN ON A MISSION

A longtime friend of the store, Jim Owen has always had a mission. Hugely successful in his first career in the investment industry, he went on to forge an encore career as an author and inspirational speaker. Owen’s achievements can be attributed to hard work, commitment and a strong will. FIRST MISSION OF BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CAREER AND LIFE: ACCOMPLISHED.

Owen lived well, traveled extensively and took pretty good care of himself. But he was never really athletic and didn’t make exercising a priority. By the time he hit his 50s, he realized he had to get in better shape. First he tried running, but his knees and hips couldn’t take the pounding. Then he began working out with a bodybuilder who believed in the old “no pain, no gain” approach. Owen’s back, knees—his whole body—rebelled. That was the end of his training, and the start of his weight gain. He spent a week at Tucson’s Canyon Ranch, learning how to eat right and control his weight. But while he managed to shed excess pounds, he also lost muscle mass. He looked haggard and felt stiff and weak. As Owen approached his 70th birthday in 2010, he hurt all over. Years at a desk and all-too-frequent airplane trips had taken their toll. His lower back was killing him, and he needed epidural injections just to make the pain bearable. Both knees were in ruins. His right rotator

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cuff was in bad shape from improperly hauling heavy luggage, and his shoulders were so stooped he couldn’t even stand up straight. The real wake-up call came on Owen’s 70th birthday, when he cued up a video of one of his speaking engagements. Who was that frail old guy shuffling up to the podium? Did he really look like that!? Somehow he had become a poster boy for geezerhood. He knew he had to do something. But it had to be radically different than his haphazard and misguided attempts at fitness in the past. Owen dove into stacks of fitness books and scoured the web, trying to sift practical tips from the confusing torrent of advice. “When I read ‘See how many deadlifts you can do in 60 seconds,’ I pictured myself heading straight to the ER,” Owen says. After much research, he realized he didn’t need bulging muscles to be fit. He simply wanted the functional fitness he would need to be mobile, active and energetic for years to come. Staving off old age was a goal Owen knew he could be passionate about! He knew that getting fit wouldn’t be easy, but would still be nowhere near as hard as dealing with the infirmities of aging. Through referrals, Owen found a good trainer experienced in working with older clients and got to work. The first session was, in Owen’s words, “downright embarrassing. I couldn’t do a single push-up correctly!” But little by little, working with his trainer one hour at a time, three times a week, Owen could feel himself getting


Many Baby Boomers grew up with the idea that tha aging is something that just happens to you, and is beyond your control. They need to understand that we all get older, but you don’t have to get old.

stronger. Each small increment of progress led to the next. When he realized how much his movements were being restricted by muscular tightness, the consequence of years spent sitting in chairs, he started stretching at home and added regular yoga sessions to his program. As the months passed, Owen found himself able to move with more ease and fluidity than he had in years. And, thanks to his stretching and core-strengthening work, his back pain had virtually disappeared! Having found his path to fitness, Owen knew he would stay on it for the rest of his life. As friends and acquaintances marveled over his physical transformation, he realized that there was a whole generation of Americans who needed to know what he had learned. Even if you are in your 60s or 70s, it’s not too late to become more fit—and it doesn’t have to be grueling or complicated. All it takes is a realistic program, a willingness to work at it, and an investment of an hour a day, six days a week. “Many Baby Boomers grew up with the idea that aging is something that just happens to you, and is beyond your control,” says Owen. “They need to understand that we all get older, but you don’t have to get old.”

rate after exertion, normal blood pressure and more. Even more impressive, Owen can now do a lot of things he couldn’t when he was 30. Remember that single push-up he couldn’t do properly when he began? Now he does 50 at a time! “In the beginning, I worked out because I felt I had to,” Owen says. “Now I do it because I want to. Fitness has become my most satisfying hobby. What really makes me proud is knowing I’ve done what’s in my power to make my life a long and healthy one. If my book can help even a few people move in the same direction, it will be the best legacy I could have.” MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED! By any measure, Jim Owen

Ethics (Stoecklein Publishing,

was an unqualified success in

2004), Cowboy Values (Globe

the financial services industry.

Pequot, 2008) and The Try

Profiled in the Wall Street

(Skyhorse Publishing, 2010). He

Journal as a leading Wall Street

is a much sought-after speaker

“rainmaker,” Owen had an

and founder of the Center for

investment career that spanned

Cowboy Ethics and Leadership,

OWEN HAD FOUND A NEW MISSION.

35 years. He also authored a

a non-profit organization

He set out to write the book he wished he’d had at the beginning of his fitness journey—a guide tailored to older adults, with a flexible, stepby-step fitness program anyone can follow. A fitness book that focuses on essential principles and strips away the buzzwords. One that offers as much inspiration as information. The result, a lushly illustrated, easy-to-read guide titled Just Move! How Functional Fitness Turns Back the Clock, is soon to be published. It will give older adults something they haven’t had before: a complete fitness guide designed expressly for them. Today Owen is well past his 75th birthday and in the best shape of his life. It’s worth repeating: Deep into his seventh decade, Jim Owen is in the best shape of his entire life! His doctor was literally startled by the results of his last check-up: low resting heart rate, rapid recovery

couple of financial bestsellers

dedicated to bringing the simple,

along the way, including The

timeless values embodied in

Prudent Investor. Around 12

the Code of the West—honesty,

years ago, he embarked on

loyalty and courage—back

another journey as an author

to the fore of American life.

and speaker extolling “cowboy

Owen’s latest book, the soon-

values” as the embodiment

to-be published Just Move!

of how people can lead

How Functional Fitness Turns

meaningful, honorable, even

Back the Clock, represents

heroic lives. Owen wrote

yet another chapter in what is

what he calls “The Code of

certainly a full and very fulfilling

the West Trilogy,” comprising

life. We are honored to help

three inspiring books: Cowboy

spread his message of fitness.

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Meet Kevin Steward P I LOT O F M E R C E D E S - B E N Z OF WESTMINSTER.

Walk into Mercedes-Benz of Westminster and one can’t help but be impressed. Built of rich stone, it feels more like a grand mountain lodge than a car dealership. The design is warm, inviting and understated. The luxury automobiles on display around its unique concourse are certainly impressive, too. Most impressive, however, is Kevin Steward, coowner of the Westminster store as well as the new Mercedes-Benz of Loveland. We caught up with Steward in his office, which is comfortable, but surprisingly modest compared to other owners’ offices we’ve seen. Modest is also a great way to describe Steward himself. He’s a very down-to-earth, low-key and friendly guy who’s easy to talk to. It all speaks to his roots in the small town of Ogallala, Nebraska, where he was born and lived until 1983, when he came to the Denver area in search of a job. AT O N E O F L I F E ’ S INTERSECTIONS, HE MADE

was preparing to start, when a couple days later O’Meara called. Steward really wasn’t all that interested in making Slurpees and he’d always loved cars, so he went to work at O’Meara— parking cars! Over the next 12 years, Steward was continuously promoted, eventually becoming the assistant service manager. Next he joined the Emich organization, where Mr. Emich, who was a great leader, helped Steward develop his own leadership skills. After 10 years, Steward had advanced his career to fixed operations director overseeing the service operation of the dealership. In 2002, he was persuaded to leave Emich for the area’s newest Mercedes-Benz dealership planned for Westminster. When the dealership was sold in 2006 and renamed Mercedes-Benz of Westminster, Steward was named general manager. Considering most dealer GMs come from the sales side of the business, that was quite an endorsement. Not too long thereafter, he became a co-owner.

THE RIGHT TURN.

Steward got into the car business on a fluke of sorts. He had been answering ads for entrylevel jobs around Denver and landed interviews with 7-Eleven and O’Meara Ford. He was immediately offered the 7-Eleven job and

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N O T YO U R T Y P I C A L “ C A R G U Y. ”

A self-described workaholic, Steward arrives every morning at about 7:45 and leaves between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m., six days a week. “I love this

business. It’s something new every day,” he explains. “We sell dreams here at MercedesBenz of Westminster. The interaction we have with our customers is phenomenal.” He also tries to interact every day with all 130 employees, which is quite a feat. It’s important to him. Steward has never forgotten how Mr. O’Meara and later Mr. Emich made it a point to do the very same thing. “Being a small-town guy, to show that kind of care and respect for your people, made a big impression on me. Everybody matters here—from the receptionist in the front to the detailer in the back.” He believes this is a primary reason his Westminster store is the number-one Mercedes-Benz dealership in the region and was recently acknowledged as one of the top 10 Mercedes-Benz dealerships to work for based on employee engagement. Due in large part to its extraordinary customer care, Mercedes-Benz of Westminster is also a six-time recipient of the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Best of the Best dealer recognition. One very unique client offering is picking up and delivering customers’ cars for service. They handle 800 pick-ups/deliveries each month; they have 100 loaner cars and 13 full-time drivers. They pick up cars in


Aspen twice a week, and will do pick-ups in Steamboat Springs, even Grand Junction, and of course all up and down the Front Range. Given this ease of service, many clients only need to visit the dealership when their lease is up or when they are ready to purchase another Mercedes-Benz. The dealership also has a legacy of community involvement, and the company website lists dozens of organizations it supports. Steward cares as much about being a major supporter of the Allied Jewish Federation (now JEWISHcolorado), as he does about buying uniforms and equipment for local little league teams. They even sponsor young drag racers at Bandimere Speedway. “It’s cool to see our logo on the side of these scaleddown top-fuel dragsters being raced by kids as young as nine years old!” L I K E U S , S T E WA R D ’ S HUNG-UP ON SERVICE.

Caring for employees, customers and community in this manner parallels our own approach to doing business. Steward has been a customer and dear friend of the store for years, and like most, has a great story about just how much Andrisen Morton cares.

“I’m picking up a suit that had been altered and the place is packed. It’s given to me on a normal cardboard and wire hanger, not the usual luxury Andrisen Morton hanger. No garment bag either. It's a little thing, but it throws me. This was not an inexpensive suit. Some weeks later, Mark calls to follow up like they always do. Guess it upset me more than I realized, because I recount the experience. The next day, a large, beautifully wrapped Andrisen Morton gift box arrives at the dealership. On top is a short note from Craig and Dave apologizing for letting me down and assuring me how much my business is appreciated. I open the box and inside is five of their hangers! That is Andrisen Morton.” T H E O N LY WAY T O G O I S U P.

When he’s not on the fly running the dealership, Steward is piloting an innovative Cirrus aircraft. Cirrus planes are the only general aviation crafts in the world with wholeairplane parachutes. If an emergency occurs, a parachute is deployed that enables the entire plane to float safely to the ground. That’s our kind of safety feature! Whether hopping over to Ogallala to spend a day with his mother or visiting friends

and family across the West, Steward uses flying mostly as a means of faster transportation. He also flies vintage WWII and Vietnam-era “war birds” such as the Stearman bi-wing, T6 Texan, and the iconic P51 Mustang and MIG-17. He simply loves flying! By the end of our interview, it’s clear that Steward is a man with a unique perspective on life. He maintains a great appreciation of where he is by always remembering what got him there in the first place. “I LOVE THIS BUSINESS. IT’S SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY. WE SELL DREAMS HERE AT MERCEDES-BENZ OF WESTMINSTER. THE INTERACTION WE HAVE WITH OUR CUSTOMERS IS PHENOMENAL.”

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A Conversation with Deno Charchalis Constantine “Deno” Charchalis is a unique guy, and according to our own Lindsay Morton Gaiser, who attended Ponderosa High School with him, he always went his own way. Since graduating from CU Boulder with a finance degree in 2003, Charchalis has been employed at financial services firm Jackson National Life, where he is now regional vice president. He is a charming, gregarious man with a quick smile and hearty laugh and projects an underlying sense of calm. We met up with him in the very contemporary central Denver home he shares with his wife, Effie.

H O W W O U L D YO U D E S C R I B E YO U R S E L F I N O N E WO R D A N D W H Y ?

The first word that pops into my mind is “authentic.” I always try to be who I am, not what someone else expects me to be. That’s not to say I don’t learn a great deal from other people both personally and professionally. But I take all that in and make it into who I am and what I am all about.

Even though I travel quite a bit for work, I love to travel. Of course, everybody says they love to travel, but few people will go to Tokyo for a couple days because they found a great deal. I will. I also have a very supportive wife who’s OK with me doing that. I also really enjoy going back up to Craig and the ranch when we can, though it’s not as often as I’d like. And I read a lot. W H AT A R E YO U R E A D I N G

W H AT WA S YO U R

N O W A N D W H AT ’ S T H E

F I R S T PAY I N G J O B ?

L A S T B O O K YO U R E A D ?

The first job and first paying job are a little bit different. My family is originally from Craig in northwest Colorado, where we have a ranch. So I always worked around the ranch as a kid. I grew up in Parker, where my parents have had a catering business for 20-plus years. So my first paying job was working in the family catering business. And though I have my own successful career now, if my parents called and needed me to pitch in, I’d be there in a second.

I’m currently reading China’s Economy and also reading The Power of Now. I just finished Mohamed El-Erian’s latest book, The Only Game in Town. Before that, a book called How to Have a Good Day. And over Memorial Day weekend, I read Life Without Boundaries. So I read a lot! Next up are the novels Shantaram, Paris 1919 and The Inevitable.

W H AT A R E YO U D O I N G W H E N YO U ’ R E N OT WO R K I N G ?

We love the outdoors, yoga, hiking and skiing, as well as fly-fishing and golf. My favorite skiing is at Aspen, because there are fewer people. But I most frequently ski Vail because it’s close.

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W H AT ’ S T H E B E S T A D V I C E YO U ’ V E E V E R B E E N G I V E N ?

[To] listen. That’s probably the best advice I’ve ever been given and it came from my grandfather. He had this saying that “you have two ears and one mouth.” It’s something I try to adhere to as much as possible.

W H AT W O U L D P E O P L E B E S U R P R I S E D TO K N O W A B O U T YO U ?

That I love Greek dancing and that Effie and I enjoying spending time on our ranch. I wear a cowboy hat and cowboy boots. Not fancy dress boots, but real work boots. W H O A R E YO U R H E R O E S ?

My father and grandfather. Many people throughout history have influenced me, but they are the two most important men in my life. They taught me not just the importance of work, but of family, of community, and of being a good person not only for you, but also for others. W H AT G I V E S YO U T H E M O S T J OY A N D S AT I S FA C T I O N I N L I F E ?

When other people around me are happy. I like seeing smiles. I like seeing good things happen to good people. My family and faith are everything to me. W H AT ’ S O N YO U R N I G H T S TA N D ?

Right now, just loose change in a simple handmade Ichizawa tray from Kyoto and some Greek Orthodox icons. Usually there’s a stack of books, too.


D O YO U U S E S O C I A L M E D I A AT A L L?

A little Instagram, but that’s about it. I don’t really see a lot of value in social media for me. I think there’s a loss of depth in our conversations and even our thoughts and interactions. Having said that, I do love technology. In fact, Rise of the Robot—a book about robotics, AI and its effect on broad society—was the best book I read last year. A R E YO U I N V O LV E D IN ANY CHARITY OR

Clothes are mostly about how you want to portray yourself and how they make you feel. I’ve mentioned my grandfather a couple times already and he influenced me here too. It was always important for him to look his best. My grandparents came from Greece with no formal education and worked hard for what they had. They took pride in how they carried themselves and that reflected in my grandfather’s clothing. In fact, when he passed away and we were cleaning out his closet, there were tons of jackets. Tons and tons of jackets! So I love jackets too. That’s how it started.

COMMUNITY EFFORTS?

We’re deeply involved in Leadership 100, a national philanthropic organization with a goal to advance Orthodoxy and Hellenism in America. We also participate in charitable giving and events through our church and the general community. My company also does a tremendous amount of philanthropic work through a program called Jackson in Action, and I’m proud to participate when I can.

D O YO U H AV E A N Y I N D U LG E N C E S?

We wouldn’t be talking if clothing wasn’t on that list! But really, my favorite indulgence is finding unique things like that Ichizawa tray I mentioned. It’s made by one craftsman and one apprentice and only sold in Kyoto. Or a purse I got for my wife from Zurich that’s only sold in Switzerland.

W H E N WA S T H E F I R S T T I M E YO U S H O P P E D AT A N D R I S E N M O R TO N ?

I was in my 20s, needed a new dress shirt in a pinch, stopped into the store, and got a great Zegna shirt. Next time I went in they asked how the shirt worked out for me. That kind of service blew me away. At the end of the day, it’s the amazing service that keeps me coming back, as well as the quality, the people and the brands. And all the great jackets!

It is easy to see why Charchalis is a rising star in his field, and in life. He is a committed, thoughtful guy with a clear view of who he is and where he’s going. "I WAS IN MY 20S [AND] GOT A GREAT ZEGNA SHIRT. NEXT TIME I WENT IN THEY

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I T E M S I N YO U R C L O S E T D O

W H E N D I D YO U S TA R T

YO U W E A R T H E M O S T ?

CARING AND WHY?

My DiBianco double monk-strap shoes and Eton shirts. I wear ‘em a lot for work. When I’m not working, I’m in jeans, shorts and love

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in business, a teacher, an attorney, or you run a coffee shop.

Tod's shoes. But my favorite item to wear is my tuxedo, because it reminds me of the greatest day of my life—my wedding day. And come on, who doesn’t look great in a tux!?

ASKED HOW THE SHIRT WORKED OUT FOR ME. THAT KIND OF SERVICE BLEW ME AWAY."

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WORTH

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quality

Hallmarks of

TOP

TAILORING ROLL-PADDING

provides shape and spring to the lapels.

HAND-SEWN ARMHOLES

create softness in the shoulder for comfort and a more natural shape.

FULLY BASTED CANVAS CHEST PIECE is labor-intensive but adds shape, fit and longevity to the garment.

HAND STITCHING

on all edges, flaps and collars provides a superior overall finish.

REAL HORSETAIL CANVAS is for added durability in the chest piece.

in the jacket vent and hem lining provides better lining fit and easier alterations.

GENEROUS SEAM ALLOWANCES

create ease of tailoring should you gain (or lose) weight.

IMAGE COURTESY OF SAMUELSOHN

BLIND STITCHING


THE FINEST CLOTHES DEMAND THE FINEST CLEANERS. Andrisen Morton sells only the finest men’s clothing from the world’s best designers. La Nouvelle knows how to clean those world-class garments properly. Trust your wardrobe to La Nouvelle, the only dry cleaner and launderer recommended by Andrisen Morton.

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Location W I T H A N D R I S E N M O R TO N

CHEROKEE CASTLE & RANCH S E DA L I A , CO LO R A D O

Built in the 1920s, this 15th-century Scottish-style castle was an extraordinary venue at which to showcase our new season’s fall/winter collections. Last owned by Tweet Kimball, a fixture in Denver high society, the castle is filled with her extensive collections of fine art and furniture. She was known for throwing lavish parties for distinguished guests such as the Rockefellers, Princess Anne of England, Prince Bernhardt of The Netherlands and many others.

PHOTO BY JOE KEUM AT STUDIOJK.COM

Sweater: Robert Talbott Sport Shirt: Robert Talbott Belt: W. Kleinberg 5 Pocket: Gardeur Boots: Tod’s

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Outerwear: Herno Sport Coat:Samuelsohn Dress Shirt: Eton Of Sweden Tie: Robert Talbott Boots: Di Bianco

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Outer wear: Paul & Shark Sport Shirt: Culturata Jeans: J Brand Sunglasses: Tom Ford Sneakers: Magnanni

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Vest: Moorer Sweater: Faherty Sport Shirt: Culturata Jeans: AG Bracelets: Spivey, Kenton Michael

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Sweater: Robert Talbott Sport Shirt: Eton of Sweden 5 pocket: AG Sneakers: Di Bianco

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Vest: Moorer Sport Shirt: Faherty Pant: Hiltl Belt: W. Kleinberg Sunglasses: Ermenegildo Zegna Boots: Di Bianco

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Brunello Cucinelli Belt: W. Kleinberg Watch: Shinola

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Outerwear: Moorer Sweater: We Norwegians Sport Shirt: Eton of Sweden 5 Pocket: J Brand Boots: Di Bianco Bracelets: Kenton Michael

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Outer wear: Paul & Shark Sweater: Paul & Shark Sport Shirt: Paul & Shark 5 Pocket: Hiltl Sunglasses: Tom Ford Sneakers: Magnanni

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Sweater: Isaia Sport Shirt: Isaia 5 Pocket: AG Belt: W. Kleinberg Bracelets: Kenton Michael Sunglasses: Ermenegildo Zegna

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Sport Coat: Boglioli Sweater: We Norwegians Sport Shirt: Eton of Sweden Pocket Square: Brunello Cucinelli 5 Pocket: J Brand Bracelet: Kenton Michael Sneakers: Di Bianco

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Peter Millar

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Peter Millar

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Outerwear: Moorer Sweater: We Norwegians 5 Pocket: J Brand Sneakers: Di Bianco Bag: Brunello Cucinelli

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Isaia Belt: W. Kleinberg Sneakers: Magnanni

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Faherty

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LEFT Outerwear: Herno Knit: Faherty Pant: J Brand Sneakers: Magnanni RIGHT Outerwear: Herno Sweater: We Norwegians Sport Shirt: Culturata Jeans: AG Watch: Shinola Boots: Magnanni

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LEFT Outerwear: Herno Sweater: Gran Sasso Sport Shirt: Robert Talbott 5 Pocket: Gardeur Boot: Tod’s RIGHT Outerwear: Herno Sweater: Robert Talbott Sport Shirt: Eton Of Sweden Pant: Faherty Sneakers: Di Bianco

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Vest: Herno Sweater: We Norwegians Sport Shirt: Culturata 5 Pocket: AG Sunglasses: Tom Ford Bracelets: Eton of Sweden, Spivey

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Suede Blazer: Boglioli Dress Shirt: Eton Of Sweden Neckwear: Isaia 5 Pocket: PT05

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Tuxedo: Canali Tuxedo Shirt: Eton Of Sweden Bowtie: Robert Talbott Tuxedo Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo Pocket Square: Simonnot-Godard

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Outerwear: Herno Sport Shirt: Eton Of Sweden 5 Pocket: Gardeur Belt: W. Kleinberg

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Sweater: We Norwegians Sport Shirt: Culturata 5 Pocket: J Brand

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Sport Coat: Kiton Sport Shirt: Kiton Jeans: Brunello Cucinelli Belt: W. Kleinberg Pocket Square: Brunello Cucinelli Boots: Alden

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Ermenegildo Zegna

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Brunello Cucinelli Watch: Shinola Belt: W. Kleinberg Boots: Magnanni

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Outerwear: Moorer Sport Shirt: Faherty 5 Pocket: AG Belt: W. Kleinberg Sunglasses: Persol Boots: Di Bianco

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Outerwear: Moorer Sweater: We Norwegians Sport Shirt: Eton of Sweden Jeans: J Brand Boots: Magnanni

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Outer wear: Paul & Shark Sport Shirt: Paul & Shark 5 Pocket: Gardeur Bag: Moore and Giles Sneakers: Magnanni

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The Millennials Are Coming! Many in business take this as a warning. For others, the Millennial generation represents an opportunity—a huge one. Also known as Echo Boomers, Millennials (roughly those born between 1980 and 2000) are the largest, most ethnically diverse (and certainly most researched) generation in American history, one that is increasingly making its presence and power felt across America’s economic, political and social landscape. And the rest of us are just going to have to, like, deal with it. Millennials are said to be spoiled, lazy, self-absorbed and immature. Their work habits are called into question, as is their loyalty to employers and brands. However, many studies show the opposite. Millennials are more informed, open-minded and politically and

socially engaged than previous generations. Plus they expect and are willing to work hard and be on call 24/7. (After all, their mobile devices are always on, so they are too.) Authenticity, experiences and values are more important to them than things. Yet they are the ultimate consumers who consider quality as much as price. The upshot of all this is that like the Baby Boomer generation, the tens of millions of Millennials can’t be lumped into one big homogenous group. They are consummate individuals, fueled by digital knowledge, motivated as much by selfishness as selflessness. One thing is certain: Millennials will change the world.

BY THE NUMBERS

66% of Millennials follow companies or brands on Twitter and 64% like companies or brands on Facebook

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Over 83 million Millennials in the U.S. by 2020, they’ll comprise one in three Americans

64% would rather make $40,000/year at a job they love than $100,000/year at a job they find boring

70% feel that once they find a company, store or brand that aligns with their values, they’ll keep coming back

61% of Millennials are worried about the state of the world and feel personally responsible to make a difference


When entering new situations, respectful is always an admirable look. A W 16 . E X P L O R E I N S T Y L E .

SWEDISH PREMIUM SHIRTS. FOR EVERY MEETING


ASK Craig & Lindsay M Y G I R L F R I E N D T E L L S M E I ’ M I N A “ FA S H I O N R U T, ” T H AT M Y WA R D R O B E I S B O T H B O R I N G A N D D AT E D . ( I W E A R M O S T LY K H A K I S A N D N I C E B U T TO N D OW N S H I R T S . ) H OW D O I U P D AT E M Y L O O K ?

Personal style is about knowing yourself, your comfort zone and the image you want to project. Here are a few easy suggestions: 1) Throw on a soft sportcoat or cardigan: it adds instant “attitude,” requires no special fashion savvy and gives you pockets to keep stuff. If you dare, try a printed silk square in the pocket of the sportcoat. (No need to fuss with it: our sellers will show you the most simple folds.) 2) Instead of your basic khakis, try five-pocket pants in luxury fabrics with stretch. These are comfortable, fashionable and the fit is amazing. 3) Invest in a great leather belt. 4) Consider a custom shirt. They’re not much more expensive than regular shirts, but they’re a lot sexier. 5) Call us and make an appointment for a closet update; we’ll send over one of our personal shoppers. There’s no pressure to buy, just great ideas to upgrade and update your wardrobe for a fashionable fall/winter ’16. I H AV E A F R I E N D W H O B U Y S C U S T O M S U I T S F R O M A C H I N E S E M A K E R W H O P E R I O D I C A L LY S H O W S AT L O C A L H O T E L S . C A N T H I S B E A R E L I A B L E S O U R C E F O R G O O D C LOT H I N G ?

Probably not. Anyone with a tape measure and a few swatches can call himself a custom clothier; the critical issues are the accuracy of the measurements, the quality of the suit (fabric, interlinings, construction) and what recourse you have if you’re not satisfied. The advantages of buying custom clothing from an independent menswear store are many: a vast selection of made-to-measure options from the finest brands; expert in-house tailors for accurate adjustments; and guaranteed top quality. For what’s the point of having a suit that fits if the fabric is inferior, or if the interlinings are glued rather than sewn? (And try tracking them down in Hong Kong when your “custom” suit comes back from the dry cleaner with ripples…) As always: caveat emptor. C A N I W E A R B R OW N S H O E S W I T H B L AC K , N AV Y O R G R AY S U I T S ?

Yes! We love various shades of brown and tan with dark suits: it’s perfectly appropriate, and very Italian!

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designers

THE GIVING SEASON OUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS OPEN THEIR HEARTS (AND WALLETS) TO AN ARRAY OF CHARITABLE CAUSES. BY JILLIAN LAROCHELLE

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, BRUNELLO CUCINELLI “My vision first and foremost has always been to create a company based on human dignity. Eight years ago, my wife and I created the Brunello and Federica Cucinelli Foundation to nourish the humanist aspirations born in Solomeo. Through art and academics we have put emphasis on creating a work environment full of life and inspiration.

ARNOLD SILVERSTONE, SAMUELSOHN

“I felt in order to create a beautiful product, my employees needed to be

“Recently established in memory of our executive chairman, The Lawrence Pollack Foundation will be the main philanthropic

working in a beautiful place, where their creativ-

endeavor for Luxury Men’s Apparel Group and its compa-

ity could flourish.

nies, which include Samuelsohn and Hickey Freeman

Solomeo is the heart of

Tailored Clothing. The primary focus will be on children

where we work and where

in need—both those with special needs as well as those

product is created. The

with financial needs.

environment is tranquil

“Just last year, with Lawrence as the key catalyst, we contributed a large gift to Make-A-Wish Foundation and it filled Lawrence with joy. Since his passing in April, we’ve raised funds towards ambucycles in Israel. The ambucycle program provides initial response in emergencies until first responders arrive.

and serene. It is important to me that our employees work in a place rich with history, beauty and humanity. The Foundation aims to have a direct influence on human values, under-

“The Lawrence Pollack

stood as being the rela-

Foundation and associat-

tionship between people and various activities in society. “The Foundation’s first project was the Forum of the Arts, which

ed events are currently in development.

began with the creation of a theatre. The theatre allows art, culture

Once there is more

and spirituality to come together in a place that encourages

specific information,

absolute freedom of thought and religion and continues toward the

we will share through

development of human knowledge. We also created the academy,

our company websites. We hope you will join us in

which is a library home to ancient and modern texts. Our most recent development, “A Project for Beauty,” is dedicated to reviving

making a difference in children’s lives,

the land of Umbria surrounding Solomeo and creating parks dedi-

here in North America and abroad, on

cated to youth, agriculture and beauty. The Foundation allows us to

an ongoing basis.”

work for a higher purpose: a personal well-being in order to enhance the beauty of the world. “No act of kindness is too small if it will improve the life and growth of people.”

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redefine v. \rē-di-fīn\ to reformulate or transform; to reexamine or reevaluate especially with a view to change.

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A CHAT WITH MARIO STEFANO MARAN, EVP OF PANTALONI TORINO USA. BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

The World’s

BEST PANTS

t’s been said PT01 makes the world’s best pants; what substantiates this claim? It’s largely about our unique heritage, our tailoring and our technology. Our ongoing research, which is a part of our brand DNA, inspires us to keep innovating. We are famous for breaking the rules and creating unique styles. We offer customers a collection of trousers that reflects the finest Italian tailoring and craftsmanship, as well as special details, amazing fabric options and (most importantly) a perfect fit.

Please share a little about your history. In 1969 Pierangelo Fassino started manufacturing apparel, a major step for the Fassino family, which had been in the textiles business in Torino for three generations. When Pierangelo’s son Edoardo joined the company in the 1990s, the business went decidedly upscale. I was brought in in 2006 to direct the U.S. business, which currently represents 60 percent of global sales. We now have four flagship showrooms: Milan, Tokyo, Munich and NYC.

Tell us about the fall ’16 collection. It combines the historic DNA of American denim with Italian style and design. There are music influences and several different fits. Among the most directional is a carrot fit, which has some fullness on top narrowing to a slimmer leg. But we offer numerous fit options, from classic to contemporary, in styles from formal and elegant to casual and sporty.

What’s next for PT01? The recent listing on the Milan Stock Exchange represents a milestone for our company, allowing us to grow. Current goals include expanding our women’s collection, strengthening our presence in international markets, and investing in new product segments.

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FROM SKI SWEATERS TO LIGHTWEIGHT WOVENS, WE NORWEGIANS DESIGNS CLASSIC CREATIONS FOR ALL SEASONS. BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON

in ways or combinations that I haven’t thought of.” Indeed, Grane—who compares her working methods to those of architects and industrial designers— always keeps her customer in mind. “I try to make flattering shapes, rather than focus on the silhouettes that are in fashion right now,” she says. “Of course, they have to work in the time we live in, but they should not look outdated for next season, or even for next year. The idea is that you can add pieces to your We Norwegians wardrobe over time and make them work with what you already have.” For all these reasons, it’s hardly surprising that the brand is already taking off in America. But Grane also has her own theory. “Norwegians are practical and active people, and I feel we are more similar to Americans in that way than some of our fellow Europeans,” she says with a smile. “But the bottom line is that it’s good clothing that is made well, and that you will feel comfortable and look stylish at the same time.”

enmark has become famous for its mid-20th century modern furniture; Sweden is worldrenowned for bringing us Ikea; and Finland—well, it’s produced a lot of heavy metal bands. And if Tove Grane (pictured at right) has anything to say about it, her homeland of Norway will soon become renowned across the globe for her two-year-old men’s and women’s collection, We Norwegians. Featuring wovens made of premium merino wool from Italy that can be worn year-round, the line is more than just skiwear. “We try to push the boundaries of the ‘traditional’ perception of what wool can be used for,” she notes. One of Grane’s primary considerations is the fabrics that go into every garment. “When I start working on a new season, I always start with the fabrics,” she says. “We use three different yarns, and with those yarns, we make three or four different fabrics. We spend a long time testing and developing each of them.” Grane also adds two or three new colors every season, and finds inspiration in Norwegian knitting prints and folk art. But her line, she stresses, is “the antithesis of disposable fashion. I have always loved basic garments that you can wear and style in different ways season after season. In fact, I love to see people wearing my clothes

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the FASHION forum PERFECTION PERSONIFIED

If there was any lingering question of the brilliance, innovation and craftsmanship of the late couturier Yves Saint Laurent, the new museum exhibition Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style (on view at the Seattle Art Museum from October 11 to January 16 before traveling to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on May 7) should put any doubts to rest. This multifaceted retrospective drawn from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent will shine a bright light on the designer’s genius. On view will be 100 of his greatest creations that span nearly 50 years—some never before seen in public—along with photographs, drawings and films that give insight into his particular process. Says curator Florence Muller: “The changes he progressively introduced into the traditional representation of the feminine and masculine bodies and the codes of seduction stand at the origin of the profound changes of contemporary ways of dress.” Truer words were never spoken.

Wisdom of many sorts is dispensed in A.C. Phillips’ wonderful how-to guide, The Pocket Square: 22 Essential Folds. Each chapter (with such unforgettable titles as “The Guido Puff” or “Diamonds are Forever”) illustrates how to create one pocket square look perfect for any suit or sportcoat. Better still, each section is preceded by an aptly chosen quote from a style icon, ranging from playwright Oscar Wilde to actors Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart to designers Hardy Amies, Tom Ford and Luciano Barbera. Best of all, there’s also a page with eight must-know “Etiquette” rules, including our favorite: “A gentleman should carry one square for show and another to blow.” Now this is what we call essential reading.

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THE FASHION FORUM WRITTEN BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON

Square Deal


The Fashion Forum

OH KEI!

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f Canali’s Kei jacket has taken the fashion world by storm, it’s no surprise. As cozy and light as a knit garment, impeccably sharp, and so comfortable it can be worn year-round, this softly structured jacket is a masterpiece of Italian tailoring that can be appreciated (and worn) by men from every walk of life. And that’s exactly what Giorgio Canali had planned from the start: “When we created the Kei jacket, we didn’t have a specific customer in mind. We wanted something that would be timeless and appeal to many different types of men. The Kei strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. It’s this level of versatility that makes it such a hit season after season.” Trust us: no closet should be without one!

So comfortable it can be worn yearround, this softly structured jacket is a masterpiece of Italian tailoring.

SPRINGS AHEAD

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ohnny Cash wasn’t always the man in black. Don’t believe us? Just head to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, which not only has Cash’s signed green corduroy jacket on display, but such other fabulous fashions as Sammy Davis Jr.’s 1974 custom suit, a one-of-a-kind vinyl outfit worn by Cher, and Lady Gaga’s shiny silicon, silver wire and crystal dress. And through December 31, you can truly feel like a rock star by taking advantage of the Hard Rock’s “Amplified” package (available at all 23 of its hotels around the globe), which includes not just a personalized tour of the hotel’s memorabilia collection, but also a pre-reserved Fender guitar complete with floor amp and headphones, a special collectible pin and a limited-edition hat. One visit here and any blues you have (Folsom Prison or otherwise) will be a long-forgotten memory.

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MENSWEAR

RULES Back in the day, gentlemen seeking sartorial perfection had strict rules to follow—so many, in fact, that books were written to help them avoid embarrassing faux pas. Thankfully, the rules have relaxed, and these days well-dressed guys can rely on their intuition, their personal style and some sound suggestions from their favorite store associates. But as they say, you have to know the rules before you can break them. Here, our suggestions for upping your fashion quotient this fall. STYLING BY JOSEPH DEACETIS • PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID ARKY

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THE BUZZ ON

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Sometimes, always, never: this rule tells you when to button the top, middle and bottom buttons on a threebutton suit. On two-button jackets, it’s always for the top and never for the bottom (except for sitting, when all buttons should be undone). Today’s bestselling suit is a two-button model, since its elongated V-neckline flatters almost any body type,

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LAPEL LOGIC

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The consensus is that wider suit lapels flatter big guys, while thinner men can get away with narrow lapels on their jackets. The notch lapel, shown at right, is a go-to option since it’s forgiving to most body types. Peak lapels, shown at left, add an element of power and strength. They’re trending on both singlebreasted and double-breasted models, while shawl collars are still reserved for tuxes and dinner jackets.

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SOCK IT TO ME

Traditional menswear rules hold that socks should coordinate with your trouser, not your shoes, while contemporary sensibilities allow for a colored sock that complements something else in your outfit. Work your sock into the color scheme established by your shirt, sweater, or pocket square for a coordinated feel that leaves no detail overlooked.


NECKWEAR NOTES ROLEX/ TOM O’NEAL

ROLEX/ TOM O’NEAL

A tie worn at the proper length helps to balance the proportion between your legs and torso. Square-bottom ties (common on knit styles) should end at the top of your belt buckle, while ties with pointed bottoms should hit around mid-buckle.


Millennials are reshaping the rules of menswear for all age groups. Take a cue from the kids: don’t be afraid to mix textures and patterns, pair sportswear (even sneakers!) with tailored pieces, or break up your suits into separates.

MILLENNIAL MASH-UP

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Like iconic structures, well-designed clothing beckons to be “inhabited.” This fall, form, function & fabric converge for a season of unforgettable style.

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Luxury WITH SOUL

should have known this would be no ordinary holiday when I received a questionnaire from the resort a few days prior to my trip, an offer to “personalize my wellness experience.” If I would like my suite scented throughout my stay, would I prefer myrrh, lavender, cedar or tangerine? From the following selection of organic soaps, please select oats-bran-honey, agave, lavender or grapefruit-salt. Would I like to try a pillow and mattress with magnetic technology? Do I want my morning juice to be detox, antioxidant or energizing? Do I prefer my private fitness class in the gym or on my terrace overlooking the ocean? When would I like to schedule my Serenity Massage (on my terrace) and my hydrothermal ritual (in the 16,5000-sq.-ft. spa)? Would I prefer the resort’s award-winning restaurant menus, the spa cuisine menu, or a personalized menu created by the chef? Before I share my experience at the amazing Grand Velas resort (a AAA Five Diamond, all-inclusive Leading Hotel of the World on the Pacific near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), let me preface by not-

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ing that my husband and I are not “wellness” people. He is a perennially stressed-out CPA who has been trying to lose about 50 pounds for the past five years and enjoys being negative and grumpy. I live on coffee, wine and pasta and have not entered a gym in ages. A New Yorker by birth and disposition, I thrive on crowds and chaos: the prospect of a peaceful, soothing, sustaining respite intrigued but also terrified me. I needn’t have worried. Everything about Grand Velas—from the rooms (267 oceanview suites, some with private plunge pools) to the luxury amenities (an award-winning spa with 20 treatment suites and 30-plus spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico; fitness center; 24/7 in-suite service; water sports; tennis; baby concierge; Kids Club; teen lounge) to the personalized service (exceptional but not gratuitous) to the incredible restaurants (three of which have received AAA Four Diamond awards)—is pure perfection. Their wellness package includes a personal concierge, Serenity Massage (heaven!), personal training session, two-level oceanview suite with private hot tub on the rooftop level, in-suite training equipment (ours served as a perfect valet to hold wet swimwear), spa cui-

sine, yoga, Pilates, Zumba and much more. But whether your desires lean toward wellness, decadence or laziness, the resort meets them all in style, in an ambiance that’s welcoming and steeped in natural beauty. The flowering landscaped gardens, the dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madres, the legendary sunsets and, of course, the long stretch of pristine beach lining azure waters, all serve to comfort body and soul. We alternated floating in the warm gentle waves of the Pacific with dips in the magnificent threetiered infinity pool, each section heated to a different degree. (Our favorite was the oceanfront tier with swim-up bar and super-friendly bartenders concocting delicious combinations of rum, vodka, pineapple, nutmeg and all sorts of intoxicating ingredients.) Grand Velas has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives. I can now confirm that it’s beyond cool: a blissful escape where one can’t help but relax, renew, resolve and thoroughly appreciate life’s blessings. Or as my husband observes, “If you enjoy being miserable, don’t stay here!”

VELAS VARIETALS

IF YOU LOVE GRAND VELAS, CHECK OUT THESE TWO OTHER NEARBY VELAS RESORTS. Casa Velas is a luxury boutique hotel and fabulous ocean club (just minutes from the beach) for adults only, nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta’s 18-hole golf course (golf fees are included in the all-inclusive package). Just five minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the boardwalk, shops and art galleries of Puerto Vallarta, this upscale resort features 80 suites, many with private pools and hot tubs. Amenities include Spa Casa Velas (specializing in couples treatments) and a unique “handbag bar” where guests can borrow designer bags for the evening. Emiliano is their wonderful AAA Four Diamond restaurant; guests also enjoy dining privileges at Grand Velas. Velas Vallarta is a fabulous family all-inclusive located on 10 acres of oceanfront in Puerto Vallarta. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, it offers 345 suites in three eight-story buildings, seaside spa cabins, a transformative spa, fitness center, multiple restaurants, nightly theme dinners, and an inviting lounge with live music. Eco-conscious at its core, the resort uses solar panels and protects/releases marine turtles. A recently renovated Kids Club features supervised activities for kids under 13 so their parents can hit the golf course, spa or any one of numerous excursions, including various adventure activities in the Sierra Madre mountains.

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food THE JOYS OF CUSTOM CLOTHING MIGHT BE EXCEEDED ONLY BY THE JOYS OF CUSTOM COOKING. BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

Multicultural

CUISINE n a recent trip to Montreal, we and the other member stores in the Forum Apparel Group were treated to a fabulous dinner, sponsored by Samuelsohn, created and curated by award-winning chef Antonio Park. In their book Montreal Cooks, Jonathan Cheung and Tays Spencer attribute Park’s talent to his unique heritage (South American and Korean) and his training (in Japan, where he studied with several masters at the Michiba culinary school). Park attributes it mostly to his mother, from whom he first learned about cooking. “She prepared everything from scratch using ingredients from the family’s one-acre backyard,” he explains. “She even dried and milled her own spices, fermented her own miso, and created her own soy sauce.” At his popular restaurant, Park, this modest and humble young man is famous for putting healthy spins on traditional dishes using natural foods like brown rice, quinoa, organic vegetables and vegan ingredients. “My current style of cooking features sustainable ingredients, using the whole product so there’s minimal waste in the kitchen,” Park tells us. “Because we are

what we eat, we should respect the ingredients we use.” As Cheung and Spencer write in their book: “With Kimchi and sashimi running through his veins, Antonio delivers some of the best Asian food in the city from his eponymous Westmount restaurant.” They also note that Park is one of few chefs in Canada to have his own private fish import license. But then there’s his father’s roots, the Argentinian connection, the meat-loving half of his heritage. In Park’s second restaurant, Lavanderia (featuring 30-foot walls and laundry lines hung with seasonal artwork), it’s all about tapas-style grilled meats (asada). Interestingly, the restaurant is named for the factory his father owned in Argentina that produced acid wash and stonewash finishes for top American denim brands. Lunchtime at the factory, a meal for hundreds of workers, often featured blood sausage, ribs, chorizo, sweetbreads, even a whole cow grilled over the roots of a mango tree. Asked what he does when he’s not working and what most inspires him, Park (a Chopped Canada winner and frequent TV contributor) admits that he’s always working. “But my main inspiration, since childhood, continues to be my mom.”

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spirits

Inventive

DRINKING

FROM HOUSE-MADE INGREDIENTS TO ORGANIC BOOZE, YOUR COCKTAIL, ELEVATED. BY ROBERT HAYNES-PETERSON

s little as 15 years ago, even the top bars in the country relied on ingredients like storebought sour mix, nuclear-red maraschino cherries, and a variety of other chemical-laced mixers in their cocktails. Then about a decade ago, the rise of the “craft” cocktail speakeasy began. Now even your corner bartender is incorporating fresh ingredients, infusing his own simple syrup with rare vanilla bean, or adding cedar smoke to her whiskey. The elevation of the humble cocktail to a culinary work of art (and science) involves many steps: research and development, interaction with chefs, and a constant desire on the part of the bartender to explore local greenmarkets, ethnic specialty stores and century-old bar books for inspiration. “Not everything at the bar is what you can get in a store,” says Craig Ventrice, the bar manager at Kawa Ni, a Westport, Connecticut-based restaurant inspired by Japanese pubs. “There are house-made syrups and tinctures we do in the back, with ingredients Chef is using at the moment. It’s a process: it often takes a few failures to get a drink to work.” On the menu, you’ll find elements like mint-infused Campari, ginger-infused Fernet or smoked almond syrup. Even the casual Sake Bombs feature unlikely ingredients like Yuzu (an Asian citrus) or Thai chili syrup. Customizing and creativity in ingredients can approach “mad scientist” levels: At both 69 Colebrook Road in London and Booker + Dax in Manhattan, bartenders employ lab tools like rotovaps, centrifuges and high-tech heat pokers to clarify, re-distill or otherwise manipulate ingredients.

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At SushiSamba London and New York, bartender Richard Woods has revitalized the Sex and the City-era drinks menu into a range of eye-catching (and delicious) “Culinary Cocktails” for the Instagram generation. Garnishes include whole peppers and Wagyu beef, while drinks are enhanced with ingredients like avocado puree and barely legal spices. “My role has always been creative,” says Woods, who gained fame as London’s “most imaginative bartender” at the bar/restaurant Duck and Waffle. “I worked with chefs at both Duck and Waffle and SushiSamba, so there is definitely a culinary element.” His delicious Tom Yam cocktail (cilantro vodka, pureed cilantro, serrano pepper, ginger and lemon, sashimi garnish), for example, is a riff on a classic Thai soup. Keeping up with the times, he recently added cold brew coffee cocktails and complex mocktails to the menu. Being creative isn’t enough anymore. A new wave of “conscientious cocktails”—featuring organic or sustainably produced spirits, locally procured ingredients or eco-friendly techniques—is spreading across the globe. In Chicago, Nandini Khaund of Cindy’s Rooftop has created the Howl at the Jun cocktail incorporating locally produced kombucha (a fermented honey tea). The cuisine at Lazy Bear in San Francisco is driven by seasonal produce from local growers, and bar manager Nicolas Torres reflects this in his drinks: The majority of the modifiers are made in-house, including black lime bitters, aquavit and a car acara shrub. Sourcing other ingredients is “all about relationships,” says Torres. “We want to know that our suppliers care about their craft as much as we do.”


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wheels Autonomous Vehicles:

THE FUTURE IS NOW BY DAVID A. ROSE

he auto industry has evolved tremendously in the last decade. The day is coming soon when you will phone your car and have it pick you up at a designated location without a human driver. The world of autonomous vehicles is fast becoming a reality. Several companies have begun testing driverless cars, and unique alliances are being formed. One such alliance is Ford Motor Company and Google. Google has been at the forefront of testing driverless models and Ford is accelerating development of a wide range of autonomous vehicles. Ford’s chief executive, Mark Fields, has said that his company plans to form partnerships with other firms to assist with developing autonomous vehicles, while Google recently announced that it will also work with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to produce 100 autonomous versions of the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid minivan. They are planning a test program in four U.S. cities to begin at the end of this year. The U.S. government plans to expedite regulatory guidelines for autonomous vehicles and to invest in research to help bring them to market. The nation’s top auto safety regulator, Mark Rosekind, said the federal government was hopeful that driverless technology could reduce the annual death toll from traffic accidents. In 2014, the last year for which data was available, 32,675 people died in auto accidents, more than 90 percent of which were the result of bad decisions made by drivers. The coalition led by Ford and Google is urging swift passage of regulations that allow for totally autonomous vehicles. The mission of Rosekind’s group, the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, is to focus on public policy issues. (Other members include Volvo and ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft.) More groups that support the development of autonomous cars include Mothers Against Drunk Driving, AARP and various associations for disabled persons. Automakers are already putting some self-driving features, like automatic braking and steering, into current models. There are three things required to turn a regular car into an automated one. First is a GPS system pretty much like the ones found in vehicles today.

Second is a system to recognize dynamic conditions on the roads. Third is a way to turn the information from the two systems into action. Sensors feeding information into the differential GPS include cameras that let the car’s computers see what’s around it, radar that allows the vehicle to see up to 100 meters away in the dark, rain, snow, or other vision-impairing circumstances, and lasers that operate like spinning sirens to check for objects around your vehicle. There is hope that, in the future, all cars will be able to talk to each other in a connected vehicle environment. Your car would know precisely where other vehicles are, where they’re going, and where they will turn, so the computers can navigate smoothly. Clearly, the future has arrived.

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LAUGHTER AND CAMARADERIE IN A SERIOUS WORLD. BY WAYNE MAIBAUM

ears ago, after a divorce, I moved to a nearby town and asked a colleague if he was interested in forming a poker game. I also asked a neighbor, an acquaintance I met at my daughter’s day care, a former coworker and a friend of a friend. When enough people showed interest, the game was on. Twenty-five years later, although players have come and gone, a core seven remain. I’m a semi-retired general dentist; Fedele is also a dentist, Stan an oral surgeon, Lloyd a professor of molecular biology, Jeff a CPA, Robert a television engineer and John a retired systems analyst. The group has some diversity: Stan is African-American and John, Chinese. We’ve played together so long that we implicitly know each other’s style, so it’s hard to bluff! We’ve learned to accept each other’s quirks and idiosyncrasies. We recall many of the same stories at each game. My favorite is about the time I bit into a hot pepper while eating a sub sandwich. The juice of the pepper squirted across the table and hit Fedele in the eye. He screamed like he’d been shot and, with one eye closed, ran to the nearest bathroom. Bending down to splash some water in his eye, he didn’t notice that Stan had recently installed a glass shelf above the sink. When he stood up, his head hit the shelf with a loud crash and he hobbled back to the card table with one hand pressing his eye and the other the top of his head. We couldn’t stop laughing. One game we play is called three-legged: the pot keeps growing until someone wins three hands. We have a sophisticated tracking system: each player marks his wins with cheese Combos or peanut M&Ms; if you eat one, you lose it. Fedele’s brother was sitting in at a game one night and quite innocently put one of his markers in his mouth. One of the guys noticed and screamed out, “He’s eating it!” Hearing this, Fedele’s brother urgently spit the candy across the room, certain he was being poisoned. Stan usually works the day of the game and rushes to get home, eat dinner with his family, do some chores, and then get to the game. As a

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result he’s always late; our tradition is to place a side bet on what time he’ll show up. One night Robert mentioned that he was going to celebrate his birthday the following week. Surprised, I told him I had similar plans; it turned out we had the same birthday. We’d been playing cards together for decades before learning this! Lloyd is very methodical (or superstitious). For as long as I can remember, he has come to the games with his money in an old metal Band-Aid box decorated with Disney characters. He leaves with his money in the same box, never counting it, always declaring, “It’s about the fun of playing…” We are all grown men with good minds, responsible jobs and decent math skills. But when it comes to counting the pot or splitting the winnings, we defer to Jeff, the Certified Public Accountant. Much has happened in the past 25 years: moves, marriages, children, job changes, illnesses, loss of loved ones. Life is unpredictable; nothing stays the same. But for 25 years, our game has survived, providing continuity, connection and comfort to an unlikely group of guys who share an ineffable common bond.

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