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CONTENTS F/W 2017
man about town Smart sartorial choices will make you look and feel your best.
Feel the breeze | 24
Memo | 4
The Pagani Huayra Roadster is a perfect blend of performance and style that will leave its drivers breathless.
Whatever your fashion needs, Davidsons has you covered!
Royalty reborn | 26 After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is looking—and feeling—more splendidly regal than ever.
Dogged design | 36 In her new book, Susanna Salk presents several top interior decorators who have no fear of fur-dotted furniture— and, unapologetically, let their homes go to the dogs.
the great outdoors | 42 You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. Try one of these looks for your next hike or sightseeing trip.
The davidsons Guide | 9 Dining in Roanoke…the perfect pocket square…Lucchese boots…Ask Mr. Etiquette… history of bow ties…and more.
music | 14 Despite what some trolls say, we’re living in a Golden Age of original music. Give a listen to these four performers, and you’ll agree.
Essentials | 16 You’ll be ready for your next adventure with the fall’s musthave boots, vests, jackets, bags and more.
A gift for you | 22 Davidsons has a special offer to enhance your shopping experience.
If the suit fits | 46 Take your wardrobe to the next level with Made-to-Measure service by Davidsons.
The techie | 48 You may not need any of these high-tech toys. But you’ll certainly want them!
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We have you covered! early ready-to-wear to an The Roanoke Valley emporium that features a boasts an ever-evolving selection of some of the and emerging sense of finest brands and highest style. Established as a quality products found in railroad town, Roanoke is the world. We are experts now a center of medical in guiding you through research, education and personal selections of technology. The nearby custom shirts, suits, Blue Ridge Parkway has sportcoats and trousers always been one of our that make your clothing most beautiful amenities uniquely you. And we and a destination for continue to offer the value those with a rugged and and sartorial expertise adventurous side. Now, that our customers have a drive in either direction come to expect over the will take you to some of the years. region’s best music venues Regardless where or vineyards in the state. you’re going or what Our culinary options you’ll be doing, we’ll help you dress are expanding tastefully as well, and we sneak peek to impress. Whether you’re having an highlight some of our favorite restaurants in-person or “virtual” meeting at the Hotel in our Guide (page 9). There’s the alwaysRoanoke & Conference Center or a fine elegant Regency Room at the Hotel Roanoke, meal in the Regency Room, we’ll get you where you can enjoy excellent, traditional there in style (page 30)! Taking in the Virginia fare. If a great steak is at the top of scenery of the changing foliage along the your list, the now-famous thick and juicy Blue Ridge Parkway? We offer functional cuts at Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse will yet stylish outerwear that is versatile enough always please your palate. For farm-tofor the trail or casual events in your own table at its best, Local Roots in Grandin get the boot! p. 9 backyard (page 42). Village will appeal with both its food and Like Roanoke, men’s clothing is ever-evolving. casual, friendly atmosphere. You can also enjoy a While the world becomes more casual and eclectic, trip down the parkway to Chateau Morrisette, where the fabric and style options—whether for serious music, wine tastings and a restaurant with great business or serious casual—have never been greater. views are only outdone by its amazing food. Even after all these years of change, we still hope to From its humble beginnings in 1910, when Joseph make your experience here a personal pleasure. We Davidson began the business in a space on lower hope this magazine will assist you in absorbing some Jefferson Street so tiny that the postman remarked of the subtle steps in enhancing your sense of style, “there wasn’t even enough room in the small shop and we look forward to seeing you at Davidsons. to change your mind,” Davidsons has evolved from
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DAVIDSONS GUIDE FASHION FOR THE FAMILY PICK YOUR POCKET SQUARE
How a man folds his pocket square speaks volumes about his mood. Feeling traditional? A classic presidential fold is the way to go. This sharp, clean, no-nonsense rectangular shape suggests simple elegance. Bold and brazen today? Try the more intricate three-point crown fold. It takes a bit of practice, but its eye-catching design is worth it. A more free-form puff fold could be just the thing for a creative mood—it’s easy and gives off a casual vibe. And if you’re feeling romantic, a rose fold (pictured) makes an ardent statement. Prefer a silk square? Larry Davidson has a tip for you: Use a small piece of balled tissue paper with the pocket square to keep the accessory in place all day long. With pocket squares, each day is a chance to be someone new.
Fashion is a family affair at Davidsons. When Joe Davidson arrived in the U.S. from Lithuania around 1900, he began outfitting Virginia’s gentlemen with the world’s top garments in the most up-to-date styles. More than a century later, his grandson Larry continues that tradition and has expanded to dress guys of all ages! Davidsons now offers highend clothing for young men and boys—from suits and blazers, to trousers and khakis, to shirts and ties. Remember, if you can’t find the right fit, our experts will give your young man the same attention we give you. Father-son day? A family wedding or birthday party? Davidsons has your young gent (and you!) covered for all the special occasions when he needs to shine like the rest of the family.
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There are few simple pleasures in life greater than the feeling of slipping into a favorite pair of boots. That’s the philosophy behind the Texas-based Lucchese Boot Company, the storied designer that’s been making Western-style boots since 1883. Notables such as Lyndon Johnson, John Wayne and the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders have made the brand their go-to footwear. So what makes Lucchese legendary? Quality and craftsmanship. Boot-makers use old world techniques to carefully make each pair by hand: Artisans, for instance, hammer the more effective lemonwood pegs instead of brass nails to make holes in the leather, and they hand-stitch classic and vibrant patterns. Think you’re ready for Lucchese? The staff at Davidsons is ready to help you find the perfect fit. And be sure to stop by the store on Oct. 18 and 19 for a special Lucchese boot event.
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THE DAVIDSONS GUIDE A TASTE OF ROANOKE Pack sandwiches and trail mix if a drive and hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway is on your agenda, but if you’re thinking of a night out be sure to stop and appreciate the exciting dining scene of the Roanoke region. Anyone with an appetite can soak in the area’s culture and flavor through a good meal—from mouthwatering steaks and chops to satisfying seafood and poultry. Here are a few can’t-miss destinations: You’ll quickly discover fine dining and true Southern hospitality at the Regency Room in the iconic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (110 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke, 540.853.8280; hotelroanoke.com). Whether diners are enjoying an elegant breakfast, lunch buffet or sophisticated dinner, the nearly 80-yearold restaurant boasts a regional menu that suits a variety of tastes. Many of their ingredients are locally sourced, picking the best from places such as Allsteade Farms, Goodwin Creek and Cavalier Produce, among others. The result? Options like char-grilled filet mignon served with smoked oyster butter, Southern fried boneless Cornish hen and pecan dusted Appalacian trout. And don’t miss the Regency Room’s renowned peanut soup and its extensive wine list. Local Roots (1314 Grandin Road, Roanoke, 540.206.2610; localrootstrestaurant.com) also embraces the regional sourcing philosophy, and it has become one of Roanoke’s best and most popular farm-to-table restaurants—it’s been honored by critics and publications like Wine Spectator and USA Today. The menu pays homage to farmers and their land; its items—appetizers, shared plates and entrees—are updated regularly as they’re based on the available ingredients. Some recent offerings include a charcuterie plate with rabbit liver mousse and country ham, handmade pappardelle with lamb shoulder, and Bramble Hollow Farm chicken with pickled okra and preserved blackberries. If you’re on a gluten-free or vegetarian diet, not to worry: There are plenty of options for
you. “Everything about it deserves 5 stars,” notes a happy diner’s review on Yelp. What will you think? If meat is your main dish, look no further than Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse (104 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, 540.527.2333; frankierowlandssteakhouse.com). The décor could’ve adorned a Hollywood set, from perfect dark mahogany wood paneling to high black leather chairs to soft candlelight, making it the perfect setting for business dinners, special occasions or a night out on the town. Regulars love the 30-ounce porterhouse and 26-ounce rib eye (top them with the peppercorn bordelaise) but patrons can also enjoy a 5-pound Maine lobster or split chicken breast. There is an assortment of potato and salad options to satisfy herbivores, as well as more than 130 liquors, 120 wines and 70 martinis to sip. If you’re venturing outside of Roanoke, take a quick trip to the Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant (287 Winery Rd., Floyd, 540.593.2865; thedogs.com) right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in nearby Floyd County, where the food and wine are matched only by its breathtaking vistas. Outdoor dining here is spectacular: Take in the fall foliage while enjoying lunch or weekend dinner, which features to-die-for rack of lamb, osso buco and beef tenderloin dishes. There’s live music to enhance the experience every Sunday in the Winery Courtyard through the end of October, and special dinner items will be offered in November and December. Now’s an exciting time to visit Chateau Morrisette.
LET IT GO GREY There are many sartorial dos and don’ts, but when things aren’t black and white, thank goodness for grey. A pair of grey jeans is a wardrobe staple—they’re versatile in color and fit, and it’s a garment that can be worn at most occasions. Dinner? Pair grey jeans with a sweater, sportcoat and monk straps. Concert? Wear the jeans with a check shirt, quilted vest and boots. Ball game? Tshirt, jeans and leather sneakers, of course! Want to show your character and true colors? Pick up a pair of grey jeans at Davidsons, which carries a variety from top designers such as Brax, Peter Millar and 34 Heritage in many fits and materials. We love the stretch fabric; which ones are your favorites?
THE A–Z LIST Davidsons features dozens of the world’s finest designer brands under one roof. See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below. Then stop by the store for a shopping experience you’ll love. 34 HERITAGE ALLEN EDMONDS BALLIN INTERNATIONAL BARBOUR BERLE BILLS KHAKIS BRACKISH BRAX BYFORD SOCKS COLE HAAN DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCHES DKNY EYEBOBS FABER-CASTELL FAHERTY FLYNT GITMAN BROS. HART SCHAFFNER & MARX HERTLING TROUSERS HICKEY FREEMAN J Z RICHARDS JOHNSTON MURPHY LUCCHESE BOOTS MARTIN DINGMAN MEASURE UP CUSTOM SHIRTS MICHAEL KORS MINE OXXFORD PETER MILLAR R. HANAUER ROBERT GRAHAM ROBERT TALBOTT SOUTHWICK STRONG SUIT TOMMY BAHAMA TRASK WOLVERINE WOOD UNDERWEAR BARBOUR
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THE DAVIDSONS GUIDE WHO’S AT THE JEFFERSON CENTER? You never have to travel far in your search for good entertainment. Roanoke’s Jefferson Center (jeffcenter.org) on Luck Avenue enriches the region through accessible, meaningful performing arts and by offering educational outreach options for young people. Here are some fall highlights: Oct. 8: If you’re looking for a party, catch the Bay Area funk and Southern soul of The California Honeydrops. They’ve been making audiences sing and dance during tours throughout the world. Oct. 27 & 29: Whether you’re an opera fan or not, you’ll fall in love with Opera Roanoke’s production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” Feel the sweeping passion and compelling theater staged by a cast that includes Dinyar Vania, Thomas Cannon and Emily Johnson.
A GOOD PEN PAYS
When they say the pen is mightier than the sword, they don’t mean a cheap ballpoint. No, those aggravating things go dry as a desert gulch when you grab them to jot down a phone number. You should invest in a quality writing instrument such as the Faber-Castell, and this brief “pen anatomy” lesson shows why. Write on! The tip: A pen with good ink flow limits the force required, which reduces your fatigue. Rollerball pens use liquid ink, which doesn’t require as much pressure to get flowing as the paste ink in a ballpoint pen. (However, a well-made ballpoint from Faber-Castell will still perform better than its cheaper drugstore counterpart.) The shaft: A good pen should be thick enough to comfortably hold onto; some designs feature hourglass shapes or contoured lines to assist grip. The weight: A quality pen feels substantial in the hand. It’s light enough to hold easily but heavy enough that you don’t have to put too much pressure on it to write. The design: Your pen speaks volumes about your style before you write a word, so make sure you like its look. Made with materials like pearwood and chrome in elegant patterns and vibrant colors, Faber-Castell pens are always in stock at Davidsons.
Nov. 1: Prepare for an intimate evening with Amos Lee (pictured), whose blend of gospel, soul and rock appeals to fans of many genres. He’s released six solo albums, but his latest, “Spirit,” marked the first that he produced on his own. They’re sounds that everyone must hear. Nov. 16: She’s gained fame as “Carrie” on the Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black,” but Lea DeLaria is also a comedian and jazz musician who’s been entertaining audiences for decades. On stage, she’s sure to make the audience either laugh, cry or think. Perhaps all of the above! Jan. 26: Craving some 1960s and ’70s soul and R&B? Take Me to the River Live! will feature Grammy Award winners William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant performing classics and modern tracks based on the award-winning film.
BOW TIE HISTORY 101
ASK MR. ETIQUETTE
Larry Davidson explains how to sail through life without giving offense. I have been invited to a “Black Tie Optional” function. Since I don’t own a tuxedo, what should I wear? —Rattled in Roanoke Usually this means that a host would like to have a black-tie event but is trying to be considerate to those guys who don’t own a tuxedo and may not want to rent one. Whether it is a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or charity event, I would suggest wearing a dark suit and accessorizing with a white French cuff shirt with cufflinks, a black or silver long tie or bow tie, and a dressy black shoe. This way you will not stand out to everyone else wearing a tuxedo, and most people won’t notice that it is a suit rather than a tuxedo. Your new dark suit can be worn again on any dressy occasion. Still, you might consider investing in a classic tuxedo for this function and other black-tie events in the future.
Like many wardrobe staples, the bow tie has military origins. It was part of the Croatian army uniform in the 17th century, as a strip of scarf to hold shirt collars together. When welldressed Frenchmen got hold of it (their word cravat gained currency in centuries 18 and 19) it evolved into the bow we know. In the late 1800s, “black tie” attire featuring a black bow gained popularity among wealthy members of the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. Nowadays, of course, men wear bow ties with suits and sportcoats too, not just tuxedos.
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Despite what some trolls say, we’re living in a Golden Age of original music. Give a listen to these four performers, and you’ll agree. By Mark Dowden
BEN HARPER Growing up to be a singer-songwriter was a natural path for Ben Harper. His grandparents owned a store called The Folk Music Center and Museum, whose patrons included Leonard Cohen and Taj Mahal. At age 9, Harper heard Bob Marley perform live, and Marley has been an influence ever since. Harper’s work spans blues, folk, reggae, rock and soul, with lyrical themes ranging from protest music to love songs. In mood and sonic range, his latest album, in particular, is a rewarding roller-coaster ride. The album: Call It What It Is Go-to song: “Shine” Deeper dives: “Fool for a
Newcomer Flo Morrissey, a 22-year-old Brit, was drawn to folk music from an early age. Her debut album features her original songs—earnest, pastoral works written from a teenage point of reference. Morrissey has said she gets along better with older people than kids her own age, and certainly her velvety voice sounds like that of a seasoned performer. Her latest effort, released this January, is an album of cover duets with Matthew D. White. These two have fantastic chemistry; the tracks bounce merrily along as the two performers trade verses. The album: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man Go-to song: “Look at What the Light Did Now”
Lonesome Train” and “In the Colors” from Lifeline
Deeper dive: A surprisingly hypnotic version of “Grease” (yes, that “Grease”)
AARON LEE TASJAN Ohio native Aaron Lee Tasjan writes gritty lyrics. The Smoky Mountain News put it this way: “Tasjan’s words are soaked in spilled whiskey, misunderstood tears and dusty memories. Each number seeps into the cracks of your troubled soul.” Roger that. In New York City, Tasjan found himself as lead guitarist of the New York Dolls and also formed his own band, The Madison Square Gardeners. But it was after moving to Nashville in 2013 that the heartachy lyrics started flowing like so much Tennessee whiskey, and his solo career blossomed. The album: Silver Tears Go-to song: “Memphis Rain” Deeper dives: “12 Bar Blues” and “Everything That I Have Is Broken”
NEKO CASE While attending art school in Vancouver, Neko Case cut her musical teeth as a drummer for local punk bands. She recorded lead vocals for songs that ended up on The New Pornographers’ first album, which was meant as a side project for its musicians but catapulted the band to surprise indie success. In 1997, as a college junior, Case went country on her first solo album. On the solo efforts that followed, she has explored the haunting genre of “country noir” with songs that are often emotionally raw and always cinematic. The album: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You Go-to song: “Night Still Comes” Deeper dives: “Ragtime” and “This Tornado Loves You”
LET’S GET DRESSED Your night out will go better if you turn the act of getting
dressed into a pre-party. Pour yourself a “dresser”—an aperitif or cocktail to sip as you prep— and put on some feel-good tunes. This playlist will do nicely: “Right Now” by TV on the Radio “When the Tequila Runs Out” by Dawes “With Arms Outstretched” by Rilo Kiley “Lasso” by Phoenix “Be Thankful for What You Got” by William DeVaughn “Australia” by The Shins
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Clockwise from top left: Saltwater tide cotton crewneck sweater by Tommy Bahama, Italian calfskin/American bison shoe by Trask, cotton boxer brief by Wood, writing instruments by Faber-Castell.
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Named after the Andean god of wind, the Pagani Huayra Roadster is a perfect blend of performance and style that will leave its drivers breathless. Italian maker Pagani blew the roof off of the Huayra Coupe to create its airier, lighter and faster cousin. The Roadster is a true combination of innovative design and sheer power (a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged Mercedes AMG V12 ensures the latter), and it’s the ultimate ride to get from point A to point B—if your intention is to turn heads and get to your destination as fast as possible. Because every part of the Huayra Roadster is hand-built, production of each car is expected to be slower than most. Company founder Horatio Pagani says it’s the most complicated project he’s undertaken—and that’s the reason only 100 of these supercars will be manufactured.
At 2,821 pounds, the Roadster is 176 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the Huayra Coupe. With less weight and new carbon-titanium paneling, the Roadster can complete the 0–60 sprint in a blistering sub-3 seconds. Whew!
For comfortable driving in a variety of conditions, a state-of-the-art electronic stability control system (ESC) features five modes: Wet, Comfort, Sport, Race and ESC off.
Four movable flaps—two in the front and a pair in the back—improve downforce and help maintain stability, especially when the top is down.
Pirelli developed P Zero Corsa tires specifically for the Huayra Roadster. Pagani says the tires enable 1.80 g of lateral grip—a major factor for that 0–60 time.
A large, fresh air intake and a front-end splitter help generate speed. Both were designed to optimize the vehicle’s aerodynamics.
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Circular taillights on both sides of a bank of four exhaust pipes play up the curves and rounded edges of the car’s body.
The centerpiece of the Huayra Roadster’s interior is the seven-speed, single-clutch paddleshift gearbox.
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The rear-mounted twin-turbocharged MercedesAMG engine was designed and built specifically for Pagani. It generates a breathtaking 754 horsepower at 6,200 rpm. Now that’s some giddy-up!
Two removeable roof types give drivers an open-air experience: A carbon-fiber top with large glass panel offers a coupe-like appearance when installed, and a carbon-fiber frame with fabric can be stowed away in the car and attached when needed.
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After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is looking— and feeling—more splendidly regal than ever. By Rita Guarna
sn’t it every girl’s dream to be a princess? It was almost as nice, I can report, to spend a few days living like one—at the Hamilton Princess on the beautiful island of Bermuda. I’d stayed at Bermuda’s other “Princess”—the Fairmont Southampton, formerly the Southampton Princess—decades ago and vowed to check out her sister urban luxury resort someday. What better time than right after a comprehensive restoration? The Hamilton Princess sits on the outskirts of Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital and financial center, and first welcomed guests in 1885, two years after a real-life princess, Louise, a daughter of Queen Victoria, was enchanted by the island. It was Louise who inspired the five-star resort’s name. No doubt she’d be equally pleased with its recent $100 million facelift. Only the best for royalty! The Pink Palace, as the hotel has been called, does not disappoint. While I was still awed by its classic exterior, there, suddenly, was a contemA 21-square mile, 180-island archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic, Bermuda is the perfect place for vacationers and businesspeople seeking prim-and-proper British civility, scenic golf courses, gorgeous beaches and friendly residents.
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It’s perfect for those craving prim-and-proper British civility amid gorgeous beaches. porary lobby with jaw-dropping, museumquality pieces by noted artists. Lots of hotels have fine art, but this one makes you feel as if you’ve walked into a world-class gallery. Any old dame is sure to feel like young royalty feasting on cuisine by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson or taking a curated art tour, ogling the more than 60-piece collection by the likes of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tom Wesselmann, or lying semi-submerged on beach hammocks suspended over vibrant blue waters, or unwinding at a new Exhale-branded spa, a sprawling—8,200-square-foot—yet serene spa and fitness center overlooking the harbor. Less than two hours from the U.S. East Coast, Bermuda is part of a 21-square mile, 180-island archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic. It’s perfect for those craving primand-proper British civility (think afternoon tea and cricket matches) amid gorgeous beaches and friendly people clad, of course, in the shorts that share the island’s name. It’s no wonder the resort is popular among both vacationers and businesspeople: It’s amazingly well-run; soon after arriving I felt that here all my needs would be met. Rooms and suites come with harbor, garden, pool or city views. Ours overlooked the harbor, and I must admit that sipping a cocktail on the balcony above the 60-berth marina and watching the comings and goings of superyachts can be hypnotic. Bathrooms are modern marble marvels with a lovely line of Le Labo Rose 31 toiletries. When it’s time to dine, the Hamilton Princess offers choices that put to shame the cookie-cutter eateries at many resorts. The 1609 Bar and Restaurant, named for the year the first colony was established here, is the only one at the new marina and offers freshfrom-the-boat seafood, salads, sandwiches and burgers. We loved the charred octopus, crispy conch fritters and fish tacos for lunch. For breakfast, the Crown & Anchor boasts a huge buffet (à la carte choices too), and you can dine alfresco. The hotel’s crowning culinary glory is Marcus’, Chef Samuelsson’s
ode to island fare. The “Ol’ Man’s Shrimp & Grits” was lick-your-plate good; the “Steak Frites” a carnivore’s delight. We ate there twice, and both times were wonderful: fresh, delicious food (think multilayered flavors), great service and perfect people-watching. While you can easily lounge around the hotel and feel completely content, a playground beckons. For one thing, Bermuda is a golf lovers’ dream, with more courses per capita than anywhere else in the world. One award-winning course, Robert Trent Jones’ Port Royal, has stunning views of the ocean. In fact, the 16th hole requires a 235-yard shot over the Atlantic. As one would expect, Bermuda is one of the best places to sail (no wonder the island played host to the 35th staging of America’s Cup this summer, beating out respected sailing venues like Newport and San Diego). You don’t need to be a professional contender to enjoy the sport: The island’s Great Sound, with warm water and perfect wind—usually around 10–15 miles per hour—makes it ideal for an afternoon of zipping along the sea. Lazier types will delight in one of the pink-tinged sand beaches (the hue comes from crushed coral from the nearby reef) that line the 75 miles of coastline. Find one that suits you: iconic Horseshoe Bay, Elbow Beach or the more secluded Warwick Long Bay. Or check out The Princess Beach Club on Sinky Bay, a cove on South Beaches that is exclusive to hotel guests. It’s a few miles down the road via a complimentary jitney and features water hammocks, snorkel gear, lounges and a menu of light fare by Chef Samuelsson. Most of the action is at sea level, of course, but if you want to see everything, head underground too. The Crystal & Fantasy Caves in Hamilton have beautiful natural rock formations that are reflected in the caves’ 55-foot-deep pool, giving it an otherworldly feel. History buffs will rejoice in the maritime heritage of this British naval stronghold. Some 91 old forts dot the island and many
are open to the public. The Royal Naval Dockyard (it’s been there since the 17th century) is interesting but a tad touristy, as it’s close to the cruise ship port. Check out Fort Hamilton in Pembroke Parish for a less crowded look at old military might. Another fine choice, Fort St. Catherine, is located in St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was founded in 1612. Walking its winding streets—with names like Aunt Peggy’s Lane—you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back to a gentler time. No doubt you’ll enjoy the colorful cottages, interesting shops and lovely dockside restaurants. You’ll be exploring on foot, as no car rentals are allowed. If you must have wheels, rent a scooter (remember to “drive” on the left). Or, better yet, buckle up in one of the Hamilton Princess’s two-seat Renault Twizy electric vehicles. The narrow, four-wheel Twizy, a compound of “twin” and “easy,” was designed by Renault’s Formula One racing team and can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge. We found it perfect for touring St. George and drove it to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. Panoramic ocean views are your reward after climbing to the top. All that exploring is sure to make you hungry again. Why not try the fish chowder, which is about as close to a national dish as you’ll find? It’s a Manhattan-chowderesque number prepared with tomatoes and onion and seasoned with black rum, which is an aged spirit darkened by molasses, and sherry pepper sauce (bird peppers marinated in sherry with spices). Should you get thirsty, every bar proudly serves the Dark ’n Stormy, the island’s signature cocktail. Made with dark rum and ginger beer, the tipple is trademarked by Gosling’s Rum, the oldest and largest export business on the island. It’s a refreshing concoction that in no way resembles the cloyingly sweet rum punches we’ve all tried on other islands. Raise your glass to offer a royal toast—not so much to this delightful visit, but perhaps, to your next.
Opposite page, from top, left to right: Watching yachts taxi in and out of the marina is a leisurely activity at Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess; famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson created a menu inspired by island fare for his restaurant, Marcus’; the iconic hotel offers rooms and suites overlooking the ocean, garden, pool or city; visitors can take in the oceanfront view from Marcus’ or enjoy the more-than-60-piece art collection by renowned artists likes Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tom Wesselmann.
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man about town Smart sartorial choices will make you look and feel your bestâ€” whether youâ€™re in a meeting room or billiard room at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. Photography by David Hungate
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Blue windowpane sportcoat by Peter Millar, glen plaid dress shirt by Davidsons 1910 Collection, fivepocket mountainside jeans by Peter Millar, belt and tumbled saddle leather briefcase by Martin Dingman.
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This page, sportcoat by Hart Schaffner & Marx, merino wool striped sweater and sport shirt by Peter Millar, trousers by Ballin. Opposite, glen plaid sportcoat and sport shirt by Robert Talbott, trousers by Ballin, belt by Martin Dingman.
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This page, camel hair sportcoat by Peter Millar Collection, Fair Isle sweater, sport shirt and five-pocket mountainside jeans by Peter Millar. Opposite, rust pinstripe suit by Hart Schaffner & Marx, dress shirt, pocket square and Best of Class tie all by Robert Talbott.
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dogged design Some fussy homeowners may insist on a “no pets” policy, but others are happily sharing their abodes with man’s best friend—including some who create flawless spaces for a living. In her new book, At Home with Dogs and Their Designers, Susanna Salk presents several top interior decorators who have no fear of fur-dotted furniture—and, unapologetically, let their homes go to the dogs.
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Mary McDonald shares her Los Angeles abode with five roommatesâ€”Jack, Lulu, Boris, Eva and Violet. When the pugs arenâ€™t frolicking outside, they can be found relaxing indoors on anything cozy, from a plain overstuffed pillow to an ornate ottoman, complete with paw-like feet.
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This page: FoxyLady—aka Jonathan Adler’s pup—splits her time between NYC and Shelter Island (in between occasional retreats to Palm Beach). And while the pooch has a fancy Lucite dog bed, she often can be found lounging on some of Alder’s mod furniture and blending in with the carefully curated artwork and decor. Opposite page: Betsy Burnham says her dogs—Lola, Nina Garcia and Felix— are “totally spoiled.” And, apparently, they enjoy entertaining: When visitors arrive, Nina and Felix are always first to run to the front door, traipsing across the home’s dark hardwood floors and a vintage zebra hide, which Burnham describes as the perfect entry rug.
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This page: Carolyne Roehm’s pack of pups has taught her the art of amnesty: She’s learned to forgive them when they gnaw on her belongings—even the carved stretcher of a signed piece of 18th-century furniture. When the precious pooches aren’t chewing up Roehm’s Sharon, Conn. home—which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has a name itself, the Weatherstone— some can be be found taking up space in the reading/television room in front of a giant fireplace. And, as you can see, at least one likes to cuddle with a 19-century bust of a Roman emperor. Opposite page: Steven Gambrel’s Labradoodle, named Sailor Anderson Gambrel, favors the library of his NYC townhouse as a hangout but is shown here on the abode’s orginal staircase. Covered in red sisal, it’s good for traction and readily forgives muddy paws.
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the great outdoors You donâ€™t have to sacrifice comfort for exceptional style. Try one of these looks for your next hike or sightseeing adventure along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photography by David Hungate
Goat suede bomber and sport shirt by Peter Millar, stretch denim jeans by 34 Heritage, braided belt by Martin Dingman.
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This page, Ridgefield nylon, wool and cotton reversible vest (see inset), flannel sport shirt and cotton flannel mountainside jeans all by Peter Millar. Opposite, cardigan with removable zip-out liner, Appalachian check sport shirt and cotton flannel mountainside jeans by Peter Millar, braided belt by Martin Dingman.
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If The Suit Fits
Want to take your wardrobe to the next level? Try made-to-measure on for size. Sure, you look sensational in the suits you’ve purchased at Davidsons. We carry the finest labels in the world and our tailors are the best in the business. But there may come a time when you want to treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind suit made just for you. That’s when we’ll introduce you to the world of made-to-measure.
Evening fundraiser? Wedding? Office? Wherever you’re going, there’s a lapel for that. The classic day-to-day look of a notch lapel is perfect for single-breasted suits and sportcoats. Often found on double-breasted suits, peak lapels can be identified by their edges, which point upward toward the shoulders, and are equally suited if you’re headed to work or a blacktie affair. The rounded-edge shawl lapel is commonly found on dinner and tuxedo jackets and worn at formal occasions such as weddings, galas and black-tie events.
There’s a reason an off-the-rack suit may not feel right when you try it on—it’s not made specifically for you. A made-to-measure suit, however, is constructed according to your body measurements. How should it fit? Jackets should have smooth lines that follow the contours of your body, with sleeves ending at the wrist bone. The top button of a two-button suit, or the middle button of a three, should hit at the navel and never below. If a buttoned jacket creates X-shaped rippling, it’s too tight. There’s a lot to consider when finding the right garment, but not to worry—just allow our tailors to take your measurements, and we’ll handle the rest.
There’s an endless number of ways to give your suit a personal touch. Experiment with a variety of cuffs, stitching, lining and vents to satisfy your tastes and add style. Buttons are small but can play a large role in your suit’s overall appearance—change the type and color of your buttons from basic to an exotic material like horn or bone to enhance your look.
Choose materials and patterns that suit you (and the season) best. For the Roanoke Valley’s cooler autumn and winter, garments made of wool and cashmere will keep you warm. Headed to a tropical destination? Choose more breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. And don’t forget to show your personality—colors and patterns, plaids and pinstripes will make your suit pop.
A lot of detail goes into the suit jacket, but don’t forget your lower half! You have plenty of trouser options from which to choose—pleats or flat-front, with or without belt loops. But what shouldn’t change is the fit: Trousers should sit at the top of your hipbones, slim downward and then taper below the knee. Your seat and thighs should be hugged comfortably by fabric and show no wrinkles or divots. The bottom hem should graze the top of your shoes, so about 1 to 1½ inches of ankle (or sock) show when you walk or sit.
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LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE Half sculpture and half light, Flo’s Serena table lamp is a sight for sore eyes. The energy-efficient lamp casts and focuses light from two positions: upright for broad illumination or downward for a soft yet direct beam. Choose which color to light the way—the elegantly shaped reflector comes in black, aluminum or copper. $595.
SMART SIGHT They say seeing is believing, so view a whole new world through Osterhout Design Group’s R-9 augmented/virtual reality smart glasses. They’re powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and offer 1080p resolution, meaning you can watch movies and interact with your surroundings as clear as day. $1,799.
HERO OF THE DAY Whether you’re skydiving from the edge of space or recording your puppy leaping into the pool, capture every moment using the GoPro Hero5. The waterproof camera shoots 4K video and 12MP photos in single, burst and time-lapse modes. You’ll be glad to have all of your memories in highresolution. $350.
Gadgets & Gear
A NICE RING TO IT Let’s face it: Wearing a fitness monitor on your wrist isn’t as fashionable as wearing a Shinola watch. Thankfully, Motiv has developed a titaniumencased fitness tracking ring (available in slate or rose gold) that counts steps and calories and even monitors sleep. You’re gonna wanna put a ring on it! $199.
BREATH OF FRESH AIR Whether you believe in global warming or not, Plume Labs’ Flow will tell you the truth about air pollution. Attach it to your bag or belt with the leather strap, and monitor indoor and outdoor air quality, humidity and temperature. It then connects with mobile devices to alert users of current conditions and suggests routes to safer surroundings. $150.
These high-tech toys might not be a true necessity, but need-schmeed— we want ’em!
THRICE IS NICE Good things come in threes—a trio of 17-inch monitors, that is. The Project Valerie by Razer is the world’s first laptop with three monitors, and it also comes equipped with a top-of-the-line graphics card and technology that ensures the multi-display action is perfect. Of course, the machine will pick up Wi-Fi, so feel free to spread out when you set up at the coffeeshop. Price not available at press time.
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