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departments Invitation to Style The five senses and the Garmany sensibility

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The Garmany Guide Prints charming … Where to get an incomparable crab cake … Best events this season … Inspired Southwestern fare … Nude shoes and other trends … and more!

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This is the season for shirts gone wild. … Hit the road with Gucci.

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Robert Stock The force behind Robert Graham tells what inspires his colorful designs for men and women.

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For women, textural and metallic-touched handbags and shoes … For men, chunky belts and English messenger bags

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Essentials for Men These graphic t-shirts sport humor and attitude.

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Essentials for Women Pops of color make casual outfits anything but ordinary.

Tasting of blackberry, leather, smoke and flowers, La Rose Pourpre from Côte Rôtie’s Domaine Pierre Gaillard is a musthave for lovers of Syrah.

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Malt ICON

Sean Connery The man who made Bond famous is proof that clothes do make the man, and that urbanity can be acquired. SPOTLIGHT

Vest Dressed When it comes to casual luxury, nobody does it better than Brunello Cucinelli.

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Hot Stuff

Nick Faldo’s championship golf course is just one of the pleasures at Lough Erne, a new world-class resort in Northern Ireland.

Redbreast is a delicious example of the “pure pot still” style—and proof that the best Irish whiskey is among the best whiskey anywhere.

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Horoscopes The stars are aligned in your favor, Taurus, so it’s time to indulge. What do the celestial bodies forecast for your sign this season?

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Service Directory Your guide to the amenities of the Garmany Experience

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Resources Where to find additional products mentioned in this issue

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Finishing Touch A psychologist explains why we dress the way we do.

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Editorial Directors JOHNELL GARMANY

DELIGHTS FOR YOUR FIVE SENSES

LARRY GARMANY

Editor & Publisher

MARK DOWDEN

Shopping for fine clothing and

Creative Director

accessories should be about more

Art Director

than simply making a purchase. At

Contributing Editors

AMY A. DOWDEN

S T E P H E N M . V I TA R B O JENNIFER CENICOLA,

J A C K I E C O N N O L LY, L E E L U S A R D I C O N N O R ,

Garmany, we’ve created an atmo-

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sphere that is all about making you

E V E R E T T P O T T E R , PA U L R O G E R S , K I K I T.

feel great. We make it our mission

Contributing Photographers M I C H A E L C O G L I A N T R Y, D A N N Y S A N C H E Z ,

to appeal—quite literally—to all five

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of your senses. For example: ■ The first thing you notice when Sneak

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you walk in the door is the enticing smell of our favorite cologne, Laurentino.

PAT R I C E H O R VAT H

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beginning of our superior customer service.

Publishing Staff Associate Publisher

selections are always playing for you throughout the store. The tunes are upbeat and ener-

SHAE MARCUS

getic—it sounds like a party and makes you want to join in.

Senior Advertising Account Executive

■ You will also notice that your sense of sight is tantalized everywhere you look. We treat ev-

JODI LASALA

Advertising Account Executive

ery corner of our store as though it were a window display, with drama, color, style and verve.

S T E P H A N I E S TA I A N O

Plus, we always have a seasonal exhibit of notable art from a local gallery. We can modestly

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LAURA CARAMAGNA

Art Assistant

Corporate Editorial Director

Our merchandise is fantastic, but it’s only the

■ Next you hear music. We think life should have a great soundtrack, so our personal

Strong suits

Art Associate

Regional Sales Director

say that you won’t see merchandise displayed to better effect at any other store, anywhere.

DOUGLAS C. BARKER

■ Perhaps you’re craving a taste of something delicious to drink? Let us offer you an

Advertising Sales Assistant SABA KAHN

espresso or cappuccino, a glass of champagne, a Scotch on the rocks or a mineral wa-

Production Director

ter—it’s all on hand to refresh and delight you as you shop or just relax. ■ And then there’s the sense of touch—the marvelous feeling you get as you slip on a

THOMAS RAGUSA

cashmere jacket or a silk dress or a superfine wool suit.

Senior Art Director, Agency Services KIJOO KIM

These are all essential parts of what we call the Garmany Experience—along with free

Marketing Manager

shoe shines, free parking, a movie theater for the kids, gift wrapping and much more. ■ Our staff is helpful, personable, highly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of dressing

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looking for. You can browse by yourself or in the company of a sales associate. If you’re in

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a hurry, you can shop by appointment; we’ll even pre-select looks for you and have them

Chairman

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waiting when you arrive.

President

MARK DOWDEN

■ The garments you choose will be altered by skilled master tailors for a truly customized fit.

Executive Vice President DEBORAH JONES BARROW

In short, our pledge is to make you look terrific as well as feel good.

Vice Presidents

We wish you a spring of joy and renewal, and we look forward to seeing you soon in

AMY A. DOWDEN,

N I G E L E D E L S H A I N , R I TA G U A R N A , SHANNON STEITZ

our Red Bank store.

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JOHNELL GARMANY

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And finally, there are two aspects of which we are especially proud:

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Fan Fare Every spring brings the long-awaited start of the MLB season, but opening day also brings a less welcome phenomenon: bleachers filled with fans sporting their “lucky,” grungy, oversized jerseys and t-shirts. Red Jacket clothing designs for that all-too-rare breed: the fashion-conscious sports enthusiast. Vintage logos on their screen-printed t-shirts recall the best parts of eras past. The all-cotton garments are heavily pre-washed, giving them a softness and durability—meaning they’ll last through years of post-season play, even if your team doesn’t.

It’s a family affair at Etro, where Veronica Etro whips up the women’s line and her brother, Kean, is in charge of the men’s. Both designers draw heavily on the company’s expertise in fabrics (Etro got its start in the Sixties as a textile house) when putting together their luxe separates and colorful sportswear. For spring/summer, Kean offers up witty-yet-wearable jackets and pants done in dapper plaids and blue-and-gray stripes, with a hot-colored tropical prints option for those who want it. The women’s collection is right on-trend with a blush-hued palette, but it still features Etro signatures like lounge-y silk separates and bohemian dresses. Of course, it wouldn’t be Etro without at least a few exotic prints, and this season’s no different. There’s a silk that looks like the wings of a monarch butterfly, a swirling, turquoise-accent paisley and an oversized floral with salmon-pink blossoms. Even within this kaleidoscope of color, the finished look—for men as well as women—is still classic and effortlessly cool.

ART at Garmany Garmany has a long-held tradition of stocking our store with wearable pieces of art, but three years ago, we introduced more conventional art to our offerings. This spring, windows and store displays will feature the oil paintings of local artist Joyce Anastasia Urbanski. Through May 31, her “Portraits” series will provide an extra layer of aesthetic pleasure to the Garmany shopping experience. The series features large-scale works that capture women in moments of quiet contemplation. She depicts her subjects and the bits of nature around them with loose brush strokes and bright, vibrant colors that mimic the palettes and textures of some of the best spring and summer looks. For more information, contact James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery in Holmdel; www.jamesyarosh.com. SPRING

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THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

April 29: The Doobie Brothers became one of the most popular bands of the Seventies with their unique brand of soul-inflected rock. They take it to the Count Basie stage to perform hits like “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Black Water,” and “What a Fool Believes.” Tickets: $39.50 to $85.

WHAT LIES BENEATH KENNY LOGGINS

Vivek Nagrani has no doubt given more thought to men’s underwear than most of its wearers ever have. He made his name as the creator of V.K. Negrani men’s hosiery, woven of the finest cotton by small factories, in bold, striking designs—and, by all accounts, addictive to men who’ve tried them. Now check out his thinking-outside-the-brief new styles of men’s underwear: There’s the Woody, a “hyper-constructed” boxer brief that works well with trim-fitted trousers. It’s made of Peruvian Pima with lycra, as is the Johnson, an easy-fit “trunq” that offers medium support. Last and, in a way, least, is the Willy, a tailored trim-fit model of 100% Peruvian Pima for the man who “enjoys total freedom,” according to Nagrani. Next time you’re in the store, stop by the accessories department to consider an underwear upgrade.

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the trunk show Trunk shows are a vestige of the early days of apparel retailing, when manufacturers’ representatives would visit stores with trunks full of the latest fashions, and store owners would choose the items that best suited their customers. Nowadays, we go straight to designers’ showrooms in Milan, Naples, New York and elsewhere to select merchandise for each season. But the trunk show lives on—giving you the opportunity to see and purchase items from a designer’s entire line. Here are some of the trunk shows coming up at Garmany. 22

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The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank features a world-class program of events— from symphony performances and mambo workshops to stand-up comedians and world-famous singers. Here are just a few upcoming hot tickets. To see the complete events calendar or purchase tickets, visit www.countbasietheatre.org. All shows start at 8 p.m.

DIANA ROSS

May 12: Multiple Grammy-winner Kenny Loggins has provided the soundtrack to some of our favorite movies of the past decades. The singer-songwriter will perform his timeless hits, as well as fresh material from his new family-friendly album. Tickets: $35 to $125. May 18: Diana Ross, the first female artist to have more than five #1 hits, will sing songs from both her prolific solo career and time as lead singer of the Supremes, including “You Keep Me Hanging On,” “I’m Coming Out,” and “I Got a Crush on You.” Tickets: $49.50 to $149.50.

ALL TRUNK SHOWS ARE ON SATURDAYS FROM 10 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.

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Jeans Genie Skinny or low, distressed or dark blue, laid-back or dressed up—how many kinds of jeans do you need, and, more important, which pair is appropriate for what occasion? Garmany’s Jeans Saloon is here to help you figure all that out. The space is filled not only with the best jeans available—with brands like Diesel and 7 for All Mankind (center), pictured—but with funky belts (see the selection on page 48) of this issue), t-shirts with attitude (see page 52) and cool casual jackets. Stop by the Saloon for an education in the ever-evolving world of men’s jeans—and walk out looking better than ever.

THE A-to-Z LIST With nearly 100 designer brands under one roof, you’d think we’d hardly have room to move. Quite the contrary: Our designer shop-within-a-shop concept maintains the boutique feel, with plenty of elbow room, not to mention 49 dressing rooms. See if you don’t find your favorites in our list below. Then stop by the store for a shopping experience you’ll love. AG Adriano Goldschmied Akris Aquatalia Arnold Zimberg Artico Blugirl Blumarine Brioni Brunello Cucinelli Burberry Canali Catherine Malandrino Charles Chang-Lima Charles Nolan Charvet Chip & Pepper Cole Haan Collette Dinnigan Creenstone Diesel Dolce & Gabbana Donald J Pliner Earnest Sewn Ermenegildo Zegna Escada Etro Faconnable Fillmore Garmany Custom Shirts Gimo’s Gucci Hiltl

Hugo Boss Incotex Isaia Jan Leslie John Varvatos Kiton Lanvin Laurentino Magaschoni Malo Marc Cain Canali Marc Jacobs Monique Lhuillier Moreschi Moschino Cheap and Chic Mulberry Nat Nast Paul Smith Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Pink Tartan Polo by Ralph Lauren Ports 1961 Rafe Ralph Lauren Women Robert Graham Robert Zur 7 for all Mankind Roberto Cavalli Tallia Salvatore Ferragamo Tommy Bahama Sam Edelman Tory Burch Schumacher Tumi Luggage Scott Kay V.K. Nagrani Stuart Weitzman Valentino Suzi Roher

SANTANDREA’S uncommon threads

The Santandrea brand is the result of a happy union between the venerated Trabaldo Togna textile mill and Sartoria Saintandrews, a firm noted for the skill of its 165 tailors. Trabaldo Togna textile chief Luca Tabaldo Togna bought the smaller firm three years ago and rechristened it Santandrea. Now customers of select establishments can experience top-of-the line menswear produced under Trabaldo Togna’s supervision and made with its exclusive fine and super-fine fabrics (even the most avid fashion aficionados say they’ve never felt anything like them). These are clothes created by—and for— people for whom fine clothing is a passion. “It is a great thing to take the time to look after your style and your wardrobe, which are important to our well-being,” says Luca Trabaldo Togna. At Garmany, customers can have either ready-to-wear or made-to-measure items. The delights of made-to-measure are, of course, manifold: choosing among fabrics and design details, having a piece created to fit you with maximum comfort and style. With Santandrea, there’s an unexpected pleasure as well: Unlike with most brands, there is no additional charge for a made-tomeasure or custom order.

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Craving Crab Perfection? There’s an appetizer for that It’s been called “the world’s best crab cake”: the pretzel-crusted version offered by chef/artist/entrepreneur David Burke at Fromagerie in Rumson. Served with poppyseed honey and pineapple coleslaw, the dish beautifully combines spicy, salty, sour and sweet flavors, with a bit of crunch to boot. And of course, it looks beautiful—after all, Mr. Burke is a man who knows quite a bit about presentation. Here, exclusively for GARMANY readers, he shares the brilliantly simple recipe for the ultimate crab cake.

DAVID BURKE’S PRETZEL-CRUSTED CRAB CAKE Ingredients: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

1 tbsp. peanut oil ¾ cup finely diced onion ½ cup finely diced celery 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup mayonnaise 2 lbs. lump crabmeat, picked clean of all shell and cartilage ■ 3 tbsp. minced fresh chives

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Heat the oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and sauté the vegetables for about four minutes, or until they are soft and translucent. Remove them from the heat and drain off and discard the excess oil. Set aside. Combine the butter and mayonnaise in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand-held electric mixer or a wooden spoon, beat until the mixture is well blended and very smooth. Fold in the crabmeat, chives, lemon zest, Old Bay and cayenne along with the reserved onions and celery. Cover and refrigerate the crab cake mixture for 15 minutes to chill slightly. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Remove the crab cake mixture from the refrigerator. Line one row of Pretz (about six pretzels) closely together and top with about ¼ cup of crab mixture. Line the top with the same amount of pretzels (creating a raft). Dip the open sides of the crab cake in egg white and then the rice pearls to coat the sides. Place the pretzel-coated cakes on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until the cakes are firm. Heat the clarified butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat until it begins to smoke. In batches, using additional butter as needed, fry the crab cakes for about 3 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown. Place them on paper towels to drain. Place the crab cakes on a serving platter.

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Fans of the Philosphy di Alberta Ferretti line include hot young Hollywood types like Ali Larter, Emmy Rossum and January Jones. They, like so many women, show off to best advantage in the type of gauzy, float-y, intricately detailed cocktail dress for which Philosophy is best known. The romantic and fun spring collection is highlighted by whimsical prints of eyes, butterflies and lips. It’s been called the type of clothing a woman wears when she wants to feel like a goddess. Ferretti herself refuses to typecast the line, saying enigmatically that the name Philosophy indicates only “something that cannot be imposed.” Decide for yourself when you visit the Philosophy selection in Garmany’s women’s department.

The Crème de la Closet As houses and wardrobes grow, so do the options for organizing closets. The latest innovation in clothing storage is the Virtuoso line from California Closets, available for now only in select markets—Monmouth County, fortunately, among them. What’s different? Well, Virtuoso is a horizontal closet design concept, with a minimum of vertical lines to break your view as you gaze at the contents of your walk-in. It’s made from your choice of a line of materials from Italy called Lago, which comes in a range of colors and is certified as “green” in Europe. And why not have a beautiful and low-chemical closet? “After all, you spend time in there every day,” Eric Nili, manager of California Closets in Cranbury, points out. “People spend serious time and money on their wardrobes. They don’t want them housed in some bare-bones closet the builder put up.” A wellorganized closet has other benefits as well. “Some people find items of clothing they haven’t seen in years and are so happy to have them back,” Nili reports. “Others say, ‘Thanks for giving me more room. Now I can go shopping!’” For more information on closet options, call California Closets at 1-800-229-2567.

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Italian fashion house Blumarine is for women who want to put a sparkle in their step—literally, as sequins make their way into nearly every collection. For spring/summer, the embellishments appear on the necklines of breezy tie-dye dresses that would look right at home at a yacht party in the Mediterranean (no surprise, as the line was founded by designer Anna Molinari on the island of Capri). Molinari knows her customers will always be the life of the party, so she prepares them this season with flirty dresses in sherbet shades of lemon, tangerine and icy pink. She also offers separates with safari touches, like a camouflage cropped cardi and khaki cargos with a golden sheen. Over at Blugirl, the juniors line, there are plenty more party pieces, including a pink cocktail dress in the brand’s signature leopard print and a miniskirt covered in blooming red poppies. Suffice it to say, the woman lucky enough to slip into these confections is no wallflower.

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Summer is the season for fiery Southwestern fare and premium tequila, both specialties of The Copper Canyon restaurant at 51 First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. “Our tequila tasting events really get rolling this time of year,” says chef and owner Michael Krikorian. Each month, agave fiends converge on the restaurant to work their way through six to 10 pairings, such as a sparkling silver tequila with a salty, crunchy taquito, or a smooth Añejo with notes of cognac accompanied by something sweet. Krikorian, who loves to inject tastes of other cultures into his traditional Tex-Mex plates (think brie topped with a tomato salsa and served with tortillas) is also branching out with a new sister restaurant this summer. “It has the same small-plates concept, but we’re featuring globally eclectic cuisine,” he says of the spot, located a stone’s throw from the Copper Canyon.“Many of the dishes take their inspiration from foods sold by street vendors in other countries around the world.” Whether you’re in the mood for a tequila fiesta or the taste of a new culture, Chef Krikorian has got you covered.

Incotex, maker of luxurious men’s trousers, is an Italy-based line that’s focused squarely on the American market. “To start, the customer in the U.S. has a different body than the one in Europe or Asia—generally bigger and taller. We had to completely change the trouser pattern to make it comfortable for our U.S. customer,” says Emilio Paschetto, director of sales for North America for Incotex parent company Slowear. “Even the fabrics we use are different—softer and lighter.” Those fabrics include pin corduroys, exclusive lightweight wools and ice gabardine. For all their focus on materials and fit, Incotex pants don’t neglect style. “We try to be brave and not be boring with cotton, so we offer fancy colors like pink, light green, French blue, violet and burgundy,” Paschetto says. “Often it’s the brightest colors that sell the best, because this is what our customers want—they already have lots of our trousers in stone and khaki.” And who’s buying these light, bright and super-comfortable pants? “Our starting client is maybe around 28, moving up in the world,” says Paschetto. “Or our customer could be 65, with a healthy life, very active. All our customers tend to be cultured and well-traveled.” Whatever the age, Paschetto maintains, “once he’s buying us, he doesn’t go back to other lines.” Try the spring line for yourself and look for the new Incotex shop at Garmany.

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garmany guide} The Art of the Bow Tie Once the domain of the geek and the oldster, the bow tie is back—on the runway, in the office and on the street. Garmany carries an extensive selection from top makers. Remember: The key to bow-tie cool is to tie it yourself. You can do it! Here’s how: 1. Slide the tie under your collar. Allow one end of the tie to hang about two inches lower than the other end.

7. Gently pull the bow at both folded ends to tighten the knot. Hint: This is exactly the same knot most people use to tie a shoelace.

2. Bring the longer end across the shorter end.

8. Adjust to taste. Smooth bow or dimpled? Loose or tight? You don’t want to be too precise; “perfectly imperfect” is the look you’re going for.

3, Pass the longer end under the shorter end and upward, forming the first part of the knot. Pull tight to the shirt collar.

4. Form the front loop of the bow by doubling up the shorter, hanging end and placing it across the collar points.

5. Hold the front loop between your index finger and thumb. Drop the long end down over the front loop.

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6. Pass the hanging end under the front loop. Use your index finger to bend the end in the middle (at the widest part), and poke your finger through the open part of the knot. Now you have formed the back loop of the bow.

A View to a Thrill Like the characters in the classic E.M. Forster novel, experienced travelers know that a hotel room’s view can set the tone for an entire trip. A Room with a View is a luxurious picture book—a compendium of Condé Nast Traveler’s signature final pages—that showcases the best vistas from the best hotel rooms around the world. Relaxing in your favorite chair at home, you can, with this tome, gaze at the Taj Mahal in the distant mist, the brilliantly colored onion domes of St. Basil’s in Moscow or a sailboat scudding in the blue and green waters off Miami—and much more. For more details, visit the book’s publisher at www.assouline.com.

SPRING IN FULL SWING Warmer weather brings with it a myriad of ways to go out, do good and have fun. Here are a select few of the upcoming special events in Monmouth County. Remember: Whether your destination is by the sea or under the stars, Garmany can help you look gorgeous. APRIL 17: Beauty Ball 2010, sponsored by the Beauty Foundation for Women’s Breast Cancer and Monmouth Health & Life magazine at the Trump National Golf Club, Colts Neck. Visit www.beautyfoundationnj.com. JUNE 19 : Cancer Ball, Riverwind estate on the Navesink River, Middletown, hosted by the American Cancer Society. For more information, log on to www. cancerball.org. JUNE 28: The Best of Monmouth Summer Festival at Branches in West Long Branch will feature the winners of Monmouth Health & Life’s Readers’ Choice Awards. as well as tastings from fine restaurants, live entertainment and prizes. Visit www. MonmouthHealthandLife.com/Bestof. JULY 4: Oceanfest, Long Branch, co-sponsored by Monmouth Health & Life. To learn more, visit www. longbranchchamber.org.

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Speaking of warmth, what’s up with all the sweaters I see paired with warm-weather sportcoats and suits in the new collections? Wouldn’t a sweater make a guy too warm?

Well, you wouldn’t wear a sweater on a hot summer day. But on a spring day or a cool summer night, a lightweight sweater won’t make you boil over. Visually, it has the effect of making a suit or sportcoat

Elements of

more casual. What’s going on with rolled-up trousers?

MEN’S STYLE ... in which JOHNELL GARMANY saves us from embarrassing ourselves

You’re talking not about cuffed bottoms, but pants worn with the bottom rolled up. It works with a casual look and only with slim-legged pants. And the idea is to show your ankles?

A little bit, yes. The two trends in “ankle wear” now are colorful socks, like the ones we carry from makers such as Paul Smith

What’s the best-looking thing a man can wear?

and V.K. Nagrani, and to go sock-less.

A suit, hands-down. It highlights any man’s best physical assets

You mentioned colorful party shirts. So let me ask

and camouflages imperfections.

you—to tuck or not to tuck?

People like to say the suit hasn’t changed in 100 years, but

Tucking is back. The untucked shirt has had almost a decade

that’s a massive exaggeration. If I put on a suit from just

of glory, and the pendulum has definitely swung. My father,

10 years ago, I look like a dweeb. What’s changed

Larry, is cheering; he never cared for the untucked look. I find my shirts come untucked on their own and bunch

recently?

The cut has changed a lot. Today’s suit jacket has natural

around my middle. Under a suit jacket, it looks like I’m

shoulders with little padding, a narrower shoulder, high

carrying extra pounds. Any remedy?

arm holes, a higher button stance, more suppression

That’s an easy one: Buy custom shirts. Trimmer guys, in par-

at the waist and a shorter jacket length than a suit from

ticular, benefit from a custom fit. Not only will you eliminate

a few years ago. Pants have a slimmer leg and tend to be worn shorter. This look—the so-called

excess fabric, but the shirt also will stay perfectly tucked. Are pocket squares still in?

modern suit—has a more dynamic silhouette

Totally. And they give you so many options, from the “Mad Men”

that makes any man look slimmer.

look of a straight-fold, pure white cotton handkerchief to a brightly colored, patterned silk square, which can substitute for

So that explains why my older suits look so, well, old. What are the style trends in

a necktie to dress up a sportcoat. This season, the

warm-weather suits and sportcoats?

more colorful, the better.

Lighter construction, for one. Half-lined and

Is it OK to wear a linen pocket square with a

even unlined jackets are being produced by

tuxedo? It seems less formal than silk.

top makers for the hot months. Lightweight

True, linen is less formal, but it is absolutely

natural fabrics—linen, cotton and silk—are

correct with a tuxedo. The same goes for cot-

big this season. Patch pockets are popular on

ton. A linen pocket square is also functional.

sportcoats and even suit jackets. There have

You could, for example, prove that chivalry isn’t

even been sightings of younger men wearing

dead by offering your linen hank to a tearful

double-breasted suits—not the boxy 1930s style,

woman. You couldn’t do that with silk.

but a contemporary, fitted Italian cut.

I like to wear a wrinkle-free suit with a

How about casual clothes—what’s in?

sharp crease in the pants. Is it OK to dry-

Colorful, patterned button-front shirts are huge. These

clean my favorite suit once a week?

“party shirts” are highly versatile: They can be worn

Clockwise from top:

No. Don’t confuse pressing with dry-cleaning.

with shorts, jeans, a sportcoat or even a suit. Graphic

Rolled pants & bare ankles

A suit needs dry-cleaning only three or four times a

t-shirts are big; dark blue jeans with

from John Varvatos; Etro

season—it’s hard on the fabric, and done too often,

minimal distressing; chunky, funky belts;

party shirts; the new look of

will reduce the life of a suit. But you can press a suit

sneakers with style interest, especially

double-breasted, by Canali;

before every wearing, if you like. Find a dry-cleaner

retro designs; aviator sunglasses. Spring

socks by V.K. Nagrani.

that offers pressing only. Alternatively, you can buy a

outerwear pieces—especially vests—are

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very popular. They’re worn for “cool,”

a hot iron. If the fabric is fine, such as a wool gabardine, protect it by using a

not for warmth.

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FASHION

THE LOOK FOR SPRING & SUMMER School Spirit Tribal Dreams

Metallic

academic blazers turned spring

Tribal worlds engage the creativity of de-

Whether embellishing heels, woven into an

2010 runways into pep rallies.

signers, bringing ancient civilizations and

Ralph Lauren’s classic crested

their environments to life in fresh styles

Knee socks, preppy stripes and

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blazer, penny-loafers from Robert Zur

and prints—often inspired by batik or

and Tory Burch’s perforated leather skirt

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are seemingly school-inspired sepa-

evening gown or tied to a handbag,

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a little glitter always does a girl good. Designers are calling for you to punch

ikat—for spring. Look to Etro and

up your wardrobe this season with some shim-

Blugirl for bold tribal and ethnic

mer and shine. Robert Graham’s scoop-neck

rates—at least, the schooldays we wish

prints, and Blumarine for classic camou-

tank has rivet details around the neckline, for

we’d had. Schoolgirl chic uniforms are

flage. Escada shows a sexy zebra-print in

instance, and Schumacher is showing a so-

turning up in soft grays and neutral

a blouse or dress, while Moschino Cheap

phisticated gold sequin bodice dress. You can

and Chic offers animal prints re-imagined

also tap into the trend in a garment with just a

and folds give garments shape and

in turquoise and gray. Tribal and animal

dusting of sequins, or wear metallic acces-

movement. Never mind Septem-

prints have also inspired all kinds of ac-

sories. Add some gleaming color with a sexy

ber—designers find these playful

cessories from head to toe this season,

Ports 1961 shimmering pink mini-dress or a

looks right for any season.

such as a Magaschoni leopard-print scarf.

blue sequined one-shoulder dress by Blugirl.

tones; strategically placed pleats

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This season, designers incorporate cutouts, high slits, mesh and lace to give flirtatious, sexy peeks of skin. Long slit skirts and dresses in sheer, flowing fabrics provide a not-so-subtle hint of leg, while corsets and slips

are turning underwear-as-outerwear into a trend. A Schumacher silk mini-dress with a deep v-neck and arful draping shows off the figure without showing it all. Roberto Cavalli and Ports 1961 models flounced down the runway wearing sheer, nude-colored evening dresses, while other designers chose even more suggestive looks—placing bras over blouses. Unleash your summer sultriness with a flirty outfit that only hints at what lies beneath.

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FASHION

nce Show Sheer Confide Sheer fabrics are cool for spring and summer, in both senses of the word. Yes, they’re sexy, but in

de Let Your Feet Go Nu Neutral-toned shoes are a must this season, from cage shoes to perforated-effect sandals. They go with everything you own, plus they help make your legs look wonderfully long. Platform pumps, like those from Tory Burch, are especially hot, as are patent leather peep-toe pumps from Stuart Weitzman. Choose a nude shade that’s a close match to your skin tone, and wear your new shoes barelegged for best effect. Creamy ecrus pair nicely with the buff-colored pieces available from so many designers this

an elegant way, and they provide flattering and feminine draping. Airy gauzes and flowing chiffons add no bulk to a look, even when a piece has ruffles, like Escada’s multicolor sheer short-sleeve print shirt with a ruffle neck. Sheer is everywhere this season, in jacket sleeves, pretty printed scarves, cutout panels in evening dresses and more. Check out Etro’s gorgeous sheer paisley blouse and scarves or Blumarine’s sheer floral-print tunic. You may choose to wear a lacy bra or tube top underneath. You also have the option of a camisole in a color that’s close to your skin tone or to the color of the top.

season (black, white and buff elements work beautifully together). Of course, they also look fab with the florals and sheers so popular this season.

Tr y All White No color enhances a tanned complexion better than white. This classic neutral color is a spring/ summer staple, of course, but this season, designers sent models down the runway dressed purely in white. A Badgley Mischka pants suit, a ruffled white frock from Collette Dinnigan or a Roberto Cavalli evening gown give you this season’s achromatic look. Try creating a stylish outfit by layering white separates– a

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sheer flouncy dress by Alber-

Tory Burch, Stuart

ta Ferretti with a lightweight

Weitzman, Collette

Schumacher sweater

Dinnigan, Schumacher, Etro, Tory Burch

make this look. If you like, add a pop of color with a bright handbag from Rafè or Mulberry.

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This look is all about texture, from the edge detail and pebble grain of the Etro handbag to the loose knit of Magaschoni’s floral bouquet scarf and the heavy stitching on Tory Burch’s black high-heel shoe. Sunglasses by Gucci.

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Knomo of London bags, from top: “Bungo” messenger bag in full-grain leather with fabric detail,“Tokyo” shiny black briefcase in glazed fabric with leather trim, “Riley” tote in waterproof waxed green fabric and leather trim.

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So what takes a Robert Graham shirt to the next level?

We design all of our own fabrics—every pattern, every colorway, every trim. Basically, all the ingredients are exclusive to us from the start. Then we add in little extras our customers love to discover, like embroidery inside the neckband or trim under the cuff. We’ve taken the shirt and made it into an art form. What types of customers are drawn to your designs?

They’re individuals. They like feeling comfortable in what they wear, and our clothes fit well. Also, our customers know we never do the same thing twice, so when they come back next season there will be something new. You also have a women’s line and recently expanded into dress shirts, ties and accessories. Was that in response to customer requests?

Yes. We consider Robert Graham to be more of a lifestyle than a brand. It made sense to expand but we wouldn’t have done it if

A Robert Graham design isn’t just for someone who wants to look good from afar. Each colorful piece has unique embellishments and witty extras—some only the wearer can see—that make it even more distinctive upon closer inspection. That’s one of the reasons the brand resonates so well with Garmany customers. To find out more about the iconic company, we checked in with Robert Graham’s chairman and founder, Robert Stock.

Left and below,

we didn’t think we could bring

wearable works of

something new to the market.

art from the Robert

The first thing our customers do

Graham spring line.

when they see one of our pieces

Above, founder

is study it closely to find the little

and designer

points of differentiation. It’s like a

Robert Stock

treasure hunt; they go looking for that golden nugget that makes

the piece special. So we bring that to the new categories, too. If it’s a hat, it’s going to be silk instead of just cotton, and maybe it has three or four silks pieced together, not just one. Is it part of the treasure hunt to embroider your credo, “Knowledge

So, the brand is Robert Graham, but

looking at those shirts and

you’re Robert Stock?

studying the patterns.

People call me Mr. Graham all the time—I’m used it! I founded the company in 2001 with an English textile designer whose first name was Graham, so that’s where the name comes from.

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for more than 40

of your garments?

We came up with that in beginning because it’s how we try to live

years and helped

our lives. And the saying means

launch the Chaps

something different to everyone, just like each of our designs

Tell us how you got your start in fashion.

line with Ralph

My father was my inspiration. He owned a gas station,

Lauren. Why did you

so he would work all day and come home with dirty

start your own line?

person happy for a different

clothes, hands covered in oil. But he would go into

I saw a real need.

reason. I like to say we

his room, wash up, change and emerge this different

Most companies

person. I was amazed by the transformative power of

have a generic shirt

clothing. He had all his shirts custom-made at a shop

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SEAN CONNERY Ask the women in your life about Sean Connery, and odds are

donned in From Russia with Love, the three-piece (complete

they’ll confirm that they find him irresistible. The man who

with lapelled waistcoat) made famous in Goldfinger. So com-

uttered the unforgettable line, “The name is Bond … James

fortable has he become with fashion that this spring, for the

Bond” (in 1962’s Dr. No) was voted Sexiest Man of the Century

eighth year in a row, he hosts the Dressed to Kilt New York

by People magazine in 1999. Recently, at age 79, the actor

fashion show, created to highlight Scottish designers. And

scored 90 percent in “Woman Magnetism” in an online poll.

Louis Vuitton chose him as a style icon for the brand’s ongoing

What’s Sean Connery’s secret? At least to some degree,

Core Values campaign.

he is proof that clothes do make the man, and that urbanity

In the end, it’s not just what Connery wears, but the way

can be acquired. A foul-mouthed ex-milkman and Mr. Universe

he wears it that makes him the emblem of innate cool. Here is

finalist from Edinburgh, Connery was an unlikely choice for

a man with presence. From his 007 days to The Hunt for Red

the role of Bond. Producer

October, in roles ranging

Harry Saltzman claimed he

from Indiana Jones’ father

chose Connery for the role

to a reclusive professor (in

after watching him walk

Finding Forrester), he strikes

down the street. But not

the perfect balance of sua-

only did Ian Fleming him-

vity and swagger, charm and

self have doubts—he called

confidence. His shoulders

Connery

“Glaswegian

stay squared, his arms are

truck driver”—so did Dr.

held slightly away from his

No director Terence Young,

body, his stance is relaxed.

who schooled Connery in

And as Bond, he exempli-

the ways of the well-bred.

fies the “dark triad” of traits

Young reputedly made Con-

study-proven to get the girl:

nery wear a suit around the

narcissism, a penchant for

clock—even to bed—to get

thrill-seeking and an easy

used to the feel.

comfort with deceit.

a

And get used to it he

Assuming that in real

did. Connery exuded style

life, Connery—Sir Sean since

whether sipping a martini

2000—is no more egotistical

or facing imminent death

or deceitful than your aver-

by laser beam. He looks

age bloke, how then can we

utterly at ease in the sleek

sum up his enduring appeal?

gray suit (narrow notched

Venerable film critic Pauline

lapels, angled slit pock-

Kael seems to have nailed it:

ets) he wore in Dr. No, the

“Women want to meet him,

seven-stripe glen plaid he

and men want to be him.”

Connery is proof that clothes do make the man, and that urbanity can be acquired.

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The Maserati GranTurismo delivers it all: Pininfarina looks, performance, comfort and the throatiest engine on the road

BY MARIA LISSANDRELLO

JUST A GLANCE AT THE MASERATI GRANTURISMO in all its curvy glory tells you

this two-door 2+2 coupé is a modern-day classic. No surprise, given its lineage: From nose to tail, the car is a stylish paean to its aerodynamic ancestor, the

original 1947 GranTurismo. Known as the AG 1500 GT, that Pininfarina gem was the first Maserati built for the road, not the raceway, and today’s version follows suit with bold fenders arching closely around 20-inch wheels, a long nose with strong V-shaped lines and dramatic wide-set headlights. As for its most distinctive feature—the trident studding the large concave grille—it arguably stands as the automotive world’s most elegant emblem. But looks aren’t the only thing that makes the GranTurismo so damn, well, sexy: In a 2008 study by British luxury car insurer Hiscox, a whopping 100 percent of female participants had a marked biological response to the mere sound of Maserati’s V8 engine. Turns out the same sexy snarl that gets

With its sophisticated design and superior balance, the GranTurismo owns the curves—both visually and literally. State-of-the-art suspension means smooth driving even at high speeds, but the GT also functions as an elegant touring machine.

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Design in the details: This page, in the new GT Convertible, you can go from enclosed comfort to the joy of open-top motoring in less than 30 seconds; next page, clockwise, on the GT S Automatic, each rear light cluster has 96 LEDs; the 4.7-liter engine sits behind the front axle for superior weight distribution; the passenger cabin is beautifully appointed in the owner’s choice of wood and leather.

the GranTurismo going also sends women’s testosterone levels

the base model and the “S,” but it has the same larger engine and

soaring. (Biology refresher: Women also rely on the “mostly male”

gives up none of the performance. In addition to fully automatic

hormone for a libido lift.) In short, firing up the spectacular GT may

mode (which is surprisingly fluid), the six-speed can be driven in

be literally the most powerful seduction strategy on earth.

semi-manual mode. No clutching is required; the gears are changed

The Trident Marque made the car still throatier last year when it introduced the GranTurismo S. Engine displacement got bumped from 4.2 liters to 4.7, via added bore and stroke. This change ratcheted the

via column-mounted paddles (“down” on the left side of the steering wheel and “up” on the right). No matter your pick, the 4,000-pound machine performs admira-

horses to an ample 440, compared with 405 hp for what is now the

bly, whipping around corners, hurtling up hills, braking at will—with-

base model.

out lurching, rolling or hesitating in the slightest. Credit goes not

Maserati also launched an automatic model of the GranTurismo

just to the smooth transmission but also to the Skyhook adaptive

S in 2009—joining most other high-end makers in a move consid-

suspension system, which makes more than 100 accommodations

ered sacrilegious by some sports-car purists. This is the model we

per second based on every bump in the road to guarantee a ride that

tested. With a sticker starting at $125,900, it’s mid-priced between

is at once stable and thrilling. The true personality of the car emerges in sport mode, with

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the simple push of the “sport” button. Flaps in the dual exhaust

food and culture.

open, producing an even throatier thrum when the engine is idling.

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Under way, there’s an immediate difference in feel: The steering is

19 exterior colors and six brake-caliper color options, the Gran-

tauter—the suspension, too—and the shifts from the gearbox are

Turismo is one of the most customizable ways to show off your

quicker. Sport mode rules! What of comfort? It often yields to performance in the sports-car

automotive personality.

THE MASERATI GRANTURISMO S AUTOMATIC

AT A GLANCE

New for 2010 is a drophead version called the GranCabrio, which is sold in

world, but not here. The interior of

BASE PRICE: $125,900

the U.S. as the GranTurismo Convertible.

the GranTurismo is downright sumptu-

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS:

Unlike the metal-roofed Ferrari California,

ous. Poltrona Frau and Alcantara (or peccary) leather seats cradle the body for the long haul. The leather (available in 10 colors) snakes around the door and dash and can be combined

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| 0–60 MPH IN 4.8 SECONDS | TOP SPEED: 183 MPH

the GT Convertible features a cloth roof that deploys automatically over the fourseat passenger compartment, a design that neither adds weight nor sacrifices space. This is the first four-seat convert-

with one of three wood trims—wal-

CLOSEST COMPETITORS:

ible in Maserati history, and it sports the

nut, rosewood and wengé—polished

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longest wheel-base of any convertible in

to your liking. Indeed, with 18 million

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CLEAN GETAWAY

These luxury bathrooms provide their owners with the perfect private retreat

Eclectic influences: A deep, old-fashioned tin bathtub is surrounded by heavy red-and-gold drapes, creating the effect of an alcove. Carefuly chosen details-—lavish drapery trim, vintage hardware, natural sea sponges-—add visual interest.

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Posh and polished: A beautifully crafted antique sideboard houses a metal sink. Pewter-toned accessories add to the room’s masculine appeal. Opposite, eau naturel: The stone wall of this outdoor shower is actually the back of a bedroom’s chimney. The wide Dornbracht showerhead mimics summer rain, while the climbing split leaf philodendron adds a tropical touch.

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On Korcula, legendary birthplace of Marco Polo, the Lesic Dimitri Palace offers thoroughly

HOLIDAY SAIL ALONG THE DALMATIAN COAST OF CROATIA, and you’ll see more than a thousand islands. Scat-

tered like gemstones, with the mainland mountains as a backdrop, they’re part of one of the most scenic coastlines in Europe. Some are no more than rocky outcroppings, while others are topped with pine forests or vineyards, islands that are home to fishing villages and lively port towns. You could spend many summers sailing the beautiful waters of the Adriatic, seeking paradise. But you could save yourself time simply by asking a well-traveled native to name the most beautiful of all of the islands. Chances are, the reply would be “Korcula.” Twenty miles long and no wider than five miles, Korcula lies about 100 miles from Dubrovnik and just a mile off the Croatian coast. It was once covered with pine trees and thus called Kerkyra Malaina (Black Corfu) by Greeks, who settled here around 400 B.C. When you board a ferry in Orebic or Split to make the journey, you’re crossing to an island that is the essence of fairy-tale Europe, a place you imagined existed in the past but had long since disappeared. That fairy-tale CONTINUED . . .

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modern comfort in a fairy-tale setting

Korcula’s Old Town is surrounded by thick stone walls, circa 14th century. The landmark Cathedral Sveti Marko is the island’s tallest structure. S P R I N G •S U M M E R 2 0 1 0

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quality endures, which may explain why

Korcula has many small and

Korcula, and especially its namesake me-

secluded coves for those seeking

dieval town, has emerged as one of the

privacy, as well as bigger, family-

choicest getaways in the Adriatic.

friendly beaches. Above, the

Crossing the Peljesac Channel and

gorgeous colors in Zitna Bay’s

approaching the marina, you’ll see a fleet

water are the result of its sandy

of vintage fishing boats and the fortress

sea floor. Right, an exterior view

walls of Korcula town. As you disembark,

of the 18th-century Lesic Dimitri

try to ignore the bustle of the dock area

Palace. The town’s streets are

shops and cafes, and go for instant im-

arranged in a fish-bone pattern as

mersion in the past. Climb the19th-

protection against strong winds.

century Grand Staircase with its 15thcentury Revelin tower and walk through the 14th-century Land Gate, built to celebrate the island’s successful defense against the Ottoman navy in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Now you’re in the heart of medieval Korcula, with its tiny streets, winding alleyways and terra-cotta-tiled houses in the Renaissance and Gothic styles. The well-preserved stone buildings may well remind you of

old town is located in a restored 18th-century bishop’s palace and five

Venice. That’s no surprise, given that the Venetians ruled Korcula, an im-

cottages that date from the 15th and 16th centuries. The one- and two-

portant outpost on the spice route, at various times throughout the Middle

story buildings lie on either side of a narrow street that runs from the

Ages. Korcula has even greater fame as the reputed birthplace of the

town center down to the sea.

great explorer Marco Polo, though honestly, there’s nothing to document that assertion. But after a few days here, you’ll come to believe it yourself. Later on, you can walk to the main square, the Pjaceta, overlooked

Lesic Dimitri is less a hotel than a series of six self-contained suites.

by the town hall, and the 17th-century Church of St. Michael. But be-

For example, there is no central lobby per se. Each unit is a luxury

fore you explore the hilly streets and shops, pause to check into one of

apartment. The bigger units have living rooms, private courtyards or

the finest properties in Croatia.

balconies, and as many as four bedrooms apiece.

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Left, oysters, mussels and all manner of seafood are regular features on island menus—often washed down with, a local dry white wine. Above, a lightfilled room in the Arabia residence; right, the Venice residence, with its red-stained ceiling, pays homage to Marco Polo’s Venetian roots.

of grk, a local white wine from the nearby village of Lumbarda. And yes, the word “grk” means Greek, a reference to the grapevines that those early settlers brought centuries ago. On a hot afternoon at the bar, the pace is positively medieval. At night, it’s even quieter. You come to Lesic Dimitri and Korcula for luxurious 13th-century Silk Road. Hence, they are called India, China, Venice, Ceylon, Arabia and Korcula, respectively. The two-bedroom India residence,

relaxation, not nightlife. While you can explore the town and the island on your own, you can

for example, is completely white, and has stone floors and beams, along

also elect to have one of the hotel’s guides take you to local landmarks such

with a Jacuzzi in the room and a private courtyard. The one-bedroom Ara-

as the Korcula Museum and the 14th–century St. Peter’s Church. If you’re

bia has a white, tent-like ceiling, Moorish patterns, a large, low-slung divan

lucky, you’ll be on the island when the Moreska Sword Dance is being

and 360-degree views that encompass the Peljesac Channel and the red

performed. This is pure 15th-century street theater, where 20 costumed

roofs of the town. The three-bedroom, three-bath Venice residence has a

men with swords perform a mock dance/battle that tells of two kings who

private carved wood balcony.

compete for the love of a princess.

While the décor may be varied, all of the residences are elegant,

Have a car and driver take you to the best vineyards on the island,

understated and delicately themed, their tone and taste reminiscent of

passing olive groves and fields of lavender. Or have someone drop you

a Four Seasons property. There’s nothing splashy here. The designer

off at one of the better beaches, such as Vela Przina at Lumbarda. On

has wisely let the architecture speak for itself.

another day, you can hop a ferry for the hour-long trip to Hvar, a hip is-

This is the only luxury hotel within the walls of the old town, and

land that has the air of the Riviera and a harbor full of gleaming yachts.

it is staffed by native Korculanis. Service is gracious, the bathrooms

Or head the other way and ferry to the island of Mljet, which has a

appointed with locally made lavender products. While every residence

national park and two saltwater lakes.

has a kitchen as well as multiple plasma TVs and iPod docking stations, these 21st–century conveniences almost seem beside the point.

But perhaps the best excursion of all is to arrange a day on the Lesic Dimitri’s vintage wooden sailing boat, Vipera. It’s a lazy day spent exploring

There are two Thai masseuses on staff (a coy reference, perhaps, to

the coast of Korcula and other nearby islands, with a trained skipper at the

the Silk Road), and they offer massages in your residence—a fine interim

helm and cold drinks on board. Plan on jumping into the Adriatic when the

solution until the LD Spa opens later in 2010 with four treatment rooms.

mood suits, and lunching on board or at a remote seaside restaurant. It’s a

The hotel’s restaurant also will open this summer, so breakfast is

voyage that Marco Polo himself would have envied.

served in your room. But the LD Bar—a wine bar on the seafront below the hotel—already has become a hit. The drink of choice here is a glass

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The bell tower of the Cathedral Sveti Marko, a marvel of artisan stonework. Among the treasures inside are two paintings by Venetian artist Jacopo Tintoretto— one, the main altarpiece, and the other the famous “Our Lady of the Islond” icon, said to have protected Korcula from Turkish invasion in 1571.

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A sultry setup: Opposite, Anderson is dressed to impress in a light gray striped suit and pink shirt by Isaia; his silver tie with pink medallion design and pocket square are Garmany brand. This page, Dara reposes in a taupe silk ruffle dress by Nellie Partow.

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Arms and the man: Opposite, Trey goes for the pattern play in pink-and-gray plaid jacket, color block silk pocket square and white paisley button-front shirt, all by Etro. He pairs them with Earnest Sewn “Fulton” jeans. Holly looks cool in a sleeveless cashmere black-and-white print top and coral pants, both by Magaschoni. This page, Dara wears “Roxanne” classic skinny jeans by 7 for All Mankind, a Roberto Cavalli sleeveless top, “Avignon” shoes by Stuart Weitzman in adobe, and 14K gold-and-sapphire earrings by Kalan.

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MARLON BRANDO TERRORIZED A SMALL TOWN —and made his bike the ultimate

symbol of rebellion—when he showed up on his 1950 Triumph Thunderbird in

the film The Wild One. Since that time, the Triumph motorcycle brand has had its ups and downs in the marketplace. But it’s safe to say that, with the reintroduction of the Thunderbird this year, the cruiser has regained its iconic status. Triumph put muscle in this model: Its water-cooled, 1600cc engine puts out 85 horsepower and 108 foot-pounds of torque. Unique among cruisers, the engine is a parallel-twin rather than the expected V-twin. And instead of a chain drive, Triumph uses a belt drive—its first since 1922—to transfer all that torque from the engine to the wheels. The rap on cruisers is that they don’t handle well, but the T-Bird, voted Cruiser of the Year by Cycle World magazine, has earned widespread praise for its acceleration, maneuverability and braking. And then there’s the matter of looks. British Triumph tapped American designer Tim Prentice to craft the appearance of the new T-Bird. The result of the threeyear project is a clean-lined bike—with long exhaust pipes and plenty of chrome, of course—that highlights the uncluttered engine. The teardrop fuel tank, a defining design detail of any cruiser, is especially fat, curvaceous and just plain beautiful.

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The Faldo Championship Course is just one of the pleasures at this new world-class resort in Northern Ireland

Lough Erne B Y PA U L R O G E R S

WELL BEFORE TIGER WOODS took his indefinite leave from

least populated county in Ulster and one of the least

professional golf, avid followers of the sport widely

populated in all of Ireland. Fermanagh has been largely

agreed on who was poised to become its next great

known—to the extent that it’s been known at all—for

star: the gifted young Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.

the opportunities to go fishing, birding and canoeing

In keeping with golf’s global reach, the cap that McIlroy

among the 150-plus islands that dot its waterways.

wears over his bushy hair bears the name of a hotel

Some of these islands, including Devenish and White,

group based in Dubai. But on his golf bag, emblazoned

offer the added appeal of visiting age-old ruins.

under his name, appears an ad for a destination which

Such attractions remain, but golf now beckons

for McIlroy is much closer to home, Lough Erne Golf

as well. Lough Erne developer Jim Treacy hired Nick

Resort (pronounced Lock Earn).

Faldo, the architect, TV commentator and six-time

Just as McIlroy is gaining renown, so, too, it seems

major champion, to design the resort’s flagship course.

safe to say, will this beguiling new getaway in a remote

(Lough Erne also has a modest though scenic second

corner of his native land. The resort sits magnificently on

course, Castle Hume, which was built on the site of

a 600-acre peninsula between two lakes, Lower Lough

a World War II U.S. Army training camp and which

Erne and Castle Hume Lough, in County Fermanagh. Fermanagh (pronounced Fir-MAN-ah) is the

Far and away: Sir Nick Faldo on the 17th hole of the lakeside

southwestern-most of the six counties that make up

course he designed at Lough Erne. It was ranked third in Golf

Northern Ireland. Home to just 54,000 people, it is the

magazine’s Best New Courses of 2009.

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Treacy acquired as part of the development.) Treacy told Faldo he wanted

respect: an emphasis on strategy over might. From the back tees, the

tion from Loch Lomond Golf Club on the fabled bonnie banks in Scotland.

par-72 layout may stretch to a lengthy 7,167 yards, but most if not every

Given the quality of Ireland’s seaside links, convincing international

hole presents a choice of shots to play.

travelers to play an inland layout is no small feat. Northern Ireland, after

Take the 565-yard, par-five 16th, which begins a rousing—and

all, boasts two of the world’s finest links, Royal County Down and Royal

watery—closing stretch. Standing on the elevated tee, the player faces

Portrush, the latter being the only course outside of Scotland and England

a decision: Drive up the left side, challenging a large fairway bunker in

ever to host the British Open (in 1951). Nearer to Lough Erne lie a few

hopes of setting up a clear approach to the green, or opt for the safer

more seaside treasures: County Sligo Golf Club, also known as Rosses

route to the right. The second shot poses another question: Go for the

Point; Enniscrone Golf Club; and Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh.

green despite the threat of water to the right and bunkers beyond the

Lough Erne’s Faldo Championship Course, which opened last year,

putting surface, or lay up to avoid the trouble. At Lough Erne, says Direc-

holds no pretensions of being a links course. Faldo and his design team

tor of Golf Andy Campbell, “it’s not a game of muscle necessarily; you

eschewed trappings, such as ragged-edged bunkers and tall fescues,

must plot your way around.”

that have been used so commonly on non-links sites in recent years as to become cliché. Instead, they fashioned a course very much in keeping with its

Another engaging feature is that the course has two four-hole stretches—one on the front nine, one on the back—that go as follows: par three, par five, par three, par five. Guy Hockley, the lead architect for

bucolic surroundings. The fairways are lush and green. Many of them

Faldo Design, describes this as a “syncopated rhythm.” The designers

flow from a central spine on the property down to either the massive

didn’t set out to do this, he says. They discovered while walking the site

Lower Lough Erne or the much smaller Castle Hume Lough. Some

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Rock around the lough: clockwise from left, boasting year-round playing conditions, Lough Erne also prides itself on signature touches, such as the 101 Irish whiskeys at the Blaney Bar; the 595-yard 6th hole is a par five; an aerial view of the resort. In construction as well as maintenance, great care is taken to preserve the environment and natural habitat of swans, red squirrels and Irish hares. Below, far left, the resort’s “golf team”: Andy Campbell, Director of Golf, Peter Smyth, Golf Operations Manager, and Dave Peden, Golf Sales Manager.

of spectators turned out for an exhibition between McIlroy and fellow

offers a grazing menu and an exhaustive collection of Irish whiskeys.

Irishman Padraig Harrington in July 2009. The players arrived by seaplane

Rounding out the amenities is a state-of-the-art Thai spa.

and were enthusiastically followed during their match, which McIlroy won by two strokes. Lough Erne’s creators knew, however, that it would take more than

All of which has helped earn Lough Erne the Automobile Association’s (AA) first five-star rating for a hotel in Northern Ireland. What’s more, it would be an opportunity missed to visit the resort

a well-designed course to draw serious attention. The conditioning also

and fail to explore the islands of Fermanagh. Devenish Island is home to

would have to be superb, a challenge because of the area’s frequent rain.

a hundred-foot-tall round tower believed to date back to the 12th century.

So they trucked in tons of sand to cap the fairways and near-roughs to

On White Island, treasures include quartzite carvings of tunic-clad church-

make them drain better and thus allow for year-round play.

men, thought to have been made between 800 and 1000 A.D.

The appeal of Lough Erne also extends well beyond the golf. The

Just how much staying power Lough Erne will have remains to be

resort offers a luxury experience that carries through to the accommoda-

seen. But, like McIlroy, who last year notched his first victory as a profes-

tions: 120 tastefully appointed guest rooms. Visitors can stay in either a

sional at age 19, the Faldo Championship Course and the encompassing

country manor house or one of 25 full-service two- and three-bedroom

resort are each off to an impressive start.

lakeside lodges, several of them designed with cylindrical walls and conical roofs to evoke an old dovecote on a neighboring property. The dining, too, is first-rate. Catalina, the resort’s most ambitious

LOUGH ERNE GOLF RESORT Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

restaurant, has been recognized nationally for its emphasis on local ingre-

www.loughernegolfresort.com

dients and authentic Irish cuisine. The Blaney Bar, a more casual option,

THE FALDO COURSE Architect: Nick Faldo, 2009. Yardage: 7,167. Par: 72. GETTING THERE The resort is two hours by car from Belfast International Airport and

P A U L R O G E R S is a New York–based writer whose work has appeared in

two-and-a-half hours from Dublin International Airport. It’s minutes away from the Enniskillen

numerous magazines. He is a former senior editor of Travel + Leisure Golf.

(St. Angelo) Airport, a private airfield for small planes and helicopters.

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BY C Y N T H I A H U R L E Y

BY C Y N T H I A H U R L E Y

Wines from Côte Rôtie in the Northern Rhône are prized for their finesse and depth The first view of Côte Rôtie is unforgettable. Situated at a bend in

sides. All wines produced there are Syrah, at times mixed with up

the Rhône River, the vineyard slopes rise as much as a thousand

to 20 percent Vigonier, an aromatic white grape. The area is small,

feet from the water’s edge at anywhere from a 30-degree slant to a

comprising 321 acres. (Compare that to Château Mouton Rothschild

vertiginous 60-degree angle. This wall of vines looks impossible to

in Bordeaux, a single estate that has 185 acres—and is far from the

cultivate, and it is—by any method except laborious hand labor. No

largest in Bordeaux.) Accordingly, the annual production of Côte Rô-

tractor or even horse and cart can work these slopes.

tie is only about 80,000 cases. But what wines it produces! Lovers

Yet Côte Rôtie, a site of viticulture since at least the second century B.C, is considered by many to be the greatest of the Northern Rhône appellations. (It is certainly the first geographically. Only a

nary finesse and depth. That said, Côte Rôtie is wine that demands some patience. It

22-minute ride south of Lyon, it is followed by St-Joseph, Hermitage,

is dark—almost black—with a solid tannic backbone that will add

Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas.) There are two main slopes in Côte

complexity and length as it ages. Côte Rôtie will begin to show earthy,

Rôtie: the northern Côte Brune (“brown slope”), consisting mostly of

leathery flavors with age while maintaining notes of blackberry, smoke

schist, and, on the southern end, Côte Blonde, consisting of granite. These are where the best Côte Rôtie comes from. Côte Rôtie’s name can be translated as “the roasted slope,” referring to the long hours of sunlight that drench those steep hill114

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“A fine wine, shared with friends, is something that leaves an indelible memory,” says Pierre Gaillard, top left. Sturdy vines, nourished for generations, top right, continue the region’s two-millennia-old winemaking tradition.

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The unique topography of the Côte Rôtie produces extraordinary wines. Granite and schist soils in the hilly region help retain heat from sunlight, which protects the vines from the area’s chilly springs. Stone walls and terraces help minimize erosion.

A Scotsman in Côtes du Rhône: McKinlay sold his information technology business to retire on a vineyard. But the extraordinary land on the slopes of Mont Ventoux drew him deeper into the new venture.

and flowers. A great Côte Rôtie will reward you with the lively fruit of

hamlet of Malleval. Puffs of smoke from wood fires wafted from an-

Burgundy and the structure and longevity of Bordeaux.

cient chimneys and dispersed against the sky. Every once in a while

Domaine Pierre Gaillard makes truly great Côte Rôtie. When Pierre Gaillard shows his wines at a tasting, most of the crowd is drawn into a large gathering in front of his booth within 15 minutes. They will learn

an old church bell clanged out a few chimes. I was transported to a time long ago. But inside Pierre’s hilltop tasting room all was modern and

that it’s sometimes a mistake to taste Pierre’s wine first, as the glorious

smelled of new wood. In a gesture that shows his deep respect for

roundness can make everything else seem pale. Gaillard’s most famous

nature, he has incorporated rocks, stones and roots into his archi-

Côte Rôtie is called La Rose Pourpre. The wine comes from a parcel of

tecture. It’s as though he is conceding that, while new technology

land called Côte Rozier, which is part of the Côte Brune.

is necessary to make the best wine, he really wants to fade into the

Pierre is a terroiriste. He believes in letting the land do the speaking. He goes after and gets perfect maturity from his grapes

landscape and not disturb nature’s work. If you are looking to spend some of the special moments of

from patient work in the vineyards. He marries the juice to a judicious

your life with some of the finest expression of Syrah, then Gaillard

amount of oak to create a harmonious wine with complex and seduc-

must be in your cellar.

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GET YOUR IRISH UP

Beautifully balanced and complex beyond reason, Redbreast is proof that the best Irish whiskey is among the best whiskey anywhere ALTHOUGH THE IRISH ARE SAID to have invented whiskey,

tilled twice), smooth and, many Scotch lovers

their product gets little attention in a world of connoisseur-

would say, bland by comparison.

ship that revolves around Scotch. It’s a pity—and surely

The IDG closed its three historic distilleries

bound to change—because Irish whiskey is enjoying a

and in 1975 opened the New Midleton Distillery

renaissance. Forget any preconceptions about Irish be-

in County Cork. Thus there came to be a single

ing best used to flavor coffee. That’s a fine use for

licensed distillery, albeit a massive one, in all of

Jameson, but it would be a waste to mix Red-

the republic, plus Old Bushmills in the North.

breast, Green Spot or Black Bush with any-

Today the Midleton facility is owned by Pernod

thing other than soft water.

Ricard (yes, the French control most Irish whis-

The commercial history of Irish

key), while Old Bushmills is owned by the other

whiskey follows a curious arc. In

global beverage giant, Diageo. A third player,

the late 19th and early 20th centu-

Cooley Distillery, opened in 1987—independent

ries, Irish outsold Scotch around the

and Irish-owned, by God! In addition to its plant

globe. Then the industry was hit by

in County Louth, Cooley recently reopened the

the double-whammy of Prohibition in

Old Kilbeggan distillery, which had been shut-

the United States and independence

tered for more than half a century.

from the United Kingdom. The break

This brings the number of Irish distilleries

from the U.K. meant that the far-

to only four today—compare that to 90 in Scot-

flung Empire market for Irish whiskey

land—but these four are producing an impres-

dried up completely and swung over

sive range of whiskey styles. The three main

to Scotch. Irish production crashed

categories are malt, single grain and pure pot

and never recovered.

still, the latter a unique Irish style made from

By the 1960s, only three distill-

a mash of malted and unmalted barley. Most

eries remained in Ireland. They were

Irish brands are blends, and some combine

Jameson, Powers and Cork Distill-

two or all three of these styles. Here’s an over-

ers, which banded for survival into

view of the brandscape:

the Irish Distillers Group. In 1972,

Midleton Distillery produces Jameson and

Bushmills in Northern Ireland joined

Jameson’s premium reserve range (of which

the IDG. The members bought into

there are currently six expressions), Powers

the strategy of making a product as

and Midleton Very Rare, which is vintage-dat-

unlike Scotch as possible, and so

ed. These brands are all blends of pot still and

all Irish whiskey for a time was un-

grain spirit. Also made at Midleton are Paddy

peated, triple-distilled (Scotch is dis-

and Tullamore Dew, which add malt whiskey to

Redbreast is a “pure pot still” spirit, the most traditional style of Irish whiskey. Its distinctive flavor profile is reminiscent of the best Speyside Scotch.

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These pot stills at the sprawling Midleton Distillery produce brands ranging from Jameson to Redbreast. The old water wheel (right), which dates to 1825 and once provided the power for all distillery operations, is still turning today. The map below shows the four extant distilleries in all of Ireland.

the blend, and two pure pot still whiskies, Redbreast 12-year-

it around the mouth, and all kinds of flavors

old and Green Spot.

come welling up—malt, ginger, toffee, even cinnamon. The finish is long and oily,

Old Bushmills produces triple-distilled malts

with a faint licorice tail.

under the Bushmills brand (including Black

All of this mouth drama comes

Bush, which is blended with Midleton grain whiskey and has a sherried finish)

as an exceptional value. If you

and post-1994 vintages of Knappogue

drink much single-malt Scotch,

Castle single malt.

you may have noticed that prices have shot skyward in the past

The leading brand from Cooley,

two years, financial crisis be

which specializes in reviving old styles and marks, is Connemara, a

damned. Redbreast 12-year-old,

peated single malt that seems un-

by comparison, is a great deal at

Gaelic but in truth harks back to the

about $50 per bottle. (I should add

golden age of Irish whiskey. Cooley

that the same is true of some of the best bourbons.)

also makes the superb Tyrconnell

Does it get any better? Well,

unpeated single malt; Kilbeggan, a blend; and Greenore, the only

yes: Redbreast 15-year-old is com-

Irish single grain whiskey.

ing. This older expression, which

Not long ago, I uncorked

was only released once, in very

a bottle of Redbreast, the pure

limited quantities, in Europe, will be

pot still spirit frequently cited

available in the United States this fall. Meantime, find yourself a bottle

as Ireland’s best. Pure pot still

of the 12-year-old and raise a glass to

as a style has a characteristically

County Cork’s pure pot still perfectionists.

oily mouthfeel and a distinctive

As they say over there, “Up Cork!”

flavor profile. There’s no mistaking Redbreast for an American whiskey, although it is plenty sweet. You might well peg it for a Speyside Scotch, given the fruit and floral notes. Displaying tremendous complexity on the nose and palate, this whiskey requires some quiet time (in my case, by the fireside during a snowstorm) for one to plumb the developing aromas and tastes. There is ripe fruit on the nose, some sherry and vanilla, and a resinous, linseed-like tang. I also found a pleasing note of rye spice, although no rye is used in the mash. Redbreast is positively fat on the tongue. Roll

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TASTING NOTES REDBREAST 12-YEAR-OLD IRISH WHISKEY C O L O R | Deep amber N O S E | Spice cake, nuts, sherry, cream soda, meadow flowers and grass, honey, cherries, linseed oil, rye-like overtones. PA L AT E | Silky mouthfeel, with tastes of ginger cake and treacle sponge, malt, butter, maple syrup, a hint of cinnamon. It’s simultaneously redolent of a Vermont breakfast and a sticky English dessert. Sweet but not cloying.

M A R K D O W D E N , a native of Kentucky who was educated at the

F I N I S H | Oily, spicy and long, with honey, sherry and licorice.

University of St. Andrews, is a fan of all whiskey.

P R I C E | $50

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B Y K I K I T.

S TA R S

TAURUS

niable. However, this power is a responsi-

(April 20 ~ May 20)

bility, not a right. Mind how you play with

It’s not necessarily what you know, but who

others, as entertaining yourself for sport

you know—a truism with which you are all

won’t do a thing for your skills or your

too familiar. However, this time you will be

karma. To become the master you want to

the one with the power to aid friends and

be will mean playing a game that actually

give back to those who have helped you up

challenges you.

the ladder of success. A few of those who

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VIRGO

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partnership deals. Whether it’s business

GEMINI

or pleasure, be guided by the saying “Two

(May 21 ~ June 20)

heads are better than one.” It will be

Know that you have the luxury to be dis-

through another that you’ll gain the most,

criminating. As offers come in that don’t

no matter which way you’re prioritizing

fit your ideal, don’t be afraid to walk away.

your life right now. Of course, you have to

Bigger and better options will appear. The

do more than just look good. But this time

key is to trust your ideas to be not just

around somebody actually will have the

valid, but solid gold. The way you mold

fuel to stoke your fires.

and shape opportunity is up to you, but do

Top Cosmic Refreshers:

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possibly sending you in a completely new direction. While wishes do come true, you

LIBRA

will learn that their timing can be a bit off.

(September 23 ~ October 22)

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CANCER

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Romantic sparks start to light up your life

ESPADRILLES

Make a leap of faith by loosening the reins of logic and taking a more creative approach to life. Expressing yourself artistically now will benefit the inner you. Equally important, it can teach you that your unique perspective doesn’t have to isolate you, but can endear you to others. While that first jump

in a more dazzling way than ever, wowing even you. But just as everything is cruis-

LEO

ing along, you will suddenly need to hit

(July 23 ~ August 22)

the brakes. A double-edged opportunity

Your sex appeal will be raging at maxi-

arrives, turning your life upside down and

mum levels, making your charisma unde-

seems daunting, do trust that many friends are on the next level waiting to applaud you.

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feel as if nothing can touch you—because

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for the most part, it’ll be true.

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SCORPIO

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All eyes will be on you as you hit an awe-

HEADPHONES

inspiring stride. Expect the best in love as

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well as career. While both will be equally fulfilling for you now, recognize that this

PISCES

good fortune wasn’t handed to you on a

(February 20 ~ March 20)

silver platter. Not only did you work to

A major epiphany is coming. You’ll be in-

deserve this golden period, you’ve been

spired to launch a new endeavor in a bigger

long overdue for it too. Take the time to

way than you first imagined. You tend to

spoil yourself rotten.

thrive at extremes, so for you satisfaction

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won’t come until you really rev the action up

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to the maximum levels. Fortunately, your ge-

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nius now will go far beyond that extra mile,

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so feel free to really step on that pedal.

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SAGITTARIUS

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(November 22 ~ December 21)

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Slow down the pace and don’t be afraid

LOUNGE CHAIR

to give yourself a break. Remember, you

ARIES

are the game. Without you, there is nothing, so you won’t miss a thing if you lay

(March 21 ~ April 19)

low to reconsider and regroup. In fact,

embrace even the most out-there ideas. At

Start making your ultimate wish list,

this temporary withdrawal will only add to

this time, the more you stretch, the better

because this summer is going to explode

your mystique. The insights you find dur-

your chance of hitting a home run.

with excitement and adventure. To maintain

ing this phase will give you a perspective

Top Cosmic Refreshers:

optimal control over where you want all

so fresh that you may never turn back.

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this luck and energy to go, you’ll need to do

Top Cosmic Refreshers:

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some prep work. Keep in mind that this isn’t

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AQUARIUS

(December 22 ~ January 19)

(January 20 ~ February 19)

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It will take extra effort to convince oth-

Money! That’s what’s going to be happening

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ers of your ideas, as competing authority

in your life, and this influx will make you feel

figures will be out to undermine you. Since

on top of the world. A major catharsis and

you aren’t the type to take opposition lying

validation will accompany it, making this a

K I K I T. is the author of

down, it’s time to dig deeper for that in-

confidence-boosting period that will enhance

Handbook: Astrological Tips for Satisfying

novative gold nugget. Don’t be hesitant to

all parts of your personal orbit. Expect to

Seduction and Ultimate Love (Warner Books).

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GARMANY

EXPERIENCE

Just as our designers take great pride in the clothing that bears their name, we are extremely proud of the amenities and services that make shopping at Garmany

The Garmany parking lot is large, free and secure.

EMERGENCY SERVICE

And it puts you just steps from the welcoming

Sooner or later, a clothing

red awning at our back door.

emergency happens. You

ABUNDANT PARKING

may be far from home (the

a pleasure. Our philosophy is that first-

airline lost your luggage) or

class customers deserve first-class care

LOUNGE AND BAR

at home (the cat shredded

Like any gracious host,

your tuxedo, and the wed-

we always offer our

from the moment they walk through our

guests something to drink.

doors. We aim to transcend the tradition-

Whether you’re shopping in first-floor menswear or

al retail customer relationship, creating

browsing the women’s col-

instead a bond that exceeds expectations. Please take advantage of any and

lections upstairs, you’ll find a spot to relax, reflect and enjoy coffee, espresso, cappuccino or a cool drink. If the notion strikes you for something more

all of the services described here as part

bracing, we have wine, beer and a full bar.

ding’s tonight!). Whatever the disaster, Garmany will help you recover. Just place a call to our emergency hotline at 732-8015500 or 732-865-6855, and we’ll make ourselves and our store available to outfit you at the eleventh hour.

of your Garmany Experience.

TAILOR SHOP

Our on-site tailor shop is at your disposal

We encourage you to bring the

for alterations to your Garmany purchases. We provide same-

younger set to Garmany, and we attend to them as we

day service as a rule and can usually handle minor alterations

would any other family members. Our second-floor

while you wait. The same goes for emergency repairs and rou-

movie theater is a particular hit with kids. With our the-

tine wardrobe maintenance, such as tightening loose buttons:

ater seating, a massive screen, high-def picture and

Bring the garment in, and we’ll fix that button on the spot.

MOVIE THEATER

awesome sound system, your kids can enjoy a variety of titles from our film library or bring along a favorite

MADE-TO-MEASURE SERVICE

DVD of their own.

As talented as a local tailor may be, he can only provide the limited

We’re just as pet

patterns and materials on hand.

friendly as we are kid

At Garmany, our made-to-measure

friendly. A pet is a

service takes advantage of the rela-

member of the family,

tionships we have established with

and we want to make

Italian manufacturers to deliver a suit that is smart and sexy—

all your family mem-

and a good value—in as little as four weeks. You won’t find a

bers feel at home.

better 30-day plan to look your best.

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private, you’re more than welcome.

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When you need expert, individual

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platform at 9 p.m.? No problem. Shopping

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by appointment allows us to give you the

knowledgeable staff is well versed

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You are what

There’s the saying, “You are what you eat.” Are we also what we wear?

YOU WEAR A psychologist explains why we dress the way we do

To an extent, yes. Clothes may bring out latent qualities that exist within a person, and they influence how he or she behaves in a given environment. For example, when kids wear uniforms and neckties to school instead of shorts and

What messages are you sending by the way you

axiom that we all send

dress? Is it silly to have a “lucky necktie”? Why

signals by the way we

do women love shoes—yours as well as their

dress, whether we like

own? To find answers, GARMANY consulted

it or not. So we might

Dr. Jeff Ellias-Frankel, a clinical psychologist with

as well consider

“lucky necktie” that he insists on

a practice in Colts Neck, N.J.

what messages we

wearing for important occasions?

want to send and

He imbues the tie with a certain power,

dress accordingly.

and in a way that power exists: He feels

Why do people dress the way they do?

t-shirts, there’s no question that has an impact on their behaviors and perceptions. What about the guy who has a

There are many reasons. These include to

and acts more confident when he’s wear-

express power and confidence; for play and fun;

Why do women

ing the tie. That’s an extreme example

as a means of self-expression; and even because

put such stock

that borders on the superstitious, but

clothes make people feel good. I mean “feel” in

in a man’s

the literal sense—because of the pleasant feel of

shoes? And why,

certain fabrics against the skin.

for that matter,

we’re wearing. There is a

do women love

radiance or charisma that

the same effect applies to all of us who feel good in what

Everyone knows that dress contributes

to collect shoes?

to first impressions. Does clothing

I think there are several

also make a lasting impression—that is,

factors at play. Shoes are

an impression,

What’s your personal

does it help others remember us?

worn furthest away from the

says Dr. Jeff

approach to getting

You need only think of Lady Gaga to know the

face. So it’s “safe” to stare at

Ellias-Frankel

dressed?

answer is “yes.” But that’s an obvious example.

another’s shoes, and one can

(top). Strong

I’m aware that my

Subtle marks of distinction can help us stand out

admire his or her own shoes

color, a cool

clothing choices are

in memory. I’ll give you a personal example: I wear

without a mirror. In addition, the

tie or Jeff’s

part of my personal

cowboy boots all the time. Over time my boots

shoe is the most constructed

favorite, cowboy

brand, so I value

have become part of my personal brand.

item we put on our bodies. A

boots, all fill

consistency—you

shoe is a sturdy, built object

the bill.

already know about

comes from that.

Trademark clothing makes

That’s interesting: If you practiced in West

with a sculptural quality—easy to

my cowboy boots. I

Texas, the boots might not register as dis-

admire, infinitely variable and worthy

choose items of cloth-

tinctive. But one doesn’t see many New York

of collecting.

ing for the pleasure

area psychologists in cowboy boots. What

they give me as well

do the boots say about you?

If that’s the psychic appeal of

as for their appropri-

I think they say I appreciate craftsmanship, that I

shoes, what’s the appeal of having

ateness to a situation.

have a sense of humor and that I’m comfortable in

a closet full of nice clothing—is it

In short, I believe in

my own skin, as the saying goes. They also say I

the same?

pay attention to small details, which is an important

It’s much the same. You can think

trait in my profession, as it is in so many fields. A

of clothes as tools for the job

patient of mine observed, “I see you’ve polished

of living. A lot of men,

your boots.” Seeing this gave him comfort, I think,

myself included, collect

that I would pay close attention to him.

tools—not just to get a job done, but because they have an

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the marriage of style and substance. What’s more, I believe that clothing can be a good investment. The other day I wore an heirloom cashmere sportcoat that belonged to my father and a brand

People do pay close attention to footwear,

aesthetic quality. Tools, shoes and clothes share this:

new pair of pants from Garmany. I thought they

don’t they?

They’re functional, but they can also be enjoyed and

looked great together—my wife agreed—and I felt

They certainly do. This is a perfect example of the

appreciated for their craftsmanship and good looks.

great wearing them.

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