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FEATURES drop-top gorgeous | 68 When you discover the craftsmanship, engineering and sheer beauty of Bentley’s new Continental GT convertible, you just may be converted.
thais to the past | 70 Founded in 1296, Chiang Mai has almost as many temples as the bigger Bangkok—and much more serenity.
Suited for summer | 92 Look splendid in a suit during the warmest months and be comfortable too!
into the wild! | 98 This intrepid New Jerseyan will travel almost anywhere to capture nature’s most stunning creatures with his camera.
Bros’ night in | 104 A no-girls-allowed party need not have a discardedpizza-box motif. It can be a bash with panache.
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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 10 Spring is our favorite time of year.
The Garmany Guide | 13 J. Lindeberg hits an ace... Faherty makes waves...business booms in Red Bank...and much more!
the Techie | 26 These high-tech toys might not be a true necessity, but needschmeed—we want ’em!
music | 28 Meet four artists who take a quieter approach to make bold points.
elements of style | 30 Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas.
women’s trends | 32 From pastels to patterns, find out what’s hot for summer.
essentials for women | 36 Spring’s must-haves are versatile enough to keep you looking cool all season long.
naomi watts | 48 Fair-haired beauty, mistress of melodrama, mom of two and feminine style icon—actress Naomi Watts is a many-faceted powerhouse.
profile | 52 Meet fourth-generation Niccolò Fedeli, who brings to America a surname that has become a synonym for Italian sartorial excellence.
essentials for men | 54 Celebrate warm weather with brighter, lighter pieces. THE LEADING MAN
Ewan Mcgregor | 66 Who combines a colorful acting history with a monochromatic look? Call him Obi-Wan Kenobi.
style watch | 96 Whether it’s casual or formal, menswear from Italy exudes effortless elegance. Here are a few of that country’s sartorial secrets.
the sporting life | 110 Payne’s Valley, a new publicaccess course in the Ozarks, reflects the design genius of golf’s resurgent wunderkind.
fitness | 112 Why does cryotherapy have fitness fanatics lining up to endure icy cold temps in their underwear?
gourmet | 114
Try pizza’s Turkish cousin once because it’s similar to your favorite slice. Then try it again because it’s different.
grape | 116 The Santa Rita Hills near Santa Barbara are a farmer’s frustration—and a vintner’s delight.
spirits | 118 Call it the unthinkable, drinkable egg. But it’s true—the white of this morning staple can give your evening cocktail a smooth, frothy finish.
room key | 122 No matter how much you enjoy Washington’s newly redone Dupont Circle Hotel, don’t linger in your room. There’s a city full of surprises out there.
service directory | 126 Your guide to the Garmany Experience.
grooming | 128 Don’t forget to dress your best asset—your face. No matter the shape of your mug, there’s a style that suits you.
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sneak peek lifestyle. These sportcoats were personally pring is a time for feelings of renewal and selected for our customers from the world’s optimism, but it arrived in 2020 with unique finest designers: Boglioli, Corneliani and Loro and different challenges. We wish everyone Piana, for instance. Our town’s best-dressed good health during this time of uncertainty, men also will fall in love with Garmany’s and we extend our sincere gratitude to those tailored collections, all of which will add texture working on the front line of the COVID-19 and dimension to any warm weather wardrobe. pandemic—this includes healthcare and What a heel! Canali and Isaia take spring/summer style emergency personnel, grocery store clerks and p. 34 one step further by mixing bright hues with restaurant owners. As Garmany slowly returns their refined suits and sportcoats, garments that will surely from quarantine, first with curbside delivery and ultimately become your favorites. when we reopen our doors, we assure everyone that all Ladies also will find plenty of color at Garmany. Some precautions regarding cleanliness and social distancing of our favorite brands like Rebecca Taylor, Jonathan Simkai will be followed. Keeping you safe and comfortable is our and Alexis are embracing hues and using them in various commitment to you. In this issue of Garmany, we dedicate pastels and patterns. Another trend we love (and you will much of “The Guide” to highlighting several individuals too) is the monochrome look. We’re excited to show you and organizations that are committed to serving the Zimmermann, a new designer in our store that absolutely community. We partner with groups like the American aces this style for summer. Cancer Society and the Boomer Esiason and Tigger House This season, we’re also stocked with designers you’ve foundations throughout the year, hosting fundraisers and grown to love. For men’s outerwear, Herno has lightweight events to bring awareness to worthy causes. At Garmany, jackets that pair wonderfully with denim and stretch cotton we look forward to many more years working with these pants. Women who want a smart-casual vibe can pick up associations and serving you and your families. the latest by Marissa Webb. And all guys and gals can pick Of course, our focus from day one has been providing a up their footwear game with the latest leather sneakers by comfortable, inviting atmosphere where you can find the Golden Goose, Common Projects and Good Man Brand, or finest clothing options—from formal and fitted to casual sandals by Clergerie and Veronica Beard. and relaxed—to satisfy your every sartorial need. And as Whether you’re looking for tailored, casual or we enter the new decade, we’re committed to that mission. activewear, you always can count on Garmany for That’s one of the reasons why we’re excited about this delivering the very best. season. We invite everyone to try on a new soft jacket, a We look forward to seeing you soon! piece that is perfect for spring and fits every silhouette and
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LOCAL GUYS MAKE GOOD (CLOTHING) Their story begins at the Jersey Shore but now has spread to the world. Two local Jersey guys with a passion for the beach and really cool casual clothes have parlayed their mojo into a worldwide commodity. Growing up surfing in Spring Lake and rejecting the stuff they found on surf shop clothing racks, Mike and Alex Faherty thought, “Hey, let’s start our own line.” The result? The Faherty’s pieces—lightweight hoodies, shirts, five-pocket pants and more—bring style, comfort and class to the formerly grungy beachwear category. Hands-on brother Mike designs every product and chooses every fabric with TLC. The brothers channel their love for the shore into their collections, and it shows in their success. Talk to your Garmany stylist and embrace your inner Beach Boy with Faherty casual wear.
GARMANY GUIDE AN ACE IN THE HOLE
The Scots made golf fashionable in the early 1900s when they brought their tweed suits, knickers and knee-high stockings to the course. Nearly 100 years later, the Swedes made apparel for the sport stylish and functional. Stockholm-based J. Lindeberg was founded in 1996 behind a philosophy that combines contemporary fashion with an active lifestyle. That means every time a golfer tees off wearing a J. Lindeberg polo made of premium stretch fabric and lightweight, moisture-wicking trousers, he’s confident in his shot and look. And there’s more to the brand’s game: J. Lindeberg also has shorts, hats and outerwear for the serious golfer— and the ones who just want to look great. Visit Garmany and get into the swing of things with J. Lindeberg.
SET YOUR SAILS
Have you ever imagined sailing some of America’s most spectacular waters? Let this book serve as inspiration. A celebration of nautical life, Sailing America (Rizzoli, $63) explores some of the country’s most beautiful settings through the lens of sailing master and photographer Onne van der Wal. From the Great Lakes and Block Island Sound to the tip of Alaska and the waters of Puerto Rico, this richly photographed book perfectly evokes the joy, excitement and serenity of the sailing experience. It features 200 color images and several gatefolds that open into full panoramic spreads. One read and you’ll be ready to take to the high seas!
* EDITOR’S NOTE: Events listed in The Guide were scheduled prior to COVID-19-related cancellations and postponements. Contact individual organizations and venues for up-to-date information.
THE GARMANY GUIDE CATCH UP ON YOUR ZZ’S
ALL IN THE FAMILY
If you’re a big fan of Kiton, the Italian, family-owned brand known for its luxurious suits and jeans, you’re going to be really excited about Garmany’s newest addition—Marco Pescarolo. A cousin to the Paone family, which is the owners of Kiton, Marco Pescarolo is one of Kiton’s suppliers for jeans and casual pants. But the Naples, Italybased pantmaker has also had his own line of luxury denim and trousers since 1999, and we’re proud to offer them here for the first time for the spring/summer 2020 season. Marco Pescarolo’s two staple items, the five-pocket jeans and flat-front chinos, are defined by their slim, flattering fits that emphasize comfort. The products have a touch of whimsy too—embroidered on each pair of pants is the mask of Pulcinella, a mischievous puppet well-known in Neapolitan theater. Best yet, Marco Pescarolo pants are a fraction of the price of Kiton jeans but with the same luxurious feel and slimming look. Stop by Garmany to try on a pair for yourself and see why we’re so excited to offer them to our customers this season.
What the dickey is to Veronica Beard, the romantic, feminine dress is to Zimmermann. This Australian-based brand started by two sisters, Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, began Down Under in 1991 with a line of girly dresses. Eventually, their signature frocks became globally recognized and adored, and now they’re available here at Garmany. In addition to flirty dresses with feminine silhouettes, Zimmermann also designs flattering swimwear, blousy tops and accessories such as sandals and sunglasses that are just the boost of prettiness your warmweather wardrobe needs. Come try on their gorgeous collection at Garmany and see why it’s one of our new faves.
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating: It can affect not only the patient but the entire family. For those individuals and families coping with cancer, The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care can offer some solace. The Foundation was created in 2008 with the goal of alleviating some of the burdens placed on women facing cancer. It gives financial help with groceries, childcare and other expenses. But in addition to monetary support, the organization’s staff and volunteers also provide emotional support and a sense of stability. When you’re in need, it’s reassuring to know that someone cares. You can show that you care by supporting its next event: the 2020 Beauty Ball, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 at Sun Eagles Golf Club in Eatontown. Find all the details at beautyfoundationnj.com.
BAKERY WITH A BONUS
Alfonso’s Pastry Shoppe is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year at its original location on Staten Island. Lucky for us, the good folks also have a location in Red Bank. The founder—yes, there was a real Alfonso—was born and started his career in Italy. After he brought his craft to America, his career really took off: Alfonso scored a great gig baking at The Plaza Hotel. Today, Alfonso’s son Anthony has kept up the family’s tradition. He has become an ace baker and cake decorator, but he maintains the classic touch he learned from his father. Alfonso’s is active in supporting local groups in need, so when you buy one of its delicious baked goods or cakes, you’re also helping the community. So drop in and order a sangwich. If you don’t know what that is, you’ll just have to go there and find out. ALFONSO’S PASTRY SHOPPE, 86 BROAD ST., RED BANK, 732.212.8802; ALFONSOSPASTRIES.COM
THE GARMANY GUIDE THE A–Z LIST
Garmany is proud to feature more than 100 designer brands under one roof! See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below. Then stop by our store for a shopping experience you’ll love.
3X1 JEANS ACE & EVERETT AG JEANS A.L.C. ALEXIS ALFRED DUNHILL ANCIENT GREEK AQUAZZURA ATM AUTUMN CASHMERE BAOBAB BELSTAFF BLACK CLOVER BOGLIOLI BRANDON MAXWELL BRUNELLO CUCINELLI CANADA GOOSE CANALI CAROLINE CONSTAS CASTLE FORBES CELINE EYEWEAR CHARO RUIZ CHURCH’S CINQ À SEPT CLERGERIE COMMON PROJECTS COPPLEY CORNELIANI DAVEK DEAKIN & FRANCIS DOLCE & GABBANA EYEWEAR DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER DRUMOHR EDIE PARKER ETON ETRO ETTINGER FEDELI FENDI EYEWEAR FRANK & EILEEN GANNI GARDEUR GARMANY G/FORE GHURKA GIMO’S GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND GOODLIFE GOOD MAN BRAND GREYSON GOLF GUCCI EYEWEAR G-STAR RAW HAND PICKED HERNO HESTRA HILTL HUDSON JEANS IPANEMA ISAIA ITALO FERRETTI JACOB COHEN JAN LESLIE J BRAND J LINDEBERG JOHN SMEDLEY JONAS STUDIO JONATHAN SIMKHAI J.W. BRINE KITON KJUS KNIGHTSBRIDGE LANVIN LAURENTINO LA VIE
LINDA RICHARDS LORO PIANA MACKAGE MAGNANNI MANOLO BLAHNIK MARCOLIANI MARCO PESCAROLO MARISSA WEBB MASTER & DYNAMIC MAURIZIO BALDASSARI MONFRÈRE MZ WALLACE NILI LOTAN OLUKAI PAL ZILERI PAM & GELA PANTHERELLA PATRICK ASSARAF PAUL & SHARK PAUL SMITH PETER MILLAR PIG & HEN POUPETTE ST BARTH PRABAL GURUNG PRADA EYEWEAR PRESIDENT’S PT01 RAG & BONE RAMY BROOK RAVAZZOLO REBECCA TAYLOR RE/DONE
RETROFETE RHODE RHONE RODD & GUNN RTA SAINT LAURENT EYEWEAR SALONI SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SANTONI SCARPE DI BIANCO SEALUP SHWOOD SIMONNOT-GODARD S.M.N. STAUD SUNSPEL TINTORIA MATTEI TOM FORD EYEWEAR TRASK TROUBADOUR TUMI VELVET VERONICA BEARD VILEBREQUIN VINCE VK NAGRANI WHITE SAND WIGENS ZACHARY PRELL ZANELLA
IN-STORE SPECIAL EVENTS: THE 411
Don’t miss the following special events and trunk shows happening at Garmany. Trunk shows are an opportunity to meet representatives of your favorite brands and have clothing, shoes and other items custom-made. All dates are subject to change.
START YOUR ENGINES!
In 1963, Ferruccio Lamborghini dreamed of making the perfect car. More than a half century later, his creation evolved into one of the most celebrated automobile brands of all time. For anyone who has ever admired the unmistakable sports car, Lamborghini: Where Why Who When What (Rizzoli, $85) by Antonio Ghini will have you fantasizing about cruising the Italian coastline. This comprehensive guide provides a complete history of the brand. Stunning photography highlights the evolution of the Lamborghini, detailing its unmistakable lines and lavish design details. The book also includes a look at some designers who were responsible for creating the company’s most iconic models through the years, including Filippo Perini, Walter de Silva, Mitja Bokert and Marcello Gandini. One thing is for sure—all roads may lead to Rome, but there’s only one Lamborghini.
Every Friday Open House, TGIF—Thank Garmany It’s Friday, light bites, drinks and shopping, 4 to 6 p.m. MARCH March 28: Garmany Made-to-Measure for men and women with master tailor Enzo and 7 For All Mankind APRIL April 2: World Autism Awareness Day—Wear Your Best Blue April 4: Hiltl Spring Collection for Men April 23: Ladies Night— Open House Sip & Shop, 6 to 8 p.m. April 24–25: Isaia Annual Spring Show with Jacob Cohen and Scarpe Di Bianco MAY May 2: Kentucky Derby Shopping Day featuring Monfrère with guest designer Steven Dann, Garmany Atelier “Made In Italy” Made-to-Measure with master tailors, Sunspel for men and women. Mint juleps will be served. May 8–9: Mother’s Day Weekend Event. Light bites and prosecco will be served.
May 9: The Ultimate Italian Menswear Experience with Kiton and Brunello Cucinelli May 16: Work and Play with Ravazzolo and Rodd & Gunn JUNE June 8: American Cancer Society 41st Annual Golf Outing honoring Johnell Garmany at Hollywood Golf Club. Visit cancer.org for more information. June 20: Father’s Day Grill & Chill Family Event featuring Good Man Brand, with sliders, hot dogs, craft beer, brands you love and face painting for the kids JULY Christmas In July Runway Show benefiting Tigger House Foundation (stay tuned for details or visit tiggerhouse.org) SEPTEMBER Sept. 18: Fifth Annual Garmany Boom! with Boomer Esiason and special guests benefiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis
ASK MR. ETIQUETTE
Johnell Garmany explains how to sail through life without giving offense. I’ve had an easy time pairing a shirt with a solid navy or a gray jacket, but what shirts and ties can I wear with a plaid sportcoat? —Concerned in Colts Neck Mixing patterns tends to make guys nervous, but when done the right way it shows fashion sense and creativity. When your suit or sportcoat is a large plaid, scale the shirt down with a small check or stripe. On the check shirt wear a striped or paisley tie; on the striped shirt wear paisley or a small geometric print. Patterns that are too close in size will fight the sportcoat. Remember: Opposites attract. If you forgo a tie, the same rules apply to a pocket square.
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THE GARMANY GUIDE KEEPING THE FAITH AND BEATING CF
The Boomer Esiason Foundation has a public face in the former Jets and Bengals quarterback after whom it’s named. Boomer started the foundation after his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). But this is a story about a CF survivor who’s not well known, yet she’s the personification of strength, perseverance and inspiration. Colts Neck resident Marge Carfora was diagnosed with CF as a baby, and her parents were told that she probably would not live to the age of 5. On living with CF, Marge says, “People who are healthy don’t think about breathing. It’s just something you do, it’s innate. When you’re sick with CF you’re literally thinking about every single breath you take.” Yet she beat the odds and lived with CF, even attended college, until her double lung transplant at age 22. Although her recovery has been successful, the road back has been a challenge. One example: The post-transplant medication led to multiple bouts with cancer, which she has also overcome. Despite all that, she’s now in her late 30s and has a career, a husband, two children and an active life. Living with the disease has also given her the wisdom of perspective. Her struggle with CF and other health-related issues has made any other obstacles in her life seem easy. “As long as I can breathe, I can tackle anything,” Marge says. Her amazing family and support network have gotten her through each health issue, but she cites her goals and dreams as motivating factors that kept her wanting to live. “I had the overwhelming feeling that I wasn’t done,” she says. “I felt I had so much more to give and had to help other people. I wanted so much more out of life. That was a huge motivating factor: I wanted to go to college, I wanted a career, I wanted to have a family. And I wanted it so bad that I went into survival mode and I had to keep going.” Marge contacted Gunnar, and they have made several podcasts together to tell their stories of hope and encouragement. Research and treatment have come a long way since her transplant in ’04. “The strides that we’ve made, especially in the last five to 10 years, are just amazing,” she says, adding that much more needs to be done. Garmany is a big supporter of the Boomer Esiason Foundation, and we hope that, inspired by Marge’s story, you will be too. Donations to the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which are especially critical in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, can be made at garmany.com. To find out how you can help others like Marge, visit esiason.org.
ON THE MOVE IN RED BANK Lambs & Wolves. “The most bad-ass salon in the tri-state area.” That’s how Lambs & Wolves describes itself. With an introduction like that, you just have to check it out. The colorful salon—there are dramatic murals on the walls and a rock ’n’ roll sensibility—opened its doors in Red Bank in June 2008. It started with five employees and now has a staff of 40 to serve a growing clientele. And as a result of its growth and popularity, the salon is moving to a larger space—next door to the second floor of the Anderson building— sometime in the late summer/early fall. Whether you want to showcase your heavy metal side or just get a classic cut for a business meeting, Lambs & Wolves can nail it. Owner Glen Goldbaum prides himself on the inclusive nature of his salon, so no matter who you are, you’re welcome there. A steadfast partner in the community, Lambs & Wolves supports many local charities and has become a mainstay in Red Bank. LAMBS & WOLVES, 66 BRIDGE AVE., (UNTIL THEY MOVE TO 200 MONMOUTH ST.), 732.530.5588; LAMBSAND WOLVES.COM
Yumi. The competition in the restaurant biz is brutal, especially during the time of social distancing. One local
business that’s thriving is Yumi, a modern Japanese restaurant that opened a second location in Red Bank. It serves small and large plates (think pan-seared sea scallops and grilled Korean short ribs) as well as sushi and lunch bento boxes. Business was so good in Yumi’s original location, Sea Bright, that owners expanded to Red Bank. Good news for us. YUMI, 9 BROAD ST., RED BANK, 732.842.8668; YUMIRESTAURANT.COM/LOCATION/RED-BANK
Sickles Market. When your business has been around since 1908, you’re no longer a retailer, you’re an institution. And when you’re still expanding the business after all these years, you’re something special. That’s the case with Sickles, a family owned and operated business for four generations. The clan has run a market in Little Silver since the early 20th century, but they’re establishing a presence in Red Bank, as Bottles by Sickles opened its doors last fall in the Anderson building. It offers a curated selection of wines, as well as spirits and beers, including artisanal and craft beers. At press time, their market was scheduled to open in April. The market will include a bakery, catering service, cheese department, gourmet grocery, deli and lots more. So whether you drop by for prepared food, fresh produce or a gift basket, now you can pick up something to drink with it. SICKLES MARKET, 200 MONMOUTH ST., RED BANK, 732.852.5353; SICKLESMARKET.COM/BOTTLES
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THE GARMANY GUIDE 5 SMALL BATCH RYES TO TRY There was a time in the not-too-distant past that rye got a reputation as an inferior spirit. Now that’s all changed, and today, some of the country’s best distilleries are crafting their own versions of whiskey. Here are our picks to try: • KNOB CREEK: One of four premium bourbons distilled at Jim Beam Distillery in Kentucky, this small batch rye is known for its signature nuttiness. Made to embody the look, feel and taste of its pre-Prohibition ancestors, it offers a sweet, fullbodied flavor with notes of cocoa, maple syrup and spice. • PIKESVILLE: This rye got its start in Maryland in the 1890s (hence its moniker) but was squashed out by Prohibition. Today, it has been brought back to life by Kentucky’s Heaven Hill. This rye hits the palette with fruit and spice notes. It offers a nice balance and is great on its own or mixed in cocktails.
• WHISTLEPIG: One hundred percent rye whiskey, WhistlePig is produced using rye organically grown on its namesake Vermont dairy farm. This results in the product having a raw taste of the grain, producing a more robust rye that would appeal to anyone who prefers a full-flavored spirit. • OLD OVERHOLT: Around since the 1800s, this brand has belonged to Jim Beam since 1987. A young rye, it is bottled at 80 proof with just enough rye in the mash bill to be categorized as one. It carries just enough spice to nicely counter the sweetness, making it a choice cocktail whiskey. • WILD TURKEY’S RUSSELL’S RESERVE: While Wild Turkey may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think about rye, Russell’s Reserve is artfully crafted in the Bluegrass State by Jimmy and Eddie Russell, who have nearly 100 years of combined experience. It offers a rich toffee and vanilla flavor with a spicy finish.
This year’s go-to color takes inspiration from nature’s palette. Color experts at Pantone have selected the shade Classic Blue as 2020’s color of the year. “Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced,” the Pantone pros say. We’ve been seeing this punchy blue pop up in interiors for the last year, but now it’s gained popularity in the fashion world as well. Stars like Tom Hiddleston and David Beckham have been spotted embracing the trend. Head-totoe blue too much for you? Try pairing it with crisp white, sunny yellow or bright tangerine—the possibilities are endless. This easy-towear shade even works with black and as an anchoring foundation for any look. Bound to be featured on everything from sneakers and bags to eveningwear and suiting in the coming months, all signs point to blue.
LADIES, MEET ALEXIS
Many mothers and daughters might not share the same taste when it comes to clothing, but a mutual love of vintage is what inspires the mother-daughter duo behind ALEXIS. Ana and Alexis Barbara’s line, established in 2008 and now available for the first time at Garmany, puts a ladylike spin on vintage style and pays homage to the designers’ worldly travels. ALEXIS’ contemporary pieces, from dresses to separates to denim, embrace femininity with soft fabrics like lace and silk, and are for the woman who likes to look chic yet effortless. And honestly, isn’t that everyone?
FIGHTING CANCER AND WINNING
Unfortunately, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. To those people, the American Cancer Society (ACS)—its supporters, staff and volunteers—is an army of heroes. Our very own Johnell Garmany is a member of that support system, and he’s going to be honored on June 8, at an ACS golf event in Deal. Each year, the organization recognizes an outstanding supporter with its Hope Award, and Johnell is the recipient for 2020. Johnell has been actively involved with the ACS since the passing of his father, Larry, in 2015. You too can join forces with the ACS by volunteering, spreading the word about the great work it does and by participating in the society’s events. Whether you’re a pro or a duffer, hit the links on June 8 to support a good cause. Visit cancer.org for details and ways you can enlist in the ACS army in the fight against cancer.
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OUT OF TRAGEDY, A RAY OF LIGHT
Inspired by a devastating loss and a profound love, The Tigger House is a cause that was started in 2013 by the Stavola family. Parents Lisa and Rick, and brother Alex lost their son and brother “Tigger” at 25 years of age to an accidental overdose. Yet the Stavolas found the strength to channel their grief into action. They decided to honor Tigger and combat the opiate epidemic devastating our society. TARP, the Tigger Addiction Recovery Program, has helped many New Jersey youth with their struggle. Garmany is a big supporter of Tigger House and asks you to be too. Check the organization’s website for upcoming events and maybe you can help save a life. Find out more and contribute at tiggerhouse.org.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, an Instagram post is worth 1,000 views—and more! An online presence is about as important as breathing these days, and Garmany recognizes that. The visual nature of Instagram is a natural for us. We’ve got almost 530 followers looking at our 200 posts (as of press time). Odds are you’re on Facebook. Garmany is there too, and our circle of friends is growing. Check out our contributions on Twitter; follow us and catch our latest news and observations. While you’re online, go to garmany.com and check out our spring/summer collections. Whether you drop by online or in-store, we’ll breathe some life into your wardrobe. On the web: garmany.com Instagram: @garmanyofredbank
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A LIFE OF SERVICE
It’s a fact of life in America today: Health care comes at a staggering cost. Carol Stillwell-Hansen may not be a doctor, but she has contributed greatly to the health and well-being of many of her New Jersey neighbors. Stillwell-Hansen has a storied history of philanthropy— starting with a prayer to “give back” if her father beat cancer in the ’70s—contributing to and serving on the boards of numerous organizations throughout New Jersey. Wearing her corporate hat, she’s the owner, president and CEO of Stillwell-Hansen, a leader in data center infrastructure solutions. She has been recognized as one of the top women business leaders in New Jersey each year from 2009 to 2018. And she’s an enthusiastic Garmany customer (“They’re my go-to store,” she says). Carol’s generosity—from her support of The Tigger House to the Basie Center for the Arts to the YMCA of Red Bank to Bayshore Medical Center to Riverview Medical Center (funding its infusion center) just to name a few—is helping to mitigate high health care costs and aid other areas of social need. For many people and organizations in distress, she’s just what the doctor ordered.
REAL MEN WEAR BRACELETS
Bracelets are manly? You bet your Adam’s apple. Pig & Hen bracelets are about as tough as you can get. They’re handmade of actual ship ropes in the port city of Amsterdam. The term Pig & Hen goes back to the early 1600s when sailors from the Netherlands faced treacherous seas and were always at the mercy of nature. For good luck, they tattooed a pig and a hen on their feet so if they had to abandon ship they would be able to float, just like the pig and hen that were kept onboard in wooden crates. A Pig & Hen bracelet exudes the same toughness as those Dutch sailors, and it just might bring you good luck. But even if you’re not superstitious, you’ll look really good.
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OLD-TIME SOUNDS You likely won’t play back episodes of The War of the Worlds on this machine, but the Vitra Eames Radio, with its classic molded plywood case, will take you back in time. In fact, this device is based on a previously unreleased, 74-year-old model by Charles and Ray Eames—but equipped with modern technology like Bluetooth wireless streaming, auxiliary-in port and a 30-watt amp. We like the sound of that. $946.
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A BETTER BOT When your doctor can’t make a house call, Samsung’s Bot Care is the next best thing. It won’t cure a cold, but this health-care robot with a happy face can provide medication reminders as well as check vital signs with a finger scan. Looking for more interaction? This bot also leads at-home yoga classes and dials 911 during emergencies. What doesn’t it do? Sit-ups and push-ups—those are on you. Price unavailable at press time.
SMART SWINGING Whether your handicap is 15 or 50, any golfer can up his or her game with Arccos Smart Sensors. These smart nubs screw into the top of the grip of any club (no need to alter your drivers, woods and irons) and record every shot using motion and sound. The sensors are linked to smartphones and transmit swing stats directly to the user. Bonus: These sensors are lightweight, meaning they won’t physically impact your swing—but you’ll probably make adjustments when you see its data. $249.99.
SWIMMINGLY CLEAN If you’re impressed by your indoor automatic vacuum, here’s a bot that can do the same job while holding its breath. The Polaris 9650iQ Sport is a four-wheel-drive robotic pool cleaner with Wi-Fi connectivity—meaning you can control it with your smartphone. It will scrub tiles and scoop dirt and debris while following a customized cleaning pattern, or it will clean a targeted area at your request. $1,500.
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THE DAILY GRIND Enough with those single-serve pods—not only are they bad for the environment, they don’t deliver the vibrant flavor that belongs in every morning cup of joe. The Kelvin, however, is a new breed of coffee machine that custom roasts fresh beans (in just 10 minutes) for a tasty brew that will satisfy novice and veteran java drinkers alike. Sign up for Kelvin’s subscription service to receive and try unroasted beans from all over the world. $250 for the machine.
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MUSIC HELADO NEGRO
Try as we might, it can be tricky to “log off”—but music is a tried and true relaxation supplement. These four artists take a quieter approach to make bold points, so wind down with them and take it easy for a bit. By Harry Dowden
The sound of an artist coming into her own, the recent LP from NYC’s Vagabon is a reflective songwriting gem. Laetitia Tamko melds carefully picked guitar lines with glossy production and emotional lyrics delivered via her resonant vocals. The album broadens the scope from 2017’s Infinite Worlds, and it’s not difficult to see why Tamko went the self-titled route for her sophomore effort. The penultimate track “Every Woman” foregrounds acoustic strumming and candid observations on gender in the modern era, before synths and drum programming re-enter the mix and close out the album with a thumping reprise. The album (tour): Tamko embarks on her own headlining tour for Vagabon this spring. Go-to songs: “Water Me Down,” “Every Woman,” “Full Moon in Gemini” Deeper dives: “Fear & Force” and “Cleaning House” from Tamko’s Audiotree Live
Teenage ennui, nostalgic regrets, being young and dealing with real loss—these are just a few of the feelings that Soccer Mommy explores. If it sounds heavy, Nashville’s Sophia Allison infuses her tracks with more than enough vocal and guitar hooks to keep you coming back. Her 2018 breakthrough Clean had threads of ’90s slacker rock, ’00s confessional emo and timeless songwriting chops to back it up. Allison’s latest record, Color Theory, is more conceptual and even more personal, making it extra catchy. “Circle the Drain” might be her poppiest effort yet in the best possible way, while the sprawling “Yellow Is the Color of Her Eyes” sees the artist grappling with a slow tragedy through raw lyrics and riffage. Sure to speak to a lot of listeners, Allison is delivering a heartbreaker and a foot-tapper all at once. The album: Color Theory Go-to songs: “Lucy,” “Your Dog,” “Scorpio Rising” Deeper cuts: “Allison,” “Try,” “Death by Chocolate”
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The signatures that appear in King Krule’s work jump out at you right away: loungy guitars, dark ambience and a voice that oscillates between gravelly croon and knackered snarl. Born Archy Marshall in London, the British troubadour used his stage alias and quickly made a name for himself from a young age, fusing elements from jazz, punk and hip-hop in dreary balladry with mass appeal. After two fulllength albums, King Krule is back with two new singles and an LP, Man Alive! “Alone, Omen 3” and “(Don’t Let the Dragon) Draag On” are chill and grayedout to a high degree—the perfect lead-ins for Man Alive!. The album: Man Alive! Go-to songs: “Baby Blue,” “Lonely Blue,” “Dum Surfer” Deeper dives: any of the tracks on A New Place 2 Drown
SYNTHESIZE THE FEELING
Kick back with these eight fresh tracks from artists embracing electronics as a vehicle for their emotions. Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield kicks it off toward the end of her new track, while Destroyer’s Dan Bejar closes it out rather on the nose. “Fire” by Waxahatchee “Rare Thing” by Frances Quinlan “BEST INTEREST” by Tyler, The Creator “Studie” by Teebs ft. Panda Bear
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Roberto Carlos Lange’s work as Helado Negro always feels celebratory of the self. These varied celebrations can be internal or external, sighing or hopeful, and they’re always shrouded in lush and fuzzy arrangements. Lange doesn’t shy away from instrumentation, field recordings, acoustic strings or hazy electronics. Life as a Latinx man and child of immigrants has informed his albums for over a decade—his songs contain English and Spanish lyrics. His 2019 record, This Is How You Smile, is no different. A new remix of Devendra Banhart’s “Love Song” prompted the song’s own author to comment: “Helado Negro has made a rainbow out of frostbite...it’s like he set the whole song free.” All of Lange’s songs sound just that—free. The album: This Is How You Smile Go-to songs: “Please Won’t Please,” “Running,” “Fantasma Vaga” Deeper cuts: “Young, Latin & Proud,” “It’s Our Game” from 2014’s Double Youth, “Tartamudo” from 2016’s Private Energy
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ELEMENTS OF STYLE
…in which Johnell Garmany solves your sartorial dilemmas. What are some of the must-have tailored items that every man needs for warmer weather? There are a lot of great suits and sportcoats for the season, both halfand soft-lined, with patch pockets, stretch fabrics and plenty of color. These lightweight, jersey fabric jackets by brands like Loro Piana, Good Man Brand and Corneliani work beautifully for summer, especially when paired with denim or five-pocket pants. My favorite is a piece by Boglioli— it’s extremely lightweight, like a shirt.
Sneakers are still a big trend. How can men incorporate them into their summer office attire? Sneakers are stronger than ever with shoes by Common Projects and Golden Goose becoming a main component to every man’s casual wardrobe. They work perfectly any time you wear denim or pleated lightweight wool pants by Pantaloni Torino with a soft jacket. For those who aren’t ready to wear sneakers, there are hybrid shoes with a dressy upper and rubber bottom. Santoni and Good Man Brand do this style well. For guys who take meetings to the golf course, what do you recommend they wear? Most of us aren’t gunning for a spot on the PGA tour, but you can still dress the part—and I’m not talking about
What’s the ideal outerwear for days when it’s not quite hot, not quite cold? That’s a question I’m asked often in spring. Herno is a brand that I recommend because it uses innovative fabrics that are waterrepellent and they’ll keep you warm without overheating. For a more luxe option, Brunello Cucinelli has a beautiful lightweight leather jacket. Any piece that has a lot of give to it and is functional is perfect for this time of year.
Tell us about denim and how guys can dress up this fashion staple these days. If you’re dressing up with jeans, it’s always safe to wear darker colors with fewer whiskers. Lightweight five-pocket pants by Marco Pescarolo, Kiton and Monfrère are also a smart option. Their material is comfortable, and the cut has a slimmer silhouette—it’s like the dress jacket of five-pockets. They’re a great style for spring.
From left: Isaia, Corneliani, Brunello Cucinelli, Boglioli, Common Projects
athletic gear with big logos. For a hot, sunny day on the course, you’ll want to wear something that lets your skin breathe. Greyson and Chervò both use tech material for their shirts and shorts, making it easy and comfortable to move around. You can also find fine golf gloves and shoes by G/Fore at Garmany’s golf “shop.” I also never hit the course without a Black Clover hat. What are you wearing to a daytime cocktail party this season? There are so many wonderful colors you can wear this season. You’ll see a lot of bright hues, from blue to lavender to coral, on pieces by Isaia and Canali. I love to pair a colorful shirt from Etro with Garmany five-pocket pants. What can those who aren’t quite into bright colors wear to the party? I get it—colors aren’t for everyone. Guys who still want to look appropriate can go for texture. Think about mixing in linens, silks, wools and cashmeres—yes, lightweight cashmere is great for spring and summer. This creates a fashionable look while keeping you in your comfort zone.
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From pastels to patterns, here’s what’s hot this season.
Stylish. Clean. Cool. Monochrome dressing is always on-trend so it’s no surprise fashion’s fave fad is having a moment. But what makes this season’s iteration so special? Color is key! Enter Zimmermann, whose smart set packs a punch thanks to its baby pink hue and unique structuring. Extra points for rocking the bralette underneath, which shows just enough skin—sultry and sweet! Up next, take notes from Veronica Beard, who shows us how to elevate the otherwise standard suit: A canary yellow blazer paired with matching pleated pants makes a show-stopping statement. And if you really want to turn heads, slip into Cinq à Sept’s liquid gold ensemble. Head-to-toe silk in a rich metallic? Yes, please!
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Spotted on the spring runways—waves of cotton candy-hued collections, proving one thing: Pastel is this season’s palette of choice. At Rebecca Taylor, ethereal dresses ruled. But what we’re dreaming of most? Her blush-toned midi dress draped in endless tiers of ruffles—the perfect mix of flirty and feminine! Feeling hip? Pair with Chelsea boots. Or if you’re going girly, strappy sandals are all you need. And in true Prabal Gurung fashion, the designer gave his otherwise girly eyelet frock a bit of edge with the help of a dramatic asymmetrical cut and exaggerated sleeves. Classic pumps act as the finishing touch. Last but not least: Jonathan Simkhai, whose minty négligée-inspired number is just as sexy as it is sweet. Top it off with a draped moto jacket and don’t forget your sky-high heels!
Calling all fashionistas: Spring into stripes! That’s right...the classic print is making a big comeback this season, and we’re ready to fall in line. Need proof? Look no further than Vince’s matching set. The loose ensemble is slimming (yes, it’s true!) thanks to its figure-friendly pattern. Hint: Wear with heels for even more length. And we’re going gaga for Rag & Bone’s threepiece navy suit. The linear design draws the eye up-and-down, elongating any frame. Pair with pumps for the boardroom or throw on sneaks for a street-chic vibe. Or take a cue from Nili Lotan, who elevates the basic jean with bold verticals that are equal parts flattering and fly. Pro tip: Rock with a leather jacket and chunky booties.
From left: Cinq à Sept, Vince, Rebecca Taylor, Jonathan Simkhai, Brandon Maxwell
Suiting for spring? This oldie-butgoodie resurfaces every year, but in newer styles that are even trendier than seasons past. And the SS20 runways did not disappoint. This goaround, which we dubbed Business Casual, makes dressing for work a breeze—and who doesn’t love that? Thanks to Vince, we’ll be living in linens: A suit in neutral hues and sleek lines makes this otherwise-drapey fabric office-appropriate. Or you can ditch the trousers and slip into a skirt à la Marissa Webb, who proves a mini is just as profesh as pants. Just pair with a matching blazer and keep the rest of your look simple. And leave it to Brandon Maxwell to make a statement: How to rock an oversized red sportcoat? Cinch with a chunky belt, and voilà!
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Let’s talk about jumpsuits—they’re comfy, cool and effortlessly chic. So we’re thanking the street-style stars for bringing these babies back around this season. But note, these aren’t your typical jumpers! This spring, think “utilityinspired.” Take a cue from Zimmermann, who shows us that bubblegum pink can look seriously badass. Let’s also point out the un-zippered front exposing the sexiest sliver of skin. The finishing touch? Red-hot pumps! RTA followed suit by keeping the chest bare in the sultriest of ways but stayed true to the trend by trading in heels for combat boots—talk about fashionably fierce! And Pam & Gela is no exception— a little décolletage goes a long way! But what we love most: that their camo onesie can be dressed up or down. Pair with sleek sandals for some extra sex appeal. Just chillin’? Then slip into your comfiest sneaks!
Every now and again, ruffles make their resurgence. And that time is now. This spring, they dominated the runways— they were flirty, romantic and full of drama—and we can’t wait to give ’em a whirl. Take for instance Charo Ruiz’s romantic mini. Adorned with perfectly proportioned frills, it’s sure to hug your curves in all the right places. We’re getting fierce flamenco vibes from Cinq á Sept’s flouncy flamingo-pink set. Plus we can’t resist an off-theshoulder crop top. We’re loving this look with chunky wedges! And we’re ready to shake our groove thing in Rebecca Taylor’s metallic-silver rippled shift. Are we the only ones getting ’60s vibes? Just pair with strappy black heels and go, girl!
Clockwise from top left: Pam & Gela, Charo Ruiz, Manolo Blahnik, Rebecca Taylor, RTA, Zimmermann
Our favorite shoe trend for spring? It’s crystal clear—anything and everything embellished, obviously. Because let’s face it: Bejeweled heels will never go out of style. Case in point: Aquazzura, which gives the classic pump a glam upgrade with the help of glistening gems. We love how the jewels delicately drape the ankle in a simply sexy way. We suggest wearing with a micro-mini to flaunt them— and your stems too of course (wink, wink)! Veronica Beard adds some sizzle to the basic black bootie thanks to a blingy chain. Hint: It’s detachable… just in case! Sport with an LBD for an edgy-chic vibe. Feeling florals? You can’t go wrong in Manolo Blahnik’s to-die-for silk mules. The brilliant stone buckle beautifully accents the pretty lilac pattern. Throw on with boyfriend jeans and a white tee—Carrie Bradshaw approved!
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Mega Watts Fair-haired beauty, mistress of melodrama, mom of two and feminine style icon—actress Naomi Watts is a many-faceted powerhouse. By Gianna Barone
Naomi Ellen Watts is anything but your typical leading lady. Sure, the platinum locks, oceanic eyes and demure smirk of this gorgeous English-born actress are enough to captivate an audience in just one scene. But it’s her emotional range and effortless elegance that have earned her a place among Hollywood’s most bankable players. Born in Shoreham, England, Watts first no doubt drew style inspiration from her mother, an antiques dealer and costume designer. Her father, a tour manager who most notably worked with Brit rock band Pink Floyd, passed away when she was 9, prompting her family to move to Wales, back to England and later to Australia. Watts reportedly became enamored with showbiz after watching the 1980 cult classic Fame, and by age 14, she was enrolled in acting classes. Despite a slew of supporting roles that would define her late teens and early 20s (oh, and meeting her best friend, Australian actress Nicole Kidman), it wasn’t until 2001 that Watts nabbed her breakthrough role: the lead in director David Lynch’s psychological thriller Mulholland Drive. Her portrayal of an aspiring actress who is driven to the brink of insanity earned her a rep as one of Hollywood’s most powerful scene-stealers. That gig would pave the way for a flourishing career full of emotionally gripping roles in such dramas as 21 Grams, The Ring, The Glass Castle and Birdman (in which she plays, you guessed it, another struggling actress), proving time and again that her beauty doesn’t exclude her from playing broken characters struck with tragedy, heartbreak and personal demons. In real life, Watts is nothing but put together. Classic and clean, Watts’ sartorial choices have remained enviable with every press junket, red carpet appearance and award show acceptance speech. As the former face of Ann Taylor’s 2010 fall campaign
and a lover of high necklines and ruffles, Watts has a history of keeping her attire flirty and feminine. Her slim physique and petite frame offer the perfect canvas for slinky gowns, lacy accents and something strapless. Don’t peg her as a softie, though—her turn in the June 2019 premiere of Showtime’s miniseries The Loudest Voice (in which Watts plays a fellow leggy blonde, real-life journalist Gretchen Carlson) proved that she’s a true master of the dramatic arts inside and out, as she donned a bold velvet Erdem long-sleeve LBD. On the streets of Manhattan is where she switches to her most important role—mom of her and fellow actor Liev Schreiber’s two sons, 13-year-old Sasha and 11-year-old Samuel. While most celebrities’ “off-duty” wardrobes are defined by slouchy-cool jeans, ironic T-shirts and messy buns, Watts is rarely seen with even one perfectly tousled hair out of place. The ever-glamorous actress is more likely to be snapped by the paparazzi wearing a chic peplum dress and two-strap stilettos with her kids in tow than in sweats and sneakers any day. As for what’s next for Watts, what role do you take on when you’ve already conquered some of the most dream-worthy ones? She’s portrayed the equally elegant Diana, Princess of Wales, in a 2013 biopic about the “people’s princess” and has been clutched between the massive paws of a CGI gorilla as damsel-in-distress Ann Darrow in the 2005 remake of King Kong. Well, adding to those major credits on her IMDb page, Watts will be gracing the big screen again this year in The Burning Season, a drama that follows Dr. June Engle as she enters the wild terrain of Madagascar to study wildlife with her teenage daughter. After that, who knows? As she approaches her 52nd birthday this year, Watts keeps on proving that she’s as timeless as her undeniable talent and keen sense of style.
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Chat With a Fedeli Meet fourth-generation Niccolò, who brings to America a surname that has become a synonym for Italian sartorial excellence. By Rita Guarna What will the Fedeli collection look like for fall 2020? Fedeli was established in 1934, and we were born as knitwear specialists so fall/winter is in our DNA. During this season we are able to fully express our heritage, knowledge and passion for the world of knitwear. For our fall 2020 collection, we focused on innovating but remaining true to our roots, introducing a wide variety of new yarns and also appealing to the theme of sustainability. One of the new projects for this season is a natural cashmere, which is dyed by the infusion of herbs, berries and roots without using any chemical products. With such an emphasis on sustainability, what changes are in store for Fedeli in terms of product development and operations? I strongly believe that the fashion industry will go in the direction of being sustainable, green and eco-friendly. The food and cosmetics industries have already embarked on this journey. The fashion industry is slightly behind, but it will catch up in the near future. At Fedeli we have been implementing this philosophy in our own products and in our own mono-brand stores. For example, in 2021 all of our swimwear will be made from recycled polyester. We want to play a role in this new era of sustainability, and every season we are improving our collection and factory with this goal in mind. Tell us something about you that people might not know. I love golf, and I am a two handicap. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? I have always received the best advice from my dad. He has underlined the importance of being a good person, giving without the intent of receiving something in return. When you’re not working, where can we find you? Playing golf and enjoying New York with my girlfriend, Melissa.
What are you most proud of, in business and personally? I am very proud about our success in the U.S., and being able to open our own showroom at 509 Madison Avenue in New York City last July was a dream come true. This journey started just four years ago for me. In January 2016, I came back from New York, where our agent at that time was showcasing the collection. I told my dad I would like the opportunity to develop our U.S. business without the aid of an agent. I was 24 with basically zero work experience, so don’t ask me where that confidence came from. But my dad agreed to give me a shot. Four years later we have more than 40 great partners in the U.S. and our own showroom! There is obviously a lot of hard work behind our success, but I have to give it out to our partners, who are truly incredible people and families. I am very honored to have the opportunity to work with them. Name a fashion icon you admire. It has to be Ralph Lauren. I am a big fan of RRL, which I think is one of the most authentic and sophisticated lines in the industry. Many luxury sportswear brands draw a lot of inspiration from Ralph Lauren and his aesthetic. What’s the best thing about working in a family business? My dad is my mentor and a person I aspire to be like. He is the hardest-working person I know, and everything he does is driven by sheer passion for this industry. Being able to share everything with him and walk in his footsteps has simply been incredible. I owe everything to my family. I am here today because of them. And the most challenging? Sharing the same vision of where you see the business going. But at the same time, multiple perspectives are crucial to the development of any business.
Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Beginning this fall, Fedeli will dye its cashmere using an infusion of herbs, berries and roots; Niccolò Fedeli, the fourth generation in the family business, works side-by-side with his father, Luigi; born as a knitwear specialist, the company regularly introduces new and more sustainable yarns; when he’s not working in the showroom, Niccolò can be found exploring the streets of New York; Niccolò describes his father as the “hardest-working person” he knows; under Niccolò’s leadership, Fedeli has expanded to more than 40 partners in the U.S. in just four years.
Talk about your close-knit families. When we encountered Niccolò Fedeli of the eponymous familyrun Italian clothing company built on knitwear—a member of the fourth generation in the business— we were filled with curiosity about his role in the famous tribe. And about sustainability, and success, and what we’ll all be wearing. Tell us about your position at the company. I am the vice president of Fedeli U.S.A., and I manage all specialty and department store business in the U.S. and Canada. I am also involved in developing the collection with my dad and the design team. What’s new for spring 2020? For this season we focused primarily on color, on creating new yarns and on the theme of sustainability. In the world of knitwear we developed a new, lightweight, one-ply cashmere that is perfect for the start of the season. We gave this concept fun colors that make you want to go on vacation. Also, driven by the theme of sustainability, we created a new organic jersey and pique. So all of our polos are made with 100-percent organic Egyptian cotton that we spin inside our factory in Monza. What will you be wearing? In summer my personal style becomes more casual, but always respectful of the occasion. I like to wear a blazer with washed chinos, a T-shirt and a pair of high-top All-Stars, rigorously white. I have always liked white pants; they are elegant and easy to match with any color story. What is new in swim trunks this season in terms of fabric and styling? Every season we redesign all of our prints and match every single one to the colors of our piques and jerseys. We want the retailer to be able to tell a story with our garments that is fresh, coherent and unique every season. We also developed a new model that folds into the back pocket. This is especially beneficial if you are traveling, because we can save you a lot of precious space.
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Who combines a colorful acting history with a monochromatic look? Call him Obi-Wan Kenobi. By Donna Rolando series may resurrect Obi-Wan for yet another McGregor hit. As one interviewer pointed out, Star Wars took McGregor outside his comfort zone: He and some friends had formed the short-lived British film and theater company Natural Nylon to produce films in the U.K. that shattered the Hollywood mold, and he was vocal about his aversion to conventional moviethink. But when asked about the big role, McGregor answered in a very few blunt syllables: “Hey! This is Star Wars.” Actually, the series permitted him to track the footsteps of his actor uncle, Denis Lawson, a huge inspiration in his life, who played Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy. Judging from McGregor’s rugged looks, you wouldn’t put a marathon motorbike trip past him. Indeed, he traveled that way from London to New York (give or take a few non-motorbike gaps and hops) over 115 days in 2004 for the documentary series The Long Way Round, one of two such miniseries spotlighting his motorcycle passion. He looks the part of biker in his full manicured beard, leather jacket and military boots. But does that make him a style icon? The answer seems to be yes—the blue-eyed McGregor made the top best-dressed list at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in 2017 for a monochromatic black suit, shirt and bow-tie combo, and fashion experts say there’s sense to his style. Though it breaks tradition, staying in the same color family maximizes his slight frame and 5-foot-8 height. And having a little fun with footwear, which he does from time to time, assures the individuality often lacking in formal wear. (Maybe some Obi-Wan wisdom has rubbed off!) Then, for
when it’s time to hit the road, a leather jacket, slim jeans, long flowing scarf and fashion sunglasses go the extra trendy mile. In fashion, film and life, McGregor shows a capacity for change. In his personal arena, he has quit smoking and drinking, and he’s recently divorced from his wife of almost 22 years, French production designer Eve Mavrakis. On the big screen, he’s opened himself up to the long-hated horror-movie genre with Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining, in which he portrays a grownup Danny Torrance, now sober and back at the haunted Overlook Hotel, this time joined by a teen psychic. And he’s also embarking on another new wave of his career with his portrayal of the evil Black Mask in the recently released superhero flick Birds of Prey. The Scot thanks his parents for it all. They were teachers when he was young, and they saw that he was troubled and unhappy in school. So they made it possible for him to go take a drama course at the Kirkcaldy College of Technology and, as he says, “my whole world opened up.” Then came a move to London and study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama when he was 18. Later he was to get a doctorate—the honorary kind—from the University of Ulster in 2001, not to mention recognition from the Queen in 2013 for his dramas and charitable works. It may seem discordant with his biker demeanor, but this celebrated actor does have a soft side, especially with pets and children—for example, he aids a campaign to keep open the Perth Royal Infirmary maternity wing in Perth, Scotland, where he was born. After all, even this galaxy, from time to time, can use a helping hand.
Opposite page, from top: Forget what you’ve been told; style icon Ewan McGregor knows how to go from the Golden Globes to a motorcycle road trip without bidding adieu to fashion—or comfort. When it comes to pairing monochromatic dark colors in a formal look or a leather jacket and jeans for ready-to-ride apparel, he has a Jedi master’s sixth sense. Bottom: A well-tailored blue suit with striped tie can fit most any scene, while a long flowing scarf draped over the shoulder means style need not be sacrificed with a T-shirt ensemble.
Forty-nine-year-old Scottish actor Ewan McGregor admits it: He craves Hollywood, fast cars and blockbusters as much as the next star. But his more serious side frowns on such things—he even once said he’d pass on playing James Bond. Aren’t we all full of contradictions? Most fans have been happy with McGregor’s choices, from indie successes Shallow Grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996) to his Golden Globe-winning dual performance on the TV series Fargo (2017) and the lead in Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, which hit theaters last November. He also rode an elephant and sang (another of his talents) alongside Nicole Kidman in the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge!, learned to fire one serious weapon in Black Hawk Down (2001) and explored his love of nudity in the Japanese-inspired The Pillow Book (1996), which he recommends as a real eye-opener. Not that McGregor has anything against clothes—he’s signed to play fashion designer Halston in an upcoming Ryan Murphy miniseries for Netflix. Of course, it was Star Wars (a saga he grew up with and loved as a child) that really secured McGregor’s place with cinema A-listers. Not only did he master Obi-Wan Kenobi’s charismatic smile and witty one-liners in the prequel Star Wars trilogy—filling shoes once worn by the late, great Alec Guinness—but he was also ace at what matters most to kids: the lightsaber. (McGregor has four children of his own; he used to bring them along on photo shoots.) During scenes he’d imitate the saber’s classic sound effects, which were to be dubbed in later, because, as he explained, “I keep getting carried away.” And he’s not hanging up his saber yet—a new, still untitled, Disney+
When you discover the craftsmanship, engineering and sheer beauty of Bentley’s new Continental GT convertible, you just may be converted. By Darius Amos
Luxury automakers have lately engaged in years of one-upmanship, in a dramatic clash for market superiority that has produced memorable models for Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and even Audi. British manufacturer Bentley meanwhile has remained relatively quiet, releasing just two generations (the second nearly mirroring the first) of its Continental GT since 2004 to battle in the ever-escalating uber-luxury coupe war. But the historic brand just pulled an ace from its sleeve. The Continental GT convertible (GTC) is entirely new for 2020. Thanks to improvements to aluminum and steel, the car has seamless and stunning profile lines and is 20 percent lighter—with a lower center of gravity—than its predecessor. And when its tech is paired with an available twin turbocharged W12 engine and a variable all-wheel-drive system, the Continental GTC can top 207 miles per hour and go from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. (That’s McLaren territory, folks!) Of course, it’s not recommended that drivers put the top down at that speed, but engineers say you don’t have to stop to enjoy the open air—the soft top can be raised or lowered at speeds up to 30 mph. Starting at $221,000, the Continental GTC is truly masterpiece theater.
Yes, this Brit can fly with the best, but its stopping power is also nearly unmatched. The Continental boasts the second-largest brake rotors for a production vehicle, trailing only the Lamborghini Urus—a much larger super-SUV.
Interior door panels and plush leather seats feature diamond-indiamond embroidery. There are 712 stitches in each diamond and two miles of stitching in the vehicle.
Thanks to Bentley’s ahead-of-the-pack technology, a four-layer insulated soft top keeps the cabin as quiet as the previous version’s hardtop coupe. And Bentley didn’t sacrifice good looks: The droptop is tailored to the vehicle, while its tweed finish lets luxe get in its licks.
Engineers extended the wheelbase by nearly 5 inches, giving the third-gen Continental a lower center of gravity and improved acceleration. Result: The ride is silky-smooth for the driver.
The Continental’s matrix grille is 4.3 inches wider and sits 2 inches lower than the previous generation, giving today’s model more aggressive appeal.
Luxury lights the way in the Continental GTC, which is equipped with four LED matrix headlamps encased in a one-of-a-kind, crystalcut design housing.
Consider the Continental GTC a luxury supercar. It is powered by a twin turbocharged 12-cylinder that produces 626 horsepower and a top speed of 207 miles per hour. That’s faster and more powerful than a McLaren 570S.
A three-sided rotating dashboard display allows the driver to flip to a 12.3-inch navigation/ infotainment display, three classic analog gauges or (for those who don’t want to see any tech) Bentley’s classic seamless dash design.
thais to the past
Founded in 1296, Chiang Mai has almost as many temples as the bigger Bangkok—and much more serenity. By Everett Potter
There’s no denying the exotic allure of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, with its temples, street food and dense carnival of daily life. But the constant chaos of this city of eight million inhabitants and street-clogging traffic can easily overwhelm and exhaust even the most urbansavvy Western traveler. After a few days, the classic respite from bustling Bangkok is to head south to the beach resorts in Phuket or Ko Samui. But for all their sand, tranquil water and beauty, these spots are often overrun with hordes of European and Australian vacationers.
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This page, clockwise from top left: have arguably the best food in this nation famed for its My sage advice: After a few days in Bangkok, don’t go Landmark pagodas Noppamethcuisine. It’s available in street stalls and night markets south with the bronzing crowds; head north instead to the anedol and Noppapol Phumsiri sit at the peak of Doi Inthanon mountain, and in a bevy of casual outdoor restaurants under colormountains and the rainforest and the city of Chiang Mai. a national park in Chiang Mai; ful lantern light. The intoxicating smell of spices and Here in the homeland of the Asian elephant, close to the teenage girls in traditional local fashion prepare for a cultural dance herbs permeates the air. borders with Myanmar and Laos, is a culturally rich and performance; Chiang Mai’s famed Lantern Festival, held every NovemWhen I returned to Chiang Mai in the mid-’90s, all of colorful city of 200,000, in a densely forested landscape ber, symbolizes new beginnings and these aspects of daily life remained powerful even as the ringed by mountains. good luck; a golden statue stands guard outside of Wat Pho, a Buddhist city had grown. There was also the new Four Seasons Chiang Mai is about an hour’s flight north of Bangtemple complex in Bangkok; khao Hotel Chiang Mai to explore then, an enchanting series kok and I first set foot here back in 1986, when it was a soi egg noodle soup is a spicy dish found throughout northern Thailand. of pavilions suspended over rice paddies and one of the sleepy provincial capital, a place where samlors—bicycleOpposite: A monk prays at a Buddha statue. most romantic and alluring hotels I had ever stayed at. powered rickshaws—and strolling were the best ways to The eatery’s Southeast Asian glamour was enhanced by get around. A couple of bland modern hotels stood out in a meeting David Bouley, the star New York chef, at a time when the concept cityscape still laden with hippie-infused guesthouses. It was a backpacker’s of star chef was nascent. He was doing a guest chef stint at the property for haven, and the main attractions were the nearby elephants, the astonisha couple of weeks, and over the smoke of his après-dinner cigar, we talked ingly beautiful golden-spired temples—nearly as many as in the far larger Bangkok—and interactions with the local tribespeople, such as the Hmong, food. Chiang Mai is one of the foodiest places on the planet, and Bouley made it clear that he was really there to learn. attired in their brightly colored tribal wear. Dozens of dishes use local herbs and spices, and foremost is larb, a This city is still ideally explored by foot and samlor and, given its mounground meat dish with mint and spices, som tam (raw papaya salad) and tainous surroundings, less oppressively hot than Bangkok. The fact that sua ue, a grilled sausage with lemongrass as well as the ubiquitous khao the old part is enclosed by a moat gives it a medieval feel (Chiang Mai was niao, or sticky rice. Go for gai yang (grilled chicken) with a spicy peanut founded in 1296), as do the monks who live at the many temples, such as sauce or the local barbecue chicken dish kai yang in tamarind sauce. On Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chiang Man, graciously accepting alms in their offer everywhere there’s also khao soi, a Chiang Mai coconut curry soup saffron-colored robes. I have returned on every visit to Wat Umong, which made with noodles and either chicken or beef broth, spiked with lime and is a park-like collection of temples set among lakes and semi-hidden Budas many chilis as you can tolerate. dhist statues in grottoes, which offers up a wonderful air of mystery. On my most recent visit, I discovered that the lodging choices had magThen there is the food of Chiang Mai. The city’s restaurants and markets
This page, clockwise from top left: A Trekking companies have long had a place in nified, as had the city itself, but the essence of Chiang Mai blend of Colonial and Thai décor adorns Chiang Mai, but now there are more ethically remains as alluring as ever. I still got around on samlors, each room at the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai Resort; sun shines through the morning minded ones, such as Green Trails, which can orgastill inhaled an intoxicating mix of spices and cooking, and mist in northern Thailand; a street artist paints an intricate pattern on an umbrella; nize rafting and ziplining tours as well as overnight still found the slow pace a welcome relief after Bangkok. lanterns are arranged for Chiang Mai’s visits with hill tribes. The rainforest and mountains While the Four Seasons remains an icon, it’s also annual festival; a trio of rescued elephants walks freely in Doi Inthanon National Park. mean that there are ample hiking opportunities, 30 minutes outside of the city. The temple-like Dhara Opposite: The grounds of the Dhara Dhevi with both short and long walks to see waterfalls Dhevi Chiang Mai and the boutique 137 Pillars House resort feature two outdoor swimming and Asian elephants. The Elephant Nature Park, are good choices. My newfound favorite, however, is An- pools, a spa and a shopping center. about an hour outside the city, was founded by Lek antara Chiang Mai Resort, overlooking the Ping River Chailert, a pioneering elephant conservationist. The 200-acre park has in the heart of the city. Housed in the former British consulate, it’s in a been rescuing elephants since the 1990s and is considered one of the modernist compound with reflecting pools. It feels like an oasis in the best examples of an ethical sanctuary in the country. city, just a few minutes’ walk from downtown. It also offers some of the One place that continues to draw me back is Wat Phra That Doi best high-end Thai food, refreshing cocktails and anticipatory service Suthep. This is the city’s main temple, on a lofty perch that is reached that I’ve ever experienced in Asia. Chiang Mai has long been the best place in Thailand to buy crafts and to by climbing the 309 steps of the so-called Naga Serpent Staircase. It can watch artisans at work. While they can be found throughout the city, nowa- be exhausting in the heat of the day, but you do feel virtuous on making the ascent, and there’s a bird’s-eye view of Chiang Mai and the steamy days dedicated connoisseurs head to the Baan Kang Wat artisan village, set jungle-clad mountains of the countryside. Even at this lofty perch, in a forest outside the city proper. There is so much art in newly opened you can smell the food in the air, marvel at the flowers and watch the galleries in the city that a free art map is an essential guide for scoping it saffron-robed monks going about their duties. More than three decades out. The Night Bazaar, which has been around for decades, is a shopping after I first went to Thailand for a taste of the exotic, it’s delightful to extravaganza of stalls where successful haggling is invariably followed with report that Chiang Mai is still enchanting. indulging in street food.
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COLORS Charcoal and navy suits are still the foundation of your wardrobe, but think lighter tints of gray and blue for summer. These shades work well with nearly any fabric and will reflect light better than their darker siblings. For a more casual look, try khaki, tan and stone hues—but save these colors for daytime parties and gatherings, as they run the risk of being too informal for the evening.
LINING Perhaps more important than material and weight (at least in summer) is the suit jacket’s interior. Unlined jackets increase breathability and comfort, and their soft appearance projects a cool, casual vibe. A half-lined jacket offers structure to the upper part of the garment, typically covering shoulders, upper back and sides. Sweat like an NBA player? No worries: The lining will add extra protection to the exterior cloth.
FABRICS Rather than create a personal sauna when heat and humidity rise, allow your body to breathe by choosing the right material. Linen, cotton, linen-cotton blends and worsted wool—aim for an open weave, with little gaps that allow air to circulate—should be your go-tos for the season. These fabrics allow maximum breathability and won’t weigh you down. With its crinkled and puckered texture, seersucker is a lightweight cotton that offers a modern, uber-casual look. Headed to a summer wedding or business meeting? Cambric (aka chambray) is another lightweight option that’s smart and stylish.
SUITED FOR SUMMER Look splendid in the warmest months and be comfortable too!
Don’t sweat the thought of wearing a suit when it’s hot. Consider these tips for a look that’ll keep you cool and stylish even when the mercury’s way up:
ACCESSORIES You’d be forgiven for losing the tie in warmer weather—summer suiting is more casual, after all. Instead of a tie, wear a colorful linen pocket square to make a statement. For occasions that necessitate neckwear, a knitted tie in a rich color or strong texture can punctuate your outfit.
SHOES Your summer suit commands a similar style of footwear. Choose a lightweight woven loafer in neutral brown, navy or beige to match the relaxed feel of the rest of your outfit. Need a shoe that’s a bit more formal? Slip into something suede.
SHIRTS Linen shirts as well as those made of 100 percent cotton or performance fabrics are your best bet—each type offers the breathability your skin needs, especially when layered beneath a suit jacket. Pastel colors or a shade just lighter than the suit can create a winning combo. Also consider polos: They’re a casual Friday staple and a great summer alternative to a button-up when a suit is still required at the office.
TROUSERS Your instinct tells you to choose a slimmer pant cut, but summer is all about airflow. Have your tailor loosen trousers a tad so they hang slightly off your frame—just avoid anything too baggy. Feeling bold? The shorts suit replaces pants with tailored, abovethe-knee style.
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Whether it’s casual or formal, menswear from Italy exudes effortless elegance. Here are a few of that country’s sartorial secrets. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Italian clothing so influential and distinctive, though having some of the finest tailors and high-quality fabrics can’t hurt. Here are seven reasons why the Italians always seem to get it right:
COLOR CONTROL While guys across the globe are wearing bold and loud prints— particularly during summer—Italians these days are opting for more muted palettes in white, tan, light gray and blue. These subdued hues make a potent statement, but don’t be afraid to introduce pops of color such as yellow, orange or green on occasion to liven things up. Brands like Canali offer suits and sportcoats in the perfect color palettes.
STARTING WITH THE BEST A good meal requires quality ingredients, and so does clothing. Many Italian garments are made from wool sourced from northern Italian mills, which draw water from Swiss Alp glaciers—you know, the ones that produce some of the purest H2O on Earth. Whereas other wool mills use water that contains salt and minerals—known to coat wool with a thin film— Italian mills manufacture clean and vibrant threads. Go ahead: Feel and see the difference.
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING Just as dressing Italian is hard to describe, so is these guys’ overall vibe. They’re suave and confident, but never pompous. The man wears the clothes rather than the other way around, and he always looks effortlessly dapper. Dressing Italian is more than just a series of sartorial choices—it’s a way of life.
THE PERSONAL TOUCH Italian gentlemen may have a similar aesthetic overall, but most of them know how to inject personality into their style so they can stand out. How so? They accessorize with an on-trend fedora, a wrist of piled-up bracelets, a scarf wrapped ever so perfectly or a watch worn over the shirt cuff. Other tricks of the trade include unbuttoning the top few buttons on a shirt and folding shirt cuffs onto the sleeves of a jacket.
FLAWLESS FIT You know Italian clothing is made with immaculate design, but sometimes an off-the-rack garment needs a little size adjustment. Men in the boot-shaped country have tailors on speed dial to alter their clothes and make them just right in the sleeve, the chest and the shoulders. Also imperative for that flawless fit is the “shivering break,” where the hem on a pair of trousers perfectly hits the vamp (or top) of the shoe. Something for the rest of us to aspire to.
DEDICATION + PRECISION Whether they’re working at a warehouse in Milan or inside a Naples basement, Italian artisans always put in 110 percent. Today these craftsmen cut, sew and stitch with surgeon-like precision, many using techniques implemented by tailors of generations past. The finest suits, sweaters, shirts and shoes are still made by hand, but modern technology has made some processes easier and many fabrics stronger. As tradition meets innovation, the superior products of Italy continue to get better. Who knew that was even possible?
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MATERIAL MATTERS Linen arguably comprises the bulk of a well-dressed Italian gent’s wardrobe. This lightweight fabric is worn via button-up shirts or pants, blazers or double-breasted suits, and for pretty much any occasion (or season!). Cotton is another fabric worn often in this region, probably because, unsurprisingly, Italian cotton is better-quality and more luxurious than that of other lands.
into the wild
This intrepid New Jerseyan will travel almost anywhere to capture nature’s most stunning creatures with his camera. By Haley Longman
Wildlife photographer Eric Sambol snapped this photo of a female leopard perched on an arched, fallen tree during a trip to Tanzania with his wife, Lynn. “This mother leopard had a cub down in the grass playing around that she was keeping an eye on,” Sambol says. “It’s an interesting pose and not too common-looking.”
Eric Sambol is a prime example of taking a passion and running with it. Heavily influenced by his artist mother, Sambol used to draw and paint pictures of animals he’d see in the woods when he was growing up in New Jersey. But it wasn’t until well into his adult years that he realized his loves for art and animals could be combined. In 2008, he traded in his amateur camera for professional gear, booked a trip to Alaska and, along with a National Geographic photographer who showed him the ropes, spent 12 hours in a 30-degree snowstorm looking for polar bears to photograph. “I’ve never felt so good in my life,” Sambol says. “I was lost in what I was doing, and I knew this was for me.” Five years later, he sold off his family’s construction company after 34 years in the business and became a professional wildlife photographer. SPRING/SUMMER 2020
This page, above: Sambol got up close and personal with a male polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. “I like to make eye contact with my subject, and I was hoping to get that in this case,” Sambol says. “Predators have their eyes in the front of their heads (as opposed to on the sides), and the eyes are very piercing and expressive.” This page, right: Sambol rode a small boat up and down the rivers of the Pantanal region of Brazil, the world’s largest wetland, hoping to find jaguars to photograph. “They’re beautiful, powerful and misunderstood creatures,” he says. Opposite: These spider monkeys, from one of three monkey species in Costa Rica, did some “funny antics” when Sambol photographed them in their natural habitat.
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When he’s not traveling, Sambol is “practicing” by taking pictures of his dog Sam and his canine community on the beach near his home in Spring Lake, New Jersey, for his Instagram account @muttbeach. But Sambol does most of his photography in way more remote locales. With his Canon 1Dx cameras and 10 lenses packed in his carry-on, his international travels are always with a guide and his wife, Lynn. (On their 2017 honeymoon the couple trekked with gorillas in Rwanda.) Some of Sambol’s most arresting photographs from his excursions, each with a unique backstory, are on the pages here. Others can be found on his Instagram page: @eric_sambol_photography and at ericsambol.com.
This page, above: Sambol has a 60-inch print of this gorilla photograph taken during his honeymoon in Rwanda. “I managed to get myself down on the ground about 20 feet away from the head silverback, the leader of the group, with a window through the vegetation in hopes that he would open his eyes,” he says. This page, left: Brown bears are among Sambol’s favorite subjects. “They’re a little slower moving, more out in the open and very habituated,” he says of the species. Opposite: Sambol and his photography companions in Tanzania discovered two female lions playing together while protecting one of the littlest cubs in the pride.
Bros’ night in | GARMANY
A no-girls-allowed party need not have a discarded-pizza-box motif. It can be a bash with panache.
One thing you probably don’t want is a guys-only party planned only by guys. So here comes hostess extraordinaire Stephanie Booth Shafran with just what a man-cave get-together needs: a woman’s touch. In her first book, You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining (Rizzoli, $50) she documents a gentlemanly evening gathering at home that she staged for her lesser half and his buds. The event was complete with porterhouse steaks, “manly” flowers in shades of deep eggplant and a sommelier to teach guests about the red wines they were drinking. Booth Shafran left no stone unturned for this testosterone-filled occasion, from the sleek, Gilded-Age-inspired tablescape to the post-dinner whiskey tasting and cigar smoking.
Clockwise from top: A sommelier enlightened guests about the exquisite wines brought in from the Napa Valley vintners Bond; drinking whiskey and smoking cigars were made easy because the accoutrements—glasses, matches and the like—were laid out on silver platters; sleek gold and silver tableware and “masculine” hellebore flowers enlivened the ambience of the sit-down dinner.
This page, clockwise from top: Sugar cookies shaped like playing-card suits, along with crackers with cut-outs of spades and clubs, got the guys jazzed for a few rounds of poker; a three-tier display of bite-sized desserts promised easy, elegant snacking; munchable blackberries and kumquats added a refreshing splash of color to the tablescape. Opposite: What carnivore could decline a dry-aged porterhouse accessorized with shallots and rosemary sprigs? You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining ©2020 by Stephanie Booth Shafran, Rizzoli New York. Photographs © TheIngalls.
THE SPORTING LIFE
Tee is for tiger
Payne’s Valley, a new public-access course in the Ozarks, reflects the design genius of golf’s resurgent wunderkind. By Josh Sens
A second chance in golf is called a mulligan, and Tiger Woods has made the most of his. At 44, he has overcome multiple back surgeries and a tabloid scandal to reclaim his game and rebuild his reputation. He won the 2019 Masters, has jumped to No. 6 in the World Golf Rankings and has evolved a public image as a kinder, gentler veteran star. Gone are the icy aura and chilling nine-mile-stare of his younger days, replaced by the mien of an éminence grise, an elder statesman wearing many happy hats: devoted father, Presidents Cup captain, charity tournament host, practice round companion. And let’s not forget this one: architect. Woods’ resurgence has coincided with the growing prominence of his golf course design business, TGR Design. In recent years, his firm has stamped its name on prominent layouts in Texas and Mexico. It has projects underway in Dubai and Hawaii. Just last month, it completed a deal to renovate the Peter Hay Golf Course, the historic par-3 track at fabled Pebble Beach in California. Work on Peter Hay will soon begin. Meanwhile, though, another major job is drawing close to completion. Woods’ first public-access course in the U.S., Payne’s Valley at Big Cedar Lodge resort in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, now has 13 holes open for preview play. The entire layout is slated to
be ready at a still-to-be-determined date in 2020. Named for the late Payne Stewart, a Missouri native and three-time major golf championship winner, Payne’s Valley brings Woods into a collaboration with another looming figure in the world of outdoor sports: Big Cedar owner Johnny Morris, the billionaire founder of Bass Pro Shops. A keen golfer himself, Morris has spent a considerable fortune elevating Big Cedar into one of the country’s most glittery golf destinations. It is already home to two heralded 18-hole courses— Buffalo Ridge Springs by acclaimed architect Tom Fazio and Ozarks National by the dynamic duo of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, who are regarded widely as the finest design pair in the world today. Big Cedar also boasts two headline par-3 three courses: nine-hole Top of the Rock by Jack Nicklaus, and 13-hole Mountain Top by Gary Player. As if there weren’t enough A-listers on the marquee, eight-time major champion and World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson has gotten into the mix as well with an 18-hole natural grass putting course. Now comes Tiger’s turn. True to its Ozarks surroundings, Payne’s Valley is a sprawling, scenic layout, stitched across a rollicking landscape defined by ridges, rock outcrops and piney swatches. A dramatic footbridge tra-
verses the fifth hole, and the course is ornamented by several striking water features, including natural lakes and waterfalls. Though Tiger in his prime cut a fearsome profile, his course is not intended to give golfers the frights. Its fairways are forgiving, with wide landing areas. Its greens, though rumpled and filled with intrigue, are also ample, with open fronts that will allow players to run the ball up toward the putting surface. Woods doesn’t want people to lose a lot of golf balls. Punishment is not the point. “I want to see a lot of birdies made here,” Woods told Golf magazine last fall during a site visit. “I have always felt that golf is about bringing people together, and this has served as my inspiration.” Not that the course will be a cakewalk either. Stretched to the tips, Payne’s Valley will play 7,300 yards, presenting a stout challenge to anyone who wants to test it from the back tees. To punctuate the point, the course will close with a bonus par-3 19th hole designed by Morris. Perfect for settling bets (or just for snapping selfies), the hole will play to an island green ringed by streams and backed by a waterfall weeping down a granite rock face. Big Cedar is currently accepting tee times for 13-hole preview play. For now, reservations are available over the phone only—to those who call 800.225.6343.
Opposite page, clockwise from top: Nestled within the Ozark Mountains, Payne’s Valley is the area’s third major golf destination—behind heralded Buffalo Ridge Springs and Ozarks National; the facility, the first public course created by Tiger Woods’ firm, TGR Design, has wide and forgiving fairways; a footbridge spans the water feature, creating a dramatic scene along the fifth hole; golfers are eagerly awaiting the official opening of Payne’s Valley, slated for later this year; though designed to be player friendly, the 7,300-yard course has plenty of challenges built into its landscape.
Why does cryotherapy have fitness fanatics lining up to endure icy cold temps in their underwear? By Daria Meoli If you care about what’s cool, you need to know about a growing fitness trend that gives new meaning to the phrase “post-workout cooldown.” It’s called whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), and it’s used before or after a workout. It has caught on with such celebs as Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, LeBron James, Mandy Moore, Hugh Jackman and Cristiano Ronaldo, some of whom say it’s helped them look and feel better than ever. But WBC isn’t just for extreme athletes or pampered VIPs. Cool new cryo-tech offers benefits for everyone. Not to be confused with cryonics, the post-mortem freezing technique Walt Disney was falsely rumored to have used, WBC is used for rejuvenation. Cryotherapy is a modern, high-tech version of an ice bath, a treatment that has long been employed by athletes to help heal muscle tissue, reduce inflammation and modulate pain. Thanks to technology, long, brutal baths in the locker room are being replaced by 2- to 3-minute sessions in WBC chambers in posh spas, upscale fitness centers and physical therapists’ office suites. Cryo converts have found that the process helps them tighten up without breaking a sweat. WBC has been reported to boost metabolism (a session can burn between 500 and 800 calories) and kick collagen production into a higher gear for tighter, younger-looking skin. The process is also said to improve skin blemishes and scars, reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve circulation, stimulate the immune system, increase libido and decrease anxiety and depression. There are two different types of WBC. The first is electric
cryotherapy, for which one walks into what looks like a refrigerated sauna. If you were ever curious about how Rocky felt training in that butcher’s locker (without the cow carcasses), this method is for you. Inside, temperatures are reduced to between -165 and -185 degrees Fahrenheit, and oxygenated cold air is pumped in to uniformly cool your whole body. If you want to chill with a buddy, many electric walk-in chambers are big enough for multiple users at once. For a more intense and personal experience, the liquid nitrogen vapor WBC chambers treat one person at a time, exposing users to temps of about -220 degrees Fahrenheit. Liquid nitrogen chambers look like props out of a sci-fi movie. Think of it as a cross between an upright tanning bed and a human-sized soda can with a hole at the top for your head to pop through. No matter which type of WBC you choose, at most cryo centers you will have to check your modesty at the door. Before hopping in a chamber, users are given dry socks and/or dry non-slip, closed-toe slippers, gloves, shorts or cotton underwear, a face mask and ear protection or a hat. It is extremely important to be completely dry before WBC because any moisture on the body can freeze to the skin and cause frostbite. Before trying cryotherapy, consult your physician. Sessions for either the electric walk-in or liquid nitrogen chamber WBC last between 2 and 3 minutes. To reap the touted benefits of this cool fitness tech, cryo should be done two or three times per week.
a great day for pide
Try pizza’s Turkish cousin once because it’s similar to your favorite slice. Then try it again because it’s different. By Donna Rolando reasons St. Louis is America’s next great food city. Then there’s Tempo, a fast-casual restaurant serving pide and making headlines in Washington, D.C., and Anka Grill in New York City, where you might sample kiymali pide (named after a traditional Turkish dish) with seasoned ground lamb. On the West Coast, there’s Noosh, which Forbes has called San Francisco’s best new restaurant. Drop by and test that claim—in part, anyway— with an order of pide topped with a traditional runny egg, perfect for dipping the thinner-than-pizza crust. The name “pide” comes from an Aramaic word meaning “bread,” but simple it is not. Sure, pide can be served as just a delicious flatbread, and that’s a tradition during the holy month of Ramadan. But during the rest of the year it’s transformed into a popular meal with toppings so varied they beggar the imagination. Yes, pide often contains such common pizza toppings as cheese, ground beef, onions, pepperoni and sausage. But there’s no tomato sauce and none of that Mediterranean staple, olive oil. It’s high-quality butter, and lots of it, that’s key to this dish, yet it remains as light as
if produced by a culinary magician. And you can be transported to the Middle East by other tantalizing flavors, such as lamb, black pepper, spinach and Pinar cheese. Like to create your own magic? Pide can be cooked up in your kitchen from prep to oven in just 35 minutes, and there are internet recipes to get you started. Or, if money is no object, you may find your culinary inspiration in Samsun on Turkey’s north (Black Sea) coast, where dough is left to rise for 12 hours, then pressed on a floured surface and stretched by hand for max softness before entering a wood-fired oven. Samsun is the territory where most agree pide originated, although exactly when someone sank their teeth into the first one remains fuzzy. The food may date back to the Ottoman Empire, but the boat-shaped, open-crust version of pide you’re most likely to savor in the U.S. has been on the culinary scene less than 100 years. Still, that’s plenty of time to bring this taste sensation to near perfection and make it something worthy of your next restaurant trip. After all, what better way for diners shy about experimentation to venture outside their comfort zone than with a dish reminiscent of a slice?
Move over, pizza, because pide is on its way! This Turkish flatbread—which often contains common pizza toppings like pepperoni and sausage—is making its way into kitchens throughout the U.S.
Pizza, again? You can give that oh-sofamiliar crowd-pleaser a break with pide (pronounced PEE-day), a stone-ovenbaked flatbread so versatile your taste buds will never get bored. But leave your diet behind as you follow the trend that’s sweeping the States and dig into this Turkish tradition. These hearty portions—imagine a boat-shaped crust just brimming with meat or veggies—are meant to satisfy a voracious appetite. If you haven’t journeyed to Istanbul lately and you’re just branching out into new ethnic food territory, pide may have escaped your foodie radar—but it won’t for long. From the streets of Turkey, pide is now sharing the culinary stage in the U.S. with its distant cousin, pizza, providing a much-appreciated change of pace for the office set. You might try it once for its similarity to pizza, but all across the country pide is making its own fans. In the St. Louis area, Balkan Treat Box drummed up enough business as a food truck to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant that has critics raving. According to Travel & Leisure, Balkan—with its generous pide of cheese, tangy ajvar (a pepper-based condiment), kajmak (cream) and herbs—is one of the
the other california wine country
The Santa Rita Hills are a farmer’s frustration—and a vintner’s delight. By Josh Sens
“I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing,” says Maya, a character in the movie Sideways. “How the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes.” Maya is delivering a speech that is widely recognized by oenophiles and cinephiles alike. What those film buffs and wine lovers may not know is where that famous scene takes place. It was shot in a house on the Hilt Estate in the Santa Rita Hills, a distinctive appellation in Southern California, and it’s hard to picture a more apt locale. If you’re like Maya and you like to think of wine in its broader context, you’d be hard-pressed to find a region that produces vintages with a more vivid sense of place. Geography alone makes the Santa Rita Hills unique in California. Located northwest of the city of Santa Barbara, near the town of Lompoc and just a few miles from the coast, it is the only wine region in the Golden State situated in a valley that runs east to west. Morning fog off the Pacific rolls in obstructed, blanketing the vineyards in a cool, misty quilt before burning off in the midday sun. By afternoon, vigorous winds sweep across the landscape, buffeting vines that cling to steep, silica-rich slopes. It’s not a friendly place for grapes to
grow. Nor is it an easy place to farm. But it’s wonderful for winemakers, with all the elements in place for fruit that ripens slowly while maintaining its natural acidity. A number of varietals find beautiful expression in the Santa Rita Hills, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. “Our location allows us to have what we call ‘refrigerated sunshine,’” says Matt Dees, head winemaker at the Hilt. “The combination of cooling fog, sunshine and infertile maritime soil keeps the berries small, so you get that great combination of purity of fruit and freshness of flavor.” A Kansas City native, Dees studied soil science at the University of Vermont before embarking on a winemaking journey that took him around the globe, from New Zealand to Napa and, finally, Santa Barbara County, where he settled in 2004, just before Sideways hit the silver screen. In those days, Santa Barbara already enjoyed wine-world acclaim. But the Santa Rita Hills still lay under the radar—a sleepy region with a pioneering spirit and (relatively) affordable land that allowed vintners to plant the varietals that made sense in the setting rather than bending to meet the bottom line. Pinot Noir was one such grape, a varietal intensely attuned to its terroir. At the Hilt Estate, it grows on south-
facing slopes in the coolest reaches of the Santa Rita Hills. Eons ago, this land was covered by the ocean, which left behind a rich layer of marine silica. The soil is light, white and stingy. In its struggle to survive, Pinot Noir develops alluring traits. “When you look at it, you think it’s going to be this dark and brooding wine,” Dees says. “But there is also a phenomenal amount of structure. It’s a wonderful chameleon in the glass.” Much of the same praise could be said of Chardonnay, the other signature varietal of the Santa Rita Hills. Vintners treat it here with minimal interference, showing restraint in their use of oak. The result is wine of electric excitement, brimming with acidity but softened just so around its edges. You come across it at the Hilt and a number of other Santa Rita producers, including Longoria Wines, Melville Winery and Peake Ranch Winery, all of which also make enticing Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir, of course, enjoyed a star turn in Sideways, just as the Santa Rita Hills are enjoying one now. “We started out as a kind of Wild West region,” says Peake Ranch winemaker Wynne Solomon. “But with the resurgence of fresh winemaking, we’re starting to get much wider recognition for being the unique place that we are.”
Opposite page, clockwise from top: Pacific Ocean moisture covers the Sea Smoke Estate Vineyards every afternoon, creating ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir; Santa Rita Hills wineries like Ken Brown, Sanford Winery and Domaine de la Côte produce some of the region’s best wines; a look outside the Melville Winery; a peek at the barrels inside the Sanford Winery; vintner Bruce McGuire has been making wine at the Santa Barbara Winery since 1981.
TASTING NOTES 2017 The Hilt Estate Pinot Noir, $35 Currents of dark berries and black pepper mingle with soft tannins in a wine that balances fresh fruit with wonderful structure. Pastas, duck and beef stews make lovely matches. 2017 Peake Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay, $50 Hints of citrus, green papaya and pineapple skins give way to lush aromatics of toasted almonds, with a clean, bright finish. Enjoy with poultry and fresh seafood. 2017 The Hilt Estate Chardonnay, $45 This wine holds electric acidity with touches of honeysuckle and summer stone fruit. It’s a fresh, vibrant wine that works beautifully with everything from salmon to pork to vegetable casseroles.
It’s No yolk
Call it the unthinkable, drinkable egg. But it’s true—the white of this morning staple can give your evening cocktail a smooth, frothy finish. By Darius Amos
Unless you’ve got a championship bout coming up, nobody’s telling you to drink five whole eggs in the morning à la Rocky Balboa. But protein-rich, cholesterol-free egg whites are actually gaining favor as an ingredient with bartending heavyweights and at-home mixologists alike. The practice of using raw chicken eggs in beverages is anything but new. Egg-laden drinks date back to the Middle Ages, when peasants mixed eggs with liquor and spices. In the U.S., adding eggs to shaken cocktails became popular in the early 1900s, as pre-Prohibition bartenders inserted them for extra body in their Manhattans and old-fashioneds. Today, they’re back in taverns from Brooklyn to Budapest, filling the glasses of discerning drinkers with something eggs-tra. So, why does this idea go over easy? Egg whites are essentially flavorless and, when shaken, form a creamy foam. In other words, they add a velvety texture while preserving the taste of the liquor and your cocktail’s other ingredients. Using a whole egg would create a thick consistency (think eggnog), so unless you want a dense drink that tastes like scrambled eggs, leave out the yolk. Another pro tip: Employ a dry shake when mixing ingredients, then add ice. That will ensure that the egg white incorporates with the other ingredients and creates an irresistible foamy head. Egging you on, we’ve selected five triedand-true cocktails to try. Each one works well with the potent protein you normally poach or fry. Get crackin’!
n 2 oz. pisco n 1 oz. fresh lime juice n 1 egg white n ½ oz. simple syrup n Angostura bitters, for garnish
n 1½ oz. absinthe n ¼ oz. simple syrup n 3 oz. half-and-half n 1 dash of orange flower water n 1 egg white n ¼ oz. white crème de menthe
Add all ingredients into a shaker and dryshake. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with three drops of the bitters. Using a straw, swirl the bitters into a simple design.
In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
n 2 oz. gin n 1 egg white n ½ oz. fresh lemon juice n ½ oz. raspberry syrup n 1 raspberry, for garnish
n 1½ oz. amaretto n ¾ oz. cask-proof bourbon n 1 oz. fresh lemon juice n 1 tsp. simple syrup n ½ oz. egg white, beaten n 1 orange slice, for garnish n 1–2 maraschino cherries, for garnish
n 1 oz. vodka n ½ oz. crème de pêche n ½ oz. fresh lemon juice n 1 tsp. egg white n 2 oz. Champagne n lemon peel, for garnish
Add all the ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a speared raspberry.
Dry-shake vodka, crème de pêche, lemon and egg white in a cocktail shaker for about one minute. Add a few cubes of ice and shake again to chill the mixture. Pour Champagne into a flute and strain the contents of the shaker on top. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Add all ingredients into a shaker and dryshake. Add ice and shake again until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange and maraschino cherries.
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No matter how much you enjoy Washington’s newly redone Dupont Circle Hotel (and you will), don’t linger in your room. There’s a city full of surprises out there. By Rita Guarna
f election-year arguments are stressing you out, the nation’s capital may seem the last place you’d want to escape to. Indeed, D.C. was once seen as a hot-air hothouse where politics was the only game in town. But there’s been a capital improvement— the Washington of 2020 is well worth a visit. It’s a sophisticated international hub of culture, art, shopping and fine food. It’s bristling with history, of course, but it’s far more than a magnet for monument nerds and government buffs. And when it comes to games, the city long known for either baseball’s worst team or no team at all can now boast that its Nationals (cue “Baby Shark” song here) are the sport’s reigning World Series champs. Luckily, there’s no need for bipartisan negotiations in deciding where to stay. The multimillion-dollar redo of The Dupont Circle Hotel makes it an ideal place to hang your hat for a weekend (or longer) visit. Part of The Doyle Collection (eight family-owned hotels in five countries, all in landmark buildings), The Dupont Circle was reimagined by Martin Brudnizki, known for creating some of the most celebrated interiors, including New York’s Beekman and The Coral Room at The Bloomsbury in London. Meanwhile, Clodagh of Clodagh Design worked her magic on the hotel foyer and a rooftop terrace suite. From the moment we stepped through the hotel’s glass doors, the posh-yet-relaxed vibe caused a collective exhale. General Manager Joel Freyberg has fostered an air of serenity and capable efficiency in his staff—helpful, but a refreshing break from the cloying hyperattention one bears with in some upscale establishments. Besides a new bar, aptly named Doyle, a new restaurant, The Pembroke, and gorgeous terrace suites, there are 327 rooms with massive windows, cool gray tones, minimalist furniture (I love the leather headboards), wooden shutters and sleek bathrooms—complete with heated floors. It all makes for a stay that is more than just pleasurable. In fact, our suite felt more like a swanky pied-à-terre with a separate bedroom, a
living room with wet bar and a large balcony. Of course, location is as important as creature comforts, and this spot northwest of downtown delivers. It’s a homey neighborhood, but not too far from the main attractions. Here you’ll find Embassy Row, art galleries and historic buildings— including the Cathedral of St. Matthew, where JFK’s funeral was held. To start your tour, check out the Old Post Office Pavilion’s 315-foot clock tower, where you’ll get a 360degree look from above at the District and some of its famous sites, including the Capitol building and the Washington Monument. And while it may be true that there’s no free lunch, the capital does have several free museums. (You pay taxes, after all.) The Smithsonian Institution is not one but 17 museums throughout the metro area and beyond—all no-charge. Some—including the American History Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Air and Space Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden—are located on the National Mall. And just three blocks north of Natural History, you’ll find the expertly restored Ford’s Theatre, where you can step right into the mid-19th century. Once you’ve had your fill of these attractions, stroll through the U.S. Botanic Garden, tucked among the museums near the Capitol. Here you’ll find some 5,000 orchids, plus plants from all over the world— from tropical rainforest foliage to desert friendly succulents. Tours last 45 minutes and take visitors through the Conservatory with its plethora of themed collections. Of course, a trip to our nation’s capital wouldn’t be complete without some quiet reflection at monuments. There’s a reason the Lincoln Memorial is much visited; it’s awe-inspiring, with quotes from Abe’s Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural on the walls. You’ll be moved just as Jimmy Stewart was in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Don’t neglect the Jefferson Memorial, beautifully situated on the Tidal Basin, and monuments to FDR and Martin Luther King are cool too.
In Lincoln’s shadow, on the western side of the Mall, are memorials to the veterans of two recent conflicts. War’s anonymity is touchingly challenged by the wall of names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And the Korean War Veterans Memorial features 19 stainless-steel statues of young soldiers. They represent the 1.5 million Americans who, in the words of a tribute etched there, “answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.” Washington’s claim to big-league status in culture and entertainment owes much, of course, to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a complex of performance venues in which some 2,200 shows and events in theater, opera, ballet and classical music are presented each year. Check kennedy-center.org before your visit to see what’s playing and order tickets. You’ll work up an appetite taking in the sights. For a quick bite, and a peek at the local scene, check out the farmers’ market at Dupont Circle. There are markets in other neighborhoods too; one of them— Eastern Market near Capitol Hill—even gives its name to a stop on the Metro. But for a special meal, you can’t beat The Pembroke. First, it’s lovely: Plush blue velvet banquettes, coral couches, floor-toceiling windows, marble tabletops and brass light fixtures set the cosmopolitan scene. Power brokers may be making deals over drinks at the gleaming 36-foot bar where ’tenders serve up everything from a French 75 to margarita martini. But the food steals the show. Chef Harper McClure has done a masterful job giving farm-to-table offerings an international flavor with standout entrées such as lamb tagine, veal Milanese and Dover sole meunière. For starters, choose from oysters mignonette or my personal favorites: octopus à la plancha and seared Hudson Valley foie gras. Yes, Washington-bashing has become a national pastime. But don’t let that blind you to a delightful city well worth exploring—or an unimpeachable choice for a place to lay your head when your day of exploring is done.
Opposite page, clockwise from top: The luxury terrace suite includes bespoke custom furnishings, hardwood floors throughout and unrivaled views of the city, including Dupont Circle; the sleek, modern design of the lobby sets a stylish and warm scene for visitors; the upscale Pembroke restaurant dishes out contemporary American fare and creative spins on other international classics such as Moroccan-inspired lamb tagine; for a different adventure, guests can sign up for a mixology class at the Pembroke bar or enjoy craft cocktails at the Doyle bar.
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If our store hours don’t fit your schedule, call us. If you’re a morning person who finds 7 a.m. the ideal time for your Garmany Experience, we will arrange to be here. Does the commute put you on the platform at 9 p.m.? No problem. Shopping by appointment allows us to give you the personal attention and shopping time you need, when your schedule permits.
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As talented as a local tailor may be, he can only provide the limited patterns and materials on hand. At Garmany, our Made-to-Measure service takes advantage of the relationships we have established with Italian manufacturers to deliver a suit that is smart and sexy—and a good value—in as little as one week. You won’t find a better shortterm plan to look your best.
GADGETS AND GEAR Vitra Eames Radio vitra.com Polaris 9650iQ Sport polarispool.com Samsung Bot Care research.samsung.com Arccos Smart Sensors arccosgolf.com Kelvin kelvinroaster.com Husqvarna Automower 450XH husqvarna.com
OLDFASHIONED SHOESHINE Garmany is one of the few places left where you can still get a meticulous hand shine. In just a few minutes, we’ll have your shoes looking lustrous, and you’ll feel ready to take on the world.
No matter where you are in Garmany, you’re only a few paces away from a spacious, comfortable changing room. We never planned on 49, but after we located them in the places we knew would be most convenient, that’s how it worked out.
DROP-TOP GORGEOUS Bentley Continental bentleymotors.com
LOUNGE AND BAR Like any gracious host, we always offer our guests something to drink. Whether you’re shopping in first-floor menswear or browsing the women’s collections 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 bracing, we have wine, beer and a full bar.
A GREAT DAY FOR PIDE Balkan Treat Box balkantreatbox.com Tempo tempodc.com Anka Grill ankagrill.com Noosh nooshsf.com THE OTHER CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY The Hilt Estate thehiltestate.com Peake Ranch Vineyard peakeranch.com Longoria Wines longoriawine.com Melville Winery melvillewinery.com NATIONAL TREASURE Dupont Circle Hotel doylecollection.com
INTO THE WILD ericsambol.com
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Our on-site tailor shop is at your disposal for alterations to your Garmany purchases. We provide same-day service as a rule and can usually handle minor alterations while you wait. The same goes for emergency repairs and routine wardrobe maintenance, such as tightening loose buttons: Bring the garment in, and we’ll fix that button on the spot.
THAIS TO THE PAST Four Seasons Hotel Chiang Mai fourseasons.com Anantara Chiang Mai Resort anantara.com Green Trails green-trails.com Elephant Nature Park elephantnaturepark .org
TEE IS FOR TIGER Payne’s Valley at Big Cedar Lodge bigcedar.com/golf/ paynes-valley-course
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A central part of the Garmany Experience is superlative service in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to browse in private, you’re more than welcome. When you need expert, individual attention, you’ll get it— instantly and for as long as you want. Our knowledgeable staff is well versed in all of the brands we carry, the trends of the season and how to fit every body type. They stand ready to advise you on all matters of wardrobe and accessories.
All brands and products featured in this issue are available at Garmany unless otherwise noted. Sources of those other brands and products are listed below.
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A Garmany Gift Card guarantees your gift will be the perfect style, size and color. Purchase a gift card in the store or online in any denomination you choose for a remembrance that will dazzle any lucky recipient.
Face to Face Sure, your tailored suit and designer shoes reveal your fashion chops. But don’t forget to dress your best asset—your face. No matter the shape of your mug, there’s a style that suits you.
Face the Facts: Chalk up devastatingly good looks to your sharp, angular jawline. It’s the most noticeable trait of the square shape and one that looks even better with the right facial hair.
Face the Facts: There’s often a negative connotation surrounding “round,” particularly when talking about one’s body, but the truth is that there’s plenty to love about this shape. Round mugs have symmetry, meaning that the length of the face is strikingly similar to the wide cheekbones. That’s a great reason to smile when you look in the mirror.
Face the Facts: Your chances of being named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” increase with this versatile shape, defined by its rounded jawline and wide cheekbones. Of the publication’s 10 most recent top dudes, six of them were blessed with an oval face.
Face the Facts: Why the long face? Of course you’re not sad—genetics just gave you a lengthy facial profile. The shape comes with wide jawbones, but the most defining feature (and responsible for that extended face) is a deep, square chin.
Dress It: As long as your grooming habits are up to par, you can sport just about any facial hair style. Ovals who want a beard should always maintain a short length on their chin, which is rounder than a square or oblong face. Avoid having too much hair on the cheeks—plenty of whiskers will give the appearance of a more circular face. Remember, the less hair on your cheeks, the leaner you’ll look.
Dress It: Facial hair should not only look good, it also should serve a purpose. With this shape, a beard should shorten the elongated appearance, create a squared jawline and make the face appear fuller. A beard with volume on the sides—the chinstrap, for instance—will accomplish this. The thick mustache of a circle goatee beard provides a natural break in the long face.
Who Wore It Well?: Take your pick of the “Sexiest Men Alive” fraternity: Adam Levine, David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Hemsworth, all of whom have rocked a gamut of styles.
Who Wore It Well?: “Sexiest Men” alumni Ben Affleck and Idris Elba are some of the most prominent oblongfaced leading men to don great beards of varying lengths.
Dress It: Try a beard that adds length to your face without widening your mug. A surefire style is the classic goatee. Just be sure you or your stylist groom the sides of the beard to keep it as narrow as possible. Doing this will soften that powerful jawline and give other facial features a chance to shine.
Who Wore It Well?: It doesn’t get much better than a salt-and-pepper Brad Pitt or a five-o’clock-shadowed Zac Efron.
Dress It: Your face is already round so don’t turn yourself into a coconut with an unkempt beard. Its name might suggest otherwise, but a round head does have angles—they’re just not as defined as others—so play them up as much as possible, especially around the chin. To do so, wear a beard that’s shorter along your cheeks and longer around the chin. This style also creates the illusion of a longer face. Who Wore It Well?: Take a look at Leo DiCaprio: In the later years of his career, he’s sported various styles that complement his circular face.
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