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HOLIDAY FASHIONS GORGEOUS GALÁPAGOS

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STYLE

BOUTIQUE BOXING

THE GORGEOUS GALÁPAGOS A TOAST TO CHAMPAGNE

A TOAST TO CHAMPAGNE

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THE PAGANI HUAYRA ROADSTER

FEEL THE BREEZE: THE PAGANI HUAYRA ROADSTER

MAN OF THE HOUR

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Take center stage on every occasion with the season’s finest fashions

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CONTENTS HOLIDAY 2017

FEATURES FEEL THE BREEZE | 28 Named after the Andean god of wind, the Pagani Huayra Roadster is a perfect blend of performance and style that will leave its drivers breathless.

THE GORGEOUS GALáPAGOS | 30 In this Pacific archipelago, you’ll dodge iguanas, swim with sea lions and commune with Darwin’s ghost— and that’s only part of the magic of these “enchanted” islands.

festively formal | 64 ’Tis the season to express your personal style in a top-notch tuxedo.

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Take center stage on every occasion with the season’s finest fashions.

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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 6 We’re celebrating the holidays in high style!

The john craig Guide | 11 Stone Rose is ready for takeoff...Streamsong Resort’s latest golf course is the new black... The Bevy’s “Sip + Socilize” mantra...and much more.

the techie | 16 You may not need any of these high-tech toys, but you’ll certainly want them!

Essentials | 20 Our jackets, shirts, pants and more will have you welcoming the cooler weather in style.

Grooming | 50 Cutting-edge laser procedures can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, remove that embarrassing tattoo and more.

fitness | 52 Why is “boutique boxing” so popular? It’s great exercise, and the bag won’t knock you flat.

PURSUITS | 56 The spunky, 140-horsepower Terraquad will surely move you—on land or water.

grape | 58 Raise your glass: Several off-the-beatenpath vintners are making decidedly distinctive champagnes.

MADE-TO-MEASURE | 62 One of these five collar styles can complement your look, your mood and even your face. Which one is best for you?

ON THE COVER: Jordan wears a sportcoat by Canali, sweater by Gran Sasso, shirt by Stenströms and pocket square by Eton.

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HE’S ALMOST ITALIAN

If being Italian were a matter of expertise, fashion guru Hugo Jacomet would be right there with pasta and that leaning tower. His new book, The Italian Gentleman: The Master Tailors of Italian Men’s Fashion (Rizzoli, $53) gives an in-depth look at the designers, tailors and artisans who for generations have defined Italian style. In its lavishly illustrated pages, more than 50 iconic Italian menswear fashion houses are celebrated for creating the world’s finest men’s clothing—with neckwear, shoes and accessories very much included. Surely we can forgive Hugo for being, you know, French.

The folks at Gran Sasso say their sweaters are “unique and unmistakable,” and we’re inclined to agree. One reason: Each is handmade, using natural yarns like cashmere (from goats living in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia), silk (weaved and finished entirely in Italy), extra-fine merinos, Super Geelong and Super Tasmania (courtesy of Australian sheep) and more. Better still, the line has a knitted masterpiece for every temperature change during the coming months, from light crewnecks to winter-friendly turtlenecks. Still searching for the perfect sweater? Visit John Craig and see all Gran Sasso has to offer.

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Golfers have yet another reason to tee off at Streamsong Resort: the Streamsong Black, which opened in late September after avoiding the wrath of Hurricane Irma. The clearly invincible course, designed by acclaimed architect Gil Hanse, is a Par-73 championship layout featuring flowing elevation and rolls, tumbles and sand ridges similar to the Sand Belt Region of Melbourne, Australia. There’s also the Gauntlet, a two-acre putting course; the Roundabout, a free-flowing practice area; and a clubhouse that boasts the Bone Valley Tavern. Meanwhile, golf aficionados are hitting holes in one (or, at least, trying to) at the resort’s Streamsong Blue, featuring multiple elevation changes, fairways navigating wild grasses and deep-water ponds, and giant bunkers that roll off of towering sand dunes. Then there’s the Streamsong Red, boasting 18 holes with 419 Bermuda grass fairways winding through decades-old sand dunes, lakes and natural bunkers. Local golfers aren’t the only ones singing Streamsong’s praises: On its 2016-2017 list of the Top 100 public-access courses in America, Golf magazine placed Streamsong Blue at #14; Streamsong Red came in at #10.

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THE JOHN CRAIG GUIDE THE A–Z LIST

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John Craig is proud to feature more than 75 designer brands! See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below, then stop by one of our stores (there are seven) for a shopping experience you’ll love.

Ready for a throwback? The latest sportcoats by L.B.M. 1911 are giving off shades of the ’70s, combined with the classic elegance of Italian design. The family-run brand was founded way back in 1898, when 16-year-old Luigi Bianchi left the Italian province of Mantova for Turin with the intention of studying to become a master tailor. The young man’s big dreams eventually became reality: By 1911, he was designing luxury men’s clothing and had his very own fashion label. Today, L.B.M. 1911 is known for its uber-cool, casual vibe; in fact, a hallmark of the brand is a distressed finish that gives its garments a vintage look. Those sportcoats, meanwhile, are blissfully deconstructed to guarantee a relaxed, comfortable fit. Check them out in all their laid-back glory at John Craig.

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With “Sip + Socialize” as its mantra, The Bevy is quickly making Happy Hour an essential experience. The open-air Naples hotspot, which just opened this past summer, has a drinks menu that boasts thinking-out-of-thebox creations like the Bourbon Nut Sour, with Buffalo Trace, Pisa, lemon juice, simple syrup and aquafaba; the Fig Daiquiri, with Don Q rum, Figenza, lime juice, black walnut bitters and aquafaba; and the Sergeant Pepper, with St. George Green Chili Vodka, prickly pear liqueur, agave and lemon juice. There’s also an ample beer selection, a handful of mocktails and a wine list that’ll satisfy even the most discriminating vino connoisseur. Oh, and did we mention the food? A wide-ranging dinner and dessert menu offers culinary delights and, best of all, your pooch can tag along and enjoy a meal too. Yes, really: A “dog menu” features a three-course meal with a Milk Bone smeared with peanut butter as an “appawtizer,” a choice of chicken, beef or salmon with quinoa and fresh veggies as an entree, and a “pupcup” of vanilla ice cream for dessert.

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Craig Delongy explains how to sail through life without giving offense. I’ve prepped myself for a job interview more aggressively than Presidential candidates practice for televised debates. I have a fresh résumé, a sharpened pencil and a brand-new legal pad. Now, what do I wear to telegraph a pulled-together, I’m-serious-about-this-job look? —Worried in Winter Park A suit. An interviewee should dress conservatively, in either navy or charcoal, solid or with a subtle plaid or stripe. And fit is important, so your suit should be properly tailored and pressed. On that acceptable foundation, give yourself some leeway for self-expression. Your dress shirt should be solid, striped or with a small check. Go for soft colors that complement your skin tone. Choose an attractive tie that makes you stand out without appearing showy. Shoes should be classic with a fresh polish. Look at your prospective employer’s website for an idea of what executives are wearing in their photos. LinkedIn profiles will also help.

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THE JOHN CRAIG GUIDE FOR THE JETSETTER IN YOU

Get ready for takeoff: With its line of shirts named after airports around the world, Stone Rose is flying high. Jonathan Sharvit and Shai Medalsy, two childhood pals who grew up to start the line together, say travel is an integral part of their design aesthetic as they look to cities of cultural (and stylistic) importance to inspire their collection. The metropolis at the top of that list? Miami, aka the brand’s base. And just one look at Stone Rose’s offerings reveals the Magic City’s influence: Bold colors, along with intricate prints that are designed in-house, are dominant; knit or woven ultra-luxe cottons are specifically selected for their comfort, quality, durability and feel. Experience the collection—and indulge the jetsetter in you—at John Craig.

REELING IT IN

BOW TIE HISTORY 101

Like many wardrobe staples, the bow tie has military origins. It was part of the Croatian army uniform in the 17th century, as a strip of scarf to hold shirt collars together. When well-dressed Frenchmen got hold of it (their word cravat gained currency in centuries 18 and 19) it evolved into the bow we know. In the late 1800s, “black tie” attire featuring a black bow gained popularity among wealthy members of the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. Nowadays, of course, men wear bow ties with suits and sportcoats too, not just tuxedos. Ready to get in touch with your inner bow tie guy? John Craig has an up-to-date collection in stock.

Way back in the 1930s and ’40s, those who fished along the rivers of the southern U.S. didn’t have to go far to sample their catch of the day: Nearby “fish camps” offered anglers the perfect place to fillet, fry and enjoy. Today, that tradition is being kept alive by Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar, and you don’t even need your own rod and reel. The Winter Park eatery, which promises to capture the spirit and authenticity of fish camps, features a menu filled with fresh, seasonal fish and Southern comfort food that will make even the most discerning seafood lover fall hook, line and sinker. So what’s on offer? Dinner patrons frequently favor the Whole Fried Market Fish, the Florida Shrimp & Creamy Cheese Grits or the Low Country Boil (with local shrimp, snow crab, PEI mussels, andouille, red skin potatoes, corn on the cob, charred okra and drawn butter). And if you’re not feeling like fish (as if), there’s plenty more on the menu, including Buttermilk Pan Fried Chicken, Grilled Hanger Steak and The Reel Burger, featuring unexpected touches like tomato bacon jam, aged Gouda, baby arugula, garlic aioli and—because you always have to keep it reel—a side of fries. REEL FISH COASTAL KITCHEN & BAR, 1234 N. ORANGE AVE., WINTER PARK, 407.543.3474; REELFISHCOASTAL.COM

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Recipes created only with local produce. Pasta made by hand. These are just two of the special touches executive chef and co-owner David Medure has brought to Restaurant Medure since 2001. A few others: half-priced wines every Monday (there are more than 300 from which to choose), a calendar packed with special events (a recent five-course meal featured Peju wine pairings and special guest Lisa Peju) and the “M Card” program, which rewards frequent guests. And let’s not forget the menu at Medure, known for featuring global cuisine with a local influence. The Pappardelle Alla Vodka, with Mayport shrimp, cherry tomatoes and shaved parmesan, is a fave, as is the Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast with Spicy Local Eggplant and Guajillo Chili Orange Glaze. And since good food is even better with good music, the restaurant’s lounge features live performances. RESTAURANT MEDURE , 818 A1A N., PONTE VEDRA BEACH, 904.543.3797

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LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE Half sculpture and half light, Flo’s Serena table lamp is a sight for sore eyes. The energy-efficient lamp casts and focuses light from two positions: upright for broad illumination or downward for a soft yet direct beam. Choose which color to light the way—the elegantly shaped reflector comes in black, aluminum or copper. $595.

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SMART SIGHT They say seeing is believing, so view a whole new world through Osterhout Design Group’s R-9 augmented/virtual reality smart glasses. They’re powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and offer 1080p resolution, meaning you can watch movies and interact with your surroundings as clear as day. $1,799.

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HERO OF THE DAY Whether you’re skydiving from the edge of space or recording your puppy leaping into the pool, capture every moment using the GoPro Hero5. The waterproof camera shoots 4K video and 12MP photos in single, burst and time-lapse modes. You’ll be glad to have all of your memories in highresolution. $350.

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A NICE RING TO IT Let’s face it: Wearing a fitness monitor on your wrist isn’t as fashionable as wearing a Shinola watch. Thankfully, Motiv has developed a titaniumencased fitness tracking ring (available in slate or rose gold) that counts steps and calories and even monitors sleep. You’re gonna wanna put a ring on it! $199.

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BREATH OF FRESH AIR Whether you believe in global warming or not, Plume Labs’ Flow will tell you the truth about air pollution. Attach it to your bag or belt with the leather strap, and monitor indoor and outdoor air quality, humidity and temperature. It then connects with mobile devices to alert users of current conditions and suggests routes to safer surroundings. $150.

These high-tech toys might not be a true necessity, but need-schmeed­— we want ’em!

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THRICE IS NICE Good things come in threes—a trio of 17-inch monitors, that is. The Project Valerie by Razer is the world’s first laptop with three monitors, and it also comes equipped with a top-of-the-line graphics card and technology that ensures the multi-display action is perfect. Of course, the machine will pick up Wi-Fi, so feel free to spread out when you set up at the coffeeshop. Price not available at press time.

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From top, left to right: suede shirt jacket by Peter Millar, camo shoes by Stubbs & Wootton, denim paisley shirt by Stenstrรถms, sunglasses by Persol, watch by Shinola, embossed crocodile belt by W. Kleinberg, sweater by Gran Sasso, 5-pocket pants by MAC.

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From top, left to right: cashmere crewneck sweater by Kinross, hat by Bailey, shirt by Stone Rose, jacket by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, pocket square by Dion, Perform jeans in ink by Citizens of Humanity, double monk strap boots by Magnanni, belt by Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Named after the Andean god of wind, the Pagani Huayra Roadster is a perfect blend of performance and style that will leave its drivers breathless. Italian maker Pagani blew the roof off of the Huayra Coupe to create its airier, lighter and faster cousin. The Roadster is a true combination of innovative design and sheer power (a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged Mercedes AMG V12 ensures the latter), and it’s the ultimate ride to get from point A to point B—if your intention is to turn heads and get to your destination as fast as possible.

Because every part of the Huayra Roadster is hand-built, production of each car is expected to be slower than most. Company founder Horatio Pagani says it’s the most complicated project he’s undertaken—and that’s the reason only 100 of these supercars will be manufactured.

At 2,821 pounds, the Roadster is 176 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the Huayra Coupe. With less weight and new carbon-titanium paneling, the Roadster can complete the 0–60 sprint in a blistering sub-3 seconds. Whew!

For comfortable driving in a variety of conditions, a state-of-the-art electronic stability control system (ESC) features five modes: Wet, Comfort, Sport, Race and ESC off.

Four movable flaps—two in the front and a pair in the back—improve downforce and help maintain stability, especially when the top is down.

Pirelli developed P Zero Corsa tires specifically for the Huayra Roadster. Pagani says the tires enable 1.80 g of lateral grip—a major factor for that 0–60 time.

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A large, fresh air intake and a front-end splitter help generate speed. Both were designed to optimize the vehicle’s aerodynamics.

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Circular taillights on both sides of a bank of four exhaust pipes play up the curves and rounded edges of the car’s body.

The centerpiece of the Huayra Roadster’s interior is the seven-speed, single-clutch paddle shiftbox.

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In this Pacific archipelago you’ll dodge iguanas, swim with sea lions and commune with Darwin’s ghost— and that’s only part of the magic of these “enchanted” islands. By Rita Guarna

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The Pacific Ocean crashes against Darwin’s Arch, a rock formation just off of Darwin Island in the background. The island is one of the smallest in the Galápagos archipelago, with an area of just one square kilometer.

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t first I was reluctant. This was a cruise, and a cruiser I’m not. I cringe at the thought of prescribed mealtimes, lounge acts and forced fun, and I also tend toward motion sickness. So a proposed journey to the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific didn’t immediately float my boat. But reports of that destination’s stunning beauty and unrivaled glimpses of nature—going all the way back to 19th-century English naturalist Charles Darwin— were so persuasive, you could say my thinking evolved. I convinced myself that this once-in-alifetime journey would be worth it. Nature is indeed the Galápagos’ raison d’être. So it stands to reason that there are strict environmental regulations here and that there’s nary a golf course or chain restaurant to be found. Never mind. You can golf again when you’re back in an ordinary place. Named Las Islas Encantadas—the Enchanted Islands—by the first explorers to arrive in the 16th century, the Galápagos provides an otherworldly experience. For one thing, it’s remote: This archipelago of 19 islands (not to mention some 100-plus islets and rocks) straddles the equator more than 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Volcanic eruptions formed these parts between 3 million and 5 million years ago, making conditions quite harsh. Still, you’d have to say indigenous life adapted resourcefully; roughly 2,000 plant and animal species found here exist nowhere else in the world. This is a wildlife-watching destination on steroids, where humans play second fiddle to the all-star animal cast. Where else besides a zoo can you see penguins and tortoises on the same trip? My cruise-phobia quickly waned. It helped that we set sail on the MV Origin, a 20-passenger yacht launched last year that is part of the Ecoventura fleet. (The company has been in the expedition cruising business some 20 years and knows these islands.) Plus, we didn’t exactly have to rough it: Our stateroom was spacious and featured panoramic windows perfect for spying the area’s unique topography. And there’s a roomy Jacuzzi and fitness center on board and a library. Add to that twice-daily excursions led by certified naturalists (10 passengers per guide to ensure an intimate experience), nightly briefings and the use of wet suits (you’ll need them as the water is cold several months of the year), snorkel equipFrom top, the blue-footed booby lives mostly on water but uses land to breed and rear young. Nearly one-half of the world’s breeding pairs nest on Galápagos Islands and islets like Punta Pitt. Tourists can take a wooden staircase to the summit of a dormant volcano on Bartolomé Island, a small isle off the tip of Santiago. The Galápagos giant tortoise, which can weigh up to 920 pounds, is native to seven of the Galápagos Islands and can readily be seen in their natural habitat at Rancho El Manzanillo on Santa Cruz.

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Sea stacks such as Kicker Rock can be reached by small boats, kayaks or snorkeling. Cruises around the Galรกpagos Islands take one of two routes and are under strict monitoring.

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This page from top, snorkelers can swim with sea lions just off the olive-sand beach at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. A view from the top: a unique look at Las Tintoreras and Isabela. After a day of island hopping, dinner awaits aboard the MV Origin. Opposite, curious and friendly manta rays are some of the pleasant surprises of the sea.

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ment and kayaks, and you have the makings of a perfect trip. From our first minutes on San Cristóbal, we were confronted with creatures completely unperturbed by humans. We were told to keep our distance and not to touch them (or anything, for that matter), but they heeded no such warning about us. As if on cue, a large land iguana swaggered onto the path, its resplendent yellow skin glowing in the sunlight. Actually, it’s tough to keep clear of the lizards, tortoises and even sea lions that co-exist with us. They’re a fearless and curious lot, and while it’s a tad disconcerting at first, soon these face-to-fauna encounters are not only welcome, they’re almost expected. You can’t help but wonder if this is how Darwin felt back in 1835, when after weeks of studying the native plants and animals the young naturalist developed his theory of evolution and in so doing introduced the islands to the world. It wasn’t until 1959, however, that the archipelago became Ecuador’s first national park, and the islands were

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named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Only time will decide which of our extraordinary encounters remain with my fellow passengers and me. Will it be the turtles gracefully swimming alongside us or our front row seat as sea lions and dolphins performed what appeared to be a carefully choreographed dance? Then there were the marine iguanas, sea snakes and sharks—yes, sharks that abounded. The islands are home to some two dozen types of sharks, from whale sharks and hammerheads to black-tip and Galápagos sharks. I’m not sure when exactly it dawned on me that this is what it means, truly, to commune with nature. On one snorkeling “tour,” for example, a manta ray swam up to me and flitted about before gliding into the deep. There’s the comical gait of the blue-footed boobies, the nimble prancers, aka Sally Lightfoot crabs, Darwin’s finches, the waved albatross, and of course, the frigatebird, whose wrinkled throat can inflate like a bright red balloon. Was it my imagination, or did these creatures all seem to share a buoyant spirit just this side of gloating? That would make sense. After all, they get to live there, while I’m reduced to obsessively plotting my next cruise.

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This page from top: Whether in a stately room or on deck, views from the MV Origin are breathtaking. Fine dining and freshness are guranteed on the boat and on the islands. After a long day of exploring the land and sea, take a relaxing soak in the Origin’s Jacuzzi to unwind. Opposite clockwise from top: The Galápagos land iguana can be found in places like South Plaza, a small uplift with tall cliffs just off of Santa Cruz. During breeding season, the male frigatebird will inflate its wrinkled throat to attract potential mates. Darwin’s finches vary in size, from 10 to 20 centimeters. Sea stacks, tuff formations and smaller islands are accessible by kayak, available through the Origin.

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Take center stage on every occasion with the season’s finest fashions.

Navy suit by Canali, shirt and pocket square by Eton, tie by Dolce Punta.

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This page: sportcoat by Canali, sweater by Gran Sasso, shirt by Stenstrรถms, 5-pocket pants by Peter Millar, pocket square by Eton, double monk strap boots by Magnanni. Opposite page: vest by Peter Millar, shirt by Peter Millar Crown Sport, belt by Bill Lavin, 5-pocket pants by MAC.

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This page: tan sweater and shirt by Peter Millar, jeans by Citizens of Humanity. Opposite page: sportcoat by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, shirt by Sand, 5-pocket pants by MAC, boutonnière by Hook & Albert.

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This page: dinner jacket by Robert Talbott, tuxedo shirt by Stenstrรถms, bow tie by Brackish, pocket square by Carrot & Gibbs. Opposite page: velvet sportcoat and shirt by Robert Graham, pocket square by Seaward & Stern.

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GROOMING

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These cutting-edge procedures can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, banish unwanted hair, remove that embarrassing tattoo and more.

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THE ISSUE: SUN SPOTS Sure, you rocked that glorious tan back in the day, but now that we’re all grown up, we know sunbathing often results in one thing: dark spots. Fortunately, Photorejuvenation, which uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, can banish such skin transgressions by targeting melanin (the brown pigment in freckles and sun spots). When the IPL hits the offending area, the melanin is absorbed by the body, making it less visible. You’ll need about three to five treatments, spaced a month apart. The pros of the procedure: IPL can be performed anywhere on the body, and the results are long-lasting. The cons: Crusting may occur and last up to 10 days, and you’ll have to stay out of the sun after each treatment—but c’mon, you should have been doing that all along!

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THE ISSUE: THAT REGRETFUL TATTOO When Johnny Depp was madly in love with Winona Ryder (remember 1989?), he had the phrase “Winona Forever” inked on his right arm—but when the relationship went south, he had a tattoo artist change the inscription to “Wino Forever.” That was certainly a creative way to fix the problem, but the Pirates of the Carribean star could have opted for laser tattoo removal. The PicoSure laser, for one, breaks up pigment colors with a high-intensity beam; black absorbs the wavelengths best, meaning it’s the easiest color to remedy. You’ll need more than one treatment, and the number of sessions will depend on the age, size and color of your ink, but seriously— anything’s better than being a wino forever.

THE ISSUE: EXCESSIVE HAIR Ask your girlfriend: Furry backs aren’t hot. And unfortunately, laser hair removal has been tedious and time-consuming­— until now. The LightSheer Duet laser features an extra-large treatment tip, meaning expansive areas like the back, chest and shoulders can be smoother in a jiffy. Some men are even opting for LightSheer to clean up necklines their and reduce pesky five o’clock shadow. The best part? Patients typically need between three and four sessions—half of what was required with older methods—and many men fit in an appointment during their lunch break.

THE ISSUE: ACNE SCARS The bad news: Acne scars can never be completely removed. The good news: Fractional lasers, like the MiXto SX Micro Fractional CO2 Laser, can significantly reduce their appearance. What’s so special about the MiXto? Energy is delivered in a scanning pattern rather than a continuous beam, which means there’ll be less unnecessary heat build-up in the skin and higher energy levels can be applied. The skin’s top layer will then vaporize and peel off, providing visible improvement in terms of skin quality; the laser also stimulates collagen growth, which will give your face a smoother appearance. Some patients need just one treatment; those with deeper acne scars may require two or three.

THE ISSUE: BROKEN CAPILLARIES It doesn’t matter how you got those reddish-purple lines on your nose and face, be it from wind- or sunburn, trauma or even rosacea. The bottom line is they’re a bummer. To the rescue: pulsed dye laser treatment. The Vbeam laser, for one, is known for being almost painless and the least likely of any treatment to leave a residual mark or scar. It’s also considered safe to be used around the eye, although caution is advised. Depending on how many broken blood vessels you have, you may need just one treatment, but it takes four to six weeks to see final results.

THE ISSUE: FINE LINES AND WRINKLES Fraxel, a fractional laser treatment, is being heralded for its ability to reduce wrinkles plus fine lines around the eyes and even on the eyelids. But that’s not all: It can diminish acne and surgical scarring, age spots, sun damage, enlarged pores and even stretch marks. Fraxel can be performed in two ways: ablative (meaning the top layer of skin is removed in a more invasive procedure) or non-ablative (lasers heat up the underlying skin tissue without marring the surface). The former requires a recovery time of a few days to a few weeks, while patients who choose the latter are typically good to go in just one to three days. A series of three to five treatments are usually performed, depending on the patient’s needs.

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FITNESS

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Why is “boutique boxing” so popular? It’s great exercise, and the bag won’t knock you flat. By Lee Lusardi Connor

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emember all those smoky noir boxing movies? OK, now forget ’em. Today, in certain discriminating quarters, pugilism isn’t violence. It’s a trendy fitness activity. “Look at boxers—they’re some of the leanest and most powerful athletes on the planet,” says Rob Sulaver, an American Council on Exercise-certified trainer who is founding trainer at New York City’s Rumble boxing studio. And with boxers as their inspiration, celebrities like singers Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo and actor Kevin Hart— along with a bevy of supermodels—have lately come to Rumble and other boxing “boutiques” for the exercise. They’re not risking a shiner. “We always say, ‘Get fit, not hit,’” says Cam Andrews, owner of three Title Boxing Club franchises in greater Boston. With today’s new-style boxing workout, you punch not an opponent but a heavy bag, usually in a class situation, he explains. “It’s not about fighting. It’s about getting a fighter’s workout to get in shape.” As boxing goes solo and the bag stands in for the foe, the activity also boasts new amenities—it’s offered in studios and upscale gyms unlike that sweaty Philly joint where Mickey Goldmill coached Rocky. “For a long time, if you wanted to box, you had to go into an intimidating environment, use smelly gloves and be around scary people,” says Todd Wadler, cofounder of BoxUnion in Los Angeles and West Hollywood, whose clubs feature alkaline water stations and shock-absorbent floors imported from Spain. “Now you’re seeing owners make a real investment in making locations welcoming and attractive.” Almost anyone can box for fitness, says James Lloyd, franchise development manager at Title Boxing Club International, which has 167 clubs in 36 states. “You can go into a club and see everyone from an 8-year-old to Lou in our Norwalk location, who’s taking the class at age 90, going at his own intensity.” In class, Lloyd says, a trainer should give each boxer personal attention to set his or her workout at the appropriate level. “A lot of people think of boxing as a strictly upper-body activity, but the legs are very important,” says Sulaver. “Boxing trains all major muscle groups and strengthens the core. It’s very similar to high-intensity interval training.” “Boxing is a great workout that keeps people excited and interested,” agrees Kevin Plancher, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who has advised national sports teams. “However, to avoid potentially serious head and body injuries, leave sparring with a partner to the semi-pros and pros. And when you work with a bag, use proper technique—don’t just hit as hard as you can.” He notes that up to half of all boxing-related injuries involve the hands and fingers. To protect hands, Dr. Plancher advises, use standard, heavily padded, 16-ounce boxing gloves; if the studio doesn’t provide that size, be sure your hands are taped and wrapped inside your gloves. Heavy bags filled with sand or grain provide too hard a surface, he adds; try to find a gym whose bags use a special composite foam (as BoxUnion’s do) or are mostly filled with water (as are Rumble’s). Besides its physical benefits, boxing is also a powerful way to mentally recharge, practitioners contend. Says Lloyd: “You get to release all kinds of stress.” And even if you don’t plan on giving someone a one-two punch combo, there’s satisfaction in knowing you could. “When you strap on boxing gloves,” says Sulaver, “you feel like a badass.”

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By Land Or water Either way, the spunky, 140-horsepower Terraquad will surely move you. By Timothy Kelley

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nwilling to stay on dry land or forswear it for the blue horizon? The Terraquad from Gibbs Amphibians may be just the vehicle for you. In less than five seconds it transitions from land to water travel— or vice versa. And it can scoot along on either with enough oomph (50 mph on land, 45 mph on water) to make your next adventure in the wild a pulsequickening thrill. This is a utility terrain vehicle with a difference: Its definition of “terrain” includes the aquatic. With the flick of a switch, the wheels fold up gently as it takes to the water. Gibbs tells us it has been working on such “high-speed amphibian” technology since 1994; this vehicle is derived from the Quadski, which parlayed a low center of gravity into unusual land-water agility. The Terraquad features side-by-side seating for two, roof bars and a rear load deck. There’s a 15-gallon gas tank, an independent coil-spring suspension with hydraulic dampers, rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes and a K1300CC watercooled, inline four-cylinder engine by BMW with 140 horsepower. (That’s a stallion for every character in a tweet!) It’s also, coincidentally, just a tad more than 140 inches long—11 feet, 8.2 inches—as well as 5 feet,

3 inches wide (excluding mirrors), and 6 feet, 11.5 inches high. Remember: This is a utility vehicle. Don’t call it fun—that’s not enough syllables. Instead, with a stern demeanor, praise its exemplary vehicular versatility. Take your cue from the company’s declaration that the Terraquad is “fully homologated.” (That means it’s approved for use.) After all, you’re a sophisticated adult. You have your dignity to think of, wet or dry.

When the going gets wet, the Terraquad from Gibbs Amphibians keeps on going, its wheels folding up discreetly in a five-second transition from land to water travel. We defy even a live amphibious creature to go wading in with such aplomb.

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F O R N E A R LY 4 0 Y E A R S , The Briarpatch has called Park Avenue home, delivering every day on its reputation as one of Winter Park’s most iconic restaurants. Brimming with warmth and hospitality, The Briarpatch serves from-scratch contemporary American cuisine in a rustic-chic atmosphere, inviting diners to go beyond the usual, to explore a mélange of flavors in new and creative ways—from our raspberry brie brioche French toast to our hand-ground California burger topped with fresh avocado, pepper jack, and sweet peppers. Our daily specials rotate with the season and always feature the freshest ingredients we can source. A slice of our famous colossal cake (chocolate, carrot, or red velvet) is the perfect finale to what will undoubtedly be your most memorable meal of the day. We look forward to seeing you soon—whether in our cheerful dining room adorned with local artwork or on our charming patio overlooking Central Park.

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GRAPE

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The bubbly reserved for special occasions is having a festive, toast-worthy time of its own. By Josh Sens

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n the fall of 2014, music mogul Jay-Z put his ample money where his mouth was when he purchased Armand de Brignac, the storied company behind his favorite bubbly. For pop culture watchers, the acquisition was a shimmering sign of champagne’s street cred. But for serious wine lovers, what gives the fizzy stuff its contemporary cool isn’t rappers and hip-hop stars rhyming about their cork-popping celebrations. Nor is it even the grand producers—“grandes marques”—that have long dominated the global champagne market. The big news is being made at the margins of the fabled Champagne region in northeast France, where a younger generation of winemakers has been putting a new stamp on the effervescent wine. Pardon our French, but champagne is in the midst of a renaissance. “It’s always been thought of as a wine for special occasions, and of course that’s still true,” says Paul Einbund, a respected sommelier who owns The Morris restaurant in San Francisco, which boasts one of the city’s most comprehensive bubbly collections. “But you now also have a growing number of producers who are using different grape varietals and playing around with styles within the tradition. As a result, you’re getting a lot of very interesting options, some of them quite affordable. It’s really an exciting time in champagne.” To appreciate the hubbub in champagne’s present, it helps to know a bit

about its past. As once dictated by tradition and now mandated by law, sparkling wine can only be called champagne if the grapes are grown, bottled and fermented within the region (about 100 miles east of Paris) of the same name. Though seven kinds of grapes are approved for use in champagne, three varietals have long played a dominant role: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Since World War II, the majority of champagne consumed around the world has been produced by the grand champagne houses, big names like Krug, Moët & Chandon and Dom Perignon. But in recent years that landscape has been shifting, its profile altered by a bumper crop of grower-producers who have set aside fruit to make distinctive champagne of their own. Among them is Charles Dufour, a scruffy-faced vintner who farms six certified-organic hectares in an off-the-beaten-path corner of the Champagne region. Dufour’s vineyards are composed of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two of the Big Three varietals in the region. But he also cultivates old-vine Pinot Blanc, which his grandfather planted in the 1950s. Pinot Blanc is a rare find in Champagne. But like Chardonnay, it is capable of a great subtlety and balance, as evidenced by its influence in Dufour’s Le Champ du Clos Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, a champagne made with white grapes only. Dufour produces this blanc de blancs through natural methods—no filtering, no added sugar, only wild yeast—the better to showcase the

wine’s inherently complex traits. “I try to avoid things my father and other vintners used to add to their wines, like sugars and dried yeasts and enzymes to clarify juices,” Dufour says. “I do this not only for fun, but also so I can better understand what is really happening with the wines without intervention.” Dufour is not alone in his less-is-more approach. Or in his reliance on unheralded varietals. He has a kindred spirit in Michel Laherte, the fifth-generation vintner who runs Laherte Frères. As part of his explorations in Champagne, Laherte has recreated one of the family’s long-lost plots, planting a mix of fruit that sprang from the soil centuries ago. One of the releases, Lahore Frères Les 7 Extra Brut, is a lively bubbly that lives up to its name: It’s a blend of all seven champagne grapes. Another attention-grabbing bottle on the market comes from the venerable champagne house Tarlant, whose roots reach back to 1687. In the centuries since, three grape varietals—Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Meslier—have grown vanishingly scarce in champagne. But siblings Benoit and Melanie Tarlant have put them to good use in Tarlant BAM! Brut Nature, an uncommonly delicious bubbly. For years, the three grapes in Tarlant BAM! had been nearly forgotten in champagne. They now serve as a reminder of what’s changing in a region where it seems everything old is new again.

TASTING NOTES NV Charles Dufour Le Champ du Clos Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs ($70) Delicate notes of stone fruit give way to hints of toasted almonds, with a refreshing minerality to the finish. NV Lahore Frères Les 7 Extra Brut ($94) A beautifully subtle bubbly with a clean, dry finish, brightened by hints of lemon and grapefruit along the way. NV Tarlant BAM! Brut Nature ($175) Just-so oak-aging gives this balanced champagne a nice round body, its butteriness complemented by hints of tart plum.

Clockwise from top: Jean-Mary and his son Benoit work together in their family’s vineyard, Tarlant; Tarlant’s vines are suspended between maritime and continental climates; as its name suggests, Lahore Frères Les 7 Extra Brut blends all seven champagne grapes; Dufour’s blanc de blanc is made with white grapes only; champagne is still the perfect pour when celebrating, but these days, you don’t need a special occasion to drink bubbly; Tarlant’s BAM! Brut Nature is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Meslier, hence the name BAM! and, says the family, it also stands for Benoit and Melanie.

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MADE-TO-MEASURE

Hot Under The Collar One of these five styles can complement your look, your mood­—and even your face. Which one is best for you?

This style is known as fashion’s safest bet—from the way its points perfectly meet and then disappear into a sportcoat to its crisp look even when you’re not wearing a tie, the spread collar is suitable for any occasion. It can also help a thinner man look more proportioned. How? The collar’s wide look is the perfect counterpoint to long facial features.

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POINT COLLAR

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR

CUTAWAY COLLAR

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The most popular style of collar, found on some 90 percent of all men’s dress shirts, the point is best for men who prefer a medium to small tie knot. Perhaps most important, it’s extra-flattering on a man with round features, as its elongating effect will visually lengthen (and hence slim) his face. Conversely, a man with a thin face may want to avoid the point collar, as it’ll only elongate his mug.

This style gained popularity in the mid-19th century when England’s Eton College was looking for a way to distinguish its students’ uniforms from that of other educational institutions. It eventually became known as the club collar to convey an air of sophistication, and enjoyed a revival when period TV shows began featuring characters in them (think Mad Men’s Don Draper). They’re best for a cocktail party or an elegant event, when you’re feeling adventurous and want to mix poise with a bit of playfulness.

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Sometimes referred to as a Windsor collar—because it provides plenty of room for a Windsor tie knot—this style emerged in the 1930s and is considered a more pronounced version of the spread collar. Wear one for a jaunty look that sets you apart with a bold, yet nuanced fashion statement.

A hallmark of more casual shirts, this collar is perfect for the man who’s forgoing a necktie for the day and still wants a crisp, clean look. Not ready to toss the tie? Wear one with a button-down collared shirt for an instantly preppy vibe.

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SPOTLIGHT

FESTIVELY FORMAL ’Tis the season to express your personal style.

| JOHN CRAIG

As the holidays approach, so does a bunch of bashes to celebrate the season—with many requiring formalwear. So how can you make sure you look sensational at every event? First, start with a topnotch tuxedo—this one, from Canali, features a peak lapel that will frame your face and even elongate your frame. Next up: the perfect shirt (here, an offering from Eton). There is no one correct style—formalwear today is about personal taste. Whether your shirt is pleated, pique or French/ plain front, there’s a collar for every man: rounded, wing, point, spread or cutaway. Then there’s the big finish. No formal look is complete without an appropriate bow or neck tie and a stud set. A cummerbund is optional—this one is from Brackish—and should be worn with a bow tie only. And finally, who says “formal” means black tie? This blue tux offers a hint of fun and a flash of personal style, ensuring you’ll be a hit at every holiday gathering.

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THE BEST WAY TO M AK E A GOOD IMP R ESSIO N? LET RUT H’S M AKE I T F OR YOU.

Whether it’s an intimate dinner, cocktails with old friends or a meeting among colleagues, Ruth’s can turn any occasion into a celebration. Come in tonight and experience Ruth’s legendary hospitality and steaks served sizzling on a 500° plate. And let the good times roll.

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