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LEVY’S SPRING FASHIONS

S/S 2018

THE PERFECT FIT

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STYLE

PACKING LIKE A PRO GIORGIO CANALI THE FERRARI GTC4LUSSO

GROWING LEGACY GIORGIO CANALI WINE BY THE WATER 12 COASTAL SIPS PACKING LIKE A PRO FERRARI’S PRACTICAL PERFORMER

WINES BY THE WATER

out on the town LOOK YOUR BEST

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WHILE YOU’RE HITTING THE STREETS

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FEATURES a practical performer | 32 Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso is packed with groundbreaking tech, 680 ponies under the hood and seating for four—placing it in a class of its own.

by giorgio! | 34 Giorgio Canali’s dedication to his family—and his family business—makes him a singular kind of fashion icon.

Filipino is the new thai | 48 The exotic flavor of the Philippines is coming to a restaurant near you.

DEPARTMENTS Memo | 4 At Levy’s, being local is special!

The levy’s Guide | 7 Italy’s finest clothing brands...dry cleaning 101…Ask Mr. Etiquette... and much more.

the techie | 12

the perfect fit | 36 Discover the differences between bespoke and made-to-measure.

Kanpai! We’re serving a half-dozen top Japanese whiskies.

The Levy’s team recently welcomed Ellen and David’s grandson Noah to the world, and designer Robert Stock into the store!

grape | 58

MUSIC | 64

spirits | 52

You may not need any of these new toys, but you’ll certainly want them!

With these wine choices, the Mediterranean is but a sip away.

ESSENTIALS | 14

style smarts | 60

You saw it in Levy’s: Great-looking shoes and accessories will make your outfit this season.

in good company | 62

Packing for another trip? Here are some handy hints to get what you need in your carry-on.

The best cure for a fakenews hangover in this age of discontent: Spin some mind-cleansing tracks from these up-andcoming artists.

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On him, camo jacket by Hickey Freeman, shirt by Sand, grey jeans by AG, black belt by Anderson’s. On her, black wrap, white tank and printed pants by D.Exterior, necklace and earrings by Carol Lipworth.

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MEMO LEVY’S 3900 HILLSBORO PIKE, SUITE 36 NASHVILLE, TN 37215 615.383.2800 WWW.LEVYSCLOTHES.COM STORE HOURS MONDAY TO SATURDAY: 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. THURSDAY: 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M. SUNDAY: CLOSED EDITORIAL DIRECTOR DAVID LEVY Editor RITA GUARNA

Being local is special sneak peeks

Local flavor! p. 38

Keep it clean! p. 7

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s we embrace another beautiful spring in Nashville, we are pleased to present Levy’s magazine. We take pride in caring for our clients and, of course, that includes our passionate dedication to discovering new and exciting merchandise and introducing it to you. What else makes us special? Our commitment and loyalty to our staff and our continuous support of the community: This is what a locally-owned specialty store is all about. Our business is based on the sincere relationships we have with our clients, associates and vendors, as well as our membership in this community. As a long-recognized leader in the fashion industry, Levy’s strives to ensure that our clients look their best and feel good about supporting a local business that has been around since 1855. We continue to bring new collections and excitement to our assortment of fashions for both men and women. This spring, we are proud to feature men’s pieces by Paul Taylor Italy, Maurizio Baldassari and Corneliani, and for women,

we highlight Seventy from Italy, D.Exterior and more. Lastly, we welcome Mel Gambert custom shirts for both men and women. You’ll see many of these brands in the “Levy’s Guide,” beginning on page 7, and in our fashion spread, “Out on the Town,” which starts on page 38. There are many more wonderful features in this issue of Levy’s. Flip to page 34 to learn more about one of our favorite designers, Canali; read about a half-dozen Japanese whiskies that are taking the world by storm (page 52); and find out about the Ferrari GTC4Lusso (page 32), a practical performer that can seat four passengers! And speaking of extra passengers, we were excited to welcome an addition to the Levy’s family last November, when a new grandchild, Noah Arthur Levy, son of Tracey and Joseph Levy, was born. If you are a longtime client or have never been to our store, we look forward to showing you our beautiful spring collections, and we promise to do our best to provide you with a wonderful experience that exceeds your expectations.

Art Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO Associate Editor DARIUS AMOS Editorial assistant ALENA WOODS art assistant YVONNE MARKI Contributing Editors LEE LUSARDI CONNOR, LANCE DEBLER, BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON, NANCY MATTIA, DONNA ROLANDO, MARISA SANDORA, JOSH SENS Contributing Photographer DANIEL SPRINGSTON PUBLISHING STAFF Publisher SHAE MARCUS National Brand Manager MONICA DELLI SANTI account executives KRISTEN DAUSS, CHRISTINA FERRERO, CHERYL FRYER Director of Production and Circulation CHRISTINE HAMEL Advertising Services director JACQUELYNN FISCHER Senior Art Director, Agency Services KIJOO KIM Production/Art Assistant ALANNA GIANNANTONIO Accounting AGNES ALVES, MEGAN FRANK PUBLISHED BY Chairman CARROLL V. DOWDEN President & CEO MARK DOWDEN Senior Vice Presidents SHAE MARCUS, CARL OLSEN Vice Presidents NIGEL EDELSHAIN, THOMAS FLANNERY, RITA GUARNA, CHRISTINE HAMEL LEVY’S Magazine is published twice a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Levy’s. Copyright © 2018 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, LEVY’S, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email rita.guarna@wainscotmedia.com.

­—Ellen and David Levy

The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To change an address or request a subscription, write to Subscriptions, LEVY’S Circulation Department, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.573.5541; email christine.hamel@wainscotmedia.com.

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LEVY’S GUIDE A CENTURY OF STYLE

For the past 100 years, notions of style and beauty have been largely shaped by one thing: fashion photography, with pictures that advertised the latest looks or jumped off the pages of magazines like Vogue. Now, the most important of those images—and the immense inspiration they provided—will be featured in a brand-new book. In Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, author Paul Martineau compiles a phalanx of photos drawn from the famed Getty Museum’s permanent collection, along with snapshots on loan from private and public sources. Among them: wide-ranging images of magazine covers, costumes, illustrations, videos and advertisements. Just how diverse is the collection? There’s a 1923 picture of actress Mary Nash, captured in a flowing dress by Wynn Richards (aka one of the first women to make a mark in fashion photography); Bruce Weber’s most famously sexy Calvin Klein photos from the ’80s; and Mario Testino’s shot of supermodel Kate Moss, sitting atop a bathroom vanity in London in 2006. Icons of Style is due this summer.

FROM ITALY WITH LOVE

As the cradle of the Renaissance, Italy has long led the world in artistic expression— and fashion as a form of it. Milan became the fashion capital of the world by the 21st century, drawing top design houses and hosting the biannual Fashion Weeks it is known for. “Made in Italy” continues to be a label of distinction today, especially as new technology merges with hand-crafted excellence to soften the price tag for many. Among the brands not only proud of their Italian roots, but dependent on those roots for success are Maurizio Baldassari, Corneliani, Paul Taylor, Eleventy, D.Exterior and Seventy. Superb tailoring and the best in fabrics are what sartorial-minded men and women have come to expect of these brands, all dedicated to upholding Italy’s reputation for garment-manufacturing excellence. Corneliani, Baldassari and Paul Taylor all focus on creating quality menswear, while D.Exterior is dedicated to the total look for women. Seventy and Eleventy, meanwhile, both have fashions for all. Each of these fine Italian brands strives to set the stage, rather than follow when it comes to design. And they’re all available at Levy’s.

NASHVILLE’S CLOTHIER SINCE 1855

Look your best while you’re hitting the streets.

This page, on him, blue suit, white shirt, red and blue tie by Ermenegildo Zegna, pocket square by Robert Talbott. On her, navy lace dress by Seventy.

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Time changes everything, and we’ve seen Nashville change over the years. Families have come and gone, so have buildings and businesses. But Levy’s is proud to be one of our city’s few constants: For the past 163 years, we’ve been dressing the town’s ladies and gentlemen in the finest clothing found around the world. For five generations, we’ve been steeped in the Southern tradition of offering a comfortable and friendly shopping atmosphere. We hand select every item to make certain that each meets our and your high standards of style, comfort and fit. No other retailer in Nashville can make those claims. We know the city because we are the city, and we are honored to be “Nashville’s Clothier Since 1855.”

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THE LEVY’S GUIDE THE A–Z LIST With dozens of designer brands to choose from, you’ll always find what you’re looking for at Levy’s. See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below. Then visit the store for a shopping experience you’ll love.

LET’S KEEP IT CLEAN “Why did you dry clean my shirt?” Customers ask this question more than any other. Laundering your shirts is definitely more economical, but is it really the best process? A reputable dry cleaner will take care to produce the best possible results when entrusted with their customers’ shirts. When shirts are cared for properly, they can last up to two years or 35 to 50 cycles. Naturally, wear life will fluctuate with the weave and type of the fabric, abrasion, stains, perspiration and laundering procedures. Still wondering whether to dry clean or launder? Watch for these care labels: Dry Clean Only; Machine Washable; For Best Results, Dry Clean; Hand Wash; Line Dry; Cool Iron; Gentle Cycle. Manufacturers provide these labels to help you and your dry-cleaning professional choose the best course of action. Shrinkage, fading and texture change are just some of the things that may occur when the care label is not followed. KNOW YOUR FABRICS Various fabrics are not suitable for laundry and machine pressing. Many shirts contain different amounts of spandex or Lycra. These should be dry cleaned and hand pressed. Rayon, silk, linen, nylon polyester or polyester blends and other delicate fabrics cannot be machine pressed and should be dry cleaned and hand pressed. Laundering and machine pressing these shirts will result in damage beyond repair. A quality dry cleaner also will suggest that bright colors and darks be dry cleaned and hand pressed to avoid shining or premature fading of the fabric, but here you can usually make that choice. TO STARCH OR NOT TO STARCH At Levy’s, we never starch a cotton shirt, as it shortens the age by breaking down the natural fabric weaves. If you still cannot live without starch, think about your shirts like a canvas. There are two types

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of starch used: synthetic and natural. Synthetic starch is like painting a canvas. Every time you synthetically starch, another coat is added. We recommend that you look for someone who uses “natural” starch so there is no buildup because the starch is removed with each wash. Just remember, continuous buildup of starch will abrade the fibers of your shirt—which will in turn reduce the longevity. KEEP YOUR FIT CORRECT Did you know that 100 percent cotton shirts, both retail and custom made, are expected to shrink 2 to 3 percent by the second commercial laundry washing? If they shrink more than that, it is usually due to poorly stabilized fusing materials. We always allow for this small shrinkage when you try on a shirt. You should notice that your shirt is a bit large in the collar and cuffs prior to the first laundry washing. If your fitted shirts do not have an allowance for this small shrinkage, then you should consider having them dry cleaned and hand pressed because the stress caused by machine pressing may damage the shirt, ruin the integrity of the fit and likely reduce their life expectancy. PROTECT YOUR BUTTONS There are several off-the-rack and bespoke brands that should be dry cleaned and hand pressed because of fabric, delicacy, special buttons, embellishments, snaps, embroidery, etc. Mother of pearl buttons, handmade or thicker than normal buttons make your shirt stand out from the rest, but these types of buttons should be removed and sewn back on after cleaning and definitely should not be machine pressed. The professionals at Oakwood Cleaners (73 White Bridge Rd., Nashville, 615.620.6095; oakwoodcleaners.com) will help you make the right care decisions not only for your shirts but for your entire wardrobe. We realize your clothing is an investment, and we are here to help you protect that investment.

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BEST BALLPARKS TO VISIT THIS SPRING On a business trip and have an afternoon to play hooky? You know taking in a ball game will provide nine innings of bright green stress relief. But in some towns, it’s not just the team that is the attraction—the ballpark itself is something to enjoy. Here are five standout stadiums across the land to put on your baseball bucket list: San Diego’s Petco Park: The Padres’ performance hasn’t lived up to the awesomeness of its stadium, sadly, but that’s beside the point. Opened in 2004, this park features spectacular views of the San Diego skyline and excellent local food and drink options—and there are plenty of bathrooms and beer stands. You also can’t beat the San Diego weather. Chicago’s Wrigley Field: Known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall and the iconic red marquee over the main entrance, this 104-year-old ballpark retains its nostalgic appeal even after an extensive renovation that followed the 2014 season. Fans will appreciate new concession stands in an improved concourse opening this year. And check out Wrigleyville, the lively surrounding neighborhood. Pittsburgh’s PNC Park: The Pirates’ home has an intimate feel, with the highest seat in the stadium only 88 feet from the field. And every seat (except in the bleachers) features spectacular views of downtown and the riverfront. Opened in 2001 and built in the style of classic stadiums, PNC Park features archways, steel trusswork and a natural grass playing field that pleases purists, but also the latest amenities like a wide range of food options for fans. Boston’s Fenway Park (pictured): Catching a game at Fenway is a must for any diehard baseball fan, but to get the best local color and history of MLB’s oldest park, sign up for a tour, available year-round. You’ll see the iconic ballpark that has been home to the Boston Red Sox since it was built in 1912, and you can sit atop the Green Monster (its high leftfield wall) and check out the press box, the rooftop garden and a small museum. San Francisco’s AT&T Park: The Giants’ home opened in 2000, replacing iconic Candlestick Park. And the great views of San Francisco Bay are only part of the appeal of this award-winning stadium. Expansive concourses that feature top-notch dining options, an interactive play area for children and adults, the world’s largest baseball glove and boatloads of Willie Mays memorabilia are all part of the fun.

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If made-to-measure isn’t your cup of tea yet, Hickey Freeman has good news for you: The Rochester, N.Y.-based company’s progressively cool h line (lowercase “h,” says Hickey Freeman) delivers a fashion-forward suit at a price point that won’t break the bank. The jacket is cut short, fits close to the body and comes with high armholes, giving it the form-fitting look that’s preferred by the modern man—from a millennial in search of his first suit to a baby boomer who’s in charge of the boardroom. The best part about h? In the spirit of Italian tradition, each garment boasts meticulous construction that makes it as easy to wear as made-to-measure. The brand has earned Presidential endorsement (it’s been worn by Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and most recently Barak Obama), so it’s time you tried on Hickey Freeman and its h suits. Ask your Levy’s associate to help you find the perfect fit.

ASK MR. ETIQUETTE

David Levy explains how to sail through life without giving offense. How can I wear a cool shirt untucked without looking messy? —Baffled in Brentwood Any sport shirt can be worn untucked (but never a dress shirt). It can be comfortable and sexy with the right fit and paired with the right jean, casual pant and sportcoat. The shirt must be tailored perfectly—tapered so that it doesn’t look sloppy, but not too tight where it may be pulling. Make sure the length of your sleeves is correct so you have the option of rolling them up. The most common mistake with an untucked shirt is the length: The back should hit just at the bottom of the pant pocket, and the front just below the zipper. It should be scalloped with a tail, not straight across. Make sure your jean or pant also has a nice trim fit with a narrow bottom and moderate break. To dress up this style, go with a knitted soft sportcoat with a natural shoulder. It will have a hip, cool look and you will be ready to go out on the town.

OLD BUT ALWAYS NEW

Aging isn’t easy. Time takes its toll on actors and athletes, buildings and bridges. But there is a positive to getting older: passing on the knowledge and insight acquired throughout the years to others. Believe us—we have a few years under our belts! Yes, Levy’s is old (163 years old to be exact), but we are anything but old-fashioned. We are dedicated to traveling the globe in search of the finest clothing and accessories, then introducing you to them and the season’s new and exciting pieces. After a personalized, pressurefree shopping experience, our customers always leave with looks that are timeless and refined, yet cutting edge and modern. This has been Levy’s hallmark since the beginning, and we don’t intend on changing that. Guys, are you looking for a suit by Corneliani or Brax trousers? Ladies, searching for the latest from Donna Degnan or Dylan? You’ll always find the very best at Levy’s. So we may be old, but we always have what’s new.

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Gadgets & Gear These new toys might not be a true necessity, but need-schmeed­— we want ’em!

GET A GOOD LOOK Are you still squinting to see what’s stirring in the distance? Feast your eyes on the Maven B3 binoculars, an incredible mid-range option for bird watchers, hunters and anyone who needs to zoom in on the action. The compact and lightweight body boasts elite optics that deliver superior low-light performance, razorsharp clarity and smooth focusing. Grab a set and see for yourself. $525.

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A THRILLING GRILLING EXPERIENCE You already use your phone to pay bills and fly drones, but are you using it yet to grill a steak? With the Traeger Timberline 850 pellet grill and its smartphone app, you can remotely monitor the temperature inside the airtight gasket and the internal temperature of the meat. It also features three-tier stainless steel grates that accommodate six pork butts, eight rib racks or nine whole chickens. $1,700.

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KILLER WORKOUT Not many float like a butterfly and sting like a bee these days, but you can sure try. The speed bag boxing kit from Killspencer Athletics lets fitness gurus and Rocky-wannabes hit like a champ while boosting hand-eye coordination. The welded steel frame and swivel hold the premium black leather bag securely in place so it’ll never go down for the count. $1,245.

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THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE If you live a made-to-measure lifestyle, you’ll want to add the Alchemy Eros road bike to your collection. Each titanium and carbon frame is handmade in the U.S., and owners can customize frame shape, brake system and color, among other features—in true bespoke manner. As for the ride? It’s fast on flats, comfy on long journeys and overall silky smooth. $3,500.

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START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT Ditch the single-serve coffee pods and overpriced chain brews: You deserve a morning jolt from Dutch Lab’s Steampunk AKMA 3000 coffee maker. The avant-garde, Korean design features a three-liter tank for water, three deposits for grounds and three glass jars to collect brewed coffee. (That’ll keep you awake!) OK, so maybe at 3 feet tall it won’t fit on the kitchen counter—but you know it would look good! $5,200.

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OUT OF THIS WORLD At ease, James Bond fans—Bossa Sound’s Moonraker speaker system has nothing to do with the film series (though it’s perfect for a home theater). Despite its minimalist design, each speaker system delivers immense audio output (150 watts) and connects to wired and wireless equipment. Now that’s music to our ears! $2,400.

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You saw it in Levy’s: Greatlooking shoes and accessories will make your outfit this season.

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Sneakers by Magnanni, loafers by Donald J Pliner.

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SINGING IN THE RAIN!

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These umbrellas guarantee that a little drizzle won’t dampen your style.

Umbrellas by Patrizia Luca.

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Our custom designs streamline your spaces, from closets, to pantries, to laundry rooms, even the garage. Our solutions are made with the highest standards and attention to detail, including drawers constructed with dovetail joinery and soft-close under-mount slides. Proprietary finishes include luxurious wood grain designs and exquisite products imported from Italy and Germany. When you’re ready to optimize your space with style and craftsmanship, head to the California Closets’ showroom or call for your

complimentary in-home consultation. One of our talented designers will engineer a solution for your needs, timeline and budget. You’ll find that we operate at the highest level of integrity. Our proprietary software allows you to see a 3D rendering of your space within minutes with the price calculated automatically. Our designers, production and installation teams are employees of California Closets of Nashville so you can expect premium customer service. Plus, we offer a lifetime warranty that stays with the home— even after you move.

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Sure, denim is having a moment. But this season, consider black, white and grey plus the many shades of blue.

Jeans by AG, 34 Heritage, J Brand and Hudson.

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A PRACTICAL PERFORMER

With groundbreaking tech and 680 ponies under the hood, Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso is in a class of its own. And there’s seating for the entire family! Don’t let the spacious trunk and wagon-like silhouette fool you, this is every bit a Ferrari as Magnum P.I.’s 308 GTS—and it might be better! The legendary Italian luxury sports car maker has revamped its old FF model and renamed it the GTC4Lusso (one word, Ferrari says). Casual drivers will love the trunk space and seating for four. But enthusiasts will appreciate the power, falling for the 680-horsepower V12 engine and all-wheel drive/four-wheel steering combo—a first in the gran turismo class. Undoubtedly, this is a Ferrari!

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The big coupe obeys every steering command thanks to 20-inch front and rear wheels. The 117.7-inch wheel base, wide like other sports coupes, provides extra stability.

A sports coupe for the snow? Not only does the Lusso feature a rugged AWD system, but its four-wheel steering (when needed, the front and rear wheels will steer into a turn) gives it top-notch handling and control.

From sculpted sides and chiseled crease lines to aggressive angles, styling on the Lusso—which translates to “luxury”— earns higher marks than its predecessor, the Ferrari FF.

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A front-mounted 6.2liter V12 engine cranks out 680 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. (That’s a big roar!) All that muscle catapults the Lusso from 0–62 mph in 3.4 seconds; it has a reported top speed of 207 mph. Catch your breath before you read on.

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A 10.3-inch touchscreen is mission control of the infotainment system. Together with the knob-and-button interface, the audio, phone and ventilation systems are intuitive and easy to navigate.

Like Formula 1 racers, Lusso drivers can control the car without taking their hands off the wheel. Controls for ignition, headlights, turn signals and windshield wipers are mounted on the front of the steering wheel. Rotary switches for the audio system are built into the back of the wheel spokes.

The Lusso’s two rear seats aren’t just for looks—two people can fit snuggly in the back. It’s unlikely that a pro basketball player can squeeze in (this is a sports coupe, after all) but this car has 16 millimeters more legroom than its predecessor.

The company’s trademark twin rear lights broaden the horizontal lines of the rear profile. Tailpipes remind those who follow behind the car of its raw power.

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With an AWD drivetrain and ground clearance higher than any other sports car, driving in everyday conditions (including nasty potholes) is a breeze.

Unlike many luxury sports coupes, the Lusso provides ample trunk space. Pop the hatchback and stow your groceries, luggage or even a couple of golf bags. Going skiing? Fold down the 50/50 split rear seats to fit all your gear.

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Ferrari’s prancing horse emblem is mounted front and center on the large single grille, which provides all the necessary air intake to cool the mighty V12 beneath the hood.

Double pane glass is used throughout the vehicle, including an optional panoramic moonroof, giving riders a sweeping view of the surroundings. Though noise is an expected quality of Ferraris, the glass, coupled with an improved exhaust system and extra soundmuffling fiberglass, keeps the cabin quiet.

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By Giorgio!

Giorgio Canali’s dedication to his family—and his family business— makes him a singular kind of fashion icon. By Brian Scott Lipton

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when they trade up in terms of their income or their prestige, they come to us. And luckily, we are seeing a comeback in tailored clothing in every market, even if it’s not always full suiting. We are constantly educating our customers that you can wear a great sportcoat with dress pants and a sweater, that you can look elegant without being uncomfortable. It doesn’t have to feel like you’re wearing a uniform.” If Canali has a mission, it might be to get Americans to dress more like Italians. (Even on the weekends, Canali himself dons what he calls “sophisticated sportswear,” often augmented by a sportcoat or dressy shoes.) “The secret to an ‘Italian look’ is what we call sprezzatura—a term first made popular by Baldassare Castiglione in his 16th century handbook, The Book of the Couturier. He used it to express the uniquely Italian art of making things look effortless,” says Canali. That philosophy has also accounted in part for the popularity of the company’s famed kei jacket, a lightweight blazer made of wool (or cashmere). “It just sells better and better every year,” he says. “You can dress it up or down; it’s the ultimate less-is-more piece. And it’s typical of how we are always innovating, whether it’s using fabrics that wrinkle less or are stain-resistant or water-resistant. We’re even using more technical fabrics in outerwear. And fortunately, it’s all being well-received by our consumers.” In the end, the reason Giorgio Canali is so respected is because everything he does, both in business and in life, reflects on the Canali name. “The responsibility of working in a company that bears your name, a business that your own family created, gives you much motivation, as well as a fair amount of pressure,” he notes. “But I always remember what my father taught me, which is to have respect for other people’s work and their efforts.”

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I consider my true mentor, and my uncle had the same passion, as do all of us who work in the business,” notes Canali, one of seven members of the family’s third generation, including his brother Giovanni, to still be involved in the family business. “It became sort of natural for me to work in the business. Growing up in the company and being constantly exposed to various aspects of it, I developed a growing interest in joining it.” Of course, the question lingers whether a true “family business” can compete in the luxury market, especially with so many companies being owned by conglomerates like LVMH and Kering. “Of course, there are people in management beside our family members; we need their know-how,” he notes. “But we want to keep it as a family-run business. The most important thing is that we want every product to be in line with our DNA, to maintain the integrity of the brand. Of course, who knows what the future will bring, but we haven’t pursued being bought out for now.” That sort of future was never part of the Canali blueprint. The company’s business was completely European until the mid-1970s, when it began distributing in the United States to Levy’s. Now, U.S. consumers can view the vast assortment of the company’s products, which extends from clothing and sportswear to furnishings. “It’s also so important that we keep presenting newness in our collections,” he says. Newness is just part of the Canali success story. “There is a worldwide clientele that looks for our products. People love our fit and construction; our pieces rarely need much in terms of alteration,” he notes. “Quality is just so important to us, which is why we insist on everything being 100 percent Italian-made, despite all the costs. It’s one reason we don’t want to do a lowerpriced line, even if it would attract the younger customer. To lower our standards would be to change our DNA. When they can afford us,

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iorgio Canali enters a room differently than many of his counterparts in the men’s fashion industry, exuding a rare mixture of impeccable European manners, an air of simplicity (but not simple-ness), a low-key yet sincere charm and a quiet intensity that lacks pretension. “He’s such a humble and incredible person,” notes a longtime friend and industry veteran. “Once we were on the same flight from Toronto to Italy and I asked the flight attendant if she could move him up to business class with me. She was so impressed that Giorgio Canali was flying coach! He doesn’t act like a big shot, but just like a genuinely nice guy, which he is.” “He always takes the time to say hello to me and Ellen when we are working in the Canali showroom,” says David Levy, of Levy’s Nashville. “We share the same passion that family and integrity come first and that our family legacies—started by our ancestors near Milan, Italy, and in downtown Nashville—are precious and respected by our clients. If time allows, we always share pictures of our children, and in our case, our grandchild.” More to the point, Canali’s singular manner belies just how much weight he figuratively carries on his shoulders: maintaining and growing the legacy of the 84-year-old Italian clothing and sportswear company founded by his grandfather and his great uncle; navigating the myriad challenges of 21st century retailing; and finding significant time to spend with his beautiful wife of four years, Estella, and their adorable 3-yearold son Vittorio, with whom he keeps in constant contact even during his frequent trips to America. (“I am so happy to be able to use ‘Facetime’ while I’m away,” he says with a smile.) Still, Canali’s passion and dedication to both his business and his family appear to keep him not just afloat, but swimming ahead of the pack. “One of my father’s brothers still comes into the office, which is a true inspiration. My father, who

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STITCH TENSION

LIMITLESS OPTIONS The client can select any detail—subdued or extravagant, simple or complex— that he desires. (Color-accented buttonholes, anyone?)

HAND CUT AND SEWN A tailor uses measurements to prepare fabrics for suit assembly.

FABRICS Bespoke shops have a library of fabrics, usually scores of them from a selection of more than 10 mills.

STITCH TENSION

LIST OF OPTIONS Clients pick from a checklist of choices— for instance, number of jacket buttons, pocket style, vent options, pant pleats and cuffs.

MACHINE CUT AND SEWN Fabric is prepared in a factory, though some work is done by hand.

FABRICS Most shops offer a curated selection of fabrics from one to two mills. Using fewer mills guarantees price point and quality.

MEASUREMENTS There are fewer measurements taken than bespoke. Sales associates or made-to-measure specialists obtain numbers, then send them to a factory.

PATTERN These are based on standard suit sizes. The tailor or house cutter will modify standard patterns based on body shapes, such as shoulder width and jacket length.

PATTERN A new pattern is created for each gent. Because standard or base patterns are not used, the design is truly based on the customer’s body.

MEASUREMENTS The tailor will take as many measurements as needed for a perfect fit. Often numbers are recorded at the client’s home or office.

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PRICE Starting at $5,000

TURNAROUND TIME From two to six months

PRODUCTION TIME Tailors can spend between 50 and 100 hours on one suit.

ALTERATIONS Extra material is hidden inside the suit to allow for extensive alterations.

FITTINGS A bespoke suit requires several fittings. Tailoring takes place in stages, so clients can expect multiple fittings throughout the production.

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PRICE Starting at $1,000

TURNAROUND TIME From six weeks to two months

PRODUCTION TIME Factory workers and tailors usually need 10 to 20 hours to complete a garment.

ALTERATIONS Adjustments and tailoring can be done, but the options are limited when compared with bespoke.

FITTINGS These are limited. Clients may be called in for a fitting once during the production and for a final fitting after completion.

STITCH TENSION Stitch tension is uniform throughout the entire garment.

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STITCH TENSION Tension is adjusted where the body moves most, maximizing overall comfort.

E -TO-MEASURE know about two approaches used to make timeless garments.

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out on the town Look your best while you’re hitting the streets.

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On him, blue suit, white shirt, red and blue tie by Ermenegildo Zegna, pocket square by Robert Talbott. On her, navy lace dress by Seventy.

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This page, on him, vest, shirt, pants by Eleventy. On her, leather jacket, shirt, grey striped pants, handbag, sunglasses by Eleventy. Opposite page, on him, white linen shirt, navy and white striped seersucker pants, scarf, hat, belt chain by Paul Taylor. On her, knit dress by D.Exterior.

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This page, on her, jacket and white tank by Hugo Boss, navy pants by Seventy. On him, blue sportcoat by Hickey Freeman, white shirt and white pocket square by Eton, tie by Ermenegildo Zegna, grey and blue plaid trousers by Sartore. Opposite, on him, blue sportcoat by Canali, burgundy shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, pocket square by Dion, trousers by Paul Taylor, belt by Anderson’s. On her, white tank, white skirt, pink wrap, pink and white scarf by D.Exterior.

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This page, on him, suede jacket and shirt by Maurizio Baldassari, white pants by Paul Taylor, belt by Anderson’s. On her, navy and white top by VLT’s by Valentina’s, white pants by Seventy, jewelry by Carol Lipworth. Opposite, on him, blue sportcoat, T-shirt, pants by Eleventy. On her, blue jacket by Eleventy, white tank by D.Exterior, white pants by Seventy.

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FILIPINO IS THE NEW THAI Get ready: The exotic flavor of the Philippines is coming to a restaurant near you. By Darius Amos

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hile cuisines from mainland countries like China, India, Korea and Thailand have made their marks on Western cultures, Filipino food always seemed to lag behind. But thanks to internationally renowned chefs-turned-TV-stars like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, we’ve caught a glimpse of the good and tasty plates from the Philippines. Our thoughts now? Lemme try some of that! To prepare you for the influx of Filipino restaurants in a city near you, we provide the 411 on four Filipino staples (pictured on opposite page) that you’ll likely find on any menu. Enjoy!

Biko

Kinilaw

Lumpia

The Philippines’ national noodle dish, pancit (PAHN-sit or PUN-sit) resembles Chinese lo mein in appearance, but it awakens different tastebuds when eaten. And depending on the home or restaurant, you’ll find different versions. The most common, pancit canton, combines an Asian egg noodle with a variety of chopped vegetables, meat (chicken, Chinese sausage and fish cake are popular options), soy sauce and a tangy splash or two of calamansi. In pancit bihon, chefs use a translucent rice noodle as the base for the mix of veggies and meats, and they often enhance it with a few sprinkles of patis (a savory sauce made of fermented fish and salt). A third kind, pancit palabok, features a thick rice noodle topped with a golden shrimp sauce, hard-boiled egg, chicharrón (crushed pork rinds) and other garnishes. Mastery of chopsticks not required!

Many Filipinos eat rice with breakfast, lunch and dinner—and a good number will even have it for dessert! Biko is a glutinous rice (short-grain, sticky rice) cake that’s mixed and topped with a delectable syrup consisting of coconut milk and brown sugar. And contrary to the name of its main ingredient, biko does not contain gluten, so those with Celiac can enjoy! Because it’s best served warm—though still appealing served at room temperature—biko is considered a comfort food and might feel as good as an affectionate hug from a loved one.

When translated to English, kinilaw literally means “eaten raw.” This raw seafood delicacy is closely related to ceviche or poke—it’s even eaten as a snack or appetizer—but there’s one major difference. In kinilaw, the acid in vinegar is used to “cook” the seafood, which is usually octopus, tuna, swordfish or mackerel mixed with calamansi juice, salt, ginger, chili peppers and other spices. Ceviche dishes, on the other hand, rely on lime juice. Tip: Check the description before ordering. Filipino cuisine includes a similarly named dish called “kilawin.” Some restaurants will use the names interchangeably for the raw seafood plate, but traditional kilawin features cooked goat, pork or beef instead of seafood.

Typically consumed as an appetizer, these savory spring rolls are just as palate-pleasing served hot as they are cold. And like pancit, there are several varieties that will satisfy vegetarians and carnivores alike. The most popular is deep-fried lumpia, a rice wrapper filled with meticulously chopped vegetables like bean sprouts, carrots, string beans and, if you choose, morsels of meat (chicken, shrimp, pork). The non-fried fresh lumpia can include those ingredients plus lettuce, coconut hearts and crushed peanuts along with a dipping sauce made of crushed peanuts, stock and garlic. For the true snacker, bite-size lumpia Shanghai is stuffed with ground pork or beef, minced onion and zesty Asian spices, fried and then enjoyed with either a spicy dip or sweet banana sauce.

Opposite page, clockwise from top left: pancit, the traditional Filipino noodle dish; biko, a glutinous rice cake dessert; kinilaw, a raw seafood appetizer that resembles ceviche; lumpia, a deep-fried rice wrapper containing chopped vegetables and meat.

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SPECIAL PROMOTION

Recipes from Local Restaurants

Black Eyed Pea Salad F OR T H E PE P P E R V IN A IG R E T T E : • 1/4 C Champagne Vinegar • 1/4 C Malt Vinegar • 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme (minced) • 1/2 tsp fresh parsley (finely chopped) • 1 1/2 tsp Black pepper • 1 tsp fine sea salt (plus more to taste) • 1 red bell pepper (small dice) • 1 green bell pepper (small dice) • 1 yellow bell pepper (small dice) • 2 scallions (finely sliced) • 1/2 tsp fresh roasted garlic (minced) ST E PS: • In a bowl, whisk together the vinegars, olive oil, thyme, parsley black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, all the bell peppers, scallions and garlic. • Important: Let this vinaigrette sit overnight.

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F OR THE BL ACK EYED PEAS: • 2 C dried black eyed peas • 4 strips of bacon • 6 C chicken stock or veg stock STEPS: • In a large pot, cover the peas with enough water to cover by about 3-4 inches. You should do this the same time you make the vinaigrette because they have to soak overnight. • Drain peas in a colander and set aside and salt with the remaining 1/2 tsp. • In a large pot over medium high heat, render the bacon. Do not dice bacon. Leave it whole so it is easy to remove when finished cooking -- so the peas have good bacon flavor with no sign of it. Once bacon is rendered, add all the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. • Once simmering, add the peas and cook on low heat for about 25 minutes. The peas should be tender but not mushy. • Strain the peas and remove the strips of bacon. • While the peas are hot, toss in the vinaigrette. Let it cool down in the fridge and enjoy!

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is a family business, owned and operated by father-and-son team Nick Bishop, Sr. and Nick Bishop, Jr., with three locations in Nashville, and one in Birmingham, Ala. The idea for Hattie B’s began at Bishop’s Meat & Three in nearby Franklin, in 2010. Two years later, the hot chicken eatery opened at 19th Ave. South and Broadway in Nashville.

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EASTERN PROMISE In honor of World Whisky Day on May 19, we’re serving up a half-dozen top Japanese whiskies. Kanpai (“cheers”) from the Land of the Rising Sun! By Nancy Mattia

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etter watch out, Macallan. Japanese whisky, with its distinctly silky texture and smooth taste, is so popular right now that even producers in Scotland are attempting to emulate it with Scotch aged in casks made from Japan’s Mizunara oak. Well, what took them so long? Whisky (that’s the preferred spelling in the Land of the Rising Sun) is nothing new to Japan—the Suntory company built the country’s first whisky distillery in Yamazaki, on the outskirts of Kyoto, back in 1923, and it’s been joined by other well-respected producers since then. Check out our guide to six must-try varieties of this sophisticated sip. If you like what you taste, feel free to explore more— it’s hard to find a so-so pour.

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THE YAMAZAKI SINGLE MALT 12-YEAR-OLD

With a name like “Harmony,” it should come as no surprise that this whisky is blended. (The Japanese word for “harmony” is—you guessed it—“hibiki.”) Its pedigree comes from malt and grain whiskies from three different distilleries. As its producer, Suntory, notes, it’s “blessed with the riches of Japanese nature and craftsmanship.” And it really does all work together to produce a mild, well-balanced whisky with an abundance of flavor. Take a whiff and you’ll detect rose, lychee and rosemary, along with woodsy notes of pine and sandalwood. When you take a sip, hold it for a moment—you’ll likely taste honey, cinnamon, candied orange peel and white chocolate. The finish is subtle yet tends to linger and delivers a hint of Mizunara (oak).

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His family owned a sake brewery but Masataka Taketsuru was more interested in whisky so, in 1918, he took off for Scotland’s University of Glasgow and became the first person of Japanese heritage to study whisky-making. No wonder he’s called “the father of Japanese whisky.” He turned his passion into profit and eventually founded the Nikka company, which launched its first whisky in 1940. Named after its pioneering head, this full-bodied spirit is distilled in sherry casks, bourbon barrels and American oak. It gets high marks for its mild, blended malt flavor, aromatic fruitiness (plums, cherries, papaya, lemon) and well-balanced taste. A key feature of a worthy whisky is how it tastes on your palate, and the Taketsuru delivers coffee, almonds and a touch of spicy clove. The finish is lush or, as it’s been called by admirers, “fruit salad in a glass.”

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This is the stuff whisky dreams are made of. The award-winning spirit—produced by the Yamazaki Distillery, the first to be built in Japan—is made from malted barley and distilled in casks made of Japanese, American and Spanish oak, which contribute to its rich flavor. It’s aged for 12 years, and the wait is worth it. You’ll find the aroma is pleasing, even intoxicating: floral with a hint of fruit, including honeydew, plus spice and hay. When you sample it for the first time, close your eyes. Can you detect notes of toffee, stone fruits like plums and even buttered toast? The finish to each sip is intense and lasting.

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SUNTORY WHISKY TOKI

Toki means “time” in Japanese, and that concept inspired the creation of a whisky that represents how tradition meets innovation. You’ll find that it takes no time at all to appreciate how this light-bodied blended whisky tastes. Made from selected malt and grain whiskies from three different Suntory distilleries, this clear gold spirit offers a nose treat of green apples, honey and basil with palate-pleasing flavors of green grapes, grapefruit, peppermint and thyme. The refreshing citrus notes lead to a sweet and spicy finish that teases vanilla oak, ginger and white pepper. The affordable price of this smooth, versatile whisky also goes down easy. Once you’re hooked on enjoying it as a highball, neat or on the rocks, try it as a hot toddy.

KIKORI WHISKEY

Fun fact about Kikori Whiskey: It’s made from 100 percent rice that’s grown in nutrient-rich soil in a rice paddy along a river in a volcanic area of Kumamoto in southern Japan. And get this: The rice has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years. The rice and pristine groundwater flowing over the rocks contribute to its pleasing flavor and aroma. Smooth and suave—and spelled with an “ey” because it’s aimed at connoisseurs in the United States, where “whiskey” is the preferred spelling—Kikori is aged for more than three years in oak barrels and sherry casks, which your nose knows is a good thing. You can also taste flavorful notes of cinnamon, apples, melon and almonds. The all-important finish? Clean and bright.

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If you want a whisky you can drink every day and still pay the mortgage, this one’s for you. A light blend of Japanese and foreign-produced malt and grain whisky, this affordable Eastmeets-West spirit offers an especially fruity nose with apricots, dried fruit and a hint of honey. It’s smooth with an inviting aroma of smoke and ash. Since it’s not full-bodied like other Japanese whiskies, it’s the bottle to pull off the bar when making a highball or other cocktails. The distillery was founded more than 100 years ago, but it was only in 1984 that the White Oak company built a new distillery dedicated to whisky—and that’s how White Oak blended whisky was born.

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Wines by the Water

The weather’s warmer, and with these wise choices the Mediterranean is but a sip away. By Josh Sens

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ith spring in the air and summer basking just around the corner, our thoughts turn to wines that are suited to the season. We find them in the vineyard-latticed hills of Sicily and Portugal, and along the sun-splashed shores of the Canary Islands, Corsica, Santorini and Sardinia. Here, across a generous swath of the Mediterranean, delicious grape varietals abound, giving rise to light, bright wines of wonderful complexity—qualities that make them ideal for warm-weather drinking.

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Formed over the course of several million years, this volcanic archipelago—a property of Spain but more geographically proximate to Morocco—has ancient wine-making traditions. But only recently have its vintages gained recognition around the West. When Lindgren thinks of summer on these islands, she thinks of malvasia, a varietal with roots centuries deep.

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EVERYDAY s Bodegas los Bermejos, Malvasia Seco Lanzarote, 2016—$19 SPLURGE Ignios Origenes Baboso Negro, Ycoden-DauteIsora, 2012—$40

That’s the common theme. But every region offers something slightly different. To help us navigate the territory, we’ve looked to Shelley Lindgren, co-owner and wine director of the A16 restaurants in San Francisco and Oakland. One of this country’s leading experts on southern Mediterranean wines, Lindgren was keen to lead us on a tasting tour, replete with personal recommendations for must-try wines at each of our six stops.

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SANTORINI

Located 40 miles west of Italy and 80 miles southwest of France, this island is a cultural hybrid: It’s a French territory (and Napoleon’s birthplace), but many of its winemaking traditions are Italian. The three dominant varietals are Nielluccio, Sciacarello and Vermentino. “As someone with an affinity for Italian wines, I find Corsica to be a magical place,” Lindgren says. “There’s a minerally and citrus quality to the wines that I just love.”

EVERYDAY s Domaine, U. Stiliccionu, Vermentino, Ajaccio, 2016—$28 SPLURGE Domaine Comte Abbatucci, “Général de la Révolution,” Vin de France Blanc 2015—$53

On this Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea, the volcanic ash-rich soils are immune to the almost microscopic aphidlike insects known as phylloxera, so many of the vines are centuries old. Among the varietals that flourish is assyrtiko, a grape whose mineral qualities make it great for blending. Then again, Lindgren says, it’s also delicious on its own.

EVERYDAY s Gaia, Thalassitis Assyrtiko, 2016—$26 SPLURGE Hatzidakis, Assyrtiko de Louros, Vignes Centenaires, 2014—$89

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In the chill of winter, nothing beats a glass of port around a roaring fire. But when the days are long and sunny, Lindgren leans toward the crisp whites of Vinho Verde, from the mountainous province of Minho in northern Portugal.

EVERYDAY s Adega de Moncao, Vinho Verde, DOC, 2016—$23 SPLURGE Soalheiro Alvarinho “Primeiras Vinhas” Vinho Verde, 2016—$36

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You could spend a lifetime exploring the wines of Sicily and still feel you’ve only scratched the surface. Lindgren suggests starting along the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna, where a host of younger plantings at high elevation provide the fruit for a range of subtle reds and whites.

EVERYDAY s Fattorie Romeo del Castello Allegracore Etna Rosso, 2012—$30 SPLURGE Benanti Serra della Contessa, 2004—$90

An island off the east coast of Italy, this is a starkly beautiful place known for starkly beautiful wines. Lindgren loves Sardinian vermentino, which mingles notes of minerals and stone fruits and pairs magically with a range of foods.

EVERYDAY s Jankara Vermentino di Gallura, 2016—$23 SPLURGE Capichera Vendemmia Tardiva, 2014—$62

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PACK LIKE A PRO Another trip, another bag to fill. Here are some handy hints to get what you need in your carry-on. By Darius Amos

There are some travel tricks that might never be solved, from getting around long security lines at the airport to avoiding baggage check-in fees. But a trip with less stress is indeed possible, and it begins when you’re packing at home—because whether you’re away for business or pleasure, you don’t want to get stuck ironing a dress shirt in the hotel room or discovering that you need another pair of trousers. How do you avoid those conundrums? With careful and thoughtful packing, you can fit everything you need into your suitcase without overstuffing it.

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SMART CHOICES

Start with a great bag, then think about what you’ll actually use. Are you going to meetings all day and dinners at night? What will the weather be like? Sort out the outfits that you’ll be wearing each day, choosing pieces that can be mixed and matched in case plans (or moods) change. Another just in case: Add an extra pair of socks and underwear. Now comes the fun: maneuvering and fitting your pieces into the bag. Shoes go first, taking their

proper place at the bottom of the bag. The heaviest items should go above the wheels, if your suitcase has them; otherwise, they should be next to the hinge that attaches the lid. And use those Ferragamo shoes to maximize space—before slipping footwear into their protective shoe bags, fill them with small things like socks, belts, ties and jewelry. WHAT’S YOUR METHOD?

Of the three most popular clothes-packing methods—rolling, folding or bundling—none is the hands-down best option. Regardless of which you choose, each has its pros and cons. Tightly rolled clothing is the best way to maximize your suitcase’s real estate, and it works best for items like T-shirts, shorts, pajamas and sweats as well as those made of synthetic fabrics such as nylon. But alas, rolling can create unwanted creases in some of your garments. So if you’re packing a couple of Eton dress shirts or Incotex pants, consider folding them along the creases they’re supposed to have. Folding is also the easiest and most familiar method but not necessarily the most space efficient, as it might leave

gaps between clothing stacks. That brings us to bundling—which is the strategic folding, almost origami-like, of all your garments into one package. The trick is to put pieces that wrinkle easiest on the outer layer and those you don’t mind being crumpled on the inside. For example, lay a jacket flat face down and arms extended, then place dress shirts and trousers flat on top of it. Finish the pile with sweaters, T-shirts and a core item in the middle such as a toiletry bag. Now the fun: Work backward tightly folding each item around the core until you have, ta-da, a completed bundle. If you’re a bundling rookie, you’ll likely need some time and practice before mastering this method. STASH THE SPORTCOAT

There is a way to effectively pack a sportcoat in a carry-on. Fold the sportcoat in half, shoulder to shoulder, then turn one shoulder inside out over the other so the lining is facing outward. For a suit, place the folded jacket in the middle of the outstretched pants and fold trousers around it. Voilà­—you’re ready to go!

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At Levy’s, we’re used to dressing ladies and gentlemen for an assortment of special events. Sometimes, those memorable moments happen to us! Friends and family recently helped us celebrate two joyous occasions: the birth of our grandson and a visit from Robert Stock, the founder of Robert Graham. We were overjoyed upon the arrival of Noah Arthur, the new child of our son, Joseph, and his wife, Tracey. Levy’s might not carry Noah’s sizes yet—but we’ll be here when he’s ready. Perhaps Noah will grow up to wear Robert Graham. We were honored when Robert Stock visited our staff and customers during the brand’s pop-up shop at our store.

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1 Three generations of Levy’s: Joseph, David and Noah Arthur 2 Robert Stock and James Hobbs 3 Robert Stock, Keith Little, Wes Davis and Sam Felker 4 David Levy, Dr. Michael Todd, Betsy Todd and Robert Stock 5 Jennifer Kemp and Robert Stock 6 Robin Rose, Robert Stock, Chris Horsnell and David Levy 7 Wes Davis and Jennifer Kemp

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Best cure for a fake-news hangover in this age of discontent: Spin some mind-cleansing tracks from these up-and-coming artists. By Mark Dowden

JULIEN BAKER

Proudly Southern, gay, Christian, post-punk, recovering from addiction and just months out of her teens, Julien Baker embraces what to some would seem contradictory strands of identity. Her songs are raw and intimate, giving the listener the sense, as writer Rachel Syme put it, of “eavesdropping on someone else’s prayers.” Concerned with themes of brokenness and redemption, Baker’s lyrics are fresh and honest. This latter-day pilgrim also happens to be highly listenable. The album: Turn Out the Lights Go-to song: “Appointments” Deeper dives: “Sour Breath.” Also check out “Blacktop” from Baker’s first album, Sprained Ankle.

SLOWDIVE

Their hiatus may not set a record, but close: Slowdive, an English “shoegaze” band, went 22 years between recording sessions. The reunited band’s self-titled album, released last spring, shows the benefits of aging—or maybe just the benefits of creating art outside “The Scene That Celebrates Itself,” which the music press turned into a pressure cooker. On the new Slowdive, you’ll find meticulous songwriting and musicianship combined to produce a beautifully textured collection of tunes. The album: Slowdive Go-to song: “Sugar for the Pill” Deeper dives: “Slowmo” from the new album, “Celia’s Dream” from Just for a Day

ROSTAM As the musical leader and producer of Vampire Weekend, Rostam Batmanglij employed hand drums, harpsichord and strings to create a cheery, distinctive, genre-blurring sound. As the solo act Rostam (preferring to be mononymous), he brings the same signature techniques to his debut album, Half-Light. Rostam’s vocal style—somewhat hushed and often near-mumbling—is decidedly un-Vampire, but it’s pleasing and well-suited to his lyrics, which paint soft images of past memories. The album: Half-Light Go-to song: “Bike Song” Deeper dives: The short, haunting “I Will See You Again.” Also sample “In a Blackout” from Rostam’s collaborative album with Hamilton Leithauser.

MOSES SUMNEY

The title Aromanticism, or the inability to experience romantic love, telegraphs this album’s bleak lyrical point of view. But singersongwriter Moses Sumney’s mood isn’t one of despair. In the solitary life, he seems to find both comfort and challenge. And so he wraps his blues in a package that sounds downright romantic, compact of dreamy harmonies, warm strings and Sumney’s own emotive, falsetto crooning. The songs may pack a series of existential bummers, but they also have the power of sonic seduction. The album: Aromanticism Go-to song: “Self-Help Tape” Deeper dives: “Plastic” and “San Fran,” both from the EP Mid-City Island

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PLAYLIST RULE #1: DO NOT BE BORING

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There are two kinds of playlists—the kind that makes an unobtrusive background soundtrack (meh) and the kind that keeps you on your toes, reaching to adjust the volume with each new song. This is the latter kind, with recordings that span seven decades and cover genres from R&B to trip-hop.

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“Jenny of the Roses” by Hiss Golden Messenger “Little Sally Walker” by The Rivingtons “Let Me Go” by Cake “Roadless” by Frightened Rabbit “Witness” by Benjamin Booker “Foggy Day” by Beegie Adair

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“Barefoot Desert” by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard “I Must Be in a Good Place Now” by Bobby Charles “Salt Pork, West Virginia” by Louis Jordan “Lebanese Blonde” by Thievery Corporation “Sunshine Superman” by Donovan “Girlfriend” by Matthew Sweet

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