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MADE-TO-MEASURE

GOLF IN IRELAND

THE MCLAREN SENNA

A TOAST TO CHARDONNAY

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CONTENTS Spring/ Summer 2019

FEATURES street performer | 30 Don’t let its Formula One racecar looks fool you—the McLaren Senna can take your breath away at the speedway and turn heads on the highway.

tranquil times | 48 The sounds and sights of nature create a soothing outdoor space that fosters a seamless transition from the to-do list to relaxation and serene reflection.

Let’s get personal | 52 Customized men’s fashion and made-to-measure have evolved at M PENNER over the last four decades.

DEPARTMENTS Memo | 4

pursuits | 56

Spring has arrived at M PENNER.

Here’s a vehicle to drive your sci-fi fantasies—just for the “L” of it.

The M PENNER Guide | 7 Faherty fashion...Castangia’s classic style...Museum District barbecue...and much more.

murry’s musings | 14 Sneakers are not just for sports anymore.

spotlight | 16 Ladies, finish your look and express yourself with a statement chain bracelet.

essentials | 18 A few well-chosen pieces are all you need to stand out every day of the week. THE LEADING MAN

jeff goldblum | 28 This quirky actor sets the bar high for distinctiveness, risktaking—and talent.

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the sporting life | 54 You’ll discover that Irish golf can be beautiful even when you leave the sea behind.

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grape | 58 Is chardonnay an oak joke—or a wine that deserves a fresh look?

on the road | 60 The M PENNER team travels to Italy to find spring’s best fashion collections.

rocking the runway

style pros | 62 M PENNER’s fashion experts share their insights on what’s in store for spring and reveal their favorite pieces of the season.

directory | 64 Your guide to the M PENNER experience.

ON THE COVER: Taylor wears a jacket, pants and scarf by Etro, T-shirt by Patrick Assaraf. Jessica wears a jacket, blouse and bracelet by Fabiana Filippi. Photo by Daniel Springston.

Whether you’re heading to a black tie event or to the newest hot spot in town, we promise you’ll be runway ready with this season’s top picks from M PENNER.

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MEMO

Welcome to Spring—FINALLY!

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Editor in chief RITA GUARNA

We Houstonians are not used to the kind of winter that we just survived. It was long, cold, dreary, and lasted too far into March. We’re so happy that spring is upon us and look forward to warmer runs, pool parties, Sunday brunches and al fresco dining. The season is the perfect window of time filled with breezes and sunshine before summer arrives and our conversations, once again, turn to Houston’s sweltering summers. But now that spring has arrived, you’re going to love the clothing collections we’ve hand-picked for you to look and feel your best whether you’re in town or out. Bright pops of color, sophisticated neutrals and plenty of pattern create the overall theme this season paired with noticeable style updates focused on performance and comfort—technical fabrics, sneakers, bottoms with elastic and/or drawstring waistband details. To be in step with the trends, check out our runway looks on page 32. From casual to formal, we continue to search for the best of the best from around the world and bring to you our curated collection from some of the most sought after as well as hidden gem designers and artisans in the industry. We look forward to seeing you in the store and out and about looking your fashion best!

— Murry & Karen and the M PENNER team

Art Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO senior Editor DARIA MEOLI senior Associate Editor DARIUS AMOS lifestyle editor HALEY LONGMAN Contributing Editors MICHAEL ARDIZZONE, TIMOTHY KELLEY, EVERETT POTTER, NAYDA RONDON, JOSH SENS Contributing Photographer DANIEL SPRINGSTON PUBLISHING STAFF group Publisher SHAE MARCUS director of sales MONICA DELLI SANTI Director of Production and Circulation CHRISTINE HAMEL Advertising Services director JACQUELYNN FISCHER Production Art Assistant CHRIS FERRANTE graphic designer/ad services VIOLETA MULAJ Accounting AGNES ALVES, MEGAN FRANK PUBLISHED BY Chairman CARROLL V. DOWDEN President & CEO MARK DOWDEN Senior Vice Presidents SHAE MARCUS, CARL OLSEN Vice Presidents THOMAS FLANNERY, NIGEL EDELSHAIN, RITA GUARNA, CHRISTINE HAMEL M PENNER Magazine is published twice a year by Wainscot Media, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656, in association with M PENNER. Copyright © 2019 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, M PENNER, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656; telephone 201.782.5730; email rita.guarna@wainscotmedia.com. 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, M PENNER, Circulation Department, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656; telephone 201.573.5541; email christine.hamel@wainscotmedia.com.

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TUSCAN DREAM We discovered Erbario Toscano while vacationing in Italy’s Northern Tuscany seaside town of Viareggio. We stuffed our bag with lotions, olive oil soaps and an amazing diffuser that smelled like the Mediterranean Sea and knew then and there that we had to bring the collection to M PENNER. If you

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are a lover of Italy, we invite you to savor the essence of Tuscany and fill your home with Erbario Toscano products. By the way, all of the ingredients are genuine, not tested on animals, and the packaging is made from recyclable materials.

FEET IN THE CLOUDS When multiple Ironman winner Olivier Bernhard retired from professional competition, he partnered with two friends and started On in 2010. Their goal was to “change the world of running” and, according to industry observers and about 3 million runners around the world, they’ve succeeded. The Cloud is the world’s lightest fully cushioned running shoe. When you slip it on (no need to tie the laces), you will sail through the day without a second of foot fatigue. Run, don’t walk, to M PENNER and pick up a pair today. Available in a variety of colors for both men and women.

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Last year Giant Leap opened its space-themed coffee shop in Houston’s East End and by October landed a spot on Conde Nast Traveler’s 10 Best Coffee Shops in Houston. With the obvious nod to Space City, owners Logen Beck and Lauren Ferrante serve premium roasted coffee from Amaya Roasting Company along with wine, draft beer, kombucha and baked goods. We don’t want to spill the coffee beans but next fall you might just see a Giant Leap second landing right here in Uptown Park! Giant Leap Coffee, 3302 Canal St., Houston, 281.786.0471, giantleapcoffee.com

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Mike and Alex Faherty—they’re identical twins who followed different paths and then came back together to start a great company. After college, Alex started a career in finance and Mike went to work at Ralph Lauren and in 2012 they joined together and launched Faherty, a beach-inspired casual clothing brand. Premiering at M PENNER this season, Faherty is known for its comfortable, casual point of view and its commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Faherty is the perfect collection to wear whether you’re chilling at the beach or drinking a beer with friends at Kirby Ice House.

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UMM...YUM! Trying to find the right words to describe The Pit Room is a real challenge so here’s a listing of all the things we love about this Museum District gem, many of which are not-to-be-missed and not your typical barbecue fare. Warning: Multiple trips will be required to experience all the deliciousness! Brisket tacos · pork ribs · chicharrones · the rub · Frito pie with a drizzle of queso · house-made sausage · mac-ncheese · 24-hour smoked brisket · the barbeque sauce · Big Red · the giant beef rib · Mexican street corn · brisket fat flour tortillas · take-out · cool patio · live music on Fridays · best chips and queso in town! The Pit Room, 1201 Richmond Ave., Houston, 281.888.1929, thepitroombbq.com

GRANDI CALZINI

Giuseppe Gatti began his business in Italy in 1947 by breeding silk worms in his attic and selling the cocoons to local silk mills. Today, Marcoliani produces luxury socks, focusing on the highest standards of manufacturing for efficiency and quality. True to the family roots, Marcoliani has chosen to stay small and keep all its production in Italy. Its commitment to archival research helps the company strike a perfect balance between tradition and current fashion trends. Grandi Calzini—great socks!

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Roi du Lac is an Italian collection based on the unique designs of Marco Kinloch. This art-inspired and truly original collection is not common in today’s fashion world, which makes it all the more special. In Old-World style, Marco begins the design process by hand painting his drawings in elegant water colors before reproducing them on beautiful silks and cottons. Each season he focuses on a different theme to create his collection of beautiful blouses and dresses. For spring 2019, you’ll see the influence of the Mexican Riviera and the world of Diego Rivera, translated through Marco’s artistic eye, with a color palette that is beautiful and elegant.

You’ve passed by it a thousand times—across the street from the HEB on San Felipe and a few doors down from Ginza and Fu’s Garden. With its characteristically unassuming storefront, Liquor Source offers everything you would expect from a neighborhood liquor store, topped off with an extraordinary service. If you’re hosting a large dinner party, a shower, or maybe a wedding and need to stock the bar, you will want to put their number on speed dial. After assessing your needs and desires with Ron, your alcohol and mixers will arrive at your venue a few hours before your event, along with plenty of back-up so there’s no fear of running out. Next day they return to your venue and take back everything that wasn’t opened and you pay only for what was consumed. How’s that for stress-free?! Liquor Source, 5874 San Felipe St., Houston, 713.780.7775

THE A–Z LIST M PENNER offers the world’s finest designer and artisan brands together, under one roof. Here’s a sampling. AG JEANS ANDERSON’S BELTS ASHLEY PITTMAN AUTUMN CASHMERE BOGLIOLI BRAX CANALI CASTANGIA CHAN LUU CREED DAVEK UMBRELLAS DEAKIN & FRANCIS DIANE COTTON DI BIANCO EDWARD ACHOUR ELEVENTY EMANUEL BERG ERBARIO TOSCANO ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ETON ETRO FABIANA FILIPPI FAHERTY FEDELI FIL NOIR FINAMORE FRANK & EILEEN GEOFF NICHOLSON GIANNETTO PORTOFINO GOLDEN GOOSE GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL GRAVATI HANRO HARVEY FAIRCHILD HAYDEN LASHER HICKEY FREEMAN INIS MEAIN ISAIA KITON L’AGENCE LIZA BETH JEWELRY LUCIANO BARBERA MAGNANNI MAJESTIC FILATURES

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MARCOLIANI MARGO MORRISON MASON’S MAUI JIM METALLI 925 MOORE & GILES MZ WALLACE ON RUNNING SHOES PANTHERELLA PAUL & SHARK PANTALONI TORINO PESERICO ROI DU LAC SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SAMUELSOHN SCOJO GELS SHINOLA SIMONOT-GODDARD SMN TATEOSSIAN TINTORIA MATTEI TOD’S THE ART OF SHAVING VERONICA BEARD VK NAGRANI W. KLEINBERG WURKIN STIFFS Z ZEGNA

DAY TO NIGHT IN THE LAP OF ITALIAN LUXURY We know you enjoy the feeling of wearing a beautiful Italian suit or dress from M PENNER all day. And why stop there? Luxury clothing is to M PENNER what luxury bedding is to Tribute Goods. Owner Karen Pulaski’s luxury Italian linen company offers the very best when it comes to bedding. Not surprising, one of our favorite looks is this tailored bed from Savile Row—a sleek and chic collection reminiscent of fine men’s suiting and finished off with a vintage Hermès scarf repurposed to an exquisite accent pillow—a signature Tribute Goods accessory. Tribute Goods Fine Linens, 3637 W. Alabama #100, Houston, 713.627.3700, tributegoods.com

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THE M PENNER GUIDE SUITS WITH A HISTORY

The Castangia brand has a history like no other. For starters, the men’s suit maker carries enough gravitas that it has outfitted the prime minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, as well as Michael Douglas in Wall Street. Second, the company is older than its country (Castangia dates back to 1850, while Italy became an official country in 1861). But today, the brand’s garments are meticulously created in a modern plant by a tight-knit team of 120 expert tailors. More than 20 hours of work goes into every Castangia suit (put that kind of care into your golf game and you’ll be a PGA pro). Ask your M PENNER stylist to outfit you with this venerable brand and you’ll be prepared for anything, from leading the Italian Parliament to being a CEO on Wall Street.

A REAL GEM

If life is a mix of yin and yang, positive and negative—well, you get the idea—then Liza Beth Jewelry is a metaphor for life. The jewelry line, available at M PENNER, balances edge with delicacy, or as owner Liza Beth Soklove puts it, “vintage with an edge.” Liza Beth’s boundless creativity is inspired by Austin’s casual but sophisticated vibe. Her pieces are handmade, with an original, nontraditional and eclectic combination of (conflict-free) diamonds and pearls. Wear a piece or two from Liza Beth and recharge your zen batteries.

PICKS FOR YOUR POCKET

Wallets are as essential for function as they are for style. More than mere money-holders to carelessly shove in your pockets, they can—and should—add value and credit to your fashion worth. But with so many from which to choose, which is right for you and your needs? No worries. Our guide of four popular wallet styles will fit the bill!

Bifolds are the most popular and a timeless pick. The piece folds in half and typically features interior card slots, an ID pocket and bill compartment as well as open pockets behind the main sections. With a slim design, a bifold can fit comfortably in either the front or back pocket of your pants. Trifolds are named for how they fold into thirds. Though they are smaller and house just as much as bifolds, trifolds may not be the most flattering to your silhouette because of their bulk. Typical features include a bill compartment (with or without a bill divider); ID pocket, which may flip out or up; and more credit card slots than the usual bifold.

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Hipsters, also known as attaché wallets, are taller, wider versions of the bifold. Regarded as a dressier, more sophisticated option, they are favored by professionals and executives. Longs (also called coat, breast or suit wallets) are designed for suit coat pockets. Because they don’t fold, this style keeps your bills flat and crisp, and offers ample space for credit, debit and ID cards. They’re a safe choice for men who prefer holding things close to the vest—securely stashing essentials in their inner suit pocket rather than the back pocket.

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This season M PENNER welcomes Harvey Faircloth to the Women’s Boutique mix. This Made in America lifestyle brand is known for trendy jackets, tops and skirts and appeals to women who are authentic, free spirits. With a natural affinity for the classics and a sensibility that is sophisticated, yet playful, Harvey Faircloth is where tailoring meets ease—with just the right amount of proper cool.

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SNEAKERS ARE NOT JUST FOR SPORTS ...and other fashion shifts you need to know.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely noticed a style shift in menswear. Some men’s trends are subtle and others not even visible to the naked eye. And then there are trends like streetwear-inspired sneakers that pretty much shout, “Look at me, I’m here!” and are rather impossible to ignore. The following is my breakdown of some key spring ’19 men’s fashion trends and wardrobe refresh suggestions with a note that what drives most is a move to the more comfortable, more casual and more personal. FOOTWEAR. Whether or not the streetwear bubble is ready to burst is of no concern here because wearing sneakers has moved from track and field to the boardroom. The sneaker, historically noted for leisure and comfort, is now office-appropriate in many professions. GQ says it best: “The goal here is to find a sneaker that looks like a sneaker, but not too much like a sneaker.” My suggestions? Go with Tod’s, Magnanni or my favorite—Ermenegildo Zegna’s Triple Stitch Pelle Tessuta

leather sneaker. And for the over-the-top leisure sneaker indulgence, come and design your own “My Cesare” triple stitch high-top from Zegna. NAVY BLAZERS. We all owned that one—the classic solid worsted serge navy blazer; it was a workhorse staple in every man’s closet. The navy blazer is still a wardrobe essential but if you haven’t purchased one recently, now’s the perfect time. Why? Three key reasons: 1. Pattern play. The solid go-to blazer can be a bit…ummm…boring. Add a navy blazer with a touch of pattern—a large subtle plaid or windowpane, perhaps. Zegna’s and Isaia’s offerings at M PENNER are two of my favorites, with just a dash of mulberry peeking through varying hues of blue, adding a bit of brightness to the coat. 2. The soft sportcoat. Born from the merger between tailored clothing and sportswear, deconstructed sportcoats—soft fabric, often with stretch characteristics and constructed with minimal or no canvas or lining—offer comfort and style. Just imagine the comfort of a sweater with the look of a jacket. Come in and try one from Boglioli—you won’t want to take it off. 3. Style. Up the look of your blazer with the double-breasted version from Eleventy. It has it all—super comfortable fabric, quintessential silver “blazer” buttons and just the right amount of attitude to stand out.

offers you the opportunity to create a suit from one of the finest suitmakers in the world (Zegna, Kiton, Isaia, Samuelsohn) with your handpicked fabric and created with your exact measurements and style preferences. FORMAL DRESSING. Sure, we have classic tuxedos and tails at M PENNER (Ermenegildo Zegna, Z Zegna, Samuelsohn, Isaia, Hickey Freeman, Canali) but sometimes you want to walk the red carpet with a little extra flair. On those nights, try a beautiful black or ivory jacquard Etro jacket over a gold tipped Eton shirt finished off with a pair of Golden Goose high-tops and you’ll be the talk of the town. OTHER SEASONAL FASHION TIPS. n Embrace comfort dressing but don’t look like a slob. n Make room in your closet for more sneakers. They’re the newest key accessory. n Buy a new pair of white jeans. n Add a shirt with a fun print like Eton’s Ice Cream Flamingo shirt. n Wear colorful knitwear. My favorite? Fedeli. n If you’re wearing a sportcoat, tuck in your shirt. n Add some linen to your summer wardrobe. n You will never go wrong with a crisp white shirt. n If your wallet is bulging in your back pocket, invest in a new trimmer style…and lose what you don’t use.

SUITS. Once again, I bring up the “comfort” shift in fashion. Aside from the obvious style changes of today’s suit compared to one from a decade ago (trimmer pant, shorter jacket, softer shoulder), the current iteration, once again, focuses on comfort thanks to fabrics with natural stretch, the return of the pleated pant, and even a drawstring pant or jogger. And perhaps the strongest trend of all is making it your very own. Made-to-measure

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SPOTLIGHT

a chain reaction

Finish your look and express yourself with a statement bracelet. Getting noticed never looked so good!

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Women’s chain bracelets by Liza Beth Jewelry.

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ESSENTIALS

the season’s must-haves

A few well-chosen pieces are all you need to stand out every day of the week.

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Ties by Kiton.

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THE LEADING MAN

The Goldblum Standard This quirky actor sets the bar high for distinctiveness, risk-taking—and talent. By Daria Meoli

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ner, appeared in the chorus of Broadway’s musical Two Gentlemen of Verona starting in late 1971 and played a thuggish criminal in the 1974 film Death Wish. His first starmaking role was as a bereaved baby boomer in 1983’s The Big Chill. He then starred as a brilliant yet eccentric scientist in 1986’s The Fly and as a blue alien in the 1988 sci-fi rom-com musical (!) Earth Girls Are Easy. By the ’90s, Goldblum was a box-office draw, and in 1996 he began appearing as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the blockbuster Jurassic Park films. Before shooting began, the actor reportedly took it upon himself to buy a black leather blazer and silky black button-front shirt to symbolize Dr. Malcolm’s doomsday style. His acting method is said to include dressing the part as a way to draw from the feel and aesthetic of clothing and accessories. Goldblum has brought this same “outside in” method to other notable roles, including that of David Levinson, an MIT-trained satellite technician who saves the world in 1996’s Independence Day and again in 2016’s Independence Day: Resurgence. The actor has done much-praised work in varied films including Nine Months (1995), The Switch (2010) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and he bolstered his cred with sci-fi fans as the dubious Grandmaster in Marvel Universe’s Thor: Ragnarok in 2017. He has also lent his talents to the small screen by playing recurring characters on the sketch comedy Portlandia and the crime drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Would you believe he’s a jazz musician too? Nearly every Wednesday night for more than six years (except when on an on-location shoot, of course), Goldblum has played piano and bantered with sold-out crowds at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. And last November, he and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra released The Capitol Studio Sessions, an album that went to No. 1 on the Billboard jazz album chart. The actor and his third wife, dancer and contortionist Emilie Livingston, have two nautically named sons: Charlie Ocean turns 4 this summer, while River Joe had his second birthday this spring. Whether he is performing for an intimate crowd of jazz fans or working the late-night talk-show circuit to promote his newest blockbuster, Goldblum sets a striking standard. His attire has ranged from a flashy tuxedo to a monochromatic black motorcycle jacket and turtleneck combo, a zoo-animal-and-unicornprint Prada shirt to Saint Laurent chinos. He makes a habit of pulling off looks that would intimidate other men. But one accessory is de rigueur: his eyeglasses. Goldblum has explained that he plays around with lens tints and frame styles, but prefers to keep his collection of eyewear streamlined. For his recent tour to support The Capitol Studio Sessions, he wore Jacques Marie Mage frames. Jeff Goldblum is one style icon you’ll want to keep watching—as he keeps on dressing the part.

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Actor Jeff Goldblum is known for his unique sense of style—and he can pull off looks that other guys won’t dare try. From a shirt with bold animal print and tinted eyeglasses to a monochromatic black-on-black look, this Hollywood A-lister sets a strikingly high fashion standard and is a usual suspect on many best dressed lists.

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ometimes with a performer, a sense of style comes first. When actor Jeff Goldblum was a kid in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, in the 1960s, he saw singer-dancer-actor Sammy Davis Jr. on TV and something clicked. The superstar was decked out in the fashions of London’s Carnaby Street—a style that hadn’t yet swept the Pittsburgh burbs—and the young Goldblum promptly asked his parents for (and got) a Nehru jacket with a turtleneck and a medallion necklace. Today at 66 years old, the 6-foot-4 Goldblum is someone other people watch. He’s a Hollywood A-lister who was ranked on GQ’s Best Dressed List for 2018. And making a strong visual impression has been his habit since he moved to New York at 17 to become an actor, buying a long Russian overcoat and an aviator hat at an Army surplus store to keep warm—and look cool—through Manhattan’s long winters. Traditional matinee-idol looks? That’d have to be a no. And Goldblum’s speech is characterized not so much by standard-issue mellifluence as by an idiosyncratic, abrupt cadence. Throughout his 30-plus year career, he has enthusiastically pushed the boundaries of what defines a Hollywood star and sex symbol. In his way, he deploys distinctiveness, cerebral agility and whip-smart banter to project loads of appeal, and his bold fashion choices make him stand out from the crowd. Taking both thespian and fashion risks has paid off for Goldblum, but he’s paid dues too. He studied with the acclaimed Sanford Meis-

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STREET PERFORMER

Don’t let its Formula One racecar looks fool you—the McLaren Senna can take your breath away at the speedway and turn heads on the highway. By Darius Amos

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Leave it to the engineers at McLaren to develop the crème de la crème of point-A-to-point-B cars. The 100-percent street legal Senna, boasting 2.8-second 0–60 acceleration, is the exotic sports car manufacturer’s most powerful road car to date. While we don’t encourage you to break speed limits, this vehicle (aptly named after the late Brazilian Formula 1 champ Ayrton Senna) can drastically improve your estimated time of arrival, whether you’re headed to the office, country club or just enjoying a night out. So how does the Senna do it? It’s equipped with a 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V-8, which generates a heart-pounding 789 horsepower. The engine gets an assist from aerodynamics, created by the body’s innovative curves and air channels, rear-mounted wing and low nose winglets. Of course, there’s plenty inside the Senna to complement the unique design. A race-inspired infotainment system features software that records lap data, should you find yourself motoring around a track. (And what Senna owner wouldn’t want to rally at the oval?)

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Thanks to carbonfiber body panels, the Senna weighs just 2,850 pounds—McLaren’s lightest production car since the legendary F1 of the 1990s. An optional push-todrink system keeps drivers hydrated while they’re out on a long haul. The infotainment system includes a premium sound system, navigation and three cameras. For race enthusiasts, built-in computers can record track data. For a made-to-measure fit, McLaren outfits each Senna with padded carbon-fiber bucket seats that are customized for each owner. The ceiling-mounted push-button ignition creates a jet-fighter feeling. A rear shelf behind the cockpit is the Senna’s only storage compartment. It was designed to fit two helmets and two racing suits. Owners can customize the color of the front wing tips and vents. These vents, along with the 11-pound rear wing, boost the McLaren’s downforce and aerodynamics.

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This page, jacket and hat by Z Zegna, sweater by Inis Meain, jeans by S.M.N. Studio, sneakers by Tod’s. Opposite page, jacket, blouse, necklace, bracelet and earrings by Fabiana Filippi, pants by Peserico, belt by B. Belt.

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This page, sweater, pants and bracelet by Ermenegildo Zegna, sneakers by Eleventy. Opposite page, wrap by Caravana, top by Autumn Cashmere, jeans by Veronica Beard, sunglasses by Maui Jim, necklace by Ashley Pittman, bracelets by Eleventy, tote by Christiansen.

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This page, sportcoat by Canali, sweater by Fedeli, shirt by Luciano Barbera, pocket square by Kiton, pants by Eleventy, belt by W. Kleinberg, shoes by Magnanni. Opposite page, top by Avant Toi, jeans by AG, earrings and bracelets by Liza Beth, necklaces by Liza Beth and Diane Cotton, belt by B. Belt, handbag by MZ Wallace.

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This page, jacket, pants, sneakers and bracelets by Eleventy, sweater by Z Zegna, sunglasses by Maui Jim. Opposite page, clockwise from top left, top by Autumn Cashmere, necklace by Margo Morrison, jeans by AG, handbag by Hayden Lasher. Sweater and pants by Peserico, earrings by Liza Beth, necklace by Diane Cotton, bracelets by Ashley Pittman and Liza Beth. Long cardigan by Autumn Cashmere, top by Roi du Lac, necklace and earrings by Margo Morrison, jeans by L’Agence. Top by L’Agence, earrings by Liza Beth, necklace by Diane Cotton, pants by AG, bracelet by Ashley Pittman, handbag by Hayden Lasher.

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This page, jacket by Eleventy, shirt by Eton, tie by Kiton, pocket square by Simonnot Godard, pants by Eleventy, belt by W. Kleinberg, shoes by Magnanni. Opposite page, jacket by Avant Toi, camisole and jeans by Fabiana Filippi, earrings by Liza Beth, hat by Eleventy, belt by Caravana.

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This page, sportcoat by Isaia, shirt and pocket square by Etro, pants by Ermenegildo Zegna, sneakers by Tod’s. Opposite page, blouse and skirt by Fabiana Filippi, bracelet by Liza Beth, belt by B. Belt, handbag by Hayden Lasher.

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This page, tuxedo jacket by Etro, tuxedo shirt by Eton, bow tie and pocket square by Carrot & Gibbs, cufflinks by Tateossian, sneakers by Golden Goose. Opposite page, sportcoat and shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, sunglasses by Maui Jim, pants by Isaia, belt by W. Kleinberg, sneakers by Tod’s.

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This page, dress by Roi du Lac, necklace and earrings by Margo Morrison. Opposite page, on him, jacket by Etro, T-shirt by Patrick Assaraf, pants by Etro, sneakers by Golden Goose.

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Lush foliage and vegetation surround the house in a comforting embrace of green. The overgrown garden, blurring boundaries with its relaxed landscaping, creates a liberating sense of release from rigid structure and constrictions. The circular brick paving in soothing natural tones and the casually placed paving steps gently lead the visitor away from routine cares into a shady, care-free environment of ease and freedom.

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The sounds and sights of nature create a soothing outdoor space that fosters a seamless transition from the “to-do� list into relaxation and serene reflection.

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This page: The backyard eating space is a feast for the senses. Just steps from the house, it’s a serene outdoor sanctuary perfect for recharging and nurturing the spirit. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: A striking sculpture provides a visual anchor in a sea of greenery; circular designs in hedges and trimmings help to soften the scenery; a lantern lights the way for strolls through scented paths; the arched trellis creates a natural frame, directing the eyes to other points of interest.

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Customized men’s fashion and made-tomeasure has evolved at M PENNER over the last four decades.

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When M PENNER added Ermenegildo Zegna to its product mix in 1980, founder Morris Penner saw an opportunity to serve hard-tofit customers, and Zegna’s Made-To-Measure Service was introduced. Their made-to-measure specialist came to Houston to train Morris and the M PENNER team on how to take measurements and lead the customer through all elements of customization, from coat style (peak or notch lapel, two-button or three-button) to fabric selection to button preference. Zegna even purchased M PENNER’s very first fax machine (a very hefty investment in those days) to expedite the time it took to create a custom suit because it took over a week just for orders to arrive by mail—making the 8-to-9-week turnaround time even longer! In the early days, made-to-measure was truly a service offered to those requiring a customer fit; however, the service quickly evolved into an opportunity for anyone to personalize a garment for business or for special occasion dressing. Ermenegildo Zegna was founded in 1910 as a fabric company and Mr. Zegna’s dream was to make “the most beautiful fabrics in the world.” Because of this heritage, made-to-measure customers truly did have access to the finest fabrics in the world and the concept of a personalized suit thrived and expanded. In a short time, M PENNER became known as “the place to go” in Houston for a luxury MTM European suit. Other brands followed and by the early 1990s, M PENNER added Isaia and Oxxford suitings to their made-to-measure offerings, followed by Kiton, Samuelsohn, Hickey Freeman and, coming next season, Canali. In the 21st century, the scope of customization has flourished and M PENNER now offers not only custom suits and sportscoats, but also shirts, sportswear, outerwear, knitwear, denim, and even shoes! Because of our long-lasting heritage and expertise in providing made-tomeasure service, coupled with our on-site tailor shop to tweak every garment to perfection, M PENNER is the go-to store for the in-theknow man for luxury custom clothing.

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THE SPORTING LIFE

act on adare You’ll discover that Irish golf can be beautiful even when you leave the sea behind. By Josh Sens

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Think of golf in Ireland, and brochureworthy images probably spring to mind. You picture wild and woolly layouts, their rumpled fairways, fringed with unruly native grasses, threaded through the folds of a coastal dunescape: scenes of rugged beauty, set hard along the sea. This is links golf of the throwback kind, firm and fast and windswept and thoroughly charming. Ireland is famous for it. But it’s not the only golf played on the Emerald Isle. The country is also home to inland courses, stitched through hills and forests and fields of heather. Their turf tends to be more lush than the ground along the coast, their fairways often tree-lined, their holes guarded not by ocean but by rivers, creeks and lakes. Though less well-known to travelers than Ireland’s fabled seaside links, many of these landlocked courses are terrific. None is better than a newly remade layout in County Limerick, two hours west of Dublin and a short skip south of Shannon. It’s called Adare Manor, and it stretches its green fingers astride a grand estate and resort of the same name. The manor itself dates to the early 1830s, when it was built as the home of the second Earl of Dunraven and his wife, Lady Caroline Wyndham. Nearly two centuries later, their sense of extravagance and whimsy endures. Guarded by gargoyles and decorated with ornate carvings, many of them

bestial figures carved from wood and stone, the manor brims with Gothic grandeur. Its exuberant design is accented by 365 leaded windows, 52 chimneys and four towers—architectural nods to the number of days, weeks and seasons in a year. A lovely place, in short. And then there is the golf. The original course here opened in 1995, an 18-holer crafted by the famed American golf architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. It was no slouch of a layout, esteemed enough to serve as the venue for the Irish Open in both 2007 and 2008. But that wasn’t quite enough for the resort’s current proprietor, JP McManus, a County Limerick-nativeturned-business-magnate and racehorse owner. McManus wanted more than a respected golf course. What he envisioned was a parkland paradise. He commissioned Tom Fazio to create it for him. “The result,” gushed Golf Monthly, a prominent glossy magazine published across the pond, “is arguably the most Augusta-like experience anywhere in Europe.” Augusta National, of course, is golf ’s ultimate Eden, a pristine private club in Georgia where there’s rarely a single blade of grass out of place. In its reincarnation, which came to life last year, Adare Manor is maintained in similar condition, fastidiously cared for by a squadron of groundskeepers. As part of

the multi-million-dollar renovation, sub-air drainage systems were installed beneath the greens, which are elaborate moisture-removing and temperature-regulating mechanisms that help preserve the putting surfaces in immaculate shape year-round. As for the fairways and tee boxes, they’re as close-cut as the greens at your average course. Fazio’s redesign did not alter the routing. The new course follows the same footprint, over a gently lilting swatch of sylvan terrain, along the banks of the River Maigue. But every hole has been reimagined, the greens pushed up and compellingly contoured, the bunkers enhanced with better sand and improved drainage. On the reborn course, there is double the mowed acreage that there was before. There is no long rough, so the holes, while challenging, remain playable and fun. To complement the upgraded golf experience, Adare Manor added a host of luxe amenities, including a new clubhouse called the Carriage House, replete with a restaurant serving seasonal specialties ranging from poached Atlantic lobster to succulent leg of lamb. There is a whisky bar, a heated cigar lounge and a terrace for sitting, chatting and sipping as you gaze across a verdant landscape of rare beauty. Relax. Enjoy. You can play golf on the coast another day.

Opposite page, clockwise from top: a bird’s-eye view of the gardens at Adare Manor in Ireland; Golf Monthly dubbed Adare’s newly redesigned course the “most Augusta-like experience in Europe,” a nod to Georgia’s famed Augusta National; chefs at Adare’s dining facilities use fresh ingredients from artisan suppliers to create a luxurious dining experience; just outside of the manor, the streets of County Limerick are lined with shops and art; with a spectacular view of the property’s gardens, the Drawing Room is an ideal meeting place for a cup of coffee or glass of champagne before dinner.

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PURSUITS

What a Concept! Here’s a vehicle to drive your sci-fi fantasies—just for the “L” of it. By Timothy Kelley

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t’s been called a masterpiece of art, but this is art that goes “Vroom!” And the inspiration for its design is said to come from U.S.S. Enterprise of Star Trek fame, but that interstellar voyager wasn’t piloted with handlebars. Fact is, Bandit9’s L-Concept is a motorcycle, and a sleekly minimalist one at that. It features steel unibody construction, two 21-inch spoked wheels, a front headlight unit with a cluster of LED lights, a teardrop-shaped seat of Italian calf leather, and levers and grips sculpted from solid aluminum. Motive power comes from a compact, air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder 125cc engine with a four-speed transmission suspended sexily in a pod under the frame. The L-Concept is seven-and-a-half feet long, weighs 297 pounds and reaches a top speed of 68 mph. If you get your hands on one (the official asking price is just under $11,000), feel lucky, but not too cocky. Your ’cycle isn’t unique—there are eight others on Earth. That’s right. Bandit9 is really in the archetype business, and these

painstakingly handcrafted Ls run (and they do run) more to set our hearts afire than to get us to the grocery store. The “9” in the company’s name stands for the number of vehicles of each model it actually produces, and this particular nine seems almost as full of exciting possibility as a mom-to-be’s calendar or a baseball team taking the field in springtime. Company founder and design chief Daryl Villanueva is a former L.A. advertising art director, and his studio is in a foreign burg you’ve probably heard of called Hanoi. “There was a lot of testing,” Villanueva has said of his firm’s design process for the L. “There was a lot of failing. We needed to figure out how to place the foot pegs, kickstand and carburetor elegantly.” If this “fully functional mechanical sculpture” isn’t the ultimate in clean-lined motorcycling, it will do handsomely until that perfection arrives. Ride long and prosper.

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Futuristic? Yes, but the Bandit9 L-Concept motorcycle’s elegant design evokes a future glimpsed decades ago in comic books, movies and TV shows. Its turbine-style powertrain cover is said to have been inspired by the reactor on Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise. Custom foot controls connect smoothly to that engine case, and the square taillight comprises 45 tiny LEDs. If any motorbike could transport you to the final frontier, this would be it.

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chardonnay’s new day

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Is this trite white an oak joke—or a wine that deserves a fresh look? By Josh Sens

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If you know your ABCs, you know those letters stand for Anything But Chardonnay, a stubborn consumer movement born in opposition to one of the world’s most widely produced wines. What its adherents profess disdain for isn’t (let’s be clear here) the chardonnay grape itself, but the way they feel the varietal has been mistreated. The offending wines they have in mind are weighty, toasty whites, overwhelmed by oily notes of sandalwood and vanilla, and shot through with so much oak that drinking them leaves you with the kind of lacquered tongue you might get from licking an armoire. Lovely, right? These are the chardonnays of cliché stereotype, often associated with California, particularly the Napa Valley. Like many caricatures, this one contains some truth. But it is not, by any stretch, even close to fair. Though poorly represented in some quarters as a cocktail-hour staple for the clinky-drink crowd and a less-than-suave accompaniment to country-club cuisine, chardonnay has always been a versatile grape that finds wonderful expression around the globe, yielding striking, beautifully structured wines that combine sultry textures with bright, food-friendly acidic bite. This is famously true in Burgundy, the Old World vinicultural holy ground where chardonnay originated. But the same can also be said of such New World regions as the Willamette Valley of Oregon, where chardonnay now flourishes in fine form.

“There’s a reason winemakers refer to chardonnay as ‘a blank slate,’” says Ben Casteel, a second-generation winemaker at Bethel Heights Vineyards, a pioneering Willamette Valley chardonnay producer that released its first vintage in 1984. “It’s an extremely adaptable varietal that to a certain extent allows you to impose your will on it. It can produce big, delicious, unctuous wines, but also equally delicious wines that are bracing and steely and acidic and reflective of a very vivid sense of place.” Like many local chardonnay makers, Casteel prefers to steer away from broad-stroke comparisons with chardonnays from Burgundy or Napa. Such blunt descriptions, he says, not only give short shrift to those other regions, but also blur the stylistic range and subtlety that make Willamette Valley chardonnay distinct. Still, he recognizes that some reference points are useful. As a general rule, in the cooler climate of the Willamette Valley fruit is picked earlier than it is in Napa, so it never reaches the same degree of ripeness. That alone encourages a leaner wine that lends itself more readily to food pairings and leans more closely to white burgundy. At the same time, that younger fruit also absorbs less oak, and in the Willamette Valley they tend to use less oak than they do in Napa to begin with, so the wines don’t wind up tasting like liquid furniture. “Climate definitely plays a role, but so does culture,” says Shane Moore, head winemaker at Gran Moraine, a Willamette Valley stalwart that produces two

chardonnays per year. “We can get away with picking a little younger and using less oak because people expect it of us. People wouldn’t necessarily expect that in Napa, but they’d look to us for a wine that you might consider more austere.” It has taken time for those perceptions to take root. When Moore started making wine in 2004, he tasted through a flight of white burgundies with a mentor, who told him flat-out that chardonnay on par with the French original would never be produced in the United States. Moore believed him. Not anymore. “Nowadays there’s a lot of New World chardonnay that touches on that white burgundy level of quality,” Moore says. “We’re not the only ones.” But the region’s reputation is spreading fast. Among those helping to propel it is Josh Bergström, head winemaker at Bergström Wines, another heralded Willamette Valley chardonnay producer. Born and raised in Oregon, Bergström studied and honed his craft in Burgundy before returning to his home state to turn out chardonnay the Willamette Valley way. At once flinty and food-friendly, the wines he makes pair wonderfully with seafood the day you buy them. But Bergström also suggests them as an investment, best left to age in the bottle for 10 or even 15 years. To drink them at their peak while, say, slurping back fresh oysters, is to reinterpret your alphabet, for this admittedly oftabused wine turns out to have appealingly bracing capabilities.

TASTING NOTES Bergström 2016 Sigrid Chardonnay, $100 Yellow-gold in color, this complex wine plays out on the palate in notes of citrus and honeysuckle and makes a lovely marriage with crabs, lobster and other shellfish. Bethel Heights 2016 Casteel Chardonnay, $75 Hints of lemon mingle with a bracing salinity in this well-structured wine, which only gets better in the bottle of time. Besides seafood, it pairs deliciously with grilled pork. Gran Moraine, 2016 Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay, $45 Sleek but structured, with a light, bright mouthfeel and summery hints of stone fruit.

Opposite page, clockwise from top left: the Bergström winery farms five estate vineyards totaling roughly 85 acres in northern Willamette Valley; Bergström’s Old Stones chardonnay boasts citrus driven aromas and flavors; the Gran Moraine Vineyard, covering 210 acres, produces two chardonnays a year; its YamhillCarlton variety offers an aroma of mango, brioche and fennel seed; tours and tastings at the Gran Moraine facility are open to the public; Bethel Heights Vineyards, one of the valley’s pioneers, released its first chardonnay in 1984.

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Finding the very best

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We love going to Italy to begin our search to fill the store with beautiful things. We take in the culture, the food and the landscape. We go to fashion shows and fairs and then look at thousands of swatches and samples before culling the selection to bring you the very best. Here’s the behindthe-scenes view that inspired M PENNER’s spring 2019 collection.

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A LOOK AT SPRING It’s time for a wardrobe refresh but where do you begin? M PENNER’s style experts share their insights on what’s in store for spring. Read about their favorite pieces then visit the store and chat with them in person. They have tons of experience and love to make shopping fun and pain-free!

BELINDA HILLHOUSE I’m looking forward to a great spring. I love the fresh new colors in the Isaia collection this season. Sportcoats in berry and turquoise and accents in these colors throughout the store add a great pop.

MARIOLA CHODKOWSKA I am most excited about the dominance of vibrant colors and light fabrics that will help you stay cool in the Houston heat while also giving you a polished look. The brilliant prints on Kiton ties and featherweight whimsical patterns on Etro shirts are among my favorite pieces.

CODY SEVER I’m excited to show our clients all of the comfortable clothing that is available for the season. From PT trousers to Fedeli knits, the highest level of comfort coupled with current styling makes the perfect addition to any wardrobe.

BUTCH LAYNE I love spring, especially when the leaves turn that bright shade of green (I like to call it baby green) and all the colorful flowers are in bloom! And I think spring is when wildlife is most active on the golf course too. Nature is a great fashion trend for the season. Eton has a great floral print shirt that I absolutely love.

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SPECIAL PROMOTION

AG #MoreThan Denim Beautifully crafted clothing made in the USA.

Sartorial SUMMER SANTONI Iconic Goodyear Bologna constructed double sole laser finished calfskin cap-toe.

MAJESTIC FILATURES Crafted from highquality linen, this Majestic Filatures tank is a lightweight summer staple.

FAHERTY A special wash and subtle pattern give this lightweight twill shirt texture and character.

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WELCOME TO OUR HOME Going above and beyond for our customers is the heart and soul of M PENNER. We believe great mechandise and great service are truly the best ways to exceed our clients’ expections

AT YOUR SERVICE M PENNER PERSONAL SERVICE

EXPERTISE A central part of the M PENNER experience is superlative service. When you need expert, individualized attention, you’ll get it—instantly and for as long as you want. Our knowledgeable staff is well versed in all of the brands we carry, the trends of the season and how to fit every body type. They stand ready to advise you on all matters of wardrobe and accessories.

As a family-owned business, we take a lot of pride in everything we do at M PENNER. We have the finest sales professionals that you will find anywhere, and our experienced tailoring staff works diligently to make sure that you look great. Our commitment to our customers goes beyond the sale. Service impacts every part of our business, and our goal is to constantly exceed your expectations. Here are some of the things we do to take care of you. Of course, special requests are always welcome!

ABUNDANT PARKING

MADE-TO-MEASURE

Houston’s a big city, and parking is often a challenge. At M PENNER we provide plenty of free parking, right at the front door.

Exceptional fit is essential to impeccable style. We have a whole room created for you to design your own suits, sportcoats, shirts and trousers, where we will take your measurements and help you select fabrics, styles, buttons, etc. from the finest companies in the world.

DELIVERY We understand that sometimes it’s a challenge to get to the store to pick up your alterations. Just let us know when and where, and we’ll be happy to deliver them to you.

THAT’S A WRAP! We’re here to make your life a little easier, remember? So, you pick the gift and we’ll take care of the wrapping on all non-sale purchases at M PENNER. Of course, all you have to do is ask and we’ll pick the gift out for you too!

CLOSET CLEANING Sometimes it’s hard to part with old friends. We can help. When you shop for your new seasonal wardrobe, our sales associates will come to your home and let you know which items are worn or out of style, and suggest how to coordinate your existing clothes with new additions. We’ll even take your old clothes and donate them to a local charity on your behalf.

PICTURE THIS Sure, all of your new clothes look great at the store, but sometimes, once you get home, it’s hard to remember what goes with what. Just ask and we’ll be happy to photograph your ensembles.

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SPECIAL ORDERS Whether it’s a suit, sportcoat or a pair of shoes, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just let us know. We’ll do our best to find it from one of our many resources.

COMPLIMENTARY ALTERATIONS Our reputation is sewn into every garment we sell. To make sure you always look your absolute best, we provide complimentary alterations on non-sale items purchased at M PENNER. We even perform routine wardrobe maintenance: Should a button become loose or lost, we’ll be happy to replace it—and press your garment—while you wait.

SHOPPING BY APPOINTMENT Just give us a call and we will pre-select clothing to meet your needs. Items will be ready to try on upon your arrival, during or after store hours. Can’t find the time to stop by? We’ll be happy to come by your home or office.

BROWNIES ON SATURDAYS M PENNER brownies, made from a recipe passed down for generations, are required at all Penner family events. When we built the store in Uptown Park we added a kitchen so we could make them fresh for you every Saturday.

GIFT CARDS M PENNER gift cards are available in any denomination and can be purchased at the store or over the phone. Just give us the word and we’ll be happy to send them to your recipients as well.

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DINE

ARAYA CHOCOLATE

FLOWER CHILD WORKS

SHOP

CAFE EXPRESS

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S

SONGKRAN THAI KITCHEN

BILL WALKER CLOTHIER

FINE CIGARS COLLECTION

FRANCESCA’S LUCHO

CRAVE CUPCAKES MENDOCINO FARMS*

STARBUCKS

CARRIE ANN HIGH GLOSS

M PENNER

ETOILE CUISINE ET BAR POTBELLY SANDWICH

THE TASTING ROOM

UPTOWN SUSHI

ELIZABETH ANTHONY

EMBAJADORES

LEWIS JEWELERS

REJUVENATION

LOFT

TOP DRAWER LINGERIE

LONGORIA AND MORE

*OPENING SOON

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M Penner: Spring/Summer 2019  

M Penner: Spring/Summer 2019