Mr. Sid Fall/Winter 2020

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FEATURES Lambo’s Lightning | 26 The Italian automaker leaps into the hybrid vehicle race with the super-fast Sián.

Nature Calling | 28 Award-winning photographer David Muench gives us unique perspectives of U.S. national parks and the globe’s most brilliant panoramas.

Kitchen Confidential | 34 Could your home’s busiest room use a new look? Here are four ways to go.

DEPARTMENTS Memo | 4 You can always count on Mr. Sid, even during these uncertain times.

the techie | 6 These high-tech toys might not be true necessities, but needschmeed—we want ’em!

sid stories | 8 Martin Pasqualini is a family man who loves fashion, golf and his English bulldog. THE LEADING MAN

Michael B. Jordan | 10 As a big-screen boxer and in his bold fashion choices, this actor makes us believers.

Essentials | 12 You’ll always find the hottest must-haves and wardrobe staples at Mr. Sid.

Feet First | 18 Because you can’t always hide behind Zoom meetings, step up your footwear game with brands that will make a lasting impression.

A Vintage touch

Visit Mr. Sid fo r the looks you need—whether you’re out with friends or gathering with the family.


p. Grape | 38 Why not make dinner special by choosing a wine to match each course? A renowned sommelier-turned-winedirector suggests a trio of apt varietals.

fitness | 58 With “smart” technology, you needn’t be Rocky to develop a home workout routine that packs a punch.

Pursuits | 60 Volkswagen hopes its Aqua will take “off-roading” literally to the next level.

spirits | 62 Give your classic cocktail a crafty spin by adding CBD— an instant shot of relaxation.

Grooming | 64 Face the facts: You have to take care of the skin between your forehead and chin!

ON THE COVER: On Andrew: coat by Moose Knuckles, sweatshirt by CP Company, jeans by Jacob Cohen, boots by Antonio Maurizi, sunglasses by State, gloves by Hestra. On Moussa: coat by Gimo’s, sweater by Zanone, stretch pants by Incotex, boots by Andrea Ventura, sunglasses by State. Photography by Steve Welch.


You Can Count on Us! long-standing relationships During these uncertain with designers such as times, we have been Ermenegildo Zegna and reflecting on how to move Alessandro Gherardi to forward in ways that will source and focus on the use make us stronger, more of recycled and renewable impactful and more materials. We are proud united than ever. We’ve of the good we have done spent 53 years building the over the last 53 years. We Mr. Sid community based are grateful for the many on diversity, inclusion, meaningful relationships acceptance and family. we’ve made, and we intend We believe that leading by to continue to deliver example, strengthening on our values and our our relationships within reputation every day. the company and the Lastly, our fall collections industry and remaining are inspired by the trends of comfort and style. steadfast in our values are the best ways for us to sneak peek We’ve introduced our own collection, named respond to the current challenges. Sid Vintage, and have gathered other lines from We have been faced with extraordinary around the world to emphasize this rugged and circumstances and have had to strategize and distressed look. Think of Paul Newman when he pivot fast to ensure our strength. People weren’t wore a denim shirt (opened to the fourth button) going to work. They weren’t going out to eat, with his worn-out jeans, or James Dean clad in and with many of our customers and friends a leather bomber, white T-shirt and torn jeans moving to their summer homes for longer than while planted on a motorcycle. You’ll see plenty usual this year, we realized we would have of these looks as you flip through the pages of to be creative in finding new ways to bring Step It Up! p. 18 our digital magazine, with a curated collection the services and comforts of Mr. Sid to our of fashion and stories that can bring a sense of normalcy customers. We accomplished this by launching our very during these trying times. For instance, learn about first pop-up shop in Mashpee, Mass. And while in-home Lamborghini’s latest effort to make the world a better appointments/fittings have always been something we place as it rolls out a hybrid super car (page 26), take a offer, we’ve certainly made an even stronger emphasis on serving our customers in ways that ensure their safety and virtual tour of America’s national parks through the eyes of award-winning photographer David Muench (page 28) or meet their personal comfort level. Whether it be private take advice from a renowned sommelier on the best wines in-store appointments, virtual appointments or sending to pair with the meals you’re crafting at home (page 38). or delivering merchandise to their homes, we feel our Of course, there’s a whole lot more to make you look and message is clear: You can count on Mr. Sid. feel good, and we invite you to look for yourselves in the This season, we also developed multiple initiatives comfort and safety of our stores! to increase our responsibility to the betterment of the We understand the shift in your wardrobe needs and environment and to the lives of the skilled workers who make the garments that we carry. Some of these initiatives have addressed them with a store filled with fantastic casual clothing. But when you need that fabulous outfit include finding and buying new lines that promote for those special occasions, we are here for you to present ethical sourcing and labor, such as Moose Knuckles, some of the most elegant suits in the world. Jacob Cohen and Fedeli. We also are continuing our


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LET’S CLEAR THE AIR Take a deep breath. The first step toward relaxation is easy, but you’ll feel even better if the air is clean. The Dyson HP04 automatically senses and captures 99 percent of allergens, smoke, pollen, mold spores, pet dander and more—then projects purified air to a space as large as 800 square feet. It features thermostatic controls and is Alexa enabled, meaning you can heat or cool a space hands free. That’ll make you breathe easy. $600


IT GETS DOWN, NOT DIRTY The Jetsons had the luxury of do-it-all Rosie, but until that day comes, we can rely on iRobot’s Roomba S9 to keep things clean. The most powerful robot vacuum lifts, loosens and eliminates dirt, allergens pet hair and other debris from all surfaces, and its advanced mapping technology allows it to navigate and reach all nooks and crannies. And there’s no immediate fuss to clean it—this Roomba can empty itself for up to 60 days. $1,099



Gadgets & Gear


A SOUND SLEEP It’s been a tough year, but don’t lose sleep over it. Sound Oasis has your cure for sleepless nights: Its sound therapy system and Bluetooth speaker are preloaded with nearly two dozen soothing sounds from nature to help you relax. You also can sync it to your smartphone and computer, or perhaps download the company’s app for a seemingly endless playlist of white noise, tinnitus therapy, baby sleep sounds and more. One downside: Eventually, you’ll have to wake up. $60


These high-tech toys may not be true necessities, but need-schmeed—we want ’em!


CLEAN CALLING You wouldn’t dare scrub your phone with soap and hot water for 20 seconds, but you can disinfect it safely. The PhoneSoap 3 UV sanitizer uses ultraviolet light technology—no liquid, heat or chemicals—to kill 99 percent of the bacteria and germs, including cold and fl u viruses. Just place your phone into the device (the largest smartphones with cases can fit), and within minutes it’ll let you know when the coast is clear. $80


FULL STEAM AHEAD Your go-to dry cleaner presses your shirts and trousers to perfection, but he/she can’t follow you everywhere. In a pinch, the Conair GS38 Turbo Extreme Steam fabric steamer can be the next best thing. The lightweight handheld device packs a powerful punch, delivering a stream of steam that’s almost on par with commercialgrade machines. That means it quickly eliminates wrinkles, freshens clothing and even kills germs that might sneak onto your garments. $60




THRIVE UNDER PRESSURE We all know the impact barometric pressure can have (pesky migraines), but unbalanced static pressure can create a different kind of headache—it leads to noisy HVAC systems, hot and cold spots, equipment failure and more. Even in the harshest climates, Air Monitor’s S.O.A.P. (static outdoor air pressure sensor) can sense static pressure within 1 percent of the actual value while giving you instant readings so you know if everything’s A-OK at your home or business. Contact Air Monitor for pricing.

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Whether he’s out in the banking world or enjoying time at home, Boston’s Martin Pasqualini always looks good—thanks to the guys at Mr. Sid.

Martin Pasqualini, 55, Boston

Occupation: Investment banker Beyond banking: Golf, wine and fine dining enthusiast, family man who loves his clan—including his English bulldog Enzo How long have you been shopping at Mr. Sid? My first shopping experience with Mr. Sid took place more than 20 years ago, but I have almost exclusively shopped at Mr. Sid for the last decade.


What first brought you to the store? In the first instance, it was the breadth and quality of the clothing and accessories that Mr. Sid offers. If you are someone who appreciates the finest in men’s fashion, you will find not only the names one might expect to see in a luxury men’s clothing store (Brioni, Zegna, Canali, Isaia), but smaller brands that are often family-owned and truly exceptional. For instance, some of my favorites are Castangia, Pantolino Torino, Fedeli, Luigi Borrelli, Waterville, Alessandro Gherardi.


Why do you continue to shop at Mr. Sid? There are the obvious objective reasons, including quality, selection and the finest tailoring, but what I may love most about shopping at Mr. Sid is the people. Barry and Stu are continuing the family legacy, and when you become a regular customer you become an extended member of their family. Not only do

they and their staff know your likes and dislikes, they actually know your personal story. They genuinely care for their customers in a way that truly encapsulates “bespoke.” What are your favorite brands? I have loved Zegna for as long as I can remember, but over time, I have branched out to Isaia and Castangia, especially in my suits and blazers. My tuxedo, which I love, is made by Samuelsohn. My guilty pleasure is Edward Green shoes—they are extraordinary. Who is your favorite or go-to Mr. Sid staff member and why? I have enjoyed a long collaboration with Andrew Oman. He has an excellent sense of style, he knows what I like (aka my comfort zone) and he also pushes my boundaries. This has led to some of my favorite purchases. He is also responsible for my Edward Green addiction. Other than the clothing and shopping experience, what else do you enjoy about being a Mr. Sid Man? I have been a patron of their grooming parlor, Chivalry, and their events are always special.


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Style Knockout

As a big-screen boxer and in his bold fashion choices, actor Michael B. Jordan makes us believers. He’s a Creed with cred. By Haley Longman Moment, Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four and, perhaps most notably, the titular character Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed—Apollo Creed’s son— in the two 21st century follow-up films to Rocky, Creed and Creed II. Like his most identifiable character, Jordan’s style packs a punch. He’s known primarily for two very different yet important elements in men’s fashion: dapper formal wear and stylish streetwear. He loves a good black-on-black red carpet moment, a mock-neck shirt under a blazer paired with slim-fit trousers, a doublebreasted suit with a subtle pattern or print. He pairs classic pieces such as tailored shirts or polos with an out-there accessory or pair of shoes, but he isn’t a trend slave—he only follows those that work for him. People can’t forget the 2019 SAG Awards, at which Jordan boldly rocked a lilac and pink Louis Vuitton harness emblazoned with the brand logo over his double-breasted navy suit. Only Timothée Chalamet and Chadwick Boseman beat him to the punch with that divisive male fashion trend. And what good company to keep. Of course, Jordan has more in common with Boseman than their willingness to take fashion risks. They co-starred together in Black Panther, the highest-grossing film of 2018, with Boseman in the title role and Jordan playing the supervillain, Erik Killmonger. By some accounts, Jordan stole the show. The role took an emotional toll; he admitted to seeing a therapist after filming due to the intense method acting required. But Black Panther was a career game-changer for Jordan. By the following year, Coach tapped the then 32-year-old to be the first-ever brand ambassador and spokesmodel for Coach Men’s. He made

his debut in its spring 2019 campaign, and even worked with the Coach creative team to design his look for that year’s Met Gala, an all-black satin-and-sequin tuxedo, the jacket worn down to the knee for extra drama. Jordan still works with Coach, collaborating with creative director Stuart Vevers on gender-neutral capsule collections sold both in-store and online. What else helped him snag his Coach gig, undoubtedly, is that Jordan has lots of street cred when it comes to streetwear. The guy knows how to rock a bomber jacket, cinched just perfectly to highlight the bulk up top, with slim-cut black jeans and Chelsea boots or high-top sneakers. He has a collection of graphic knit sweaters that most young males wouldn’t dare attempt (though his ring-ready upper body doesn’t hurt here). And his statement outerwear makes us wish it were cold year-round; the dude perfectly combines plaids with checks, neutral colors with bright ones, denim with denim. Next up for this millennial powerhouse? Off the heels of his 2019 role as Harvard lawyer Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy, he’ll star in the action thriller Without Remorse, based on the book by Tom Clancy, now set for release in late February 2021. Jordan also has his own production company, Outlier Society, which strives to tell diverse stories through film. But despite his budding résumé, Jordan isn’t here for the money, the awards or the free clothes. The actor, who still lives at home with his parents in a house he bought in Sherman Oaks, just likes to make movies. “That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor,” he has said. “You can become whoever you want to be.” That’s whoever you want to, B.


Top, left to right:”I’m a big fan of vests,” Jordan told People in 2014 of his red carpet style. “I like vests and ties—the three-piece look without the blazer.”; a bomber jacket atop a casual knit was Jordan’s go-to on the press tour for Black Panther. Bottom, left to right: The actor wears his signature graphic sweater under a double-breasted coat during an appearance in New York City; Jordan, photographed here for GQ, makes a Prada suit look casually cool with sneakers and a quarter-zip sweater.


To “B” or not to “B?” That is the question when you’re sorting out Michael Jordans. One, the longtime Chicago Bulls star, is arguably the greatest basketball player ever. Another—the one with the middle initial—is a versatile actor of growing renown who has played a football quarterback on TV and a champion boxer in the movies. Indeed, 33-year-old Michael B. Jordan has won plaudits for his performances and rave reviews for his sartorial choices too—and that’s no Bull. “My name is Michael Jordan, so I’m always being compared to a person of greatness,” the actor has said. Greatness? So far, he seems respectful but not cowed. Michael Bakari Jordan was born in Santa Ana, Calif., but spent much of his childhood in Newark, N.J. , where he attended a high school for the arts (and took on the short-lived hobby of street racing, inspired by Fast & Furious). He started out as a model for brands like Toys “R” Us (R.I.P.) before deciding he wanted to give acting a go. His first big break was playing 16-year-old drug dealer Wallace, a minor yet pivotal character on The Wire, which proved his professional prowess from the get. That gig led to a three-year stint on All My Children, as well as additional guest appearances and recurring roles on TV, most notably as a high school quarterback on the NBC drama Friday Night Lights and as a leading character’s love interest on the same network’s Parenthood. By 2013, MBJ was hitting the big screen as the breakout star and male lead in the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station, based on the real-life story of a black man murdered by a white cop at a San Francisco subway stop. He then went on to play Zac Efron’s best friend in That Awkward



Back to the Basics


You’ll always find the season’s hottest must-haves and wardrobe staples at Mr. Sid. Photography by Steve Welch


This page, from top: cashmere socks by Pantherella, sweaters by Corneliani, shearling lined boots by Antonio Maurizi. Opposite page: jeans by PT.


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This page, from top, left to right: weekender bags by Ettinger; parka by Moose Knuckles, cashmere sweater vests by Piacenza. Opposite page: cashmere winter accessories by Mr. Sid Made In Italy.


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This page, from top: sneakers by RFR Fabiano Ricci, colognes by Creed. Opposite page: moleskin pants by PT.


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EDWARD GREEN English fashion is synonymous with tradition and elegance, and the same is true of the luxury footwear by Edward Green. Founded in 1890 and based in Northampton, England, the brand uses the finest leather and time-tested techniques to manufacture high-quality shoes for almost every occasion: rugged boots, formal Oxfords, versatile brogues and more.

feet first


Because you can’t always hide behind Zoom meetings, step up your footwear game with brands that will make a lasting impression.


SCARPE DI BIANCO When Bill White wanted luxury footwear for the modern man, he founded Scarpe di Bianco (which translates to Shoes of White) in 2009. The company combines secondand third-generation Italian shoe-making practices with new innovation and technology. The result is a collection of loafers, lace-ups, monkstraps and sneakers made of the finest leather, suede and other fine materials—everything today’s man seeks in quality footwear.




This Italian brand has been providing elevated footwear for men since 1975. Though artisans still use the same Italian craftsmanship and ideas they did more than 40 years ago, Santoni today is defined by its refined masculinity. With rich colors, durable materials, polished buckles and textured details, each pair brings a level of sophistication and style that few modern shoemakers can match.



GRAVATI Classic and refined, comfort and style. Those basic tenets of shoe manufacturing have been a part of this family-owned Italian company’s philosophy since 1909. But Gravati takes it a step further, ensuring all shoes, each handcrafted from the world’s best leather and crocodile skin, are the perfect fit—whether they’re worn to the office, in the board room or on a night out on the town.




Boston men need a shoe that’ll survive a harsh winter yet exude the high style that defines New Englanders. Founded 136 years ago in Middleborough, Mass., Alden is a brand that fuses both ideas in every pair of leather and suede Oxfords, loafers, dress boots and chukkas. It’s no wonder why Alden is renowned by guys throughout the world—not just by us New Englanders.



ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA It’s only fitting that one of the world’s most trusted fashion houses produces innovative footwear to pair with its tailored suits and refined sportswear. From formal lace-ups to luxury leather sneakers and loafers, the Ermenegildo Zegna line of shoes is a onestop collection for the man who appreciates fine workmanship, cutting-edge materials and modern style.




Since 1908, this family-owned company has been committed to using Old-World precision and techniques to make some of the world’s most durable footwear— much needed given the brand’s roots at the foot of the French Alps. From full-grain leather lace-ups to rugged yet refined walking boots, Paraboot’s collection appeals to all sophisticated and discerning gentlemen.




The Italian automaker leaps into the hybrid vehicle race with the super-fast Sián. By Darius Amos


Just when its flagship Aventador SVJ grabbed headlines for clocking a blistering 0-to-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, Lamborghini went back to the drawing board. You wouldn’t expect the legendary Italian automaker to rest on its laurels, would you? For their latest showstopper, engineers packed the Aventador with hybrid technology and branded it the Sián (a word from the Bolognese dialect that means “a flash of lightning”). The result is a $3.7 million coupe that pairs a V12 gas engine with a 48-volt electric motor to create a total output of 819 horsepower and a top speed of 217 mph. While most hybrids use traditional batteries to store energy for later use, Lamborghini outfitted the Sián with a supercapacitor, which is lighter and saves and discharges energy at a better rate than a battery. A supercapacitor doesn’t have the same range as the batteries used in other electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model S or the Porsche Taycan, but we know Lambos are built more for the sprint, not the marathon. If you can get your hands on one, the Sián will be available in 2021 as a roadster—the most powerful droptop ever built. Now, that’s a gift we’d love to unwrap.


Never shy about wild styling, Lamborghini gave the Sián sharp edges in the front with aggressive, three-point LED running lights.

A mid-mounted V12 gas engine and a 48-volt electric motor work together to generate a total of 819 horsepower, making the Sián the most powerful car the Italian brand has ever built.

Speed demons can soak up the sun in the Sián roadster, which accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. The hardtop coupe is a tad quicker, with a sprint time of 2.8 seconds.

Vents above the wheels and enlarged side air intakes reduce drag and boost the car’s overall speed.

Rear styling lines behind the cabin are a throwback to the Countach, the iconic Lambo from the 1980s.

With six hexagonshaped taillights and dual hex tailpipes, there’s no mistaking this Lamborghini from behind.


Engineers say the supercapacitor’s energy storage system recharges every time the driver hits the brakes. Getting stuck in stop-and-go traffic has never been better.


Built with carbon fiber and hybrid technology that incorporates a lightweight supercapacitor instead of a heavy rechargeable battery, the Sián has a power-to-weight ratio better than that of the Aventador SVJ, Lamborghini’s flagship.


nature calling | MRSID.COM

Though some of his images look otherworldly, all are out of this world. Award-winning landscape photographer David Muench learned the craft from his father then passed along lessons to his son—but he continues to give each of us unique perspectives of U.S. national parks and the globe’s most brilliant panoramas.


By Darius Amos



David Muench often leads photography tours and workshops in Utah’s national parks. The sandstone formations found at Canyonlands, the state’s largest national park, and Arches (pictured) are some of the most photographed subjects during his workshops.

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This page: A crimson sky and snow-capped mountains reflect off the calm waters of this lake in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park. Opposite page: With firm footing and a solid grasp of his camera, Muench captured the perfect light hitting the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in California’s White Mountains.









This page: The swirling lines of ancient trees overlooking the Grand Canyon are reminiscent of the winding river that carved Arizona’s famous national park. Opposite page: Muench played hide-and-seek with the sun to demonstrate the use of shadow and light and create this unforgettable forest photograph.


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kitchen confidential | MRSID.COM

Could your home’s busiest room use a new look? Here are four ways to go.


If you’ve been spending more time than usual lately in your kitchen, join the club. With restaurant dining banned or limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us in recent months have been prepping, consuming and cleaning up three meals a day for our families at home. Naturally we’ve come to consider what we’d change about our kitchens, whether it’s adding more counter space, enhancing natural sunlight or simply making a design upgrade. Whatever it is, kitchen design starts with vision, plenty of which is found in a new book by Barbara Sallick, co-founder of the bath and kitchen products company Waterworks. It’s called The Perfect Kitchen, and it features many breathtaking incarnations of the room we’d all go hungry without. Here are four:



This term needn’t mean stark or antiseptic. Bold lines and a mix of textures make this kitchen both clean and inviting at once. The rectilinear tiled backsplash adds some personalization and pop.


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A checkerboard floor is a timeless design element that works in almost any room. In this kitchen, it grounds the black-and-white space and contrasts well with the white cabinets and black countertops. Crown moldings, stainless-steel appliances and interesting hardware are smart and sleek accent choices.



Photos: Pieter Estersohn (34–35), Eric Piasecki/OTTO (36 top, 37), Durston Saylor (36 bottom)


Bricks and boards of brown wood complement each other nicely without looking bare or boring. Above an extra-long bunkhouse table is a pair of brawny, rusty pendants that inject even more farmhouse flair, while the freestanding oven makes a style statement all its own.


Sleek white cabinets and a center island give a burst of modernity to this kitchen, but the unexpected backsplash, with its lacquered turquoise sheen, conveys oldschool Americana vibes. Strong color accents like this one enliven the space, as do the two round light fixtures.


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3 perfect pairings

Why not make dinner special by choosing a wine to match each course? Here, a renowned sommelierturned-wine-director suggests a trio of apt varietals.


No law says you can’t get away with serving just one great wine at your next get-together. But maybe, given the vagaries of 2020, it’s your first for a while, and you’d like to step it up. To make the evening truly memorable, you can pair each course of your meal with its own bottle, one chosen to complement its individual flavors. What might such a dinner be like? We asked Andrew Fortgang, co-owner and wine director of critically acclaimed restaurants Le Pigeon and Canard in Portland, Ore., to be our sipping guide. He picked some underappreciated and unexpected varietals to enjoy with each phase of the meal, from appetizer to entrée to dessert.


CHOCOLATE: When eating something sweet, Fortgang prefers drinking something sweet or savory with it. He loves dark chocolate with Banyuls, a dessert wine with some spice and herbalness from the Roussillon region in Southern France. A nuttier, oak-aged Tawny port is his ideal companion for milk chocolate, while he leans toward an amber-hued Madeira, made with white grapes, for white chocolate treats. BOTTLES TO TRY: Dark chocolate: Domaine de la Casa Blanca Banyuls, $27 Milk chocolate: Ramos Pinto Quinta da Ervamoira 10-Year Tawny, $41 White chocolate: Rare Wine Company Boston Bual Madeira, $60


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When assembling a plate of meat, cheese, fruit and veggies for a crowd, our expert likes to drink a wine from the country that the food on the charcuterie platter comes from: Italy, Spain or France, for example. “It doesn’t mean it’s a better pairing, but I like that connection,” Fortgang says. Generally speaking, though, this type of appetizer works best with a dry white wine like the Fino en Rama Sherry. “This is an unfiltered pinot, so it has a little more weight and texture but is still bright and dry,” he says of the selection. BOTTLE TO TRY: Valdespino Manzanilla en Rama Deliciosa, $15

GRAPE STEAK ENTRÉE: Many of us associate juicy steak with a nice bottle of red, and Fortgang agrees. “With steak, you have to have a wine that either has the tannin or the acidity,” he says. And the type of red you opt for depends on how you serve the main course. If you’re preparing your meat with lots of herbs and veggies, he likes a Cabernet Franc from Bourgueil. “It has weight and structure and depth and herbaceous qualities to mirror what you’re cooking,” he says. A barbecuesaucy steak is great with a Grenache (Garnacha), which has spicy and fruity flavors. BOTTLES TO TRY: Herbed/grilled: Domaine de la Butte Bourgueil (Cabernet Franc), $40 Barbecue flavor: Grenache (Garnacha), La Bruja de Rozas, Comando G, $30


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A Vintage Touch Visit Mr. Sid for the looks you need— whether you’re out with friends or gathering with the entire family.


Photography by Steve Welch


This page: Make a fashion statement with a jacket or vest in a seasonal color. On Andrew: Jacket: Belfast, $1,395 Sunglasses: State, $325 On Stuart: Vest: Waterville, $495 Sportcoat: Isaia made to measure, $4,895 Shirt: Hamilton made to measure, $365 Opposite page: You don’t have to overdress to look and feel amazing. On Katie: Patchwork jacket: Belstaff, $795 Sunglasses: Randolph, $279 On Chris: Coat: Gimo’s, $1,595 Sweater: 04651, $495


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This page: Moussa makes the hard work of running Mr. Sid’s Seaport store look easy. On Moussa: Cashmere blazer: Fedeli, $2,295 Turtleneck: Corneliani, $495 Trousers: Incotex, $395


Opposite page: Fashion doesn’t have to be so serious: Some of the season’s best looks are playful! On Andrew: Vest: Waterville, $495 Sweater: Gran Sasso, $395 Jeans: PT, $495 Scarf: Mr. Sid, $175

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This page: Enjoying the great outdoors calls for wearing a great seasonal look. On Barry: Fieldmaster jacket: Belstaff, $595 Jeans: Paige, $198 Beanie: Fedeli, $150 Sunglasses: Randolph, $279


Opposite page: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Enough said. On Moussa: Full shearling coat: Gimo’s, $3,195 Sweater: 04651, $395 Jeans: Jacob Cohen, $485 Belt: Phantasmagoria, $185 Sunglasses: Randolph, $319







This page: Socializing 101: We heard it’s customary that your sweater match your cocktail. On Adam: Soft coat: Montodoro, $995 Cashmere turtleneck: Fedeli, $595 Trousers: Incotex, $395 Negroni: Complimentary at the Mr. Sid bar


Opposite page: Don’t be afraid to always look your best—whether you’re going to a holiday party or entertaining at your home bar. On Katie: Sunglasses: Randolph, $279 On Chris: Topcoat: Belstaff, $995 Cashmere sweater: Fedeli, $495 Shirt: Isaia, $395 Tie: Mr. Sid, $175 Scarf: Piacenza, $295

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This page:Always dress to impress, even when you’re just hanging out with friends. On Moussa: Sportcoat: Mauro Blasi, $3,795 Vest: Waterville, $495 Cashmere zip sweater: Fedeli, $650 Trousers: Pescarolo, $550 On Stuart: Fieldmaster jacket: Belstaff, $595 Cashmere turtleneck: Fedeli, $595 Sunglasses: Randolph, $279 Cap: Wigens, $175


Opposite page: White after Labor Day? Of course—it’s the perfect complement to leather and heavy sweaters. On Andrew: Trailmaster Panther jacket: Belstaff, $1,795 Sweater: 04651, $395 Stretch trousers: Zegna, $595 Sunglasses: Randolph, $299







This page: Mr. Sid Vintage is the perfect collection to meet with friends at all your favorite places around town. On Stuart: Fieldmaster jacket: Belstaff, $595 Cashmere turtleneck: Fedeli, $595 Sunglasses: Randolph, $279 Cap: Wigens, $175 On Barry: Fieldmaster jacket: Belstaff, $595 Jeans: Paige, $198 Beanie: Fedeli, $150 Sunglasses: Randolph, $279 Opposite page: For a new and contemporary look this season, try a shorter and softer double-breasted sportcoat paired with a scarf and pocket square. On Andrew: Double-breasted sportcoat: Isaia made to measure, $4,595 Sweater: 04651, $395 Pocket square: Eton, $95 Scarf: Italo Ferretti, $495 Jeans: PT, $495


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This page: Introducing pops of color to your look takes careful balance, as Moussa shows with rich outerwear and neutral pieces. On Moussa: Jacket: Gimo’s, $1,250 Sweater: Zanone, $495 Stretch trousers: Incotex, $495 Belt: Anderson’s, $185 Sunglasses: State, $325 Boots: Andrea Ventura, $550 Opposite page: As we get ready for a winter outdoors, remember to stroll in style as well as warmth and comfort. On Moussa: Jacket: Gimo’s, $1,250 Sweater: Zanone, $495 Stretch trousers: Incotex, $495 Belt: Anderson’s, $185 Sunglasses: State, $325 On Andrew (top): Coat: Moose Knuckles, $1,250 Sweatshirt: CP Company, $395 Jeans: Jacob Cohen, $485 Belt: Torino, $325 Gloves: Hestra, $165 Sunglasses: State, $325 Boots: Antonio Maurizi, $550


On Andrew (bottom): Coat: Moose Knuckles, $1,250 Sweatshirt: CP Company, $395 Sunglasses: State, $325






This page: No detail is overlooked in the Sid Vintage collection. On Katie: Patchwork jacket: Belstaff, $795 Jeans: Hudson, $238 Sunglasses: Randolph, $279


Opposite page: A neatly tied scarf gives any casual look a touch of understated elegance. On Andrew: Coat: Belstaff, $995 Shirt: Hamilton, $325 Jeans: Jacob Cohen, $395 Scarf: Zegna, $250 Sunglasses: Randolph, $279





Think Outside The Boxing With “smart” technology, you needn’t be Rocky to develop a home workout routine that packs a punch.


By Haley Longman


AMERICANS HAVE BEEN doing many things at home these days, including exercise. But Tuesday has begun to look an awful lot like Wednesday. If your exercise habit has been KO’d by boredom, remember what used to be called “the gentleman’s sport” (popular with ladies too since the early 1990s). Boxing can pack a wallop as a fitness booster, and you don’t have to climb into an actual ring—or even have an opponent. The benefits of boxing with gloves are plentiful: It’s a two-for-one cardio and strength workout, and the punching, jumping and fancy footwork are calorie blasters. The routine can also sculpt muscles, improve hand-eye coordination and boost one’s mood. (Think about it: Could anything release more stress than hammering all of your aggressions into a punching bag?) Models such as Gigi Hadid and Ashley Graham are modern-day fans, and actors Denzel Washington and Sylvester Stallone brought the sport big-screen attention decades ago in The Hurricane and the Rocky series, respectively. But this is 2020, folks. Now the hot pugilistic trend for both men and women is “smart” boxing, in which technology is used to track each strike, to measure every punch. And yes, many of these exercises can be done in your living room—all that’s required is the equipment.

Fightcamp is one of the newest smart home boxing workouts; subscribers get a freestanding punching bag, gloves and hand wraps and—here comes the technological part—little sensors placed inside the wraps that measure punch count and speed. Classes can be viewed via the app on a TV screen, an iPhone or an iPad, and each is divvied up into rounds, the goal being to try and top your punch count with each one. It’s a onetime fee of $1,200 for all the equipment, but just $40 a month for access to more than 200 classes. Even newer to the market is Liteboxer, a fitness startup that debuted in July 2020 as a personal, in-home boxing instructor. Liteboxer is to boxing what Peloton is to biking; its goal is to replicate in your living room a full-body boxing workout that you’d otherwise only get with a trainer in a gym. It’s a compact, 55-inches-tall piece of tech that doesn’t require a bag suspended from the ceiling that must be grounded with water or sand. Instead, the device provides a guided workout with a lighting system (think of the Simon game of yesteryear) and a voiceover and pump-up music via its accompanying app, which can be connected via phone or tablet. Users can choose to do a beginner’s “training camp” workout, take a class taught by boxing trainer Leyon Azubuike, kickboxer Eliza Shirazi or fitness trainer

Emily Collins, or jab to the beat of a song using a patented “rhythm technology.” Liteboxer also offers an option to compete against other subscribers, with your results shown side-by-side so that you can always be on top of your game. The $1,495 price tag covers the Liteboxer, gloves and doorstep delivery, and there’s an additional $29 per month for the subscription. If you just want to engage in casual cardio boxing rather than train to become the next Mike Tyson, there is also some less obtrusive equipment on the market. One popular option is British-based Corner—punch trackers that slide into your hand wraps or the provided wristbands. The cost is more modest too, at $140 for two trackers, two wristbands, a charger and the free app, which displays your stats. (If you go this route, hanging a punching bag is up to you.) Like any new workout routine, smart boxing requires dedication and habitual engagement. Yes, the technology enables users to get instant feedback on the speed and strength of their punches, but it’s recommended that you commit to doing the regimen at least three times a week for optimal results. No matter how often you do the routine or which smart technology you choose, if it’s right for you, this workout can be a champ.

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Air Apparent Volkswagen hopes its Aqua will take “off-roading” literally to the next level. Will it inherit the popularity the Beetle once knew? By Darius Amos Hanna-Barbera was on to something back in the 1960s when it put George Jetson behind the wheel of a futuristic flying car—even if it was only in an animated cartoon. While today’s mainstream market has yet to endorse driving the friendly skies, the day when motorists rise a few inches off the ground for a cruise around town may arrive sooner than you think. German automaker Volkswagen (not BMW or Audi) is working on a hovercraft concept vehicle it calls the Aqua. OK, so vehicles that use air-cushion technology aren’t totally new; various military branches and extreme sports groups already have their hands on them. The versions they use, however, are designed for uber-specific purposes: Armed forces employ them for heavy transport, while single-passenger varieties are found in exclusive Formula One race clubs. It’s only now, though, that the company


Part Passat, part Back to the Future, the Volkswagen Aqua concept car could give adventure seekers a true “off-roading” experience.


that put the lovable Beetle in garages across the globe is aiming for the everyday driver to own a hovercar. The idea behind the Aqua actually comes not from German engineers but from a 21-year-old Chinese designer, Zhang Yuhan, who conceptualized the car for a Volkswagen competition calling for the next generation of off-roading vehicles. (She aced the “off-road” part of the assignment for sure.) As part of the entry, the floating Aqua was designed to navigate China’s congested city streets, conquer the country’s rocky and mountainous terrain and skim the surfaces of its waterways. While the non-civilian hovercrafts lack any resemblance to a road vehicle, Volkswagen’s modern and clean styling makes the Aqua look like a Passat that’s outfitted with a quartet of Back to the Future-

esque propulsion fans. Those cylindrical fans, powered by an eco-friendly engine (another engine is used to lift the car and keep the rubberized air skirt inflated), give the Aqua its go and help it reach a modest top speed of 62 miles per hour. When not in use, the outermost fans retract into their housing and give the impression that they’re rear wheels. The Aqua’s interior will deviate from the designs found in more familiar VW models. It will feature a telescopic steering wheel with a flexible column, while the gauge clusters are fully digital. Engineers haven’t revealed the type of infotainment or sound systems they’ll install, but we imagine it will have the same futuristic vibe as the rest of the car. As designed, the Aqua currently does not have doors—access to the cabin is gained through a rear hatch similar to the ones found on submarines. Volkswagen has yet to put a projected price tag on the Aqua, and just when it will be available to the public is unknown. That only helps fuel the hype. Sure, we won’t be breaking any speed records, but the novel sensation of taking our ride from the road to the river on a cushion of air may yet make Jetsons of us all.


Happy Hour’s new smile Give your classic cocktail a crafty spin by adding CBD—an instant shot of relaxation.


Whether or not you’re an advocate of the medical merits of marijuana, there’s no debating cannabis’s effects: a relaxed body and a heightened mood, to name a couple. And aren’t our favorite cocktails aiming for a similar lift? With that in mind, mixologists across the country have been experimenting with cannabidiol (CBD) as an ingredient in mixed drinks—you’ll find many of the craft concoctions in taverns from New York to Chicago, from Denver to Houston. CBD is derived from legal hemp plants and is an FDA-approved drug. It’s already widely available in neighborhood pharmacies and grocery stores such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and is used in over-thecounter food, beverages and cosmetics. In the world of spirits, putting CBD in a cocktail is like adding a liquid shot of relaxation—and it’s rumored to cut down on those dreaded hangovers. But there are a few things to remember before you start popping the stuff into your highballs. Like alcohol, CBD can affect people in different ways, so it’s wise to adjust your drinking habits. In other words, if you usually have two martinis after work, it might take just one CBD-infused version to unwind. And speaking of martinis, it’s important to know that regardless if you shake or stir your cocktail, CBD oil will float to the surface of the drink. Using the oil will allow you to smell and taste the CBD, whereas a few drops of tincture (hemp extract mixed with distilled alcohol) will mix seamlessly into your drink.


By Darius Amos

CBD sidecar

CBD margarita

n 1½ oz. brandy n ¾ oz. orange liqueur n ¾ oz. lemon juice n 15 mg CBD oil n lemon peel, for garnish n ice, for chilling

n 2 oz. tequila n 1½ oz. triple sec n 1 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed n 1 dropper of CBD oil n lime wedge, for garnish n coarse salt, to coat glass rim n ice, for chilling

Add brandy, liqueur and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Float CBD oil on top and garnish with lemon peel.

Pour tequila, triple sec, CBD oil and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Give it a good shake. Rub the rim of a chilled glass with lime juice and dip it in coarse salt. Strain the cocktail into the glass.

CBD gin and tonic

CBD mint julep

n 1½ oz. gin n 3½ oz. tonic water n ¼ oz. lemon or lime juice n 15 mg CBD tincture n lemon or lime wheel, for garnish n rosemary sprig, for garnish n ice, for serving

n 2½ oz. bourbon n ½ oz. simple syrup n 10 mint leaves plus 1 mint sprig n 1 dropper CBD tincture

n 1 oz. gin n 1 oz. Campari n 1 oz. sweet vermouth n ½ oz. blood orange juice n 15 mg CBD oil or tincture n blood orange, sliced, for garnish n ice, for chilling and serving Stir ingredients in a mixing cup with ice until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh chipped ice. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.


Pour all ingredients into a highball glass over ice and stir well. Garnish with lemon or lime wheel and rosemary sprig.

Pour CBD tincture into a chilled julep cup, then add simple syrup and swirl. Add mint leaves into the cup and muddle into the mix. Pour bourbon into the mix and stir. Top drink with ice and garnish with mint sprig.

CBD blood-orange negroni

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Face Facts

Take care of that skin between forehead and chin! You may think they’re inevitable, those four woes that bedevil faces: lines, baggy eyes, clogged pores and razor burn. But while you’ll surely look different at 80 than you did at 30 (much more distinguished!), the fact is that you can face up to those villains as surely as you can choose a suit that fits.

DRAW THE LINE ON CREASES. Smiles and raised eyebrows are great nonverbal communicators, but do those horizontal lines across your forehead babble more than you wish to reveal about your age—or your worries? To combat such wrinkles, consider using products that contain retinol, which boosts collagen production and improves skin-cell turnover. If you wish to take it a step further, Botox injections will temporarily paralyze the muscles that contract and cause the wrinkles. That costly option, of course, can cause side effects such as headaches and bruising. To control wrinkles naturally, stay hydrated, limit sun exposure, don’t smoke and maintain a diet high in vitamin C and omega-3s, which reduce the risk of dry skin. De-stressing can also work wonders for those wrinkles— and help bring you peace of mind to boot.

BAG TIRED EYES. The good thing about baggy eyes is that in most cases they’re not cause for medical concern. But let’s face it, those dark circles under your eyes aren’t the most flattering facial feature. If catching up on shuteye doesn’t bring relief, consider taking an antihistamine—helpful in case they’re caused by allergies. Or add a nourishing cream to your care routine. Kiehl’s Age Defender, for example, contains rye seed extract that helps smooth and firm skin, while designer Tom Ford’s line of Research Eye Repair products contain skin-tightening ingredients such as caffeine and hyaluronic acid for hydration.

CLEAR CLOGGED PORES. Buildups of oil, debris and dead skin cells threaten to cause blemishes and ugly blackheads. Fight back with a mild cleanser that contains salicylic and glycolic acids, both of which will clear pores and dissolve dead cells, reducing the need to exfoliate or scrub. Moisturizing your face twice daily is important to keep good cells nourished; just avoid anything heavy such as avocado oil, which can reclog pores. You may also consider using a low-concentration retinol product, which will tighten skin and pores. Of course, consult your doctor or dermatologist before going this route.


SOOTHE THE BURN. If you’ve been dealing with razor burn since high school, it’s time to change your routine, because unless you have supersensitive skin, those small, irritating red bumps don’t have to be a part of shaving. Avoiding razor burn starts with treating your skin right—and that means cleaning and moisturizing twice daily. If possible, skip astringents and those with alcohol, which will dry out and aggravate skin. Next, upgrade your razor—and that doesn’t mean use the five-blade disposables. Multiple blades may be too strong for sensitive skin, but a sharp, high-quality double-edge safety razor is ideal and requires fewer passes to trim hair. Need more than one stroke for a close shave? Lather up a second time to avoid a dry shave. In fact, a humid room after a hot shower is the ideal shaving environment because the heat and moisture will have opened your pores.