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CONTENTS f/w 2017

FEATURES feel the breeze | 50 Named after the Andean god of wind, the Pagani Huayra Roadster is the perfect blend of performance and style.

THE GORGEOUS GALáPAGOS | 52 In this Pacific archipelago, you’ll dodge iguanas, swim with sea lions and commune with Darwin’s ghost.

SKI THE RISING SUN | 86 For those who love the slopes, there’s a surprisingly satisfying destination: Japan!

by the sea

It’s only fitting that Mr. Sid’s second store be at the forefront of the hottest waterfront on the East Coast. Oh, and they have great clothes too!

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Memo | 8 Why fashion is a family affair at Mr. Sid.

The mr. sid Guide | 13 Cortigiani outerwear... Di Bianco’s ultracomfortable SPQR shoe...and more.

the techie | 18 You may not need any of these high-tech toys, but you’ll sure want them!

clothes talk | 20 Stuart Segel describes what’s new, discusses trends and offers advice on how to look great while you’re on the go.

50 years...and counting | 24 Over the last halfcentury, Mr. Sid has made a treasure trove of memories.

on the run | 28 With a new designer at the helm of Ermenegildo Zegna, the Italian brand enters an era of change. .

Essentials | 32

Update your wardrobe and stock up on these fashion must-have. THE LEADING MAN

tom hardy | 46 On or off screen, there’s a rebel streak in this British actor-producer.

sardinia, ahoy! | 70 See snapshots from Mr. Sid’s visit to the enchanting Italian island.

MADE-TOMEASURE | 74 One of these five shirt collar styles can complement your look, your mood and even your face.

FITNESS | 80 Why is “boutique boxing” so popular? It’s great exercise, and the bag won’t knock you flat.

grooming | 84 These cutting-edge laser procedures can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, remove that embarrassing tattoo and more.

grape | 90 Raise your glass: Some off-the-beaten-path vintners are making decidedly distinctive champagnes.

Room Key | 94 After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is more splendidly royal than ever.

SID SCENE | 96 At Mr. Sid, we’re always up for a good time!

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MEMO

50 years of family, friends and fashion with the Mr. Sid Fashion is a team, which makes family affair at them feel anything Mr. Sid, and but ordinary. Just it’s been that how do we do it? way for the past Our approach half-century. It is is about quality with great pride time spent with and excitement you, providing that we are thoughtful celebrating the consultation and 50th anniversary advice while of Mr. Sid. considering your Running a tastes, personality, family business body type and isn’t a walk in the what’s already in park, especially your closet! Words in today’s world, can’t describe how but we’ve learned fortunate we feel that it’s much that we have such easier when you loyal clients. They are surrounded too have become with great people part of our family. and an amazing And while we’re staff. We are on the subject of gratitude, we’re proud honored to call each of them our sneak peek to have been part of this wonderful family and friends. community for the past 50 years, and Our father left us an amazing we will continue to commit ourselves foundation and legacy that we by giving back to those who are less use to guide us daily. From fortunate. As we keep an eye on day one, Mr. Sid was not just the future, we are so excited to be about carrying some of the opening a new store in the vibrant best menswear in the world; it Boston Seaport district. The vision was a unique place that creates boot up! p. 14 for Mr. Sid Boston is to also become a wonderful experience for our part of the fabric of the community, a place where customers. It still is. We offer a comfortable people can come and enjoy an amazing shopping “home” where customers receive top-notch experience and create new relationships. service. As a result, they develop a relationship

1211 CENTRE STREET NEWTON CENTRE, MA 02459 617.969.4540 WWW.MRSID.COM STORE HOURS TUESDAY: 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 9 A.M. TO 8 P.M. FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY Editor RITA GUARNA Art Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO Managing Editor LANCE DEBLER Associate Editor DARIUS AMOS Editorial assistant ALENA WOODS art assistant YVONNE MARKI Contributing Editors LEE LUSARDI CONNOR, EVERETT POTTER, MARISA SANDORA, JOSH SENS

Contributing Photographers JOHN GILLOOLY, DANIEL SPRINGSTON PUBLISHING STAFF

Publisher SHAE MARCUS National Brand Manager MONICA DELLI SANTI ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE CHRISTINA FERRERO Director of Production and Circulation CHRISTINE HAMEL Advertising Services Manager JACQUELYNN FISCHER Senior Art Director, Agency Services KIJOO KIM Production/Art Assistant ALANNA GIANNANTONIO Accounting AGNES ALVES, MEGAN FRANK PUBLISHED BY Chairman CARROLL V. DOWDEN President & CEO MARK DOWDEN Senior Vice Presidents SHAE MARCUS, CARL OLSEN Vice Presidents NIGEL EDELSHAIN, RITA GUARNA, CHRISTINE HAMEL MR. SID Magazine is published twice a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Mr. Sid. Copyright © 2016 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, Mr. Sid, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email mark.dowden@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, Mr. Sid Circulation Department, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.573.5541;email christine.hamel@ wainscotmedia.com Advertising Inquiries:

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MR. SID GUIDE “MACHO” IN ITALIAN

A PLEASANT SURPRISE

The Di Bianco SPQR brand of shoes has a surprise for you. The footwear in question doesn’t look any different from their other dress shoes, so what could it be? Try them on, and as soon as you slip your feet into them … ahhh. Surprise! They’re so comfy, you’ll think you’re wearing sneakers. That’s because the soles are made of pliable rubber with gel inserts. The line was designed as a hybrid, so businessmen who need a formal shoe for the office can have the comfort of a more casual shoe for walking to and from work. They’re so flexible you can bend them in half, thanks to the “bologna” construction. SPQR (they pronounce it as “sport”) is the abbreviation of the Latin “Senatus Populusque Romanus,” meaning the “Senate and People of Rome.” If you’ve been to Rome, you’ve seen SPQR inscribed on everything from ancient ruins to graffiti, and you’ve also done a lot of walking—which is when you really needed Di Bianco’s SPQR rubber soles and gel inserts.

Cortigiani outerwear is made for Men with a capital M. The look is masculine and strong, and the company is proud of it. Founded in 1985, it’s a contemporary brand no doubt, but it’s a brand that’s also serious about craftsmanship and maintaining the quality of its Italian heritage. So what is Cortigiani’s definition of a masculine man anyway? To begin with, he chooses to dress well. He has a sense of spontaneity (without it, you’re too dull). And he shows a commitment to perfection in everything he does. We can relate. The line is wildly popular in Italy, but it’s a look that translates well here in the U.S. And why not? On either side of the pond, it’s a male impulse: Who doesn’t want to look masculine and strong?

HE’S ALMOST ITALIAN

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

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THE MR. SID GUIDE FORM + FUNCTION, FINALLY

You want to look great, sure, but when it comes to boots, they also need to do their job. Yes, we’re talking about the all-elusive concept of functional luxury. One company that’s grabbed that wily concept by the horns is Aquatalia. They’ve proven that elegance doesn’t need to be high-maintenance. Their refined boots are fashionable yet durable, and like their entire line, they’re weatherproof and stain-resistant. Crafted in Italy, Aquatalia footwear adheres to the tradition of meticulous Italian shoemaking. And if that wasn’t enough, last year the company appointed award-winning designer Edmundo Castillo to take the brand to the next level. That’s the fashionable part. A cab splashes water on them? No problem. That’s the functional part. The gap between style and function is hereby bridged with Aquatalia, and your slippery goal of functional luxury is finally reached.

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Oddly enough, Kjus (pronounced “shoosh”) winter wear was born over a game of golf—funny how that little white ball can get people thinking. In the late ’90s, Lasse Kjus—an Olympic ski champion from Norway—and Didi Serena—an entrepreneur from Switzerland—were enjoying a round of golf. While they watched their golf balls stubbornly avoid the cup, they started talking about golf apparel and wondering why it couldn’t be more comfortable and provide wearers with greater freedom of movement. That led to their lamenting that skiwear suffered from that same problem— so they made it their mission to remedy the situation. By all accounts, they’ve succeeded, with ski apparel that employs advanced fabrics that meet the requirements of the most demanding skier under the most demanding conditions. Innovation drives them to keep outdoing themselves and pushing to be the best, even if their golf game hasn’t improved a bit over the years.

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Luxe accommodations are all but assured for visitors who check into Boston’s Envoy, but locals will find plenty of reason to visit the waterfront hotel (other than its location near the new Mr. Sid Boston store). First on the list: the Outlook Kitchen and Bar, an on-site eatery boasting a menu of regionally inspired, locally sourced cuisine. (Be sure to try the Mojo Marinated Kurobuta Pork Chop, with warm baby greens, heirloom carrots and pickled mustard seeds, or the Lemon Ricotta Agnolotti, with red beets, brown butter peas, rye bread crumbs and sorrel.) If a kick-back-and-relax drink is more your style, head up to the Envoy’s Lookout Rooftop and Bar and take in views of the Boston skyline and waterfront while you sip one of the bar’s specialties (the Whiskey Daisy, with Knob Creek Bourbon and Knob Creek Rye, Orgeat, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and Angostura bitters, is a local favorite). The bar features fresh-ingredient-driven cocktails and local beers from May to October, but what happens in the colder months is just as special: The space is transformed into a winter wonderland equipped with heated igloos that can accommodate up to 10 guests as they enjoy specialty coffee drinks and handcrafted, locally distilled spirits. And what could be cooler than that?

THE A–Z LIST Mr. Sid is proud to feature more than 40 designer brands under one roof! See if you don’t find your favorites in the list below. Then stop by the store for a shopping experience you’ll love. AGAVE JEANS ALDEN ALESSANDRO GHERARDI ANDERSON’S BELTS ANDREA VENTURA BETTANIN & VENTURI BOGLIOLI BRIONI COLMAR CANALI CASTANGIA CORNELIANI DEREK ROSE EDWARD GREEN EIDOS ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ETON FABURIQ FIDELITY JEANS FRATELLI ROSSETTI GARDEUR GHURKA BAGS GIMO’S GITMAN BROS. GRAN SASSO GRAVATI HILTL HUDSON JEANS INCOTEX ISAIA JOE’S JEANS KJUS LUCIANO BARBERA MARCOLIANI MEYER MR. SID MADE IN ITALY NEW ENGLAND SHIRT CO. NOAH WAXMAN PAIGE JEANS PANTHERELLA PARAJUMPERS PARABOOT PETER MILLAR PT01

RHONE SANTONI SCHNEIDERS SALZBURG SAMUELSOHN SID ESQUIRE SOUTHWICK STEFANO RICCI TORINO BELTS VAN LAACK WATERVILLE ZANELLA

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THE MR. SID GUIDE EVERYONE LOVES A COMEBACK

Flint Mills, located in Fall River, dates back to the 1930s as a textile mill, and it’s even on the National Register of Historic Places. But in 2009, the mill closed down and was thought to be gone for good—until it was resurrected by an employee, Bob Kidder, who created the New England Shirt Co. And while the company is only eight years old, many of its craftspeople have been working in Flint Mills for decades. Like generations ago, when things were made to last, New England Shirt’s artisans employ traditional techniques to create impeccably crafted, timeless clothing made in the USA. Their flannel shirts are an example of that quality. They’re soft (some are even made with cashmere), and you wouldn’t wear one for chopping wood—you wear them with a nice pair of jeans for a casual night out. One thing is certain: Reports of the demise of American craftsmanship are premature—just ask the dedicated team at New England Shirt. Then ask your salesman about their flannel shirts under the Mr. Sid brand.

NOT-SO-BITTER BREAKUP

MR. SID AT THE SEAPORT

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As Boston’s Seaport district transforms itself with a mix of residential, business, retail and entertainment, another name is joining the retail roster: Mr. Sid, whose second store will be called Mr. Sid Boston. Although it’s a new location, you can expect the same top-notch services like a hospitality bar, a made-to-measure lounge, curated special events and an in-house tailor shop. And, of course, you’ll be able to find unique selections of the finest luxury apparel. “We couldn’t be more proud to bring Boston’s most fashionable men’s club to the Seaport,” says Stuart Segel, president of Mr. Sid. “This neighborhood, its residents and visitors deserve a store like Mr. Sid.” Look for Mr. Sid Boston to open in late 2017/early 2018 as a key partner in the exciting new Seaport.

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STAR POWER

The folks at Mr. Sid treat celebrities and “regular” people all the same, but who can’t deny the thrill of spotting an A-lister in the store? And when that celeb is as affable and successful as sports personality and media star Michael Holley, it’s a home run. The author of books including Belichick and Brady, Patriot Reign and Papi: My Story, he dresses for his hosting gig on TV’s Boston Sports Tonight with a wardrobe entirely from Mr. Sid’s collections (Mr. Sid is even listed in the credits at the end of the show). Just how much is Mr. Sid a part of his life? One night during a live broadcast of BST, Holley left the top button of his shirt buttoned—and promptly got a tweet from Barry Segel during a commercial break kindly chiding him for the gaffe. In addition to Mr. Sid’s commitment to keeping him on top of his game, Holley appreciates the overall service: “If you’ve been in their store before, they remember you. They take pride in getting to know their customers.” He also notes the quality tailoring: “I’m a stickler for tailoring… and the tailors at Mr. Sid are exceptional.” It helps their relationship that the team at Mr. Sid is full of Patriots and Red Sox fans. But even if they weren’t, they’d still be all-stars in the eyes of Michael Holley, who certainly knows professionals when he sees them.

No one likes going through a breakup, but it has several benefits when it comes to clothing. Proof: The Broken Suit, aka fashion’s most practical trend, can help you get more use out of your favorite ensemble. Take, for example, a corduroy suit by Canali—the family-run, Sovico-based luxury brand that traces its origins back to 1930s Italy—and combine its pieces with other garments for a less-formal (and superstylish) look. Wearing the sportcoat with a pair of jeans will be relaxed yet refined; donning the trousers with a great sweater will create a comfy but sophisticated look. Just don’t get overwhelmed by all your new style options—after all, your brand-new Broken Suit will make your wardrobe choices multiply in an instant. Canali suits, with some 80 years of impeccable fit and style, are available at Mr. Sid.

THEY’VE GOT SOLE

We’ve all sacrificed style for functionality, but the latest in dress shoes is offering the best of both worlds: lug soles, aka thick, rubber soles with indentations that provide traction, are now gracing luxury brands like Gravati, Di Bianco and Edward Green. “Living in New England, we have severe weather in multiple seasons: slick rain that soaks through thinner soles, ice and snow,” says Andrew Oman of Mr. Sid. “But these soles are more water resistant and can grab through snow and slush.” They’re also easy on the eye. “The aesthetic and technology have evolved from what you may think of when you hear ‘lug,’” says Oman. “Now, the profile is thinner and cleaner, and the sole is lighter weight. Even though it’s functional and rugged, you won’t look or feel like you just walked off a demolition site.” Oman says Gravati is featuring dressier soft uppers with lightweight lug soles, and Di Bianco is showcasing a true dress lug sole—perfect for pairing with a fall suit or flannel. Meanwhile, he reports that Edward Green has a few “beautifully balanced” shoes and boots for dress and casual. All are available at Mr. Sid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CLOTHES TALK

GOING FOR THE GOLD

Mr. Sid has a lot to celebrate this fall. Stuart Segel talks about the store’s milestone anniversary and their second location, describes currents trends and reveals what fashion faux pas drives him crazy. What’s new at Mr. Sid right now? We are celebrating 50 years! The store opened on Sept 25, 1967. It’s a tremendous achievement for a family business such as ours, and we’re extremely proud. We’ve worked very hard through three generations, and we’re still going strong. In fact, we’re gaining momentum, which gives us an opportunity to open another store in Boston.

What are the trends you’re seeing right now in menswear? We’re seeing the continuation of slim-fit pants and jeans, although designers have made some adjustments to make the clothes more comfortable. In colors, olives and earth tones are big for the fall season, as well as blue/brown combinations and leather trim. Overall, things are getting more casual, and we’re showcasing a tremendous amount of casual clothing this season. Of course, it’s important to dress appropriately—we still have plenty of suits in stock. Are there any special collections in the store that you’re extra-excited about? We have the full sportswear collection from Luciano Barbera, which has some unique items including a fantastic suede shirt jacket. Barbera is really challenging men to wear something new and lively. We also have an exceptional lineup of jeans. We’re reintroducing Paige jeans, which is exciting, and we have premium denim lines including Fidelity, Joes and Agave. We’re seeing more color in jeans too and a lot of stretch— plus they’re slim-fit with a more narrow cut. What’s new in footwear? Dress sneakers are being worn with dress pants. We have some quality suede sneakers from Andrea Zori, an Italian company, that have been flying off the shelves. Their construction is the best, so they’re going to last, and they’re very comfortable.

How about dress shoes? Overall, there’s been more focus on comfort. Even dress shoes now are lighter in weight. Some have rubber bottoms and many are weather protected, so they’re more practical. Right now we’re showcasing Di Bianco shoes, which are made in Italy and very well-constructed. They’re hand-burnished, and with a gel innersole, they’re really comfortable. Now that the weather is turning colder, what does Mr. Sid offer for outerwear? We have a lot of outstanding outerwear this season, including vests from Waterville that make solid layering pieces. You can wear them under lighter-weight outerwear or even a sportcoat for the fall. We also have Ermenegildo Zegna’s Elements Field Jacket, which is the highest grade of outerwear they offer. It’s done in a grey cashmere with brown trim—it’s a very classic field jacket—and features an inner membrane that regulates your temperature, so it keeps you from getting too warm or two cold. It’s also water- and wind-resistant. What’s a fashion faux pas you see men making that drives you crazy? Wearing their tie too long. The tip of the tie should touch the top of your belt. Anything new in neckties? We have a lot of great ties in various widths ranging from 7 to 8 centimeters. With the cooler weather, there’s always a resurgence of people wearing neckties and being a little more formal.

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Tell us about your new location. A developer in the Seaport area of Boston was looking for a store with personality and local ties. We had wanted to expand for the past few seasons, so it made a lot of sense. The seaport is a growing area—there are some major apartment complexes and companies opening—so there’s tremendous opportunity there. There’s an energy unlike anywhere else in the city right now—it’s innovative, it’s youthful, and I think it plays to our brand. It will position us well for the future, not just for the city of Boston but for our flagship store in Newton as well.

How will the new store differ from the flagship location? It’s 2,300 square feet, so it will encapsulate the core of our business, but we won’t be able to offer everything. Newton is a very unique store—it’s 10,000 square feet on two levels and has a tremendous selection. But the Boston store will offer a lot and help us spread brand awareness. We open in October.

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A LOOK BACK

Over the years, the Mr. Sid logo has evolved with the times.

Sidney Segel’s first shop, Town Hall Clothes, in Hyde Park, MA Sid’s Tuxedo Shop in Quincy, and later Mr. Sid Formal Wear in Newton Centre and Framingham

50 years... and counting Over the last half-century, Mr. Sid has celebrated countless milestones—and made a treasure trove of memories.

The original Mr. Sid staff with Ira, Sidney and Bob Segel

From the very beginning, the tailors at Mr. Sid have been the fabric of our business. Cheers to the original team and so many others from the past 50 years!

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Bob Segel and Ed Curley, Mr. Sid General Manager. Bob eventually left Mr. Sid and became an icon in the menswear wholesale business on the West Coast.

David Siegel joined Mr. Sid in 1976; to this day, customers love his impeccable taste and dark tan!

A family affair: Lois and Ira Segel, Charlotte and Sidney Segel, Nancy and Bob Segel

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Ira Segel led Mr. Sid to become one of the top menswear stores in the country, carrying the finest clothing in the world such as Zegna and Brioni. Mr. Sid was even named a top 100 store by Esquire.

At Mr. Sid, “We sew our reputation into everything we sell.”

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Sidney Segel had several small tuxedo rental businesses that eventually evolved into Mr. Sid.

Sidney’s middle son Bobby worked with him in the Langley Road shop in Newton Centre. In 1967, Bob and his older brother Ira—who decided to leave his Mad Men-like advertising job in New York City—opened Mr. Sid in its current location. Mr. Sid was created to be a full-service, high-end menswear shop catering to Boston’s most discerning men.

Ira and Lois Segel

Bob Segel happily taking some orders.

The Swinging ’70s

Ira and Sidney Segel with the famous Mr. Sid English taxi

Over the years, Mr. Sid has dressed many celebrities, politicians and athletes. Senator Ed Brooks and Newton Mayor Teddy Mann are shown here with Ira.

Marco, the Mr. Sid Parrot in the ’70s, was quick with a hello and even a few swear words!

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Stuart, Jackie and Barry Segel presenting the Ira Segel Scholarship for the Newton Firefighters Children’s Fund

As we venture toward the future, Mr. Sid is excited to bring our expertise to the great city of Boston and the exciting Seaport!

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Today, Mr. Sid is a full lifestyle shop that creates a wonderful, unique experience for the customer, holding true to its original values and concept that started 50 years ago.

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Mr. Sid is always up for a good time and ready to give back to the community via wonderful lifestyle events and charity benefits. Oh yeah, we are also CRAZY for the PATS!

For over 50 years, we have had so many wonderful employees and friends who have helped Mr. Sid become the special place that it is.

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All eyes were on the fall/winter collection from Ermenegildo Zegna, the first for designer Alessandro Sartori since he was appointed artistic director of the venerable fashion house last year. And he did not disappoint. From sportswear to suiting, the fine fabrics and unusual finishes took center stage. Vegetable-waxed calf leathers in trench coats, quilted down-filled wool on suiting, shaved wool-alpaca on jackets, bobbled cashmere on bombers and track pants, jacquards on pants and jackets, rough-stitched leather panels on herringbone suits—these are not your average street clothes, and that’s the point. Zegna’s sartorially savvy legions of fans will be more than pleased. Zegna, the largest luxury menswear brand in the world, has built its storied reputation on fine tailoring. And while the classic suits are still present, Sartori is pushing boundaries, perhaps looking to appeal to a younger generation of men who don’t suit up quite as much as their fathers. In this collection, trousers are loose and fluid, with some pegged at the ankle like track pants, and jackets have a relaxed, easy silhouette. On the runway, there were no ties to be found—models wore mostly turtlenecks instead. “Sports couture attire—it’s very crafted but very modern,” Sartori said of the new collection, which he described as a clash of two worlds. With its melding of old-world craftsmanship and modern shapes and fabrics, we would respectfully argue it’s the best of both worlds.

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Clockwise from top left: Hardy cut a dapper figure at the premiere of Legend, wearing a three-piece suit and skinny tie; Hardy’s piercing blue eyes have won him legions of female fans; for the UK premiere of The Revenant, Hardy chose a grey double-breasted Burberry suit; often sporting an unkempt beard, Hardy is known for his scruffy facial hair.

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s moviedom’s “bad boy” mellowing? Actorproducer Tom Hardy’s trademark feistiness about directors was AWOL in July at the London premiere of the World War II actioner Dunkirk. Wearing a three-piece, diamond-printed Gucci suit with a burgundy pocket square and a whitecollared, vertical-striped blue shirt, he purred praise for director Christopher Nolan: “I’ll do anything for him—within reason.” Maybe it’s the characters he plays. The brawny Brit left a bloody Leo DiCaprio in the woods to die in his Oscar-nominated turn in 2015’s The Revenant. But his RAF pilot in Dunkirk only assaulted the enemy from the cockpit of a Spitfire. Or maybe Hardy’s always been a secret pussycat. The son of an artist (Anne) and an ad executive/comedy writer (Edward “Chips”), he grew up in the London suburb East Sheen and oozed into acting at London’s Drama Centre, snagging 2001 roles in TV’s Band of Brothers and the movie Black Hawk Down. He’s even collaborated on projects with Dad, though his career proves he’s more than a block off the old Chips.

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FEEL THE BREEZE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Two removeable roof types give drivers an open-air experience: A carbon-fiber top with large glass panel offers a coupe-like appearance when installed, and a carbon-fiber frame with fabric can be stowed away in the car and attached when needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Suit by Pal Zileri, striped shirt by Eton, tie by Ermenegildo Zegna, pocket square by Paolo Albizzati, belt by Torino.

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by the sea

(seaport, that is) It’s only fitting that Mr. Sid’s second store be at the forefront of the hottest waterfront on the East Coast. Oh, and they have great clothes too. Photographed on location at The Boston Seaport and Envoy Hotel Photography by John Gillooly

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This page: sportcoat and shirt by Isaia, pants by PT01, scarf by Gran Sasso, sunglasses by Randolph. Opposite page: coat and sweater by Eleventy, pants by Incotex, scarf by Ermenegildo Zegna, bag by Tramontano.

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This page: vest by Waterville, sportcoat by Southwick, sweater by Patrick Assaraf, jeans by PT01. Opposite page: jacket by Luciano Barbera, sweater and shirt by Isaia, pants by PT01, bag by Anderson’s.

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This page: jacket by Patrick Assaraf, sweater by Fidele, headphones by Prima. Opposite page: sportcoat by Boglioli, shirt and pocket square by Eton, jeans by PT01, sunglasses by Randolph.

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This page: coat and scarf by Ermenegildo Zegna, zip-up sweater by Mr. Sid (Italy), shirt by Brioni, pants by PT01, boots by Andrea Ventura. Opposite page: suit and striped shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, tie and pocket square by Isaia.

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SARDINIA TRIP

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Ciao! My colleague Josh Jacob and I visited the Italian island of Sardinia and were guests of 150-year-old Italian clothing maker Castangia. It was a trip of a lifetime and one I will always remember. The city of Cagliari is such a special place—the food and the wine, the pastel-colored buildings, the numerous cafes and villas, rolling hills, beautiful bougainvillea and magnificent seaside are all so rich in tradition and history. The Castangia factory was incredibly inspirational and educational, and we witnessed the brand’s craftsmanship, quality and beauty. It was so amazing to see firsthand the passion and attention to detail that goes into every garment by the generations of families who work at the factory. Our days on Sardinia were full, but one can easily get used to this way of life! An Aperol Spritz at 11 a.m. (the first of the day), an espresso at 3 p.m. and a late dinner kept us moving as we took in all the sights, sounds and tastes of the Italian lifestyle. As a matter of fact, we got so used to this routine that we adopted the hashtag #spritzlife (check Instagram). Thankfully, we walked around enough to offset the incredible amount of delicious food we ingested! From the fresh seafood (just caught early that morning) to the aged cheese and charcuterie, everything was made with such passion and yet kept uncomplicated—the same way fine clothing is made in Italy. The fashion is elegant but simple, refined and of great quality. So, grazie mille, Castangia, for this amazing experience and a new appreciation for everything Italian! Oh, I gotta go, I think it’s time for a Spritz! —Barry Segel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE SPORTING LIFE

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For those who love the slopes, there’s a surprisingly satisfying destination: Japan! By Everett Potter

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apan is famous for so many things, from ancient temples to day-after-tomorrow tech, that typical American skiers can be forgiven if they don’t think of flying halfway around the world for snow. Ah, but what they’re missing! Among avid skiers and snowboarders like myself, “Japan” has become essentially a code word for “powder.” I have skied all over the United States, South America and Europe, but I’ve never encountered deeper, lighter, fluffier powder than I did in Japan, day after day. Mecca for me and other Japan-bound skiers is the northern island of Hokkaido, which lies east of the Russian mainland, just across the Sea of Japan. That combination of northerly latitude and cold sea creates a series of winter storms that deliver ungodly amounts of light powder to the mountains of Hokkaido, leaving as much as 600 inches in a very good year. The resorts around Niseko are the sweet spot, but nearby are quieter locales like Kiroro that also benefit from the nearly 50 feet of snow that piles up throughout the winter. I went in January, the month in-the-know powder fanatics focus on, when snowfall seems virtually constant. So many fellow skiers have caught the January Japan fever that the terms “JaPow” and “Japanuary” have entered skiers’ slang. Getting to Hokkaido is relatively easy, with a flight to Tokyo followed by a four-hour ride in the Shinkansen, or bullet train, north to the Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. I loved that train, but on the return I chose to fly to Tokyo from Sapporo, site of the 1972 Winter Olympics Games and close to the slopes.

Of course, I had to ski Niseko when I was there, almost as a badge of honor. Yet while it gets the powder, it also gets the crowds, so I chose to stay in the smaller resort area called Kiroro Snow World, which many Japan fanatics consider the region’s hidden gem. Here I found that the five-star Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, was the ideal base camp for my Japanese skiing adventure. This Starwood property has clean-lined modern rooms that verge on minimalist, with the airy white duvets beloved by Japanese hoteliers. I chose a conventional room, but you could elect to sleep in one of the traditional Japanese-style suites with tatami mats and futons on the floor. A shuttle bus runs frequently between the hotel and the ski slopes of Kiroro, a mediumsized resort spread over two mountain peaks. The resort has 21 runs, which the Japanese call “courses,” with trails for beginners, intermediates and experts. There were wide and long red slopes such as Nagamine Course 2-C that were ideal for a morning leg-warming cruise even if they’d been buffed out to perfect corduroy. There were also more challenging back slopes such as Asari Course 2-A to venture to once I found my footing. Kiroro is not a dramatically challenging mountain, but there is tree skiing as well, which is always a thrill. What the mountain lacks is crowds and lift lines. As for precipitation, the snowfall was more of the “Snow Falling Gently on Cedars” variety than a full-blown whiteout, which was ideal. As I made my way down the mountain, I felt as if I were skiing inside a classic Japanese woodcut. Lunch was a highlight every day, usually a bowl of

udon or soba noodles, or maybe tempura. Three days into my stay, I ventured an hour away to Niseko. I found it packed with skiers, with loudspeakers on lift towers making too many announcements for my taste. I quickly learned that getting off the piste and into the trees was the way to go. Skiing in Japan turned out to have one other major advantage: lack of altitude. Niseko is only about 4,200 feet high, Kiroro about 3,200 feet. Consider that the thin-aired villages of Vail and Aspen sit at around 8,000 feet and that their lifts take you upwards of 11,000 feet, and you’ll quickly appreciate the difference. Back at the Kiroro Hotel, I discovered the classic Japanese relaxation comforts that are antidotes to hours of acrobatic turns through all that powder. The Kiroro has both an indoor and an outdoor onsen, a classic Japanese style communal thermal bath that is ferociously hot, just as it should be. There you’re segregated by sex, your garb consisting only of a very small washcloth. There’s also a separate onsen area in the Kitanoyu Spa and an even odder Japanese offering, the hot stone sauna, where you lie on stones heated to (or beyond) 115 degrees Fahrenheit. When I followed this with a cold draft Sapporo, I was barely capable of getting to dinner. Fortunately, the hotel has five eateries, including a very good sushi restaurant. Nightlife, short of a karaoke lounge, doesn’t exist. After a day in deep powder and a late afternoon soak and sauna, it was all I could do to order sushi and contemplate the next day’s heroics.

Clockwise from top: The abundance of powder in Japan in January has entered skiers’ slang as “Japanuary;” a deluxe king room at the Kiroro Hotel features clean lines and a minimalist feel; a major perk of skiing in Japan? Getting to enjoy Japanese food every day; after a long day on the slopes, a soak in the hotel onsen (a classic Japanese style communal thermal bath) is a must; the famous “snow monsters” at Zao Onsen Ski Resort are fir trees clumped with ice and snow; the lights of Niseko’s Hirafu village shine brightly at the base of the mountain.

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GRAPE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ROOM KEY

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After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is looking— and feeling—more splendidly regal than ever. By Rita Guarna

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sn’t it every girl’s dream to be a princess? It was almost as nice, I can report, to spend a few days living like one—at the Hamilton Princess on the beautiful island of Bermuda. I’d stayed at Bermuda’s other “Princess”—the Fairmont Southampton, formerly the Southampton Princess—decades ago and vowed to check out her sister urban luxury resort someday. What better time than right after a comprehensive restoration? The Hamilton Princess sits on the outskirts of Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital and financial center, and first welcomed guests in 1885, two years after a real-life princess, Louise, a daughter of Queen Victoria, was enchanted by the island. It was Louise who inspired the five-star resort’s name. No doubt she’d be equally pleased with its recent $100 million facelift. Only the best for royalty! The Pink Palace, as the hotel has been called, does not disappoint. While I was still awed by its classic exterior, there, suddenly, was a contemporary lobby with jaw-dropping, museum-quality pieces by noted artists. Lots of hotels have fine art, but this one makes you feel as if you’ve walked into a world-class gallery. Any old dame is sure to feel like young royalty feasting on cuisine by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson or taking a curated art tour, ogling the more than 60-piece collection by the likes of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tom Wesselmann, or lying semi-submerged on beach hammocks suspended over vibrant blue waters, or unwinding at a new Exhale-branded spa, a sprawling—8,200-squarefoot—yet serene spa and fitness center overlooking the harbor. Less than two hours from the U.S. East Coast, Bermuda is part of a 21-square mile, 180-island archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic. It’s perfect for those craving prim-and-proper British civility (think afternoon tea and cricket matches) amid gorgeous beaches and friendly people clad, of course, in the shorts that share the island’s name. It’s no wonder the resort is popular among both vacationers and businesspeople: It’s amazingly well-

run; soon after arriving I felt that here all my needs would be met. Rooms and suites come with harbor, garden, pool or city views. Ours overlooked the harbor, and I must admit that sipping a cocktail on the balcony above the 60-berth marina and watching the comings and goings of superyachts can be hypnotic. Bathrooms are modern marble marvels with a lovely line of Le Labo Rose 31 toiletries. When it’s time to dine, the Hamilton Princess offers choices that put to shame the cookie-cutter eateries at many resorts. The 1609 Bar and Restaurant, named for the year the first colony was established here, is the only one at the new marina and offers fresh-from-the-boat seafood, salads, sandwiches and burgers. We loved the charred octopus, crispy conch fritters and fish tacos for lunch. For breakfast, the Crown & Anchor boasts a huge buffet (a la carte choices too), and you can dine alfresco. The hotel’s crowning culinary glory is Marcus’, Chef Samuelsson’s ode to island fare. The “Ol’ Man’s Shrimp & Grits” was lick-your-plate good; the “Steak Frites” a carnivore’s delight. We ate there twice, and both times were wonderful: fresh, delicious food (think multilayered flavors), great service and perfect people-watching. While you can easily lounge around the hotel and feel completely content, a playground beckons. For one thing, Bermuda is a golf lovers’ dream, with more courses per capita than anywhere else in the world. One award-winning course, Robert Trent Jones’ Port Royal, has stunning views of the ocean. In fact, the 16th hole requires a 235-yard shot over the Atlantic. As one would expect, Bermuda is one of the best places to sail (no wonder the island played host to the 35th staging of America’s Cup this summer, beating out respected sailing venues like Newport and San Diego). You don’t need to be a professional contender to enjoy the sport: The island’s Great Sound, with warm water and perfect wind—usually around 10–15 miles per hour—makes it ideal for an afternoon of zipping along the sea. Lazier types will delight in one of the pink-

tinged sand beaches (the hue comes from crushed coral from the nearby reef) that line the 75 miles of coastline. Most of the action is at sea level, of course, but if you want to see everything, head underground too. The Crystal & Fantasy Caves in Hamilton have beautiful natural rock formations that are reflected in the caves’ 55-foot-deep pool, giving it an otherworldly feel. History buffs will rejoice in the maritime heritage of this British naval stronghold. Some 91 old forts dot the island and many are open to the public. The Royal Naval Dockyard (it’s been there since the 17th century) is interesting but a tad touristy, as it’s close to the cruise ship port. Check out Fort Hamilton in Pembroke Parish for a less crowded look at old military might. Another fine choice, Fort St. Catherine, is located in St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was founded in 1612. You’ll be exploring on foot, as no car rentals are allowed. If you must have wheels, rent a scooter (remember to “drive” on the left). Or, better yet, buckle up in one of the Hamilton Princess’s two-seat Renault Twizy electric vehicles. The narrow, four-wheel Twizy, a compound of “twin” and “easy,” was designed by Renault’s Formula One racing team and can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge. We found it perfect for touring St. George and drove it to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. All that exploring is sure to make you hungry again. Why not try the fish chowder, which is about as close to a national dish as you’ll find? It’s a Manhattan-chowderesque number prepared with tomatoes and onion and seasoned with black rum. Should you get thirsty, every bar proudly serves the Dark ’n Stormy, the island’s signature cocktail. Made with dark rum and ginger beer, the tipple is trademarked by Gosling’s Rum, the oldest and largest export business on the island. It’s a refreshing concoction that in no way resembles the cloyingly sweet rum punches we’ve all tried on other islands. Raise your glass to offer a royal toast—not so much to this delightful visit, but perhaps, to your next.

Opposite page, from top, left to right: Watching yachts taxi in and out of the marina is a leisurely activity at Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess; famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson created a menu inspired by island fare for his restaurant, Marcus’; the iconic hotel offers rooms and suites overlooking the ocean, garden, pool or city; visitors can take in the oceanfront view from Marcus’ or enjoy the more than 60-piece art collection by renowned artists likes Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tom Wesselmann.

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