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FALL FASHIONS MADE-TO-MEASURE

THE DB11 ASTON MARTIN’S HANDSOME MODEL

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CONTENTS fall/ winter 2018

FEATURES BEAUTY IS A BEAST | 34 Engineers loaded the Aston Martin DB11 with a monstrous V8 engine that takes you from 0-60 in four seconds—because you can’t get there on looks alone.

GONE TO THE DOGS | 36 Can’t imagine vacationing without your pet? Don’t worry—some luxury hotels go out of their way to keep Fido’s tail wagging.

LAYER IT ON | 54 Why stop with one perfect piece when you can have three or four?

DEPARTMENTS Memo | 8 Fall is time for fashion renewal.

The raleigh Guide | 17 The 411 on luxury fabrics...Herno’s high-tech outerwear...Italian shoemaker Tod’s... and much more.

Essentials | 22 Check out the newest sweaters, scarves and shoes to update your fall wardrobe. THE MUSE

gal gadot | 30 At 33, this Israeli native is a military veteran, a former beauty queen and a big-screen sensation.

THE PERFECT FIT | 42 Seeking a suit that’s more you? Look beyond off-the-rack and discover the world where you get precisely what you want.

The SPORTING LIFE | 50 Verbier is the resort for you if you’re a royal—or want to ski and party like one.

PURSUITS | 52

AGAINST THE GRAIN Who says you have to look like everyone else?

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With confidence built into its name, Surefly is the ’copter that doubles as a drone.

GRAPE | 60 In California, knowing the rules but choosing to break them has yielded some wonderfully unusual wines.

SHOPPING AT RALEIGH | 62

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One of your favorite local men of style—and a longtime customer—shares his memories of shopping at Raleigh.

ON THE COVER: Mark is wearing a blue and gray plaid tweed coat by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, blue and gray quarter zip cashmere sweater by Kinross Cashmere, blue, white and black shirt by Sand.

directory | 64 Your guide to the Raleigh experience.

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f spring is the season of new beginnings, fall is about hitting reset. It’s when, re-energized by summer and its outdoor pleasures and slower pace, we turn a fresh and hopeful eye to the coming months. It’s also an exhilarating time for menswear, with fashions renewed with updated styles, trends, textures and attitude. To say that we’re excited for the season is an understatement. You’ll feel the energy when you walk into Raleigh Limited Menswear. We have wonderful new fall merchandise—from tailored clothing and formalwear to sportswear and shoes and accessories. Our staff—trained in fashion, fit and personal service—is ready to show you what may be our best fall collection yet! Take, for example, our selection of suits and sportcoats. Each is made with the world’s richest fabrics by the finest designers: Ermenegildo Zegna, Isaia and Canali, among others. This season, our made-to-measure program also features suits by Ermenegildo Zegna, Isaia and Samuelsohn, three of the most recognized names in luxury fashion, and Luigi Borrelli, which returns to our dress-shirt assortment. If you haven’t delved into made-tomeasure, trust that our experts consider your taste, personality and body type to help you find the perfect fit and style. And since we talked about luxury, we’d be remiss not to mention our premium cashmere and cashmere blends from Luciano Barbera and Thomas de L’île. We guarantee you’ll love them! We’re also excited to outfit you in soft jackets from Boglioli, L.B.M., Eleventy, Etro and Brunello Cucinelli. With silhouettes that look great on everyone, one of these jackets can pair

with denim for a polished look whether you’re headed for a night on the town or a weekend party. Not into jeans? Check out our collection of casual trousers, including brands like J.W. Brine and PT05, which use cutting-edge fabrics that provide maximum comfort and fit. With cooler months on the way, we’re prepared to offer you new technical and luxurious outerwear to keep you warm. We welcome Herno and Moose Knuckles to our lineup of cold-weather coats—their styles are functional and stylish—while our topcoats are available in modern silhouettes, unique colors and patterns and classic fabrics. And speaking of colors and patterns, you’ll love the new designs (as well as old favorites) in our expanded exclusive shoe collection, which includes Tod’s, Common Projects and Golden Goose Deluxe Brand. At Raleigh, we want you to not only look good but to feel good too. That’s why we’ve filled this issue with great articles that surely interest you. For instance, if you’re looking for a getaway but don’t want to leave Fido behind, turn to “Gone to the Dogs” on page 36 and read about five resorts that cater to you and your pooch. Or if you just want to get away, think about driving off in Aston Martin’s DB11—the car is featured in “Beauty Is a Beast” on page 34. We hope you enjoy this edition of Raleigh. When you’re finished reading, please visit us in the store. We’d love to help you get ready for fall and winter. MARK KOPLOW

Contributing Editors MICHAEL ARDIZZONE, TIMOTHY KELLEY, HALEY LONGMAN, EVERETT POTTER, DONNA ROLANDO, JOSH SENS Contributing Photographer DANIEL SPRINGSTON PUBLISHING STAFF Publisher SHAE MARCUS director of sales MONICA DELLI SANTI advertising executives KRISTIN DAUSS, CHRISTINA FERRERO, CHERYL FRYER Director of Production and Circulation CHRISTINE HAMEL Advertising Services director JACQUELYNN FISCHER Senior Art Director, Agency Services KIJOO KIM art associate ALANNA GIANNANTONIO Accounting AGNES ALVES, MEGAN FRANK PUBLISHED BY Chairman CARROLL V. DOWDEN President & CEO MARK DOWDEN Senior Vice Presidents SHAE MARCUS, CARL OLSEN Vice Presidents NIGEL EDELSHAIN, THOMAS FLANNERY, RITA GUARNA, CHRISTINE HAMEL RALEIGH Magazine is published by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Raleigh. Copyright © 2018 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, RALEIGH, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email rita.guarna@wainscotmedia.com. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To change an address or request a subscription, write to Subscriptions, RALEIGH Circulation Department, Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.573.5541; email christine.hamel@wainscotmedia.com. Advertising Inquiries: Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com.

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ATTENTION, SNEAKER SNOBS

These sneakers are so good, so stylish, so righteous they’ve achieved cult status with the superfans of the sneaker set. We’re talking about the line from New York-based Common Projects, founded in 2004 by Prathan Poopat, an American-based art director, and Flavio Girolami, an Italian creative consultant. They put their heads together transatlantically to create products that marry inspired design with durable, top-quality construction. In a brilliant flourish, each pair is adorned with a unique gold stamp. Ask your Raleigh associate to let you try on a pair of Common Projects sneakers—they look great and fit perfectly. We’re betting you’ll become a superfan too.

When your goal is to make the world’s “leanest, toughest and most luxurious” winterwear, you’re definitely drawing a line in the sand—or should we say snow? The Canadian company Moose Knuckles delivers a full range of weatherproof coats, lightweight jackets, knitwear, shirting and accessories with impeccable tailoring, luxury materials, hardware, attention to detail and a wild attitude. Get a taste of the Great North at Raleigh.

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It’s easy to fall for George Clooney’s good looks or Anne Hathaway’s undeniable charm, but we’ll always remember Hollywood stars for their personal style. After all, as Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Style is eternal.” In Timeless Icons: The Style of Celebrities (Electa, $39), author Carlo Mazzoni—who’s editor-in-chief of The Fashionable Lampoon—gives us a history lesson on the stars who have sparkled most in Tinseltown. The photo book is filled with black-and-white images of style legends, past and present, showing the inseparability of fame and fashion. It’s divided into two parts: leading ladies and memorable men. You’ll spot a dreamy, casual Brigitte Bardot on the cover sporting a wool sweater, jeans and black leather boots. Inside, fashion ingénues, such as Bella Hadid and Taylor Swift, take their places among icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jane Birkin. The men’s section opens with Mick Jagger donning a Panama hat to go with his signature pout. Artful interior pages include shots of James Dean, Sean Connery, Kit Harrington and James Franco. Sponsored by the shoe and luxury leather brand Tod’s, the book is an enchanting, star-studded look at the fashions of the personalities whose style is truly eternal.

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THE RALEIGH GUIDE BE COOL AS YOU STAY WARM

High-tech outerwear is no longer just for the slopes. Herno, the heritage Italian brand with a modern sensibility, now incorporates into its timeless urban designs unique technical fabrics and nylons made with cutting-edge technologies in Japan. Casual elegance gets a high-performance makeover as Herno updates its traditional men’s parka with hand-warmer pockets and a detachable fox fur-lined hood and introduces a high-performance nylon jacket with injected ultra-fine goose down padding and a detachable windproof bib with two-way zip fastening. In other words, for the Indianapolis winter, Herno’s got you covered. Visit Raleigh to find out more about all the high-tech features available from this classic outerwear brand.

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J.W. Brine of Carrara, Italy, shouldn’t brag. After all, the company is a comparative infant in a town renowned since the Renaissance. The quarry there, Michelangelo’s favorite, furnished the block of marble his statue David was made from. But J.W. Brine, which opened 34 years ago in a former marble sculpture studio, has something Dave hasn’t got: pants! It produces impeccable trousers in various fine fabrics, inspired by cultures around the world. For your own sartorial renaissance, drop by Raleigh and try on a pair. See what gives today’s Carrara a leg up on its gloried past.

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NOW, THAT’S THE LAST STRAW From Union Square Café in New York City to the Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp along the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, mixologists are forgoing plastic straws in favor of more sustainable options, such as bamboo or paper. Turns out that’s less a loss than a creative opportunity. Fairmont Copley Plaza’s Oak Long Bar & Kitchen in Boston serves up highball drinks with Hay! Straws made from natural wheat stems that are 100 percent biodegradable. “We found that Hay! Straws enhance the drinks; they actually look better,” General Manager Patrick Mitchell told boston.com. “These are slender, elegant straws.” At Nayara Springs, the Costa Rican resort named one of the 50 Best Resorts in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, guests sip cocktails crafted with local fruit through bamboo straws while lounging poolside. At the Doyle Collection’s luxury London hotels—The Marylebone, The Kensington and The Blooms-

bury—drinks are served strawless or with festive paper straws. Marriott International has announced plans to remove plastic straws and stirrers from all of its hotels worldwide by next year. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, plastics in the ocean will outweigh all fish by the year 2050—and straws are a major contributor to the plastics problem. Global momentum in the hospitality industry to ban plastic straws arose from social media campaigns using hashtags like #StrawsSuck and #TheLastStraw. Even Queen Elizabeth II has gotten into the act—earlier this year she issued a royal decree banning plastic straws and bottles from all royal estates, including the cafés and gift shops.

You know the lifestyle: fast cars, exotic escapades, dapper suits, cunning quips and, of course, dry martinis. Whether the fictional James Bond was exposing a would-be assassin in Goldfinger or charming a villainous double agent in Casino Royale, he always had a drink in hand. Fans may not get to race an Aston Martin down a Monaco mountainside, but they can mix a cocktail fit for 007. In Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming (Mitchell Beazley, $20), readers will find scenes from Bond creator Ian Fleming’s books with cocktail recipes to match. Author Edmund Weil, the British bar industry insider who opened London establishments Bar Swift, Nightjar and Oriole, is more than a master mixologist—he is a relative of Fleming, who died in 1964. Weil pours out top secret intel on how to craft 10 classic drinks from the pages of the spy novels, including the classic Vesper martini (shaken, not stirred). He’s also concocted 40 new cocktail recipes inspired by the people, places and plots of the original books.

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THE RALEIGH GUIDE THE A–Z LIST

LUXURY FABRICS 101

A COBBLER’S TRADITION

When you think of craftsmen, you may picture a little old Italian shoemaker in his basement with his grandson looking on, learning the craft and hoping he can take over the business someday. That’s the story of Tod’s. Although it was created as a brand only in the late 1970s, its originator, Diego Della Valle, traces his mastery of the craft to his grandfather, Filippo, who started a shoemaking business in his basement in Le Marche, Italy, in the late ’20s. Today, Tod’s is known for its exceptional leather goods and its balance of classic and modern design. Ask your Raleigh associate about Tod’s and see for yourself that craftsmanship still thrives.

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Mark Koplow explains how to sail through life without giving offense. When is it appropriate to wear sneakers? —Confused in Crows Nest Fashion keeps evolving, so there are more circumstances when it’s acceptable to wear sneakers. Pairing them with a soft sport jacket and jeans is the latest trend, and it’s a great look. Leather lace-ups in rich shades of brown or gray are perfect for fall and winter. For spring and summer or when you’re vacationing in a warm location, lighten up your look with gray, tan or white sneakers. You can’t go wrong with Italian-made sneakers by Gallo DiBianco, Common Projects or Golden Goose. Just remember not to get carried away with a colorful running sneaker—save those for the gym!

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You know that the fabulous fall suit you just bought at our store is crafted of high-quality wool. But when you’re investing in the best, you might want to know a bit more. The finest wool used in both tailored clothing and knits is cashmere, made from the ultra-fine hairs of Kashmir goats. These revered creatures graze in various locations around the world, but the truly softest cashmere comes from goats in inner Mongolia. (It’s so delicate that shepherds use special combs to collect it by hand.) The best cashmere uses only the down, which is prized for its long fibers, uniformity and ultra-soft hand. Another highly coveted luxury fabric comes from the vicuña: The yarn from this animal is considered even more precious than cashmere. Vicuñas were near extinct in the 1980s: Severe water shortages during Andean winters (June, July, August, which is also reproductive season for vicuñas) meant fewer new births. Fortunately, renowned fabric and clothing maker Ermenegildo Zegna stepped in to provide water—for the animals and local residents. From 5,000 vicuñas in the late ’80s, there are an estimated 150,000 today. Escorial is a relatively new fiber in the industry, founded in 1998 from a breed of very small sheep in Australia and New Zealand. The wool from these animals performs as a naturally coiled spring, providing fluidity, crease-resistance and comfort to your clothing. (These same properties are now possible using fine wools blended with a small percentage of stretch.) Of course, you should consider your garment’s durability when choosing a fine luxury yarn. Naturally, the finer it is, the more delicate the fabric. That means for a suit you plan to wear regularly, a sturdier blend (cashmere mixed with wool for the aforementioned stretch, for instance) is a better choice. The same logic applies to quality indicators of fine wools: super 120s, 150s, 180s, etc. The number indicates the thickness of the fiber, measured in microns. The higher the number, the softer, more expensive and more delicate the fabric. Let the buyer be informed!

Raleigh Limited Menswear features dozens of the world’s finest 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.

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V-neck tan sweater with gray trim by Brunello Cucinelli, quarter zip sweaters by Kinross Cashmere.

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Paisley scarf by Etro, plaid scarves by Eton.

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include the action crime thriller Criminal (playing the wife of heartthrob Ryan Reynolds) and the action comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses (she’s a secret agent). She’s clearly earned her comedy chops—but also looks forward unironically to at least two more spin-offs with Wonder Woman anticipated through 2019. Gadot was in law school when the acting bug bit her so hard she couldn’t ignore it. Although as a kid she always craved attention (at age 5 she soaked adult party guests with a hose just to get laughs), it wasn’t until her success with the Miss Israel pageant that she recognized her true calling and dropped the law books for a lucrative modeling and acting career. Today she pleads her case in the court of fan opinion—and her runway past can’t hurt when it’s time to dress to the nines and beyond. Gadot’s not shy about wearing a Christian Dior dress in a bright red or showing some skin with her crimsonsequined Armani Privé gown slit up the thigh. She’s also embraced Millennial Pink with a stylish Oscar de la Renta suit; yet at a ballgame, she looks like the gal next door in a beige trench coat, black leggings and flats. Hollywood’s glitz doesn’t seem to have gone to this star’s head—her priorities remain family: her husband, Israeli real-estate developer, Yaron Varsano; and their two daughters, Alma, 6, and Maya, 1. She imagines her films being a legacy to her children, and acting gives her months off for her favorite role of all: mom. Where is the limit for this star who apparently has it all— looks, talent, brains and commitment? One can only wonder.

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h, what a Gal! When Israeli-born actress and supermodel Gal Gadot took on the iconic role of Wonder Woman in the 2016 movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, she had a tough audience to please: DC Comics fans. But she came through like a warrior, repeating the role last year in Justice League and in the superheroine’s own big-screen saga, Wonder Woman. To those who have followed Gadot’s career since she played Gisele in the Fast and the Furious series starting in 2009 (in which she performed many of her own stunts), all of this was the fulfillment of an almost obvious destiny. At a youthful 33, this former supermodel and ubiquitous cover girl can look back on an illustrious life already: She was crowned Miss Israel 2004 at age 18, served as a combat instructor in the Israeli Defense Forces and just this year snagged a spot on Time’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. (In the magazine’s trademark star-does-star approach, her writeup was penned by none other than Lynda Carter, TV’s Wonder Woman in the 1970s.) Of course, the double-W is more than a career-maker for Gadot. It’s also a platform for promoting her feminist goal, which she defines as equality for all. “I feel I’ve been given such a huge opportunity to show the strong, beautiful side of women—finally,” she says. And Wonder Woman fits the bill because of her independent spirit. “She’s not relying on a man,” says Gadot, “and she’s not there because of a love story.” That’s not to say that Gadot does every thespian turn on a soapbox—indeed, she’s mixed things up. Her credits

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On screen, Wonder Woman wouldn’t be caught without her bulletproof bracelets and golden lasso. But when it’s time to dress to the nines, actress Gal Gadot prefers the glamorous looks of Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior.

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BEAUTY IS A BEAST

Engineers loaded the Aston Martin DB11 with a monstrous V8 engine that takes you from 0–60 in four seconds—because you can’t get by on good looks alone.

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Leave it to Aston Martin to figure out a formula proving that eight isn’t always less than 12. The legendary British automaker has reinvented the mighty DB11, creating a lighter, easier-tohandle (who knew that was possible?) alternative to the previous 12-cylinder model. The new DB11—as well as its drop-top Volante trim—is powered by a German-made, 503-horsepower V8 engine that does the 0-60 mph sprint in a blistering four seconds—only one-tenth of a second off its sibling’s pace. And, of course, it’s packed with all the gadgets associated with the Aston Martin brand. Spoiler alert: This car is expected to make a bang in 2019’s Bond 25.

Choose Aston Martin Q, the bespoke treatment that will outfit the car with soft textured surfaces, patterned stitching, custom colors and more.

Say goodbye to chrome! Dark exterior trim, including the black detail of a purse-lipped grille, is a style 180 for Aston Martin.

The lightweight design of Mercedes-AMG’s twin-turbo V8 engine— tuned to Aston Martin’s specs—ensures the new DB11 has as much pep as its V12 sibling (though 503 horsepower also comes in handy).

The engine, combined with a new and unique exhaust system, creates the glorious roar that exotic sports car owners crave.

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Luxurious details cover every square inch of the interior, from full-grain leather seats to an automated up-and-away steering column. Even closing the door is an event, thanks to suede pulls.

Radio and climate controls are adjusted through the MercedesBenz COMMAND infotainment system. In addition to the 8-inch display, the car’s other electronic highlights include a 360-degree camera and Wi-Fi.

If this car isn’t sexy enough, opt for the Volante V8. It has the same ride and features—in a convertible.

The DB11’s sculpted body is matched by the various cuts and styles of its 20-inch, 10-spoke wheels.

Grocery shopping in an Aston Martin? Of course! The DB11 now comes equipped with a foot-activated trunk release, making it a heck of a lot easier to load packages.

Whether the lights are on or off, smoked-out blade taillights give followers an aggressive stare.

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gone to the dogs: resorts that cater to your best friend F

rom coast to coast, there are elegant hotels that not only treat you like a king, but respect your pup’s royal pedigree too. Pets are welcomed—not just allowed—in these luxe lodges, which pamper them with treats, concierge walking, lush grounds for romping and other perks. Five standouts are spotlighted on the following pages. Truth be told, it may cost a little more to take Fido along. But is your best friend worth it, or what? And think what you’ll save on kennel costs!

Can’t imagine vacationing without your pet? Don’t worry— some luxury hotels go out of their way to keep Fido’s tail wagging.

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Dogs will know they’re getting the luxe treatment when they’re served grilled chicken in a doggie bowl. But what could be more appropriate for an establishment co-owned by actress and animal rights activist Doris Day? Right in the heart of Carmel, this historic landmark inn with 1920s-era Spanish architecture has been called the nation’s most dog-friendly hotel. But it’s not only the inn that loves our furry friends. The city, too, is simpatico and puts out a dog-friendly guide to its attractions. For instance, dogs can run along the beautiful Carmel Beach or stroll on a leash through the quaint village where store owners are ready with a doggie treat and water. Other highlights—for humans—are king suites with fireplaces, live music in the hotel’s cozy living room and breakfast with fresh fruit and baked goods. Also check out Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge for Moroccan chicken, grilled rack of lamb and other fare made with fresh local ingredients. Is the lodging industry going to the dogs? Que será, será!

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, Houston, Texas

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Ruff will feel like a VIP (Very Important Pet) when he stays with you in this swanky spot in jumpin’ downtown Houston. The hotel’s pet policy, says management, is designed so that owners are stress-free and don’t have to worry about their pets. A concierge handles daily dog walks, and amenities like special bowls, toys and water bottles all to make the place seem like home. And if you prefer to take your own dog for a longer walk, nearby Discovery Green is a great option. Humans can find their luxury pampering at Four Seasons’ Spa & Fitness Center. Discover a variety of massages to nurture your body, or have some fun with yoga and wine at a group exercise class. This spa, with many eyecatching features, made the cover of American Spa magazine in 2016. Then there’s the spacious, newly renovated lobby, which not too modestly calls itself “Houston’s Living Room,” ready for sipping, socializing or just relaxing. Also, don’t miss the chic bourbon bar, Bayou & Bottle, or the Topgolf Swing Suite, featuring golf simulators. While your dog lives the life of Riley at this raved-about facility, maybe you can focus on your game.

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THE ST. REGIS ASPEN RESORT, Aspen, Colorado Want to trade walking the dog for relaxing poolside with a strawberry daiquiri or spend more time on the powdery slopes? At this resort you have only to whisper your wish, and guilt is gone. The staff at the redesigned St. Regis is happy to take the leash for a while, and also provides bowls, treats and a doggie bed while you leave your cares behind at the Reméde Spa. (Try the soothing waterfall, oxygen lounge or the cold-and-warm plunge pools.) There’s also a fitness center and gift boutique. Although most people come for the slopes, that’s only part of the outdoor fun in a region also known for horseback riding, bicycling and whitewater rafting. By day, take Rover for a romp at Ruby Park only a few minutes away. By night, Mountain Social beckons you to sip a cocktail by the fireplace and reflect on this best-ever vacation for you and your four-legged friend.

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THE PENINSULA HOTEL, New York, New York

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Right down to its location—just four blocks from Central Park—The Peninsula is a pooch paradise. While you might visit for the abundant shopping and entertainment in Midtown Manhattan, your pet will love the park and the pampering that starts with a personalized welcome card and water bottle. Any dog 60 pounds or under is welcome. Fido will have all the comforts of home—a doggie bed, bowl and treats—and (if you’re in a suite) a collar, leash, bandana and small toy, all with the Peninsula logo. He’ll wag his tail and you’ll be worry-free as you discover the awardwinning Peninsula Spa, the cutting-edge fitness center and the glass-enclosed pool. Perhaps, after a day of hitting the stores, your much-deserved rest will come on the sun terrace with its panoramic city views, followed by a taste sensation at The Peninsula’s signature Clement restaurant, and when the sun sets, a toast in the rooftop bar, Salon de Ning.

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THE COTTAGES AT NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN, Nantucket, Massachusetts For a laid-back beach experience both you and your pet will love, this inn offers 17 “Woof Cottages” that are often in demand. Dogs are greeted by their own pet concierge, a lab/spaniel named Bailey, who knows this famous island like the back of his paw. Guests and their pooches have all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen to make favorite meals, doggie beds, personalized pet tags and nautical chew toys—just right for lodgings with views of the blue harbor. Dog-walking services are available, but visitors also may enjoy taking a long trek with their pet at neighboring Sanford Farm. After making their pet happy, visitors can indulge themselves with a first-class massage or spa treatment at the nearby White Elephant Spa, where the scenery rivals the serenity you experience. Or hop on a complimentary bike for a tour of the town, perhaps stopping for a bite at one of the many eateries. There’s also a free bus to Nantucket’s beaches—a not-to-be-missed destination. FALL/WINTER 2018

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Who says you have to look like everyone else? Thanks to Raleigh’s great selection, you can choose looks that reflect you . Photography by Daniel Springston Styled by Gerard Moreau

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Gray peak lapel suit with ticket pocket and shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, tie by Isaia, tan belt by Magnanni.

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Blue suit by Canali, blue stripe shirt by Eton, paisley tie by Ermenegildo Zegna, paisley pocket square by Italo Ferretti, brown wingtip monk strap shoe by DiBianco.

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Blue and brown plaid sportcoat by Isaia, blue shirt by Luigi Borrelli, brown tie by Isaia, brown and blue paisley pocket square by Paolo Albizzati, blue pants by Incotex, brown slip-on shoes by DiBianco.

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Brown, purple and charcoal sportcoat, brown V-neck sweater and brown trousers by Ermenegildo Zegna, plaid shirt by Luciano Barbera, purple pocket square by Eleventy.

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Brown and gray plaid sportcoat by Samuelsohn, blue shirt by Eton, blue and brown stripe tie by Ermenegildo Zegna, pocket square by Robert Jensen, brown and gray pants by PT01.

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Burgundy and gray paisley velvet sportcoat and burgundy, tan and green plaid shirt by Etro, brown pants by Incotex, gray double monk strap sneaker by Santoni.

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THE SPORTING LIFE

Swiss Bliss

Verbier is the resort for you if you’re a royal—or want to ski and party like one. By Everett Potter

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Only the savviest American skiers seem to have a clue about the Swiss resort Verbier. For Alpine ski culture, most of us think first of Zermatt, Austria’s St. Anton or maybe the Les Trois Vallées region of France. Typically, as in my case, it’s only word of mouth, often from British friends, that leads to a visit to Verbier. So here’s the report in a nutshell: For any traveler with a keen sense of style, a desire to be on the cutting edge of the European ski scene and a yearning for challenging pistes and chic accommodations, Verbier is the hands-down choice. The youngest of the major Swiss ski resorts, Verbier attracts an international community of rich and perhaps not-quite-so-rich vacationers. The daily drill is simple: ski all day, party all night and then repeat. “Go big or go home” is the unofficial rule for skiing and après-skiing in Verbier. In my experience, it’s a place to bring your spouse, partner or best friend and leave the kids at home. Dubbed “the Aspen of the Alps,” Verbier does bear a resemblance to that Rocky Mountain spot. This moneyed, French-speaking Suisse Romande resort attracts a youngish crowd to its discos and on-mountain restaurants, its luxury shops and chic hotels, as well as its challenging slopes. The Brits love it, often referring to it simply as “Verbs.” If you’re stargazing, you may catch a glimpse of such royals as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate); the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Harry and new bride Meghan); or Sarah, Duchess of York (Fergie, who was once employed here as a “chalet girl,” a wintertime babysitter and chef, and co-owns a chalet with ex-husband Prince Andrew). Such non-royals as singer-songwriter James Blunt, singer Diana Ross and entrepreneur Richard Branson are also fair game for sightings. Those glimpses could be at lunch at Le Carrefour or amid the flashing disco

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Located in southwestern Switzerland in the canton of Valais, about a 90-minute drive or train ride from Geneva, Verbier is one of the largest lift-linked areas in the world. There are 93 lifts and an astonishing 256 miles of ski runs. Set at 8,200 feet, Verbier has reliable snow when lower-altitude resorts are running out of the stuff. With such a vast area, there’s a nearly endless menu for skiers. On a clear morning, after a few warm-up runs, I love heading up to the top of Mont Fort by cable car. Here at the resort’s highest peak, about 10,500 feet, there is a quite literally breathtaking panorama that includes the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe at 15,774 feet. From here, I like to ski down into the moguls with a guide—by far the smartest, safest way to ski offpiste in Verbier—in areas like Tortin, Gentianes, Mont Fort and Plan du Fou. There are far tougher off-piste areas, but they are best left to far more agile skiers. Come for the Freeride World Tour in March and you can see them throwing themselves off cliffs in a staggering display of athleticism and daring. After a challenging morning, I like nothing better than a languid alfresco lunch at Chez Dany with classic fondue or perhaps Swiss rösti at La Marmotte, with the obligatory glass or two of the local Fendant wine. THE VILLAGE & THE W VERBIER

Verbier may look as if it’s been around for centuries, but in fact it was only really developed after World War II. It is a spacious resort with bright, uninterrupted views of the mountains. The W Verbier is the essence of Verbier. Forget your notions of an urban W hotel. This property is

a cluster of four low-lying chalet buildings, linked by glass atriums and incorporating local wood and stone—as cutting-edge design-wise as anything in the Alps. The W is close to Place Blanche, and most of Verbier’s shops, restaurants and nightspots are along the road between here and Place Centrale. The W appeals to a well-heeled crowd ranging from ages 30 to 50-something, nearly all couples, and most of its 130 rooms are designed for a maximum of two guests. Those rooms are spacious enough, with large wooden balconies, blissful beds and floor-to-ceiling windows, with a gas fireplace visible from the bathroom as well as the bedroom. The essence of the W Verbier is that you get smart style as well as a two-minute walk to the gondola in the morning. The hotel’s AWAY Spa features an indoor pool that flows into an outdoor pool overlooking the Verbier Valley, a sauna, a hammam Jacuzzi and a fitness center. I’m partial to the Balinese massage, but the spa also has such esoteric rituals as a Bamboo & Lotus Scrub and even a Caviar Body Treatment. The Catalan flavors at the Eat-Hola tapas bar are courtesy of culinary director Sergi Arola, whose Madrid eatery won two Michelin stars. It is by far my favorite option, but there’s also Carve Sushi and W Kitchen on offer for diners. I rarely stay up all night anymore but if you’re so inclined, the W’s Curve nightclub makes it happen just a few minutes away from your room. How good is the hotel? In 2017, the World Ski Awards chose it as the World’s Best Ski Hotel. That’s a lofty pronouncement, so I’ll let you be the judge. But I would gladly return with my K2s and settle in for a week of the most rarefied Alpine pleasures in the world. And if there’s a royal at the table next to mine at Chez Dany, so much the better.

Opposite page, clockwise from tip: The Verbier Ski Resort boasts more than 250 miles of ski runs, many of which require equal amounts of athleticism and fearlessness to conquer; dining options abound at the W Verbier hotel, including the Eat-Hola tapas bar—which is under the leadership of Michelin-starred culinary director Sergi Arola; Swiss mountain towns host Bell Dorado festivals, in which the loud tone of cowbells are said to drive away evil spirits and ensure green pastures; the guest rooms at the hotel feature a large wooden balcony and gas fireplace; known as the “Aspen of the Alps,” Verbier offers lively discos, challenging slopes and luxurious shops that attract a crowd ranging from age 30 to 50-something.

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PURSUITS

Droning On! With confidence built into its name, Surefly is the ’copter that doubles as a drone. By Timothy Kelley

It’s like nouvelle cuisine cooked up a ’copter. Planned for a 2019 debut at a price under $200,000, the Surefly from the Workhorse Group is powered by a BMW 600-cc, twin-cylinder generator engine that responds to joystick commands. You’ll need a pilot’s license to fly it, but because it’s classed as a light-sport aircraft, that credential requires fewer hours of training than does a standard helicopter pilot’s license.

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on’t yawn next year when your neighbor opens his garage to show off his self-driving car—and by all means don’t ask with a snarky smile, “How high does it fly?” Fact is, by 2019 your own garage could be home to a self-driving vehicle that soars way above traffic. It’s the Surefly from the Ohio-based Workhorse Group, and it’s either a reimagined helicopter that can give you and your sweetheart a lift or a drone you can send home alone like a horse that knows the way. You decide. Set to hit the market next year for a close-to-the-ground price of under $200,000, the Surefly VTOL (vertical-takeoff-and-landing) craft has been building buzz since its debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show. It’s not the only “air taxi” in development, but while the others use electric motors alone, Surefly is powered by a gas combustion engine. It boasts a range of 70 miles, an hour’s flight time per tank and a maximum lift

capacity of 400 lbs.—that’s two adults, or one adult and some stuff— thanks to eight propellers fixed in contra-rotating pairs on four arms. And to give you peace of mind that this is not your last adventure, its makers make triple-sure of Surefly. There’s full computer and electrical redundancy, and if the gas-powered generator fails, two 7.5-kilowatthour lithium-ion battery packs take over to assure a safe landing. If those balk too, there’s even a ballistic parachute to waft you to the ground. Did we say “garage?” With a fuselage and propellers crafted of carbon fiber, this nimble 1,100-pounder (for a helicopter, that’s svelte) can indeed fold its arms down to fit snugly into a standard car garage. And how high can Surefly fly? Workhorse puts its flight ceiling at 4,000 feet. For a personal vehicle so compact and nimble, that’s a lift for the spirits even in this tech-jaded age.

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Blue and gray plaid tweed coat by Luigi Bianchi Mantova, blue and gray quarter zip cashmere sweater by Kinross Cashmere, blue, white and black shirt by Sand.

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Green wool vest and windowpane shirt by Luciano Barbera, blue cashmere sweater with brown suede elbow patches by Brunello Cucinelli.

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GRAPE

Rebels in red and white

In California, knowing the rules but choosing to break them has yielded some wonderfully unusual wines. By Josh Sens

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hen most winemakers describe their work, they lean on artsy or scientific terms. They talk about terroir or malolactic fermentation or the handmade magic required to coax the most out of their fruit. But Scott Sampler is not like most vintners. He speaks of spaghetti sauce. “That was the association I had from the start,” he says. “I was thinking of cooking low and slow, like the Sunday dinners my mother used to make.” Those dinners were served in the Silver Lake and Los Feliz neighborhoods of Los Angeles, where Sampler grew up. His father was a noted graphic designer. His mother was an actress of Italian descent. Among her specialties was pasta smothered in long-simmered tomato and meat sauce. Whatever the meal, wine was always on the table, and Sampler’s father often slipped him sips, developing his son’s appreciation for the stuff. But that didn’t make a winemaker of him. After college at UC Berkeley, Sampler returned to LA and worked as a script writer and music video director. It was the emotionally taxing end of a romantic relationship in the early aughts that sent him on a new path. Traveling around on what he calls a “breakup tour,” he wound up crashing with a friend whose home sat in the mountainous folds of the Malibu. Looking at the steep-sloped property

around him, Sampler thought, “Why not plant grapes and start making wine?” Fast-forward to the present. Sampler is the driving force behind the Central Coast Group Project (CCGP), a collaborative—and iconoclastic—winery that produces startling vintages in anything but the old-fashioned way. From his first release, in 2012, he has opted for what he describes as a “neo-primitive” approach. Another way to put it is that he makes his wine the way his mother made sauce— low and slow. He lets the grapes stay in contact with the skins and stems for anywhere from a month to six months. He stirs frequently throughout the process, tasting as he goes, not unlike an Italian home cook hovering over a stove. In the early goings, Sampler’s many wine-world acquaintances were skeptical of his process; they thought it sounded like a recipe for vinegar. It turned out to be a blueprint for beautifully subtle vintages that marry wonderfully with food. No matter the wine—a boldly structured Syrah; a red Rhone varietal red; a bright everyday white—Sampler stuck to his rule-breaking methods: long maceration, little sulfur, no new oak. There was no arguing with his results. CCGP wines have been embraced by sommeliers and have found a home at acclaimed restaurants from Le Coucou and Racines in New York to Craft and Spago in LA. “There is a certain amount of risk to

making wine this way, because a lot can go wrong,” Sampler says. “But I’m working in small batches, and I’m watching things very, very closely. I’m basically living with the wines, and I know what I’m after, which is a clear, honest expression of whatever varietal I’m working with.” In his departure from convention, Sampler is unusual. But in California, he’s not alone. Elements of his rustic, low-sulfur approach are mirrored at wineries such as Piedrasassi, a Lompocbased producer of unvarnished Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, among other varietals; and the aptly named Lo-Fi Wines in Los Alamos, where Mike Roth and Craig Winchester rely on native yeast and little to no sulfur to produce irresistibly drinkable Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. Like Sampler, Roth, a former chef, draws inspiration from his favorite kitchens, where the idea was to gather great ingredients and then not fuss with them. His wines, he says, aren’t meant to be collected, but to be enjoyed. To make them, he relies on just a few rules: They shouldn’t be overmanipulated, overripe or overpriced. “Ultimately, the standard is deliciousness,” Roth says. “Forget about the process for a minute. In the end, you want wines that are like food—so good you don’t want to stop eating. The wines should be so gulpable, you want to pour yourself another glass.”

Clockwise from top left: Lo-Fi Wines founder Mike Roth doesn’t fuss much with the ingredients of a good wine; Scott Sampler is the driving force behind the Central Coast Group Project, which produces wines that can be found in restaurants across the country; Zach Jarosz and Ian Sergy focus on Rhonestyle varietals at Archium Cellars in Santa Barbara County; enjoying a glass of red wine; Mutt Lynch Winery produces a family of reds for its Dog Series; enthusiasts participate in Blendfest, held annually in Paso Robles; Lo-Fi Wines’ Pét-Nat Rosé is made from hand-harvested and sustainably grown grapes.

TASTING NOTES Lo-Fi 2017 Santa Barbara Cabernet Franc, $24 Bright, brambly fruit runs through this medium-bodied wine, a vintage so versatile it marries with almost anything from soup to steak. Delicious lightly chilled, it can even be enjoyed with a salad. Central Coast Group Project 2013 Fauve Syrah, $75 An opulent wine with a silken texture, it emanates aromas of wild berries and pink peppercorns, with just the right acidity to splice the lushness. Wonderful with roasts of all kinds. Central Coast Group Project 2013 Barrington Hall Wine Dinner Special Cuvée, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, $75 Notes of concentrated spice and fruit mingle with hints of rosemary, thyme and bay leaf in a wine that pairs beautifully with poultry.

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SHOPPING AT RALEIGH

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY

One of our favorite local men of style—and a longtime customer—shares his memories of shopping at Raleigh. KEVIN DETRUDE

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How long have you been a Raleigh customer? I’ve been a customer for more than 20 years. What sets Raleigh apart from other men’s shops? Raleigh offers high-end, high-quality apparel that is unique within our market. The apparel you can purchase at Raleigh is not readily available elsewhere in our area. They’ve carved out a nice niche. What’s your favorite memory of shopping at Raleigh? It is when I brought my wife in for a Gimo’s trunk show and we purchased a fantastic leather coat for her. Of everything you’ve ever purchased at Raleigh, what is your most treasured item? I really like Gimo’s in general. I have between eight and 10 of their pieces, including vests, a raincoat and three leather jackets. I also wear the Boglioli sportcoat I purchased at Raleigh quite a bit. It is casual, unstructured and made in a nice European cut. I can dress it up or dress it down and feel like a million bucks every time I wear it.

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THE SERVICE DIRECTORY

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

EXPERTISE A central part of the Raleigh Experience is superlative service in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to browse in private, you’re more than welcome. When you need expert, individual attention, you’ll get it—instantly and for as long as you want. Our knowledgeable staff is well versed in all of the brands we carry, the trends of the season and how to fit every body type. They stand ready to advise you on all matters of wardrobe and accessories.

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

SHOPPING BY APPOINTMENT If our store hours don’t fit your schedule, call us. If you’re a morning person who finds 7 a.m. the ideal time for your Raleigh Experience, we will arrange to be here. Shopping by appointment allows us to give you the personal attention and time you need, when your schedule permits.

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

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

TAILOR SHOP Our on-site tailor shop is at your disposal for alterations to your Raleigh purchases. We provide sameday service when necessary and can usually handle minor alterations while you wait. The same goes for emergency repairs and routine wardrobe maintenance, such as tightening loose buttons: Bring the garment in, and we’ll fix that button on the spot.

RALEIGH GIFT CARDS A Raleigh Gift Card guarantees your gift will be the perfect style, size and color. Purchase a gift card at the store in any denomination you choose for a remembrance that will dazzle any lucky recipient.

MADE-TOMEASURE SERVICE Our Made-to-Measure service takes advantage of the relationships we have established with Italian manufacturers to deliver a suit that is smart and sexy—and a good value— in just four to six weeks. You won’t find a better plan to look your best.

COFFEE BAR Like any gracious host, we always offer our guests something to drink. The Lavazza Bar is the perfect place to relax, reflect and enjoy coffee, espresso, cappuccino or a cool drink in between trips to the dressing room. Keep up with the latest scores on our flat screen. Need to charge your iPhone or iPad? No problem. We’ve got all the bases covered.

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

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