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FALL / WINTER 2017

GORGEOUS GALÁPAGOS

FEEL THE BREEZE: THE PAGANI HUAYRA ROADSTER

TOM HARDY

THE GORGEOUS GALÁPAGOS

C O C K TA I L A R T I S T R Y

HEAVY POURS: COCKTAIL ARTISTRY

THE PAGANI HUAYRA ROADSTER

ROYALTY REBORN IN BERMUDA

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AFTER DARK

HOW TO SHINE WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN

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CONTENTS fall/ winter 2017

FEATURES A 3-RING CIRCUS

No matter how hectic life gets, you’ll always look your best in the season’s coolest threads.

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FEEL THE BREEZE | 38 Named after the Andean god of wind, the Pagani Huayra Roadster is a perfect blend of performance and style that will leave its drivers breathess.

THE GORGEOUS GALáPAGOS | 48 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.

LAYER IT ON | 58 Why stop at one perfect piece when you can have three or four?

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When the lights go down, it’s the perfect time to shine the spotlight on you!

ON THE COVER: Lee wears a sportcoat, shirt and tie, all by Castangia, and pants by Incotex.

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DEPARTMENTS Memo | 10 We’re all one family at Syd Jerome.

The Syd jerome Guide | 15

fitness | 74 Why is “boutique boxing” so popular? It’s great exercise, and the bag won’t knock you flat.

Italian fashion house Belvest...an attorney who wound up moonlighting as Syd Jerome’s blogger...how Lou Malnati’s is really delivering...and much more.

Pursuits | 78

music | 20

spirits | 81

The spunky, 140-horsepower Terraquad will surely move you—on land or water.

Doesn’t your next journey deserve a memorable soundtrack? These breakthrough artists belong in the queue.

In every compass direction, cocktail artistry is reaching new heights as young talents pour it on.

clothes talk | 22

Room Key | 92

Sid Shapiro solves your sartorial dilemmas.

Essentials | 24 Whether you’re going to work, running errands or attending a black-tie event, there are accessories to finish every look. THE LEADING MAN

tom hardy | 32 On or off screen, there’s a rebel streak in this British actor-producer.

made-to-measure | 56

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

the bullpen | 94 Get some insight into the everday lives of Syd Jerome’s style pros.

spotlight | 96 Italian brand Castangia has been dressing men with amore for more than 160 years.

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One of these five shirt collar styles can complement your look, your mood­and even your face. Which one is best for you?

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MEMO

SYD JEROME 2 NORTH LASALLE STREET CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602 (CROSS STREET: MADISON STREET) 312.346.0333 WWW.SYDJEROME.COM STORE HOURS MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: 8:30 A.M. TO 6 P.M. THURSDAY: 8:30 A.M. TO 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY: 8:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. Editor RITA GUARNA Art Director STEPHEN M. VITARBO managing editor LANCE DEBLER Associate Editors DARIUS AMOS, JUAN FARFAN

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Throughout the years, I have strived to come up with a catchy introduction that would segue into some appropriate theme related to our seasonal publication. However, in light of all the craziness in the world, all that comes to mind is how lucky we are at Syd Jerome to have created an environment where people from all walks of life, with varied political views, can come together, express their thoughts and not be marginalized. Everybody that walks through our doors has one common goal: to make this world a better place. Whether a customer, vendor or employee, you are considered family. And for that, we are truly blessed.

editorial assistant ALENA WOODS Art Assistant YVONNE MARKI Contributing Editors LEE LUSARDI CONNOR, TIMOTHY KELLEY, MARISA SANDORA Contributing Photographer DANIEL SPRINGSTON PUBLISHING STAFF Publisher SHAE MARCUS

Associate Publisher JODI BRUKER National Brand Manager MONICA DELLI SANTI Senior Account Executive KAREN AZZARELLO, 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

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Chairman CARROLL V. DOWDEN President & CEO MARK DOWDEN Senior Vice Presidents SHAE MARCUS, CARL OLSEN Vice Presidents NIGEL EDELSHAIN, RITA GUARNA,

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CHRISTINE HAMEL

SYD JEROME magazine is published twice a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with SYD JEROME. Copyright © 2017 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, Syd Jerome, 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, SYD JEROME Circulation Department, 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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A GOOD PEN PAYS

When they say the pen is mightier than the sword, they don’t mean a cheap ballpoint. No, those aggravating things go dry as a desert gulch when you grab them to jot down a phone number. You should invest in a quality writing instrument such as the Faber-Castell, and this brief “pen anatomy” lesson shows why. Write on! The tip: A pen with good ink flow limits the force required, which reduces your fatigue. Rollerball pens use liquid ink, which doesn’t require as much pressure to get flowing as the paste ink in a ballpoint pen. (However, a well-made ballpoint from Faber-Castell will still perform better than its cheaper drugstore counterpart.) The shaft: A good pen should be thick enough to comfortably hold onto; some designs feature hourglass shapes or contoured lines to assist grip. The weight: A quality pen feels substantial in the hand. It’s light enough to hold easily but heavy enough that you don’t have to put too much pressure on it to write. The design: Your pen speaks volumes about your style before you write a word, so make sure you like its look. Made with materials like pearwood and chrome in elegant patterns and vibrant colors, Faber-Castell pens are always in stock at Syd Jerome.

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Italian fashion house Belvest is gearing up for a fabulous fall. “The new men’s collection for 2017-2018 revolutionizes the proportions and models, introducing a contemporary taste and sartorial edge,” says Roberta Cocco, Belvest president. And you can be sure the line boasts Belvest’s traditional commitment to quality, which blissfully borders on the obsessive. Just how fastidious is the company? Armholes, shoulders, edge stitching, buttons and lining are all fitted and stitched by hand. Oh, and those buttons? They’re made of natural materials, horn, mother of pearl or corozo (a nut grown in the tropics); man-made alloy buttons, such as brass, enamel and titanium are also available. Decorative threads are made of pure silk, and all pockets are reinforced twice. There are many other ways that the brand is making sure quality always comes first, but why not see for yourself? The very best of Belvest is available at Syd Jerome.

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 SYD JEROME GUIDE HE’S SARTORIALLY SPEAKING How does a top attorney wind up moonlighting as a men’s fashion blogger? Simple: He raised a little hell in high school. “I was getting in trouble a lot,” recalls Marc Kadish, aka the man behind Syd Jerome’s Sartorially Speaking. “Finally, my parents came up with an idea to keep me on the straight and narrow. They said, ‘Why don’t you go work with your Uncle Harry?’” Problem solved: Before long, Kadish was flying right and putting in plenty of hours at Harry’s highend men’s clothing shop, Minks Suburban in South Orange, N.J. It was there that he developed a love for fashion; his taste for the finer things only grew when he first walked into the doors of Syd Jerome as an adult—and immediately experienced a bit of déjà vu. “In many ways, the place reminded me of working at my uncle’s store,” says Kadish, who’s been shopping at Syd Jerome for

LOU MALNATI’S DELIVERS

the past 20 years. “Sid reminded me of my Uncle Harry—they were both short Jewish guys—and Scott reminded me of my cousin Marty, who ran a sister store in East Orange and was like my older brother. The salesmen made me think of the guys who worked in the stores and helped me get through my teenage years.” One day, Kadish says, he expressed his interest in the biz to the younger Shapiro. “I said to Scott, ‘I don’t want to work in the store— I’m still a lawyer—but what else can I do?’ And he said, ‘Why don’t you write a blog?’” Fast-forward to more than a year later, and Kadish has written some 40-something entries on topics ranging from “What to Wear On Vacation” to “Do Seventh Circuit Judges Care How You Dress?” And with a brand-new redesign of Syd Jerome’s website, his musings are easier than ever to find. See for yourself at sydjerome.com.

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Since 1971, Lou Malnati’s has been known for delivering the best pizza in Chicago, but that’s not all it’s been bringing to the community. In late September, the pizzeria raised more than $300,000 at its 47th Annual Lou Malnati’s Cancer Research Benefit, where it was announced that the Northwestern Medicine Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute would receive the lion’s share of money raised. To date, Lou Malnati’s has collected a whopping $3.5 million to fight cancer. Donations to the Lou Malnati’s Cancer Research Fund can be made at any pizzeria or online at lmcb.org.

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FLY SITTING PRETTY

Which seat to snag on a plane? It depends on your goals: • If safety is your top priority, studies show you’re most likely to survive a crash if you sit in the seats just behind (not over) the wings. And choose an aisle seat so you can be the first to deplane in an emergency. • If storage is your goal, pick a seat at the rear. Most airlines board from the rear, so if you’re there you’ll have a better chance of getting overhead bin space. • Traveling with kids? Request the bulkhead, and you’ll get floor space for them to move around in— and maybe an airline-supplied bassinet. Plus, having no one in front of you means fewer folks your young ones can annoy. • Want more leg room? Go for an aisle seat in the exit row. Exit rows usually offer a little more space, in part because the seats in the row

in front of you can’t recline. • For a quiet ride, pick a seat as far forward as you can get. This puts distance between you and the noisy engines. Aisle seats are also quieter than window seats. • To get some sleep, go for a window seat toward the middle of the plane. You want to be as far from the bathrooms and galley areas as possible. And check online the day of your flight to see if there are any empty rows you could switch to.

• For a smooth flight, choose a seat over the wings. The front and tail end of the plane tend to be a lot bouncier.

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THE SYD JEROME GUIDE THE A-TO-Z LIST

Syd Jerome features more than 50 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 BELVEST BORSELINO BRIONI CANADA GOOSE CANALI CASTANGIA COLMAR CORNELIANI DAVEK UMBRELLAS DELLA CIANA EDWARD ARMAH DI BELLO ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ETON ETRO FABER-CASTELL FLY 3 FLANNEL BAY GIMO’S GIORGIO ARMANI GRAN SASSO HAPPY SOCKS HERNO HICKEY FREEMAN INCOTEX INDIVIDUALIZED SHIRTS ISAIA

ITALO FERRETTI JOHN VARVATOS LBM LLOYD SHOE LUCIANO BARBERA LUIGI BIANCHI MAC JEANS MASON’S MARCOLIANI MAUI JIM MEYER JEANS MEZLAN MONCLER NORWEGIAN WOOL OXXFORD CLOTHES PAOLO ALBIZZATTI PARA JUMPERS PAUL & SHARK PT01

PYSCHO BUNNY RAFFI RED JACKET RED SOCKS ROBERT JENSEN ROBERT TALBOTT SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SAMUELSOHN SAND SANTORELLI SANYO SARTORE SAXX UNDERWEAR SAVE THE DUCK SILVIO FIORELLO SCHNIEDERS STENSTRÖMS SWIMS TACCALITI TATEOSSIAN THINK PENS TORINO TRAFALGER UMBERTO VALLATI WATERVILLE WIGENS XACUS SHIRTS ZANELLA

THEY DO IT THEIR WAY

Why is Benny’s Chop House one of the best places for steaks and wine in all of Chicago? According to the folks behind the restaurant (and with apologies to Frank Sinatra), it’s because they do it “Benny’s Way.” That means an unsurpassed commitment to quality and a menu featuring favorites like Surf-N-Turf, filet mignon or, if you’re extra-hungry, a whopping 32-oz. Porterhouse steak. And about that vino: Benny’s boasts an award-winning wine list so expansive that it’s— wait for it—41 pages long. Cheers! BENNY’S CHOP HOUSE, 444 N. WABASH AVE., 312.626.2444

PERFECT PLANNING

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How a man folds his pocket square speaks volumes about his mood. Feeling traditional? A classic presidential fold is the way to go. This sharp, clean, no-nonsense rectangular shape suggests simple elegance. Bold and brazen today? Try the more intricate three-point crown fold. It takes a bit of practice, but its eye-catching design is worth it. A more freeform puff fold could be just the thing for a creative mood—it’s easy and gives off a casual vibe. And if you’re feeling romantic, a rose fold (pictured) makes an ardent statement. Prefer a silk square? Here’s a tip for you: Use a small piece of balled tissue paper with the pocket square to keep the accessory in place all day long. With pocket squares, each day is a chance to be someone new.

It’s a moment the Windy City will never forget: On November 2, 2016, with 38,104 spectators watching at Progressive Field and millions more on television, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 and the won World Series for the first time since 1908. But how did the team recover from its 108-year drought and pull off what many consider to be the biggest comeback in sports history? Just ask David Kaplan, a Chicago native who wrote an entire book on the subject. “They tore it all the way down to the foundation and then allowed experienced people to do what they had to do,” says Kaplan, author of The Plan. “It’s not just buying a bunch of top players—it’s building an organization.” With that in mind, Kaplan spent months invading the Cubs’ inner circle, interviewing players during spring training and talking with Cubs president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, owner Tom Ricketts and others. The result: a lot of super-exclusive insight and inside information, resulting in a tome that shows how, in Kaplan’s words, the Cubs “went from the worst franchise in baseball—the lovable losers with a really bad infrastructure—to the best franchise in baseball history.” For his part, Kaplan is a lifelong admirer of the team—in case you didn’t guess. “I grew up a Cubs fan,” he says. “And I will die a Cubs fan.”

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MUSIC

TRAIL MIX

Doesn’t your next journey deserve a memorable soundtrack? These breakthrough artists belong in the queue. By Mark Dowden

EARL ST. CLAIR

Earl Johnson II, known by the stage name Earl St. Clair, began his musical career as a producer and writer. He claims he didn’t even know he could sing until recently. But sing he can, in a husky, gutsy voice that lingers in memory. His musical style—gritty, soulful and swaggering—is equally reminiscent of James Brown and Outkast. Of his debut album, St. Clair has said that he wanted to make something original, something that would last for more than 10 years, something that makes people feel. Give a listen, and you’ll agree that he succeeded. The album: My Name Is Earl Go-to song: “Ain’t Got It Like That” Deeper dives: “Perfect” with Bibi Bourelly and “Good Time”

CHICANO BATMAN

I’m not sure I’m equipped to explain the retro Latino power vibe of Chicano Batman, an L.A. foursome that’s been making the rounds of Bonnaroo, Coachella and some of the other big festivals. The band has a one-of-a-kind sound that blends funk, psychedelica, Brazilian Tropicalia, pop from the 1960s and ’70s, and other genres in songs that are slightly weird and very wonderful. While their latest album displays the broadest range yet, all the tracks are unite by a common thread of grooviness. The album: Freedom Is Free Go-to song: “Friendship (Is a Small Boat in a Storm)” Deeper dives: “Jealousy” and “Angel Child”

JASON ISBELL The musical journey of Jason Isbell began in northern Alabama, where family taught him to play various instruments, beginning with the mandolin (easy for a kid to grip) at age 6. After a stint in the Driveby Truckers, Isbell set out on his own, recording a series of solo efforts and albums with his band, the 400 Unit. His 2015 album, Something More Than Free, debuted at No. 1 on three Billboard charts—rock, folk and country. His 2017 release, The Nashville Sound, which is up for CMA Album of the Year, raises the bar for articulate Americana. The album: The Nashville Sound Go-to song: “Tupelo” Deeper dives: “Codeine” and “Alabama Pines” from Here We Rest

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER

After performing as the indie duo The Fiery Furnaces, siblings Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger embarked on solo careers in 2011. Eleanor, a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, creates airy, acoustic pop that occasionally deals with dark themes. Her latest album, New View, has been called “keenly observed, totally genuine and eminently listenable.” Fun fact: The Spoon song “Anything You Want” and the Franz Ferdinand song “Eleanor Put Your Boots On” are both written about her. The album: New View Go-to song: “He Didn’t Mention His Mother” Deeper dives: “Open Season” and “Because I Asked You”

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between genres to create transitions that bring a smile to the listener’s face. Can Elbow, Middle Kids and Neil Young play nicely in the sonic sandbox? Totally! Hearing is believing: “Your Balloon Is Rising” by Stone Foundation “Sit Down” by James “K2” by Elbow “New York Groove” by Hello “Blush” by Wolf Alice “The Dark End of the Street” by James Carr

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“Your Love” by Middle Kids “Stay Alive” by Jose Gonzalez “All Wash Out” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Breezy” by Look Park “Jealous of the Moon” by Nickel Creek “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” by Neil Young

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CLOTHES TALK

ELEMENTS

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…in which Sid Shapiro discusses what’s new for the fall and winter season—and if ripped jeans are really making a comeback. What colors are you seeing for the fall seasons? Blue still reigns supreme! From sportswear to tailored clothing, you are seeing vibrant cobalt blue to an almost black dark navy. It’s a virtual blue color spectrum.

What’s new when it comes to shoes? We are not a big advocate of wearing your Nikes with your suits. However, what is going on in technical footwear is exciting. We have sought out those comfort shoes that complement the Syd Jerome ideology. I want a coat that’ll keep me warm when it’s chilly but not suffocate me before winter

arrives. Do you have any suggestions? We have a tremendous selection of Hybrid Outerwear. This is outerwear that has a zip-out component that makes it adaptable for multiple seasons. However, when winter does come, some of our warmest coats are as light as a feather. What’s the latest in men’s suits? We are always striving to bring to market the best selection of men’s suits in the country—from the exclusive fabrics in the Isaia collection to brands new to Syd Jerome, like Santarelli and Castangia. Every season has a new twist with a few surprises. If there’s one item a man should not cut corners on, what is it? That would be a suit. My father used to say, “We’re too poor to buy cheap.” If you buy an inexpensive suit, it’s going to fall apart. If you buy a quality piece and take care of it, it’ll last forever. I have customers who come in with high-quality suits they bought 30 or 40 years ago, and they still look perfect. I keep hearing that ripped jeans are making a comeback, but are

they really? I don’t want to make a fashion faux pas. We touch on the trend, but our expertise is providing a five pocket alternative to dress trousers. This maintains sophistication while ensuring comfort. But you do offer a wide array of jeans. We don’t refer to them as jeans, but five pockets. Better connotation. It allows us to provide the “jean” look but in a wide variety of fabrications, such as denim, moleskin, tricotine and corduroy. So when do you think jeans are appropriate? When you want to be very casual. For me, a pair of jeans is for when I’m going to work in the yard. But is someone really going to wear their Meyer or MAC jeans to work in the yard? Well, I would. [laughs] But jeans have a place on the weekend when you want to dress down, when you’re going for a quick bite, when you’re running errands. You can still look put-together in jeans: Wear them with a nice vest or sportcoat.

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My brother’s birthday is coming up. What do you suggest as a gift? We have a beautiful quilted vest from Waterville, done in nice fabrics with nice colorations. Or maybe a beautiful cashmere sweater from Luciano Barbera. You can’t go wrong with either.

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ESSENTIALS

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

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Whether you’re going to work, running errands or attending a black-tie event, there are accessories to finish every look.

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On model, down half-knit jacket by Parajumpers, reversible V-neck sweater by FLY 3, cotton print sport shirt by Sand, maroon pants by Meyer Jeans. Clockwise from mid-left, cologne by John Varvatos, sunglasses by Maui Jim, matching scarf and beanie cap by FLY 3, dark jeans by Agave, chukka boots by Swims, underwear by SAXX and cotton socks by Happy Socks.

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On model, wool plaid sportcoat, cotton striped dress shirt, silk striped tie and wool dress trousers all by Brioni. Clockwise from top left, writing instrument by Faber-Castell, wool quarter-zip sweater by Umberto Vallati, lapel pin by Silvio Fiorello, cotton socks by Pantherella, loafer and reversible belt by Salvatore Ferragamo.

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On model, wool navy dinner tuxedo jacket, cotton tuxedo shirt and trousers all by Canali and silk bow tie by Italo Ferretti. Clockwise from top left, suspenders by Trafalgar, silk solid tie and pocket circle by Italo Ferretti, cufflinks and studs set by Tateossian, tuxedo shoe by Donald J Pliner and gear cufflinks by Tateossian.

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THE LEADING MAN

Hardy Soul On or off screen, there’s a rebel streak in British actor-producer Tom Hardy.

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Still, Hardy’s badness wasn’t just image. In youth he got caught in a stolen Mercedes with a friend—and a firearm. And his drug problem, till he got sober in 2003, was serious. “Tom, you need to wake up,” he says he told himself. We’re all jarred awake when he bares his chest—he’s seen to that, having tattooed himself with everything from Buddha to the London skyline. (Reportedly his Oscar nomination lost him a bet with DiCaprio, obliging him to add “Leo knows everything” in script to his muchdecorated bod.) But he’s interesting in clothes too. Often seen casually wearing a leather bomber jacket, ripped jeans and a T-shirt (perhaps one showing him choking Revenant director Alejandro Iñárritu—he had such shirts made as a gag after a disagreement), he also cleans up with flair, as the premiere proved. The two-time dad just turned 40, and a guy does change. But even a mellower Hardy will always love outré haircuts, brass snake belt buckles and juicy villain roles. And as an actor, he’s not bad.

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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The rear-mounted twin-turbocharged MercedesAMG engine was designed and built specifically for Pagani. It generates a breathtaking 754 horsepower at 6,200 rpm. Now that’s some giddy-up!

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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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No matter how hectic life gets, you’ll always look your best in the season’s coolest threads.

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From left, wool red plaid sportcoat, cotton check dress shirt and silk polka-dot tie all by Isaia, wool doublebreasted vest by Gran Sasso, red pocket square by Italo Ferretti, wool dress trousers by Incotex. Wool blue plaid sportcoat and silk striped tie both by Ermenegildo Zegna, cotton solid dress shirt by Stenstrรถms, patterned pocket circle by Italo Ferretti, wool dress trousers by Zanella.

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From left, wool grey plaid sportcoat by Luigi Bianchi, cotton solid sport shirt by Eton, wool polka-dot tie by Paolo Albizzati, patterned pocket square by Italo Ferretti, wool flannel dress trousers by Sartore. Wool green windowpane sportcoat by Samuelsohn, cashmere V-neck sweater by Raffi, cotton plaid sport shirt by Robert Talbott, blue silk pocket circle by Italo Ferretti, wool dress trousers by PT01.

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From left, wool brown mini print sportcoat and silk print tie both by Brioni, silk reversible pocket circle by Italo Ferretti, wool solid flannel trousers by Incotex. Wool lavender/ blue yarn sportcoat, wool turtleneck and wool dress trousers all by Etro, pink and blue check pocket square by Italo Ferretti.

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From left, wool grey plaid sportcoat by Flannel Bay, wool half-button sweater by Gran Sasso, cotton jeans by Agave. Wool dark grey plaid sportcoat, wool knit cardigan sweater and cotton print sport shirt all by Sand, wool dress trousers by Sartore.

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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 their 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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MADE-TO-MEASURE

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?

This style is known as fashion’s safest bet—from the way its points perfectly meet and then disappear into a sportcoat to its crisp look even when you’re not wearing a tie, the spread collar is suitable for any occasion. It can also help a thinner man look more proportioned. How? The collar’s wide look is the perfect counterpoint to long facial features.

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SPREAD COLLAR

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POINT COLLAR

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR

CUTAWAY COLLAR

CLUB COLLAR

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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layer it on

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Why stop at one perfect piece when you can have three or four?

Wool navy button coat, wool quarterzip sweater and cotton check sport shirt all by Paul & Shark, wool paisley tie by Stenstrรถms.

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Cashmere taupe bomber and quarter-zip wool sweater both by Luciano Barbera, wool sport shirt by Taccaliti.

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Wool ID double peacoat by Gimo’s, wool sweater and blue knit scarf by FLY 3.

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Down quilted nylon vest by Waterville, wool full-zip sweater by Gran Sasso, grey shirt by Stenstrรถms, patterned tie by Robert Jensen.

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Down red hooded coat and wool scarf both by Canada Goose, cashmere V-neck sweater by Raffi, wool flannel plaid sport shirt by Taccaliti.

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Down wool coat by Norwegian Wool, wool cardigan sweater and cotton plaid sport shirt both by Robert Talbott, silk striped tie by Ermenegildo Zegna.

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after dark... When the lights go down, it’s the perfect time to shine the spotlight on you!

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From left, wool grey striped suit by Belvest, wool double-breasted vest by Gran Sasso, cotton check dress shirt by Canali, silk striped tie by Ermenegildo Zegna. Wool grey plaid suit and cotton striped dress shirt both by Isaia, silk paisley tie by Ermenegildo Zegna, blue paisley pocket square by Italo Ferretti.

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From left, wool grey striped suit by Corneliani, cotton check dress shirt by Canali, wool plaid tie by Paolo Albizzati, patterned pocket square by Italo Ferretti. Wool blue mini check suit and silk striped tie both by Ermenegildo Zegna, cotton striped shirt by Stenstrรถms, white and red pocket circle by Italo Ferretti.

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From left, blue peak lapel velvet dinner jacket, wool sweater and wool dress trousers all by Giorgio Armani. Wool grey flannel plaid suit by Etro, cotton check dress shirt by Eton, solid print silk tie by Italo Ferretti, brown silk pocket square by Robert Talbott.

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FITNESS

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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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By Land Or water Either way, the spunky, 140-horsepower Terraquad will surely move you. By Timothy Kelley

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nwilling to stay on dry land or forswear it for the blue horizon? The Terraquad from Gibbs Amphibians may be just the vehicle for you. In less than five seconds it transitions from land to water travel— or vice versa. And it can scoot along on either with enough oomph (50 mph on land, 45 mph on water) to make your next adventure in the wild a pulsequickening thrill. This is a utility terrain vehicle with a difference: Its definition of “terrain” includes the aquatic. With the flick of a switch, the wheels fold up gently as it takes to the water. Gibbs tells us it has been working on such “high-speed amphibian” technology since 1994; this vehicle is derived from the Quadski, which parlayed a low center of gravity into unusual land-water agility. The Terraquad features side-by-side seating for two, roof bars and a rear load deck. There’s a 15-gallon gas tank, an independent coil-spring suspension with hydraulic dampers, rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes and a K1300CC watercooled, inline four-cylinder engine by BMW with 140 horsepower. (That’s a stallion for every character in a tweet!) It’s also, coincidentally, just a tad more than 140 inches long—11 feet, 8.2 inches—as well as 5 feet,

3 inches wide (excluding mirrors), and 6 feet, 11.5 inches high. Remember: This is a utility vehicle. Don’t call it fun—that’s not enough syllables. Instead, with a stern demeanor, praise its exemplary vehicular versatility. Take your cue from the company’s declaration that the Terraquad is “fully homologated.” (That means it’s approved for use.) After all, you’re a sophisticated adult. You have your dignity to think of, wet or dry.

When the going gets wet, the Terraquad from Gibbs Amphibians keeps on going, its wheels folding up discreetly in a five-second transition from land to water travel. We defy even a live amphibious creature to go wading in with such aplomb.

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HEAVY POURS

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In every compass direction, cocktail artistry is reaching new heights as young talents like these four pour it on. By Timothy Kelley

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It isn’t just the Cubs that make Chicago cool. “The city is now at the forefront of the culinary and hospitality industry,” says Aaron Pollack, bar manager at The Dawson, located in an old fireplace-mantel factory in the West Town neighborhood. “We’re no longer just doing what New York or San Francisco was doing.” Pollack, 34, grew up in nearby Wheaton, Ill., and started his bar career as a University of Iowa mechanical engineering major, discus thrower and shotputter. Today he puts shots in a glass. A bartender, he believes, is one of society’s last true generalists, someone who must know a little about many things and be able to talk to anyone.

He draws on Chicago’s rich cultural mix. “One of my favorite things to do when I’m developing a new seasonal cocktail,” says Pollack, “is go to the little bodegas and Mexican grocerias in my neighborhood, Humboldt Park, and look at fruits I didn’t grow up with as an Italian-American kid. That’s how I push my boundaries.” Indeed, this genial Midwest jock is an innovative craftsman who enters worldwide cocktail competitions—in Morocco this September, for example. “I took a pay cut to come to The Dawson and really explore my cocktail game,” he says. “You make more money crankin’ beers and pourin’ shots.” Still, Pollack’s no cocktail snob. “Six or seven years ago our industry got a little pretentious,” he admits. “It was, ‘Oh, you don’t know what I’m making? Then you can’t have one!’” Today he sees—and embodies— a more welcoming approach: “I’ll tell you about it and let you try it. And if you don’t like it, I’ll make something you do like.”

Smoking Pistol n ¾ oz. Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Scotch n ¾ oz. Carpano Antica n ½ oz. Rittenhouse rye n ¼ oz. Tariquet Armagnac n barspoon of Benedictine n 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters n 2 dashes Dead Rabbit’s Orinoco bitters Combine and stir ingredients, then strain into an old-fashioned glass with a big cube of ice. Finally, squeeze a peeled lemon over the drink. (For an optional olfactory plus, add a spray mist of Compass Box Peat Monster Scotch, using an atomizer.)

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EAST Harrison Ginsberg The Dead Rabbit, New York What’s this—a bartender who worked gratis? Harrison Ginsberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. When a Providence restaurant called The Dorrance opened with an ambitious cocktail program, he labored there free for six months to learn his craft. It paid off. Today, at 27, after a stint at The Dawson in Chicago, he tends bar at two downtown Manhattan spots, The Dead Rabbit and BlackTail. And he collects not just paychecks, but prizes in cocktail competitions—last fall Drinks International magazine named the Rabbit the world’s best bar.

Ginsberg started out to be a chef, but his detour to libations wasn’t so unlikely. After all, it’s the recent revolution in cuisine—insisting on fresh ingredients and doing things right even if it takes longer—that inspired a similar renaissance behind the bar. Today, he says, you’ll see surprising savory ingredients in cocktails—mushrooms, dill and miso, for example. “When I’m out I like to find a drink on the menu that doesn’t sound like it’s up my alley at all, and order that,” he says. But when Ginsberg and his girlfriend entertain in their home in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood, his mainstay is a batch of gin martinis made with a liter of a London dry gin such as Tanqueray, 500 milliliters of vermouth and 10 ounces of water, stirred and stored in bottles in the freezer. “The texture changes slightly in the freezer,” he says, “so that the gin has a rich, creamy, velvety feel.”

Ballerina n ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice n ½ oz. fresh pineapple juice n ¼ oz. cane syrup (2:1, cane sugar to water) n ¼ oz. ginger syrup n ¼ oz. apricot liqueur n 1 oz. Rainwater Madeira n 1½ oz. vodka Shake cocktail and strain into a punch glass or wine goblet; garnish with grated nutmeg.

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SOUTH Curtis Carrillo Sweet Liberty, Miami Beach Truly “elevated” cocktail craftsmanship is practiced in perhaps eight or 10 markets around the country by 30 or 40 with-it mixology mavens, says Curtis Carrillo, 31, of Miami Beach’s Sweet Liberty. “We all kind of travel in the same circles, you know?” he says. “It’s a lot smaller world than people think.” Young bartenders today draw inspiration, he explains, from pioneers who helped revive the classic pre-Prohibition cocktail art, including three who won fame in New York starting in the late 1980s and early ’90s: Dale DeGroff at the Rainbow Room, the late Sasha Petraske at Milk & Honey

and Jim Meacham at Please Don’t Tell. Carrillo grew up in southern California, tending bar through college, and worked in Las Vegas before landing in South Florida. He says his style was influenced by the “high-volume” places he’s been employed, but bartending has always required more than putting drinks—even creative ones—on the bar. “People think bartenders just listen,” he says. “But a really good bartender gives you back something better than you give him or her.” Seems something’s going right. Sweet Liberty was chosen last year as the Best New American Cocktail Bar in the Spirited Awards at the 15-year-old annual New Orleans cocktail festival “Tales of the Cocktail.” “The cocktail scene here is still being defined,” says Carrillo. “I like that about Miami Beach. We take things a little less seriously here.”

Daiq Nuke ’em n 1½ oz. Wray and Nephew white overproof rum n ½ oz. Plantation pineapple rum n ¾ oz. lime juice n ¾ oz. simple syrup Combine ingredients in shaker and agitate. Strain and serve.

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WEST Yael Vengroff The Spare Room, Los Angeles Can you have exacting standards and still be fun? You can if you’re Yael Vengroff, beverage director at The Spare Room, which combines a bar with bowling and gaming in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. “Everyone’s very supportive in L.A., which is great,” says the 30-year-old. “But we also need to be critical and have the guts to say, ‘We can do better.’” Part of it is simply that broad-based cocktail culture is relatively new here— even though the Roosevelt itself opened six days before Lindbergh’s flight in 1927 and for two years was Marilyn Monroe’s home. “In terms of technique,” says Vengroff,

“L.A. still has a lot of growing to do.” Yet she estimates that 70 percent of her customers are cocktail connoisseurs who value her insistence on using fresh juices and homemade syrups. And this perfectionist is anything but uptight. “I’m a ‘have fun at the bar’ type,” she says. “I try to be as unprecious as possible. It’s about the guest having a good time.” The Houston native attended NYU and started as a cocktail waitress in an East Village sports bar. She first tended bar at 19 at the Tailor under Eben Freeman. After moving to L.A., she was named “Fastest Hands in the West” in 2014 and took over the beverage program at The Spare Room the next year, helping it snag Time Out Los Angeles’ 2016 “Bar of the Year” honors. “Be adventurous,” she advises. “Branch out from that one brand you’re always drinking. You may open yourself to a whole new world of flavor.”

Barracuda n 2 oz Caña Brava white rum n ¾ oz. lime n ¾ oz. pineapple n ¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1) n ¼ oz. Clear Creek pear brandy n 2 shiso leaves Muddle shiso leaves by lightly pressing with a muddler. Shake with ice. Double-strain over fresh ice. Use double old-fashioned glass with cubes; garnish with 1 shiso leaf standing upright in glass.

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royalty reborn

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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THE BULLPEN

ADVICE FROM THE

STYLE PROS

The staff at Syd Jerome is dedicated, expert and, not incidentally, a hell-of-anice-group of guys who make shopping for menswear fun. To help you get to know the staff better, we asked them a few questions about their everyday lives. Check out their answers, then stop by the store to chat with them in person. The guys—along with Sid and Scott Shapiro, of course—are ready to serve you.

JUAN FARFAN

BILLY CAVADA

GARY PALAY

WILLIE JUAREZ

PATRICK KATEN

What’s new in men’s suits? The color brown, one that is reminiscent of ex-President Ronald Reagan.

What’s new in men’s suits? Dark, muted, classic patterns with an occasional boldness can be found throughout our store this fall.

What’s new in men’s suits? A continued emphasis on muted plaids and windowpanes, sophisticated and still looking appropriate in a business setting.

What’s new in men’s suits? Brown is the suit color of this season.

What’s new in men’s suits? Lots of plaids.

Is it really okay to pair sneakers with a suit? If so, any suggestions? If not, what’s the best type of shoes to wear? No, dress is best. Is there one trend you think men should avoid? The trend to be trendy. What do you think will be fall’s biggest trends? Down coats and jackets. What movie makes you LOL? Nacho Libre.  If you could ditch your diet and eat anything you want right now without consequences, what would it be? Pizza!

Is it really okay to pair sneakers with a suit? If so, any suggestions? If not, what’s the best type of shoes to wear? It’s great to wear sneakers! I wear Converse All-Stars, but it has to be the right shoe, not a typical one for running.   Is there one trend you think men should avoid? Don’t wear a suit with sneakers that have LED lights. What do you think will be fall’s biggest trends? I’d say heavier, beefier pieces. What songs are on repeat on your iPhone? ’80s, dude! As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A baseball player.

Is it really okay to pair sneakers with a suit? If so, any suggestions? If not, what’s the best type of shoes to wear? It was okay for Woody Allen back in the day and for an artsy party, but not for most business looks. Is there one trend you think men should avoid? The trend to wear clothes fitted to the body has its limits—make sure you’re not wearing clothes that are too tight. What movie makes you LOL? The American President. Typical Aaron Sorkin. If you could ditch your diet and eat anything you want right now without consequences, what would it be? Bread, bread and then some more bread.

Is it really okay to pair sneakers with a suit? If so, any suggestions? If not, what’s the best type of shoes to wear? Sneakers work for a casual suit, but make sure to always lace up your shoe. Is there one trend you think men should avoid? Pleated pants and wide ties.  What do you think will be fall’s biggest trends? Flannel, plaid and sportcoats.  As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A marine biologist. What movie makes you LOL? Dumb and Dumber.

Is it really okay to pair sneakers with a suit? If so, any suggestions? If not, what’s the best type of shoes to wear? No—wear laced dress shoes. Is there one trend you think men should avoid? Their suit coats being too short. What do you think will be fall’s biggest trends? Technological fabrics. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A baseball player. What was your best subject in HS? Math. If you could ditch your diet and eat anything you want right now without consequences, what would it be? Chocolate cake.

What movie makes you LOL? I know it’s a TV show, but King of Queens always makes me laugh.

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What was your best subject in HS? Your worst? Best was homeroom; worst was any form of math.

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If you could ditch your diet and eat anything you want right now without consequences, what would it be? I have never been on a diet, but I do watch what I eat. If I had to choose something that’s unhealthy and really tasty, I’d probably order a meatball sandwich on a garlic bread loaf with marinara sauce and provolone. That’s filthy!

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SPOTLIGHT

FROM SARDINIA, WITH LOVE Italian brand Castangia has been dressing men with amore for more than 160 years.

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In 1987, Michael Douglas’ Oscar-winning turn as corporate raider Gordon Gekko in Wall Street inspired countless men to work in the stock market—and, no doubt, dress better. As it turns out, Gekko was attired in a Castangia suit. That was the one of the first times Americans became familiar with the luxury brand, but not because it was brand-new: Giovanni Castangia had opened a shop in Cagliari, Italy, on the island of Sardinia, in 1850, with just three tailors by his side. Understanding the importance of exportation, he took his fashions to world fairs in Turin, Paris and London and, eventually, the brand blossomed into what we know it as today. And what we know is this: Castangia offers unmistakable elegance—its philosophy is “exclusivity, prestige and the constant search for perfection”—along with exceptional fabrics, construction and fit. Today, some 120 tailors put 20 hours of manual labor—and thousands of stitches—into each Castangia suit. The result, according to the brand? “A thousand gestures of love.” Castangia apparel, and all that love, is available now at Syd Jerome.

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SYD: Fall/Winter 2017  

The Design Portfolio from Syd Jerome Menswear

SYD: Fall/Winter 2017  

The Design Portfolio from Syd Jerome Menswear