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  1. A wardrobe staple of Ivy Leaguers in the 1950s, the colorful and coarse Harris Tweed wool sport coat eventually lost its cachet when its popularity with the upper crust led to a deluge of lower-...
  2. When hotelier David Garrett sold the Point late last year, it was not because he had lost interest in the 11-room resort on New York’s Upper Saranac Lake. Rather, the sale of the property—which...
  3. Nothing really was wrong with the F430. If Ferrari only had tinkered with its V-8 two-seater for the next few years—maybe adding a couple horsepower or creating a Wolfgang von Trips special edition—...
  4. Higher Ground While BMW cognoscenti worship at the Alpina altar, the luxury-sedan rank and file remain oblivious to Wunderautos wrought by BMW’s partner—which is as it should be, because there are...
  5. "How I wish that there were more than 24 hours in the day." When Elvis Presley spoke that line in the iconic 1964 film Viva Las Vegas, he was right. There weren’t enough hours in the day to savor...
  6. Driving the XKR175 is as refreshing as reading a Jaguar review that has no feline references. Jaguars have never been known as hot rods; even the marque’s byword of the XK era—"Grace . . . Space...
  7. The Badminton Chair ($13,000), part of the Ann Getty House Collection (415.345.0230, www.anngettyhouse.com ), is an exquisite example of the chinoiserie style, an interpretation of Chinese furniture...
  8. When the owner of the 193-foot Austal Outback told Australian yacht designer Sam Sorgiovanni that he wanted the vessel’s interior to feel like a beach house, Sorgiovanni knew he would have to create...
  9. Essentially a fully optioned Porsche Turbo, the S model gets bigger turbochargers, which translates to 30 additional horsepower and a zero-to-60-mph time of 2.9 seconds. The Porsche 911 Turbo has...
  10. As a publicity stunt, early-20th-century watchmaker Paul Wyler once demonstrated the durability of his timepieces by tossing one of them off the Eiffel Tower. In the rose-gold Wyler Genève Tourbillon...

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