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Front Runners December 2015: Evening Elegance

These three formal-wear giants understand it’s all in the details. Canali Purple lapels provide eye-catching contrast to this sleek wool-and-mohair tuxedo. Ralph Lauren This silk jacquard jacket’s shawl collar puts sophisticated style front and center.  Berluti A rich velvet jacket paired with a black T-shirt presents a modern edge.  

Space Explorer

The Gift:  ❄ The first example of the Hysek IO 45 mm Skeleton Tourbillon with Blue Sapphire. ❄ $119,000   “The idea behind the watch is to give maximum transparency to the tourbillon movement,” says Ralph Aljord, vice president of Hysek, the watch and accessory design firm. “For this piece, we’ve kept the empty space [of a skeleton watch] but have […]

As Luck May Have It

The personal preferences of Suerte’s owner make the new 228-foot Tankoa yacht ideal for chartering.   The owner of Suerte had two nonnegotiable requests for its design: The interior had to be modern, comfortable, and welcoming enough for him to feel as though he were coming home whenever he came aboard; and there had to […]

Front Runners December 2015: Remaking History

Tiffany & Co. has resurrected some of its iconic 1970s creations for the new Out of Retirement collection (available exclusively at Dover Street Market in New York, Tokyo, and London through January 2016, “These pieces feel just as contemporary today as they were when they were first made,” says Tiffany’s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof, […]

A Snail’s Grace

When Arun Bohra first laid eyes on this gift’s vivid blue-green stone, he simply had to have it. He acquired it through a prominent diamond dealer, and rather than set it in a traditional diamond ring, the adventurous jeweler created a special backdrop: a playful design inspired by his 3-year-old son’s obsession with snails. The […]

Front Runners December 2015: Lucky Charm

Bearing the cloverleaf emblem and name that identify the brand’s fastest and most powerful model variants, the forthcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio ( was introduced in Italy in June and is expected to arrive in the United States in 2016. According to Alfa Romeo, the sedan posted the fastest lap time ever for a four-door […]

The Human Factor

Relationships define the terroir-rich wines of Donelan Family in California’s Sonoma County. The same asset that enabled Joe Donelan to prosper as vice president of A.T. Clayton—an East Coast enterprise supplying paper to catalog and magazine publishers—prompted him to launch a new career as vintner: a genuine affection for others. “Deep down, if I had to […]

Going to the Xtreme

When Bob Parsons founded Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) last year, he hired a former Ping engineer and Ping’s former director of product development and gave them free rein to build the best-performing clubs they could. After spending more than $12 million on research, development, and facilities, PXG recently launched its first line of clubs. It […]

Front Runners December 2015: Taking Things Slo

In September, Slowear ( opened its first U.S. store (its 20th worldwide), on Prince Street in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, and men flocked to the location—presumably seeking pairs of its Incotex trousers, which have a reputation for being some of the most comfortable, best-fitting pants on the market. Once inside, the men may well have […]

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