Custom-made autos, clothing and motorcycles. Italy's one-and-only Antas and private golf: the best clubs, courses and communities. Plus ultraluxe accessories and top personal clthiers.
If, two centuries ago, a golfer believed that his equipment had to look good for him to play well, he would have wanted a set of clubs by Hugh Philp, whose talent for making wooden clubs has been
Al Geiberger, who 30 years ago became the first golfer to record a sub-60 round in a PGA Tour event, agrees with the comparisons that equate his achievement with that of Roger Bannister, the Briti
Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof pairs his elaborate, jeweled sculptures with timekeeping mechanisms in a manner that preserves uncluttered pedestals for the artworks.
At the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, artisans competed for awards that would proclaim their creations the finest examples of their respective
Veteran NFL linebacker Donnie Edwards once stayed up all night changing the straps on his 20 or so Panerais.
With the notable exceptions of hearses and London taxicabs, everything on wheels
seems to travel better as an open carriage. Even ordinary, invisible coupes
Three minutes after takeoff from runway 4 at Honolulu International Airport, at about 3,000 feet, the Gulfstream IV’s left engine catches fire.
Perhaps it was the Champagne that put me in the mood to go parasailing. Never
in my life had I considered being pulled through the air by a motorboat, but
Like most people who are diagnosed with cancer, Oklahoma City real estate
developer Warren Thomas was shocked when he received the news four years ago
The Santa Monica, Calif., restaurant Whist occasionally hosts a bit of dinner theater; call it a fowl play.
When asked by his patron, Lord Carnarvon, what he saw as he thrust his lantern for the first time into the tomb of Tutankhamen, artist-turned-archaeologist Howard Carter answered, “Wonderful thing
Enrique De Colsa, master distiller for Tequila Don Julio, refers to the company’s 4 million blue agave plants as his niños.
Custom clothiers bring their tape measures, fabric swatches, and refined tastes to your door to create a complete, personalized wardrobe. They never handle a needle and thread.
A decade ago, while recuperating from a broken neck that he had suffered a year earlier in a crash at Michigan International Speedway, racecar driver Emerson Fittipaldi was flying a small airplane
In the year 1900, Ada and Minna Everleigh relocated their already-flourishing
enterprise from Omaha, Neb., to Chicago, a larger city that offered the sisters
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie; once he completed Lyrical Light, he had to find a place to hang it.
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once.
Over the course of his 25-year career as a bespoke shoemaker in London, Jason Amesbury has crafted footwear from almost every skin imaginable: calf, ostrich, crocodile, snake.
The furnishings in the new Waddesdon collection from Chappell & McCullar are not imitations of the classic French period pieces at Waddesdon Manor; they are interpretations, which, in some way
Swiss watchmakers are normally very boring," observes Girard-Perregaux chief Gino Macaluso.
It is an affectation of some gentlemen vintners to refer to themselves as simple farmers.
Ferrari has teamed with Meridian Audio to produce the Ferrari Meridian F80 Home Entertainment Center (www.thef80.com), a rare example of a com
The 16,000-square-foot workshop that houses Matt Hotch Designs is an oasis of calm in the rough section of Fullerton, Calif., a working-class city located about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.
The Cavalieri Hilton (www.cavalieri-hilton.com), set in a 15-acre park on the Monte Mario, Rome’s highest hill, is known for its pan
Every year since 2001, Avo Cigars founder Avo Uvezian has celebrated his birthday by creating a limited-edition smoke.
Instead of simply encrusting its new $1 million laptop with diamonds, the British bespoke goods company Luvaglio has incorporated a gem into the computer’s functionality.
There is a good reason why the business aircraft made by France’s Dassault Aviation resemble fighter planes: The company’s Falcon business jet evolved from its Mystère military craft, which first
The Golf Club at the Rise
If it is true, as the golfing adage contends, that you "drive for show" (and "putt for dough"), then each of the clubs pictured here presents the ideal combination off the tee, promising to add no
Nearly a decade has passed since BMW paid £40 million (about $65 million) for the rights to the Rolls-Royce name, a silver hood ornament of a
While strolling across a practice green at the Keowee Falls golf course in Salem, S.C., Scott Tolley
ticks off the critical points in the caddie’s code of conduct. "Keep out of the
A river would run through Wadi Darbat, if there were any rivers in Oman.
Instead, the wadi is an arid basin, where Ali, my guide, brings his bright blue
Oman’s determination to cater to the discriminating traveler suggests that
the sultanate will become home to some of the Middle East’s most luxurious
Our process for selecting
the top 10 golf communities in the United States
was partly subjective—as all top-10 lists should be—and partly scientific. Each
Some men build cars that display a reminiscent fender flare here, an evocative shoulder swoop there, and maybe a grille that recalls an earlier decade, because they believe there is a future in re
An addition to features on custom cars, clothing, and motorcyles, this issue also includes a Private Golf speci
FIRST IN FLIGHT
Thirty years ago this June, Al Geiberger became the first golfer to shoot a sub-60 round in a PGA Tour event.