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  • Classic Cocktails To Teach Your Bartender

    By Scott Daniels It depends on the place, but I normally stick with a martini as the usual thing to have before dinner at a restaurant. It's such an absolute standard, with a history stretching back nearly a century, that ordering a martini should be as simple as speaking the word. "Martini, please." What your server brings back should then be a cocktail of gin and dry vermouth stirred with ice and poured into a funnel shaped, stemmed glass with a garnish of a plump olive or two on a...
  • Two Toes in the Water: Handkerchiefs and Cufflinks

    By Scott Daniels For many men, putting together a full vintage (or vintage inspired) suit and tie combination can be a challenge ringed with pitfalls, traps, and dead ends. In the best of circumstances, you’re a gentleman of medium height or a bit shorter, with a trim build, flat stomach, not-too-wide shoulders, and tidy proportions. For this fellow, vintage suits are plentiful enough to allow a fairly wide selection. With a little patience, the exact suit, in the desired fabric, color,...
  • Vintage as Investment?

    By Scott Daniels Anyone with a collection of anything, be it baseball cards, record albums, autographs of the famous or vintage neckties, will eventually find themselves looking around at their treasures and running numbers in their head. And in many collecting fields, those numbers aren’t good. A stamp collector we spoke with recently at an annual show was an inadvertent poster child for the decline in collection value over the last couple of decades. “We’re all in our 60s and older now....
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-14-2018

    Once again, it's our weekly roundup of three vintage hats you should buy today. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-7-1-4-1950s-Macys-Cavanagh-edge-brown-fur-felt-fedora-mens-hat/401536208385[/URL] Up first is a 1950s brown tall-crown fedora with a Cavanagh Edge branded for Macy's in size 7-1/4. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Grey-Featherweight-Felt-Italian-Cervo-Fedora-Hat-EU-61-UK-7-1-2-US-7-5-8/372295175202[/URL] Next we have a grey early-1960s Cervo Featherweight in size 7-5/8. I'm a big fan of...
  • Seven-Plus Films to Watch For the Vintage

    By Scott Daniels The film industry doesn't always get vintage right—and this doesn’t just apply to twentieth century set pieces. If you’ve seen the 1963 Cleopatra, which star Elizabeth Taylor found particularly embarrassing, you’ve seen some of the worst damage Hollywood can do, with 1960s hairdos and clothing styles all the rage in ancient Egypt. When a film misses the mark completely, coming up with costumes, settings and hairstyles which in no way reflect the period they are attempting...
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