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  • Diehl Marcus & Company: LA’s Curious Goods

    Like the fabled shop Curious Goods from a TV show on long ago, there is a new shop in LA that delivers the rarest of classic sartorial wears, historical curiosities, better umbrellas, safari accouterments, classic books, Victorian atmosphere and a game of chess oft paired with a historic cocktail at their ever growing parties; This latest one being an honorable tribute to Ricky Jay, a man that opened the eyes and changed the lives of perceptive individuals through my own lifespan and...
  • 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,...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, Daycare Pioneer

    By Scott Daniels A Young boy naps at the Swan Island Daycare Center, Portland, Oregon First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is rightfully credited with many accomplishments. She may in fact be the most hardworking, perhaps the most important presidential wife ever to occupy the White House. Other First Ladies have done great things and made significant contributions to our national life. Yet, Mrs. Roosevelt stands in a class alone, pushing her cautious husband into liberal policies he may not...
  • 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...
  • 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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