The Eternal Charm Of Vanity Fair Prints

The Eternal Charm Of Vanity Fair Prints

Speaking of things to hang on your walls, does anything quite charm like a Vanity Fair caricature? The portraits of prominent men in every field of endeavor that ran in England’s Vanity Fair magazine from 1868-1914. There is a perennial…

Decorating Your Walls The Digital Way

Decorating Your Walls The Digital Way

On the recent Brooks Brothers post, a reader left a comment asking where he could find prints similar to the ones hanging on the walls of the store. I’m not entirely sure I understood the question— exactly what sort of…

The Ralph Lauren Grey Haberdashery Collection

The Ralph Lauren Grey Haberdashery Collection

The new spring catalog from Bloomingdales features a chic and polished masculine bedroom (save, perhaps, for the lavender sheets and pillows). The items are from Ralph Lauren and are a Bloomie’s exclusive called Grey Haberdashery. The name alone should appeal…

Very Plane Style

Very Plane Style

The third and last in a series of aviation-themed posts brings us to the point when things go too far and you get lost in the design equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle. I’m speaking, of course, about the extraordinary eyesore…

Come Fly With Me

Come Fly With Me

Following up our last post about Harrison Ford’s plane accident (and the interiors of his iconic role as Indiana Jones), here’s a roundup of sleek and silvery airplane decor pieces for your desk, shelf or side table. They might even…

Devon & Devon Sinks: Where The Stylish Man Shaves

Devon & Devon Sinks: Where The Stylish Man Shaves

 There’s plenty of stylish shaving equipment out there, but you still need a sink to complete the morning ritual. Enter Devon & Devon, whose basins and bathroom vanities have such appropriate names as Ascot, Empire, Jetset, Oxford and Bentley, any…

Paper Lions: The Works Of Art Dealer Georgina Kelman

Paper Lions: The Works Of Art Dealer Georgina Kelman

When I moved to New York, Georgina Kelman was one of the first to greet me upon arrival. She and I had corresponded in regards to Dandyism.net, as she has a certain fondness for dandies, beaux, lions and wits of…

Space Available

Space Available

By the time I graduated from high school, most of my life’s leitmotifs were already established. I’d discovered jazz and the Great American Songbook and had seen Mel Torme and George Shearing in concert. I’d also developed a fancy for…

Ralph Lauren And Chinese Porcelain

Ralph Lauren And Chinese Porcelain

Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and in the spirit of things I’ve compiled a gallery of Ralph Lauren Home images that all have one thing in common: blue and white porcelain with mostly Chinese…

Carbon Copy

Carbon Copy

As a follow-up to my recent piece on carbon fiber for RL Magazine, here are a few lines of copy on carbon fiber, plus 10 items that show the breadth with which the material is currently being used in items…

Element Of Style: Carbon Fiber For Ralph Lauren Magazine

Element Of Style: Carbon Fiber For Ralph Lauren Magazine

My latest feature for Ralph Lauren Magazine is on carbon fiber, which has increasingly become a signature material and design motif of the brand. It all began with the chair pictured above, which is still in production. But what exactly…

Sartorial Display: The Storage Solutions Of Porro

Sartorial Display: The Storage Solutions Of Porro

Most of the male animal kingdom engages in some form of display, often involving colors and plumage. Homo sapiens do it with their clothing. But there’s no reason sartorial display should be confined only to public spaces. The website Billionaire.com…