Mr. Porter On Boathouse Row

Recently Jack Carlson, author of “Rowing Blazers,” shared his favorite boathouse interiors with us. Even more recently — Friday night, to be exact — I had drinks with Carlson at my favorite New York interior, the Player’s Club, whose walls…

Seersucker For The Home

Today is National Seersucker Day, and here are some items for the home (preferably your second, and located near a body of water). Above, whale throw pillow, $60. Below, hammock by Houzz, $195: Shower curtain at JC Penney, $25:  …

Gentleman's Accessories Auction At Paddle8

If you’ve got a few thousand dollars of discretionary income lying about with nothing to burn it on, check out the gentleman’s accessories collection at the auction site Paddle8. There’s a 1928 “smoking compendium” (above). And a servant to hold…

Classic Style

Screen shot from “The Human Stain,” in which Anthony Hopkins plays a classics professor with an elegant home. Note pictures mounted to bookcase.

The Rhinelander

A recent ODDA Magazine photo shoot at Ralph Lauren men’s flagship, the Rhinelander mansion.

The $3 Million Road-Going Yacht

  This week Billionaire.com reported on the best luxury mobile homes, including the Marchi Mobile Elemment Palazzo, which will set you back a cool $3 million. Well worth it, though, to arrive in style on your road trip to Miami.

Circa 1900 Brooks Brothers Antique Dining Table

Yesterday a reader alerted me that currently on eBay there is a table from Brooks Brothers’ Madison Avenue flagship that dates from 1900. Although the listing describes it as a work table, it’s also possible that it was a display…

Big Box Retailer: Restoration Hardware's Steamer Trunk Secretary

There are pros and cons to everything. When it comes to working at home, the flexibility is countered by the oppressive sense that you never get to clock out. It can often feel like a gilded cage. This weekend Restoration…

Step Into Don Draper's Office

One week ago “Mad Men” came to an end, though it will no doubt be binge-watched for many years to come. Coming to an end in a couple of weeks, for those in New York, is the “Mad Men” exhibit…

Linley's Gentleman's Chair

This month the David Linley brand sent out an email plugging its “gentleman’s chair.” Depending on your definition of the word, you may find the furniture less than gentlemanly. The model pictured here, however, can certainly convey the impression of…

Gilt's Bachelor Pad Essentials

Yesterday Gilt Groupe sent out an email promoting its “bachelor pad essentials.” The collection includes dozens of items all in the same midcentury vein, and are on sale through tomorrow. Here are a few items that caught my eye.  

The Rowing Blazers Boathouses

Guest post by Jack Carlson * * * “Rowing Blazers,” which I published last year, is a book with a clear focus: the club jackets worn by oarsmen and women around the world. But the book was never just about…