Tie-ctober : Gentl Supply

Gentl Supply Website My first new ties were from a company  called Gentl Supply out of Spain. Their ties were reviewed in a blog post called “Street  x Sprezza” by Ethan Wong.  But I saw Gentl Supply first in another blog that I can’t find now. When I went to the Gentl Supply website they had […]

Imagine Tailors

Imagine you are a third generation tailor who watched your father and grandfather work together creating beautiful bespoke handmade suits for men. In your grandfather’s time, it was an era when wearing a suit was the standard, the norm, the look. Your family had a thriving business even though the profit margin on a handmade […]

Tie-ctober 2018

October is the illustrious month of my birthday – consequently I have taken it upon myself to anoint this month the month of gifting myself handmade ties. Since I have taken to bespoke menswear which, be they shirts, suits or shoes, take time to acquire, all that remains for instant gratification is a nice hand-made […]


In August of 2017 our dear friends told us about Bitcoin, also referred to as BTC. At that time BItcoin was selling for $3,000 a coin. Our friends didn’t tell us to buy it, but since investing was a frequent topic of our conversations and Bitcoin kept coming up, we finally gave it some consideration. […]

My Bespoke Watch Straps

When the strap on my Italian made Panerai Luminor cracked prematurely I contacted Panerai to find out how much it would cost to replace the band. When the prices of the Panerai replacement straps started around $800. I researched other options. A Google search led me to DaLuca Straps out of San Diego. Da Luca […]

The Suit

Ermenegildo Zegna brown wool from Neiman MarcusDark Navy cotton polo by Ermenegildo Zegna from Neiman Marcus Bespoke Experience September 19, 2018  It all started with an appointment and a diet. I only had a month before meeting my new tailor and I weighed 218. It wasn’t the weight but rather there was more around the mid-section […]

My Foray into Bespoke

It turns out that my first foray into bespoke was not a suit or a shirt but rather shoes. In mid-2017 I started contacting a Napolese shoe maker by name Antonio Meccariello. I wish I had kept better records of how I found certain artisans like Antonio so that I could share that process with […]