Watch Peace

Like a bespoke suit collection, a watch collection should build over time. No pun intended. If you listen to the advice of the wise, like Simone Crompton, like Hugo Jacomet, the advice that I am echoing here, you will understand the value of patience. A lot happens while we wait. My first bespoke suit will […]

Boxer ‘Brief’

In my post “Hang Time” I discussed the value of wearing boxer shorts. I titled this post “Boxer Brief”, which is also a style of men’s underwear, but in this case refers to ‘brief’ as a short discussion on the topic of finding the perfect boxer shorts. Anyone from my generation invariably started out wearing […]

Hang Time

There have been many articles published recently about sex and particularly about how often, or in this case, less often people are having sex these days. For those who are having sex and more precisely trying to conceive a child together, there has also been a lot of published research of how to increase you […]

Test shoes from Antonio Meccariello

After a process that began back in 2017 with a lot of back and forth clarification due to the novelty for me of ordering hand made shoes and following a bank transfer to Antonio Meccariello on August 30, 2018, I received my much anticipated ’Test Shoes” on Monday, December 11th, 2018. Antonio Meccariello is the […]

Tie-ctober : Brioni

I have purchased a dozen ties from Neiman Marcus in the past. As a matter of fact Neiman’s was my go to for all my fashion needs be it suits, shoes, shirts, boxers, socks and ties. Now that I am converting my wardrobe to be bespoke suits, shoes and shirts, I won’t do much shopping […]

Tie-ctober : Calabrese

Several Tie makers are highlighted in Hugo Jacomet’s book “The Italian Gentleman”, another great resource guide for quality and bespoke menswear. One story there is on the brand Calabrese 1924 out of Napoli. I won’t use my blog to duplicate what Hugo Jacomet does so well in his book which is to tell the stories of these […]


If you are like me and have outgrown tennis shoes for anything other than sports or the gym but you like the connection that tennis shoes give you when you drive your car, then you might be happy to discover ‘Drivers’. Drivers are shoes designed specifically for driving. Drivers tend to be soft and flexible […]

First Fitting

Luigi says that the first fitting is for the tailor. He sees things that he needs to see to make adjustments to create the perfect fitting suit for your body. But if you have never tried on a bespoke suit hand made specifically for your body and you are working with a reputable tailor, you […]


Today is the day that I put on my very first bespoke suit and it was amazing. Luigi said that the first fitting is really for the tailor, more so than for the client. He said the second fitting is where the real magical moment is experienced. But this felt great to me. We have […]


Like many of the products that we love and enjoy, red wine, dark chocolate, coffee too has weaved in and out of the “it’s good for you or not” cycle. Right now it is, which is great considering it is the world’s most valuable commodity exported to the United States and other developed countries.  The […]