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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


Bring out the Bubbles for the Holidays In honor of quality handmade products and in the spirit of the holiday season I always enjoy sharing a glass of fine bourbon or whiskey with  family or friends from my Crystal Bubble Whiskey Glasses by second generation glass blower Gabriel Cole. It has been over five years […]

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 […]