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Style setter Jason Oliver Nixon suggests that the gentlemen of our fair isle stock up on these glamorous goods to inject some sophistication into their lives.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Mario Diab; Dorothy Draper single bureau; Blue Label King George V; Skull and Crossbones decanter and tumblers in black crystal; fountain pen; Kapital brogues.
CUT AND DRY
We asked hair guru Mario Diab of Soho’s überchic Mario Diab Salon about the latest fall trends for men’s hair. “A great and versatile fall look for men is the classic side-swept style,” says Diab. “It’s terrific for a day at the office or a special occasion. The look was inspired by Daniel Craig in the Bond film Casino Royale.” Mario Diab Salon, 42 Crosby Street, 212-334-3978.
If shoes truly make the man, then you just might turn into George Clooney if you sport Warren Edwards’ bespoke Kapital brogues crafted of handantiqued wood-finish alligator ($5,850). Warren Edwards, 107 East 60th Street, 212-223-4374.
Show the world that the pen is mightier than the sword by wielding the glittering Graf von Faber-Castell Anello fountain pen ($495) when signing those important documents. Available at Arthur Brown & Brothers, 2 West 45th Street, 212-575-5555.
You can stock your liquor cabinet with any old whiskey, but why not show your important imbibers that you sip only the good stuff by breaking out a bottle of the very rare Johnnie Walker Blue Label King George V ($600)? Available at Park Avenue Liquor Shop, 292 Madison Avenue, 212-685-2442.
DARK AND LOVELY
Don’t furnish your bachelor pad solely at Ikea. If your aerie lacks storage, turn to Kindel Furniture’s Dorothy Draper single bureau ($6,524) to stash your underwear and socks and such. Available at Stickley, Audi & Co., 207 West 25th Street, 212-337-0700.
Add some brilliance to your banal bar with Ralph Lauren’s stylish Skull and Crossbones decanter ($495) and old-fashioned tumblers in black crystal (pair, $295). Ralph Lauren, 867 Madison Avenue, 212-606-2100.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Stoke Park Club; Stoke Park Club; Moscot Originals collection; John Baldessari Art diary.
We’ve never tried our hand at golf, but we’ve just had a sojourn in the sybaritic Stoke Park Club outside of London and are now seriously considering taking up the game. The Stoke Park is a bastion of unbridled chic—from the historic links (the so-called Stoke Poges course, the site of James Bond’s infamous match against Auric Goldfinger in Goldfinger) to the 350 lush acres and the remarkable rooms housed within the early 19th-century manse (and adjacent contemporary pavilion). The spa treatments are sublime, too. Doubles from $500. Stoke Park Club, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire; stokeparkclub.com.
photograph by Maria Ferrari (GLASSES)