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| October 1, 2008 | Style & Beauty
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.
Smythson of Bond Street produces the most luxurious leather goods, including the limited-edition John Baldessari Art diary (Panama, $700; Mayfair, $900) packed with information about art events taking place the world over. Plus, we’re simply over the moon for renowned artist Baldessari’s chic cover. And proceeds from the diary’s sales will aid several worthwhile organizations fighting poverty. Smythson of Bond Street, 4 West 57th Street, 212-265-4573.
Nothing says grace and style more than a handwritten note on monogrammed stationery like this by Dempsey & Carroll, featuring New York Taxi (100 cards with matching envelopes, $670) or Four Suits (100 cards with matching envelopes, $585) motifs. Dempsey & Carroll, 1049 Lexington Avenue, 212-570-4800.
We’re smitten with legendary Manhattan eyeglass purveyor Moscot and its line of revamped retro glasses from the Moscot Originals collection—and we’re especially partial to the Nebb design available in all sorts of limited-edition colors ($220). Says Nebb designer and Moscot president Kenny Moscot: “The colors are fresh but anchored by our vintage designs; they create something really exciting.” Moscot, 69 West 14th Street, 212-647-1550.
photograph by Maria Ferrari (GLASSES)