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Look Inside the New Erotic Biannual “A Study in Fetishisms: Manifesto” Vol. 1

Photographer Jonathan Leder and model Amy Hood bring us a new erotic magazine entitled A Study in Fetishisms: Manifesto .

Michael Swift: Horologist

Few people are even aware of what a horologist is, let alone the unfathomable patience and care required of such a craftsman. Michael Swift has humbly practiced that expansive profession, encompassing everything from watch repair to the study of timekeeping, for nearly four decades. This micro-documentary from Big Baby Productions sheds light on Swift’s lifework and allows him to reflect on the trade

A Trip to the Typical Fly Shop

Anywhere you find fish that can be caught on a fly (which is just about anywhere you find fish) you’ll find a fly shop.

Rikers Island Prisoners Study Burberry and Learn Fashion Theory

Criminals look to become celebrated designers.

Tasting Notes: Palmetto Moonshine

Moonshine is dangerous: for backwoods brewers, the lawmen chasing them (whom we imagine as bumbling Sheriff Roscoes) and for your sobriety. Palmetto Moonshine , South Carolina’s first legal moonshine distillery, claims to deliver a hooch that tastes less like jet fuel and more like fine liquor. We were skeptical.

Briefings: Bond Theme, Speaking Scotch, Advice for Advisers, the Boss’s Promise and Louie Takes a Break

The coffee-laden mist rising out of our morning mugs is music to our noses.

The Art Collector

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House closes this Thursday so I hope you had a chance to visit.

Briefings: The Great GoogaMooga, Optimism, Kevin Costner, Alabama Shakes, and Damsels in Distress

Sometimes it feels like there’s this prevailing attitude of cool indifference, not taking things too seriously, blase raised to the nth power. We’re glad to see signs of change. For one thing, Kevin Costner had a good conversation with Esquire about shoving people against fences and not being able to afford chocolate milk

Fox and Flyte

An assortment of goodies from Fox and Flyte.

L.B.M. F/W 2011: The Jackets

Back in March I gave you guys the first look at some F/W 2011 looks from L.B.M. 1911 – one of the most buzzworthy (no Pitchfork) and rising names in menswear right now.

Case Study

Messenger bag, you’re dead to me. Long live the briefcase.