28 January 2013

California Beach Cruiser

Only A Drop

26 January 2013

Important Announcement

In an exclusive report I can now reveal here that after much deliberation I have decided to grow out my eyebrows.

They are already longer and blonder than the hair on my head and have received admiring glances from the ladies.

Progress report to follow.

22 January 2013

Badger & Blade

21 January 2013

velours à côtes

Thor Steinar Rebellion

20 January 2013

Dowager Countess of Grantham on Americans


19 January 2013

Mr. Bridger

The Italian Job (1969)
"You are symptomatic of the lazy, unimaginative management which is driving this country on the rocks!"

Support Your Local Pub

18 January 2013

Hot Words


California Gold

The Pike: Gabriele d’Annunzio—Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War (Lucy Hughes-Hallett)

17 January 2013

Genuine Filson

Vintage Rugby

Book Lovers Never Go To Bed Alone


16 January 2013

Brogue Maintenance

Mind your shoes, gentlemen! It is essential, as a strapping chap-about-town, to keep one's brogues in tip-top shape. Fine footwear, like the skin on your manly mug, requires regular care and maintenance. Do not neglect it. The tools for such a task (pictured at port) include cloth, brush, soap, polish, and moisturiser. Not pictured is the young brunette hottie who will actually complete the job for you whilst you sip your cocktail.

In The World, But Not Of It

What I am about to say does not concern the ordinary man of our day. On the contrary, I have in mind the man who finds himself involved in today’s world, even at its most problematic and paroxysimal points; yet he does not belong inwardly to such a world, nor will he give in to it. He feels himself, in essence, as belonging to a different race from that of the overwhelming majority of his contemporaries.

Baron Evola, Ride The Tiger (1961)

How Many Hats? (Armstrong and Miller)

15 January 2013

Hackett On Shoes

“My Father once said to me ‘I am too poor to buy cheap shoes’ and taking his advice to heart I now have a closet full of shoes. I have a passion for shoes and probably my favourite are the first pair I had made by George Cleverley about thirty years ago and they are still going strong. They are black punched oxfords. It is well known that women always notice men’s shoes, so if you want to make a good impression…”

Jeremy Hackett

Tartan Tuesday

Acquired Taste

14 January 2013

On Duelling

'More Colours Of Our Public Schools'

Boy's Own Magazine c.1900

13 January 2013

San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas

I first visited this church on a visit to Peru a few years ago, accompanied by my petite blonde Arabic girlfriend at the time (who later became my first wife). Built in the late 16th C. by the Jesuits, it is supported by the World Monuments Fund and is currently undergoing extensive renovations. It is located approximately 40km in the mountains outside Cusco, where we were based. We took a charter omnibus into the Andes. The passengers included a friendly mix of Europeans and South Americans. When the crowd started rousing songs in Spanish, I immediately joined in, singing at the top of my voice in gibberish-Spanish, much to the amused embarrassment of my bride-to-be. She couldn't help but laugh. We were shocked, then, to discover this church amongst the desolate highland terrain. The timber and white stucco exterior belied--as you can tell from the simple photo (above)-- a magnificent interior. We were quite moved. I confess to you, having been educated by the Jesuits, I felt a mix of pride and belonging on beholding this beautiful church. I felt at home.

Triumph Motorräder

ich fahre auf der Autobahn und höre mir die Musik an

11 January 2013

Correct Style

Northern Tresses

A Warm Comfortable Place

10 January 2013

Old Europa Café


09 January 2013

Moonage Daydream (Bowie)

Hussar Style

We Who Fell In Love With The Sea

08 January 2013

Tea at the Savoy

Beard & Tartan

Habeler of Everest

Born in Mayrhofen, Austria in 1942, Peter Habeler was a certified mountain guide and skiing instructor by the age of 21. Beginning in the mid-60s he and climbing partner Reinhold Messner assaulted the mountaineering world with an impressive series of climbs. Together they made the first ascent of Yerupaja Chico in South America (1969), and the North face of Eiger in a record 10 hours (1974). Following that was an ascent of Hidden Peak via a new route (1975). In 1978 Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner made the first ascent of Everest without bottled oxygen.

07 January 2013

Gin: The Driver's Choice

Jet Set Life: Costa del Sol


04 January 2013

Evelyn Waugh

02 January 2013

California Surf

The Prussian Touch

01 January 2013