BOLD NEW CONQUESTS

BOLD NEW CONQUESTS

This spring, go ahead…try something new. In fact, try new things often. Here, our cool hunter Lance Avery Morgan, recommends some of his favorite finds for you to enjoy.

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BEST FOOT FORWARD

Celeb entrepreneur Rande Gerber has teamed with Thursday Boots to create and launch the Thursday Casamoto boot, which comes in black and café brown. The zip and lace-up easily goes from business breakfast to a night on the town. $235. At ThursdayBoots.com.

ARTFULLY SPEAKING

Looking for a new art experience in Houston, a city already well known for its artful side? Check out the city’s new experiential art museum, Seismique. Its 40-plus unique exhibits overflow with dazzling displays of light generated by 9 million LEDs, color, sound, and natural elements. At Seismique.com.

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CUSTOMIZE THOSE CUFFS

These custom love letter silvertone brass cufflinks are a unique gift for dad, son, hubby, and beyond. Inside the cufflink, envelope sits a note that can be personalized on wood with whatever you’d like to write. Truly, it’s the personalized gift of a lifetime. $105. At UncommonGoods.com.

I’D LIKE TO THANK THE ACADEMY

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles is officially open and was built to the tune of almost $500 million. Years in the making, and designed by Renzo Piano, its vast holdings include more than 100,000 titles, including obscure documentaries and early American movies; roughly 10 million photographs; 80,000 screenplays; 50,000 posters; and tens of thousands of production and costume design drawings. At AcademyMuseum.org.

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FITS LIKE A DREAM

The perfect fitting white shirt is like the start of spring itself…bright and full of potential. That’s why we love the pristine white shirt (okay, we love the other colors and patterns, too) from UNTUCKit. It’s for the guy who wants to look sharp, even if he is untucked. We like the wrinkle-free Las Cases shirt. $99, as shown. At 80 stores and UNTUCKit.com.

A HEALTHY DRIVE

The most comfortable slip-on for auto or for feet on the street is the men’s driver shoe. It’s from a new grounding footwear that helps health-conscious men and women replenish their bodies with energy from the earth (electrons). $155, as shown. At Harmony783.com.

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GENTLEMANLY GAINS

GENTLEMANLY GAINS

You take care of everyone else, so why not indulge yourself this time? Our erudite global traveler, Jake Gaines, of the men’s digital platform, ModXMan.com, has been on the lookout for the new and different in this cool, curated compilation.

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GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

With this handcrafted solid oak dartboard cabinet, what gent wouldn’t want a regulation size dartboard and a dozen darts to create his own pub-like vibe? The rustic barn style doors look great closed when the game’s over. Plus, you can personalize it for the stylish finishing touch. $329. At WineEnthusiast.com.

FIT FOR A KING

The new K Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Parfum for men is a super-charged version of this robust scent hit. Inspired by the earthy, rugged landscape of Tuscany, it evokes the intense and magnetic sides of you. You know, as the king of everyday life. $90. At Macy’s.com.

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IN REVERSE ORDER, PLEASE

This Tom Ford reversible black/brown belt with Ford’s signature T buckle will take you from city to country and boardroom to a late supper in understated style. $599. At NeimanMarcus.com

CLEARLY, IT’S COOL ENOUGH

Some gents have a personal ritual of enjoying a few pours of whisky while engaged in a can’t-tear-yourself-away from book, album, or film. Then, this decanter and glass set is for you, fellow. $330. At NorlanGlass.com.

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MAKE MINE CUSTOM

For the weekend warrior, own the tennis court with a new Custom V3 TOC 1 racquet. Trust us, you’ll be serving up a better game before you know it. Price upon request. At AngellTennis.com.

HELP NATURE DO ITS THING

This new retinol alternative serum, Bakuchiol, helps your skin erase what happened the night before. It smooths and refines wrinkles with the power of natural botanicals to hydrate and improve your skin’s overall appearance. $53.95. At L’Bri.com.

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HOW TO UPCYCLE

 

There are so many engaging vintage books, record albums, and magazines just begging to be seen again. Check the web, old record and book stores, or thrift venues to pick up some cool relics to “hip up” your environment. Prices vary.

SPRING TO YOUR OWN DEFENSE

Novel shoes to perk up a tuxedo? We’re in. Try these Defense slip-ons, with a D on one foot and a fence on the other, in navy, as a real conversation starter. Start from the ground up now. $499. At MatthiasKaupermann.com

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GREENLIGHT THE WAY

 

By Matthew McConaughey

From his early days in Hollywood and rise to fame, the OscarÒwinning Texas native actor opens up about how his travels and life experiences instilled in him the importance of competent core values and the power of new experiences. Written with the actor’s notable candor, humor, and humility, it’s a must-read. $30. At Greenlights.com.

MIND YOUR MANTL

Finally, a premium personal care brand for bald and balding men. The product line is a portfolio of grooming products offering everything the follically challenged man needs to nourish and take care of both his face and scalp. MANTL was co-founded by Karamo Brown, Cultural Expert on Netflix’s Queer Eye and men’s health advocate, along with his partners. Try the Face + Scalp Cleanser, Age Defense Moisturizer, Invisible Daily SPF 30, and No-Shine Sheets. From $9.99. At Mantl.co.

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OK, SUIT YOURSELF

 

The indispensable valet stand is the perfect addition to any closet. With room for all the necessities, including a debonair way to air out a suit, this will be a daily reminder of how to be

your own inner Cary Grant. At $375. ScullyAndScully.com.

LET’S GO TO LONDON

LET’S GO TO LONDON

We know your inner Brit wants to go out to play. Admit it. We’re pretty sure, too, that inner Brit wants to go shopping while there. So, where can a discerning gentleman do that than in London right now? Our inveterate traveler Jay Batten shares his favorite insider tips you can’t leave home without in this comprehensive gentleman’s guide to our top five shopping recommendations in England’s tony capital.

HEY, IT SUITS YOU

Any client list that includes Churchill, Cruise, and Beckham is in a word, impressive. Savile Row’s client list includes those very icons, and that’s proof enough that every gentleman needs to head on over to this historic street. It is a high-end fashion hub in the heart of London’s Mayfield district. It is home to, among others, Henry Poole & Co., the inventor of the tuxedo, and Gieves and Hawkes, who have been tailoring for royalty, business professionals, and celebrities for years. So, if you want the best suits in the world, chances are Savile Row’s cadre of bespoke tailors can make them for you. At SavileRowBespoke.com

HOW VERY CONNOLLYS

Connolly has certainly come a long way from its 1878 beginnings as a saddle-maker. It eventually became the motor industry’s foremost supplier of the finest-quality leather money can buy. Now, the brand has become synonymous with luxurious tailoring and fine knits. Connolly’s Mayfair store boasts a diverse collection of finely made formalwear, though its specialty remains leatherware—wallets, bags, etc.—made of the highest order and, yes, from the finest quality leather money can buy. At ConnollyEngland.com

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MEET ME AT THE GARDEN

Everything you need (and want) is all in one location. That’s the best way to describe Covent Garden, a venue where you can buy clothes, gifts, jewelry, grooming products, sweets, and even arts and crafts. And, in case you ever want to experience full-on that unique London shopping experience that we love most, make sure you include the following in your itinerary: Floral and Monmouth Streets, St. Martin’ Courtyard, Shorts Gardens, Neal’s Yard, and Seven Dials. At CoventGarden.london

OUTLET FOR SUCCESS

Gentlemen should always be on the lookout for bargains–there’s nothing wrong scoring a luxurious belt or shoes on the cheap. Make your way to the London Designer Outlet (LDO), home of discounted designer and high-street brands. It has a wide selection of shops, from high fashion to sports apparel and there’s likely something for any discerning gentleman. Additionally, LDO is a stone throw away from the iconic Wembley stadium. Just across the street, in fact, the soccer club, Tottenham Hotspur, is currently its temporary residence. This is the perfect gentleman’s getaway as Wembley plays host to various matches and events that a shopped-out gentleman can experience after a full day’s worth of shopping at the LDO. At LondonDesignerOutlet.com

IT’S BROWN’S TOWN

For your casualwear needs, pay a visit to Browns at South Moulton Street.  It is a multi-brand retailer that offers a range of choices so you can update your wardrobe in style. Statement pieces from international designers can be had here, including hard-to-find trainers by JW Anderson For Versus and Adidas x Raf Simons. It is a compact boutique with a precisely laid out collection of must-haves, which means finding what you’re looking for is a breeze. At BrownsFashion.com