Tom Ford

18 Dec 18
Bringinginthesheaves

Dirt is the one thing on earth we cannot live without. The fact the world is covered in 1 inch of topsoil and, the fact that it rains, means the human species can survive. We can grow food and we can eat. But, did you know dirt is good for you and if ingested it […]

18 Dec 18
Hoke's Reading Room

Results of major book giveaway in Summer 2018 Book Cleanup Kept Larry Brown – Dirty Work advance copy Heller – Catch-22 (Jensen copy) Jill McCorkle – Ferris Beach advance copy Flannery O’Connor — Complete Stories Steinbeck — The Red Pony The Harper’s Index Book Burgess – Honey for the Bears Burgess – Nothing Like the […]

18 Dec 18
Purposeful Traditions

There is just something about the anticipation behind unwrapping a present to reveal the surprise that just can’t be put into words.  Seriously, what kid doesn’t like to unwrap gifts?  Years ago, I started this tradition where the boys took turns unwrapping a Christmas book every night to read.  This tradition gives back in many  […]

18 Dec 18
BGR

Early last month, we reminded our readers that there are hundreds of secret categories on Netflix that the company uses internally to better organize its ever-growing content library. The regular Netflix interface on computers and in mobile or smart TV apps only gives users access to the top-level categories, such as “Dramas.” But what most […]

18 Dec 18
Paperdabba

Related News The Piku star wore a Maison Valentino blush pink satin jumpsuit and she looked lovely. (Designed by Gargi Singh) The wedding season saw some of the most gorgeous brides this year, Deepika Padukone being one of them. After her fairytale wedding with actor Ranveer Singh at Lake Como on November 14-15, the duo has […]

18 Dec 18
L.E.K.

Above pictures are my new  book shelves. Actually, I’ve moved things around, added knickknacks to shelves, moved chairs since these pictures.  Hung pictures as well, so will have to take a couple updated pictures in the next day or two.  Not totally done.  This is my bedroom at my camp (where I live 9 months […]

18 Dec 18
à la mode

Saks Fifth Avenue (Midtown) has been a popular shopping destination since 1898 for both businessmen, socialites and tourists, and was frequently visited by Hollywood actress, Marilyn Monroe. Rock and roll star Elvis Presley is another famous shopper, as Saks was his favourite place to buy leather jackets.  While there are over fifty outlets across America […]

18 Dec 18
Literary Hub

January 1980 To begin with, there was the malaria. I had been in Gabon in the Peace Corps, where my job was to help people improve their nutrition and access potable water. I helped design and implement a water filtration system and was in the midst of building a community center with a large kitchen […]

18 Dec 18
Robb Report UK
Velvet is not a fabric that is easily pegged as versatile—after all, it can instantly conjure up visions of dandies dressed to the nines or Hugh Hefner’s go-to louche loungewear. But when it comes to holiday party season, a velvet blazer cashes in some serious ROI. That’s because, if you pick the right style, you’ll be able to wear it with everything from your favourite pair of jeans to your sharpest pair of tuxedo trousers—nailing nearly even the most obscure dress codes on your holiday party circuit. If you could use more convincing, we’ve hunted down the best three styles on the shelves this season, and broken down the best ways to wear them. Now all you need to do is remember to bring that bottle of bubbly. Canali Dress Code: Festive Cocktail We wouldn’t blame you for shying away from red velvet. But we promise this Kei blazer (shown above, £1,180, available at Canali boutiques) from Canali—a velvet version of the Italian brand’s best-selling style—won’t make you look like Mr. Claus. By toning down the burgundy jacket with a sober grey turtleneck, subtly checked wool trousers, and traditional derby shoes done in an unexpected toned-down royal blue, you create a sophisticated, elegant look that’s still of-the-moment. Boglioli velvet blazer paired with elegant separates. Photo: Joshua Scott for Robb Report Boglioli Dress Code: Black Tie Stand out in the best way at black-tie events with this Boglioli midnight-blue cotton-velvet tuxedo jacket (£1,037, available at Boglioli boutiques) that looks the part without being too “look at me!” Style it as you would your go-to tux: with a crisp Turnbull & Asser dress shirt and a classic grosgrain bow tie. Play up the jacket’s lush texture (which will look especially good under twinkling party lights) with a pair of smoking slippers in a similarly rich black velvet. A casual take on Tom Ford’s Shelton jacket Photo: Joshua Scott for Robb Report Tom Ford Dress Code: Smart Casual  Choose a velvet in a more versatile color than black, and pair it with dark-wash denim for a more casual approach to the dressed up fabric. Here, a milk chocolate colorway loosens up Tom Ford’s classically sharp Shelton jacket (£2,744), allowing it to pair easily with Acne Studio’s straight-fit jeans. Punctuate the look with a pair of leather boots in a similarly rich brown, and throw on a cozy cashmere scarf to stay warm on any Christmas Day walks.