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INSIDE FRANK SINATRA'S LITTLE BLACK BOOK
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INSIDE FRANK SINATRA'S LITTLE BLACK BOOK Bulging with annotated contacts and held together with packing tape, Frank Sinatra’s oxblood leather social bible reads like a who’s who of the jet set’s gilded age. A fortune cookie message affixed to the front cover reads, “Beware of friends, who are false and deceitful.” The book, which the Chairman used and abused from the 1970s through the 1990s, recently sold at Julien’s Auctions in New York City for the bargain price of $8,960. Photography by Summer Evans. Get your copy of Issue No. 12 here!
ELON MUSK TAKES A VICTORY LAP
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ELON MUSK TAKES A VICTORY LAP Any study of Elon Musk must begin at the headquarters of SpaceX, in Hawthorne, California, a few miles from Los Angeles International Airport. It’s there that visitors will find two giant posters of Mars hanging side by side on the wall leading up to Musk’s cubicle. The poster to the left depicts Mars as it is today—a cold, barren red orb. The poster on the right shows a Mars with a humongous green landmass surrounded by oceans. The planet has been heated up and transformed to suit humans. Musk fully intends to try to make this happen. Turning humans into space colonizers is his stated life’s purpose... read more
How to Care for Leather and Suede Shoes
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How to Care for Leather and Suede Shoes A good pair of shoes is an investment that if properly cared for can last a lifetime. Man of the World has partnered with The Luxer to offer the limited edition Luxer Complete Shoeshine Kit. This kit provides all the necessary items to keep both your leather and suede shoes looking their best... read more
Travel Toothbrush Holder
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Travel Toothbrush Holder For decades, travelers had two choices when it came to their toothbrushes — buy one at their destination or pack the one they use at home in bulky plastic cases. Now they have another option, thanks to Man of the World and Cedes Milano
Travel Log: Norway
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Travel Log: Norway When one thinks of going on holiday, the mind immediately evokes images of palm trees swaying in the breeze, warm powdery sand and drinks with little umbrellas. But picture for a moment letting your mind wander through a murky mist, dance it’s way over an icy sea and descend upon a land born in the shadows. Traverse the narrow elongated sea inlets surrounded by steep cliffs, known as the Norwegian fjords. A land built on the backs of mighty warriors who challenged the sea for over a thousand years. Where the sunset captures the gaze, and the breath, of every passerby
Zodiac: Revival of the Swiss Watch Maker
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Zodiac: Revival of the Swiss Watch Maker The brand we know as Zodiac was originally born under the name Calame in 1882 in Le Locle, Switzerland. The man and genius behind the company was named Ariste Calame, and his goal was to produce some of the world’s most accurate watches. Calame’s passion and dedication soon led the company to become one of the fastest growing Swiss manufacturers. It was not until 1908 that the Calame family decided to rebrand the company to bear the famed Zodiac name
Motorcycles on Madison
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Motorcycles on Madison On the corner of Madison Avenue and E 40th Street is a unique sight for New York City. Through the first floor windows, passing pedestrians can see on display 26 vintage Italian motorcycles from the personal collection of designer, architect, and producer Stuart Parr. This new exhibition, aptly named “Art of the Italian Two Wheel”, is a collaboration between Parr and New York-based real estate investment firm RFR. All the motorcycles being showcased are rare models from the 1960s and ‘70s and were hand-built by artisans during what is consider the Italian golden age of racing... read more
Credit SWISS a Patek Primer
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Credit SWISS a Patek Primer Patek Philippe’s 175-year legacy isn’t just about technical firsts or illustrious clients, though there are plenty of those, too. Its greatest contribution to the world of watches is collectability itself. Without Patek, there’s simply no such thing, which is why the most valuable timepiece on the planet is a Patek, as are nine of the ten most expensive watches ever sold. read more
Manny Pacquiao: The Filipino boxing champ catches up with an old friend
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Manny Pacquiao: The Filipino boxing champ catches up with an old friend The biggest problem with Manny Pacquiao, according to his longtime trainer Freddie Roach, is that he doesn’t sing anymore. Years ago, before he rocketed up Forbes’s list of the world’s highest paid athletes and became a rumored candidate for the presidency of the Phillipines, Pacquaio was a singer. He played guitar, belted out karoake numbers. Love songs, mostly... read more
New World Order
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New World Order Three appointments, six missed calls, and twenty five pages of documents to cover all before noon, but the only thought on your mind is “where did I put those keys…” We all know that life can be hectic, and it’s times like these where a little bit of organization can go a long way... read more
Ascalon: Three Generations of Designers
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Ascalon: Three Generations of Designers Born as Moshe Klein in Eastern Hungary in 1913, Maurice Ascalon grew up in a Hungarian shtetl under strict religious Hasidic culture. Because the cultural environment stifled his artistic aspirations, Maurice decided to leave home at the age of 15... read more
The Greenwich Hotel: A Home Away From Home
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The Greenwich Hotel: A Home Away From Home In the heart of downtown Manhattan stands a building so rich with art and culture that no two rooms look the same...read more