The Classicist: Celebrating the Best of the Season
As we head inexorably into winter here on the East Coast, it's time for The Classicist to take a look back, raise a glass and celebrate the best of the season. Perhaps you're looking for a last-minute gift for the holidays or just want to treat yourself once the dust settles. Here's our rundown of seasonal favorites, some we've mentioned before and others appearing for the first time. See the gallery for full pix:
1. Barbour Dunelm jacket: A slimmed down version of the classic foul weather parka style jacket in signature waxed cotton with an attached hood, utility pockets and a two way zip under a studded-front storm flap, from the classic British outerwear company. Founded in 1894 and holders of the Royal Warrant, they've opened a new chapter in classic sporting style with updated designs.
2. LINCS by David Chu cardigan: From Chu's new collection of clothing for the "gentleman adventurer", a weighty cashmere cardigan in a heathery loden weave with a leather buckle at the collar and suede trim under the placket. The epitome of Chu's classic and rugged yet elegant ethos.
3. Ralph Lauren tartan duffel: Part of Lauren's luxe new Holiday Collection, rooted in the spirit of 1930's Sun Valley, the famous Idaho ski resort frequented by socialites and celebrities. Tartan plaid wool with saddle leather trim embodies wintry sophistication.
4. Wolverine Gentry Upland boots: From the 125-year-old company's new vintage-inspired 1000 Mile Collection, finished in rough full-grain leather with loden Pendleton wool inserts and lug soles. Equally at home in the field or on the town.
5. Caesar Guerini Apex shotgun: The rich heritage of fine Italian shotgun makers meets British lines and classic style in the Apex field and sporting models, blending beauty - Oiled Turkish Circassian walnut stock and intricate engraving - with performance and lasting value.
7. Laphroaig 18-Year-Old: From our favorite distillery on rugged Islay in Scotland comes this new limited edition 18 year single malt,. The full-bodied whisky tastes of a tang of smoke that fades into smooth floral scents, which blends seamlessly into an oaky nuttiness and a lasting smooth, sweet finish.
8. The English Country House: Drawn from the archives of UK magazine Country Life, this book features more than 400 images highlighting 62 houses encompassing a range of architectural styles, decoration, gardens, and landscapes spanning seven centuries.
9. Project X Rolex Daytona: The new London-based Rolex customizer has already won fans like Daniel Craig with its stylish takes on classic models like the racing-inspired Daytona, in a variety of military finishes like PVD.
10. The Equinox: The iconic Vermont resort, meeting place for the fathers of the American Revolution, recently underwent a $20 million makeover, adding luxury amenities, luxe accommodations, and a new restaurant and bar.