Today, we want to present you with a shop opening, a few remarkable books and a noteworthy product.
New Book: Rubinacci and the History of Neapolitan Tailoring
On November 18th, the Italian Ambassador to England, the Rubinacci family, Nich Foulkes and 200 guests celebrated the launch of the book, Rubinacci and the History of Neapolitan Tailoring, by Nick Foulkes at the Italian Embassy in London. The edition is limited to 1,000 copies and is sold at the London House in Naples, as well as their branches in Milan, Rome and London for 100 € or 95 £. Other than that, the Rubinacci online store currently sells the book for 80 € plus shipping.
At this elegant party, many men wore a velvet tuxedo – among them Bryan Ferry, who wore a navy blue version. However, the one who undoubtedly stood out the most was the author, Nich Foulkes, himself. Colorfully dressed in a burgundy red, single-button shawl collar velvet tuxedo, he accessorized his ensemble with a black velvet waistcoat, bow tie, gold waistcoat chain, signet ring, black pocket square and Albert Slippers. Interestingly, it appears he wore a white turndown collar shirt without a concealed button front – a typical daytime shirt – in place of a shirt for separate studs or a shirt with a concealed button front, which would have looked even better, in my opinion.
Photocredit: Joanne Black
More pictures at: Rubinacci Part I – Part II
New Book: The Noël Coward Reader
In October of this year, the massive 624 page Noël Coward Reader was put together by Barry Day, editor of the Letters of Noël Coward, and published by Alfred A. Knopf. Supposedly, Noël Coward once stated: “The only thing that really saddens me over my demise is that I shall not be here to read the nonsense that will be written about me and my works and my motives.” Luckily, the Reader presents what Coward wrote himself, so we need not worry about misinterpretations.
Amazon offers an extensive book preview of this book.
Malford of London
Just recently, Malford of London opened its virtual doors. The bargain hunter will find a variety of products here, ranging from accessories of Marinella, Loro Piana, Purdey, Duchamp, Turnbull & Asser and so forth, to clothing from Gieves & Hawkes for discount prices.
In case you still need a Christmas present, use the code sfties during the checkout process for free shipping.
Now that it is quite cold in most parts of the northern hemisphere, more people start wearing hats or caps. In order to ensure your hair looks handsome once you take off your hat, you should carry a comb with you. Go with either a functional, inexpensive version in hard rubber or plastic, for example, from Swissco, or you choose the more stylish folding comb made of horn and sterling silver.