The Art of Alfred Dunhill London

Alfred Dunhill opened a tobacconist’s shop in St James’s in 1907, offering tailored tobacco blends. More shops followed in New York and Paris in the 1920s. With his international ambitions, Dunhill helped to create the modern luxury goods market. Alfred Dunhill Links Alfred Dunhill Luxury Menswear & Leather Accessories official website. Theo’s Vintage Dunhill Archive …

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Even Anna Wintour thinks the fashion industry needs to slow TF down | Dazed

The Vogue editor was the latest guest on Naomi Campbell’s YouTube show No Filter. Last night, another instalment of Naomi Campbell’s YouTube series No Filter landed on our screens. First launching earlier this month, so far the show has seen Campbell catching up with a number of names likely found in her little black fashion book, …

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THE LOST ART OF FOUNTAIN PEN WRITING | The Advocate Online

Few people in the United States are ever exposed to fountain pens, but they stand as a tool that is especially useful for students. Of course, in the day of technological convenience, it is strange to suggest putting an abnormal effort investing into what may seem to be an anachronistic tool. However, studies continue to …

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You Might Be Buying Trash on Amazon: Literally – Wall Street Journal

Just about anyone can open a store on Amazon.com and sell just about anything. Just ask the dumpster divers. These are among the dedicated cadre of sellers on Amazon who say they sort through other people’s rejects, including directly from the trash, clean them up and list them on Amazon.com Inc.’s platform. Many post their …

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Designing a Bespoke Cigar Room – Mansion Global

Forget stuffy boys’ clubs, these are modern-day iterations. Historically, cigar rooms have a stuffy reputation—both literally and figuratively. The image is of a place where distinguished gents retired with each other for a smoke and conversation after a meal. The space was decidedly masculine—mostly because it served as an all-boys club—so the look and feel …

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The Ray Ban Sunglasses Story

The history of the Ray Ban sunglasses begins in 1929. US Army Air Corps Colonel John A. Macready worked with Bausch & Lomb, a Rochester, New York-based medical equipment manufacturer, to create aviation sunglasses. They were designed to reduce the distraction for pilots caused by the intense blue and white hues of the sky. Specifically, …

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How vintage sunglasses can be a shrewd investment | Daily Mail

CASH IN THE ATTIC: How vintage sunglasses can be a shrewd investment, with the pair Steve McQueen wore bagging £36,600. Vintage sunglasses are not only a cool accessory to wear this summer – but can also be a shrewd investment. Ray-Bans have a timeless appeal connected with celebrity status. Designs such as the ‘Wayfarer 2140’ …

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Margaret Thatcher bag set to fetch £1,2m | Daily Mail

Margaret Thatcher is one of the most iconic politicians of the 20th Century – and her place in history is reflected in the rising value of related collectables. To mark the 40th anniversary of her becoming Britain’s first female Prime Minister, a sale of her famous handbags, jewellery and clothes is taking place at the …

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Fake Influencers Costing Brands $200 Million USD – HYPEBAE

Last month, an in-depth report by The Atlantic broke down how fake influencers are taking advantage of social media platforms like Instagram to portray sponsorships. Brands are now being hit hard by the loophole and are reportedly losing $200 million USD (approx. £157 million GBP) on said influencers, in a study by New York marketing company Captiv8. …

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A posh fountain pen can be worth thousands | Daily Mail

If you are writing ‘thank you’ letters after Christmas with a traditional fountain pen, you could be holding a small fortune in your hand. Most collectables herald from the 1920s onwards when piston-controlled ink fills turned them into writing instruments that are still practical today. A 1921 Parker ‘Big Red’ Duofold can sell for £500 …

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