Silk screen printed in Macclesfield, England. Selected from the Macclesfield archives dating back to the 19th century, when the city was the center of worldwide silk production.
The traditional ancient madder finish on the gum twill silk gives the fabric a unique, dry hand. The slightly faded color palette easily complements other elements of your outfit.
Of all my wares, the solid stick umbrella is one of the few things that make me really happy each time I use it. Every time it rains I feel like I’m straight out of Paris Street; Rainy Day, fine ass broad on my arm, strolling down the Champs-Élysées on the way to get hammered with Hemingway at the absinthe bar.
The solid stick just looks so rich with its variegated color. Don’t bother with similarly priced metal stick umbrellas. On an average day, you’re probably not the only person on the street with a nice suit and shoes, but when it rains I can guarantee you that you will be the only one with a solid stick umbrella.
You know how when it’s raining and everybody’s walking down the street with umbrellas and you gotta make sure to not let your umbrella collide with other people’s umbrellas? Well, when you are a wielding a solid stick, everybody will see how sick that stick looks and will step aside to make way for your superior umbrella.
Can you put a price on this kind of power?
Guilloché enamel is a technique popularized by Peter Carl Fabergé, best known for his Fabergé eggs, in the 1880s in which a surface is engraved with an intricate repeating pattern and then covered with glass enamel. This sunburst pattern reflects light through the enamel in different ways depending on the angle.
Guilloché fell out of favor with cuff link makers around the 1950s. To our knowledge, we are the only contemporary producers.
San Antonio Cocktail Conference cocktail contest. I know it’s a terrible faux pas to wear a vest without the jacket, but all the bartenders do it.
2 oz blood orange juice
2 oz spiced rum infused with Earl Grey tea
I didn’t win, but I thought it was a damn good drink.