We've had lots of requests for white and linen suits of late. Who knows if the world is coming full circle, everyone needed a dose of Tom Wolfe, or Laurence of Arabia is reaching through the mists of time to inspire those with style to step forth in bleached resplendent glory. But we like it.
From Bogart as Rick to Connery as Bond, there is always a place for a white (well, off-white) tuxedo in every man's wardrobe.
And white cotton and linen is something magical whether climbing off the yacht in the mediterranean, caribbean or beyond. Not to mention for galavanting up mountains and in and through the bush or jungle.
Yes it’s a pain in the arse to keep clean, but it’s worth it.
So, with all things white in mind, let's read from the bottom up, pour ourselves a drink, and ponder that white suit you never knew you needed. Until now.
Released the same year as Godfather II, this film noir was left in the shadow of Michael Corleone at the Oscars. But has since become a cult classic. Watch Jack and Faye at the peak of their powers as this tale twists and turns to its finale.
Oh. And there are suits. White ones.
buy: a white suit
Here's one we made earlier. Hand cut, stitched and finished in New York City from fantastic off-white barathea, this is the tuxedo of choice if you want to add some secret agent charm to a sea of black and midnight blue.
get involved: elephant charge
As many of you know, DQ has been spending time in Zambia and Tanzania for over 25 years. Poaching and conservation issues are dear to his heart. Which is why we make sure to compete in and support The Elephant Charge in Zambia as frequently as possible. This year it’s at the end of September. So be sure to drop us a line if you are interested in joining, sponsoring, or getting involved in some other way.
inhale: quinn rosé
If you haven't tried some of our rosé yet, just click the link below to have it delivered to your doorstep anywhere in the domestic USA.
Made from Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah and Grenache from vines growing in the Var region of Provence for almost as long as time can remember, this is classic beach rosé writ large.
Light, dry and refreshing. And simply as good as it gets for a day in the company of gentlemen, rogues, sunshine and characters.
read: the bonfire of the vanities
Tom Wolfe. White suits. And fantastic novels. We've mentioned at least one here before (the phenomenal story of the US Mercury Space Program, The Right Stuff.)
But what better for today's Q+T than a trip to The Bonfire of The Vanities in 1980s Gotham City. A lot has changed since this became the best selling fiction debut of the decade. And then there is also a lot that hasn't (just try getting your non-hipster friends to the Bronx...)
Pick it up and revel.
shirts: get some
Shirts. The best shirts known to man. Made using exclusive bespoke fabrics woven in Italy by Thomas Mason Bespoke. Using long strand cotton engineered to make the finest shirting in the world. And grown in the best environment on the planet for it, in Giza, Egypt.
Join our shirt club now for a regular installment which will have you looking and feeling the part all year long.
cocktail: the pegu club
The Pegu Club was a Victorian-style Gentlemen's club in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar). No doubt oft-frequented by men in white suits. Built in the 1880s it served British army officers and civilian administrators after the annexation of Upper Burma in 1885. It’s pretty tough to visit these days as it lies in disrepair. But you can always tip your hat and lend a nod to bygone days by mixing up one of these crackers!
1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce orange curaçao
1 teaspoon lime juice
Dash orange bitters
Shake ingredients together in a mixer with crushed ice. Strain into chilled glass, garnish and serve.