Tis’ the season of the gala, charity dinner, and all sorts of other stuff that can often turn wearing a tuxedo into no fun at all. So we ask you to ensure that with each wear of a DQ tuxedo you also make sure to go out and tear it up somewhere doing something epic and enjoyable. Something that tuxedos were meant for.
DQ did the very same ending at Daniel the other night after progressing through Polo Bar to an event and back. It was well worth the dressing up. And all the more enjoyable for it.
Needless to say we can make you the tuxedo. Some might even be so bold as to say, THE tuxedo. So feel free to reach out.
Inspiration for any and all antics which may ensue follows. So, as usual, read from the bottom up, mix that first martini, and enjoy.
visit: miami pop-up
We've just opened a DQ pop-up in the Design District in Miami. Capturing the DNA of what we have done over the past 15 years. With appointments available for bespoke suiting and shirting, or motorcycles. As well as new products focused on what you may want to wear at the beach. Swimshorts designed by DQ and made in Genoa, Italy. Handmade leather flip-flops from France. New iterations of the iconic DQ Metropolitan sun glasses. And more.
Oh. And you can also come for a shave or a cut by a master barber with over 30 years of experience. You may have heard of Joe Allen. Or Freeman's. Or the New York Shave Company. He opened them all. After being flown around the world to show his artistry to others Ivan has landed with us in Miami to show you. So reach out to make an appointment now.
We're looking forward to lots of fun, and meeting faces old and new at this new pop-up. Please come. Please send your friends. And refer new clients. As without you, we will have nothing to do.
With our thanks in advance,
As with any man of style Gianni Agnelli did it his way. It is easy to forget that style is confidence. Not fashion borrowed from someone else. So what to many seems an iconic style statement, such as wearing a watch over a shirtcuff, in truth may be a solution for ill-made shirts that did not allow space for a watch under the cuff
. Just worn with verve.
As our buddy Marcus Aurelius would have said - the obstacle was the way. And so in solving the problem of his shirts being too tight at the cuff Gianni accidentally opened a door to all kinds of lunatics mounting oversized time-pieces on the outside of shirt cuffs on excessively hairy forearms. We didn’t say we like it (except, perhaps, on him.) But it just goes to show that style is personal, and built in confidence in oneself.
Needless to say there was a lot more to a man who was one of the icons of the 20th century. Grab a stiff drink. Preferably a martini. And watch as his journey through life unfolds before your eyes. With ups, and downs, successes and failures. But ultimately a legacy which has outlasted him
, and will probably outlast his crazy progeny.
watch: ferrari - race to immortality
In some ways, we all live life in an era when things are too easy. And yet, we still fail to take the risks which enrich us as people. And inspire others to greater heights. Stagnation is death. In everything from your friendships and business, to life as we know it for the human race. Death and taxes may be the two only certainties in life (assuming you don’t live in a tax haven that is...) But so is the fact that we live in a dynamic world. What was good as yesterday’s plan is not good as today’s.
Our wall of inspiration in NY and Miami, is full of what the barkeep at Edward’s Airforce Base in, “The Right Stuff”, would have called your “Prime Pilots.” Not the pudknockers who talked a lot but lived only a little. Those ladies and gentlmen who put it all on the line. All of the time. And often way out over that line enjoying it with a fierce devil may care grin never quite sure they can reel it back in. But loving living in that moment every second of the way. Pushing the outside of the envelope.
Enzo Ferrari was a man who did many things. But most of all he inspired a legend.
Get that second martini on the go, and continue our Italian Sunday inspiration.
now read: the last playboy - the high life of porfirio rubirosa
Now that you’ve done your homework on 20th century Italian titans of industry, we figured it only fair to introduce you to the last playboy. Racecar driver, polo player, spy, drinker, womanizer and all around bon-vivant: Rubirosa
While most of you will have heard of Agnelli and Ferrari we would bet less of you have heard of Rubirosa.
Although his only claim to fame may not have been his mythical prowess in bed, it seems his lifestyle was to a great extent funded by wooing some of the richest women in the world (Doris Duke amongst them.) His divorce settlements included vineyards, castles and other eye-watering real estate. Not to mention the cars, yachts and other toys.
True to form he passed on to the next great playground in the sky by crashing his Ferrari 250GT cabriolet into a tree on the Bois du Boulogne in Paris. On his way home from an all-night champagne fuelled celebration at Paris nightclub, “Jimmy’s
” in honor of winning the polo coupe de France.
Get that third martini going, and read on...
cocktail: the dukes' martini
DQ has had more than a few martinis at Dukes in Mayfair
. On more than one occasion he has received a missive from a fellow bon vivant’s significant other asking what the hell they had been up to.
Aside from casting the old, “tits and testicles” rule to the wind and powering past two portions, perhaps a certain joie de vivre was at play. But the mystery may be better solved by noting that these lethal missiles are made with the equivalent of five portions of alcohol. Not for the feint (or arrhythmic) of heart...
Alessandro Palazzi has been the head bartender since 2007, and has given the drink his own subtle twists.
London Dry Gin
English Dry Vermouth
Rinse your chilled glass with English dry vermouth. Throw what doesn’t stick to the glass over your shoulder. Pour in a good measure of London Dry Gin you have previously chilled in a freezer to the point where it is almost syrupy in consistency. Finish with a goodly spritz of lemon oil zest from a fresh lemon over the glass.
Get ready for your toes to curl. Bottoms Up!