Quinn + Tonik Vol. 81: The Resurrection
First published to our newsletter recipients on April 21, 2019
Firstly, we'd love to thank you. And wish you all a happy Easter. For without your continued support we wouldn't be able to keep investigating the outer limits of sartorial splendor.
Easter is a time of change for everyone. Passover. Dodging the bullet. Resurrection. All kinds of magic in the air. We've been seeing a lot of our characters recently. With requests that put smiles on our face because we know no one else would entertain them. From full wardrobes complete with an exclusive lining in each piece, to suits with slash-proof, water-proof, fabric, pockets for "heavy things" and radio frequency blocking materials. It's all in a day's fun for us. We'd much rather be catering to the upper quartile of the clothing curve than lolling around hawking $500 suits glued together in China to the masses.
That said, in between fedex-ing cloth to Monaco, plotting our Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans, Pebble Peach, Quinn Rosé Hamptons and other shenanigans, we'd really love to hear from you. Send us a message. Tell us what you like. Tell us what you don't. Tell us how you'd love to help us. Or how we can help you. We'd love to get into a chat with you about it.
So read from the bottom up, and sit down in that comfy chair.
easter: just do it...
We could wax lyrical. And we will. When you come to see us for a fantastic unstructured suit. But you will not regret this. Every man, woman and child needs the perfect summer outfit. It matters not if you are sitting at the north pole, or at ground zero. Sure it helps if you are hopping off a yacht in Capri. Or at Club 55 in Ramatuelle. But at the end of the day style will carry you wherever you want to go. Wear it with pride and confidence. Be respectful and nice. And doors will open the world over. We will help nudge to get you in. But just like your spotter in the gym, it's really all you.
watch: the mission
It may be Easter. But we couldn't help it. We are still haunted by both the soundtrack, and the film over twenty years after first seeing the Jesuits set foot in south America in this epic film. An all start cast it may have. But this is epic movie making at it's best. Probably one of the most impressive pieces of film-making in the last 25 years. Sit down with that cocktail in hand and take it all in.
read: time enough to love
Imagine living forever. Being resurrected. Rejuvenated with new organs and other parts grown from your own DNA. It may sound nuts. But it is not far off. We focus so much on the physical limitations of our lives. And how that limits us. But rarely do we live with no shackles. As if there were no tomorrow. As if life was limitless. The best entrepreneurs and the most fun people do. But most of us are mired in the day to day of surviving. But what if we could survive forever. Then what? Then we are in the world of commencement speaches. And also a world where doing things that really make us tick matter more. Even though they should matter more now. When you have less time that you are planning upon. What is most important? Love. Luckily if you live forever, there is always time enough for love....
cocktail: ramos gin fizz
We're huge fans of Hunter S. Thompson's Hanky Panky as a restorative. Not least because barmen from here to Timbuktu will give you the nod whenever you order anything with Fernet as a key ingredient.
But we have to say our all time go to for lifting the fog of a 16 hour lunch is a Ramos Gin Fizz. We have seen people rise from the dead simply by imbibing one. Many prophess to make them. Few pass the test. If you are feeling like you woke up with Gandi's flip-flop in your mouth on Easter Monday, this is the cure for you...
3 dashes Orange flower water
Club soda, to top
Add all ingredients except the club soda into a shaker and dry-shake vigorously (without ice). Fill with ice and shake again. Strain into a Collins glass. Pour a little bit of club soda back and forth between the empty halves of the shaker to pick up any residual egg white, then pour into the glass.
Bottoms Up and come alive!