Style Edit | Black Penguin

As Fall sets in we find ourselves in a traveling mood. Airplanes may be most traveler’s first option when thinking of how to get away, but we prefer to travel by train whenever possible. Most airports are cold and impersonal. Standing in lines like cattle, hoping to find space at an overcrowded charging station and the unrelenting blasts of cold air while you hurry up and wait in the terminal are but a few of the drawbacks of air travel. Train travel is a bit more personal, authentic, and frankly old world. Taking in the scenery as it unravels in the twists and turns of the track.

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Introducing | Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch

This post is sponsored by Socialstars and the all new Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch. All photos and opinions are our own. #AstronElite

 

Japanese watchmaker, Seiko recently launched a series of timepieces under the Astron GPS label.  The Seiko Astron is a marvel of timekeeping. Using a global database of GPS satellites the Seiko Astron is able to calculate the time zone and date of any location on the civilized planet. Slimmer, smaller and lighter than previous Seiko chronographs, a titanium bracelet allows the watch to be worn comfortably for the business of the day no matter what time zone you’re in.

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Style Q&A | My First Sport Coat

A reader from Nepal asks ~ I’m buying my first jacket. Which fabric would you choose for a versatile sports coat that can be worn both in summer and winter?

A basic enough question but everyone starts their sartorial journey somewhere. Choosing your first sport coat can be a complicated task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here we offer several options to consider for the fabric of your first sport coat.

The most important thing to remember is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s your first and won’t be your last. As your sartorial journey continues and you gain more knowledge your recognition and appreciation of fabric will only improve. In the meantime here are some options.

There isn’t  an all-weather solution but these options will suffice for most climates in most parts of the world for most professional environments.

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Style Guide | How to Buy a Vintage Watch

The search for a genuine, vintage watch can be an incredibly challenging task, but it is also one of the most rewarding. If you’re new to the world of vintage watch collecting, the process can seem particularly daunting; is the watch genuine? Is it in good condition? Are you getting a good deal?  There are so many things to think about, so you need to do your research and know what you’re looking for to avoid wasting money or ending up with a piece with questionable authenticity.

Take a look at these helpful tips that we’ve put together to help you throughout each stage of the buying process, so you can feel more confident that you’ll be coming away with a high quality authentic watch for a reasonable price.

1997 Baume & Mercier Classima
1997 Baume & Mercier Classima

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Introducing | Baume & Mercier “Promesse” Collection

Baume & Mercier launch new ladies’ watch collection: Promesse ~

Baume & Mercier recently announced the release of their brand new ladies watch collection – Promesse. We were fortunate enough to attend the US launch in NYC at Gotham Hall. The entire B&M team was on hand inclduing CEO Mr. Alain Zimmerman and President of Baume & Mercier North America, Mr. Rudy Chavez. Mr. Zimmerman rarely makes appearances at events due to his schedule so this was a rare moment that shows the excitement of the 7th oldest watchmaker in the world.

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