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#1 2014-03-01 23:12:41

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In Lugano tomorrow

E. Marinella or not?

I am still struggling to understand the cult around EM ties. To me the patterns look very 90ies.

 

#2 2014-03-02 02:58:13

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

They do have a whiff of Zegna about them.


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#3 2014-03-04 14:40:55

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

You are right.

Hate'em

 

#4 2014-07-12 06:43:09

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And while we're at it - does anyone agree that Zegna is so utterly boring and mainstream?

 

#5 2014-07-12 09:07:58

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Zegna had their day in the early 2000s, now they're the kind of stuff you pick-up in airport lounges.


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#6 2014-07-12 11:45:08

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4FHC - wonderful.

more about that. What else is " the kind of stuff you pick-up in airport lounges"? Hugo Boss?

Strellson?

Pal Zileri?

All that beige unstructured "modern" stuff?

 

#7 2014-07-12 12:12:28

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You know how it is, the Diazepam and whisky is wearing off, you've got a three to four hour wait for your connecting flight and you're going to buy something in lieu of some inflight entertainment no matter what.

Well, that beige unstructured stuff does have it's uses when giving reports from war zones via Skype or other means, but when you're waiting for the hotel shuttle bus at Dubai airport at 4am in July, it's totally dysfunctional. And in any event, just because it's a lighter shade of off-white, doesn't mean the material is suitable for a summer jaunt into the tropics or desert hell hole.


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#8 2014-07-12 12:39:51

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Oh, airport shopping, especially when drunk, hungover or soon-to-be-drunk.

 

#9 2014-07-12 12:43:57

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And how dreadful all this Zileri/Boss/Zegna/"Harrods"/Watches of Switzerland/World Duty Free/Barbour stuff is. You wont believe how many F&M tea bags, Barbour flat caps/shooting socks and (at "Harrods") Penhaligon Blenheim Bouquet drawer liners/gift-size soaps and Charbonel & Walker truffles I have bought out of sheer desparation,

T1 Heathrow = Death Row.

 

#10 2014-12-31 14:15:25

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

T2 now

 

#11 2015-01-01 07:23:20

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Add to that those dreadful prize draws for Aston Martins. Hang on, add simply Aston Martins.

While in Lugano, order Polenta da Ga and have your first row in 2015!

 

#12 2015-01-04 01:42:11

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What is wrong with AMs? Sure - the current model range contains some absurdities. But a plain DB9 in grey...

 

#13 2015-01-04 07:09:20

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

Aston make some beautiful cars.

I wouldn't be surprised however, if in the next decade that they are bought by Mercedes Benz. Their AMG division are supplying powertrain and electrical systems for the next generation.

It would make perfect sense for the Germans if sales are buoyant.


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#14 2015-01-04 08:41:31

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formby wrote:

Aston make some beautiful cars.

I wouldn't be surprised however, if in the next decade that they are bought by Mercedes Benz. Their AMG division are supplying powertrain and electrical systems for the next generation.

It would make perfect sense for the Germans if sales are buoyant.

I'm not sure it would be an outright sale. Could be, but I don't think it will. I think the powerplant sourcing is the way forward for sure though, AM just don't have the volume to be a developer.


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#15 2015-01-13 04:46:40

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

I'm in the market for a minimalist, understated watch, wafer thin would be ideal, but slightly thicker is also good. Longines have some, but I am not that keen on this part of their range, the Ole Mathiesen's are interesting, but does anybody have any other recommendations?


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#16 2015-01-13 12:23:45

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

Piaget, Patek 5196, Vacheron Patrimony

 

#17 2015-01-13 13:13:33

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Not everyone has 25 grand for the Piaget!


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#18 2015-01-13 15:06:46

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5196 can be had for 13-14

 

#19 2015-01-13 15:10:42

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if pre-owned; there are two shops, one in Via Pessina and one in Via Nassa; they carry a wide range of vintage PPs

 

#20 2015-01-13 15:13:38

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Audemars Piguets can be picked up rather cheap - go for white gold manual wind from the 1960ies. Either at the shops above or at Bachmann & Scher.

 

#21 2016-10-02 11:34:45

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

back in town, love the gentrified boredom

 

#22 2016-10-02 23:47:33

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You're right on second hand watches in Italy, I've never seen a country so rich in premium second hand watches. Why is this?


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#23 2016-11-06 03:25:18

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

Just returned from another short break. A tranquil little place. Lacking Italy's architectural charme - the Swiss love concrete. But still. When I am there, the evil spirits are gone.

 

#24 2017-03-25 06:59:06

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Re: In Lugano tomorrow

" it just seems to me that the Marinella tie above is the sort of tie worn by every non-tacky Italian politician, businessman, professional or journalist; whereas the other ties wouldn't be picked by those sorts of people. Yet, as you say, they are fundamentally the same sort of tie (same level of formality, non-tackiness, quality, even same colour). What does that say? To me it says that the non-Marinella ties are more sophisticated. Or maybe I just like to think that my own ties are more sophisticated than the ones worn by so many people in Italy. Oh well, what do I know, I hardly ever wear non-knit ties."

From Styleforum.

Went to Lugano for a night a few days ago.

Words fail me to describe the atmosphere. Swiss, but Italian, but not Italian. It is magic. Went to Kessel, the car dealer. Lunch at Principessa Leopoldo.  The light. The air.

Maybe if one day everything needs to end, it will be there.

 

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