Cue “Auld Lang Syne.” Invest heavily in noisemakers and champagne. The year is almost over. But before
it’s completely donezo, have a gander at some of what made it so damn special. (Think of it as part 253 in
our 254-part series on The Best Things of 2013.)
On a blustery day in March, Carson Street Clothiers plied you with scotch and introduced you to a
near-crippling sport-coat addiction. Later, Schott opened a storefront for your leather-jacket needs, a mere
100 years after they went into business. And the Armoury taught you what it was to truly love... a shoe.
YOU GOT OUT OF DODGE
Three Roads Out of Town
This year, all roads pointed to... not here. The Graham & Co. gave you a rustic Brooklyn away
from Brooklyn. Playland Motel became the answer to the question “What the hell do we do in Rockaway?”
And HQ Beach Club continued the solemn tradition of the AC pool party.
YOU GOT THAT SHIRT TO FIT JUST RIGHT
ManuelRacim and Proper Cloth
They say if the shirt fits, wear it. Actually, no—they say that about shoes. But still: it works. Anyway,
the gentlemen of ManuelRacim and Proper Cloth made it their lives’ work to see that your Eton-collar
gingham oxford is perfect in every way. Swell guys, those.
The New Hotels on the Block
The Marlton. The Jade. One’s a new Greenwich Village hotel with a killer bar and a date-worthy restaurant.
And the other’s... pretty much the same thing. Meanwhile, in Chelsea, the High Line opened in an old
seminary next to a park we can’t remember the name of.
You don’t need an axe. You probably never will. Which is not to say that you wouldn’t like to
have one. One handmade and painted by the good folks at Best Made. Who have also hooked you up with some of
your more perfect T-shirts, jackets and wooden rockets. Again, not about need.
For a few glorious weekends last summer, the world was a place where you could sit by the beach, enjoy a
nice brunch and have a man drop from the sky with a bottle of champagne and deliver it to you in a beach
parade. Hamptons ’14 should be great.
YOU CHISELED YOURSELF INTO PERFECT FORM
Mercedes Club and Golf & Body NYC
Your January 2013 resolutions: the less said, the better. But we suspect you gave it a go with some
Gleason’s boxing at Mercedes Club and some intensive swing-coaching at Golf & Body. And if not, hey,