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The Smoking Jacket: Pablo’s Boutique

July 23, 2017

By Marc Phillips As an agnostic progressive, I’ve learned to keep my own counsel when herfing with strangers or casual acquaintances. I don’t want to perpetuate any stereotypes about knuckle-dragging cigar smokers, but I also don’t want to get [...]

Shinola Watches: Photo Tour

November 30, 2016

I’d never seen a watch-factory before, much less wandered the floor of one. Call it the “bonus round” when I visited Shinola last week! There’s a ton of stuff to say about watches, and watch-making, and why that’s [...]