Monthly Archives: September 2012

Budget Bourbon at Char No. 4

Char No. 4, the Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn bar and restaurant that specializes in whiskey and pork, is one of my favorite places to drink: the whiskey selection is stunning, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the bartender is knowledgeable. Char makes … Continue reading

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Imperial: From the Barber Shop to the Medicine Cabinet

A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with Bryan Fisher of Imperial Barber Grade Products at the Capsule trade show in Las Vegas that led to a phone interview for my day job at MR Magazine, a menswear … Continue reading

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Bond No. 9: A Legacy of Bad Behavior

Bond No. 9’s Laurice Rahme has responded. See her letter at the end of the post. Just a couple months after the fragrance brand Bond No. 9 won me over again, I hear that the owner, Laurice Rahme, is being … Continue reading

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