Welp, it’s finally that time of year when we start seeing the familiar fall things: heritage tweeds, thick cable-knits and... seasonal salsas.
Okay, that last one’s just at Gant Rugger, where they’ve teamed up with the Brooklyn Salsa Company to launch “The Rugger.” Here’s the need-to-know.
The Story: Salsa has been a dinner-party staple since the Mayans prepared it by mashing tomatoes and peppers with a mortar and pestle. Wait, you knew that already. Re: this salsa: the Brooklyn Salsa Company starting mixing their own in a Bushwick loft, and the rest was delicious, spicy history.
Who to Channel: Butch Cassidy and Sundance snacking in a smoky Bolivian cantina; an Argentine beef magnate raising a tortilla chip as he surveys his empire.
When to Eat It: Whenever you damn well please. And ideally, near some kind of tequila or michelada situation.
Degree of Difficulty: Low to medium, depending on your spice tolerance.
The pic comes from Gant Rugger designer Christopher Bastin, who nabbed Elkann’s tuxedo slippers for the label’s holiday lookbook shoot. The inscription reads, “Dedicated to my friend Lapo Elkann,” in case you were wondering. Naturally, when you’re the heir to the Fiat fortune, you make a lot of friends.
It’s something to keep in mind the next time you’re talking shop with a world-class shoemaker. We’re guessing they charge extra for cursive.