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The Ferrari of Canvas Weekender Bags

  • Najib Benouar

At this very moment, thousands of weekend road trips are being dreamed up—so it’s a good idea to have a weekender handy. (In fact, you might want to have a dedicated escape bag at the ready.)

We’d suggest something compact enough to discreetly tuck under your desk, and made, if possible, from the same canvas as your vintage Ferrari’s convertible top. Like the Rosso Corsa bag from Bench & Loom, styled after a nautical duffle and handmade by Ferrari fanatics who restore vintage ones in Modena—naturally, making weekender bags seemed like the most appropriate use of the leftover canvas from the convertible tops. (Yes, the leather handles are also Italian.) The result: a bag sturdy enough to withstand the G-force of a hairpin turn and handsome enough to complement the prancing horse.

Though, as you’ve surely noted from our summer must-haves (at left), a vintage roadster of any badge should do.

A ’57 Ferrari Comes Up for Auction

Ferrari 625

If you happen to be in Monaco next month, we’ve got a car for you. This 1957 Ferrari 625 Spider is going up for auction on May 11, after nearly three decades in what we assume was an extremely well-appointed garage. They won’t say how much they expect it to go for (probably to spare our feelings), but we’re guessing it’ll cost slightly less than Instagram.

Jennifer Massaux Chews on Curtains When She’s Happy

Jennifer Massauxvia WBE

Neckwear Continues: A short, sweet and comprehensive guide to the necktie. [Permanent Style]

It Was a Very Good Year: Behind the wheel of a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale. A good place to be. [Driven]

Gonzo Returns: A rarely seen 1988 interview with Hunter S. Thompson. Be warned: there’s an aerosol flamethrower involved. [Open Culture]

Under the Brim: The classic way to wear a hat, courtesy of Chicago’s sharpest. [The Midwestyle]

Paulina Has Taken Over Your Couch

via Fashion Gone Rogue

Top Hat: An updated guide to the style of Fred Astaire, if he’d lived in modern times. Apparently, he would have developed quite a taste for Italian shoes. [Esquire]

The Scissormen: A 20-minute film about an old-school barbershop in North Carolina. Seems they’ve got a pretty good house band. [Open Culture]

The Geometry of the Southwest: The history of the Navajo print—it has more to do with the Pueblo tribe than the Navajo. [Wax Wane]

Mr. Elkann Strikes Back: Oh, and here’s some pictures of Lapo Elkann pulling off an incredibly flashy suit, surrounded by Ferraris. [Driven]

The 12 Original Playboys of the Jetset Sixties

The 12 Original Playboys of the Jetset Sixties

Part One of Five

When 78-year-old Gunter Sachs killed himself with a single gun shot to the head in May of this year, the world not only lost an accomplished marksman, but also a fine bobsledder, photographer, and manufacturer of ball-bearings. Of greater concern, though, was the fact that Gunter was widely considered to be the world’s last remaining “Original Playboy,” of which there were twelve. “Twelve, and no more,” Gunter said of his bronzed, international jet-setting comrades. “The golden age when an elite breed of professional pleasure seekers fascinated the world is over. We were charming and spoke languages and behaved well with women. To go with a girl to Tahiti was incredible. Now everybody goes to Tahiti.”

In short, it’s not all ball-bearings these days…»