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Weekend Winners: Tiger, Ted, España and Enrique Peña Nieto

It was a great weekend to be wearing red: Tiger Woods won his 74th PGA tournament at Congressional, moving him past Jack Nicklaus into second place for total wins, eight short of Sam Snead’s record. Spain, the reigning World Cup champions, defeated Italy 4-0 on Sunday to win its second consecutive Euro championship title, causing many to wonder if they’re the best soccer team of all time. Meanwhile, Enrique Peña Nieto won the presidential election held in Mexico over the weekend—and so begins what will likely be a difficult job for Señor Nieto. Less difficult will be Seth MacFarlane’s negotiation for making Ted 2, as he and his dickish teddy bear brought in an estimated $54.1 million at the box office over the weekend—35% higher than the loftiest prerelease predictions.

In other news, Monday’s feeling a whole lot like Thursday this week...

Agua de Clean


For all the love directed towards vintage style, you rarely hear about vintage fragrance. Admittedly, the concept has some technical difficulties (starting with an unfortunate shelf-life), but we think we’ve come across the closest semblance yet …

We give you Agua de Colonia Concentrada, a Spanish cologne that’s been on shelves almost unchanged since 1912.

The scent achieves a masculine take on citrus that’s almost unheard of among modern cologne. It’s infused with the usual suspected from Mediterranean flora (Spanish lavender, lemon, geranium and eucalyptus) but it doesn’t really smell like cologne—more like Mr. Clean’s suave European cousin. For a certain type of guy, that's just what's wanted.

We like to think of it as vintage in theory.

Feline Grace

This snap comes from Monica Menez’s photo series “Secretarycat,” currently on display at PhotoEspaña. A sitcom deal can't be too far off.

Burn, Baby, Burn

Pic via Gridskipper

This snap comes from the Las Fallas festival, currently raging in Valencia. Local artists have spent months crafting massive sculptures—some as tall as 80 feet— and tomorrow night they’ll parade them down the main drag, set them ablaze, and proceed to get royally trashed. By Saturday, the only things left will be hangovers and ash. Sounds like our kind of party.

The New Soft Shoe


European shoes usually vary between boxy British brogues and the slimmer Italian dress shoes favored by Mr. Ford. But it looks like Spain has a few tricks of their own…

Magnanni may be operating under an Italian name, but they’ve been using Spanish designs and cobbling knowhow for upwards of 50 years, including a trick called the Bologna Construction that uses a glovelike layer of leather in place of an insole—a pretty good idea, as far as we’re concerned. If you’re curious to see it yourself, they’ll be taking designs for custom models at Bergdorf Goodman on October 2nd and 3rd.

Walking Spanish


At this point, Google is less a tech company than an enormous mass of information, absorbing museums, libraries, laboratories, phone companies and whole species, until eventually it contains everything in the world. (Akira, anyone? Anyone?) At this point, its only competitors are Apple and religion. It’s going to be a brave new world…especially if you’ve got a smart phone.

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