Ferrari F430-Engined Speedboat: The ‘Prancing Seahorse’
Well-known powerboat racer Eugenio Molinari brought something special to the deep waters of Lake Como in 2007. As a celebration of a life spent at full throttle on the water, he built a Ferrari-powered racing boat and used it to break two world water speed records.
Named the Freccia Rossa (‘Red Arrow’), the boat benefited from 490bhp courtesy of a slightly modified Ferrari F430 V8. By varying its weight with ballast, the Freccia Rossa competed in two classes for the flying kilometre. In the 1100kg division Molinari managed an average of 123.3km/h. Suitably ballasted, and now running in the 1450kg class, the boat still achieved an average speed of 122km/h. As a passionate Italian (and Ferrari fan), Molinari dedicated his feat to the company’s 60th anniversary, and Ferrari supremo Luca di Montezemolo. Text: Classic Driver
Oscar always on the lookout for unique items, saw some unusual printed fabrics in a store in New York. Taking a leaf out of Preppy - Cultivating Ivy Style, a photo by Slim Aarons of Mr. & Mrs. Donald Leas with a black Rolls Royce, caught Oscar's attention. Mr Leas in the photograph is the paradigm of a Palm Beach gentleman in his straw hat, blue blazer and Lilly Pulitzer trousers. The trousers are quite something.
Oscar still rejoices in having a meal in a conservative environment, his trousers hidden, then getting up and watching people's eys pop out. Not for the faint hearted.
Inspired by a century old vintage print of a tycoon
wearing jeans, a white shirt, tie and smoking a fine cigar, these trousers are
our version of “dress” jeans – as smart and as formal one can make a pair of
jeans, ideal with a cashmere blazer.
The jeans are made with Savile Row style side
adjusters, cotton shirting pockets, our signature striped waistband, hand sewn
Fijian mother of pearl buttons, seam pockets and wider opening front pockets as
on Rodeo jeans.
They can be ordered in an array of colours, fabrics, finishes and
styles, and made to your measurements, as you can see from the small selection
in this window.
The Cocktail cuff; the perfect day to night shirt, and no need for links. Rarely seen these days and only available from a handful of specialist tailors who appreciate the simplicity and style of the shirt.
Mr Udeshi was Inspired by a century old vintage print of a tycoon wearing jeans, a white shirt, tie and smoking a fine cigar, these Jeans are (if you like) a version of “dress” jeans – as smart and as formal one can make a pair of jeans; ideal with a cashmere blazer.
Never to be confused with ‘Dad’ jeans or euro-flash/trash jeans; those are a very different proposition and one that I will at some stage go into some detail about.
These jeans are made with Savile Row style side adjusters (because a Gent NEVER wears a belt), cotton shirting pockets, the house signature striped waistband, hand sewn Fijian mother of pearl buttons, seam pockets and wider opening front pockets as on Rodeo jeans.
Made in ring spun denim, cashmere cotton, and un-dyed natural cotton twill; these are quite simply a pair of jeans for the modern Gent.