Havana Polarised Sunglasses by Persol

Havana Polarised Sunglasses Persol

Persol is one of Italy’s longest surviving eye-wear manufacturers, it was founded in 1917 to make specialised sunglasses and eye-protection for some of the first aviators and race car drivers – interestingly Persol is derived from the Italian words per il sole meaning for the sun. The Havana line of sunglasses by Persol are handmade…

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Ducati 900 SS Imola

Ducati 900SS Imola

The Ducati 900SS Imola is the larger-capacity descendant of the now legendary 750GT-based Ducatis that shocked the world to take a 1-2 finish at the Imola 200 in 1972. Ducati had been better known for their smaller capacity motorcycles up until this surprise victory in the hands of Paul Smart and second place finisher Bruno…

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Ferrari 275 GTB Wallpaper

Ferrari Desktop Wallpaper

The Ferrari 275 GTB was the replacement for the acclaimed 250 series, its design was clearly influenced by the iconic 250 GTO and although it was intended as a GT car it saw significant success in international motorsport. Ferrari made a number of significant engineering advances with the 275 GTB – a transaxle was used…

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Lamborghini Miura SVJ

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The Lamborghini Miura SVJ is a look into an almost parallel history of the Italian marque, where Ferrucio Lamborghini wanted to take the Miura racing against the likes of Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche and Ford. Of course, the reality is that Ferruccio had no interest in motor sport and saw Lamborghini as a company that would…

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Ferrari 512 TR

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The 512 TR was Ferrari’s response to the challenge posed by the newly released Lamborghini Diablo, the 512 TR was essentially a continuation of the famed Testarossa with some of the wrinkles ironed out and a little more attention paid to ergonomics. The 512 was named for its 5 litre Colombo Flat-12 and the TR…

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Ferrari 288 GTO

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The Ferrari 288 GTO (or more correctly the Ferrari GTO) was the first prancing horse to wear the legendary “GTO” badge since its predecessor the Ferrari 250 GTO – considered by many to be the most beautiful Italian sports car of all time. At release the 288 GTO was the fastest production car in the…

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The Gentleman’s Bar Collection

Bar Collection

This is our collection of slightly unusual items that you probably don’t currently have in your home bar, but that you should probably consider. Especially the sabre. Champagne Sabre The Champagne Sabre was clearly invented by a drunk person who had a sabre in one hand and a bottle of champagne in the other. For…

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Monteluz Pisco

Pisco Drink

I came across Pisco last month for the first time and it seems like one of those things that everyone other than me already seems to know about. For those of you who also like to drink unusual things and haven’t come across Pisco previously I’ve included a brief history of the spirit below with…

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Porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 is the car remembered for integrating the still relatively new world of technology into the automotive drivetrain – making it an elegant alternative to the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari F40 which both relied on traditional thundering engines and hairy-chested drivers to set competitive lap times. Porsche began the development of the 959…

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Lamborghini Countach LP400S

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The Lamborghini Countach LP400S represented the first notable tweak of the Countach since its initial introduction in 1971, the LP400S introduced a number of new styling queues that would remain with the model for the rest of its life and become some of the most memorable elements of the Countach. The paradigm changing appearance of the…

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