Robb Report

November 2021

Luxury Without Compromise. Every issue of Robb Report transports you into the world of luxury as never before! Delve beneath the surface to explore the thoughts and inspirations of the engineers, artisans and entrepreneurs behind the most sought after products, luxury escapes and services the world over. With in-depth looks at the next generation luxury automobiles…to world-class travel adventures..wines, spirits, collectibles and some much more.

Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
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Penske Media Corporation
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Monthly
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12 Numéros

dans ce numéro

2 min
contributors

Jacob + Carrol Jacob Sadrak is a Mexico City–born, New York–based photographer; Carrol Cruz spent her teenage years living in Bogota, Colombia. The duo met in 2012 and shortly thereafter decided to collaborate and combine their artistic sensibilities. For this issue, they photographed the season’s remarkable jewelry in “Bold Is Back” (p. 164). “We wanted to show the models in a natural state but empowered by their femininity,” they say. In addition to Robb Report, Jacob + Carrol’s work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, GQ Mexico and WWD. Mark Cho Cho is cofounder of retailer the Armoury and co-owner of Drake’s, an English menswear brand. In addition to his passion for the sartorial, he’s an avid watch collector. Among his cache is a bespoke piece made by Christian Klings, likely one of…

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3 min
editor’s letter

That might explain why, for many of you, there’s quite often a grail (or two) you’re in the process of hunting down at any particular time. So for our annual watch and jewelry issue, it seemed only fitting to feature one of the most respected collectors in the world—and since collectors are nothing without dealers, we included some of the best in that field, too. If you have a passion for watches, the only reason the name Auro Montanari might be unfamiliar to you is because you know him better as his alias, John Goldberger. He was the owner of “The Unicorn” Rolex, Ref. 6265, that sold for $5.9 million three years ago and is a prodigious collector of not just exceptional watches but also books, china and photography. He’s the…

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3 min
gastronomy's greek drama

Fabulous food has long been central to Greece’s allure, from soulful old-world cuisine to exceptional fine-dining destinations. But Delta, in the ancient capital city of Athens, is a rarefied culinary experience far beyond clever riffs on Grandma’s moussaka. Located in a two-story, glass-walled space high atop the Renzo Piano–designed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Delta claims the title as the city’s first progressive gastronomic destination. A 23-foot, hand-hammered copper bar anchors the sleekly appointed restaurant, which offers a single nightly seating for just 12 tables. The first dish, a silken calamari steamed with plum-stone oil and lacquered in caramelized butter, sets the stage for the remainder of the evening’s incredible 17-course pageant of Greek ingredients prepared with Michelin-quality flair. Delta is a rarefied experience far beyond clever riffs on Grandma’s…

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sake it to me

In terms of its ingredients, sake is simple, made from just four elements: rice, water, yeast and fermentation-spurring mold called koji-kin. And yet as a category, it’s disconcertingly complex, served both hot and cold, filtered and unfiltered, dry and sweet. It’s been a staple of Japanese cuisine for centuries, but more recently sake has enjoyed an increasing prominence on the American fine-dining scene, with enthusiastic appreciation from Michelin-star chefs, buzzy restaurants and independent brewers alike. “Sushi has obviously seeped into the mainstream of the American diet, and with that comes a growing interest in other things Japanese,” says Weston Konishi, president of the Sake Brewers Association of North America. “Sake is riding on the coattails of that.” And as with sushi, celebrity chefs are helping pave the way for wider understanding. More…

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back to the future

Fashion’s nostalgia cycle has a habit of dredging up looks that are better left in the past. The roulette wheel has now landed squarely on the ’80s, causing trepidation for those who only remember the decade’s garish sartorial excesses, but, viewed with hindsight, the era’s louche, exceptionally soft tailoring works perfectly in the current moment. That means less Members Only jackets, more Richard Gere as Julian Kay, the suave gadabout in American Gigolo who slept his way through Los Angeles clad in a wardrobe of languidly draped jackets, breezy linen shirts and generously cut pleated trousers, all by Giorgio Armani; the film catapulted the designer to fame and set menswear on a more rakish course. “He loosened up tailoring, got rid of this very high armhole, the stiffness of English tailoring, and…

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tested prep

“I feel like I’ve been auditioning my whole career for this,” says Michael Bastian of his new job as creative director for Brooks Brothers, the 203-year-old stalwart of American preppy style. Indeed, with his eponymous label, launched in 2006, Bastian often seemed to be riffing on a sleeker, sexier, more adventurous version of the Brooks Brothers world. No surprise, then, that his first order of business was to rework the mothership’s most iconic and beloved piece, the oxford-cloth button-down shirt. With its just-under $90 price tag, you can spend more on socks from some labels, but the appeal of the brand’s OCBD, as the style is known in menswear circles, is authenticity, since Brooks Brothers invented the category. That’s a lot of history to draw from, but Bastian’s version is a casual…

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