Friday, December 31, 2010

Resolve to smell better in the New Year and some great kit pics

When I first smelled Lacoste Essential at the gentlemen's fragrance counter in Dillards - I put it on my Christmas wish list - and my lovely wife came through.  It's got a great citrus fragrance very much like Royall Lime.

I'm also partial to Old Spice (really), and I was able to find Canoe at one of those mall kiosks selling fragrances named after rock stars.

You may fall head over heels for this "eau de toilette pour homme" - and you may not.  But could I just ask one favor?  - Like it or not, don't go overboard as this fellow did.  Extreme anything isn't good!

Moving onward (as my friend ADG likes to say) - I came across some shots of some good-looking menswear via other blog posts - thanks to them, I'm reposting them here. (I'll take them down if I've offended the photographer or rights holder).  These have that zazing factor I'm so fond of.  Take a gander:

Happy New Year everyone! 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope that you all find joy and merriment this Christmas - God Bless You All!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Time to Celebrate - the bar is open - Tom and Jerrys

My wife is from (waaaay) upstate New York and in that area they make Tom and Jerrys in the period between Thanksgiving and New Years.  There is a very old restaurant - The Crystal - in Watertown, NY that makes these delicious concoctions throughout the holidays.

This is the bar at The Crystal - nice, old wood bar with lots of mood!

Here is the recipe -

Note:  If you are somewhere in the northern United States this weekend, freezing and snowing like mad -- this drink will have you mowing the lawn at 2 AM - ripe and ready to celebrate the season.

Enjoy, God Bless, and Merry Christmas from Silk Regimental


  • 12 egg(s)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle brandy
  • Pinch of ground allspice
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 bottle dark rum
  • milk
  • nutmeg

Glass Type: mug


Separate the eggs. Beat the whites until they form a stiff froth, and the yolks -- to which you have added the sugar -- "until they are as thin as water," as the professor advises, gradually adding 4 ounces brandy (spiceaholics will also add a pinch each of ground allspice, cinnamon, and cloves). Fold the whites into the yolks. When ready to serve, give it another stir and then put 1 tablespoon of this batter in a small mug or tumbler. Now add 1 ounce brandy (although some die-hard Dixiecrats prefer bourbon) and 1 ounce Jamaican rum, stirring constantly to avoid curdling. Fill to the top with hot milk and stir until you get foam. Sprinkle a little grated nutmeg on top. This one may require practice and a certain amount of fiddling, but it's well worth the effort. Note: Some people find the milk too rich and filling, so they use half hot milk, half boiling water.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Continuing the pics - all the right stuff

A few more of the best sartorial combinations I've seen through the gentlemen's blogs that I follow.

ADG from Maxminimus steps up the pace with his new acquisitions in this shot.  ADG really knows how to put a kit together - I rely on his advice.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A favor please . . .

At this time of year many of us are involved with the joy of the season, the gift of friends and friendship, the even-more-golden gift of family, our parents-brothers-sisters-aunts-uncles-cousins-second cousins, and so on.

There are those gentle people out there that, for some reason, do not find this time of year joyous.  They feel more hurt than joy; more tears than laughter, more pain than anything else; they have no sweet soothing thoughts of Christmas - that for whatever reason they don't feel as jolly as we do, please try to understand.  These are graceful people who have lost the joy of the season - they hurt.

For all the graces this season of the year provides, I pray for those who just feel bad and hope that sometime soon, they find a way to live, love and be happy  - perhaps it takes a friend to understand.

Blessings on you all!


My pics for the week - These all look great!

During the week I come across some great looking casual, dress, and formal combinations.  They look great, they're traditional, but most of all, there's something special about each one - like a good recipe - they have that certain za-za-zing!  Take a look.

I want this chair in my office!

Fantastic colors!

The Elegantologist

More tomorrow

Thursday, December 9, 2010