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The Manliest Essentials You Need This Winter

Modern Luxury | October 26, 2020 |

In Partnership with Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel

Winter is coming. And every winter, but especially this one, we need to arm ourselves with timely essentials to create the most welcoming indoor retreat, holiday home bar, date night in, or personal sanctuary. From a stunning set of glassware to recommended reading and the proper throw, here are 7 essentials that will get winter started right...for you, and for any potential guests you need to impress.


The Home Bar

Essential to every man’s home bar is the ultimate bar cart. Our ideal bar cart has several tiers (we are partial to three) offering optimal space for bottle display, glassware and mixing. A touch of vintage or retro design makes you look as though you’ve inherited the art of entertaining over generations. So, in terms of the Grand Poobah of bar carts here is our choice this season.

Now as for the art of filling your home bar, well that is as individual to a person as his fragrance.

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Toast of the Town

A proper toast requires proper glassware. We like our glasses heavy, well crafted, and ideal for rich brown spirits where nosing is part of the overall experience. And as whiskey is favored in the winter months, we are loving these handsome double-walled Norlan glasses. Feel empowered as you raise that magnificent glass.

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Denim Days

Denim is a year round obsession, however it definitely wins our vote for wintertime MVP. There is real science behind the perfect jean. Not only do we all strive for premium denim with the right cut, color and finish to make you feel like the hero you are, but it’s also about denim you can look great in and literally live in too—especially these days.

This rinse wash pair from Billy Reid offers a darker look of raw denim, however has been pre-washed for that soft feel, and most importantly, easy to break in quality.

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Reclaim the Coffee Table

Every man needs to feel the outdoors, even in the most urban settings. Who doesn’t like the idea of sustainable furniture and reclaimed wood as well. This piece from Room & Board combines refined masculinity with rustic chic and adds a nod to good old American craftsmanship on top.

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The Perfect Throwback

To cozy up any room, add the perfect throw. We are not referring to your grandmother’s quilt, or anything fleece or pilly. We are referring to something beautiful and inviting. And of course, design and display is everything. Your perfect throw should be neatly draped at the end of a chaise, folded in thirds and laid down the middle of a chair like a racing stripe, or rolled and expertly staged on the side of the couch. This mohair throw from Viso, is both welcoming and a touch masculine, enhancing any sitting area.

NMHD4LM_B.jpegThe Literary Escape

A good read transports us. Escape to a different winter in the near future with this new novel by award-winning author Don Delillo of White Noise, Libra, Underworld, Falling Man, and Zero K fame. Taking place in the winter 2022, SuperBowl 2022 that is, a mysterious disaster story unfolds around a dinner party and profound conversation. The Silence is just enough of a fictional disaster to take us away from our current situation and into a modern imaginative catastrophe.

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Good Spirits

Nothing feels more essential for a celebratory winter night than relaxing with a good drink. Literally meaning “water of life” in Gaelic, one can never go wrong with whiskey —as a gift and as a go-to, for a variety of reasons. Whiskey is also said to have multiple medicinal benefits, but mostly it’s good for the spirit and soul. This season, go for the really good stuff. Our choice is Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select. Bottled at 94 proof, this premium signature style from Jack Daniel’s layers in subtle notes of caramel and spice combined with bright fruit notes and sweet aromatics for a one-of-a-kind Tennessee Whiskey flavor.

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Celebrate winter responsibly; written in partnership with your friends at Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel .



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Photography by: Arteriors Home, Norlan and Photographer: Marino Thorlacius, Billy Reid, Room & Board, Neiman Marcus, Simon & Schuster, Jack Daniel’s,