Grooming

Three Italian Colognes You Need to Know

1. Acqua by Nobile 1942, $140 From a family-owned line, this fragrance is meant to evoke the smell of the Mediterranean, with additional spicy, citrusy notes like cardamom and orange flower. www.fragrantica.com 2. Santa Maria Novella Melograno Cologne, $110 The subtly sweet, refreshing scent derived from the fruit and bark of the pomegranate tree is a perennial best seller for the centuries-old Florentine pharmacy. www.nstperfume.com 3. Eau d'Italie Jardin du Poete, $140 Crafted by the legendary Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, this burst of bitter orange, basil, angelica root, and musk is the essence of Sicily in a bottle. www.fragrantica.com see more
Fashion

From the DETAILS Editors: How to Wear Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth of July

We love the fireworks and frankfurters of Independence Day celebrations—not to mention the ceremonial imbibing of domestic beers. But dressing for the occasion can be hard. How, exactly, does one don the red, white, and blue sartorial tributes to the stars and stripes without looking like you just walked out of the theme park? For easy Fourth of July styling, use these tips from our editors. Now bring on the hamburgers and marching bands. Panel Strip Polo by Band of Outsiders, $175 at www.shopbandofoutsiders.com Aviator sunglasses by Gucci, $265 at www.gucci.com Striped Knite Tie by Brooks Brothers, $75 at www.brooksbrothers.com see more
Fashion

The Best Way to Liven Up Your Summer Khakis: Opening Ceremony and Tucker Blair's Needlepoint Belts

Click on slideshow above When it comes to summertime slacks, we suggest light, solid-colored ones in khaki, white, or your choice of eye-catching tones. But patterns? Maybe save them for another season. If you do want to add a little bit of arresting detail to your outfit, however, head to an Opening Ceremony store next month and grab yourself one of Tucker Blair's colorful needlepoint belts created in collaboration with that fashion-forward retailer. Already known for its unabashedly preppy designs with a naval bent, Tucker Blair seems to be trying something new this collection with an offering of cheetah see more
Food + Drinks

The Ultimate Four-Course Cookout: An Exclusive Menu from America's Best Chef José Andrés

Riffing on backyard bash standards—watermelon, steak, strawberry shortcake—the 2011 James Beard Outstanding Chef has created a Details-only menu of gourmet dishes key to America's food heritage. His lineup will have you and guests chanting, "U-S-A! U-S-A!" PICKLED WATERMELON SALAD "Who does not look at a big slice of watermelon and think summer? But this unique melon has a fascinating history in the nation's cooking. Some historians will tell you that the Spanish introduced watermelon to America. Historians say it, seriously, not just me! The first American cookbook, American Cookery by Amelia Simmons, had a recipe for pickled watermelon. That is see more
Fashion

Italian Style Goes for a Hike: Camo's Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

Click above for a full sideshow True Italian style is the cultivated appearance of effortlessness. Sprezzatura, they call it. But this studied casualness isn't just for riding bikes down Milanese back streets or posing for The Sartorialist. Sometimes sprezzatura needs a little time in nature. That's where the spring/summer 2012 lookbook from Stefano Ughetti's Camo comes in. Based in Biella, in the foothills of the Alps, Camo utilizes local craft and fabrics to combine Italian aesthetics with rugged wearability. Perhaps that's why these models look so good hiking up mossy hills and posing near waterfalls. The tailored suit jackets, slightly see more
Fashion

Meet the Summer's Most Versatile Boot: Won Hundred's Tres

As you might remember, we have a thing for summer boots. It's rare that you find a shoe that combines the structure of a fall favorite with hot-weather breathability. Well, we've found another winner in this small category. Created by Danish brand Won Hundred, the "Tres" boot features a lightweight cotton canvas upper on a traditionally thin natural rubber sole. Suede trim along the top and toecap gives this classic lace-up boot an elegant touch not found on other summer boots. Paired with rolled up jeans or longer shorts, these kicks are an airy alternative to boat shoes or see more
Food + Drinks

Superstar Chef José Andrés' 10 Things to Avoid at Your 4th of July BBQ

After opening three new restaurants in Las Vegas, teaching a cooking course at Harvard, and nabbing the Outstanding Chef of the Year award at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards—the Best Director Oscar of gastronomy—Spanish food guru José Andrés has now reconfigured his Washington, D.C., stalwart, Café Atlántico, into a themed pop-up restaurant, opening July 4. The National Archives tapped Andrés for the temporary America Eats Tavern, which is an extension of its exhibit "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government's Effect on the American Diet." Located a few blocks from the Archives, the tavern will serve comfort-food classics—lobster rolls, see more
Travel

Yes, You Can Buy an Island: The Best Under $3 Million

They say no man is an island. Maybe so—but he can sure as hell buy one. There is perhaps no greater luxury than possessing your own private emerald jewel floating in a crystal sea. To make that ultimate fantasy come true, we've scoured shores from the Philippines to Alaska for exotic and posh isles that come at realistic prices. Here's our list of the top 10 private islands available now. Taghaghien Island, Egypt $3 million, 9.4 acres An oasis worthy of Pharaoh himself rests in Epypt's Lake Siwa. The property's traditional thatched bungalows along the small sandy beach offer see more
Fashion

Swagger 360: Behind the Look of the Comfortable Designer

Every week, the street-style expert behind the blog Swagger 360, Guerre, brings you another colorful character from the sidewalks. Name: Antonio K. Ciongoli What are you wearing? "A custom linen windowpane sport coat, Michael Bastian blue/white-striped spread-collar shirt, vintage grosgrain D-ring belt, custom stone trousers, Stubbs & Wootton for Michael Bastian navy seersucker formal slippers, black Ray-Ban aviators, vintage World War I trench watch, and my father's lapel rosette." How do you make your style work for you? "If your clothes are comfortable, you'll look comfortable. This applies to a three-piece suit as much as it does to a T-shirt see more
Fashion

Give Your Watch a Summer Makeover for the Price of a 6 Pack

For beach season, drop the leather band for something a little more causal. If you've picked up a classic military watch (great choice, by the way), then the "Selvedge" NATO strap by Queens-based mini-company, DubStraps, is just the thing. Red, white, and blue (perfect for patriotic parties this July 4th weekend) and available in 18mm and 20mm, it combines naval themes, prep, and the look of denim in a simple, nylon strap that, at $15, may be the easiest way to update your timepiece.The Selvedge NATO watch strap by DubStraps, $15 at www.dubstraps.com. —By William Gruppo and Tania JachensAlso on see more
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