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Made For You, February 2019

The Uber of yachting; pocket humidors fit to show off; a London sartorial staple comes to New York; posh gaming tables; green motorcycles and a lush, leather weekend bag.
By CA Editors | From Top 25 Annual Cigar Of The Year, January/February 2019
Made For You, February 2019

In a world of fast food and one-size-fits-all sensibilities, how often does something feel made especially for you? The “Made for You” section celebrates those items that are created with such high quality of hand workmanship and degree of customization that they become individual to you. In each issue, our editors will endeavor to bring you special things from anywhere on the globe, choosing them solely on the basis of outstanding quality. Our goal is to give you guidance on the best of everything.

Great Escapes—Oceanscape Yachts
The old saw is the two greatest days in a boater’s life are when he buys and sells his yacht. But what if you could have the joys of boating without the headaches of ownership? That’s the concept of OceanScape Yachts, sort of a NetJets or Uber for boatsmen. It brings the concept of the sharing economy to the high seas, making use of luxury yachts that would otherwise stand idle. From there, the club works to tailor your sea dream vacation. oceanscapeyachts

Zero Motorcycles

Green Speed—Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles, a premier maker of electric motorcycles in California, has improved its Zero DS dual road and dirt models for 2019. This year’s edition comes with a dual-sport windscreen, tank grips and hand guards to go with its 116 lbs. of torque. A phone app syncs with the bike, allowing you to seamlessly change performance profiles when going from asphalt to dirt. The battery is now good for 163 miles (78 for highway), meaning you’ll spend less time charging, and more time riding.

11 Ravens

Able Tables—11 Ravens
The dream started with table tennis (see page 44) and soon moved on to billiards, poker and blackjack, shuffleboard and air hockey. The 11 Ravens concept was to eschew rickety ping-pong tables, suitable only for your basement rec room, and make sturdy gaming models better described as furniture. What has followed was a collection of modernistic designs (cantilevering is a frequent element), handcrafted out of scratch-resistant composite materials. Priced from $11,000 to $50,000, custom designs are available. 

Korchmar Leather Goods

Legacy In Leather—Korchmar
Naples, Florida, is home to Rocky Patel cigars, gorgeous beaches and a 100-year-old company making stunning leather goods in the United States. Korchmar began crafting leather visors for cars in 1917, and later moved into leather business cases. We are fond of its Twain weekender ($605), a 22-inch-long, full-grain leather bag with brass hardware, an interior lined in twill and outfitted with handy pockets. It’s sturdy, stately and perfect for short trips as it’s built to fit into an overhead bin, and to last.

Fallon of France

Pocket Rockets—Falloncuir
Cigar cases need to be functional, but the best are also artistic statements. Among the exquisite pieces created by the craftsmen at Fallon of France, the EOLE Pocket Humidor stands out for its extravagance. Its brown buffalo leather exterior is enhanced with 23.75 karat gold. Inside is supple leather with a vibrant orange color. The smooth interior coddles your cigar, and the tight seal retains humidity. The company’s claim that it will keep a cigar humidified for one week withstood a test in our dry offices. 1,164 euro ($1,300).

Lutwyche Tailoring House

Standing Tall—Lutwyche Tailoring House
“It’s not just about wearing something appropriate, a suit should make you stand tall and feel confident.” As a motto it may seem like a mouthful, but when Tony Lutwyche delivers on his sartorial promise it’s a game changer. The London tailor’s new New York City shop is really a gentleman’s retreat that starts with a client assessment based on posture and personality and ends with a timely delivery endowed with the famous Lutwyche detailing.

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