2010 FiFi Awards

      For thirty-eight years, the Fragrance Foundation has been celebrating the annual “FiFi” Awards, the so-called “Oscars” of the fragrance world. The most recent FiFi Awards, held at the Downtown Armory in New York City on June 10, was attended by more than one thousand members of the international fragrance community—among them this …

The Man Behind the Suit

(Photo: Joseph Maida) American fashion designer Thom Browne is revolutionizing men’s suiting by defying all that is currently associated with modern menswear. A Thom Browne suit is unique, yet classic, with a structure that is completely distinct from other mens’ suits. The flat-front pants are cropped to expose the ankles and a shorter jacket concludes mid-wrist. …

The Brown Shoe

Recently here at our Quest offices we received a rather interesting package…a shoe. Not plural, but a single brown Roger Vivier heel, delivered in a most unusual way—not in a box or package, but postmarked itself and sent all the way from Asheville, North Carolina, to New York for the mere price of $2.41. At first, …

A new type of tag sale

Have a piece of designer clothing you’ve never worn? Have 52? Today’s Wall Street Journal looks at the heaps of never-worn pieces that Christos Garkinos, co-owner of designer consignment empire Decadestwo, sifts through everyday. He’ll resell the merchandise—about 45% of which still has its tags—and split the profits with the seller 50/50. So, if you …

New Cocktail: “Summer Thyme”

Margaritas (and other tequila cocktails) might just be the essence of summertime, but we recently learned of another Latin spirit that’s spicing up this season’s cocktail recipes. Licor 43 is a citrusy, herbal liqueur from Spain that pairs perfectly with a sprig of aromatic thyme. Try it in this recipe, “Summer Thyme,” created by Julie …