SIG: AARON SIGMOND is the founding editor of Smoke, Drink and Trump magazines and the former Group Luxury Editor for Doubledown Media, publishers of Trader Monthly, Dealmaker and Private Air. Currently he is the Sr. Contributing Lifestyle Editor of Autoweek, and regular contributor to Playboy, Worth and a host of other publications and websites. He is the author of the critically lauded coffee table tome, “Playboy: The Book of Cigars,” and the co-author of “Graycliff: 300 Years of Grand Bahamian Luxury”. Sigmond is the editor of MechanicsofStyle.com.
KW: KATE WINICK is a luxury goods and lifestyle journalist whose work has appeared in Trump, The 100 Thousand Club, Worth, Elite Traveler and Vintage magazines, and websites including Blackbook.com, SocietePerrier.com, and Hodinkee.com. A world traveler, Ms. Winick also serves as the Contributing Editor of MechanicsofStyle.com.
BD: BRIAN DAWSON is a writer and journalist who has been an editor at POV, Us Weekly, Blender and Trader Monthly, specializing in the intersection of business, finance and lifestyle coverage. He is also an editorial and custom-publishing consultant for a number of businesses and publications, both print and digital. He splits his time between Charlottesville, Virginia, and New York City. Mr. Dawson serves as the Copy Chief for Mechanics of Style.
NF: NICK FOULKES is the author of “220 Years of Girard-Perregaux,” as well as “High Society: The History of America’s Upper Class”, “Dunhill by Design: A Very English Story”, “The Carlyle”, “Dressed To Kill: James Bond – The Suited Hero” and “The Bentley Miscellany” to name a few of his twenty books. Additionally, Mr. Foulkes is the luxury editor of British GQ and contributing editor to the Financial Times’ How To Spend It magazine and Vanity Fair (UK), as well as a regular columnist for Newsweek International.
WB: WARREN BOBROW a writer, culinary-festival presenter and judge, and former chef, is the Food and Drink Editor of Wild Table, part of the Princeton, New Jersey–based nonprofit online magazine Wild River Review. His work has appeared in Edible Jersey, Chutzpah, Voda, Tasting Table and — writing in praise of the humble tuna melt — Saveur. You can find him online atCocktailWhisperer.com.
ADM: ANTHONY DEMARCO has been a jewelry and watch journalist for both consumer and trade publications for nearly 15 years. His work appears regularly on Forbes.com and JewelleryNetAsia, as well as in the Financial Times. He is the founding editor of the industry blog Jewelry News Network, and he also covers food, fine spirits and travel.
JF: JACK FORSTER is the US Editor in Chief of Revolution Magazine, a publication devoted to fine watchmaking. He is a dedicated fan of analog technology, and collects mechanical watches, 35mm cameras (including two Leicas) and fountain pens.
MG: MICHAEL GREEN is one of America’s premier wine-and-spirits experts. Currently the Wine and Spirits director and lead presenter for the Food Network Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, and the headlining wine-and-spirits personality on the national Buick Discovery Tour, Green has made appearances on the Food Network, the Today show, MSNBC and CNN, and been featured in the New York Times, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur and Gourmet, where he was the wine-and-spirits expert for 19 years.
NH: NICK HAMMOND is a UK-based writer specializing in luxury, travel, cigars and The Good Life. His work has appeared in Country Life, Financial Times How To Spend It, Cigar Aficionado and more.”
CH: CHIP HENDERSON is the general manager of Girard-Perregaux’s flagship boutique on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. A Chicago native, he’s an avid collector of pens, guitars, watches and modern prints. A love of jazz and classical music spurred his interest in aural technology; he writes for Mechanics of Style about the latest gadgets certain to appeal to passionate audiophiles.
NK: NICK KOLAKOWSKI is a New York City based author/writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Washington City Paper, Thrillist, Trader Monthly, and Private Air, among other venues. He is also author of the tongue-in-cheek nonfiction book, “How to Become an Intellectual.
RN: ROBERTA NAAS is a veteran journalist and author of four books. She is the founder of the luxury e-newspaper and blog, A Timely Perspective. She regularly interviews celebrities and brands and scours the world for top luxury related stories and news. She contributes to multiple consumer and specialty magazines and top newspapers around the globe.
RAS: REX ADAM SHEPHERD has been a fountain-pen obsessive for more than a decade. He formerly managed the pen department at Nat Sherman in Manhattan, where he greatly expanded its inventory and helped many prominent New Yorkers select their fine writing instrument of choice. Now pens are an active hobby, not a profession; however Mr. Shepherd nonetheless remains on perpetual lookout for the next fountain pen to add to his ever-expanding collection.
SJ: SOOSAN JOON SILANEE is a New York City based portrait painter and illustrator who will exclusively create an original drawing for each one of the “What’s Old is New” posts on Mechanics of Style. Her previous client list includes agencies, design groups and magazines—of course she does private commissions. To See more of Soosan Joon’s work visit Soosan Joon Studio.
MAV: MARK A. VIERTHALER, an award-winning journalist and photographer with experience in newspapers, radio and online, is the founder of Cocktails365.com, one of the world’s top blogs for cocktail aficionados. Since its debut three years ago, Cocktails365 has expanded rapidly and now features regular contributions from tipplers in Toronto and Chicago, as well as from major names in the industry. Vierthaler has also designed unique signature cocktails for a number of leading liquor brands across the globe. He’s a firm believer that when it comes to distilled spirits, you really do get what you pay for.
IW: IAN WILLIAMS is considered on of the world’s leading authorities on rum and tequila. He is the author of “Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776”. He also serves as the editor and primary contributor of the definitive RumPundit.com. Williams’ work appeared in Cigar Aficionado, Maxim, New York magazine, New York Observer and the Financial Times. His forthcoming book is on tequila.