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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Ask the MB

Ask the MB
Q: I'm a 47-year-old teacher/writer who wants to become more magnificent, but doesn't want to try to look half his age (toolbag in my book). I need a serious (and budget appropriate) basic guide to starting and building a wardrobe. Have you posted anything like that in the past, or would you consider writing a feature on the topic?

A: Robert, we're making writing that feature one of our New Year Resolutions. While you wait, hit the treadmill and get in the best shape possible. Don't add 10 pounds over the holidays, subtract 'em. It makes it a lot easier to be an MB when you don't look like Orson Welles. Stay tuned.




The classic Negroni is simply equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. You can do better.

  • 5 parts Plymouth gin
  • 2 parts Campari
  • 1 part Pimm's No. 1 Cup
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Quick shake or stir and pour into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

In-Depth Negroni Coverage:

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