Magazine Issue
October 2017
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Truly Electric
Perhaps there’s truth to the old adage “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Mate Rimac, the 29-year-old CEO of Rimac Automobili, certainly hopes so. Back in June, Richard Hammond, the presenter of Amazon Studios’ series The Grand Tour, stepped i
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Maxim Movies
The sequel to the 1982 film and perhaps fall’s most anticipated movie, 2049 takes place three decades after the original Blade Runner. The story follows LAPD officer K (Ryan Gosling) as he works to prevent a collapse of society caused by the reintrod
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Clarion Call
Lance Funston was walking into Monaco’s Hôtel Métropole when something caught his eye in the parking lot: a $1.5 million (give or take) Bugatti Veyron. After meeting with a few friends, Funston left the hotel in search of the same Veyron, but when he
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Band of Brothers
In the summer of 2013, the actor James Badge Dale was on the subway in his hometown of New York, reading the Times, when he came across an article about a wildfire in Arizona that claimed the lives of 19 men, members of a fire suppression squad known
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Person of Influence
Being branded an “influencer” is the gold star of social media success: From legions of adoring followers to incredible (and often sponsored) travel opportunities, the benefits are many. But how do you maintain privacy when you’re Instafamous? That’s
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Biodynamic Wine Is the Future
Believers say biodynamic wines provide the fullest possible expression of terroir Just when you start feeling comfortable ordering a bottle at the trendy natural wine bar in town, here come biodynamic wines. They’re actually nothing new, but their po
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The Death Defier
A dizzying half-mile above the ground, Alex Honnold stretched his arm and fingers: long, sinewy appendages toughened by rock climbing’s constant, unyielding demands. Calmly, deliberately, he sought a hold, the tips of his fingers suctioned around it,
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The Secret of Her Success
Garter belt and G-string, COSABELLA. Hat, DAVID SAMUEL MENKES CUSTOM LEATHERWEAR. Stockings, FALKE. Patent leather pumps, SERGIO ROSSI. Jacket, GUESS. Shorts and hat, DAVID SAMUEL MENKES CUSTOM LEATHERWEAR. Over-the-knee boots, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI. Devo
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Hungry City
It’s 3 a.m. at Sun Hing, a raucous dim sum parlor in Kennedy Town, the westernmost section of Hong Kong Island, and a crowd of tipsy night owls are competing for table space with early-bird old-timers. This is a true neighborhood joint, the kind of p
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Nightlife’s New Wave
It’s Friday night in Hong Kong and the crowds are filling the streets around Lan Kwai Fong. Pushing through the throngs of people, you pass a procession of bars pounding out Top 40 hits and EDM remixes. It’s a lot of fun if you’re 18 years old (the l
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Game On
Twenty years ago, Macau was the kind of place that made Bugsy Siegel’s Las Vegas look squeaky clean. In the spring of 1998, a beefy prosecutor and police chief named Antonio Marques Baptista was tasked with cracking down on the Portuguese colony’s cr
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The Old Macau
There’s a scene in the deliciously cheesy 1988 miniseries Noble House in which Pierce Brosnan, playing a young Hong Kong tycoon, tries to impress an American love interest with a weekend yacht trip to Macau. As they land at a sleepy pier and cruise a
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New Territory
It can be difficult to find the common thread of Hong Kong menswear, which is as assorted as the city’s skyline. The British colonial era left behind an ingrained respect for tailoring, a long and exacting process that may seem at odds with the speed
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Escape the City
Hong Kong is among the world’s most densely populated cities. Thankfully, there are plenty of options to escape the grind. Countless hiking trails crisscross the island, and the surrounding areas are rife with parks, beaches, and other natural splend
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Lights, Camera... and Lots of Action
Although Hong Kong cinema is now world-famous in its own right, the first films shown in the former British colony were in fact brought in from France by mail steamer. The year was 1897, and at the end of April, professor Maurice Charvet unveiled his
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Good Fortune
“IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW STRONG OR CAPABLE YOU ARE; IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BIG HEART, YOU WILL NOT SUCCEED.” Hong Kong is home to 75 billionaires, second in the world only to New York City. This mighty group has a collective net worth of $297.8 billion—mo
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Almost Famous
The Moto Guzzi Otto Cylindri, commonly known as the Otto or V8, is widely considered one of the greatest motorcycles ever created. Used in competition by the Moto Guzzi Grand Prix racing team from 1955 to 1957, the bike was light-years ahead of its t
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The Standard-Bearer
Despite a modern, refined exterior, the Escala concept was given some 500 hp courtesy of a savage 4.2-liter twinturbocharged V-8. Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac’s chief marketing officer, oversees the brand’s push to reinvent itself and appeal to younger d
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Old Hollywood’s Favorite Car
Sex symbol Marilyn Monroe in her black Cadillac Eldorado convertible, which was given to the starlet as payment for her 1953 appearance on the Jack Benny Program. For the duration of its 115-year existence, Cadillac has been held in varying high leve
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Presidential Ride
Cadillac has been a preferred provider of limousines to presidents over the years, beginning with President Woodrow Wilson, who rode one through the streets of Boston for a 1919 World War I victory parade. Calvin Coolidge used a 1928 Cadillac town ca
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FULL of SURPRISES
Model: Kaylee Ricciardi @kayleericciardi Model: Rayne Ivanushka @rayne_i Model: Chloë Holmes @chloshow K esler Tran has no interest in meeting other people’s expectations. The Los Angeles–based artist has made his mark in photography with bold images
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Man of the Moment
Standing atop a peak in the Teton mountain range, Jimmy Chin scanned the face of the slope below. The ski down would be intense, but there was little reason for serious concern. The renowned skier, climber, and photographer had the skills to descend
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Credits
Leather jacket and jewelry, Chrome hearts (price upon request); chrome hearts.com. Jeans, Guess ($108); guess .com. P.10: Herringbone wool and cashmereblend blazer, IsaIa ($1,810); available at mrporter.com. Sinclair passport case, tumI ($145); tumi.