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This article was originally published at: Suede Ankle Shoes – Style Tips for the Spring-Summer season

Navigating the world of opulence, luxury and opulence is second nature for me as Gracie Opulanza. In the elite circles that I frequent, the small details like the perfect pair suede shoes for spring-summer make a big statement. My love of the finer things of life has led me to share with you my top tips on how to incorporate suede shoes in your wardrobe. I blend luxury, humor, and passion.

Suede shoes are the perfect way to enhance your style. Spring and summer bring with them promises of warmth and renewal. These soft, buttery shoes are more than just a choice. They’re also a statement in understated sophistication. Suede shoes are the unsung heroes in the luxury wardrobe for those who know. Think of the gentleman in “Succession”, or the stylish attendees at a superyacht regatta in Sardinia before the pandemic.

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Suede is a luxurious material that I am drawn to in this season of effervescence. Let’s take a trip through the world of fashion. The classics will never go out of style. Owning suede loafers like the LoroPiana’s Open Walk is like owning a piece of Italian craftsmanship. They whisper luxury with their unbranded elegance and contrasting cream soles to those who understand the language high fashion. Imagine walking through Venice with a gentle breeze on your ankles and your trusted loafers leading you along the heart of the city in the elegance of a gondola.

It’s important to create your own story, not simply emulate the rich. Why not explore suede’s versatility and go beyond the classic loafers this season? The possibilities are endless. From colourful suede sneakers to break up the monotony that is plain white trainers, to sleek suede booties that add some daring to evening wear.

Here are some tips on how to maintain your suede style and keep it looking great:

Color me intrigued: Earth tones are still the most popular, but don’t be afraid to experiment with pastels and bold colors to transform an outfit into something that is “ready for runway”. Suede shoes can be elevated to an art piece by using a soft lavender or striking emerald. You can maintain their pristine appearance with a simple brush or a dab of cleaner every now and then. Care for your shoes can be likened to nurturing a relationship. It takes time and effort, but the rewards will never end. Mix and mismatch: Who said you had to stick with one texture? Mixing suede, silk, linen or leather to create an eclectic, yet harmonious, look is my favorite. The right ingredients in a cocktail can make it magical. Sockless, not heartless: To embrace the Italian flair sometimes means going sockless. It’s bold and daring. And it lets your suede boots (and ankles) breath. Less is more, but More is Fabulous. While quality is always my motto, a few select pieces allow for creative styling. The cost of a camel vicuna jacket might be prohibitive, but an exquisite pair of suede shoes can add that extra touch to your outfit.

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Maserati – Beckham Meets Damiano: Clash of The Titans

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The glitz and glamour of two icons who come from radically different worlds coming together under the banner of luxury is a sight to behold. Imagine the legend David Beckham – a name that is synonymous with sportsmanship, elegance, and swagger – facing off against Damiano David – the wild and electric soul and heart of Maneskin – both brought together by a Maserati. Maserati Folgore Electric, not just any Maserati.

Gracie Opulanza is here to give you all the details. I haven’t even driven it!

The Folgore Electric: A Charge of Luxury

The Maserati Folgore was designed to be a thunderbolt of a car. The name “Folgore,” Italian lightning, fits this beauty like it was created from its blueprint. When I first saw it, I got that familiar rush. It was the same feeling as when I put on a pair high-heeled stilettos and wrapped a silken scarlet around my neck. This vehicle is not only a head-turner, but it also spins people around!

You feel like the star of an Italian film as you cruise through the streets. The scenery is blurred, but the style is sharp. The Folgore is all about making an impact without having to say a single word.

Beckham Meets Damiano – Clash of Titans

Let’s now talk about the titans. David Beckham has never been just a football player. He is a fashionista, philanthropist and connoisseur. Combine him with Damiano David – the embodiment of unfiltered passion, Italian charisma and raw, raw emotion.

It was a battle of style and power, not prowess. Beckham with his tailored suits, impeccable grooming and Damiano the modern rock god in leather and tattoos. It was more a symphony than a competition, with each participant playing a part in an ageless dance.

Drive Passion: Electricity with Italian Flair

A trident-branded electric car is like a fine wine. It’s all about taste, sustainability and being forward-thinking. Maserati doesn’t simply jump on the electric wagon; they are reinventing it. Folgore is Maserati’s pledge of innovation wrapped in the sleek and seductive lines that are Italian design.

The Folgore is a vehicle that moves as if it were a whisper, but it impacts as if it was a scream. I am zooming through Italy from the cobbled roads of Rome to sun-kissed beaches of Amalfi. It is a vision of the future and a tribute to those who dare dream big and drive differently. Let’s face it, behind the wheel, the road sings your praises.

Electricity: The future is here.

The soul of driving is not sacrificed by switching to electric. It actually amplifies the relationship between driver and road. The hum of the electric engine is a symphony, a new beginning. Maserati’s use of Beckham and Damiano to promote this revolution sends a clear message: electric isn’t just about efficiency, it is about excitement.

Wrapping up with a Spark

As I conclude my thoughts about this exciting convergence of style, power and sustainability, I feel energized. Maserati Folgore is more than a car; it’s an entire movement. Beckham and Damiano’s distinct charm and rebellious spirit captures this spirit perfectly. Together, they make it clear that choosing Folgore is more than just buying a car. You are choosing a lifestyle. A statement. And, most importantly, your future.

Here’s to the brave, the beautiful and the electrified. Your journeys and adventures should be as exciting as the Folgore.

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NewAir X Boveda Humidor Review: 500-Count Cigar Cabinet

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NewAir Boveda Humidor Review

About a month ago, the team at NewAir contacted us here at BespokeUnit to see if we wanted to review one of their most recent releases, the NewAir X Boveda Humidor.

I was familiar with NewAir as we’ve reviewed some of their cigar humidors before; however, seeing as how this was a unique collaboration between Boveda and NewAir, it was easy to agree.

Additionally, NewAir also provided us with a unique coupon code to share, which you’ll find throughout this article. If, following my review, you are inclined to purchase any product from them, you can receive 10% off by using the code BESPOKE10.

With that being said, let’s get into my review of the NewAir X Boveda 500-Cigar Humidor! I’ll be breaking it down into the following categories:

Why Buy A NewAir Cigar Cabinet?NewAir X Boveda Cigar Humidor BenefitsNewAir X Boveda Humidor DrawbacksFinal Thoughts

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Brand: NewAirModel: NewAir x Boveda HumidorStorage Capacity: Up To 500 CigarsDimensions: 16.93″ W x 17.72″ D x 29.13″ HTemperature Range: 54 – 72°F (12 – 22°C)Ambient Temperature Range: 68 – 77°F (20 – 25°C)Humidity Control: Boveda Humidity Pack HoldersBody Material: Cedar Lining (Shelves)Front Material: Tempered Tinted GlassWeight: 50.8lbsMade in ChinaPricing: From $699 [Buy Now]>10% OFF w/ Code BESPOKE10: $630

As you can see from the picture, the NewAir X Boveda Humidor was very securely packaged for shipping. As a result, it was delivered in perfect condition, which I was very happy about.

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Why Buy A NewAir X Boveda Humidor?

Prior to receiving this NewAir cigar humidor, I already owned an electronic cigar cooler.However, that unit seemed more like a converted wine fridge than a unit designed specifically for
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Podcast #983: Grid-Down Medicine — A Guide for When Help is NOT on the Way

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Most first aid books will tell you that the final step to treating someone who is injured or ill is to get them professional medical attention.

What if hospitals were too crowded, not accessible, or even non-functioning? What if, in the event of a long-term griddown disaster, you were the only medical resource?

Dr. Joe Alton has a wealth of knowledge in the area that most first-aid guides ignore. He is a retired doctor and co-author of The Survival Medicine Handbook, The Essential Guide to When Help Is Not on the Way. Joe discusses the importance of a family medical asset, and how to become a civilian medic. We talk about the various levels of first-aid kits that you can create, from a personal kit to a field hospital for a community. We also discuss the skills that you may need to survive a grid-down situation, such as burying the dead, using super glue to close a wound, making an improvised filling for your teeth, or protecting yourself against the radiation from nuclear fallout.

Podcast Resources

What every man should keep in his carAoM article: How to suture a woundAoM article: Improvised ways to close a woundAoM podcast #869: Survival myths that can get you killed with Alone winner Jim Baird

Joe Alton: Connect with him

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