Proprietor Farhad Heidari oversees Gemelli’s flagship Beverly Hills storefront, collecting finely made textiles from Italian mills to dress gents in flattering, elegant business and formal wear. A signature Gemelli fit streamlines the fitting process and uses an American-European hybrid sizing scale to ensure that sports coats and suits cut sharp silhouettes and show off well-defined high-fiving muscles. Contemporary looks—from boldly printed dress shirts to unconstructed blazers—also share space with Gemelli’s more traditional Italian suits in the shop’s tidy interior of wall-to-wall dark, varnished wood.
Tastes in Halloween costumes change quickly. This year, Halloween Club is ready with popular Breaking Bad, Despicable Me, and Iron Man costumes. Of course, there are also the classic staples. Creepy masks and props, police uniforms, and pirate apparel aren't forgotten either, allowing patrons to finish their cosplay outfit, celebrate Halloween, or put together a really spectacular excuse for not going into work. That selection also includes outlandish items such as skeletons in mariachi outfits and zombie girl scout costumes.
Combining elements of old-school American and London barbershops, The Brighton Shave Co. is a sophisticated spot for a close, comfortable, classic wet-shave. Brighton Classix beard-slayers begin by examining your chin to determine the most effective skin-preserving products. Then, armed with straight razors, hot towels, and the finest skincare products, they’ll begin your transformation from mere man into refined man about mantown. After they expertly slather on a mask of lather, they’ll summarily deforest your face’s stubble jungle while a warm, wet towel moistens your dermis and holds its pore doors open. Throughout the process, your face will stay as smooth and soft as unfrozen margarine.
Like the Verameat moniker itself, every piece of the line's jewelry blends delicate beauty with dark whimsy. Only a unique set of experiences could result in such strange juxtaposition, and the life story of its designer doesn't disappoint. As a child in Ukraine, Vera Balyura carved wood with her grandfather. As a kid in Utah, she rode horses. As a teen in New York City, she worked as a fashion model. Today, as Verameat, Balyura uses these experiences?along with recycled silver, 14-karat gold, and the manual precision inherited from her surgeon grandmother?to create striking pieces of jewelry.
Each item, from necklace pendants and rings to bracelets and earrings, "mirrors a self-sufficient lifeform with a sculptural presence," according to the website. That concept is evident in baubles whose shapes include french bulldogs, wishbones, switchblades, macabre baby-doll heads, disembodied hands, and dinosaurs eating fried chicken. The whimsical jewelry has certainly struck a chord, having been deemed fashionable by Refinery29 and landing in the wardrobes of celebrity musicians (Karen O, Annie Clark, Sharon Van Etten), actors (Chloe Sevigny, Anna Kendrick), and comics (Zach Galifianakis, Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman).
If ever there was a dash of awkwardness in visiting an adult entertainment store, Hustler Hollywood has all but erased it. Theresa Flynt—daughter to Larry Flynt, creator of the Hustler empire—came up with the concept in the late 1990s. She envisioned a place that not only sold adult-themed products, but celebrated them. So in 1998, she established the first location on historic Sunset Blvd. Since then, Hustler Hollywood has expanded across the country, opening both urban and interstate locations that are just as bright, airy, and relaxed as the first. The chain has certainly turned heads throughout the adult entertainment industry, as well as in pop culture. Hustler Hollywood has twice won the Retail Store Chain of the Year from XBIZ, and has even appeared in such popular television series as Entourage and Sex and the City.
As the closest layer of clothing to our bodies, underwear should be stylish, but more importantly, it should feel as soft and comfortable as a tender hug from a mother panda. That's where MeUndies.com comes in. The company fills underwear drawers with monthly shipments of high-quality, comfortable undergarments for men and women.
When members join, they specify their size and preferred style of underwear. On the first day of each month thereafter, an email lands in their inboxes with an array of colors and patterns to choose from. Comfy socks; soft, slim-fitting T-shirts; and other basics are also available. If members decide they don't need a new pair of underwear for any particular month, they can skip that month, they can put their membership on hold, or they can incorporate the spare pair into the family dog's superhero suit.