Why Patek Philippe’s Thierry Stern is Stubborn About Steel by Joe Thompson for Hodinkee This comes as no surprise to many watch enthusiasts, but Thierry Stern has officially admitted that Patek Philippe is intentionally limiting steel watch production despite being aware of the Nautilus’ aftermarket craze. Stern cites IWC’s failure to go back to gold after they moved to steel as an example, saying that “once you lower the price with steel, it is very hard to come back.”
Op-Ed: How Barneys Lost Its Cool by Eugene Rabkin for StyleZeitgeist The big fashion story this week is on Barneys New York’s shuttering of 17 out of 22 of its stores. Rabkin explains really well how Barneys used to be the shit, and how financial pressure have forced it to “lose its cool”.
Who Was Jeffrey Epstein Calling? by The Cut It’s been said multiple times already, but another piece of edgy yet great reporting on super-rich-rapist Jeffrey Epstein by The Cut.
The Real Story of Supreme by Noah Johnson for GQ Hands down the best profile of Supreme out there, by a fashion writer who’s comes from a skate background.