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GOING PLACES

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The American essayist’s rather pious aphorism does not, of course, refer to the garments or accoutrements found on and about the person of globe-scouring voyagers of the age: his observation is existential, not sartorial. But the modern gentleman itinerant who carries beauty within is wont to express it with each and every item about his person. Human movement, after all, has moved on from being the survival imperative it was when some wily Upper Palaeolithic-era Homo sapien fashioned the first sewing needle from a discarded antler or tusk, thus pulling infinitely more than his weight in the Great Leap Forward.

So much has it moved on that, in the modern era, boat shoes, Panama hats, aviators and countless iconic timepiece genres have all been invented with our imperative to go from A to B in mind, while

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