1. This silver cup was given to his mother as a gift when she was pregnant with George. “She gave it to me when I was
old enough to not ruin it,” he says. He still uses it, not for drinking but for keeping his collar stiffeners
2. This is a steel sports watch from Mougin & Piquard. It keeps extremely good time, and the steel goes well with
the silver and steel accessories he wear.
3. His stepfather, Bob, gave him this Swiss army knife for Christmas 10 years ago. “I love this thing, I use
something from it a couple of times a week at least,” George says. “I think every guy should have one of them.”
4. Another gift from his baby shower, an infant’s hairbrush, and therefore the same age as George — only just over
50, would you believe? He has two dogs but cannot use this on them: “They require something much tougher.”
5. These are the typical out-and-about paraphernalia infant’s hairbrushyou’d find on George when he takes to the
Manhattan streets. The Field Notes book always goes in his right-inside pocket, the iPhone in the inside-left. The
stationery is made by Ted Harrington at Terrapin Stationers, a family business in Connecticut. All jotted on with
the Parker Jotter. “I like taking notes by hand, I always carry a pen,” George says. And, of course, the Ray-Ban
Aviator sunglasses to match.
6. This ‘bullet’ is a trinket he inherited from his father. “He had a heart condition and used to carry his meds
around in there in case he ever needed them. It is very precious to me.”
7. Silver skull-and-crossbones cufflinks from Fine & Dandy. “I am low on the bling,” he admits. His bracelet in
the main picture, as well as the watch, are about as far as things go. The bracelet is a medical bracelet given to
him by a friend.
These Oliver Peoples reading spectacles are something of a signature of George’s; most of his videos feature them. “I
got those glasses when Mad Men was on and everyone was having a sixties craze.” The lenses are progressive
transitioning readers so he doesn’t have to keep taking them off and putting them on.
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