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May 16 2020
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The Mask

Steele Canvas


Since its founding, in 1921, Steele Canvas—the manufacturer of Air Mail’s limited-edition and much-coveted tote bags—has been guided by a singular mission: to produce and purvey goods of the highest possible quality. The Cambridge-based company has mastered everything from mini bar bags for the Carlyle hotel to custom baskets for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. Now they’ve turned their attentions to stopping the spread of the coronavirus with the Keep America Moving Mask, made with a domestic-denim exterior and 100 percent cotton flannel lining, and finished with adjustable ear loops. When you purchase one, another is donated to a frontline worker. ($20, steelecanvas.com)

The Frame

Giberto Venezia


The best moments in life deserve to be captured by a camera and then housed in an equally unforgettable frame. It’s hard to top these from Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, whose aesthetic is informed by his childhood home in Venice, the storied Palazzo Papadopoli. He begins each piece with a sketch, and then collaborates with master glass-makers to sculpt each frame from Venetian glass. The Egeo frame, inspired by the scene in the film Summertime in which Katharine Hepburn falls into a blue lagoon, also incorporates blue velvet from Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua. ($1,622; giberto.it)

The Bracelet

Tiffany & Co.


In the realm of fine jewelry, there are few pieces as investment-worthy as a gold link bracelet, and we recently discovered a new favorite from the Tiffany T1 collection. Understated by nature but full of impact, the Wide Diamond Hinged Bangle uses the brand’s signature letter in miniature for its clever design. Made of 18-karat rose gold, it’s a beautiful and subtle complement to an everyday look, but special enough to make wandering around the house—our go-to pastime these days—feel like an outing. Consider it a family heirloom in the making. ($28,000; tiffany.com)

The Pump

Souliers Martinez


It’s finally time to give the boots a rest. If you buy only one new pair of shoes this spring, make it these quasi-dressy T-straps from Souliers Martinez. Originally from Spain, the brand’s designer, Julien Martinez Calmettes, is now living in France, but his collection is inspired by a visit to his home country, where he encountered the art of hand-lacing in Alicante. The craft is at the heart of everything he does, and is seen with especially stunning effect in these elegant pumps. Yes—they’re destined to be paired with your dresses and pants, but for an especially spring ’20 look, simply try them with long, tailored shorts. ($570, net-a-porter.com)

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