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Playing the Field: How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style

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How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style The best way to take in all that the Monterey Car Week has to offer is to motor through the Central California coast, preferably in a roadster. For that you'll need soft-sided luggage packed with an outfit for every occasion. You know the drill: Pack the suit pants, wear the jacket (to reduce wrinkles), stuff socks into your shoes, and roll everything soft (T-shirts, pajamas, etc.) to maximize space. Done?

Now take half of it out because you'll never have time to wear all those clothes, mister.

Hard Graft: Carry-On Suitcase

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style With dimensions perfectly suited to a backseat or trunk, this wool-lined luggage will keep your getaway attire secured and well-organized. Its vegetable-tanned Italian leather is hand-stained, and with years of use it will age beautifully.

$1233
hardgraft.com

What To Wear: Dress to Impress Mother Nature

Summer weather along the Monterey Bay Peninsula ranges from fantastic to fantastically inconsistent. Be sure to pack for cold, misty mornings and other forms of precipitation. A sun hat, shades, and SPF 50 are a must for all outdoor activities. A nice pair of driving loafers will go great with all the exotic metal around you. Women should stick to flats or wedges on Sunday morning—there's a lot of walking to be done on the manicured lawns.


Lock & Co. Hatters: Napoli

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style A modern take on a classic panama hat, the Napoli is constructed of sisal and features a simple yet elegant navy grosgrain band. The 2.5-inch brim is wide enough to protect your eyes from the Monterey Bay sun rays. The golden brown chapeau is appropriate for casual or formal events.

$367
lockhatters.co.uk

Santoni Shoes: Loafer 11345

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style These comfortable and stylish loafers are available in a midnight blue or silver-grey fabric, with leather laces and contrast stitching. The rubber soles provide ample grip on sleek surfaces such as rain-soaked tarmac or polished gas pedals.

$255
santonishoes.com

Barton Perreira: Hakan

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style Automobiles have always inspired the work of renowned designer Patty Perreira. These specs are made of advanced zyl acetate and metal, with 100 percent UV protection.

$480
bartonperreira.com

Playing the Field: How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style

Barbour: Quilted 9665 Jacket

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style This lightweight quilted summer jacket from the Steve McQueen collection is perfect for walking the green in style. The tilted map pocket adds a distinctive look. Hidden handwarmer pockets will save you the hassle of wearing gloves on Dawn Patrol.

$329
barbour.com

Tudor: Heritage Chrono

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style Designers reinterpreted the classic 1970s Oysterdate Chronograph with inspiration from the physiques of iconic racing machines. The diameter has been updated to 42mm for a modern feel, while contemporary cues such as stylized shoulders, polished and beveled lug edges, and a seatbelt-inspired strap add a sporty motif.

$3495
tudorwatches.com

Chopard: Mille Miglia 2014

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style Since 1988, Chopard has partnered with the famous Mille Miglia race, and each year it's issued timepieces echoing the event's stylish, luxurious personality. For 2014, the 42mm chronograph oozes Italian style and sophistication with its red tachometric scale, white dial, and green minute ring. Mille Miglia logos etched into the case back and dial, a strap made of Barenia calfskin, and a 2014-unit production run distinguish this piece from the rest.

$5520
us.chopard.com

Porsche Design: Worldtimer P'6750

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style This Porsche Design timepiece is understated in style yet sophisticated in make. Engineers at watchmaker Eterna crafted a unique automatic movement for the Worldtimer that is capable of running multiple time zones simultaneously. Its matte titanium case and caoutchouc strap emanate coolness and functionality.

$13,270
porsche-design.com

Shoot to Thrill

The earlier you arrive, the fewer people there will be surrounding each car. Remember eye level is boring—crouch down for more dramatic angles and when in doubt, get closer. A circular polarizer is great for creating deep blue skies and helps cut reflections in body panels. Pop the flash on your camera to help fill in shaded interiors and shadows created by strong midday light. And last, when shooting close ups, be wary of any buttons, zippers, or lanyards that could scratch that $30-million Ferrari.


Hard Graft: Hang Camera Strap

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style Ditch your DSLR's standard strap for a hand-assembled pairing of Italian wool and leather.

$152
hardgraft.com

Stay Hydrated

To score free donuts, hot coffee, and a limited-edition Dawn Patrol hat during the Concours d'Elegance's ritual roll-in, you'll need to be at 18th green of the Pebble Beach links by 5 a.m. No sense in being grumpy at that hour, so pack a spirit that goes well with sunrise and a strong cuppa Joe. We suggest Macallan single malt whiskey, preferably Cask Strength.


Kaufman Mercantile: Handmade Pewter Flask with Leather Case

How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style© Provided by MotorTrend How to do Monterey Car Week in Classic Style Have a drink while admiring star cars. This pewter flask is made by craftsmen at Wentworth in Sheffield, England, who hand-shape and polish each flask individually. Keep it free of damage with a leather sleeve from Glasgow, Scotland.

4 and 6 oz. flasks, $69-$79
Leather flask cases, $42-$104
kaufmann-mercantile.com

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