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  • <p>Email may suffice to close the deal, but snail mailing handwritten notes on personalized stationery leaves a lasting imprint -- especially when the stationery has been printed on an antique letterpress. New York-based Russell Sloane uses a vintage Vandercook press. From $700; <a href="http://www.russellsloane.com/" target="_blank">russellsloane.com</a></p>
  • <p>Roth's tube amp iPod docking station warms up your digital audio quality with old-school vacuum tubes that elevate compressed files into concert quality acoustics. And it looks cool. $750; <a href="http://www.rothaudio.co.uk/" target="_blank">rothaudio.co.uk</a></p>
  • <p>What do you get in a $6,600 phone? Try individually handcrafted ruby bearings, a sapphire crystal screen, cowhide trim, and a "liquidmetal" shell that is twice as hard as stainless steel. Oh, and 3G quadband GSM and a 24-hour personal concierge service -- in case, say, you need your Bentley polished. $6,628; <a href="http://www.vertu.com/" target="_blank">vertu.com</a></p>
  • <p>Bling up your undergarments with these silver infused (5%) cotton tanks, tees, and henleys, which regulate body temperature, fend off germs, and prevent stains. Silver is a natural bacteria zapper. $150; <a href="http://www.est1887.com/" target="_blank">est1887.com</a></p>

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  • <p>When you're looking to impress, look no further than the rose-, olive-, or thyme-accented chocolates from Richart, the French chocolatier famous for using Venezuelan criollo, the finest cocoa in the world. From $61; <a href="http://www.richart-chocolates.com/" target="_blank">richart-chocolates.com</a></p>
  • <p>If Aristotle Onassis had lugged around a laptop, Valextra's grain leather case would have been his bag. Clean lines, pristine white leather, and the lack of garish logos make dragging around PowerPoints downright stylish. $5,010; <a href="http://www.valextra.it/" target="_blank">valextra.it</a></p>
  • 01 /06

    Email may suffice to close the deal, but snail mailing handwritten notes on personalized stationery leaves a lasting imprint -- especially when the stationery has been printed on an antique letterpress. New York-based Russell Sloane uses a vintage Vandercook press. From $700; russellsloane.com

  • 02 /06

    Roth's tube amp iPod docking station warms up your digital audio quality with old-school vacuum tubes that elevate compressed files into concert quality acoustics. And it looks cool. $750; rothaudio.co.uk

  • 03 /06

    What do you get in a $6,600 phone? Try individually handcrafted ruby bearings, a sapphire crystal screen, cowhide trim, and a "liquidmetal" shell that is twice as hard as stainless steel. Oh, and 3G quadband GSM and a 24-hour personal concierge service -- in case, say, you need your Bentley polished. $6,628; vertu.com

  • 04 /06

    Bling up your undergarments with these silver infused (5%) cotton tanks, tees, and henleys, which regulate body temperature, fend off germs, and prevent stains. Silver is a natural bacteria zapper. $150; est1887.com

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  • 05 /06

    When you're looking to impress, look no further than the rose-, olive-, or thyme-accented chocolates from Richart, the French chocolatier famous for using Venezuelan criollo, the finest cocoa in the world. From $61; richart-chocolates.com

  • 06 /06

    If Aristotle Onassis had lugged around a laptop, Valextra's grain leather case would have been his bag. Clean lines, pristine white leather, and the lack of garish logos make dragging around PowerPoints downright stylish. $5,010; valextra.it

Email may suffice to close the deal, but snail mailing handwritten notes on personalized stationery leaves a lasting imprint — especially when the stationery has been printed on an antique letterpress. New York-based Russell Sloane uses a vintage Vandercook press. From $700; russellsloane.com

A version of this article appeared in the December 2007 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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