I did so greatly admire Kitonbrioni. We have lost a living link with the golden age of luxury. He was a man of truly impeccable taste. The coats, belts, shoes, and indeed the furnishings he had simply cannot be procured today, with the stupid CITES regulations and other bureaucratic hullabaloo that do such ill as to discourage trade between nations which we all know is the true road to universal prosperity. As Kitonbrioni would have said, prosperity shared is not prosperity divided.
To honour Kitonbrioni's memory in my own personal way, I got dibs on his 8' X 8' mahogany closet. I cannot see a more fitting way to honour how he has touched my life. I would go so far as to say Kitonbrioni would have wanted it that way, for his greatest admirer to have it. There is another cedar closet, which I also want to honour his memory. I will post a full catalogue of those relics of his life which have touched me the most (dibs also on the Seraphim shearlings, all Brioni exotic leather footewear, Cartier crocodile belts, Patek 18k watch(es), Brioni leather-reversible to cashmere overcoat, elephant-hide boots) but right now I show my respect for Kitonbrioni by going through his blog archives and celebrating his life on the blogosphere.
I close with these words to reflect on, from Pope St. Clement the first:
"Charity unites us to God...There is nothing mean in charity, nothing arrogant. Charity knows no schism, does not rebel, does all things in concord. In charity all the elect of God have been made perfect."