Introduction to TheInternationalMan.com
"You should have the best. Don't settle for second best." - Steve Jobs.
Founder / Owner Kim Weiss' Ambition & Motivation:
"I have the simplest of tastes, I am always satisfied with The Best." - Oscar Wilde.
Welcome! My name is Kim Weiss. I am the owner of this website, TheInternationalMan.com.
Long story short: My lifelong ambition has always been to take an idea and develop it to the point of perfection! This is what I have set out to do with TheInternationalMan.com - to make it a continually improving and useful website dedicated to the 'good things' in life. Hopefully to our mutual benefit. Itís all about quality and The Best. Second-best is never an option! As the Mercedes-Benz people correctly sums it up with their motto: Das Beste oder nichts (The Best or nothing) - or as LEGO puts it in theirs: The Best is never too good.
Kim Weiss' Mission & Vision Statement:
"The most valuable commodity in the world is information." - Gordon Gekko.
My mission is very simple: To find the 'Rolls-Royces' of every category listed on this website on the Internet to help you avoid wasting your time and make it your useful and indispensable lifestyle and luxury resource. With TheInternationalMan.com you'll allways be pointed in the right direction of The Best of whatever you are looking for!
Kim Weiss' Pledge:
"Quality is not an act, it is a habit." - Aristotle.
I pledge that I will strive to be your premier authoritative source and provider with an array of links to the best upscale suppliers, makers and promoters of the quality experiences and upscale products and high-end services that we all are looking for and thus make the website TheInternationalMan.com the complete lifestyle & luxury guide on the Internet!
Living First Class:
"It's a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything but the very Best you will often get it." - W. Somerset Maugham.
Living First Class isn't solely a matter of finances: It involves a delicate balance between dreams and practicality, reinforced by the awareness that true luxury is synonymous with quality - people, places, possessions with lasting value. Second best just doesn't make it anymore. Since the returns from The Best are so substantial, they're easily worth the investment of extra time and energy, not to mention money.
Ultimately, Living First Class is not only doing whatever you do well, with style, subtlety and wit, but recognizing and appreciating The Real Thing and making it a part of your life, personalized with your own special touch of panache. Perfection is a continuous process that can never be fully attained.
What's TheInternationalMan.com All About?
"It is easy to be statisfied with the very Best." - Winston Churchill.
TheInternationalMan.com is more than just a 'business' for myself. It is a labor of love, and a reflection of my own personality. I realized at an early age that quality is not an act, it is a habit (Aristotle). This maxim is what I try to pursue and share with the like-minded followers of this website.
I am therefore continuously tracking down the world's finest, and always improving and building TheInternationalMan.com into a huge connoisseur database. I'll do the hard work, the sifting and sorting, to find you the sites that are solid and useful to help you avoid wasting your time with sites that aren't, and thereby saving you the boring practicalities.
"My tastes are simple. I like only the Best." - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
In short, TheInternationalMan.com is to be your ultimate lifestyle and luxury encyclopaedia to fine and good living with lots of hints and tips to help you manage an interesting and rewarding lifestyle.
Someone once defined an elegant man as one who wanders through the world as though it were a village. This definition holds, but with a note of caution: the elegant man (or woman) of the new millennium is no longer an aimless wanderer with the insider's access which TheInternationalMan.com gives you - exclusively commited to quality as it is.
So here on my website - which is a continual work in progress - (and its fledgling sister site LUXURY MAN) I will on a daily basis commit myself with my expert knowledge to relentlessly try to collect and 'harvest' all the relevant essential links on the Internet to all the pertinent websites with the products and services that we connoisseurs / feinschmecker (like myself) - and you - wish to visit to satisfy our needs and wishes, and perhaps even improve and better them, and forever live in the style we deserve!
"I am determined to travel through life first class." - Noël Coward.
In brief, my purpose with the website TheInternationalMan.com is to invite its visitors along on an exciting and inspiring combination of an expedition and a Grand Tour to jointly find a hopefully rewarding and interesting lifestyle of first class living and enjoyment of the worldly pleasures offered en route where it is up to each participant to 'shop' according to his or her individual needs and desires. The range is as it appears on the present website is huge. Only the imagination - and wallet - set boundaries. Bon voyage!
I hope that my website will be both useful and educational to you, and that you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoy compiling it. While initially designed to be a fun side project, T.I.M. has now developed into the Internet's largest lifestyle & luxury database, resource & guide with thousands of daily visitors. If you have any suggestions for additional links & improvements, please let me know via the Suggestions Box at the top of the page!
Kim Weiss - commited to quality!
Founder & Owner
Personal motto: If you can think it, I can do it!
As you may have noticed, I have prioritized a visually INSPIRING & INFORMATIVE SLIDESHOW at the top of most web pages, and thereby SACRIFIED THE LOADING SPEED - which, unfortunately, slows down the downloading of the opening of the individual web page. I ask for your patience and hope that you'll appreciate the carefully selected pictorial presentation and introduction to each category.
Due to the amount of photos in the slideshow at the top of some webpages, you may sometimes have to use the refresh / update icon: ↻
(at the top of the page) to have it shown properly.
Although the greatest possible care has been taken with the compilation of the content of this website, it is possible that certain information may (after a while) be out-of-date or (no longer) be correct. The links are accurate when they are posted, sometimes the pages may be moved, updated or deleted without notice. I regret the inconvenience and promise to do my utmost to keep the links on the website as up-to-date as possible.
Each sub-category on the frontpage with a number added in gold in the end has its own dedicated webpage - further indicated with white numbers in the contents section of the relevant category webpages!
Upcoming VIP Privilege Membership Card
The International Man will in the near future be launching its own PRIVILEGE & BENEFIT VIP MEMBERSHIP CARD - named simply 'The Card'. Members will receive special privileges, benefits and preferential rates with selected partner hotels, restaurants, our LUXURY WEBSHOP, and more. Enter your name and e-mail address to receive FREE INFO about 'The Card' HERE.