A trip to the barbers is quite a gentlemanly thing. But how about visiting a barbers renowned for luxury and style? That will deliver a hair cut or shave the traditional Italian way. Look no further than the new Acqua di Parma Barbiere which has opened in Selfridges.
Last year top clothing brands FatFace and Folk collaborated on their first collection. The result of this ski based lifestyle and minimal British streetwear brand joining forces was full of winter wardrobe essentials, perfectly incorporating function and style. Happily I can say they have decided to link up again, producing the FatFace x Folk SS19 collection, a range full of summer staples and essentials designed in Britain. Recently here at The Gentleman Select I had a closer look at some of the key pieces you can expect to see and moreover want in your wardrobe come sunny season.
When visiting a restaurant most of us go somewhere local or perhaps jump on a train to the next city. I can say however I have never boarded a plane and flew to a restaurant destination. This was indeed precisely what I did when renowned chef Nico Simeone flew myself and 69 other lucky passengers to Belfast to experience the latest addition to his Six by Nico restaurant portfolio. On the menu was the six course “Chippie” theme. One which I couldn’t wait to try.
It’s important to look and feel good no matter what you are doing, exercise included. Time and time again however I’am sure we find ourselves showing up at the gym or heading out for a run in gear that looks a little worn out and dated to say the least. Thankfully French brand Satisfy exists. A beautiful blend of luxury fashion and function that has taken what you wear when exercising to a whole new level.
It’s competition time here on The Gentleman Select. In partnership with Fossil in St Enoch Centre Glasgow we have an amazing Gen 4 Smartwatch to giveaway worth £249!
Up and down the country regional accents, words and phrases are a massive part of our history and culture. Some stand out so much they are instantly recognised as Glaswegian, Tyke or Geordie dialect. Recent research from LNER however reveals that almost half of Brits think the number of people speaking with a traditional accent is falling. Quite a sad fact indeed but one that hasn’t gone unnoticed. This month with London North Eastern Railway, I was lucky enough to work on their Track Record campaign. A wonderful, charming audio poem created to celebrate people, places and regional accents along the scenic LNER route.
Having a top grooming regime is imperative nowadays. Furthermore it’s important that routine is made up of great, natural products. ESPA, one of the world’s leading spa brands, last month launched their luxury Triple Action Grooming Oil. A lush 3 in 1 shave, facial and beard solution that is ideal for integrating into your daily routine.
I’m certain most of you own or have owned a denim shirt in your life time. A fantastic, versatile item to have in the wardrobe, it goes with anything from chinos to denim jeans. Yes indeed the old “double denim” is something I’am an advocate of as long as they are not matching in the same colour. When it comes to popping on the shirt itself however, I would guess a good percentage of you have never worn one with a suit. With this in mind, last month I paid a visit to renowned tailor Andrew Brookes in Edinburgh to check out some shirt options and where I also found a denim shirt perfectly suited for any occasion.
December is that special time of year, full of Christmas cheer and excitement with family and friends along with most likely a host of festive parties both personal and work related. Of course going along to your various soirees throughout December, with the pinnacle perhaps being on New Years Eve, you will no doubt find a black tie dress code on one of the invitations. To help you out, I’ve been looking at one of the dashing dinner suit options from T.M. Lewin that are sure to have you looking super suave and ravishingly refined on the big evening out.
The festive time of year is all about spending time with family and friends whilst enjoying good food and drink in the best of surroundings. Of course once the Christmas turkey is all done and you’ve had one to may drams on New Years Eve, what better way to blow off the cobwebs and kick off 2019 than a fantastic day at Musselburgh Racecourse for the Betway New Year’s Day Race meeting.