As you know, we love watches. In fact, these last few months, we went on a little editorial world tour, looking for the most beautiful timepieces -from the most conservative to the most minimalist, from traditional retail stores to Kickstarter and from Switzerland to Singapore. Yet, last month, the tour took us back to Paris, where we were invited to preview Baume & Mercier‘s latest men’s collection.
We’ve long been admirers of style icon Porfirio Rubirosa. The fella was considered the last great playboy of the twentieth century. He loved women, piloted aeroplanes, drove racing cars and searched for sunken treasures in the Caribbean. The rumor even has it that he inspired Ian Fleming to create James Bond. Quite the legacy…
Is the sun back? It certainly feels like it. In fact, we spent the weekend in the sun, walking around and enjoying being outdoors. And so we thought that now would be the perfect time to give away a pair of sunnies by one of our favorite London-based spectacle brands, MONC London. To enter, simply follow the instructions on this Instagram post. We’ll pick a winner at midnight on Sunday. It’s happening here. Good luck!
If you’re a keen reader of the club, you’ll know that we’re always on the lookout for aesthetically pleasing objects, to wear, to cook or make drinks with, but also to work out with. Beautiful pieces with a purpose… We published a number of gym and workout selections of menswear over the years but have never really looked into sports accessories -probably because up until recently, we would go to a gym and didn’t need our own gear. But since our daughter was born, we have started working out at home.
We recently discovered a Norwegian company called Lustbox (read our feature here). And quite frankly, having never worked with a Norway-based label before, we were pretty curious about the country’s menswear scene. So we asked the entrepreneurs behind the subscription box business to point us in the right direction and they immediately recommended we check out a new watch brand called Berg.
At Le club des douze, we believe that it’s important to own a couple of pieces that will make up your wardrobe. But it’s equally as important to accessorize those properly. And to keep it fresh, you will have to build a library of accessories that you love and are happy to choose from, every day. Of course, it can take time and cost you quite a bit of money. Unless you have a system…
Nope. Our quest to find the coolest watches out there hasn’t yet ended. In fact, we just discovered a new Swedish brand that wereally wanted to feature on the blog this week. So without further ado, we’re telling you today about Ackurat, their sleek timepieces and their crowd-funding campaign.
So, we’re still on our quest to find the coolest watches on the market. After telling you last week about an ancestral European watchmaking maison, we decided to switch things up and tell you about a new brand called Maven, inspired by the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.