I had kind of a revelation earlier today. My daughter (who’s about to turn one!) was playing on the kitchen floor with one of my pocket squares -if you follow us on Instagram (@leclubdesdouze), you might have seen a picture of it in our stories. I’m not sure how she managed to put her hands on it, but she did. And she was happily playing with it, giggling. A part of me thought “alright, let’s put that back where you found it, it’s not a toy” but at the same time, I felt like the fact that she went on a scavenger hunt across the apartment and ended up picking this specific item to play with, deserved to be celebrated. And thus I felt like telling you about a gentleman’s accessories brand that I’m a little bit obsessed with these days, R. Culturi.
We’ve talked about watches a fair amount lately. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s our obsession du moment... We all have one, don’t we? We introduced a bunch of newer brands –some currently crowdfunding– but today we wanted to come back to the basics and explore the heritage of a maison rooted in history: Dreyfuss & Co.
At Le club des douze, we like brands that are not just looking to make a buck but are also looking to give something in return. That’s why we love Knots Apparel. They’re accessories designers, crafters, entrepreneurs and social activists all at once. They use their passion for menswear to help those in need. And we respect that. A lot. We also think their ties are pretty damn cool.
Hey. Do you know who, and what, BOLDR is? No, not bolder. BOLDR. Well, you’re in luck. Because this week -still on our quest to find the coolest watches out there- we’re telling you about that new Singaporean brand. Spoiler -BOLDR makes watches you want to wear when enjoying those free moments, that are truly yours, when you do something that actually makes you happy.
A question to the men out there… Are you using just any old razor and shaving products without really giving much thought to where you get them and what longevity they will have? You’re not alone. But that doesn’t make it right. After all, if you’re reading this, you’re probably a gentleman. So why stick with that habit? It’s a new year and time to start fresh. Luckily, we’re telling you about Missouri-based brand The 1906 Gents today. So listen up.
This week we’re excited to discuss a Danish watch brand called About Vintage. Don’t let the name fool you though, even though they take inspiration from the technology and timelessness of old school watchmaking, the designs are very much rooted in the present.
As you know, for the last few months, we’ve been on the hunt for the coolest watch brands in the world. We’ve told you about a couple of traditional bicentennial maisons and some newer minimalistic labels that we’ve found really impressive. Today, we’re telling you about Styrman & Crew, a brand launching tomorrow on Kickstarter. Here’s why we love it.
Please tell me that you know who Beau Brummell is. Or was, in fact. He was known in 18th century England as one of the most refined and fashionable men of his time. A gentleman able to transcend social rank through elegance and attitude. Some believe he invented dandyism. We won’t weigh in on that debate but thought that this would be a good introduction to a brand that, several centuries later, he inspired.