Gentlemen’s Basics

rasoir lameWhether I (and for the sake of the argument, you) need a fancy and vintage-barbershop-inspired toiletry kit is arguable. I mean sure I need to shave (or in my case trim my beard), brush my teeth and somehow try to do something of my very thick hair. But again, do I need an old school metal razor with a zinc handle and quality changeable steel blades? Well I think I do. Allow me to explain.

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A Suit & A Moustache

A moustache and a suitAs you can probably tell from the last selections I posted (here and here), I am very excited for fall to be back. This is the fifth summer I spend in New York and I have to say… I gets damn hot. I find it impossible to wear a jacket in July and August. And I love jackets. Finally, I can indulge. And comfortably so. Perhaps as comfortably as this gentlemen shot by Søren Jepsen (from the The Locals). Don’t you just love this suit jacket? I do. Along with the accessories, what a cool striped knitted tie, tastefully matching the pocket square.


Selection #86: Fall Essentials

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Three Perfect Laptop Sleeves

I bought my MacBook almost three years ago and must admit that I still haven’t gotten a case for it. Although I don’t travel with it often, when I do, I’ve resorted to a scarf-wrapping system that is neither efficient nor chic. I think the reason that I put off the search for a laptop sleeve for so long is because I wanted something unlike the ones I see everywhere and I wanted something that was sturdy, attractive and worthy of carrying my laptop. Well the search is over and I found not only one but three that I love for different reasons.

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Sebastian Ward

Sebastian WardA lot of people think that the suit make the man. I disagree. As far as I’m concerned, the shirt does. It’s a garment that’s much more technical and complex than one could imagine and it can alone dress up (or down) an entire outfit. Yup. I’m pretty excited about shirts. Always have been. Which is why I was also excited to discover Sebastian Ward. I feel like the designer behind the brand gets me and shares my excitement!

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Paris Menswear

Back in July, the founder of Fashion City Insider (an online city guide of the world’s leading fashion cities) asked me to share with her readers my favorite Parisian spots. The full article is here but I thought I would give you a preview here. She asked for an itinerary of the best lifestyle and menswear boutiques.

Here are four of my picks:

Make sure to read the full post here and let me know what your favorite Paris stores are.

 

Fall Layering 1. 0.1

Fall Layering 101Our latest selection celebrates the return of Fall. Because as much as I love the sun and the heat of New York summers, I personally think that there’s nothing like dressing for Autumn and Spring. The temperatures really allow you to layer up and (finally) wear jackets and cardigans after a long Summer of wearing exclusively tees and shirts.

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Selection #85: Fall Is Back

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