The World’s Best Shoe by MR PORTER

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

Most of you will know MR PORTER, the Gentleman arm of NET A PORTER, and their love for mens clothing and more importantly their range of designer shoes.

 

We had the privilege of attending the relaunch of MR PORTER’s new luxury shoe site themed “The World’s Best Shoes”. Gentlemen, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Boots, Loafers, Sneakers and our two personal favourites: Broguesand Loafers. Eight specialist shoemakers have partnered on an exclusive basis with MR PORTER to bring our fellow Gentlemen a unique offering for their next shoe purchase.

 

The Brogue Shoe

Brogues MR PORTER

Fellows, if you’re looking for a shoe that can work both for casual occasions but can also be used to upgrade your formal, we would recommend the BroguesShoe. Sturdy lace ups with stylish patterns, Brogues add a personal touch to your outfit. This shoe is one of the must-haves for every Gentlemen.

 

Loafers

LOAFERS MR PORTER

Gentlemen, if you’re looking to impress your colleagues in the office with a new pair of shoes, look no further. The Loafer is not only a timeless shoe but is elegant and will be a perfect addition to that well tailored suit you own. The Saint Laurent Penny Leather Loafers are by far one of our favourite shoes. Crafted in fine Italian leather and polished to perfection.

 

With Christmas around the corner, now is a good time throw out those old pair of shoes that have been worn in 2015 and prepare your wardrobe for a luxury men upgrade in 2016. Before diving blind into the breadth of designer shoes of MR PORTER, Gentlemen, we recommend that you cast an eye on their “Eight Shoes Every Man Should Own” and their specialist editorial hub for your “Shoe Guide” in 2016.

 

MR PORTER is also giving away £1,000 prize to the winner of the “World’s Best Shoes”. To enter the competition, simply tweet your best “View From Your Shoes” using the #shoegame on Instagram.

Presenting Glashutte Watches at Harrods London

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

The summer is slowly coming to London and for us watch enthusiasts there are plenty of events happening. Glashütte Original, German Watchmaking Art since 1845, has set up shop in the Fine Watch Room of Harrods and is providing to us fellow Londoners, their expertise in manufacturing chronographs. The exhibition is on until the 24th of June 2015 so do go and visit them.

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One of the main centre pieces is the “Wondertable” showcasing the individual components of Glashütte Calibre 37. The in-house chronograph movement Calibre 37 was presented for the first time in 2014.

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The Calibre 37 is at the heart of two of their main timepieces namely: Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date. The movement was the first Glashütte Original had conceived and built inhouse specifically as a chronograph, power reserve of 70 hours and the simplified movement has increased stability which resulted in improved time keeping.

Glashutte Watches

Fellow followers, should you be looking for a classic timepiece for that next important meeting do have a look at the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date. All hands are in blued steel and the dial is framed by an elegant bezel. The case is satin brushed and polished in either platinum or red gold. The Senator Chronograph Panorama Date fits well on a tailored suit.

Glashutte Watches

If on the other hand you are looking for a timepiece which has a more sportier feel to it, then the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date could be your next timepiece. It features a polished and soft cornered square bezel and the satin brushed case in stainless steel brings back the vintage look and feel. It is a nice luxury time piece for a less formal event and would go well with chinos and a shirt as the summer is just around the corner.

 Glashutte Watches

Gentlemen and fellow followers, connoisseurs and watch enthusiasts, you are all cordially invited to visit Glashütte Original exhibition at the Fine Watch Room of Harrods in Knightsbridge.

The Roof Gardens London One Day Event

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

If you are visiting London this summer and are looking for the perfect place that combines: rooftop bar, party people, good music, great location then look no more as The Roof Gardens offers all of these.

 

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For those who haven’t been to The Roof Gardens before, it is located in the chic and area of W8 (High Street Kensington to the non Londoners). Situated on top of the previously well known Derry & Tom’s Department store (now above M&S, H&M, GAP and High Street Kensington Tube Station) The Roof Gardens boast a fantastic location in central London and should not be missed this summer 2014.

 

The Roof Gardens are more than your average London club. Renowned for their high end gardens (achieving 4* on Trip Advisor ), the three gardens are definitely worth a visit: The Spanish Garden, as the name suggests, is based on the style from Granada in Spain. The Tudor Garden, surrounds you in lilies, roses and lavender during the summer months. Finally, the English Woodland Garden the best of the 3 during the summer months with thousands of anemones bursting into life.

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The Club is also well known for its moto of “no effort – no entry” – very much in line with our own philosophy! Furthermore the famous restaurant – Babylon – sets the scene by being on the 7th floor and showcases London’s amazing skyline.

 

We were lucky enough to be granted VIP access to The Roof Gardens One Day event. Our fellows from The Roof Gardens definitely know how to celebrate the start of the summer and the kicking off of the outdoor party season. We weren’t disappointed by the turnout on the day as all the gentlemen and gentle ladies from London turned up promptly and dressed the part.

 

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 The atmosphere was buzzing to the beats of Benny Blanco, DJames, Serene Sass and Basil (Black-II-Basic) and the drinks were flowing all afternoon in the hot English weather.

Gentlemen if you are looking for an establishment in London which is more than your average club, that has character and history, then The Roof Gardens is a definite recommendation.

Introducing Watchfinder

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

We joined our fellows from Watchfinder on Thursday for a very special event at their boutique at The Royal Exchange in Bank. The master class brought together like minded gentlemen and gentlewomen to discuss the latest trends in the luxury watch industry.

Watchfinder Reader Event

We had the opportunity to meet the team from the Watchfinder at the event, who were kind enough to share with us their points of views on the watch industry and news about their new edition of the Watchmag (you can download their app here) . We also had the chance to see one of their watchmakers showcasing their art.

 

If you fellows are in the market and are looking to purchase a new timepiece or currently in the research phase, we would recommend you getting in touch with the gentlemen from Watchfinder. We came by the fellows from Watchfinder during our research for our first timepiece.

Rolex GMT Master

We opted for the classical Rolex Submariner Datejust for a few reasons. We were really interested by the history behind the Rolex Submariner. Designed for diving (up to 300m) by Rolex, the Submariner is known for its high quality, water resistance and corrosion. With the summer coming up, we thought it best to procure ourselves a luxury watch that would resist sea water.

Rolex Submariner

Another reason is that the Rolex Submariner is a good entry level timepiece for the fellows entering the luxury watch ladder. It won’t lose value over time and it could help with your next luxury timepiece acquisition. Our fellows at Watchfinder can help you with your upgrade since their moto is “Pre-owned Uncompromised”.

 

So Gentlemen, if you are interested in learning more about the latest trends in the luxury watch industry download their app here. If you are also looking to purchase your next luxury timepiece then visit our fellows at Watchfinder.

Luxury Shopping at Bicester Village

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

With the clocks moving forward an hour, and the Spring nearly upon us, it was time for us to upgrade our wardrobe and accessories at one of London’s stylish shopping outlets. We decided to embark on a luxury journey for the day from London for some luxury shopping to the renowned Bicester Village. Technically speaking, Bicester Village is located on the outskirts of Oxford, an 1h15 North West of London.

Bicester Village

Bicester Village is part of the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages by Value Retail. The company specialises exclusively in the development of luxury outlet shopping villages. In fact, during our last visit to Barcelona, we visited La Roca Village which is part of the same group for some international outlet luxury shopping.

 

A kind word of caution, for the fellow gentlemen wanting to attempt the exploration of Bicester Village, we would strongly recommend having an early night to visit the village at its opening to fully enjoy the experience. Surrounded by likeminded gentlemen and fellows, it is easy to get carried away!

 

We visited several of our favourite brands during our visit, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach and Timberland to name a few. You can find the full list of stores here.

Bicester Village - Polo Outlet

One of our new acquisitions was Timberland’s Earthkeeper Heritage 2 Eye, also known as Timberland’s Boat shoe.

Bicester Village - Timberland

Made from premium leather and rawhide lace, it is a classic item for any gentleman. The boat shoe can be worn for both formal and informal events and a nice addition to ones summer style. You can find them on the official site here or even better you can go to Bicester Village to pick them up!

Another luxury acquisition was the Coach Cardholder which we have been trying to locate for some time now. Crafted in tanned leather with hand-aligned pockets, it is a nice accessory to complete your business look.

Bicester Village - Coach
So Gentlemen, if you are looking for a day out close to London, Bicester Village is the place to visit should you need a new wardrobe or new accessories to upgrade your look.

Night out in London: Libertine

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

While the weather has got worst in parts of the country with flood warnings still on red alert, this hasn’t stopped Luxurymenblog’s research for nights out in London. We has been busy visiting some of the top luxury clubs in London. A while back we introduced you to our fellows from the Ace of Clubs, which you can read here. The fellows from the Ace of Clubs provide an exclusive and luxury hosting service for going out in London’s clubs throughout the whole week.

Night out in London

In addition, their run a luxury table reservation and guest list service should you want to properly party in London with your friends, colleagues after a busy week in meetings, or simply bringing together a group of friends to go out in London. Furthermore the team provide a friendly and professional approach for their guests compared to some others in the similar industry, making the environment open to meeting new people.

 

We joined the team this weekend at one of London’s top clubs, Libertine. The club is located in the heart of Fitzrovia and close to Oxford Circus. Libertine attracts a large crowd of individuals and sometimes celebrities giving the establishment a vibrant feeling. The club boasts 4 different rooms and is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The club was busy this Saturday nevertheless the Ace of Clubs delivered a stunning job.

Night out in London

For the fellow gentlemen who have been in London a while and know the club scene, Libertine was recently refurbished from the old Chinawhite nightclub.

 

Night out in London

You will see quite often, large amounts of bottle flowing from the VIP bar across the dance floor to the different tables. If you are looking for a place to dance with likeminded people, then Libertine is the place to visit for your night out in London.

So gentlemen and fellow followers, if you are planning a night out in London and would like to visit one of the top clubs in London to go dancing then Libertine is a definite choice for you. Should you want to visit Libertine, we would recommend contacting our fellow friends from the Ace of Clubs as they will be able to provide you a hassle free entrance and great evening.

 

Remember to mention Luxurymenblog when contacting our fellow gents at Ace of Clubs for a personal approach: Phone: +44(0)7545311619 or Email: info@aceofclubslondon.com

 

 

Saint Valentines Night Out

Ace of Clubs London

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

After a long week at work, it’s time to relax and go and have some fun!

Our friends from the AceofClubs have organised some really interesting events for tonight in London.

Remember to mention Luxurymenblog when contacting our fellow gents at Ace of Clubs for a personal approach: Phone: +44(0)7545311619 or Email: info@aceofclubslondon.com

Night out in London: CirqueLeSoir

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

As it is the year of the Horse, with apparently a heated year in front of us, Luxurymenblog will be diverting this tension by sharing with you some of the best luxury places to go out in London. If you are planning a night out in London to party in some of the most exclusive clubs we recommend the Ace of Clubs. Providing a top notch luxury service, these hosts provide a high quality guestlist to the most exclusive clubs in the capital.

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In addition, their run a table reservation service should you want to properly party in London with your friends, work colleagues after a hard week in the office, or simply an event you would like to host.

 

We met the brilliant team last weekend whilst visiting one of the top and most exclusive clubs in London, Cirque Le Soir. The club situated near Oxford Circus is located in Ganton street (next to Carnaby street). Cirque Le Soir is one of London’s most sought after nightclubs and entrance is highly exclusive, usually demonstrated by a long line of people queuing in front of the club in the cold weather. The “Ace of Clubs” definitely knows how to put on an event.

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Cirque Le Soir, opened in 2009, is a circus theme nightclub boasting incredible performances. For our international gentlemen, Cirque Le Soir also have a club in Dubai and Shanghai. From sword-swallowers, fire-eaters all with a burlesque angle.

 

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Not to mention the dwarves, magicians and clowns that roam the club. They have a range of different events every night of the week, from Bordel nights on Friday to Hip Hop Saturday nights to mention a few.

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There are also a few nice additions to the club, from video games, bear ping pong table, fortune teller and in case you are hungry at 2AM, a pop corn and crepe stand! At our luxury table organised by the Ace of Clubs for us, the Belvedere was flowing all night long.

 

The fellow gentlemen whom we were with were all from very interesting backgrounds. It’s always a pleasure to meet new people especially in a time poor city like London!

 

To go out in London especially to luxury and most exclusive nightclubs there are a few ways to get in. Queuing is an option, however in the cold weather that we are currently experiencing we suggest to use this alternative as a final resort. A smarter option is to get in touch with our fellows from the Ace of Clubs as this is their speciality.

 

So gentlemen, if you are planning a night out in London are would like to discover the mysterious wonders of Cirque Le Soir, we suggest you get in contact with the Ace of Clubs team as soon as possible for a great and eventful evening!

 

Remember to mention Luxurymenblog when contacting our fellow gents at Ace of Clubs for a personal approach: Phone: +44(0)7545311619 or Email: info@aceofclubslondon.com

Night Out in London: Yauatcha

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

Happy Year of the Horse (Chinese new year for those who weren’t aware)!. This is the first post of 2014, we have been quite busy over these past few weeks as you will see in the next upcoming posts and we will be presenting to you the best night out in London ideas. Exactly a year ago, when we were in Soho trying to find a club, we stumbled upon what is now one of our favourite luxury London restaurant, Yauatcha.

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

Yauatcha, part of the renowned Hakkasan group, is a fine establishment boasting the best dim-sum in the capital since 2004. In addition to the large range of dim-sum, the restaurant offers a wide range of home teas as well as handmade macarons and high end deserts.Within the first year of opening Yauatcha received a Michelin star demonstrating the creativity and quality of the food delivered by the master chefs

If you are looking for a place for your night out in London, then Yauatcha’s atmosphere is a great venue for all occasions including Pre-club Diner, business meeting lunch, family or friend catch up or even a late Saturday lunch.

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

If you are planning to celebrate the year of the horse over the next 2 weeks in London, we would strongly recommend visiting Yauatcha as they have recently partnered up with one of the oldest London luxury department store: Harvey Nichols. The partnership brings together luxury creativity and a real taste of China (through a new Chinese menu).

Yauatcha
storefront has been taken over from the 20th of January 2014 to the 10th of February, by paper Horses designed by Harvey Nichols to celebrate the Year of the Horse.

We visited the restaurant this Saturday and here are a few of our favourites:(left to right):

  • King Crab Shanghai Siew Long Bun with Pork – one of our favourites
  • Scallop Shui Mai
  • Prosecco Cartizze, Domenico de Bertiol – goes very nicely with the fish

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

In addition to a Harvey Nichols designed storefront, visitors will have the opportunity to taste a few specials including the special edition of the best seller “Yasmin Honey” (top) with mandarin and sesame:

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

We also loved the “Strawberry and Basil Gateau” (right), lemon crumble and enjoyed the refreshing “Orange and Apricot Mille Feuille” (left).

 

Also during this festive season, upon completion of your meal you will receive a red envelope (for good luck) containing vouchers for fashion and treatment treats at Harvey Nichols. In addition, there is a bespoke cocktail at Harvey Nichols designed by the Yauatcha baristas.

Night Out In London - Yauatcha

So gentlemen and fellow followers, if you are in London and are looking for a nice restaurant close to the busy night life of Soho, then Yauatcha should be featuring on top of your list. This is a definite place to visit for a night out in London. We suggest you book sooner rather than later as it is a sought after venue!

 

Book your table now: by Phone:+44 (0) 20 7494 8888 or by Email: Reservations@yauatcha.com

 

Happy Year of the Horse from Yauatcha &Luxurymenblog

 Night Out In London - Yauatcha