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.

 

The Roof Gardens One Day event - the roof gardens london

 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.

Gentleman Summer Attire

Gentleman Summer Attire

Summer Gentleman Style

Summer Gentleman Style

Luxury Watch Competition by Crown & Caliber

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

Happy Easter from Luxurymenblog! Have you managed to find all those Easter Eggs that have been hidden away?

Our fellows from Crown & Caliber have opened a luxury watch contest for all of our fellow followers and watch lovers to submit a photo of their own favourite timepiece.

Submissions to the luxury watch contest will then be posted on their site following which our wider Gentlemen community will vote to decide who wins!

The winner will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card, which of course, could go towards your next timepiece.

To enter the luxury watch contest, please send the best photo of your favourite watch that you own to contests@crownandcaliber.com, or tag them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Deadline is the 25th of April 2014.

Good luck from Luxurymenblog!

Luxury Watch Competition by Crown & Caliber(Picture courtesy of “What’s on Your Wrist” – their blog can be found here)

 

Luxury Bathroom

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Introducing: Sartor Resartus

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

With the Oscar season being over, there are still plenty of parties that need to be attended to. From work functions or high flying networking events, you shouldn’t forget that small details do make a difference. From a proper tie knot to a fancy bow tie or pocket square, the additional gentleman accessories will take your look the extra mile.

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Our fellows from Sartor Resartus provide unique designs and patterns, inspired by English tailoring, the fine craftsmanship of their products will make you stand out – in a good way of course. The unique style is both classy and modern.

 

Our personal favourite is the Navarino pocket square. Produced with the finest cotton, the quality is impressive. Also considering the change in weather we are experiencing here in London, this pocket square would go perfectly with a suit and a white shirt. Definitely worth a look fellow Gentlemen!

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Sartor Resartus have kindly offered Luxurymenblog followers and readers a 15% discount for all orders placed by April 20th 2014 – just use the code “adventure“.

 

Gentlemen, it doesn’t stop there! The Sartor Resartus team are also running a small competition for a chance to win £500 worth of gentlemen accessories!

 

The theme is “Aesthetic Expeditions”, Sartorial looks in unusual places. This is a great time to become creative with your selfies. To submit these, tweet us your posts to @sresartus  @saleservant @luxurymenblog using hashtag #sartorialadventures

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Gentlemen, good luck, and looking forward to the best Sartorial looks in unusual places!

Introducing Mr PORTER & PORTeR

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

With London Fashion Week 2014 out of the way and now returning to your day-to-day, you may have seen the below cover at every newsstand since last week. This is PORTeR, the latest magazine launched by NET-A-PORTER, the online luxury fashion retailer. If you’ve never heard of it, the women in your life have. NET-A-PORTER.COM targets women with a flair for designer clothing, accessories and cosmetics – heck, women with a sense for luxe-living!

Mr Porter

Photograph: NET-A-PORTER GROUP

 

But what of us Gentlemen?

This question did not fall on deaf ears. The NET-A-PORTER GROUP launched MR PORTER in early 2011 and have called it the men’s style destination. What you will find there is everything and anything to tailor your look. Familiar categories each week guide you through gentlemen clothing, shoes, men bags, luxury maintenance products, high end accessories and gadgets– every item a gentleman could need to round off his style.

Mr Porter

It doesn’t stop there. MR PORTER became more than just an online retailer of luxury goods for us fellow gents when it launched its very own online magazine called THE JOURNAL. This monthly online publication is very sleek. It jumps quite easily from a serious piece on ex-servicemen to the challenge of pulling off wearing a cardigan, this year’s favoured sneaker brands and why every man wants to be Bond. Its enjoyable reading and appeals to the modern man with luxury interests.

 

Aside from all the top notch designer insights, the daring cover stories, the wowing interviews, the dishy shoots and the inspiring fashion, MR PORTER can be explored for the mere aesthetics of the site. As an online experience it is quite fascinating – the design is neat, typography puristic, the space is used with calm aloofness and the colours are generously complementary without being boring. Wait a minute… could the site itself be the portrait of a MR PORTER?

Luxurymenblog liked the repeated use of each contributor’s title in the credits. Nice touch, Mr.

Luxury Shopping at Harrods

Harrods of London