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.

glashutte watches
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.

glashutte watches

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.

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Most Expensive Luxury Watches

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

For most of us pay day has just arrived and for some of our fellows, Q2 bonuses are just around the corner. With these in mind, we thought it would be a good time to showcase a few interesting luxury watches. As some of your gentlemen will agree, a watch is much more than just an item that gives you the time.

Hublot Big Bang Steel Ceramic 44mm

Hublot Big Bang Steel Ceramic 44mm – £13,700

A personal favourite of Luxurymenblog is the Hublot Big Bang Steel Ceramic 44mm. The Swiss manufacturer is renowned for their “art of fusion” of different material combinations. This is the entry level watch in terms of price, but it does portrait a sense of edginess and stylish feel when worn. The combination of steel and ceramic gives the timepiece an extra sense of luxury. The movement is Hublot’s Self Winding Chronograph movement.

 

Patek Philippe 2526

Patek Philippe 2526 – £26,900

For our fellows who prefer the more classic timpiece, the Patek Philippe 2526 is a safe choice. Originally introduced in the 1950s, it was Patek’s first automatic movement which is considered an iconic watch by many collectors. The 18K gold case and porcelain dial offers something different to us fellow gentlemen. Only 600 2526 timepieces were created by Patek Philippe, making this watch quite rare.

 

If these two previous timepieces were indeed on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of price, the following timepieces are for the gentlemen who have some spare money to spend from their left over bonus.

LOUIS MOINET METEORIS WATCH

Louis Moinet Meteoris Watch ~ Price £2,760,000

The third most expensive timepiece in the world, the Louis Moinet Meteoris watch. The collection is comprised of 4 models, including Tourbillion Mars, Tourbillon Moon, Tourbillion Rosetta Stone and the Tourbillion Asteroid. Each timepiece features a rare piece of meteorite making each piece unique. Our personal favourite is the Tourbillion Mars, not only for the look but because the piece has a 180M piece of meteorite featuring in it as well as the tourbillion movement.

 

 PATEK PHILIPPE – HENRY GRAVES – POCKET WATCH

Patek Philippe – Henry Graves – Pocket Watch ~ Price: £6,600,000

Fellows, we are now entering a different league of gentlemen. The special pocket watch produced by Patek Philippe for the famous American banker Henry Graves. Being the second most expensive timepiece in the World the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Pocket Watch is by far a super rich timepiece. The watchmakers took 5 years to complete the timepiece in 1933 and boasts 24 different movements and is 18K gold. A very interesting timepiece as it has history behind it.

So Gentlemen, which would you pick?

 

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 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.

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