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)

 

Monday Timepiece by Audemars Piguet

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Audemars Piguet via Watchanish.com

Luxury Timepiece Quiz

Gentlemen and Fellow Followers,

 

When you are in market for that extraordinary timepiece you have no doubt been conducting some serious market research to understand the style of timepiece that would fit your needs and gentleman style.

 Rolex Timepiece Quiz

Some people would say “there are not enough hours in the day”, however when selecting your timepiece this is the perfect time to spend time on going through the different touch points.

 

There are various questions that should be considered:

  • Price: do you prefer buying a brand new timepiece or second-hand would do the job?
  • Style: Traditional Rolex or the latest Hublot design?
  • Strap or Bracelet?
  • Movement: Chronograph, Fusion or Tourbillon?
  • Technology: traditional or latest?
  • Standards of Craftsmanship, Swiss or American?
  • Financial Value
  • Guarantees: after a considerable amount of investment, make sure to check what guarantees you have.

 

Our fellows over at Crown and Caliber have developed a small and fun timepiece quiz for us fellow Gentlemen to see how well we have done our homework before going out to buy our timepiece.

 Hublot Timepiece Quiz

If you feel ready and want to test your timepiece knowledge and skills, you can take the timepiece quiz.

 

Do let us know how you get on by tweeting your results to @luxuymenblog and the fellows with the top 3 highest scores will get mentioned next week.

 

So Gentlemen and fellow followers, do you think you have what it takes?

Gentleman Summer Attire – Part 2

Gentlemen and Fellow followers,

We have been noticing quite a few of our fellows opt for a specific Gentleman summer attire called the sockless look. This has been the case since we have been experiencing for the second time, the so called “African Heatwave” which has finally brought us some warmth to the cold capital!

For those who weren’t familiar with the term, here is a simple definition from Stefano Imbert: “simply put it is men wearing shoes without socks”. Apparently this trend started back in 2012 and in New York during the winter period.

The Gentleman's Sockless Look, Gentleman Summer Attire

Although the British Summer could be considered by some as their winter, we have been observing our fellow gentleman summer attire and we have seen several distinct categories of sockless looks which we found to be very nice.

The Classic Gentleman Look

Sockles Brown Classic Look, Gentleman Summer Attire

The simplest of looks for us gentlemen and the most impactful. A definite Gentleman summer attire to have in ones wardrobe.

A nice pair of brown shoes or chinos, sockless of course, with the trousers slightly lifted above the ankle about 5-10 cm high. You can combine this look with either a white shirt and a brown belt (my personal favourite) or a blue shirt with a blue belt, if you are looking for a more formal feel.

The Black Sockless Look

Black sockless Look, Gentleman Summer Attire

Interesting combination for this look. I came across a fellow gentlemen at a party I went to in Mayfair this weekend who was able to combine a similar style. The black moccasin with a black pair of tight jeans rolled up definitely was a winning combination in our opinion.

 

Gentlemen and fellow followers, with the hot weather due to “return”, which Gentleman summer attire will you be adopting? Will you be adopting the sockless look to show off to your fellows?

Do let us know your thought on this look as we have been receiving mixed feedback.

Reach out to us on Twitter @Luxurymenblog with your comments!

 

 

 

Thursday Style – The interview

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Thursday Style