Gentlemen and fellow followers,
It’s Wednesday, finally the middle of the week. The clear difference between a true Gentleman and a part time Gent, is the ability to stay on part all week with his style.
In addition, with the cold weather coming back here in London, there is more and more opportunity to layer and combine different pieces for your looks!
Be creative with your Gentleman style this week fellows!
What style will you be adopting?
Feel free to share your looks with us on Twitter @Luxurymenblog
Gentlemen and fellow followers,
We have been busy these past weeks piecing together our gentleman summer wear for a little trip down to Spain for some well deserved rest. Apart from booking flights and scouting out the best luxury scenes, we have been thinking about which gentleman summer wear we should be bringing along with us.
The first challenge that we faced was to decide what shoes to bring along with us considering the weight baggage limit.
The boat shoe (or loafers)
We decided to bring along with us the “Lanvin Leather and Suede Boat Shoes” for the upcoming pool and yacht parties that we have lined up. Loafers provide the best of both worlds for your gentleman summer attire:
- Gentleman Look: Bring out the stylish chic during evening cocktails with a pair of chinos and a nice fitted blazer
- Summer Relaxed Look: with a simple pair of above the knee high shorts and a casual polo t-shirt
The second challenge was the summer blazer. Considering we will be going to the South of Europe, we opted for some colour, after all it’s summer!
The “Pincord Sportcoat by Michael Bastian” was our selection this Summer 2013. The pastel colour fits well with colourful shorts and chinos to stand out in a crowded party. On the other hand, the blazer can also feature a nice pocket square to really bring out the differences in colour.
The final challenge was the selection of shorts and trousers. For the summer gentlemen shorts we opted for a selection:
- Shorts, we decided to go with light blue. Together with a tan, the combination is perfect when added to a white shirt.
- Chinos: a must have gentleman summer wear 2013. We are very fond of the green and red colours as the combinations are endless and considering the baggage allowance, these are two good choices.
- The White Pair of Trouser: to be used sparely! A nice pair of gentlemen white trousers can really make a gentleman’s attire. Together with a grey blazer or dark navy and nice loafers, this is one of the best summer looks a fellow gentleman can have in his wardrobe.
Fellow gentlemen, which summer attires have you packed for this summer 2013?
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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.
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
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
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!
Gentlemen and fellow followers,
We have finally been experiencing the typical British summer. It also has been a busy few weeks, from club openings and parties to the Yahoo Wireless Festival in VIP. We’ve recently been in the market for a stylish gentleman’s brown belt. After two months of research, in which we have compared over 20 different styles, we came across a quintessentially British company that caught our eye, The British Belt Company.
For our Gentlemen who haven’t had the opportunity to visit our fellow friends at the British Belt Company, they are experienced leather craftsmen dating back to 1946 bringing together traditional skills with the finest leather.
They offer a very interesting range of accessories, from the famous Harris Tweed pattern to braces and wallets. We acquired the “Burley Leather Formal Belt Tan” piece to add to our collection.
- The “Monday Meeting Look”, featured the classic white fitted shirt, blue trousers as well as the Burley belt and boat shoes. The addition of the belt helped break the look from the white and blue, but added a sense of class due to the pattern of the belt. Ideal look for a summer boardroom meeting with the new clients.
- The “Saturday Preppy Look”, featured red preppy trousers as well as a white and brown stripped shirt, our new belt and brown shoes. Using the same belt with lighter colours tones down the formality of the belt. Ideal look when you’re planning an evening out with the fellow gentlemen.
We were really impressed with the quality of the leather and the last finishing points around the buckle. This adds that additional little piece of detail to the overall belt making it a unique piece in its genre.
Gentlemen and fellow followers, we definitely recommend you taking a look at The British Belt Company if you are planning to buy a quality piece for your wardrobe.