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Maison Degand/Parisian Gentlemen book launch in Brussels on December 7th and 8th
Gentlemen, We are happy to announce that a second book launch/signing will be held for James Sherwood’s The Perfect Gentleman, the pursuit of timeless elegance and style in London on December 7th and 8th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the sumptuous Maison Degand in Brussels The event will provide our Belgian readers with [...] Read more – ‘Maison Degand/Parisian Gentlemen book launch in Brussels on December 7th and 8th’
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How the Necktie Conquered the World
-By Sonya Nicholson Brioni, The Regiment Tie, Purple. The Regiment Tie communicates respect for convention, seriousness, straight-talk, and perhaps a little “frat boy” churned into the mix. Serious or relaxed…a perfect choice; but, be careful not to infringe upon a regiment or club by wearing a regiment tie that has been designed to represent a [...] Read more – ‘How the Necktie Conquered the World’
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New Cifonelli designs
Gentlemen, Once again, it is our great delight to introduce our readers to a preview of the three latest bespoke creations signed by Cifonelli. We know our readership expects excellence and the three pieces do not disappoint, including a simply breathtaking double-breasted suit. I am very familiar with this three piece suit comprising of a [...] Read more – ‘New Cifonelli designs’
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Ralph Lauren / Parisian Gentleman event on November 29 in Paris
Gentlemen, As announced recently, Parisian gentleman is co-hosting, with Ralph Lauren and Thames and Hudson, an exceptional cocktail for the launch of James Sherwood’s new book, The Perfect Gentleman, the pursuit of timeless elegance and style in London on November 29th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be held in the sumptuous [...] Read more – ‘Ralph Lauren / Parisian Gentleman event on November 29 in Paris’
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Malford of London: an e-store to remember…
Gentlemen, For a few years, we have been witnessing the almost weekly emergence of online shops dedicated to end of lines and overstock by the great names of masculine style. Of course, exponential growth goes hand in hand with an offer varying in quality, selection, sizes available (often the least common in men are the [...] Read more – ‘Malford of London: an e-store to remember…’
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Summit meeting between John Lobb and Aston Martin
Gentlemen, On September 17th , I had the privilege to be invited to Brussels by the Maison Degand. At a magnificent dinner in the no less magnificent and Michelin-starred Chalet de la Forêt (masterfully managed by talented chef Pascal Devalkeneer), I was introduced to the fruit of a partnership between two legendary British names: John [...] Read more – ‘Summit meeting between John Lobb and Aston Martin’
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In memory of Stefano Bemer
Gentlemen, Stefano Bemer, Florentine boot-maker emeritus, passed away on July 28th following a lengthy illness. We are working on a tribute to this artisan, exemplary in all aspects, whose passing is considered by all experts like a terrible loss for bespoke shoe making and a great injustice for the quaint brand whose beautiful RTW shoes [...] Read more – ‘In memory of Stefano Bemer’
Personal Style Personified — How to Do It
-By Sonya Nicholson Stop and stare.  Yes, Rita Hayworth had this power over millions.  The personal style that she developed for herself, created a feeling of blissful dizziness among those who were lucky enough to know her.  Developing her personal style didn’t happen in a vacuum…Rita made it happen…and each of us can create our own [...] Read more – ‘Personal Style Personified — How to Do It’
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Jacket Buttoning Ritual – What Men Already Know
-By Sonya Nicholson The ritual of suit and sport jackets “buttoning and unbuttoning” is very simple:  Each time a man or woman wearing a suit or sports jacket sits, he or she unbuttons one jacket button. And every time he or she stands, the person re-buttons the jacket button. I love rituals.  There is something knowing [...] Read more – ‘Jacket Buttoning Ritual – What Men Already Know’
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« The Hanger Project » products now available in Europe on Valmour.com
Gentlemen, You may have read on Parisian Gentleman about the excellent Hanger Project e-store, founded and operated by Kirby Alison. Our dapper readers have found it offers a wide array of luxury hangers in various sizes, care products (the HP is one of the main distributors of Saphir products in the US) and exclusive high-end [...] Read more – ‘« The Hanger Project » products now available in Europe on Valmour.com’
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The Comeback of the Century: Dressing Well Again
-By Sonya Glyn Nicholson, Senior Editor. Above: Andrew Ramroop’s first suit from 1969. The renowned Master Bespoke Tailor Andrew Ramroop runs Maurice Sedwell No. 19 Savile Row and is the first black tailor to own a Savile Row tailoring shop. Twice he has captured the title of “Best Men’s Wear: Design, Cut and Fit” at [...] Read more – ‘The Comeback of the Century: Dressing Well Again’
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On ease and fortitude
-By Sonya Nicholson Let’s be blunt…being too precise can ruin an honest attempt at emanating style.  And, being too precise is tiring for others to see, as well as for the person who is attempting to express him or herself.  On the flip side, being concise opens the heavens of self-expression and leads to an effortless “feel” of [...] Read more – ‘On ease and fortitude’
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Beautiful video by Sotheby’s International Realty France & Monaco
Gentlemen, After a couple of silent weeks (we are preparing for the online launch of Parisian Gentleman’s Guide to Quality Labels within two weeks), we are back on top with a pleasant surprise. Indeed, PG’s loyal friend Alexander Kraft (the very elegant chairman and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty France & Monaco) has produced a [...] Read more – ‘Beautiful video by Sotheby’s International Realty France & Monaco’
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“Style – Visual shorthand” by permanent PG’s contributor Sonya Nicholson
Maybe Jean Cocteau had it right by summarizing, “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”  I believe that style could mean something as simple as visually and non-visually expressing the truth of who we are, without any filters.  And, wonder if style and freedom are more closely related than we realize.  As I search for my personal definition [...] Read more – ‘“Style – Visual shorthand” by permanent PG’s contributor Sonya Nicholson’
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Shoe shining lesson by Shoe Snob Justin Fitzpatrick
Gentlemen, Here is a very interesting link to a very well made video (which is rare enough to mention), posted on the excellent website Mr Porter and “starring” Justin Fitzpatrick, aka The Shoe Snob, who you probably know is a close friend of Parisian Gentleman. Justin is a passionate and fascinating American Gentleman. Former apprentice [...] Read more – ‘Shoe shining lesson by Shoe Snob Justin Fitzpatrick’
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PG exclusive: First images of Smalto’s 50th anniversary book
Gentlemen, As the end of 2012 draws near, the label established in 1962 by genial Francesco Smalto, icon of bespoke, is getting ready to celebrate in due form its fiftieth anniversary. As part of the celebrations, Smalto will publish, in a few weeks and through a partnership with a Paris publisher (Éditions du Cherche-Midi), a [...] Read more – ‘PG exclusive: First images of Smalto’s 50th anniversary book’
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Je t’aime, moi non plus : The so-called “Facebook purge”
Gentlemen, Today’s post is dedicated to the hot webtopic of the day: the so-called purge done by Facebook on the “Likes” of the pages of the world’s largest social network. For those who haven’t heard, and who must be few and far between given the chatter it generated online, here is how the company (whose [...] Read more – ‘Je t’aime, moi non plus : The so-called “Facebook purge”’
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Elegance is not a function of means
Gentlemen, To those who still doubt that dapperness and financial means were completely different, please see below what we view as the worst sartorial catastrophe of the year, worn by Tom Hanks, whose immense talent we greatly admire. This photo of the disaster was taken several days ago at the Emmy Awards ceremony. With the [...] Read more – ‘Elegance is not a function of means’
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Detail overload
Gentlemen, For a few years, mass manufacturers have had a clear tendency to “hunt” on the turf of traditional sartorial culture by decking their down-market suits with so called “Tailoring details” It is not up to us to judge the relevance of this trend, nor its (probably positive) impact on the reputation of those whose [...] Read more – ‘Detail overload’
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Superdry + Timothy Everest
Gentlemen, As you probably know, PG has the highest respect for the work of Sir Timothy Everest, London tailor emeritus who needs no further introductions. For many years now, Timothy has been providing a meeting point between traditional tailoring and a much more modern style, an outstanding position to take on the Row. For some [...] Read more – ‘Superdry + Timothy Everest’
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