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The Immortal Pour Un Homme de Caron
Simplicity is a virtue. The strongest message is often the simplest one… that is, the one void of anything but the message itself. But sometimes, simplicity is hard to achieve, whether in the area of men’s style, literature, cinema, or perfumery. Simplicity demands the maturity to resist the temptation of overdoing the task. When in [...] Read more – ‘The Immortal Pour Un Homme de Caron’
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The Beauty of the Gesture : The Movie
Gentlemen, As you probably know, if you’ve been following us for the past few years, we’ve had the wonderful opportunity a while back to live a fantastic adventure with our friends at Maison Corthay. This collaboration allowed us to produce and direct “La Beauté Du Geste”, filmed during the Corthay Excellence Run event, the first [...] Read more – ‘The Beauty of the Gesture : The Movie’
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Country Brogue Dreamin’ — A Rundown of Four Great Shoe Choices
Women love them, and men with soul wear them. No other type of shoe combines earthiness with elegance better than the country brogue. And, with the arrival of colder weather, the wind cries…brogues. Lately, our eyes have drifted towards these four contenders, representing different price ranges: 1. Saint Crispin’s Photo courtesy of Sir Max, St Crispin’s [...] Read more – ‘Country Brogue Dreamin’ — A Rundown of Four Great Shoe Choices’
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Camel leather creations of Corthay – by guest contributor Eric Musgrave
Gentlemen, as you know, we were in Dubai and Hong Kong this last week for the screening events of La Beauté du Geste with Maison Corthay. As these events were, one more time, nothing short of wonderful, we will of course be delighted to share with you a full picture report in the coming days. During the [...] Read more – ‘Camel leather creations of Corthay – by guest contributor Eric Musgrave’
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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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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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Passaggio Cravatte: The new international reference for bespoke ties?
Gentlemen, The most knowledgeable among you are probably familiar with young label  established near Milan and directed by (very) young entrepreneurs Gianni Cerutti and Martha Passaggio. It is the case of my friend and colleague Simon Crompton (Permanent Style, The Rake online) who has joined the ranks of the keen supporters of the particularly promising [...] Read more – ‘Passaggio Cravatte: The new international reference for bespoke ties?’
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Moynat Paris’ Limousine: the Rolls Royce of suitcases?
Gentlemen, A few weeks ago, we published our first short article on Moynat, a famous trunk maker and retailer of travel accessories, after it arose from its ashes to the greatest delight of the many lovers of crafted trunks and exceptional nomadic paraphernalia. On rue Saint-Honoré, a stone’s throw from the Place Vendôme, Moynat has [...] Read more – ‘Moynat Paris’ Limousine: the Rolls Royce of suitcases?’
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Oxxford: an institution of masculine elegance from across the pond
Gentlemen, Today, let us turn the spotlight on the very excellent manufacturer Oxxford (which, contrary to what its name might suggest, was not established in Chicago) who we believe most likely represents the best in classical masculine elegance across the Atlantic. This article is also an opportunity to mention that in the last few years, [...] Read more – ‘Oxxford: an institution of masculine elegance from across the pond’
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Cifonelli: Contemporary bespoke
Gentlemen, Cifonelli, international icon of bespoke and unanimously hailed institution of everything dapper, has for decades been the label of all superlatives. Contrary to those who have somehow lost (or sold) their souls to the assaults of mainstream culture and the sirens of the new menswear Eldorados, the tailors of the rue Marbeuf tirelessly and [...] Read more – ‘Cifonelli: Contemporary bespoke’
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Elegance, measure and excess: the wonderful world of Pierre Degand
Gentlemen, For Parisian Gentlemen and various magazines, I take my round edges, bespoke suits and tab collar shirts round the world in a quest for exceptional labels and workshops. Little did I know that one of my most significant aesthetic and sartorial shocks would be delivered by an address dedicated to masculine elegance in… Brussels, [...] Read more – ‘Elegance, measure and excess: the wonderful world of Pierre Degand’
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40 minutes with Anthony Delos
Gentlemen, Today, we shall briefly inform you of the existence of a fascinating movie that immerses us in the closeness of Anthony Delos’s workshop near Saumur in the Maine and Loire. Needless to say, spending 40 minutes watching raw images, uncommented and voiceless, shadowing in silence the making of a riding boot by a young [...] Read more – ‘40 minutes with Anthony Delos’
The surprising world of Riccardo Freccia Bestetti
Gentlemen, We have been following the work of Riccardo Frecci Bestetti very closely for some time now. This surprising and mysterious Italian cordwainer works from the small city of Vigevano, not too far from Milan There is no doubt that Bestetti surprises. Case in point: just take a look at his creations that often infringe [...] Read more – ‘The surprising world of Riccardo Freccia Bestetti’
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Dressing for Wall Street, a three-part report by Bloomberg TV
Gentlemen, Economic and financial news channel Bloomberg TV has just broadcast a rather interesting little three part documentary: “Dressing for Wall Street”. The first part attempts to identify the best dressed man and the worst dressed man on Wall Street. It’s here: Best and worst dressed on Wall Street. The second part is a little [...] Read more – ‘Dressing for Wall Street, a three-part report by Bloomberg TV’
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Corthay/Parisian Gentleman/Edmond de Rothschild Group : first photos of an extraordinary evening
  Gentlemen, After a brief “radio silence” that you may have guessed was brought on by the progressive expansion of PG in 8 languages (which we have decided to bring up to 10 with the addition of Korean and Portuguese), as well as by the preparation for the second screening of “La beauté du geste”, [...] Read more – ‘Corthay/Parisian Gentleman/Edmond de Rothschild Group : first photos of an extraordinary evening’
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Parisian Gentleman highlighted on “The Dandy Portraits” blog
Gentlemen, the very talented photographer Rose Callahan from New York, who is working since several years on a project called “The Dandy Portraits”, visited me last september in Paris which was, of course, quite an honor for me. Even if, as PG readers know, i don’t really like the word “Dandy” which refers to a [...] Read more – ‘Parisian Gentleman highlighted on “The Dandy Portraits” blog’
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Timothy Everest: Shaking up ideas since 1989
Gentlemen, Here is already the last segment on my recent London adventure. Little did I know that chance would have me leave Savile Row, and even Mayfair, for my last appointment, heading to a London neighbourhood with a completely different atmosphere. Indeed, the next neighbourhood, up until very recently, was home to everything London had [...] Read more – ‘Timothy Everest: Shaking up ideas since 1989’
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A new era for Norton & Sons
Gentlemen, Here is the fourth and penultimate chapter of our Savile Row adventure. On an Autumn Friday, we arrived to the venerable house of Norton & sons, one of the oldest of the Row (1821), re-launched a few years ago by the hyperactive (and ubiquitous) Patrick Grant. This blooming house is quainter than the two [...] Read more – ‘A new era for Norton & Sons’
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Huntsman & Sons: Not trifling with tradition
Gentlemen, Reaching the third stop of my journey through wonderland was quite quick, as merely a few hundred meters stood between where I was and another temple of British bespoke: Huntsman & Sons, honourable name known for the quality of its exclusive tweeds, but also for its prices, that have always been the highest on [...] Read more – ‘Huntsman & Sons: Not trifling with tradition’
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Anderson & Sheppard : the legend lives on …
Gentlemen, As promised, here is the second part of our series on the bespoke salons of London, launched yesterday with an article on Thom Sweeney. Our second stop brings a radical change in ambiance and décor. Indeed, we are stepping in an institution on the Row: Anderson & Sheppard, where we are welcomed with quintessentially [...] Read more – ‘Anderson & Sheppard : the legend lives on …’
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