Saturday, 1 August 2015
Last week I hung out with my friend Alastair in Kentish Town to catch up after a month of travels. When I'm abroad, I feel hyper aware of my surroundings and have been overwhelmed by "summer style". As a man who enjoys the simplicity of black, navy and grey, I was ready to return to a city of simpler design. Wearing a Flying Horse denim jacket and the new Lacoste Straightset trainers, Alastair epitomises what men in the not-so-hot British summer can wear.
Sneakers are a always a point of contention for me but I love the Straightset style for it's combination of luxury and understatement. It's a refined sport-inspired silhouette with premium materials. The Lacoste sentiment is ‘life is a beautiful sport’ and I'd like to think that feeling of performance and elegance to the way I work.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Monday, 27 July 2015
I'm frequently asked what I carry in my bag and as I tend to carry many items, I'm a fan of large bags that work hard. After picking up a new carry-all from Pal Zileri, I thought I'd share the items that'll form it's guts for the next few weeks.
Pal Zileri bag: Firstly, the new holdall from Pal Zileri, which is sturdier than anything I've ever owned. Hardy leather which means it has some weight behind it and is large enough to even hold my MacBook if required. It's hard to get navy right and this deep hue is perfect.
P&Co leather key fob: It's always a challenge to find keys, particularly as I divide them between home and car. This P&Co viceroy leather key fob makes sure I attach the car key to the inside pocket and it never gets lost.
Samsung Camera: Often carrying my professional camera can be a little cumbersome, so I've taken to bringing this Samsung NX3000. It's super lightweight, has a huge sensor for it's size as well as interchangeable lenses.
Penhaligon's No. 33: The new fragrance from my favourite grooming company just launched based on their first ever location at 33 St James's Street, London. In their launch pack they've included grooming and style tips, of which I have contributed some sage advice.
Gentleman book: My latest book "Gentleman" has just launched exclusively with Penhaligon's and it's in my bag everywhere I go. I'll be posting more info on the book here next week but in the meantime go to one of their stores around the world to see the book.
Shinola Watch: With a relatively new store on Newburgh Street in Soho, the American brand Shinola has become my favourite accessories store to stop by. My eye is on their cycling gear next but for now I'll be happy with my watch.
Independent Publication: My new favourite journals come in the form of Ancestry and Au Courant, giving an insight into life and style of the 21st century.