Dear reader, You’ve tried fresh air, white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, rubbing with alcohol, brushing but nothing worked? You can smell the mould and mildew are still hidden inside your shoes? We have the solution for you: the ozone generator, sometimes called an ozonator. It sounds complicated, but it’
Dear reader, We have been to the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart. There, we were admiring cars from the 1930s, when suddenly it struck us! Those pre-war “cars” are just like our “SUVs”. Let us explain… So many people complain about SUVs being everywhere, too big, too heavy, not aerodynamic, etc.
The closest thing to a Rolex clock, like the ones you see in airports, fancy streets, tennis courts and golf courses.
Dear reader, We have a confession to make: We tend to buy shoes that are too small. Yes, we have studied extensively how shoes should fit. Yes, we know that shoes should be bought after a day of walking when our feet are swollen slightly. We know we should really
Dear reader, We like polo shirts, but the collars seem to be temperamental. For some reason these collars don’t seem to age well. Or at least, this is what we thought until we discovered the trick. We know many gentlemen have the same issue for polo collars. Many of
Dear reader, We hate Tod’s gommino moccasins for mens. No, it’s not about Tod’s outrageous price tag. No, we actually like Tod’s women gommino loafers. Proportions are spot on — beautifully shaped. We regularly buy them for the wife. And Tod’s colour scheme is best in
Dear reader, The question was asked to us by a reader. It is true that wearing all white can be intimidating. Many are not confident they could pull it off. So here are some tips: It is probably best to avoid the dress shirt. Play with textures: wear a more
Dear reader, Are there clothes that you really like, but would never be able to wear? We’ll give you an example: Tyrolean shoes We would really like to have a pair of Tyrolean shoes – either Clarks Wallabees, or Paraboots Michael. But they’re just not “us”. Everytime we try
Dear reader, Body hair keeps on growing as we age. As a teenager, grooming mostly consists of beard shaving. And we get used to it. So used to it that we forget that other hair starts becoming messy: eyebrows, nose hair, possibly ear hair. Culturally, we all agree that this
Dear reader, When you think of summer, you think of t-shirts and polo shirts… … unless you’re us… we use short sleeves if we want to be comfortable at home, when we exercise, or for sleeping (sometimes). It would be stupid for us to wear short sleeves under the scorching
Dear reader, The watch offering is polluted by fashion (just like with clothing). As a smart buyer, you’ll need to ignore trends so you don’t end up wasting your hard-earned cash. If you fall for a trend, you won’t want to wear that watch in 12 months.
Dear reader, We need to talk about your beard. We know why you’re growing one — you want to look older than you are. You want to look more masculine than you are. Maybe your lady encouraged you to grow one. However, please evaluate your beard density… honestly! … because most
Dear reader, People don’t like to talk about this. It’s kind of implicit. But no-one knows exactly what’s what… So here we go: We change our underwear (trunks, socks and undershirt) everyday. Women can afford to change their tops every two days — though it depends on the
Dear reader, You have certainly seen men wearing their watch loose on their wrist. So loose it’s always sticking out. They usually come across as show-offs. And we have to say it’s working great. While facing this type of men, we have noticed we cannot focus. We are
Dear reader, Ties are more tricky than they appear. They’re incredibly hard to wear in turn. The occasion always seems to call for the same ties. we guess they too follow a Pareto distribution. So you end up owning dozens of ties which seemed “wearable” and not too extravagant
Dear reader, Derby shoes are usually second in a list of shoes styles. After oxfords, before loafers. With experience, we’ve noticed that derby are of less importance than other styles lower down the list: loafers, boots… In fact, we believe you dress for all occasions without owning a pair
Dear reader, Growing up we looked up to men wearing white trousers. Truth be told, white trousers are fancy and crisp. Therefore we began thinking white trousers were a staple of the gentleman’s wardrobe — an essential piece. They're not. To be fair, we probably got the idea from a
Dear reader, Ready-to-wear. We were born with ready-to-wear. And it will follow us to the grave — certainly. Bespoke used to be the norm. Now, it’s unaffordable for 99.7% of people. Why can’t we wealthy Europeans afford to have a fellow National cut and see a made-to-measure garment
Dear reader, Believe it or not, there is a perfect shape for shoes. Maybe not on this earth. Maybe not only one perfect shoe last. But it’s like with cars and watches : there is a certain shape and design that is hard to surpass. It might not be timeless.
Dear reader, We try to avoid fashion as much as we can. And so should you. Fashion is wasteful. It’s a waste of money, because things will be out of fashion before you manage to recoup their cost. Plus, they will be worthless should you try to sell them
Dear reader, This is a mistake we see repeated everywhere! This white undershirt Barrack… please, no.If you have fair skin, you want your undershirts to be of a nude or tan color — not white. And if you have dark skin, you want your undershirts to be brown — not black.
Dear reader, Our biggest mistake as an aspiring gentleman was… … to care about color and pattern, more than fit. Yes, we want to stand out. But not because we look like a clown. We should stand out for the right reason. And after years of mistakes, we can tell you
Dear reader, What’s the only pair of shoes you will ever need? A pair of black oxford? Please, no. It’s time to rethink the gentleman’s everyday pair of shoes. The black oxford is no more an everyday pair of shoes than the little black dress. We have