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Good Things DO from Canada: Von Vantage

June 15, 2014


Canadians have a few things to apologise for: Justin Bieber and Celine Dion for starters but Von Vantage is NOT one of them. In fact, Von Vantage makes seriously cool slim wallets. The #menswear community has been espousing the advantages of thin wallets for a while now and for a while, Australian outfit Bellroy seemed […]

5 Timeless Laptop Briefcases Worth Buying

November 10, 2013


I’ve been on a briefcase hunt lately and the requirements for luxury watch journalist are quite challenging. Obviously if money was no option, shelling out thousands for a Dunhill or Louis Vuitton briefcase is definitely a no brainer. That said, the salary of a writer isn’t exactly something that can stretch in the directions of […]

Men’s Accessories Fall Winter 2013-14: Barrett Alley & Persol

August 14, 2013


Keep Pockets slim with the Disciple Wallet The Disciple Wallet from Barrett Alley is the latest card holder on the war front against fat wallets. While mass produced slim wallets from Bellroy are quite laudable (do check them out), nothing beats the time-tested traditions (and luxuriousness) of handcrafted leather. Shipping with a lifetime guarantee, the Disciple Wallet […]

Stylish gadgets for: Shaving, Charging and Escaping Handcuffs

April 14, 2013


After the discussing something as serious as suit construction and the merits of floating canvasses, I figured I could use a break and decided to update the old travel dopp kit with some stylish gadgets like: 100 proof Charging PowerFlask It’s bloody annoying trying to keep track of all the damn power adapters to charge the […]

From Goldfinger to Skyfall: Aston Martin DB5 is Classic Bond

March 6, 2013


James Bond drives cars that epitomize cool. These aren’t the black saloons driven by real spies. Bond’s cars are fast, elegant, two seaters, and are as English as bangers and mash. It’s no surprise then, that Bond would be driving an Aston Martin in the latest Bond film, “Skyfall,” although we didn’t know which one […]

A life of elegance: Courtesy of The Merchant Fox

March 4, 2013


It’s true there’s been an uptick of classic English menswear coming from outside Savile Row now but we can still trust the British Isles to be home to some of the finest meccas to sartorial living and a lifestyle of elegance. This latest bastion of men’s style? The Merchant Fox. Based in South West England, […]

Seen on The Rake: Globe-Trotter for James Bond

October 29, 2012


James Bond’s Globe-Trotter suitcase Now that James Bond: Skyfall has premiered, Bond fever is definitely in full swing and meeting a confluence of end-of-year travel dreams. I’ve often attempted to balance my freakishly anal need for matching luggage and the practicality (in terms of theft avoidance) when it comes to designer suitcases but therein lies […]

Lux Design Tips for Home Improvement

June 6, 2012


As told to The Monsieur by Isabelle Glinka of Lux Design. Tips for Home Improvement 1. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box! Usually when we have lived in a space for so long, we get used to it and may miss seeing its fullest potential. 2. Having an outside opinion even from a friend […]

Home Improvement Without Breaking the Bank with Lux Design

June 6, 2012


There’s tacit understanding that monsieurs would wear reputable watches, dress stylishly and of course, live in condos with stylish interiors ala Tom Ford. Upgrading your Condo can be an expensive undertaking but Lux Design has found a way for affordable home improvement without breaking the bank.

Travel in Style: Limited Edition Hermes Camera Leica M9-P

May 22, 2012


I like to travel light yet heavy on style but sadly I’ve never been able to find a camera that matched my sartorial sensitivities. To me, the humble camera burdened with the onerous duty of capturing scenes of beauty always suffered an unjust fate of utilitarian value, never quite meeting the standard of aesthetics as befitting […]