Trends come and go, but one thing that never goes out of style is the allure of a true gentleman. While a custom tailored shirt is a good starting point, it’s not enough to simply look the part. Adopting the complete lifestyle is key to a lasting impression, and here’s how to do it.
Who: Nick Waterhouse
Why we love him: Blending blues and jazz, the young Waterhouse is vintage by nature and modern in outlook. Combine these qualities with a panache for music, and it’s a clash of contemporary sound beyond his years. He is currently working on his follow up to last year's Never Twice, which will hopefully release in early 2018.
How to get his look: Business casual shirt and black thick-rimmed glasses.
What: Daniel Wellington
Why we love it: Daniel Wellington’s founder, Filip Tysander was a man of “simple and sophisticated style.” The clean design of the watch’s face and interchangeable NATO design straps make them versatile enough to suit any occasion and look, from a classic custom linen shirt to untucked business casual. Fact: Traditional NATO watch straps often come in colourful, striped designs, dating back to when military men customized their watches depending on what regiment they were in.
What: Anson Belt
Why we love it: No belt holes mean you’re no longer bending the strap against the grain and pushing a metal rod through the leather. With less stress on the strap, the quality lasts longer. Just in case something goes awry, the belt also comes with a lifetime warranty.
Why it’s worth showing off: This belt doubles as a conversation starter, so tuck in your custom made casual shirt to show it off.
What: The Way of the Superior Man, David Deida
Why we love it: What is your true purpose in life? What do women really want? What makes a good lover? The book offers insight on how your actions are affecting your outcome, and a new understanding of human relationships without seeming hokey or condescending. With concise structure, you can use it as a reference guide and quickly find a specific chapter based on your immediate circumstance.
Pro tip: The only time it’s okay to leave your custom tailored shirt on the floor? When she takes it off you.