London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
A luxurious, new book from Quintessentially Publishing offering insider tips to the modern man on everything from fashion to etiquette in the 21st century. Navigating the dos and don’ts of modern manners can be a tricky path, but this edition of Quintessentially Gentleman answers conundrums such as how to dress for the heat, the necessity of a perfectly tailored suit and how to find the right tuxedo.
Exploring some of the biggest names in fashion from heritage brands to bespoke tailoring and cutting-edge new designers, Quintessentially Gentleman provides a comprehensive guide to the 21st century gentleman’s wardrobe. Iconic labels such as Ralph Lauren and Alfred Dunhill are examined in fascinating detail with archive imagery to support the history of the brand and the stylish men behind them. Learn more of the heritage, trademark designs and inspiration behind the collections from brands which have successfully updated themselves to keep their sartorial clientele happy without losing sight of their identity. As James Sherwood so eloquently puts it “history cannot be shrugged on like a fur coat”, but equally they must continually develop and define themselves to remain relevant in the dynamic world of fashion. Mulberry and Paul Smith are just two of the designers featured which demonstrate this versatility and relevance wonderfully.
Savile Row has long been synonymous with style and sophistication. The destination for bespoke tailoring based in Mayfair, London is home to the greatest tailors who can transform your wardrobe, appearance and mindset with just a few fittings and an impeccable suit. It’s understandable therefore that Quintessentially Gentleman dedicates more than a few column inches to the value of bespoke tailoring in this modern day and age. Examining masters in the industry such as Gieves and Hawkes and Henry Poole, the tailor who was responsible for creating the very first ‘black tie’ suit for the Prince of Wales in 1885, is a captivating education and offers an insight to the art and skill of the trade.
There’s also a study on several more innovative tailors; Cad & the Dandy and Dashing Tweeds are just two of the latest names to cause a buzz in menswear as they bring “a breath of fresh air...to the world of high fashion and inject a dose of healthy competition”. These are bespoke tailors who have remarkable respect and understanding of the traditional, whilst instilling their own refreshing take on distinctively contemporary, bespoke suits either through unique fabrics, contemporary cuts or inventive colourways.
Bringing the Quintessentially Gentleman bang up to date are designers such as Oliver Peoples, Jimmy Choo and Jaeger. Stylish, modern brands with less heritage than the masters in menswear, but no less expertise in dressing a gentleman for the demands of today. These luxury, contemporary designs give one an opportunity to define personal style onto the canvas of classic suits and evening wear.
Naturally, such a stylish book was deserving of an equally elegant launch party, prompting Quintessentially, the globe’s most prestigious luxury lifestyle company and concierge service’, to take over all four floors of the Ralph Lauren, Bond Street store for a decidedly suave evening. As the smartest gentlemen in London descended for a night of live jazz music, networking over champagne and the chance to get up close to some exceptional vintage sports car the new publication was exceptionally received by the discerning crowd.
Do you know which way to pass the port after dinner? When it’s acceptable to wear brown shoes? What constitutes the perfect shave? Whether one can wear a double-breasted suit in the summer? You’d better pick up a copy if not...