Alfred Dunhill is a brand with a forward thinking, contemporary perspective. It may be over 100 years old, but is design-driven with style and purpose for an uncompromising stance on modern luxury To go along with this fresh viewpoint is a equally refreshing new men’s signature fragrance and a new Creative Director of The Fashion arm of the brand. Mark Weston is formerly senior vice president of menswear at Burberry under Christopher Bailey.
The new, modern fragrance, Century is embracing the future and offering a new moment of clarity. The interplay of shape, clear glass, liquid and light. Reflections through concave and convex shapes.
This new scent offers a refreshing top notes of bergamot, grapefruit and mandarin. A base of sandalwood, warming olibanum. This new launch takes the brand into the ‘Citrus’ sector of perfumery.
The fragrance was created by the leading nose, Perfumer, Carlos Benaim who has previously worked with the house on its ICON fragrance and is responsible for scents for such houses as Calvin Klein, PRADA, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Yves Saint Laurent, including such classic and iconic scents as Eternity for Men, Polo and Quorum.
WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY
ASICSTIGER, Footlocker and Visionarism have come together to create their own range of trainers! Thierry Tek and Ste Wing the co-founders of Visionarism went all in for this collaboration travelling across some of Japan’s key cities and eventually arriving at the home of ASICSTIGER in Southern Japan, in the city of Kobe, looking into the local culture and traditions, making the designs of these trainers something individual which we haven’t seen before.
The duo created two variants of the HyperGEL-LYTE one in black and one in a white colour way. The design process took 12 months and the duo also travelled to footlockers hometown in New York to learn more about the brand and its values!
The HyperGEL technology is renowned for its extreme comfort and the next in the HyperGEL series is the HyperGEL-LYTE it perfectly holds the design elements, however is even more comfortable and lightweight then seen in the more original sneakers!
They have also created a middle cut alternative of the sneaker called the HyperGEL KAN this shoe reduces impact on the foot as well as reserving energy and increasing movement. All shoes within this collaboration contain a marble effect on the sole and go with almost everything.
Co-founders of Visionarism Thierry Tek and Ste Wing both commented on the impact they hope this has on the ‘sneaker industry’ – “We wanted to contribute to the sneaker community by creating ASICS silhouettes that represent us and our culture. We’re so grateful for being able to see our vision come to life at Foot Locker and this project is the proof that if you work hard, and always swing for the fences, anything is possible.”
Check out Visionarisms video for a little insight into the creative process-
Every day, mens’ skin goes into battle with environmental factors from exhaust fumes to the unpredictable British weather. Throw in a gym session, a Park Run and one too many late nights, and it’s little wonder about the state men’s skin is in.
Urban Jack’s mission is simple. Men should be free to live full, active and rewarding lives without their skin having to pay the price. And that skincare doesn’t have to cramp their style.
Urban Jack’s range of shaving, cleaning and grooming essentials has cut no corners when it comes to the important stuff: active naturals and proprietary formulations that just work.
No dramas. No fuss. Just pollution proof products that get the job done.
Every Urban Jack product contains at least 85% natural content, with no synthetic fragrances parabens or soaps.
All products are British-formulated, British-made and British-designed by an independent company that’s passionate about skincare and wellbeing.
Jack’s committed to giving back a percentage of profits every year to charities supporting men’s mental wellbeing.
Star of the squad is Urban Jack’s Revolution Shave Serum. It’s poised to transform the daily grind into a daily ritual. Just two pumps of this power-packed serum stands between you and probably the best shave you’ve ever had. With amazing ingredients to lock in moisture, and skin-soothing essential oils it’s nothing short of a shaving game changer.
Urban Jack sees grooming products as an investment in the future, not simply a fashion statement. A skin-saving tool kit that keeps the urban environment at arm’s length.
WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY
GWC, ‘Gilchrist Watch Co’ is a Menswear accessory brand specialising in Bracelets and Watches offering affordable yet stylish alternatives to higher end watches such as Rolex’s, Breiltlin and Tag Heur to name a few.Formerly known as The Gentleman’s Watch Company the brand comes from humble beginnings in the British town of Oxford with a pure focus on creating timeless pieces, which can be worn by all.
The brand has adopted a less is more attitude towards products created by themselves focusing purely on giving high quality items at affordable pricing that you can love!
The brand offers multiple watch styles however in different colours, with an array of watch faces also available. GWC gives you the opportunity to wear more day-to-day styles such as the Shoreside II in an eye catching blue colour way, as well as more dressy alternatives such as the Artis 17-Jewel.
However our pick of the bunch would be the Finnick 17-Jewel it’s perfect for both summer and winter offering a versatility not often seen in watches, this watch in particular features a 3 Hand Analog display with a Bicast Leather strap.
It is the opinion of Clothes Make the Man that there is a time piece to be found on the GWC website for every price, style and walk of life, don’t just take our word for it, check them out for yourself and decide which one matches your personality.
WORDS BY Richard Meadow
It might not seem like the most crucial time of day to dress well, but having luxury nightwear is something every man needs in their wardrobe. Regardless of age and how much you like to spend, looking for the notable signs of quality is key to owning designer wear that will add much more depth to your style. Here’s a look at the reasons why you so have at least one set in your draws.
Conventional pyjamas are one of the easiest garments to mass produce as the fit is commonly baggy and loose to be more comfortable. But comfort doesn’t just come from buying oversized clothing, looking for premium cotton sources and a tailored fit indicates that the mens luxury pajamas that your looking at have been intentionally made to a level above the rest. This can include all aspects of men’s loungewear, shorts, tops, pants and dressing gowns. Once you feel the premium finish with a much best fit you match your body type, it changes your perception of something as trivial as loungewear.
Buying a premium brand for either the designer logo or the premium finish never goes unnoticed. When you have company around, or if you live with your partner, it’s much more attractive to see you put a little extra effort into your nightwear. Finding loungewear that highlights your partner favourite things about you is just as important as when they dress up for you.
Having pyjamas you like wearing is important, but you’re never going to feel your most confident while wearing big, thick and overly printed loungewear. Both the quality and label of designer loungewear is enough to make you feel much better about what you’re wandering around the house in, regardless of whether it’s for your partner, answering the door or having unexpected guests arrive, everyone can admire a Ralph Lauren pyjama set compared to picking something up at the local supermarket, it’s a fashion fundamental everyone can agree on.
Consider Loungewear Like You Do Underwear
Designer boxers, briefs and trunks offer the exact same feeling as loungewear. You wear them for a designer waistband, comfort and the knowledge that the brand is made to last for a premium. The majority of men have underwear they consider to be their best, and even if most of your loungewear continues to stay the same, try a designer label and see the difference for yourself.