A gentleman deserves the finer things in life and he shouldn’t simply settle for less. That saying, not everyone can afford to splash out at the drop of a hat. Aspiration is healthy as it sets a goal to strive for and there’s an overwhelming feeling of ecstasy once it’s achieved. These are the ultimate luxury items every man should sample in his lifetime; even if it is just the once.
A BESPOKE SUIT
You’ll never feel cooler, smarter or more successful than when you pull on a made-to-measure, fully bespoke suit for the first time. From choosing the fabric and details to the fitting sessions to get it accentuating your body just right. Suddenly off the peg won’t quite cut it once you’ve experienced Savile Row at its finest.
A PAIR OF HANDMADE SHOES
It’s said a woman first notices your shoes and then your watch, so making your footwear a vital component of your style. At least once, invest in a pair that won’t fall apart within the season, invest enough and you may never need another pair again – providing you look after them. George Cleverley is renowned in England for their shoes’ superb craftsmanship and luxurious feel.
A LUXURY WATCH
The de-facto gentleman’s item behind maybe only the suit, a watch speaks of successful, style and taste; yours should communicates all of the above and then some. Opt for the most esteemed Vacheron Constantin for a timepiece that’s a truly timeless investment and that will never depreciate.
A CASHMERE OVERCOAT
Simply put, because nothing will ever keep you warmer or more comfortable and nothing less deserves to be slipped over that bespoke suit.
A FOUNTAIN PEN
Pulling out a ballpoint with a chewed end, or even worse a little lottery pen to ink your signature is far from becoming. Keep a proper writing instrument on your person throughout the day; the devil is in the detail after all. We recommend anything from Mont Blanc’s sterling offering.
A LEATHER BRIEFCASE
Well looked after leathers will last a lifetime. You shouldn’t be stuffing your pockets with your effects every morning, or between meetings, not only is it unstylish and unsightly but far from professional. Invest in a quality leather briefcase to accompany your sartorial efforts and elevate your formal attire.
A MADE TO ORDER HAT
A seriously underused accessory that very few gentlemen attempt, but many can genuinely pull off, if in doubt check our recent guide. The marker of distinguished gents of yesteryear, off the peg is no match for made to order from a quality milliner and there isn’t any better than Lock & Co.
A BEAUTIFUL CAR
Whether classic or modern, every man should get the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the car of his dreams.
A HAND-CRAFTED WRITING DESK
Upgrade that slab of Ikea MDF to something more discerning. Spend your days whiling away at a hunk of wood crafted by hand and possibly full of history. Look for something vintage, although still in good knick, for added character.
A PIECE OF ART
A gentleman’s home is an extension of himself and art is the ultimate sophisticated investment. The interior of your house should be appreciating with your brick walls, not to mention being nice to look at. Just ensure it’s a worthy investment if you’re going to be coughing up the cash.