“Always invest in a good pair of shoes, a suit and moisturiser.” Are just some of the pearls of wisdom my mother has imparted on me as I made my way from gangly teen into young man. And she’s right – these are three things every man should invest in and more often than not, do not do so. Below are my three current top choices to get you started gentlemen…
‘Quarry’ by Pretty Green BLACK LABEL
The Quarry Blazer is crafted from a pure wool. Cut in a contemporary slim fit with clean tailored lines throughout to highlight the body’s silhouette. The trousers are cut from the same cloth with a classic silhouette and side adjusters for cleaner lines.
Pretty Green’s BLACK LABEL is an unexpected surprise from the British brand known largely for its Parka jackets and paisley print designs, taking styles cues from The Beatles. Produced from the very best fabrics and meticulous craftmanship, BLACK LABEL results in a premium and modern collection for Autumn Winter. This suit works just as hard when teamed with casual separates in your wardrobe, ensuring a tailored touch to every look.
Crafted on the infamous 8695 last, the ‘Fowey‘ features an elegant almond shaped toe and sits on the John Lobb Prestige sole which can be identified by its finely wheeled welts, hand sculptured waists, tapered heels and rounded sole bottoms. With a price tag of £1,500, they may seem steep price but you are investing in a work of art. Limited to only 1000 units worldwide, you can wear these formally with a suit or casually – and break down the cost over the course of a year or two!
This little wonder from Aesop delivers unparalleled amounts of rejuvenating vitamins from a base of superlative hydrating oils. Ideal for normal, mature or dehydrated skin. I use this only once a day as personally I find if moisturise morning and night my skin can become too oily. Over the course of a couple of weeks I really noticed a difference in my skin. It feels nourished and hydrated. Since changing to Aesop I have had people commenting on how clear my complexion looks!