Kiel James Patrick

Kiel James Patrick is a men’s accessories brand from New England in the US. Mr Patrick, who lent his name to the brand created it out of a passion for age-old quality, style and carefully constructed American made goods – which sadly, are not so easily found now. Mr Patrick’s hobby; making himself bracelets and belts from high quality materials, soon turned into a business. Today, the KJP factory and design studio is located in Rhode Island and true to the... Read More

The Montblanc Worldsecond

Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps shares its name with a renowned manufacturer of writing instruments and amongst other skill-sets, watch manufacturing. Montblanc’s reputation for carefully crafted writing instruments is mirrored by their Swiss watchmakers – creating innovative timepieces of the utmost precision and durability. To demonstrate their commitment to accurate timing instruments, they have developed a pretty cool proposal called The Montblanc... Read More

The Rail: An art of simplicity

Inspired by the art of simplicity, this weeks issue of The Rail* bares no resemblance to current fads or trends – nor does it neglect the meaning of elegance. Its aim is to diminish the boundaries of complexity, combining fine Shetland wool and monk strap shoes, this ensemble is one of pure ease.   Shetland wool v neck jumper, £105 by JIGSAW MENSWEAR; Jigsaw-online.com   White T-shirt, £55 by ORLEBAR BROWN; OrlebarBrown.com   Black trousers, £350... Read More

Berkeley Square Gin

You can’t beat Bombay Sapphire gin, right? Well maybe you can; Berkeley Square is a handcrafted Ultra-premium gin created in small batches in a traditional copper pot still. Based on a traditional London Dry Gin recipe, its unique blend of botanicals, including lavender, basil and hand-rubbed sage are wrapped in muslin prior to distillation and submerged to infuse these essential oils. Known as ‘Bouquet Garni’, this distinctive distillation method creates a complex... Read More

Odin New York 09 Posala

Further to our recent coverage of 08 Seylon by fragrance brand Odin New York, they have added 09 Posala to their range of unisex fragrances. The scent remains true to the brand’s modern approach of time-honored traditions combined with an underlying theme of travel. Previous scents were inspired by Sri Lanka and Japan, 09 Posala Odin takes a trip to the South. 09 Posala delivers a fresh, aromatic orchard with hints of sweet citrus and earthy amber. This delicate floral scent... Read More

John Lobb: Saint Crepin 201

Each year, the sublime shoemaker John Lobb treats its admirers to a limited edition shoe in celebration of Saint Crispin. Aimed to invigorate and inspire, these products have become the roots of the brand’s refined expression output – perfectly balancing tradition and stylistic nuances, to create items of true marvel. This season they have continued to explore this realm with the release of The Saint Crepin 2012.   A carefully mastered edition the Crepin is the first of... Read More

Movember Moustache Guide

November is becoming increasingly better known as Movember. This isn’t just a portmanteau, it’s a foundation set up to encourage men to sport a moustache or Mo’ during November, to raise awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. All you need to do is grow or ‘wear’ a moustache throughout November to generate awareness, you can even raise money for the Movember Foundation. Rules Each Mo Bro must begin the 1st... Read More

111 SKIN

111 SKIN is the creation of Dr Y. Alexandrides, a cosmetic surgeon with over 20 years of experience specialising in craniofacial surgery and facial rejuvenation. Dr Alexandrides, despite being a cosmetic surgeon also focuses on non-invasive techniques to promote anti-ageing and aid skin healing. 111 SKIN was created in conjunction with space scientists and contains ingredients used by astronauts where extreme space conditions can accelerate the ageing process. Translated, the... Read More

Dockers X Liberty

Trouser specialist Dockers and iconic department store Liberty have joined forces to release 150 pairs of the Dockers Alpha Khaki chino.   Exclusive to London’s fashion playpen, the much loved trouser retains all the details of the original chinos, apart from the Liberty Penny Print design on various areas of the front and back pockets, out-seam cuff and the inner fly. A very dashing detail.  Available exclusively at Liberty   Read More

Samsung NX1000 Camera

Remarkable imagery is important to everyone at Ape to Gentleman. We feel a picture tells a thousand words. So when Samsung got in touch with their ‘We are David Bailey‘ competition, where David Bailey’s (namesake of the famous photographer) were invited to capture images with an NX1000 camera – we couldn’t say no. Ape to Gentleman assisted Samsung in finding David Bailey’s to submit their image to wearedavidbailey.co.uk. Samsung NX1000 by... Read More