Coffee: from Plantation to Cup

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For coffee drinkers, pause a moment – and consider just how large a role coffee plays in your daily existence. Your morning wake-up call, you afternoon pick-me up or an after-dinner delight. Delicious, functional and often not enjoyed to its maximum. Instant coffee, is convenient and affordable, but lacking in taste. Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to dive deep into the... Read More

New Molton Brown Men’s Collection

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Molton Brown, the bath and body specialists since 1973 have launched a new men’s grooming collection. This follows hot off the heels of their superb Sport Collection, released last year. The new collection focuses on shaving, for now – and is to be used in conjunction with their original skin care lines. Although rumours circulate, that this original collection is being... Read More

Jorg Gray Watches

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In a tough economic climate, albeit improving (spread the good news) – we all still want to look our best, and treat ourselves to quality, in every aspect of our lives. I believe this combination has created a new breed of brand, with a good example being Everlane Clothing. Quality and style but at an affordable price. Sure there are high street options who tout similar promises,... Read More

Casual Elegance with Common Projects

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With the first warm rays of spring bathing the UK over the last week we feel it’s time to officially retire the winter footwear and opt for something far more befitting of the temperate climes. With an established list of male followers the refined lines of Common Projects’ sleek footwear makes them the most suitable of additions for weekend city sojourning, their uncomplicated... Read More

A conversation with Christian Kimber

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Twice a year, menswear designers, buyers, sellers and enthusiasts go to the Florentine tradeshow Pitti Uomo. One of people we met and who inspired us during Pitti is the young menswear designer Christian Kimber. Christian Kimber has gained quite a following in the menswear industry over the past year, producing beautiful Goodyear welted footwear in Spain for the discerning gentleman.... Read More

Istituto Marangoni

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The new wave of young aspiring fashion designers may find it an exciting world out there in the fashion industry, attracted by the glitz and glamour. However, it’s easy to forget that there’s a large business and industrial side accompanying the creativity flair. Studying to become a fashion designer may have its attractions, but when young and excitable, one might not know... Read More

The Shelf: Ski Season

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The Shelf is a men’s grooming series by Ape to Gentleman focusing on skin care; designed to assist with common grooming ailments, achieving certain looks and general best practice. Different from our Top 10 or Three of The Best series, The Shelf offers rounded solutions to a variety of topics – resulting in recommended products for your bathroom shelf. Similar Ape to... Read More

Christmas Day Drinks

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A sizeable part of Christmas for any ape or gentleman is good food. And after food, just before gifting, it’s all about wine. So align the key events of the day with this selection of fine, fine wines. Breakfast – Casters Liebart Cuvee Vincent Champagne Christmas is an excellent excuse for champagne at what would usually be considered inappropriate hours. We recommend this... Read More

Christmas Gifts of Note – Men’s Grooming

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Giving a men’s grooming gift at Christmas is a sure fire win. Men will need whatever you choose, and if they didn’t have a use for it before they’ll find one – good examples include an electric toothbrush, who knew how much better they clean your teeth compared to a manual toothbrush. Or an upgraded shaving cream, yes no irritation from shaving is possible.... Read More

Orlebar Brown x 24 Bloggers

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Designer swimshort and resort wear brand Orlebar Brown have a great campaign running from 1st December to the 24th. It’s called Around the World in 24 Bloggers, and sees key style blogs choose 3 items. I chose one for my best friend, one for my girlfriend and one for myself, from the Orlebar Brown Cruise 2013 collection. You can see my selections below, but to read the reasons... Read More