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THE GENTLEMAN’S GAZETTE SHOP

Peccary Gloves in Dark Brown with Crochet & Lining Fort Belvedere

Peccary Gloves in Dark Brown with Crochet & Lining

I suppose many of us are a bit frantic trying to sort out the most wonderful gifts? Or perhaps one wants to look particularly natty at an upcoming holiday bash. Either way I’ve found some super chic items offered by our friends at the Gentleman’s Gazette. For the delicious dandy in your life—it’s the perfect antidote to not finding what one might be looking for, offering the kinds of requisite accessories a gentleman should never leave home without!

I personally had to have the Peccary Gloves in Dark brown (top). Fort Belvedere offers gloves that combine functional fit and comfort with the elegance of the bygone era. Choose from a small but highly select series of peccary gloves with classic colors and details. These gloves come with hand-crocheted Alpaca fourchettes (the area in between the fingers), and look stunningly different from all the other gloves you can usually buy, yet they remain truly classic.

A Fort Belvedere Navy and white window pane cashmere scarf (below) will provide just the right amount of pattern to add a bit of interest, luxury and warmth to any outfit.

Cashmere Scarf in Navy Blue with White Windowpane - Fort Belvedere

Cashmere Scarf in Navy Blue with White Windowpane

The perfect stocking stuffer for all my dandies, the Fort Belvedere boutonniere (below). I’m wildly crazy about the carnation and the orchid. So many of my most favorite style icons wore boutonniers; The Duke of Windsor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and the list goes on and on. Now, whenever possible, I will sport a fresh gardenia in my lapel…but when not readily available, one of these sublime silk beauties will do the trick rather nicely.

Pink Carnation Silk Boutonniere Buttonhole Flower Fort Belvedere

Pink Carnation Silk Boutonniere Buttonhole Flower

The tie selection is also rather spectacular and, as you may know, I love knit ties. I could not resist this gorgeous green silk knit tie, which was another favorite of Gianni Agnelli and so many of my fav style icons.

Skinny Olive Green Silk with Beige Mottled Stripes Knit Tie - Fort Belvedere

Skinny Olive Green Silk with Beige Mottled Stripes Knit tie

I’ve had great fun on the site, finding so many perfect gifts and in the process rewarding myself for all my good efforts!

Why not have a sniff around at the Gentleman’s Gazette Shop and treat yourself to some of these treasures.

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SCOTT MCBEE IN BLOOMBERG PURSUITS

James Andrew at the Scott McBee studio

James Andrew at the Scott McBee studio

“His Ship Has Come In. How Scott McBee became the pre-eminent portrait painter of yachts,” Aaron Kuriloff entitles his piece for Bloomberg Pursuits. A fitting tribute to our formidable artist friend — well done Scott McBee! Since Mcbee is near and dear to our hearts, we are of course beyond thrilled to share his success with our WIJW readership.

Artist Scott McBee in his studio.

Artist Scott McBee in his studio. (click to view article)

View McBee’s work (yacht and ocean liner paintings) online at www.scottmcbee.com, or find a selection for purchase here in New York City at the Chinese Porcelain Company on Park Avenue. Also, McBee’s fabulous animal paintings can be found at Creel and Gow on 131 East 70th Street as well as at John Fondas’ fabulous, The Island Store in Lyford. Should you want to commission a fine yacht portrait, do schedule your piece early on as there is now quite a waiting list!

Stopping by McBee’s studio to celebrate this brilliant press release, I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci red leather biker jacket and black and white striped cotton shirt with French cuffs, pearl cuff links, my black and grey silk paisley ascot by Le Noued Pappillion, Rolex watch, Paul Smith light weight grey wool pants, black alligator belt with sterling buckle by Ralph Lauren, YSL black leather “Windsor” loafers and my fragrance is Creed Original Cologne.

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À Bientôt Mr. Everett 

Gabriel Everett and James Andrew

Gabriel Everett and James Andrew

If you’ve been following us over the past few weeks, you’ll have seen that we’ve created some rather epic images with the help of our beloved Gabriel Everett. It was just beyond fabtastic to collaborate again with my gorgeous young friend and having the chance to spend some bromantic time together. I do feel that we have a cosmic connection – it truly was a joy working on these pictures.

Thankfully, as we mentioned in an earlier piece, it’s not goodbye to Everett for long – in fact we’re thrilled to be reconnecting again in Los Angeles later this month. We’ll be culminating our WIJW California road trip there, and Everett is already scouting some fab stories for us to shoot. We look forward to sharing those with you all on WIJW in the very near future!

We still did feel compelled to celebrate Everett’s last night here in the NYC with dinner at my favorite local haunt, Blue Smoke – we drank far too many martinis followed by substantial amounts of rosé – and suitably inspired, we returned to my flat to create the super glam photo above.

Recalling the days of Lord Lichfield and David Bailey in Capri, I dressed Everett in vintage Gucci medallion print pants, white linen jacket, Charvet turquoise silk pocket square and woven leather flip flops from Capri, and a rope belt by Orlebar Brown. I’m wearing a Tom Ford indigo and Ivory silk glen plaid jacket, navy and white dot print cotton shirt, yellow retro print silk pocket square by Charvet, yellow jeans by Cassette, Ralph Lauren navy leather D ring belt, Hadleigh’s royal gingham tasseled slippers – we are both wearing Tom Ford Neroli Portofino – Scott McBee’s “Indigo Ostrich” provides a rather splendid backdrop.