Five things a modern gentleman should have in his bathroom cabinet


Fashion writers will often tell you there are essential items every man should have their wardrobe. Style writers will talk about vital cosmetics a man must use. If you choose to follow these fashion lists or not you will still need the perennial tools for a modern man to keep himself looking respectable.

1. Small scissors
For those badly behaved hairs. The ones that sneak up on you and manage to dodge the razor each morning.

2. Dental floss
A bright smile goes a long way. If you don’t like floss, then grab yourself some floss picks.

3. A decent razor
Even those gentlemen who choose the bearded look will need a good razor to keep the edges in check. Disposables give a substandard shave and are bad for the environment.

4. Fine tooth comb
Well kept hair is a sign of a true gentleman. Brushes are good for getting overall tidiness, but a comb will be needed to put your barnet in order.

5. Nail clippers
Never under estimate how much long, dirty nails can put off a partner. Keep your nails short and smooth with clippers.

The automatic minimalist wrist watch by @BRATHWAIT


There is a deep appreciation for independent watch brands here King & Man HQ. Brathwait describes itself as a ‘young company taking pride in being open and honest’. Since its launch Brathwait has created a range of stellar automatic watches. All with classic design traits and super slim engineering. Arguably the most striking is its silver case, with stainless steel mesh strap combination.

For the watch lovers out there, the specifications are as follows:

    Dome sapphire glass, 1,9 mm thick w/anti reflective coating.
    9015 automatic movement with date and swipe hand.
    Water resistant to 100 meters /10 bar (328 feet).
    40 mm wide and 9 mm tall case.
    Stainless steel mesh strap 20 mm wide x 24 cm long.

Beyond that you just need to know that these are highly desirable watches, with a refined design that won’t break your bank account.

Buy directly from Brathwait

Time hotel, New York


Neuehouse LA.1

Only 2 blocks away from the Rockefeller Center and less than a mile from Central Park, this sleek New York hotel has just completed a full renovation. The new design is modern, minimalist and brightly decorated. Rooms now have Bose sound systems, plasma TVs and desks with ergonomic chairs. Suites also have separate living rooms, mini-bars and designer grooming products.

Be sure to order a ‘Studio 54’ cocktail from the LeGrande mezzanine bar.

The drinking man’s diet


The Drinking Man’s Diet first appeared in 1964. It was created by Robert Cameron, who priced it at mere $1. Within two years, it had sold in excess of 2.5 million copies. Today it’s considered a classic and a forerunner to the ‘low carb’ diet trends of recent times. It was also known to be a favourite of legendary singer Dean Martin.


This little book doesn’t promote the act of drinking, but merely introduces a new approach to staying thin, whilst enjoying your favourite cocktails.

Order yourself a copy on Amazon.

3 swimming trunks for the modern gentleman

Edition Chevron Blue by Timo
Designed in-house at Timo these striking shorts are durable and comfortable.
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Bicroma Yellow Essential by Evin
For the laidback Italian style these super soft, two tone shorts are perfect.
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Basic Swim Shorts by Zara
Cost effective and stylish. Simple detailing, with a flattering shape.
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