Founder & CEO

As the founder and resident Arbiter Elegentarium, Sven Raphael Schneider has been sharing his passion for classic style and fine living with Gentleman’s Gazette readers since 2010.

His obsession began at the tender age of 14, and he has since amassed an ever-expanding classic wardrobe, a significant collection of 20th century fashion references, and a keen understanding of what it means to be a gentleman in this day in age.
Raphael shares his knowledge daily with Gentleman’s Gazette readers in the form of articles, videos, and social media posts. When he’s not interacting with readers or designing Fort Belvedere products, he enjoys cooking, photography, drinking port and exploring the cuisines of the world.

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Editor & CMO

Now a husband & wife team, Teresa shares her work and closet with her husband Raphael as the most recent addition to the Gentleman’s Gazette. She spends her time curating and expanding content so that readers always have something fresh and new to enjoy.

Her experience with the “Dandy Wife Life” have been nearly 10 years in the making, and Teresa enjoys classic style by adding menswear and vintage touches to her wardrobe and home.

When she is not writing or behind the camera, Teresa enjoys reading cookbooks, hunting for treasures at flea markets, entertaining, and traveling the world.



J.A. Shapira is an editor at the Gentleman’s Gazette, and his enthusiasm for writing and research helps keep our readers stylishly in the know.

He joined GG over 2 years ago, and many of the guides you read here are written by him.

Residing in Canada, J.A. has a passion for watches, decadent cigars and gastronomy.

He is an avid collector of fine accessories and spends his free time chasing his three children around and changing diapers in a bow tie.


Graphic Design

Simply put, Hannah makes the Gentleman’s Gazette look good! She is responsible for all things graphic design, and her eye for detail has given rise to the modern-classic aesthetic that our readers can enjoy across the website.

When she’s not pushing pixels, she can be found browsing in bookstores or sharing snaps on social media. She enjoys tea lattes and making alliterations.



Anthony transforms raw cuts into a seamless videos by editing all the great content on the Gentleman’s Gazette YouTube channel. Located just outside DC, he feels at home in the world of multimedia, video editing, 3D modeling, photography, and graphic design.

When Anthony isn’t listening to Mr. Schneider through Final Cut Pro, he enjoys everything from Frank Sinatra to Periphery. He loves tattoos, great food, and above all else, his girlfriend and fellow designer Darlenne.



Behind the scenes, we are very lucky to have tech-savvy Anna use her wide range of skills to help make the Gentleman’s Gazette run seamlessly. Whatever the need, she simply gets things done!

In her spare time, she loves to dance her heart out, go on nature trips, and indulge in cheesy romance novels and TV dramas. Recently, she discovered that she can spend an entire day playing video games.

Who we are…

Driven by a lifelong passion for classic men’s fashion and the desire to live life elegantly, the Gentleman’s Gazette was founded in 2010 Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sven Raphael Schneider.

What we do…

Want to evolve from everyday to elegant? Most style guides only scratch the surface.

We give you the information you crave in the belief that knowledge and understanding are paramount to your success. In-depth reviews, articles and videos about classic style give you the confidence to dress and live the way you want, on your budget. In addition, we cover lifestyle categories in recognition that great style is not the only component of living well. Etiquette, travel, interior decorating, and fine spirits are just a few of the many subjects we cover.

Our philosophy…

Our philosophy is simple: dress well, live well.

This can mean many things to many people. For us, it means challenging short-lived trends, declining quality, and more-is-better attitudes as modern traps for your money and confidence. To escape this unwinnable rat race, we embrace knowledge, timelessness, quality, and versatility as the means to empower you to dress and live the way you want.

There are many benefits of pursuing this philosophy.

Studies show that well-dressed men are viewed as sexier, smarter, more successful, and more well-liked. A classic wardrobe is uniquely positioned to help you dress well, make good investments, and get the most out of your wardrobe. We’re passionate about helping you master the elements of classic style by sharing rich, detailed information that will enable you to build both great outfits and confidence.

Our shop…

Where can I find products worth the investment? It’s a question we hear every day. With many classic accessories all but missing from the marketplace, we created Fort Belvedere to offer the quality, textures, and finishes that are key to looking your best without paying luxury brand prices.

Our Fort Belvedere products are meticulously designed and sourced to be foundational pieces of your wardrobe for years to come. Compliments guaranteed.

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