Gentleman's Gazette Noteworthy

Noteworthy: Rubinacci Book, Noël Coward, Malford, Swissco

Today, we want to present you with a shop opening, a few remarkable books and a noteworthy product.

New Book: Rubinacci and the History of Neapolitan Tailoring

On November 18th, the Italian Ambassador to England, the Rubinacci family, Nich Foulkes and 200 guests celebrated the launch of the book Rubinacci and the History of Neapolitan Tailoring by Nick Foulkes at the Italian Embassy in London. The edition is limited to 1,000 copies and is sold at the London House in Naples, as well as their branches in Milan, Rome and London for 100 € or 95 £. Other than that, the Rubinacci online store currently sells the book for 80 € plus shipping.

For more information about the book, contact Luca Rubinacci or london@marianorubinacci.com.

Nick Foulkes Rubinacci Red Velvet Tuxedo

Nick Foulkes Rubinacci Red Velvet Tuxedo

At this elegant party, many men wore a velvet tuxedo – among them Bryan Ferry, who wore a navy blue version. However, the one who undoubtedly stood out the most was the author Nich Foulkes himself. Colorfully dressed in a burgundy red, single-button shawl collar velvet tuxedo, he accessorized his ensemble with a black velvet waistcoat, bow tie, gold waistcoat chain, signet ring, black pocket square and Albert Slippers. Interestingly, it appears he wore a white turndown collar shirt without a concealed button front  – a typical daytime shirt – in place of a shirt for separate studs or a shirt with a concealed button front which would have looked even better, in my opinion.

Photocredit: Joanne Black

More pictures at: Rubinacci Part I - Part II

New Book: The Noël Coward Reader

The Noel Coward Reader

The Noel Coward Reader

In October of this year, the massive 624 page Noël Coward Reader was put together by Barry Day, editor of the Letters of Noël Coward, and published by Alfred A. Knopf. Supposedly, Noël Coward once stated: “The only thing that really saddens me over my demise is that I shall not be here to read the nonsense that will be written about me and my works and my motives.” Luckily, the Reader presents what Coward wrote himself, so we need not worry about misinterpretations.

Amazon offers an extensive book preview of this book which is currently sold for $26.37.

Malford of London

Just recently, Malford of London opened its virtual doors. The bargain hunter will find a variety of products here ranging from accessories of Marinella, Loro Piana, Purdey, Duchamp, Turnbull & Asser etc. to clothing from Gieves & Hawkes for discount prices.

In case you still need a Christmas present, use the code sfties during the checkout process for free shipping.

Swissco Combs

Now that it is quite cold in most parts of the northern hemisphere, more people start wearing hats or caps. In order to ensure your hair looks handsome once you take off your hat, you should carry a comb with you – go with either a functional inexpensive version in hard rubber or plastic e.g. from Swissco, or you choose the more stylish folding comb made of horn and sterling silver.

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