The GentlemanPhotography by Steve Henke / June, 2013
For a true gentleman, style is the place where form meets function.
It's trousers with a fashionably comfortable cut, it's the importance of a really great barber, it's the confidence that comes with a worldy eye and the well-worn travel bag to prove it. Attnetion to detail, to the marks of quality craftsmanship, extends into every moment and every quarter of his life, from the hand-made paddleboard shouldered for an afternoon workout to the perfectly balanced pencil that finishes the Sunday crossword. Timeless elegance that looks effortless: That's the mark of a gentleman.
GRAND PRIX ART Choose from nearly any Grand Prix racetrack around the world: Each three-dimensional replica is precision-cut from Baltic birch plywood, with black detailing. $199 to $275; griotsgarage.com.
PADDLE BOARD The 12-foot long Jason Ryan board offers great stability and flotation—and the chance to look great paddling it. $1,299; threebrothersboards.com.
RACING POSTER Remember a classic finish with gorgeous, graphic reproduction vintage racing posters, like one from the 1930 Monaco Grand Prix. $80; greatmodernpictures.com.
CLASSIC SPECS A fashion-forward mix of traditional and hip, Maud Wood glasses were inspired by the local musicians,artists, and creative trendsetters of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. $225; brooklynspectacles.com.
OVERNIGHT BAG Get away in simply great style with the Ghurka Cavalier Travel Bag. With its khaki tweed body and leather straps, it’s the perfect carry-on. $795; store.kaufmann-mercantile.com.
MEDICINE BALL Meticulously researched and constructed, a handmade Handsome Dan Medicine Ball will bring old-school style to your workouts. $295; leatherheadsports.com.
PERFECT PENCIL Sometimes, the simplest conveniences make the biggest difference: The Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil comes with an extender with a built-in sharpener and covered eraser. $425; graf-von-faber-castell.com.
DRIVING SHOES A soft, streamlined take on the indispensible loafer, Prada Saffiano Logo-Plate Drivers are made in Italy with a rubber driving sole. $550; neimanmarcus.com.