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The Parisian Gentleman

Hugo Jacomet


A celebration of the craftsmanship and elegance behind the timeless French brands whose rich heritage is the cornerstone of men’s style

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Perfectly attuned to the rising interest and market for men’s style, The Parisian Gentleman presents the leading men’s style-makers, from hidden ateliers and little-known studios to internationally renowned names such as shirtmakers Charvet, shoe-makers Berluti and recently revived trunkmakers Moynat. The stories of each house, and the creatives and craftsmen behind them, bring alive the clothes, capture fading traditions, and celebrate an unceasing dedication to quality. Hugo Jacomet personally knows many of the leaders of these sought-after marques, many of which are difficult to access, so the portrait he paints of each maker derives from first-hand knowledge. Impeccable photography, much of which was shot exclusively for this book, provides an exquisite complement to the words.

The Parisian Gentleman is an essential addition to the well-dressed man’s private wardrobe and collection.

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Book Details

Format: Quarterbound (no jacket)

Edition Type: Compact edition

Size: 26.0 x 20.7 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 13 September 2018

ISBN: 9780500293966

Contents List

Preface • Introduction • 1. The Parisian Bespoke Tailoring: Cifonelli; Camps de Luca; Francesco Smalto; Berluti Atelier Arnys • 2. Of Men and Shoes: Men and Shoes, a contemporary love story: John Lobb; Berluti; Corthay; Aubercy; J.M. Weston; Dimitri Gomez • 3. Chemisiers in Paris: Charvet • 4. The Art of Travelling: Louis Vuitton special orders; Moynat Paris • 5. Parisian Haute Parfumerie: Guerlain; Caron • 6. Gentlemen’s Requisites: Cartier; St Dupont • 7. One of a Kind Houses: Maison Bonnet, the only bespoke eyewear maker in the world; Marc Guyot, the spirit of Apparel Arts in Paris; Simonnot Godard (estd 1787), the most beautiful handkerchieves in the world; Mellerio (estd 1613), the most ancient jeweler in the world.

About the Author

Hugo Jacomet is a French columnist, screenwriter, artistic director and film producer best known for his online men’s style magazine, The Parisian Gentleman. His work has been featured in international magazines and periodicals, such as The Financial Times, GQ and Pen magazine.

List of Contributors

Andy Julia, James Sherwood, G. Bruce Boyer