Twelve style essentials for the modern gentleman

It's not about the clothes on the man, but the man in the clothes. The new-wave gentleman is out in force, and he is unafraid to show off impeccable manners.

Indeed, manners maketh the modern man, according to Anna Musson from The Good Manners Company.

"Characters such as James Bond and The Kingsman have made being a well dressed, polished gentleman utterly cool," says the business etiquette specialist. "They're stylish, polite and represent an archetype."

Far from being a mere uniform, a great suit offers membership to an exclusive tribe of men who are ready for anything. Designers are answering the call of the modern gentleman by providing suits of every conceivable combination to accommodate different silhouettes and lifestyles.

We'd like to celebrate your chivalrous attitude with a carefully curated selection of well to do pieces to cater for the modern day gentleman.

The fedora


In the early 1900s, this classic felt hat with its indented crown was a sure sign you were a tough guy. Today, it's a staple piece in any dapper wardrobe heavily adapted by Gen Y.

The scarf


Luxury in its finest form; Burberry has released a new monogrammed cashmere collection at their Scarf Bar which allows you to customise your scarf with initials in a variety of threads, fonts and patterns.


The bow tie

Tom Ford.

The impeccable Tom Ford bow tie is part of a larger ensemble including a tuxedo suit and classic patent shoes. No other bow tie should be in your life – just make sure you know how to tie it.

The tux jacket

Calvin Klein.

The dinner suit was named after Tuxedo Park, a Hudson Valley enclave for New York's social elite. Today every stylish gentleman need his own immaculate tuxedo like this one from Calvin Klein, even if it's only the jacket for VIP social events.

The pocket square

Etro pocket square.

Working perfectly into any jacket, the pocket square was originally a piece of cloth to wipe the tears of your loved one at the opera. Now examples like this one from Etro are a modern-day staple.

The shirt

White shirt.

The square bib gold fit white shirt by Dolce & Gabbana is a must for any gentleman wanting to make a lasting impression.

The watch


First launched more than 30 years ago, the Omega Constellation Manhattan has been re-released for a new generation.

The cufflinks


Montblanc cufflinks are the perfect companion to look dashing in any circumstances.

The ring

Signet ring.

Made in Italy and created with the fine jewellery collector in mind, the Amedeo Royal Crown Cameo signet ring is worn as a symbol of agility.

The umbrella


Crafted in Italy with a sculpted McCabe skull handle, this Alexander McQueen brolly will spark conversation in stormy weather.

The belt

Bally belt.

For understated luxury in a saturated category, opt for a signature Bally belt for a minimalist feel.

The loafers


Loafers were originally developed in 1847 around a moccasin style for being a purely indoor shoe. They are now the most important thing to have on your toes.

What is your go-to style piece? Let us know in the comments section.

Extensive experience within retail trend analysis companies has earned Louise Edmonds street cred in the luxury menswear sector. The founder of utilises her passion and understanding of fashion to deliver a fresh take on men's style.