TGG Welcomes Editor-In-Chief…

The Young Gentlemen’s Guide celebrates it’s third year in publication this August and as you have no doubt noticed we are shaking things up for our anniversary (ahem… the look).

More over we want to ensure our loyal readers and subscribers that they can always count with timely, fresh and high quality content every week. In an effort to keep TGG current and continue to develop a more effective Web-Zine we have tapped the talents of our current Editor-At-Large; Alejandro Ortiz, to spear-head the effort to refresh TGG.

Alejandro is a life-style, luxury, and hospitality consultant whose clients includes one of the world’s top boutique hotel-groups as well, celebrity chefs, and private individuals. Alejandro was a regular contributor to Sommelier India Magazine and has been  the editor-at-large of the lifestyle blog The Young Gentlemen’s Guide (an earlier interview in this blog with Alejandro here). Alejandro splits his time between Singapore (office), India, Montenegro and Miami. He is currently working on a novel and random works of short fiction.

The overall Mission of The Young Gentlemen’s Guide will be kept in tact as the overall feel evolves and the content and contributors expand as does our reach and our ability to be around not just three years but twenty years from now.

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Support Japan – Round-up for a great cause

In 1965 Teruyoshi Hayashida, a photgrapher, published a book which, although little known outside fashion circles, is the reference for classic American style. Out of print for decades, it has only recently found its way back to shelves. Until now that book “Take Ivy”, fashion insiders, creative directors and designers had copied, ebayed and scanned pages of this bastion of Classic Americana men’s wear.



It would seem the Japanese inadvertently preserved a relic of our sartorial heritage– now it’s time to give back.

Look Good for a Cause…

Design your own custom polo here

San Francisco’s: Hope to Japan

Tuesday April 5th at the Hotel Nikko. Check out details here.

The United Way

“You can make a difference. Support the People of Japan through the United Way” here

Send a Message

Join Toyota’s “Support for Japan” and make a difference. (here)

TGG’s new look…

After a difficult two weeks, alot of traveling and a buys schedule our efforts have paid off with a new dynamic look for The Young Gentlemen’s Guide (give us feedback, tell us what you think!) and follow us on Twitter at TGG_Insider.


Pull up your pants… and get ready for the ride.

(please bear in mind with our new look some of our menus and links will change…_)



The Cuban Cigar Field-guide presents: The Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2


Type: Figurado specifically: culebra

Origin: Cuba

Brand: Juan Lopez

Background: Founded in 1876 by Mr Juan Lopez


Last night I decided to crack open a very special bottle of Quinta do Portal “40 Year Old Tawny” Port (one of the few Ports still crushed by foot, yum!) to enjoy with an after dinner Habano; the Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2 (given to me as a wedding gift almost 2 years ago).

I spent a few hours braising beef short ribs for the wife in a homemade demi-glace, alongside roasted root vegetables and hearty polenta made with Vermont cheddar… What a meal!


The Drink

Alas, to the main event:

Juan Lopez started his eponymous brand in 1876 and his heirs eventually sold it in 1918 to la Sociedad C. Del Peso y Cia. Eventually, like all Cuban cigar brands, it was nationalized after the revolution.

At the first draw I thought this was going to be a medium-to-full-bodied cigar and it was, although about one third of the way into the cigar it began to mellow quite a bit with background notes of chocolate. As it burned, now halfway through, the bluish/grey some was almost as good looking as the 2-inch ash (a sign of great craftsmanship). At this point this cigar comes to full bloom with an array of flavors ranging from rich creamy coffee to more dark chocolate that evenly coated my mouth. Towards the end a slight-peppery note and spiciness let’s you know this was a multi-faceted smoke and burned perfect from start to finish!

The Smoke

The stick matched up perfectly with my Quinta do Portal which had a very predominant fruit flavors, notably figs (a favorite) which, with the stogie’s slight flavors of cocoa and black pepper, you have a dessert to die for!-RT


Ron Tulotta, a Staten Island Native and trained Chef has worked in the kitchens of some of the America’s most renowned restaurants and lends his discerning palate, sacrifices it really, for TGG’s newest column, posted every other Wednesday: The Most Benelovent Cuban Cigar Field Guide”.


The Directory of Gentlemen’s Gear: One stop Shop

A gentleman needs to know where to get his gear for in this wide world we live in is often made-up of mediocrity and chock-a-block ubiquity and a smart gentleman (young or otherwise) distinguishes himself from the pack by imbibing in particular details that unique to him and his personal style.


THE Directory is proud to endorse the arrival of the web’s most ambitious site for today’s gentleman: Mr Porter. Mr Porter is the ‘for men’ version of long-establsihed women’s web-retailer ‘Net-a-Porter’ and a go to source for high-end furnishings and top of the line clothes. (worldwide shipping!).

Some of our favorites:


The Unstructured Cotton Blazer by Paul Smith (PS by Paul Smith)

The Summer Jacket

It may well be the only jacket you need this summer…

from Mr. Porter:

Taupe unstructured soft blazer from PS by Paul Smith with a peak lapel, contrast brown buttons, stitching detail throughout, a single vent and two flap pockets. A light and easy addition to a stylish casual look.

$610USD | Buy it here




Canvas Shoes by B Store

The Summer Shoe

Because you no gentleman should sport sweaty feet… this shoe is both elegant and casual for those times when espadrilles or boath shoes just won’t cut it but leather is not quite right either…

From Mr. Porter

Blue canvas lace up b Store shoes with toe cap detail and a contrasting leather sole.Wear with preppy chinos to balance a great smart-casual look.

$310USD |  Buy it here



The Grown up Duffel a.k.a. The Clipper Leather Holdall by Mulberry

The real man-bag

Because you sir are a grown-ass man and backpacks or a logo-emblazoned are for students and the uninitiated (respectively). Take it to the gym, for a weekend trip, or to hold your misc gadgets and the such- it’s manly, sturdy and luxuriously understated.

From Mr. Porter:

Mulberry’s Clipper tan leather holdall with top handles, removable canvas shoulder strap and detachable internal document wallet. Ideal for spontaneous weekends away and overnight trips, this piece gives a dash of international jetset.

$1,450USD | Buy it here