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