The 4 Grooming Habits Every Gentleman Should Master – For Tidy Facial Hair

A gentleman is a man who takes care of others and is attentive to his surroundings. But to be able to look outwards and respect others, it is important to take care of yourself first. There should be left no compromise whether it involves your perfectly tailored suit, well polished shoes or neat grooming habits.

Be a regular at the barber
Too many men wait with cutting their hair until they notice that it is too long. And the reality is that when you notice it, then other people have too. My advice is to book your next appointment while you are at the barber for approximately 4-5 weeks time – in this way your will be proactive and not reactive. Find a barber that you trust and stick to it. It’s almost like going to the tailor, your barber will know your hair and preferences better with time the more you see him.

Find the right hair product for you
It can be a bit of a challenge to find the right hair product for your hair and style, so make sure you know what each product is for. Pomades and waxes are great for controlling thicker hair, but if your hair is thinner, then lighter products such as sprays will be the right choice for you. If you feel lost, then ask your barber for advice – the right product can make all the difference.

Tidy up your eyebrows
Big eyebrows are not a bad thing. However, if they are meeting in the middle you have got a slight problem. Always tidy up the space between, above and below the brows for a clean look. If you do not feel comfortable plucking them yourself, your barber will always be able help you out.

Manage your facial hair…Or learn how to shave like an expert
Facial hair of any length needs to be tamed and maintained. I personally prefer the look of a clean shave. However, you might not have time for a long wet-shaving routine every morning, so knowing the basics of a good shave is key.

Since my mid-teen years I have used an electric shaver from Philips that was gifted to me by my father. It always made clean shaving an easy job when rushing out the door on busy London mornings and it always gave me a very satisfying result. This is why I stuck to the brand and tried out a couple of their models as I grew  older.

Recently I was given the opportunity to review their new Shaver Series 9000 Prestige electric shaver. A new model focused on delivering the world’s closest electric shave with uncompromised skin comfort (even on a 7-day beard).

Upgrading from less premium models it was interesting to explore the personal comfort settings letting you adjust the shaving speed according to preference and shaving style: sensitive, normal and fast. It offers a blade close shave, whilst being incredibly gentle, making for a very smooth shaving experience. I also enjoyed being able to shave longer stubble that I normally needed to trim An effortless shave is made possible by the multi-direction ContourDetect head that follows every face contour, catching even difficult hairs. The result was a very clean and long-lasting shave. Design-wise the new shaver looks very sleek and elegant too. And a cool feature is the wireless Qi charging pad that fits seamlessly into your everyday routine.

For more information on the Series 9000 Prestige click here.



Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre


My first Tailor Made London experience

Not long ago, I had my first appointment at Tailor Made London’s Belgravia showroom. A 10 year-old London born business, offering an untraditional tailoring service with a yet traditional aesthetic.

The first step of my appointment was a talk with the tailor James, with whom I discussed what had in mind for my spring / summer suit. I explained that I like earthy tones and wanted a very lightweight cloth to stay cool on warm summer days.

Together we went through Tailor Made London’s spring / summer fabrics and I found a beautiful green cloth made from a mix of linen, wool and silk. A blend that makes a very lightweight and breathable cloth while still keeping a good shape compared to a very easily creasing 100% linen cloth. I paired the green with a bold paisley lining and dark brown horn buttons.

The next step was to enter their 3D body scanner to have my measurements taken. From my 3D body scan they are able create a unique suit pattern which they afterwards adjust to my fit preference by trying on different samples.

My first appointment was now over and my measurements and design choices were sent off to their production in Italy where the suit is cut and put together. It takes an average off 4-6 weeks from your appointment in London until the suit is delivered in store.

4 weeks later I was notified that my suit was in store and it was time for my 2nd appointment. When I came in, I put on the suit and it overall looked really great. I was pleasantly surprised about the result and admitted to the tailor Mickey, that I at first was quite sceptical towards the 3D scanning concept as I never heard about it nor tried it before. Only minor tweaks had to be made, such as letting out the jacket waist and a slight shaping of the trouser seat.

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After the alterations were made the suit fit perfectly to my preference. I was particularly astound by the suits’ cut: an unconstructed shoulder, a wide notch lapel and a high waisted trouser with double pleats and 2 inch turn-ups.

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I here wore the suit jacket with a light brown pair of linen trousers at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. An example of how it’s possible to mix and match tailoring for more casual occasions and to achieve several looks form the same suit. The Italian sun was strong in June but the unlined jacket stood the test and did very well in the warm climate.

Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre



Staying at The Splendide Royal in Rome

This summer I had the pleasure of visiting Hotel Splendide Royal. Situated in the heart of Rome the hotel offers an overwhelming antique decor, panoramic views, gourmet dinners and much more.

Arriving at the hotel directly from the airport, my partner and I were welcomed by the kind staff who assisted us with our check-in and luggage. An always nice gesture when being tired from a long travel.

When entering the doors of this 19th century palace, I was instantly impressed by it’s Baroque architecture and lavish interior. An original glass chandelier from Luchino Visconti’s 1963 classic The Leopard hangs in the gold-hued lobby, which is decked out with marble busts, porcelain vases and oil paintings.

Our afternoon and evening were spent at the Splendide Royal’s crown jewel: the seventh-floor restaurant, Mirabelle. We first enjoyed an afternoon tea while taking in the splendid views over the Eternal city’s wonders. The Pinciano, Villa Medici, Trinità Dei Monti, Saint Peter’s and I could go on. We stayed at the restaurant to enjoy a 7 course dinner while watching the sun set.

The glamours interior was continued in our high-ceilinged room with low lighting, ornate plaster cornices, gold silk damask wallpaper, burgundy deep pile carpets and oversize white wooden beds. Bathroom was in black marble, with rainforest showers and Etro toiletries.

We enjoyed the delicious breakfast from a booming buffet in the hotel’s Crystal Lounge on sixth floor. Smoked salmon, fresh fruit, deliciuos cakes and even prosecco if you felt like starting the day early. Again with the luxury of stunning views over the historic centre of Rome.

I am astonished by our experience at The Royal Splendide Rome and we felt treated like kings and queens from the second we walked into this glamours palace. We can not wait to be back to spend more time here.

Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre



Richard Gelding: The process of a Canali Made to Measure suit

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Richard Gelding to start the process of making of a Canali Su-Misura suit (Made-to-Measure). Richard Gelding is a London based menswear store  located on 27 North Audley Street in Mayfair. Together the team of specialists combine over 100 years of expertise together. The store is furthermore a part of the online retail-portal, Baltzar, offering classic menswear with contemporary influences.

Arriving at the shop I was welcomed by Wilhelm, GM at the store and also one of the founders of We first had a chat over a cup of coffee discussing different suit designs, silhouettes and concepts to attain a rough idea of what I was looking to have made. I explained that I for a while had been wanting a more traditionally-cut classic navy suit made, as my current option has a narrow and slim silhouette that I am slowly maturing from.

Although Canali today indulges in everything from sportswear to unconstructed light stretch suits, their heritage and identity lays in the timeless and classic design of a “milanese cut” suit. Which in short means a structured shoulder, wide lapel, low button stance and closed quarter. Hence, the perfect option for my desire to make a truly classic suit.

After a great chat about tailoring I was excited to get started with the suit. The next step of my appointment was to have my measurements taken. I tried on different sizes and models of jackets and trousers to find the best fitting master garment for my body type to have as a starting point. Wilhelm then measured me up to adapt the pattern which is created uniquely for me to my body and fit preferences.

As I am quite tall we needed to lengthen the jacket to achieve the correct proportions, we also narrowed the shoulders a little bit since a constructed shoulder that us on the wide side, easily looks very old-school and too wide. Since I wanted double pleats for my trousers we went with a wider fitting trousers model, which we then took in in the waist and bottom, still allowing the drape to come through on the front of the trousers.

After having done the measurements is was time for me to choose the fabric and design options. I opted for a navy 100% Lana Super 150’S cloth with quite a lot of texture and a so called dry handle (meaning it is matte and dry rather than shiny and silky-smooth). The material is a super fine wool weave characterised by it’s crease-resistance and lightness. For lining I went with a suitable matching blue tone from the Canali Made-to-measure exclusive collection (although there was several colourful options as well.) To ad some character to the otherwise plain navy suit I paired the it with dark brown horn buttons, went with a peak lapel, straight flap pockets with a ticket pocket and double pleated trousers with a hight waist and side adjusters.

Wilhelm noted my measurements and style choices to sent it off to Canali’s production in Italy. The suit will there get a unique pattern which the cloth is cut from. The process there after requires several man made elements and is carefully manufactured before sent to London 4 weeks later. The final fitting of the garment is made in the store where Richard Gelding’s in-house tailor will do the finishing of the trousers length and other possible small alterations.  /

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Staying at the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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Set on a hillside just outside the centre of the Eternal City, the Rome Cavalieri is to be found – A Waldorf Astoria resort spread over 15-acre of land. The five-star resort is a luxurious oasis from a sweltering Roman summer, with three heated outdoor swimming pools, a Michelin-star restaurant, tennis courts and the largest art collection outside of a museum in the world.

The Cavalieri has a rather distinct 1960s architecture filled with big spaces and lavish interiors centred around fine art and antiques. The lounge, Imperial Club and suites are decorated with extravagant tufted velvet, wood panelling and gold leafs. And the hotel’s particular point of pride are the three magnificent Tiepolos seen in the main lobby.

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at the resort for 3 days in a premium room with a view over the beautiful treasures of Rome and the private garden. Some unforgettable moments were taken in when the sun rose and set as a painting on our bedroom wall.

During our stay at the Cavalieri we were invited to spend time in the Petronius (presidential) suite of the hotel. Being named after the fashion advisor and judge of fine taste, the opulent suite is a splendid gallery of antiques and classical arrangements. It is The Cavalieri’s largest suite and it’s interior includes historic furniture such as a rare French 18th century inlayed desk and sofas from Karl Lagerfeld’s home in Paris.

Each morning we were spoiled with a booming breakfast buffet which we enjoyed on the terrace over looking the hotel’s pool and oasis looking park. We spent our afternoons sunbathing, relaxing in the Imperial Lounge, unwinding in the spa facilities and exploring the hotel’s historical art pieces.

Leaving The Rome Cavalieri we felt like having discovered one of Rome’s hidden treasures. Being a paradise of beautiful art & architecture, breathtaking views, amazing food and perfect service we can’t wait to be back.


Visiting Pitti Uomo 94 in Florence, Italy

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Pitti Uomo is one of the world’s most important platforms for menswear and accessories. The exhibition is held two times a year in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso. The first edition of Pitti Uomo was held in September 1972 with an objective to promote Italian designers and brands. Today the exibition is internationally reconigsed showcasing more than 1,200 menswear brands from all around the world.

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I went to visit the exhibition for the first time to soak in inspiration, network with industry people and meet with current and future business partners. When I first entered the exhibition space I was instantly overwhelmed by the size of the space and the number of people attending, but at the same time very impressed by the many well tailored suits and amount of effort put into every attendee’s outfit.

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I first went to visit the booth of the Swedish brand Eton Shirts. I have been wearing their shirts for about 6 months now and I was excited to finally meet the people behind the brand. I had the kind Karin from their PR and events team helping me going through their coming spring summer 19 collection and I also had the pleasure of meeting their Italian design manager Nicoletta Grazioli.

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Ph: @ciinderellab

After finishing my visit at Eton Shirts I walked past the booth of one my favourite sunglasses brands, The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear. The brand is fairly recent and is founded by the Italian menswear blogger and digital influencer, Fabio Attanasio. I took the opportunity to try on the different models and noted down my favourites as I always find it hard to order sunglasses online without trying them on.

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My final visit was to the booth of the Spanish shoe brand, Carmina Shoemaker. Carmina is a family run business on 6th generation founded in Majorca in 1866 and their name is highly respected by every footwear enthusiasts I’ve ever met. Their shoes are absolutely stunning and of an extraordinary softness and comfort with sturdy welts and shapely lasts.

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I had the honour of meeting two of the Carmina family members who told me more about the brand’s history and gave me a detailed tour through their various models and made-to-order service.

My outfit on the 1st day of Pitti Uomo 94:

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On the first day of the exhibition I wore a green jacket made in a wool, linen & silk Solbiati cloth by Tailor Made London. I paired the the jacket with a white high collar shirt by Eton Shirts, a navy/grey silk tie by Cosetore and a light brown pair of linen & cotton trousers. I finished off the outfit with a brown pair of suede penny loafers by Carmina Shoemaker.

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My outfit on th 2nd day of Pitti Uomo 94:

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For my 2nd day’s outfit I went with a slightly more bold brown check jacket in a cotton, linen & silk cloth by Solbiati. I paired it with a white Eton shirt, a navy paisley tie from Sera Fine Silk and a light brown pair of linen & cotton trousers. For footwear I wore a brown pair of calf skin tassel loafers by Carmina Shoemaker and on this particularly warm day a panama hat was ideal.

Visiting Pitti Uomo for the first time was a truly amazing experience. I had the pleasure of connecting with many likeminded menswear enthusiasts as well as talented artisans and designers from all over the world. I am already excited to be back in Florence for Pitti Uomo 95 in January 2019.


London Fashion Week Men’s SS19 outfits

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With London being one of the world’s fashion capitals the British Fashion Council hosted the now 7th season of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM). LFWM is here to showcase the work of the best British designers over 4 days with a packed schedule of catwalk shows, presentations and events.

Being passionated about menswear and style I joined in for another season to connect with likeminded creatives and soak in inspiration. In occasion of London Fashion Week Men’s I worked with a hand full of tailors and menswear brands to prepare 4 outfits.

Outfit 1:

 On day 1 of London Fashion Week Men’s I attended a preview of Kirk Originals’ new collection. They showcased their Spring Summer 19 Made in England Sunglasses in the Private White store in Mayfair. I wore a navy plain jacket in a Pure Wool Traveler fabric by Lanificio Cerruti, a white button down shirt by Eton Shirts, a brown knitted tie, a waistcoat in a cotton, linen & wool fabric by Solbiati and a light brown pair of linen & cotton trousers.

Outfit 2 :

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Day 2 was the first official day of the fashion shows and I had a busy schedule of shows, events and presentations. I attended showcases by designers such as Oliver Spencer, Edward Crutchley and St. James London featuring New & Lingwood, John Smedley and many more.

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With green being the colour of the season I went for a two-piece suit in a beautiful plain green wool, linen and silk fabric by Solbiati. I had the suit made by Tailor Made London’s bespoke service and it has details such as a wide notch lapel, an unconstructed shoulder and a high waisted pair of trousers with double reverse pleats. I paired the suit with a white high collar shirt by Eton Shirts, a navy paisley tie by Serà Fine Silk, navy paisley silk braces by Turnbull & Asser and brown suede penny loafers by Carmina Shoemaker. Completing my outfit, I wore a City Trilby hat in rabbit fur by Laird Hatters and a pair of Esso sunglasses in tortoise by Emon Eyewear.

Outfit 3:

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Day 3 was slightly more relaxed and I spend it going to a few events and shows with my dear friend Alistair Guy. For my 3rd look I was wearing garments from the Saville Row based tailor Alexandra Wood Bespoke. A burgundy double breasted blazer in a breathable mesh woollen fabric by Holland and Sherry, which was ideal for a warm summer day like this. I paired the blazer with a white pin collar shirt by Eton Shirts, a navy cotton silk tie and a light brown pair of trousers in a wool, linen & silk fabric woven by Huddersfield. I finished off the look with a brown pair of tassel loafers by Carmina Shoemaker and a pair of Cran Classic sunglasses from The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear.

Outfit 4:

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My last day of London Fashion Week Men’s was all about the browns. For my final outfit I opted for a plain light brown jacket in a soft blend of Ferla silk and linen. I paired it with a white shirt, a brown knit tie, a light brown pocket square and a light brown pair of trousers in a linen & cotton fabric. I completed this final look with a brown pair of suede penny loafers by Carmina Shoemaker and an Alfred Panama hat by Laird Hatters.

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It has been a whirlwind and busy 4 days of London Fashion Week Men’s but it’s been a wonderful time, I met some very interesting people and I’m already looking forward to the next season. But first, I’m off to the menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo in Florence and Milan Fashion Week Men’s…


Inside a £20 million London Penthouse

Panoramic penthouse view over Buckingham Palace and St. James Park – Gentleman Mathias le Fevre in Luxury London Penthouse apartment in The Nova Building by Landsec – Luxury livingspace

London is known to be the home of the global elite and with fortunes to spend the city is full of prestigious apartments in historical surroundings. Let me introduce you to the latest luxury development from Landsec in the heart of Victoria. I visited The Nova Building which plays host to a breathtaking £20 million penthouse.

Situated on 12th floor, the apartment offers big panoramic views overlooking Buckingham Palace, Belgravia and the iconic St. James Park. The apartment has been interior designed by Bowler James Brindley and is decorated with curated original art and finished with mirror polished rosewood veneers, sixties inspired wallpaper, antique bronze, buttoned leather, sky blue velvets and luxurious dark blue paint.

On its two storeys it features 4 en suites with spacious marble bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and a giant stairway in the centre of the apartment (which is large enough to assemble an entire orchestra) leading to the second floor that is dedicated to entertaining.

The best part? The apartment’s home bar and rooftop terrace. The second floor makes the perfect setting for cocktail parties with a large dining area, generous sitting room, a home bar and stairway to the open rooftop terrace.

Bored of the panoramas? You’ll be pleased to hear that The Nova Building offers a private residents lounge, residents cinema, a business centre to hold meetings or simply catch up on work, a gym and a peaceful roof garden to relax.

For more pictures and information on the penthouse apartments and area visit and check out Instagram profiles @createvictoria and @landsecgroup.

Editorial photography by @ciinderellab

– Mathias le Fèvre


A Classic Gentleman’s Haircut: The Side Parting

The side part haircut is known to give a very timeless and classic look. The haircut style is a go-to gentleman’s cut and was particular popular from the 1920s – 1940s and again in the 1960s. It has certainly survived the test of time, but why? Well, it’s a particularly adaptable haircut. It’s nice for both casual and formal situations and also doesn’t take too much time to style. With a little effort in the morning, you’ll have a dapper cut ready to go.

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The basis of the haircut is a simple short back and sides and will suit most hair types and face shapes. When going to your barber ask for “a classic short cut on the back and sides, and for the top to be left long enough to part, but short enough to be neat and tidy”

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When it comes to styling the hair, I use a styling paste as I have very thick hair that needs a strong hold, while a matt clay will work better for thinner hair. I have found it best to apply the product while the hair is damp (not wet) after a shower and then shaping the parting with a wide tooth comb. It is important to find the natural parting of your hair as this will give you the best look and hold.

I try to stop by my barber every 3-4 weeks to keep my haircut sharp and tidy. For the past 6 months I have been going to Ruffians’ Shoreditch shop where TJ cuts my hair. I am always met with welcoming smiles and positive vibes, and every time I walk of there the result is very satisfying. That is why I can surely say that it is my favourite London barber shop so far.

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 When stopping by Ruffians last week I was wearing a grey houndstooth blazer, a blue striped silk tie, a classic white double cuff shirt, with navy corduroy trousers and a pair of tassel loafers.

– Mathias le Fèvre


Our 5 star London Fashion Week Home – Hotel One Aldwych


In the start of January I went to the now 11th season of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM). With a busy schedule of catwalk shows and events my partner and I decided to treat ourselves to the comfort of a stay at the Hotel, One Aldwych. Being just across the street from the British Fashion Councils’ (BFC) Show Space it was very convenient when needing a break or having to change outfit.

We spent the first evening in the hotel’s private lounge planning our week and made use of the small library looking through the numerous fashion books for style inspiration.

Every morning of our stay, we enjoyed a filling breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

For the first day of LFWM, I anchored my look around a classic navy suit. The suit is from Suit Supply and has a masculine cut with peak lapels and structured shoulders. It is a 2.5-button suit, carries a ticket pocket and a rather longer jacket. The cuffed high rise flat front trousers cuffs brings everything together for a stylishly tailored appeal. I layered it with a grey houndstooth waistcoat, a blue silk tie and a white shirt underneath. I chose a pair of brown single monk straps from Massimo Dutti and an automatic Moon Phase watch from Thomas Earnshaw.

As LFWM falls on our anniversary, we went to celebrate it with a three course dinner at the hotel’s Indigo Restaurant on our last night. Indigo is an award winning restaurant and is know for it’s innovative food. The Executive Chef, Dominic Teague, incorporates the finest seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from the British Isles into the Indigo menu, and it all happens to be entirely gluten and dairy-free.

After three very tasty dishes the amazing staff surprised us with an extra dessert and champagne in occasion of our anniversary. The restaurant experience was a wonderful way to end our stay and it will definitely not be our last visit to the One Aldwych London.


– Mathias le Fèvre