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An Unerring Image of Self
We remembered this season Clint Eastwood and how he became an enduring cultural icon of masculinity, being a man of few words. The words he did say, he delivered through his teeth. It is with this sentiment in mind that we once agian recall the words of Clint Eastwood; "There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. I hate the...
The Joys of Winter: The FW21 Knitwear Guide
Summer is the season of fun and frivolity, and these sentiments are transposed into our wardrobes. Louche fitting and loosely buttoned linen shirts accompanied with swimming trunks and espadrilles allow us all to embrace our inner mid-century silver screen icon or favourite billionaire industrialist. But for all the fun and festivity of summer dressing, it’s never quite been able to capture...
Consistent With Yourself
Contrived though it may be, we find ourselves in an Orwellian-esque world in which polarising, sequestering and subjugating have become societal status quo's. And so it is for good reason that we find ourselves fearful of self expression. The manner in which we dress, the manner in which we speak, our opinions and indeed our every move are the subject of...
Sean Connery: A Bittersweet Eulogy
2020 was marred with misfortune from the outset. We struggled to break free from the shackles of a global pandemic. Lives were lost, livelihoods affected, and the world as we knew it was tipped on its head like never before. Amidst the chaos, we also learnt of the unfortunate passing of the venerable Sean Connery. Alas, it is with bittersweet nostalgia,...
Edward Green - Behind The Brand
Future needs origin! Discover shoes made of the finest leathers of the world by Edward Green. Since 1890 handmade in Northampton, England!
A lesson we ignore…?
As valued customer & reader of our Gazzettino, you may not perceive the choice of our seasonal title as confusing at all - since we currently are facing a world that basically runs counter to all logical and traditional ideas of an intact togetherness! Our lives have been marked by the pandemic for more than a year. The most natural...
More Than an Icon of Cinema and Style
Humphrey Bogart; a perennial favourite of cinephiles and sartorial enthusiasts the world over - synonymous with the classic period of American film noir and equally so with classical tailoring. Though his name has been etched into the annals of silver screen history - named as the greatest male star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute - the road...
The Definitive Guide to Knitwear for Winter 20/21
Flashback to a pre-covid world and societal shifts had already spawned a recession of formality. The status quo had been challenged, and the widespread objective to rid society of its former ‘rigidity’ and ‘archaic’ traditions were made manifest in a world where dress codes and style were increasingly relaxed. Fast forward some months, and this trend has been magnified by an...
The Definitive Guide to Trousers for Winter
Though the times are, no doubt a changing, the rules of tailoring most certainly have not. When it comes to trousers, quality is contextualised by the three c’s - the three constants that all tailors should abide; comfort, craftsmanship and cloth. This season - despite the shifting tectonic plates of society - the rules for trousers remain. So, whether you are...
Times Change, Style Remains
"To be like the rock that the waves keep crashing over. It stands unmoved, and the raging of the sea falls still around it. So remember this principle when something threatens to cause you pain: the thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune."“ MARCUS AURELIUS The words of the...
PART III: THE LEADERS WE HAD AND THE LEADERS WE NEED
All good things come to an end... As the first two parts of our series showed, the character and personality is not formed in a state of calm, but only through experiences and tests. At this point, the words of Helen Keller should be recalled in particular: "The character cannot develop in a state of calm and comfort. Only through the...
PART II: THE LEADERS WE HAD AND THE LEADERS WE NEED
A few words about the human character... What actually shapes a person's personality or character? Why do people differ so much in their "own self" and why do some personalities develop into world-changing and idealized people who are seen as role models? In his book "Psychoanalysis and Ethics" (1947) Erich Fromm dealt extensively with the development of the character and...
Part I: The Leaders We Had and the Leaders We Need
True character reveals itself in hard times. As one ponders the current global pandemic, and perhaps even the impending financial difficulties that await us on the other side, one could be forgiven for being overcome with melancholy and woe. Why must life be filled with such perils, we ask ourselves? Well, before one slips down the proverbial rabbit hole of...
Beauty will save the world?
An artistic journey We can't sugarcote the latest news. But what we can do is to point out that even in these moments there is beauty in everything we do. And if you ask us, we should pay more attention to the beauty than ever. After all it keeps us alive. Or not? Let us put Fjodor Dostojewski's prophecy “Beauty will save the world” to the...
Homeoffice? But please with style! Stay healthy and find out how to spend the time home with style & grace.
Spring Summer 2020 - On behalf of the President!
Presidential Style Presidential [ prɛzɪˈdɛnʃ(ə)l] Adjective ~ having a bearing or demeanour befitting a president; dignified and confident.When it comes to presidential style, it is exactly that; dignified and confident - befitting of those who wield the intellect and influence to helm the free world and etch themselves in the annals of American history. Or at least that’s how it should...
Sweet (knit)dreams are made of this...
Der Herbst gewährt uns die Möglichkeit mit unserem Kleidungsstil zu experimentieren, denn durch die Verschmelzung verschiedener Waren, Stile, Texturen und Farben, präsentieren sich flexible & vielseitige Looks - die Ihnen saisonale Geschicklichkeit verleihen.
The Renaissance of the French Cuff
The Double Cuffed Shirt and the Art of Accoutrement Gordon Gekko - the rapacious capitalist antihero who was brought to life by Michael Douglas in an Oscar-winning performance in the late 80’s - is both a byword for the very worst of capitalism and the very best of men’s formal dressing. Despite his rather unsavoury on-screen antics, there is much...
In the sign of the triumvirate!
One week after the very successful trunk show with Giuseppe Attolini, we are happy to welcome another friend of the house and master of his craft: Andrea Finamore. Visits from our suppliers are an important part of our understanding of service - and an appreciation of our customers by Italian tailors. Anyone who wears a shirt or a blouse from...
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth? No! But to the "interior" of the Neapolitan Tailoring!
Jules Verne took you on a journey to the center of the earth, we take you on a journey to the heart of Neapolitan tailoring! The tailors of Cesare Attolini create from high-quality cloth, your personal measurements and a sharp cut, true masterpieces of traditional Neapolitan tailoring. If you are looking for a sartorial product from another planet, you will not...
Rule, Britannia!? New Arrivals!
The British Empire was the largest colonial power in history. With colonies on every continent and an area as large as a quarter of the land-covered surface of the earth, about 500 million people lived here - which at that time corresponded to one third of the world's population. It's not surprisingly that such "progress" in the most patriotic song of...
Leo Grasso - Embodying the Word ‘Gentleman’
The real Gentleman The word ‘gentleman’ has become ubiquitous within the sartorial sphere. It is thrown around haphazardly by those who occupy the blogosphere and whose lives revolve around having their photos captured as they parade aimlessly around the Fortezza de Basso in Florence twice a year for Pitti Uomo. They proffer much on what it means to be a...
Drop your Trousers! Discover your new pair in our seasonal trousers guide.
"Clothes should hang from the shoulder, not the waist“. Today, following the words of Oscar Wilde - because these may never have been as appropriate as at this point - we want to make it easier for you to get started into the world of our fall trousers and at the same time launch the "usage" of suspenders. There are...
Cohérence - Behind The Brand
Discover the history of the Brand Cohérence from Japan! Exclusive Japanese fabrics and Japanese love for detail meet sartorial techniques!
Fall / Winter 2019 - Landowning Aristocracy meets the Urban Gentleman!
Luxury doesn’t lie in the iridescent glow of diamonds. Nor does it lie in the undertones of excess, grandiosity or ostentation. But rather, it lies in comfortable, functional elegance - the kind one associates with the English countryside...
Venice – the flattering & suspicious beauty
As is known, people drink, eat and stroll around the circle of like-minded people. Against this background, we awaken the desire to travel with a perfect day in Venice à la Michael Jondral!
Spring / Summer 2019 - In the Sign of Great Style!
Learn more about the Platonic ideal of your own style, its original foundational form as well as the great Hollywood looks!
Trousers Guide 2.0
Fundamental, but inconspicuous to many at first sight - that is how the man's leg dress can be aptly characterized! If proportions and fit of a pair of trousers are consistent, the wearer shines in full glory and without being over the top.
Be a King - with corduroy!
It is believed that corduroy had its beginnings in royalty inspired fashion – being worn by King Henry VIII in the 16th Century! Are you wearing cord already?
Fall / Winter 2018 - Time for Masculine Refinement!
The Fall / Winter Season 2018 is defined by masculine elegance and finds its climax in the symbiosis of functional & sartorial elements! Discover a collection for the true gentle(man)!
May we introduce? The Shacket!
Yves Saint Laurent - who was, befittingly, a safari jacket devotee - once said: “Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?" Discover the beauty & simplicity of the shacket!
Brace Yourselves: The Irrepressible Charm of Albert Thurston!
Acquire a piece of British history in the form of Albert Thurston’s beautifully crafted suspenders! Feel just as emboldened and powerful as those luminaries who have done so before you.
Say Hello To Summer!
Discover how to master the transition from Spring to Summer like a real Gentleman! Don't leave your Summer Wardrobe Plans to a Backseat.
Our Summer Trouser Guide
Discover our sartorial variety of summer pants. Read more about famous details like Side Adjusters, double pleats and discover the historically relevant Gurkha pant!
Sole Searching: How to Identify Good Quality Shoes.
How to choose the "right" shoe for your sartorial needs.
Spring/Summer 2018 - A Marriage between Naples & Somerset
The spring / summer season 2018 is marked by the marriage between the best things the clothing industry has to offer for gentlemen: The combination of Italy & the UK.
Time to start the movie: Agnelli - La Dolce Vita!
Every gentleman knows that his own sense of style runs in the blood. The parental home characterizes. But the future gentleman can also learn a lot.
The Italian Gentleman
Ich freue mich Sie auf die Veröffentlichung des Buches "The Italian Gentleman" von Hugo Jacomet hinweisen zu dürfen - Steigen Sie ein auf eine Reise zum Mittelpunkt der (sartorialen) Erde!
Our Trousers Guide
Whether Smart Casual or Business - a wide range of men's chinos, cord and flannel trousers always provide the reliable foundation for building your wardrobe.
E. Marinella - Behind The Brand
There can only be one In the printed silk business - E. Marinella! The tie king from Naples has been the measure of all things when it comes to the classic, handmade tie for more than 100 years.
F/W 2017 SEASON - UNDER THE SIGNS OF STYLE ICON
Sustainability, authenticity & uniqueness“I like beautiful things that are well made. I even believe aesthetics are equivalent to ethics. Something that is beautiful is ethical, and unethical things aren’t beautiful“ –G. AgnelliThe Fall / Winter Collection 2017 is not only characterized by our imperishable stylistic elements, but also by a small jubilee: our business - Michael Jondral - is turning 10...
Felisi - Behind The Brand
Felisi - The Italian long-established label stands for a timeless design in combination with unique craftsmanship. This includes, in particular, bags, small accessories, belts, wallets or card cases which are not only unique, but also come with an original and signature style.
Discover the Sartorial variety for autumn / winter 2017. Curated by the best manufactories of Naples and the world for Michael Jondral. Timeless looks for today's gentlemen!
O'Mast - a film about the Neapolitan master tailors
ATTENTION: absolute film masterpiece! O'Mast is now available via online stream: a film about the Neapolitan master tailors.
A visit at Cesare Attolini & Orazio Luciano
From Napoli with Love! As you may have noticed over our social media channels, we were traveling this week to the wonderful Naples. The destinations of the trip were the world famous manufactorys of Cesare Attolini and Orazio Luciano. Both sartorial houses are a synonym for Neapolitan tailoring tradition, which places the highest demands on quality and craftsmanship! The suits of...
Borriello Napoli - Behind The Brand
Discover the handmade shirts by Borriello Napoli! With an attractive price / performance ratio the perfect entry into the sartorial world of shirts!
The double-breasted suit
Gentleman: A double-breasted please! Historically speaking, the double-breasted suit is considered a replacement for the three-piece men's suit. Because of the double buttons and the elegantly rising lapel, the double-breasted suit unites a three-piece suit in a two-piece clothing item. Thus, the double-breasted suit is an elegant and, in most cases, a body flattering alternative to the widespread single-breasted. As a "suit...
Cesare Attolini @Michaeljondral
Trunkshow of sartorial Perfection!Friday and Saturday, March 24th and 25th, 2017 Anyone looking for a sartorial product from another planet does not need to search any longer: The tailors of Cesare Attolini create masterpieces of Neapolitan tailoring using exclusive fabrics, your personal sizes and an eye for proportions. 100% Handmade in Italy! How does this look in detail? Take a look at the...