If you think you’re a gentleman, then you should check out the new Gentleman’s Collection of accessories from none other than MINI, British maker of premium cars. The automaker has collaborated with six artists from Italy to create limited edition fashion accessories that range from sunglasses to shaving kits.
Coming out exclusively at the BMW Welt in Munich, these accessories are perfect for those gentlemen who want to make a stylish statement.
The collection, which is dubbed as “MINI Gentleman’s Collection inspired by MINI Clubman,“ is the result of a collaboration between MINI and the brand’s SuperDuper, TYG Spectacles, Alberto Premi and Pijama, as well as Paola Bottai and the Prosaso team, which includes the artist Pietro Nicolaucich. The results are high-quality fashion accessories that MINI fans and their companions are sure to love.
Be quick about it, as these classics are available only for a limited time.
First in line is the gentleman’s hat, designed by SuperDuper. The hat is directly inspired by the interiors of the new MINI Clubman – the influence could be seen in the hat’s inner band. A double seam also applied aesthetics that could be seen in MINI’s design language.
SuperDuper has used premium-grade felt when its artisans created the hat by hand.
Sunglasses are never missing from any gentleman’s wardrobe – 007 can attest to that. For this reason, TYG, or the team of “Three young gentleman,” has designed the perfect sunglasses that should be a permanent part of any gentleman’s fashion statement.
The TYG Spectacles, as it is called, incorporates various high-quality materials in its construction. These include lenses made by none other than Carl Zeiss, while the frame is made of sturdy brushed metal. TYG has outdone itself in its minimalistic design of the sunglasses, which takes cues from MINI’s design language for the MINI Clubman.
When a gentleman is walking out in the world, he deserves to walk with nothing on but the best. Best is definitely what you could describe Alberto Premi’s shoe entry into the MINI Gentleman’s Collection. Premi’s shoes assure gentleman of sturdiness by using the best upper leather that had been hand cut by Premi’s artisans.
Comfort is also a hallmark of these exclusive new pair of shoes, thanks to the ultra lightweight micro sole of the shoes. Indeed, the young Italian designer has proven his ability to be unique and ingenious with his designs – an attribute he shares with MINI.
A true gentleman is also very versatile and is able to respond quickly to any situation. That’s what Monica Battistella and Sergio Gobbi had in mind when they designed the bag that Pijama has produced for the Gentleman’s Collection.
Made out of neoprene, men can use the bag as a backpack, briefcase or shoulder bag, depending on the circumstances. There’s plenty of space inside the bag, a design inspired by the spacious interiors of the MINI Clubman.
Paola Bottai also brings her unique style in fragrances into the Gentleman’s Collection with a “classy” and “cosmopolitan” perfume. Trained at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery, Bottai is a true expert at the field of concocting fragrances intended specifically for the gentleman.
Finally, gentleman can now shave with style with the Proraso gentleman’s shaving kit. The kit comes complete with a traditional shaving brush, pre-shaving cream, shaving cream and after shave balsam. The shaving kit carries the same top secret, quality eucalyptus-based formula that has made Proraso popular amongst gentleman for the past 70 years. Aesthetics is, of course, part of the package – Proraso has teamed up with none other than Pietro Nicolaucich to design the shaving kit’s box.