Since 2013, Mr Porter has been the one-stop shop for stylish men everywhere. While it is hard to call something the “best,” Mr Porter really is the best place to shop for menswear among so many other things. What makes this boutique stand out was described perfectly in the February 2014 edition of Esquire Magazine, “It’s no secret that MR PORTER is an online powerhouse when it comes to men’s fashion. And part of what makes them so effective is their ability to not only provide their customers with what they already want, but to also provide them with what they didn’t yet know they want.” The retailer does not simply sell menswear. Mr Porter edits and sets the trends. With over 300 brands of clothing and other items across categories including grooming, accessories, electronics, and even pens, Mr Porter still manages to remain incredibly well curated. Essentially, there is nothing not to like. Here are six things you need from Mr Porter right now.
1. Mr. Porter Paper-Back Manual For A Stylish Life Volumes 1-3
Mr Porter has literally written the book (or rather three books) on style and how to dress. This manual is a secret weapon or clever coffee table book that covers everything a gentleman needs to know, not simply about style, but about life. Even the books themselves are aesthetically pleasing with red, blue, and green spines housed in a sharp white slipcase.
2. Faherty Checked Washed Cotton Flannel Shirt
Every man needs at least one casual cotton flannel shirt for the winter. But don’t confuse casual with sloppy. Faherty’s Checked Washed Cotton Flannel Shirt is made from a breathable fabric and has been pre-washed, so it will keep its perfect shape all season long. It’s also super soft. Wear this shirt with dark denim jeans, and add a down vest for extra warmth.
3. Czech and Speake Leather Bound Manicure Set
If you always have soft hands and take your manicure very seriously, then Czech and Speake’s Leather Bound Manicure Set is an absolute necessity for you. Made in Germany, these really beautiful-looking gold-coated tools including slanted tweezers, safety scissors, nail scissors, nail clippers, a nail file, toenail clippers, a cuticle nipper, and an additional cuticle tool are packaged in a sleek calf-leather bound case. There’s even a dust bag to put over it. This is perhaps one of the nicest manicure sets ever made.
4. Tom Ford Slim-Fit Leather Biker Jacket
If there is one classic item every man should have in his wardrobe, it’s a leather motorcycle jacket. The look is absolutely timeless and effortlessly cool. Made in Italy, Tom Ford’s Slim-Fit Leather Biker Jacket epitomizes sleek. The polished silver hardware is bold, but doesn’t try too hard. It is also lined for maximum comfort, which is important because you will want to wear this jacket at every possible opportunity. There is also no better way to compliment a pair of jeans.
5. Bottega Veneta Interecciato Leather Messenger Bag
What man wouldn’t want to tote his things around in Bottega Veneta’s Interecciato Leather Messenger Bag? The brand’s signature interecciato woven leather is so much more interesting than the standard messenger flap. It is also way more polished looking.
6. Grey Wallace Slim Fit Boiled Wool Blazer
Grey Wallace’s Slim-Fit Boiled Wool Blazer is a great example of the excellent curating of the site. This blazer just stands out and bucks trends. Unlined, wear it with a long-sleeve cotton T-shirt to polish up a casual look. While this jacket is slim cut, it isn’t designed to be too fitted, so it’s great for men who don’t like excess fabric, but do not want too tight a fit.