Manufacturers of bespoke suits, leather goods and luxury accessories since 1893, Alfred Dunhill is the quintessential British brand and have probably contributed to the definition of an English Gentleman more than anyone else. 123 years later, and they are still going strong and remain relevant to the ever changing notion of the modern gentleman. This video is no different, combining timeless style, a vintage car, and a drooly companion, it is as funny as it is beautiful.
I knew I had to make up this long hiatus with something good, something worthwhile. Jude Law, the elegantly dressed Englishman alongside the ever-enchanting Italian Mr. Giancarlo Giannini, on top of an exquisite, rare, and handcrafted Italian yacht - two gentleman enjoying a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label limited edition. What better way to herald my blogging comeback than to share with you this image of this dapper duo, who don't let anything get in the way of a little adventure and a little gentlemanly wager.
I was never a Johnny Walker fan, but I think with this commercial, they might be wooing me over.
One might say it's a shame to lose that sense of formal and gentlemanly style that defined the pre-second world war era. Others might argue that they prefer the rebellious nature of the jeans and sneakers rather than conform to the strict guidelines of tradition. In either case, this video is a joy to watch, and I hope to find more of these as I huddle up inside while the polar vortex consumes New York.