Television Program of Note – Downton Abbey

From the BBC comes a well written and well costumed drama series, Downton Abbey. Set in post-Edwardian England, the television series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V. The main male characters exhibit all the sense of style expected from an Englishman in the …

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Victrolacore Breaks into the Mainstream – Mr. B. the Gentleman Rhymer with Zoe Ball

Moving into mainstream consciousness is never a gentleman's motivation, yet it is often a result of a gentleman's actions. So a resounding 'Hazzah!' for Mr. B. The Gentleman Rhymer, chap hop innovator and victrolacore artiste, on his recent appearance at the Latitude Festival and performing on television for the beautiful and talented presenter Zoe Ball. …

The Macaroni, The Dandy and Gender Identity

A short explanation before we get started: the term macaroni used in this article is not referring to the Italian pasta, but is related to it. Macaroni, when used in mens fashions, refers to a mid-18th century trend where young men started dressing in the most epicene (androgynous, effeminate) and affected style. They were the …

Church & Co. (Church’s) and Gentlemens Shoes

Help Kingpin be named the sharpest man in Canada by voting here!! Very few products distinguish themselves as the 'gold standard' of their market. Even among these, the brand is often purchased by another company, who trade on their item's reputation, all the while shaving away its quality in the name of profit until he …

Gentlemens Shoes 101 – The Derby

When an occasion doesn't call for a gentleman to wear the more formal Oxford shoe, the Derby is the next choice. The style is also known as the Bl├╝cher, so named after the General who first came up with the idea of putting overlapping side pieces of leather to be attached to his soldier's boots. …