Latest Short Reads


Am I A Chap?

‘Am I A Chap?’ Yes, Mr Gustav Temple. Yes indeed, you most certainly are. As this, your latest tome, thoroughly asserts.


ECAL x Guillaume Noiseux

The University of Art and Design Lausanne together with Guillaume Noiseaux have created the perfect storage option for those vintage bitters you’ve been eyeing up.


Drunk On Politics

If your alco-political taste buds are all a-tantalized, here’s a pair of written works for your reading: one about the 17th century and one for the modern world.


The Art Of Being A Gentleman

The Chap’s Gustav Temple delivered his advice on gentlemanly style and attire back in February as part of the Hendrick’s Lecture Series. And now it’s available online as an mp3.


Takeaway Tequila Snow Cones!

There we were, mildly titilated by the promise of Indian syrup-slathered ice cones as part of the Festival of Britain. And then, paf! Takeaway Tequila Snow Cones, baby!



This Eukranian brandy caught our eye recently – both for for the bottle’s old-school elegance and its conscious consideration of the requirements of the modern (drunken) homme du monde.


The Classic Blue Suit

Jeremy Hackett just posted this pithy piece about the wonders of a sharply tailored blue suit and the pitfalls of buying cheap fodder.Most worthy a quick read.


Work Beer

What’s not to love about Work Beer? Especially on a Monday morning?


Killer Russian Vodka

First legendary mustachioed pornstars … and now murderous Eurasian’s are getting their own liquor.


Urban Fog

An East London pop-up teahouse might not be that novel in and of itself. But the ghostly new Urban Fog in Dalston offers something rather unique indeed.


Annual Manual for Bartenders

If the ubiquity of Gaz Regan’s 2003 Joy of Mixology is anything to go by, then his new Annual Manual for Bartenders is the latest must-have book to adorn bar libraries the world over.


The American Bar Retrospective

Everyone’s favourite bar magazine finally moves digital with the new Class Weekly. And to get things rolling, they’ve included a fascinating chat between two old kings of the Savoy’s American Bar.


Ron de Jeremy

The porn icon now has a rum. Need we say more?


Brands & Social Media

The relationship between drinks brands and social media is a complex and changing one. As this insightful essay from The Gin Blog explores.


Rogue Territory Handkerchief

There are many things the contemporary gent doesn’t do enough. But none is sadder – so rendered by both its proportions and simplicity – than the humble hanky.


Mr Porter: How To Pack

The chaps at Mr Porter’s Journal recently posted a charming guide to packing. Now all a lad needs is a sporting piece of rare, original Gaston-Louis from 1901 and we’re ready to roll.


Beer Cocktails

Just to prove that we’re not the only folks utterly obsessed by boilermakers, here’s an inspired article by Jacob Brier on the aforementioned (and most heavenly) duet.


Hawksmoor vs Spuntino Tattoos

Will Beckett of Hawksmoor and Russell Norman of Spuntino: two icons of the food scene, head to head. The weapons of choice? The inked bodies of their staff.