The breathable natural material ensures perfect storage.
Customers rebelled and refused to buy. In 1979 US President Jimmy Carter finally gave the go-ahead for the beer revolution with the only great feat of his term in office – from then on home brewing was allowed. Micro-breweries sprang up everywhere with their own, intense flavourful creations, especially since the banks supported the boom with an aggressive credit policy. Today, dozens of good brewers are doing their best, the cultivation produces over 200 hop varieties, the expert’s trained nose "may already be recognized by the scent". In addition to the USA, there are now famous manufactory beers in Italy and France and, of course, especially in Belgium and Germany.
The new trend: Many brewers refine the hops drink by storing the beer for a few months in whiskey or cognac oak barrels. This works great with wheat beer, for example, but not only. "A classic like the Imperial Stout matures in a whiskey barrel. Some brewers also develop their beers in sherry, tequila or rum kegs" explains Sommelière Koppe. This gives the beers a characterful, often fruity note. In addition to the wood aromas, there is still a little bit of high proof in the barrels.
May the craft be with you!
And fine beers have been part of the good form in star restaurants for several years. Gone are the days when beer drinkers were viewed maliciously. In which was awarded a Michelin star and 17 Gault Millau points "Rutz wine bar" in Berlin you serve a specially brewed champagne beer – it couldn’t be more noble. Star chef Kolja Kleeberg helps create entire menus in his restaurant Vau "brilliant beer and food pairings" enthuses Kopp. What’s next? As a juror at beer events such as the World Beer Cup, Kopp from Bremen is practically at the source and knows: sour beer. Exactly that drink that many in the form of Berliner Weisse have long considered "Women beer" misunderstood, is slowly conquering the beer heaven – pure, without the sweet cardboard syrup, of course. And if you like it a bit more sour – especially if the weather gives us a few warm days – you should try a Belgian Geuze. After such taste experiences, you actually ask yourself the question: Why have we only been with each other for years "simple" Dispensed beer? Time to change that! Have you got a taste for it? Then give it a try – or become a craft brewer yourself. With beer brewing sets like the Braumeister for around 1690 euros, that’s no problem. You can find special hop varieties at the Swiss Brewing and Smoking Shop or the Hobby Brewery Shop. Noble and unusual hop varieties are just as much a part of the range as everything a brewer’s heart desires. Your loved one is guaranteed to be passionate about tasting your own creations. You will find delicious suggestions in our photo show.
Whether melon, engraved cigar case, walking stick or hand-made umbrella with a noble knob – the gentleman pays attention to the finest details. wanted.de has researched the best manufacturers, real insider tips and well-stocked online shops for you.
Crazy accessories for him
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Sherlock Holmes doesn’t leave the house without his hat, or rather the so-called deerstalker hat made from Harris Tweed. Doctor Watson relies on his handcrafted walking stick and Churchill always insisted on his Romeo y Julieta cigar, naturally in a noble case. All these selected little things sweeten everyday life and decorate the dandy.
With umbrella, charm and bowler hat
In bad British weather it is indispensable: the umbrella. As a synonym for impeccable British craftsmanship, it also serves as an elegant walking stick with a noble pommel in the shape of an animal. Not that a gentleman would need a walking aid, it adds the finishing touch to his smart look. The finest umbrellas and walking sticks have been made by James Smith in London since 1830 & Son (james-smith.co.uk). The classic woods vary from oak to maple to hickory, one
Walnut species. As a simple variant for every day, the stick comes with a curved handle. If desired, your personal model can come with a knob made of silver or brass. The high art and thus the real highlight, however, are animal-shaped knobs. With eyes made of precious stones, each piece is a virtuoso unique.
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At Lockwood (lockwoodumbrellas.com) you can have your gentleman accessory tailored to your body. In addition to various woods and decorative details, the shade is adapted to your body size. Don’t forget Fulton Umbrealls (fultonumbrellas.com): the brand is much younger and cheaper, but the purveyor to the court of His Majesty Queen Elisabeth II.
Noble drops and fine silver
Brigg has made a name for himself as outfitter for John Steed (swaineadeneybrigg.com). Among the handcrafted umbrellas there are also unusual gentleman accessories like one
Umbrella with integrated hip flask. Various bespoke options, such as silk instead of nylon or engraved initials, are good form here. Such sophistication is equally popular with various royal families and the prime minister. We found a hip flask without an umbrella, but the luxury version covered with crocodile leather, at Stamerra for 600 euros. The practical pocket shape allows you to hide the good piece in your vest pocket in proper style. Wrapped in a soft leather case, the goldsmith Möhrle offers a puristic model made of the finest sterling silver for 1040 euros.
Precious cigar cases
Would you like a cigar with a fine drink? A Cohiba does not just belong in storage, but finds its luxurious bed in a fine case. The Bridge understands the fine art of leather processing. The calfskin cigar cases are made exclusively by skilled Florentine craftsmen and cost around 165 euros. The wave shape ingeniously encloses the cigars and combines the coarse leather scent with that of the tobacco. The breathable natural material ensures perfect storage. To the complete happiness of every cigar lover, all that is missing is an air-conditioned cigar case, also known as a pocket humidor. You can find such cases with a humidifier at Laura Chavin. When the case is opened, a clever mechanism pushes the cigars out over the belly band, making removal a pleasure. You can be more elegant and optimal "the brown gold" not to offer. The cases are made by hand in a Swabian fine bag maker and start at 890 euros for a calfskin model. An original Luisiana crocodile will cost you 4600 euros. A suitable walking stick is a must for a Sunday walk. The British umbrella professionals offer
this at the same time. But the Italians, spoiled by the beautiful weather, also understand this craft. The traditional company Pasotti stands for elaborate Italian craftsmanship. In addition to fine umbrellas, the range also includes fancy walking sticks: from the silver knob in the shape of an animal (around 160 euros), to the rare ram’s horn (around 575 euros) and sparkling Swarovski crystals (for 275 euros), you are spoiled for choice.
Walking sticks with and without rapiers In Germany, Austria and Switzerland it falls under the Weapons Act as a hidden weapon and is therefore strictly forbidden. In other countries it is available: the rapier in walking stick. We struck gold with American and South African providers. At Burger Canes from South Africa, there are various models to choose from, which can be opened with a click. They are priced between 675 and 800 euros. Nevertheless, you can only look here, because even the import remains prohibited. No gun license helps either. The same company where John Steed has his umbrella made also comes from fine hats: under the umbrella of Swaine Adeney Brigg you will find Herbert Johnson, who not only shaped Steed’s bowler hat but also Indiana Jones’ hat. An original film model from the 1960s went under the hammer at auction for $ 50,000. The brown derby worn by actor Patrick Macnee is provided with silk and a leather strap including the Herbert Johnson company stamp. Cult on the head
The Indy classic, the so-called "Poet hat" from Johnson, you can order online in your size for about 315 euros. A real bargain for so much cult. The fine model that became Harrison Ford’s trademark is handcrafted from wool felt. London wouldn’t be the Mecca of fashionable gentlemen if it didn’t get even more iconic: At Lock & Co (lockhatters.co.uk) have been making hats since 1676. Numerous prime ministers and celebrities rely on the expertise of the traditional company. A selection of the most popular accessories can be found in our photo show.
It’s done: the Fashion Week Men’s Collection has just closed its doors in Paris. Together with Milan, London and Berlin, the first major men’s fashion shows of the new year ran. Black stays in, red and ocher come, velvet and paisley too.
The new men’s fashion
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The fashion world thinks far ahead. Tomorrow’s trends will be shown at the Fashion Weeks in Berlin, the London Collections Men and the Pitti Uomo in Milan, and the same applies to the Men’s Collections in Paris. wanted.de has analyzed the new modelage in detail – thanks to the steep lean from the catwalk, you already know what you as a fashionable man of the world will be wearing in the coming autumn and winter 2015/16.
Gray and black in demand
This time Paris dedicated itself strongly to the colors gray and black – we already know that and we approve of it. What doesn’t make sense to us is the persistent focus of some designers on tight trousers. With some shoes it looks a little boyish. In Berlin, the weather adapted to the fashion mood: wet and cold weather in front of the doors of the tent at the Brandenburg Gate.
Fashion also shows its darker side, always in the hip and urban style of the big city and preferably in unisex collections. If you wanted to switch off from the fashion hype in Berlin, you could try the new Mercedes AMG GT in bright yellow, which the sponsor Daimler provided. In Milan it could be a little more opulent, in the Italian style and la dolce vita. Sometimes the color got too much out of hand: Strong ocher and rust-red are not for everyone. And in London, color triumphed alongside classic suits.
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Warm yellow, mustard, orange and ocher bring cozy warmth to the dreary winter days. The Italian couture label Etro has a tradition of juicy colors and wonderful patterns. These themes are appropriately expanded in winter: floral paisleys pull over elegant coats and robust leather jackets without appearing intrusive. Colorful highlights can also be found at Canali, Burberry, Esther Perbandt and Eramanno Scervino. In Berlin, the rest of the time, people were usually discreet. Aleks Kurkowski remains the champion when it comes to black. >>
She masterfully combines smooth leather and soft wool fibers in contrasting asymmetries. Whether Berlin, Milan, London or Paris, one thing becomes more than clear at all shows: You need one suit, maybe two or three.
Even labels like Tiger of Sweden, which have a more sporty touch, rely on the fine thread. Whether an elegant double-breasted suit or a casual single-breasted suit, that is a matter of taste.