If someone manages to kiss the robe from its slumber awake, then we can think of only one name: Daniel Hanson. However, we not only talk about stylish men's clothing - the dressing gowns for ladies should not go unmentioned - but also about beard trimming and aftershaves. One issue, in which Musgo Real and Taylor of Old Bond Street deserve the merit for showing that ‘old fashion’ does not necessarily mean ‘to go out of fashion’.

First everyone wore it then it was forgotten. Yet it has never really gone completely out of fashion thanks to its illustrious fans: we are talking about the dressing gown and its most faithful ally pajamas.
Brian Ferry’s treasured dandy Sebastian Horsley in the face of the widespread moral decline of going to bed wearing only a T- shirt and boxer shorts, growled: “Style is not elegance, but consistency.“ Being mindful of this in this edition; we want to take up the cudgels for this endangered species. And in our opinion you couldn’t find a better defender for this than Daniel Hanson. As the exclusive dressing gowns, pajamas, nightshirts and kimonos have no peers for style and manufacture.
The shaving sets from Taylor which count as the most beautiful available on the market induce a similar feeling of well-being. And not only because the Mach 3 razor is finally supplied with a stylish handle. It is only in the question of aftershave and soap that we have to confess we could not decide whether to give precedence to Taylor or Claus Porto. In a Salomonic solution, we are offering both.
If then, you are looking for things “for a life less ordinary“, here is a small decision-making aid on our part: With all due discipline, a little bit of craziness can do no harm.

 

* Denis Diderot, a valiant champion of the Enlightenment, honoured the dressing gown, a congener of the robe, even with a small literary monument. In the essay "reasons to grieve over my dressing gown : A warning to all those who have more taste than money", Diderot warns the lucky owners of such mantle strongly against the danger to replace half of the household with the new housecoat, just for the sake of tastefulness.

As much as this exchange would be considered good business, we still fear for customer satisfaction, which is our prime concern. Therefore, we recommend: Who buys a robe of Daniel Hanson, should keep a cool head at all other decisions or ask one’s wife for help.


Silk dressing gown for men, Daniel Hanson

Silk dressing gown for men, Daniel Hanson, Nottingham

Daniel Hanson‘s principle is: Only the best of all. That is shown not only in the manufacture and the loving details. You also feel it when you put it on, e.g. with the softly flowing material. Whether you wear it to breakfast on the Amalfi Coast or prefer wearing it to write emails in the home office is up to you.

1,390 EUR

 

Ladies‘ Pajamas, cotton, Daniel Hanson

Ladies‘ Pajamas, cotton, Daniel Hanson, Nottingham

That which applies to the careful selection and manufacture of dressing gowns applies no less to these pajamas. Should you however struggle with the thought of a pair of pajamas, have a look at the nightshirt which we likewise offer.  

355 EUR

 

Shaving-Set, Taylor of Old Bond Street, London

Shaving-Set, Taylor of Old Bond Street, London

Taylor succeeds at something that few people succeed at in the mornings: making something of a pleasure out of a daily duty. We have decided on the Mach 3 blades which unlike the butterfly razor forgive a careless hand movement so that the pleasure isn’t clouded by unnecessary shaving cuts.

220 EUR

 

Sandalwood Soap, Claus Porto, Porto

Sandalwood Soap, Claus Porto, Porto

How pleasantly this counterpart is distinguished from shower gel varieties where due to the combining of synthetic perfumes effervescent joy seldom bubbles up. The pleasant sandalwood note has just like the skin-care properties remained unchanged for over 100 years.  

12 EUR

 

Manicure set, Taylor of Old Bond Street, London, handmade

 Manicure set, Taylor of Old Bond Street, London, handmade

They say that hands are the mirrors of the soul. Now then, here is a series of practical tools with high class workmanship from Solingen to polish them up.  That the bordeaux coloured case with its popper fastening is handmade is also part of its shapely benefits.

237 EUR

 

Aftershave, Musgo Real, Porto

Aftershave, Musgo Real, Porto

The choice of aftershaves is one of the most difficult because it often covers up men’s cologne. This one has a pleasant, long-lasting scent. We don’t want to keep quiet about the agreeable, calming and smoothing properties for the skin either.  

26 EUR


Aftershave, Taylor of Old Bond Street, London

Aftershave, Taylor of Old Bond Street, London

Should you also have a weakness for the dark notes of sandalwood this aftershave would without doubt be our recommendation. You can’t sing the praises of its beneficial properties enough.  

40 EUR


Silver jar, Morocco

Silver jar, Morocco

There are always uses for this jar in the bathroom. Whether for cotton buds, cotton wool pads or similar make-up accessories. With its tassel and pretty lid it is also lovely in a visible place e.g. under the mirror. This jar is much too good for a life in the bathroom cabinet.

11.50 EUR


Soap dish, bronze, Morocco

Soap dish, bronze, Morocco

A special type of dumb waiter: a small handmade holder which turns every soap into a bathroom eye-catcher. It is best suited to soaps with the customary 100 – 150g size. And thus naturally also for the soaps from Claus Porto mentioned above.

45 EUR


Kleenex Box, handmade, Morocco

Kleenex Box, handmade, Morocco

A further recommendation for the purpose of enhancing the daily routine. For everyone who has already often been annoyed by the intrusive package design and doesn’t need to be continually reminded of the brand which you always choose anyway.

49 EUR