A gentleman's guide to glamping: its history, sartorial pedigree, and a practical modern day style guide to the African Glamping Safari
Glamping? I was assuredly as stunned as you when I first came upon this term. What is it? It certainly is not galloping, as spell check so gracefully forced upon me EVERY single time I jotted it down. On the contrary, it is essentially a luxury camping excursion that speaks to a more stylish gentlemanly aesthetic while affording its patrons the comfort of not only enjoying all that the great outdoors has to offer, but in also partaking in the pleasurable wealth of amenities, services, and safety that would otherwise only be found in respectable hotel establishments. Principally, the resulting trip is one that is identical in adventure to that of a standard camping outing (nature hikes, safaris, canoeing, and so on and so forth), but with the accentuation of a stress free environment and a —very welcoming — elevated sartorial standard. Think all-inclusive vacations, but without the tourists or the gaudy structures and itineraries; add in a more sophisticated and purposefully curated wardrobe; and then come full circle by closing it out with an added spritz of heightened privacy and relaxation — that encapsulates the glamping experience.
Summer Transition Wear: This classic men's outfit can take you from morning to night with ease (and just a simple subtraction/reapplication here and there)
We may soon be getting into the dog days of summer — with its promise of warmth and general mugginess — but there are still those days that the weather is very unbecoming, when the mornings and evenings can still be quite brisk — this outfit can handle those days as well as those that demand a professional (casual) look. Rain or shine, day or night, the subdued colour aesthetic of this getup will keep you looking both professional and summer appropriate, while also adding some extra warmth and coverage for any dreary occasions. It is truly versatile and provides the sort of summer style template that most who just keep it simple and streamlined desire.
An update on upcoming changes to the blog/website that may pique your interest accompanied by some giveaways marking the launch of a new social media campaign to help spread my word
Hi everybody, I’d just like to share with all of you a few changes that I’m planning on making to my website/blog in the upcoming weeks. But first I’d like to personally thank each and every one of you (my readers/friends/colleagues both locally and worldwide) for the support you have given me over the last month, I could not be more appreciative and happy that you have supported my voice/career and I can only hope you continue enjoying what I have to offer (because this is not just a hobby, but also part of my livelihood). And not to bore you with numbers, but I felt compelled to share a small insight into the traffic you all have driven to my site in the last few weeks: roughly 2500 page views and 750 unique visitors; and an RSS signup feed hovering near 400 subscribers (and while that may not seem much, it represents massive growth for me).
So, THANK YOU!
Celebrate La Fête nationale — commemorating the start of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789 — in true French style!
Seeing as I am French (well technically 50% French, the other 50% being of direct Finnish ancestry; I call it Frinnish), its only appropriate that I celebrate La Fête nationale, also known as Bastille Day, in proper french style. And nothing is sartorially more representative of the French than the iconic Breton stripe sweater.
Being a true gentleman is no longer defined by social class, a formal sartorial code, or in adhering to an archaic doctrine of chivalry…
Words + Graphics ~ By Lyle Eero ~ 11 July 2015
The modern day gentleman adheres to a new set of rules and offers to the world more than just a chivalrous disposition and a dapper aesthetic. Those two previously definitive and forthwith characteristic foundations guided what was the classic doctrine of gentlemanly manner and conduct and are certainly still part of the equation, but being a gentleman is no longer simply about cultivating and pandering to upper-class tastes, habit, and culture — to the sporting of bespoke clothing, dining on fine cuisine, being a collector and trader of the fine arts, indulging in a specified form of cultured refinement (be it cinema or music), or of reading classic literature. Mind you, these are all certainly admirable pursuits, but the studied cultivation of them alone do not make one a gentleman.
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