The Gladstonian Journal

THE GIFT EDITION

CRAFTSMANSHIP

 

The Double Handle technique dates back to the 1930’s, used to reinforce heavy luggage and later discontinued as brands moved towards less labour intensive processes. At Gladstone London, our craftsman Raphael uses the original hand-stitch technique. The finest example and gift of his work is our G8 City Tote.

 

STYLE

 

Our Gladstonian this month is model-of-the-moment, Mario Vitti. Always on the move with his work, travelling from city to city, Mario’s ultimate gift is our G23 Backpack; he says, “It’s an essential for wherever I go”.

 

LONDON

 

Perhaps one of our more unusual recommendations from Founder, John O’Sullivan, a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery. One of London’s hidden gems; the Victorian cemetery has some of the most impressive funerary architecture and an eerie romance that entombs London’s most notable poets, painters, princes and paupers.

 

TRAVEL

 

Gladstone’s Head Designer and self-confessed travel junkie, Moe Dakoury, recommends the G5 Washbag for fellow independent globetrotters. Moe predicts, “Our Gladstonians will be travelling to Europe’s hipster capitals including Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Istanbul and Barcelona – seeking out neighbourhoods to experience culture and craft”.

 

GROOMING

 

London barbers, Jack The Clipper, transform men to look sharp, stylish and confident. The salons including Mayfair & Shoreditch revive the best of men’s grooming techniques, combining 100 years of barbering experience with the latest trends and London edge. Have a butchers at their Gift Vouchers including: The Royal Ripper.

 

GEAR

 

Today’s modern gentleman understands that jumping the queue is often a useful survival skill. Quick Queue, an App launched in 2015 by three young entrepreneurs, allows you to order ahead at coffee shops and quick-service restaurants. Share our unique Code: GLADSTONE for a free coffee during your Christmas shopping.