Notes

Destination 2.0: New York

The first time we set out to curate the best locations to visit in New York was back in 2016, during the creation of the Mr. Blue book. But as anyone knows, the Big Apple is a pulsating and thriving organism that evolves faster than any city on our planet. That’s why, in anticipation of my trip to NYC from February 1 - 5, I’ve updated the list of places and spaces to visit in 2019. Restaurants Why would you go to New York to experience French cuisine, when they’re Belgium’s neighboring country? It might surprise you, but Coucou has...

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How Menswear is Making a Comeback

The last few years, fashion has urbanized. Streetwear was omnipresent, and brands like OFF WHITE and Nike were making weekly headway with a new sneaker release or streetwear collection. Even appointing Virgil Abloh as Menswear Designer at Louis Vuitton or the rise of A Cold Wall as a high-end fashion brand is a telling of the times. But it seems, as always, that times are changing (yet again).   This PITTI and fashion week season, we've seen major changes in the styles shown on the catwalk. But more than that, the streets are seeing these changes as well. London and...

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A Gentleman's Guide to Celebrating 2019

Tuxedo season is upon us: yes, New Year’s Eve was the perfect excuse for the tuxedo to make an appearance. And it’s not going back in the closet yet! The next two weeks, your schedule will be packed with small, intimate gatherings where we celebrate the birth of 2019 with those who we haven't see in a while. And to help you stand out amongst the flock, I have a few pieces of advice: The Jacket: Whether it's a tuxedo or dinner jacket, black or midnight blue are always the way to go. You can take the classic approach and...

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My Favourite Things

I’m a lover of jazz. There’s something soothing about it, and never not fits the moment. To think that a Broadway classic like “My Favourite Things” has lasted 60 years and still feels relevant. As I’m in a light mood today, I thought I’d share a bit of my own personal affections in life – inspired by this timeless classic. They’re all simple luxuries that I wouldn’t be able to live without.   #1: FEELING THE DEW ON MY FEET Whether it’s summer or winter: whenever I’m at home, there isn’t a morning where I don’t walk barefoot through the...

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Christmas at the Vindevogels

2018 was, as always, a year of progress, constant work and reaching new levels of service and quality. But before 2019 lands on our doorstep, Christmas brings us a moment of peace and silence. For someone who leads a hectic life, it's the perfect moment to put on a casual chic outfit and prepare yourself for the next year. So how do you plan to celebrate it? Most of the time I spend with my family is partly business related. My son just took over the Butch London division. For the rest, I see the inside of the plane and...

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