Manly Masterclasses, Sketch
“Manners maketh man.” So said William of Wykeham apparently, the eminent old Bishop and builder of various things in the fourteenth century. But many other things go into making a man, not just manners. Tailoring is one of the most important, as are shoes (we recommend Tricker’s and Foster & Sons among others) and a good collection of cashmere knitwear. Good taste in art helps and a love of manly sports like cricket, croquet and Rugby Fives. A close shave and an undying love of alcohol is also beneficial.
Some of these things you’re born with or inherit, but others you can learn, acquire or perfect. Luckily for all you man-folk out there, Smirnoff Black are putting on some Modern Gentlemen Masterclasses this June at Sketch where you can brush up on the things that are truly important in life. Exotically named barber Paul dos Reis is doling out the closest of close shaves, a style advisor from Ted Baker is offering, um, style advice, and Smirnoff Black’s top mixologist is on hand to teach you the tricks of the cocktail trade.
So head on down and learn. You’ll soon be the most impressive person you know, “and,” as old Rudyard Kipling once said, “which is more, you’ll be a Man, my son”.
Oh and it’s free! Check it out: www.moderngentlemanmasterclasses.co.uk