lifestyle . class . gentlemen
Why I don’t write anything political
"As far as I can see, politics and religion are those sort of topics that are just more personal to people. And believe me, I have no shortage of opinions"
Of course I could write a million words about the injustices and everything else that has ties in politics. We could also debate for hours which political system is the b...continue reading
PRESS RELEASE: Bonaefidei is going to Kickstarter!
"It’s the values we hold and express through our products. It’s the principles that are incorporated in each shirt and the reflection of the character of it’s wearer"
It’s true, we have decided to take our brand and our unique and personal approach to making the finest polo shirts to the wider public. We have learned a lot in this ti...continue reading
Intermezzo: The midnight drive
"Your foot is on the gas pedal and the radio is still playing Dean Martin’s greatest hits"
Have you ever felt the urge to just get in the car and go for a drive? When it's around midnight and you've had a long day, nothing can relax you quite like the empty roa...continue reading
Chapter X: If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
"If you can’t commit to do for yourself what you say you are going to do, then you really do not honour yourself."
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honour far more precious than life - William Shakespeare.
A man who comprehends respect...continue reading
Chapter IX: Honesty is better than sugar coated bullshit. Period.
"Given that everyone has their own definition of the true meaning of the word, we quickly find many who have tailored the definition to their liking."
Thomas Jefferson once wrote, »Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom«. That's quite a powerful statement once you think about it - even more so because it's...continue reading
Intermezzo: On motivation
"Of course it gets hard sometimes. And of course there are going to be obstacles along the way."
I cannot count the times someone asked me how do I stay motivated. Not just in business but life in general. Why don't I ever quit when I decide to do something?
Chapter VIII: The only piece of jewellery a man is allowed to wear, Part II.
""There is a romantic aspect in actually winding your timepiece. It creates a unique bond between the two as you are, in a sense, giving it life.""
o we've made it to part II, the first topic to do so. Should we congratulate oursevles for making it this far? I think we should.
Or it may be best if we finish th...continue reading
CHAPTER VII: A love affair that started with a sip.
"It may be single malt or blended. Who knows? Nobody does, until they try. If I'd have to recommend one, I'd say go with..."
If diamonds are girls best friends then Whiskey and Cognac must surely be something at least similar to men. And then someone comes along and says something like: “But ...continue reading
Intermezzo: 5 Gentleman quotes that will inspire you to become a true man of class and honour
"There is something about a man that has a clear vision of what he wants and where he's going."
We all love quotes don't we? There's just something about these short sentences, taken out of context that can get our heart pumping and fills us up with hope, energy or ...continue reading
Chapter VI: The only piece of jewellery a man is allowed to wear, Part I.
"To comprehend the man's enthusiasm for a timepiece, we first need to understand his fixation on time itself."
In a Gentleman’s busy lifestyle, arriving on time is of upmost importance. It also shows respect to the other party. So this chapter is going to be all about watches, ...continue reading
CHAPTER V: 7 manly traits every gentleman should have. Period.
"If you wish to call yourself a man, you must develop a strong character, with values and beliefs rooted deeply in your heart and mind."
Seeing the news and the current culture trends I can't help but wonder, what exactly happened to those real, genuine old school traits of men. You know, when men were men...continue reading
CHAPTER IV: A love for motoring inherited from my late Grandfather part I.
"Enzo Ferrari once said that the E-type was the most beautiful car ever made and it is my belief that the statement he made isn’t far from the truth."
There are many things which interest me, but none quite as much as automobiles (well and watches, whiskey, fine books etc… more on that in the posts to come). Whether i...continue reading
CHAPTER III: The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - P. Picasso
""Think about the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci, an immortal masterpiece, its colours, the delicacy of the drawing and her enigmatic smile.""
I've always been a big fan of art, painting, and drawing. A sculpture or a painting are in my view the highest expressions of an artist's talent and the manifestation of ...continue reading
CHAPTER II: A personal vision comes to life and this is its story.
""Art of Polo - a product dedicated to a few who understand and share the passion of tradition, and also the beauty of the work of artisans.""
A person's wardrobe is as intimate to him as it's open to the world to see. It reflects the character, spirit and the style. We live in a world that is full of fast chang...continue reading
CHAPTER I: Interlude
"A peak through the keyhole and into the backstage of our world of passion, craftsmanship and pleasure."
The Book of Bonaefidei is a peak through the keyhole and into the backstage of our world of passion, craftsmanship and pleasure. It is the book with personal stories of a...continue reading