Posted by Holly D

The Gentleman Blogger, is the work of Matthew Zorpas. This blog is an absolute delight to explore, not only because each photo is exquisite and Matthew's sense of style is sharp but also because there is a great deal of wearability and accessibility present. His style solutions are practical. He is consistently debonair but manages to exude this stylistic charm with a sense of effortlessness. The striking imagery is matched with interesting and engaging accounts of adventures, events and travels. As well as making for an entertaining read, the content also gives you an inspiring insight into Zorpas' lifestyle.

“The platform hopes to inspire viewers to visit places that they haven’t been before, to taste something different or wear something that they never had the courage to wear.”

Matthew Zorpas is based in London, but travels a great deal and is passionate about exploring new cultures. His blog reflects his interests; fashion, art, pampering, fine dining and travel. It also highlights London's top events, delves into street style and lets you in on some coveted shopping secrets. It's a highly dynamic platform with active social media channels, regular blog updates, video content and striking images. There is even a playlist attached so you can add a soundtrack to your perusing.

Matthew's style is beautifully cutting-edge and modern. It feels perfectly up to date and fresh yet holds an integrity that prevents it from feeling too trendy or faddish. Matthew understands the importance of a sharply cut suit, and the perfect fit. He has a gift for accessorising, and a cosmopolitan feel that reflects his love of travel.

This effortlessly suave and sophisticated sense of style can be replicated by adding some carefully chosen accessories and paying close attention to the cut of your suits and the fit of each item of clothing.

The Cashmere Beanie

Matthew is quite the fan of a high-quality beanie. He appreciates that it can pull an outfit together, especially if you take care with your colour palette. Beanies add a welcome relaxed air to any casual outfit but still manage to exude luxury when they are fashioned from delicate cashmere.

 

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Chocolate Brown and Cream Cashmere Beanie

Two Tone Brown Cashmere Beanie

 

Recreate this look with our Two Tone Brown Cashmere Beanie  worn alongside a woollen coat in camel, cream chinos and a cream polo neck. To recreate Matthew's playful 'nipping out for a pint of milk and a paper' shoot, our Burgundy Cable Knit Cashmere Beanie  offers the perfect balance of colour and texture.

 

Stylish Patterned Braces

Braces don't always need to look formal, in fact, in this photo of Zorpas the soft denim shirt adds an alluring casual air to the whole ensemble that is only magnified by the rolled back sleeves.

 

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Anthracite Pinstripe Wool and Leather Braces

Grey Pinstripe Wool & Leather Braces

 

Navy Cashmere and Leather Braces

Navy Textured Cashmere Braces

 

The navy dress trousers complete the look. Patterned braces can add a dash of personality and originality to any outfit, and are beautifully versatile. Our Anthracite Pinstripe Wool and Leather Braces are ideal for recreating Matthew's sexy casual look.

 

The Knitted Tie

Even in a black suit and tie with a white shirt, Zorpas has a real stylistic edge. This is all to do with his choice of tie, and the added detail of the pocket square. Knitted ties are a great way to add interest and sophistication without dominating an outfit.

 

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Savoca Black Knitted Silk Tie

Black Knitted Silk Tie

 

Navy Blue Knitted Cashmere Tie

Navy Knitted Cashmere Tie

 

The monochrome palette of this ensemble has a welcome timeless feel that looks effortlessly suave. Our Savoca Black Knitted Silk Tie is perfect for recreating this look.

 

The Oversized Scarf

Scarves are an essential part of staying warm during the winter months, they can also look fantastic when worn properly. Matthew adds a playful edge to his outfit by teaming his suit with an oversized scarf in a strong print.

 

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Tavistock Cashmere and Silk Scarf

Hanover Check Silk & Cashmere Scarf

 

You could recreate this look with any of our cashmere or wool scarves. However, our Hanover Merino Wool and Silk Scarf is particularly in keeping with this look. 

 

The Silk Scarf or Cravat

The silk scarf is a great way to add interest to a suit, as well as tying in colour schemes and adding an extra dash of sophistication. The sumptuous texture whispers of refinery and silk drapes beautifully to give a flawless finish.

 

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Tellaro Navy and Red Paisley Silk Scarf

Navy and Red Paisley Silk Scarf

 

 

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Adelphia Navy Polka Dot Silk Cravat

Navy Polka Dot Silk Cravat

 

Add intrigue to your navy suit by teaming it with our Tellaro Navy and Red Paisley Silk Scarf and a matching tie. For more casual attire, Zorpas teams a navy suit with a jersey top and a silk cravat. Echo his colour palette by sticking to inky shades of blue and adding our Adelphia Navy Polka Dot Silk Cravat to your wardrobe.

The real secret to Matthew's style is in drawing influences from everywhere, you can tell that he is well travelled by his continental flair. Keep your basic attire simple, classic and well-tailored and use carefully chosen accessories to bring colour palettes together, express individuality and add texture to your overall look.