If driving a MINI isn't enough of a statement, how about wearing MINI?
To go with the launch of the new MINI Clubman, MINI has released the MINI Gentleman's Collection.
Teaming up with six young Italian fashion designers, the MINI Gentleman's Collection was launched at BMW Welt in Munich as a limited edition suite of clothing accessories perfect for any MINI-driving gentleman - or their companions.
The Gentleman’s Hat
The gentleman's hat, by SuperDuper, is handmade from premium-grade felt, with a leather inner band inspired by the premium leather upholstery used in the Clubman.
The Gentleman’s Shoes
From Alberto Premi, the shoes of the MINI Gentleman's Collection are made with a combination of hand-cut, finest upper leather and an ultra-lightweight micro sole.
The Gentleman’s Bag
Fashion designer Monica Battistella and architect Sergio Gobbi form the label Pijama, responsible for the Gentleman's Bag. This neoprene item can be used as a backpack, briefcase or shoulder bag while the clever interior pocket system provides maximum storage space - just like the new MINI Clubman.
The Gentleman’s Shades
With a minimalist design, the sunglasses from TYG - “Three Young Gentlemen” – use premium quality materials like brushed metal and real leather to create a unique piece. Lenses by Carl Zeiss only add to the appeal.
The Gentleman’s Shaving Kit
Consisting of a classic shaving brush, pre-shaving cream, shaving cream and after shave balsam in a vintage barber look, the shaving kit created by Proraso is a particularly stylish item. The eucalyptus-based formula has been a closely-guarded secret for 70 years, and the packaging of the kit was designed by the Italian illustrator Pietro Nicolaucich.
The Gentleman’s Fragrance
The Collection is rounded out by a fragrance from Italian perfumer Paola Bottai. She learned her craft at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery and has a specialism men’s fragrances. The scent itself is “Classy, cosmopolitan and a little mysterious”, according to Bottai.