June 21 is just around the corner to celebrate Father’s Day worldwide. To recognize the contribution your father, make his day special by gifting him a thing or two that he would drive him crazy. While many would love to gift a car like MINI to their doting dads, their savings would only be enough to buy a fragrance or sunglasses or may be a bag. MINI steps in to help by launching MINI Gentleman’s Collection inspired by MINI Clubman. On the occasion of the 88th Pitti Uomo, MINI got together with six talented young Italians and the heads behind the Pitti Uomo gentleman’s fashion fair to design the first MINI Capsule Collection comprising of six premium MINI-themed accessories.The gentleman’s hat by SuperDuper is a creative jewel. Handmade using premium-grade felt and traditional methods, it features inner band inspired by the leather of the premium upholstery used in the MINI Clubman. Also the colorful double seam takes its cue from another characteristic MINI element.
The gentleman’s shades by TYG (Three young Gentlemen) Spectacles combines high-grade acetate with brushed metal for an individual, elegantly sporty touch. Their elliptical form and minimalist design reflect design features of the new MINI Clubman.
The gentleman’s shoes by Alberto Premi in the MINI Gentleman’s Collection are urban yet elegant. Designed by the most talented young designer of the 87th Pitti Uomo held in January 2015, they are made of the finest hand-cut upper leather combined with a modern, ultralight micro sole.
The gentleman’s shaving kit by Proraso elevates the act of facial grooming with style. The vintage barber-look shaving kit from the MINI Gentleman’s Collection consists of a classic shaving brush, pre-shaving cream, shaving cream and aftershave balm. The kit’s packaging was designed by Italian illustrator Pietro Nicolaucich.
Each designer of the collection was inspired by Italy’s pulsating fashion scene, traditional bespoke men’s tailoring and handcraftsmanship – mastered in equal measure by all – and the new MINI Clubman that celebrates its world premiere in 2015.
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