Photography: Bill Kouroupis
Editor: Katerina Theocharis
Lord Chesterfield once described dressing as “the style of thought”.
If that is true, then accessories as punctuation, sometimes provide a point of exclamation while others signal transition from one colorful phase to another. Just as no serious writer undermines his prose by neglecting essential commas and dashes, no true elegante ignores the opportunity to better communicate his own style. And with the big C-day approaching fast It’s a MAN’S Class revisits the collections of ΤΖΑΝΝΕΣ S.A. – the official Montblanc distributor for Greece, to round up the perfect gifts for the Entrepreneur who seeks after inherent utility and timeless value.
THE CONFERENCE STAPLE
Presentation folders come in many different styles, to provide not only marketing for a business product but to neatly organize documents for delegate distribution.
From Montblanc´s impeccable leather pieces, the full-grain cowhide, jacquard lining, and palladium-coated ring, the Meisterstück Notebook comes with 7 pockets for credit cards, one large pocket and one additional pocket, a notebook compartment and a loop for writing instruments the size of a Meisterstück Classique or LeGrand. Included is a Montblanc Notebook bearing the Montblanc brand name. A perfect staple for hard-to-buy-for the businessman who would shrug at something purely ornamental.
Founded in Hamburg in 1906 by the entrepreneur Claus-Johannes Voss, the banker Alfred Nehemias and the engineer August Eberstein, Montblanc at the beginning was named “Simplo Filler Pen Company” and, as its name originally indicated, the brand has always been a producer of the finest writing instruments. The modern-day businessman may have stepped a little further from signing checks but as John Adams elegantly put it “A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a man’s attention and to inflame his ambition”. The Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir Spider Metamorphosis Special Edition Ballpoint pen reinterprets the legendary writing instrument and will accompany its owner for life.
THE STATEMENT PUNCH
It has been said that watching a gent undo his cufflinks is every bit as sensual for a woman as for a man to hear the zipper slide down the back of a dress.
Regardless of its effect, no form of shirtsleeve closure dresses a man’s hand better than a well-fitted James Dean silver cuff by Montblanc accented by the subtle glamour of its buttonhole-covering link. Inspired by James Dean’s distinctive, bold style and the tank cap of his Porsche, the cufflinks perfectly combine extraordinary craftsmanship and design only to underline the exquisite taste of their wearer.
THE BILLFOLD ALTERNATIVE
Although certain areas of the world expect to have completely made cash redundant by 2025, a new cardholder continues to justify an honored place in a gentleman’s well-stocked appurtenances compartments. My Montblanc Nightflight Pocket Holder 3cc with coin case fits effortlessly into small city bags and pockets and makes just the right sleek billfold alternative to offer the businessman who is keeping a place in his pockets for his ATM stops.
Time is money. We have all heard it and said it ourselves, or at least thought of it.
While this sounds like a post-modern capitalistic axiom, the pan-culturally recognized commodity of a fine timepiece makes an excellent watch the failproof instrument for a man of action. The Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase 42 mm is renowned for its iconic exploding star guilloché pattern on a silvery-white dial, onion-shaped crown, a unique railway minute track, filet sauté (up and down guilloché lines) and redesigned Breguet-style Arabic numerals reminiscent of the historical Minerva pocket watches. Just the luxury gift a businessman will appreciate to sport one of his stock-exchange numbers.