Photography: Michail Androulidakis
Editor: Katerina Theocharis
Festive style update from the OraGentleman first physical boutique.
Cutting a dash this festive season only requires a dab of ground and an entire stream of dapper gent details to do something more fun than just an optimal looking tuxedo: Nikos Makridakis, the founder of the OraGentleman online shop, opens the gates of his first physical boutique in Heraklion, Crete.
Throughout a 50-year presence in sprezzatura gentlemen’s styling, OraGentleman has been flexing his sartorial muscles all over the globe, to give us a coterie of elegant, classic and exceptional power-dressing materials from one of the largest collections of vintage-minded and contemporary ties in Garza, Tricot, Shantung, Madder and Jacquard, to capsules of knit and double or single faceted silk scarves each with a unique sense of style.
As a love letter to the “fixers” of Hollywood’s golden age, Mr. Makridakis style lessons involve the ever so spruce trousseau of authentic merinos cardigans, and rollnecks to have you pace through the frosty city streets in utter sleek, tailored patterned and plain shirts in instantly recognizable cuts for the discerning dressers.
Being aspirationally Dandy smart one instantly falls for easy to emulate, yet deliberately distinct cufflinks, hats, bracelets, ascot foulards, suspenders, and bow ties and investment pieces of silk and wool pochettes, an optional but highly chic accessory.
Season’s New Mood
It is hardly early to be planning what you will be wearing this festive season, but as the days are fast approaching, a visit to the physical OraGentleman boutique will have your game on right away! Preparation is the key to success, after all!