I chatted for five minutes with João Jacinto, the author of the blog a Gentleman's Journal  , to find out his summer city essentials. Mainly because he always looks like the perfectly dressed gentleman for as long as I've known him! And keeps his cool in the city, his most preferred "geographical" setting. 

" I'm a city gentleman, so I do spend my summer in the city, with all it's good and bad points, and I suppose my choices reflect my option. My accessories for this hot summer make my survival in the heat, cooler, and definitively more pleasant.

Sunglasses are always a special summer accessory, and this time more so with mirorred lenses. This model by Gentleman's Journal perfectly combines a tortoiseshell texture with the colour blue, making it relaxed but elegant at the same time.

Sunglasses are always a special summer accessory, and this time more so with mirorred lenses. This model by Gentleman's Journal perfectly combines a tortoiseshell texture with the colour blue, making it relaxed but elegant at the same time.

An essential for my daily life is a strong, safe (!) and good quality briefcase, but that also has clean, structured lines. Designed by Gentleman's Journal, this leather case with a inner protective lining, is perfect for your 13 inch Mac or any other gadgets you carry around with you.

An essential for my daily life is a strong, safe (!) and good quality briefcase, but that also has clean, structured lines. Designed by Gentleman's Journal, this leather case with a inner protective lining, is perfect for your 13 inch Mac or any other gadgets you carry around with you.

My new white Panama hat will be my best bet against the sun's rays in the city or in the countryside. A long-gone accessory from the masculine world, I welcome its return from the past to accessorise the modern day man.

My new white Panama hat will be my best bet against the sun's rays in the city or in the countryside. A long-gone accessory from the masculine world, I welcome its return from the past to accessorise the modern day man.

Each summer has it's own perfume and this time I've chosen one from Byredo, the collaboration with Oliver Peoples: a fresh, citric scent that evokes the city of Los Angeles. The choice of a perfumes involves discovering an aroma that will help one get through the summer heat and highlight one's qualities, freshness and elegance.

Each summer has it's own perfume and this time I've chosen one from Byredo, the collaboration with Oliver Peoples: a fresh, citric scent that evokes the city of Los Angeles. The choice of a perfumes involves discovering an aroma that will help one get through the summer heat and highlight one's qualities, freshness and elegance.

To me, summer is about the best sun protection I can get, so my first choice goes to Clarins as I'm sure that I'll be well protected."

To me, summer is about the best sun protection I can get, so my first choice goes to Clarins as I'm sure that I'll be well protected."

 

 

 

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