You gotta earn your dollar somehow. Some people build houses and some – financial pyramids. Others grow organic carrots and acid-free tomatoes, and sell them on Sunday markets. The rest work for McDonald’s.
Except for this guy. He is a top notch International Business Traveller. He possesses the most advanced psychological techniques. Neuro-linguistic programming is his second name. He’s read every book about sales. Dale Carnegie is his bitch.
He knows, what people crave for. He feels the subconscious vibes of the masses. Young girls scream when they see him on the street and every old man wants to embrace him like his own son.
He sells door stoppers. Simple. Elegant. True. A product with dignity. A product with history. A product with style.
In times of uncertainty, in times of distress, the last thing you want is your door relentlessly banging on the wall. And right at the very moment when you feel that this is too much, that you can’t cope any longer, he will knock on your door. No matter where you live – Bogotá or Mumbai, Melbourne or Boston – he’ll be there to soothe your pain.
When he smiles at you, you remember the moment of happiness from your forgotten childhood. When he talks to you, you feel that he’s the only one who truly understands you. When he opens his bag, it’s like entering Aladdin’s cave.
The International Business Traveller is in town. And rest assured, he’s gonna sell you a door stopper.
Brown houndstooth blazer and a pair of grey flannel trousers – perfect combination ether for a business meeting or a leisurely stroll up the hill.
The shoes are well-worn, but polished. The worst thing you could do for the first impression is to show up to a meeting in a brand new pair of shoes. People would think that you don’t do a lot of business and that you have bought’em especially for this occasion.
It is always better to have a good reason for wearing a bracelet. This one is made by my loved one with four initials engraved on four silver parts of it. It’s a personal thing and very dear to me.
Be your own artist! Think of your white shirt as your canvas. A blazer, a tie and a pocket-square will be your paints. Mix the colours and fabrics you think would look good together and enjoy the result.
A good old circled collar together with a vintage brass collar-bar add a pinch of retro-authenticity to the look. The patterns of the look are quite different, but they work great together. Who said you must not mix a woollen tie and a silk pocket-square? Works perfectly fine.
Make sure that your bag is of a decent size, so you could fit in everything a gentleman might need during a short business trip. A Weekender shape would do.
‘The deal is closed! I’ve done it again. I want to thank all those nice, trusting people to whom I’ve sold all my door stoppers today and would like to finish my speech with the words of Erick Cartman from ‘South Park’: screw you, guys, I’m going home!’
Canali Blazer – $821
Asos Trousers – $52
Alberto Fasciani Shoes – $629
Noose & Monkey Shirt – $69
Eleventy Pocket Square – $54
Eleventy Tie – $69
Photography by: Max Lemesh