GENTS WHO LUNCH
GENTS WHO LUNCH
Photographer: Panos Davios
Styling: Natasa Lionaki
Words by Eleni Papaioannou
Are noon meetings a good excuse for early cocktails? With the proper attire and great company, anything is possible.
Take is easy, business is not always about paperwork, e-mails and cold meeting rooms with bad coffee and uncomfortable chairs. Go back a little to when it was basically about relationships. You know, the type you build with years of conversations, trust and mutual understanding. So, every once in a while, take a client out to lunch, just out of the blue, with no particular proposition in mind, only the wish to spend some real time with each other and build on that trust over some delicious cocktails. Become a gentleman who lunches and create your special attire, dedicated only to these occasions.
ROYAL LEAF BY DIPLOMATICO RESERVA EXCLUSIVA IS THE PERFECT COCKTAIL TO SHARE ON A BONDING LUNCH DATE.
WEAR IT WELL
· You need to be proper but at the same time, comfortable. So, choose a fit that matches your body type and always be precise on your measurements. Your suit can’t be too tight or too wide, only just right.
· Color is always key, especially when you are not planning to draw attention from ten meters away. Soft, pale earthy colors are ideal for long meetings, because no matter how much time passes, your look still has to remain interesting and pleasing to the eye of your companion.
· Honor your guest by choosing to wear a pocket square or/and a tie bar. Details like these show people how much you care about the finer things and how much you value your guests, by making a real effort on your look.
· It is still early afternoon. The wisest choice to make at the bar is a refreshing mix of an exclusive spirit, together with the freshness of fruit and the vibrant effect of a spice like cardamom. Diplomatico Reserva exclusive has the perfect suggestion.
HOW TO MAKE IT
Mix ingredients and pour in a tall cocktail glass. Add a small slice of pineapple and enjoy!
WHERE TO BUY
Prince of Wales patterned viscose suit with lance lapels & long sleeve printed shirt, all by Antony Morato, Available at Shop & Trade.
Photoshoot took place and cocktails served at Cinco Bar, Skoufa 52, Kolonaki Athens
Reservations: +30 210 3643603 www.cincoathens.com