Dunhill The Success Story

One of the leading gentleman’s brands is Dunhill.

But do you know how the brand actually came about? This is a true British Success Story so I thought I would share it with you here.

Alfred Dunhill Ltd is a British based company which specialises in mens luxury goods, leather goods, clothing, timepieces and lighters.

The business was developed by Alfred Dunhill himself after he inherited a saddlery company from his father. This company was based on Euston road in London and Alfred responded to the growing demand for automobiles by developing a line of accessories which were called ‘Dunhill’s Motorities’.

The first collection included leather overcoats, goggles, picnic sets, time pieces and car horns which he pitched under a simple slogan, ‘Everything But The Motor’.

Back in 1957, Carreras acquired a 51% stake in the company but it’s now owned by Richemont.

The company has many celebrity ambassadors such as Jude Law who has represented the company since 2005 in Asia. The brand can also seen in some James Bond movies. The first being in 1962 when the Bond production team requested a gunmetal cigarette lighter for Sean Connery in Dr.No.

Dunhill have built a series of retail emporiums for men know as ‘The Homes Of Alfred Dunhill’.  These are to represent the experience of luxury whilst allowing the customer to live in the brand. They offer many services throughout this retail experience including bespoke tailoring services, barbers shops, fine wine cellars, bars and restaurants and even spas. These Homes Of Alfred Dunhill are located in London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Dunhill is a fantastic brand and a real success story, started in the UK.

To find out more you can go to www.Dunhill.co.uk


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Love Monaco? Now You Can Take It Everywhere You Go: For $1 Billion!

Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.

The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.

A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.

Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.

Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.

Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.

The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.

Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.

The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.

“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.

“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.

“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”

The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.

A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.

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Source: www.news.com.au

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