Old Is New Again

When was the last time you heard a guy described as a discerning gentleman? There's an Old World charm to the expression, which is just what the British luxury brand Dunhill is trying to capture in its latest retail outposts in Tokyo, Shanghai and London.

Alfred Dunhill was not born a gentleman. He was born in 1872 into the humble harness and saddlery business. Taking over from his father at the age of 21, he became obsessed with the craze for motor cars and was determined to offer the smart man-about-town motoring accessories: luggage, clocks and watches to time one's speed,...

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