When gentlemen gather they like to talk about the good old days, days when things seemed to be simpler, when everything felt raw and down to earth, when the epitome of happiness was taking the 911 up the California mountains with a beautiful bride, enjoying a sunset or just the warm weather. These days might be long gone but this vintage Porsche restored by Stinger Vehicle Design based in Los Angeles will bring you right back. Yet the car isn’t the only thing to keep in mind when reliving the golden days, you also need the attire – this week on The Gentlemen’s Gambit; the Carrera Porsche Design 5623 72 Aviators.
Made in Austria in the 1980′s with interchangeable lenses, the Porsche 5623 Aviators are one of the most iconic sunglasses ever produced in the history of mankind. Read more
When gentlemen gather to discuss world politics, economics and science, play a game of poker or simply enjoy the better things in life, a few things shouldn’t be missed. In this issue of “The Gentlemen’s Gambit” The Gutter brings you Gurkha cigars and an extraordinary deck of playing cards by System 6.
Gurkha is said to be the “Rolls Royce” of cigars, created over a century ago it is one of today’s most famous brands of luxury cigars. In 1887, at the height of the British rule, colonial soldiers began to make their own cigars from the local tobacco. The fondness of the British for these legendary Nepalese fighters inspired them to name their cigars “Gurkhas”. Read more
Born on a mild October morning in 1968 to Maori tribe Ngāti-Ka-Ha-Ngu-Ngu native father and Ngāti-Whātua tribe native mother, Keith Hawkins, the fourth of ten children, moved to Germany in 2002 to pursue a career of professional rugby. To free his mind, entertain and spread positivity Hawkins decided one Christmas season to wander the streets playing the guitar and singing. Quickly recognized as enormous talent his music career took off, playing in all kind of venues and touring large parts of Europe. Hawkins now spends a lot of time in the studio and plans on releasing his project keith hawkins later this year.
THE GUTTER: to someone that has never listened to your music, how would you describe what you do?
Keith Hawkins: It’s rock music in all its forms. It varies from political indie rock, to slow rock ballads, blues rock and sometimes I even drift off into reggae or country. All depending on the mood I’m in when I write, whatever my inspiration is when I pick up the guitar, if I think about my daughter, grandchildren or family, love or hate – the music simply matches what I want to express.