Oct 17, 2017
A Car Fit For a Gentleman.
Melbourne fashion blogger Stephen Kotsanlee, aka The Young Gent, brings a contemporary take to the iconic gentleman, combining classic style with young flare. His carefully curated look and penchant for quality craftsmanship goes hand in hand with the MINI Clubman, a car that embodies sophistication and elegance.
Exploring his city with photographer Tri Nguyen in the MINI Clubman, we sat down with Stephen to discuss his style icons, his favourite spots and his experience with the perfect car for any gentleman - the MINI Clubman.
> Who is your style inspiration?
I find new inspirations every single day. I've recently come across Oliver Cheshire and Johannes Huebl who have incredible style! I also love the outfits put together in the campaigns from Polo Ralph Lauren. However, I always look towards Frank Sinatra and Bond, James Bond, to find an outfit.
> After exploring Melbourne in the MINI Clubman, do you have any favourite places you can share?
That's tough, Melbourne is such a beautiful city with so many sights. I personally shy away from the main attractions and head to the cafe's and restaurants along Hardware Lane. The restaurants there have a real European vibe. I love heading there for lunch and then returning to a whole different vibe during the night. There's so many cuisine choices and they have a live jazz band who you could listen to all night. Makes for a perfect place to take your significant other.
> Which features of the MINI Clubman were your favourite?
No doubt the ability to open the boot by waving your foot under the car. It's such a small feature however it is so convenient! There's been so many occasions where I've had my hands full and couldn't open the boot, so this is a game changer. Won't drop any more eggs by fumbling around to open the door manually.