FITTING THE VIBE. The immaculate detail put into the architecture will influence you to dress the part. The checkered suit by Suit Supply was the perfect choice to complement the modern approach to luxury and rich materials we experienced at Hotel Du Pont. Watch by Seiko. Cigars are Ashton cigar
Built in 1910 on the corner of 11th and Market in downtown Wilmington, Delaware stands the Hotel Du Pont—an architectural icon with 217 suites and countless stories behind each door. The Italian Renaissance style building was gilded, hand-carved, and hand-painted by Italian and French craftsmen, making every little detail a statement of its own. Following their opening in 1913, the hotel became recognized as a place where luxury and elegance frequented. Wealthy socialites from across the world would walk through the corridors of the Gold Ballroom in awe of the glimmering chandeliers and bronze balustrades—a feeling that guests can still experience today. Preserving the essence of sophistication has been at the forefront of the hotel’s renovations over the past hundred years. Hotel Du Pont takes a modern approach to re-envisioning a century-old hotel, making updates with enough impact to welcome a new generation without sacrificing historic beauty.
This Brandywine Valley cornerstone is not only a destination where you’ll be met with comfort and luxury finishes, but a landmark rich in history and character.
ACCENTS. Similar to the brass relics featured throughout Hotel Du Pont, it is often the finishing touches in any look that bring character and sophistication. Details in this ensemble include the Velvet Bow-Tie by Tom Ford, Seiko’s new SPB305 watch, and TAFT’s Jack Shoe in Eden Noir. You can now use code, “GENTLEMANSCREATIVE10” to get 10% off your order.
MODERN SIMPLICITY. Seiko is one of our favorite brands when it comes to watches. The timeless design of the SPB307 from Seiko offers a modern alternative to the classic accessory.
MAKING A STATEMENT. There are only so many ways to stand out at a black tie event. The route we always take is through a form-fitting suit like the Allen black wool suit by Proper Cloth, accompanied by bold accents such as the Tom Ford Velvet Bow-Tie
OUR DAY AND NIGHT SUIT. This look we put together from Proper Cloth includes the Bedford Charcoal Wool Flannel Suit, Thomas Mason shirt, and Navy Grenadine tie. Proper Cloth has perfected sustaining quality in their pieces while providing comfort from sun up to sun down—making them another favorite of ours. You can now use code, “GC20” at Proper Cloth to get $20 off your order.
FINE DINING. Proper Cloth and Seiko bring a new definition to fine dining with this charcoal wool flannel suit & Seiko SSA393 watch combo. Le Cavalier restaurant nestled within Hotel Du Pont is a French brasserie with a vibe that will make you want to suit up.
OUR GATSBY ERA. This checkered suit from Suit Supply is the set you go with when wanting to achieve that “old-money aesthetic”. We couldn’t think of anywhere better to sport this style than at Hotel Du Pont.
HIGH END MOMENTS. An Ashton cigar is experienced differently when you layer in the checkered suit from Suit Supply and SRPD37 watch by Seiko. This ultimate trio creates a vibe that gives old-world class and sophistication.
DETAILS MATTER. When exuding a vibe that aligns with Hotel Du Pont, every detail matters. That’s why we brought along this Brizard & Co. Gatsby lighter to make the smallest moment feel luxurious.
Our stay at Hotel Du Pont transported us into another era where we were met with comfort and class. What made this stay special was the history and high-end architecture we were able to appreciate, without the out-dated finishes. Hotel Du Pont is setting a new precedent for luxury hotels known for their historic architecture, by making the slightest updates that make a big difference. Whether you are in town for a day or a week, we would recommend this iconic Brandywine Valley landmark as an accommodation that will exceed all expectations.
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