If you weren’t sure of how much I like Pinterest then check out this post. So when I got the email from the PinterestUK team inviting me to their Dapper Dudes event I was thrilled. I was lucky enough to go as a +1 to the birthday a year or so ago so I know they can put on a party.
I had a little mosey around Covent Garden before the event. It is a great place for people watching. The venue was a place in Covent Garden called Ruffians, a modern classical barbers. I hadn’t heard of it before but with the increasingly popularity of male grooming I was expecting something pretty cool.
The idea behind the night was a boys night for gentlemen. Suited and booted and beards and barnets prepped for some TLC. Kicking off in style with a bespoke gin cocktail from the Travelling Gin Co boys onto a welcome speech from the Pinterest team, the night began with a good vibe and everyone getting to know each other. The Travelling Gin Co had an awesome old postal service bike that managed to perfectly fit a picnic basket from which they created a little bar – ingenious!
A selection of well chosen scotch eggs were seen and largely conquered, as were the bacon topped brownies that followed. ASOS were also on the scene as a partner for the night and were getting involved with the guests. They had brought a selection of dapper items for us to take away. The idea was to talk to their on hand personal shoppers about out outfits and style and get some input. They were a good laugh and as a fan of ASOS was really happy to meet them.
The idea for the night was to have a chat, get some pictures and inspiration from other chaps that liked to look good and test the services available at Ruffians. There was beard oiling, moustache waxing and general pruning going on on one table and mini hair cuts and styling going on on another. They have 8 stations all together and it is decorated in a very classy but not overly blokish way. Unfortunately I was too busy talking to people to get in with anyone and actually test drive the cuts but I hand some great chats with a chap called Adam from Ruffians London and another chap was the hair stylist below. There was a really nice buzz from the guys and I could tell they enjoyed what they did and the relationship with Pinterest
Although I didn’t manage to fit in a shave or a trim I had an awesome evening. It was a good laugh going to a gents event and mixing with a different crowd. A very different crowd considering that members from the infamous and worldwide handlebar club were present who were an interesting group of chaps to talk to. I told them that they would make it onto couple of my boards and they seemed up for a few snaps.
With Pinterest doing more and more interesting stuff, it is still winning at being my favourite online platform and this event has got my thinking I need to start getting more serious about my boards and sharing what I have going on.