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Welcome to the New Roaring 20s: The Decadent Watches and Matching Outfits For A Decade of Partying

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in Green

After a hard year, it comes as no surprise that the kind of people that call these things are predicting that people will be keen to party hard too. The post-pandemic decade is already being dubbed the new Roaring Twenties, defined by decadence and dressing up. So, to get in the mood we enlisted one of the best dressed Danes around – Mathias le Févre.  From his Instagram account – @mathiaslefevre – you can clearly see why he was out first choice for the shoot.

“My taste in watches is like my dressing sense, classic with a twist,” explains the frustratingly handsome 25-year-old. “I have a weakness for vintage watches that from the period of 1930 – 1970 that a certain uniqueness to them, whether that’s a fancy pair of lugs, a funky dial or an oddly shaped case.” 1920s watches of course means pretty diminutive sizes, which is apparently perfect for Mathias. “I can’t stand 40mm-plus watches! There is absolutely no excuse for committing such a style crime unless your watch has a minute repeater, three Tourbillons and a can tell you the time of sunset on Mars.”

It’s a philosophy that’s reflected in Mathias’ own choice of watch: a 1939 from Vacheron that even diminutive wrists will find small. It’s still a fabulous timepiece though, if you can pull it off. “What I find the most appealing is its glorious teardrop lugs, but it also shares its birth year with my grandfather.” So, the big question: Mathias’ favourite look of the shoot: “It has to be the look featuring the jacquard silk dinner jacket by the talented bespoke tailor, Simon Lloyd Fish. I am fascinated by the jacket’s bold cut and 1970’s London underground graphic print, perfect with the bottle green Reverso.”

Of course, location is everything and when scouting out for places that suit the theme, we got reminiscing about negroni-fuelled good times at one of our favourite West End haunts, Harry’s Bar. The all-day dining destination on James Street has the perfect roaring party vibe with a healthy dose of Italian charm. Find out more at Harrys Bar.

Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921

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Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921

Shop the Look:

  • Watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921, £31,200 at Vacheron Constantin.
  • Shirt: French Cuff Tuxedo Shirt, £405 at Ralph Lauren.
  • Jacket: Kent Handmade Silk Dinner Jacket in Taupe, £3,850 at Ralph Lauren.
  • Bow Tie: Silk Satin Bow Tie in Brown, £130 at Ralph Lauren.

Longines DolceVita Art Deco

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Longines DoLongines DolceVita Art DecolceVita Art Deco

Shop the Look:

  • Watch: Longines DolceVita Art Deco, £1,350 at Longines.
  • T-Shirt: Cotton Jersey Slim Long Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt, £340 at Brunello Cucinelli.
  • Suit Jacket: Wool and Sea Island Cotton Chalk Stripe Gabardine Deconstructed Cavallo Blazer, £3,240 at Brunello Cucinelli.
  • Suit Trousers: Wool and Sea Island Cotton Chalk Stripe Gabardine Leisure Fit Trousers with pleat, £1,160 at Brunello Cucinelli.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds Green

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in Green

Shop the Look:

  • Watch: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in Green, £7,200 at Jaeger-LeCoultre.
  • T-Shirt: Sea Island Cotton T-Shirt in black, £145 at Sunspel.
  • Jacket: Motion Limited Edition Dinner Jacket, £2,700 at Simon Lloyd Fish.

Fears Brunswick Salmon

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Fears Brunswick Salmon

Shop the Look:

  • Watch: Fears Brunswick Salmon, £2,625 ex. VAT or £3,150 inc. VAT at Fears Watches.
  • Polo Shirt: Crawford Superfine Cotton Polo Shirt in Putty Cotton, £215 at Johnson of Elgin.
  • Joggers: Thomas Seamless Cashmere Joggers, £399 at Johnson of Elgin.
  • Trainers: Rv3 in White, £185 at Roscomar.

Cartier Tank Must Monochrome

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Cartier Tank Must Monochrome

Shop the Look:

  • Watch: Cartier Tank Must Monochrome, £2,490 at Cartier.
  • Pjyamas: Turquoise Peacock Cotton/Silk Pyjama Set, £495 at New & Lingwood.
  • Dressing Gown: Turquoise Peacock Unlined Silk Dressing Gown, £1,250 at New & Lingwood.
  • Slippers: Turquoise Peacock Silk Slippers, £350 at New & Lingwood.

About the author

Nick Carvell

A lifelong fan of double denim (even triple on occasion), Nick started his career as Social Media Editor of mrporter.com before working as Associate Style Editor at British GQ then Editor of The Jackal. He is now a freelance menswear editor – as well as Oracle Time’s Style Editor-at-Large – writing from lockdown at his kitchen table in South London.

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