Men's Suit Style - Grey Suit & Red Gingham

Summer tailoring has always been something of a problem for me. Often it takes bold use of colour, accessories and clever detailing to create an outfit that looks effortlessly dapper and suitable for the summer season. Fortunately, with the help of Hawes & Curtis, I had the opportunity to create three different tailored looks for summer that only use one suit but incorporate different elements and accessories for different styles. You can see them below and leave a comment with your feedback on the outfits.

You can also check out the full Summer Tailoring Style guide Hawes & Curtis created based around this shoot, to purchase the outfits or any of the individual items used. View Post

enlight1-50Every now and then I pick up the bravery to try a different hairstyle, though usually this ends up being a slight refinement/change from my usual cut. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to have said new haircut at the recently opened branch of Johnny’s Chop Shop in Marshall St where there has been a great deal of buzz about their innovative and edgier style of doing things. Alongside the new digs, they also have released a new product range aimed at spreading their love of grooming to the homes and bathrooms of their customers.

Today I review their salon experience and some of their new product range to assess whether they make the cut alongside other great barbers of London. View Post

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A topic that rarely makes its way to the surface when men’s style is discussed is the underwear you choose and how it can complement your figure and overall look. For many men, including myself at one stage, it’s often a thought that is never truly taken seriously with most men electing to buy something based on value rather than comfort and especially not style. However, today I wanted to look into the importance of men’s underwear, what you should look for (in terms of quality and style) when you buy it and get some opinions from other stylists/bloggers on the topic in general. View Post

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Good style is all about investing in quality and, somewhat sadly, this is rarely the cheapest option available to the average consumer. Locally manufactured fashion items usually come at a premium due to the increased labour and material costs and so budgets for shopping lose a lot of their strength when you start buying for quality rather than for the sake of cheapness. It’s a question I’m often asked and, if I’m honest, it can be difficult to ease the pain. However, there are a few easy ways to help improve your purchasing power by reducing the cost of your retail therapy. So I’ve listed 4 below that are minimum stress/maximum reward strategies for getting a last second discount before you buy. View Post

The summer months are not only about sun, beer gardens and beaches but also about the fresh fragrances associated with summer flowers, chilled cocktails and the open ocean. During this period, it’s worth rejuvenating your fragrance collection and adding in some new scents that compliment the warmer temperatures and summer styles. Whether it’s something fresh and subtle for an afternoon in the sun, cool and fragrant for a clear morning or dark and seductive for an evening out, your summer colognes should not only be a reflection of the climate, but also an expression of your style.

With that in mind, I’ve put together 3 new fragrances that have recently arrived on the scene that cover a variety of different summer situation and fashions. You can also find tips on wearing colognes and how to apply them so they last longer here. View Post