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
Until recently, I’d always been somewhat apprehensive about wearing suede due to its reputation of being difficult to care for and easily damaged. However, in the last year or so my collection of suede items has increased drastically and, with it, the amount of time I’ve spent researching suede care and repair guides. Suede is, by no means, the easiest fabric to look after and in fact is something of a labour of love. If you want it to last, you do have to put in the hours with it, regularly maintain the exterior and protect it from a variety of elements. With that in mind, I’ve put together 5 tips on caring for suede to keep you and your items looking sharp. View Post
Summer is not an easy time to be putting together stylish outfits, with the easy choice often being to side with comfort over style to cope with the heat. However, for those events when you wish to smarten up under the Summer sun, men can become stumped and ultimately end up either woefully underdressed or sweltering under layers of fabric. Today, I’ve put together 5 different outfits of varying styles, different levels of complexity and appropriate for a multitude of both smart and smart/casual events. Hopefully by the end, you’ll have a few more looks to use that will keep you looking hot and feeling cool in the warmer months. View Post
When Frank Sinatra said “Come Fly With Me” I doubt he took into consideration the sheer variety of limitations we would have to face in the 21st century. 100ml or less on all liquids, baggage costing extra and hand luggage below a certain size, it’s something of a small miracle to actually be able to go abroad and maintain an element of style.
Having recently been on a trip of my own to Rome, I managed to research a few tips for fashionable travelling which will help give make your holiday a Voyage of Vogue, rather than a Passage of Primark. View Post
Confidence is something that not all of us are graced with from birth and many who aren’t struggle to find it throughout their life. As someone who has often fought issues with self-consciousness, I’ve tried a variety of methods to help build a routine that puts me in a more confident mindset. These can be small things I do with my everyday schedule to larger changes in lifestyle designed to have a long-term impact on your thought process. Today, I’ve put together 3 of these methods in the hope that it may help some of you to experiment with your own and help grow your self esteem. View Post