The Man About Time has a great deal of experience of travelling to a variety of countries around the world. From the deserts of luxury in Dubai to the snowy peaks of Switzerland, he has done his fair share of exploring. Today, however, he focuses on watches that are suited to the type of man keen for adventure, talking us through a few of his favourites and their amazing history…
It is hard to believe that it can be Christmas again already. As the line in Game of Thrones goes; ‘Winter is coming.’ Actually, throughout the UK there has already been rather more of a chill about than for the last few years and, no doubt, our friendly bookmakers are already reducing the odds on a White Christmas. Which prompts the thought that although for many of us a harsh winter is a real inconvenience there are people who actively seek out the very depths of winter? Not our friends and colleagues who head for fun on the ski slopes but the hardy souls who find ever more inventive ways to reach or cross some the great white deserts, or reach the highest mountains of the planet. Explorers; finding wild places and seeking adventure, even in an age of GPS and air travel. Sometimes today, just as in the past their lives quite literally depend on their timepieces and the necessity for rugged, highly legible watches designed to be used by explorers in the most testing conditions has driven some manufacturers to develop watches which are serious about keeping you alive; Explorer watches. So whether you are a real adventurer simply someone who wants a ‘no nonsense’ chronometer which fits your style, then then take a look at our choices of some offerings which carry more than a hint of adventurous style. View Post
I realise I didn’t manage to get a post up last week, largely due to a few personal obligations that got in the way, and I felt bad for leaving you all a little high and dry. However, as an apology I’m doing a giveaway of some of my favourite products from brands I’ve recently reviewed. This selection of items should keep you looking sharp throughout the Summer/Autumn transition and well into Winter and have a total value of over £50!
You can find details on the individual products below and to win all you need to do is go follow me and like this post on Instagram or follow and RT the pinned post on Twitter. Best of luck to you all, the winner will be announced next Wednesday at 9am! View Post
The in-house watch style enthusiast, The Man About Time, has another great passion in his life. Namely, his love of classic cars and sports cars, with Aston Martin and Porsche making up some of his favourite manufacturers. This week he combines both of these loves to discuss some timeless watches for when you’re at the wheel.
With ‘summer’ (floods are now a feature) established and the motor sport season well under way, here at TMS we thought it timely (pun entirely intended) to take a look at some watches which were designed with car enthusiasts in mind. As usual we will stick to highlighting a few which complement the style of those who appreciate the sculpted curves or brutal power of fine automobiles. The challenge is to find a watch which subtly conveys your enthusiasm whilst still providing an air of style and quality, and then to buy it at the right price. In previous articles we have mentioned the Omega Speedmaster which, although best known for its extra- planetary associations, has an honourable motoring tradition. TAG also have an obvious strong connection with cars and we have already reviewed the Monaco and its link to Steve McQueen, who was driving a Porsche 917 in the film Le Mans, which brought us neatly to our review of Christopher Ward’s stunning limited edition GT40 Power Reserve. I don’t know if any of you bought one after the reading the article but all 40 were sold very rapidly indeed. View Post
Every 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, which they so kindly sent to me, to assess whether they make the cut alongside other great barbers of London. View Post
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