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June 20, 2017

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Trendsetter Tuesday #006

This weeks trendsetter is @anteikam. Rocking our black croc leather belt. This Dapper gent is wearing a white V neck t-shirt and white slim fit cropped chinos. He is also wearing a red single breasted blazer with classic white addidas trainers. We love a gent who is comfortable in trendy whites.

 

June 13, 2017

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Trendsetter Tuesday #005

Today's trendsetter is the one and only @louisnicolasdarbon

This gentleman is the definition of classy, sporting white jeans, a pale blue shirt and a linen grey double breasted blazer. His accessories include our brown leather croc belt and our brown croc strap G Miller watch (Both, a suitable Father's Day present)

This look is flexible and can cater for multiple events. Its a win win!

June 13, 2017

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Summer time, Summer look..!

So clocks have gone forward, June is officially the beginning of summer. Think of all the BBQs, social gatherings and beach parties. All the eccentric bars and rooftop lounges and all the Vitamin D ( Or lack of for the Uk citizens).

With all that said and done its important were're all wardrobe ready for rays to come.
SS17 brings bigger, better and brighter things. Although you need your staple colours like white and Tan.

This years Spring Summer Forecast is about hues of water colour. Why not get started with our Royal or  Navy blue soft leather pavilion belt or Croc leather belt ...

June 06, 2017

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Trendsetter Tuesday #004

The weeks Style influencer award goes to Philippe Gazar (@philippegazarstyle) Philipe is wearing a Matt black silver buckle Antoni Manuel belt with a white Pako Loren shirt and Tan H&M Chinos. This fashion enthusiast matches his silver buckle Antoni Manuel watch with a stainless steel watch and an exquisite piece from Nialaya Jewelry.


With Summer is practically here (despite the rain) it's important you get your wardrobe ready...

 

 

June 05, 2017

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Cologne Anyone?

As the famous adage goes "Dressing well is a form of good manners" - Tom ford
We agree, but you need to smell the part too. Not only do you appear more attractive, but scent is the most powerful memory trigger.

You don't have to excessive in your application to smell the part. DONT BE THE GUY WHO SMELLS LIKE A PERFUME FACTORY! Just spray in the correct places and the fragrance will speak for itself.

To some it's known as "Pulse Points". These are areas where your blood vessels are closest to the skin surface and when these areas warm up, the tones from your fragrance rise into the surrounding atmosphere. Common places include behind your wrists, inner elbows, behind your ears and your collar bone. According to GQ some of the aforementioned are areas that come into contact with air often.

Be remembered for the right reasons.....

May 26, 2017

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Bag/ Carriers every man should own

With an extensive amount of products out there it’s very easy to get lost in store let alone online. There are so many styles, sizes and brands to choose from. Why not find out the essential carriers every guy should have?


1. Man bag: Usually medium sized. Can be a shoulder bag or just have a holdall. Good for short travels and easily transportable.


2. Travel Bag: Usually Bigger than a man bag and can therefore contain more items. Good for distance travels, city breaks or that cheeky weekender.


3. Portfolio: Small and compact. Best for when you haven’t got much but still need a classy, chic carrier.


4. Backpack: Sizes vary and comfort levels depend on the style, structure and material of the bag. It very important you access that the bag is fit for purpose than focusing on the brand.

Check out some of our carriers ....

 

May 22, 2017

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Man Bag continued...

 

Several movies brought satchels into the limelight for grown men this century.Movies like Indiana jones and friends brought out a new perspective of the satchel. Causing it not to be seen as a mere school necessity but a fashionable item for the metrosexual man.

Movies like The Hangover also debut the Satchel, But men carrying bags didn't really take off until 2013 as before then they considered extremely feminine. The vogue for men's bags now hit its full stride as big brands with bold logos started added man bags to their product line. In addition to this celebrities and key government officials started stepping away from tradition financiers leather briefcases and being more adventurous.

The climax was now here and carrying a bag was no longer feminine or elementary. Backpacks were also no longer seen and children's pieces but a go to item for a metrosexual that wanted to travel lightly and comfortably.

Several years down the line bag sizes and styles varied so much, but things you wanted to take with you didn't match up in ratio. You were then responsible for taking this huge bag around with you that had little of nothing in it as more companies were going paperless and devices were either smaller or hand a better alternative.This created a platform for slimmer and smaller bags. Welcome the birth of the portfolio...


What's your favourite carrier item....?

May 19, 2017

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The birth of "The Man bag"...



The attitude towards men carrying bags have evolved over the years, and now most guys you see on the street will likely be sporting some sort of bag.

During the Renaissance (14th-17th century), long before pockets were girdle pouches. They were usually suspended around the waist or tied around the leg. It was initially used to store spices and money. Sooner or later a bright spark thought of pockets and the need for girdle pouches decreased. They were then used to store sweet smelling items to overpower body odour. Some years passed and them came the introduction of satchels, but they were used mainly by school children.

The 17th- 18th century brought about an industrial revolution. An upgrade in transport, including the railway meant there was a demand for durable bags that could last long journeys. Simultaneously an increase in trade meant that working class men needed something through which they would transport their paperwork. Behold the birth of briefcases.

The 19th Century brought about "bread bags" in the First and Second World War. They were very essential in a soldiers gear and used as an all purpose carrying bag, despite the name...

What were your initial thoughts about man bags? Find out how's things progressed and got more popular in our next post....
May 16, 2017

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TRENDSETTER TUESDAY #003

This weeks style influencer award goes to Adam Gray (@mrr_gray). Wearing a single breasted grey blazer, with a white shirt. Suitably paired with minimally ripped blue white washed slim fit jeans. This fashionable gent then completes his look with brown monk loafers and a brown Antoni Manuel belt.

This look  is definitely a winner for all the up comming pop up bars and spontaneous BBQ parties this summer...

Whats your go to summer look?

 

 

May 15, 2017

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Work Vs Life

Work and life seem to consistently be at each other's throats. In most cases work triumphs over life. Work has evolved from a thing you did for a living to a thing you do to live. One day responsibility knocked at your front door and came with friends; bills, bills and more bills.

With that said, the only thing that doesn't seem to be increasing at the rate of out economy is the average civilians pay. It's so easy to get stuck in the routine of hunting in this concrete jungle.

Unfortunately, today's blog comes with another responsibility to add to your list. It's your responsibility to manage your work life balance.



Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation)

An unhealthy work-life balance can do much more damage than you think, your health and personal relationships included to name two.

Personal signs of an unhealthy balance:
1. Depression
2. Anxiety 
3. Irritability 
4. I'm some cases you can become less progressive
5. Decline in metal health

Understandably you still have needs to be met, but know when it's time to take a break. Eventually, you will burn out if care isn't taken!



Balancing things out:
1. Take some time off work. Holiday or city break maybe?
3. You don't have to go on holiday if your finances are tied up elsewhere. How about a staycation? (Check out our post "How about staycation" )
4. Go out with some friends every now and then.
5. Try to ensure that a line is drawn between work and leisure. Leave work at work, and If you do need to bring work home try to ensure that you only work in a certain area of your home.

 

Now go get even......

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