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Seventies style - Shawl Collar Cardigans

Seventies style - Shawl Collar Cardigans

Just like Steve MQueen & Starsky & Hutch, I do love a shawl collared cardigan. I was searching for one for a client a couple of weeks ago and found one in J Crew and then when I went to visit another client, he happened to have on a great one from Timothy Everest (see below) Since then it seems the 70s trend is really kicking in and I've found the ones below too.

Categories: Knitwear, Sweaters, Casual

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Check coats for Spring

Check coats for Spring

As Spring is coming (I think?!) it'd be nice to lighten up a little with the outerwear. There are lots of checks around at the moment and if you tend to wear plainer colours as your basics, this could be a great way to reinvigorate your wardrobe for Spring. I urge you to at least try one on when you're next out shopping and who knows, you may even like it.

Categories: Smart/Casual dressing, Spring, Raincoats, Coats

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Smart business backpacks for work

Smart business backpacks for work

Backpacks have become so popular as more and more guys carry their laptops around, but I'm still amazed at how many men look like they might be going rambling, rather than to work.

So, I decided to take a hike around the internet for you and gather some images of smart sleek backpacks that I often recommend to clients, which are are suitable for work. Some are from favourite brands of mine that I've known for awhile and a couple are from new ones that I was excited to discover.

Categories: Smart/Casual dressing, Accessories, Travel

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3 x versatile chore jackets & how to wear them

3 x versatile chore jackets & how to wear them

This time of year I'm sure we all feel ready to throw off the shackles of our thick winter wardrobes and embrace the sunny days we've been having.....and yet, it's still a bit chilly. I recommend doing some layering and for that, I'd suggest the versatility of a chore jacket. Originally made for working in, these have now become stylish and practical and can be dressed up or down and also layered in different ways - see my suggestions below.

Categories: Spring, Casual, Jackets

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What to buy in the sales

What to buy in the sales

The sales are a great time to update your basics. Here I've chosen some simple items that wouldn't go amiss in most guys wardrobes.

However, each person is different and if you don't think these are for you, have a think about what your basics would be and stock up on those in the sales. It may be a camel roll neck rather than a charcoal crew, or a duffel coat rather than a peacoat, but whatever it is it should be something you know you'll wear over and over again and it goes with lots of things you already have in your wardrobe. It won't necessarily be the most exciting thing you buy this year but don't fall into the trap of buying something offbeat just because it's reduced and then never wearing it.

Categories: Sale, Where to shop

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20 Stylish Christmas gift ideas for under £20

20 Stylish Christmas gift ideas for under £20

Ho ho ho - it's nearly Christmas!

Oh no no no - you have to buy gifts for the men in your life!

You may have already got them a main present but need a few little stocking fillers too, or perhaps you've bought them a Gift Experience or Gift Voucher this year but would like to have a small gift for them to unwrap too. Or perhaps it's a nephew or colleague or neighbour that you know has great style but you don't want to spend too much.

Whatever the reason, I've got together 20 stylish gift ideas for the men in your life for under £20.

I hope this helps to solve some of your gift buying problems and you find something that you AND the recipient will like :-)

Categories: Accessories, Christmas, Gift Ideas

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Black Friday offer - 20% off!!

Black Friday offer - 20% off!!

Do you find yourself thinking........

I have no time to shop?

I don't want to look too immature but I don't want to look like my dad either?

I hate Dress Down Fridays?

If the answer is yes, it's your lucky day! Take advantage of today's Black Friday discount to get your 20% off and when you book in for your session, I'll do all the thinking for you.

Categories: Gift Ideas, Offers, Wardobe Edit, Personal Shopping

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