Try Shirts and Retro Ties for Outfit Transformation

There are times when only a shirt and tie will do and you know that I need to dress formally for my working life. I always wear a shirt and tie, but have decided this year, in the interests of fashion, to wear more retro ties to add a splash of interest to my outfits. That said, if I were giving advice on formal dressing, there are some occasions, when one is trying to make an impression, that...

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The Development of Mens Handbags

The subject of mens handbags has been a tricky one for me in the past. Often referred to as a ‘ManBag,’ in order to remove the traditional womanly aspect, I suspect, mens handbags do now have a firm place in modern society and my attitude has been changed somewhat recently. Although I am still struggling with the comfort-value of using a manbag, I can however, see the point, particularly after a...

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Mens Winter Casuals for Calm Country Walks

This weekend saw me hunting for mens winter casuals for a stroll on what turned out to be a lovely day on the estate. I adore the calm of a walk through the woods and along the stream that offers company with its babbling. It was so mild that I needed no overcoat and only wore a long-sleeved casual shirt and what I still refer to as a tank top. Of course, wellies remained a necessity, as the...

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Looking Forward to Mens Trends in 2015

Happy New Year everyone! I trust you all had a great time over the holidays. I spent a wonderfully quiet break with people who are dear to me and saw in the New Year in Paris – the city of romance and fashion (in equal measure!). It will be interesting to see where the designers lead us this year in terms of mens trends. We have seen a resurgence in the great statements of the 1950’s and also...

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Old Salt Christmas Jumper for Christmas Eve Chilling

We decided this year to curl up in front of a roaring log fire on Christmas Eve and not go to the sunnier climes. In the end it was an easy decision and one we are both happy with. It is our first Christmas together and it seems fitting. My thoughts have not turned to warm winter woollies to ensure that the cold is kept out as much as possible. Searching for an Old Salt Christmas Jumper I was...

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Christmas in the Sun or at Home?

As Christmas approaches and brings the dark, cold mornings, I begin to think about warm, sandy beaches and cocktails by the pool – a Christmas in the sun always tempts me. I have spent many a Christmas morning lazing by the pool and yet I find myself this year wondering about cosy fireside festivities and log fires. Does Christmas in the sun for a UK born and bred person spell a day that doesn’t...

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