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Wedding days are important for grooms too so make sure you look resplendent alongside your beautiful bride! Here you will find style advice to help you achieve your very best look. Don't forget your best man and page boys who all contribute to make your Big Day as perfect as can be!
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and so the time has come to start making plans. However you're choosing to spend the day, whether that be spending time with family, a romantic dinner for two, or a peaceful night in for one, make it unforgettable by treating yourself or a loved one to an iconic fragrance from Provence.
Inspired by the scent of nature awakened by rays of sunshine after a rainy autumn afternoon, this is a sophisticated woody fragrance with a fresh and earthy personality to suit men with a strong and confident style. Opening with citrusy green notes of eucalyptus and lime, accompanied by a hint of star anise, the fragrance soon gives way to an earthy heart.
Posted: 26 January 2023
Iconic footwear brand Havaianas has launched a new wedding collection.
From the Havaianas Sparkle to the Havaianas Fluffy and not to mention the Havaianas wedding pins, there is plenty to choose from to help make your wedding that extra bit special (and comfortable)!
Whether it is for a destination honeymoon, thoughtful groomsmen gifts or just to throw on when you hit the dancefloor there - the Havaianas wedding collection is perfect.
Posted: 24 January 2023
The new Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic 38mm Limited Edition from Timex Watches was designed and created by Giorgio Galli, the brand's Milan-based design director. Galli, one of the industry's most recognised designers, knows better than anyone what makes Timex tick. With this knowledge, he created the first of the Giorgio Galli timepieces with the GGS1 Automatic, which combined the shared love of quality, accessibility and great design.
The Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic 38mm Limited Edition is an elegant, updated timepiece that features a high-accuracy automatic movement, fully-custom case design and a double-domed sapphire crystal under the watch's sweeping hands. This synthetic sapphire stone is set into a fashionable black dial, where moments pass in an effortless glide that makes sure to capture your attention.
Posted: 19 January 2023
Next has announced its first menswear edit with TV host and World Cup golden boot winner, Gary Lineker. The 12 looks that Gary has selected for his winter edit are a mixture of casual and formal pieces to suit every style and occasion. Whether that's supporting the kids on a chilly Sunday morning from the sideline or dinner and drinks with family and friends, there is something for everyone.
Gary tells us all about the new collaboration: Why did you choose to do a fashion edit with Next? Fashion is something I'm really passionate about and I like the variety offered by Next. There is great tailoring and also smarter pieces for going out socialising. On the other hand, there is much more casual clothing for my Sundays off and holidays, both of which are very important to me. Next, although known internationally of course, is also a brand with a strong connection to Leicester!
Posted: 17 January 2023
Superdrug is now the exclusive high-street stockist of black male grooming brand, Aaron Wallace.
"We are extremely excited to partner with Superdrug," says CEO and co-founder, Aaron Wallace. "This deal will ensure that, as black men, we no longer need to go out of our way to search for hair and beard care products that work. Our goal is to highlight the importance of self-care amongst black men while becoming a staple in their grooming routines, educating them on the importance of caring for their hair and skin."
Posted: 12 January 2023
Spinnaker Watches has introduced the new Spinnaker Cahill 300 Automatic Help for Heroes Limited Edition Watch to mark 15 years since the charity, Help for Heroes, was founded.
The timepiece pays tribute to the charity with three markings on the strap, which echo the Help for Heroes' signature colours. The distinctive red, navy and blue represent each branch of the British Armed Forces and their unity and strength.
The collection is limited to 600 pieces and five per cent of net sales will go towards the amazing work that Help for Heroes do.
Posted: 10 January 2023
Independent brand Man & Bear offer 14 different styles of personalised cufflinks that are perfect for the groom-to-be. Proudly made in England, in Man & Bear's workshop in the New Forest, and each pair can be engraved with subtle personalised messages on the circumference and underside.
Man & Bear also supply a complimentary handcrafted leather storage pouch with each pair of cufflinks which can be stamped with initials and a message inside, making a truly bespoke gift.
Posted: 5 January 2023
British independent brand The Camden Watch Company, founded by wife and husband team Anneke Short and Jerome Robert, has added a new colourway to their unisex No.88 range.
The Camden Watch Company No.88 rose gold green with brown leather strap features a striking green dial with a blue seconds hand surrounded by a rose gold case. The lugs of the No.88 are based on those found on classic vintage watches, in contrast to the modern case shape. The dial and crown are reminiscent of steam train gauges. The seconds hand is the same turquoise-blue as the iconic Camden Lock bridge.
Posted: 3 January 2023
WatchPilot, a UK based watch retailer, has opened its first high street store in Richmond, Surrey. Founded in 2020 at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic by Tim Harrison and Akbar Hussain, WatchPilot launched online with success and have added new brands to the platform monthly. Now, along with affordable and high-end timepieces, the new bricks and mortar store will showcase more than 30 brands of watches and employee experienced and knowledgeable staff.
Posted: 29 December 2022
"It makes no sense that zodiac signs have a gender and the same goes for jewellery," says Olga Kassian, at the launch of her new Wonther jewellery line Zodiac, which represents the 12 signs of the zodiac.
Traditional concepts of "masculine" and "feminine" can be alienating and discussing the stars with more inclusivity is what the jewellery brand Wonther aims to do. Under this light, the ethical brand designed a zodiac collection keeping in mind the respect for each person's gender identity, identifying the fluidity that exists in each person.
These 12 pieces of jewellery are meant to show that each zodiac sign traces a personality and that this personality, regardless of gender, always creates a personal brand that breaks and marks the imperfect circle of life.
Posted: 27 December 2022
In a stunning black and yellow gold execution, the latest TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph takes inspiration from an iconic racing livery to reinforce the collection's connection to motorsport.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph will forever be known as the chronograph of choice of some of Formula 1's greatest teams and drivers. The timeless design born in 1963 has taken on many celebrated expressions, yet the yellow gold pieces of this collection always stand apart. With its sophisticated deep black dial, the 2022 gold edition continues to build on this rich lineage of legendary racing timepieces.
Posted: 22 December 2022
Raymond Weil Freelancer Diver 2760 Limited Edition Automatic Men's Watch combines traditional Swiss watchmaking traditions with a bold and distinctive design. The watch is durable and sleek and is equipped with fantastic movement and a mesmerising blue dial.
Presented on a 316L stainless steel bracelet fastened with a fold over clasp, the 42mm stainless steel case is 310m water resistance and scratch resistant.
There are only 310 units available, so make sure you snap up yours quick.
Posted: 20 December 2022
Expert advice on buying and investing in a time piece for your wedding from Tim Harrison, the co-founder of WatchPilot.com.
When the big wedding day finally arrives, it should be as memorable as possible. Choosing a watch for the groom should complement their wedding suit, however it should also be a timepiece that they will want to wear for years to come.
When purchasing a timepiece for the groom-to-be, consider factors such as their personality. The chosen watch should be an accurate reflection of who he is and speak for his personal style. Also consider his interests, everyone has varied interests and hobbies, and when considering a watch purchase, this should be taken into account. If he's a sporty type or potentially a lover of motorsport, this should be considered when deciding which watch will work best for his lifestyle. Lastly, consider his budget by asking yourself how much he would likely spend if he was purchasing the watch himself. This is important as you do not want your choice to be out of character.
Posted: 15 December 2022
With Christmas fast approaching, eyewear specialist, Cutler and Gross have revealed their gift guide for 2022.
Available in five styles for Autumn Winter 22, the exclusive Colour Studio Editions are made on a single run of specially selected acetate, so once we have used the acetate in full, the colourway will not be reissued. This season introduces two new exclusive colourways, Emerald Green, a vividly pigmented gemstone green which sits alongside Ink, an archive Cutler and Gross shade of deep midnight blue.
Posted: 13 December 2022
The Rotary Cambridge watch offers the ultimate unity of tradition and modern design. For those who find inspiration in both the past and the present, the newest pair of Cambridge timepieces represent a triumph in design evolution and aspirational style
Conjuring up distinguishable class and taste, the handsome timepieces – the GB05280/24 and GB05280/05 - have a 28.5 x 42mm rectangular stainless steel case with a forest green and deep blue dial respectively. Each timepiece showcases silver applied baton indices and date window at six o'clock, protected within scratch resistant sapphire glass. The three link tapered bracelet, also crafted with stainless steel, is secured with a deployment clasp. It also features a hidden crown, characteristic of the Cambridge family. It is water resistant to 50m and powered by quartz, making them precise and practical.
Posted: 8 December 2022
With the festive party season just around the corner, plenty of us are starting to wonder how we can dress to impress at the office party and festive nights out with friends. So, for those who might have become accustomed to working from home in more casual styles, the experts at Suit Direct answer some of the most searched-for questions when it comes to dressing to impress this party season.
How should a suit fit? The key suit styles to know include regular fit, tailored fit, slim fit and skinny fit, and big and tall styles for larger men – whichever you go for, the fit of your suit can really make or break your party look.
An ill-fitting suit, sagging shoulders, or a bunched-up jacket instantly cheapens your look – so how can you tell if a suit fits correctly?
Posted: 6 December 2022
The phrase "gifts for men" has been searched online by an estimated 96,000 this month alone, and it's easy to understand why. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, and with Christmas swiftly approaching, it's time to start ticking off your shopping list.
With this in mind, we sought the help of T.M.Lewin's James Kearns to bring you a selection of timeless, stylish clothing and accessories that every man will love this Christmas and beyond.
Knitwear – Cashmere jumpers are an absolute must-have in every man's wardrobe. Cashmere is renowned for its luxuriously soft, scratch-free texture and heat-retaining capabilities – as well as being lightweight, comfortable, and impeccably stylish. In these colder seasons, a cashmere jumper is the perfect layering piece for every man's winter wardrobe. What more could you ask for in a gift?
Posted: 1 December 2022
Rathbones Tailor is all about sartorial elegance with ease. The team of stylists have curated a selection of off-the-peg suit and waistcoat combinations so you don't have to spend time imaging what each combination might look like. They've paired each suit with a number of waistcoats that will ensure you have people asking who your tailor is.
"The difference between hiring or owning a suit shouldn't be the quality of the suit," says the team at Rathbones Tailor. "Not having to dry clean it or have it take up wardrobe space, sure, but looking anything other than fabulous? Not on our watch. The recommended way to browse the site is to select the type of suit (short jacket or tail coat), filter by suit colour, filter by fit (slim or regular), easily compare the waistcoat options on screen. Rent it, rock it and return it."
Posted: 29 November 2022
As we step into a new season, it can be difficult to know what to wear. James Pryer, menswear expert and head buyer at BoohooMAN, has revealed the must-follow menswear trends for winter 2022.
Analysing the biggest menswear trends from AW22 Fashion Weeks, James and the buying team used their insider knowledge and Google Search data to reveal which staple items are starting to surge right now, as the cold weather starts to set in.
As the weather gets colder, you'll no doubt be on the hunt for a new coat, and shearling reigns supreme this season. Google Trends data shows an incredible 614 per cent rise in searches in the last 12 months, with the term 'men's shearling coat' currently soaring. Earlier this year, Top Gun also brought shearling collard flight jackets back to our screens, suggesting fans have been taking note of the style.
Posted: 24 November 2022
Online beauty destination, Face The Future has seen more men than ever visit the site in 2022. Here, they reveal the top 10 bestselling grooming products of the year!
Established in 2005, Face the Future began life as an advanced skin clinic offering cutting-edge treatments to those looking to improve and rejuvenate their skin. Boasting extensive knowledge in cosmeceuticals, skincare and aesthetics, the clinic team naturally began recommending aftercare and home care products to our patients. The online shop was created soon after and since then, Face the Future has evolved into a beauty retailer rooted in real expertise.
Posted: 22 November 2022
Thayers Natural Remedies' toner is now available in Britain. It's known and loved for its skin balancing and hydrating properties, as well as for its natural approach and herbal infusions. Suitable for all skin types, the carefully curated collection of alcohol-free toners and mists have each been made with 98 per cent natural origin ingredients, and they're all certified cruelty free by Peta.
Not only are Thayer's products clinically proven to be non-comedogenic and gentle, but they also provide all-day hydration and maintain the skin's moisture barrier – as well as promising to never dry skin out. Each product has undergone a clinical study by dermatologists, proving that they're effective and non-irritating for most skin types.
Posted: 17 November 2022
The new Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Series includes the beautiful Urushi Dial Watch which comes with a limited edition green dial. Inspired by the Kenrokuen Gardens, a vast and beautiful space located in the heart of Kanazawa, Japan, this watch blends history and artistry to create a special design ideal for someone's special day.
The enamel dial was used on Japan's first wristwatch and the high-quality texture captures a feeling of warmth from its soft sheen.
Posted: 15 November 2022
Tom Ford Beauty has announced its new Enigmatic Woods Collection. Made up of three scents, Santal Blush, Bois Marocain and Ébène Fumé, each is designed to celebrate ancient and treasured woods.
Santal Blush is a textured fusion of sandalwood and spices enhanced with luxe ylang ylang and warm cinnamon.
The stimulating Bois Marocain evokes the earthy treasure of Thuya wood and the artisans who sculpt with the mystical material. Known for its molten aroma, the scent uncoils powerfully, facetted with the spicy freshness of pink peppercorn and cedarwood.
Posted: 10 November 2022
Looking for a wedding present for the guitar-loving groom in your life? They're sure to be delighted with a subscription to Fender Play, regardless of being a musical pro or beginner looking to learn. A complete online learning platform for guitar, bass and ukulele, the subscription includes engaging step-by-step tutorials, with personalised learning journeys and hundreds of songs to choose from.
Go on – get them a gift to join the Fender community, where they can watch live lessons and chat with other players. The subscriptions even come with 10% off Fender guitars, amps and gear!
Posted: 8 November 2022
Hop from Barbados to India and across to Thailand with the 24 Days of Rum advent calendar. Hidden behind the calendar's 24 doorways are 20ml glass bottles of premium rum – the perfect treat for the groom-to-be. To set you up for a month of tantalising tipples, also included in the box are two glasses and a tasting sheet for keeping note of your favourite rums.
You will also have access to the interactive micro-site which provides background on the production processes as well as the rum's country of origin, ABV and age. You can also get involved by rating each rum and taking part in interactive discussions and Q&As.
Posted: 3 November 2022