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Archive - 2014/07

Summer is the time of year where your dress sense can either fly sky high or rot down in the deep blue sea. The sweaty pits and nasty hay fever can really demotivate us to get on our feet and show the world how truly fashionable we really are. However... read more

This month we’ve teamed up with Cornerstone to give away a personalised engraved razor and luxury men’s shave set. Not only will you receive your very own monogrammed aluminium razor handle, but the set also includes a pack of six razor blades, and a trio... read more

Buying an engagement ring for your fiancée-to-be is possibly one of the largest and most daunting purchases of a lifetime. It’s a precious milestone and the beginning of a new chapter in life for both you and your partner. You might therefore be feeling a little uneasy at the thought... read more

Since 1839, the independent Geneva-born brand, Patek Philippe has been creating the most magnificent, timeless watches, with some collections such as Calatrava and Nautilus dating all the way back to 1932 yet still having so much relevance in today’s... read more

We’ve become very accustomed to floral patterns in menswear ever since Elvis sported his iconic Hawaiian shirt in the late 50’s. In the last few years these designs moved from shirts to trousers and especially shorts. This spring I noticed a fresh and new migration of this design... read more

We’ve teamed up with True Gent to offer one of our readers a tasty £200 to spend on the new Spring/Summer 2014 collections stocked at www.true-gent.com One Lucky winner will be able to spend their winnings on a choice of products from the following... read more

The Commonwealth Games for 2014 is underway and will be all over our TV screens (and work monitors) for the next few weeks. So far, the Glasgow weather has been unusually sizzling hot, so it’s only fitting that we bring you ten super-hot female athletes to keep an eye on.... read more

One cannot underestimate the power of a makeover and the cathartic renewal it is likely to bring, commonly rewarded with extraordinary success and fulfillment in nearly all aspects of our everyday life. A Male makeover has more to do with strong aptitudes... read more

We’ve teamed up with the Made to Measure formalwear brand SCABAL to offer two of our readers the chance to win a Made to Measure shirt each worth up to £200! You’ll have the chance to visit their London Mayfair store located on the famous Savile Row to have your... read more

If you're thinking of starting up a magazine then there are a couple of things you may need to know ahead of time. The chances are this is a phase you're going through. Another flash in the pan idea, like that terrible 90's tribal tramp-stamp on your lower back you... read more

The smooth Tennessee crooner 'Justin Timberlake' is one of the biggest male singers in the world and some could say he is one of the most talented performers of our generation. He has us all bowled over with his electric dance moves, high pitched singing voice and his individual smart... read more

Established in 2007 by three young Italian brothers; Lello, Giovanni and Tania Caldarelli. Conceived as a trend-driven fashion brand with excellent value for price, with a youthful attitude. The company quickly positioned itself as a successful player in the casual men’s sportswear category... read more

When we were invited to partner with Jack Wills at Somersault festival, to capture the ambience and atmosphere of both the festival and the British fashion label’s New Music Stage, we imagined lots of mud, large crowds, weird smells and groups of lairy lads constantly shouting... read more

British fashion: Alexander McQueen. Vivienne Westwood. John Galliano. Paul Smith. All prestigious names that decorate Britain’s rich pool of talent. Fashion is something Britain does well and it is only getting better. With the fashion industry contributing £26 billion... read more

Menswear Style got a first hand experience with two quintessentially British icons, Barbour and Land Rover following the announcement behind their collaboration; ‘Barbour for Land Rover’ Steve Buck, Managing Director, Barbour said “There is a strong synergy between... read more

Topman Oxford Circus have recently under gone a refurb on their Personal Shopper suite. I popped into store and met with Daniel Rhone – one of Topman’s personal shoppers and had a chat with him about what they get up to. The suite is young, fresh, vibrant and edgy yet... read more

Tom Horne and William Green are two close friends with a lot of creativity and very good energy. Their project and aim is to create the perfect hoodie. The young brand, L’Estrange, has all this in it's DNA and much more. We met them at Pitti Uomo 86 in Florence... read more

We’ve teamed up with our good friends over at Gabicci to offer one of our readers the chance to spend £200 on anything they like from the popular Gabicci Vintage collection. Since 1973, Gabicci has played a huge part in music and youth culture, proudly worn by the likes of... read more

The Idle Man, an online destination for twenty-something fashion-savvy men, launched just over a month ago, with startup capital from private equity fund Foresight Group. The site is the brainchild of Oliver Tezcan, previously head of menswear at Asos, who was driven by... read more

It was only a matter of time. The hybrid car market has been playing catch-up with the mainstream motoring industry for years but significant progress has been made – and to such an extent that now, in 2014, it’s possible to drive a stylish and luxury eco car. This is particularly... read more

Diving watches are useful for the obvious - diving. A normal watch with little or no water resistance will break once it goes into the water and this is no good for a diver. Diving in the sea is no easy task and timing how long a diver has been... read more

Reflecting upon the success of Men’s Fashion Weeks from London to Milan to Paris last month, we ask what trends can be identified throughout all three, and what tips can the appearance conscious man take from the shows. We have recognised three outstanding motifs from the array of collections, shows... read more

British formal wear company TM Lewin invited me down to their flagship Jermyn Street store last week to be fitted for one of their newest products, a skinny fit suit. Now, for a brand synonymous with high quality tailoring, it seems apt that in this sartorialist revolution they should release a... read more

One of the first things you should really do is to make sure you’re choosing an appropriate suit to wear in terms of material, as there’s not really any possible way you can make a fully lined wool suit wearable for summer. The likelihood is you’ll just sweat beyond belief.... read more

It’s not too often that we get this excited about tech, we previously featured fitness tech, travel tech and wearable tech but this is simply just a new monitor which has quickly become the talking point of the MWS office. Samsung is a global leader in technology and is... read more

The new fragrance from LACOSTE L!VE embodies an irrepressible energy. The energy to push boundaries and create its own path. LACOSTE L!VE fashion blends edgy style and authenticity. It attracts creative spirits, providing them with new possibilities to dress in a unique way. The addition of a fragrance to the... read more

Summer and camping go hand-in-hand and, truth be told, there are few better ways of enjoying all the fantastic weather that summer has to offer than spending it under the stars with a spot of camping. Heading out into the wild is a truly liberating experience and it is little... read more

After a quick flight to Edinburgh from London, followed by a short car ride through the beautiful Scottish countryside, we found ourselves at the Diageo distillery where Tanqueray gin is made. Helmets, boots and hi-visibility jackets all at the ready! The scale of this distillery is huge but we expected... read more

I recently went to a wine tasting event down at some hotel in Cambridge that overlooked a river. Now before you start to think this is a plush joint, this river had kids jumping in off a nearby bridge and it had a vending machine in the toilets that sold... read more

Woven trainers or sneakers have become more and more common in men’s footwear in recent times and whilst it might seem like the ultimate modern trend, there is actually a hint of retro about it too. The Adidas ZX500 is arguably the most prominent silhouette in this style and although it... read more

The Perfect Moment; Mercedes-Benz Icons of Photography, is a touring exhibit of iconic Mercedes-Benz photography which assembles a selection of over 35 exceptional photographic works, covering the fields of art, fashion, portrait and architecture. It offers a unique insight into the highlights... read more

Despite the England football team’s early exit, the World Cup tournament gives us an opportunity to look back and reflect on the style highs [and lows] brought to our attention since the very first games took place in Uruguay in 1930. Aside from Brit players such a David Beckham, there... read more

Just as the bride takes pride in her wedding ring, grooms also like their wedding bands to make a statement, in terms of both style and a solid gesture of their commitment. Today, there are as many different styles and designs of wedding rings for men as there are for... read more

Our car says a lot about us as a person. No matter whether we’d like it to or not, the car that we drive gives others their first impression of us and, no matter whether you’re stopping at a set of traffic lights in town or pulling up at a... read more

Watches have always been a popular accessory especially amongst men, however, over the years they have come a long way to adapt to society’s need for faster information mixed with stylish design. Take a look at five unusual innovations in the watch industry that will take you by surprise. 1. The Watch... read more

I joined ASOS as a junior buyer in 2006, my responsibilities being to start up own-brand clothing on menswear. I took over buying tailoring in 2009 after having worked on both own label and branded departments. I love working on the tailoring as suits are so much more versatile than... read more

Relentless waves of panic hit me, over and over... palms sweating... hands shaking... I’ve been reduced to a pitiful gibbering wreck. I’m figuring out what to wear to the ‘Return Of The Rudeboy’ Private View and launch party. The midnight blue? The herringbone? Peak lapel? Notch? WHAT. HAVE. I. BECOME. ‘Return... read more

Being a gentleman means looking stylish, in control, and well put-together 24/7. After a certain age there are no excuses for a sloppy wardrobe and ill-fitting clothing – especially when you’re a man about town. Purchasing a suit should be one of the first big wardrobe buys you make, and... read more

2014 has proved to be an interesting year for men's style. We've seen everything from clean cut, preppy looks to rugged fisherman styles complete with overgrown facial foliage. The contrast between this year's trends goes to show that the male fashion world is at a crux. Not only are men... read more

If 2014 was the year of the beard, what can we look forward to as 2015 approaches? Summer will soon be a distant memory as we take advantage of the predicted A/W trends but what comes beyond that? After scouring the catwalks and paying close attention to the... read more

Obtaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging and finding the right way to gain appropriate mass and size can be particularly tough to achieve. The key is to train hard and eat right. In order to achieve a lean, defined physique most men look to muscle building because... read more

Are there any other institutions that can claim to have a more historic and iconic status of Scottish roots than golf and whiskey? I don’t think so. In September 2014 these two global sporting and celebrated industries couldn’t be more intertwined. For it is this year that, “The... read more

Longines are a brand focused on style, sophistication and sports. From the Royal Ascot to the Olympics, they have once been or are currently the official timekeeper and watch of a large number of sporting events. The company was originally founded by Auguste Agassiz in 1832 when he joined with... read more


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