The ultimate guide to men’s winter shoes

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It’s time to think about upgrading your shoes for winter
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There’s always someone who makes a point of under-dressing for the weather, but there’s nothing manly about not taking good care of yourself. A coat, hat, and an umbrella are essential components of your winter wardrobe – and so is a decent pair of quality leather shoes.

Here are some of the best options for keeping your feet warm and dry this winter, including non-slip shoes and boots to keep you upright no matter what the weather throws at you.
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The best American gentleman’s fashion bloggers

The best of US Style at your fingertips
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Looking for men’s style ideas to keep you looking professional, poised, and polished? Here are 13 of the best American menswear blogs we’ve enjoyed reading this year. Classic fashion ideas with a modern twist? These writers show you how to dress like the thoroughly modern gentleman that you are.
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Christmas gifts for men who have everything

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Make sure your Christmas gifts don’t disappoint this year
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Are you scratching your head over the last few presents to slide under the tree this Christmas? We all know a man who’s hard to buy for, whether it’s your dad, brother, uncle or super stylish son.

Here’s the ultimate gift guide to help you get to the end of your shopping list with time to spare. And if you think you might be that difficult-to-buy-for man yourself – use our list to drop some helpful hints for your family…

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Thanksgiving tips for Brits abroad

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Thanksgiving is often associated with pumpkins
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Are you spending Thanksgiving on the far side of the pond? If so, you’ll probably be wondering what it’s all about and, if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a Thanksgiving celebration, how to be the perfect guest. Here we take a look at this uniquely American holiday and pass on some excellent tips from a selection of our favorite US bloggers. If you’re about to experience your first Thanksgiving, here’s what to expect…
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WIN a men’s Aran knit sweater

WIN Aran knit sweater

Keep warm this winter with an Aran knit sweater from Samuel Windsor

The competition to win an Aran knit sweater worth $60 has now closed. Congratulations to Jeff Grim from Maryland – we hope you love your new sweater from Samuel Windsor!

Don’t miss out – for a chance to win future prizes or see our Black Friday special offers, simply follow us on twitter @SamuelWindsorUS or on Facebook @SamuelWindsorUSA.

And in the meantime, to find out everything you need to know about traditional Aran knits, read our quick guide…
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Celebrating veterans’ success stories

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Honor our veterans this Veterans Day
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A quarter of a million active personnel leave the U.S. Military each year and, for all of them, quitting the armed forces is a huge life change that requires considerable readjustment. For many vets, their return to civilian life is complicated by physical and/or mental wounds, and many new veterans miss the close friendships, camaraderie and sense of purpose that come with a military career.

This Veterans Day, we’re celebrating and honouring our US veterans by showcasing some of the successful businesses they’ve launched after leaving the military. We’ve scoured the web to find some of the best sites to guide and inspire all those who’ve served their country. And to all our veterans – thank you for your service.

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How to stop sweaters from pilling

Model 2 wearing a Fisherman's Jumper from Samuel Windsor

Your sweater will look perfect for longer if you avoid ugly pilling
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It’s great when you discover your ideal sweater, in a color and style that looks terrific on you. But a common knitwear menace can quickly spoil your laid-back styling – pilling. 

We’re talking about those annoying miniature balls of fluff that pop up under the arms of men’s sweaters making them look scruffy and worn. Luckily, we have the solution. Here’s how to make your tired old sweaters look as good as new and prevent your new favorite woolens from pilling.

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8 Expert tips to save money this winter

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Save money this winter
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Looking for ways to save money this winter? If so, you’re not alone. With many Americans tightening their belts, we asked some of our favorite money and finance bloggers for their top tips to help you save money and spend less. Here are some of their best suggestions – eight ways to safeguard your finances this winter.

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How to make leather shoes slip-proof and other hacks

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Keep your footing when the weather turns icy or cold
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Leather shoes are always in vogue and for good reason – they’re stylish, comfy, hard-wearing and breathable. But their soles can be slippery when it’s wet or icy outside, especially when they’re new.

Want to avoid sliding all over the sidewalk or landing abruptly on your behind when it’s raining? Here are our top hacks to make your leather shoes slip-proof, waterproof and perfectly buffed – whatever the weather throws at them.

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Spruce up your winter coat

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Check your coat’s care label before putting it in the washing machine
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Do you think the only way to freshen up your overcoat is to take it to the cleaners? You might be surprised to learn that many coats can be cleaned just as well at home. With a little care, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it yourself and save on expensive dry cleaning bills.

That doesn’t mean your overcoat can go in the washing machine, though. The story will be different for each individual coat, so study the care label thoroughly for instructions. Here are some top tips on how to clean your winter coat.

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