How to choose a summer jacket

Yellow seersucker jacket from Samuel Windsor

The best warm weather jackets and blazers
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The best dressed men are those who stand out by perfectly fitting in. They’re the guys who, no matter the occasion, are always dressed appropriately in clothes we call ‘contemporary classic’. Even when the weather is hot and sticky.

If you’re looking to achieve the same effortless sartorial elegance, here’s everything you need to know about choosing the right jacket or blazer this summer.
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How to wear moleskin

Long-sleeve moleskin shirt in wine from Samuel Windsor

Soft and lightweight – what’s not to love about this stylish fabric?
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Moleskin is a soft-textured fabric that feels like the smooth fur of a garden mole – if you were to stroke one – but with a lot less of the startled burrowing involved. A cotton fabric that’s smart and yet casual, warm and yet lightweight, moleskin is a curious cloth that offers plenty of dapper menswear options for shirts, jackets and pants.
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WIN seersucker shorts for summer

red seersucker shorts from Samuel Windsor

Win a pair of seersucker shorts from Samuel Windsor

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The ultimate guide to seersucker

Model 2 wearing a short sleeve seersucker shirt in green-blue check from Samuel Windsor

Seersucker checks and stripes keep you cool when the temperature soars
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Seersucker is a dimpled cotton fabric famous for its ability to keep the wearer cool in hot weather. Originating from the Middle East, it’s made using ‘slack tension’ weaving during which alternate threads are placed under tension. When removed from the loom, these threads shrink back, giving the cloth its distinctive wrinkled texture.

In the days before air conditioning, the British Raj loved seersucker. Gentlemen from America’s deep south did too; it kept railroad workers cool as they stoked the boilers of their steam trains, and during the post-war period, preppy students adopted the look.

Seersucker is a classic spring/summer fabric and there’s never been a better time to wear it than right now.

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10 ways to motivate kids to learn in lockdown

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Keep kids learning with advice from some of USA’s most motivational educators
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The closure of schools has transformed the lives of children and teenagers beyond all recognition. And while lockdown might have been a novelty to start with, kids are missing their regular routines, their friends and their sports activities.

Is remote learning grinding to a halt in your household? Here’s how some of the USA’s most inspirational teachers and educators suggest turning things around to keep your kids motivated…

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Best American teacher blogs

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Here’s the secret to being an extraordinary teacher
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With schools closed across the country and millions of children studying at home during the COVID19 pandemic, we know many moms, dads, and grandparents will be concerned for their children’s education. Educating our kids at home has given us all a whole new appreciation for the extraordinary job our teachers do. 

To provide some fascinating insight into the professional life of teachers, we’ve found a selection of great teachers’ blogs, YouTube channels and podcasts. If you’re a teacher looking for new ideas – check these guys out. And if you’re a parent who’s wondering how on earth teachers do it – here’s how.

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Best American medics to bookmark right now

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Keep up to date with medical news and stories with these Twitter feeds
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If you’re looking for reliable sources to bring you the latest advice, information, and scientific research during the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s our pick of some of the best Twitter accounts to follow. These are just some of the physicians doing their very best to cut through the misinformation and scaremongering to bring you only the news, views and information that matters.

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5 top tips for remote working

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Wear professional clothes for a professional mindset
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Many of us have swapped daily commutes for a short walk to the kitchen table, and what we learn from this enforced period of working from home is likely to change office culture forever. But remote working takes some getting used to. We asked some of our favorite bloggers for their advice. Here’s how to stay sane, keep focussed and remain productive in your new working environment. 

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6 of the best wedding blogs for grooms

Make wedding planning easy with help from best wedding bloggers and Samuel Windsor

Make wedding planning easy with help from the professionals
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Getting married? If you’re a soon to be groom, best man, member of the wedding party, or maybe just a wedding guest, you’ll want to make sure you do your bit to help the nuptials go without a hitch. To help you with protocol, attire, vows, speeches and more, we scoured the web to find our favorite wedding blogs for men. Guys who help guys get married in style.

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