Men’s guide to gala event attire

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Not sure what to wear to a black tie event? We’ve got you covered.
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If you’re attending a formal event with photographers – we’ll help you stand out from the crowd in all the right ways. Check out our tips before you step foot on the red carpet and avoid a fashion faux pas.

Whether it’s an awards ceremony or charity gala dinner, every detail matters at black tie events. From the tips of your polished Oxford shoes to the point of your carefully folded silk pocket square, everything you wear should exude a sense of effortless elegance. If you’re not sure what passes muster when it comes to gentlemen’s evening wear, fear not – we’ve got you covered.

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How to save a stained silk tie

A silk tie smartens up any outfit
Image source: Handmade silk tie in regal gold from Samuel Windsor

It happens to the best of us. You’re deep in discussion over a bowl of spaghetti, when the marinara strikes. With a sinking heart you realize you now have an ugly stain on your favorite silk tie.

A stylish silk knot raises a plain shirt to a whole new level, but unfortunately your tie is also located directly in the splash zone for many a messy meal. Should disaster strike, here’s our best advice on how to save your stained silk tie. Try these tips before throwing in the towel…

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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 pop under the tree this Christmas? We all know a man who’s hard to buy for, whether it’s your dapper dad, your super stylish brother or your best pal who keeps buying everything for himself!

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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How to choose and wear a pocket watch

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Pocket watches –  By order of the Peaky Blinders
Image source: Peaky Blinders (Episode 1, Series 2) BBC 2

Everyone loves a good British period TV show, so it’s no surprise the gritty crime family drama Peaky Blinders (aired on BBC America and Netflix) has proven extremely popular.

With their stylish tweed, period flat caps, and those snazzy pocket watches, the crime lords of Peaky Blinders certainly look like men who get things done. And while we’re not advocating running your own crime ring, there’s nothing wrong with channeling the confidence of a dapper Edwardian criminal. Picking a classy pocket watch is a great place to start – read on to discover how to choose and wear one with style.
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What is moleskin?

No moles are harmed in the making of this fabric

No moles are harmed in the making of this fabric
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If you’re an animal lover, you’ll be happy to know that no moles are harmed in the making of your moleskin pants or jacket. But if it’s not made from animal hide, where does moleskin come from?

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Why you need a Tattersall shirt

Ideal for weekend wear a Burnden tattersall shirt from Samuel Windsor

Ideal for weekend wear
Image: Burnden tattersall shirt from Samuel Windsor

It’s versatile. It’s stylish. It works well with chinos for a casual day in the office, with jeans at the weekend, or even as part of a three-piece suit. You may not have heard of a “tattersall shirt” before, but you’re sure to have seen one – and once you realize how adaptable and timeless these shirts truly are, you’ll definitely want one.

But what sets this particular style of checked shirt apart from the rest?

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