Packing tips for travel-loving men

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Top tips to help you travel in style
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Don’t wait until the last minute to think about what to pack for a business trip or vacation. With clever tips from some of our favorite bloggers, you too can emerge from transit looking suave and sophisticated, rather than a crumpled mess. 

No matter what the weather, occasion or mode of transport, here’s how to plan ahead, travel light and pack well.

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11 blogs to celebrate hope and glory

Celebrate everything that’s great about this nation!

Celebrate everything that’s great about this nation!
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To celebrate July 4th, we’ve compiled a collection of the websites and blogs we think best express the multifaceted awesomeness of our nation. From the Americana Triangle to the cowboy code of the old West, and from the vibrancy of today’s sports scene to the lowdown on cooking the best ribs you ever tasted, here’s a Samuel Windsor celebration of all things American.
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How to wear Oxford shoes

Variety of coloured Oxford shoes from Samuel Windsor

The formality of the Oxford shoe can be swayed by color
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Oxfords are the archetypal formal shoe. As a snappy-dressing gentleman, you’ll surely own at least one pair of these simple, elegant and stylish shoes, but many of us confine them to the workplace. Not only do Oxfords have a fascinating history, but they’re very wearable in a wide range of settings. Here’s your guide to getting the most from your Oxford shoes.

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9 Grooming tips for busy men

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Present the best version of yourself
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Do you want to smell better, glow with good health and present a more polished appearance to the world? Here, some of our favorite bloggers share their grooming tips to help you look your best every day – no matter how busy you are.

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What to wear to graduate interviews

First impressions are vital when you’re invited to interview

First impressions are vital when you’re invited to interview
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Just completed your Bachelor’s degree or Masters? Your thoughts will naturally be turning to graduate interviews because as the gateway to your new career, your first interviews are also some of your most important, determining whether you get ahead. Here’s how to create the right impression by dressing the part.
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Why being a dad is the best job in the world

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Dads play such an important role in the lives of their children
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As Father’s Day approaches, the Samuel Windsor blog team is celebrating the important role of dads. It may have its ups and downs, but being a father can be one of the most fun and rewarding things you ever experience. We asked some of our favorite bloggers to tell us why they think being a dad is the best job ever. Here’s what they said…

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Ten podcasts to improve your dinner party conversation

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Tune into the best podcasts the USA has to offer
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Do you need something new and interesting to keep you entertained during your commute? Or some quality listening to liven up your dinner parties and game night get-togethers? Here’s our guide to ten of America’s best podcasts – fun, quirky and intelligent musings for gents with their finger on the pulse.

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What to wear to your graduation ceremony

Stand out for all the right reasons at your graduation

Stand out for all the right reasons at your graduation
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Congratulations – you’ve finally finished racking up your college tuition fees. Now it’s time to get a job so you can spend the rest of your natural life repaying your giant debt. But first, there’s your commencement ceremony to look forward to – that proud moment when you step onto the dais to receive your reward for all that hard work – your Bachelor’s Degree. Well done you.

You’ll need a suit, but before you part with yet more money, it’s wise to stop and think. The suit you buy now will probably serve as your job interview suit and, assuming you’re successful in your quest for employment, it’ll be the suit that sees you through your first fall and winter season at the office.

So what do you look for? Here we give you the low down on suits – what’s hot, what’s not, and all with a flavor of quality British tailoring.
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Health and fitness tips for busy men

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Walking part of the way to work is a great start to the day
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Committing to keeping yourself fit and healthy can be easier said than done. Your time and energy are channeled into so many different things: earning a living, being a good partner, spending time with your family, home maintenance, caring for relatives. The list is endless.

Here, some of our favorite bloggers share their healthy lifestyle tips to help you look after your mind, body and soul every day – no matter how busy you are.

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The difference between British and American suits

Choose the best suit to flatter your body shape

Choose the best suit to flatter your body shape
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Existing outside the ephemeral confines of fashion, the suit is a timeless companion for discerning gentlemen. Evolving through centuries of domestic and foreign influence, nowadays, suit style has been refined down to three broad templates: British, American, and Italian.

Here, Charles-Philippe of Bespoke Unit explores the main differences between each style, and explains how choosing one over the other will change your appearance.
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