11 Blogs to rev up your retirement

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Discover new and exciting ways to spend your retirement
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How do you plan to spend your retirement? You’ll be surprised how many men secretly fear the end of their working lives. Work gives us purpose, status and an identity which, when your career draws to a close, can feel like quite a loss.

Guys with active, fulfilling lives in retirement stay healthier and live longer than those who, for whatever reason, feel they have nothing to do. To help you to make the most of your golden years, we’ve put together a few of our favorite blogs and websites for inspiration. Here’s how to fill your days with fun, adventure, and healthy living. Retiring? You’re just getting started…

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How to wear monk strap shoes

Monk shoes from Samuel Windsor are sleek, stylish and brimming with personality

Monk shoes are sleek, stylish and brimming with personality
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Your monk shoes look sharpest when you wear them with smart pants, a crisp shirt and cashmere sweater. It’s a classic look that’s perfect for almost every social occasion. To dress things up a little, or for an evening out, add a tweed jacket.

Monk shoes are a versatile addition to your menswear wardrobe, working just as well with a sharp suit as for weekend brunches at your favorite cafe. Wear single or double monk straps to create a look that’s sleek, stylish, and just that little bit different.

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How to wear men’s brogues

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Dress to impress with a sleek pair of brogues
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Stylish shoes are a necessity for any fashionable gent, and men’s brogues, also known as wingtips, are a good match for all but the most formal of dress codes. They’re the cool shoes worn by gangsters in The Untouchables, and celebrities like Jude Law. 

For formal occasions, black brogues are the best choice – opt for a conservative semi or quarter-brogue and make sure they’re well polished. For more casual occasions, brown or tan are perfect. For those who like to push the envelope, there’s suede. And most flamboyant of all, there are two-tone ‘spectator’ brogues. Here’s how to wear your favorite brogues with confidence.

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How to wear a linen suit

Linen suit from Samuel Windsor

A linen suit is essential for any summer wardrobe
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A summer-tailoring must-have, a linen suit is your own personal climate control system. Light and breathable, linen absorbs a large volume of moisture before showing signs of damp, making it the perfect fabric for blistering heat or suffocating humidity.

No matter where in the States you live, work, or travel – a linen suit is ideal for summer weddings, smart casual events, cruises and graduations. Excellent value for money, your linen suit can also be worn as separates, adding a snappy summer versatility to your wardrobe. Here’s how to get the most from your linen suit.
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Men’s loafers – the ultimate guide

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Loafers are smarter than your average slip on. Incredibly versatile, they look good with everything from a sharp suit to a pair of casual shorts. The trick is to know which loafer to choose, and when.

Horse bit or tassels? Leather or suede? Should you go sockless? Our ultimate guide to men’s loafers will help you answer these common questions and more.

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Best bloggers to bookmark for road trips

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Get to know the US through it’s highways and backroads
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Planning a road trip? Exploring a new part of the USA? Here we present 12 blogs to help you enjoy a visit to a new area – local knowledge, insider tips and best-kept-secret hangouts. What better way to be sure you make the most of your voyage of discovery than getting advice from a local.

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Ten famous tweed wearers

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Looking tidy in tweed
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Tough, versatile and stylish, tweed looks great in a wide variety of settings. This being the case, it’s no surprise that tweed jackets and suits often appear on film and television. Here we take a look at ten characters who are famous for wearing this multifaceted fabric.

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