The belt is coming of age. Having long been a functional item or a sartorial afterthought, there is nowadays an array of styles, textures and colours to choose from, making it the perfect accessory to make your own and showcase some individuality with. But beware, as with every accessory, there are a few rules that should be followed: read on for our styling advice and pitfalls to avoid.
Opinions on bow ties are often divided, between those who wear them with utmost confidence every day of the week, and those who prefer to keep them for special occasions and formal affairs only. Bow ties exude confidence and style. By marrying sophistication, playfulness and panache, they can help you achieve a singular look and make a sartorial statement. Read our 8 tips on how to style a bow tie.
We take a look at six British style icons, rakish individuals who we look up to again and again for sartorial inspiration. It is their style but also their demeanour that fascinates, and how through the combination of both they managed to make a lasting impact on the menswear industry.
Historically, dressing well undeniably starts with the ability to make clothing, and the British people certainly does know how to do that very well. As the very first British Textile Biennial goes underway, we look at Britain's incredible heritage in garment-making and craftsmanship and how it influenced the style of the British man.
Small they may be, cufflinks are hard multi-taskers. They instantly add sophistication to an outfit, they make you look assertive and boost your confidence, and they are a great conversation starter.
Read on to find out all there is to know about cufflinks: their history, when and how to wear them, and discover the need-to-know emerging cufflinks brands.
Makers are our past and our future. The passion and skills of makers, and talent in general, is at the core of Jeya Narrative’s vision. With Brexit looming firmly over us, we are in a wonderful time of introspection as a country - and we are rekindling with our past and valuing British craftsmanship once more.
The rule with black tie is to keep it simple and to embrace the monochrome sophisticated elegance. But black tie need not be plain; pair a well-fitted tuxedo, with peak lapels of course, and use accessories to maximise its impact. Read our styling tips on how to master the art of black tie and how to accessorise to perfection.
Pocket squares ooze sartorial elegance and flair like no other accessory. The elegance and beauty of the pocket square lies in its effortless style and its power to boost the wearer's confidence. Read a brief history of the humble square, find out how to fold it, and read our styling tips on how to wear it best.
Weddings are a celebration of love and friendship of course, and the best occasions for you to look and feel your best. Ever wondered how to dress and accessorise as a guest to a wedding? Here is our edit of the best accessories to sport, based on the most popular weddings themes. From black tie to bohemian chic, accessorise to look and feel your best.
Sir Hardy Amies revolutionised menswear and made it more accessible than ever before in the 1950s. By bringing a fresh modern twist to men's tailoring and offering quality, affordable off-the shelf suits, he almost single-handedly democratised menswear and, to this day, his progressive thinking is regarded as pivotal to the great revival of men’s tailoring. Read 16 style tips, extract from Amies' ABC of Men's Fashion.
Jeya Narrative believes in people and the positive impact we can make. We want to promote and nurture the innate talent within each and every one of us. By working collaboratively, we share ideas and develop ourselves. Maison J. reinforces this vision. A word from our founder Marie.
As Black Friday becomes bigger every year, it has also brought with it a counter-movement as well as a new kind of marketing. There is a growing conscience for fewer and better. And a plethora of brands that champion this movement work incredibly hard to spread the word. It takes a few to start a movement and it is the beginning of change. Read about Black Friday and what it means for small businesses. This year, use Black Friday to make a statement.
We asked a few questions to Redki Robki. Launched in 2016, they specialise in minimalist, modular jewellery that mix high quality materials with texture. Read the full interview to better understand the incredible craft involved in making their minimalist cufflinks, and why Berlin was the obvious place for them to start their business.
From her love for the natural world to Matisse, Emily Carter talks to us about the inspiration behind her original illustrations as well as the importance for businesses to lead the way and support local, sustainable manufacturing.
A fascinating interview with YOJO's Creative Director Joe Sorrentino. He talks about the inspiration behind the brand, using ceramic as his material of choice, his commitment to sustainability and his desire to design accessories that tell the world how remarkable and individual we all are.
We say socks are the mark of a man. But how did we get here? Let’s uncover the many secrets of the most talked-about and prominent item in every discerning gentleman’s wardrobe: the colourful sock. [includes 7 style tips on how to wear them best.]
designjunction, the leading exhibition of cutting-edge design, will take place on London Southbank on 20-23 September 2018. Project Manager Toria Brook-Hill very kindly agreed to answer a few questions to tell us more about the event and what makes it a not-to-miss annual destination.
Dalgado's co-founder Jan Jülicher tells us about how the brand is devoted to sustainability and craftsmanship and how it is inherently rooted in the greater movement for higher quality, timeless goods. "Be your own person" he advices, and he also explains how manners are the essence of a true modern gentleman.