The Notebook

British Textile heritage

The factory of the world: Great Britain’s textile heritage

5 min read

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.
Back to work style for men

Back-to-work essentials: our edit

1 min read

Refresh your workwear wardrobe and get back to work in style. Put your best self forward with our selection of stylish accessories that add personality to your outfits. With fresh new finds and best-sellers, discover our full back-to-work edit.
Redki Robki gold cufflinks

The modern man's guide to cufflinks: how, when to wear them + 6 style tips

8 min read

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.

British craftsmanship with Awling

British craftsmanship: the national unsung hero

4 min read

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.
How to master the art of black tie

How to master the art of black tie

4 min read

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.
Silk pocket squares made in England

An accessory with sartorial flair: the pocket square [+7 style tips]

6 min read

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.

How to accessorise at wedding - Photo credit: michellewoodphotographer-cripps

The wedding edit | How to accessorise at weddings

3 min read

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.
Gift ideas for Fathers Day 2019

18 Father's Day gift ideas (for stylish dads)

2 min read

Be in your dad's good books by helping him to look and feel his best yet with style that empowers. Father's Day gifts, sorted.
Celebrate emerging talent and creativity, and support quality and local craftsmanship with our edit of the best gifts for Father's Day.

Style tips from Hardy Amies

How to dress according to Hardy Amies [16 style tips]

4 min read

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.


Shop Better: The Modern Retail Therapy

Buy less, shop better: the retail therapy that helps us become our best self

3 min read

In the height of consumerism, where we have access to a greater choice of goods, more conveniently and faster, contradiction strikes: we are buying less.

Musings on consumption, retail therapy and Marie Kondo. It’s time to refocus and become your best self.
Peper Harow socks for men made in England

In conversation with: Peper Harow

4 min read

Peper Harow is a quintessentially British brand of socks made in the south of England. We find out about their commitment to sustainability, what makes their socks so luxurious and their tips for modern gentlemen.
Exclusive pocket squares | Made in England

The power of collaboration: Introducing Maison J.

2 min read

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.


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