British Boxers Goes Viral

It’s always a good feeling when we hear small independent companies getting recognised by the big guns. Deborah Price, Managing Director of ‘British Boxers’ has just announced that her UK-made underwear has caught the eye of Harrods and  welcomed on-board!

Formally the head of buying for a traditional luxury nightwear company based in London, British Boxers came to fruition when Debrorah’s daughter was diagnosed with lifelong disability Williams Syndrome; the realisation that she needed to be home in order to care for her daughter (more than any normal 9-5 job would allow) saw her plan new ventures.

“I’d always wanted my own business anyway, but receiving her diagnosis in the 2nd class post made the risk of losing it all minimal.

So I had the idea that making boxer shorts in Britain would be a good place to start. I know the mills, I knew the buyers, and my great, great, great grandfather had been Jem Mace – the first world heavyweight boxing champion in 1870.

His literal fight seemed to echo my metaphorical one for my child and for my business so British Boxers was born!”

As with any life-changing work news, it was shared via Business platform LinkedIn, and with so many congratulating her on her success, the story has really picked up the pace and gone viral.

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When asked what brought Deborah into the men’s underwear sector, her answer was simple and filled with so much passion,

“I love traditional nightwear and underwear – I have spent 15 years working in the nightwear and underwear sector.

My degree was in textile design, I love colour and texture and exploring new combinations and sometimes nightwear and underwear can allow you the freedom that perhaps daywear doesn’t allow.”

With British Boxers‘ first delivery all packed and ready for Harrods, set to land themselves on the shop floor very soon, we can only imagine this makes all the blood sweat and tears worth it.

 

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SPRING 2016 GUIDE TO DAPPER DRESSING

It’s ’s not too early to start thinking about ways to dress during Spring, I mean, it has already started, its just whether or not the UK weather wants to play its part – but that’s another story! Dressing dapper during the winter season is relatively easy for the fashion-conscious gent; dark muted tones and thicker warmer fabrics, voila. Spring however, can be a minefield – which fabrics should you opt for with such a mixed weather system? How much floral is too much floral before the boss calls you into his office for a “little chat”?

READ MY SPRING 2016 TIPS ON DRESSING DAPPER HERE.

4 SIMPLE OFFICE STYLE UPGRADES FOR AW15

The majority of men who’ve devoted their lives to the concrete jungle will agree that this guide is the basis of their 9 to 5 ensembles. However, the 21st century style-conscious gent would also agree that office attire has a more individualistic appeal. With this ever-growing transition of style, there’s no doubt that it can be a minefield when approaching the daunting task of office attire. Will it ever be acceptable to style that shirt and sweatshirt? Will your boss look down on you? What if you don’t like wearing your suit jacket or if ties irritate you? With that being said, here are 4 key office staples for you to conquer this winter 2015.

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3 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR DENIM STYLE

Denim… the one fabric in fashion that’ll always be our go-to, our first port of call, our first love. It’s easy to wear, comfortable, durable, and ultimately very versatile. It’s one of those materials which grows appeal the more it’s worn and without a doubt the most popular style is the timeless t-shirt and jeans combo. You’ve probably already got it mastered, so with that being said, here’s a guide to upping your denim game.

READ MORE HERE.

STYLE YOUR SUMMER IN BLACK

We’re all prepping for the warmer weather that is yet to grace the streets of London town; we’re longing for the days where we can chill around a BBQ, open terrace bars, and bust some moves at a festival. Ah, we can feel it, it’s coming.

With it being close to SS15, Men’s fashion is set to be saturated in pastels and bold colours, but what if all that washed yellow and off pink stuff really isn’t you.

Black clothing will always looks effortlessly chic; and it doesn’t even matter whether you dress up or down. Let’s be realistic you aren’t going to head out in all-black-everything on a warm Summer’s day; it just isn’t practical.

In saying this, we’re set to showcase ways to wear a few of Religion Clothing’s statement black pieces that will seamlessly transition you into spring, without breaking a sweat.

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It’s a classic timeless piece in anyone’s wardrobe, that brings an edge to your style that you may have missed. To dress this down, style with a fresh statement tee, tapered jeans and smart trainers.



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Nothing speaks Religion Clothing more than our tee’s. Available in our unique distressed washes and statement bold prints; we have a brand spanking new SS15 range for you to get your hands on #LIVEINBLACK.

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Without a doubt one of the hardest items for a man to dress and feel confident in wearing. Our latest SS15 offers a range of shorts from Jersey, Denim, to Woven.

When opting for shorts, remember to take: length, cut, and pattern into thought– and voila, your shorts can take you from a day at the office to evening at the bar.

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Our new range of footwear is perfect for those Summer days where you want to make minimal moves with your look.

From breathable flip-flops, easy-to-wear sliders, or printed slip ons. Dress your feet in black and get movin’.

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Alex Turner Style Profile

Voted NME’s coolest man on the planet, he’s sported a few killer looks in his time, some questionable others iconic. Whether you like him or not, there are some interesting style-grabs when it comes to the Arctic Monkeys frontman. Who doesn’t want to know all the secrets to Alex Turner’s style?

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How to Get Alex Turner’s Style

From the scrawny Sheffield lad buzzing about in polos and track jackets, to the Saint Laurent styled rockstar maven. Turner’s style has seen him marry smoking jackets with rockabilly shirts, knitted polos, sharp penny loafers and, of course, THAT quiff. The illustrious front man has proved that his wardrobe etiquette is just as strong as his lyrical prowess. Safe to say, Turner and his look have substantially evolved over the years.

When the Arctic Monkeys exploded onto the scene in 2005, they were four lads that encapsulated the style and sentiment of all the teens out there listening to them. They had the same hairstyles and wore the same clothes. A 19 years old Alexander David Turner epitomised that generational look. From crooning over scuffles with the police and girls in clubs, the boys clad in polo shirts and drainpipes have come a long way.

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By 2008, Turner and It girl Alexa Chung are officially an item and his style shifts to a distinctly more conscious way of dressing. It’s out with the jaded polo shirts and in with the floppy hair, boho Breton tops and a lot of ’70s leather. No doubt new beau Alexa had a thing or two to do with that, and it was a sartorial step in the right direction.

Fast forward a few years, and following the release of 2011’s Suck It and See came a new look for Alex like nothing we’d seen before. He’d swapped his hippie do for a cleaner, slicked hairstyle and fitted t-shirts worn under biker jackets in a shift towards a ’50s inspired style.

Through his style transitions, Alex has learned a thing or two and his current style meshes ’50s hair, with ’60s tailoring and ’70s influences. If there’s a polo in sight – it’s a vintage-style knitted one, and the jeans are hoisted up with biker style buckle belts. As his sound has evolved, so has his style and he’s fast become a go-to mood board of inspiration for many.

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Through the Years: Alex Turner’s Clothes

Whether it’s teddy boy, boho or biker style you’re into, Alex Turner has given us enough style inspo over the years to dedicate plenty of precious column inches. If you want to learn the secrets to Alex Turner’s style read on for ideas on how to replicate his style through the years.

The Tracksuit Years

The mid-2000s saw Alex hold the torch for every other adolescent lad out there by showing that you could write the biggest selling British debut record of all time before the age of 20 and still wear the polo shirts and track jackets you were wearing to college. Whilst the 2000s might not have been Alex Turner’s sartorial peak, they’re perhaps the years we remember him most fondly. Doe-eyed and fresh-faced, with his polo collar popped and his guitar slung over his shoulder, Turner unleashed himself on us all.

How to Wear a Tracksuit: With a resurging interest in streetwear, now is as good a time as any to invest in some serious sportswear. They may have once been associated with yob hanging about the corner shop asking you to buy their cans, but not anymore. To emulate the style, keep things contemporary with a current brand like Champion and some style savvy trainers.

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The Leather Look

The chameleon of style stepped out of his shell once again in 2012. Shortly after the release of 4th studio album Suck It and See, we began to notice a distinctly more conscious way of dressing. We can see Alex stepping away from the baggy t-shirts and faded denim. With his slicked rockabilly quiff and a closet full of biker jackets and crew neck t-shirts, Alex made putting a contemporary spin on a retro look as easy as he does everything else.

How to Wear Leather: Alex’s ’50s inspired all black leather look was a style conscious nod in the right direction for the frontman. It was out with the loose naughties fits and in with the tapered cuts. Alex has been wearing so many leather jackets that it wouldn’t be surprising if brands started releasing ‘The Alex Turner Leather Jacket’. After all, he’s been doing quite a service to this essential piece of outerwear.

A Vision in Vintage

I think it’s safe to say Alex has well and truly sent his polo shirts packing, unless we’re talking about the knitted variety, which he seems to carry in abundance. You can be as brave as Alex who’s wearing his rockabilly inspired pieces whilst running about LA with Miles Kane. Needless to say that if you’re not the lead singer in a very successful rockband, you might get a few questionable looks – but hey, give em something worth looking at eh?

How to Wear Vintage: Vintage inspiration filters into more aspects of contemporary fashion than you’d probably think. Roll necks? The ’60s. Track jackets? The ’90s. With Turner’s style, he very much sticks to clean tailoring and distinctive shirt and jacket styles taking influence predominantly from the 1950s and ’60s. Find a suit that is fitted and well tailored, with a leg length that just skims the ankle.

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On That Note

Whether it’s naughties football casual outfits or 1950s leather, the Arctic Monkeys frontman’s style is endlessly eclectic. Through the years, there’s always something for everyone in Alex’s wardrobe. We’ve got a lot to learn from the Sheffield lad. Be it his hairstyles or his taste in clothes, Turner proves that his look is as relevant today as it was over a decade ago.

We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the next look he brings to the table. No matter what kind of Alex you prefer, it’s probably time to get your hands on a staple leather jacket or even a tracksuit, why not? May Alex’s style spirit guide you along the way.

Embrace Colour This AW14

With the majority of dull muted colours being covered already; it’s time we injected a bit of colour and life into your wardrobe. Colour creates a bold statement within your fashion game; admittedly it’s far from easy and relies the utmost confidence when styling.

While there’s nothing wrong with muted colours, the constant subtle palette when dressing can become a little… boring? You want to turn heads with your style and create outfits where you look good effortlessly.

Colours are here to stay, and should be embraced for AW14. Just because it’s cold and dark out doesn’t mean you have to hide away in muted tones.

Lets get started.

When styling colours remember to pair cold colours together, or to switch things up to create combinations of 2 cold colours with 1 warm. For example a cold navy and blue mixed with a warm red or orange.

There aren’t set rules when styling with complementary colours; you should only note that too much may become busy for the eye to handle – just keep an eye on what feels and looks good on you.

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It’s important to mix up palettes. Try not to pair light colours often, as it’s best to have light with darker tones like charcoal grey, navy, or black. With dark colours like navy or burgundy, style with lighter options as you’ll start to find that dark overpowers light.

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