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Skincare

Explore our range of premium beauty brands & skincare products for men. They include moisturisers, eye creams, face gels, face cleaners, face oils, peel-off masks, mousse soaps to name a few.


Refillable shaving gels and oils by King of Shaves

Better for the planet, better for your pocket – it’s time to refill not landfill.
Available at launch retailer Waitrose
The 250ml refillable sensitive shave gel is £5.99, 200ml refill pouch is £3.99
The refillable advanced shave oil is £5.99, 25ml refill is £3.99

Cade Purifying Charcoal Mask by L’Occitane Homme

A purifying and soothing mask in response to specific needs of men’s skin.
Enriched with Charcoal powder, Shea Butter and Cade wood essential oil, this face mask is ideal for combination and oily skins. It helps to purify and soothe the skin, absorbs excess sebum and reduces shine. Skin is left perfectly cleansed and feeling soothe and comfortable. Use twice weekly.
£15 RRP. Shop at www.loccitane.com

Prebiotics & Probiotics by FUNDERM

FUNDERM products contain an exclusive & innovative active complex made from Prebiotics & Probiotics which target problematic and pimple-prone skin.
Priced from £27 – £38 RRP. Shop at www.funderm.com

Microdermabrasion by BaeVac

Cult Instagram brand, Silky Bae, have revealed that their iconic BaeVac has become so popular with consumers seeking a professional level microdermabrasion at home, that soaring sales have meant that they now sell 1 unit every 90 seconds.
£39,99 RRP. Shop at www.silkybae.com

AC Collection by COSRX for sensitive skins

No1 seller on Amazon in the ‘Beauty & Personal Care’ category / 5-Star Rated Online / Vegan, cruelty-free, travel friendly and ingredient-focused / Teen Vogue award-winning
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Mint & Rosemary Hand Sanitiser by A.S APOTHECARY

The Isle of Harris Distillery, or the Social Distillery as it is often referred to, has provided high-strength alcohol from the spirit-making process to a number of local businesses to act as a key ingredient in the production of hand sanitiser. Those benefitting from the donation of the raw spirit for this vital product include Amanda Saurin of A.S. Apothecary, who lives in the village of Northton in South Harris and Essence of Harris in Tarbert.
£5.25 RRP. Shop at www.asapoth.com

Cocunut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask by Green People

A pore-purifying detox mask to mattify and balance combination or oily skin.
87% certified organic ingredients.
Ingredients: Activated Charcoal (absorbs pollutants and reduces the appearance of pores), Alpine Willow (balances oil production, refining skin texture), Bentonite Clay (works in synergy with Charcoal to draw dirt and toxins away from the skin) & Oat Lipid* (rich in ceramides to support the structure of mature skin and slow skin ageing).
£21 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

The “Ferrari of tweezers” by Rubis

Esteemed makeup artist Bobbi Brown claims Rubis are “the Ferrari of tweezers”. The range from Rubis includes Classic Slant, Pointer, Magnifying Tweezers (pictured above) so there is something for both professionals and individuals to keep your brows in perfect shape.
Available from both Cultbeauty.co.uk and Lookfantastic.co.uk from £19.50. 

Milk & Peel Balm by Erborian

A daily cleansing and exfoliating oil-in-balm, for flawless-looking skin in just one step. Formulated with Sesame milk, known to visibly smooth skin’s surface texture, as well as exfoliating enzymes, MILK & PEEL BALM gently removes dead cells and cleanses the skin every day. Made with over 40% botanical oils, this balm transforms into oil and melts on the skin, giving a feeling of comfort.
£26 RRP (75ml). Shop at www.erborian.com

Moisturizing balm by Lumin

Developed with Korean innovation and technology, Lumin’s goal is to get more men using skincare by making it easy, affordable and effortless. They believe taking care of your skin should be a habit for all, regardless of gender, and aim to make it as second-nature as brushing your teeth. 
With just 6 core products, Lumin was formulated to specifically target men’s skin concerns, and it works. 89% of guys felt 24-hour hydration after applying their moisturiser, and 82% saw fewer fine lines in 28 days.
Moisturising Balm @ $29 RRP – Shop at www. luminskin.com

Caviar Lime Hydra Eye Treatment Cream by Too Cool For School

This naturally powerful hypoallergenic eye treatment for dryness, wrinkles and puffy eyes contains 65% caviar lime extracts. The moisture of the Caviar Lime, combined with 6 kinds of hyaluronic acid works hard to diminish crows’ feet and smile lines, by increasing moisture and elasticity levels in this delicate area, for even the most sensitive skin.
£24.99 RRP. Shop at www.boots.com

Active Face Cleanse Gel & Active Face Hydrating Gel by Organic Apoteke

Active Face Cleanse Gel | Wash away your imperfections… Let out your inner glow… A purifying cleanser that detoxifies, stimulates healing, refines pores, and prevents blemishes.
£35,95 RRP. Shop here.
Active Face Hydrating Gel | Detoxifying & Oxygenating. Clear complexion, Radiant skin… This multi-action moisture gel evens complexion, heals and protects, rebalances skin, stops spots.
£35,95 RRP. Shop here.
The actives in those products create a youthful blush by stimulating microcirculation.
Shop the full range at www.organicapoteke.com

The Smart Facial Cleansing Massager LUNA Mini 3 by Foreo

FOREO’s newest model includes upgraded technology such as the ‘Find my LUNA’ feature on the app, and the never-been-seen-before ‘glow boost’ – a 30 second glow boost feature rejuvenating skin immediately. 
The device also carries all of the trusted hallmarks of the LUNA range including a smart Swedish design, 650 uses in a single charge, high grade hygienic silicone body and customised power levels.
£139 RRP. Shop at www.selfridges.com

Face cleaners by NAKIN

Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Advanced Cleansing Milk. Formulated with an advanced active blend of oils, hyaluronic acid, pomegranate and seaweed extract, it helps to even skin tone and assist cell renewal.  £15 RRP. Shop at www.nakinskincare.com.
Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Purifying Face Toner. Facial toners are like a deep clean for your skin. They help to clear pores deep down, as well as condition skin with active toning, astringent and tightening ingredients. There’s no better way to freshen skin. £15 RRP. Shop at www.nakinskincare.com.
Read StylePilot’s review here.

Face Oil by DAYTOX

DAYTOX Natural Day and Night Facial Oil is a light, dry oil that easily absorbs into the skin. Containing vitamins E and C to help fortify and strengthens the skins natural barrier, and  Almond oil, a powerful natural antioxidant that prevents the effect of stress and harmful ultraviolet radiation rays to the skin. 
£24 RRP. Shop at www.ocado.com

Peel-Off Mask by Daytox

Active charcoal peel off mask provides an intensive deep cleanse, absorbs excess sebum and combats the formation of blackheads. The result is a more revitalised radiant and refined complexion. Free of parabens, silicones, artificial colours and allergen free perfume oils. Certified vegan and cruelty free.
£20 RRP. Shop at www.waitrose.com

Egg Mousse Soap by TooCool for School

This creamy, meringue-like cleanser combines milk proteins, amino acids, and egg extracts to thoroughly cleanse the skin in a perfectly harmonious trio. Tiny particles are able to go deep into the skin, not only to dissolve oil and dead skin cells, but also to nourish for long-lasting smooth and hydration effect. Egg white extract purifies, tightens, and brightens while egg yolk extract moisturizes. Your skin is left thoroughly clean, hydrated, and glowing but NEVER feeling tight or stripped.
What is it formulated WITHOUT Paraben, Sulfate, Mineral Oil.
£18.50 RRP. Shop at www.boots.com

Gym Bag Heroes Gift Set by Green People

Post-gym grooming essentials for men in a canvas wash bag. This pack contains: Green People For Men – No. 6 Detox Shower Gel (150ml), Green People For Men – No. 8 Thyme & Prebiotics Deodorant (75ml) and Green People For Men – No. 10 Itch Away Shampoo (150ml).
£39,95 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

Luxurious Soap by Urban Apothecary London

Majestic and rich. Oudh is one of the most highly valued ingredients of the perfumer’s palette. This rare and resinous wood from a tropical tree is loved for its smoky and aromatic woody character. In this oriental composition, the unique scent of oudh is freshened with geranium’s rosy tones and deepened with smooth notes of amber, vetiver, patchouli and praline.
This luxury soap has been formulated with an extra-gentle vegetable base and is enriched with softening shea butter. Use with warm water to create a luxurious lather before washing off to leave skin beautifully cleansed. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of warm water. For external use only.
£12 RRP. Shop at www.urbanapothecarylondon.com

Irresistible Almond Collection by L’Occitane

A gift of pure indulgence, this collection contains all your Almond must-haves: 250ml Almond Shower Oil | 100ml Almond Body Balm | 50g Almond Delicious Soap | 30ml Almond Delicious Hands.
RRP of £49. Buy online, or in shops, from L’Occitane.

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Tesei Watch by Spinnaker

Japan Automatic 3 Hands Movement with Date

Really glad at StylePilot to have received the Tesei SP-5084-11 from Spinnaker to review.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Updated and improved upon, the Tesei Titanium is now available as a bracelet. A host of subtle but important upgrades make this timepiece a true tribute to the spirit and ingenuity of Italian Naval legend Teseo Tesei.

What’s inside?

DIAL

True to its militaristic inspiration, the dial is designed to be efficient and effective at offering a clear cut read out of time. The hands in particular have been redesigned and upgraded with layerings of X-1 Swiss Super-LumiNova.

MATERIAL : Titanium
DIAMETER (mm) : 43
THICKNESS (mm) : 13
SHAPE : Round
COLOUR : Titanium
BEZEL : Unidirectional Bezel with Ceramic Plate


DESIGN

The Tesei case is forged out of the tensile strength but low density of Titanium. Hardened with Nitrogen and topped with a Ceramic inlaid bezel with luminous markings, every element of the design and fabrication has been carefully considered. A scratch resistant sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating makes this an effortless, durable and robust timepiece to wear for all conditions.

TYPE : Titanium Bracelet
COLOUR : Titanium
BUCKLE : Fold Over Buckle with Safety Lock and Push Button
WIDTH (mm) : 22

Powering and assuring an ever reliable performance from the Tesei, an NH35 Seiko Automatic lies at the heart of the watch.

By taking advantage of the incredible properties of Titanium, the upgraded Tesei is now a bracelet timepiece which offers a lightweight feel but with the neccessary strength to resist the conditions of a rugged wear at sea or on land.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

WATER RESISTANCE : 20 ATM / WARRANTY : 2 Years International


£495 RRP. Shop at www.spinnaker-watches.co.uk. Browse all Spinnaker watches.

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5 Sunglasses for Father’s Day

Shopping for the perfect father’s day gift isn’t always easy.

Luckily, SmartBuyGlasses has you covered with this unique eyewear gift guide. Discover the top specs they think Dad will love, based on what their customers have virtually tried on!


SmartBuyGlasses’ virtual try-on​ (VTO) technology allows you to try on glasses online without ever having to leave your home. Want to make sure it’s the right match for your dad? Just have him use their virtual try-on tool to try before you buy!

Our top 5 below:

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Model displayed RB3025 Aviator Polarized 001/58
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These Ray-Ban sunglasses are a forever classic. If you want to get your dad a father’s day gift that he’s guaranteed to love, then you can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban Aviators! This look was a favorite for SmartBuyGlasses’ Ray-Ban virtual try-on online this year. Is your dad one of those “cool” dads? If so, these are definitely the sunglasses you’re looking for this father’s day.



Tom Ford Sunglasses

Model displayed FT0674 52D
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This trendy pair of men’s eyewear is perfect for the youthful spirit dads. While the pilot shape is a classic, the colours and materials of these Tom Ford sunglasses are trendy and unique. The dark, neutral tones will go great with any look. This father’s day you can get these virtual try-on favorites by Tom Ford for the best prices with SmartBuyGlasses.



Persol Sunglasses

Model displayed PO0714 Folding Polarized 24/S3.
Shop here.

Is your dad a morning person? These Persol sunglasses with blue lenses are great for seeing clearly through mist or fog. These glasses are both high fashion and high function. The cool dark colour tones give these sunnies a sophisticated outdoorsy look.


Mont Blanc

Model displayed MB0033s Polarized 005.
Shop here.

Any dad that spends time outdoors is going to appreciate these Mont Blanc shades for father’s day. These sunglasses use polarizing technology to provide clear vision while outdoors. With durable metal frames and UV protection lenses, these sunglasses will be a huge hit this father’s day 2020.



Emporio Armani Sunglasses

Model displayed Emporio Armani EA4029 50638G.
Shop here.


Armani is famous for the bold designs that still look casual, and outfits that will make you look like the fashionista but without forcing you to try too much. These sunglasses are no different. With small details on these sunglasses from Armani, such as the logo on the frame not being engraved, these glasses will add a statement to your outfit without grabbing attention from it. The smooth gradient lens is something that reflects the aura of Giorgio Armani and it is something that will let people know that you have put thought into what you wear.


Shop all designers sunglasses on www.smartbuyglasses.co.uk

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Gifts Sets

Wet Shaving Gift Set by Kent Brushes

The Kent Brushes wet shave set is designed for those looking for a traditional close wet shave that leaves the skin moisturised and supple. The gift set includes the Infinity synthetic shaving brush, chrome shaving brush stand and a 75ml tube of Kent’s famous menthol skin conditioning shaving cream.
£25 RRP. Shop at www.kentbrushes.com

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat Gift Set by L’Occitane en Provence

A fresh and masculine set containing: Spray Deodorant, After-Shave Cream and Eau de Toilette. 
Refreshing, masculine and full of character, this collection blends citrus notes of cedrat with icy notes of mint and woody spices.
L’OCCITANE has been manufacturing products in Provence, in France, since 1976. 
Behind each product lies an ingredients lies a producer, working with us to sustainably develop their land.
Shop at www.uk.loccitane.com

Gift Of Style Grooming Set by Osmo

The professional haircare brand created a collection of unique gift packs including its most successful ranges such as Grooming.
The ultimate styling experience for all style conscious gents in search of effortlessly cool originality, textured control and look definition. The pack is the ideal Christmas treat to have to offer as a gift.
Contents: Matt Clay ExtremeTM (100ml), 1 x Fibre SculptTM (100ml), 1 x Detoxify Shampoo (250ml).
£19,99 RRP. Visit www.feelunique.com

Washbag Essentials: Skin & Hair Kit by Manual

This tremendous trio are the ultimate in face rejuvenation and hair well-being. A proven cocktail of ingredients backed by science to fight the signs of ageing, maintain your mane, and keep your head all handsome.
All in one bag: the moisturiser, the power shampoo and the wrinkle warrior.
£39 every 2 months. Shop at www.manual.com

Gym Bag Heroes by Green People

Post-gym grooming essentials for men in a canvas wash bag. This pack contains: Green People For Men – No. 6 Detox Shower Gel (150ml), Green People For Men – No. 8 Thyme & Prebiotics Deodorant (75ml) and Green People For Men – No. 10 Itch Away Shampoo (150ml).
£39,95 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

Tweezers & Scissors by Rubis Switzerland

The Ferrari of TWEEZERS: According to the makeup artist Bobbi Brown, Rubis have the best eyebrow tweezers in the world. Grasps the smallest hairs: the tweezer tips are so precisely aligned with one another that they can grasp even the smallest hair.
Rubis® Classic Tweezer (1F000) £25.50 RRP. Shop at  www.amazon.co.uk
These Rubis NAIL SCISSORS cut your fingernails in a simple but precise manner. They are also suitable for cutting the cuticles. 2 in 1: With these scissors you can cut both your nails and cuticles. The scissor tips are slim enough to perfectly cut the protruding skin around the nail.
Rubis® Classic Scissors (1F000) £23.50 RRP. Shop at  www.amazon.co.uk

Clean Shaven Gift Set by Raw Supremo

This ‘Lose It’ gift set is ideal as it includes 3 products gently Fragranced with Raw Supremo’s signature Coconut & Lime fragrance: Shaving Oil, Facial Moisturiser and Shaving Cream. See StylePilot’s review here.
£14.99 RRP – Shop at www.rawsupremo.co.uk
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Haircare

A selection of men’s grooming products including Conditioner, Shampoo, Styling Cream, Hair Gel, Matte Wax, Matte Clay & Salt Spray.


Densifying Shampoo for Men by Christophe Robin

Cleansing Thickening Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay And Tahitian Algae.
This shampoo is ideal for men with fine or thinning hair.
Its innovative formula, composed with 95% natural-origin ingredients, is concentrated with pure rassoul clay. Rich in minerals, it gently absorbs impurities that suffocate the scalp and immediately brings fullness and body to the roots. It is combined with a Tahitian algae known for its densifying and invigorating properties.
£40 RRP. Shop at www.christopherobin.co.uk

Wax, Paste & Clay by Johnny’s Chop Shop

Dragon Hair Wax: Medium hold hair wax enriched with Dragon blood plant extract. £7.00 RRP
No1 Matt Paste: Matt look pro-quality for long lasting hold, texture & definition. £7.00 RRP
Wild Cat Hair Clay: Strong hold, matt finish styling clay imported from Asia. Contains Beeswax, Sage Leaf, Extract & Black Pepper. £7.00 RRP
Shop at www.johnnys-chopshop.com

Builder’s Dust by Johnny’s Chop Shop

Gets a grip of limp hair and instantly adds texture, builds volume while degreasing and freshening.
£5.50 RRP. Shop at www.johnnys-chopshop.com

Gift Of Style Grooming Set by Osmo

The professional haircare brand created a collection of unique gift packs including its most successful ranges such as Grooming.
The ultimate styling experience for all style conscious gents in search of effortlessly cool originality, textured control and look definition. The pack is the ideal Christmas treat to have to offer as a gift.
Contents: Matt Clay ExtremeTM (100ml), 1 x Fibre SculptTM (100ml), 1 x Detoxify Shampoo (250ml).
£19,99 RRP. Visit www.feelunique.com

Xpander Whip Conditioner and Gelée Shampoo by Fudge Professional

Shampoo: Perfect for fine and limp hair in need of weightless volume, this specially designed shampoo uses Opti-plex technology, caffeine and ginseng to cleanse the hair whilst providing bounce and all day volume.
Conditioner: Perfect for fine, limp hair, this Xpander Whip Conditioner works to plump and volumise. Formulated with weightless fibre-dense technology, it visibly strengthens and thickens leaving the hair looking and feeling stronger and fuller.
£9,99 RRP each from www.lookfantastic.com

C-8 Invisible Volume Chalk by Electric

The chalk contains no magnesium, it only uses natural chalk – sourced from the white cliffs in Sussex (England) – to provide instant grip, hold and volume.
£19,50 RRP. Shop at www.electric-hair.com

The Original Brow Shaper by Lilibeth New York

To use the Brow Shaper, just place at a slight angle (45-degree) against clean, dry skin. Without any extra pressure, glide the Brow Shaper across your skin in short strokes. Watch the hair and dead skin remove instantly and pain free! After each use, wipe clean.
Tip: It is best advised to practice on a large area first, like your arm. To use the Brow Shaper on your face, pull the skin taught.
Why not try the Brow Shaper elsewhere?  It works on the delicate upper lip area and is great for those pesky little hairs on your chin, along the cheek and back of neck.
£7.49 RRP. Shop at www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk

Silver Caffeine Shampoo, Styling Cream, Thickening Spray by Trevor Sorbie

Trevor Sorbie Mg Thicker & Fuller Thickening Spray contains botanical blends, multi-vitamins and amino acid complexes to add body and thickness to fine and thinning hair and care for the scalp.
Trevor Sorbie Mg Silver Caffeine Shampoo reduces unwanted yellow tones and revitalises grey, white or blonde hair.
Trevor Sorbie Mg Curl Tamer Styling Cream controls, defines and enhances your natural curls. Perfect for those who want to get long-lasting control and definition whilst nourishing and strengthening the hair. It can be applied on dry or wet hair.
Available to buy online from trevorsorbie.com, Boots.com , Boots stores and Trevor Sorbie salons now.

Matte Clay by Osmo

Osmo Matte Clay Extreme (100ml) is the prefect clay for giving extreme hold and natural expression. Will tame flyaway hairs whilst also giving extreme, yet flexible hold. Has a matte finish. Suitable for short to medium length hair. Completely cruelty-free.
£8,45 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.feelunique.com

Matte Wax by Fudge Urban

No shine wax for a messed up look. Super dry, non-sticky wax gives raw matte finish with a firm hold.
How to use: Rub through dry hair and style as desired.
£7,49 RRP (70ml). Shop at www.boots.com

Salt Spray Texturiser by Osmo

California dreamin’… evoke the beach babe and surfer chic look. Mattifying texturiser sea salt spray for gritty and messed up hair.
Directions: for a matt textured style, shake well before use. For best results use Osmo Matt Salt Spray on dry hair. Spray sparingly onto sections. For added volume, spray through damp hair and blowdry as normal.
£8.50 RRP. Shop www.feelunique.com

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Essential Tips: Shirts

Shirting is one of the easiest areas to refresh in our style arsenal, but with such a vast array of designs to choose from, where do you begin? Our easy to follow guide will help you sort your Oxfords from your Marcellas, and have you looking crisp and polished whatever the occasion.

The White Shirt

1- £18 RRP from boohooMAN | 2- £25 RRP from M&S | 3- £55 RRP from Hawes & Curtis | 4- £325 RRP from Turnbull & Asser | 5- £85 RRP from Reiss

A backbone to both formal and casual looks, the white shirt remains a timeless menswear classic. With formal white shirts (defined by a stiff collar and long sleeves, sometimes with double cuffs), gents with a stockier or larger frame should opt for the classic fit, which offers a little more room. For slimmer gentlemen, opting for a closer slim cut can bring a more modern feel to the look. Lightweight casual white shirts are a great option for summer, and a loose-fitting linen or cotton style will be cooling whilst lending an artistic touch to your outfit.

Where to wear it: To work with your weekday tailoring, formal events and off-duty occasions layered beneath knitwear

Style tip: For a casual summer take, try a loose-fitting linen shirt with a pair of pastel chinos and loafers. Finish by nonchalantly rolling up your sleeves.

The Oxford Shirt

1- £95 RRP from Hackett | 2- £16 from boohooMAN | 3- £44,99 from Superdry | 4- £90 from GANT | 5- £120 from Thomas Pink

A menswear staple, every man will have one or two of these in his wardrobe. A casual style, the Oxford shirt is identified by its Oxford cloth, usually made of cotton or linen and woven with a fine basket-weave. Some Oxfords have a chest patch pocket, others are pocket-free and can either be plain or printed. Collars are often of the button-down variety. A casual classic, Oxford shirts are lightweight and ideal for layering with knitwear, or wearing solo in accordance with the season.

Style Tip: The Oxford shirt is a great all-rounder and can easily be smarted up with tailoring, or worn casually with denim. During colder spells, pair with a tweed blazer, swapping for a navy cotton jacket when the weather warms. On down days, simply team with a pair of indigo jeans and pop-colour diving loafers

Where to wear it: During casual weekends paired with chinos or denim, or smart- casual occasions with tailored trousers and a blazer.

The Printed Shirt

1- £50 RRP from ASOS | 2- £119 RRP from HUGO BOSS | 3- £20 RRP from boohooMAN | 4- £25 RRP from M&S | 5- £44,99 RRP from Superdry

Menswear is largely dominated by solid tones, so a printed shirt can add a welcome dash of pattern to your aesthetic. Whether you opt for an artful micro-print style, a traditional check or stripe or a bold floral print, a printed shirt will bring a fresh dimension to plain wardrobe staples. If a more subtle approach is your aim, a geometric micro-print shirt is a great way to introduce pattern in a quieter fashion, while the check shirt remains an essential ingredient in today’s menswear offering. For the more daring gent, an abstract or bloom motif is will lend a summery edge to any casual look.

Where to wear it: To offices with a creative outlook, after-hours drinks, weekend gatherings.

Style tip: It’s best to avoid pattern overkill. If you’ve opted for a printed shirt, pair it with solid-tone separates for a more considered approach. A micro floral-print shirt will look great layered with a slim-fitting navy blazer and dark-hued denim.

The Short-Sleeve Shirt

1- £22 RRP from ASOS | 2- £25,99 RRP from ZARA | 3- £20 RRP from NEXT | 4- £29,50 RRP from M&S | 5- £16 RRP from boohooMAN

Previously seen as a relic of our grandfather’s closet, short-sleeve shirts are back in a big way. Cotton or linen, plain or printed, the style is the perfect for the warmer months, making them a holiday wardrobe essential. Hawaiian shirts have shaken off their Magnum P.I. and tasteless tourist associations, and have become a bona fide summer style necessity, with high-end and high-street designers creating luxe, contemporary versions. Short-sleeve shirts have equal styling merit with shorts and sandals as they do with tailored trousers and chinos.

Where to wear it: Holidays in warmer climes, sultry days in the city, barbeques and summer outdoor jaunts

Style tip: Avoid dressing up a short-sleeve shirt too much, and leave it out of formal office ensembles. It definitely still works best in casual situations. Invest in a dark-hued Hawaiian shirt for your next jet-set break to warmer climes and team it with a pair of light grey linen shorts, leather sandals and your favourite retro-inspired sunnies for a nonchalant holiday look.

The Dinner Shirt

1- £29.50 RRP from Marks & Spencer | 2- £44.95 RRP from T.M.Lewin | 3- £89 from Hawes & Curtis | 4- £135 from Hackett | 5- £235 from Turnbull & Asser

The dinner shirt or dress shirt is a style we see less and less of these days with the relaxation of dress codes and the waning of black-tie events. Traditionally worn with a dinner suit, the style is identified by a pleated, plain or textured pique ‘bib’ front (known as a Marcella shirt) and double cuffs and is fastened with either enamelled metal dressed studs, or buttons. This style of shirt can have a wing collar or a classic spread collar. Traditional dinner shirts are cut in a classic fit, but contemporary slim fits are a considered choice, particularly if you’ve opted for a close-fitting jacket.

Where to wear it: Formal black tie functions

Style tip: Don’t feel obliged to opt for the more ubiquitous wing collar when choosing a dinner shirt. A classic spread collar offers a neater look as it folds over the neckband of your bowtie and keeps it in place. This is particularly useful if you don’t know how to tie your own bowtie and wish to conceal the clip and adjuster.

Words by Shane Kurup

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‘In & Out’ Probiotic and Prebiotic Skincare Solutions by FUNDERM

They take care of the DERM so that you can concentrate on the FUN.

A disruptive skincare brand Funderm has hit UK shores! And we could only fall in love with that awesome packaging.

To enhance this process, Funderm have mixed the two-best skin-loving ingredients – Probiotics & Prebiotics, combining to formulate a unique active ‘In & Out’ solution that’s unlike anything else on the market. Individually they work great, but together with powerful active ingredients, they form a cutting-edge formula that clears pimples and blemishes, soothes irritated skin and restores the delicate ‘Microflora’ to ensure your skin is glowing, gorgeous and glorious. Goodbye bad skin days! 

In their own words, “Funderm provide the sickest solutions for your skincare needs, no matter your skin type. Whether you’ve got bomb skin that needs a little love or get regular visits from the blemish bi#%h, Funderm have created a powerful complex made to deliver quick, efficient and impressive results”.

Let’s have a closer look:

NO DRAMA | Natural Clay Mask

£32 RRP. Shop at www.funderm.com

What it is: Ready for a quickie? NO DRAMA by Funderm is a natural red clay mask that will leave your skin purified, beautiful, purified and balanced in only 5 mins, with visible results from the first use. The clay is smooth, creamy and has a soft luxurious scent. NO DRAMA is easy to apply and is made for maximum results in minimal time.

What it does: NO DRAMA features an innovative blend of clinically proven active ingredients. The formula includes Prebiotics & Probiotics and wonderous dead sea minerals leaving your skin purified, balanced and beautiful. NO DRAMA also contains Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Vitamin B3 to inhibit sebum production and improve your skins’ texture. The active formula minimizes the appearance of pores by keeping them clean, leaving your face revitalised with never-ending elasticity. Forget what Mary J said, we want all the drama in our lives!

WAS BAD | Anti Pimples Gel Treatment

£28 RRP. Shop at www.funderm.com

What it is: It’s time to stop taking it on the chin! WAS BAD is the ultimate on-the-go invisible anti-pimple treatment gel, with visible results, for problematic breakouts and blemishes that can be such a b#@$*. Thanks to Funderm’s innovative formula with clinically proven, active ingredients and the Prebiotic & Probiotic complex, your skin will look pimple-free and purified.

What it does: This delicate oil-free gel combines clinically proven active ingredients such as Prebiotics & Probiotics and wondrous dead sea minerals to unclog pores, exfoliate dead skin cells and control sebum. Day-by-day, WAS BAD’s cutting-edge formula works around the clock to clear pimples and blemishes, soothe irritated skin and restore its delicate microflora back to full health. It’s invisible with visible results!

LAVI DAVI | Multivitamin For Skin

£32 RRP (60 GUMMIES). Shop at www.funderm.com

What it is: For beautiful skin, suck on your gummy! LAVI DAVI is a yummy, lip-smacking grape flavoured multivitamin food supplement that contains natural active ingredients such as collagen, phosphatidylserine and the $h%*-hot Prebiotic & Probiotic complex. LAVI DAVI is also gluten free and contains 0% fat. Each bottle contains enough gummies for 1 month – two per day.

What it does: Prebiotics & Probiotics work together to rejuvenate your skins’ natural bacterial compounds enabling beautiful skin. Backed by essential minerals, active ingredients and vitamins such as zinc, vitamin E, B6, phosphatidylserine and collagen, LAVI DAVI helps prevent future breakouts keeping your skin beautiful and fresh. You will taste and see the difference!

Shop at www.funderm.com

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Fragrance

Explore Fragrances, Eau de Parfum, Perfumes, Aftershaves, Gift Sets, Luxury Brands, Celebrity Brands.


Eau des Baux by L’Occitane Homme

An elegant and luxurious French eau de toilette with a woody fragrance for the energetic and self-confident man. Created through the distillation of authentic lavender blended with the peppery, nutmeg scent of burnt wood, L’Occitane Eau de Toilette is a nod to the rich scents of French Provence, in their ruggedness and mystery. This elegant and luxurious cologne is intended for men, but women love it, too. 
PERFUMERY NOTES 
Top Note: Black pepper, Lavender 
Middle Note: Nutmeg, Cinnamon
Base Note: Tonka Bean
£49 RRP. Shop at www.loccitane.com

Black Oud Fragrance by LUKE

A masculine fragrance, but has so much dimension because of the Lemonchello and spice. A unique masculine fragrance, a perfect complement for day or evening wear.
£25 RRP (75ml). Shop at www.luke1977.com

Hugo Iced Fragrance by HUGO BOSS

Discover a blast of ice-cold freshness with Hugo Iced aftershave for men, a fragrance designed for the modern urban man, set to inspire him to embrace the fresh potential of every day.
£46,50 RRP (75 ml). Shop at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

Refillable Fragrance Atomiser by Twist & Spritz

Whether you are heading out straight from work, going to the gym or even have a day full of important meetings, you will always want to smell your best. However, with many of us not wanting to cart around massive bags or heavy bottles of aftershave this can be a bit awkward. Why not invest in the stylist atomiser to decant your favourite scent into. 
 This carries 8ml of scent which equates to 100 sprays.
£10 RRP. Shop at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

Laconia Eau de Parfum by Tom Daxon

Tom Daxon spent the autumn of 2017 in Monemvasia, Greece. A vibrant-flavoured homemade lemonade, served to him at his hotel, inspired him to create this succulent and citrusy Laconia scent. With a heart of water mint, green violet leaf and jasmine, the light floral scent is injected with zesty punches of lemon, orange and mandarin top notes. A base of sea salt, vetiver and cardamom culminates in a rich aquatic scent that lingers on skin. Addictively wearable, Laconia is elegant and fresh – the perfect fragrance for spring and summer.
Read StylePilot’s review here.
£105 RRP (50ml) / £155 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.tomdaxon.com

Sweet Spice and Sandalwood Eau de Parfum by Bespoke London

Cool, charming, charismatic and confident? That’s the BESPOKE LONDON man.
For guys always on the go, BESPOKE LONDON Sweet Spice & Sandalwood will match your rush of an adrenaline high with its vibrant explosion of saffron, coriander seeds, nutmeg, bergamot and neroli, followed by orange blossom, rose and jasmine. As your rush dips, so does your fragrance turning into a lingering combination to cedarwood, amber, sandalwood, vanilla, incense and guaiac wood.
Read BESPOKE LONDON StylePilot’s review.
£9,99 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.superdrug.com

Bowmakers Eau de Parfum by D.S. & Durga

Bowmakers is a wonderfully woody composition with rich accords of mahogany, tree resin, and rosin – violin wax. Warm and sumptuous, with a hint of roughness that reflects the hard worn outdoors lifestyle of the 19th century workers that inspired the scent.
£148 RRP (50ml). Shop at www.trouva.com

Gentleman Suave Eau de Parfum for Men by Yardley London

Enhance your Dad’s personality this Father’s Day with an elegant fragrance from Yardley London Gentleman Collection. Suave Gentleman is a fragrance for the stylish, charming and chivalrous man: it is modern, sophisticated fragrance for him.
This iconic scent contains fresh notes of bergamot, lavender and orange oil, combined with neroli and a warm base of musk and nutmeg.
£19,99 RRP. Shop at www.yardleylondon.co.uk

Eau de Parfum by MiN NEW YORK

Turn of the century, a carnival travels at dusk. A scrumptious, gourmand perfume. A splendid wonder swirling in enchantment.
Top: Bergamot, Pink Peppercorn, Ananas & Cotton Candy
Heart: Cistus, Labdanum, Nuts & Geranium
Base: Patchouli, Caramel & Wood Chips
£60.00 (15ml) / £220 (75ml). Shop at www.harrods.com

Luxury British Perfumes by Clive Christian

Original Collection Travel SetCitrus, Oriental, Spicy, Woody.
20% Perfume Concentration. The Original Collection masculine edition travel set, combines 1872, No1 and X into three compact bottles. This exquisite set is presented in a luxurious black coffret holding each miniature perfume perfect for travelling or gifting. 
See StylePilot’s review here.
£195 RRP. Shop at www.clivechristian.com

Golden Serenade by JUSBOX Perfumes

Jusbox explore the connection between scent/ music and inspired by the first gold record that was awarded to Glenn Miller and his band in 1942 for the sales of 1 million records. An extrait de parfum strength with notes of pure oud oil, amber and saffron.
Read StylePilot’s review.
RRP £250/ 78ml, exclusively at www.selfridges.com

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Essential Tips: Blazers

A blazer is a key component of the modern man’s style offering. It smartens up casual looks with a tailored edge, yet exudes a more relaxed impression than a suit. It will pair equally well with a denim and tee combination, or a crisp shirt and tailored trousers.

Some believe the garment’s name is derived from the navy uniforms made for the crew of the HMS Blazer in 1837, others claim it was due to the ‘emblazoned’ family and school crests that were applied to 19th century blazers. Whatever the origins of its name, its adoption into mainstream menswear stemmed from the necessity of a casual style of jacket to thrown on at more laid-back occasions.

Here, we take a look at the crucial styles and factors to consider when investing in this wardrobe all-rounder.

The Cotton Blazer

A cotton blazer is suitable for dressing up a fine-gauge knit during transitional months, or pairing with crisp shirting and crew-neck tees during warmer weather. A navy two-button style is a wardrobe failsafe you can rely on time and again; the shade is timeless and will complement both micro-print patterns and solid colours layered beneath.

Where to wear it: To the office with your formal shirting and silk accessories, at the weekend with a crew-neck tee or merino knit. You can’t go wrong at most smart-casual occasions with a navy blazer.

The Wool Blazer

Given that the British climate is generally of a cooler persuasion, a wool blazer is an indispensable style suitable for wear throughout most of the year. A quality virgin wool or mohair blazer in a neutral shade will prove its worth and versatility each season, and retains warmth while remaining breathable.

Where to wear it: Wear it in the week dressed up with a striped silk tie and a crisp poplin-cotton shirt, or try it with an Oxford shirt and lean indigo denim for weekend drinks. Finish the look with leather derby shoes for the office, or penny loafers at the weekend.

The Linen Blazer

Linen tailoring has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent seasons, and its suitability for warmer climes makes it ideal for maintaining a polished appearance in summery conditions. The fabric is renowned for its cooling, lightweight qualities due to the breathability of natural linen fibres.

Where to wear it: Holidays to tropical climates or warm Mediterranean city breaks. Linen is also acceptable city wear in summer for those who want to beat the heat while remaining smart. Try it with a minimalist white polo tee abroad, or chinos and an open-collar shirt in town.

The Tweed Blazer

Heritage fabrics have been big news in menswear design for successive seasons, with designers and brands reinterpreting this traditional British fabric in a modern context with slimmer, more contemporary cuts. The dense weave of tweed cloth means it retains warmth exceptionally well, explaining why it was used in the past exclusively for outdoor sports. This makes it the perfect way to combat the cold and damp British winters.

Where to wear it: Traditionally confined to the country, tweed has now made its way into the urban closet. Sunday lunch, weekend drinks, or strolls in the rural wilds are all acceptable occasions to don a tweed number. Wear it with sturdy boots in the country or polished leather brogues in town.

The Double-Breasted Blazer

The double breasted blazer is rather like sartorial marmite – you either love it or hate it. There’s certainly been a concerted effort to reinterpret this style for modern tastes, and retailers from high-street to high-end are full of them. Appearing a touch more formal than the single breasted, the overlapped, double-button front creates a structured silhouette that broadens the shoulders, offering a more masculine shape. It’s ideally suited to gents with taller, more slender frames – avoid it if you’re shorter and stockier as it broadens the chest and will make you appear squatter.

Where to wear it: In the city for work or play – it can transition nicely from the boardroom to after-hours dinner, and will make a sharp impression on a date. Try it with a lightweight cashmere roll-neck and printed silk pocket square for an elegant retro-inspired look.

FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

Fit illustrations from Artofmanliness.

Finding the right fit for a blazer can be a bit of minefield, but following our simple guide below will hopefully find you one that fits like a glove.

Sleeve Length

The ideal sleeve length should finish just on your wrist bone and show about 2cm of your shirt cuff. It shouldn’t be approaching your knuckles, nor should it be so short that it shows your entire shirt cuff.

Blazer Length

The hem of the blazer should finish at your knuckles. It shouldn’t extend beyond this and shouldn’t finish above the wrist (unless specifically a cropped blazer).

The Front Fastening

When fastened, the jacket should sit comfortably showing the loose outline of your waist. The material should not be ruching or pulling (too small), not should there be so much excess fabric that your body shape is lost (too large).

Whether you’re wearing a two-button or three-button blazer, always leave the last button unfastened.

The Shoulders

The shoulder seam of the blazer should sit naturally on the end of your shoulder. If it’s too small, the jacket will pinch and ruche around the shoulders, too large and the seam will be drooping over the edge of your shoulder.

ESSENTIAL HINTS & TIPS

Buying your blazer

  • Avoid synthetic fibres – they don’t breathe like natural cloths and ultimately won’t last as long
  • Don’t buy into trends if they don’t suit you. You may be reading about the virtues of the double-breasted blazer everywhere, but if you have a shorter, stockier frame, it’s only going to make the situation worse
  • Wear what you’re comfortable with – everyone has their own taste in apparel, and rules are there to be broken, so if you feel like wearing a tweed jacket to the office, go for it, but keep the rest of your ensemble smart and city-appropriate
  • Don’t just buy the first thing you see – do you research into brands to find the perfect fit. Many brands have a signature cut which will suit certain individuals, and once you’ve found yours, you can return to the brands each season knowing what to expect

How to Care for your blazer

  • Give your blazers a rest – don’t wear the same blazer day after day. Instead, invest in several and rotate them. Hang your blazer up after a day’s wear and let it air before putting it back in your wardrobe
  • Get rid of those flimsy wire hangers you have left over from your last dry-cleaning trip and invest in some broad-shouldered wood hangers for your blazers. These will help maintain the shape of your blazer
  • Don’t dry clean too often. The dry cleaning process uses chemicals which gradually break down material fibres with each treatment. We recommend dry cleaning no more than twice a year for each garment to prolong its lifespan.

Words by Shane Kurup