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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.

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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The Superdry Winter Jackets Are Here

Following the tracks of the #SDMYWAY campaign, Superdry is now helping us getting ready for the coming winter: Cosy up. Get out. Head into the rain. They have sorted it all out for us.

So, do it your way!

With the return of colder weather quickly making its way throughout Britain, well-dressed minds everywhere are already looking forward to the comfortable and much-needed wraps and layers of the season.

After months of lightweight options (and occasional summery suits), it’s time to think ahead, to finding the “hero coat” – that winter jacket we’re bound to spend most of our waking hours wearing and the one we’ll be more than happy to see in the mirror looking back at us every morning.

Here is our selection :

Leather Jackets

The leather jacket is the ultimate wardrobe staple and can be worn anywhere. Never out of style, no matter what the season, a leather jacket is the ultimate investment piece.

Pictured below, the leather jacket has immense detailing, including elbow pads, zipped cuffs and a subtle metal Superdry logo on the sleeve. 

The Endurance Moto X Leather Jacket | £274.99 RRP

Bomber Jackets

According to Superdry: “The bomber jacket has the power to take any outfit from average to who is that?” There’s no need to add anything else, is there?

Pictured below, the Everest bomber-style hooded jacket, featuring a faux fur detachable trim, bungee cord adjustable hood and a popper and single zip fastening to keep the wind out.

Everest Bomber Jacket  | £119.99 RRP

Puffer Jackets

Whether you’re looking for a puffer coat that will keep you warm yet stylish this season, or you’re after a puffer jacket that will give you that extra something.

Pictured below, the Sports puffer jacket features a fleece lining, main zip fastening, bungee cord hood and hem and ribbed cuffs.

Sports Puffer Jacket | £79.99 RRP

Waterproof Jackets

Either, a waterproof coat that will keep you dry as you hike through the rainy weather, or a lightweight waterproof jacket for everyday wear. Waterproof? Check. Breathable? Check. Stylish? Double check. 

Pictured below, this jacket is combining style with practicality, the Hydrotech waterproof parka has been crafted from a breathable tech fabric and uses coated zips and taped seams to help keep you dry and comfortable. 

Hydrotech Waterproof Parka Jacket | £149.99

Parka Coats

A classic piece to own that will help you going through the winter.

Pictured below, a coat that built to beat-the-cold featuring a four pocket popper design with fleece lining and ribbed cuffs for comfort. Both the hood and waistline feature a drawstring to adjust to suit. 

Everest Parka Jacket | £129.99

What else?

Just a last one: this really cool wool check jacket: the Hacienda Wool Check Jacket. Jus because we love it here!

Hacienda Wool Check Jacket | £119.99

Whatever the weather and wherever you are this autumn/ winter, Style it your way #SDMyWay

Explore the winter jackets and shop at www.superdry.com

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The Ace Of Spades Watch by AVI-8

The Hawker Harrier Ace of Spades refers to the Marine Attack Squadron 231 United States Marine Corps that flies the AV-8B Harrier II McDonnell Douglas evolution of the HawkerHarrier.

A bit of history

This version of the Harrier was launched in the early 1990s. U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf named the Harrier / AV-8B’s as one of the most important weapons of the 1991 Gulf War. It continues to serve the needs of the Ace of Spades squadron to this day in various theatres of combat, providing close air support for ground troops and performing armed reconnaissance.

In details

Measuring 46 mm in diameter the watch is built around a sturdy well-built case featuring a flat scratch-resistant sapphire lens. A crown positioned at the 2 o’clock positioned features a start insignia in a nod to the US Air Force insignia marking its namesake aircraft.

AV-4070-03 – £305 RRP

Comprised of more than 30 unique pieces, each part of the dial has been carefully designed and laid out in keeping with inspiration provided by the Harrier.

AV-4070-01 – £290.00 RRP

The passage of seconds is marked out by a custom modified disc just below the 3 o’clock position and the 24-hour subdial has been constructed with a series of layers and indexes which have been individually facetted applied with brush and polish finishes.

This attention to detail and finishing can be found across the dial. The result is a dial that while offering a clear cut time display, presents a contemporary military industrialized look.

AV-4070-02 – £305 RRP

Bold Flieger style hour and minute hands are bold and utterly legible, allowing for a clear presentation of time and are lumed with Swiss luminous for low light visibility.

A robust but supple genuine leather strap with military-inspired stitching hugs the watch to the wrist with a fit that is durable and effortlessly wearable.

Where to buy

Visit www.avi-8-co.uk

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A Great British Porridge

Looking for a healthy, delicious and nutrient-packed breakfast to power up your morning? Then tuck into the 100% natural, instant porridges from the Great British Porridge Co. – as seen on Dragon’s Den!

As a big porridge fan I couldn’t be more delighted but to try those new additions.

Crammed with the best, ethically-sourced fruit, nuts and seeds, as well as British wholegrain oats, these naturally-delicious porridges come in three nutritious flavours: Red Berry & Pumpkin Seed, Blueberry & Banana and Strawberry & Peanut Butter.

Blueberry & Banana

Perfect as a quick breakfast at the desk, on the go or before the school run, whipping up a delicious hot and wholesome breakfast couldn’t be easier. Simply tear open the pack, add boiling water, stir and in just 60 seconds you can tuck in!

Strawberry & Peanut Butter

All Great British Porridge Co. products are suitable for vegans and those following a dairy or gluten free diet. They contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives

Red Berry & Pumpkin Seed

Naturally sweet, vegan, dairy and gluten free, the Great British Porridge Co’s range of delicious, 100% natural instant porridges are high in protein and fibre and full of carefully-sourced ingredients, making breakfast speedy, nutritious and delicious.

Where to buy it?

The Great British Porridge Co. is available from Sainsbury’s, Wholefoods Market, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and selected retailers nationwide.

About The Great British Porridge Co.

Made in small batches near the sea in Sussex, The Great British Porridge Co. recently appeared on Dragon’s Den and received offers from all five dragons.

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A New Way to Maintain Joints and Bones

LQ Liquid Health Joint Care

I have tried this ‘revolutionary liquid health supplement’ -as they call it- that promotes joint, cartilage and bone health, and increases flexibility and mobility. Really enjoyed this mixture of goodness including its taste.

Packaged in neat individual bottles, and designed to be taken as a daily ‘shot’, LQ Joint Care Supplements surpass the regular glucosamine-based joint health capsules and liquids already available on the market by using a combination of scientifically researched ingredients which can help joint pain sufferers maintain joint and bone health every day. 

Containing key active ingredients such as Peptan™ marine collagen (the major constituent of connective tissue in the body), hyaluronic acid (one of the main compounds of synovial fluids, the joint lubricant and ‘shock absorber’), glucosamine, chondroitin, copper, ginger, and vitamin C, LQ Joint Care has been developed specifically to stimulate joint cells (chondrocytes) and boost the vital joint compounds; collagen and aggrecan.

The unique lubricating and ‘cushioning’ properties of hyaluronic acid combined with high quality hydrolysed marine collagen (2000mg) contained in LQ Joint Care Supplements offers the ultimate in joint cell regeneration to encourage flexibility and mobility, while vitamin C (100 per cent RDA) also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Daily liquid supplement containing multiple active ingredients:
Containing glucosamine, collagen, vitamin C, ginger, chondroitin, copper and other vitamins
Supports joints, the function of bones and cartilage and also has antioxidant properties
More effective than 10 – 12 pills

As more people are seeking ways to stay active for longer, many are now looking beyond glucosamine capsules, to new joint care ingredients – specifically collagen peptides. The beneficial effect of Peptan™ marine collagen on joint health1 and its ability to aid in the restoration of bone mineral density2 is scientifically proven by a growing body of studies, including a placebo controlled clinical trial.

LQ Joint Care is a pleasant-tasting cherry-flavoured (with real cherry juice) 50ml liquid supplement that can be added to smoothie in the morning, or simply taken on its own. 

Disclaimers
Food supplements should be used as part of a healthy lifestyle and should not be used as a replacement for a varied and balanced diet. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of children. If you are under medical supervision, pregnant, planning pregnancy, breastfeeding or suffer from food allergies seek professional advice before taking supplements. For allergens see ingredients highlighted in bold. Best Before End: see bottom of container. Store in a cool, dry place and avoid direct light. Tamper resistant package. Consume within 24 hours once bottle is opened.

Where can I buy it from?

LQ Joint Health is priced at £26 and available from www.boots.com

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Wear It Your Way by Superdry

Superdry has just launched a new campaign and it’s called My Way. This did throw me back to year 1969 (even if I wasn’t born) and to Sinatra’s iconic song ‘My Way’.

This made me revisit the lyrics of this old time classic. Just go to Verse 5:
For what is a man (…)
To say the things he truly feels, and not the words of one who kneels (…)
And did it my way

Meaning that of you are not living your own life, but rather the one you are told to live, then you are not living at all.

Superdry you’ve nailed it: you have to stay true to yourself. That is the only way you can truly be free. They have worked with an amazing collective of seventeen individuals brought together to express their own unique style. Follow their stories below.

In Superdry’s own words: “Whoever, wherever, whenever, however – style is never set in stone. Mixing style has been in our DNA since day one., whoever you are, wear it your way”.

Some of their stories below:

ADAM
MODEL / URBAN FARMER / LA / 2019
Adam is 33 years-old and currently lives in LA. Adam is a model first and an entrepreneur second. He has some pretty serious tattoos with his first piece being a hannya mask on his chest.
LEO
MODEL / YOGI / LA / 2019
Leo doesn’t follow any one style – he includes different cultures into his style through accessories. A very spiritual person, Leo doesn’t confine himself into a box – he’s a martial artist, yogi, dancer, model – the list goes on.

PRESLEY GERBER (left)
MODEL / SURFER / NY / LA / 2019
Presley is based in L.A. and is the son of international supermodel Cindy Crawford. Presley says that for him, family is everything and that his sister Kaia is the person he looks up to most. He’s the classic American heartthrob who loves extreme sports and adventure.

JAZZIE (center)
MODEL / BARCELONA / LDN / 2019
Jazzie was born in Barcelona but currently living in London. He lives, breathes and sleeps football. He has an incredibly calming presence and a wicked street style.

CHRIS EUBANK JR (right)
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXER / LONDON / 2019
Son of Chris Eubank Senior, Chris is a professional British boxer and 2x IBO Super middleweight world champion. He takes after his dad not only in his boxing style, but also in his fashion style. His dad’s style famously reinvented fashion for the sportsman.

SID (right)
MODEL / BOXER / LONDON / 2019
A proper London lad, Sid’s loves are old school motorcycles and boxing. You can find him in and outside the city on his CB 750 or preparing for his first boxing fight. On set, Sid was stoked to meet super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr.

Shop Superdry AW19 / #SDMYWAY collection

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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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A Spicy and Sophisticated Fragrance Blend by Bespoke London

Cool, charming, charismatic and confident? That’s the BESPOKE LONDON man.

In BESPOKE LONDON own words: “A new fragrance range for men who appreciate all the finer things in life. Proving that smelling luxe needn’t cost the earth, the brand new fragrance range captures the essence of sophistication and embodies every type of man”.

Features
Vibrant notes of nutmeg, bergamot and saffron blend with jasmine and orange blossom, before revealing a layer of sumptuous sandalwood and vetiver accords.

Body Spray

Product Specification: Alcohol Denat. ( Alcool Denature), Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Aqua (Water, Eau), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol (Propylene Glycolique), Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool.
£2.99 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.superdrug.com

Eau de parfum

Product Specification: Alcohol Denat., Aqua ( Water, eau), Parfum ( Fragrance ), Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin , Limonene, Linalool, Farnesol, Benzyl Benzoate.
£9.99 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.superdrug.com

Eau Fraiche

Product Specification: Alcohol Denat., Aqua ( Water, eau), Parfum ( Fragrance ), Propylene Glycol ( propylene glycolique ), Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool.
£6.99 (150ml). Shop at www.superdrug.com

Other Benefits
Perfect for day or night!

Our Opinion

We really liked the nice combination of flavours: vibrant but still delicate and not overwhelming. The body spray can be a nice addition to leave in your sports bag for occasional top ups.

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LACONIA Fragrance by Tom Daxon

We were really pleased to try the new Tom Daxon fragrance.

The best way to introduce it would be to quote them: “Laconia eau de parfum, a vibrant and zesty fragrance that is reminiscent of homemade Grecian lemonade”.

The story behind the fragrance

Tom Daxon spent the autumn of 2017 in Monemvasia, Greece.

He drunk a ‘real’  and vibrant-flavoured homemade lemonade made from lemons grown on the hotel’s estate; mixed with ice, mint and some local honey. It seemed like the idea of a perfect summer fragrance – something to refresh and revive in the heat. This is how it all started.

For the anecdote, Laconia is the region of Greece Tom travelled to. 

What is the fragrance made of

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.

Detailed natural breakdown: Citrus collection: bergamot (Italy) / lemon (Italy) / mandarin (Italy) / orange (Brazil). To reinforce this citrusy feel: ginger (Ivory Coast) / litsea cubeba (China). Spices: pink pepper (Reunion Island) / elemi (Philippines) / cardamom (Guatemala). Violet leaf (Egypt & France) for the natural watery touch. Spearmint (USA) for the leafy minty feel. Clary sage absolute (France) and oil, also for the leafy aspect. Vetiver (Haiti) for an elegant drydown. 

A beautiful packaging!

Where can I find it

Laconia Eau de Parfum 50ml RRP £105.00 

Laconia Eau de Parfum 100ml RRP £155.00 

Tom Daxon fragrances are available from www.tomdaxon.com.

A nice gift idea too ;-)!