About Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams blogs at BespokeMe and is based in London. His clothing label Bulldog & Wasp represents his philosophy that style is a frame of mind not just a state of dress.

Steve Skippen of Shoeshine UK

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I hate cleaning shoes. Some men I know derive therapeutic benefit from it, though I scarcely know why. That said, I do like my shoes to be well kept and last. So I’ve read the innumerable articles littered around the internet on the art of shoe shining, methods of achieving a high shine and reviews of various potions. Having read so many of these forensic expositions even now I’m buggered if I could tell you which the right way is. In … [Read more...]

Bulldog & Wasp

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It seems an age since my last article for Men’s Flair, and I should start by thanking Bilal for inviting me back. I always enjoyed writing for this website as it was a genuine enthusiast’s site. Enthusiast is exactly how I would describe myself, and I guess I’ve taken that enthusiasm to the ultimate extreme. The reason for my prolonged absence is that having threatened to set up my own clothing label I’ve actually gone and done … [Read more...]

Last Minute Stocking Fillers

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Christmas is only a few days away but you have just enough time to order some last minute gifts if pounding the pavements has so far proved fruitless. So here are a few of my last minute suggestions. Socks Seriously, I’m one of those odd fellers who really doesn’t mind socks as a gift, provided they’re the right socks of course. Indeed, over the last year I’ve become something of a sock obsessive. But, the first thing to understand … [Read more...]

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Onoto-Pens

There are a number of things I enjoy about my involvement with Mensflair. First amongst those is the fact it’s written by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. I personally claim no special knowledge in matters sartorial just an interest in sharing thoughts, ideas and the things I learn, and an enjoyment of seeing what response that generates. I learn as much from the comments as I do writing the posts. Another thing I enjoy is the people I get to … [Read more...]

A Man and His Technology

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Is a smart phone a menswear accessory? It’s an interesting question. It’s as necessary as any other item we allow a well dressed man: cufflinks, pen, wallet, watch, lighter, cigarette case. Take your pick. What links those other items is that they have a basic functionality at their heart. That needfulness has seen them increasingly embellished and redesigned to fit elegantly into a man’s wardrobe. Perhaps the question should be … [Read more...]