Sartorial Stereotypes: Beards

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The Darwin The Darwin man is a serious soul. A ‘transport entrepreneur’ (he sells vintage tricycles to commuters) and a ‘professional mixologist’ (he runs a pop-up bar on the river), he would never admit that he follows anything as frivolous as a ‘trend.’ His beard is a work of art to some, a trimmed hedge to many others. However, it would be foolish to deny that such a growth takes dedication, concentration and a good deal … [Read more...]

Sartorial Skiing

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Winter sports are without doubt the most glamorous thing about the colder months. When your nose is running, and your pasty, dry skin is occasionally coloured beet red by a cruel northerly wind, the lapping water, linen shirts, Ray Bans, and Negronis of a glamorous July seem as far away as those brightly twinkling winter stars. Christmas and the New Year yield some champagne-fuelled merriment and excuse for sartorial grandiloquence, but … [Read more...]

New Year’s Sartorial Resolutions

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“Have you got any ressies?” someone asked me recently. “Ressies?” I winced. “Yea, you know resolutions. New Year’s. I’ve got a few. Need to go to the gym I joined – last January!” Groan. I’m not much of a ‘ressie’ man. For me, things like going to the gym and eating healthily don’t really require the New Year ‘spell’; my formidable year-round vanity sees to that. I could make some weak self-promises … [Read more...]

Punching Up in Party Season

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Hold onto your hats; party season is here once again. Between the middle of December and the first birdsong of the New Year, the world turns into an alcoholic, tinsel-and-firework merry-go-round, wringing out the remainder of our leftover greed, wantonness and impropriety. I have only one Christmas party to go to but one acquaintance of mine has three work-related functions to attend; “One’s a divisional thing, the other’s a group … [Read more...]

Why I Won’t Suit The New iPhone

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I’m a big fan of the iPhone. (And no, Apple haven’t sponsored this post.) It’s so pretty. So well formed. So smooth. So useful. So reassuringly solid. I am not, however, a fan of the iPhone 6. And the less said of its gargantuan, plus-sized sibling the better. The implied philosophy that ‘size matters’ is not incorrect. It does. Unfortunately, it counts in the wrong places as well as the right ones. For as thin as the … [Read more...]