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...]

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...]

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...]

Cotton, Linen And Wool Suits

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Casual suits are a summer staple for the well turned out man and with summer just around the corner for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, I thought I’d talk about why suits made out of cotton and linen are considered to be more casual. Specifically, I want to run through some of the difference between suits made from cotton, linen and wool. However, before we jump into that, have a look at the comparison pic below of me wearing linen … [Read more...]

Why Copying Can Be The Best Solution

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Tailoring isn't why I started writing about clothes. I’m well aware that there are countless bloggers, forumers, ‘online personalities’ and seasoned style leaders who are passionate about, even obsessed by, suits. As a result, there is a consistent and formidable stream of introductions, explanations, examinations and reviews. A torrent of information on all kinds of things; off the rack suits, alterations, buttons, made-to-measure, … [Read more...]