Pick of the week: Suit Supply Havana Suit


Summer can be a troubling time if you work in a office environment. Trying to keep things cool and still being presentable is a difficult combination, with men ending up removing their tie or untucking their shirts in order to combat the heat.

Linen is a perfect option to keep the body cooler, and Suit Supply have an impressive selection this spring summer.


I’m sorry… you said your going barefoot?


Yes its summer time. But does that really mean its time to drop the socks and go barefoot? We’ll if you want to have stinky feet and shoes or just a little more distance from your co-workers, that’s probably a great idea. If not, summer may be a great time to take your sock game to the next level!

Whether you’re the guy who spends most of his time at the gym, work, or partying, Cole And Parker has the socks in line with summer style while meeting your comfort needs.

The evolution of linen

menswear linen

My previous experiences with linen have not been kind (don’t go there), hence my 12 year hiatus from owning anything remotely linen. In that time I have bravely and foolishly sweated my way through every London tube journey known to man whilst staying safe in the knowledge that any linen products on the high street were more ‘beach wedding’ then ‘riviera smart’.

Maybe brands never thought it never went higher than 15 Celsius in Britain, so refused to entertain the fact that men needed fashionable linen. Recently I have found myself hunting more and more for some decent linen on the high street that can keep me cool but still have a smart edge.

It seems now that retailers have finally started to wake up to this much maligned material and we can be truly thankful to them.


Three brands other than Ray-Ban for sunglasses this summer

mens sunglasses

I’m guilty of it as I’m sure a lot of men reading this are. The sun starts coming out, and you realise you don’t have any sunglasses. You head straight down the high street and spend a few minutes trying on some ridiculous frames in a style that has never suited you, before opting for an £8 pair knowing it then doesn’t matter if your fat arse sits on them or you leave them in the pub after a few drinks. This year the eyewear revolution begins for me, and no longer will cheap frames adorn this face!

But where do you start?


To go sockless or not?

men wearing no socks, a gentlemans row

Here in Britain the weather has slowly crept up over the last week or two, and it definitely looks like sping has arrived and summer is on the horizon. The standard milk bottle white legs and vests have already offended my eyes over recent days, and just backs up my thoughts that men in Britain don’t have a clue how to dress in the warmer months.


No more sidestepping puddles

hunter rearHow annoying is it when you get a new pair of crisp white trainers, carefully opening the box and getting slapped in the face with that new trainer smell. You hold of wearing them from fear of getting them dirty, but after the initial trepidation subsides you bite the bullet, threading the laces (a precise technique for men) and carefully putting them on your shaking feet. Pacing the streets you hurdle every puddle and piece of muck you see to avoid getting your new trainers dirty, threatening everyone no matter their age or disability who has the audacity to step that close to them.


Help a Hipster Campaign

London hipsterThis is an urgent appeal to help this much maligned member of our society. Forced out of their communal homes by inflated rent rates and new kitchen spot lights reeking havoc with their grey skin and persistent red eye. They walk the vomit stained streets, their possessions spilling out of their Fred Perry holdall like modern day versions of biblical hi-top wearing Jews, consistently persecuted in their search for a home. Moving from Hertfordshire to Dalston via Old Street and Shoreditch, ever in the search for the holy grail, an independent bicycle shop annexed by an urban coffee shop.