Wedding days are important for grooms too so make sure you look resplendent alongside your beautiful bride! Here you will find style advice to help you achieve your very best look. Don't forget your best man and page boys who all contribute to make your Big Day as perfect as can be!
Men's footwear retailer Base London are giving away up to five pairs of their best-selling Marley derby shoes to one lucky groom and up to four of his groomsmen, worth up to £350.
A sophisticated, elegant silhouette, the Marley derby's understated design has made it a formal favourite amongst men who are interested in looking good, and living life to the full.
The shoes are available to win in a classic washed tan colour, the ideal accompaniment to a navy blue or grey suit ensemble. Constructed with fine leather for increased durability and individually washed for an authentic vintage look, the Marley Washed Tan derby is a stylish shoe that is perfectly suited for all seasons of the year.
As part of the competition, the winning groomsmen's shoes will receive a custom one-of-a-kind patina in a colouring of the winner's choice, and will be finished to a high shine by the legendary Steven Skippen. The competition dates will be announced in due course.
Posted: 21 June 2022
From the gardens of Staffordshire to the streets of London and the Devonshire coast, it's not too late to plan a special treat for Dad this Father's Day on the 18th June. Whether looking to mix up gifting with a bespoke travel guide or feeling the urge to splash out with a Michelin starred tasting menu, we've got suggestions from all corners of the UK on innovative ways to say thank you this year. May 2022 marked the unveiling of Lympstone Manor's first wine from the hotel's vineyard - a Triassic Pinot Noir. Inspired by the unique soil of the Jurassic coast (dating back over 240 million years) the exquisite wine tells a tale of 2020's rare and fruitful harvest. Working with Lyme Bay Winery, Lympstone Manor possesses the only vineyard on the River Exe and denotes flavours of blackberries, cherries and smoky chocolate.
Posted: 16 June 2022
BAST PARIS – A body care brand that supports and champions active lifestyles both pre and post workout. All BAST body care products are developed and produced in Halmstad, Sweden, they are designed to help the 'feel good fitness enthusiasts' prepare for physical routines, prevent injuries and take care of the skin, body and mind. STOJO COLLAPSIBLE COFFEE CUP – If you're a dad on a commute grabbing your coffee, now you can leave the house with your own coffee cup with your re-usuable, collapsible Stojo coffee cup. When finished you can collapse and slip it in your jacket pocket.
Posted: 14 June 2022
Sebago have created a new range of loafers that are perfect for the groom-to-be. Hand-sewn with the finest craftsmanship, Sebago's premium leather loafers can be dressed up or down and are a timeless staple for every shoe collection. There are a wide range of designs, colours and prices available, so there's something to suit everyone. The Classic Dan Loafer is available in black and brown and is priced at £165. Check out the full collection at www.sebago.co.uk
Posted: 9 June 2022
The Perfume Shop's first-ever brand ambassador, AJ Odudu, has shared her top fragrance picks for the groom-to-be.
AJ's selection includes something to suit every man from classic, masculine scents like Tom Ford's Noir Extreme and Hugo Boss, Boss Bottled, through to the modern and addictive Paco Rabanne, 1 Million Lucky.
AJ said: "My top scents each mean so much to me. I had to include Brut- the '80s are making a comeback, along with Hermes Voyage which is pure indulgence, and I couldn't resist adding in Davidoff, Cool Water which takes me back to school days when it was worn by all the boys."
The Perfume Shop offers multiple ways of making a gifted fragrance memorable. Selected fragrances from The Perfume Shop can be engraved starting at 6.99. Depending on the size and shape of a bottle, shoppers can personalise their fragrance by leaving a message to a loved one or simply adding initials to make it their own. Engraving services are available both in-store and online.
Posted: 7 June 2022
Mijenta, the award-winning artisanal tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, announces the launch of its Reposado. The second expression from the prestigious hand-crafted, artisanal, sustainable tequila brand, Mijenta Reposado Tequila follows the launch of Mijenta Blanco Tequila in the UK in June 2021.
A super premium, small batch spirit that is carefully crafted with a commitment to environmental sustainability and support for the local community, Mijenta Reposado Tequila is aged up to six months in a blend of American white oak, French oak and French acacia casks. Presenting a more mature and fuller expression with a long finish on the palate, the Reposado possesses a delicate and inviting vanilla nose with notes of bergamot, honey, preserved fruits - such as cherry and pear - and orange blossom flowers, together with a mid-palate of cacao nibs.
As with Mijenta Blanco Tequila, Mexico-based Maestra Tequilera Ana Maria Romero oversaw the entire creation process of the Reposado. From selecting the best agave and bespoke barrels, to ageing and bottling the spirit, Romero sought to celebrate the traditions of Mexican craftsmanship, the best of the land and its people, while allowing the terroir to shine through.
Posted: 2 June 2022
Cut Rum offers high quality, authentic rums available at an affordable price. Cut Rum uses natural ingredients, with no artificial flavours or sweeteners, producing rums which are balanced, spiced and full of flavour.
Cut Spiced Rum is premium Caribbean Rum infused with real spices including: aniseed, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, coriander seed, lemon and vanilla.
Cut Smoked Rum is the first smoked rum in the UK. A naturally smoked infusion of three year old Jamaican Rum aged to perfection. This is blended with arabica coffee beans, oak chip smoke and tobacco.
For the rum connoisseurs, try Cut Overproof Rum. Smooth 75 per cent ABV infused with real spices - made with the same ingredients as Cut Spiced Rum but different quantities are used for each blend.
Posted: 31 May 2022
Treat your groom-to-be to gifts that they may be reluctant to buy themselves but will leave them feeling calm and skin hydrated. From shaving cream to the perfect post-workout collection, ESPA and Perricone MD have you covered for the ultimate luxury grooming and pampering gifts.
This ultra-rich texture creates a slick surface and easy glide, for a close, comfortable and clean shave, even for the most sensitive skin. Formulated with 99 per cent pure cannabidiol (CBD), this non-irritating, neutral-pH formula leaves skin feeling calmed, soothed and nourished to allow for more frequent shaving.
Posted: 26 May 2022
A new British-based sustainable clothing brand is about to launch its first collection with the aim to reduce the clothing industry's carbon footprint – starting quite literally from the ground up.
Available from June, Social Socks is launching with the sole aim to change the way we view sustainability, specialising in environmentally-friendly socks that keep your carbon footprint low and your feet on a happy high.
While most socks go light on design, Social Socks will be available in a variety of bold and vibrant colours – including stone grey, forest green, ocean blue, dusty pink, midnight black, ice white and plum purple, with more collections soon to be released. Carefully embroidered with a Social Socks logo and made from combed cotton, the hygge-inducing socks are perfectly primed for adventure, with cushioned soles, increased arch support, and linked toe seams
Posted: 24 May 2022
A watch is one of the best gifts a dad can receive on Father's Day. A Rotary timepiece showcases superb craftsmanship that can be cherished for years and kept as heirlooms thanks to quality watchmaking and timeless design. These watches don't sacrifice function and durability for style; if dad is a keen sportsman or prefers to keep a leisurely pace, Rotary has a range of watches to suit his lifestyle. See the curated list of top Father's Day picks!
There is nothing we cherish more than the health of our loved ones. The Limited Edition 1IN8 chronograph timepiece pays tribute to Prostate Cancer UK, with whom Rotary has proudly partnered.
The striking dial, designed in white with a tachymetre in Prostate Cancer UK's staple blue, is additionally protected by durable sapphire crystal. The 24hr sub dial to the right features the iconic Man of Men symbol and discreetly printed at 6 o'clock is written confirmation of the watch's limited edition status, marking it as a true collector's item. The charity's logo featuring the Man of Men icon is inscribed on the case back in celebration of their insatiable work, along with a number out of 1000 to signal which special watch it is. The timepiece is further complemented by a black leather strap, on which the underside is the same vibrant blue which matches the coloured detailing on the dial.
Posted: 19 May 2022
Give your groom-to-be the gift that keeps on giving with the WOLF+BJÖRN Beard Collection. From beard oil to beard balm, the WOLF+BJÖRN Beard Collection has everything he will need to master his grooming routine, with the choice of four signature scents.
WOLF+BJÖRN knows every man is individual, and so are their beards; from short and patchy to long and bushy, the WOLF+BJÖRN Beard Collection is carefully formulated to help maintain beards of all lengths and types as unique as the men that grow them.
The Beard Collection is comprised of four high-quality products essential to a beard care routine: Cleanse with beard wash that locks in moisture and replenishes natural balance. Condition with beard oil that softens and nourishes, while reducing irritation. Style with beard balm that adds fullness and volume while providing moisture and hydration. Control unruly beards or moustaches with wax that protects hair and provides a firm hold.
Posted: 17 May 2022
Favourbrook has once again teamed up with Royal Ascot for 2022 as Official Men's Formalwear Licensee, bringing its sartorial and formalwear expertise back to the fabled Ascot Racecourse for what promises to be a spellbinding five days of world-class racing on this most important of years - the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Due to an update in the Official Royal Enclosure Dress Code, Favourbrook marked a first for the prestigious event by creating the navy 'Furlong' morning suit, the first such navy morning suit permitted in the Royal Enclosure in the event's history. The navy morning suit returns this year, alongside the more traditional black and charcoal morning coats to complement an array of formal trouser styles, together with new waistcoats, ties and pocket squares for the discerning racegoer.
Posted: 12 May 2022
Lavazza pride themselves on producing high-quality products that reflect their Italian heritage, offering a wide variety of capsule machines that are both sleek and stylish – perfect for a wedding gift.
The Lavazza A Modo Mio SMEG combines Lavazza's coffee expertise with SMEG's beautiful design; perfect for the stylish bride- or groom-to-be.
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Lavazza have a new subscription offer that delivers both coffee beans and ground coffee at a desired frequency, guaranteeing your favourite couple is never short of a morning cup to share.
The Lavazza A Modo Mio SMEG is an iconic collaboration of SMEG's design and Lavazza's longstanding expresso expertise makes the Lavazza A Modo Mio SMEG the perfect wedding gift for the stylish and fashion-forward bride or groom. This glamourous appliance is the ultimate statement.
Posted: 10 May 2022
This World Gin Day (June 11th), why not try a new gin from different places in the world? From India's Jaisalmer Gin to Aviation American Gin - crafted in small batches in Oregon, to the English Cotswolds and Pinkster Gin - each gin offering a different experience.
Aviation American Gin, owned by Hollywood actor and producer Ryan Reynolds, has been voted the world's highest rated gin and has helped establish a new style of American gin - softer and smoother, with juniper in the background and citrus and floral notes in the front - resulting in a really well-balanced gin that is a great base for cocktails.
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is triple-distilled, handcrafted in a traditional copper pot still in small batches at one of India's oldest distilleries, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Jaisalmer Gin encapsulates the whole of India in one bottle as seven of the 11 botanicals are sourced from all four corners of India. Jaisalmer Gin is wonderful in cocktails and makes a classic G&T, mixed with Indian Tonic Water and a twist of orange.
Posted: 5 May 2022
Add some panache to your wedding day attire with a handcrafted bespoke suit from British tailoring brand, Henry Herbert.
Having mastered the art of bespoke, Henry Herbert is an expert in one-of-a-kind suits (and shirts) to help you make a sartorial statement on your big day. Be it a formal wedding, or relaxed beach nuptials, the London-based tailors offers a wide choice to ensure a sharp and sophisticated appearance whatever the setting.
"It is perhaps a blessing and a curse that there are now fewer rules on how to dress for a wedding," says Henry Herbert. "A blessing because rules can be dull, a curse because they can also help you to navigate a potentially volatile sartorial minefield. Happily, there is one universal truth that applies to all ages, shapes, and sizes whatever the occasion: while fine tailoring always flatters, fashion sometimes does not."
Posted: 3 May 2022
Watch Pilot is the UK's newest watch and sunglasses retailer. The new range of sunglasses include a selection of luxury frames to protect your eyes while still looking stylish.
The stand out pair from this collection are the David Beckham Men's Dk Havana (pictured). Vintage design meets contemporary details in these refined and timeless sunglasses. The full-rim square profile is crafted from a mix of acetate and metal, with the elegant interplay of tones and textures furthering their appeal. The theme continues via the subtly tinted lenses, which lend an air of mystery to this seductive yet practical pair.
Posted: 28 April 2022
Buying a suit online is easy enough, but buying a suit that fits well and looks good is a little more complicated. Though tailoring is an art, it's also a science of sorts, with endless variables and numbers to input and weigh up. To help, the team at Mens Tweed Suits have compiled a comprehensive list of everything you need to know about buying a suit on the internet.
Know your measurements: Ordering a suit without measurements is like driving blindfolded. The simplest way of finding yours is to measure an existing suit that you like the fit of. Most retailers have instructions for how they measure their garments, but in any case these are the general rules.
Chest: Lay the jacket flat with all buttons closed and run a measuring tape from armpit to armpit. If you don't have a jacket that fits well, have someone measure around the broadest part of your chest (usually around nipple height), under your arms and level with the ground. Keep a finger between the tape and your body to allow for comfort.
Posted: 26 April 2022
The Rum Discovery Box is ideal for Father's Day or as a gift to your groom-to-be. Showcasing 10 expertly curated spirits from five different countries, the Rum Discovery Box will take the rum lovers in your life on a rum enthusiast's journey, transforming them from rum lovers to connoisseurs!
Following the journey of discovery through spiced rum, flavoured rum, rum liqueur, unaged sugar cane juice rum, blended rum, distillery own rum and unique cask finished rums, the box includes Black Tears Dry Spiced from Cuba, Compañero Gran Reserva, a blend of Trinidad and Jamaican rums, Damoiseau Blanc 50 from Guadeloupe and Montanya Platino from the USA – all distributed in the UK by Skylark Spirits.
Posted: 21 April 2022
Luxury British Knitwear brand Genevieve Sweeney has a range of products ideal for Father's Day. The products are manufactured across the UK with artisan knitters using responsibly sourced natural fibres. Celebrating slow fashion, traditional processes and sustainable production methods.
Genevieve's stunning collection celebrates the beauty of wool with bold geometrics and vibrant pops of colour. It has been inspired by Genevieve's surroundings and the need to reconnect with tactile textures, soft natural fibers and warming tonal hues with contrasting pops of vibrant brights.
Genevieve twists each marl herself to create custom hues and her dedication to her craft brings together a fusion of traditional heritage techniques, modern design and a eye for colour.
Posted: 19 April 2022
Danish watchmaker Nordgreen has launched its first-ever sustainable watch called the Guardian.
Designed by critically acclaimed designer Jakob Wagner, the ambition for the Guardian was to design a timepiece that will last for 100 years and have minimum impact on the ecosystem of our planet. From recycled stainless steel and longer lasting sapphire glass to a full-service repair and refurbishing program, the Guardian is setting new standards for the watch industry. The unique 3D printed packaging is also made from third-generation recycled PET plastic by Swedish Lostboylab.
"We wanted to design a watch that would help Nordgreen play an active role in cementing a mindset and a community for those dedicated to saving our planet," says designer Jakob Wagner. "For me, the Guardian is so much more than a watch. It's a movement. A state of mind. It's a symbol not just of caring about nature, the environment and humanity, but of having the strength of mind and strength of character to actively help"
Posted: 14 April 2022
Aspinal of London have put together a gift guide that's perfect for the groom-to-be or father-of-the-bride. The collection includes a passport cover, sterling silver collar stiffeners, sterling silver sporting cufflinks, a rollerball pen, cufflink box, set of two luggage tags, engraved gold cufflinks, a square four watch box, A4 classic leather guest book and a stud box. All these products range from £60-£350 and are available in a wide choice of colours, so there's sure to be something to suit the special man in your life.
Posted: 12 April 2022
Firawn is a new London-based luxury menswear brand fusing traditional fabric production techniques with a contemporary style, design and fit.
Their launch collection features strong, confident and opulent designs that make a subtle yet superior statement for those who have grown up and out of streetwear and are looking for a more refined and elevated style.
The Aleatiqua Blazer is expertly crafted by wrapping wire upon silk thread, electroplated with gold and woven into fabric to create an intricate yet elaborate embroidered black and gold pattern, smooth to touch that reflects light to shine brilliantly.
Posted: 7 April 2022
Cutler and Gross have launched its SS22 Collection. Comprising of eight new optical and sunglass, the designs are inspired by contemporary artists who are widely regarded as masters in their respective fields.
Doubling down on their core brand values and firmly placing Cutler and Gross within the art world, each model in the collection evokes the style and colouring of the artist's work which has informed its design. Whether that be Ralph Steadman's evocative illustrations or David Hockney's signature use of saturated hues.
Prices from £295, the SS22 Collection will be available online.
Posted: 5 April 2022
Spinnaker Watches have introduced the new Cahill 300 Automatic. Updated to 43mm, the new Cahill is refined at every turn to make it a more useful and stylish dive watch. Clear lines and a thoughtful layout of dial elements makes the watch easy to read with a tinge of vintage styling to boot. Upgraded at every detail, this is the latest update of the classic design.
The 43mm case is robust yet wearable, helping to deliver an impressive 300m of water resistance. A dual time bezel again adds a different dimension of utility and its clean finish and scale make the Cahill a worthy and handsome nautically robust sports watch for all seasons.
Cleanly and unabashedly classic, the dial is that of a traditional dive watch with slightly more adventurous proportions. The dial is layered and subtly segmented to add extra depth, balance and clarity. Generously lumed, the dial aims to perform adeptly in lower light visibility.
Posted: 31 March 2022
Men's engagement rings are becoming more popular than ever, with many now keen to mark this most emotional of commitments in a suitably spectacular style.
The platinum 'secret' Half Signet Engagement Ring by independent jewellery brand SAMHAM features an understated brilliant-cut diamond which is hidden when the ring is worn with the gold Half Signet Wedding Ring in a gesture both chic and romantic.
This puzzle-like pairing is perfect for a modernistic look that also nods to traditional men's rings.
To find out more about SAMHAM, visit www.samhamdesign.com
Posted: 29 March 2022