Menswear Monthly: The Smart Casual Conundrum

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If you’re suited and booted for most of the week, does dress down Friday have you cobbling together a motley ensemble? Or perhaps the terms Business Casual and Smart Casual have you running for the hills? If so, then you definitely need to make sure your wardrobe covers the tricky middle ground between suit trouser and casual jean. The blazer will do the job …

Sweet Jeans: your guide to buying the perfect denim

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Way back in the 1850s Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis invented the ubiquitous blue jean for a customer needing a pair of sturdy pants which could withstand hard work – hard work like knocking down and re-building houses. Which is exactly what is happening to mine at the moment. Currently it is a shell, a shadow of its former self – no floors, walls …

Jeanius – the five denim styles you need this season

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When the weather is cold, all I really want is a pair of skinny jeans and boots. But the daffodils are coming up and it feels like Spring is beginning to do exactly that. So it’s time to break out of the mould and to embrace a whole new season’s worth of denim. Because let’s face it, denim is as close to a uniform …