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Staff Picks: Cravats

 As much as we love all of the silk cravats, pocket squares, scarves and ties we produce right here in the UK, we can't help but have a soft spot for particular designs and colours; ones that we really feel are truly special. So we thought we'd finally let you into this little secret and reveal our most personal favourites...   Zephyrus Our Zephyrus yellow and blue paisley silk cravat is one of our longest-standing classics, with a delicate design set against a striking aureolin yellow background. A pop of colour which is surprisingly versatile - perfectly paired with a tweed jacket.   Haru Punchy Persian rose pink set against a midnight navy background with our Haru Japanese floral silk cravat. Lively and playful...

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Lockdown Love Life

(Above: When dating was less challenging)   Finding your love life a little...dry of late? Needing some company?  With most of the country still in a sort of lockdown limbo, and social distancing still enforced, if you’re an eligible singleton, you’re entitled to feel a little cheated by all this. It’s so easy to feel like you’re constantly all dressed up with nowhere to go. You can of course wait until all this blows over, but who knows when that will be?  But have you considered virtual dating? It can be a great way to get to know someone, without the pressure of spending all of your money, or of failing an attempt to seal the deal. Now I know...

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History of the Men's Scarf

The history of the scarf dates back to as early as the 3rd century BCE. Terracotta soldiers buried with the first emperor of unified China, can be seen wearing tied neck scarves, which were used to denote rank. In the late Roman empire, a band of linen cloth known as a “sudarium” was part of a standard gentleman's costume, either worn around the neck or knotted around the waist. Emperor Nero wore a sudarium during almost all public appearances, and some coins from his reign even feature him wearing it around his neck. By the First World War, scarves were a staple winter garment for men. Art from the time depicts soldiers wearing scarves in the trenches - (the iconic trenchcoat,...

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How to Cope with Lockdown

There is very little that is normal about our present situation. We have a new front line of workers who never expected to be emergency providers, people laid off and furloughed from previously steady jobs, and a whole host of people who suddenly find themselves working from home. If you’re not commuting, not travelling from A to B (and to C, and then to D etc), and unable to go out in the evenings and weekend to do very much, you’re probably finding you have a lot of extra time on your hands. Though it is often phrased as “working from home”, in reality you’re stuck at home, trying to work.  In the hope that it might be helpful, we...

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Father's Day: Our Gift Guide

What do you buy for the man who has everything?  Father’s Day is looming, and we’ve all struggled with predictable and mundane gifts. So why not think again? Smarten up Dad’s style and give him something to look good in.  Our handpicked selection of cravats, ties, pocket squares and lightweight scarves are made in the UK from the highest quality silks, and will make a perfect gift for the big man in your life.   Classic Dad  For the discerning Dad with timeless taste, who lets his clothing whisper so his style can shout. Our more understated, classic styles with a discreet bearing.   Silvano Coffee with Mint Polka Dots Printed Silk Cravat "Versatile and understated. Perfect for cool early...

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