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There are some accessories that have a gravitas that elevates a persona a little. It’s not an essential item, and as we begin to move towards a cashless society, so they are becoming rarer, and generally only used by the wealthy who like to flaunt their wealth, and use cash to pay tips, and for other items where cash is the favoured currency.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020 14:50

A Link To The Past – A Brief History About Cufflinks

We sometimes forget the impressive history behind some elements of fashion and style. From the earliest evidence of woven fabrics, bone embroidery needles and shell jewellery, to the overhaul of manufacturing methods in the Industrial Age. Embellishments have evolved, and some styles have fared better than others, and have proven to remain for centuries.

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The British brand most associated with Mod scarves, and Cravats can trace its roots back to 1799 and Robert Gardner, a textile merchant and quite possibly the most stylish man who lived in Manchester at that time. With the arrival of steam power and canals Manchester – or “Cottonopolis” as it was nicknamed in the 19th Century – thrived as the centre of the textile industry. In 1842, Edward Tootal, “a merchant in silks and fancy dress materials” joined the rapidly expanding successful business.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 09:15

That Touch Of Class - The Pocket Square

I feel it adds a touch of class and individuality, whilst helping to tie an outfit together. Why do we wear these pocket squares and where does this classic men’s accessory come from?
It was it seems the Greeks. Yes, the same Greeks who have given us so much throughout the ages, such as Democracy, Geometry Philosophy, and a rich history that fascinates us all so very much.

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