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When, it comes to the Harrington Jacket, I feel a sense of pride. I am from the North West of England. I was born in Salford and was brought up in Greater Manchester. For those that don’t know – the versatile and simply smart casual jacket originated in the form as we know it, in Manchester, the metropolis that was at the centre of England’s textile industry and had been, since the industrial revolution.

In the UK Bingo is a catchphrase that is forever, and rightly so, associated with a rapid victory, be it the game itself or at home, work, or social surroundings when something goes your way. In short, Bingo means to win.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 11:21

Seersucker - The Milk and Sugar of Cool Fabric

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The name seersucker is said to originate from the Persian words shîr and shakar, which translates to “milk and sugar”. This most likely references the smooth and bumpy texture of the fabric, as well as evidencing the origin and popularity of the fabric in the Middle East - just like the popularity of the Madras fabric during the British Colonial era.

Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:41

A Tailored History of Madras – Check It Out...

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Many of us who are into the Mod scene appreciate what is termed as Madras. From, shirts to jackets, to shorts and trousers, any discerning Mod, Modernist, Ivy League fan, or stylish geezer should own something that is a summer staple among the stylish. Here is a short history of how Madras became popular in the Western world.

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 10:14

Does Betting Make Sports More Interesting?

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Both men and women around the world love sports, whether playing them or watching them. With such a range of options, from football to tennis and from golf to basketball, there’s something for everyone out there. However, there’s a debate about whether or not betting can make sports even more interesting.

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