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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:45

Falling For Flannel - That Autumnal fabric, and Bags of Style!

Written by Jason Disley

As soon autumn arrives, so thoughts start turning towards warmer clothing. There is a fabric that has been used for at least the last century that should be addressed, especially as it has seen a bit of a resurgence since certain period dramas on television (Peaky Blinders) for example have had an impact on tastes when it comes to tailoring.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 09:43

How Online Services Have Changed the Way of Life in the UK

Written by JR Hartley

In the UK, almost the entire population is now online. Internet usage across all age groups is above 90%, making this one of the highest internet penetration rates. Internet technology has influenced every aspect of modern life in a short span of two decades. From ordering a pizza, finding a doctor to hailing a cab, internet technology influences how you live.

Thursday, 13 August 2020 12:41

Stephen King: Analysing a Brilliantly Twisted Mind

Written by Chris Baxter

Acclaimed author Stephen King has been thrilling, terrifying, and reducing readers to tears with his intricately crafted, masterfully captivating novels for over 50 years. Despite the fact that reading his novels is not always as relaxing as, for example, playing on trusted bingo sites, the enthralling nature of King’s works creates such vivid and realistic scenes in one’s mind that you simply can’t put them down. Below, we’ve analysed how King does this…

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 11:36

Bermuda Shorts – A Legacy That Has Not Been Lost

Written by Jason Disley

As we have been going through a heatwave, I felt it was only right that I address a style of garment, that comes out every time the temperature increases, and it becomes practical to wear them. That garment is of course Shorts. Now, for this article, I decided to focus more specifically on Bermuda shorts.

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 14:18

Tootal Scarves – A History Of Elegance and Modernism.

Written by Jason Disley

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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