The Rhythm of the night – Pasha de Cartier Édition noire

This latest interpretation of the classic Pasha de Cartier from the iconic French Luxury house offers a Masculine and contemporary reinterpretation of the legendary Pasha de Cartier launched in 1992. 

This charismatic scent combines green citrus freshness with the depth of amber and cedarwood.

Cartier expresses the radiance of the fragrance’s powerfully seductive scent through the limited- edition black bottle, gadroons, and three bands. The element bottle is inspired by the Cartier pencil design.

The talented nose behind creating this unique scent is Nathalie Feisthauer, who’s past successes have included fragrances for such illustrious houses as Comme des Garçon, Hermes, Hugo Boss and Paul Smith to name a few.



Certainly nothing to Blete about – Billy Tannery

When I first received the information regarding today’s blog post I did have to check whether it was an April Fool’s prank, as it did seem a little too good to be true. 

But no no Billy Tannery is a British leather brand founded by two entrepreneurs and childhood friends,  Jack Millington and Rory Harker, who discovered that, due to the growth in demand for goat meat in the UK and the decline of the British leather industry, there were thousands of hides going to waste. Now, having partnered with award wining,  ethical goat meat supplier Cabrito, Billy Tannery use the leftover hides to produce premium vegetable tanned kid leather that is tanned in a small-batch tannery or ‘microtannery’.

This dynamic duo launched their range of leather bags and accessories that are designed and handmade in Britain. Billy Tannery is the first leather brand of its kind in the UK, with a vertically integrated supply chain from hide to final product. Jack and Rory’s goal is to put an end to the waste of British goat hides by tapping into the rich leather heritage of the UK’s Midlands area.

Founder Jack Millington said, “Despite the clear link between meat and leather, the topic is often uncomfortable and rarely discussed. In a time of increasing interest in provenance, our partnership with Cabrito allows us to trace our leather all the way back to the farm.”


 

Brand Watch: MKI MIYUKI ZOKU

Curated from our very own in the UK, MKI MIYUKI ZOKU was founded in 2010 by creative director Vik Tailor. His vision was to bring a concept store never seen before in the heart of Leeds, bringing a new style and ethos to the city, targeting the knowledgeable fashion consumer.

Since opening its doors 9 years ago, MKI have grown quickly in the UK, becoming the go to brand for affordable streetwear that remains of a high quality, whilst also establishing a reputation as a go-to fashion store when in the north of England.

The whole focus of the brand is to offer quality, designer garments at a much more accessible price point for their target market. A strong design focus lays on ready to wear garments with bold, innovative graphics, whilst also offering a simple, clean and aesthetic look. Most noticeably, their range of Sherpa hoodies and ¼ zips have been a huge hit across their fan base.

The meaning behind the name MKI MIYUKI ZOKU only adds to the authentic culture that the brand has curated. The MKI MIYUKI ZOKU were a Japanese Youth Tribe who were the first to adopt elements of the US IVY league look way back in 1964. To add, the word ‘ZOKU’ means subculture or social group which reflects the very essence of the streetwear community. The group consisted of both guys and girls, mostly in their late teen, who are labelled as being the pioneers of bringing American style over to Japan.  MKI themselves are very much creating and continuing to grow their own ‘ZOKU, which has amassed to over 40,000 people on Instagram.

MKI have developed a strong organic growth in the last 5 years, both on and off line. Most noticeably, the brand is stocked in Selfridges, End, Harvey Nicholls and Seven Store. This wholesale approach has been key for the brands continued growth, bringing invaluable exposure and the recognition they deserve.

In my opinion, what MKI are doing for the streetwear industry is fantastic. In recent years, the streetwear industry has become too much about the ‘Hype’, where monetization sits at the forefront. So, by offering on trend high quality items that reflect an authentic story at an affordable price point, MKI are making the community more accessible, which in my thoughts is their strongest USP

Go check them out gang!

 

The Art of Tailoring

WORDS BY KATIE DAW

When I first think of menswear my mind wanders to tailoring: the art of the suit. When in the city, most people recommend to take a moment and look up, we often forget to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings and there really is some stunning architecture in London. I however have a slightly different approach when wandering down one of the most famous fashion streets in London: look down. When passing by the shop fronts on Saville Row, take a moment to peer into the workrooms below. Through the glass is a literal window into the art and craftmanship of the suit.

From looking down to looking right up to the top of the fashion tree at couture’s take on tailoring during Paris Fashion Week which saw a unique and stylish approach to modernising this art form. Dior showcased an eclectic mix of silks and sweeping shapes contrasted with bold lines and strong silhouettes, creating a blur between traditional men’s tailoring and women’s dress making. To contrast, Givenchy’s bold use of colour, sharp structure and fun flares certainly made an impact on the runway.

Sadly, we can’t all afford the luxuries of high fashion, but there certainly are some top brands out there you need to hear about before heading to Burton or Next for that wedding you’ve got to go to at the end of the month. Huge respect to our loyal providers of wearable, high-street suits for those moments when lastminute.com can’t even help, but for those of you wanting something a little unique, take a look at these options.

A relatively new brand, established in 2004 is Steel & Jelly. A particular favourite of my other half, partly because of the fashion but also because the name is just quite cool. A traditional and affordable brand offering stand out pieces with colour variety and interesting prints.

Noose and Monkey, now known as Twisted Tailor are ones to watch. A plethora of vibrant styles and original cuts who are indeed twisting tailoring to new levels. This brand will definitely steer you away from the safety of black or navy.

I’ll always be in awe of the beauty of the suit, the precision pattern cutting, the intricacy of each stitch, the power of communication and expression, the history and symbolism. But, arguably, the most important aspect that women’s wear just hasn’t caught up with; the pocket. Forever will I be jealous that a man’s trouser pocket has the ability to contain the equivalent contents of a handbag…

Your ESSENTIAL Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is a time to let the mum in your life know how much you love her – if you are looking for the perfect gift for your own mum, your mother in law or simply want to notch up some brownie points at home then we at Clothes-Make-the-Man have the answer for you.

Once known as Mother’s ruin, British Rose Dry Gin is produced in small batches and has a subtly fragrant and elegant flavour and colour changing properties which mean it changes from pale gold to vibrant pink when tonic is added and British Lavender Dry Gin, a fragrant, calming gin which turns from purple to pink. Plus is currently on offer at M&S at the moment !

Urban Veda is a brand that is certified vegan by The Vegetarian Society, Lovingly manufactured in the UK, Certified Cruelty Free & vegan by PETA, Certified by Cruelty Free International and free from parabens, artificial colours, SLS, mineral oils, GM ingredients and microbeads.

So if that wasn’t enough give your Mother the ultimate gift of amazing skin this Mother’s Day by introducing her to Urban Veda. Make her day by gifting your Mum not one but two fabulous gifts from Urban Veda with their exclusive Mother’s Day offer: Receive any Facial Ritual Travel Set FREE with the purchase of any Facial Oil, applicable to all ranges.

Bit if a change from the traditional Bocquet of flowers, from Biscuiteer.com are these 15 hand-iced Vanilla biscuits. 

This gorgeous bunch were inspired by beautiful botanicals. So much more interesting than a bunch of flowers – don’t you agree?

Now we all like to spoil our Mother’s as they have spoilt us so why not set out to explore the seas with Globe-Trotter’s new SS19 Riviera collection – from the glamour of the Cote d’Azur to picturesque Portofino, the collection is an embodiment of the luxury and excitement of coastal living.

Globe-Trotter will be introducing three new colours for their seasonal suitcase range; Citrus Yellow, Pink Lemonade and Ocean Blue – available as either a brand new stripe option, or solid coloured vulcanised fibreboard along with ivory leather straps and corners on both versions. Inspired by the sun-washed pastel shades of coastal villages and the glistening blue of the ocean, the collection is perfect for any sun, sea or adventure seeker this summer.

Mmmmm Cake, we all love a bit of cake and although this gift has a double meaning, I don’t think anyone will complain ? Nourish Cakes puts a celebratory spin on free-from baking, with an emphasis on using exciting, fresh ingredients. Whether you’re looking to reduce your dairy intake or need a wheat-free sweet treat, there’s something for everyone, and is available from Faceface.

Traditional button down style receives a pretty update with this 100% lightweight cotton pyjama set. As well as an all-over pink leaf print, special details include curved lapels, mock mother-of-pearl buttons and a delicate, herringbone drawstring from the White Company.

The Newbridge Silverware Company founded in 1934 is one of Ireland’s longest surviving companies. For this Mother’s Day consider the MoonKoin Collection by Newbridge Silverware evokes all the fun and vibrancy of summer. The MoonKoin half enamel bangle (€28) is bang on trend and looks great layered with other MoonKoin pieces. The rose gold-plated bangle comes in a variety of enamel colour ways including lilac, pink, nude, white, green blue and black.

Hand crafting chocolates with effortless precision and superior flavour since 1875, royal reputation precedes itself. Encased in a gilded heart-shaped box, the brand’s bestselling Marc De Champagne truffles are filled with a milk chocolate champagne centre. Sheathed in creamy white chocolate with hints of strawberry, they’re lightly dusted to sweeten the palate with a velvety taste so rich, you won’t want to share.

A chance to discover five classic fragrances by Joe Malone. These Colognes can be worn solo or layered on the skin to create a new combination. Experiment. Play. Find your new signature scent or give the gift of discovery. Be inspired: indulge in sensual Pomegranate Noir or flirtatious Peony & Blush Suede. Try a spritz of zesty Lime Basil & Mandarin, followed by lively Wood Sage & Sea Salt or luscious English Pear & Freesia. All perfectly sized in 9ml versions of our iconic bottles, ready to accompany you anywhere, from Harvey Nichols.