Happy New Year ! Welcome to 2018 and here’s to this year being even bigger and better than the one we left behind. Thanks for sticking with us and we promise you, this will be our best year yet.

With this in mind, we are at a time for contemplating self improvement, self betterment, mindfulness, renewing one’s gym membership and throwing out all the uneaten Quality Street, After Eights, yes and even, the Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Everyone knows Health and Fitness is the new Rock and Roll, yeah that’s right, yeah ?

ROGER FRAMPTON has been an international model for over a decade, appearing in campaigns for the likes of JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, RALPH LAUREN, ORLEBAR BROWN and AQUASCUTUM plus walked in catwalk shows for international luxury brands including DOLCE & GABBANA, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, YVES SAINT LAURENT, MISSONI, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD and EMPORIO ARMANI. On top of all this he has over the years featured in some of the world’s highly regarded style publications including ARENA HOMME +, FANTASTIC MAN, L’OFFICIEL HOMMES and GQ.

Now after over 15 seasons of catwalks in Milan, New York, Paris and London, Roger realised the importance of consciousness in movement and created THE FRAMPTON METHOD, a combination of bodyweight exercises mixing aspects of gymnastics and yoga, but with the utilisation of consciousness. His training technique has been featured all over the media in The Sunday Times, Grazia, Esquire, Men’s Health and Elle Magazine and he has many private clients as well as maintaining an international career in fashion.

Frampton recently stood on the TED stage for his talk, in which he talks about his refreshing approach to movement and mobility. The video has clocked an impressive 1.8 million views to date.

His first book THE FLEXIBLE BODY was recently released by Pavillion, giving readers conscious movement solutions which they can do at home and is available to order on Amazon now.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history – who would it be?

Winston Churchill. We could share a cigar & discuss tactics.

One album you would keep forever?
My model portfolio. Can’t go without that. Very important!
Describe your style in three words?
 Comfort, Fitted, Stylish.
Best piece of advise you’ve ever been given and by whom?
That nobody can offend you.
Best present you’ve ever received ?
My cosy Orlebar Brown Jacket. (Thanks Adam). Ever ever?? The gift of life!
Who’s the most famous person’s number in your phone ?
999. True heroes.
What music are you listening to at the moment ?
I’m listening to a Maceo Plex mic on Frisky Radio.
Favourite hotel in the world ?
The W. The gym space is to die for.
 If you could give your teenage self advice, what would it be ?
I’ll tell him that anything he wants he can have.  He just has to be crazy enough to believe it.
If you could live anywhere where would it be ?
One day I’ll live in Australia. I just love the sunshine.
What do you have to do after this conversation ?
 Coach a couple in their home.
What piece of style advise do you live by ?
Accessorise well! Watch/ Shoes.
What piece of clothing should everyman have in his wardrobe ?
A fitted jacket. I mean you don’t have to go to Saville Row. You can get one anywhere, and have it tailored to you.
If you had one day to live what would be your biggest regret ?
Why spend the last day of your life regretting? It doesn’t matter anyway. You won’t remember it.

When you receive a press release about school Uniforms in December, you can imagine my reaction, “Jeez this is a bit Premature! I’ve only just bought the last set!” Ohhh but how my scoffing fell on deaf ears when I put this to the wonderful Mrs Mc, “Are you joking ?!? Amelia needs new at least two new pinafores and has grown out of pretty much all of her white shirts and have you seen the state of most of Lorcan’s trousers ?”

Plus, then when I speak to the ever trusty and go to for good quality School Uniforms, Marks & Spencer who reliably inform me Post Christmas is one of the most popular time for school Uniforms purchases, one had to somewhat eat one’s words, so to say.

So with the Christmas holidays over, it’s time to concentrate on those all-important back to school essentials.

Whether they have outgrown their shirts already, yes Amelia McGrath I’m talking to you, or you have found that some items might not be looking as smart as they could, yes Lorcan, you are not a test drivers for wearing out school Uniforms, yet. Faithful, Marks & Spencer have your kids school uniform problems sorted.
Prices start from £3 for shirts, £5.50 for trousers and £18 for leather school shoes.


Words by Isaac Perry & Keanu Adorable

With all the festivities ahead, there’s no excuse not to have outfits for each occasion. Even though the weather has been really rough lately, (there’s snow though, that’s good right?!) you don’t have to just pick the thickest pieces of clothing from your wardrobe and put them all on without thought. Let us help you with some outfit ideas you can rock around the Christmas tree (or not).

Christmas Eve/Day

Flannel shirts are the perfect garment for a smart casual look, with them being incredibly comfortable yet looking the part and with this one , what are you waiting for?

A is such a classic look which can be dressed up or not, we all know the quality that Levi’s is known for and these jeans definitely do not fall short.

The is a perfect fit with our other picks, Grenson showcases some of the finest handmade boots in England, so don’t miss out on these beauties and all their other amazing selections.

 

For Christmas Eve we feel a smart casual look is perfect for whether you want to go out or stay in and enjoy a nice meal with your family, however, a Christmas jumper is a must have at this time of the year, with the largest option being found on. Who says Christmas jumpers have to be cringy?

Boxing Day

We’re an advocate of being cosy and staying in during Boxing Day, away from the masses of people trying to fight each other unnecessarily for items they could probably buy cheaper at any other point time of the year. This is the perfect outfit to just relax, listen to some music and drink a hot beverage

New Years Eve

New years eve is a time of celebration, so if you want to look the part the classic brogue silhouette is the way to go, however, O’Keeffe offers colour variants rarely seen, with this product being a prime example, spice it up a little bit.

A simple but quality pair of trousers is essential for every man’s wardrobe, with some of our favourites being from , these trousers are made from a cotton wool blend, with a relaxed silhouette, perfect for a smart evening.

A plain white shirt with a little something to set you apart from the crowd. Noose and Monkey offers a selection of shirts, which would all suit this outfit perfectly so why not go and

The weather may not be beautiful but this piece is, and with the chilly winds and snow coming around you won’t be able to leave your house without a coat this Christmas, with the gable wool blend coat offering warmth along with a pinch style and class, something which continuously showcase.


Tonight, is marked on calendars up and down the country as it’s the most popular date for Office Christmas parties. You and your colleagues from offices and places of work far and wide, across the land will be coming, or should I say thrown, together to celebrate the Yuletide season. The Office Christmas party is up there with a UN Peace Conference or a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, for being a potential volatile environment and in light of the recent debacles involving such figures as Harvey Weinstein, you need to ensure you have no regrets or dread when you open your bleary little eyes on Saturday morning. So make sure your conscience is clear even if Ken in Accounts gets into a fight with Bill from Marketing or Peter from Head Office is caught in the disabled toilets with Karen from HR or Susan from from the Kendal office finishes the night in tears because Nigel from I.T. who were smooching to Wham’s Last Christmas, had gone in for a snog and Susan has just got engaged to Paul and sees Nigel as just a friend.

Ohhhh Office Christmas Do’s can be great fun, honest, but there are a couple of golden rules that you need to adhere to, to stop that FEAR when you awake on Saturday morning-ish.
Do: Enjoy yourself, get to know your colleagues a little better, but not too much better, if you know what I mean, cough, First aid cupboard.
Don’t: Goes without saying Don’t drink and drive, book a cab beforehand.
Do:  Treat people as you would like to be treated, remember that one, not always easy but in the long run it’s the best way.
Don’t: Be the talk of the Office on Monday Morning leave that to someone else.
Do: Be fun, til the season to be jolly.
Don’t: photocopy your bits and bobs (Or at least don’t get caught)
Don’t: Sit in the corner and sulk, It’s a party, have fun.
Do: Dance, it’s Christmas ! In the words of Noddy Holder of Slade.
Don’t: Bring a dodgy friend that may get into a fight or decide to dance on the desks.
Do: Be cordial to that person that person you really don’t want, in the cold light of, the next, day, it’ll make your life so much easier. It is Christmas so try to put on your happy face on, if just for one night.
Don’t: Decide it’s a great time to tell your co-workers what you really think. How you are sick of him/her not pulling their weight. Speaking of weight, do not mention how he/she could do with losing a few pounds, NO !
Do: Keep the conversation upbeat and casual, til the season to be jolly, after all.
Don’t: Get into office politics, it’s easy to fall into this trap. Work is common ground so inevitably the conversation will be work based. Try not to talk about Sandra’s boyfriend or the fact that she’s going through her third divorce.
Do: Dress well, if your office is a suited one, still dress smart but wear a decent pair of jeans, don’t end up looking like Jeremy Clarkson, think more ‪David Beckham‬ or Ryan Gosling.
Don’t: Wear novelty Christmas Clothing, it might be a party but you do want to keep your dignity and want people to see you as professional come Monday.
Do: Talk to your boss. If it’s at your boss’s house, thank him or her for having you, it’s polite, but don’t hog his or her time, particularly if you’ve had a drink or two.
Don’t: Decide it’s a good time to talk about a raise or Christmas bonus. Maybe bonuses were cut this year, if you are deeply upset by this, maybe you should give it a miss, yeah, you will thank me for following this advice, someday.

Do: Remember to take your Renew Life Liver DTX capsules to give your body a much needed re-boot and help eliminate that was Yuletide toxins.

The Ideal Christmas Party Outfit 

You don’t want to be accused of being a party pooper and its a fine balance of looking like its natural, you’ve made an effort, but no the too much. This shirt from Flintoff you Jacamo strikes that, aforementioned, balance perfectly.

These lightweight chinos are designed to sit comfortably above the hips and bolster a straight silhouette for a contemporary finish, by Community Clothing, an ethical label and creative outlet for skilled workers with a main aim to restore Britain’s textile industry.

Aldo has created pieces revered for their luxury, attention to detail and blend of classic and modern styles. Take these Wyanet loafers: a timeless classic, made in rich suede, making this sophisticated pair the perfect finish to smart-casual codes.

Like all of these pieces they are versatile and easy to wear, which sounds strange but can be interchangeable with lots of items already in your wardrobe. The shirt could we swapped with a plain, crisp white shirt. The chinos with a pair of quality raw denim jeans or black jeans. The loafers with a pair of Oxfords or Brogues and this great velvet blazer from Marks & Spencer Luke easily be replaced with each Navy suit jacket from an exist suit. The result, your looking cool, suave and sophisticated without appearing try hard.