Archive

February 2014

Iconic Menswear: The Short-Sleeved Shirt

The shirt has existed as a piece of clothing since before the Middle Ages but it was only regarded as underwear or a night gown for men. It didn't have a collar but a hem that could be tightened and buttoned meaning to put it on you had to put it over your head. In the 18th Century the shirt gained a collar but it was enormous and was decorated with embroidery and lace. During the 19th Century, the shirt, in particular the white shirt was seen as an important... Read More

The Devil is in the Detail

It's easy enough getting the right gear but it's the little details that make you stand out from the crowd. Men are getting increasingly image-conscious, whether it's grooming, hair or fashion, so it's down to you whether you want to make your outfit stand out. The most effective way to separate yourself from the crowd is to pay attention to simple details and the finishing touches that you might normally overlook.    We share some of the details that you think about but don't REALLY think about. Roll Up, Roll... Read More

A Guide to Male Grooming: Skin Care

Skin gets put through its paced daily as it is effected by the weather, tiredness and stress. It's important to take care of it so you look and feel refreshed every day. We take you through a couple of steps to keep your skin in tip top shape. Daily Step 1: Clean your face – It's no use applying a cream or a mask if your skin is not clean! Opting for a soap-free, gel or foam, cleansing product is best. These are gentler for your epidermis which can be irritated... Read More

Stuff Every Man Should Have in Their Wardrobe

We take a look at some of the clothing items that you should have in your wardrobe so you can be at your most stylish all of the time. A Go-To Shirt A dress shirt can often be too smart, whilst a casual shirt can make you look a little scruffy. The perfect kind of shirt straddles the divide between formal and casual with ease, these shirts are a worthwhile addition to your wardrobe as you will definitely get a lot of use out of them. They are versatile in... Read More

Getting Casual Right

This week on the blog we take a look at the casual look and share some tips and advice on how to wear the different aspects to get the look right. We also share with you how to tell if a certain item fits you or not. T-Shirts T-shirts work perfectly by themselves with a pair of jeans and boots or can be made to look dressier with an blazer and pair of chinos. A great tip is to buy some plain basic versions that can be worn underneath an... Read More

Grooming Tips For The Morning After The Night Before

After spending all weekend drinking much more than we should, waking up Sunday feeling like crap and looking like crap has become part of our routine. We need all the help we can get to make us feel better than morning after so here is the Brother2Brother essentials kit for revitalising yourself the morning after: Body Wash A good invigorating shower gel can help you start each and every morning feeling fresh. You’re looking for one that will stimulate you skin and wake your whole body up. Key ingredients to... Read More