17 August 2017


‘Meet the Shirtmakers’ introduces the craftspeople from Pink’s UK shirt maker, Smyth and Gibson in Londonderry, showcasing the passion they have for their unique craft.

The film documents the extraordinary craftsmanship, skills, detail and experience that goes into making Thomas Pink’s 1984, Imperial and Made To Order shirts from a very small number of specialised shirt makers who have worked in the industry for decades. Quite literally, 50 pairs of hands with over a millennium of experience.

For Richard Gibson, the co-founder of Smyth and Gibson, a passion for shirtmaking and a penchant for detail are a way of life. “lots of shirtmakers will tell you that they sew with ‘18 stitches to the inch’, but then they look like a ploughed field,” he laughs. “It’s not about the number of stitches, which is just a setting on a machine, but how flat they are.” He insists that the real tests of the shirtmaker’s skill are the tiny - almost indecipherable - elements such as exceptionally flat stitching, buttonholes being of a high density but also hand-trimmed, and the placket of a patterned shirt being matched to the pattern on the body, the way the sleeve is set perfectly into the body of a shirt and that the fine fabrics used hold no tension. “They’re what elevates one shirt above another” notes Gibson. By wearing such a shirt, you are signalling something about yourself to the world -- that craft, quality and details matter to you.
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7 August 2017

STOER Jet Set Facial Lands at Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Spas at Heathrow, Gatwick & JFK

Following the recent launch in Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge (March 2017), new male skincare range, STOER Skincare for Men, is launching its Jet Set Facial for Men at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Spas at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and John F. Kennedy International Airport in the USA.

 STOER Skincare for Men: The Passport to Great Skin STOER Skincare for Men is a performance driven range of skincare products designed to act as the ultimate defence shield for male skin and protect it from the environment. A first for the male skincare market, ‘cosmetic drone’ technology focuses on delivering the brand’s unique Clima 5™ formulation of active ingredients directly into the skin layer where they work best. Each active was derived from a differing global climate to underpin the value of protecting the skin against pollution and the elements.

 Marianne Morrison, skincare expert and founder of STOER Skincare for Men says: “As a brand that focuses on global ingredients with a cutting edge approach to skincare, we are delighted to be working with Virgin airlines as the innovators of air travel. STOER Skincare and Virgin airlines are both known for going against the grain in their respective industries and daring to do things differently which is what makes this partnership so exciting!”

 Rebecca Creer, Spas & Styling Manager at Virgin Atlantic says: “We are always looking for new and innovative brands to partner with. Not only are Stoer products cutting edge, using new technology to deliver results, but Marianne is a real entrepreneur which fits so perfectly with our brand. The men’s skincare industry is a rapidly growing market and we want to make sure that we are offering only the best to our customers.”
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2 August 2017

MEM Watches the latest watch brand that makes time move CounterClockwise

MEM Watches is the latest on trend unique watch brand that portrays a Counterclockwise movement, a unique timepiece brand established in 2014.

Trendsetting globally and with a huge demand in the UK, MEM Watches have officially arrived with a launch offer of 20% on their collection.
The stylish slick collection with its counterclockwise movement was inspired from the ancient civilisations that relied on telling time on sundials – where they read time counterclockwise.
 MEM watches believe counterclockwise reflects positivity, which is an overall representation of the brand.
Athletes also run in counterclockwise because of the way the blood flows from our heart to our bodies. The movement is unique, making MEM Watches different from other brands.

They offer a simplistic, crisp and sharp style of watches for both men and women, with a classy and elegant feel. As well as various different watch styles, MEM Watches also offers clocks in counterclockwise.

20% off all MEM Watches will be for a limited time period on www.mem-watches.com/uk

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26 July 2017


Zara Man AW17 campaign shots

It's Check Mate for suits
 And more checks for coats!! Looks like checks are in for the winter months.
 Sitting pretty in pink and seeing (dark) red
Campaign shots by Willy Vanderperre
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7 July 2017

Beechdean sponsor Wycombe Wanderers' eyecatching 2017/18 goalkeeper kit


 Wycombe Wanderers’ new goalkeeper kits for the 2017/18 season have been launched live on Sky Sports News – and they’re bound to catch the eyes of supporters and opposition strikers alike! Designed collaboratively by the club and its official kit supplier O’Neills, the kits feature distinctive patterns designed to make the goalkeeper appear larger and more imposing when a striker is bearing down on goal and preparing to shoot.
 The fluorescent yellow keeper kit carries an unmissable multi-coloured kaleidoscope pattern on the front, which resembles a target to aim for – rather than the goal itself – and catches the eye with its disruptive magic-eye effect.
 Meanwhile, the sky blue and baby pink colour combination of the second keeper kit is blended into a similarly attention-grabbing pattern which will stand out from the crowd. Wanderers coach Barry Richardson, who remains registered as a second-choice goalkeeper behind no.1 Scott Brown, said: “There’s been a lot of research into the science behind goalkeeper kits, which is why you see a lot of luminous colours and chevron patterns which enlarge the presence of the keeper in the goal. “We’ve developed that idea over the past couple of years, with a bright lime and green design last year, and have enjoyed working with O’Neills to come up with these designs which we hope will be effective on the pitch and also be popular for fans who’d like to buy the replica versions.”
 Brown added: “I must admit I had to do a double-take when Barry showed me the designs – they’re a lot different from what I’ve worn in the past! But they’ve definitely grown on me and I’m looking forward to wearing them throughout the season, even if I get a few rude comments from opposition fans behind my goal!”.
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