How to choose your Wedding Suit: A gentleman’s guide

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Your wedding suit, traditionally known as a morning suit, is considered the most important piece of tailoring you’ll dig deep in your pockets for. Why? Because if you get it wrong, you’ll still hear about it from your other half in years to come. With some wise words from London tailors Guards 1843, read on to discover how you can choose your ideal wedding suit in a fashionably blasé manner.

 

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Luxury Wedding Gift Guide 2016

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Gathered a handful of wedding dates in your diary, this summer? Treat the loved-up duos to something they’ll treasure forever after they’ve tied the knot. Our Italian leather accessories are bound to stand the test of time. Handmade from vegetable-tanned, full grain leather in Florence, Italy, our exquisite goods have been crafted with love, for people in love. Discover our top four Italian leather wedding gifts in this luxury wedding gift guide, here.

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The Breton Top: A Fashion Icon

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The classic Breton top was the first workwear piece to filter its way into the world of fashion, and it sure didn’t do it halfheartedly. It seems that every fashion house worth knowing has adapted a version of this Brittany-born piece. This iconic garment doesn’t have a season, it doesn’t fit with a specific trend – it’s truly timeless. Pair a Breton top with anything in your wardrobe, for any occasion, and instant chic is guaranteed. It’s a real fashion superpower. Discover the Breton top’s story, here.

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A traveler’s guide to the French Riviera

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The Côte d’Azur – France’s world famous southeastern coastline, a millionaire’s paradise and the most glamorous place on Earth. An A-Lister hotspot since the 1930’s, this international treasure is home to the majority of the world’s super yachts in summer. Although it tends to attract the extravagant individual with a penchant for showing off, the French riviera still offers historical charm, incredible natural landscapes and exquisite French cuisine. Indulge in the Côte d’Azur’s jet set lifestyle, this summer and holiday in one of its beautiful resort towns.

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The Best Dressed at Cannes 2016 Opening Gala

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The French Riviera’s event of the year commenced last night with the premiere of Cafe Society. Set in the 1930’s, this Woody Allen movie follows a young man’s pursuit to work in Hollywood’s film industry. Known as the Opening Gala, it is Cannes’ most glamorous spectacle, showcasing an abundance of A-list red carpet appearances. Catch up on the best-dressed stars from last night’s premiere, here.

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Tailoring tips from Shakespearean times

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Tailoring tips inspired by Shakespeare…

Shakespeare. The quintessential British linguist, dramatist and writer. Over four hundred years has passed since his demise, yet he still reigns as one of Britain’s finest. The incredible fact about his masterpieces? We can still relate to them today. A noteworthy scene in Hamlet sees Polonius giving his son, Laertes some wordly advice before he leaves to France for university. These days, the advice may be slightly different (don’t forget to eat proper food, don’t go out every night of the week) however the sentiment stays the same – basically ‘look after yourself, son’ and ‘don’t do anything stupid’.

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From Lilibet to Queen Elizabeth II – The Queen’s Story

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How Lilibet became Queen Elizabeth II

 

10th December, 1936

Princess Elizabeth of York glared out of her family home at 145 Picadilly, London to a sea of people. Chants of ‘God save the King’ seeped through the tall window panes and she looked at her sister by her side. ‘Our daddy is King now, Lilibet. The King of England.’ At ten years old, the abdication of her Uncle had changed Elizabeth’s life forever. Little Elizabeth stared back at the ever-growing crowds outside. ‘Yes, Margaret – and I am next to be Queen someday, but not for a very long time’. They skipped away from the window and down the hallway, their ringlets of hair bouncing behind them.

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