“Nobody can smell your face.”

Firstly, let me begin by wishing you all a very happy New Year! Although it’s not my first post of the year (there were a couple of others, rambling about shoes or some other inconsequential subject, I’m sure) it is the first time I’m going to write about something topical.

You see, first and foremost, this is a men’s fashion blog. It’s a subject close to my heart, it’s what I do for a day job, and it’s something that just about anyone (from the lowliest caveman wrapping a leaf around his nether-regions then realising a different colour leaf really brings out his eyes, to the most haute of all coutoured androgynous robot-men decked head-to-toe in Chanel) can appreciate. We’ve all bought clothes, we’ve all preferred one coat or sweater over another – perhaps without even realising, we’re all involved in fashion choices every day of our lives.

I’d like to take a minute, then, to talk about an invisible fashion accessory.

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Cereal City Guide – Paris


I’m a big fan of independently-produced city guides. They’re a great way of familiarising yourself with a place you haven’t yet visited and are also a means of breathing new life into a city that you’ve long become familiar with.

Cereal, the magazine-slash-journal, produced two such guides in 2015 – simply titled ‘London’ and ‘New York’. Each one details the places to go, things to see and even include essays from notable residents of each city. Continue reading “Cereal City Guide – Paris”

Valentine’s Day – Men’s Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions that makes gift-buying especially difficult – even more so if you’re looking for a gift for your husband or boyfriend.

The stores are full of heart-shaped balloons, boxes of chocolates, red lacy lingerie, flowers – all perfect gifts for the lady in your life – but there’s slim pickings when it comes to gifts for us guys. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day – Men’s Gift Guide”