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The essential pocket square guide

Some call it a handkerchief, some a hankie, some a pockerchief. I like to name it the pocket square which is, I understand, to the the correct terminology. But regardless of it’s name it is an important part of a gentleman’s wardrobe and one that is overlooked by many. The pocket square has been used…

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The Classic Gin Fizz Cocktail

The Gin Fizz is a classic cocktail and one of the most refreshing cocktails ever invented. Fizz Cocktails are characterised by their inclusion of a tangy acid component (usually citrus juice), soda water and an egg white. An egg white? Trust me on this one, it works. There is no hint of omelette or poached…

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The feel of nib on paper

In this day of laptops, tablets and smartphones there would be some that may argue that there is no place for fountain pens. It could be said that they are inconvenient, old fashioned and outdated. But there are those of us who know that this is far from the truth. Yes, we might be writing…

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Opening a beer bottle with a newspaper

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drinkā€¦ well not quite. In fact something far more serious! Beer, beer everywhere but not a bottle opener in sight. It is the single worst case scenario you could find yourself in at a picnic. The foolhardy man would use his teeth and then spend the next…

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Every man needs a military watch

There are times when a gentleman needs to get his hands dirty. It is not always sharp suits and cocktails, sometimes it is a mug of black coffee resting on the bulkhead of the car whilst tinkering with carburettors. Wearing your finest Jeager LeCoultre whilst working on the car really is not the done thing.…

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The Old Fashioned cocktail

Cocktail drinking has seen it’s highs and it’s lows over the years. We all remember the cocktails that Delboy Trotter used to drink. Brightly coloured, fruity concoctions adorned with sparklers, umbrellas and all manner of flourishes that would cast doubt over the very moral fibre of those consuming them. The world of mixology has moved…