Saturday, 31 May 2008

Short Suits Hit The Streets

BBC reporter Brian Milligan tries out the new 'short suit' which is designed for summer office wear in this video...

The suit which incorporates shorts rather than long trousers has already met much criticism. The main gripe being that many mens' legs are better not seen in the office.

The same could be said, in our unbiased opinion, of the male neck. Open-necked shirts reveal that part of the body that many people just don't want to see!

There is only one solution to these problems, wear long trousers and wear a tie. Some fashions never lose their class.

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Thursday, 29 May 2008


As the son of a tailor, Sir Alan Sugar should know more than most about how dressing properly for work can help you succeed in life.

The fourth series of The Apprentice is currently heading towards its conclusion and with just 5 candidates remaining, we are running our latest poll on who you think is the best dressed! We will see how the winner of our poll performs in the remainder of the popular TV series.

Interestingly two of the remaining hopefuls have, just like, Wakefield connections. Helene Speight lives in the city and having been born in South Africa, Claire Young was brought up in Wakefield!
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Sunday, 4 May 2008

Any male stars want to be like Sarah Jessica Parker?

Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker could have once again started a fashion craze by wearing a £4.50 dress.

The woman who introduced the world to Manolo Blahnik shoes, Parker arrived at a recent New York premier with husband Matthew Broderick, wearing a low-budget dress, part of a design range she has lent her name to.

Full story here...

No doubt male stars will want to follow suit by wearing low-budget clothes for premieres and like-events. If so, we might have something right up their street... Our Budget Tie Zone. Ties in this section are priced at just £4.99 each.

And if that is too much, in our current half price sale we have ties starting at just £3.99!

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Beckham Birthday Marred by Shocking Tie & Hanky Mismatch

We were interested to see David Beckham step out for his 33rd birthday celebrations this week.

The Daily Mail was most interested by he and wife Victoria's monochrome outfits. Interesting, granted... but what intrigued us more was the LA Galaxy star's decision to wear tie and pocket hanky. Nothing too daring about that you may think... but Beckham's hanky and tie did not match. Shock. Horror.

So, if you're reading David, if you couldn't find a matching set, you might want to take a look at our Tie, Hanky & Cufflinks Sets. Priced at £11.99, they are well in your price range.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Boris Johnson is London Mayor

Boris Johnson has been officially announced as new London Mayor, beating off competition from leading contender Ken Livingstone.

We said we'd be keeping an eye out for the ties they chose to wear on May 1st... and we did.

Johnson chose to wear a plain purple tie, the fashionable colour of the moment. Livingstone was being more coy though by wearing a long coat covering his suit and tie. So for us Boris Johnson won that battle on voting day!

On May 2nd (Result Day) though, we did get to see ties from both Ken and Boris. Whilst Conservative, Johnson stuck with a purple tie, Livingstone went for a nice bright yellow tie. If we'd seen that on Livingstone on May 1st, we'd have called it a draw!

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