Friday, 27 February 2009

Dress Like Sean Penn

Sean Penn walked away with Best Male Actor from this week's Oscars. Penn fought off competition from bookies' favourite Mickey Rourke to win the gong for his performance in the Gus Van Sant-directed movie, Milk.

Whilst Penn and his fellow Hollywood stars soaked up the glitzy ceremony, we were keeping an eye on the ties the fellows were wearing. As you can probably imagine, there weren't too many variations on the plain black tie or plain black bow tie.

Not to worry though, as the main man Sean Penn wore a tie with a subtle difference. Penn's narrow tie had a self-stripe to it adding a lovely texture to his outfit.

Want a tie much like Penn's? Try our Semi-Plain Black 7cm Skinny Tie!

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Your Chance To Win... have teamed up with the Yorkshire Evening Post to give away six limited edition ties.

We have just launched our first ever exclusive tie range. Featured in this series of six ties are sights from the city of Leeds. Designed by University of Leeds graduate Claire McDonald, the images are manually screen printed on to elegant white satin ties.

Only ten of each design have been printed and can be viewed here.

And now for your chance to win one...

The Yorkshire Evening Post has six of the limited edition Leeds ties to give away.

To enter send a postcard with your name, address and daytime telephone number to Leeds Tie Giveaway, Features Department, Yorkshire Evening Post, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 1RF.

Entries should arrive no later than 12pm on Tuesday, February 17.

The first six entries drawn on the day will each receive one of the ties.

Fraternal ties

Grant Woodward reports... NEVER was there a bigger bane of a schoolboy's life than the hated school uniform.

And the worst part was always the tie - a striped symbol of the metaphorical chains keeping you shackled to dull maths lessons and dodgy school dinners.

Or was that just me?

Anyway, times change and though brothers Chris and Andrew Bragg were never too keen on neckwear either growing up, they're now making their livings out of it.

Read full story here.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

It's Snow Joke, You Really Can Get A Free Pair Of Gloves

The UK is suffering its second day of disruption following the heaviest snowfall in 18 years. Over 4,500 schools have closed across the land, with one in five workers said to have not made it into work.

So, what to do with your day in the snow then? Build a snowman? Go sledging? Simply go for a stroll?

Whatever you decide to do, you'll need to keep those paws warm. With our free magic gloves offer, you have no excuse for cold hands!

Read all about the day's snow caused havoc here.