How to wear a polo shirt

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Polo shirts are a versatile option that can be dressed up or down
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Invented by Jean René Lacoste in the 1920s, the polo shirt was designed as a practical alternative to the starched long sleeved shirts tennis players traditionally wore on court. Fast forward a century, and polo shirts are now a wardrobe staple that perfectly bridges the gap between smart and casual. Here’s how to ace the fit, colour and fabric of your polo shirt – game, set and match. 

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How to survive the office Xmas party

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Christmas parties can be a great chance to network
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Are you looking forward to this year’s staff Christmas party? Or does the thought of mixing alcohol with office politics leave you cold? Either way, we’re here to help with our guide to how to dress for your office bash which, whether you love it or loathe it, is an excellent opportunity to shine in front of the boss. Continue reading

How to create the perfect family heirloom

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Something that commemorates a rite of passage makes a great family heirloom
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The best heirlooms are things that commemorate significant events and rites of passage. A signet ring passed from father to child to mark a 21st birthday; a christening gown that’s been in the family for generations; your grandfather’s fob watch…

But it’s also about the stories that go with the objects, so make sure you talk about how you came by the possessions that matter to you most – when you’re gone, it’s your stories that will live on through the pieces you leave behind.
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