How to make leather soles less slippery and other wet weather tips

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Comfortable, breathable, long lasting and good looking – just some of the reasons why leather shoes never fade from fashion. But how, I hear you ask, do you prevent slippery soles from landing you on your backside the first time there’s rain or frost?

Here’s how to make sure you don’t turn turtle in bad weather – a plethora of ways to make leather soles less slippery, plus how to weatherproof and look after your shoes so they keep your feet dry and toasty for years to come.

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How to choose a tie

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So many ties, so how do you choose?
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Ties are an intrinsic part of many men’s daily lives. Far from fading into the background, they provide a useful pop of colour, or in some cases, a talking point to break the ice at social events.

Originally worn by Croatian troops stationed in Paris during the 17th century, ties were soon adopted by royalty and then rapidly taken up by the general population. Whether you’re hoping to project regal gravitas or rakish style, we’ll show you how to choose the right tie for the job.
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How to dress like an Italian Man

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You don’t need to live in Rome, to do as the Roman’s do.
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To dress like an Italian, you need to start thinking like an Italian – clothes are about self-expression.

Why do so many British men take our few days of summer sunshine as their cue to dress like a jumble sale on legs? Gents, you can do better. Here we take some fashion prompts from our Italian brothers, men who know the meaning of style. We have the raw materials, we have the know-how – here’s how to put it all together like a true Italian.
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