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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Stylish summer ‘Mod’ style

Make a statement with an outfit based around a yellow summer boating blazer from Samuel Windsor

Make a statement with an outfit based around our yellow summer boating blazer
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Summer boating blazers originated from public school rowing teams, but it was the mods who brought the colourful striped blazer into the fashion underground. Now, decades later, this standout clothing item is hitting the mainstream. 

The summer blazer is sophisticated, smart, and yet still retains a hint of the rebelliousness that made it the jacket of choice for members of The Who, The Yardbirds, and The Rolling Stones. Here’s how to pull off the look and stand out from the crowd this summer.
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How to wear men’s hats

With a few simple rules, finding the right hat is easier than you think

With a few simple rules, finding the right hat is easier than you think
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Looking great in a hat is actually very simple. Not sure how to choose one that suits you? Here’s our advice for getting the best style of hat for your face shape, stature and features.
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