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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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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