The mature man’s guide to sunglasses

Variable tint glasses can be good for driving, with a lighter lower section to view the dashboard

Variable tint glasses can be good for driving, with a lighter lower section to view the dashboard
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Sunglasses are a staple accessory that many of us get slightly wrong. We know how important they are in protecting our eyes from the sun’s rays. And they come in jolly handy for driving, golfing, walking or just getting out and about on a sunny day. But when we’re faced with umpteen styles and shapes of sunglasses, we tend to panic and grab the first pair that catches our eye.

It takes more than a spot of luck to find the perfect shades. Here’s how to look stylish all summer long by choosing the best sunglasses for your face shape.
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What is wool?

Wool’s unique properties make it an enduring favourite

Wool’s unique properties make it an enduring favourite
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It might seem like a stupid question, but how much do you actually know about your 100% pure new wool garments? Chances are, not much, but here in the UK, we’ve fought wars over wool, and the economies of some of the former British dominions were founded on it.

Wool is a renewable textile with unique properties, and when expertly tailored, looks rather natty on a dapper dresser. Here’s everything you need to know about this traditional fabric.

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What is seersucker?

Effortlessly stylish - seersucker is the perfect summer jacket fabric

Effortlessly stylish – seersucker is the perfect summer jacket fabric
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Seersucker is cotton cloth with a dappled texture made through a process known as slack weaving. The name comes from the Persian, shīroshakar, meaning “milk and sugar”. This refers to the original way of making the cloth which involved weaving alternate threads of silk and cotton. When washed, the cotton would shrink and the silk would not, giving the cloth its crinkled look.

Seersucker is an elegant summer fabric. Perfect for regatta season, summer weddings, parties and graduations, seersucker keeps you seriously cool when the weather warms.
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