How to look after your shoes – a Q&A with Shoe Shine NI

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With the right care and attention, you can bring your shoes back to life.
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Tender loving care is the key to making sure your footwear lasts. After spending all that money on your wonderful shoes, the last thing you’ll want is for them to not last as long as they should. With the proper care and attention, your brogues and oxfords will stand the time.

We spoke to John from Shoe Shine Northern Ireland to find out how you can take the best care of your shoes.

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How to read a care label

Here’s how to decode your clothing’s care labels to keep them looking their best
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It’s true that in this day and age, every man should be well acquainted enough with garment care labels to know the difference between a “boil wash” and a “do not tumble dry”. But leaving recriminations to one side, here’s our guide to clothes labels.

All you need to know for when you’re one-on-one with the washing machine.
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How to pull off Prince Philip’s panache

Prince Philip: impeccably dressed for every occasion
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Despite having retired from public life, Netflix’s hit series, The Crown, has put Prince Philip right back in the limelight. The series which paints a raffish portrait of the aged royal as a young man now runs to twenty episodes, with more to come.

Whatever you think of the irascible old Duke, he continues to exhibit a certain sartorial elegance. Here we take a look at the wardrobe staples that give the prince his panache, and discover what there is to learn from Philip the Greek’s remarkable dress sense.
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