10 steps to loving January sales shopping (we promise!)

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Face the fear and shop anyway

How quickly do you get bored when you’re out shopping? Are you a die hard, all day bargain hunter, or a fly in, fly out kinda guy?

According to an article in Psychology Today you’re more likely to be the latter. A survey of 2,000 British people found that men become bored after only 26 minutes of shopping, while it takes women a full two hours to reach sales fatigue.

We’ve found 10 top tips for the January sales that’ll help take away the pain of sales shopping. So when you slip on your favourite classic brogues to hit the high street, you’ll be a sales supremo and not a shameful shopper.Continue reading

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How to create the perfect family heirloom

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A family heirloom to lean on

Are you looking to create a legacy that can be passed down from generation to generation? An heirloom is the perfect way of bottling your family history and memories and handing them to your ancestors to cherish.

We all like to think we’ll be remembered when we’re gone. Our actions, words, and relationships are our intangible and individual legacy. But alongside our personal impact, it’s good to have a physical object that encapsulates our essence and give our family members something to hold on to. Here’s how to pick the perfect piece for the job.

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A brief guide to buttons

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Buttons: decorative, practical, and ancient

We use buttons on suits,shirts, boots, bags, trousers and tailcoats. They’re so ubiquitous that you probably don’t even give them a second thought.

But buttons are much more than they appear. They’re accessories that have been around for thousands of years. They are a part of the world’s cultural and fashion history; part of its fabric.Continue reading

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