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Socks and the City

Socks and the City It is said that much can be told about a man judging by his shoes. In my opinion, you can tell even more by his socks.Long gone are the days when socks were merely worn for comfort. More and more, men are looking to their socks to make a statement and adding a bold pair to your outfit is a good place to start when experimenting with fashion. And the assortment surely won’t disappoint! These days there’s something for everyone: stripes for when you’re feeling preppy, and flashy prints in brighter colours when you’re looking to make a daring statement. Unless you’re a student at some art school – please gents, stay away from marijuana leaf...

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Less Hobo more Hipster

Gentlemen, there is NOTHING attractive about a scraggly beard. If you want to boast about your manliness by growing your facial hair, you need to take care not to look unkempt. Remember: there’s a fine line between hobo and hipster — it lies in the beard. Say you want to join the brotherhood of beards but you’re not exactly Jon Hamm, visit a trusted barber to find out what styles to try, explaining your dilemma. Once you found the style that suits you best, grooming regularly and using the correct products will keep your beard looking epic. A product like beard oil will protect and soften your beard to give it a healthier appearance while moustache wax is specially formulated...

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The Shaving Brush

The Shaving Brush In the 1800s a shaving brush became a status symbol, when the folding-handle straight razor design made it practical for men to shave themselves rather than visit a barber. An expensive brush (badger hair) or eccentric brush with exotic handles (ivory, gold, silver, tortoise shell, crystal, porcelain etc.) was a way of asserting one’s personality or even affluence. Cheaper brushes used boar’s or horse’s hair – the quality of these brushes differed greatly. Badger hair is more flexible and softer than bristle. You can find shaving brushes with pure badger hair (made in Germany) in our Gentlemen’s Corner.  

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Launch // InstaLens

Launch // InstaLens The ultimate tool for you to take professional & creative photos on the go. The InstaLens works with any phone or device with a camera on it. The collection is a range of five magnetically attachable optical lenses.     

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You can tell a lot about people by their shoes

You can tell a lot about people by their shoes. A Gentleman should always keep his shoes shined! Why you need to take care of your leather shoes. It’s not just about making your shoes look good. It’s about protecting them and keeping them in great shape. A proper pair of leather shoes are an investment and will last you more than just a season, if you look after them! Without proper care, leather can dry out and even crack and fall apart. You can find a basic set to buff and shine your shoes – with black and neutral polishes, cleaning cloth and two brushes from the Wild and Wolf Gentlemen’s Hardware Collection.

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