Friday, October 21, 2016

How Large Men Stay Dressed Sharp

Staying looking sharp isn’t always easy, especially when you find yourself having to shop around for big mens suits to get the ideal fit. There are a few tips you can pick up to keep you looking sharp at all times, for an interview for business or a special occasion.

#1 Rule – Always have at least one good suit in the closet. You’re always going to need at least one decent suit even if you work within a relaxed setting. You can easily make a sharp blazer look more casual by styling with a pair or relaxed trousers or even jeans but you will never be able to make a casual outfit look as formal as a suit.

#2 Rule – Look after your clothes. Even though your suit will come with a hanging hook at the back of your blazer, you should avoid using as a permanent way to hang your blazer. Often your suit will be dry clean only so you want to keep it in the best shape possible. Always use a dedicated suit and pants hanger that will support the shoulders and stop them from creasing over. Remove the fuzz from your wool items and keep you clothes lint free.

#3 Rule – It’s all in the detail – You can certainly get away with wearing less expensive gear providing you that you accessorise and are wear the right fit. A pocket handkerchief, sunglasses and a quality belt help to pull your final look together.

#4 Rule - Build from your base colours – If you’re not too sure about which colours work well, it’s always recommended to build from whites and blues which work for most occasions. From there, you can choose some colours that work well with you suit(s) and are acceptable for your workplace.

#5 Rule – Buy real leather footwear. You’ll wear these shoes most days for the office so they need to last. Real leather can be easily nourished with a lick of polish and made to look like new again. It is also renowned for being one of the most comfortable materials, moulding to the shape of your feet, whilst still being able to hold good shape.

Friday, October 14, 2016

See Snowdonia from a Luxury Lodge

We love holidaying, and we feel that British tourism is indeed on the up. Whereas the thought of British Tourism conjures thoughts of outdated arcades, seagulls, ice cream cones and caravans situated so close to each other we can scarce wonder how tourists even breathe, let alone coexist together in such cramped surroundings where it might seem that the slightest noise would wake up every living thing within a twenty caravan radius, we were more than happy to learn that each and every assumption we had made about the industry was incorrect in 2016.

That, as well as the age old belief that holidaying in the UK within winter is a fool’s errand.
Yes, you heard us right. There’s a number of amazing things to do and see and some very real natural beauty which simply isn’t there in the summer within Snowdonia, and we’re very pleased to say that we don’t think you’ve lived until you’ve seen the colours of Autumn reflected in this wild Welsh wonderland.

There’s also some very high quality accommodation options available off season, for bargain prices, with absolutely no sacrifice in regard to excellent service or amenities – literally just as good as when you’d visit in high season.

Ogwen Bank is an excellent example of this. The park itself is a very classy, high end retreat for those in the know... but also very welcoming to families, and not pretentious even in the slightest. Ogwen Bank is a very high-end package for those in the loop enough to seek it out, and we’re very certain that it could actually qualify as a Welsh treasure.

 Situated in the quaint Welsh region of Bethesda within Snowdonia, Ogwen Bank boasts an absolutely stunning surroundings of acres upon acres of absolutely unspoiled woodland. While we couldn’t quite bring ourselves to take the plunge and give caravanning a try (Unfortunately, we’ve far too many memories of childhood camping experiences!) their lodges are absolutely high quality and utterly desirable places to be.

We couldn’t help but think as we initially stepped into a high-quality woodland lodge, literally right on the bank of the River Ogwen, that boasts a number of amazing features. In our eyes, it was more like a high-quality house than a wooden lodge, and it was very tastefully outfitted which offered all of the comforts of home, as well as so much more. Apparently, Ogwen Bank has even better lodges for sale in North Wales than the one we stayed at!

British tourism is indeed going from strength to strength, and it’s not difficult whatsoever to see why, thanks to companies such as Ogwen Bank leading the way when it comes to offering some seriously high-end accommodation at very reasonable rates. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Men’s Winter Trends 2016

Summer has now come to an end and it’s time to start investing in a winter wardrobe. Now’s the time to get in the know of this seasons trends which are ideal for larger sized men looking for physique flattering choices. Large men’s clothing of winter, 2016 is set to embark on a season of strong, definitive style matching the old with the new.

Duffle Coats – They’re back with a bang. This season the most popular style on the catwalk was the modernised camel colour duffle coat. But don’t be afraid to put your own spin on it and go long, short or a completely different colour. The duffle coat is great option for men with a rounded upper body physique, adding padding and clean edges to the shoulders.

70’s Colours – So we’re not quite back to all out flairs but we will most certainly be seeing the comeback of the colour tones of the 70’s including coppers and warmer toned check coats and jackets. This cooler season is going to bring the range of cable knit back, which will work beautifully with 70’s inspired outfits.

Texture on Texture – This season is all about mixing up the textures all the way from your suit and tie to your jumpers, shirt and jackets. This season’s suits are sleek, incorporating the old with the new. A modern fitted suit with the timeless pocket watch piece can easily be worn to a formal event. For casual, go for a warm undertone which can be matched with a knitted sweater. Don’t forget to go for a lighter knit if you don’t want to add bulk.

The Funnel Neck – the turtle neck jumper has had its time in 2015 but now, we move towards a more relaxed look which can be worked so conveniently into many styles. Wear it with your duffle coat or even style is with a pair of jeans.
Suspenders – If you’re going for a suited up look or even a relaxed style, suspenders are making their way back in fashion, sitting nicely alongside the bearded look. Of course, if there’s one thing a larger man holds well, its larger accessories. Match with a pair of sunglasses and a hat to finish the look.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Your Home By The Sea

Many of us dream of living by the sea, and it’s a sad fact that most of us don’t make it. The city after all is a great place, full of opportunity and commodity, and for many of us, we live here well into retirement while dreaming about getting away from the rat race once and for all. Help is at hand with your dream, notable housing developer Blue Bay Homes have almost completed a truly spectacular development right on one of the most beautiful coastlines within the UK!

The aptly named View, by Blue Bay Homes is a special development which features a myriad of excellently appointed houses and apartments, each freshly built, and overlooking the wonderful cliffside of Colwyn Bay. But where’s Colwyn Bay, you might ask? It’s just a ways down the A55. This excellent arrangement of apartments in Colwyn Bay and houses in Colwyn Bay are reachable from Liverpool and Manchester in around 2 hours.

The area itself is pretty special as well - You might worry that you’ll be stuck in the Welsh Countryside. While indeed being in the country is quite a nice prospect, sometimes it can feel a little too remote. Thankfully, you won’t be. With this particular development, you’re within range of a host of charming towns and shopping centres, such as Llandudno - the winner of the Best Seaside resort in the UK 2016, according to TripAdvisor-- and Conwy, a wonderful castle town that sounds medieval, but features a variety of shops and things to do which are very 21st Century.

The apartments and houses themselves are spacious, very well outfitted, and even come with a variety of fabulous fixtures which are yours to choose. That’s right -- your bathroom will be tiled the way you like, and your kitchen will have a brand new oven, dishwasher, and all the amenities you need which are a far cry from a drafty Welsh cottage.

There are options out there for us city-dwellers, and Blue Bay Homes have a very viable one with The View. It’s quite simply fabulous, and begs a look!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How to Choose the Perfect Luxury Dog Collar

There are plenty out there but there are few that can stand the test of time when it comes to the adventurous lifestyle of your beloved pet.  It’s something your pet will wear, all day everyday so it needs to comfortable, sturdy and stylish. We’ll help you know what to look for from your designer dog collar to make sure you're getting the best for your pooch.

Real Leather – The biggest mistake you can make is make a purchase based on style alone. If it’s not going to last, then it simply isn’t worth the money. Leather is a favourable material for being able to withstand harsh environments and continue to look like new, rain or shine. Of course, plain leather can look a little plain - very unlike your dog’s personality. After all, us humans dress to match our own personalities, so why shouldn’t our pets? That’s why companies such as Hennessy & Sons bring a spark of multicolour style to the traditional luxury leather collar. Fabric is a great alternative, coming in a range of styles and patterns and is ideally suited to a house dog, but if you have a rather active pet, it’s worthwhile considering that it may become tarnished over time as dirt settles between the fibres.

Somewhere you can attach ID – Not all collars are built with this in mind. Of course, if your dog manages to stroll off in the park, you’ll never be so thankful that you added the name tag addition, despite being chipped. Some come with name tags already, which is in keeping with the style saving you the time and energy finding one that matches.

Design – Pets are like babies at times, and young ones in particular won’t hesitate to chow down on random little objects they find around the house. However, this becomes a serious matter when your dog finds a small object that could become a choking hazard. Many collars out there come with hanging jewellery, pearls and diamantes that can work themselves loose over time. As a special occasion it’s great for your dog to wear something extravagant but you’ll need something safe and sturdy for all year round use. You’ll want something that comfortable for your pet when they’re lying down or turning their heads.

Some prefer a harness to walk their pets, but for those who like to use the collar alone, choose a collar that offers strong metal accessories for handling. All the above elements help to create a versatile, sturdy yet comfortable solution for your pet. You want something that reflects their little personalities well, as well as being a safe and stylish!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Large Men’s Clothes and Body Types

Large Men's Clothes and Fashion
Choosing large men’s clothes that look good can be complicated. The differences in men’s body shapes are more subtle than between women so it is less obvious what will suit which physiques.

Ideally large men’s clothes should fit correctly, suit your body shape, be comfortable, look great and make you feel confident. Tall men and men with larger builds face different fashion problems but an overall similar issue: that their clothes can exaggerate the wrong features. Tall men may accidentally choose fashion that over emphasises their height and make them appear inelegant as if their clothes do not fit properly. Men with a larger build may be accidentally choosing clothes with patterns, shapes and styles that are unflattering or not slimming.

When you are looking for large men’s clothes vertical patterns and seams always work best but very tall men should avoid this and instead opt for more horizontal patterns. Horizontal patterns or strips create the optical illusion of making you appear shorter.

Longer cuts on shirts and jackets are also best for larger builds as they lengthen the body. Taller men should go for short, sharp cuts for an edgy look.

Many men often make the mistake of buying overly loose clothes in the belief that loose means comfortable.
This is a complete misconception. Clothes should fit your body properly while being comfortable. They should follow the natural lines of your form. Baggy clothes are definitely not slimming but this can make them useful for very tall men especially in trousers. Larger physiques or short men should avoid baggy clothes and not fall into the trap of assuming only baggy clothes can be comfortable. Always avoid baggy clothes at work.

Other helpful tips for large men’s clothes are: wear open necks because closed neck lines can appear harsh, choose dark tones for a classic appearance and belts are excellent accessories to any outfit as they divide the sections of the body and look smart.
Online men’s fashion shops can offer a much larger range of styles and sizes than high street shops, particularly in large men’s clothes.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Halloween Parties to be Remembered

Halloween is coming, and we’re more than aware of the kinds of problems that can arise during this time. One of which is Trick or Treating. Some of us are against the idea of Trick or Treating, and see the act of attiring our children as monsters and creepy things and sending them out and around the neighbourhood as a form of begging… which of course is problematic, as our children often want to do exactly what their friends are doing and don't care to be disappointed. Of course, there's a compromise. Hosting your own Halloween Party can be as simple as picking up some sweets (our favourites are Chupa Chups Lollipops) decorations and invites, and wearing a smile all night.

There's a lot to be said for hosting a little Halloween Party. Your little ones will absolutely adore the idea of hosting their own little gathering of ghouls, and you can be safe in the knowledge that they’re not out in the streets making nuisances of themselves. For the sake of hosting a party, there’s a number of things you can amass with very little effort, to make a great Halloween Party which will make certain that your children will be able to enjoy this time of year without compromising on your morals.

When you’re looking for Halloween Party Sweets, most would consider running to the supermarket and picking up big bags of all kinds of things to put into bowls and put on a table. Supermarkets can be a little risky, though. At this time of year, the shelves are usually bare (from other parents ensuring that they have enough sweets to go around for trick-or-treaters) and pickings, depending on when you go, can be rather slim. The odds of popping in on the night and picking up a few bargains are also very low, as supermarkets tend to give excess stock out to trick-or-treaters themselves.

Fortunately, there are a number of websites out there that can provide excellent deals on Halloween sweets, whether it’s themed or not. Our favourite site for such is a website called The Sweet Pot, that has the cheapest deals we’ve been able to find online, are UK based, and even better, offer free UK Delivery on all orders. You don’t have to order an ungodly amount of sweets to qualify for Free Delivery either—the deal applies to absolutely everything.

Our favourite deal on thesweetpot is 100 fully sized Chupa Chups Lollies for less than £10 – which is a better value deal than what we’ve been able to find anywhere. That, some of their other amazing deals on American candies, chocolate, Haribo sweets – as well as some light entertainment, spooky bunting, some cute table covers and invitations will ensure that your child’s Halloween Party will be widely regarded for some time to come.