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Trunk Club – personal online shopping for men

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Online personal shopping?

I know, it sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? But this is a wonderful service I’ve just discovered and I must share it with you. It is absolutely the best way for guys to shop for clothes – quite brilliant. It’s always said that we girls love to shop for clothes but guys hate it. I’m sure that’s too much of a generalization (I hate the mall) but I do think that buying clothes isn’t necessarily a thing men love. Now, we have the answer.

Gentlemen, you deserve a bespoke suit

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There is nothing more elegant than a made-to-measure suit

This company provides the most amazing service and it also has a fascinating history which explains just why. But first, let me tell you about how this service operates. You can have, thanks to the internet, a bespoke, made-just-for-you suit (or shirt or blazer) that is guaranteed to be a superb fit, to look remarkably stylish, but without the hassle of tedious measuring and fitting or having to visit the tailoring capitals of the world. What’s more, this is a luxury you can afford.

Cool cufflinks

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Here at Tastes, we’re so pleased that men are wearing cufflinks – that is, the stylish man. They went out of favour for a few years – thank goodness that the man with taste is now reviving this wonderful jewellery product.

Beautiful items made from … fire hoses

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You know that we love to search the internet for usual gift ideas and we’ve found a wonderful one here. I know that you’ll agree that these are wonderfully stylish items but they have an incredible history.

Halloween and spooky ties

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Style and spookiness for him

For every man who is happy to dress up as a banana on Halloween, there is another who has absolutely no desire to dress as a fruit, vegetable, superhero, pirate or knight in shining armor. There are also those who love to dress up – in the evening at a costume party – but has to remain sober-suited during the business day but would still like to make some concession to the occasion.

Where to buy the best bow ties

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We are delighted to have discovered the place to buy bow ties online. Don’t you agree that a man wearing a stylish bow tie just has that certain something?

The site offers those which are already tied so are simplicity themselves to wear but for the connoisseur who prides himself on his sartorial skills, self-tie versions are available too.  I love the polka dots and the stripes (see below) but they are also available in a wide variety of fabrics – including novelty designs.

Many are absolutely perfect for weddings – there’s something for every taste and every occasion.

Whilst you’re at the site, take a look too at the regular ties, the cufflinks and all the wonderful accessories they have available.

Oh, and despite that fact that I referred to these as men’s items, they look great on girls too.

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Buy and tie colored shoelaces

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Colored shoelaces add a touch of style and a subtle pop of color to even the most formal outfits. For many years, colored shoelaces have been available for casual wear but now, they are also available to buy online – versions that are suitable for the dressiest and most formal shoe.

The best way to make the most of these is to learn how to tie them in stylish ways. There’s little point in using these stylish products if you neglect to make the most of them.

They are terrific for weddings too. If the groom and his attendants select laces in the bride’s chosen featured color, they add such style. Which tying method do you prefer? I love the straight bar look (see the image below) but the lattice method is truly funky and not for the faint-hearted. Click the links … Read More »

Designer cufflinks – stylish and fun

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Designer cufflinks – the best selection

For several years now, the stylish man won’t be seen without wearing cufflinks, especially for business meetings or formal occasions. I don’t know about you but in the past I’ve found it hard to find stylish, designer versions and that’s why I was delighted to find this website. You’ll find cufflinks from top designers in sophisticated settings.

Buy a watch – feed a hundred needy children

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Fashion, style and taste – feeding the hungry

This is a wonderful initiative by Michael Kors. Every time someone buys a watch from this exclusive range, $25 is donated to the United Nations World Food Program to alleviate world hunger. You receive a wonderful, top-quality timepiece and the donation creates a hundred meals for needy children. At time of writing, over 600,000 meals have been donated.

Customized stylish diamond jewelry for men

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Gorgeous diamond jewelry for him

What we really love about this range of fabulous designer jewelry is that the majority of the pieces can be customized; mostly at no extra cost. For example, when you select a ring as a gift for your guy, it can have the inside engraved with the message of your choice absolutely free; making your gift truly unique.

Titanium wedding bands for the stylish man

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Luxurious wedding rings

The word from the style gurus in the world of weddings is that titanium is increasing immensely in popularity today, especially for men. This metal looks great; it’s incredibly durable and is also particularly affordable. In addition, these rings are easy to order online.

Can men’s underwear be a stylish gift?

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Yes, men’s underwear from Gap is stylish

Underwear – socks and shorts – were always a default gift choice for men and, shall we say, somewhat boring. But these lovely examples from Gap can spice up any man’s clothing collection. There’s no excuse for boring underwear any more!

New designs from Tommy Bahama

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If you’re a guy who likes to dress in suitable tropical style during the summer – or when on vacation –  then the range from Tommy Bahama needs absolutely no introduction. Below see the very latest designs.

Top designer bracelets for men

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Men’s bracelets from top designers

There is something undeniably stylish about a bracelet on a strong male wrist! Increasingly men are showing their flair and their own personal style by choosing the best from well-known design houses such as Gucci, Miansai and Fendi. These sturdy and fashionable pieces of jewelry use silver, leather, beads and even rubber to create these fabulous pieces.

Watches for men – from Armani

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Favorite watches for men

Armani has set the standard in fine Italian design for almost forty years. Known worldwide, the brand has grown and flourished thanks to its high standards and impeccable design work.  Georgio Armani founded his empire with its beginnings in menswear featuring sophisticated and sleek lines – very typical of Italian quality and style.

Cufflinks: Thirty favourites

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There’s nothing quite like stylish cufflinks worn on a crisp white shirt to set a man apart when it comes to sophistication and style – here, we have chosen our favorites.

Bargains for men

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Are you looking for stylish gifts for men that are great value for money? Or maybe you’re a guy who is always on the lookout for the best. Whichever way, this is the page for you.

Personalized gifts for men

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Lovely monogrammed gifts for him

I’ve always liked to give personalized gifts – they show much more thought and consideration than other gifts and demonstrate that you have gone to a certain amount of trouble; even though they are easy to order and arrange online these days.

Looking for quirky, geeky, retro cute or kitchy items?

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You’ll want to check out the fabulous items here; whether it’s apparel, home decor, or star wars collectibles and other wonderfully unique gifts for yourself, friends and loved ones.

Ties for the musician and music lover

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Fun ties with a musical theme

Many men are obliged to wear a suit during their work days. Some guys are less than comfortable with the ‘jeans and t-shirt’ casual look and prefer to dress with a little formality. However, the one opportunity they have to show their personality and interests is by the creative use of neck wear. What I love about this range is that some designs are subtle and stylish and others are suitable for, well, sillier days.

Armani fragrance gifts sets for men

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Armani fragrances for the man in your life

There was a time when gifts sets were almost a default choice for people who weren’t being terribly imaginative when looking at their gifts lists. Although always welcome, these items were never really seen as being particularly appealing. Today though, now that the absolute best designers are selling these super sets, the situation is very different.

Baseball Caps ~ all of your favorites

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Coolest caps

Baseball caps are one of the most popular hats ever made and worn. Baseball hats are popular for men, women, teens and children.

The North Face Apparel and Gear for men, women and children

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About the North Face

Born in the mountains, this line of apparel and gear for men, women, and children has become a highly recognized name and brand for its high-performance in fitness apparel and outerwear. Regardless of where you live, or in what climate – you can be sure of one thing, and that is that the North Face brand will keep you comfortably warm and dry.

Shop Giorgio Armani for men

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Armani Collezioni Collection

You’ll recognize the name…it’s one that is synonymous with high fashion, quality in design and haute-couture. A prestigious name and reputation in the fashion industry. It was a pleasure browsing this online shopping boutique.

Stylish knitwear for men from Ted Baker of London

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Ted Baker knitwear for men direct from the House of Fraser

The House of Fraser has been dressing stylish men and women since the middle of the nineteenth century and this fashionable London store has always stood for quality and attention to detail. There’s no need to travel to England though because today, the store offers fast and inexpensive shipping all over the world.

Saks Fifth Avenue for Men

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Saks Fifth Avenue – for men

Shopping the outstanding collection of apparel for men at Saks Fifth Avenue is simply another pleasurable experience. Every piece – every item available makes a statement. Saks Fifth for men promises quality in design, and construction – from casual to dressy clothing, accessories, outerwear and wonderful gift ideas.

Top designer fragrances for men

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Designer fragrances for the man in your life

When I buy fragrances for my man, I have to admit that I have an ulterior motive – because I want him to smell terrific for me!  Every stylish man wants to smell good and there are thousands of fragrances on the market – the problem is, where to start when you want to buy him that perfect gift?

Billy Reid – stylish designer menswear and footwear

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We’ve loved the Billy Reid range for several years now. These men’s fashions are stylish, practical and fashionable. The company specializes in fabulous clothing and footwear. We love to see our men dressed by this designer!

Top Luxury Tastes Recommendations

These are our favorite luxury, stylish finds and gifts that we've discovered on the internet. All can be purchased online from the best retailers. We search the web for the best so you don't have to!

We are a small but dedicated team who delight in searching the internet for the best possible items from la creme of online stores so that you can treat yourself or buy deliciously tasteful and stylish gifts for your family and friends.

We hope you enjoy our carefully-curated selections!

Gourmet grilling

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Classic perfume bottles

Vintage style cut glass decorative bottles

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Knitting: Your new pastime?

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Ancient Greek sculptures

Ancient Greek sculpture replicas from the British Museum

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Audrey Hepburn prints & posters

Audrey Hepburn – always a star

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Michael Schumacher artwork

One of the Formula One greats of all time – Michael Schumacher

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Formula One and...

Best quote wall decals

Instant motivational and fun decor for your home

Wall decals are incredibly popular these days and it’s easy to see why. There are decals available...

Gorgeous jewelry from Paula Mendoza

Fine jewelry using gold and emeralds from Colombia

Are you looking for a very special gift for a special lady? Then take a look at...

Angela Brazil books – vintage schoolgirl fiction

Art objects indeed – but a great read too

These volumes are now extremely collectible. If you didn’t read Angela Brazil books when you were...

Make sparkling water and energy drinks at home

A green and healthy option

I have always loved sparkling water. Somehow that fizz makes it more refreshing, especially when  a slice of lemon or...

Top movie posters


Everyone has a favorite movie

And they are an inexpensive and delightful way to decorate a room. They have the advantage of showing your personality...

Adventure Holidays to India
Adventure Holidays to India

Holidays to India have the potential to live with you for the rest of your life. There is absolutely no doubt...

Add style to your home with Marimekko

No stylish home is complete without Marimekko

I believe this. This company has long been admired by design aficionados and I always smile when I...

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