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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.

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 »

Design your own Italian handmade shoes

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Italian handmade shoes for men and women.

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury – without breaking the bank – then imagine how it feels to have a pair of handmade leathers shoes, created just for you, by European craftsmen and specialists with a long tradition of creating luxury footwear for the most stylish of clients. Select one of their standard designs and your shoes or boots will be created just for you. But there’s more.

Billy Reid – stylish designer menswear and footwear

Posted on , by Jackie in Menswear. 1,114 comments

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!

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