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Taking Care of Your Sunglasses

Taking Care of Your Sunglasses

Sunglasses are one of those accessories that we all love to use while taking walks, driving, attending events (daylight events of course), playing sports in the sun (beach volleyball and football, jogging) or taking selfies.

You’ll find that you’re constantly taking them off and putting them back on; and with all this frequent use, smudges, dust, dirt, grease, hair oils, sweat, make-up and dead skin cells from different surfaces and points of contact accumulate on your sunglasses. Chances are, loose frames, lost screws and scratched lenses are also experienced from all this daily use. Read More

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This shirt alert brings to your attention discounts on exclusive and limited edition pieces of art. Qollars artisan shirts manufacturing merges a strict handmade tradition with a proven expertise and cutting-edge technologies (automatic staplers, GERBER TECHNOLOGY software for the management of piazzato fabrics and patterns digital processing.) Read More

Creativity in Monochrome – A Lawyers Perspective

Creativity in Monochrome - A Lawyers Perspective


As you might have noticed, I have an affinity with black and white pictures particularly because of the timelessness and soulfulness they portray. “When you photograph people in colour you see their clothes, but when you photograph people in black and white, you see their souls” is a good quote by Ted Grant to put this in perspective.

Monochrome, as we know it, is a well-established fashion lingo focused on minimalism, usually with the combination of black and white. If you’ve been to law school in West Africa, you’ll remember that appearing unique from others was an uphill task because you’re required to wear a white shirt and black pants. Read More

Chambray – The New Denim?

Chambray - The New Denim

Over the years, as far as fabrics go, not too many fabrics can boast of the popularity and wide use of denim. It’s a material that has earned it’s place among the classic fabrics – transcending time, region and social status.

It’s restrictions lie in its roots as a casual off-duty wear plus the weight of the fabric. This is were chambray gets the heads up. Read More

Unconstructed Jackets

Unconstructed jackets

The top 10 style misconceptions of 2015 post raised a few questions from readers via email; especially number 6, which was about the unconstructed jacket. What is it? What does it look and feel like? Well, this type of jacket also known as a deconstructed or soft jacket is a typical Neapolitan jacket designed with little or no interfacing, padding or lining to produce a loose, soft shape for hot climate wear – which is excellent for tropical regions wear the sun shines like no other. Read More

Looking The Part For Christmas Events

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There will be a number of events going on around you this festive season and you need to ensure your look is appropriate for wherever you’re going. One of the elements of being well dressed is being appropriately dressed for every occasion, circumstance, locality and age group. There are also cultural differences you need to consider. Sometimes you may think that as long as your clothes are clean, ‘it’ll do’. But the way you put your look together will send different messages to those around you.

There are occasions when a suit and tie are the only appropriate attire. Conversely, you might be regarded as overdressed in that same suit and tie when the rest of the group is casually dressed. This post provides you with general guidelines for appropriate dressing for different scenarios, smart casual and black tie to be exact. Don’t assume, nowadays, that you have to wear a suit to a wedding; likewise don’t take it for granted that you can go to a party in jeans. Read More

Packing For A Trip

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There’s nothing like taking a trip anywhere, it’s great therapy. The holiday season is upon us and a lot of people will have planned trips to either be reunited with their loved ones, take a break from work with friends and family to an exciting destination or to go someplace warm with lots of sunshine. Whatever reason you have for a trip this Christmas season, a little forethought and planning will go a long way to ensure you have wardrobe essentials to serve you all through your holiday. Read More

Qualities That Make a Shirt

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In comparison to a suit, there isn’t as much to say about identifying a quality shirt, however, you should be as discriminating about the construction of a shirt as you are of a suit. You’ll find below a couple of things that you should look out for – things that don’t make much of a difference to quality and those that do make a difference to the quality of a shirt. Let’s start with the insignificant stuff. Read More

Colour Psychology: Browns & Beiges

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The colour psychology series started with blacks and reds – this time around it’s about browns and beiges which are probably the most down-to-earth colours out there. The colours in the brown family (Stone, Taupe, Camel, Tan, Ivory, Pewter and Beige) are friendly and approachable and best of all: it hides the dirt. This could be why it’s one of the original colours for chinos. Read More