All of your Haircare needs now catered for – Acqua di Parma to launch new Haircare and Styling Collection

After tackling the quintessential Italian shaving ritual of Barbiere. Acqua di Parma has turned its sights, finally, to haircare. Where its innovative formulas are designed specifically for the different stages of personal grooming: shaving, after shaving, beard care, facial treatment and now the new haircare and styling line. Hair care is fundamental for defining facial appearance, harmonising perfectly with shaving or beard trimming and skin care.

Just like the other products in the BARBIERE collection, hair care and styling also offer a sensorial experience. A fresh, radiant fragrance of Colonia and textures that are light, rich, consistent or impalpable according to the purpose for which the formula is intended.

To protect hair from pollution effectively, keeping it lustrous, thick and vital, regenerating it with a fresh, clean feel, choose between three BARBIERE shampoos: Mild Shampoo, Thickening Shampoo and Illuminating Shampoo. All enriched with delicate surfactants to respect the balance of the hair and skin and to cleanse without the need for conditioner, each one is specific to the different needs of men’s hair.

Additionally, Acqua di Parma has created Defining Cream, Modelling Clay and Fixing Wax – three interpretations of styling, all with great effect, and with the desires of a modern man in mind.

The new haircare and styling line also stands out for its particular attention to sustainability; the styling product containers are made from recyclable materials and the shampoo bottles from recycled and recyclable material.

Immerse yourself in the Luxury World of Breitling

Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling, has built a global reputation for high-precision timepieces, since its launch in 1884. Renowned for its spirit of innovation, it has also earned a place of privilege in the worlds of science, sport, and technology. Now introduces its new industrial Boutique concept and Townhouse to London’s Regent Street. The Breitling Townhouse, which spans eight floors of retail space, signals the strength and position of the brand in the market.
Georges Kern, Breitling CEO said; ‘The Breitling Townhouse extends our loft concept, creating a stylish, cool and informal environment in an iconic London location that perfectly welcomes our customers and also re ects the inclusive character ofourbrand.Itissigni cantthattheTownhouseis located in the UK as our second largest global market, and we are thrilled to cement our commitment to the UK though this new home.’


Within the Townhouse, the boutique spans 210m2 over two and a half floors including mezzanine and features Breitling’s unique design concept – a contemporary urban interpretation of an industrial loft, offering customers a relaxed yet sophisticated ambience to explore the brand’s revered collections – a bold contrast to classical luxury retail brand environments.
The interior is inspired by mid-twentieth-century industrial design, a nod to the time when Breitling timepieces and measuring tools earned the brand its reputation for the world’s greatest chronographs. On the ground floor, timepieces are presented within stunning industrial vitrine display cases together with a unique Watch Bar whose yellow grid back panel recalls the colour that has long been associated with the brand.


Downstairs, the Loft is home to the house bar and lounge – a perfect backdrop for exploring the latest collections exceptionally presented within the bespoke pool table, side consoles and bookshelves.
Modern-retro abides throughout with details such as aircraft propellers, a motorcycle and surf boards alongside hand-crafted furniture, vividly bringing to life the ultra-cool world of Breitling. To complement the pared back industrial aesthetic, Breitling has seamlessly incorporated the Townhouse’s original architectural features, such as the generous windows and high ceilings in its design rhetoric. A spotlight falls on the ornate cast iron lift, restored to its original condition to serve the buildings eight oors once again. General lighting suspended on tracks protects the heritage cornices and frieze, and the perfect pairing of vintage and contemporary is brought together with the inclusion of a custom chandelier.


Throughout the Townhouse a carefully selected blend of materials, colours, textures and patterns contribute to the contemporary, comfortable urban loft feeling. Brick walls, elegant walnut furniture, and dark oak oors are o set by concrete walls, black and white tiles, brass and metal design accents, murals and brown leather, illuminated by customised lighting.

Something for the Weekend

Words by Cameron McLauchlan

If you’re like me and a happy self elected singleton this Valentines, no sarcasm at all here….. I think we owe it to ourselves to have a wee splurge. I hope some of the products below will give you some indulgent Inspo this Friday!

Equally if you’re strapped for ideas for your significant other this valentines— be sure to check out our gift guide a post or two ago !

1. UNIQLO Single Breasted Coat

I challenge anyone to find a better quality coat for under £100.00 than this one. Speaking from hands on experience from my own UNIQLO raincoat, these are the business when it comes to keeping you both warm and dry. Whilst they don’t claim to be 100% waterproof, mine is still to let me down well over a year into its life.

The jacket features a polyester exterior allowing for ease of water run off. The interior features additional padding as well as a detachable filled gilet. To shop the jacket which also comes in Navy and black hit the image below:

 

2.   Champion Reverse Weave Joggers

As these are end of sale, sizes have been swooped quickly and only a Large & Extra Large remain in stock. Other sizes in different colours such as the grey are available via the link below.

If you’re not familiar with Champion, particularly their Reverse Weave line, it can’t be stressed enough how decent the quality is on each item. The thickness of each sweatshirt/pant is matched by it ability to wash again and again and again without compromising its shape or condition.

I un-shamefully have a Champion Reverse Weave tracksuit consisting of these joggers in grey with the sweatshirt to match. Whilst I am still yet to step out in both of them at the same time, they can both be worn separately to form a smart/street fit. I hope you you can picture the UNIQLO jacket with these joggers the way I can!

To shop the joggers hit the image below, where you also be able to view other Champion Reverse Weave sale items.

3.  Adidas ZX 4000 4d

Going all out here folks with this weeks last item to round off the fit. We haven’t had a pricey item in the series for a couple of post’s now!

The technology that goes into these trainers cannot be understated enough. Without complicating the process too much, in forming the alien like mid-sole, highly concentrated UV light is beamed along with oxygen into a resin which sparks a chemical reaction causing the substance to solidify.

This solid mass can then be moulded into a the desired “4D’ sole.  The rest of the shoe is runner/sneaker business as usual, featuring a prime-knit upper with some leather detailing around the mud guards and heel.

If you’d like to learn a bite-size intro into how this process works, i’ll leave a link below as we’ll all undoubtedly continue to consume products which occupy parts from this 3D printing world :

 

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/what-is-adidas-4d/

 

To shop the trainers :

 

Our ever Loving St. Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Yes, can you believe it, Valentine’s Day is upon us!!!!! Surely not I hear you cry? But Christmas was only last week, or so it certainly feels and yes my poor bank balance is still in recovery after the GBH it received over the festive session and the next payday is at least two flipping weeks away. OMG, Valentine’s day is this Friday and I’m sure you are in the same boat as myself, having a loved one, that I really want to buy them a thoughtful, interesting gift, that will, not only, blow their mind but ensure I’m in their good books for the next couple of months. Well CMTM to the rescue !!!

Who better than to share a love seat with than your Loved one, yes a two person love chair from Made.com .

It’s not just about loving each other, which is super important in its own rights, but about loving the planet we live and love on. Doing our bit, no matter how little is so vital nowadays and just this great vacuum insulated TKWide bottle from Klean Kanteen. Making it the perfect water bottle, coffee mug or sports bottle.

What could be more romantic than wiling away those long Summer days together in a Double Hammock, by the Hammock Store, a great example of a niche etailer.

One of my favourite products from one of my Favourite brands which was first introduced to me by the wonderful Mrs Mc. Espa’s Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, refreshes and invigorates not only your hair but your scalp.
Now of course flowers have their place and particularly at this time of year, but sometimes thinking out of the box can be worth its weight in gold. This is one of these very occasions, with this CANOPY, Closed Garden by LSA  and it’ll sure as hell last longer than a bunch of chrysanthemums.

This is not only a great example of a unique kinda gift for Valentines Day but just shows you don’t have to fork out for a thoughtful gift idea. The Personalised Better Together Split Heart Wooden Keyrings from pitanameonitgifts.co.uk sums up your romantic intentions in a simple gift.

On yer bike ! Well in this case quite literally, a sterling example of being both romantic and environmental with this limited edition Brompton bike in a rather romantic shade.

Now fancy pushing the boat out this Valentine’s Day, well Samsung might just have the answer Inc this great Galaxy Smart Watch.

Display your love this year and put your heart into it. Or on it. Add a little love to your life in this adidas t-shirt with a tongue-label graphic. It’s like a Valentine’s day gift to yourself available from JD Sports through Lyst.com.

Ahhhh not only is Lydia’s Bees beautiful jewellery but it has an equally beautiful back story to it, Lydia has a passion for wildlife and is particularly fond of honey bees, admiring their unique beauty and their boundless team spirit. Her parents wanted something special for her birthday, so Christopher set to work on the original Lydia’s bee, the rest as they say is history.

Can you possibly think of a better Valentine’s Day gift then whisking your loved one off to the City of Lurve, errrrr that’s Paris, not Blackpool, and who better to assist you with this jaunt than Expedia.com

What would Valentine’s Day be without the sweetness of a chocolate or ten, or even twelve in this case and thank you Black Forrest Chocolates for creating this simply delicious Kisses and Hearts set for lovers.

 

Dr Love’s top 5 tips for couples at St Valentine’s Day

With LURVE well and truly in the air this week at Clothes-Make-the-Man this week we caught up with relationship expert, psychologist and therapist, Dr. Kalanit Ben-Ari, who has recently launched her 30 day online course ‘Ready for Love’ specifically for couples. The course condenses Dr. Kalanit’s 16 years of experience into one, easy to follow programme featuring her tips, secrets and practical advice.

With over 15 years’ experience, Dr. Kalanit has built a solid reputation for providing a first-class service at her private clinic in Hampstead, London. As a wife and mother of two, her passion and dedication to help couples prosper in their relationship and for families to work together as a strong unit is second to none. Dr. Kalanit has also published two books, ‘Small Steps to Great Parenting – The Essential Guide for Busy Families’, which provides cutting edge information on parenting and reached Amazon Best seller, and ‘The Lost Book’, which is written for those aged four to eight and demonstrates to children and parents alike how frustration can be turned into a creative and positive experience.

For couples who simply want to spice up their relationship, learn new things about themselves, their partner or their partnership. For couples searching for tools and direction to transform challenges into meaningful and happy relationships – Ready For Love is specifically designed to help couples get the relationship they desire.

Dr. Kalanit’s proven programme can help shift old habits, unlock the relationship’s true potential, and help couples to fall in love all over again. Designed with today’s busy lifestyle in mind, all of the content is concise but fun. Today, she has shared her top five tips for couples to make the most of Valentine’s Day and help strengthen their relationship long-term.

1) Think outside the box: plan a ‘novelty’ experience. In a long term relationship, you’ve probably exhausted the dinner and a movie date option. Think about a time when you were more adventurous and look for high energy, fun activities that create an exciting shift in energy. This is ideal if you’re active people, but even if you’re not – the bonding hormones can kick in with a joint activity. For the adventurous ones, research shows that when we feel fear and excitement we often fancy the person we do it with!

2) Think from your partner’s point of view: we often give to others what we would like to receive ourselves, but the key to a meaningful gift is to plan something you know your partner will really appreciate. And if you’re not sure, it’s ok to ask the other person before assuming (in a subtle way of course). Opening up these kinds of conversations can bring you much closer together. You might be more sociable than your partner who prefers something more intimate. You may want to go away as a couple for the weekend, but your partner would prefer a physical gift to open.

3) Commit to growth and development: if things aren’t going smoothly in your relationship, use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity for growth and development, rather than a symbolic one-off event. There are some great relationship workshops out there that can be a game-changers for couples who aren’t sure where to start. For instance, the Imago educational weekend for couples, or my ‘Ready For Love’ online courses for couples at all different stages. There are also a number of books with exercises you can do by yourself, such as ‘Getting The Love You Want’ by Harville Hendrix and Hellen Lukkely-Hunt, or ‘Hot Monogamy’ by Pat Love. Committing yourself to a process that will rejuvenate your relationship – you might just fall in love with your partner all over again.

4) Look for a gift with meaning: think about your relationship and ask yourself if there are any pieces missing. Use what you come up with to guide you in the direction of a gift with meaning. For instance, if you feel that you take each other for granted, make a list of all the things you love and appreciate about your partner, and be passionate about it. Include all aspects of your life: career, finance, physicality, intimacy, parenthood, social life and so on. On the morning of Valentine’s Day, share the list with them, and you can both start the day feeling positive and full of love and appreciation.

5)  Fun, fun, fun! In my experience as a couples therapist, I can tell you one thing for sure; in long-term relationship, couples rarely have the right balance between shared responsibilities and fun/romance. Having fun not only serves you by creating a ground on which to flourish and overcome challenging times, but it is the essence of who we are. The joyfulness of relationships can be dulled by daily stress and responsibilities, we think we don’t have time for fun. It’s not about finding the time however, it’s about being mindful and prioritising, and you can find opportunities for this throughout every day. Something as small as welcoming your partner home at the end of the day with a level of over-excitement, as if you hadn’t seen them for a week, can help bring back the feeling of excitement and lust you felt at the start of the relationship.