Valentines Day Outfit inspired for ‘men’s date night outfits’

Almost 6,000 people have searched for ‘men’s date night outfits’ in the last week. Currently, navy chinos are trending with an 80% rise in demand, and Slim fit shirts with a121% rise in demand. 

Take a look at Moss’s Site and find everything you need for the perfect valentines date night outfit. Whether it’s a first date or a date with a long term partner, they’re sure to feel special with the effort you put in to look nice just for them. 

Here’s some of Moss’s date night recommendations: 

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Biscuitology: The best biscuit to match your cup of tea

Well-known as a nation of tea lovers, the Brits are also massive fans of biscuits according to a survey for the UK Tea and Infusions Association (UKTIA; www.tea.co.uk). The real-world research poll found that more than half (55%) have a sweet or savoury biscuit with their tea. Indeed, a third admit to snacking on several biscuits at a time! Just 14% of Brits never eat anything with their tea.

Dr Sharon Hall, Chief Executive of the UKTIA, says: “While sweet biscuits are the go-to snack for more than four in 10 tea drinkers, other popular options are savoury biscuits, a piece of cake, or a sandwich. Just over one in 10 (14%) enjoys their cuppa with lunch or evening meal. A healthy one in 20 (5%) have a piece of fruit, while samosas or granola bars are popular amongst younger tea drinkers aged 18-29 years.

“However, it’s worth knowing that the delicate flavour of some teas can get easily overwhelmed by buttery or chocolatey biscuits, so there is definitely a science to choosing the right biscuit for your cuppa. Whether you prefer a mug of regular builder’s tea or enjoy a refined cup of Earl Grey, there’s a biscuit pairing for you”.

And, while the calories in our snacks can easily add up, people are confused about whether tea itself contains calories. According to the UKTIA survey, more than seven in 10 incorrectly said that tea without milk or sugar provides 1 to 150 calories, with most plumping for the 1-50 range.

Dr Sharon Hall adds: “As the nation gets to grip with pandemic weight gain, it’s good to know that black, green and herbal teas are all naturally calorie-free. We know from our survey that most people (67%) add a splash of dairy or plant milk to their tea – which would deliver only around 15 calories, making tea a healthy option for those trying to watch their weight.

“Sugar is a different matter and can add 16 calories for each teaspoon. Just under a third of people in our survey take sugar in their  tea”.

So, from a flavour perspective, which type of biscuit goes best with which tea? Dr Sharon Hall offers SEVEN delicious pairings:

Regular black tea

For the traditional British cuppa, taken with or without milk, Dr Hall recommends a chocolate digestive. “Pairing up the nation’s favourite tea with their favourite biscuit make sense. Both are comforting and a good excuse to take 10 minutes out of the day”.

Earl Grey

The citrus flavour of the Bergamot oil used to make this historic tea goes beautifully with the orange tang of a Jaffa Cake. Dr Hall says: “While the debate about whether a Jaffa is really a biscuit or a cake continues, there’s no doubt that this pairing will delight your taste buds”.

Green tea

Dr Hall advises: “The clean, grassy – and often sweet – notes of green tea can get overpowered by buttery or chocolatey biscuits so choose something fruity instead, like a fig roll or Garibaldi biscuit”.

Chamomile

“This soothing bedtime brew – with flavours of apple, vanilla and honey – can be paired with a familiar, childhood favourite, such as a malted milk biscuit”, says Dr Hall.

Peppermint

“Mint and chocolate pairings go really well in other food combinations”, notes Dr Hall, “which is why an Oreo cookie is a tasty pairing for a refreshing cup of peppermint tea”.

Red bush (Rooibos)

More people are opting for a caffeine-free red bush brew at night. Dr Hall suggests: “For those who fancy a nibble with it, the oats and syrup flavour of a hobnob complement the nutty, woody notes of rooibos”.

Liquorice

“Putting a traditional slice of buttery shortbread with a cup of liquorice tea may seem unusual but it’s worth the experience”, says Dr Hall. “Liquorice has an aromatic taste and is vibrant enough to cut through the sugary-sweetness of shortbread”.

What will be be 2024’s biggest dating trends

Typically, with the new year, we set new goals and resolutions and often re-download dating apps to get back on the market and find someone special.

Relationship coach Jonathan Hartley from PositivesDating has revealed the top dating trends of 2024. This year, trends focus on mental health, wellbeing, and trying new things. These trends can help you understand the mindset of the dating pool and prepare you for potential connections in 2024. 

Contra-dating 

The term ‘contra-dating’ is used when you want to broaden your horizon and contradict yourself and usual type by going for someone you would not usually go for. Having a type when looking for a romantic connection is very normal. However, this can narrow down the dating pool and decrease your chances of finding a potential partner.  

If your preferences are all physical, it is best to reevaluate and open up to some other potential candidates. Physical attributes will change over time, and core values will remain the same. It is best to remember that emotional connection, beliefs, and reciprocity affect your physical attraction to someone.   

Furthermore, dating someone not your type may indicate to yourself that what you want is not what you necessarily need. You may experience a different outlook on life and relationships or even be exposed to activities, foods, or hobbies you usually would have passed on.

Age is just a number   

2024 is the year to experience connections with people older or younger than you. According to Bumble, users are widening their age range filters, with over 63% of people surveyed revealing that age is not a defining factor when dating.    

Let go of any personal rules surrounding how old a potential partner must be; not only will this widen the dating pool, but you will also realize that what a partner has to offer is less about age and more about values and personal goals.   

Though an age gap may seem daunting, remembering that some celebrity couples have significant age gaps may make the idea of dating someone younger or older more desirable. Some examples include Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who have an age gap of 11 years; Beyonce and Jay-Z, who have an age gap of 12 years; and Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz, who have an age gap of 16 years.

Micro-flirting 

‘Micro-flirting’ is a fairly new term, used to describe flirting in a subtle, not-so-obvious way and is usually done to gauge if one person is interested in the other. Micro-flirting will be on the rise in 2024 as highlighted through search volume data, as worldwide searches for micro-flirting have increased over the last month, according to Google Trends. 

Some examples of micro-flirting include noticing small details that have changed, subtle changes in body language when the other person is around or becoming defensive or protective of the other person.   

This subtle form of flirting is excellent if you want to protect yourself from rejection.

Death to ghosting  

Ghosting, used when someone suddenly ends all communication with you, is very common in the dating community and must be left in 2023. Ghosting can leave people feeling confused, irritated, and unwanted, negatively impacting self-confidence. Therefore, it should be considered an immediate red flag and a sign of poor communication.   

There are numerous reasons why people may ‘ghost’ you; these range from emotional unavailability, attachment styles, or just feeling overwhelmed. If you suspect you are getting ghosted, do not let feelings linger; try to communicate with them maturely. If they do not respond to your messages, it is better to protect your feelings and avoid contacting them further.  

If someone has ghosted you, one way to deal with this is by hearing the experiences of others. The TikTok hashtags #Ghosted, #IGotGhosted and #GotGhosted have over 1.7 billion combined viewsand include videos highlighting ghosting experiences and comebacks and how you can protect yourself if it happens again. 

Putting your foot on the break  

Experiences such as ghosting can impact mental health and the dating experience can become very draining. This is why it is vital to protect yourself and prioritize self-care. According to a survey carried out by dating site Bumble, 58% of users are becoming more self-aware and cautious when dating to protect their mental health.  

They also found that 31% of users surveyed are ‘slow dating’, the term used for when one is more considerate of how often they go on dates and generally takes things slow to build an emotional connection in a pressure-free and relaxed environment. The build-up to creating a connection with a partner can be overwhelming; if it does not go well, it can be mentally draining, which is why slow is best. 

Real men DO cry  

2024 could be the year when men realize that vulnerability is vital to improving relationships and breaking cycles of toxic mentalities that can plague young men. 2023 prompted many conversations regarding masculinity and vulnerability, with significant moments in pop culture, such as the Barbie movie, having underlying themes of toxic masculinity and gender roles.  

Vulnerability is an essential aspect of a relationship; it can signify trust as you are willing to put yourself at ‘risk’ by sharing the most emotionally intimate part of yourself. This can help build or improve a strong foundation for a lasting relationship, regardless if the relationship is platonic or romantic.  

It is important to remember that people have varying emotional needs; some prefer emotional connection prior to any physical connection, and some may need a physical connection before opening up to an emotional connection.

The Cities Best Facilitating Remote Work: Workcation 2024

As offices around the world ask for a return to the office, there is still a growing number of jobs, especially for companies wanting to attract Gen-Z and younger millennials that allow it. A recent study used data to reveal which global cities are most accessible and attractive for remote workers by assessing factors related to remote working infrastructure, living costs, infrastructure and liveability, in addition to showing current location trends.

The global employment specialists WorkMotion.com released the study that analysed the ease of complying with local employment laws and ranks the attractiveness of 85 global cities for remote workers. As a company that helps companies hire employees based anywhere in the world, WorkMotion decided to rank the cities according to their remote working compliance regulations, cost of living, infrastructure and liveability. Additionally, they used proprietary data to illustrate current location trends by showing where remote workers are currently being hired from. The resulting index reveals which cities are facilitating remote working best, and which are most attractive for remote workers to relocate to, as well as current remote worker patterns.

The table below reveals a sample of results for the top 10 cities for facilitating remote work out of the 80 cities in the index.

The Top 10 Cities for Remote Working Infrastructure:

1 Barcelona

2 Dubai

3 Prague

4 Madrid

5 Melbourne

6 Amsterdam

7 Lisbon 

8 Sydney

9 Gran Canaria

10 Reykjavik

The growth of remote working has opened up new avenues for employees around the world,” comments Carsten Lebtig, Co-Founder and Managing Director of WorkMotion. “People are increasingly less restricted by their location and the size of its job pool, and can regard foreign locations as possible work destinations regardless of whether or not they speak the local language. Now that the initial shock of the pandemic has subsided, we wanted to capture a snapshot of the current remote working landscape as the first step in tracking how it changes over the coming years. Many remote workers are drawn to cities by the promise of a different lifestyle or climate. The leaders of Barcelona, Dubai and Prague can be proud to say they’ve done things right and their cities are the best destinations for a Workation as well as to live, play and work from.”

MR PORTER LAUNCHES ‘ARGYLLE BY KINGSMAN’ COLLECTION INSPIRED BY MATTHEW VAUGHN’S NEW FILM, ARGYLLE

Men’s style online destination, MR PORTER, and acclaimed filmmaker of the Kingsman franchise, Matthew Vaughn, have announced a new costume-to-collection collaboration from luxury menswear label, Kingsman. Titled “Argylle by Kingsman”, the line has been developed with inspiration from characters in Vaughn’s forthcoming film, Argylle, in cinemas 2 February.

Argylle is a razor-witted, reality-bending, globe-encircling spy thriller. Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World franchise) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books—which centre on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate—begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past.

Argylle by Kingsman – The 16-piece collection includes a green velvet nehru jacket, black trousers and a matching navy pinstripe nehru jacket and trouser suit inspired by the character Argylle, played by Henry Cavill, alongside a leather and corduroy bomber jacket inspired by the character Aidan, played by Sam Rockwell, and a beige herringbone safari jacket and trouser inspired by Samuel L Jackson’s character, Alfred Solomon. The collection also features two Kingsman + London Undercover umbrellas, two knitwear pieces and five pairs of socks in a variety of colourways, all donned in the Argylle diamond-print.

Furthermore, MR PORTER will also debut two limited-edition timepieces from the Bremont x Argylle watch collection including The Argylle, based on a traditional Bremont Solo 43 and The Argylle Jet, based on a Bremont U-2.