Top Ten Tips on Safe Tanning

The Summer is finally here its official ! It might only last for a few days, it could be here for a few weeks, who knows it could be a couple of months that we are basking it this seasonal halo. Now I don’t mean to bring your mood down, but there is a very serious side to this fantastic weather, because of Summer’s very late arrival it means we are not use to how powerful the sun it right now. Please take a few minutes just to watch the video below PLEASE –

OK then, now because we at Clothes-Make-the-Man care about our loyal readers and we want you around for as long as possible we sort the advice of an expert to offer her top ten tip for safe tanning. Clare O’Connor is the Suncare expert for one of the most trusted names on the high Street, Boots. Clare is a scientist with over 20 years experi­ence in the cosmetics industry spending the last 18 years specialising in sun protection. She works with experts internally and externally, plus academic institu­tions who manage research projects in the area of skin protection and was a key player in developing the Boots Soltan’s Once platform.

1) Make sure you use enough product – you should apply a blob about the size of a two pound coin for each limb and your front and back, as well as a blob about the size of a pound coin for your face, one 200ml bottle of Soltan contains roughly 6 full-body applications.

2) Protect your skin before you first go into the sun – we recommend applying sun cream 15 minutes before going into the sun, then reapplying again as soon as you go out in the sun. After that, you should reapply every 1 to 2 hours, as well as immediately after swimming or towelling.

3) Check for 5 star UVA rating – ensure your chosen sun care product has maximum 5 star UVA protection as well as a high SPF, as this will provide the best protection from skin ageing as well as burning. All Soltan products have 5 star UVA protection!

4) Use an SPF of at least 15 – you should be using a high SPF (30 or 50) if you’re going abroad or have fair skin. Also don’t forget
your lips, they are prone to drying and cracking and long term exposure can cause uneven colouration as well as more serious skin conditions.

5) Wear suncare in the UK – research by Boots UK has uncovered that nearly three quarters (72%) of adults admit that either they or someone else in their family has been sun burnt in the UK because they didn’t think it was sunny enough to require sun protection. Don’t forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses that offer 100% UVA & UVB protection.

6) Stay out of the sun during the hours from 11am – 3pm – spend time in the shade during these hours as the sun is at its strongest at these times and use clothing to minimise sun exposure. Pop on a hat and a long-sleeved t shirt.

7) Use self-tan – try to limit your sun-exposure and use a self-tan from the Soltan Beautiful Bronze range for colour. Self-tan has
developed enormously in recent years, with new colour-modifiers that make the colour more natural and less orange and new
technologies which eliminate the characteristic odour that always used to be associated with self-tans.

8) Exfoliate and moisturise now ready for the summer – it’s easier to keep your skin in good condition rather than repair it after the sun dries it.

9) Choose a well-known brand that you trust – when buying sun care make sure you look for a brand that are investing in research into the latest suncare technologies as well as in educating people about sun safety.

10) Aftersuns can help – sun exposure is incredibly dehydrating for the skin, aftersuns are formulated not only to provide moisturisation but also to cool and soothe sun reddened skin like Soltan Aftersun Soothing Gel with Aloe Vera. Many also contain ingredients such as antioxidants which help your skin to recover after sun exposure.

 

Aloha indeed – 6 of the best Hawaiian shirts

Remember guys you don’t always have to be look super smart and the epitome of cool 24/7, you can relax and have a sense of humour. In the same way as Christmas Jumpers have made a return to the limelight, at the opposite of side of the year we’ve seen an item of clothing that was seen as the height of bad taste, but only a few years ago. The HAWAIIAN SHIRT ! think Elvis, think  Magnum P.I.think Ace Ventura. Check out SIX of the best below.

Say Aloha to this lil number from Ralph Lauren's Denim & Supply

Say Aloha to this lil number from Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply

 

A great example from Levi's Vintage Clothing @ mrporter.com

A great example from Levi’s Vintage Clothing @ mrporter.com

 

Ohhh stand out from the crowd in this TOPMAN number

Ohhh stand out from the crowd in this TOPMAN number

 

An American classic from Hilfiger Denim

An American classic from Hilfiger Denim

 

Be safe be seen in this classic Hawaiian Shirt by Quiksilver @ House of Fraser

Be safe be seen in this classic Hawaiian Shirt by Quiksilver @ House of Fraser

 

Go for that modtro(modern but retro) look with this shirt by Native Youth @ JOY

Go for that modtro(modern but retro) look with this shirt by Native Youth @ JOY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well if Bond wears them ! – Orlebar Brown

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Since Daniel Craig, came on board as James Bond for the new millennium, there seems to have been a great deal made about him or if I be blunt, his body. To the point, when 007 was seen in SKYFALL going for a bit of a swim, as one does, in his rooftop hotel pool in Shanghai, what can only be described as a hullabaloo was made about what Swimwear he was wearing.

The phrase, worth its weight in gold, is one that is banded about far too much, in my opinion, however in this instance nothing could be more accurate. Any endorsement with a Bond connection is a brand’s dream, every man wants to be Bond and every woman want to be with him. After that, now famous, scene the world went MAD for THOSE
swim shorts, with very fella thinking he could put them on and look, even just a little, like Daniel Craig’s Bond. So who produced
these swimwear ? The answer is simple, the name is Brown, Orlebar Brown.

The idea for Orlebar Brown came together during a holiday in India for a 40th birthday party.  Attended by mix of age groups from about 25 to 60 years old, gay, straight, married, single – women looked great, men did not look great.  Also always had to change for lunch as could not wear swim shorts in poolside restaurant at hotel – although not always the case, set the idea in place for a short you could swim in rather then just a swim short.So launched in 2007 by photographer Adam Brown, the brand specialises in stylishly tailored swimwear, carefully crafted in Europe from durable fabrics designed to last. Brown describes his trademark swimwear as, “Tailored fit, colour and dual functionality; for example, not a swim short but a short you can swim in.”                                                                       

And their clientele as, “The man who enjoys clothes but might not be obsessed with fashion. He already has his own evolved sense of style and the ability to re-interpret Orlebar Brown clothes to suit
him and the way he wants to dress.”

The very first swimwear Brown produced he christened the Bulldog and even today are the best selling style for the brand. As their website states, “The Bulldog is the perfect ‘bridge’ short, expertly tailored for style and for comfort. Wear
on and off the beach. Our OB Classic short will take you through the day with versatile quick-drying
fabric.”

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So as the sun starts shining and even if we are home or away this summer, channel a little bond whether in Barbados or Bognor.

Autumn 2013 Preview

Yes that’s right the sun has finally put his hat and yours truly is going on about Autumn already ! Sorry folks, but if you
wanna buy some shorts, T-shirts, or those speedos you’ve had your eye, you better get a move on, cos every retailer from Abercrombie & Fitch to Zegna will soon be stocking up on coats and winter warmers, quicker then you could say, a change in the
weather. As always Clothes Make the Man offer you a sneaky peak at what the best of the best retailers have in store for you,
literally, in the coming months. Enjoy !!!!!!!!

 

We were only talking about this collection last week, but here is a little more from the Paul Smith Best of British Collection, well worth taking a look at.

We were only talking about this collection last week, but here is a little more from the Paul Smith Best of British Collection, well worth taking a look at.

 

Matchless London, the oldest British Motorcycle company whose motto is Safety, Performance and Elegance. Who feature a certain Mrs Hince in their Ad campaigns for Autumn 13.

Matchless London, the oldest British Motorcycle company whose motto is Safety, Performance and Elegance. Who feature a certain Mrs Hince in their Ad campaigns for Autumn 13.

 

Now Nicholas Kirkwood is known for making great Ladies shoes well, who'd have known it, he's not bad at Gent's shoes too !

Now Nicholas Kirkwood is known for making great Ladies shoes well, who’d have known it, he’s not bad at Gent’s shoes too !

 

Ahhhh, I just can't resist a Lacoste collaboration and this one with Anime Artist, Osamu Tezuka will certainly brighten up your Winter wardrobe

Ahhhh, I just can’t resist a Lacoste collaboration and this one with Anime Artist, Osamu Tezuka will certainly brighten up your Winter wardrobe

Ben Sherman are another brand that are promising to brighten up your Winter apparel and this collection will have you looking smart and dapper to boot.

Ben Sherman are another brand that are promising to brighten up your Winter apparel and this collection will have you looking smart and dapper to boot.

 

Sorry I had to include this, your never gonna guess where this lil beauty is from........ Only God damn Sainsburys !!! Yes the same one where you can get a loaf or bread & your favourite Chocolate hob nobs, no less

Sorry I had to include this, your never gonna guess where this lil beauty is from…….. Only God damn Sainsburys !!! Yes the same one where you can get a loaf or bread & your favourite Chocolate hob nobs, no less

 

Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but I loved this collaboration from Puma X Todd James puts a dash of humour to casual wear.

Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea, but I loved this collaboration from Puma X Todd James puts a dash of humour to casual wear.

 

Burton, no not that one the other one, the one that makes GREAT Skiwear, tut, have worked with Filson, the US Outdoor Heritage brand, on these brilliant coats. Bring on the cold weather !

Burton, no not that one the other one, the one that makes GREAT Skiwear, tut, have worked with Filson, the US Outdoor Heritage brand, on these brilliant coats. Bring on the cold weather !

Please excuse the gentlemen in the background, but these Hiking boots by Oliver Sweeney, yeah I was surprised too, promise to bright up any Grey Autumn day.

Please excuse the gentlemen in the background, but these Hiking boots by Oliver Sweeney, yeah I was surprised too, promise to bright up any Grey Autumn day.

 

I'm a sucker for a good tuxedo and this is a GREAT example. Tweed is a massive trend for Autumn/Winter 13 and this tuxedo from Gucci is simply AMAZING.

I’m a sucker for a good tuxedo and this is a GREAT example. Tweed is a massive trend for Autumn/Winter 13 and this tuxedo from Gucci is simply AMAZING.

Pwoar, not a word I use gently but the Autumn/Winter Collection from Jigsaw Menswear qualifies for it. No fillers all dance floor killers folks.

Pwoar, not a word I use gently but the Autumn/Winter Collection from Jigsaw Menswear qualifies for it. No fillers all dance floor killers folks.

Another surprise and this was a little hidden away at their Press day and is certainly nothing to be embarrassed about. Boden, yes Boden offered a contemporary and confident collection. No not ground breaking but flipping lovely.

Another surprise and this was a little hidden away at their Press day and is certainly nothing to be embarrassed about. Boden, yes Boden offered a contemporary and confident collection. No not ground breaking but flipping lovely.

Yes I know another tuxedo, but I couldn't resist it and if your sick of your traditional black or simply fancy standing out from the crowd here's the answer from Nick Hart for Austin Reed

Yes I know another tuxedo, but I couldn’t resist it and if your sick of your traditional black or simply fancy standing out from the crowd here’s the answer from Nick Hart for Austin Reed

Knock em dead in the office when you walk in fresh after your summer holidays and wanting that promotion. As we said Tweed is a massive trend for next season and wearing it can sometimes be tricky, not in this Reiss Outfit.

Knock em dead in the office when you walk in fresh after your summer holidays and wanting that promotion. As we said Tweed is a massive trend for next season and wearing it can sometimes be tricky, not in this Reiss Outfit.

This image sums up Kurt Geiger's collection for Autumn. They can see you through every occasion from Formal to casual and everything in-between. Plus look out for the collaboration with British designer James Long

This image sums up Kurt Geiger’s collection for Autumn. They can see you through every occasion from Formal to casual and everything in-between. Plus look out for the collaboration with British designer James Long

 

If your gonna buy one jumper this Winter make sure this cable knit sweater from APC is on the list.

If your gonna buy one jumper this Winter make sure this cable knit sweater from APC is on the list.

One does look spiffing today thanks to the Dandy Gent Grooming range

groupDerby, UK, isn’t particular known for its grooming ranges, Thorntons Chocolates and The League of Gentlemen, yes, grooming not so. But this is exactly where the great new Dandy Gent range hails from. The Dandy Gent has been dreamt up by professional barber Shane O’Shaughnessy after years of experience he’s put his knowledge of hair, styling and, skin and shaving into practice and developed this complete range.

Each product has been developed and adapted over time in the safety of his salon until the perfect results were achieved.

Harking back to the days when a gentleman would take his time to look his best and enjoy the experience on offer to him in a comfortable men only barber shop environment, the products have been developed around classic ‘old school’ barber shop recipes  but using the finest, cutting edge, modern day ingredients, offering the best of both worlds to the customer.

The Dandy Gent range of products, which include refreshing Lime Shaving Cream, a selection of old school Shaving Brushes and  cooling Post Shave Hydrating Gel, all aimed at stoping those daily grooming routines feeling like a chore and turn them into a pleasurable experience again, giving you that Barber Shop feel in comfort of your own home.

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