Come Aboard – Six of the best Boast Shoes

Love em or Loathe em you can’t escape Boat Shoes this season, no matter if a shop or brand remotely dabbles in footwear they will carry a boat shoe in some way, shape or form. Now to save you stress of having to scour the high street looking for a pair you might like, we at Clothes-Make-the-Man as always have saved you the hassle and selected six of the best from the traditional to something a little different –

 

Saint Laurent @ Harrods.com

Saint Laurent @ Harrods.com

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Swims @ MrPorter.com

Romain Kremer for Camper

Romain Kremer for Camper

Sebago Dockside @ OiPoloi.com

Sebago Dockside @ OiPoloi.com

Ted Baker @ House of Fraser

Ted Baker @ House of Fraser

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

 

A Holiday MUST HAVE, don’t leave home without it ! – Mrs White’s Unstung Hero

Mrs Whites Unstung HeroThere really isn’t many things to complain about when the weather is good, well apart from the fact, you can’t sleep at night, its a nightmare to travel on public transport, the transport infrastructure isn’t build for weather like this, ohhh yes and the insects. Probably the worst thing about the Summer sun is the friends its brings along, particularly the MOSQUITOS and thanks to global warming we don’t have to travel to tropical exotic climbs to encounter this pest !

A must have for this time of year, no matter if your spending it home or away is Mrs White’s Unstung Hero from Roullier White; a completely all natural, fresh Eau de Cologne that contains a secret ingredient that renders you ‘invisible’ to mosquitoes, midges, horseflies, bees and wasps. So unlike many effective repellent sprays that contain terribly toxic chemicals that smell awful, enough to repulse the most ardent admirer as well as the intended pests.

Mrs White’s Unstung Hero has a refreshing and clean Lemon Tea Fragrance making it suitable for both men and women, and without any overpowering citronella notes. The 250 ml bottle means there is ample cologne to spritz on bedding and pillows as well as yourself and your clothes, it won’t damage them either at it is non-oily !!!!! Plus, the active ingredient is completely non toxic and protects for 4 hours. Safe for children from 3 years.

Preview of the Best of the High Street for Autumn 13

Yes the sun is out, Summer is finally here, we’re all wearing shorts and T-shirts and yes thats right the stores up and down the country, particularly the higher end designer fraternity have already started to get their Autumn stock in !!!!! Now
because, we at Clothes-Make-the-Man like to keep you ahead of the rest we thought we would give you a little taster of whats in store, literally, for when things all start to cool down, we return to work after our Summer holidays and get ready for the clocks to fall back an hour. OMG ! Lets look at some clothes, before we all get a bit, how can I put in, seasonal deficient-

 

Those cunning Swedes have only gone and done it again. A vintage season for H&M, bang on the money.

Those cunning Swedes have only gone and done it again. A vintage season for H&M, bang on the money.

Ouch, looking sharp Burton. Well done a return to form, but please leave Worzel back where you found him. Bad model choice for you guys

Ouch, looking sharp Burton. Well done a return to form, but please leave Worzel back where you found him. Bad model choice for you guys

Guess who, go on Guess ? Only Flipping Next ! Think a lil re-visit into your local store, might be on the cards, hey.

Guess who, go on Guess ? Only Flipping Next ! Think a lil re-visit into your local store, might be on the cards, hey.

Stepping out from behind their womenswear and standing well and truly on their own two feet is River Island Menswear. Looking really strong for the Autumn, if you haven't checked them out for a while, give it a go.

Stepping out from behind their womenswear and standing well and truly on their own two feet is River Island Menswear. Looking really strong for the Autumn, if you haven’t checked them out for a while, give it a go.

Great Scott ! John Lewis's John Lewis & co range has gone explorer-tastic for Autumn. Great wearable range, just not sure about the model.

Great Scott ! John Lewis’s John Lewis & co range has gone explorer-tastic for Autumn. Great wearable range, just not sure about the model.

Looks like TOPMAN are starting to cater for the older brother of their customer, Woop ! Bring on Autumn

Looks like TOPMAN are starting to cater for the older brother of their customer, Woop ! Bring on Autumn

Channel your inner Rocker this Autumn with the assistance of All Saints.

Channel your inner Rocker this Autumn with the assistance of All Saints.

We featured this look a couple of weeks ago in another preview, but its so good I had to run it again. Forget about Mad Men, you'll have the ladies of the office falling over themselves if you turn up to work looking this dapper, come the Autumn !

We featured this look a couple of weeks ago in another preview, but its so good I had to run it again. Forget about Mad Men, you’ll have the ladies of the office falling over themselves if you turn up to work looking this dapper, come the Autumn !

The welcome return of Jigsaw Menswear, when I saw this collection earlier this year I was both enthused & enticed by it. Seriously, check it out !

The welcome return of Jigsaw Menswear, when I saw this collection earlier this year I was both enthused & enticed by it. Seriously, check it out !

I hate saying things, like, Ohh saving the best til last, as we are really spoilt as consumers for Autumn & WInter this year. The retailers on our high Streets have really increased the bar on the whole. But this is a collection where I actually said I want it all ! The Marks & Spencer Best of Britain Range is fantastic, nuff said !

I hate saying things, like, Ohh saving the best til last, as we are really spoilt as consumers for Autumn & WInter this year. The retailers on our high Streets have really increased the bar on the whole. But this is a collection where I actually said I want it all ! The Marks & Spencer Best of Britain Range is fantastic, nuff said !

Inspiration for Summer Footwear – Pointer

Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 19.19.28You know, its a bit like buses, you wait for ages for one to come then, a whole bunch comes all at the same time. Well, thats what this year’s Summer has been like, we’ve waited for ages then all of a suddenly there’s no let up ! We’ve not had any need for anything near Summer footwear all year, so when it does finally arrive we have a look in our shoe drawer and we have a sorry looking pair of Havaianas and a smelly old pair of trainers, it doesn’t cut the mustard, now does it ?

Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 19.18.56As always Clothes-Make-the-Man are on hand to offer indispensable advice and in today’s post its in the shape of Pointer
Footwear
. Established in 2004 in London, Pointer was created with the aim of making simple and considered well-designed casual shoes as an alternative to technical trainers and various limited edition sneakers.

Today, almost a decade on they still hold true to the same vision. Creating high quality footwear, through meticulous attention to detail and a playful fascination for shape and colour. Life, in all it’s diversity is a key inspiration for the brand, from art and music, right down to their daily breakfast. Pointer employ people they like, that in turn inspire them, so from artists to interns,
friends, accomplices, agents and distributors from around the globe. They play with the classics, mixing materials, patterns and
geometric shapes to create their own interpretation and ideal of the footwear they would like to wear themselves.

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Daniel Wellington – A man who leaves a good impression

Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 14.46.11Strange story, but there often tend to be the best ones. Filip Tysander, the man behind the brand, was on a trip half way around the world, when he met the intriguing gentleman, who had the inspiring ability to be gentlemanly but still relaxed and unpretentious. He had an impeccable style, and loved to wear his Rolex on old weathered Nato straps. His name? Well, Daniel Wellington, of course. What’s a Nato strip I hear you cry ? Well, essentially, Nato straps originate from the British navy, where divers would use the strong nylon straps over their wet suits. Even though they were originally made to avoid rust, we love the look and versatility of them.

Back to story, do keep up, a strong friendship emerged between the two travellers and Tysander was inspired not only by this man’s many great life stories but also by his class and timeless style of fashion. As we now know, he was so inspired that he decided to name his line of watches after him.

Wellington’s style of mixing, particular when it came to his watches, leaves such as impression on Tysander that he wanted to incorporate the idea into a line of watches. However, he felt it important to make the watch thin and elegant – he wanted a clean design, without too many features, that would look good with the different patterns and colours of the classic Nato straps.

Slowly but surely, a beautiful watch emerged. Slimline, refined and perfectly round.

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