Acne is most common among teenagers, but the truth is that it affects people of all ages. Developed when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells, spots can have a massive effect on confidence, and may even sometimes scar the skin. So what causes it and how can you prevent it?

Established in 2014 and created by the award-winning Dr. Harry Singh, A successfully published author, Dr. Singh uses his knowledge and understanding of facial aesthetics to provide an award-winning service. The Botulinum Toxin Club is the UK’s leading facial aesthetics training workshop for dentists, doctors, medics, specialists and nurses. This knowledge and understanding of the profession saw the business be awarded the ‘Most Outstanding business of the year’ at the 2018 Dental Industry Awards Today, they’re sharing 5 different causes of spots.

1. Diet – research has shown that certain dietary factors may worsen the effects of acne. Dairy products and high glycaemic foods are particular offenders. Most people assume that junk and greasy foods are the biggest causes of acne, but this isn’t the case.

2. Stress – stress can’t cause breakouts on its own, but it can certainly exacerbate them. Releases of inflammatory chemicals called neuropeptides, as well as hormonal changes, may lead to spots. Even ‘good’ stress like excitement can do this!

3. Hormones – a primary cause of acne is the male ‘androgenic’ hormones which typically become active during the teenage years. Sensitivity to these hormones, combined with bacteria on the skin, causes pimples – which always seem to pop up at the worst possible time.

4. Bacteria – oil, skin cells and hair can cause some serious skin blockage. This then gets infected with bacteria, leading to swelling. Propionibacterium acnes is the name of the bacteria that live on the skin and contributes to the infection of pimples. The severity and frequency of acne depends on the strain of bacteria, since not all trigger pimples.

5. Excess oil – acne typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders because these areas of skin have the most sebaceous (oil) glands. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands which contributes to pimples in these areas, too.

Floss with me baby ! Waterpik cordless plus Water Flosser

If you, like me, have recently returned from your bi-annual trip to your friendly neighbourhood dentist and received a b********g for not doing enough to ensure good oral health and hygiene, by including flossing into my daily oral healthcare regime, then this is the product for you. By the way if you haven’t been to your dentist recently, URGH !
Now as we said it isn’t enough to merely brush thoroughly – you need to be getting between teeth to stop stains and plaque from building up there. The added benefit of cleaning between teeth properly? You’ll be safeguarding their health, as brushing alone will only remove food and plaque from the surface of your teeth, but cleaning between teeth and below the gum line will reduce the likelihood of developing gum disease and bad breath.

Traditionally, tooth-savvy Fellas have used floss for the job, but floss doesn’t work for everyone, as I know, – those with braces, veneers, or tightly-packed teeth can struggle to wiggle floss between teeth, the problem with interdental brushes is access, they don’t fit everywhere, you often need more than one size and are costly over time.
The answer? The Waterpik innovative Water Flosser, AKA your daily dentist will ensure any residual food or bacteria is gently flushed from around the teeth and below the gum line doing away with the need for floss or interdental brushes. With 45 seconds of water capacity in the chamber and the ability to remove up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas, it’s unsurprising that it is the #1 model recommended by dentists in the oral health-obsessed US of A.
The ideal way to keep your teeth healthy and white, and a perfect gift for anyone who likes to look after their smile, here are the key things you need to know about the Waterpik and what it’s clinically proven to do:
Up to 50% more effective than string floss for improving gum health.
Twice as effective for gum health around implants when using the Plaque Seeker® tip.
It cleans between teeth and below the gum line where tooth brushing misses.
It is up to 3x as effective as string floss for removing plaque around braces when using the Orthodontic Tip.
Ideal for sensitive gums – the Waterpik Cordless Plus uses dual pressure so won’t overwhelm sensitive patches.
The tip rotates 360 degrees, so you can reach all the areas of your mouth.
The water pressure combined with pulsations massage and stimulates the gums for enhanced circulation, for improved oral health.
The Waterpik Flosser comes with four tips – a Classic Jet, a Plaque Seeker Tip, an Orthdontic Tip, and Tongue-Cleaner.


If the good folks over at the Met Office are to be believed, we are in for one of the coldest Winter on record, we better wrap up. It’s time once again to start wearing warm and cosy winter coats and hang those light jackets back up the wardrobe. Now some people may have been dreading the cold weather, but if you’re anything like us over here at CMTM, we’ve been waiting all year to bust out our winter coats. However, if like some people you aren’t prepared for the cold, or have had your winter coat too long and want a change or simply need an update, we are going to show you. In the third and final post of this season’s “Ask the experts” we’ve sort the wise counsel to that age old quandary “What is your ultimate coat for this Winter?” below you we find the answers from a prestigious panel of menswear buying experts.

Pete Parry, Founder and Owner of, Steranko

“My ultimate coat this season is the Have Jacket from Bellerose. Stuffed with real feather down and completely waterproof, its a great jacket that should see you from Autumn right up to the coldest winter months”

George Archer, Buyer, MRPORTER.com

“My top outerwear pick of the season is the Undercover Clockwork Orange Printed Jacket from the runway. The show was a stand-out, and I’m a huge Kubrick fan.”

Damien Paul’s (Head of Menswear, MATCHESFASHION.COM)The Wales Bonner shearling-collar leather aviator jacket is my ultimate outerwear staple for the season. Crafted from soft leather and featuring a detachable cream luxe shearling collar, the coat is a stylish but functional alternative to the classic retro biker jacket. The accents of forest green panelling along the pocket fastenings also add a subtle but chic pop of colour.”



Mastering the Art of Athleisure in 5 Key Steps

Words by Peter Minkoff

Once upon a time, the idea of a man wearing anything but a three-piece suit in an attempt to look classy and sophisticated was unimaginable to say the least. We’ve evolved quite a bit since those times, and we’ve officially entered the era of prioritizing comfort without sacrificing an ounce of style in the process. Of course, we’re talking about the famous athleisure trend, the one and only go-to look for many a modern-day celebrity that lets your skin breathe, gives you ample room to move and makes you feel invincible.

If you’ve been undecided when it comes to this trend, it’s time to embrace all the comfort and confidence that comes with rocking this sporty look. Here are a few key ways to infuse your style with athleisure in an effortless manner so that you can explore your options and discover what works best for you.

Footwear as the foundation

You’ll see guys wearing compression tights and bombers outside the gym, but if you’re not ready just yet to take that leap, but you’d like to have a taste of the comfort ensured by the trend, there’s no better way than to add a few pairs of trainers for a signature athleisure look. If they keep your ankles safe, your soles comfortable, and they let your skin breathe while you train, they will do the same outside of the gym, too.

Trainers are your greatest athleisure asset. They give an edgy twist to your everyday office look, and they have the power to transform an ordinary jeans-plus-shirt combo in a heartbeat. Look for brands that come with a promise of functionality paired with aesthetics, such as a classic pair of Adidas or Nike. You can never go wrong with clean white sneakers when you’re just about to give athleisure a go.

Athletic accessories to the rescue

Beyond your comfortable, supportive footwear, the safest bet for testing out an athleisure-inspired look is adding yet another functional piece to your look – a rugged gym bag for your everyday needs. After all, most will hit the weights after work, so carrying a stylish gym bag together with your laptop bag makes perfect sense. Look for shades that complement more upscale outfit combinations, such as textured grey, or the simple but powerful military green and leather brown for a purely alpha look.

Much like a pair of monochrome trainers, a gym bag is more than just a purposeful item in your ensemble. It’s an ideal choice for a man with fitness at the core of his personality, and one who likes to stay true to his fashion preferences even through accessorizing. Pair up your trainers and your bag in a single outfit and it still won’t be “too much” for a novice athleisure enthusiast.

Embrace those urban vibes

Athleisure has always carried a set of distinct features that come with the trend’s most beloved collections: they are youthful but timeless, they are rebellious, and they are by no means conventional or boring. Athleisure collections, especially the ones inspired by Japanese streetwear have that urban vibe expressed through a range of cuts, textures, and fabrics. From classic cotton, to distressed denim, oversized hoodies and tight trousers, athleisure has transformed the notion of streetwear to a great extent.

You want to go all in with your athleisure efforts? Go for these edgy alternatives for a night on the town or just your workout session at the gym, and you’ll see that they can impact your energy and your attitude with ease. Such pieces are designed to bring you confidence in addition to comfort, so they’ll never disappoint.

Clean minimalism as your go-to

Just in case you’re not yet ready to try on a fierce Asia-inspired look, you can opt for classic brands such as Jack Wills with a slew of long-lasting, purpose-driven items that come with a promise to upgrade your athletic style in no time.

But don’t be fooled by the clear minimalism that the brand and many others like it exude. Their simple use of white, off-white, gray, and black on trusted fabrics and with low-maintenance cuts is precisely what you need to let your love of minimalism endure while you embrace athleisure as a trend. Plus, they will serve you well in any situation, from your training sessions all the way to the office for that casual Friday.

Play with your color palette

Finally, athleisure is so much more than tees, baggy shorts, massive hoodies, and bomber jackets. It’s an attitude and it represents your healthy lifestyle and your respect for timeless wearables. That, however, hasn’t prevented major brands from producing colorful and vibrant garments that you can use to brighten up your look every once in a while.

So, when you’re ready, try new shades and new patterns often offered by brands the likes of Vuori that know how to implement the traditional charcoal hues and balance them with funky takes on nature-inspired colors.

It takes time and skill to refine your love for athleisure, but with a little bit of guidance and research, you can indeed embrace the trend in all of its glory. Use these tips to get your wardrobe into shape and to make sure that you’ve used all the perks that come with athleisure.

Wearing a piece of art – William Morris London Eyewear

William Morris, who I’m sure you already know, was the founder member of the Arts and Crafts movement from 1834-1896. He was a world famous designer, craftsman, poet and political activist, quite the Renaissance man. Morris’ exquisitely designed textiles, wallpapers and homewear enjoy continued success globally to this day.

As part of his legacy is the the William Morris Gallery, located in East London and was Morris’ former home. It houses and preserves one of the best collections of William Morris artworks and artifacts in the world.

Robert William Morris is the founder and creator of William Morris London, an independent British company in 1996, who  recently announced an exclusive collection of opthalmics.

The 12 contemporary optical frames, designed for both men and women, are crafted from metal and acetate and feature 12 of the most popular William Morris prints from 1880 to 1905. Each print has been intricately placed on the inside of the arms through to the temple tips as a chic and integral part of the styling.

Each frame is sold with a matching print, magnetic flat-folding case and co-ordinating polishing cloth, adding a unique element of British heritage style.

A percentage of each sale will be donated to the William Morris Gallery to help continue its important work of art preservation and education.

Robert William Morris says: For over twenty years I have been asked if we are connected with William Morris, the designer and I am delighted that through the William Morris Gallery Collection we can now officially claim our place in the great British heritage design tradition that is the original William Morris.’