THE GREY’s skincare range is packed with natural, rejuvenating ingredients to help detoxify the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and radiant. Developed exclusively for men, the skincare products work to preserve, protect and nourish.

Founded by Gregor Jaspers, a professional menswear and lifestyle buyer who regularly travelled the globe. Here he learned the art of travelling light. However, despite extensive research, Gregor was unable to find a compact men’s skincare range that fitted his lifestyle and his suitcase. Grey – as Gregor is known to his friends, hence us – wanted a skincare system that had the same luxurious feel and effectiveness of women’s skincare, coupled with the ease and convenience of a simple men’s skincare regime. The idea of THE GREY was born.

Consisting of five products, the range is compact and convenient. The day, night and eye care products are combined into one multi-purpose product, making it easy to travel without compromising your skincare routine.
The skincare products are enhanced and supported by THE GREY daily vitamin intake system. The vitamin formula has been tailored for active men: 30 sachets of vitamins and minerals that contain anti- ageing, anti-stress, detoxifying and general wellness ingredients that compliment the skincare products and help fight the signs of an active and stressful life.

The UK launch of THE GREY signals a new direction for men’s skincare. Marked by its clean, fresh, contemporary brand design. The range is being exclusively stocked at BEAST, who offer a curated selection of the finest men’s products from across the globe. BEAST brings together over 80 premium brands spanning Body, Hair, Shave, Face and Fragrance. The brand presents a unique mix of innovative newcomers and long established cult classics.

WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY

That time of year has come around again with many teens bidding farewell to their incredibly unsure yet emotional parents as they prepare for life away from the warmth of home. We are sure many of you have incredibly fond memories of your University experience; any funny ones please do leave in the comment section to give us a laugh!! Unfortunately, fancy dress costumes aren’t something which you can wear everyday although you may think that after fresher’s. You will actually have to style it out in your own clothing and on the odd occasion you do this, here is a starter pack for looking good whilst studying.

Comfort always comes first so it is essential that you have your fair share of tracksuits for those book days, Adidas offer a classic tracksuit set however thanks to a wide choice of colours now introduced you don’t have to ever be low-key. Just to name one the Ash Blue colour way is something different however not too in your face and with a back to school offer at Adidas online you really don’t want to miss out!However, unfortunately you can’t be in comfy clothing forever, with night outs being your opportunity to dress up and gain some style and street cred, rocking a pair of checked trousers with a funky colour seen as an incredibly classic look with a modern twist. You can find a good choice of trousers on Weekday all at brilliant pricing for the quality offered with our pick of the bunch being Checked suit trousers seen below.

Basic tees are a must for university, actually not just university but life in general! Having a wide range of coloured tee’s means you will always be prepared for any last minute outfit change. However, if you want to change it up every so often striped tees offer a point of different and make an outfit just cooler overall! Puma have recently been releasing plenty of tees; you should definitely have a look.

A recent post which you may have seen from us was the up rise of Dad shoes, these are shoes with a thicker sole which usually wouldn’t have been the nicest however they are now a style must! The Yung 1’s were some our favourites and since that post was released the most hyped full white colour way has been released and they are a shoe which above all offer comfort.

Good luck to all those who begin a new chapter in their lives, we at Clothes- Make-the Man can’t change your grades (unfortunately) however we can assure that you look good whilst doing it and please don’t forget to use your student discount!

WORDS BY MARK GALE

With the summer holidays a deem and distant memory, the mind starts to work overtime on perhaps heading abroad for a quick getaway over every October half term?  However, there are plenty of hidden gems right here in Britain that are definitely worth a visit when you want to explore somewhere exciting and new.

Whether you’re after seaside escapes, wildlife retreats or historic monuments that offer the unusual or unique, Britain has an abundance of hidden treasures. And what’s more; you don’t even have to travel too far or spend a fortune to enjoy them.

To find out which of Britain’s hidden gems are the best. With one hidden gem per region to choose from and a selection that were somewhat off the beaten track.

1. Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

Appearing in a listing of the world’s most spectacular theatres, there’s no doubt that the Minack Theatre is a gem in Porthcurno, close to Land’s End in Cornwall. The outdoor theatre itself welcomes more than 80,000 people a year to watch a variety of performances from musicals, concerts, plays and storytelling. It also attracts nearly double that figure each year, for those who just want to take a glimpse at its beautiful coastline and architecture.

Due to the success of its production The Tempest back in the 1930’s, Minack Theatre began to grow in popularity. Today, it is used from Easter to September for a full summer season of 20 plays, and it is open for visitors throughout the year.

2. The Shell Grotto, Kent

Margate, Kent, is probably best known for being a popular seaside destination, drawing people to its beaches for years. However, if you look a little closer and avoid the usual tourist areas, you might stumble across the Shell Grotto.

The Shell Grotto is a concealed ornate passageway that sits below the streets of Margate. Its rooms and hallways are covered almost entirely in mosaics of seashells; mussels, cockles, whelks, limpets, scallops, oysters and more. It’s a place for a perfect photo opportunity and it’s a magical spot for kids to explore.

3. Blakeney Point, Norfolk

A National Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast, Blakeney Point is home to remarkable wildlife and offers magnificent views of beautiful coastline. A four-mile-long shingle spit protects both Blakeney Harbour and the surrounding saltmarshes, creating the perfect environment for many species.

In particular, the reserve is internationally renowned for its stunning displays of terns in the summer and grey seals in the winter. Hop on a ferry at Morston Quay to experience Blakeney Point and its wildlife at their best.

4. Rievaulx Terrace, North Yorkshire

Located in the North York Moors National Park, these 18th-century landscaped gardens offer a beautiful spot for a summertime stroll. Weave through the woodlands and out onto the terrace where you’ll be greeted by stunning views overlooking the ruin of Rievaulx Abbey.

The gardens are also bookended by two classical temples: at one end the Tuscan Temple and at the other the Ionic Temple. Adorned with paintings and rich plasterwork, step inside the temples to marvel at their craftsmanship. The Rievaulx Terrace also, on occasion, holds outdoor art exhibitions.

5. Bodnant Gardens, Wales

Bondant Gardens is a National Trust property in Wales. More specifically, it can be found near Tal-y-Cafn, in the county borough of Conwy overlooking the Carneddau range of mountains. Wales has a plethora of hidden gems, most of which show the regions incredible beauty, but this garden spanning 80 acres of hillside is a definite winner.

The gardens themselves are known for their great conifers, cedars, Laburnum arch, the Pinetum in the Dell and much more. It’s open 362 days a year, has two on-site restaurants, welcomes dogs and picnics and is generally, a fantastic day out for those that appreciate foliage and fauna!

6. Cragside House, Northumberland

This fascinating house near Rothbury was the family home of Lord Armstrong; a Victorian inventor. The first building in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, it is teeming with wonderful gadgetry, including a passenger lift, telephones and fire alarm buttons – most of which are still working!

And, as well as being an inventor, Armstrong was also a landscaping genius. Take a stroll through the estate’s incredible gardens, which feature one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, five lakes and more than 30 miles of footpaths.

7. Kyoto Gardens, London

London is awash with hidden gems, but we think a horticultural treasure in the capital city is one worth mentioning. The Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park, London were donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in recognition of the Japan Festival held in London in 1992.

When you’re there, you’ll find a tranquil Japanese-style garden with tiered waterfalls and serene ponds full of Koi Carp. You’ll wander past Japanese maple trees, lanterns and even some wildlife. It’s the perfect spot if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

8. Heights of Abraham, Derbyshire

This unique hilltop park in Matlock is Derbyshire’s oldest attraction, having been open since the 1780s. Although originally accessible only on foot, you can now take a spectacular cable car journey over the Derwent Valley to reach the hill’s summit.

At the top, take a tour of the myriad underground caverns and mines that remain after the area’s lead mining. This reached its peak in the 17th century and allegedly began in Roman times. And, of course, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Peak District from the park’s spectacular viewing platform.

9. Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Perched dramatically at the head of Loch Awe with Ben Cruachan’s peak as its backdrop, Kilchurn Castle in Dalmeny, Argyll, is one of Scotland’s most photographed castles.

Built by Sir Colin Campbell in the mid-1400s, this castle remained Clan Campbell’s power base for 150 years, only being abandoned in the 1700s. Still largely standing today, you can enjoy magnificent views across Loch Awe atop the castle’s original five-storey tower house.

10. The Rock Houses, Stourbridge

The Rock Houses are found on a high heath named Kinver Edge and are well known for being the last troglodyte dwellings occupied in England. There is much history surrounding the complete cave-houses which are now owned by the National Trust.

If you’re looking for an outdoor activity with the family, a visit to the rock houses will not only present great views but a bit of history too. You’ll be able to walk around one of the houses that has been restored to its original appearance, as well as other caves showing what life in the 1930’s really would have been like.

11. Cathedral Cavern, Cumbria

Hewn out of the rock in search of slate, the Cathedral Cavern is the main chamber of a small network of connected quarries above Little Langdale. Standing forty feet high, it is dappled with soft light by two windows high in the cavern’s walls, and a magnificent sloping pillar holds the roof in place.

For those feeling adventurous, the cavern can be explored from the entrance of the quarries. Proceed down narrow tunnels to emerge out into this truly awe-inspiring, man-made wonder.

 

It’s September, the Kids have gone back to school, Autumn’s hitting us with full effect and yes we’ve had to go back to work after the long, hot Summer. Now is it just me that is really struggling to put together a set of outfits that resembles anything remotely professional, is weather appropriate and doesn’t involve shorts or flip flops ? In an attempt to to make back to work more bearable John Lewis has given your 9-5 wardrobe a new spin its top picks for the upcoming season. This time of year is the perfect time to update your work wardrobe and return to the office with a fresh look for the cooler months ahead.
Beth Pettet, Head of Menswear Buying at John Lewis, has curated a capsule edit of highlights from John Lewis’ AW18 menswear collections to create the ultimate ‘Back to Work’ wardrobe for men. When bringing together the selection of designs she has chosen that appeal to city workers and creatives alike, Beth kept three key factors in mind; professionalism, practicality and personality.

“It is possible be yourself in the workplace and let your personality shine through, whilst maintaining a professional air. Modern workwear is no longer restricted to a classic overcoat and stuffy suit. Whilst traditional and formal codes should still be respected, adding an individual and contemporary sense of style to your work wardrobe can make you stand out from the crowd.”
– Beth Pettet, Head of Menswear Buying at John Lewis

Highlights from Beth’s edit includes a black and navy check suit from the Kin by John Lewis collection; a great smart sartorial look for occasions when only a suit will do which she suggests pairing with Merino wool knitwear which allows the wearer to adjust to warmer or cooler office temperatures and adds a pop of colour to your look. She also advocates a mix and match philosophy to Back to Work wardrobes, proposing separates such as formal trousers with a drawstring detail worn with a smart jacket that allows the wearer to dress up or down according to their meeting schedule.

There isn’t many fashion designers who have made such an impact not only on modern pop culture but the wider society than Ralph Lauren. On Friday night, the second day of New York Fashion week, celebrities and fashion elite came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ralph Lauren.

I mean when I say celebrities, I mean beyond A-list, when Ralph does a front row he don’t mess around. We are talking Stephen Spielberg, Pierce Brosnan,  Tom Hiddleston, Anne Hathaway, Kanye West, ohhhh and someone called Opera or Oprah Winfrey conducting a world class toast to the man himself.

Lauren and his iconic Polo brand have been the subject of acres of column inches in the past 50 years. 

The American fashion house marked its half century by hosting a black tie fashion show and gala dinner seamlessly integrated against the backdrop of the Bethesda Terrace fountain in Manhattan’s Central Park, a homage to Mr Lauren’s hometown of New York City.

In keeping with the philanthropy of the brand, the event benefited the Central Park Conservancy – a private, nonprofit organisation that relies on donations to prevent the decline of the world-renowned park.

Ralph initially launched his eponymous label in 1967 aged 28. The lifestyle brand began as a collection of men’s ties, before developing into the first ‘Polo’ menswear collection in 1968. Womenswear was introduced in the 1970s. Today, the designer still acts as chief creative officer at the brand and still the brand goes from strength to strength.