Father’s Day Gift Guide in association with M&S

Is it just me that can’t believe not only is it June already but Father’s Day is almost upon us ?!?! Surely we should be gearing up for Valentine’s Day, or at least Monday’s Day ? Should I just be done with it and wish you a Merry Christmas now ? Anyway, Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, 16th June and as now, become as traditional as Christmas trees in December, Pumpkins at Halloween and Chocolate at, well Easter, but everyday in the Clothes-Make-The-Man office, our Father’s Day Gift Guide is brought to your with our kind Friends at Marks & Spencer.

TOKYO earphones bring you music enjoyment and true wireless freedom. Be efficient at work, go to the gym, travelling or bring your pair of TOKYO for your evening run. Never let tangled wires get in your way ever again!

The ergonomic and sought after design fit most ears and most occasions and are completely wireless, so tangled wires will never get in your way ever again. Providing up to 3 hour playtime, the TOKYO earphones come with a complimentary charging case so you can easily recharge on the go. The case can charge the earphones up to 3 times so giving you a total battery time of 12 hours. With a water and sweat resistant design, the earphones are perfect for use in the gym and during rainy weather.

Made by Berghoff, this stylish portable BBQ has a modern design that looks great and is sure to add style to summer feasts, whether you’re out in the garden or camping for the weekend. Crafted from strong carbon steel for added durability and with a compact size, this outdoor BBQ has a useful carry handle and is easy to set up. You can cook all your barbecue favourites, from steaks to burgers, and it also has adjustable airflow to ensure food is cooked to perfection. Everything you need for a fantastic barbecue, a fire basket, grill grate, charcoal grate, heat shield, grill lifting tool and detachable handles are all included.

Do something good while doing something good. Online British Mens Designer retailer Khaki Surfer are will be donating 10% of all sales during June to Prostate Cancer UK. Khaki Surfer, which specialises in selling clothing from exclusive designer labels like Armani, Eton, Etro, Gant, Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and more is hoping it’s generosity will help raise both much needed funds and awareness for the charity.

Who said socks are boring. Certainly not the case with MySockSociety a men’s sock subscription, in a variety of high quality styles with a social cause. For each pair sold, a pair is donated to those in need. How does it work ? Sign up and receive 2 new pairs of socks every month and two pairs will be donated to a good cause on your behalf. It’s that simple.

Never mind the outdoor Dad, this tool is for every Dad. The Multi 5-IN-1 Scissors from AnySharp perfect for the home, kitchen, office or workshop. From opening bottles, cracking nuts, crushing garlic and even cutting meat on the bone, the AnySharp Multi 5-IN-1 Scissors have you covered and are the only pair of scissors you will ever need.

Because smelling good is in equal measure as important as looking good, Huntsman has developed four unique scents with Jo Malone. These fragrances are designed to compliment your wardrobe, whatever the occasion. For Summer, they particularly favour the light, citrus notes of our Asam and Grapefruit cologne. This fresh, contemporary palette pairs beautifully with lightweight cotton and linens, ideal for a dad planning a summer getaway.

There are plenty of electronic keyboard accessories out there, but if you want that vintage typewriter feel with that modern technology flexibility, then you’re going to absolutely adore the Querkywriter. With its built-in stand that fits tablets with screens up to 10.5 inches, you can wirelessly connect it to up to 3 devices via Bluetooth, whilst the scratch resistant aluminum alloy ensures it can withstand minor knocks or bumps.

Finding the best way to treat dad on Father’s Day can be tricky, but it’s important to choose a gift which says a special thanks for all that he does.

Don’t stress – instead of searching endlessly, let dad take things into his own hands, with a gift which allows him to choose something he reallywants?

One4all Gift Card has launched a brand new design for dads, just in time for Father’s Day. 

It can be spent in over 55,000 stores ranging from retail to food, (stores include Marks & Spencer, Curry’s and American Golf). It can also be put towards an exerience day with Red Letter Days or Virgin Experience Days, so dad can use his gift card to spend some quality time with the family and enjoy a unique day out.

The One4all Gift Card can be bought online or from any local Post Office – making it great for those prone to leaving their shopping until the last minute. What’s more it suits every budget as you can put anything from £10-£400.

You’re a Tiger ! And never forget that. Spliced with signature webbing through the sides, these Gucci Ace sneakers are a contemporary take on the brand’s storied Italian heritage. A classic low-top style, they boast a lace-up silhouette in smooth leather, trimmed with the hallmark Web stripe and an embroidered tiger motif.

Get yourself and your father or son matching T-shirts with these selection of tee’s printed with ‘like father like son’ slogan at the chest.

Created in support of charity Father and Son Day, which aim to increase awareness and understanding of male cancer to help both prevent and support. All proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt will go to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Share your favourite pictures with #FatherandSonDay to help spread the word and raise awareness.Celebrate fathers’ day by creating a Mini me, no not me, you! Yes have you and your offspring and heir matchy matchy with this “best dad ever” pyjama set, but don’t forget kids. The “best kid ever” children’s sleepwear set matches dad for style.

OK so maybe not this year and a physical Rolex is out of the question, this year but Rolex is likely one of the first names that springs to mind when you think about fine watches– the label has been in the business for over a century and amassed some pretty impressive achievements along the way, which horology expert Ms Fabienne Reybaud compiles in this Assouline book. Filled with rich photos and accounts detailing a selection of the watchmaker’s most exceptional timepieces, this hand-bound tome comes in a handsome presentation case and will be a fascinating read for aficionados and collectors alike.

Have a Regatta with the Rotary Henley Watch Competition for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day, literally, just around the corner why not treat your dad this year and push the boat out, without even trying by entering the Clothes-Make-the-Man Rotary competition for your chance to win the latest Rotary Gents Stainless Steel Red / Blue GMT Henley gent’s watch worth £225!!! What stylish man could refuse such a kind offer ?

Rotary’s ‘Henley’ family is a collection of refined sports watches boasting a robust specification and high durability for all activities. This particular Henley from Rotary features a 41.5mm case with a black dial and statement hands and hour markers all encased with scratch resistant sapphire glass. The GMT function is bi colour blue and red: a stunning eye-catching detail. The Stainless Steel 3 link bracelet is secured with a deployment clasp. It is water resistant to 100m

Perfect gift for Father’s Day!!!

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

Simply follow both ClothesMaketheMan & RotaryWatches on Instagram between now (Tuesday 11th June) until Thursday 13th June at Midnight BST.

Terms & Conditions: 1. Only one entry per person. 2. All participants must be 18 or over. 3. The prize draw is open to all UK residents. The closing date for the prize draw is Midnight (BST) 13th June 2019. 4. The prize is as follows: one Rotary Henley GMT watch. 5.The winner will be randomly selected and notified by the contact details provided on the closing date above. 6. No Cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize. 7. Use of false name or address will disqualify any applicant from receiving the prize.

Boxing above its class NOT British Boxers. Check out our Surprise for you below

Continuing in catering to your every need and want when it comes to Father’s Day. Our good friends over at British Boxers, born out of a passion for well-designed products, using the finest British materials and skills. Combining the grit and determination from Managing Director Deborah Price’s great great grandfather, heavy weight boxing Champion Jem Mace to deliver a knockout brand with no fuss and nonsense just really good old-fashioned well-designed nightwear and accessories.

To celebrate Father’s Day British Boxers are giving you lucky readers 25% of purchases for Fathers Day!!!!! That’s underwear, loungewear, Nightwear or accessories by using the code CLOTHESMAKETHEMAN25

Something Sustainable for the Weekend

Words by Cameron McLauchlan

It’s well documented that the fashion industry alone is the second most damaging industry behind oil. Its effects are widespread from its astronomical water usage in production, to dye and fibre pollution in local communities and agriculture. These are just some of the most common effects in a much larger list.

We are not heading towards an irreversible Armageddon type situation however, and due to the constant pressures from consumers and the pro-active approach of many sustainable brands, fast fashion companies around the world are now changing, pledging and offering sustainable alternatives in its production and product offering.

As environmental impacts of our industry grow ever more prominent it is crucial that conversations, coverage and consumer education on sustainable alternatives continues to grow.

In this edition of something for the weekend well be placing a focus on some of our favourite sustainable brands and highlight some of the keys words to look out for when shopping sustainable.

1. Dyes + Demons, ‘Caged thoughts’ T-shirt

Dyes and Demons or ‘D+D’ is a new Leeds based streetwear brand which creates meaningful designs which are both ethically and sustainably produced whilst doing crucial work to help raise awareness on an equally important issue of mental health.

D+D is the ethical streetwear alternative. When me and Indi first began setting up the brand we had two visions; create meaningful designs and only use materials closest to nature. Our brand therefore began focusing around two key topics; Mental Health and Global sustainability. Indi, the co-founder of the brand, hand draws each design which has become key in supporting our mental health aims.

We use our designs to create a lighter access point for conversations surrounding mental health, with designs such as Caged Thoughtsand Inner Demons, Our number one mission is to get young people to start talking about their own mental health and encourage them not to fight any of their Demons alone.

The use of natural materials extends far from the t-shirts we sell. We use bio-degradable potato starch mailing bags as well as our own100% cotton labels. We continue to use renewable energy in the production of all our t-shirts, ensuring that they are vegan and created using chemical free Dyes in the screen printed designs.

Every part of the production process is important to us and we wanted to tackle the problems of fast fashion rather than hiding them in our product. An example of this was finding a t-shirt manufacturing factory that empowers its female workers by providing them with free sanitary products and womens rights training programmes.

The guys at D+D will be at HEADROW HOUSE in Leeds city centre for the Anthropocene’ event, which hosts a a mix of art, film and creatives from across the UK focusing on ideas surrounding sustainability, consumption and climate change.

The event schedule is as follows, entry just £2 :

Sunday the 2nd of June 5PM-11PM

Monday the 3rd of June 12 – 6PM

Tuesday the 4th of June 12-4PM

Head over to D+Ds website below to check-out their full collection of current designs and keep up to date with their latest happenings.

https://www.dyesanddemons.com

Photography: Bronte Carter (@bronte.carter)

Model: Jerry Beatson (@88jjunior88)

2. Christopher Raeburn, Re-cycled polyester quilted Gillet

Christopher Raeburn has long been at the fore-front as a leading eponymous brand which showcases how materials can be re-cycled and re-purposed into fully functioning read-to-wear pieces. The brand works with its 4 core values known as the 4 Rs” at the heart of every decision it makes ; RÆMADE, RÆDUCED, RÆCYCLED and RÆBURN.

The 4 Rs all have slight differences however all exist with the overarching goals to reduce the impact the brand has on the environment and re-use surplus materials which otherwise would be sent to landfill.

From his time spent as an Air Cadet when he was younger he grew a fascination with military/utilitarian clothing something which stayed with him throughout his early designs at university and the subsequent founding of his brand through re-using such materials. Visible in his designs today.

Raeburn, studied at the Londons Royal College of Art before graduating in 2006. His pivotal moment came in 2010 when he won the NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council, the brand was set-up the same year.

His clothes, for both men and women have as previously mentioned a very utilitarian visage with collaboration also a key part of the brand. Current available collaborations include Timberland and MrPorter.

As well as creating striking garments Raeburn also has an acclaimed Raeburn Lab” in London, open Wednesday through to Sunday it is open to the public and invited you to various workshops and event (please see website for latest) https://www.raeburndesign.co.uk

I think as a designer you have an obligation to consider what you are doing and why; ultimately, we want to make strong, sustainable choices that provide our customers with a completely unique and desirable product

3. Stella McCartney, Julian Trousers