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I was wondering if you can help me, please. I want to buy a winter coat as a present for my boyfriend. I've been on three shopping trips but to no avail. He is a shortish slim yet well built gent, any suggestions on what style/brand might suit him?
A smart coat preferably and the budget is, open to anything really, once it's stylish.
Any help you can give me would be massively appreciated.
Lucky boyfriend! You say he is shortish so I wouldn't go for a long coat as it usually swamps a bit and will make him look shorter. I suggest a peacoat shape, the double breasting will balance his top half and show his legs which will make him look taller. I've found this one by Jil Sander for Uniqlo, it's quilted with down so will see him through the cold weather. Hope this is smart enough.
(+J) Wool Pea Coat (Lined Down)- £199.99
I'm off to New York and was wondering if you knew any good shops out there for me to visit. I've got J.Crew down already but was wondering if there was any Albam type shops out there?
Sadly I'm no New York expert, need to do something about that - please help American Airlines! - I would suggest checking out Opening Ceremony or go all out completely classic luxe Bergdorf Goodman. GANT have opened a new store concept called GANT Rugger on Bleecker Street, which has their younger range and they are doing some great things at good prices. Brooks Brothers also has a Black Fleece store on Bleecker and it's bound to be much cheaper than here and is one of the best collaborations. If you find anything great let us know.
I commute to work everyday on London's horrendously hot & dirty Tube. I arrive to work feeling gross, sweaty and uncomfortable. Is there any quick solution?
Dont sweat! There is a new product to help called Wingman. It's a brand new range of male deodorising wipes engineered specifically for men. The benefit of using the wipes is that they effectively remove dirt, oil and bacteria that accumulate on the skin’s surface during the day. Man-sized and robust, each wipe is fully loaded with a mixture of soothing aloe vera, fresh peppermint oil and invigorating ginseng which actively cools the skin. They also don't smell like those nasty baby wipes and each one is foil wrapped so it doesn't dry out.
Hope this helps,
Wingman is exclusively available from selected Boots stores.
'Ration pack of 8' - £3.49
'On the go pack of 2' - £1.19
Hi there geek, hope you can help, I loved the tie Becks wore on Jonathan Ross the other night, any idea where it's from or where I could get one just like it? Cheers Geek.
The tie was by Paul Smith as was the suit. Only the shoes and shirt were Beckham's own. It's new season and can be found in the Floral Street store, sorry, there wasn't an image. Paul Smith has a great selection, as always. I know it's nothing like it but I particularly like this leopard print tie at the moment, stylish fun.
Silk tie - £65