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The hero of Winter dressing will always be the overcoat. Warm, luxurious and thoroughly practical, a beautifully tailored overcoat gives any wearer an air of stature and style.

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When you do some research on the Pea coat you find some different origins. Probably, like with many things that people independently of each other, they have had the same idea or at least quite similar ideas to solve a problem.

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Corduroy, is it the marmite of fabrics? Some love it for its texture and wearability. Some hate it because it is a fabric associated with the old fashioned stereotypical style of Geography teachers, pensioners, and those considered to be out of step geeks.

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There are some accessories that have a gravitas that elevates a persona a little. It’s not an essential item, and as we begin to move towards a cashless society, so they are becoming rarer, and generally only used by the wealthy who like to flaunt their wealth, and use cash to pay tips, and for other items where cash is the favoured currency.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020 14:50

A Link To The Past – A Brief History About Cufflinks

We sometimes forget the impressive history behind some elements of fashion and style. From the earliest evidence of woven fabrics, bone embroidery needles and shell jewellery, to the overhaul of manufacturing methods in the Industrial Age. Embellishments have evolved, and some styles have fared better than others, and have proven to remain for centuries.

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There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London, which used to have gallows adjacent to it.

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