Wolverine No. 1883 Mayall Boot

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The utilitarian look is set to be big this fall. Both practical and stylish this look is perfect for damp fall weather. Michigan based brand, Wolverine, have been making wonderful rugged boats since 1883, combining tradition with modern style. This season, the Wolverine No. 1883 collection, is comprised of eleven new styles all with an emphasis on fine craftsmanship, heritage …

Sorel Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

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Growing up in Canada, winter boots were probably the most important part of your fall/winter wardrobe. So it always shocks me that come winter here no one seems to have appropriate footwear. After talking to a few people, I have come to the conclusion it is because most men believe that proper winter boots can’t be fashionable. Well guess what…. …

Classic Shoe Maker Grenson To Open Online Shop

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Grenson, the classic English shoe maker, will open it’s own online shop later this this month. The traditional shoemakers have been making classic mens shoes for over 120 years. Founded in 1886 by William Green, their philosophy of ‘Quality first’ is still evident in the craftsmanship today. With the wet weather here, we love the Glenn Cyclone Wax Canvas Boots …

Half price No7 Men Skincare Collection at Boots

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Every week from now until Christmas, Boots is marketing an ‘Offer of the week’, giving you the chance to pick up gifts at sensational, knockdown prices. This week (October 16 to 22nd) customers can get their hands on the No7 For Men Skincare Collection for just £20 instead of £40.

The No7 For Men Skincare Collection contains Multi-Task Hair & Body Wash, Wake-Up Face Wash, Anti-Friction ShaveGel, Post Shave Recovery Balm SPF15, Protect & Perfect Serum, Anti-Fatigue Eye Stick and Anti-Shine Lotion.

Make like an intrepid explorer by donning a pair of Daita Kimura boots

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While the whole Shiny Media team are safely ensconced at home I pity the poor souls who have actually had to drag their carcasses into work.
I wont be leaving the house for anything other than stocking up on Hob Nobs, but if you do have to brave the cold these boots would be perfect for an old-time intrepid explorer look. They’re £240 by Daita Kimura at Farfetch which is pretty pricey, but look like they would last you a lifetime.

Gallery: Men’s Moisturisers

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Winter does bad things to your face, central heating dries it out, icy cold chaps it and makes it sensitive and all that blowing your nose hasn’t helped.

Now is the time to moisturise but don’t even bother unless your skin is clean, a simple unfragranced face wash and lots of lukewarm water should do the trick. Shaving will exfoliate the beard area of the skin, but try some gentle rubbing with a damp facecloth to your nose and forehead to allow the skin to absorb your moisturiser.

It’s all about the tuck

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Last winter saw a few brave male fashion pioneers trying out the tucked in boots look. This winter it’s all but essential.

But there are some definite rules to make it look effortless. If your pants are too wide you can end up with balloon pants that are more Ali Baba than louche hipster. Too skinny and you end up looking like an ’80s skinhead. A classic straight leg jean cut is the best option for median bagginess. There should also be element of insouciance: a bit of errant hem helps here, as does leaving the top few lace-holes undone for that Artful Dodger touch.

Aquascutum white desert boots

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The Clarks desert boots we featured last week went down so well that I thought I’d find another pair of the classic shoe. A little pricier but nonetheless covetable are these Aquascutum white boots. They’re reduced from £325 to a more acceptable £125 at Secret Sales -you have to sign up to get access to the site but once in there are plenty of bargains to be found.

Dr Martens are back, just have a little faith here

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Dr Martens are one of these timeless brands, like Converse, who’s iconic shoes have changed little since they were first conceived, which in both these cases was many a moon before any of us were. DMs fade in and out of obscurity with ease and have for the last few years been bubbling under the surface pulling their profits from the hardcore fans, but I predict a come back. With early 80’s style being so hot right now it takes little imagination to make that jump to skinny acid washed jeans and a pair of Docs, but only time and perhaps our street style posts will tell.

You Would If You Could: Busy Boots

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After too many torturous nights of Cotton Eye Joe and Cowboy-clad cankles, customised boots have been effectively ruined. From D&G to Calvin Klein, embellished boots have done the rounds this season and I want in on the action. My brown leather Chelsea’s have blurred into wardrobe background and now I’m looking out for glittery, brightly coloured boots without any Simon Cowell heel.