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The why's of a Polo

The why's of a Polo

Posted by Anthony Wallis on

Smarter than a t-shirt but not quite as smart a shirt, this style can look equally good with a suit or with jeans. A Polo is as smart or casual as you make it. History  Tennis players were forced to play in stiff shirts rolled up at the sleeves, trousers and ties that was until René Lacoste came along. But Lacoste, a champion player, pushed the sport forward with the first polo shirt, which he debuted at the 1926 U.S. Open. The design was optimised for play: the short sleeves wouldn't unroll; the piqué cotton was breathable; a soft, unrestrictive collar would allow the player to move comfortably...

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Give your sock style signature

Give your sock style signature

Posted by Anthony Wallis on

If your sock drawer is only restocked at Christmas, you’re missing a huge trick to give your style a signature. Pair socks to your look and make them feel like an integral part of your outfit. Wearing black every day is dull! Here at HQ we designed a middle ground. For example, blue jeans, orange socks and brown leather shoes creates an interesting, complementary effect. £10 for a pair of socks may be a stretch for you but if it's the missing piece of the jigsaw that finishes off your look then its a small price to pay to polish off an outfit.

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A simple tuck does wonders

A simple tuck does wonders

Posted by Anthony Wallis on

Even when they’re in your size, often they don’t fit perfectly. That’s because we create them for the ‘average’ body shape, which means they’ll tend to sit in the right places on your neck and shoulders, but they don't always look good around the waist. This can be illustrated by Myself, Short and stumpy and Andy, tall and lean. When your Shirt doesn’t fit perfectly, it's not as simple as just tucking it in. Excess material quickly gets rumpled, or can billow, neither of which makes you look put-together. The military tuck is the solution. This simple technique masks excess fabric, to give you a tailored...

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Get the most from your S&B Tee

Get the most from your S&B Tee

Posted by Anthony Wallis on

So it may have taken you a while to stumble across us but now you have found your favourite Tee, we don't want you to ruin it. Worse things have happened to man we know, but we don't want S&B to be part of your worry hole. Here is how we advise you get the most from your Tee. Wash gentle fabrics together It's unlikely your best Tee is going to be covered in dirt so with that in mind we think a 30 degree wash should suffice. Best practice to avoid rips or pulls is to stay away from washing them with...

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