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What to wear the first time you meet the in-laws

May 6, 2010

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It’s the biggest day of your relationship so far. For if her parents don’t like you, chances are she won’t like you for much longer either. Unfortunately, this is one of those social situations that calls for the ever-ambiguous smart/casual. So jeans are ok, as long they’re not ripped. Soft shoes are ok, as long […]

When jeans are acceptable

May 6, 2010

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Almost always, and especially so right now, as even double denim is making an appearance on the catwalks. You just have to make sure that they’re the right cut, wash, and fit for the occasion. For the office, assuming you don’t work in a suits-only establishment, keep them tailored, indigo and neat. For a meal […]

Which brandy glass to use

May 4, 2010

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So we all know the image of the elderly English gent in movies, swirling his fish-bowl brandy glass around before taking a giant sip but, no matter how suave he looks, unfortunately he’s doing it wrong. Instead, it should be served in a small thin glass which helps to minimise the heavily alcoholic aroma, so […]

Remembering the importance of a thank you note

April 29, 2010

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How you thank somebody will affect how they form their lasting impression of you – it may be the only way they come into contact with you from one dinner party to the next. A text is too fleeting, an email too impersonal, a bunch of flowers too over the top. Instead, invest in some […]

The key to successful stubble

April 27, 2010

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Why wouldn’t you want stubble? Not only is it never out of fashion, but it gives you a stronger jaw line and makes women subconsciously associate you with being rugged, outdoorsy, and sexy. The answer is to keep it short and neat. Buy an electric razor and shave every three or four days, on a […]

When – and how much – to tip

April 22, 2010

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If you ask ten different people how much to tip in any given situation, chances are you’ll be offered more opinions than if you’d started a debate about skinny jeans for men. You see, straightforward solutions such as whether the service actually warranted a tip, or if it was great enough to deserve a massive […]

How to mix the perfect martini

April 20, 2010

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It may come in an oddly effete triangular glass, with an annoyingly fussy garnish, but ever since James Bond, the martini has had bestowed upon it a bizarre air of masculinity. You may be able to hold your lager, and name every single one of Sussex’s many local ales, but if you can’t mix a […]