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Argyll Jumpers

Despite it being a V- neck, which I generally see as a no- go, this jumper is awesome! I believe it would look rather fantastic with a pair of light chinos and a crisp white shirt underneath. 

Pringle of Scotland is the firm choice of brand for this item. Due to its Scottish heritage and the home of the legendary golf course at St Andrews, this is a good addition to the wardrobe this winter. 

It cannot really be worn casually, with loose or light jeans for example, but who wants to dress casually anyway? 

Buy this and forever look like a fashionable gentleman on the golf course, something epitomised by MIC’s Jamie Lang. 

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Cambridge Satchel Company ūüíľ¬†

These are a staple for any British gentleman with paperwork. I have had mine for around 3 years now, and it has assisted me with my university studies everyday.

 At the north- westuniversity   I attend, it is not exactly popular due to their primitive focus on the sporting west brands like adidas and Nike, and failure to acknowledge the gentlemanly fashion of a southerner.

 The bag itself is the perfect size to fit a laptop in, as well as around 7 acedemic books for your studies, bearing in mind I have the 15″ Cambridge Batchel, so other styles may vary.

We have all seen the Google Chrome advert featuring its development in Cambridge, from a woman’s lust for her childhood schoolbag. I feel a certain resemblance between this bag and the University of Cambridge; possibly due to its plain, but stern and chic appearance. It should be noted that Julie Deane, founder and CEO, has partnered with the university to create a spectacular bag on a different occasion.

 I fully endorse the majority of styles that this brand produces, however some that are made for the catwalk, and it would be good advice to steer clear from these if buying for day- to- day usage. 

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Mark Francis

Born to a Russian aristocrat and Italian industrialist, Mr Francis, full name Mark-¬†Francis Vandelli Orlov- Romanovsky,¬†somehow found himself in London. He was educated at St- Paul’s boys school, possibly the route of his impeccable manners, then University College London where he graduated with a degree in Art History.

His mother, the aristocrat, was a Russian princess and ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent during the 70s and 80s. Rather little is known about her past, with no pictures available either. This is surely most bizarre, for a representative of a global fashion brand, and former princess.

From his former title as¬†a distant heir to the Russian¬†throne, to his speedy quips on Made in Chelsea, he is the epitome of the modern day gentleman.¬†Mr Francis’¬†style in fashion, and interior design, with MIC showing snippets from inside his boudoir which look utterly fantastic, certainly make him one the most respectable TV personalities.

Simply from viewing the image below, his aristocratic upbringing is evident. The large fireplace, classic leather chair, combined with his lightly coloured chinos and blazer, demonstrate the interior of very few affluent households in the west of London. For a gentleman, the lifestyle of Mark Francis is the ultimate goal.

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Rustic interior ideas

I am looking to purchase one of these for my bedroom at university. 

It combines the aesthetic appeal of a retro chair, and the modern day practicality of a computer desk chair; which I find useful when studying or reading, but in style.

 It is similar to the chairs my grandparents had at ther house in rural Norfolk, which I absolutely hated when I was younger, but have grown to adore. 

This combined with dark brown and grey colours, in a room with a wooden desk and an Bodleian inspired bookcase, would be the perfect attributes for a civilised, middle- class bachelor pad.

Potentially to accompany this, a Chesterfield chair with a blue and green tartan pillow, would be a suitable mix. 

  Chairs in this style can be bought from thechesterfieldcompany.com for ¬£549. 

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Iverach McDonald

It interests me how Iverach McDonald’s ‘Struggles in war and peace’, is essentially a validation of every decision he made as sub- editor of The Times. 

Most specifically it is of interest to me how he validates his actions during the Suez Crisis, and does much to blame Anthony Eden for manipulating The Times during the crisis; supporting the historical consensus of Eden being the scapegoat for newspapers who supported intervention in Egypt. 

This also concurs with the Eden’s press secretary, William Clark’s account, where he sees McDonald as being fully aware of Eden’s plans for a forceful intervention in the Suez region of Egypt. 

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Facial Hair

How fantastic is this moustache? 

It combines a clean, and well kept look, with a thickness that shows people you’re a real man. 

Combined with the pompadour haircut with shaved sides, this is a superb way to wear your hair. 

As well as this, the attire appears to be classy. What looks like a herringbone blazer, accompanied with a white shirt, and tie, this unidentifiable man has certainly got pnash.  

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Spooks

Evidently James Bond is the pinnacle, but Spooks: The Greater Good is a respectively good edition to the spy movie genre.

Kit Harrington as an MI5 agent may be questionable, but the differences in fashion, style of speech, locations filmed, etc all add to the uniqueness of this enjoyable movie. 

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Pussy Hound

A very interesting article from Michael Wolff features in the GQ January edition, which Michael Wolff strays away from his usual respectable topics, and focusses on the pursuit of women by sexually motivated men. He discusses the levels which some men are willing to go to get laid, and uses celebrity examples, such as Donald Trump and Bill Cosby, to demonstrate sexual assault. He concludes by stating that being a pussy hound is a thing for old, dirty men, as opposed to prepubescent teenagers; something which, from my university experiences, as not included to agree on. In my observations, what is more noticeable is the number of celebrity cases of sexual assault being by older men, therefore the general public prejudges this as the only instances occurring. Whilst at university I have seen many cases at sports social, in nightclubs, evening in mixed varsity matches, where women have been objectified, and have been unwarrently touched or spoke to by males on their same team and others. This showing that it is not just the older men, as Wolff states, who are guilty of being a pussy hound, but still the teenagers and young adults as well. What I feel Wolff steers clear of, is the question of whether the same is being done by women to men, I believe he has not spoke about this due to it being a men’s magazine, and the thought of men being objectified may seem rather emasculating. 

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Goals

This is my late grandfathers Fordson Major, something which my family dearly treasure. He possessed this tractor since 1954 when he started farming the small area of land which is still in the family today. It is my goal to help my father, as much as possible given our limited engineering skills, to refurbish this fantastic machine. However we are at an impasse over whether to refurbish it to the aesthetics of anshow tractor today, or to the standard it would have been when my grandfather bought it… myself personally preferring the latter idea. Unfortunately the machine is not in this condition at the moment as in the process of being stripped down by my father. This photo was taken last summer, on one of the few chances I had to help my grandfather with the harvest. Comment your opinions please!