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Individual uniforms aren’t a new idea but they’re now more useful than ever

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Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, the most visible proponents of the one-note wardrobe, are famous for using it to reduce the number of decisions they make on a daily basis (current reckoning puts it at around 35,000…


While most new year’s resolutions require sustained abstinence, discipline and an unnatural enthusiasm for green vegetables, here’s one that can be achieved with minimal effort, outlay or time: looking (and feeling) better in your clothes. We’ve distilled five quick fixes that will have you feeling sharper this year without having…


SPOKEsmen,

If shopping is the first circle of hell then doing it during the sales is surely the final curve of damnation, reserved for the truly awful, the ones who talk during a movie and stand on the left of the escalator.

And yet, is the joke on us? Maybe…


Man bags: formerly a much-maligned symbol of metrosexuality, but latterly, a lauded and practical way of transporting your sundries from A to B without having to resort to a briefcase. Let critics be damned. A practical, stylish bag is too useful to ignore. …


Sure, our *flawlessly* fitting strides can cope just fine without one … but let’s be clear: a belt does more than keep your pants up.

A trusty strip of black leather may be just the thing for the office — but for less formal occasions, it’s time to go hell…


Health matters — and no one knows that better than Ed Foy, an HBS graduate who launched PRESS four years ago, a company dedicated to making the finest cold-pressed juices, juice cleanses and healthy foods on the planet.

It’s safe to say Ed knows his nutrients. But he also knows…


It’s becoming increasingly clear: you’re going to need some heat-appropriate footwear. And while flip flops will work poolside, you run into their limitations pretty quickly. You can’t run in them, for starters.

In theory it should be simple enough: keep your toes covered and avoid man-made, sweaty, fabrics. …


Weekend breaks matter. They’re where memories are made. To make your next one happen sooner and better, we’ve put together a list of essential (and, well, non-essential) kit — from the waterproof canvas bag to a whimsical instant camera. …


Relax — and be more productive

Michael wears Spoke Dark Navy Fives

Michael Townsend Williams used to be an Ad Man. He worked at Saatchis during the go-go years in the 80s. Then in 1998 personal tragedy struck — his brother Jonathan died after falling from a balcony in Kuala Lumpur — and he started questioning…


Your shortcut to inner peace …

When you pause to think about it, there’s a lot to learn from the lyrical output of Tears for Fears. ‘Everybody wants to rule the world’. ‘Nothing ever last forever’. And above all, ‘It’s a world gone crazy’. Fact is, we could all use…

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