Bring LCM to an office near you. Part II

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Following on from the first part of our LCM review, we thought we’d keep the ball rolling with possibly our favourite show from the three day extravaganza, with the iconic British brand Dunhill who have truly become the masters of Simple suiting.

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Their SS16 collections not only showed us they have a very strong blueprint for what suiting is, but have also refined it with a sense of gentlemanly sleek expertise. Sticking to the ever classic black, white and navy double breasted blazers, they expressed an elegant classiness upon white and pale blue shirting. Their ensembles also showed their versatility, suiting was matched with tees, button down crisp shirts and unbuttoned lose fit shirts.

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Highlighting the importance of keeping things simple we’ve gone with the effortlessly classic pale blue Ronnie shirt and the subtle dogtooth check Edward for that refined simplistic look team under a navy blue suit and finish off with one of our vibrant English made pocket squares to add a splash of colour form the summer months ahead.

http://milton-green.com/shop/easy-care/ronnie/

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http://milton-green.com/shop/easy-care/edward/

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Here’s to you Don….

It’s the end of an era and what a fashionable one at that. With Don Draper disappearing from our screens for good, we thought what better way to celebrate than to pay tribute to the best dressed bloke to grace our boxes over the last seven years.

We have picked out his best ensembles and given them a Milton Green twist so you can bring a bit of Don to an office near you. As he once famously said, “When a man walks into a room, he brings his whole life with him”. So we salute you Don and let’s make it a bloody good entrance …

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Starting the list with the Draper staple, The classic white shirt. At Milton Green we offer a variety of options but for that extra edge we recommend non-iron favourites Hayden or Upton.

http://milton-green.com/shop/non-iron/hayden

http://milton-green.com/shop/non-iron/upton

There’s something about Don Draper in a simple black silk tie that makes any ensemble seem impeccable.  Hugely understated we think it’s time for a comeback.  Milton Green offer both wide and slim options for you to bring a slick edge to your formal wardrobe.

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http://milton-green.com/shop/silk-ties/pure-silk-hand-finished-tie-black/

Yes yes we know its not Don wearing the navy polka dot tie but you have to admit Mr Sterling looks rather strapping. Our Polka Dot Ties are all hand made in a lovley little spot called Peterbourgh. Grabs yours from the Link below:

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http://milton-green.com/shop/patterned-ties/navy-spot/

Thanks for the ride, Don.

A Folding Hand…..

With the latest launch of our British Made pocket squares, we at Milton Green thought what better way to help you out then show you the many, many ways to fold a pocket square. Don’t be overcome by the endless way’s in which to fold, we’re on hand to help.

The choice of Pocket Square not only reflects the style but the personality of the wearer. The simplest and most common choice is the Flat fold. This humble fold is exactly what it says on the tin, a square fold with only a ¼ visible. Whilst simplistic, the finer details add a certain elgance to a suit and tie ensemble.

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The puff or casual fold is for a less formal look but still one that will add a dash of character to any outfit. This fold is best suited for pattern pocket squares such as our own paisley prints that pepper a suit with a touch of colour. Ideal for the summer months ahead.

Casual Fold

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For even more of a presence there is the signature crown fold, also known as “three tips ups”. This signature fold works well in a more casual environment so team with a casual blazer for a truly dapper look.

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Remember gents, the right choice is up to you always keep in mind, an accessory should add to an outfit but not become the focal point. That should always be you.

To shop any of the following, head to:

http://milton-green.com/category/pocket-squares/

Milton Green’s January picks.

Dreary January getting you down? Never fear. We’ve chosen some highlights from 2014 and stand out’s from our new SS15 range that are sure to be a hit this year. These pieces have been hand-picked by team here at Milton Green so they are sure to get you noticed wherever you are.

Lyall – Yes, we know you may have seen him before but it’s such a standout we couldn’t resist you meeting him again. This dobby checked easy care was our top seller in 2014 and we’ve just had a small restock, so grab him while you still can!

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Hand Made Pocket Squares – You asked for em’, you got em’. We worked with well known designer in Peterborough to produce our first collection of handmade pocket squares. Made in England, by British designers, you won’t get any closer to home than this. There are paisleys, poka dots and our personal favourite – dogged tooth checks. Their limited edition and limited in stock so once they are gone, they’re gone!

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Ties – our silk ties were so popular in 2014 we thought we’d branch out and bring some bold, brave and bespoke patterns into the new year. This range of ties have again been made in England in keeping with our roots and ethos of utilising the home grown talent that Britain has to offer. You won’t be missed wearing one with these numbers either!   

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Milton Green goes Herringbone - We wanted to produce a classic pattern with a Milton Green inspired twist. We were not satisfied with one, so we did two. This classic herringbone with cutaway collar is pure cotton and looks great with a half windsor tie.   This non iron style will last a lifetime and you won’t find a better quality shirt for £30. They come in two styles, white and blue. New Year, New you!

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Milton Green’s New Years Resolutions

Uh-Oh. It’s that time of year again. That time of year where you make 100 different promises to yourself and by January the 4th you’ve already skipped yoga, forgot you’d turned vegan and you’re sitting in the local, pint in hand watching Jeff read out the final scores – we’ve all been there.

Good job the team at Milton Green are on hand to help. We’ve come up with some New Years resolutions that don’t involve yoga, quinoa or Jeff Stelling so if we can do it, so can you.

1. Learn some new Knots. There’s more than one way to do your tie chaps. Depending on your shirt style you should be equipped to tie a number of different styles to match your ensemble. Let’s take a cutaway collar for example. A ‘windsor’ knot will fill the wider collar far better than a standard tie knot. It also emphasises your tie far more effectively. Little things make a big difference, gents!

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2. Iron out some creases and save some pennies. The average male dry cleaning bill is over £300 per year. Now, we know as well as the next bloke that you’ve got to do your suits but cleaning and ironing your shirts can save a fortune. So get your whites on with fabric softener, whitening agent and a tab (we love fairy’s ‘liqui-tabs’) and they’ll come up good as new. Do your ironing in front of the TV just once a week and bobs your uncle, you’ve saved enough for that Milton Green you’ve been eyeing up.

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3. Shave well. Now we know the electric Razor that Aunt Jude got you for Christmas looks great, but gents, beards are for hipsters with fanny packs. Invest in a decent shaving kit and some good moisturiser to match. Aim to shave well once a week – there’s nothing wrong with a bit of stubble either! We recommend Triumph & Disaster, made from natural ingredients found in New Zealand.

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4. If you buy cheap, you buy twice. We’re pretty fed up of high street stores (we won’t name and shame) knocking out poorly made, overpriced pieces that just don’t last. This doesn’t mean that you should buy the most expensive product on the market, but buy home grown quality brands that you know will last a lifetime. So if you’re buying brogues, go to Loake, if you’re looking to stay dry, shop London Undercover and if you want a good suit, go to Saville Row. Oh and if you want a shirt that’s going to last, you’ve come to the right place.

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5. Add a Milton Green to your formalwear collection. We had to save the most important till last guys! Our collections are limited in numbers, we don’t wholesale and we don’t compromise price with quality. If you want a shirt that can be worn in and out of the office, will last a lifetime and won’t cost your yearly dry cleaning bill, give us a try, we won’t disappoint.

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Milton Green’s Christmas Gift Guide

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With Christmas approaching fast, its only right we give you the low-down on our favourites from our new collection, whilst mixing it with some newly stocked old darlings. This gift guide gives you the essentials for the perfect purchase this Christmas. Whether it’s a stocking filler or the perfect shirt to wear Christmas day – we’re on hand to find that extra special Christmas gift. So grab yourself a sherry, sit back and let us ease you into the festive season..

5. Let’s start the list with one of our old friends the Upton. Just restocked, this classic white non-iron double cuff is the office essential. If you’re looking for a staple this season you won’t go wrong with this timeless piece.

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4. A new introduction for AW14. We’d like to meet our good friend Piers. He puts the check in check-mate, this button down easy care is the perfect casual shirt to be worn for them winter weekends under a grey marl jumper.

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3. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a classic silk tie. The perfect stocking filler, this wine coloured number is pure silk and hand finished…a match made in heaven for any light blue or white shirt.

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2. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without an easy care from Milton Green. This statement gingham check is ideal to wear on Christmas day. A perfect casual number that can be worn with chinos, jeans and even underneath that dodgy Christmas jumper. So here he is ladies and gents…presenting Bobby.

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1. Number one and quite rightly so. Here’s the main man himself Ronnie. This shirt is truly the talk of the office. It’s a classic under a suit, stunning on its own or with a tie. Our boy Ron can literally can be worn with anything (well, almost).

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So that’s a wrap folks! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. All we ask is you watch the shirts with all that wine!

 

Celebrating The release of the wolf on DVD….here’s our ‘Fashion fit for Wall Street’

This blog we’ll be doing nothing but appreciating fashion fit for Wall Street. We’ll be looking at Jordan Belfort and the rest of the boys at Stratton Oakmont for some inspiration and giving you some ideas of how to get the look with Milton Green. Like Leo’s ensemble here? This pinstripe suit with light blue shirt is set off perfectly with a patterned tie and gold wristwatch (we’re guessing it’s not a casio).

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