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How To Look After Your Hair This Autumn

Autumn can be rough on your hair. Cold air outside and central heating inside aren't kind to the hair or scalp, wind messes with your careful styling and hat hair - need we say more? But don't worry, with a bit of care and attention you can fix it. Here are our top tips and favourite products to keep your hair healthy and looking good throughout the cold months:

  • Keep it clean

The most essential hair product every man must have is a nourishing shampoo. Truefitt & Hill offer a great selection of men’s hair care products all made in Britain. Their Frequent Use Shampoo is ideal for everyday use as the moisturising ingredients add body and shine while helping to prevent styling damage. The product is scented with fresh rosemary and mint and is suitable for normal or oily hair.

Truefitt & Hill Frequent Use Shampoo - £16.00

  • Prevent seasonal thinning

In the autumn it's common to notice some hair loss as scientists reckon it grows thick over the summer to protect us from the sun’s rays. As a result when autumn comes around you simply shed these excess strands, since they're no longer needed. Scary thought eh? This is why we recommend the Jack Black Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner. The combination natural oils, vitamins and botanical extracts will help give a thicker and fuller look during the colder months.

Jack Black Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner - $20.00

  • Styling

We highly recommend the Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste. The product is formulated for a medium hold and a semi-matte finish. It's great for shorter hairstyles but will also work to give extra definition to longer hair. The paste contains coconut and Moroccan argon oil, which will help to repair and moisturise hair that might otherwise be dry and damaged.

Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste - $19.50

  • Dry Shampoo

Perhaps you haven’t had time to shower or you're just leaving the gym? Johnny’s Chop Shop Hobo Hair Dry Shampoo is the perfect solution for a quick revamp to your style. Johnny’s chop Shop is a retro style barbershop based in Topman in Soho and they have released their own line of personally crafted male grooming products. No water required for The Hobo Hair product (obviously!), just shake and spray for a matte look.

Johnny's Chop Shop Hobo Hair Dry Shampoo - £5.00

Instagram influencer Raffaele Coseglia wearing the Bewley & Pitch Patchy T-shirt using Mister Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste. 

Patchy T-shirt White - £20.00

Why you should wear blazers more often

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One word – versatility.

Most of us can stand to a look a bit smarter on a day to day basis. Ask a woman what style she looks for in a man and the answer is never baggy sweats and faded tees. Dressing smarter automatically gets you respect and opens doors – if you’ve ever failed to get into a nightclub it’s probably because you weren’t wearing a blazer. But blazers don’t have to super formal – remember there’s a big difference between looking stylish and looking formal. A casual blazer will make you look smart and stylish and pull your whole outfit together, without looking like you’re overdressed.

In the market for a new blazer? Here are a few pointers for finding the right one.

Style

There are so many different styles of blazer out there, from double or single button, unstructured or structured shoulders and so on. We find that unstructured shoulders without shoulder padding make for a more casual fit and taper to the shape of the body. We prefer either single or double button blazers depending on the occasion. Generally speaking the fewer buttons, the more casual the blazer style.

Fit

Of course a great blazer must fit well. To get an awesome blazer that isn’t too loose or too tight, know your chest measurement and don’t breathe in when buttoning it up... that’s just kidding yourself! Always try a blazer on standing – you’ll normally undo the buttons when sat down.

Colour

After finding the right fit, consider what colours will go best with your wardrobe. Grey, navy and blue are the safest and most versatile options, but brown or tan are also great casual options. If you want something trendier, go for a more vibrant blue. Proceed at your own risk with any other bright colours!

Pairings

So what to wear with your oh so versatile blazer? Well the sky’s the limit, but an oxford shirt is classic. You can never go wrong with a crisp white shirt, or use the blazer to tame something crazier like Lyons.

A slim pair of dark wash jeans will pair perfectly with any blazer and dress it down, but you don’t have to stop there. Slouchy or distressed jeans can add an interesting and unexpected twist to the look, or swap jeans for chinos for a more formal overall look.

Check out Gianluca Ala below repping the Bewley and Ritch Bentley blue blazer with the Krised white shirt. Hopefully you’re inspired to start wearing your blazers a bit more, or investing in some new ones! Check out our full range of blazers here.

Gianluca Ala

Five Instagram Accounts really worth following

A man needs more than just tips and advice to reach his style goals. We also need inspiration and here at Bewley we love nothing more than a glimpse into the lives of our favourite fashion folk, and that is exactly what Instagram affords us. Here are our favourites (in no particular order):

 Rale Popic

1) Rale Popic 

Slovenian lifestyle and fashion blogger Rale Popic has a huge passion for sophisticated fashion with outfits that reflect his creativity and personality. You will not catch this guy having a bad wardrobe day or for that matter a bad hair day. Rale travels throughout Europe refining his look and capturing elegant shots against iconic backdrops. Jealous? Us? Never.

Follow him on instagram: @ralepopic

Read his blog: www.ralepopic.com

Antonio Pozo

2) Antonio Pozo 

If you’re into your fitness as well as fashion then you should definitely be following Antonio Pozo. He’s got a great eye for casual streetwear and stunning locations; one advantage of living in Spain is it’s always a good day for taking photos! You’ll also get to see his workout routines through his Instagram stories so there’ll be excuse not to get his physique...

Follow him on Instagram @Antonio.pozo

Gianluca Ala

3) Gianluca Ala 

Gianluca Ale is an Italian fashion and lifestyle influencer who fits in being law student around his busy schedule of, er, looking awesome. His style is very elegant and distinctive and his stunning photos boast some enviable locations. This guy provides a great guide to matching neutral fabrics – and he looks right at home on a yacht. 

Follow him on @Gianluca_ala

Sohi Malih

4) Sohi Malih

Munich based Solih Malih has a much edgier look than the others on our list, but his photos still have that clean, professional look that makes you want to keep scrolling. Every shot is thoughtfully put together so you notice the smaller details of each outfit – a great lesson in accessorising casual looks.

Check out his instagram @sohi.malih

Raffaelle Coseglia

5) Raffaelle Coseglia

Based in Naples, Rafaelle Coseglia exudes that typical Italian confidence and charisma that comes with being utterly confident of your own style. This instagram account will give you some great style inspiration and probably get you booking a trip to Italy as well!

Check out his instagram @RaffaelleCoseglia

How to Dress for a ‘Casual’ Job Interview

 

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Job interviews can be a minefield. First impressions are crucial so it’s vital to hit the right note with your outfit.

Believe it or not, this is much harder for a casual interview. With a corporate job, you know exactly what’s expected, but if you’re interviewing for a company that doesn’t expect suits and ties you have to use your judgement – and risk getting it wrong.

If you’re really lucky, you might get an indication of what to wear when you’re invited to the interview i.e. “Great, why don’t you come in for a chat next week, dead casual, don’t dress up or anything”. But if not then don’t worry – we’re here to help. If you are looking for ideas what to wear to a more corporate job interview, check out this post from Jiggler Lord Berlue, but if your big day’s at an eccentric tech start up, then read on...

Focus On Separates

If you’re going for a creative job working in an office environment, opting for separates is your best bet. A full suit looks extremely corporate, but wearing a blazer and trousers in different tones is more relaxed but still smart enough for an interview. Try our Elton or Finch blazers with lighter chinos for that Ivy League chic.

The Button-Down Shirt

The button down shirt is a classic wardrobe staple, and it’s perfect for a casual job interview. Wear it on its own (buttoned to the top) or layered with a blazer. Try a subtly patterned shirt like Baring – remember light colours are more formal than dark, but as long as it’s not completely plain you won’t look too corporate.

Slim Fitting Denims

Yes, you can wear jeans for a job interview with a certain kind of company. The sort that lists employees pets on its website would be open to this look, but always stick to dark, slim fitting styles. Washed out ripped drainpipes are obviously out of the question, but you knew that. Still, you should always err on the side of caution and if in doubt, go with some navy chinos instead.

Extras

Shoes are important; they have a massive impact on your overall outfit. Stick to classic oxfords or brogues which you’ve scrupulously polished and if in doubt, just wear black.

Do you need a tie? It depends. If you’re not wearing a full suit a tie is not normally considered essential, and they don’t pair particularly well with button down collars. On the other hand if you’re a tie aficionado with a huge collection that you want to show off then knock yourself out – it won’t count against you unless it’s got Homer Simpson on.

Finish off with a firm handshake and good eye contact. That’s it!

Good luck with your next job interview and don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for their opinion too – real people know you and what looks great on you!

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