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      Why you should watch Mutiny, the new Channel 4 show everyone is talking about…

      Why you should watch Mutiny, the new Channel 4 show everyone is talking about…

      If you've been hanging around social media recently you may have heard about the gripping new series Mutiny. This series has taken reality TV to the next level putting the participants through grueling survival skills whilst offering fascinating history lessons.


      The series has been billed as one of the toughest reality shows EVER. It makes Bear Grylls ‘The Island’ look not that bad! This show is fronted by SAS ‘Who Dares Wins’ Ant Middleton, and follows the progress of a group of men attempting to recreate the voyage made by William Bligh and a group of 18 loyalists in 1789, when they sailed 3,600 miles in a 23ft long ship.



      The famous voyage known as the "Mutiny On The Bounty", happened after nine mutinous sailors on the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty set Bligh and the others adrift in a smaller boat in the South Pacific, expecting them to die. Amazingly the sailors survived the odds and ended up sailing their way to Timor, losing only one crew member along the way.


      When they say ‘recreate’, they really meant it. The crew were restricted to the same rations that Bligh and his men had for their 48-day voyage, which included 16 2lb pieces of salt pork and 28 gallons of water.

      Unsurprisingly, the crew lost a tremendous amount of weight along the way, Middleton admitted to shedding 3 stone while making the show.


      ‘I knew how hard it was going to be so I put on an extra ten kilograms to my normal 85kg weight before setting off’ he told the Radio Times. ‘I lost all of that and 11kg of my own natural body weight – so 21kgs in total’. That shows how tough the challenge was.

      Middleton wasn’t the only one to have drastic weight loss; the ship’s doctor Luke Kane lost four stone during the four-week voyage as well.


      As well as fighting hunger, the crew also had to battle extreme weather conditions, sleep deprivation and the main challenge of just being on a tiny boat in the middle of the ocean. This makes the likes of I’m A Celebrity look super easy…

      Best Locations For a Stag Do in 2017

      Best Locations For a Stag Do in 2017

      Planning a stag do? Maybe you are the groom or the best man, choosing the right location for a stag do can make or break the weekend. Get it wrong and the blame is on you…no pressure! We have put together the best locations and activities to guarantee you an unforgettable weekend without mentioning strip clubs or dancing women (we are pretty sure you will find those on your own!) Whether you are football fans or just want to drink all the beer you can we’ve got it all covered. 



      Barcelona is great if you want sun, alcohol and football all in one holiday. Barcelona as you will know is great for football and if you are lucky you might rub shoulders with the players at the local Go Kart track (one of the best in Europe) where they are often seen. Ever tried bubble football? Fun activities could include bubble football or quad biking.

      For the best stag bars, we recommend Bollocks, this place has tables for arm wrestling so you can settle things once and for all. Chupitos has over 500 different shots to choose from and Flaherty’s is a great sports bar that serves an excellent pint. Don’t forget to look into Barcelona’s infamous festivals; you might be able to catch some good acts without splashing out on a Glastonbury ticket as well!



      Prague is definitely the holy grail of all stag do locations, if you don’t have an epic weekend in Prague then you need to check your pulse. During the day go to Trabant Rally where you can hire out possibly the worst cars of all time in vibrant colours to drive around the city, they will definitely make you turn heads and give you a great adventure. The Great Escape is a world war 2 themed game where you are trapped in a room and you must solve the puzzles to escape within 60 minutes and if you don’t…we just presume they let you out anyway but it can make a fun twist to your stag do.

      For the best bars, go to Double Trouble, this is where all of the staff dance on the tables and bar whilst the DJ gets the party started, this is a great place to start your night. U Fleku is another well-known pub that is older then the entire nation of America!



      This is the party hub of the north and home to one of Europe’s best club scenes if you are looking to party hard within the UK. During the day have fun with Rage Buggies where you can have as much fun as you want without flashing blue lights in the rear view mirror.

      Brew Dog is one of Newcastle’s best bars with 33 taps to choose from so you can the guys will be spoilt for choice. Tiger Hornsby is a bar for sophisticated drinks where they set light to cocktails and use blowtorches, this shows how manly the cocktails are! Newcastle is guaranteed to give you everything you want in a stag do so as Ant and Dec would say “lets get ready to rumble…..”



      Another ultimate stag do location, Amsterdam has everything to offer that you need for a great weekend. For ultimate laughs and sigh seeing, you can’t beat the genius that is the beer bike. Rent one of those beauties to take you all over the city in a unique way.

      For the best bars, we recommend Vesper Bar, this is a seriously cool place that serves amazing cocktails. These aren’t girly cocktails but 007 style sophisticated man drinks. HPS (hiding in Plain Sight) we hear is another cool quirky bar if you fancy something a bit different. We all know Amsterdam is famed for it’s red light district but if that’s not your scene then Dam Square is great for bars and restaurant  as well as Amsterdam’s Chinatown which is great to fill up on Chinese food



      Dublin is the city for sport mad stags. Take part in the Gaelic Games where you can partake in Hurling, Gaelic Football and Irish Handball. This is basically an opportunity for you to beat up the groom but in a fun way with helmets and big sticks. Irish pubs are legendary all over the world so you couldn’t have picked a better place for a drinking weekend.

      Sinotts is one of the very best in a city full of fine drinking establishments and is worth a pint or two. We have heard that 37 Dawson Street is a great place for a proper Irish night out too. If you can get there for St Patrick’s Day then you will be at the epicenter of the world’s largest pub crawl and if you can get to Longitude festival in July then you will whiteness Ireland’s largest music festival.



      If you are looking to spend more money and fancy somewhere with a hint of TOWIE glamour then this is the place for you. The best way to appreciate Marbs is on the ocean waves, join a party boat for sun, sea and sangria! Linekers is one of the most famous party destinations in Spain and no Marbella stag do is complete without stopping by.

      News café isn’t your average café, find this bar on a rooftop by the harbourside where everyone will be sipping champagne and dancing to top tunes. If you go in Marbella then don’t miss the Marbella Festival, a weekend full of thousands of people, live music, Dj’s and more. The best place for a fiesta!



      Budapest has some of the best stag activities in Europe. Target shooting is just one of the activities that is bound to get the weekend off to a good start. What better way to have fun then shooting stuff.

      Budapest has an eray of pop up bars that come and go which are definitely worth a visit. Szimpla Kert is a bar with an odd interior design but an amazing atmosphere, which makes it a top night out. If travelling there in June don’t miss the Buda Castle Beer Festival where you can sample the local flavours.



      If you aren’t looking to go out of the country then good old Manchester (our home) is a guarantee for a great weekend. Maybe catch a football match in one of the best cities for football in the country. You may not know Manchester has an indoor skydiving facility, which is a massive hit with stag dos if you can’t afford the real thing.

      For great bars The Liar’s Club is a must, this is part tiki bar, part cocktail lounge, part British boozer, all bound to start off a great night. The Black Dog Ball Room is also another hit with stags as it is a New York inspired speakeasy and pool hall that any stag group will love.


      Have a great stag do, can't wait for our invite! 


      Best Dating Apps For 2017

      Best Dating Apps For 2017

      Since the launch of Tinder in 2012 the dating world has become a more fun and exciting place. Tinder cut out the long profiles of traditional websites and made dating apps the go-to method for meeting people online. However 5 years on there's now a whole array of dating apps to find exactly what you're looking for. We have gathered the best apps to help you find your soul mate or maybe just a fling for this weekend. Either way, you’re welcome!



      This is an app that allows you to record an icebreaker question and record and listen to spontaneous responses. They say you can tell a lot by a person’s voice and this app proves that.



      This is an app that connects people based on their interests and hobbies rather then generic profile stats meaning that your first date can be something more fun then just a pint in or pub – unless that is your mutual interest of course!



      Did you go to an event last night and forget to get that girls number? No problem, this app allows you to connect after if you were at the same event or location so you can still chat to them the next day.



      This dating app takes the awkwardness out of first dates and allows you to bring a friend, even the profiles have a plus one. If you get nervous going on dates alone then this app could be great for making you feel more relaxed – provided you can find a time when all four of you are free.



      A lot of apps are tying to be the new Tinder but this app seems to have found its niche. Happn connects you with people you have crossed paths with in the street, adding an element of real life fate to the impersonal world of virtual dating. If you keep seeing the same girl on your train or in your local coffee shop, this app could connect you to that special person.



      This app called its self the ‘anti-tinder’ by limiting your dating choice to one a day. It connects your Facebook accounts and matches people based on their profile info, gender, age, education, background, religion etc. The app promises quality over quantity for anyone suffering with a case of swipe fatigue.


      What's not to love about this app? If you have a beard then find partners that love beards too. The beard trend is huge right now, so it's a look loads of women are looking for. Whether you have a bit of facial hair or full on cave man, this app is for you.


      This app claims to change the rules of dating, putting the woman in the driving seat by always giving them the option to make the first move. If she doesn’t say something within 24 hours then the connection disappears.

      Top On-Trend Hairstyles For 2017

      Top On-Trend Hairstyles For 2017

      For a guy our hairstyles are a big deal. It’s one of the first things people notice about us so it’s important to look cool and not stick with the same out of date hair cut we’ve had nice the 90’s. Here are the top hairstyles for the upcoming year that will give you a fresh new on-trend look.


      The Brit-Boy Fade 

      This is an update from the long on top fade, for an updated style try a shorter textured version. This has an edgy creative-guy feel that is now less Brooklyn and more London Boy.


      Tom Hardy & Zayn Malik 

      The Slick-Back 

      A tapered haircut can’t just flop around as it is, the guys today are slicking the hair back with high-shine pomades and gels in order to give it a 20’s polish. The look is very charming and looks it’s best with a well-fitted suit.

      Jared Leto & Mark Ronson

      The Rebel Curls

      Have you got a head of curls hiding under your beanie hat? Follow the lead of rock-star rebels like the 1975’s Matt Healy and let them hang long and shaggy because they are meant to look messy.

      Matthew Healy & Shia LaBeouf

      The Suedehead

      Close to the skinhead look but a little dressier and the hair is slightly longer. This is the unpretentious version of the buzz-cut which also makes you appear younger and a bit edgier too. To get this style, ask you barber for a #2 or #3 guard, keeping the length the same all over.

      Justin Bieber & Dave Franco

      The Lazy Man’s Pompadour

      Pompadours or “quiffs” have been around for several years but instead of forming them into a rock solid shape, run a soft wax through the quiff instead to enhance the natural wave. Run your hands through it all day long for a relaxed feel.

      John Cho & Robert Pattinsons

      The Dreads

      This is a style made cool by The Weekend and requires a lot of time and commitment but they are worth the wait. Very few people have the patience to form dreads so you know everyone will agree that they look cool.


      The Weekend & Jaden Smith 

      The Handsome Dad 

      Do you find yourself reading this thinking ‘no, I’m too old for these’? Well, the handsome dad is a classic cut that will always look good. It is a little bit longer on the top and towards the front with a gentle tapering on the back and sides. You must keep it looking fresh for it to always look cool.

      Jake Gyllenhaal & Liam Hemsworth 

      Article credit: GQ 

      Get the Look: Steal Ryan Gosling's Style

      Get the Look: Steal Ryan Gosling's Style

      With the release of the highly anticipated modern musical La La Land, we're taking a look at Ryan Gosling's style throughout his movie career and how you can achieve his wardrobe. Ryan Gosling, heart throb and man crush, has definitely become a style icon. Whether he's off duty or on the red carpet, he never fails to get it right and neither do his movie characters.  
      In La La Land, Ryan plays a suave young gentleman living in Hollywood trying to make his dreams of opening a jazz bar come true. His classic style of a white shirt, thin black tie and brogues is an iconic Hollywood look. The Aland white shirt will look great with a pair of tailored trousers and smart brogues. Just roll up your sleeves and leave the top button undone for the La La Land effect. 
      Nice Guys is set in the 70's where Ryan Gosling plays a detective looking for a missing porn star, sporting a typical 70's faded suit and an array of eccentric shirts. The Gaelan blazer is a modern take on the vintage style of Gosling's suit. 
      The Note Book is typically a chick flick but many guys probably have a secret soft spot for this movie. Noah is a young mill worker who falls for rich girl Allie (played by Rachael Mcadams). Set in the 40s, the film is packed full of vintage fashion trends; The Aland shirt in navy is close alternative to Ryan's casual 1940's look. 
      This very cool, action packed thriller Drive sees Ryan Gosling cast in another completely different role, this time as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver. The film features an iconic gold bomber jacket, which unfortunately we haven't got round to making just yet, but you can achieve Gosling's laid back look with a casual blue top like the Oatley. Wear it with a denim jacket for the style of a super cool getaway driver.
      Crazy Stupid Love features Gosling as a suit wearing ladies man, trying to teach Cal, a forty something family man, the ways of dating and winning over women. If Ryan Gosling is your man crush then you're sure to love this film. For a smart and sophisticated style like Gosling's, the Baring shirt is sure to make you stand out. Roll the sleeves up neatly and wear it with a pair of fitted trousers and brown brogues. A pair of stylish sunglasses will complete the full Gosling look. 
      This film sees Gosling as a motorcycle stuntman who turns to crime to support his love and newborn child. With his bleached blonde hair, face tattoo and ripped clothes, this is a very different Gosling than we're used to. The Roman t-shirt in white is close to this style, but perhaps order a few sizes too big if you want that slouchy out-law feel.