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This blog piece was guest written by Maree Hamilton, lead writer for Verything, the lifestyle blog from Voucherbox.co.uk.









You still don't have your fancy dress for Halloween sorted, do you? Be honest. We'll leave the judgement and mockery up to your mates (or your significant other).

As long as you've got a suit in your wardrobe, you're ahead of the game - surprise zombie attacks notwithstanding. With the right attitude, and accessories, you can use it to impersonate a whole range of dashing, devilish gentleman. Here are three of our favourites, with Moss Bros. ensembles to match.

Patrick Bateman, American Psycho.

This pathologically handsome character is the fictional embodiment of everything that could go wrong on a Tinder date. He's a killer dresser, too. To pull off the look, pair a navy suit, striped shirt and red-patterned tie with a dead-eyed stare and a business card. Blood spatter optional.












What to wear:




Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather.

We're making you an offer you can't refuse. Be the classiest man at any Halloween 'do in a wing collar shirt, bow tie and black satin lapel jacket. Practice your New York Italian affectation in the mirror before you leave, and don't forget to tuck a red rose in your breast pocket.












What to wear:





Clark Kent, Superman.

Dressing like this iconic alter-ego is a snap; all you need is a plain white shirt, grey jacket and simple tie that can be pulled dramatically aside when it's time for the big reveal. What, don't own anything emblazoned with the Superman logo already? For shame!












What to wear:


Of course, any excuse to get a new Moss Bros. piece (or two or three) is a good one. At Voucherbox.co.uk, we always have a reason for you to get shopping, whether it's Halloween or not.

Don't get too scared, enjoy.

Moss Bros

Top 10 Best Dressed Characters In Film.

Monday, 27 October 2014
For years movies have touched us in different ways with their witty banter and one-liners, to the characters we fall in love with or wish dead. However, it is often overlooked at how much the clothing of a character defines them. Therefore we've selected a top 10 of the best dressed characters in film. Across three weeks we will post our Top 10 list. The first week will be 10-8. The second week will be 7-4 and the 3rd week will be the top 3. Let us know who you think should feature in our list and shouldn't!











In 10th we have Austin Powers. An unusual choice you may say. He's eccentric and the colours he wears are loud. But, he still manages to pull the look off. Must be his Mojo baby. Brightly coloured suits are actually coming back into fashion. If you browse our Moss 1851 Occasions Collections you'll see some amazing brightly coloured suits from Ketchup Red to Burnt Orange.












We can't go through the best dressed characters in film without mentioning a certain someone. In 9th it's Bond, James Bond. Well tailored suits, popular with the ladies. Most men aspire to be him and he's the definition of Suave. To get the Bond look, you should opt for only the finest tailored suits. Never eccentric, just keep it simple and elegant.






You may recognise our 8th best dressed character. He's very important. He has many leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany. You guessed it. It's Ron Burgundy. Why? Well, minus the beautifully groomed hair and moustache, Ron Burgundy is always dressed to the nines. He does wear some fairly eccentric outfits but all are very well tailored and he always looks sharp. Kudos Ron.


Next week we'll post up the 7th, 6th 5th and 4th best dressed characters in film.

If you have other characters you believe should be in this list or shouldn't let us know on Twitter @MossBros or find us on Facebook.

Moss Bros

The Peaky Blinders Look

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Peaky Blinders is back. Haven't seen it? You need to. Don't worry though, there are no spoilers here. What we're commenting on is the Peaky Blinders look.

Before we continue, we'd just like to shed light on the fact that Tom Hardy is in the new series. Yes Tom Hardy. B****y Tom Hardy. The bloke that plays Bane in Batman. Now we've got that off our chests we can continue.

The Peaky Blinders look is what we want to focus on. They may have been ruthless gangsters but they sure knew how to dress. A 3 piece suit was the norm, with a country tweed feel to it and long black overcoat. Completed with a flat cap, black boots and the occasional pocket watch, this look did indeed become iconic. They also all shared similar haircuts with shaved hair at the sides and slicked back hair on top, the whole look was extremely dapper. You can't really fault their style. (We won't pay much attention to the fact they use to put razors inside their flat caps. Pretty brutal. Not a style accessory we recommend. Oh, and the guns.)

Now you might think we're just commenting on the style portrayed within the series. We are. But if you look at the historical photography of the gang available (below), the producers and stylists have got it pretty spot on.



To give you a better feel of the look. Here's John Shelby (Joe Cole), Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson).



Below's another shot of Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy). The lead character of the series. If you notice the shirt it has a rounded collar which back in the 1920's was affixed on to the actual shirt with a clip in button. These style shirts are still available today without having to attach the collar. (See our selected shirts below.)


If you're interest in the Peaky Blinders look, and we're sure you are - here are a few pieces that fit it perfectly:
                                                                               


We hope you enjoy the second series and tweet us what you think of the program and the Peaky Blinder's style @MossBros.

Moss Bros

Moss Bros. Magazine

Friday, 26 September 2014


You’re a man of taste and refinement. You know that looking good matters. And that’s why this brand new mag from Moss Bros. is for you. One of the most iconic names on the high street, we’ve been in this game for over 160 years. Kitting out discerning gents in the finest suits since 1851. We know our stuff. And we want you to look great. At work. At play. All the time. From top to toe. We’ve put together 16 pages packed with the freshest threads for Autumn/Winter 2014, plus expert advice on how the smartest heads will be styled this season, and even done your Xmas list. Enjoy the mag, tell us what you think of it by tweeting #mossbrosmag. And remember, whatever you do in life, do it with style.

Available in-store now.

Here's a sneak peek from James Rich's piece: (AKA www.groomingjunkie.com)


And here are tips on how to fold a pocket square and even how to taste wine. Now you won't look like a right plonker when it comes to date night. 


You'll have to pop in-store and pick one up to see more. Enjoy.

Moss Bros

The Refinery - Top Grooming Tips

Thursday, 04 September 2014









We have teamed up with The Refinery for our most recent Moss 1851 campaign to bring you the top tips on grooming. The Refinery is London's one-stop grooming emporium for men. Established in January 2000 they offer barbering, skincare and spa treatments in exclusive luxury retreats in Mayfair, Harrods and Knightsbridge.

Here are their top tips for beards and skincare.






Top Tips for Beards

The style of beard for 2014 is all about the natural look. An overly maintained beard can look a little too considered. However, this does not mean that the beard looks after itself. Chris Foster, Artistic Director of The Refinery Grooming Emporiums, gives these five recommendations for a healthy, well-groomed beard:

1. Cleanse - this should be done twice a day using a water soluble foaming face wash. This not only cleanses the beard but allows the beard to absorb it through to the skin therefore promoting good skin health.

2. Condition - beard hair should be treated the same as the hair on the head. Following a good cleanse the hair should be conditioned. For a heavy beard use aromatherapy conditioner. For a lighter beard, any good hair conditioner can be applied, left on for 2/3 minutes and then rinsed off.

3. Exfoliate/Hydrate - once or twice a week, the skin behind the beard should be exfoliated then hydrated. Use a face scrub and mask. The scrub will ensure that all dead skin etc. is washed away and not left in the beard. The mask will hydrate and refresh. There's nothing worse than beard dandruff.

4. Grooming - the beard should be groomed on a daily basis. Kent brushes have various moustache and beard brushes. Whether you want to carry them in your pocket or leave them on your bathroom shelf, this is one accessory that is vital in the maintenance of a good healthy beard.

5. Cutting - If you want you beard to look its best, a visit to the barber is a necessity and you should visit twice a month for the best results. In between, clippers can be used at home to tidy up any straggly areas.

As you can see, growing a beard is not meant to be a lazy option. The beard and skin beneath have to be kept in tip-top condition. Otherwise it will look dirty and unkempt. However, a well-groomed beard can be very attractive - think George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman. Although, Ben clearly needs some help with his bow tie!


Top Tips for Skincare

The Refinery also offer up five to tips on the importance and best way to look after your skin;

1. The basis of a good regime for daily skincare is efficient cleansing. It's always best to discuss your skin type with an expert before buying a cleansing product. Gels tend to be more efficient when used on oily skin and creams are better for skin prone to dryness. Many men like to feel that they've had their face washed, so using a cleanser that can be washed off is the best option.

2. Most skin types need extra help with deep down cleansing. Blocked pores can lead to spots and blackheads. For a more oily skin, try exfoliating with the face scrubs twice a week. For a more dry or sensitive skin, once a week is adequate.

3. Most men don't understand the importance of moisturising. It's essential to moisturise daily. There is a misconception that if you have oily skin, moisturiser is not for you. However, the correct use of moisturiser will keep the skin looking fresh and non-oily. A more advanced moisturiser should be used for dry skin both morning and evening to repair damage and keep wrinkles at bay.

4. It's also important to get a regular facial, ideally every 4-6 weeks. This will maintain the skin in a tip-top condition and a skin expert will be able to deal with any problems such as dull, dehydrated skin, blocked pores, blackheads and skin which is prone to breakouts.

5. One of the most important skin care rules is to hydrate. For example; drink plenty of water, watch your alcohol intake and be mindful of your diet. Plenty of fresh fruit and veg as part of your daily intake will help the quality of your skin and keep it in a good condition.


Now you've heard the advice, it's time to act. Look after yourself.

Moss Bros

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