“Lead Not Follow” Weekly Takeover #2

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Fashion seems to many men like something that is constraining, “inside the box” and uncomfortable and, we have to say, that’s in a certain way right! The reason this is only partially right is because a lot of men treat it as such. But this doesn’t mean that it has to be. And this where the difference between fashion and style lies. While fashion might be something that is strict and full of rules, style is each individual’s take on his appearance. Fashion should be a tool used to create style.

Finding your style might not be easy, and even though most men have a rather good picture of what they wish to look like, they somehow can’t seem to pull off the look they want. Mostly, this is not because they don’t have a clear picture of what they aspire to, but because there are details that seem to lack importance; but which in fact are probably more important than all the work you might put into creating a wardrobe.

This is why we decided to make a list of 5 quick tips which can be applied to any style, any taste and any budget. If you follow these simple aesthetics insights, your appearance will improve considerably and your outlook on “fashion” and “style” won’t be the same.

To discover these 5 tips, head over to leadnotfollow.co.uk where we’ve taken over the “Inspire Me” section…

Keep your eyes well and truly peeled every Sunday from 8pm over at Lead Not Follow for cheeky updates to keep you all look fly.

 

‘Lead Not Follow’ Collab Announcement

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We are very excited to announce our collaboration with Lead Not Follow.

Every Sunday evening we’ll be taking over the ‘Inspire Me’ section at leadnotfollow.co.uk and discussing a variety of  menswear topics, lifestyle hacks and even some interviews from some familiar faces up and down the country.

Lead Not Follow (LNF) jumped out as cracking platform that we knew we wanted to be part of. It twins perfectly everything us gents want whether it be for a cool-calm-and-collected-casual look ,or a dapper-chap outfit all for a very reasonable price. Think of it as your one stop shop for key wardrobe essentials.

Once we got chatting to LNF, they offered us the perfect opportunity to create content and opinion pieces once a week to guide and ‘inspire’ you chaps to lifestyle hacks and style tips.

To view our first article on the’Inspire Me’ platform, please head here.

 

140 Characters away from a new wardbrobe

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Did you know Twitter could become your newest fashion tool. It’s an app a huge percentage of us have already got, but have you noticed how down played the power of Twitter is as a fashion tool?

There are a vast amount of companies, brands, back street shops, designers, artists and textile companies battling it out on Twitter for a bit of lime-light and your custom, all to for your benefit.

In doing our bit to keep your wallets protected, we’ve got a few handy tips on how Twitter can help you save a little money…

Start by following as many of your favourite fashion brands and bloggers as possible to broaden your horizons so the places you purchase from are easy to find. With tweets from the brands, the deals will automatically seek you out and you’ll know where to get things for a bit of a bargain.

Not only will our favourite brands use those 140 characters to keep you updated on the new trends, newest stock and top picks…they’ll also notify you when they have some great sales on! This means we’re all carrying around a guide to sale items around in our pocket gents. It’s all there at our finger tips! Come on, we check our phones on the reg; on our lunch break, on the loo (yes we all do it) or when we’re bored – and it’s worth following our favourite shop just to get that valued information delivered to us without doing anything, its a free service!

But, hold the phone, that is not all Twitter has to offer…  By following an array of small brands, upcoming and local stores, you’ll often get a Direct Message (‘DM’ for you cool kids) with discounts and offers just for following them!

We’ve worked out 92.3% of 178 small brands over the passed months have dropped us a DM with discounts. It’s a clever marketing tool used for saying “thank you for the follow” and probably for the reason we mentioned above…the stores come to us now, it’s up to them to prove to us we’re worthy of their custom.

Standard offers usually include:

  • 10% off your first order
  • Free Postage & Packaging
  • 25% off selected ranges as a new customer
  • Free returns policy
  • Buy one branded tee get one half price

We’d therefore recommend when you’re treating yourself on payday or any-day – take a look on Twitter first.

Try and find the item through an independent store, you may be able to save yourself a few pennies! In the process you’ll be helping the small business man too and still be looking good, with a bargain on your shoulders!