Ultimate elasticated trousers scenarios

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Pile away, my friend.

It’s a mystery why more people don’t wear elasticated trousers, especially when you consider they are practical, adaptable and pretty darn cool actually.

And unlike some trousers that can’t even leave home without the moral support of a belt, elasticated trousers, can handle all kinds of challenging situations.

Here are just a few scenarios where elasticised trousers come into their own…

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5 steps to a Valentine’s Day picnic

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Plan a perfect picnic!

If you’re still feeling the pinch of austerity, or having a personal post Christmas credit crunch, you may be wondering how to make Valentine’s day special without breaking the bank.

But enjoying the romance of February 14th is perfectly possible without prejudicing your finances.

Make this year’s Valentine’s celebrations memorable by heading outdoors for a Valentine’s Day picnic.

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Cold snap snappy dressing

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Stay snug…

Feeling a tad nippy? We’re not surprised! The snow has set in and temperatures nosedived to -11C in parts of the country last night.

Forecasters have released a cold weather warning, with no respite in sight from the snow, ice and bitter winds. But as renowned fell walker, Alfred Wainwright once put it: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”

We thought we’d pay heed to those wise words and share our top tips for staying warm during this bitter cold snap.

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These shoes were made for dancing

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It’s time to boogie!

Every generation has its beat – the rhythm of the time – and with it an era defining dance craze.

From the days of dancehall to the newly emerging rock ‘n’ roll of the 1950s, and from 1960s Beatles Britpop to1970s Northern Soul and beyond.

Here we take a look at the music that ruled the airwaves, the dance styles of the times and the mens shoes that completed the look.

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Trews and Kilts: Very Scottish trousers

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Get the Scottish look!

Scottish patriotism doesn’t get more passionate than Burns Supper, a national day which is held on the 25th of January each year out of respect tae Scotland’s greatest son, the late, great, Robert Burns.

With the smell of roasting Haggis in the air and tartan everywhere, we’re nodding our cap north by writing a special laddie’s clothing piece inspired by bonnie Scotland.

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Beat the Blue Monday Blues

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Sad and broke, it’s Blue Monday…

Christmas is over, debts are piling up, and there’s nothing to look forward to but three more months of going to work and coming home again in the dark.

Welcome to ‘Blue Monday’, supposedly the most miserable day of the year, due to hit us all on the 26th January. It must be true, it’s mathematical.

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How to age in style

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Stay stylish…

Age starts to become a hot topic when you venture past 40 years old, so it might be time to put the miniskirts away, especially if you’re a bloke.

But that doesn’t mean you have to bring out the Zimmer frame and thermal vests and dress how you think society wants you to dress.

It’s not what you wear, but how you wear it that matters and so if you don’t feel comfortable or smart in your own clothes, then it’s likely they don’t suit you either. Here are some fashion tips for the mature wardrobe.

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Elf and safety: Stay safe this Christmas

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Christmas Health and Safety

What dangers lurk over the festive season?

With Christmas almost upon us, it’s worth taking stock of elf and safety, as the festive season is also known as the accident season.

T’is snow joke either, as RoSPA reports (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) reveal that more than 80,000 people require hospital treatment each year for accidents during the Christmas period.  And you’re at your most vulnerable when you let your guard down to enjoy fun activities like opening presents and putting up decorations!

Just take stock of the following and it’s highly likely you’ll be in good elf come the New Year. Though we can’t be responsible for what you get up to on New Year’s Eve.

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Winter fire festival fun

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Get festive the fiery way!

Billowing flames light the night sky, sparks and embers drift on the cold winter wind, and everywhere people laugh and roar, dance and sing, drink and make merry.

Yes, it’s time to get busy with your log splitter because it’s winter fire festival season.

But what fiery treats are on offer?

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What every man wants for Christmas in 2014

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Delight this Christmas…

With the festive period suddenly well and truly upon us, Christmas shopping pressure is certainly looming.

In 2014, the gift options for men go beyond new socks or a book – the revolutionary new products on the market are simply too good to miss off of a list to Santa!

With this in mind, we’ve compiled our top 5 Christmas treats for men this season.

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