Be the BBQ baron this bank holiday

Man BBQ outside in his garden
The BBQ Baron is not scared of an overcast sky, oh no, he laughs in it’s face.

With the Bank Holiday almost upon us and the summer sun about to break through, it can mean only one thing – it’s the barbecue season. Yes indeed!

That’s right, they’ll be smoky gardens everywhere as sozzled grown men wearing aprons and holding spatulas stare at slabs of meat sizzling away. Char-grilled, smoked or burnt to a crisp along with the garden fence are just some of the likely outcomes.

So, how about you have a butchers (ahem) at our ‘Bank Holiday BBQ Success Checklist’ for hosting that perfect barbeque.

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Wear white on white without looking like a cricketer

Man wearing an all white outfit at the beach
The perfect summer style.

It might have strong cricket connotations, but we think an all white ensemble is the best way to stay looking cool during the heat of the Great British Summertime, regrettably no longer a concern for rejected cricketer Kevin Pietersen.

But for the rest of us who will be in the UK this summer, wearing white on white clothes is a good choice. They keep you cool, clean and fresh literally and aesthetically. Yes indeed, white’s a winner so long as you wear the right white clothes and avoid looking like a Colombian pimp or a cricketer.

Here are a few basics to help you feel all right whilst wearing all white to compliment those classy mens deck shoes.

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Summer shoe souls – which one are you?

Summer shoes flip flops
Which is your summer shoe soul?

With summer just over the horizon, now’s the time to be thinking about your footwear for those long summer days.

Is it sandals or slip on shoes this year? Well, don’t decide yet as your choice of footwear could be revealing.

Ever wondered what you shoe choices say about you? Ancient foot whisperers say the summer shoe and the person are but one and share the same characteristics.

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Most stylish potential PM?

Live TV Leaders Debate
Whose the best dressed of them all?

There’s been quite a fuss in the UK after the debate between the main 7 political parties was televised live to an audience of over 9 million people. Not bad.

But more importantly, David Cameron was recently spotted wearing Chelsea boots. Now that’s what we call news! Is DC actually quite stylish underneath all the drab-no-longer-current-moans about the economy?

Well let’s take a closer look at him and the leaders of the other main parties and ask: who is the most stylish (potential) PM?

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These shoes were made for dancing

Man dancing in a disco
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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These shoes were made for walking: The best walking apps

Man standing atop a cliff with his camera.
Get ready to ramble

Forget exercise, the new watchword is ‘movement’, and the best ‘movement’ of all? Walking.

Experts now say there’s evidence to suggest that even if you work out, that hour of training four or five times a week still isn’t enough to undo the damage caused by an otherwise sedentary lifestyle. But if you walk a lot, you’re doing yourself good with every step. That’s because putting one foot in front of the other helps the body’s systems work at their most efficient, keeping you fit and healthy for longer.

And now your phone can help get you moving. Motivating, guiding and providing information on the move, walking apps make the whole business of exploring on foot just that little bit easier. Here to help you make the most of a decent pair of mens shoes, our guide to the best walking apps.

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Must-have summer accessories

Accessories
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Don’t forget to accessorise!

More and more men are accessorising. Men’s accessory sales this year grossed $13.6 billion – a massive leap of 9 percent in the last 12 months.

Today’s accessories go way beyond functionality. They have to perform well and add something to your look. Clever accessorising will help you breathe new life into a tired wardrobe without spending a fortune.

This summer’s key items have the potential to wow. So be brave and embrace our top five must-have accessories.

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No socks for summer

Bare feet
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Sockless style

Tempted to go sockless this summer? Go for it!

Where men’s shoes are concerned, the bare ankle is one of the coolest fashion trends around.

But as with all crazes, there’s a way to go about ditching your socks; not all shoes look good without them, and when it comes to turning up your turn ups, how many turns is the right number? And then of course,  as well as looking the part, you’ll want to smell the part too!

Here’s our guide to a hosiery-free summer…

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