Review: Eversbrook Men’s Luxury Shirts

GIFTED:  Eversbrook Men’s Luxury Shirts – Apsley Blue Shirt

The husband’s job takes him all around the world so his business attire has to be stylish, comfortable, durable and versatile – quite a challenge!

He has a wardrobe full of tailored shirts to go with his suits but when he is meeting clients in tech start-ups or small businesses, a less informal style is needed.  Plus, if he is entertaining clients in the evening, a more relaxed look is the order of the day.

We recently discovered Eversbrook Men’s Luxury Shirts. This is a luxury British brand whose menswear is designed by expert tailors and produced in London using fabric sourced in the UK wherever possible.

Eversbrook Men's Luxury Shirts Apsley Blue

We were sent the Apsley Sea Blue, a fitted shirt designed for wear on all occasions. It has a distinctive four-panel design and is made from 100% pure shirting cotton.  The shirt is a slim waist design with the panels accentuating the chest.

Features include a covered front button panel, whilst the inner collar and cuffs have a white lining and the shirt buttons are a toning deep blue.

Whilst the four panels on the Apsley Sea Blue are the same colour, you’ll find other shirt designs with contrasting panel colours for a stronger style statement.

The husband opted for size XL.  He would have preferred extra combinations of collar, waist and chest size to choose from in the tailor-made range since he has a 17″ collar but a 42″ chest.

This meant that the shirt we were sent was slightly long in the sleeves and a little large around the chest, however, neither of these were insurmountable problems.

The shirt fabric is excellent quality and, being cotton, should be comfortable to wear for business travel.

The lining on the cuffs is also a good feature since this is usually where wear and tear shows up first.  Frayed cuffs are not a good look when you’re trying to close a deal.

You also need a more generously cut cuff if you wear a larger watch or jewellery which the Apsley design has.

One small niggle was that there was no care label inside the shirt which, as chief laundress, I would have preferred.

We thought the Eversbrook Apsley Blue shirt was a good quality, versatile shirt with subtle design details that should go the distance.

Whilst formal suits used to be the standard for most workplaces, a smart-casual approach is often more in line with company culture these days. In fact, Eversbrook’s founder, Jay Bull, suggests that a pair of chinos paired with a formal dress shirt is the perfect combination for everyday work clothing.

A luxury shirt can be a value for money investment whether you are racking up air miles or wrestling with commuters on the DLR.

And don’t forget it’s Father’s Day on Sunday 16th June if you’re looking for gift ideas!

Dress For Success & Win A Suit From Dobell Menswear

As September approaches and we say goodbye to summer, many of us start to reevaluate our lives.  I suppose it’s because we remember the excitement of starting a new school term.  Life has the same feel, doesn’t it?

If you’re looking for a new job or you’re a student about to take your first step on the career ladder, you’ll be busy sharpening your CV and crossing your fingers that you’ll get an interview.

win a suit - suited man's outstretched hand for a handshake

One of the most important things to remember is that first impressions really do count.  I know from my days interviewing that, very often, I knew how a candidate was going to perform from the moment they stepped through the door.  And how you look is crucial.

To help any guys out there about to embark on the interview circuit, I have an amazing giveaway where you can win a suit from Dobell Menswear, about which, more later.

In the meantime, whatever your gender, here are three tips to dress for success in your next interview.

1.) Dress for the role.

If you’re interviewing for a fashion or a creative position then you can step outside of the traditional suit. And if you’re dressing for a non-managerial role then you may be able to go without the suit coat – a pair of slacks, a button up shirt and a tie are likely acceptable.

However, it’s always a good idea, if you’re undecided to overdress for your interview rather than underdress. A suit will always look better than jeans.

Traditional interview wear includes suit trousers or a skirt in a neutral colour, a button-down blouse or shirt, a tie if you’re a male, and a suit coat.

2.) Conceal your body art.

This is a tricky one. For some, body art like tattoos and piercings are the way they choose to express themselves. Many companies understand this and they may be perfectly acceptable to have them on show once you have the job. However, when you’re interviewing for a job you may be better off keeping these covered.

Remove your piercings and cover your tattoos if possible. It may also be a good idea to review the company policy on body art so if you do get the job, you show up for work dressed appropriately.

Win a suit - shower head spraying water

3.) Personal Hygiene.

Always take the time to shower, shave and present yourself to the interviewer at your personal best. Clean nails, brushed teeth and hair and clean clothes are imperative. It’s also important to make sure you don’t have any body odour.

Skip the perfume and cologne as well. Or if you must wear it, use it sparingly. Some people are sensitive to fragrances and too much can make them feel ill. Certainly not what you want them to remember you for.

Less is more when you’re wearing jewellery, makeup or doing your hair too. You want to look, clean, groomed and professional for your job interview. Save the personal expression for other times.

Win a suit - bearded man shaking another man's hand across a desk

Looking your best and dressing for success helps you position yourself positively in your interviewer’s mind. Make sure your first impression represents you in the best light.

Win a suit from Dobell Menswear

Now to the giveaway!

Dobell Menswear has kindly provided a man’s suit for a lucky Mother Distracted reader.

Win a suit from Dobell Menswear - black suit

Dobell menswear has created fine men’s suits, tuxedos and wedding suits for over 10 years, and create handsomely fitted suits and formalwear accessories, at great value – up to 50% cheaper than the high street. And at the moment there’s 30% off all suits.

They stock leading suit and shirt brands such as Paul Costelloe, Tommy Hilfiger, Noose & Monkey, Esprit, Lambretta, Paul Gross, and Alexander Dobell.

win a suit from Dobell Menswear - blue suit

They also cater for men who want to look and feel correctly dressed when they’re attending black tie dinners, weddings, balls, business conferences or calendar events such as Glyndebourne and Ascot.

There’s free standard delivery, and free UK returns, a next day delivery service, and international delivery. Their site offers on-site expert advice articles and sizing guides or, if you prefer, you can talk to their dedicated customer service team who are on hand to help from 9 am to 6 pm weekdays.

For a chance to win a suit, just enter via the GLEAM widget below.  Terms and conditions apply (please see my Competitions page).  UK entrants only. No cash alternative.

The prize is one Dobell branded man’s suit in the winner’s preferred colour and size (jacket and trousers) up to a value of £120.

The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Friday 24th August 2018.

Dobell Menswear Suit Giveaway

Good luck.

 

 

Art Of Football Artwork T-Shirts For Dads & Kids Review

If you are looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary for a gift for the man in your life or for Father’s Day, take a look at www. art-of-football.com, a unique clothing and artwork site which offers a range of t-shirts, sweatshirts, prints and canvases featuring your favourite football stars in artwork painted by a number of designers.

Mat and Ieuan Hobbis playing football in the back garden
The boys enjoying a friendly game

Art of Football has a very interesting philosophy. All of their designs have been thoughtfully made primarily as a piece of art to do justice to those moments of high energy and elation which mean so much to fans.  The designs aim to capture all the raw emotion and energy felt during those seconds of celebration and to capture these with style.

They want to move away from the majority of football T-shirts that feature generic, screen-printed images of footballers like Luis Suarez to create something really unique.

You can even send in those sporting moments that mean the most to you to suggest a new design they might like to feature.

Football isn’t the only sport they feature, however, there’s also boxing and rugby.  It’s easy to choose your favourite as you can pick your favourite team using a drop-down box.

We were sent two t-shirts to try.  Mat’s features the legendary Ronaldinho.

Both the names of the garments and their descriptions are rather special too.  Here’s the description of the Ronaldinho football artwork t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Mat Hobbis wearing Art of Football Ronaldhino T-Shirt
Art of Football Ronaldhino T-Shirt – £25

“No one can compare to Ronaldinho. I remember his plays, his dribbles. I remember him winning every title at the Camp Nou. He made history at Barca, he made history with Brazil and he’s still making history.” — Neymar Jr

“I’ve worked with some great players in my time and all at a very interesting period in their careers, nineteen to twenty years old. But, with due respect to the others, Ronaldinho was a cut above the rest.” — Celso Roth, Ronaldinho’s coach at Gremio, his first club”

Ieuan’s t-shirt is called Enter The Dragon which celebrates Wales qualifying for the Euros last year. Here’s the description and there’s even a YouTube link to relive the moment captured on the t-shirt. This particular design is also available as a print.

Ieuan Hobbis with Art of Football Enter The Dragon T-shirt
Enter The Dragon Kids’ T-Shirt – £14.99

“After a superbly exciting campaign, Wales reached the finals of a major tournament for the first time since 1958 as they head for France and Euro 2016. Here the superstars Bale and Ramsey celebrate but this was a team effort from the boys in red. Having beaten one of the favourites Belgium along the way, they fear no-one. History beckons.

Relive it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OaWTEoYGIM

Made of soft and good quality cotton and beautifully packaged in retro football paper, these would make a great Father’s Day gift for the football-obsessed dad which is really something quite special.

Art of Football wrapping paper

Art of Football t-shirts make a perfect gift for a footie mad dad (or mum!) and their son (or daughter!). Great for Father’s Day or just to celebrate your love of The Beautiful Game and reasonably priced too.