James Field

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On Time, and on the Ball

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 5:21 PM

What makes us buy what we do? The product itself, or the strength of the brand that it comes from? The answer of course is the influence of both. It is in our nature that we warm to a brand that tells a story and we can relate to. We...

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Wearing a Poppy

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 6:00 PM


The history bit:

The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem 'In Flanders Fields'. It refers to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders, a...

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Ties: The Dos and Do Knots

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM


Walking to work in London, it amazes me how little people care about what they look like as they turn up to the office each day. I want to talk ties with you... I'm of the opinion that if you've decided to wear one,...

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Doing The Write Thing

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 6:55 AM


Pens. We all use them, and even in a world that is becoming evermore reliant on computers, iPads, iPhones, the web and email, to my mind, receiving something that is hand written is still held in a higher regard than from any of the...

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Looking After Your Shoes

(1) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 7:00 PM


Fieldy's top five:

• Good shoes illustrate style and attention to detail.

• When buying, think of them as an investment. It's a false economy to buy cheap.

• Use shoe trees to maintain their shape.

• With a new pair, let the...

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What to Wear: To a Black Tie

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Fieldy's top five:

- Consider a very midnight blue cloth for the suit. It will appear darker than black.

- Wear a real bow tie and avoid the ready tied versions.

- Only wear a cummerbund with a single breasted jacket.

- Always wear a double cuff shirt.

- Make...

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What to Wear: To a Funeral

(20) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Fieldy's top five:

· Be simple. Be respectful. Be smart.

· Some funerals will request not to wear black, but for the majority it's all about being conventional and understated.

· Wear a dark suit. It needn't be black but is should be dark. Navy or charcoal grey will look...

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What to Wear: To a Wedding

(2) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Fieldy's top five:

• When choosing a suit for a wedding choose a plain suit.

• If you're likely to go to a host of smart weddings in the next couple of years, consider buying rather than hiring a morning suit. It will work out cheaper.

• For your shirt...

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What to Wear: On a Date

(5) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Fieldy's top five:

• Important are the shirt and the shoes.

• Iron the shirt, not just the collar.

• One shirt button is reserved, two buttons is relaxed, and three is awful.

• Wear colours that suit and you enjoy.

• Shoes, shoes and shoes.

Job interviews, weddings, parties....

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What to Wear: To an Interview

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 3:54 PM

Fieldy's top five

• Invest in a new interview outfit

• Look like someone who already works there

• Go white shirt and safe tie

• Pay great attention to grooming - hair etc

• Get objective feedback from others


It takes a...

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