Lifestyle

As The Science of Appearance has grown I have begun to write a lot more about other things that interest me and the men I know. Here you’ll find things to do, things to try and things to ponder. Look out for my weekly #MondayMotivation to help you get your week off to flying start.

AONO Barbershop at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge

If you hadn’t guessed from the numerous other posts about different barbers in London, I love getting my hair cut. There isn’t much else that gives you the confidence boost like a fresh cut. So next up on my tour of top men’s barbers is AONO, a new barber’s based in the recently re-opened menswear department of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.… Read the rest.

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When in Rome – a three day guide

This year I decided I wanted to try and see more of Europe, opting for long weekends away in lieu of long-haul holidays. I kicked off this new adventure with a weekend in Rome. As an ex classical civilizations student, it’s been a dream place to visit since I was a teen. It was my first weekend trip and we aimed to visit the city in three days.… Read the rest.

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The Glenlivet Cipher

Introduce yourself to The Glenlivet Cipher, the world’s most mysterious whisky.

A jet-black bottle. No cask information. No tasting notes. The Glenlivet Cipher is a limited edition single malt released by Master Distiller Alan Winchester. Are up to the task of solving it’s riddle?… Read the rest.

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The UK Marks Somme Centenary

On Friday 1 July 2016, in London, I witnessed and was part of one of the most incredible events I have ever seen.

The day marked 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme – the bloodiest battle in British military history with 19,240 men dying on the first day alone.

To mark the Somme centenary, 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, commissioned Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller to create a modern memorial to commemorate the occasion. In collaboration with the National Theatre’s director, Rufus Norris, some 1400 volunteers (men aged 16-52) took part in the UK-wide ‘we’re here because we’re here’ event. They volunteers marched across the UK dressed as WWI soldiers in historically accurate uniforms. They represented the 15 regiments that saw loss of life that day.… Read the rest.

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