Friday, 29 July 2016

Top Fashion and Style Quotes

Fashion and style can be very empowering and inspirational, the ability to sum up the impact they can have in just a few words is a wonderful thing. Every week we have Monday motivation where we chose one great quote to share with you. There are so many great fashion and style quotes so here are just a few for you to look at.

“A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” – Oscar Wilde

“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.” – Alexander McQueen

'To me, clothing is a form of self-expression - there are hints about who you are in what you wear.' - Marc Jacobs

"Be unapologetically you."

"Dress like you are already famous."

"Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway." - Coco Chanel

"Know who you are, dress accordingly"

"Life isn't perfect but your outfit can be."

"When in doubt wear a suit." - Carine Roitfeld

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak"- Rachel Zoe

'Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it."

"Life's too short to wear boring clothes"

"The world is but a canvas for our imagination" - Henry David Thoreau

"Don't wait for inspiration, be the inspiration"

"Make it simple but significant"

"A well tailored suit is to women what lingerie is to men"

"Dressing well is a form of good manners."- Tom Ford

"Keep it real, be the gentleman everyone respects."

"Stay classy, keep it simple, make a statement."

"A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out" - George Bernard Shaw

"Remember Being a gentleman never goes out of style."

Monday, 25 July 2016

How To Wear A Lapel Pin

Lapel pins were originally used by the military sometimes to identify rank or as symbols of merit. They have also been used in politics, the famous flag lapel pins were introduced by Richard Nixon in the 1970's and reintroduced by George Bush shortly after 9/11.

A lapel pin is is a small decoration worn on the lapel of a suit jacket usually for decoration or in some cases to show your affiliation to a cause or company. They have become an increasingly popular accessory to wear at wedding in place of the traditional boutonniere which is a single live flower.

All of our lapel pins use a stick and pin fastening.Your lapel pin should always be positioned on left lapel next to your pocket square. On the majority of suits there will be a button hole on the lapel. you should pass the end of the lapel pin through this. You can leave the stick and pin at the back of the lapel so it cannot be seen  for a more traditional look. Or you can poke the bottom of the pin through to the front of the lapel and attach the fastening so the metal can be seen which is a more contemporary look.

Outfit inspiration

Your lapel pin should compliment the rest of your outfit and accessories. It shouldn't match your tie or pocket square in colour or pattern.

At we have a great range of lapel pins and we have put together some examples of how to wear them.

Our Silver Plated Stag Head Lapel Pin would look great with a black suit and our Van Buck Limited Edition Faint Line Design Navy Silk Tie.

Why not wear a dark tweed jacket and a pair of light beige trousers with our Scottish Plume Stag Head Feather Lapel Pin for a stylish and sophisticated look.

Or you could pair a navy blue suit and waistcoat with our Gold Plated Feather Lapel Pin.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Our Dapper Man Of The Month for July

Ed Westwick 

Edward Westwick is an English actor and musician born 27th June 1987. He was the front man for the indie rock band The Filthy Young. He is best known for playing the role of Chuck Bass in the long running television programme Gossip Girl.

He made his film debut in the romantic crime drama Breaking and entering in 2006.

In 2011 he starred in the romantic comedy Chalet girl.

He played Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet in 2013.

Fun Facts

  • Two songs by his band The Filthy Young were featured in Gossip Girl.
  • He supports Chelsea FC.
  •  He modelled his american accent in Gossip Girl on Carlton banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-air.   
  • Ed dated his Gossip Girl co-star Jessica Szohr from 20008-2010.

Best Dressed Moments

Monday, 18 July 2016

Office Attire

We have a great selection of ties to wear at the office. We suggest that stripe, polka dot or pin dot ties are the most appropriate for work as they are more formal and reserved patterns. Whether your office dress code is smart casual or business wear one of our ties could complement your outfit perfectly.

Our range of stripe, polka dot and pin dot ties

Polka Dot

Available in regular, skinny and slim.

Van Buck Polka Dot

Pin Dot

Available in regular and skinny.

Available in regular, skinny and slim.
Thin Stripe

Available in regular and skinny.
Single Stripe 

Available in regular and skinny.

Outfit Inspiration

We have some great ideas for office wear outfits featuring our wonderful ties. 

 Our Mens Polka Dot Navy Blue Tie perfectly complements this charcoal grey suit. 

This black suit, Mens Burgundy and Black Striped Tie and black shoes make a great office outfit. 

Or why not opt for a navy blue suit, white shirt and a Mens Pin Dot Dark Red Tie.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Baby Pink

Baby Pink is one of the most popular wedding colours. Its great for spring and spring and summer weddings as it is a very light and airy colour. Baby pink would make a great wedding colour as it looks wonderful on both men and women, can be considered a very romantic colour and is often associated with the idea of a fairy tale wedding.

We have a great range of baby pink products to choose from. We also have a swatch available which you can buy to make sure that the colour is perfect for you.

Swatch £1.99

Our Products

Plain Baby Pink - 

We also have some products available in a boy's size.

See our range of Plain Baby Pink Products here:

Here are some examples of how to incorporate baby pink into your wedding.

We have put together some inspiration for wedding outfits. 

This pale grey suit and black shoes look great with our Baby Pink Bow Tie and Pocket Square Set for a summer wedding look.

Why not pair a charcoal grey pinstriped suit with these black patent shoes and a Baby Pink Scrunchie Cravat.

Stand out with this dark blue suit, brown shoes, Plain Baby Pink Cufflinks and Plain Baby Pink Tie and Pocket Square Set.

Monday, 11 July 2016

What To Wear For An Interview or Important Business Meeting

If you are going for a job interview or have an important meeting you need to look smart and professional but there is nothing to stop you showing your personality with style. You should always wear a regular width neck tie rather than a bow tie as they can be perceived as eccentric and unprofessional.

You should wear a suit preferably in navy, grey or black with plain smart shirt ideally in white or possibly pale blue with a conservatively patterned tie. You should avoid a satin tie as it can be shiny and look cheap. We recommend a good quality silk tie with a conservative pattern such as small dots or stripes in a muted colour like mustard, burgundy, bottle green, purple or royal blue.

Outfit Inspiration

Here are some outfit suggestions for an interview or important meeting featuring our ties, all of which can be found on We offer 10% off your first order and free standard delivery on all UK orders.

We think this navy blue suit and white shirt looks great with our Van Buck Burgundy and White Polka Dot Silk Tie.
Why not showcase your great sense of style with a black suit, white shirt and Van Buck Purple and Navy Blue Silk Tie.

This Van Buck Black and White Polka Dot Silk Tie really pops against this dark grey suit and pale blue shirt.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Tartan Ties

Tartan is a wonderfully versatile and popular pattern which is always in style. There are lots of different types of tartan from all around the world. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland as it was used to identify different warrior clans in Scotland and you could depict the region of Scotland it originated from because weavers would only use the natural dyes from the local area. Also several different states of america have their own style of tartan. Now new styles of tartan are created all the time simply for fashion purposes.

We have a lovely selection of tartan ties, skinny ties and bow ties at, we offer 10% off your first order with the code: FIRST10 and free delivery on all UK orders.

Tartan Ties

Tartan Skinny Ties  

Tartan Bow Ties 

Outfit Inspiration

Our Van Buck Dress Stewart Bow Tie looks great with this black shirt and dark blue jeans for a casual evening outfit. 

For a smart and stylish outfit pair a white shirt and black trousers with our Mens Red Royal Stewart Tartan Skinny Tie and Royal Stewart Tartan Pocket Square

These beige trousers, dark brown shoes and white shirt look great with our Van Buck Black Watch Tartan Tie and really make them stand out. 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Happy 4th July

Today is the 240th American Independence Day which is celebrated on the 4th July every year. Independence day is a federal holiday to celebrate the declaration of independence being approved by continental congress on 4th July 1776. It was a letter sent to King George III explaining why they wanted to declare independence from the British Empire which marked the beginning of a war against the British and the beginning of the United States of America.

Why not celebrate in style this 4th of July and show your support for the occasion with one of our outfit suggestions below. We have a large variety of red, white and blue ties and accessorises perfect for independence day at

This Plain Crimson Red Scrunchie Cravat and Plain Crimson Red Pocket Square  would look great with these distressed jeans, white shirt and navy blue waistcoat and would be the perfect outfit for any 4th of July get together or party.

 Or why not wear this navy blue shirt and dark red chinos with our Plain White Bow Tie, Plain White Trouser Braces and Plain White Cufflinks for a very patriotic look.
You could opt for a more understated but stylish look with this pale blue shirt, black jeans and our Plain Royal Blue and Pocket Square Set

New Knightsbridge Range

We have a brand new range in stock! Knightsbridge Neckwear was founded by Darren Farrell in 2007. All of their ties and bow ties are hand made to the highest quality. In house designers base all of their own designs on the mod style of the 1960's with an added twist to make them truly unique.

We have a great range of Knightsbridge Knitted Silk Ties with a huge selection of patterns. Knitted ties are extremely popular at the moment and we have a design to complement every outfit.

Our range of Knightsbridge Bow Ties include plain cotton, polka dot and gingham. They are all handmade to the highest quality and one size with an adjustable strap.

Plain Cotton Bow Ties
Polka Dot Bow Ties
Gingham Bow Ties