Friday, 31 March 2017

Dapper Man Of the Month for March

Our March dapper man of the month is Ryan Gosling! Gosling has been in some amazing films including the most recent La La Land, The Notebook, Drive, The Big Short and many more.

Gosling was born in Ontario, Canada on November 12th 1980 and started his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club. He gained a wider audience when he starred in The Notebook in 2004.

Gosling has received many award nominations such as an Academy Award for his performance in Half Nelson (2006), a Golden Globe Award for Lars and the Real Girl (2007) and a second Golden Globe nomination for Blue Valentine (2010) and many more.

He is also in a rock band called Dead Man’s Bones with his friend Zach Shields.

Gosling has dated stars such as Sandra Bullock and Rachel McAdams, but has been dating the gorgeous Eva Mendes since 2011 and they have two daughters; Esmerelda and Amada.

Interesting Facts
  • His childhood nickname was “Trouble”
  • Ryan Cabrera has a Ryan Gosling tattoo on his calf
  • He’s an accomplished jazz guitarist
  • Ryan built the car he used in Drive
  • Contrary to his famous meme, he's never said "Hey, girl."
Best Dressed Moments 

Ryan in a Gucci tuxedo

Here he is wearing a burnt orange tie with an added slate blue tie bar.

Gosling looking very dapper in a 3 piece suit and tie bar.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Top 5 Marvel Films

Marvel are a series of extremely popular comics and in recent years they have been made into films. Most of the Marvel films are interlinked with each other in some way, and they have the common fact that Stan Lee (writer of the comics and former president and chairman of Marvel comics) appears in every film for a very short amount of time. The tradition started in 1989 when he had a cameo in one of the original TV Hulk spin-off movies.

The films are all based on Marvel comics and are part of a shared universe which means the plots from all the different films cross over.

Top 5 Marvel films

We have picked our top 5 marvel films, if you have some time on your hands why not work your way through our list and have a marvel movie marathon, as far as we are concerned that is definitely a good way to make the most out of your free time.

1. Iron Man

Iron Man was the first film in the Marvel cinematic Universe in 2008. It is the ultimate geeky fantasy involving an ordinary man creating his own superpowers of sorts. Robert Downey Jr.'s sarcastic wit really adds to the film. There is a hint of romance with his assistant Gwenth Paltrow, action packed scenes, fast cars, gadgets galore and a bit of mystery. It really could appeal to all sorts of audiences as there is something for everyone.

2. Thor 

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston the Thor films are all based on Norse mythology with a modern twist. It is a tale of love, war and betrayal. Although these films are very romance based they are also largely about the betrayal of Loki, Thor's brother. 

3. Guardians of the Galaxy

This is a very off the wall Marvel film, quite different to all of the others, it is set mainly in space and revolves around the infamous Star-Lord. Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) is kidnapped as a child and raised by space pirates. Decades later he steals a valuable orb. The orb is much sought after by many people including Yondu one of the pirates, who places bounty on Peter so he can have the orb for himself.  Peter tries to sell the orb and ends up in prison where he forms a team to help him break out of, collect money from the orb and kill Ronan the person trying to destroy the planet Xandar. There is more to the orb than they know.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is out on 28th April 2017

4. Deadpool

Deadpool is a darker, more adult and crude part of the marvel universe and is mainly based around comedy. It follows Ryan Reynolds a former special forces operative turned mercenary who finds love. However he cant see a way out when diagnosed with terminal cancer until  offered the option to become an experiment which is promised to cure him. The man behind the project Ajax, performs lots of horrible tests to discover his mutant abilities which leaves him terribly disfigured. He then becomes deadpool, aims to get revenge on Ajax and find the woman he loves after pushing her away because of the way he looked after the treatment.

5. Avengers Assemble 

Avengers sees the first time a group of marvel superheroes band together to defeat the ever mischievous Loki from trying to help an alien race invade and destroy earth. Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Captain America are gathered together by Nick Fury the boss of S.H.I.E.LD when the earths security is threatened to form The Avengers.

Friday, 17 March 2017

St Patrick's Day

Happy St.Patrick's Day to you all from Fab Ties!

St.Patrick's Day is a celebration in memory of the foremost patron saint of Ireland so you will be bound to see a lot of green floating about and we expect the pubs and restaurants to be bursting at the seems with people celebrating. It commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and the culture and heritage of the Irish in general.

It is the tradition to have an alcoholic drink today even if Guinness is not your thing, so why not head to your local pub. If you fancy being a bit more adventurous you could head to an Irish pub in London or maybe celebrate the day in style at a nice restaurant.

Outfit Inspiration

If you are off to the local pub why not be truly patriotic wearing this Irish Flag Tie by The Tie Studio with a pair of jeans and a simple white shirt, pair it with a navy blue cardigan to keep the chill off.

Maybe you have a formal event arranged, if so this Emerald Green Cummerbund and Bow Tie Set by Knightsbridge would look great with a black suit.

This Green Paisley Polka Dot Woven Silk Tie by Knightsbridge would look great if you're at the office this St.Patrick's, pair it with a great suit for a professional look with a nod to the celebration.

Monday, 6 March 2017


Rolex is probably the most well known and is the biggest luxury watch brand, the brand name is recognised worldwide and they produce about 2000 watches per day. The company was founded by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London in 1905 and was names WD after them. They registered the trademark Rolex in 1908 and opened an office in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. They registered the company name as Rolex on 15th November 1915.

The name Rolex is said to be from the fact that Wilsdorf thought it was onomatopoeic and sounded like a watch being wound. He also wanted the name to easy to pronounce in every language. The letters are all uppercase and the same size which means it can be written symmetrically and it is short enough to fit on a watch face.

In 1919 Rolex left England because wartime taxes on luxury imports and exports were pushing the price of the gold an silver for the cases too high. They moved the company to Geneva, Switzerland where it was named the Rolex Watch Company. It was later called Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. When Wilsdorf's wife died in 1944 he established the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, a private trust which he left all of his Rolex shares in to make sure some of the company's income would go to charity. Since he died in 1960 the company is owned and run by the trust.

Most popular

Certain designs of Rolex watch are considerably more popular than others. So here are some of the most popular models of Rolex and some outfit inspiration for each one, after all you've got to have a great outfit to go with the perfect watch.

The Rolex Submariner is probably the most popular type of Rolex watch. It was originally designed for diving enthusiasts, they were waterproof up to 330ft and allowed divers to track their time underwater. Todays version is watertight to 1000ft deep and they are popular with all sorts of people from actors and actresses to high profile business men and sportsmen.

For a smart casual look wear your Rolex Submariner with a black shirt, a pair f jeans, brown ankle boots and our Van Buck Limited Edition Flower Design Grey Silk Tie

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is most popular with athletes because it features accurate tachymeter and chronograph so that racers can measure their speed up to an amazing 400km per hour.  

From sportswear to smart, This versatile time piece will look great with your sportswear but it will also perfectly compliment a suit either for the office or a special event. Pair it with our Navy Blue Stripes Woven Silk Tie by Knightsbridge to really finish off the look. 

A Rolex Yacht-Master has large hands and easy to read numbers, it is a relatively new model from 1992 but its stylish appearance and the fact its easy to use has made it a favourite. It is popular with both men and women and there a variety of styles available so you can be sure there will be one to suit you. 

For a quirky look wear your Yacht-Master with a grey shirt, black chinos, our Mens Paisley Blue Diamond Tip Bow Tie and some Black Clip On Braces by Knightsbridge.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Our Must Watch Movie For March

Beauty and The Beast is retelling of the original story which will be released on the 17th March. The new version of the classic fairy tale stars Harry Potter star Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens who is best known for his part playing matt Crawley in the period drama Downton Abbey plays The Beast. Playing the infamous villain Gaston is The Hobbit star Luke Evans.

It is believed this version of the story will follow the plot of the original film. It is a live action film meaning it combines real actors and animation.

The plot of the original 1991 film

We are fairly certain the majority of you will have seen or red this classic story however there will be a few who have not yet experience this wonderful tale so here is a brief synopsis of what it entails.

The towns supposedly most eligible bachelor Gaston decides he want to have the one woman not interested in him as his wife. That one woman is Belle, an intelligent young woman that lives a quiet but interesting and knowledge filled life with her father Maurice.

Belle's father Maurice is an eccentric inventor, when travelling by horse to a fair to show off his latest invention he gets lost and unknowingly ventures into the gates of the enchanted castle. The castle is residence of the Beast, so named because in his youth an enchantress tested his kindness and found him lacking when disguised as an old beggar she offered him an enchanted rose in exchange for shelter, he refused. AS a result of his lack of sympathy she cast a spell over him and his castle turning him into a beast, dooming him to be trapped there unless he could find true love before the enchanted rose wilts on his 21st birthday.

The Beast captures Maurice furious that anyone dared to enter his domain, so after a few days of hearing nothing a worried Belle takes off in search of him. She follows his horse who fled back to her to the castle, once there she offers to take her fathers place so that he can be free. The beast accepts her offer and lets her father go, he rushes back to the town for help but no one believes him.

The beast becomes angry because Belle refuses to dine with him that night but Cogsworth and Lumiere the enchanted clock and candlestick give her a tour of the castle. During the tour she wanders into the west wing which is forbidden and The Beast chases her into the forest where she is attacked by a pack of wolves. He fights them off but sustains several wounds, while Belle tends to his wounds he begins to develop feelings for her and he shows her the impressive library. In the mean time Gaston pays to have Belle's father Maurice taken to an insane asylum if she rejects his proposal again.

When The Beast and  Belle are sharing a romantic dance she opens up that she misses her father so The Beast lets her use his magic mirror to see him. She sees him dying in the woods and The Beast lets her go and gives her the mirror to remember him by. Bell finds Maurice and takes him home only to have Gaston attempt to take her father to the asylum. To prove his sanity Belle shows The Beast in the magic mirror. Realising that Belle loves The Beast over him he convinces the towns people he is a monstrous creature that must be hunted and killed.

Chip the teacup who stowed away in Belle's bag soon helps her and her father escape. The servants at the castle fend off the villagers while Gaston battles The Beast. When the Beast sees Belle return to the castle he starts to fight back and orders Gaston to leave, but Gaston uses this opportunity to his advantage and mortally wounds The Beast. Gaston looses his footing and dies from the fall. Belle professes her love for The Beast as he dies just before the last rose petal falls. As the last petal falls the spell is broken and The Beast changes back to his old form of Prince Adam and he is alive. The castle is magically restored and all the servants turn back into humans.