Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Christensen Knot: How to tie a tie the Amanda Christensen way.

If you have been following our blog I am sure that you have seen the recent piece we did on world famous accessory brand Amanda Christensen. The prestigious Swedish brand whose customers include the Swedish Royal family has baeen in operation for over 190 years.

With such history it is no surprise that Amanda Christensen has not only influenced the world of men’s fashion with its quality, timeless and colourful style but also created the way accessories like ties are worn.

The self styled “Christensen” knot created by Amanda Christensen gained wide spread publicity through its publishing in a 1917 catalogue. It is one of the most popular classic tie knot techniques today.

The embedded video is a step by step on how to tie the fantastic “Christensen” knot.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Cufflinks: Are you a cufflink man?


Cufflinks are an interesting accessory. Some guys have no interest in wearing them, while many others are ardent collectors. For those passionate collectors, cufflinks offer the wear away of expressing oneself and they take them extremely seriously.

At KJ Beckett we love cufflinks. We have a huge array of cufflinks from classy understated pieces to more daring and colourful ones. With such a huge variety and so much choice the cufflink range at KJ Beckett is pretty unbeatable. Come to KJ Beckett and check it out. We are sure we will convince you to become a cufflink man.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Amanda Christensen: Brand Spotlight


KJ Beckett is proud to announce that the fantastic luxury Swedish Brand Amanda Christensen has been added to the KJ Beckett portfolio.

Established in 1820, quality accessory maker Amanda Christensen has had the same vision for more than 190 years. In the early 1800’s founder Amanda Christensen coined the expression “we don’t sell price – we sell quality”. This vision is very much alive at Amanda Christensen today.

With over two centuries of tradition to uphold and a customer base that includes the Swedish Royal family, Amanda Christensen sets out to “improve on men’s fashion and offer every man a sense of sophistication”. Furthermore the Swedish market leaders create products that look consistently good over the years, not those set out to capitalise on more fickle trends. At KJ Beckett we are excited to be working with a brand with not only such history but one with similar ideals.

We think accessories can make all the difference in any mans wardrobe, giving them the tools to express individuality and stand out from the crowd. Amanda Christensen would seem to agree: "Accessories are usually the finishing touch that makes all the difference to an outfit"

Friday, 4 June 2010

Robert Pattinson: Get the Look!

I am guessing like us you have been dragged to the cinema or been forced to watch the Twilight saga on DVD by a lady friend. Whether you like or loath Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) and twilight, you can’t argue with his legion of adoring mainly female fans.

Although Twilight is most certainly no Good Fellas, God Father or even Die Hard you can’t argue how big an impact it and leading man Robert Pattinson has had. Robert has not just caused a stir on the silver screen; he has been turning heads with his contrasting casual but smart look. In fact Pattinson has gained so much attention for his style that he was honoured with the GQ’s best dressed man award at the end of 2009.

We particularly like how Pattinson wears the skinny tie with fitted/tailored shirts. This smart look combined with his messy hair style and designer stubble creates quite a cool contrast. We reckon American Crew is one of the best male styling products and it will most definitely give you the tools to get the “Pattison Style”.

Visit KJ Beckett for all your skinny tie, tailored shirt and grooming needs.

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