Thursday, 30 August 2012

Celebrity Style - Ryan Gosling

Celebrity Style - Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling - Celebrity Style by kjbeckett

Everyone always wants to get the 'celeb' style. So here it is! We always see Ryan Gosling looking smart at formal occasions and in the movies, so why not copy his style? It really is as simple as matching the colour of your accessories, and remembering to keep the amount of visible accessories as close to 3 as possible.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Burlington Socks - Now in Stock!!

Great new range of Burlington Socks are now available for purchase online from KJ Beckett. The new range includes great new colours with the famous Burlington hatch design on the upper sock. Made from argyle wool and cotton, these socks are extremely comfortable to wear on your feat. Make sure to check out the collection here!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Weekend Bags: Travel Light - Travel in Style

Weekend Bags - Travel in Style

As a young person myself, I love to travel to different places and countries in my free time. I find it a great way to relax as well as learning about different cultures and thinking up new ideas of things to do. Like this post for instance. And it was only the other week, when I was travelling home from London on the train that I noticed everyone was lugging around massive travel bags that were exploding from the seams. Most of which were not exactly nice to look at.

So, you would’ve expected these people to have been away from home for a week or two or going on a long visit/holiday, right? Nope; they had all been away for roughly 4 days max ... In comparison, I had my little weekend bag and had been visiting the city for the same amount of time.
This is when I decided that people need to be informed on the luxury of travelling light and in style. Obviously this starts with the bag you have. If you are a professional or more mature, you should probably purchase a leather or suede bag from Simon Carter, San Baliba, Estime or Cortez. These bags boast class, wealth and style. Mainly because they look amazing when you are carrying them wearing a suit, and that they all fit on the travel shelf of a train or into the overhead cabin on a plane.

However if you are younger and enjoy travelling around visiting acquaintances you have met on your journeys, then a duffle bag or ‘All purpose’ rough and ready bag is perfect for you. Here are some of my personal favourites: Fred Perry, Caribee and Nixon. These still fit in the same spaces but are slightly larger inside, and they make you look as if you are always off for adventure. Chicks dig that!

Second of all ... actually managing to travel light and having enough clothes for a weekend break away somewhere! This is slightly trickier and all depends on what it is that you are getting up too. But normally (when packed right) you can fit in 2 pairs of trousers, shorts, 3 t-shirts, 2 shirts, 1 smart pair of shoes or 2 casual pairs of shoes, a jumper or two and of course the desired amount of underwear. And after all of that there is normally space for phone chargers, belts, accessories and even a laptop ... but that is dependent on the bag shape and laptop size.

A key tip that my mum taught me was to roll clothes up, as they crease less, and take up a lot less space in the bag!

Last but not least, a little note to people who will be thinking, “That’s all good, but won’t that mean I’ll end up lugging around a heavy bag which has no wheels?” My answer is simply - No. The best thing about all weekend bags is that you can easily sling the carry straps over your shoulders and carry it as a backpack. I’ve also been asked which style of bag I use when I go travelling and my answer to that question is - I use both styles of bag when travelling because, well, I just love bags.

Don’t forget to check out the entire range of bags KJ Beckett has to offer online now. There are also great holdall bags for those of you who just can’t do without that extra something on your travels! Safe journeys. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Dents Gloves - Get ready for the winter!

I know we don't want to think about winter .. but its not that far away and soon we will be wanting a nice cozy pair of gloves to slip our hands into. 

KJ Beckett is proud to be able to offer luxury items such as dents gloves. Dents has been making high quality gloves since the late 1700’s. They are one of our favourite brands when it comes to luxury gloves which are both affordable and stylish! And have been modelled by the likes of the royal family and other celebrities. Another reason why Dents gloves are a big favourite of ours is that they are all handcrafted no matter what price range they are, so you still end up with the same quality in the cheaper gloves as you do in the more expensive ranges.

Spending eight hours perfecting each pair of gloves in their Warminster lab, Dents Heritage Collection is crafted with an attention to quality, style, and practicality that make them exquisite enough to wear year after year. 

These gloves are perfect for keeping you hands warm as well as being highly fashionable with any outfit. Check out our range of dents gloves at KJ Beckett. you'll be sure to find something you like! 

Tip 1: Getting the perfect fit

When you are buying gloves it is always important to get the best fit possible. With Dents gloves you can get a nice snug fit by measuring your hand at home and then choosing the appropriate size on our website so you will never be disappointed. 
How to measure fit: 
1) First of all grab yourself a measuring tape like the one shown in the picture, or a piece of string if you don’t have one.
2) measure around your knuckles as shown in the picture
3) use this size guide to gauge what size you need (if glove sizes are in small, medium, large etc …)
Men’s Sizes - inches to cm
small: 7inches // 18cm
medium: 7½ - 8inches // 20cm
large: 8½ - 9inches // 23cm
x-large: 9½ - 10inches // 25cm
xx-large: 10½ - 11inches // 30cm

Monday, 13 August 2012

Bellroy Travel Wallet

We all hate it when we are going on holiday or even just business travel, and we have to search around in all of our pockets and our bags to try and find the tickets we need and our passport. So why not make this stage easier? Bellroy have now introduced a wallet which will take care of all of that for you. Let me explain. With this wallet you can fit all of your important travel documents into it (Passport, boarding pass and tickets, travel money and credit cards) and it still fits nicely into your back pocket without damaging any of your documents. The first main feature is its accessibility and storage. Everything is easy to get too and not messy there is plenty of storage with separate compartments for all of you belongings. Perfect! Then we want to be able to move still and not feel like there is a huge wallet in our pockets. Check, it feels exactly the same as having a normal size wallet in your back pocket or jacket. Last of all; styling! This wallet looks the business. Its clean and tidy edges put it miles ahead of any competitors, not to mention the quality of the materials used to create this wonderful wallet. The wallet is 100% leather and is monitored closely throughout production to make sure each one meets Bellroys high standards. Last but not least when you are on your travels now, with your new travel wallet, you will be the envy of everyone else who has to fumble through papers and bags to find their travel documents. 
Check out the Bellroy Travel wallet at KJ Beckett now. As well as other fantastic wallets from Bellroy in our collection.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Business Accessories - By Estime

Business Accessories - By Estime

Look the business with Estime's Luxury Accessories, designed for gentleman who are on the move. Estime's products are made with the greatest attention to detail and always impress. With designers from prestigious backgrounds such as Louis Vuitton and Cartier, Estime accessories will set you apart from anyone else you see. With long lasting quality you'd be crazy not to invest in new business attire. 

Competition: Alkr Accessories Giveaway.

We are giving you the chance to win two fantastic prizes from one of our most modern and unique brands alkr.
The first prize is a bright green t-shirt (worth £25). Sticking to their brand ethos this t shirt is simple but an instant classic and will definitely have you standing out from the crowd this summer.
The second prize is the blue and white snapback starter cap from alkr.
Featuring the alkr logo on the front in white stitched cotton text and the starter logo stitched on the back this snap back cap is sure to be a huge hit. See below for your chance to win.  

To enter this competition simply go to our twitter page and follow us and tweet #alkr. The competition ends on the 6th August 2012 and all entrants will be chosen at random. The winner will be announced on our twitter page and facebook page ( on the 6th August. Good Luck!

alkr are always striving to create smart, simplistic and functional products in bold and bright colours. They have become well known for creating stylish ways to protect you gadgets including colourful laptop sleeves and innovative iPod cases. The full collection of alkr iPod cases and laptop sleeves can be found at

Tinie Tempah Style: White Tux Look

Tinie Tempah White Tux

Tinie Tempah is a modern day style icon, wining prestigious awards for his style including GQ's number 1 dressed man. Always willing to set a trend and not follow, Tinie loves wearing Bow Ties. Indeed, he can be credited for bringing the bow tie back to popular culture.  

This white tux bow tie combo really looks the part. You have a brave man to pull it off though.

From Right to left Penrose Bow Tie, denisonboston CufflinkRobert Charles Belt.