Umut Eker VIII pops up in Istanbul

We loved the kebabs in Istanbul. They were so tasty and meaty, nothing like what you find on the UK high street late on a Saturday night.

So we were delighted to find out about Turkish designer Umut Eker VIII (@umutekerVIII).  He creates beautiful and interesting accessories from rings, cuffs and leather bags.  We stumbled across his pop-up store ‘Galata’ whilst walking the streets. Its open for the next 6 months only, so check it out whilst you can.

Welcome to Maketh The Man, a lifestyle and travel blog by Callum Watt and Anton Welcome.

Maketh The Man launched in 2010 as a home to showcase male jewellery. From the best chunky necklaces to our favourite signet rings. Whilst the Mark Twain quote does say "Clothes maketh the man", we actually think its the finer details that make an outfit really pop. Hence why we decided to focus our attention on how to accessorize your wardrobe.

We quickly expanded our coverage to include all accessories from the best footwear, to the most stylish bags and pocket squares.

Today Maketh The Man has grown to be one of the UKs top male lifestyle blogs covering a range of different categories. From the greatest holiday destinations to the tastiest cocktail or finest whisky recommendations, with a healthy dose of technology and grooming thrown in.