River Island gears up for the festive holidays


River Island (Twitter – @river_island) launched their new Autumn / Winter collection to much fanfare last week.  At their head offices, attendees were treated to the most incredible experimental cocktails including foaming festive tea pots super charged with Tanqueray Gin.

So what about the collection? Well there was a real focus on accessories this year, with the increasingly popular bow tie making a number of appearances.  Often paired with a matching pocket square the tie collection was wide and wonderful. However, the detail on the rucksakes were the stand out item for us.  Vintage prints, married with sturdy leather fasteners will be a great addition to any dandy this coming festive period.

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.