How a Tie is Made: Video

Hi guys and gals,

Firstly Happy Easter! I hope you all have a relaxing long weekend and have some delicious chocolate eggs.

But yes, I have something here that might be of interest to you if you are into your neckwear - it's a really lovely video from Turnbull & Asser who have been making ties for the past 130 years. It's great to witness the care that is put into them and makes me want to wear a tie all the time!!

Absolutely love the chesterfield and the backstory of the films that their ties have been featured on. This is definitely a brand that I'll be looking into when looking for some new ties.

Do you have a favourite tie maker that you are loyal to?

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How to Style a Jumper, Jacket & Boots

Hey everyone,

So in between our heavy work schedules R and I have really been trying to get out as much as possible to make the most of the countryside that's around us in Lancashire, so we decided last weekend on Rivington, where there is a lovely estate and barn and some beautiful countryside around it.

Now we're all aware of the snowy conditions that plagued some of the UK in late January, and that sort of weather always leaves terrain in usually pretty distraught and muddy conditions - which brings me onto what I decided to wear.

When wearing boots it's often the thought that fashion goes out the window, but I totally disagree. It partially relies on what boot you're wearing and the rest of your outfit to suit the boot. Personally I like going walking in a tweed jacket, though the problem in late Winter is obviously the cold, so I wear a suitably warm jumper over a matching coloured shirt.

These are the Timberland boots I'm wearing, they were in the snow-boot section of their store and called Schazzberg. What drew me to them was their insulation and their total waterproofing - both of which qualities are a huge plus to me.

And this is the jumper that I decided to wear. Due to it's speckled-ness it goes really well with a patterned jacket and keeps you warm as well as looking good! I was especially drawn in by Original Penguin's little red logo which I thought was very cool. Over at Repertoire Fashion is where I found the item amongst a load of other fantastic items for the winter.

This sight reminded me of a scene out of a Brontë's Novel for some reason - so much mist!

A friend of mine from work, who was as fashion concerned as myself (perhaps even more so) gave me some great advice about collars with jumpers/waistcoats. If you keep your shirt collar inside your jumper, it will make you look broader, whereas if you have the collar out, you will look thinner - which make a lot of sense if you think about it. So that explains why I'm wearing my shirt collar in, if you were wondering.

I love how the patterns on boot match the jacket near perfectly - it's not often that happens!


Timberland - Schazzberg Winter Boots
Original Penguin - Lambswool Jumper in Ritchie Knit
Hollister - Jeans
Jacob - Jacket
Savoy Tailors Guild - Shirt

I really hope you enjoyed the post!

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Introjuicing Chivalrous' 21 Day #RealJuiceReboot - Week 1

Hey everyone,

The few weeks after christmas are always quite hectic, coming down after the buzz that is Christmas. But hopefully this post will inject some energy via some awesome juicing recipes.

So Philips set me a challenge to complete 21 days of adding juicing to my diet, to form a health habit (apparently it takes 21 days to form a habit) and I know that I definitely don't eat as healthily as I could or should, especially with fruit. So this is the #RealJuiceReboot challenge and the 21 recipes that I have followed. Some of them have been nice, some not so good and some awesome. I've given them an arbitrary score out of 10 to gauge their taste.

These recipes were created mainly my Madeleine Shaw and Joe Wicks, so special thanks must go to them for sharing them with those of us who have taken up this challenge.

The juicer that Philips kindly sent was their Philips Viva Compact Juicer, which has been great to use and can create a very decent amount of juice in one go and plus is super easy to clean.

This is the juicer in action - it is quite loud but you don't have to have it on for long.

The Juicer

Recipes #1 - #7
#1 - 'Watermelon Cooler'

3/4 of a watermelon
1 peeled lime
1 handful of fresh mint


This is one of my favourites, one because it's so simple to make and two it tastes great. It's got tons of water in it and its also got great things like vitamin A (for hair) and vitamin C (immune system among other things). I can imagine this would be a great juice for the Summer! 7/10

#2 - 'Classic Cleanse'

2 celery stalks
1 green apple
3 carrots
1 beetroot


So I found this juice to be a bit odd, which I think is due to the carrot and beetroot combo. Definitely not one of my favourites, but it's worth a try! 3/10

#3 - Beat the Bloat

3/4 of a pineapple
2 green apples
2 handfuls of fresh mint
1 peeled lime


This juice is so juicy, and my most liked so far. It's got the kick of the pineapple and lime, but the smoothness of the apples and mint. This is a good one to start on if you are unsure about how good a juice can taste. 8.5/10

#4 - 4pm Pick Me Up

1 handful of spinach
5 romaine lettuce leaves
1/4 cucumber
4 celery stalks
1 peeled lemon
1 red apple
2cm of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon


I found this one to be quite odd too. The taste was sort-of unbalanced, I think due to the cinnamon (I probably put too much in to be fair!) The joy about juicing is that you do have the freedom to chop and change a recipe, keep it simple or make it complex, change it. So if I did this again, I would be more careful with the cinnamon and probably add more ginger (I love ginger!) For how I made it, I will give it a 3.5/10 with the potential of being a 6/10.

#5 - Super Skin (modified)

7 stalks of celery
1 apple
1/2 cucumber
1 handful of spinach
5 romain lettuce leaves (mod: handful of fresh mint)
1 peeled lime (mod: 1 pear)


So this is an example of where I've taken some artistic license - I found that I didn't have some of the ingredients, so I changed it up a bit to suit my tastes. Although I don't eat a lot of fruit, I do love fruit juices, so this was a chance for me to add things like pears which I would't normally eat day to day. This ended up not being too bad and I definitely enjoyed it. 6/10

#6 - Pre-Workout Kick

2 carrots
1 red apple
1/2 beetroot
1 handful of spinach

This is a great juice for just before a workout and also it's sort of like a small shot so it doesn't take too long to drink. I really liked this one and will have it in the future for just before a gym session. 6.5/10

#7 - Flu Fighter

1/2 a beetroot
2 carrots
1 pear
1cm of ginger


So I was really interested in trying this one because of its immune boosting quality - I'm prone to colds and having just come out of one before Christmas, I didn't want another! So far I'm still healthy, so this might be a great one to have during the colder months. 

I was pleased with how this one tasted, though it was a bit thick, though that wasn't such a bad thing. The important thing was that it tasted good :)

So that is the first week's recipes and so far its going really well. I definitely feel better having more fruit and veg than I would be having otherwise and it's fun to make them too!

Keep your eye out for week 2 and 3 to see how I get on!

Do you have any recipes that you love? I would love to hear them in the comments!

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