No Ordinary Independent

July 31, 2014

Ordering with Circle of Gentlemen

Ordering with Circle of Gentlemen couldn't be easier now at Decorum Menswear. We have introduced once again this season our stock ordering service with our great friends at Circle of Gentlemen in Holland. As well as our selection we offer here in store at Decorum's high street outlet, we also offer the full Circle of Gentlemen collection comprising of Shirts, Jackets, Sweaters, Outerwear, Trousers and Accessories. On each and every item available on our website from COG you will see in the description whether or not the item is 'IN STOCK' or available to order. This represents how quickly you will receive the item from us - If an item is in stock we can get the package despatched on the same day (depending on the time of the order placed) and to your door as soon as possible. If the item is available or order and therefore we don't have that particular item stocked, we will be receiving this item from COG on receipt of your order. You will need to allow an extra 2/3 working days on the delivery date as the item will be arriving from Holland. We have run this system for the past 6 months and it's been extremely successful and we are glad to say we have had some very happy customers wearing some very exclusive items of clothing not available anywhere else in the UK. All items will be posted using recorded delivery and you will receive tracking details which you can enter at the bottom of our site to see how close your order is to your front door. 

We are extremely proud to be able to offer you this service and with your support we can keep you all Looking good and Feeling good!

Many thanks, Scott @ Decorum.

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July 26, 2012

How to Dress: The Job Interview


Above: Joseph Gordon-Levitt for GQ Style Magazine

Going for a job interview? Read the failsafe guide to making a good impression - Compliments of GQ Style Magazine.

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. A careers advice cliché, true, but no less valid for it. Especially if you are currently unemployed.

Dress for success, but not too successfully. If you give the impression that you don't need to work then your interviewer might not be inclined to offer you any. Gold monogrammed cufflinks are more appropriate for a boardroom pow-wow or big presentation. If in doubt, dial it down a notch.

"Wear something neutral" suggests Kim Jones, menswear designer and former Dunhill Creative Director. "Nothing too flashy and nothing that makes you look as though you're trying too hard. If you're going into a bank wear a suit, but if you're doing something creative, wear what you expect you're going to wear doing the job. Start as you mean to go on."

Go on a reconnaissance mission to the company's office one lunchtime (but not on a Friday) and scope out what the better-dressed employees are wearing. Copy them. Make it easy for your interviewer to be able to picture you doing the job. It's not just your face that needs to fit.

Match your socks to your trousers. Now is not the time to reveal your Wildean wit via the medium of novelty hosiery.

Unless your interview is at The Guardian, save the pocket square for after you get the job.

Your hair is one area though where you'd be wise to imitate the Rat Pack: short, neat and sensible. Unless you're applying to be the new lead singer of a rock band.

Unless the job is at an undertaker's, don't wear a black suit. Grey and navy are much less severe and much more forgiving on most skin tones.

Wear proper, polished shoes. As GQ's Style Shrink recently commented of one trainer-wearing (unsuccessful) candidate, if you can't be bothered to make a little effort in an interview, your interviewer's assumption will be that you'll make little effort in the job.

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July 24, 2012

Oliver Koletzki feat. Fran - Hypnotized

Summer might... might... have just arrived..! Here's a cracking tune to get your day in the sun off to a winner. It even sounds good if you're stuck indoors.. honest. With a solid bass foundation throughout, Fran's delicate voice creates a sharp contrast between dance and alternative pop... and then we.. kiss..?

p.s. We apologise for the awkward frolicking in the sun if you happen to watch the video, we at Decorum do not condone this type of behaviour, unless you're intoxicated of course. Let us know if the song has a similar effect on you however.

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July 24, 2012

Sachajuan Spray Wax - A Grooming Innovation


Time's have changed, and so have we, but it seems even the snail-pace progression of Barber shops up and down the country has also started to accelerate. With the arrival of shiny new products lining the walls of hair care boutiques across the land, the introduction of minimalist Scandinavian haircare brands will become an all more familiar sight as they spread the word and promise of clean, slick, neo quiffs and more. Washing up on Britannia's shores this Autumn is Sachajuan, a spray wax which provides a degree of hold which won't turn your hair grey, into a Russell Brand-esque frenzy or make you look like you've jumped into the closest lake or river for a quick wash. With nourishing protein and vitamins from sea algae, this shampoo-proof product is a step forward in hair care innovation, and a step in the right direction if you're 'the guy in the know' down the local boozer. Forget the torrid judgement of yourself from using a can of cheap hairspray, this is nothing of the sort, the guy who sold it to you is a Barber; he has a slick moustache, manly stubble, yet holds a cut throat razor in hand. Argument as good as settled.. right?

£17 for 200ml. At Murdock London.


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