Grooms' news, with fashion, grooming and styling tips for the stag

Wedding days are important for grooms too so make sure you look resplendent alongside your beautiful bride! Here you will find style advice to help you achieve your very best look. Don't forget your best man and page boys who all contribute to make your Big Day as perfect as can be!

Danish brand James Ay is now being stocked by Mr Porter

Mr Porter sells must-have luxury fashion from more than 500 of the world's most sought-after brands. The company are on a mission to provide men with everything they need to look and feel their best.

To help, Danish brand James Ay is now being stocked by Mr Porter. The company is an ode to the modern inventor of sunglasses, James Ayscough. In a vein similarly daring to the pioneer, its biodegradable frames are fully plant- based - made from Mazzucchelli M49 acetate – and range from edgy to classic designs.

Posted: 29 September 2022

AVI-8 Watches have introduced the new Hawker Hurricane Clowes Automatic

AVI-8 Watches have introduced the new Hawker Hurricane Clowes Automatic. Inspired by the RAF's No. 1 Squadron and the courageous Arthur "Tay" Clowes, The Hawker Hurricane Clowes Automatic has been designed as a commanding and pronounced watch to honour their incredible accomplishments during WWII.

As a tribute to Clowes and the Squadron he flew for, his aircraft code is stamped into the piece along with a second hand counter-balance created in the form of the Hawker Hurricane.

Posted: 27 September 2022

The Camden Watch Company has announced its move into jewellery

British independent designer, The Camden Watch Company has announced its move into jewellery. The new Memento Mori 925 sterling silver unisex ring is adorned with the company's Memento Mori design.

Memento Mori translates as: 'Remember you must die', a recurring theme in Victorian jewellery and art. Contrary to how that may sound, Memento Moris was intended as a celebration of life, to remind us that life is short and every second counts.

Anneke Short, designer and co-founder of The Camden Watch Company, said: "While watch design has always been a passion, I originally studied jewellery making and decided it was time to pursue this. While I love all the products we make, the Memento Mori seemed most natural, especially with its link to the Victorian era who had a fascination with collecting Memento Mori keepsakes."

Posted: 22 September 2022

Kilian Hennessy has developed his own cologne

Kilian Hennessy, the founder of luxury company Kilian, has been developing his own cologne for years. The result, Kologne, Shield of Protection, is a new scent that's perfect for the groom-to-be.

Kologne, Shield of Protection is a splash of freshness, made with luminous citrus notes, green mandarin, bitter orange, mint, rosemary, neroli, cedarwood, cashmere and an accord of green vegetal notes.

"I want to put perfumery back on its pedestal by going back to the truth about perfume," says Kilian. "Back to the way perfume was made in the late 19th and the early 20th century, but adding a contemporary twist at the same time."

Posted: 20 September 2022

Rotary Watches has launched The Henley Timepiece Collection

Rotary Watches has launched The Henley Timepiece Collection. Powerfully built in stainless steel and sapphire glass, each timepiece is water resistant up to 100m and contains a Miyota quartz-powered chronograph movement and date function.

This new season of Henley products also includes a trio of stylish ladies timepieces. Like their men's counterparts, each of these watches is made with stainless steel and sapphire glass, as well as a luminescent hand for optimal reading.

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Posted: 15 September 2022

Audio Pro has collaborated with Andreas Wargenbrant to create a limited edition speaker

Swedish sound specialist, Audio Pro has collaborated with fellow countryman, artist and entrepreneur Andreas Wargenbrant, on a stunning new limited edition of its popular T3+ Bluetooth speaker that's perfect for music lovers.

The Audio Pro T3+ Wargenbrant features a luxurious rose gold-coloured grille on an elegant black background. On the left side can be found the most personal touch of the artist with a "W" for Wargenbrant made of a raw brushed metal. This more industrial look provides a nice contrast to the rose gold's shiny surface.

Each of these speakers is uniquely numbered, making them the ideal collector's item for fans of both Audio Pro and Andreas Wargenbrant, whose striking artwork has growing global appeal, appearing in landmark locations including Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Posted: 13 September 2022

How to choose the perfect underwear for your big day

There are so many different types of men's underwear, choosing the best style for you is not necessarily the most straightforward task. The dilemma is knowing where to start your search. The team at has put together a guide to help you choose the best male underwear styles.

Some of it depends on body shape, some on personal preference. According to there are five different types of underwear: boxer, boxer brief, hipster, brief, and thong. Once you understand this you can then think a bit more about the types of fabric available and even the colours best suited to you.

Pants are probably the most important item in your wardrobe. Worn every day, they sit close to your skin and cover the more sensitive parts of your anatomy, so read on to discover the difference between the main men's underwear types and gain an insight into what will help you look good and feel great.Active

Posted: 8 September 2022

The latest products in the Firawn Blazer Collection

Designed to make a subtle yet grand statement, the Firawn Blazer Collection is perfect for those who are looking for a more refined and elevated style.

On a mission to eradicate 'fast fashion' Firawn create statement pieces with a focus on sustainability, quality, fit and attention to detail to reflect the pinnacle of true craftsmanship, and provide a timeless long-lasting fashion experience.

The classic Aleatiqa Blazer and Eastern-cut Mashraqi Blazer are available in two styles and six different colours.

The Aleatiqua Blazer is expertly crafted by wrapping wire upon silk thread, electroplated with gold and woven into the fabric to create intricate yet elaborate embroidered patterns that are smooth to touch and reflect light to shine brilliantly. This blazer is collarless with a contrasting trim, is fully lined and is available in four colourways - choose from the opulent black and gold Obsidian, the warm Bronze Gold, the decadent White Gold or the stunning blue and gold Midnight.

Posted: 6 September 2022

Check out the new Editions De Parfums Frédéric Malle fragrance

The Frédéric Malle brand has always been synonymous with chic. While Malle gives total creative freedom to his collaborators, he sees it as his job as a publisher to maintain a certain overarching sensibility, which has historically been highly refined. Yet innovation, reinvention, and interpretation is his raison d'être. Hence his quest for what he describes as "an almost-too-obvious, in-your-face cologne": a scent that plays with the tired codes of masculinity while extracting their telluric force to make something beautiful and irresistible. Uncut Gem walks up to the line of good taste, ties it into a lasso, and casually ropes a bucking bronco.

Maurice Roucel is one of Malle's first collaborators, a good friend, and the author of several of his most iconic scents, including Musc Ravageur. And for years, Malle had been intrigued by Roucel's own signature scent, a unique blend he'd created in the lab for his own use. technically brilliant, and filled with warm charm. After five years of persuasion, Roucel agreed to work with Malle to create the cologne that would become Uncut Gem.

Posted: 1 September 2022

GENT London will launch a new sustainable collection at London Fashion Week 2022

GENT London will launch a new sustainable collection at London Fashion Week 2022, reworking luxury vintage clothing and accessories and transforming them into highly collectable artworks. While upcycling and customising clothing isn't new, GENT London is taking it to the next level by combining works of art with iconic fashion pieces, bringing the gallery to the streets and creating sustainable fashion that makes a statement.

In collaboration with some of the most innovative and collectable artists in the international art scene, you can now own luxury vintage pieces that are also contemporary artworks in their own right. GENT London is a new approach to sustainable fashion that provide art collectors and fashion followers with a new and exciting way to invest in one-off wearable artworks.

Posted: 30 August 2022

Nike Underwear signs Manchester City’s Rubén Dias

Manchester City defender Rúben Dias stars in the new Nike Underwear Autumn/Winter 2022 campaign. Following the success of last season's Move to Zero Collection, the new product range from Nike Underwear has been redesigned with sustainability in mind, featuring styles made with at least 75 per cent recycled fibres, sweat-wicking fabric and Dri-FIT technology.

This season's Nike Underwear collection is engineered from smooth, stretch microfiber and Dri-FIT technology that wicks away sweat to help you stay dry and comfortable. The extra-soft, sustainable knit fabric is comfortable and easy to move in, designed to feel good against your skin whether you're working out or running errands.

Posted: 25 August 2022

Want to wear Luca’s eyewear from Love Island? It’s available at Feel Good Contacts

Luca, the cheeky lad of the villa secured the second position in Love Island 2022. You can get his style with these fashionable hexagonal frames by Ray-Ban. The Ray-Ban RB3565 Jack Arista 001/51 sunglasses have an opulent gold frame and brown gradient lenses and are available at Feel Good Contacts.

Established in 2008 by qualified optometrists, Feel Good Contacts is one of the UK's leading online suppliers of contact lenses, spectacles, and sunglasses. It is a one-stop-shop for all eye essentials including contact lenses, prescription glasses, designer sunglasses and eye care products across UK, Ireland and France.

Posted: 23 August 2022

A menswear guide to holiday packing for every destination

Whether you are taking a trip to the Cotswolds, or a luxury beach resort, there is nothing worse than under-packing or bringing the wrong mix of clothes to your holiday destination In the midst of a packing panic.

The good news is that getting it right isn't as difficult as you might imagine. Tony Standing, expert menswear stylist at Thread, has revealed the essential capsule items to pack for any destination alongside expert styling tips.

When exploring a new city, comfy footwear should be the first thing in your suitcase. Trainers with a durable rubber outsole are essential for walking around the city and sightseeing, as you want to be comfortable. You'll also want to make sure you throw in a pair of smart casual shoes for dinner in the evening, like espadrilles or suede sneakers for a classier look.

Posted: 18 August 2022

Raymond Weil has released a Limited Edition Freelancer Chronograph Bi-Compax

This year, Raymond Weil has released the Limited Edition Freelancer Chronograph Bi-Compax which was inspired by the open road and a customised motorbike crafted by the artisans of Meister Engineering. The company, comprising of artisans and engineers, reimagines standard motorbikes, imbuing them with its own distinctive blend of creativity, style and mechanical virtue.

On Raymond Weil's customised motorbike, the brand name adorns the fuel tank and is depicted in rose gold foil. This provided the inspiration for the texture of the 43.5mm bronze case and the two counters gracing the dial. The symmetrical bi-compax layout features a 30-minute chronograph counter and a small seconds display.

Posted: 16 August 2022

A comprehensive guide on how to style ties

Undeniably, there's definitely an art for mastering the matching shirt and tie combination. From deciding which colours go well together to realising the prints that complement each other, it can be tricky. Take a look at this comprehensive shirt and tie guide produced by experts at Charles Tyrwhitt from the men's shirts department.

One go-to piece of advice when it comes to picking colours for a shirt and tie is to stick to a theme. Are you creating a cool or warm colour palette? Cool colours are blues, purples and greens and warm hues include reds, oranges and yellows.

Posted: 11 August 2022

Stylish accessories for the groom-to-be

Whether you're getting married or are a wedding guest, you'll want to look your best. To help, check out these stylish accessories from MVMT and Allen Edmonds that are sure to turn heads!

When looking for the perfect accessory to go along with a suit, you want a minimalist timepiece that doesn't take away the focus of your look. The Profile – Pulse Silver is a streamlined watch with modern design elements, featuring a clean, open face. For added oomph, throw on the Navigator Sunglasses, square aviators, that are great for any outdoor or beach weddings.

Posted: 9 August 2022

The Waterbury Dive Automatic is the latest product from Timex Watches

Timex Watches has recently introduced the new Waterbury Dive Automatic. It's rugged yet refined, and water resistant up to 100m.

Powering this watch is a 21-jewel automatic movement, chosen for its robustness and accuracy. Allow it to wind itself whenever you wear the watch or opt to wind it manually using the crown. The day-date complication adds a dose of efficiency, affording you some extra functionality as you wear and admire its timepiece for years to come.

Timex Watches have looked to their past, and are paying homage to their original watch collection by using the iconic Waterbury Watch Company logo on the dial, crown, and sweeping second hand, which bears the stylized W. With its finely finished sunray dial and carefully applied rotating top ring, the Waterbury Dive Automatic honours the company's roots while taking a page out of the dive-style playbook.

Posted: 4 August 2022

Treat the groom-to-be with the new Mijenta Reposado Tequila

If you're looking for a premium spirit to gift the groom-to-be, a groomsmen or father figure why not send a bottle of the new Mijenta Reposado Tequila?

Launching earlier this year, Mijenta Reposado Tequila is a super premium, small batch spirit that is carefully crafted with a commitment to environmental sustainability and support for the local community.

Mijenta Reposado Tequila is aged up to six months in a blend of American white oak, French oak and French acacia casks. Presenting a more mature and fuller expression with a long finish on the palate, the Reposado possesses a delicate and inviting vanilla nose with notes of bergamot, honey, preserved fruits - such as cherry and pear - and orange blossom flowers, together with a mid-palate of cacao nibs.

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Posted: 2 August 2022 adds some summer fun with Nordgreen Philosopher

WatchPilot, one of the UK's newest watch and sunglass retailer, has announced the new colourful Nordgreen Philosopher range. These new eye-catching, colour-popping timepieces are a great playful way to spruce up your wrist this summer, whether lying by a pool or a picnic in the park.

Nordgreen's Philosopher is designed to celebrate the ability to think differently, learn from the past, act now, and create a better future. The asymmetric second hand that appears to continuously slice through time, is designed to remind of exactly this.

The conical shaped case has a wider base than face, creating a sharp two piece dial that draws the eye to the centre of the timepiece. The elevated watch case, clean brushed look, and tugging lugs provide the finishing touches to the watches standout design.

Posted: 28 July 2022

Terence Clack is selling a range of stylish limited edition watches

Terence Clack is selling a range of stylish limited edition watches that are perfect for the groom-to-be. This midnight blue limited edition watch is one of the most popular designs from The Stonebridge collection. It's a timeless classic design that is as versatile as it is effortless.

Visit to see more and apply the code 'TCW20' at checkout to receive a 20 per cent discount.

This wonderful offer ends on 30th September, 2022. To find out more, please visit the Terence Clack website.

Posted: 26 July 2022

Hire your suit from Marie Curie and all proceeds will go towards its end of life charity

Grooms and wedding guests looking to do a good deed whilst stepping out in style can hire a bespoke suit package, with proceeds going towards Marie Curie's end of life charity.

The Marie Curie Blue Slim Fit Package, featuring a blue suit with a lemon tie and handkerchief – the charity's corporate colours – and is available online and through 250+ Cameron Ross Formal Hire stockists across the UK. With prices starting at £110, £5 of each hire will go to Marie Curie, which provides care and support to terminally ill people and their families across the UK, either at home, or in one of its nine hospices.

Posted: 21 July 2022

Discover the new Gentleman Reserve Privee Eau de Parfum

Discover the new Gentleman Reserve Privee Eau de Parfum, a whisky inspired fragrance, where floral sophistication meets woody depths. Co created by master distillers and perfumers, two olfactory worlds are combined to create an intense men's cologne for a strong, sophisticated gentleman.

The wonderful scent is expressed through a contrast of ethereal iris and amber woods. Infused with whisky absolute and crafted in Grasse using barley from a refined Scottish distillery, this charming fragrance embodies timeless elegance and refinement.

Posted: 19 July 2022

Seiko Watches has released a new men’s watch

Seiko Watches has released a new men's watch. The Presage Sharp Edged GMT Zero Halliburton is an exclusive collaboration with Zero Halliburton, American luggage experts, and the first brand to introduce the concept of aluminium luggage.

Iconic design elements from Zero Halliburton feature on the dial. Showcasing its signature double-rib pattern and clearly recognisable elegant yet functional style, this is complemented with the traditional Japanese hemp print from the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series. The caseback features the Zero Halliburton logo, the GMT hand and high visibility hour markers, along with a clear 24-hour bezel, meaning multiple time zone calculations can be made at a glance, quickly and easily.

Posted: 14 July 2022

Men’s footwear brand, Percy Stride has launched a new collection

Men's footwear brand, Percy Stride has launched a new collection. These colourful designs are available in UK sizes seven to 12 with the option to pre-order sizes four to 16.

Danielle Wathes, the founder, tells us: "We are proud to announce the release of our Men's Derby range which consists of four innovative colours. Here at Percy Stride, we're waging a war against the walls of blacks and browns, challenging conventional footwear choices, adding colour, vibrancy, and a sense of confidence into the market. Our shoes are handmade, lined with leather and Goodyear welt."

Posted: 12 July 2022

Orelia London has launched a new jewellery collection called Orelia & Joe

Orelia & Joe is a jewellery collection designed for men by Orelia London which includes everyday classic styles that have been given a clean and modern update.

Strong geometric forms run through the collection, with a focus on engravables, sculptural tag and cross charm elements. Warm, stackable leather and cord coloured bracelets create easy summer styling and elevated looks.

These beautifully-designed pieces including men's necklaces, men's rings and men's bracelets, are perfect for the groom-to-be or as gifts for the groomsmen.

To find out more, visit

Posted: 7 July 2022

Plan your big day with An Essex Wedding magazine!

Unlike a national magazine, An Essex Wedding is packed with regional features, venues in your area, inspirational real weddings and regular features on bridal fashion, beauty trends, photography, cars, stationery, flowers, cakes, music, entertainment, catering, hair & beauty, etc.

So when you decide to look for local suppliers, wedding retailers and service providers for your special day, our magazines can really help you plan your wedding.

We also have regular exciting wedding competitions and free giveaways, expert question & answer pages and lots more. Quite simply, all the information you will ever need to get married in your area.

We have 19 wedding titles covering counties and regions throughout most of England and Wales. An Essex Wedding is available to download for free as a high quality eMagazine. Regional wedding magazines covering other areas are available here.