Bond is back! So here are a few style & grooming tips from the woman who dresses him…

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The other day I had the pleasure of speaking to Jany Temime  –  award-winning costume designer for the new Bond film SPECTRE  –  about what men can learn from the way 007  dresses. We didn’t talk about the labels he wears in the movie – you can read about those elsewhere – but about what men can learn from Bond’s general style. If you want to read more (and discover how many pair of gloves Daniel had to be fitted with before the right ones were found) simply click on the pic above. This message will self destruct in 15 seconds.

Washing powder for men? How’s that for a fresh approach to laundry?

distinctive-casualI really wanted to dislike Distinctive – a washing powder aimed exclusively men. Why? Well for the very fact that it’s a washing powder aimed exclusively for men. I mean, since when have washing powders been gender specific?

The truth is, though, I can’t. And here’s why – Distinctive smells great. And distinctive. Combining two scents (amber and sandalwood) commonly found in men’s fragrances because of their warm, sexy aroma, it’s been designed with a special bonding agent that adheres the fragrance to your clothes giving them a longer-lasting freshness.

It’s fun, clever, the packaging has the kind of washing tips even a domestic dundernut like me can understand and it’s British too. So if you’re not keen on smelling of eau de Ariel (and who is?) then why not pop some in your slot?

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