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  1. Gearing up for Black Friday

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    Originating in the US, Black Friday has become the name used to refer to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, which is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

    The day after Thanksgiving has always been regarded as the beginning of America's Christmas shopping season since 1952. Quite simply, once Thanksgiving has finished people start to look forward to and plan for the next big holiday, Christmas!

    The term "Black Friday" didn't become widely used until more recent decades. There are many reports on how this term originated but the commonly accepted, most truthful account is from a report in The New York Times from 1961 references police officers in Philadelphia using the term as a way to describe the smog and traffic caused by shoppers.

    In the 80’s as the term grew more common across the US, retailers tried to popularise the phrase ‘Big Friday’ as an alternative but that never caught on.

    In 2013, an internet rumour circu

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  2. Dressing Well on a Budget

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    Dressing well doesn’t need to break the bank. Here are some ways to step up your style without spending a fortune.

    How to Dress well on a budget | Double TWO Shirts

    Invest in timeless classics.

    At Double TWO we always say a good shirt is an investment. Instead of buying into seasonal trends, instead look for those classic shirts that will never fall out of favour. Wardrobe staples like button-down collars, a plain white shirt and a good pair of chinos are all versatile pieces with timeless style.


    Go for quality garments built to last.

    Instead of buying cheap clothing that will need replacing in 6 months, invest in a few pieces that will stand the test of time. You may be paying more upfront than you may like, but a good, w

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  3. Scooter Clubs ride in to help promote our Lambretta Clothing Range

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    The shops weren't the only attraction on Sunday 22nd September, and neither were the ships in Chatham’s Docks, as visitors to the Dockside Shopping Outlet were greeted by a line-up of Lambretta and Vespa Scooters!

    Scooters from local scooter clubs The Medway Aces, Sevenoaks Modern Mods, Gravesend Sentinels, Essex Alliance, Squabra Abarth Gillingham and Ashford Tornadoes were in attendance.

    Here they are pictured along with our Chatham Store Manager, Tess Carslake.


    Hosted by our store at the Dockside Shopping Outlet, the Lambretta clothing event was held from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd September with discounted Double TWO and Lambretta clothing available in store throughout.

    The event culminated on the Sunday with a scooter competition that was judged by a specially chosen Double TWO customer, Alison, who picked winners in both the L

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  4. The New Hues of Autumn

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    With the holidays over, and your wallet free of the drain of keeping the kids entertained for six weeks, your work wardrobe can take centre stage once again.

    With the famed Double TWO quality in abundance across our latest formal shirt collection, these shirts are sure to make you an instant style icon in the office.

    From fresh winter blues to autumnal checks, style comes to Autumn-Winter 2019 in abundance.

    Men's Casual Shirts

    Men's Formal Shirts

    Think crisp woodland walks and Sunday dinners in countryside pubs, to wear this season’s s

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  5. Introducing a Revolution in Men's Fashion

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    Double TWO and leading menswear fashion experts have been working hard to revolutionise the shirt-making market and this latest offering presents a real game change for men all around the world...

    This newly shirt, fondly named The 'Back-to-front' Shirt by it's makers gives men a whole new clothing option!

    This new men's shirt is made in much the same way as a traditional shirt except the button and collar fastening sit neatly along the back of the shirt!

    More info on this later, as we wouldn't want to get in the way of more serious April 1st business!

    Happy April Fool's Day everyone!

    Of course, on a serious note, Double TWO really have been at the forefront of shirt-making for almost 80 years. To view the finest men's shirts and women's

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  6. Lambretta Scooters line up for our Clothing Event

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    Scooters from all over the region turned out in force at the Dockside Shopping Centre in Chatham on Sunday 24th March.

    The array of glorious Lambretta scooters dazzled onlookers in the sunshine as they lined up for a Best Scooter Competition held by our Chatham store to promote their Lambretta Clothing range.

    The event, now in its third year, never fails to disappoint, with shoppers young and old been treated to a wonderful display of scooters, in-store competitions and prizes as well as huge discounts on the Lambretta Clothing stocked by all Double TWO outlet stores.

    There were also great discounts to be had on our own collections, including our renowned 100% cotton, non-iron Paradigm shirts as well as men’s and women’s formal shirt and casual shirt collections.

    Scooter clubs in attendance were The Medway Aces, Sittingbourne Knights, Gravesend Sentinels, Amalga (South East London & Kent), Basildon Scooter Club (Essex), Lazy Sundays (Canterbury) and Big

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  7. The Finest Women's Shirts

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    We’re going to let you in on a secret…

    Well, not really a secret, but something that often gets forgotten in the mists of time.

    Back in 1940, when the Wakefield Shirt Company was formed, before we even came up with the Double TWO shirts brand, we had a very different product.

    The idea had always been that we would manufacture men’s shirts. That was Isaac Donner and Frank Myers aim. But there was a war on. And most of the country’s men were away on the frontline.

    It was also very difficult to get hold of cotton due to shortages. There was however lots of viscose rayon material available. This delicate, lightweight fabric was being used to make parachutes for the military. Mr Donner and Mr Myers decided they could use this silk-like fabric to manufacture blouses and women’s shirts.

    This worked well as women were now going to work in Britain’s factories and needed shirts to wear to work.

    So while we have for most of our almost 80 year existence being renow

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  8. The Valentines Gift Guide

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    We’ve always had a thing for creating the most luxurious shirts.

    Be it women’s shirts or men’s shirts, our designers know nothing other than to create the finest designs that simply exude sex appeal.

    Those lovingly produced designs are then equally lovingly crafted and nurtured, every stitch and seam created to tantalising perfection.

    Whether the man in your life needs a new office shirt or could do with the finer points of style literally handing to him in a box, (see our tie and handkerchief gift sets!) you’ll find a great selection of perfect style gifts to keep him looking on top form.

    And we haven’t forgotten how to spoil the women in our lives at Double TWO HQ either. You’ll find great styles to complement her alluring feminine beauty, all inside our voluptuous Valentines guide…


    Hot Gifts For Her

    Say it with flowers, or prints with silky smooth, soft viscose blouses and women’s shirts styled for that perfect hot date. You’v

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  9. Mighty Fine Shirts For The Office Christmas Party

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    It’s time for the eagerly anticipated (or dreaded!) office Christmas Party.

    From the super dressy, formal bash to the ‘quick drink down the nearest pub’ on the afternoon you break up for Christmas. Of course we all know it turns out to be more than just a quick drink, but we still say it anyway.

    As any good shirt maker would, we have shirts for all occasions… AND Ladies this post is for you too, we have the finest women’s shirts to attend the equally finest party in the land with.

    Let’s start with the straight from work drinks…


    Formal Shirts to wear to the pub

    A decent patterned formal shirt adds style to the office, smashing up the routine and breaking out the colour palette.

    Patterned formal shirts are also great for those after work drinks! As soon as the clock strikes 5, head to the bar in style in any of our stunning stripe or checked shirts.

    Take your pick from statement style pieces to slightly more off duty

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  10. Ideal Men's Christmas Gifts

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    It’s that time of year again when we’re all going frantic trying to find the ideal Christmas gift for loved ones, and that Uncle you only see once a year!

    Luckily for you, Double TWO has never shied away from producing the perfect gift to suit the most stylish man!

    From luxurious, soft men’s scarves, to the most formal and sophisticated bow ties, handsome shirt and tie gift sets and, for the man who desires to look on top of his game – matching tie, handkerchief and cufflink gift sets.

    Below, we’ve compiled the most A-game worthy of men’s gifts for you to take your pick from…


    Men’s Scarves

    Wrap up warm because winter is most definitely here! One of the most sought after men’s gifts at this time of year is the scarf. We’ve pulled out all the stops this year to bring the very best men’s scarf offering there is!

    Well we knew we had to prepare for those fiercely cold January days ahead with something that truly does the job.

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