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  1. The Evolution of Ties

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    Love them or loathe them there’s no question a tie is a sure fire sign of formality and elegance.

    But with the modern workplace a much more relaxed environment in terms of dress sense, are ties in danger of dying out altogether?

    We take a look back at the history of the tie and examine how it fits into the modern day man’s wardrobe.


    The birth of the tie

    There is much debate about the origins of the tie and how it came to be the fashion piece it is today. Was there ever a functional use or has it always been solely a decorative accessory?

    Even going back four thousand years to Ancient Egypt there is evidence of the use of neck wear been worn. Ancient Tribes around the world seem to have all worn something around the neck, with very little other clothing.

    If you’ve ever seen China’s Terracotta Warriors they are all depicted wearing a piece of cloth tied around their necks, with different type’s seemingly denoting rank.

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  2. Prepare for Autumn in the Office

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    As the sun sets on what has been a beautifully hot summer, you may be finding yourself unprepared for the sudden change in temperature.

    With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide to the extra warming layers we have coming in for the new season. Perfect for if you're still waiting for the boss to put the heating on!

    Avoid the workplace shivers with these stylish must haves…


    Warm Handle Shirts

    Formal Warm Handle Shirts

    If you’re looking to retain as much heat as possible it’s a good idea to invest in some warm handle shirts. These shirts are so called for their extra thickness to a conventional weave.

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  3. Our Guide To Business-Casual Dressing

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    The latest dress code, hot on the heels of smart-casual, business-casual is a concept born in the American workplace.


    It was the product of small, predominantly male companies that spent more time in front of computer screens than sat in meetings, speaking to people.


    Business-Casual gained in popularity with the introduction of ‘Dress-Down Friday’ in most American offices. A day that promoted inclusivity, where for one day of the week everybody got to dress as badly as each other!

    Yet, despite all the American hype, the roots of casual Friday can actually be fou

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  4. Summer Holiday Essentials - The Ultimate Suitcase Must-Haves

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    Let’s get packing!

    The school summer holidays are here and our Summer Sale is now in its second markdown with all our summer essentials up to 70% off!

    So let’s get that suitcase filled with this summer’s top picks...


    The Casual Shirt to get you from Beach to Bar…

    As blokes go, we’re always looking for an easy life. From sat watching the world go by on the beach to grabbing a drink at the bar, style and sophistication can be achieved in one versatile move with a short sleeve casual shirt. Minimum effort but maximum style!

    Ideal for layering or worn alone with a smart pair of chino shorts, the Bar Harbour men’s casual shirt collection is a must-browse.

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  5. The Best Shirt Fabrics To Keep You Cool

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    It's Summer. The country is basking in a heatwave. Meanwhile you’re melting in the office and losing your sense of style as the week goes on!

    Well it doesn’t have to be this way! We’ve put together the finest shirts in the most breathable fabrics, so you can practice the art of suave refinement whilst still keeping your cool.


    Take your pick of shirts in the fabric below to look the part in the office without breaking sweat.


    Cotton

    As one of the most common natural fibre fabrics out there, cotton is perfect for all climates. The natural cotton fibres allow air to circulate and move freely through the fabric. This makes heat more bearable. A 100% cotton shirt is like a built in air conditioner for your body!

    Take your pick of our superb premium business shirt, the

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  6. The Growing Appetite for British Brands in India

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    Industry expert magazine Drapers have written an article in their latest issue on the appetite for western brands amongst India’s growing middle class, youthful, globally focused population.

    India has often been overlooked in favour of other fast growing economies, like China. This is mostly due to the complexities of exporting and trading there. But with an impressive economic growth rate, accompanied by the growth of India’s middle class, British brands are beginning to realise its potential.

    It’s not only the big luxury brands that hold a significant lure to Indian consumers, but also those smaller premium names with a long standing fashion heritage.

    Our chairman, Richard Donner spoke to Drapers,

    “There are a lot of fakes in India. So Indian shoppers are wary of the very big names they or their families know. They are going more for brands that ha

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  7. An Exciting New Store Opening!

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    Everyone at Double TWO Shirts has fallen in love with thew modern and trendy appearance of a brand new Double TWO store!

    You'll have to travel a little further than you may be used to to visit it though...


    We are now reaching new parts of the globe with the successful opening of a store in India!

    Double TWO are proud to have opened a store on Bel Road in Bangalore. Famous for its shops and restaurants, Bel Road offers a prime location for the Double TWO brand to be unleashed on India.

    Spanning two floors, the store offers our core range of formal shirts to suit the trendy business men of Bangalore, as well as the more laid-back styles offered by our casual wear label, Bar Harbour.

    Speaking on the store opening, Double TWO Chairman, Richard Donner said

    “I’m really proud to see Double TWO launched in India. These are exciting times. I really believe India, and in particular Bangalore is a huge area of

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  8. Relaxed looks for the upcoming Bank Holidays

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    May heralds two bank holidays, giving the chance of two long weekends in which to get out, explore, relax and unwind.

    However you choose to spend your bank holiday, the latest men’s casual shirts from the Double TWO Bar Harbour collection offer something for every event.


    For the beer garden…

    Men’s short sleeve shirts are in demand at this time of year, presenting a cool, relaxed style that’s far removed from the office but still shows you’ve made an effort. What better way to relax in the bank holiday sun than with a refreshing beer while sat in your favourite pub beer garden?

    Our range of casual shirts offer something a little different with a choice of checked and patterned shirts to keep you stylish and cool as you soak up the sunshine.

    This white men’s casual shirt offers 100% cotton comfort and a unique fun seaside themed design that’ll have you dreaming of your next trip to the beach.

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  9. The Finest Non-Iron Shirts and How To Care For Them

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    How many hours of your life are you spending behind the ironing board?

    Are you spending your Sunday nights ironing shirts for the working week ahead?

    Now, if you’re no stranger to shirt buying you probably already know there are non-iron shirts available. We wouldn’t insult you to think otherwise. Despite the first appearance of non-iron shirts back in the 50’s many shirt-makers shied away from this market until the 1990’s!

    Many people to this day still have reservations about non-iron shirts, believing them to be generally stiffer and offer less comfort than the average shirt.

    Some guys are concerned that non-iron shirts could never look as sharp or feel as soft against the skin as a perfectly pressed, well ironed shirt.

    Some even believe there’s no such thing as non-iron and that the iron is still needed after all!

    Well we’ll let you into a little secret, (well it’s not a secret actually but here goes..)

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  10. Our Favourite Prints and Patterned Shirts

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    Fresh for spring/summer 2018, our latest selection of men’s shirts are now in stock!

    With updated patterned shirts to keep you cool, sophisticated and bang on trend in the office this summer, you won’t be disappointed!

    As you shed the knitwear you’ve been hiding your shirts behind over the winter months, it’s the perfect excuse to inject a bit of pattern!

    We've had a good look through the latest collection and hand-picked our favourite patterns and prints just for you.


    Introducing....


    The Delightful Dobby

    Delight your business meeting with a luxurious 100% cotton shirt crafted from an elegant dobby weave. Made using a special loom to create a distinctive pattern, dobby patterned shirts have long been a hallmark of style.

    Choose from a variety of intricate dobby weaves as pictured below.

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