LOOKING AFTER YOUR LEATHER

A great pair of shoes can last you a lifetime if you treat them right but in an age of fast fashion, taking care of our clothes has become something of a forgotten art. Treat your shoes to a little TLC with these easy steps and we promise it’ll be worth it in the long run.

Use a shoe tree

Shoe trees are as old as time but they’re one of the best ways to keep your shoes in shape, literally. Wooden shoe trees will absorb moisture and retain the shape of your shoes, as well as preventing any creasing of the leather.

Polish often

A good quality wax shoe polish will nourish, moisturise and protect your leather shoes, ensuring that they stay looking great for years. It’s important to wax shoes regularly, including before your wear them for the first time and on a monthly basis after that. The Collonil 1909 Renoir Valet Box contains everything you need to polish properly, including a cleaning brush, natural goat hair fine polishing brush and 1909 Wax Polish, a tin of high gloss shoe paste considered the most luxurious ‘anti-aging’ leather polish going. Once cleaned and polished, don’t forget to buff with the Collonil Polishing Cloth to get your leather gleaming.

Know your wax from your cream

Waxed leather shoes can’t be polished and should be treated with a great quality cream instead. The 1909 Créme de Luxe is an intensive cream enriched with natural waxes and oils and designed specifically to bring a high-gloss to waxed leather and revive their colour.

Collonil products are available at Robinsons now. Visit us today; your Jeffery West’s will thank you later. 

A COAT FOR ALL SEASONS

Wet weather season may have arrived but being well prepared means you needn’t sacrifice on style in favour of keeping dry. The classic overcoat is an essential winter wardrobe staple, thanks to its unique combination of water-repelling properties and gentlemanly appeal.

The C-Dias coat by Hugo Boss is a must-have for both the professional and those who want an off-duty look that doesn’t compromise classic style for comfort. Stay smart in the April showers in a simple but effective style merging practical water-repelling fabric with the signature attention to detail for which the menswear designer is best known, including three-button front fastening, buttoned sleeves and branded under-collar leather trim. Navy is timeless, meaning this overcoat will see you through plenty of British washout winters.

Slip over a navy or black suit when the workday beckons, before making like Steve McQueen and layering your overcoat with dark chinos and a simple charcoal polo neck T-shirt for an off-duty look. When it comes to footwear, Chelsea boots, trainers and smart business brogues will all work well with what is set to become one of the most versatile coats you’ll ever own.

Shop new season and sale Hugo Boss outwear today at Robinsons

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BUY NOW, WEAR FOREVER HANDBAG

It sounds like something we ladies would tell the other half to cover up our latest guilty designer handbag purchase, but a recent report did in fact find that some handbags are a better investment than both gold and stocks.

Whilst we all love the way fast fashion can transform our wardrobes and take us into next season, there is something so satisfying about making a style-savvy investment purchase that we know will see us through the years. If you’re planning to purchase your buy now, wear forever handbag, these are the three things to bear in mind before you splash the cash.

Size matters

To get the most from the age-old cost-per-wear equation, opt for a handbag you can use everyday. Our handbags are tasked with carrying everything we need in our busy day-to-day lives, so make sure yours is up to the job and big enough to accommodate the essentials. That said, don’t feel like you have to opt for a tote if you generally tend to get much more wear from your cross-body or shoulder bags.  

Be colour conscious  

An investment handbag transcends the trends, so be careful not to fall in love with the colour of the season, only to find that it matches little in your wardrobe and falls out of favour before the year is out. Similarly, the cream handbag of your dreams is likely to lose its appeal when covered in spaghetti bolognese fingerprints caused by the kids. Subtle, timeless and classic and the buzzwords to bear in mind when choosing a wear-forever investment handbag. Think neutral and if in doubt opt for a black style with a subtle colour splash lining, like the brand new Mulberry Zipped Bayswater, available in store now at Robinsons.

Take care

Take good care of your investment handbag and it will last you a lifetime. The soft cow leather from which Mulberry creates the Zipped Bayswater is designed to wear incredibly well, but you can do your bit to make sure it looks as good in ten years as it does today. Protect leather with Collonil Waterstop Spray before its first use and store in the original dustbag. Our Mulberry specialists here at Robinsons can offer more tips and tricks to keep your big investment looking like new.

Are you ready to make your handbag investment? Visit Robinsons today. 

JACOB COHEN LADIES DENIM HAS ARRIVED

As Jacob Cohen stockists since 2013, Robinsons has become known as the region’s leading denim destination. Now, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of ladies Jacob Cohen jeans for SS17, with new season styles available in store now.

Jacob Cohen has built a reputation as one of the most sought after denim specialists in the industry, becoming a brand famed for its high standards, impeccable Italian craftsmanship and environmentally friendly use of the finest Japanese fabrics. Handcrafted using traditional manufacturing techniques in the Italian region of Veneto, Jacob Cohen jeans are famously eco-friendly, utilising production techniques free of the harsh chemicals more often used in the creation of high-end designer denim. This natural approach, including natural colour washing with the use of a Greek pumice stone, results in each pair of Jacob Cohen jeans being created completely unique.

If you appreciate ultimate attention to detail, you will love Jacob Cohen’s dedication to design. Every pair of Jacob Cohen jeans features the brand’s signature finishing touches, from silver plated buttons, to pony skin labels, hand-written care instructions and a personal care kit comprising a spool of colour-coordinated cotton and a pumice stone for bespoke distressing.

Our brand new handmade tailored luxury Jacob Cohen styles offer the figure-flattering fit we all desire from our denim, with premium quality stretch fabric designed to effortlessly contour your curves. The slim fit Jacob Cohen Kimblerly in Dark Denim features subtle gunmetal grey stitching, a high-rise waist and silver logo engraved buttons and rivets. A coordinating silver pony hair brand label and silk handkerchief are signature Jacob Cohen accents and indicators of the denim maestro’s attention to detail.

Visit us in store today to shop brand new Jacob Cohen denim styles for Spring/Summer 17.