Robine Joss – Meet Switzerland’s Finest Export

WHO IS ROBINE JOSS? Robine is a blogger, Curve Model, globetrotter, rising Instagram sensation and Switzerland’s finest export. Of course she enjoys food and travelling, but what else?  Click on her photos to follow her journey on Instagram. Favourite part of London? The scenic Buildings & Neighbourhoods and the public transport system. Your favourite fashion designer?  Elie Saab. The dresses just beautiful to look at. Your work out routine and motivation?  I used to box regularly. Now I rarely find time to go to classes so I got myself a Trampoline for my apartment. I try to use it whenever I find time. Motivation? I usually motivate myself by thinking: If I feel good my pictures will turn out good. If all else fails, I look up videos of Candice Swanepoel ;D Favourite Cocktail?  Mojito  Your favourite language or accent?  My favourite language: Dutch. The nicest accent has to be the Irish Accent Your party trick? I can make friends with any animal that may be in attendance.  A certain type of clothing or style that you hate seeing on men?  When they are trying too hard to look like a…
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On the Road to Galveston with the New 93Q Houston

“I miss fucking walk-in wardobes,” the missus says slamming her hand on the steering wheel. As a former resident of Houston, I had asked what she missed most. No one could anticipate that repost, but that’s what makes my girl the best. It was an hours drive to Galveston, at some point we got punched into local radio. The New 93q, a guy named Joey had called into the station. DJ: What’s up Joey? JOEY: Well I took this girl out on a date last week, I thought it went well but she’s not returned any of my calls, not replied to any of my texts. DJ: Where did you take her? JOEY: To the gun range. DJ: Does she listen to the show? JOEY: Yeah. DJ: What’s her name? JOEY: Carra DJ: Ok Joey, stay on the line we’re going to get Carra on the phone. The DJ plays Think a Little Less by Michael Ray. Two adverts for McDonalds are played after back to back and an advert for Mattress Firm where a woman describes how all she wants to do is come home from work and lie down.…
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Club Quarters Houston Hotel Review

Currently rated #58 out of 501 Hotels in Houston on Trip Advisor, the missus spent four nights there at around $90 a night. About: Club Quarters Hotel, Grand Central is one block from Grand Central Terminal, in the heart of New York City. Breakfast: Not free, not free NOT FREE!! When I asked at the front desk where the breakfast buffet is the girl behind the desk looked at me like I asked her to explain the Duckworth and Lewis Method. The breakfast in the bar isn’t anything to write home about unfortunately. Tried the Grits, which is like Tesco value porridge with melted cheese. Service was good though. 3/10 Toilet Paper: Pointed? Yes it was, well done Club Quarters. Not velvet or scented but no complaints from my cheeks. 7/10 Shower: Oh yes, good pressure, nice and warm and included a small slab of emergency carbolic soap. The shower head held firm. 8/10 Bed: Missus didn’t like it, too small apparently, she’s the bed expert. But she did say you get what you pay for. But let me tell you about the radio alarm clock. You can charge your phone on it and…
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A Closer look at the Claes Goran Chelsea Boot

I had the good fortune to be sent on a pair of Claes Goran Chelsea Boots the other week and wanted to give you a demonstration. In the video I go into a brief history of Claes Goran and give you an even briefer outline of the goodyear welted shoe. For more information and where to shop for the Claes Goran Chelsea Boot click here. For a full insight on what goes on inside a goodyear welted shoe then it might be best to check out the Oliver Sweeney tutorial with Cobbler in Chief Tom Cooper which can be found here. For ideas on how to style a Chelsea Boot the Idle Man did a piece here that’s worth checking out. Profile picture taken by John Pickup.      
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Mutton Bustin at the Houston Rodeo

“Alright alright alright” – Wooderson, Dazed and Confused. Packed in like cattle on the tram to the Rodeo, the guy with tattoos on his face and neck gives up his seat for an old lady of colour. She’s befuddled as to why her normally subdued regular commute has suddenly turned into sardines. “I know what this ya’ll, this here’s Rodeo traffic.” She says, then laughs to herself. Such a thing called Mutton Bustin exists. Kids aged 5-6 are placed on the back of a sheep called Lamb-orghini, or The Woolley Bully, and cling on for dear life as the sheep runs to the other end of the pen. I turned to George DeMontrond, an acquaintance and tour guide for the missus and I, “Do kids get hurt doing this?” I ask. “Sure, I’ve seen a kid break an arm doin’ Mutton Bustin. But ya’ll break an arm playing soccer won’t you?” George says. I like George. He wore bespoke fitted Ostrich tan leather cowboy boots. Studded. He had a Golden Eagle cowboy hat, 10x. The quality of the hat body used to make a hat is the main factor that determines the…
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Look Up! Houston Skylines – Scrapbook

“Houston we have a problem.” Jim Lovell – Apollo 13 At the cashpoint in a local 711, downtown Houston. I feel the eyes of a curious local, hispanic descent, schlubby and with dried mud on his Adidas sneakers, investigate me up and down. I didn’t catch his name but I’ll call him Hernandez. His other half is at the other counter, she’s portly and her skin’s bad. I didn’t catch her name but I’ll call her Bella. Hernandez finally folds and pipes up. “If you don’t me askin’, where you from?” “Cambridge,” I say plaintively. This answer didn’t satisfy Hernandez. “Cambridge, England.” I add. “You can tell.” He grunts. I’ve judged Hernandez on his muddy trainers, on his resigned countenance, on his portly other half. Hernandez is miserable, and angry. But as an ambassador of the UK, I feel obliged to reciprocate with small talk. “You live around here?” I ask. “Just up the road.”  “What’s it like living around here?”  “Shit.”  Bella gets served, she hands the bag to Hernandez and they leave together without saying goodbye. I bought four oversized tees and some crispy M&M’s and leave.  
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Easy to Make Cocktails with Funkin

This week I was sent some Funkin Cocktail mixers to review. Doesn’t Funkin sound like a name thought up in a board room filled with over 50’s? Anyway, I’m not getting paid to write about it here, or do a video. However, I needed to test out the camera, the new dolly and the new Movofilms Nano Camera Stabilizer, which in the end just acted as a tripod. I’ll need to figure out why it’s so blurry when I transfer it over to YouTube, looks a lot better on Final Cut. Also how to get a smooth run on the dolly. Anyone got any tips I’d appreciate the feedback. Don’t forget to subscribe that would be nice. Thanks.  
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Wearable Technology at Excel – Scrapbook

“I’m sorry, John, but you’re gonna have to run again. – What? – RUUUUUN!!!” – Agatha, John – Minority Report. There’s a scene in Minority Report where Anderton takes Agatha to a hacker to extract the minority report of Leo Crow. In the background you see a dude reclined on a barcalounger in the midst of a huddle of holograms, each telling him that ‘he’s the man’. That’s the way I see technology going. These pictures were taken at the Wearable Technology event down in Excel, London earlier today. I was here for an hour. Was moderately entertained. Got to meet the dude from Dragon’s Den. He told me the lift featured in the programme wasn’t a real lift. Blew my fucking tiny mind! There was a futuristic shoe company that has developed insoles with an in-built sat-nav that vibrant left and right to direct you. We have completely done away with the compass and boy scouts haven’t we? What skills are we going to take back to the trees once Armageddon comes?  
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Elliot Rhodes – The British Authoritarian on Leather Belts

Gabriel Cash: You don’t know anything about electricity, do you? Ray Tango: No. Gabriel Cash: As long as you’re only touching one wire and you’re not touching the ground, you don’t get electrocuted. [Thinks about it for a moment] Gabriel Cash: Um, right? Ray Tango: I don’t know. Gabriel Cash: I don’t either. Unless you’re zip sliding down the telephone wires whilst escaping the confounds of a federal penitentiary, how important can a belt be in your life? (See Tango and Cash). Belts yeah? Swack ’em on, keeps up the slacks, jobs a guddon’. I am of course paraphrasing my Dad who it’s safe to say, isn’t an avid reader of Drapers. (Neither am I for that matter but you get my point). But perhaps this glib remark he gave at my announcement of visiting a belt specialist, Elliot Rhodes, highlights the very problem the accessory industry has. How do we change peoples perception, their attitude to how a belt is not only an adornment to the wardrobe, but the fulcrum in which everything else rotates? Like a best kept secret, I found the Elliot Rhodes store tucked away down a…
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