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September 29, 2022


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British T-Shirt & Hoodie Design Inspiration

If you’re a fan of British culture, you might be looking for unique and original ideas to create your own designs for t-shirts, hoodies or other clothing. Once you have the inspiration, you can get started on your design, and make use of a t-shirt screen printing company to bring your design to life. Alternatively, you can use DTF transfers to apply your designs to almost any cotton or polyester garment, making them ideal for use on jackets, trousers, skirts, and more! If you’re feeling especially creative, why not apply them to your home furnishings such as cushions or curtains.

British Themes

If you’re looking for traditional British themes for your design, why not use one of the following:

  • Union Jack
  • British Bulldog
  • London Skyline
  • Dragons
  • Crowns
  • The Queen
  • British bands such as the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, or Queen. As an animated band, Gorillaz are also an excellent choice
  • Regional mottos such as Cockney rhyming slang

If you’re looking for something a bit more ‘out there’ and creative, you might also consider the following:

Venn Diagram

The Venn diagram was invented by a British philosopher called John Venn. He wanted to show the logical and mathematical relationship between a group of things. The simplest form of a Venn diagram is two closed and intersecting curves, but any number of curves can be interweaved to make a Venn diagram. The most common form of the Venn diagram is three found on Gonville dining hall window Cambridge to commemorate John Venn. The rich history and educational background make the diagram suitable for t-shirts and hoodies.

Custodian Helmet

This is the helmet that was worn by police officers in the United Kingdom. The design of this helmet was inspired by Pickelhauble helmet that was worn by the military. This gives the custodian helmet a perception of military might. Many countries such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand have followed the model of the custodian helmet. Hence the image is very influential and fit for t-shirts and hoodies.

The Phoenix

This is an immortal and mythological bird that is believed to be consumed by fire every five hundred years, and then it is born again. It has been used to symbolize resurrection, eternal life, and endurance. It is also believed that only one phoenix can live at a time. In that case, it has been used to symbolize Queen Elizabeth who is perceived as unique and ruled the longest in the history of the British monarchy.

The Ermine

The Ermine is a small creature that became very popular in Europe because of its habits. The small mammal hated soiling its fur, so hunters would smear the entrance of its lair with dirt, then start the hunt. When Ermine ran for safety towards its home and found dirt at the door, it surrendered itself to the hunt rather than running through the dirty entrance. For that reason, the British leadership has been using the Ermine as a symbol of purity. This has made Ermine …

What to Wear in London During Winter

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It’s that time of the year again when everything becomes colder and darker. Winter is slowly creeping in, and if you’re planning to visit London during Christmas or new year, it’s important to come prepared! London is a popular place to visit during the winter holidays as it offers a wide variety of attractions during the winter season. Before you visit, make sure you are well prepared for the cold season. Below we’ve provided some tips on what to wear in London during the winter season.


First things first, make sure you bring and wear a warm coat! Many Londoners wear all kinds of coats from long teddy coats, tailored coats to a puffer jacket. The thicker and warmer, the better! Depending on your style or preference, you can choose warm colours or bright colours if you’re feeling bold! London is an open city, and it’s the best place to express your fashion style.


To keep your feet warm and dry, you should opt-in for winter boots or wellies. Both are just as stylish and will keep your feet comfortable and cosy. Both are also perfect for long walks, especially if you’re exploring London on foot! If the weather is not too icy or wet, you can wear a pair of trainers too.



Don’t forget to bring winter accessories like a beanie hat, gloves or a snuggly scarf. These accessories will surely keep you warm and stylish during the winter. There are also wet days and the possibility of snow in London, so you may want to bring an umbrella to be safe.


Winter is all about layering. Be sure to wear a comfortable jumper, sweatshirts, cardigans or hoodie during the winter days. You can also wear shirts or t-shirts of your choice, but it’s important to layer up to keep yourself warm.


Jeans are suitable for the cold days as they have a thick layer, however, if you’re going to do a lot of exploring, you can still look stylish by wearing a comfortable jogger or a trouser with a thick or knitted layer. For women, it’s still possible to wear a skirt in winter as long as it’s a maxi length as these will keep the legs covered from the cold weather. …

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The Best Barber Shops in London

This is the ultimate guide to The Best Barber Shops in London’s best and executive barber shops. These are the places to go to if you to look stylish whether for just a quick shave or some more extravagant and gentleman.

Drakes of London

This is the ultimate experience in male grooming. Drakes of London has over 10 years’ experience in offering the best and professional grooming and executive services. Drakes of London truly knows what the gentlemen in the Queens realm want and need. Boasting of a professionally trained and experienced staff, this renowned establishment will definitely offer you a memorable experience.

Some of the services in their London barber shop include traditional shaves, wet shave with the option of a complete re-style, new or existing hair re-colouring, massage, laser hair removal, waxing, and hand and foot beauty treatments. A modern barber shop on the ground floor and an executive male grooming salon on the spacious on the first floor, Drakes of London affords its clients, both new and existing, a quiet, spacious, private and modern men’s hair salon. Their services range is very pocket friendly with no compromise on quality. With a no appointment rule, this is the place to pop in to when you are looking for a great trim at no notice whatsoever. Located 200 yards from the Broadway Station in Fulham, Drakes of London is the premier male grooming salon and mens barber shop in the area.…

UK Festivals & Festival Fashion Trends

Festivals are now more popular than ever with new smaller sites setting up locally, and with the new festivals come new festival goers. Undaunted by the thought of camping, not showering, and the party style behaviour that many display at festivals, thousands of people head off each year to experience some of the best popular music that the world has to offer.

Mostly these festivals take place over a weekend so people camp in tents in nearby fields so that they can be at the front of the queue for the headline acts. There are also other activities at many festivals such as fair ground rides and stalls selling food and mementos. Because they are such big events, people dress up and the festival scene has developed its own fashion led by the many celebrities that attend.

With Festival season fast approaching, headline acts announced and tickets on sale, now is the perfect time to start planning your summer 2016 festival wardrobe! It doesn’t matter what find of festival you’ll be attending, you’ll be able to find inspiration for your festival-wear at sites such as Wild Thing, a dedicated online store offering clothing and accessories by some of the UK’s most popular festival brands.…