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Our Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but if you’ve yet to pick up the ideal present to show your dad you care on June 15th, don’t panic! We’ve gathered together a few ideas to suit everyone from working dads to new fathers, so check out our gift guide below (and don’t forget to pick up a card!) Happy shopping!

Balancing family and work can be a difficult task for modern men, so there’s no better time to reward today’s busy working fathers. This Quadra Portfolio Briefcase Bag is a perfect choice, boasting a detachable shoulder strap and an internal organiser that’s built to house everything from notebooks and stationary to phones and wallets, and this Premier Men’s Business Tie is great for office-proud dads, with twenty four colourful designs on offer.

Whilst socks might have a reputation as something of a cliché catch-all gift, no-one can deny that they ultimately make a practical present that everyone can make use of. These Honeycomb Top Argyle Socks are a smart choice that’s perfect for almost any occasion, but for those looking to make more of a statement this Father’s Day, these Greatest Dad Novelty Socks are a fun way to show you care, and even come in a special gift box, perfect for gift-wrapping.

If you’re buying on behalf of smaller shoppers, this pack of three children’s bibs will make a great gift for new dads. With a fun ‘I Love My Daddy’ message and a choice of boy’s baby blue and girl’s soft pink shades, they’re a fun and easy way to show some appreciation this Father’s Day, and their cotton rich build will also ensure that babies stay clean and comfortable throughout dinnertime.

Slippers are another great gift idea for Father’s Day, ensuring that your dad’s feet are kept comfy and warm throughout the year. These Men’s Suede Mule Slippers are a great lightweight choice for dads who want easy on-off access, and these Mirak Stag Men’s Classic Slippers are a perfect for those who prefer a more secure, fitted feel, with each design available in a selection of different colours.

Be sure check out our full range of menswear at Universal-textiles.com!

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How To Update Your Office Wardrobe

shoesFor some, the importance of dressing for the workplace can get lost during the hustle and bustle of the early morning rush, but in order to perform to the best of your ability you need to be comfortable both mentally and physically in the clothing you select. If you or your loved ones’ workwear wardrobe could do with a little updating, check out our selection of great quality shirts, ties, shoes and accessories below, perfect for any worker looking to be the envy of the office.

A crisp, clean Oxford shirt is a sure-fire way to make a good impression on your colleagues and superiors. This B&C Mens Long Sleeve Shirt is made from genuine Oxford fabric, and has a built-in Easycare finish to ensure that the product is protected against shrinking and creasing during washing and ironing. The female design makes use of the same technology, with both the collar and body also being tailored to be comfortable and flattering for women in the workplace.

Whether you prefer patterns or colours, skinny or standard or knotted or clip-on, a necktie can be a great way for men to inject a little of their own personality into an otherwise drab office uniform. This Premier Mens Coloured Business Tie is available in a choice of over twenty different block colours, with a shade to suit even the most discerning of workers, and it’s a steal with 25% currently slashed from the original retail price.

Perhaps one of the most vital aspects of a successful office wardrobe is your choice of footwear. Whether you’re attending meetings, delivering presentations or sprinting to catch the last train, sturdy and supportive shoes are essential. Crafted from real leather and incorporating soft internal padding, these Cotswold Mens Lace-Up Oxford Shoes are a great choice for the male worker looking to balance practicality with style.  Similarly, these Amblers Ladies Court Shoes boast a genuine leather build and a 1 ¼ inch heel, perfect for a busy day in the office.

Whether you’re looking after confidential papers or simply wanting to protect your shoesvaluables (not to mention your lunch) during the daily commute, a practical and smart-looking work bag can be invaluable. This Shugon Briefcase Bag boasts 11 litres of storage space, with its spacious inner compartment protected by both a zip fastener and a front-folding flap which can be clipped at the bottom for extra security. For those who need a little extra room, this Bagbase Portfolio Briefcase Bag has an extra 4 litres of storage, and comes in shades of blue, black and grey.

Be sure to check out our full range of workwear at Universal-Textiles.com!

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Choosing Men’s Formal Attire

At Universal Textiles we offer a selection of Men’s Formal Attire, ideal for work or specific events. Below are just some the products available.

The classic oxford shirt is an essential part of many a man’s wardrobe. Made from oxford weave, the B & C Men’s Oxford Shirt is an example of this classic and largely unchanged design. This particular shirt is short sleeved and, as is to be expected from an oxford shirt, has a left breast pocket. The shirt also has narrow cuffs, a button down collar and is available in five colours.

The poplin shirt is an ideal work shirt, as it is both smart and durable. Easy to clean and more resistant to creases and wrinkles, the Premier Men’s Poplin Shirt is available in 24 colours. The shirt has long sleeves with button fastened cuffs as well as a stiffened formal cut collar.

In addition to our range of shirts, we have a variety of premium ties suited to a multitude of formal situations. The Premier Men’s Pure Silk Tie is made from 100% woven pure silk and thus has both the look and feel of high quality. The tie is available in seven subtle yet stylish designs. If, however, you are looking for something a little more for formal dinners and the like, we have this Premier Bow Tie. With classic hook and bar fastening and available in four colours, the garment is made from 100% polyester satin weave.

From Brook Taverner we have a range of high quality suit jackets and trousers. Brook Taverner, based in Yorkshire, is one of the UK’s most respected names in men’s classic tailoring, and is based on three principles: quality, service and price. The exceptional quality of their pieces can be seen in this Imola Single Breasted Suit Jacket. The three button jacket is a stylish and comfortable fit made with a centre vent and fitted with four internal pockets.

Also available from Brook Taverner we have the Avalino Flat Front Suit Trouser. These trousers are a smart and well-fitting addition to a highly formal outfit or merely a shirt and shoes.

To complete your formal outfit, Universal Textiles also stock smart belts and formal shoes. To view our full range of formal clothing, click here.

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