A quick ask around the Jacamo office proved that you’re usually in one camp when it comes to suits – you either love them or hate them. But if you’re in the first camp as a lover
of suits you’ll probably get quite frustrated that you don’t get enough use out of it, especially when a decent suit is often an investment, it does actually seem like a waste sometimes.
So we’ve put together this Guy’s Guide that gives you loads of tips on how you can wear a suit casually by dressing it down and getting the most out of the money you’ve spent on it. Just because suits are traditionally classed as formal wear, it doesn’t mean they can’t be styled differently.
Beer, glorious beer! We have festivals to celebrate it, we reach for it at the first sign of sunshine and it’s even recently been found by the Indiana Alcohol Research Center to release ‘feel-good’ chemicals in our brains. It’s hardly a surprise, then, that our love of the golden sup has led many of us to a full-blown fascination with microbreweries. But what are they all about, and why should we care?
We’ve done Northern and Southern, and Irish, so next up in our Top 10 series of funny men and comedians is the Scottish. We love comedy in the Jacamo office and once again this was another difficult list, although we’ll admit some of those listed below were straight onto the list without a second thought!
So here is our list of our top 10 Scottish funny men and comedians.
Quite possibly the king of Scottish comedy, Billy Connolly had to be the first comedian who came into our heads. It’s hard to put him into one genre given that he’s known his comedy, music performances and acting roles, but it’s probably his stand up career that sets him apart from everyone else - he was also voted as the greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4′s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007 and 2010. His on-stage attire is also one to be noted, since the 1980s, Connolly has worn a custom-made black T-shirt with a shirt tail as part of his act.
Whether they’re an antidote to all the metrosexual fragrances floating around today, or their popularity is simply due to the love of all things retro that’s swept over us for the last few years, “heritage” aftershaves have once again earned a place for themselves on men’s bathroom cabinets. We uncap a few of the most popular scents to find out what they’re all about:
It’s been months now since the merriment of Movember livened up our top lips, but this dignified facial hair still seems to be enjoying the limelight. We decided to have an investigative probe into the trend, and examine whether life (or our looks) really might be better with a little something to twiddle.
They say you can find inspiration in the strangest places, and the scruffy loungewear worn by a 1998 film’s protagonist has got to be among the strangest images to get our sartorial juices flowing. Bear with us though, as we explain why “The Dude” Lebowski deserves our style salute…
Call us narrow-minded, but there are some things you just don’t need in your life. If you’ve ever struggled to hide your glazed-over eyes and stifled yawns as someone tries to convince you of the merits of Spacesynth and Nintendocore, you’ll know what we mean. If you haven’t heard of these genres, let this guide be your warning and leave them well alone.
It’s 4th May…or should we say May The Fourth (be with you!) because today is Stars Wars Day
So to celebrate we’ve got a fantastic Star Wars themed competition. We’re giving away the Star Wars Complete Saga on Blu-ray to one lucky winner, plus 3 runners up will get a Star Wars novelty mug too.
So get your entries in, the closing date is 25th May which marks 30 years since Return Of The Jedi was released…it’s all about Star Wars this month!
To enter, head over to our Facebook page, answer the simple question and fill in your details – good luck.
As we’ve already done our Top 10 lists of Northern Funny Men and Southern Funny Men, we thought it was only fair that we did an Irish version too. We’ve done our best to create a decent final short list, but we’re pretty sure there are loads more that could have been included.
So here is a lists of our Top 10 Irish Funny Men And Irish Comedians as decided by the guys in the Jacamo office.
He doesn’t need much of an introduction, his role as the legendary Father Ted is enough to make Dermot Morgan the top of this list. But he’d also made various other appearances including comedy Irish radio show Scrap Saturday. Sadly, Dermot Morgan passed away in 1998.
You may be able to lose yourself in the amazing graphics and almost-human characters of your favourite modern games, but there’s a lot to be said for the classics that kept your busy for hours on end a few decades ago. They may not look great (or even good!) but we challenge you not to get hooked when you fire up these masterpieces. And the good news? You can run them on a modern PC.