ThatIsBeyond… A swagger in your step by step grooming routine.

Cue Swagger & Jacks and their beardy range of solutions for all of your grooming  needs! This British company have a vintage style, there is no denying it! The blend of fragrances are mixed with a little nostalgia for good measure. However don’t mistake Swagger and Jacks as just another range of Man products, their […]

ThatIsBeyond…The Mousetraps, The theatre awards that really matter.

Once a year, the elite of theatre round up the awards season with an event created by and voted for by young people. THE MOUSETRAPS is that event and the cream of West End theatre was out in force to collect the hotly contested awards.  It’s always an honour to be invited to an […]

ThatIsBeyond…Marks & Spencer launches new David Gandy for Autograph loungewear

Soon will be the day that I have been waiting for. It is the long awaited release of the newest  David Gandy loungewear! (Release Date TBC) From what I have seen already, it is going to be everything that I hoped it would be. David Gandy knows good quality, masculine style and class, so it […]

Thatisbeyond… the story of a white shirt that felt very blue… And green!

I was honoured to have received a beautiful crisp white shirt with purple embroidery adorning it, and a large panel design on the back. At the time that I received it, I was broke and a friend of mine gifted it to me as her father had been given it and it wasn’t his style.  […]


I hate queues. In fact hate isn’t a strong enough word… I detest them. The very nature of queues is that there is something that you want at the end of it, and you can’t get it until everyone else in front of you has faffed around with their small change, not spent the twenty […]

ThatIsBeyond…The Frustrations of a long-torsoed man!

There are many great qualities about the high street. And I truly believe we need to work to keep them afloat. But with the high street in this financial climate, comes cost-cutting measures that have left me as a shopper feeling cut out of the market. I have found that finding fashion is unattainable to […]

ThatIsBeyond…Menswear in blue #M&S

In a recent clear out of my excess clothing, I was surprised to discover that my previously bold choices of colour have begun to diminish before my very eyes! What hangs before me could possibly be described as a muted colour palette! That is not to say it’s boring, it’s just a lot of my […]

ThatIsBeyond… Breaking Free Of Your Routine.

Having been gifted a long weekend this past four days, I decided to change things up a little bit. Between career development, the running of a household and life in general, it difficult to introduce some spontaneity. I get so locked into a functional routine, that I forget how much there is to be done, […]

ThatIsBeyond… Taylor of Old Bond Street Coconut luxury Shaving Cream

As a bit of a traditionalist the Taylor of Old Bond Street range appeals to English Gentleman in me. But to think of them as only a traditional brand would be doing them a disservice. A marriage of modern and traditional, quality products is what this brand is really about. Having used a few of […]

ThatIsBeyond…Beard Envy.

One of my pet peeves is my inability to grow a “proper” beard! This is not to say that I don’t grow hair around my chin; in fact my stubble is quite persistent, but unfortunately I have a bald spot within the confines of my potential beard that drives me mad! It may not seem […]