ThatIsBeyond… Top ”Summer” Tips for the modern man!

As the season of sun, sand & sea is now officially underway, I start to think about a few ways that I can improve my experience of Summer even from the office! Looking good and feeling confident is especially important in the warmer months (it’s all the shirtless time, in short shorts and beachwear, which […]

ThatIsBeyond… ion8 mad at it!

One of the frustrations with summer commuting is the need to carry a water bottle, which invariably leaks all over your gym kit, important work documents, laptop (insert wet item here!) So when I discovered the Ion8 from http://www.leakproof.com I decided to put the technology to the test! My commute from Kent involves a 30 […]

ThatIsBeyond… BeautyPie Skincare so good, that you can share it with your wife!

My wife has been raving about her new skincare regime. So much so, that I thought I had better try it for myself. With the shift work that I do, it had to be easy to stick to, and I NEED to see results quickly or I often get bored! Three quarters of the products […]

ThatIsBeyond… The Haircut – A Rite of Passage

Just this weekend I took my two and a half year old son to get his haircut. This is only the second time he has had it cut, and after the first time we approached our second visit with a little trepidation. The first cut was a spur of the moment, spontaneous dive into a […]

Thatisbeyond… the shortlist of swim shorts (to be seen in).

As we approach the end of the season, it’s finally time to look back on the swim shorts that have punctuated this glorious summer! I’m not afraid to admit that my swimwear game has been very strong in 2018. I have experimented with pattern colour and of course style – and along the way I […]

ThatIsBeyond… A Taste for Change.

As I get older, it becomes abudently clear that my tastes are constantly changing and developing. Just a few years ago, I could not tolerate drinking white wine… whatsoever. But recently I found myself buying a lovely little Riesling, and found myself thinking “when did that happen?” As time goes on your preferences may be […]

ThatIsBeyond… wobbling on a knife edge!

Perhaps, it’s just me. It’s a constant worry. I suspect I am not alone in my manly insecurities. It’s hard to tell, because let’s face it, blokes (in general) don’t talk about their feelings. I have struggled with body image for a long time – not a struggle with an illness or a disorder, but […]

ThatIsBeyond… M&S SS15 collection and David Gandy Loungewear

I am a very lucky chap! I kindly got invited to preview the M&S SS15 collection. And boy oh boy do they have some beautiful pieces in their menswear lines. The trends that were featured, were a play on casual tailoring, the return of double denim, knitted geometric tees and of course the new lines […]

Thatisbeyond… Holiday fashion faux pas and some straight talking advice!

Next in my series of Cretian blogposts, I wanted to tackle the issue of holiday fashion faux-pas. Now I have to be honest, and say that I have to forgive some issues, it’s people’s holidays afterall and on holiday you are allowed to do things differently and not be judged for it. But that excuse […]

Thatisbeyond…colour me shave!

Thatisbeyond…colour me shave! Pretty much since I started on twitter, I noticed this brand that offered these bottles of brightly coloured shaving products – what they did I wasn’t sure but I would see these faces pop up with neon orange or pink or green on my feed and I thought to myself, what is […]