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Modern Gents

When he's past his student days, but reluctant to dress like his dad.

Good women of Hampshire unite. Does the man in your life need a wardrobe update? Then head to The Mantique; a haven for the modern gent, past his student days but reluctant to dress like his dad.

Yes, ladies you are finally free to incinerate his fusty rugby tops worn since Scary Spice ruled the radio waves.

Make way, instead, for fresh shoots of modern manliness: beautifully made shirts, accessories and luxey tees such as this eye-catching orange number from Xavier Athletica; all premium quality cotton and more features than a McLaren SLR roadster.

May I draw your attention to the flat lock seams (trust me, his inner design geek will love that) and the cut which consciously creates broad shoulders and a nipped in waist, because gals like a fine looking gent.

The Mantique owner, Liz Raffles, has a huge smile, a tale or ten to tell from her time yacht-racing, and is a font of knowledge when it comes to menswear.

Pop-in next time you visit Winchester, and if you haven’t explored indy Parchment Street then a treat awaits.

Nearby, you’ll find fellow Muddy winner, New Energy Yoga Studio, with its soaring architectural space; Piecaramba, the city’s Mecca to pie and tongue-in-cheek comic-book chic; British designer jewellery from Justice; plus muchos, much more.

The Mantique, 71 Parchment St, Winchester, SO23 8AT, themantique.com

 

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