Pop Up at Empress Lawn 4-5 Aug 2017

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What are you doing this weekend?

If you are in Singapore, why not head down to the National Gallery between 5-11pm and join us at our first Pop Up for this year on 4th and 5th August 2017!

The Little Link Pop Up at Civic District

At the Civic District Outdoor Festival this weekend, a group of makers, artists, independent labels from Singapore will be showcasing their items and The Little Link will be among them. There will also be a series of live music performances and food stalls (yum!) during the festival.

We will be located near the Empress Lawn stage within the Aether's Art Market, in between the Asian Civilisation Museum and Victoria Theatre. The nearest MRT station is Raffles Place MRT, just alight there, go up near Fullerton Hotel and follow the music!

The Little Link Pop Up Store Empress Lawn Map

We usually only do Pop Ups during the Christmas period, so this is really a special exception. :) To sweeten the deal and get you down in person, we will be offering special prices up to 20% off many different items.

Just for this bazaar, we will also be offering three of our bestsellers at up to an Amazing 50% off! 

 

POP UP EXCLUSIVES

Watch Movement Remo
Watch Movement Remo Cufflinks 

Usual price: $99.90 
Pop-up price: $50

Hourglass White Cufflinks

Usual price: $28
Pop-up price: $15

Ambrose Purple Chequered Silk Tie

Ambrose Silk Tie

Usual price: $32.90
Pop-up price: $16

If you wish to see any particular products in person this weekend, do also drop us a note before Friday and we will bring them down!


With such great deals, live music and yummy street food, there's really no excuse not to be out and about this weekend! Hope to see you in person!

 

 

 

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A Modern Man’s Guide to Bespoke Dressing

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A Guest Blog Post by Peter Minkoff , a men's lifestyle writer at Gentleman Zone & High Street Gent magazine from UK

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Bespoke dressing has evolved with the passing of the decades, and what was once considered sharp and attractive can be portrayed as outdated and unfashionable in the modern world. The contemporary gentleman is all about style, combining various different patterns in creating a harmonious blend of colors and accessories, of length and width in portraying the perfect fit.

However, dressing uniquely and showcasing your strengths through a strategic use of bespoke pieces and imagination is not an easy task. The majority of people fall prey to the common pitfalls of bespoke dressing in an attempt to achieve a daring look worthy of admiration, resulting in a comic display of tastelessness. Here is how you can achieve a “dressed to kill” persona and reap the benefits of bespoke dressing.

Be daring

You are unique, you have a noteworthy personality and a daring flair you want to showcase everywhere you go, any chance you get. You want to set yourself apart from the rest. Given the fact that your clothing ensemble is a picture worthy of a thousand words, you need to be careful and prudent in your approach, choosing the exact pieces that speak volumes about your daring personality.

For this reason, you want to learn and master the art of combining patterns and colors in order to develop a personal style people will adore. However, always keep in mind that true beauty lies in simplicity so always opt for a single piece of daring attire, such as stylish socks, a unique pocket square, or feather bracelets hinting beneath your jacket sleeve.

Accessorize like a pro

If it is the suit that makes the man, then his daring choice of accessories will portray his killer personality and set him apart from the crowd. Contrary to popular belief, accessories should be worn with modesty and intent, and you should never allow yourself to over-accessorize in an attempt to paint a unique picture. Rather you should keep it simple and only give out a hint of your devilish persona that will intrigue everyone around you.

Much like a hint of perfume, no ensemble is complete without a pair of unique cufflinks, a leather belt, a thin, stylish watch, and a complementary, leather wallet for a complete, sharp look. Always remember that a unified finish makes the man, therefore your wallet, belt and shoes should be made of the same material.

One suit to rule them all

Living in a fast-paced world has made it virtually impossible for a man to maintain a reasonable schedule during the day and allow himself to change into a different combination for the theater or a casual night out with friends in the evening.

Fortunately, you can easily avoid being over- or under-dressed when you step out of the office with no time to change. By coming up with a perfect day-to-night combo, you will be ready to enter any venue in the evening and land every deal during the day.

Invest in quality

When it comes to quality, there can be no compromise. People will judge you and they will label you according to the quality of your attire. Therefore, every single one of your shirts and suits has to be perfectly tailored and designed.

Invest in quality materials, such as chambray, wool, cashmere, or pure silk and see every head turn as you enter the room. room. Your confidence will start to rise while everyone you meet will treat you with the respect you deserve.

A finishing touch

Finally, you need to know that every type of tie has its time and place. You should have a set of unique ties to wear at the office, while bow ties should be reserved for special occasions, such as fundraisers, concerts, black-tie events, or a night out at the opera.

Don’t forget to sprinkle a dash of your personal taste when combining different tie patterns with solid suit colors, and accessorizing accordingly for a complete look. And always remember – you can never be too well-dressed.

A modern man is no longer dressed to impress – he is dressed to kill. By following these essential guidelines to bespoke dressing, you can easily rise above the crowd, create a unique appearance and reap the numerous benefits of fine clothing for years to come.

 

Peter is a men's lifestyle writer at Gentleman Zone & High Street Gent magazine from UK. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

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CUFFLINK GUIDE 101: When to Wear Cufflinks?

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Always wanted to wear cufflinks but don’t know where to start? Adding details to your repertoire is one of the easiest things a man can do to set himself apart from the crowd.

When it comes to formal occasions, cufflinks are almost compulsory as part of your overall outfit. In this article, we’ll show you how to nail the look even on less formal occasions.

TO BOARDROOM MEETINGS

Looking to expedite your climb into a seat at the big table? Adding cufflinks to your look is a great way to enhance your personal brand and help you stand out from the competition! Take on a sharp look to match your suit and ace those boardroom battles.

Boardroom Meetings

1) Watch Movement Ignatius, 2) Fenced, 3) Interlocked

NETWORKING LUNCHES

Networking lunches are one of the few social settings where it’s essential to dress to impress. Choose a style of cufflink that fits your personality to make an impression with potential business contacts.

Networking Lunches

1) Hourglass White, 2) Drone, 3) Captain Haddock’s Anchor Gold

FAMILY DINNERS

Ease some of the awkward silences when meeting distant relatives with superb conversation starter cufflinks, or when it’s your first time meeting her folks. Once the conversation gets started, it’s time to impress them with your eloquence.

Family Dinners

1) Father’s Love, 2) Dog and Bone, 3) Katniss Engravable Cufflinks R2

A PERFECT WEDDING

Weddings are probably the most common occasion where cufflinks are worn but you don’t have to be a groom or best man to wear them. For classy affairs like these, it’s appropriate for guests to look their finest as well and sporting a pair cufflinks is a great way to accomplish this.

Wedding Affair

1) Happily Ever After, 2) Alphabets Initials Cufflinks (Cursive), 3) Jeanette Cufflink O2

BLACK TIE PARTIES

Black tie parties dress codes calls for formal top to toe attire, so suit up in full gear. It’s all in the details. Let your cufflinks complete the look and be the best dressed man for the night!

Black Tie Parties

1) Eternal Flight, 2) Fire Crystal, 3) Cat Eye

As men’s fashion continues to evolve with changing trends, cufflinks are now a highly valued fashion accessory and can be worn either with formal or casual attires. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your outfits and accessories!

Not sure how to match cufflinks to work shirts? Read our Cufflink Guide 101

If your wardrobe feels a tad incomplete, shop our range of over 1,000 cufflink designs now!

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Father's Day Gift Guide 2017: Presents for Every Personality Type

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It’s that time of the year to show that father figure in your life just how much you care with a stylish token of appreciation. When making him look good, it’s all about confidence and comfort.

We bring you the ultimate style guide for every Dad.

1. THE CORPORATE DAD

Does he have his eye on being on the management team? Level up his style by pairing his classic work shirts with sleek and sharp accessories! Have him ace those boardroom battles with power dressing.

Corporate Dad

Shop: 1. Canali Shirt, 2. Black Button Cufflinks, 3. Top Hat Eyelet Collar Bar (Silver), 4. Watch Movement Michael, 5. Tieclip Calvin, 6. Neil Purple Silk Tie

2. THE ADRENALINE JUNKIE

Age is just a number. Surprise the adrenaline junkie Dad with this season’s Grand Prix tickets and help him dress up for the event! Add interest to a smart casual blazer with our range of feisty automobile cufflinks.

Adrenaline Junkie

Shop: 1. Etro Blazer, 2. Motorbike Cufflinks, 3. Gold Fleur-De-Lis Lapel Pin, 4. Happy Hour Cufflinks, 5. Arrow Pocket Square, 6. Dolce & Gabbana Loafers

3. THE ROCKER

We all heard that story before. How Dad got all the girls falling head over heels with his perfect guitar solo. Unleash his inner rocker with our Rockabilly inspired accessories and let him take centre stage this Father’s Day.

Rocker Dad

Shop: 1. Watch Movement Remo, 2. Haider Ackermann Bomber Jacket, 3. Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet - Burnt Orange, 4. Skull Lapel Pin, 5. Guitar Hero Cufflinks

4. THE POSH

What do you get the Dad who has everything? When it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts. Gift him something thoughtful and personable that he can show it off at his next Black Tie Event.

Posh Dad

Shop: 1. Praline Crystal Bow Tie, 2. Royal Red Lapel Rose, 3. Kendrick Pocket Square, 4. Tuxedo Studs Ray, 5. Cartier Ring, 6. Gucci Monk Strap Shoes

5. THE HIPSTER

Take the hipster Dad out for brunch and style him colorful.  He probably can pull off the bold look effortlessly with our awesome range of novelty accessories!

Hipster Dad

Shop: 1.Christine Pastel Bow Tie, 2. Leo Stripe Socks, 3. Papa Moustache Cufflinks, 4. Gold Crown Lapel Pin, 5. Alexander McQueen Backpack, 6. Rayban Aviators, 7. Vespa (Blue) Cufflinks

6. THE GAMER

Surprise the gamer Dad with the perfect game inspired accessories this Father’s Day. Let him wear these nifty designs on his sleeves while he shows them off during Friday’s Boys Night Out!

Gamer Dad

Shop: 1. Timex Watch, 2. Game Console Cufflinks, 3. Knight Shield Collar Pin, 4. Pacman & Ghost Cufflinks, 5. Moleskine ID Backpack - Black

7. THE LINGUIST

For the man who loves languages doesn’t mean he’s always a nerd. Keep him up to date and in style with our unique and classic accessories that showcases his passion.

Linguist Dad

Shop: 1. Mont Blanc Cufflinks, 2. Monochrome Cotton Tie, 3. The Letter Cufflinks, 4. Thom Browne Clutch, 5. Moleskine Classic Black Notebook, 6. Engraved Stift Pen - Alumino

8. THE TRAVELER

A true traveler wants things that are necessary, or chic. We’ve got both! Opt for something more personal and heartfelt with accessories that can be customized.

Traveler Dad

Shop: 1. World Map Cufflinks, 2. Wächterlein Lunar Leather Wallet, 3. Moleskine Blue Soft Cover Notebooks, 4. Hummingbird Lapel Pin, 5. Silver Luggage Case

9. THE MINIMALIST

Simplicity never goes out of style so you can be sure that whatever accessories you buy for the minimalist Dad will not be forgotten. Help him match accessories that are evergreen to his everyday outfit. You can even add a blazer to enhance his smart casual look!

Minimalist Dad

Shop: 1. Classic Knot Cufflinks, 2. Fenced Cufflinks, 3. Denis Guidone Watch, 4. Black Nudie Jeans, 5. Cadence Pocket Square, 6. Classic Gunmetal Money Clip, 7. Poodle Collar Pin

10. THE ATHLETE

For the Dad who can’t stop moving. Enhance his sporty style with a pair of sports-themed cufflinks and accessories that fit his active lifestyle.

Athlete Dad

Shop: 1. Givenchy Sneakers, 2. Bellroy High Slim Wallet - Teal, 3. Moleskine Classic Backpack - Sahara Brown, 4. Buckshot Cufflinks, 5. FitBit

Whether he's a hipster dad, a sports dad or a traveler dad, we've got the perfect gift just for him. Show him just how much you care this Father's Day and give him something memorable and unique.

Looking for something more? Read our Under S$100 Gift Guide for Dad for more awesome gift ideas.

If you’re feeling adventurous, we’ve over 1,000 designs for you to take your pick! Shop now on www.thelittlelink.com
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6 Must-Have Accessories for Men

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A guest blog post by Cardable

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In a fashion-forward country like Singapore, it takes a lot to keep up with the fast-changing trends and style. It can be a challenge to keep up with trends and not stick out like a sore thumb. No matter which field of work you are in, be it in an office job or a more vocational area of expertise, there are certain accessories which will help you look more professional and can be an instant confidence booster.


Can you make a guess what are the 6 must-have accessories? Here we go…

 

1) A Pair of Cufflinks

We know buttons are convenient, but a pair of cufflinks can add style and a little bit of bedazzle to all shirts, even if it is a simple shirt from Uniqlo. It speaks elegance and professionalism with a hint of fashion consciousness. With the variety and creative designs of cufflinks available these days, you can easily find one that suit different occasions, your profession, personal style andeven your mood! Want to level up and look a CEO? We recommend this stylish pair of watch movement cufflinks.

 

2) A Favourite Neck Tie

 

 

In order make a good impression at work or at that important meeting, there’s something you can’t forget. You’ll need to get yourself a good tie. With or without a suit, a tie helps you to stand out among the crowd, especially if you choose a pair that goes well with your outfit. One might say it is even the centerpiece of your entire outfit. Ties need not be boring and conventional all the time like what they were in our fathers’ era.

Men are more daring to try quirky prints and bright colours these days, For example, If you’re attending a more casual and cosy wedding and do not want to look too shabby or overdressed, try going for something funky with prints. If you’re attending an important business meeting, it would be best to opt for safe choices and complementing colours to your shirt, such as this sleek black tie or this blue striped one.

 

3) A Cool Bow Tie

 

 

Sure, bow ties aren’t associated with day-to-day business attires such as in offices or at business meetings, but that doesn’t make them any less of a necessary accessory. Gone are the days when bow ties can only be seen on red carpets and at formal social functions with a black tie dress code. In recent times, bow ties have evolved and loosened up. You’re more likely to see men in bow ties of playful colours and prints at parties and social events these days. It is now known as the fun younger brother of the neck tie, and increasingly represent men who know how to have fun while staying classy.


This versatile polka dot bow tie can be worn casual with a shirt and jeans, or suited up with a tuxedo for formal events. Or maybe you want to let your fun personality shine through with a casual outfit and a funky bow tie like this one in checks. There are so many bow ties in the market to experiment with nowadays, you’re bound to find one that suits your personality!

 

4) A Chic Pocket Square

 

 

How do you boost your outfit and appearance with one simple accessory? That’s right, it’s a pocket square. Pocket squares originated with a hygiene purpose back in olden times for the upper-class, where men used linen handkerchiefs to cover their noses. A handkerchief was put into the breast pocket of a suit to prevent it from mixing with other objects (such as coins) in the trousers pocket.


Folding techniques developed and the pocket square eventually evolved into a fashion accessory. This simple piece of cloth has risen in popularity as fashion-forward men realise they can add it to their outfit for an effortless and complete look, whether it be for a casual or formal event. How you fold it also determines the type of image you want to portray. We reckon this cool pocket square would be a good conversation starter!

 

5) Funky Socks

 

 

Socks have attracted more attention from men these days, and rightfully so. Who says you can only wear black, navy or grey socks? This accessory adds a punch to a man’s attire when one sees a peek of his choice of socks. It is subtle yet impressionable, and speaks a lot about a person’s personality and fashion. Want to stand out from the crowd and make a great first impression at a party? Perhaps this pair of colourful striped socks would be a good choice.  

 

6) A Stylish Money Clip

 

Here’s another popular trend that has developed over the years and is pretty simple - and that is meant quite literally. Nowadays, simplicity and minimalism are considered beauty, and a money clip is a symbol of these two traits. Money clips are small, compact, and do their job: hold money and cards together. You can have more than one and organise them however you please.

You won’t ever have to walk out of your home in the morning with a thick wallet sticking out of your coat pocket or forming a bump on your bum again. Look sophisticated with this classic metallic clip and have the option to engrave your initials as well.

 

And there you have it, the top 6 essentials every man should have in their wardrobe. Take your time to browse and shop for the perfect ones and experience for yourself how big a change they can enforce on any man! Splurge a little on what’s important with the help of Cardable for additional promos and deals which might be available for your credit card, and see not only improvements in your looks and how you present yourself, but also how you feel about yourself.

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This article piece is written by a writer from Cardable.

Cardable is a platform that brings together the best in credit card loyalty promotions for the Asian consumer. Check out www.getcardable.com for daily deals that you can get with your credit cards!

 

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