Review: A Gentleman’s Affair

The mantra for the discerning gentlemen at Fox Tailoring is: You never get a second chance to create a good first impression. ‘A Gentleman’s Affair’, judging by the guests reactions, created the very best impression.

An evening of great fashions, live entertainment and exhibition stands from local businesses, all taking part in fundraising for local children’s hospice charity, Julia’s House. And the raffle raised more than £800.

The event took place in the luxurious Lounge Bar of 1812, an award-winning venue in Exeter Road, Bournemouth. The venue was a buzzing and bedazzling mix of people, who indulged in cocktails and complimentary canapés as they anticipated the events to follow.

The evening began with a showcase of men’s fashion provided by Fox Tailoring, compered by witty MC Jay Rachet. The show displayed not only the variety of clothing that the company provides, but also the diversity of their clientele. Modelling the garments were devoted customers of the tailoring service, who all had passionate testimonies about the quality of the clothing and the level of great personal service that Fox Tailoring has to offer. The different ‘looks’ that were demonstrated through the clothing also showed how versatile the brand can be – appropriate for all occasions.

One customer who took the plunge and modelled in the show was Darren Northeast (of Darren Northeast PR). He thrilled the crowd in one particularly suave, white ensemble, proving that first impressions are truly important. And how appropriate his appearance was – Darren Northeast PR dedicate a lot of their own work to first impressions, offering services to assist businesses with social media, PR, copywriting, and even crisis communication for when things don’t quite go according to plan.

Another crowd-pleasing part of the show – exhibiting formal wear – was the ‘white wedding’ segment, in which a blushing bride had to pick her suitor from a line-up of dashing gentlemen.

Later in the evening, the audience had another treat in store in the form of a soulful solo performance from musician Chris Manning. Performing a spectacular range of songs, the crowd danced the night away to Chris’ charming voice.

Overall, the event was an incredible success filled with splendour and surprises for many and some great funds raised. Among the exhibitors around the venue, whiskey tasting was offered by esteemed Scottish brand, Haig Club – a known favourite of David Beckham himself. Also in attendance were reps from the Simone Thomas Salon, South Coast Ink, Barnaby’s Opticians and Balloon A Room.

A sophisticated gentleman’s evening from Fox Tailoring & 1812 sponsored by Haig Club. Think fashion, whisky, live music and male lifestyle accessories.
images by ©2015 LAWSON Art Photo Design | www.christianlawson.co.uk | Wedding & Commercial Photographer Dorset. #southcoastink #superstudio #ukcelebrityphotographer #ukprofessionalphotographer #haigclub #foxtailoring



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Jenna Lloyd

Jenna Lloyd

Jenna is currently studying at the University of Winchester but lives here in sunny Bournemouth. In her spare time she can either be found in little pubs with live music and good company, blogging about health and lifestyle, or cheering on her local roller derby teams.


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