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December 23, 2022

Milano Cento

Into the scene came Milano Cento, inspired by the classic sophistication of all things Italian and aimed at those who wanted something more unusual and understated. This classic, aromatic men's fragrance - with its twist on the traditional citrus, herbaceous and woody style quickly established its own niche following amongst those who desired something that bit different, and who were prepared to seek it out. Before long it had become available in leading department stores and independent perfumery shops up and down the country. Milano Cento had truly arrived. We had discovered it and we loved it.

Inspired by the wonderfully diverse, aromatic plants of Italy, Milano Cento Him opens with zesty, sparkling notes of lemon, bergamot and green petitgrain. Herbaceous notes of lavender and rosemary combine with the intensity of basil and clary sage, followed by rich, sensual sandalwood and patchouli. Spicy clove, cinnamon, amber and warm musks live in the memory and in the heart. This sophisticated men's fragrance helps us to create new memories, but also to look to the past, encouraging us to "Keep the memory alive..."


Elliot Rhodes

Bespoke and innovative,  Elliot Rhodes creates beautiful luxury leather belts and buckles in a wide variety of colours, textures and styles to suit all tastes.

We really love the incomplete nature of the head and face that allows the belt to show through from below, acting as the perfect frame for the striking skull design. In terms of its size it is very neat and tidy and certainly not overwhelming, worn as easily with jeans as with trousers. Worried a skull buckle is not quite you? Go on give it a go and let your inner rocker out, you'll be pleasantly surprised!

If you like the idea of animal inspired buckles then you won't go far wrong with this lion inspired buckle with its piercing crystal eyes. Add this buckle to your collection and you'll be surprised at how versatile it is and how often you use it. Clearly it is a great companion for jeans but can be smartened up for edgy eveningwear too. Works wonderfully on casual leather but try it on a textured leather for the ultimate belt combination.

As a true specialist and retail innovator, Elliot Rhodes has been breaking new ground from day one and changing existing preconceptions of what a belt is, what it means and what it can be.

The look and feel of genuine ostrich skin differs distinctly from the more traditional group of exotic skins. Its matte almost antique finish gives it a slightly more casual feel and the nature of the skin pattern with its distinctive quills means that there is an inevitable tonality in the skin colour, with the quills appearing darker than the smoother skin. In this blue jeans tone the tonality is quite subtle but still makes the belt extremely flexible to wear giving you multiple tones of denim blue to work with. We chose to pair the strap with this satin silver finish buckle as we wanted to keep the focus very firmly on the beautiful colour of the belt...the buckle itself is slim and elegant making it versatile for any number of occasions from casual to smarter. A belt like this would be a really timeless, luxurious addition to any wardrobe, great for perking up darker blue outfits in winter and fabulous in summer on paler tones from greys, blues, white and pastels.*Please note that this belt has joins in it (Ostrich skin is not very large) - each belt will generally have 2 joins*

If you like the idea of moving away from flatter leather to something a little more tactile then 'hair on' cowhide, or 'Pony Hair' as we like to call it is a really great alternative. This belt is finished as ever with tonal leather edge piping that adds a smoothness and subtle contrast. The buckle is sleek and with its gently sculpted edges and dimple detail certainly has its own individual style but it keeps the focus of this belt firmly on the belt colour and texture. The belt definitely has a fun factor about it that makes it ideal for wearing casually and with jeans, although the more daring amongst you might try it for a more contemporary evening style.