January 2015


The William May ‘Snap Judgements’ Survey

William May has commissioned a survey to give insight in to people’s impressions when meeting strangers for the first time. The results suggested that four out of five Brits make snap judgements when meeting people for the first time, but only 18 per cent of this group actually stick to their original perception. Answers from 1,000 men and women aged between 18 and 60, questioned by revealed that first impressions do count, but can be easily transformed given the right circumstances. Those surveyed highlighted that chatting to people and... Read More


Did you see the pocket watch revival coming?

Whilst we may think fashion is an ever-flowing river of fresh trends, the truth is that each concept is often fuelled by nostalgia. We’ve spoken plenty of times about the sneaky way vintage style has been brought back into the now, but a recent resistance against high-tech disposable fashion has spawned the revival of some of the most gorgeous key pieces from years gone by, most notably the pocket watch. Changing tides of horology We watched on in wonder as the world’s most complicated Patek Philippe pocket watch sold last... Read More


Have you got an eye for vintage jewellery?

There is nothing more pleasing than discovering a beautiful hidden treasure to add to your collection, and if you have a particularly keen eye for stylish and potentially-valuable jewellery, you can find some real gems that you’ll cherish forever. Here at William May, only the most special pieces of jewellery and accessories make it into our collection. We know a thing or two about what to look for when choosing new items, whether it is looking for the clarity of jewels, sniffing out the latest trends or simply looking for... Read More

London Collection Menswear 07/01/2015

Looking ahead to the London Collection: Men’s AW15 event

The New Year is launched in style with the return of the British Fashion Council’s London Collection: Menswear show, running from the 9th to the 12th of January. This staple of the menswear calendar will play host to a multitude of influential and first-time designers, flying the flag of innovation for the British fashion industry. Despite the event only being in its 6th season, it boasts an impressive global line-up, featuring renowned designers such as Tom Ford and Dr Martens, as well as premium British designers like Alexander McQueen, Barbour... Read More


The Gentlemen’s guide to 2015 trends

The gentleman of 2015 is a suave individual indeed. He wears a mix of modern and vintage attire, blurring lines between all kinds of fashion boundaries. Whilst the fashion landscape has been notoriously difficult for men of all ages to navigate, the New Year brings another opportunity for us to try out new looks and styles to see what works for us. Don’t shy away from this transition, we’re here to guide you into the New Year in style. From beard oils to pocket watches, make way for the refined... Read More