EXCLUSIVE JACKS OF LONDON COMPETITION

Posted on May 14th, 2016 by

EXCLUSIVE JACKS OF LONDON COMPETITION

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Jacks of London scores with Stoke City and England goalie – our very own Jack Butland.

AND YOU CAN WIN JACKS OF LONDON PRODUCTS WORTH MORE THAN £50!!!!! (see bottom of page on how to enter)

PLUS, WIN A SIGNED JACK BUTLAND SHIRT AND BALL – EVERYONE WHO BUYS FROM THE TRUE GENT RANGE IN MAY IS ENTERED INTO A DRAW!!!!!

Leading barber chain Jacks of London has confirmed its premiership status by signing up England and Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland as the face of the brand. The company has also taken out advertising within DUCK magazine, and they have given us over £50 of their superb men’s hair products from their superb TRUE GENT range for one lucky DUCK reader to win!

JACKS OF LONDON AND JACK BUTLAND 

The 23-year-old English Premier League star became part of the Jacks squad earlier this year and will help the high-street barber outlet as it pursues its own goal of expanding its network of barbershops and publicising its True Gent range of own-brand products across the UK.

Jacks of London, which will soon be celebrating 21 years of success in the male grooming industry as the Original Modern Barber, has brought its namesake onside as it targets the trade and consumer markets with its True Gent line-up of seven British-made hair products, all combining the scents of lime and pomegranate for a clean, masculine smell.

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Jack, who holds the record as the youngest ever goalie to play for the senior English national side, has been temporarily forced on to the bench after sustaining a fractured ankle during England’s 2-1 victory over Germany last month, and will miss the European Championships starting in June. But despite his enforced layoff from football, he has jumped right into his new role as brand ambassador and grooming partner for Jacks of London.

He said: ‘I’m delighted that Jacks of London asked me to come on board. I love the products and the whole feel of the company, which is all about bringing a fresh, modern approach to traditional barbering and male grooming.’

Sue Whitehead, JoL’s managing director, said: ‘Jack is a great catch for us, a safe pair of hands who represents everything we stand for, taking the JoL message of fresh, masculine, high-performance quality to men everywhere. And, like all our products, he’s also made in Britain. We’re glad to welcome him to the team and look forward to great things working together.

HOW TO WIN OVER £50 WORTH OF SUPERB JACKS OF LONDON HAIR PRODUCTS

All subscribers to DUCK magazine (£12 for 4 issues) will be entered into a prize draw on 30th May and one luck person will win a bundle of goodies from JACKS OF LONDON

SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://duckmagazine.bigcartel.com/product/duck-subscription

 

 

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SECRET BID AUCTION – A WILKO SIGNED ISSUE 23 WITH A ONE-OFF COVER

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by

SECRET BID AUCTION FOR CHARITY – A WILKO SIGNED DUCK ISSUE 23 WITH A ONE-OFF COVER

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We have 5 limited edition copies of DUCK issue 23 to bid on. We have had this specially made by our superb printers, Graphix

Instead of the issue number & price, it now says ANDY WILKINSON  NUMBER 28 under the Duck logo, and these will be personally signed to the winners by Wilko himself!

All money goes towards the 2 Wilko charities; The Donna Louise and Dougie Mac.

Own one of only a few special copies of issue 23, get it signed by Wilko, and make some money for two ace charities. Ace!

HOW TO ENTER

Simply email your bid for one copy to duckstoke@gmail.com or send a direct message to us on Twitter at @DUCKmagstoke

Finishes: Midnight Monday 9th May 2016

 


4MIDABLE

Posted on May 1st, 2016 by

 

4MIDABLE

4  things / 1 month

1. Running

I need to drop a bra size. Possibly two.It’s coming up to our annual break in Abersoch, and I don’t want to put the Whale into North Wales. I love my open-water swimming (“hark at Robson Green”, I hear you shout) but you won’t get me playing my part as Wetsuit Man to the assembled several familes we go on holiday with, unless I’ve shed some serious weight.

And that’s where trainers come in. And where trainers come in, that’s usually where New Balance come in.

You know my love of New Balance by now. But they’re usually seen under a pair of selvege or cords. This time, it’s serious. They’re under a pair of shorts – that’s right, it’s my annual get-fit-for-Wales two month exercise binge where I

I need to drop a bra size. Possibly two.

It’s coming up to our annual break in Abersoch, and I don’t want to put the Whale into North Wales. I love my open-water swimming (“hark at Robson Green”, I hear you shout) but you won’t get me playing my part as Wetsuit Man to the assembled several familes we go on holiday with, unless I’ve shed some serious weight.

And that’s where trainers come in. And where trainers come in, that’s usually where New Balance come in.

You know my love of New Balance by now. But they’re usually seen under a pair of selvege or cords. This time, it’s serious. They’re under a pair of shorts – that’s right, it’s my annual get-fit-for-Wales two month exercise binge where I do all I can to get into that wetsuit.

And I’m doing it in a couple of pairs of NB’s finest: the 580 Elite Edition Solarized and Vazee Pace.

Why two pairs? Off-roading sees me don the chunkier solarized beauts, whilst the gym sees me with the more slimlined (unlike me) Vazee Pace’s…..

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The 580 Solarized’s are a great modern take on a 20 year old classic. But these have bells and whistles such as well as a beautiful suded/mesh upper. For example, you get glow in the dark bits and bobs on the outsole and the N logo’s. Snazzy, and will stop me getting lost in the Leek hills. A Stoke Weirdo in The Moorlands, as the film would be called. A REVlite midsole gives me the cushioning, flexibility and comfort I obviously require and I get to still wear a pair of 580’s

The Vazee Pace’s are  lightweight. Go on, feel free come out with the obvious joke, I can take it. These are what serious runners wear, and if it’s good enough for them…… Again there’s REVlite technology involved, but these are sock-like in fit, giving you the feel that they were made just for your good self. They weren’t, as clowns like me can buy them!Proof of the pudding will be August 12th 2016. Grrrr, I mentioned pudding! nb2

2. Roads by Portishead

A song that is timeless now as it was 22 years ago when it was first released.  Portishead were so much more than part of the Bristol sound of the early-mid 90’s, captained by Massive Attack. Claustrophobic, soaring, sad, string-laden, dark; ‘Dummy’ is one of the greatest debut albums ever in my view, and ‘Roads’ is the best song on the album.

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Melody Maker thought that Portishead “were undeniably the classiest, coolest thing to have appeared in the country for years”.  Classy? Yup. Absolutely. Portishead can be majestic. Cool? That’s in the eye of the beholder, the listener, but coolness wasn’t sought and their sound was and is so fragile, understated and emotional, that it seems churlish to label them with such a term.

You don’t go running in down dark, empty streets listening to Portishead. But I’d recommend in any other place or situation, stick ‘

3. The duck out of Rosie and Jim

Two ragdolls, living on a canal boat, travelling the waterways and coming to life when they wanted to? A bloke they called Tootle, steering said vessel around this fair country?

Absolute tripe, but wouldn’t everyone in life love a Duck that warns us of imminent danger?

Forget the name of this humble magazine – this isn’t favouritism. I’m just fed up of superheroes who shoot fire or act like spiders. I want a kids TV programme character who has a special power that can really come in useful……..like when Rosie and Jim followed Tootle to the supermarket, put loads of stuff in his trolley that they wanted that he didn’t see, and he paid for them whilst they scarpered back to the canal boat.

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Genius that is, but even better is that when they got back to the boat they could have a chat, read a paper, or have a cheeky whisky……. and it was Duck, sat atop said barge, that warned them when Tootle was on his way back. A simple quack or two sufficed, and the two ragdolls went back to being ragdolls again.

Now that is a superhero worth knowing. Well in, Duck.

4. April showers

Football matches are for putting on a big coat and going around in it. That’s what football matches are for. None of this blouson or rain jacket malarkey.

So how ace is it to see snow and sub-zero temperatures again this week? How mint was it to de-ice the car on April 27th?

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No? Well just think of the opportunity to purchase a new big coat, and then go around in it. And once you’ve done that, thank the Great British climate.