Here’s Why English Soccer Fans Keep Chanting ‘It’s Coming Home’

After its 2-0 victory over Sweden on Saturday, the U.K. is advancing to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990.

As celebrations rage, and ahead of the team’s next bout, you may have noticed lots of U.K. fans saying, “It’s coming home.” Here’s what the phrase means, and where it comes from.

Origin

“It’s coming home” makes up the chorus of the 1996 song “Three Lions,” by The Lightning Seeds. The song was created, with the help of comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, to commemorate England hosting the 1996 European Football Championship, its first hosting gig since the 1966 World Cup, according to the BBC. With lyrics like, “England’s gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away,” and “thirty years of hurt,” the song was meant to lovingly poke fun at the bittersweet existence of British soccer fans, according to the Independent.

Meaning

The chorus’ iconic line refers to soccer returning to England, its birth home. The game officially branched off from rugby there in 1863, with the creation of the Football Association in England, according to FIFA. That group was soccer’s (or football’s) first governing body, FIFA says.

The song’s title, “Three Lions,” refers to the design depicted on English players’ jerseys.

Today

Though the song is more than 20 years old, U.K. soccer fans still use “It’s coming home” as a rallying cry, echoing through stadiums and social media networks alike. Even Daniel Baddiel, one of the comedians who helped create the song, has joined in the fun to celebrate England’s advancing team.

 

England’s underdog team is set to face Croatia on Wednesday, July 11, at 2 p.m. ET.

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English Home Interiors: Classic Gentleman’s Decor

Have you ever wanted to feel like the lord of the manor? Classic English decor is an excellent source of inspiration for the aspiring gentleman, and while it has many distinctly masculine elements it is also uniquely suited for a family home with a variety of occupants. 

Classic English interior design is a subject upon which many authors have spent hundreds of pages dissecting. It’s the subject of many glossy coffee table books for a reason – the style has timeless appeal. Given the close association with the British aristocracy as the source of original “gentlemen“, traditional English style will always have allure for modern men seeking a classic look in their homes. It’s suited to homes large and small, cozy and formal alike. Secondhand finds, worn edges, collections and bit of dust is all ok!

English Home Interiors: A Style to Suit Every Classic Gentleman

The main appeal of classic British interior design is its longevity. Nearly every style that’s come and gone in the last 500 years is still in use, even if it’s a bit worse for wear.

Ian Russell, the 13th Duke of Bedford, was renowned for his wit and had an insider’s view on English style. (We talked about him here.) In his The Duke of Bedford’s Book of Snobs (now unfortunately out of print), with Brits’ typical self-deprecation, he says that you may open your stately home to visitors, “as long as you permit them to look at old cobwebs and ramshackle furniture in uncleaned rooms”…

I’ve read that the English hate to buy furniture: they just get the needed piece in the attic, left there by an ancestor, and replace it. In general, the style is heavy, blended, and full of details with a distinct emphasis on classic, i.e. non-modern, design. It’s certainly not for the minimalist who doesn’t like collections or clutter, nor is it a modern aesthetic.

English Design Styles

Classic British design conjures images ranging from dark medieval rooms hung with tapestries and hunting trophies to bright formal sitting rooms dotted with high backed gilt chairs in shades of pale yellow and green. Homes decorated in a single style are equally as interesting as those that layer different types of style together. The beauty of the classic British aesthetic is that all these style elements can either remain pure or they can be mixed together.

Let’s take a look at some key elements that you can add to your home to recreate typical British interior design.

Classic Furniture Pieces

Chesterfield Leather Furniture

Some items are above any argument when we think of a proper gentleman’s home interior, such as the Chesterfield sofa and armchair. It is not a new item: the Oxford English Dictionary says that the word chesterfield was already in use in the 1800s to describe a leather couch.

Lord Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield

Lord Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield

As you may have imagined, its inventor was the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Phillip Dormer Stanhope (1694-1773). He was a politician, trendsetter, and writer (his book Letters to His Son on the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman is an amusing read for the aspiring gentry and may be found here). As such, he commanded a local craftsman a sofa that allowed a man to sit upright without wrinkling his clothes. It had deep buttoned upholstery and nailhead trim.

Some say that when he was about to die, he called his butler and ordered him to give his godson, a Mr. Dayrolles, a chair. He took the heavy chair home and his visitors admired the attractive and comfortable furniture, commissioning copies for themselves.

A London Gents' Club or your place?

A London Gents’ Club or your place?

By the way, it became a staple at most Gentlemen’s Clubs in London, together with dark wood panels, crystal brandy glasses, and cigars.

A chesterfield sofa with buttons on seats

A Chesterfield sofa with buttons on seats

You may find the Chesterfield in its variations – seats with or without buttons, rolled or straight arms, in many colors, with fabric or leather covers. But the classic version – and the one that is more associated with English interiors – is the chocolate leather chesterfield. It gains an heirloom-quality wrinkled patina over time.

Proper pillows

Proper pillows

The best companions for it are vintage style sofa pillows, preferably with embroidered fabrics featuring hunting elements – dogs, horses, foxes, pheasants, etc. A brass floor lamp with green shade provides lighting with style.

Ralph Lauren chesterfield set

Ralph Lauren Chesterfield set

Ralph Lauren – ever the anglophile – has explored the Chesterfield design in his furniture to the point of extending the studded trim to the drawer chest.

A Grandfather Clock

A longcase clock with 31-days power reserve

A longcase clock with 31-days power reserve

Few people realize that England has a long clockmaking tradition. An interesting book on the theme tells how John Harrison, an unschooled carpenter, solved the problem of precision in a ship, enabling England to pinpoint their maritime routes precisely. (You can find the book here.) A longcase clock will provide you with a comforting chime every hour and give your library an unmistakable Briddish look, connecting you to history.

By the way, the library would be one of the best places to put a grandfather or longcase clock, complete with Big Ben chime on the full hour. You may find them new or old on the web, many made in England.

Cards and Pool Tables

The Earl of Sandwich, avid card player

The Earl of Sandwich, avid card player

Every time you order a sandwich at your local burger spot, you should make a mental reverence to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792). In 1762 (if you want details, it was November 3) he was playing cards – poker, some say – and he didn’t want to leave the table to eat. So he asked his footman for a piece of meat served between two slices of bread so as not to smear the cards and the fast food was invented.

A solid cards table

A solid cards table

This anecdote shows the importance of a good cards table in a gentleman’s house. But do not think for any moment that the flimsy, folding table will do. It must be a solid piece of furniture, au pair with the rest of the décor, preferably with special places for glasses.

Vintage pool table

Vintage pool table

The same applies to a pool table. You don’t have to order a five-digit behemoth table with ornaments that would make a Baroque church blush, but a nice vintage model with new felt and rubber edges will look great. (Do buy new cues and balls; these items are hard to refurbish and not so expensive when new.)

Four-Poster Bed

Four Poster Bed

Four Poster Bed

A heavily draped 4-poster bed was once a necessity to keep out the chilly night air in an English country home, and these days the style is still synonymous with the British design aesthetic. Metal and wood are classic choices.

Wicker Outdoor Furniture

Wicker furniture

Wicker furniture

So, an English house would have Persian rugs, for instance, as well as Indian wicker furniture, which looks especially nice on the veranda.

Design by Room

The Library

In my view, the library is the center, the heart of a gentleman’s sanctum in a house. It is there that he conducts his business, write, read, have meetings with associates or friends, or simply relaxes after a hard day’s work. Frankly, it’s a far classier version of the basement “man cave” that’s become so popular these days.

Downton Abbey library

Downton Abbey library

The English library may be seen in many movies or TV series, and Downton Abbey quickly comes to my mind as an example of the latter. The shelves and bookcases should follow the style of wall covering used near it, which is usually mahogany or oak. You may use glass-paneled doors in some cases to protect rare books or documents.

Leather bound travel books

Leather bound travel books

Yes, I know it is expensive, but if you have taken the time, effort and expenses to build a beautiful library, go a bit further and slowly, one by one, have your most beloved titles bound in leather: their value appreciates considerably. Try to focus your library on titles related to your favorite hobby or to your work/profession, or on an author, or on a subject. As most stamp collectors will tell you, it is virtually impossible to have a worldwide stamp collection.

I have a friend that collects watches and so his library is full of books on particular watch models or brands; also, it is there that he keeps a few tools to make small repairs or to polish his timepieces.

The desk at the center of the library

The desk at the center of the library

The desk should be one of the central pieces of the library, if not its most important item. The preferred wood for a desk used to be oak, which is a beautiful wood and develops a nice patina over time. Most desks have a central leather cover to make writing smoother.

Churchill desk at Chartwell

Churchill desk at Chartwell

Equip your desk with your modern computer and accessories, and decorate it with a bronze or resin statuette of Churchill, Nelson or another favorite historic character. (You may have hesitated when you thought of a Napoleon bust; after all, it’s an English style you are after. But you would have good company: the Old Bulldog himself had a Sèvres biscuit bust of Napoleon on his desk at Chartwell.) The contrast of old and new is interesting and gives your desk an atemporal look.

 

The Formal Dining Room

Formal Dining Room

Formal Dining Room

The formal dining room is an essential design space for classic British style. It’s the second most important gathering space in the house, and it should be designed to both showcase your style and keep your dinner guests comfortable. Emulate this style by choosing a statement chandelier for the center of the room, an elegant wood table, bold wall coverings, and a heavy gilt mirror.

A Proper Dressing Room

A gent's closet or dressing room

A gent’s closet or dressing room

A walk-in closet is a luxury, and for an aristocratic gentleman, he had an entire room in his home specifically for the rituals of getting dressed. It certainly is extravagant, but we wouldn’t be true clothes horses if we didn’t dream of having a similar setup. The general idea, however, is to follow the general wall covering concepts we have talked about in the present article. Take a look at the beautiful closet in the picture above – well, actually, it is more like a dressing room – and you will get the idea. For some organizational inspiration, take a look at our past coverage of closets and wardrobe systems.

The Mudroom

A mudroom

A mudroom

Well, actually it is an optional space, especially if you live in a dry city or area. If you don’t, cursing the fact that someone left the tap in the sky fully open every other day, this place may save you sermons from your significant other.

It is there that you will leave boots, umbrellas, walking sticks, raincoats, hats and all the rain gear. Some people have a special wall case to hang the house keys on.

Wall Coverings, Décor, and Tabletop

Wood Paneling

Mahogany paneled wall

Mahogany paneled wall

The first wall covering that comes to any English style aficionado is the mahogany panel, of course. (I would say oak may be the second option.) According to the Britannica online encyclopedia, its extensive use began in the Gothic period, mostly in oak or pine. The same source states that mahogany, as well as walnut, birch, redwood, and others, were adopted in the 20th century.

Muted Paint

Sanguine-colored walls

Sanguine-colored walls

Striped wallpaper in sober tones may also be used, as well as sanguine paint for a bolder statement: it enhances the pictures, such as in the image above.

Portrait Paintings

The Duke of Marlborough Family, by John Singer Sargent

The Duke of Marlborough Family, by John Singer Sargent

By the way, pictures are an indissociable part of the English home décor. They may be portraits – if you happen to have ancestors or relatives painted by Gainsborough or John Singer Sargent, for instance, even better! –, paintings or engravings with maps, landscapes, naval themes, hunting scenes, horses, dogs, golf, etc.

Taxidermy

Taxidermy for Decor

Taxidermy for Decor

Taxidermy makes a bold statement, and it certainly doesn’t suit everyone’s taste. That being said, adding a classic deer head or bird in flight to your walls will give your home a masculine touch of hunting-lodge style without going overboard. In fact, taxidermy can help soften the look of an overly formal room or make a feminine space seem more balanced.

Heavy Drapery

Heavy drapery

Heavy drapery

Drapes, once necessary to keep out drafts, are now just a beautiful accent piece in a room. It can be a challenge to keep them looking fresh and modern, but they are absolutely a classic British style essential – blinds simply don’t match this aesthetic.

Silver

Who has the budget to buy silver samovars to produce the pitch-perfect tea? Or the time to polish Victorian candlesticks?

Vintage silverware

Vintage silverware

We are talking about a few tableware pieces to eat from, or even to entertain dinner guests. You can find affordable vintage silver forks and knives on eBay or similar websites. I had a friend at work who used the sterling silver tableware that belonged to his parents every day. When I asked him why, he said, “They used this set only twice in their long relationship. I decided I won’t do the same mistake, and so I take pleasure in eating with good, beautiful and solid tableware.” It made sense to me.

If you are willing to take the extra effort, have your initials engraved on them: they are a beautiful heirloom.

Conclusion

The gentleman’s English interior is easy to copy, and you can build it up in layers over time. And remember, you don’t have to spend too much to create it at home thanks to the Internet and all the auction and vintage websites. It is much cheaper to refurbish an item than buy the same piece brand new. What do you already do in your place to create an English feel?


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What Makes Italian Shoes Different From English Or American Footwear

What makes Italian shoes different from English or American shoes? When you educate yourself about shoes, you’ll encounter Italian shoes, English shoes, American shoes, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, but no one really explains what that means.

Let us delve into the different style hallmarks, as well as the construction of Italian, American, and English shoes.

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 Hallmarks Of Italian Shoes

Italy has a long-standing tradition in craftsmanship and specifically, in leather goods. Because of that, you can find lots of shoemakers still in Italy, as well as many shoe factories. Italian bespoke or custom shoes are very different from Italian factory made shoes, so let’s take a look at bespoke first.

Beautiful patina and custom medallion and buckle on a bespoke monk strap shoe by Ugolini

Beautiful patina and custom medallion and buckle on a bespoke monk strap shoe by Ugolini

Even in Europe, Italy has probably the highest density of bespoke shoemakers you can find. It’s the same with tailors, shirt makers and other crafts especially related to menswear. One thing that always struck me about Italian bespoke shoes is that even a shoemaker in a small town has a very good eye for an elegant last. If you go to a smaller town in Germany and every bespoke shoe made, it will fit very well, the quality and construction will be very good, but the style will always look a little old-fashioned.

Goodyear Welt Construction

Not so in Italy; the construction you find in Italian bespoke shoes is usually a hand-sewn Goodyear welt. Sometimes you can also find the Norwegian welt which is called Norvegese in Italian and it’s more visible, it is more time consuming and not many other shoemakers are so much in love with that welt as Italians are. The problem with bespoke is it’s very expensive, it’s very time consuming, and because of that, it’s not an option for most men out there especially ones outside of Italy.

Now, factory-made Italian shoes have been quite popular in the US and just think of brands such as Santoni or Tods and they’ve been around for a while, they have a good reputation, at the same time, they’re also quite pricey. With the advancement of the Internet, we’ve seen a lot smaller companies in recent years producing goods that they sell directly to consumers cutting out the middleman and saving you as a consumer on the purchase price.

One of those companies who did it very successfully is called Ace Marks. They’re based in the US but they exclusively produce shoes in Italy and sell them directly to their consumers either by their website or by a Kickstarter project. In fact, they have the two most popular Kickstarter campaigns ever raising over a million dollars.

 

 

Ace Marks Penny Loafers

Ace Marks Penny Loafers

Are Ace Marks The Best Italian Shoes Money Can Buy?

Absolutely not, however, that’s not their focus. They try to sell a shoe that is fairly priced with a very high-quality level and an extremely great value level at a lower price. So let’s have a closer look at Italian made factory shoes such as Ace Marks.

Burgundy Wholecut from Ace Marks in Burgundy Diablo Antique with burnished tip

Burgundy Wholecut Oxford from Ace Marks in Burgundy Diablo Antique with burnished tip

It’s All About The Leather

Italians are very good tanners and because of that, most Italian shoes are made of Italian leather. Unlike in other countries, you can find entire towns dedicated to leather tanning and it’s just a joy to see that that craft is still so very much alive in Italy today.

So when you look at quality Italian Shoes, they will likely have a hand burnished patina with either something darker areas and lighter areas which makes the shoe more lively, easier to combine, and it simply looks much better than a plain colored leather shoe.

Blake Rapid Construction

Blake Rapid Construction

Shoe Construction

Most quality Italian shoes are either Blake-stitched or Blake rapid stitched. You can see here in these diagrams how that stitch is different. One has two stitches, one has just one, overall, Blake rapid is superior to just Blake and very similar to Goodyear in the sense that it’s more complex but with Blake sometimes you also have the issue that the thread will transport water from the wet street directly to the inside of your shoe which can be quite uncomfortable.

Blake Construction

Blake Construction

Shoe Quality

In terms of costs, they’re all very similar to each other including the machine-made Goodyear welt. In terms of quality, many would rate Goodyear welt on top of the bunch however, that’s not necessarily true. A Goodyear welted shoe just has different characteristics than let’s say a blake rapid shoe.

In general, a blake rapid stitch shoe will have a much thinner sole that is also more flexible than a Goodyear welted shoe which is generally a little thicker and harder. Now some people if they have issues with their feet just don’t get along with Goodyear welted shoes simply because they are too hard on their feet.

Ace Marks - Blake Stitched Shoe with Hand Burnished Patina

Ace Marks – Blake Stitched Shoe with Hand Burnished Patina

Personally, I own hand welt Goodyear shoes, machine-made Goodyear shoes, as well as Blake and Blake rapid shoes, the difference is really not that big. With the Goodyear welt, you get a little bit of cork on the inside which you usually don’t get with Blake Rapid or Blake construction.

Ultimately what matters more is the design of the last and how it works with your foot. When it comes to heel height Italian shoes have been all over the place. In the 70s, you saw really really tall heels but today, you can mostly find a moderate heel which is perfectly suitable for every kind of man.

Overall I would say that Italian shoes are always a little more fashion-forward, they have lasts that are longer, maybe a little rounded, maybe a little more extreme, they’re usually very stylish, and always put emphasis on elegance.

What About English Factory Made Shoes?

In my experience, they’re generally a little stiffer which means the uppers are a little stiffer, the soles a little stiffer, and that’s because they use the Goodyear welt method, machine welted almost exclusively in every factory I’ve ever seen. Now the leather is not super hard, it’s just a little harder than Italian shoes typically.

I’ve also found that all my English ready-to-wear shoes are much heavier than my Italian ones. Interestingly, bespoke shoes from England are generally much lighter than the English factory-made shoes. The lasts you can generally find in England are a little more traditional in Italian ones, they are very timeless and classic. They’re a little less flashy and less elongated as Italian lasts. The English also produces different kinds of shoes such as boots with triple or double soles and a rougher broguing that’s ideal for country wear, for example.

Allen Edmonds Fifth Aveune Cap Toe Oxford with Broguing on the toe cap

Allen Edmonds Fifth Aveune Cap Toe Oxford with Broguing on the toe cap

What About American Shoes Such As Allen Edmonds or Aldens?

Just like English shoes, they’re machine Goodyear welted and their lasts are generally a little more old-fashioned. Some people may call it clunky but overall, it’s just a different type of last.

Overall, I say American shoes are more similar to English shoes than Italian shoes but obviously, that’s a generalization. You can always find exceptions to the rule.

Wholecut in Antiqued Cognac Brown Leather on an elegant rounded last by Ace Marks

Wholecut in Antiqued Cognac Brown Leather on an elegant rounded last by Ace Marks

Which Type Of Shoe Is Better?

Honestly, there is no right or wrong. Personally, I own Italian shoes, I own German shoes, Austrian shoes, Romanian shoes, and everything in between. Now all of them have placed my wardrobe and for certain outfits, I prefer Italian, for others, American and then again, English for others.

For example, for a stylish double monk, I prefer the Italian silhouette because it’s a different last, it’s elegant, its unique, and it’s not clunky. If you want to go for a traditional classic cap toe Oxford, the English maybe with my first choice, at the same time, the Italians have also figured out to do it quite well.

That being said, when it comes to heavy leather boots, I go with English shoes no doubt about that. Now I’m very happy with my American Spectator shoes from Allen Edmonds, however, if you want a cordovan shoe, Alden is probably the most prestigious brand for that.

Now when it comes to loafers, a big fan of Italian shoes. Usually, they’re very elegant last, they’re stable in the foot, they don’t slip out and very happy with tassel loafers as well as penny loafers. Just look very different than American penny loafers or English penny loafers. Usually the longer last is a little more flattering in my opinion but again, each to his own.

Ace Marks - Basic 4 Shoes

Ace Marks – Basic 4 Shoes

CONCLUSION

At the end of the day, you have to figure out what works for you. If you’re a really heavy guy with 400 pounds, a thin soled Italian leather shoe is maybe not your best bet. At the same time, if you want an elegant shoe that is thinner soled for events with black-tie for example, as a whole cut or maybe just as a business shoe around the office, I would totally recommend going with Italian thin sole shoes rather than thicker Hungarian style or American shoes.


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British Olympic diver Tom Daley and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black have tied the knot. 

Daley, 22, and Black, 42, wed Saturday at the Bovey Castle on Dartmoor, a five-star resort in Devon, England. The couple, who got engaged in 2015, confirmed the news with a pair of heartfelt Instagram posts. 

“We shared the day with 120 of our closest friends and family,” Daley, who called Black “the love of my life,” wrote. 

A number of tabloids, including The Sun, reported that the pair had re-enacted a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” as part of their nuptials. But Daley appeared to nix that rumor, using the hashtag #NoRomeo in the caption to his snapshot. 

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Fellow diver Brooke Graddon, who is a longtime pal of Daley’s, told the BBC that the wedding was “full of love and happiness.”

“He’s been through so many hard times in his life,” she said of her friend. “It’s so nice that he’s had his happy ending.” She called the wedding “brilliant,” adding, “Obviously, the location was incredible but everything else was really relaxed, it was just so normal.”

In 2016, Black and Daley opened up about their relationship in a candid interview for Out magazine’s annual “Love Issue.”

❤️ Truly unforgettable ❤️

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“It was one of the first times that I felt, ‘Oh my God, this isn’t just a thing where I am attracted to someone. This is someone that I’ve connected with on a whole new level,’” Daley, who came out in a YouTube video shortly after he and Black began dating in 2013, said. “It was new for me, and that was when I thought, ‘Sh*t, I’m in trouble here.’”

Black acknowledged his immediate connection to Daley, but said he was initially hesitant about the relationship. 

“I slowly started to let myself fall in love,” he said, “but it was a process.”

Congratulations, gentlemen! 

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