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Last day for ordering prior to Christmas

Matthew Baines

Find out about our last ordering dates for shipping prior to Christmas 2021.

Last day for ordering prior to Christmas

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Yassify: What does it mean and what is Yassification?

Matthew Baines

Yassify: What does it mean and what is Yassification?

Yassify: the meme that has been dominating social media since mid November 2021.

What does Yassify mean though? What is Yassification and how do you become yassified? I will attempt to answer some of these questions right now, if you so please.

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Black Friday Offers: Grab up to 30% off!

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Grab up to 30% discount in our Black Friday 2021 sale at BillingtonPix for t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, homewares, biodegradable phone cases, stationery and other accessories.

Black Friday Offers: Grab up to 30% off!

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What is Goblincore?

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What is Goblincore?

A close relation to Cottagecore, Goblincore speaks to the more gnarly and wild side of nature.

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What is Cottagecore?

Matthew Baines Cottagecore

During the Pandemic the Cottagecore aesthetic exploded dramatically as a foil from the horrors of Coronavirus and an escape into a more romanticised version of reality. But what exactly is Cottagecore? What does it stand for, why does it persist and what are the main elements from which it is formed?

What is Cottagecore?

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How to style men's leggings in 2021

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How to style men's leggings in 2021

Are you someone who secretly admires men wearing leggings but don't feel brave enough to pull it of yourself? You're not alone. But don't worry, times are changing. This blog will explore where you can wear your leggings, what to look out for in men's leggings, and 4 top tips for getting the right look with your meggings in 2021. Men's Leggings for Self Expression In a previous life I have been banned from wearing men's leggings. But for me they are the perfect canvas for self-expression. Gone are the days of the jokey meggings memes and caricatures. This is...

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Check out our Autumn 2021 Men's Clothing Collection

Matthew Baines

Super excited to launch this season's Autumn 2021 menswear collection for BillingtonPix! We are all about patterns at BillingtonPix and this year we are focused down on 90s retro vibes. Take a look at our men's compression tights and joggers for more detail on the designs we offer.  We have a growing collection of clothes, homewares and accessories based around independently created designs that you won't find on the high street. BillingtonPix is a small but fast growing enterprise that seeks to offer more choice to our customers like you. Sweatpants or joggers, whatever you call them, we have you...

Check out our Autumn 2021 Men's Clothing Collection

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Is the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 olive green watch a tale of horological obsession?

Matthew Baines

Is the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 olive green watch a tale of horological obsession?

The latest hottest luxury timepiece, the olive green dial 5711 Patek Philippe Nautilus (ref. 5711/1A-014 to be precise) hit the luxury watch market on April 8, 2021. Long long after, that same watch was spotted for sale in the secondary watch market (aka the grey market) in a promotional video for the Antiquorum auction house in Monaco. The furore that happened next will amaze you.

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Memories of a School Ski Trip to La Polsa Italy

Matthew Baines

One memory that has always stuck with me was a family holiday of sorts, piggy-backing on a school trip, to La Polsa ski resort in Italy. Slightly embarrassing I suppose as my parents were the only parents who came along. They seemed oblivious to it at the time, and to be fair I was only about 10 or 11 years old. Still, it involved a plane and a new sport that I hadn't until that point undertaken.

Memories of a School Ski Trip to La Polsa Italy

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What does 'Hove Actually' actually mean?

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What does 'Hove Actually' actually mean?

You might ask where exactly does the term "Hove, actually" come from? It often heard in Hove and by people of Hove and is a great source of amusement, with, perhaps a little bit of snobbery mixed in. I first came down to Hove in 1993, when my best friend moved down there from Aberdeen (yes, that was quite a move, actually!). It was a gorgeous summer and we would often take the open top bus onto the (grassed) Hove sea front and wander along the painted beach huts to look at the view. Once in a while we would...

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