jeans hanging from a washing line 13/10/2023

How To Dye Jeans 2 Ways: A Step-By-Step Guide

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than when your favourite pair of jeans begin to fade. After years of heavy wearing, your delectable denim can begin to look a little tired. However, this doesn’t mean it must be curtains for your favourite denim garments.  What if we told you that dyeing your denim could solve your problems (and be kinder to the environment)? In this guide, we’ve pulled together two easy and practical ways to dye denim at home so you can continue to wear your favourite pair and get them looking... Read More

how to clean timberland boots step by step 13/10/2023

Here’s How To Clean Timberland Boots

Timberland boots are the iconic footwear staple your wardrobe has been waiting for. Built to withstand years of stylish dressing, as long as you provide them with a little TLC, they’ll surely last a lifetime. Timberland boot care differs depending on the material your boots are made from, so it’s important to learn the type of care your boots require before cleaning and restoring them. If you’re unsure where to begin, don’t worry; we’re knowledgeable about caring for Timberland boots at CHO.  Whether you’re looking to restore the colour, freshen... Read More


How To Re-Wax Your Barbour Jacket And Bring It Back To Life

A Barbour wax jacket is an outer wardrobe staple built to last.  Practical and versatile, it’s the perfect choice for hiking through the mountains, strolling through the fields, or heading for a weekend coffee. But what happens when your beloved Barbour jacket starts to look tired? It might be time for a re-wax. If you’ve ever wondered how to re-wax your Barbour jacket,  we’ve got you covered with our Barbour wax jacket maintenance guide at CHO! Read on to discover how to clean your Barbour wax jacket, how to wax... Read More


How to Clean UGG Boots: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do you know how to clean your UGG boots? These stunning sheepskin and suede fashion icons have been the world’s favourite casual boot for decades, but that beautiful smooth suede can take a real beating over time and start to look a little shabby. Like any suede shoes, UGG boots must be properly cared for to keep them looking their best, so we’ve put together our top tips on how to clean them at home. Our UGG cleaning tips combine simple home remedies and professional UGG care products so that... Read More


How To Take Care of Birkenstock Sandals

If you’re the proud owner of a pair of Birkenstock sandals, you will know only too well the comfort they bring. That signature cork footbed contours to your foot arches and provides the perfect amount of support to care for your feet and joints as you walk. But do you know how to return the favour? Here are a few essential tips on how to take care of your Birkenstock sandals (and how not to) so you can keep your Birks as happy as they keep you: Key Birkenstock Care... Read More

A close up of the left arm of a Barbour wax jacket showing a Union Jack patch with a country scene blurred in the background 13/12/2022

What Is The Difference Between Barbour & Barbour International

Barbour is a brand synonymous with style. Creating high-quality, long-lasting outerwear since 1894, the Barbour brand has expanded its offering over the years, creating luxury menswear, womenswear, footwear, homeware, gifts and accessories for pets under both the original Barbour and the Barbour International labels. Barbour International is part of the Barbour family, but what are the differences between the two? And is one a better investment than the other? At CHO, we’re outlining the differences between the two brands, analysing the history behind them and detailing their product offering, so... Read More

presents 18/12/2019

Christmas Gift Guide for Him & Her 2019

Christmas is now in full swing and, with only a few shopping days to go, we’ve decided to give you a hand with those last-minute Christmas gift ideas. No need to worry about that mad dash on Christmas Eve trying to find the other half the perfect gift, here at CHO Fashion & Lifestyle we have all the Christmas gifts covered this year.  Whether you’re looking for a secret Santa gift or looking to really push the boat out and get them a large luxury gift, CHO’s last minute gift... Read More

how to pack a cabin bag carry on backpack what to pack 05/06/2019

How to Pack a Cabin Bag [and which type of bag to choose]

Packing light has all sorts of benefits, but how do you possibly get everything you need into a cabin bag (especially if you’re going away for longer than a weekend)? It’s a fair question, but you’ll be pleased to know that packing light is easier than you might think, once you have the know-how. Here we’ll show you how to pack a cabin bag, which type of carry-on bag is best and how to maximise space to minimise those pesky packing compromises. What’s the best type of hand luggage bag... Read More

how to spot a fake barbour jacket 26/03/2019

How to Spot a Fake Barbour Jacket (6-Point Checklist)

Would you know how to spot a fake Barbour jacket? Like most high-end, popular fashion brands, Barbour has been heavily targeted by counterfeiters trying to replicate the brand’s classic and original designs. And, while Barbour is working tirelessly to fight against the counterfeiters to protect its loyal customers, many fake Barbour jackets are still finding their way onto the market. So, to give an extra helping hand, we’ve listed the top six classic signs of counterfeiting in Barbour jackets to ensure you don’t end up falling for the scam. Here’s... Read More


How to Pronounce Fjällräven: Meet The Kanken

Do you know how to pronounce Fjällräven? No? You’re not the only one. This world-famous Swedish brand is known for creating super sleek, technical outerwear that is both reliable and stylish, but how do you say it? All those dots … Wonder no more, here is the easy way to remember how to pronounce Fjällräven, written out phonetically. The Pronunciation The first part is fairly straightforward. We start by simply saying a regular, everyday ‘F’ sound, just as if you’re about to say ‘Fish’. Easy, Fffffff… Then the part that... Read More