The Gintlemen

There is, I fear, a dearth of gentleman bloggers, and plus size male bloggers in particular – and as someone fond of a more curvy gentleman, that makes me sad.

So, with the help of some of the fabulous gents I know, from all walks of life, I’ve created The Gintlemen. A small group of gentleman bloggers. From fashion to grooming, and beyond, these gents are here to provide their experiences, reviews and feedback. 



Adrian, is an adopted Mancunian residing with his wife of 1 (and a bit) years, 5 step children, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a couple of hamsters. He has a daughter of his own, who is forging a career in parental financial extortion from her secret base in Hoole. In his own words, his 49 years have often been an extraordinary dinghy journey through rough mental health seas, until recently when he had to hold his hands up and say he was going overboard. His passions include good food, good beer, good films and he makes room for more food by running – twice over 26 miles. He’s now volunteering in the city at a street kitchen, and part of the growing body positivity movement. Here’s to the next adventure.




Ben is best known as one quarter of the classical crossover group G4, runners up on the first series of ITV’s The X Factor in 2004. Ben’s Italianate tenor voice has, in its own right, enabled him to work for and alongside artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Lesley Garrett, Russell Watson and more within the commercial industry, as well as singing on classical and operatic stages such as the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, the Teatru Manoel, Malta, the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall.

Away from music, Ben has a wide ranging gin collection spanning over 120 bottles and a shopping habit easily outstripping his budget. He is an ardent believer in the bigger man being able to follow fashion and trends, and has an inexplicable weakness for multicoloured brogues.