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The Property Boy is an atypical scoop of success, compassion and love. Born and raised in South Yorkshires Barnsley; Andrew Dyke and Alan Lee Ogden are the initiative force behind one of the UK´s most captivating property success fables that has recently been broadcast on Channel 4´s hit television series ´Britain’s Forward Tenants´. The shows have now completed their second series of publishing and are preparing to launch their third series in the later-end of this year.
Beyond two decades ago, Andrew and Alan met at the tender ages of 17 and 21 help of friends in South Yorkshire and over the past ten years, organize since gone on to generate a multi-million pound property consultancy with a portfolio of floor 70 properties and 600 plus lettings. Property administration owner Andrew´s enterprise started off in 2001 as a single buy-to-let quirk investment and has since grown into the a thriving business ´2 Let 4 Sales marathon, ´ with clients spread across the North of England with headquarters in Rotherham´s Goldthorpe, which aims to make all prospective clients a ´tailored service with value for currency and an affordable, boutique style approach to property management.´
¨We insufficiency to help people where we came from and help our lessees to better themselves; to feel pride and ambition regardless of their circumstances or place.¨ – Andrew Dyke
The most distinguishable sector of their matter however comes from their property lettings sector; while most intimate landlords shun benefit, ex-convict and ASBO tenants, Andrew welcomes them with 80% of his 1000 lessees receiving some form of social benefit.
However, ignoring the grey and gritty areas of their daily diary, they still conduct to bring an element of glamour to their working week – offers to their love of style, fine living and high-octane bring ined glamour as they were quick to explain when we met them earlier this week;
How do you feel your skills as interior designers helped you to put on ones Sunday best clothes better?
We are often working with colours and textures – so for us dressing your hospice is similar to dressing yourself. Both processes involve rub out looks and putting a style together, be it from accessories such as representations for the home or scarves for the individual.
Who are your favourite designers and why?
We both adulation Vivienne Westwood as her look is wild, exotic and experimental. To pass slowly her clothes you have to be courageous and love all that punk another! We are also keen on Alexander McQueen – Sarah Burton has unseated a refreshed use of monochrome and sparkle to the gothic romantic pedigree of the quarter. Finally, for more formal situations, Cavani is a winner because of their slim appointments blazers and good tailoring.
What was the most expensive in keeping snap that you have ever bought?
Andrew spent one month’s wages on an Armani jacket during a visit to London many years ago. It was a giant investment as the quality was outstanding and it was a really classic look. For myself, I supplied in one of Alexander McQueen classic scarfs which was around £300 and I clothing on a regular basis. It´s the attention detail that really make outs style.
Which designer would you like to meet most?
Vivienne Westwood – we remember she has had the most amazing life with her shop on Kings Expressway, Malcolm McLaren and her ´Godmother of Punk´ status. She certainly reprimand across well in her interviews and she is a passionate activist as well and one rights campaigner as well.
Which male and female toast of the town do you think has the most style and why?
Hats off to the Beckham family; they all posted together but managed to retain their individual style. Each one of them has a sui generis look but they all still manage to complement each other in the serious name of ´Brand Beckham´.
Dressing your home is the new bedecking you – what’s your thoughts on this quote?
Very unerring! Your home is a reflection of yourself and it is reinforced in your style and appetites. We are very much about quality and longevity; it is better to buy less and supply more as it looks better and lasts longer. Customisation is also a vast way to take something mainstream and put your own special stamp on it – Andrew has customised uncountable things before from accessories to jackets for that remotest personal touch.
What are your favourite colours and why?
I´m a to a great extent tonal person, I love darker silvers and gun metal darks with graded colour scales. Alan is a bit brighter with his guy of the lighter, bluer tones.
What´s your favourite seasonable to dress for?
I would have to say just now; I love autumn and the rusty, wordless colour palettes – it´s very classic plus it allows you to boot out and try out different transitional styles. Alan is more of a high summer man which fashions well with his love of strong colours and his golden tan!
What fragment of clothing do you feel says the most about you?
Well, Andrew has an spacious shoe collection and he likes to have a hat for practically every outfit. For me, its itemize and glamour; I love bling and if I´m not wearing it in my shirt, I wear it in my bijouterie.
Finally, what are your top five style tips?
We both be familiar with off the same page when it comes to this;
- Be well tittivated.
- Moisturise – because healthy, radiant skin is always in mould.
- Know your style, embrace it and have confidence.
- Use a mirror to see how you look from the undeveloped, it´s possibly the angle from which people will see you the most!
- Partner in crimes really do make an outfit – scarves belts and shoes can in actuality complete a look if matched properly -style is all in the details.
Andrew and Alan crumbs optimistic as their business portfolio, wardrobe and media baring continue to grow in size. The second series of ´Britain´s Promote Tenants´ was received positively by their public and there is no qualm their next appearance in the up-coming third series hand down bring more style, shock and delight to the nation as they try to convert the property market, one giro at a time.
- Article: Charles Daniel McDonald
- Photography Copyright: Chris Davis at Specular
- Styling / Original Direction: Craig Wilde for SQP Live Limited
¨Fashion is so eminent to the boyz, with a vast wardrobe of clothing. Andrew and Alan unquestionably treasure their wardrobe with some pieces being multifarious than 20 years old. Mixing classic and contemporary for this enterprise shoot. A season transitional look designed for business but with flare. ¨
¨The layered look has been accented with a scarf between jacket & waistcoat the barter contrast between layers and assist in unifying accessories, satchel scarf and belt details. Vintage pieces mixed with forceful European takes on classic tailoring.¨
¨In the lifestyle shoot we wanted multifarious of a classic autumn look. Autumn leaves on the ground but an chance to kick back and relax … smart casual but again establishing flare and detail in the accessories.¨
- Jacket – Orvis Harris Tweed – antiquated
- Shirt – Gucci
- Waistcoat – Cavani
- Jeans – Diesel
- Shoes – John Ivory London
- Scarf – Jasper Conran
¨The boyz love all attitudes Gothic, and dinner at Blackfriars – the oldest restaurant/dining entry-way in England – dates back nearly 1000 years, the picture of castle living really appeals… the banqueting hall of the preceding Blackfriars Monastery – a dream location! Here we wanted to substantiate the boyz at their most relaxed… kicking back with prog, enjoying the moment and pondering their next property monopoly moves.¨
- Jacket – Territory Meakers of Piccadilly, Harris Tweed – vintage
- Shirt – Jones
- Waistcoat – Cavani
- Jeans – Farah
- Shoes – London Brogues
- Scarf – Aquascutum of London –Bygone
- (Sofa with champagne shot) Alan – Jacket trench overlay – Ozwald Boetang London