Red Dunlop bag from Topman

It’s officially winter now, and Topman have got a great Dunlop bag to brighten up your autumnal outfits. The red colour is amazing, and just looking at it I feel cheered up! It reminds me of tinned cream of tomato soup, which is another perfect antidote to rainy grey days. The bag’s retro stylings make it look great with office …

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Top five scarves, including a budget effort from Topman, Lee’s preppy-style neck-wear and the daddy of all scarves by Steven Alan

Reasons to love winter #21: Scarves. Actually, that should include all winter related accessories. One of the worst things about male fashion that for pretty much two seasons out of the year, there are no accessories for men. Sure, we get some smart satchels and belts but, other than a slew of stupid looking baseball caps, that’s about it. Then …

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APC beanie rivals grandmother’s best efforts in the “tea-cosy” knitwear category

After all those Christmas mornings spent moaning about the knitwear that granny sent you, it turns out that you actually should have been thanking her for prepping you in the future of fashion. You snotty little ingrate, you. A.P.C.’s winter accessory range features a heavy cable-knit peaked-beanie, which is a smart and original variation on the cotton/lycra versions that have …

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Triple 5ive Soul Metropolitan Canteen bag

Perfect for battling through urban warzones (or simply walking through Hackney) the Metropolitan Canteen Bag (£40) from Triple Five Soul combines medi-pack looks with everyday practicalities. Spacious enough to accommodate a 15" laptop, the MCB also provides for your documents, mobile and music devices or just a couple of extra clips of ammo. It also has a neat plaid design …

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Fang cufflinks from Stephen Einhorn have definite bite

I’m not really a cufflinks man – they’re usually too fiddly and no one gets to see them if you’re wearing a suit. I also dislike the way they knock against desk tops when you sit at them and put your hands down, but that’s just my own personal neurosis. However, I may need to readdress my cufflink phobia after …

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Top five fingerless gloves for the coming winter

I always though fingerless gloves were the preserve of the homeless and grubby old men digging up potatoes on allotments, but it appears that they’ve made it on to the autumn/winter season’s must have list. Although I still reckon they’re slightly pointless (aren’t the fingers the bits that get most cold?), there are some pretty sweet examples of gloves sans …

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MosMea explanation mark bag. Designed for women, should be worn by everyone

Just so there are no pretenses that could potentially lead to you feeling like an idiot, this is a ladies bag, designed for women, by a woman. Wear this in the right (or wrong, possibly) circles, and someone is sure to point out this indubitable yet, in my view, irrelevant fact. While not essentially masculine, I think this satchel by …

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DB Clay wallets: Vegan, vegetarian and dolphin friendly

DB Clay has just launched its new website and with it a whole range of eco-friendly and super stylish wallets. Made from a vinyl-free material called "Tope", the wallets are free from hazardous chemicals that can leach out through your jeans and into your skin, resulting in horrible diseases such as cancer and haemorrhoid’s. And if that’s not enough, the …

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Retro sunglasses from Original Penguin

Original Penguin, purveyors of the finest polo shirts anywhere on this good and gracious planet, have launched a range of sweet looking eyewear. Ignore the fact that our ever-darkening skies render the practical qualities of sunglasses useless – we all know that we only don a pair to look cool. These Aruba sunnies (£160) have a definite 1980s quality about …

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Bison brooch from Orange Button

I think this Bison brooch is meant for women but it’s way to cool to give to a partner or loved one. I love cutout wood badges, they remind me of US Tv shows where the dad has a ‘den’ and he keeps all his hunting trophies and college flags… Go-oo Tigers!Wear it with a gruff beard for a outdoors-y …

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Tartan headwear by FU-R

There is a consolation to the weather taking a turn for the worse – it means that I get to purchase lots of lovely winter-suitable clothing. And it’s not just insulating jackets, jumpers and boots that get my fashion-juices ‘a flowing. Think of all those accessories… My first head wear purchase of the season will definitely be this FU-R Andrews …

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Philip Lim’s ’08 eye wear collection preview

These shades are a preview of Philip Lim’s eye wear collection to be released for the designer’s spring ’08 range. The unisex aviators will come in four colour schemes, with navy and red joining the yellow and cream ones shown here. Less rounded than normal aviators, the sunnies still have a distinctly feminine look, despite their unisex tag and would …

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Still Life NYC leather fedora

Still Life New York City are the purveyors of the finest head wear on their side of the Atlantic, creating hats in the styles that were popular in by gone eras. Each of their many styles is associated with a quote from a celebrity, playwright or author, which immediately makes the hats ten times cooler. I’m particularly fond of the …

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Get high with All The Kings Men Midi laptop bag

I love the understatement of style and colour on the All The Kings Men Midi laptop bag, but what makes it super special is the fact that the straps are made from 100% genuine airliner seat belts. So that fact isn’t amazing in itself, but I think adds a touch of class and sets the bag apart from all the …

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Roman invasion: The Invicta Mini Sac returns

Back in early 1980s Rome, a new fashion trend exploded that saw the citizens of the ancient city all take to wearing brightly coloured, stripy day-packs, with young and old sporting the Invicta Mini Sac as both a fashion accessory and practical carry all. And now it’s back, crossing both the continent and the Atlantic, and set to become the …

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Incase Sling Pack bag

Incase, the same fellas who make some of the niftiest iPhone covers going, have created this neat little back pack that’s designed for your laptop (Macs specifically) but also everything else. Pared down to one strap, the Sling Pack’s (£45) draw is in its simple, economic styling and practicality, with room for all your accessories, plus a "fur" lined compartment …

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Marks and Spencer weekend bag

Good weekend bags are a special find and this buckle front bag is a pretty snazzy affair. In a rich chocolatey brown it’s the perfect size for a short break and it’s sturdy enough to lug to a festival. With lots of pockets for maps, cds, or just to segregate dirty socks from the clean the bag is pretty good …

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Roll-Top Chrome backpacks

Looking like something you’d get in an army surplus shop but infinitely more chic, the roll-top Chrome backpack (£75) isn’t just a pretty accessory. While the bag itself will keep your goodies safe from harm and dry as a bone, it also goes that extra mile by featuring a roll-top cover that envelopes the pack to ensure that not even …

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French Connection stripe belt

French Connection’s stripe belt is a nice way to add some interest to a plain outfit. The silk tie fabric is reminiscent of Paul Smith and lends some schoolboy style and an air of insouciance. For only 22 quid use it to brighten up plain grey trousers or go the whole hog and belt up some knee length shorts. Just …

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Theo Gato

I love this uncomplicated collection of bags and wallets from Theo Gato, which are absolutely striking in their simplicity. Devoid of often unnecessary zips and buckles or superfluous compartments, each accessory is functional, yet beautifully designed. I’d be glad to use each item for it’s intended use (I’d be particularly keen to swan into the gym with that mean looking …

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