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Accessories

Puma grip bag

By admin on January 21st, 2008

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Whilst over the shoulder bags are great and
all, there’s just a gentlemanly elegance about a grip bag that a shoulder bag
will never match. That’s why I like this Puma
grip heritage bag
so much.

Whilst it’s not quite as gentlemanly as I’d
like – big logos give everything a slight tackiness – it’s still a well made
piece. The colour makes it easy to match with a number of outfits and it’s not
overpoweringly big, so it can be used either as an overnight bag or just
something to take to work.



Accessories

WISHLIST: Mulberry’s Brynmore and Barnaby bags

By Will Reid on January 17th, 2008

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Menswear magician Stuart Vevers has pulled another trick out of the bag (no pun intended!) The Brynmore (left) is a stunning piece that combines a classic style with incredible design to make a piece that all men will be proud to BRANDISH (this is a worrying habit). The Barnaby right, is another bag from the new collection and another future classic. It is made with natural leather and has an internal pocket as well as quick release buckles. Spacious, well made and thoughtfully designed, Vevers realises what men need in a bag and allows the wearer to live without the accessory getting in the way. In an interview with GQ magazine, Vevers explained that "Mulberry bags show an appreciation of beautiful quality not ostentation," and this week’s Wishlist items are testament to that. Just don’t let the price tag stop you.



Accessories

10 Deep polka dot cap

By admin on January 10th, 2008

10deepcap_2I love my 10 Deep cap. It’s one of those things which I have to have to speak sternly to myself about: ‘You can’t wear that again, people will think you have no other clothes’. Petulantly I put it back in the wardrobe and kick over my bedside lamp.
So I’m thinking I should invest in another. I really like the shape – the five piece design is better for my money than the ubiquitous New Era shape, which I feel makes me look like a mushroom.
But with 10Deep, it’s all about the prints. They’re just great and this little polka dot print is no exception. Commonwealth can fix you up.



Accessories

Leopard Print Scarf

By admin on January 9th, 2008

LeopardscarfAre you man enough for a bit of leopard print? I know I am – bring it on!
There’s not a thing wrong with leopard print. Its cultural referents are impeccable: on the one hand busty barmaids and on the other hand Peter Stringfellow’s beachwear.
I’m not convincing you am I?
Still I think it’s a good look for a man. Something a bit rakish, a bit Russell Brand about it, in a ‘I’ve got a powerful sexuality and I’m not afraid to use it’ way.
If you want a piece of that action, head over to Oak NYC.



Accessories

More Winter Coats in the sale – Raf Simons

By admin on January 8th, 2008

Image1xlMore sale coats! This one is by Raf Simons and is from ASOS, who’ve already taken 50% off loads of their stock, putting this coat at £256, which ain’t bad for Raf Simons.
This coat is part parka, part puffa and is the best of both worlds. It’s got the big-on-top silhouette which I don’t reckon will be going anywhere soon so you’ll still be able to wear it next winter. And it looks dead warm.
If you like the Raf Simons gothy post-punk vibe, you can’t go far wrong with this baby.



Accessories

Pretty girls wear pearls…The stylish man sports Mikimoto of Japan

By ShinyMedia on January 7th, 2008

Sanyetta Baptiste writes:

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Trendstop is putting their reputation on the line to bring you the newest male fashion trend.  Pearls for men.  I know…I know.  It sounds a bit absurd.  But do you remember the man bag of our beloved Friends?  Who’s laughing now?

Men’s fashion is finally catching on. Pearls are classic.  Case closed.  Okay, one must admit if worn incorrectly by even the manliest of men, this trend can render its wearer a bit effeminate – if not Mardi Gras bound.  However, as with everything, tact is the key. We suggest that you forgo your mum’s precious strand for more subtle accents.  For example, the addition of a simple but never understated pair of Mikimoto pearl cufflinks can add masculine elegance to any gentleman’s wardrobe.    



Accessories

Eco belts made from old fire hoses

By ShinyMedia on January 4th, 2008

fire%20hose%20belt.jpgHippyshopper have uncovered some very virtuous belts made from old fire hoses used by the London Fire Brigade. The belts are unisex, but there’s a great range of designs from skinny to studded, with prices starting at £36 from Natural Collection. What’s more, with each purchase you’ll be giving a donation to the LFB Benevolent Fund.



Accessories, Luggage & Travel

Paul Smith laptop case

By admin on January 3rd, 2008

Abslcmdpsrv_largeOh Sir Paul, you don’t disappoint do you? With this laptop case, you’re really spoiling us.
Designing those stripes back in day was an absolute stroke of genius. So simple, so beautiful, instantly recognisable and stylish. And, they go on anything and instantly make it look brilliant.
If you got a laptop for Christmas., lucky you! But what’s a laptop without a snazzy case though? It’s little more than a fancy toy. Will the right case however, its sophisiticated, it’s sharp, it’s now now now.
This is the right case. Get it from Wejetset.



Accessories, Clothing, knitwear

Uniqlo Cashmere Scarves for £20!

By admin on December 20th, 2007

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A couple of weeks ago, I suggested a Paul Smith cashmere
scarf
as a Christmas gift. If you bought it, return it now! Right now! Why are
you still reading this and not returning that scarf?

If you didn’t buy it, but still want
cashmere round your neck then you’re in luck. Uniqlo have just released a range
of Cashmere
scarves
costing just £20. In my disbelief, I went to one of the flagship
stores and lo and behold, there it was. £20 cashmere scarves. They feel the
same as the Paul Smith and manage to be £80 cheaper. As a point of comparison,
Y-3 were trying to sell some awful branded wool scarves for £110 and H&M ‘luxury’
scarves cost £20.

Before you start, I know this is another
women’s item but who cares about gender with scarves anyway?



Accessories

Mario Portolano gloves

By admin on December 18th, 2007

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Now that it’s officially freezing outside, it’s
time to look at some gloves. To say Mario
Portolano
just makes gloves would be an understatement. To say he made
wearable pieces of art would be an overstatement. What he does do is make
gloves out of the finest materials he can find, like these cashmere-lined
leather gloves
.

As bizarre as this following sentence is
going to sound, I’m not sure I even want to put myself through this kind of
luxury. How can you ever go back to wearing normal gloves after smothering your
hands in cashmere? I’m sure this is worth every penny of the $195 price tag.



Accessories

Trip Clip

By admin on December 18th, 2007

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Oh dear God. I mean, I’ve got to give them credit for a very practical solution to a very irritating problem, but I just don’t think I can be that person.
The Trip Clip is a very simple device which will protect your jeans from deteriorating to the point where the hems become little more than aprons for you shoes, as happens to me frequently. They seem quite discreet – the one pictured is transparent – but I think its just much cooler not to care. I think I’ll just have to continue fraying my jeans with my heel and avoiding escalators. Still, if you’re more of a man (or granny) than me, you can get hold of yours for a fiver, here.



Accessories, Grooming, Suits & Tailoring

Top present picks for men from Catwalk Queen

By ShinyMedia on December 17th, 2007

Take a look at Gemma and I sat on the couch at Shiny Towers looking through a selection of gift ideas for men. They’re good for your brother or your bezzie, but frankly I think you just should treat yourself to one of these gift ideas because Christmas is usually disappointing enough!

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Check out Kat and Stu’s ipod jacket video for more details on this product, and also because the video is hilarious!

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Accessories

Jack Spade Waxwear Soft Duffel

By admin on December 14th, 2007

WaxwearduffeljackspadeYou can’t beat Jack Spade for quality man-bags. Made from high quality waxed cotton and trimmed with leather, these bags are made to last. This week-end travel bag has a shoulder strap and handles as well as internal compartments for shoes – it’s a bag that’s just sitting up and begging you to use it.
Waxed cotton is everywhere at the moment – classic Barbour coats, biker jackets and luggage. The beauty of waxed cotton is that its natural but extremely hard wearing. It ages beautifully and when it becomes scuffed and marked, you just need to warm it slightly with an iron (follow manufacturer’s instructions!) and the marks will fade, restoring it (almost) to its former glory.
Get hold of this beauty from the Jack Spade website.
[Pic from Midnight Anxiety]



Accessories

Magic Flip Wallet from Becko

By admin on December 12th, 2007

Becko_flip_wallet_purple_03When I was younger I was always fascinated by the flip wallets that train conductors used to carry. They’d collect your folding off you, place it inside the wallet, close it and then open it again and magically the money would be held securely in place. Man, how I wanted one of those.
Well now my boyish dreams can come true with the Flip Wallet from Becko available from Azita. It’s a beautifully crafted piece in embossed leather with card pockets on the outside, side slits for other bits and bobs and of course the special flip mechanism on the inside. See it in action here. It’s a mere £25/ €36 and comes in 4 equally lovely colours.



Accessories

Fila Bowling Bag

By admin on December 10th, 2007

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Fila look to follow in the footsteps of
Puma, creating accessories that are fashionable enough for independent stores
and accessible enough for Footlocker to stock it. This
bowling bag
is their first steps in the right direction. Itâ??s like theyâ??re
asking for forgiveness after those horrible Wu-Tang trainers.

I havenâ??t forgiven them yet. Those trainers
were horrible. On a lighter note, the bag is an affordable £40 and is available
from Elements.




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