Uniqlo UT t-shirt range

Uniqlo have let loose designers, photographers and musicians on their UT t-shirts with eye-catching results. From traditional Japanese designs, to dance moves to ’90s computer game Sensible Soccer style graphics you will easily be able to find something that you like. This t-shirt is by Osamu Tezuka and will set you back a wallet-pleasing £12.99 and will no doubt impress …

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Amplified tee

Admit it, ever since you got given a pack of those "rub on" tattoos, you’ve wanted to get your whole body inked in flaming skulls, swords with snakes wrapped around them and evil, naked she-devils. You were going to buy a big motorbike too, and stay up until four 4am every morning. But then you got your stuffy office job, …

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Levi’s 1947 check shirts

I can’t get enough of big-checks – wearing small checks always reminds me of the curtains my mum had in her kitchen. Or school-girl Summer-dresses, but that’s another story. "Mother, I’m thirteen now and I can wear what I want! Get that dress away from me!" Anyway, this Levi’s check shirt (£37.50) is "sun-faded" for that distressed look (boo) but …

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Adidas Carlo Gruber vest

Sorry to do this to you again, but I couldn’t resist bringing you this awesome vest jacket (£90), despite it being Summer. It just excited me so much which is rare these days… It’s design came from a brief collaboration with the eponymous ski instructor during the late 1970s, when professional skiers were in high demand to promote anything from …

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Vilebrequin or just vile?

Vilebrequin created boxer-short style beach wear back in 1970, giving rise to pretty much what every guy wears down on the promenade today. Prior to Monsieur Vilebrequin’s vision, inspired by a tablecloth no-less, men wore short shorts. Very short shorts. Or Speedos.  Neither were a good look. Since then, Vilebrequin has continued to churn out the long shorts with various …

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Paul Smith t-shirt

I found this Paul Smith tee (£45) while perusing their website. Big, thick stripes and colourful gingham prints seem to be the in thing at the moment, so I was pleased when I came across this simple, striped tee. I also like the cut on the arms – I much prefer a t-shirt when the arms don’t go all the …

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Next cargo shorts

I generally loathe Next. Their collection is the epitome of the blandness that pervades men’s high street fashion these days and their casual wear is made to such general specifications that they end up fitting everyone and no-one. Seems a little strong, doesn’t it? Well, there are some things that Next do well. Like cheap but decent formal shirts, work …

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Topman salmon v-neck

It’s Glastonbury time and short of wearing a jester’s hat (don’t) there’s not much room for festivity in menswear. Instead take some mouth-watering fruity colours that will make you easy to spot in a crowd. Topman’s astoundingly cheap salmon v-neck (£6) will flatter your sunkissed skin and adds a bit of pep to khaki shirts. The colour goes really well …

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Maharishi sale

Look fashionable on the battlefield without giving away your position to the enemy or hurting your wallet – Maharishi is having a sale, with up to 50% off of their catalogue. I’ve picked out a couple of choice items that I really like, but the sale is pretty extensive – there seems to be an (army) surplus of it. Lame …

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Rapha Racing / Paul Smith collaboration

Rapha, the respected "road racing" (that’s cycling in normal terms) clothes maker and Paul Smith (who needs no introduction) have teamed up to produce a small, but perfectly formed, range of cycling apparel. The first release from this range is this rather smart racing jersey (£175) which commemorates Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France. It’s made from 100% …

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Eye hurting shirt from Topman

Checked shirts come back into their own every Summer. This year, it seems the smaller the check, the better, although there’s still a place for country bumpkin-style picnic tablecloth checks. Usually, you’ll get two or three colours in a shirt, which is fine. But not here. It seems Topman have included the whole spectrum to make this, the resulting effect …

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All Saints cardigan style stripy top

The stripes and lack of hood make this All Saints sweatshirt look kind of like a cardigan, which is handy if you’ve got loads of cardigans already, or have yet to be seduced by the charms of knitwear. In a nice peachy neon this top will add some pizazz to your wardrobe without scarily declaring nu-rave intentions to all and …

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Monsoon grandad shirt

I love grandad shirts – they’re just so "Summer Festival". They’re comfy and they keep you cool. Put on a huge pair of sunnies, linen trousers and some flip-flops and, especially if you’re wearing a floral grandad shirt, you can go all "Summer of Love". This simple grandad shirt from Monsoon (£55) is a great look for this Season. If …

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Lyle & Scott v-neck

No longer the preserve of old men slogging through 18 holes wearing horrendous plus-fours, Lyle & Scott have been adopted as one the choicest labels of the indie set. Their golf wear has a distinctly "British Prep" look about it, having a classier and less smug image than the long standing US prep style which has come into its own …

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Aussie Bum boardies

Aussie Bum have recently released their new range of swimwear – and great it is too. I’ve highlighted the boardies shown (£23) for two reasons. For one, I really like them – simple that one. The other reason is that they’re boardies. The rest of Aussie Bum’s swimwear range is "package enhancing" Speedos. And unless you’re one of the models …

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Umbro by Kim Jones Hoodie

Since debuting at the Paris Men’s Fashion Week in 2004, designer and photographer Kim Jones has collaborated with and produced clothing ranges with designers such as Marios Schwab, Mulberry and Isetan. One of the more recent collaborations has been with sportswear retailer Umbro. Jones’s collaboration has seen a sports range that’s rather more refined than your average McKenzie tat and …

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Seventyseven lightweight camo jacket

If you don’t fancy looking quite so conspicuous as this, but need a handy waterproof for this Summer’s festival season, look no further than this spy-tastic Sevetyseven lightweight camo jacket (£55). Black with a subtle camo-leaf print, its non-reflective 100% polyester mesh will keep you nice and dry but, more importantly, hidden from view. Perfect for hiding from the enemy, …

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Ethical fashion

Global warming, exploitation of foreign workers, huge multinationals muscling out smaller retailers.  The consumer market it fraught with horror stories concerning the destruction of our planet and the abuse  of human resources. So, taking a leaf out of the book of our sister site Hippy Shopper, I have come up with a few ethically sourced items that should ease your …

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American town outlaws baggy trousers

A Louisiana town council has unanimously passed an law aimed at tackling the public decency menace of low-slung trousers. .. skaters beware! Delcambre Mayor Carol Broussard, earlier this week confirmed he will sign the proposal "to make wearing saggy trousers an act of indecent exposure", the BBC reports. He said: "If you expose your private parts, you’ll get a fine." …

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Jaeger men’s bomber jacket

This Jaeger men’s bomber jacket is a great little item that exudes mod-cool. Described as a 1950s-inspired blouson jacket, it looks for all the world like a bomber jacket. The jacket is navy blue, with constrasting elasticated collar, cuffs and waist, it’s made of a mix of cotton and nylon. The price is £175 and maybe something to go back …

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