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Synopsis t-shirts – Only films buffs need apply

By admin on September 20th, 2007

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In a similar vein to the Last Exit to Nowhere tees that we featured a few months ago, Synopsis tees from 2KTShirts take a vague reference to a movie and print it on a shirt without actually revealing which film it’s regarding.

In this case, 2K use the official one-line descriptions used to advertised films in TV guides, along with their star rating. Some of them are pretty easy to fathom. "A teen skater takes a crackpot’s DeLorean back to 1955, where he fends off his lustful future mom (1984)" features on the McFly tee (£18) and is obviously in reference to Back To The Future.

"Two brothers seeking redemption set out to re-enlist former members of their defunct band for honest pay (1980)" is a little hard to work out, but it might might help if I tell you that this forms the print of the Elwood tee…



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A.P.C. outfit looks great, is ideal for delivering chocolates in spy-like fashion

By admin on September 20th, 2007

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Other than its clothes, the one reason why I adore A.P.C. is because it makes shopping so easy. Honestly, I love clothes but I hate shopping, be it physically or via the net. With A.P.C., you find the look you like, click on it, and all the garments are presented to you like some kind of divine offering. Only, you still have to pay for them…

This moody outfit from the European brand is part of the autumn/winter range that has just recently been released. Turtle-neck sweaters (£80 shown) are a hard look to pull off – you either end up looking like the Milk Tray man or a folk singer/your dad, circa 1970. But teaming it up with the "Sergeant Pepper" (£200) jacket allows for a modern, yet timeless, look.

Just be sure not to wear a beret or any form of goat-like facial-wear with this outfit.



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Monsoon retro bodywarmer, now known as a gilet

By admin on September 20th, 2007

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Feeling that the weather too warm to get the duffel coat out but far too chilly for just a jersey and a tee? The solution lies in this sweet looking gilet (£55) (what happened to "body warmer"?) from Monsoon man.

Apart from looking great over a smart jersey or casual hoody, this gilet has a cool retro styling that reminds me of burning around on my BMX when I was a kid. Go for the ultimate eighties-kid look, team it with a long sleeve tee, a pair of washed-out, light denim jeans, Dunlop Greenflash and a mesh truckers cap.



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Hussein Chalayan’s collection combines Tranformers technology, high fashion and nudity

By admin on September 20th, 2007

Designers of haut couture have been responsible for some pretty weird, wonderful and creative designs in the past. However, none have been so "innovative" and forward thinking as the outfits being created by left-field designer Hussein Chalayan.

Combining Transformers style technology and high fashion, Hussein has managed to come up with some pretty far out designs. And yes, I know there’s no menswear range, but hopefully Hussein will come up with something for us blokes in the future. Like a jacket that turns into a fully-operational Apache gunship.

By the way, if your work place frowns upon nudity, you might want to skip the last 20 seconds.



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Purple check Lyle and Scott golfing jersey

By admin on September 19th, 2007

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Even by golf-wear standards this Lyle Scott Square Knit is a bit out there. I think the patterning is likely to put a few golfers off of their swings. However, the fading purple colouration is a great compliment for the upcoming autumn months, and the superior Lyle and Scott tailoring ensures you’ll be looking good and keeping cosy.

Team up with a pair of grey or black slacks and a smart pair of trainers. A shirt of similar colour to any of the purple shades would set off the jumper perfectly.



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Allsaints Raincoat brings in a touch of facist chic

By admin on September 19th, 2007

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This Allsaints double breasted rain jacket (£195) is a refreshing departure from the black woolen coat that has become the only item suitable to wear with a sharp suit. Its severe tailoring, small collar and total absence of lapels even remove it from the "flasher" category of raincoats, the coat looking more like it belongs to a particularly au courant Gestapo officer.

The cinched waist and belt give the jacket a slight feminine appeal, but this only serves to accent the chest which, along with the currently in-vogue epaulets, create an overall masculine finish to the the jacket.



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Byron Jacket by Morphine Generation is far from strung out

By admin on September 18th, 2007

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I think I’m slightly in love with this Byron Jacket (£150) from Morphine Generation. At first glance it has a severe, almost militaristic look, but on closer inspection the jacket is a lot more informal, with a patchwork quality about it.

This hashed element is down to the asymmetrical zips on each side of the jacket as well as the stitch detail on the right hand breast and, my favourite part, the button down shoulder that extends down to the left chest. The oversized, elastic cuffs also add an edge to the jacket.



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Topman mock-leather bomber jacket

By admin on September 18th, 2007

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Parkers are out this season, and leather is in, but you’ll still need a hood to keep the frost off of your noggin. Most leather jacket with hoods look like cast-offs from the wardrobe of some gangster flick set in 1980s Noo Yoik and, apparently, that’s not a good look this season.

The solution lies with Topman’s mock-leather (good for all you veggies then) bomber jacket (£60), that comes with a handy head-covering, which is definitely more hood than hoodlum. Or, as a more casual, but I think cooler, alternative, wear a hoody underneath a pea-coat. Pea-coats are never out of fashion.



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Internation Translation t-shirt from Threadless helps you get places in a foreign country, doesn’t stop you looking like a tourist

By admin on September 18th, 2007

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I knew that learning French in high school was completely futile. After all those years of lessons and thousands of pounds of tax payers money, the one marginally useful thing I can say in our Gallic cousins’ tongue is to ask for a pancake with jam. Yes, useful in certain situations, but it’s hardly going to enamour me to the Gendarme who I’ve just held up to ask for directions.

But now, with the advent of the International Translation Tee (£8) from Threadless, I can forgo shouting "Oooo… ay… la… telephone… mon-sewer" to every native I meet, and just point to my left nipple. Genius.

Yeah, well, not quite. You still need to understand their reply, so the tee’s not that useful. But it’s still a cracking design at a bargain price.

[Via Uncrate]



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Ghostly International “Death Is Nothing To Fear” t-shirt, although I disagree

By admin on September 18th, 2007

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Hmmm… if I manage to get my grubby little mitts on the Death is Nothing To Fear tee from Ghostly International, it’ll be the 10th skull-themed tee in my collection. I really can’t get enough of them.

I love this one because of its simple, cartoony design, especially the way the skull shadows the heart design. The print is also complimented by the red of the t-shirt, which is a great colour for the coming autumn. And the price? The nice, little round sum of £12 (plus shipping, of course).



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Safe Bear t-shirt gets you noticed, doesn’t necessarily keep you safe

By admin on September 17th, 2007

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Make a statement by rocking this Bear Safe Shirt by Arran Gregory everywhere you go. I’m not sure which statement it’ll be, but I’m sure people will take notice nonetheless. I mean, you got a huge freakin’ bear printed on your chest.

Part of a limited edition run, the tee is also available in blue bear, purple bear and black bear versions, each coming in at just £24.95. That’s a small price to pay for true recognition.



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Top Five autumnal hues

By admin on September 17th, 2007

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The weather was glorious on Saturday wasn’t it? Those rays were beating down, the breeze was light and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I do hope you made the most of it, because from here it’s all down hill.

Granted, though we didn’t have much of a summer this year, there was always the hope that the sun would come out of hiding and it did, at least for a few days. But now it’s time to put away that barbecue, drain the paddling pool and start raking those leaves – autumn is just around the corner.

But it’s not all doom and gloom (it is mostly, but not all). Autumn is a great season for reflecting in wardrobe, especially in terms of colour – all those deep reds, burnt oranges and earthy browns are great for stepping out into those blustery days and clear, crisp nights.

Keep reading after the jump for the top five autumnal hues.

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SEBEI’s Zombie Killer t-shirt is in the height of bad taste, still looks great

By admin on September 17th, 2007

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Unlike the pirate and ninja internet memes which are fast becoming lame with overuse, zombies are still as cool as ever, and will remain so due to their cultural imprint, left by such ace films as Dawn of The Dead, Braindead and Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town. I’d also go on to comment that zombies will always be pertinent to our culture because they provide a social critique on today’s consumerist and material driven society, but I didn’t have time to read the essay I’d ripped off the interweb.

Anyway, I literally died (then subsequently reanimated) when I saw this "made to order" zombie killer tee (from £12) from SEIBEI. Distressed in a style that makes it look as though you’ve just survived an orgy of undead splattering violence, the tee features blood stains and hand prints as well as a printed slogan of your choice. You choose the level of gore yourself, ranging from a little, to (my preferred choice) lots.

That you choose the details means that the tee has to be gored-up by hand and therefore is completely unique. You too can be original while showing your support for the culling of the undead! Just make sure Mr Police Officer knows it’s not real blood when he pulls you over…



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Flux hoody from PrAna keeps you warm, brings inner happiness

By admin on September 17th, 2007

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The Flux hoody (£35) from PrAna (which means breath, life, and vitality of spirit in Sanskrit) is the perfect garment for the ever-colder days and nights. The thick cotton and Sherpa fleece lining will keep out the chill, while the burnt orange compliments the colours of autumn. I’m also quite taken with the embroidered tribal design on the chest.

And, just to make you feel even better about yourself, PrAna practice, along with their yoga, an ethical ethos – That is, it use dyes that don’t impact on the environment, its cottons are fair trade and organic and much of the company’s energy comes from renewable sources, such as wind power. Buying clothes from PrAna will earn you at least a few Karma points.

[Via Uncrate]



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Vans AV Los Muertiz

By admin on September 14th, 2007

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Other than water-orientated clothing, what really floats my boat (geddit) is any garment that has skulls printed on it. Actually, scrap the printed part. If some far-out designer decided to rob a couple of graves and glue a bunch of skulls to a duffel coat, I’d totally buy it.

But until then, I guess I’ll just have to make do with less illegal clothing, like this AV Los Muertiz tee by Vans (£25). Featuring three Mexican/Mayan style skulls, it was love at first sight for me. I’m going to buy ten of them. Really.




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