Penguin checked shirt

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If grandad retro is your thing then you will probably already be familiar with Penguin clothing, and this madras check shirt ($69) is perfect for the ageing golfer look. Team it with slip on Vans, check Farah slacks and a cap, but if you want something more subtle I’d say pick a slim pair of grey trousers that tone with …

Lee check shirt from ASOS

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I’ve got a feeling that gingham might be becoming the new stripes, but maybe it’s just indigestion. Either way gingham, the check most associated with girl’s summer uniforms, gives a quirky twist to menswear. For just £14 you can get your hands on a Lee check shirt which will give you a fresh look for summer, without sacrificing any noir …

Tenderloin Jacket

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Heard of Tenderloin? Non? Don’t worry, not many people have, but it won’t be long before you see every fashionista worth their trendy salt bearing something with the distinct "K-7" logo. Already a hit in their native Japan, the UK has yet to have been truly graced with the the delights of the Tenderloin, mainly because there are only a …

Topman Cardigan

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With the preppy look now a staple in men’s fashion, you won’t go far wrong with with this geeky cardigan (£30) from Topman. I love the pale yellow shown, but it also comes in four other colours. Best worn over a collar for that "Buddy Holly-Weezer" look, pair up with the straightest slacks you can find and a simple pair …

I Love What You’re Wearing: James and Matt

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I managed to collar two young chaps at the Great Escape music festival in Brighton who turned out to work in Resident, a local independent record shop and made me realise the limitations of my musical knowledge, shucks! First up is James, wearing a cool stadium jacket in a wonderful grey and burgundy colour combo. Teamed with black drainpipes and …

LRG Thousand hand slap boardies

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These shorts (£39.95) probably belong more in an opium den than on the beach and maybe they say "sleaze" more than "surf", but as long as you do stick to wearing them in the sea rather than under your silk smoking jacket, you should be fine. If you fancy something a little less brave, LRG also do the Mr Lava …

Asteroids Tee

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For fans of all things retro and gaming, you’re going to wet yourself over this cracking Asteroids tee from Airsideshop. Designed by Chris Rain for Airside, it’s all in the detail. Vector graphics just like the original arcade machine and a spaceship hidden as the letter "A". But that’s not all, there’s a backprint too with more rocks and a …

Crazy New Terratag Tee

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With a range of designs that includes giant, laser-wielding mechanoids, Japanese schoolgirls and Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation slogan printed on their clothing, I really shouldn’t be surprised by Terratag’s new range of t-shirts, but I am. And on reflection, it isn’t just surprise I’m feeling. It’s fear. Fear because I want this shirt so badly in all its phosphorescent glory, …

French Connection Stanton Jacket

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Gaudy, slogan infested tee-shirts and tatty shorts that reveal your skinny, pasty legs are fine for those steaming Summer days, but what about for the breezy evenings relaxing in your favourite beer garden or dining Al Fresco without a convenient patio heater nearby? Well my sweaty, little friend, the answer lies in this slick, lightweight jacket from French Connection. Its …

Scalectrix T-Shirt

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Are you like me, and fondly think of your youth sat crossed legged watching cars hurtle around a Scalectrix track? Did you ever stick a penny in your mates track to impede his progress? Well, for fans of what our American cousins call ‘Slot Car Racing’, you’ll be thrilled at this cracking T-Shirt from Nerdy Shirts. Elvis had a room …

Abercrombie Gill Brook Polo

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Polo shirts these days seem to be the preserve of everyone, and I mean everyone. From the (fake) Hackett clad Chavs, to the trendy, little emo boys, to the toffee-nosed, Richmond-Rugby set, most blokes favour this "smarter" alternative to its collarless cousin at one time or the other. But for all its ubiquity in the fashion world, its only Penguin …

Martin Margiela sun flare top

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This cool sunset print top as Browns like to call it is known as a lens flare in Photoshop amongst graphic designers, and as I know what a typeface is or as I like to call them typefont, I like to think I’m an honorary graphic designer. Martin Margiela are responsible for this cool top, which despite it’s slightly dodgy …

Spoiler T-Shirt

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Are you the kind of person who likes to spoil people’s fun? Good, you’re in the right place then. Why? Well, if you look closely at this brilliant T-Shirt from Threadless, you’ll see that it pretty much gives away the twists and story-ends to ever great film ever made!   This great Tee will cost you $14.99 from Threadless and …

Funky New Spunky Season

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Traditionally "urban wear" has simply been a byword for dressing like a giant toddler with colour-blind parents, but Spunky have been redefining street fashion for the last nine years, combining classic grafitti style with some seriously sureal imagery. Working with hundreds of different "designers", Spunky considers  submissions from the public, which in the past has resulted in a fantastically diverse …

Fine and dandy

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The Sunday Times interviewed three young men about their love for the dandy style. Guy Hills who runs Dashing Tweeds said: "I dress to amuse both myself and others. I like it when people smile at me in the street, when what I wear provokes a reaction from passers-by. People have no problem approaching me, and I like that." Phil …

PF Flyers ribbed Polo shirt

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Have you noticed the spate of great retro gear knocking around of late? Be it a lovely floral shirt or a smart knitted tie, retro gear is always where it’s at.

With that in mind, check out this killer…