Archive for the ‘Clothing’ Category


Fly 53 hooded jacket

By admin on September 14th, 2007

Love this old-school style hooded jacket from Fly 53. A completely home-grown brand, Fly 53 has been on the scene for the past ten years or so, collaborating with and producing clothes for bands and musicians including Hot Chip and Super Furry Animals.

The jacket, a very reasonable £50, is just part of innovative and extremely wearable clothing range from the brand, which also includes this neat-o Star-Trek style knit (£40). Combine the jacket with a pair of loose combats or jeans and then slip on a pair of classic Stan Smith’s for a distinctly old-school flavour.


Mollusc t-shirt from Little Paper Planes makes my day

By admin on September 13th, 2007

My little day is always made when a brand-spanking new tee with a nautical theme drifts its way into my insignificant life. I get even more excited when it comes courtesy of Little Paper Planes, a great website featuring a collection of artists submitting their own clothing designs.

Rainbow Nautilus (£10) is Apenest’s latest design, featuring a rather psychedelic print of a couple of deep sea cephalopods, which appear to be going at it. But that might just be my imagination.


Nike windcheater reinvents the jacket. Sort of.

By admin on September 13th, 2007

This year’s been good for rip-stop jackets, what with the advent of New Rave and all that. Some have been gaudy, at least one has been pretty sweet looking, and a couple have just been completely manky. But hardly any have been particularly original.

That is, until Nike collaborated with Danish design team Wood Wood and came up with an innovative range of windcheaters. Looking as good as it does, the windcheater above (£85) has a rear zip that runs the length of the jacket. Unzip, and the thing ends up in two halves. Woo hoo!

But wait, there’s more! Those halves can then be mixed and matched with other windcheaters in the same range, so you’ll never have to wear the same jacket again. Possibly.


Smarten up with Topman’s natty waistcoat

By admin on September 13th, 2007

All men should own at least one waistcoat for dressing up in, and that doesn’t imply that said waistcoat should only come out once in a blue moon.

A decent waistcoat can add a bit of flare to almost any outfit. Take the humble grandad shirt. Comfortable and worthy for a jaunt to the pub, but that’s about it. Add a waistcoat and a pair of trousers in a similar colour and you’d look smart enough for an introduction to any girl’s (or boy’s) parents without looking like you’re trying too hard.

This grey cotton effort (£30) from Topman fits the bill perfectly and, as a bonus, it’s recommended by men’s fashion Bible, GQ, so you know it’s gotta be good.


Geeky tee of the week: 2001 meets the “Red Ring Of Death”

By admin on September 13th, 2007

OMFG this tee is teh total pwnage!!11!!1

You don’t have to a total nerd to realise that this awesome tee is a marriage of two of the most important defining moments in our culture. But for all you n00bs out there, let me explain. "I can’t let you play that Dave" are the words spoken by evil/mad and sentient computer HAL from the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film we all should have seen.

And as HAL totally pwned the Discovery One crew, it also appears that thousands of Xbox 360s across the world are doing the same. Well, not quite. While many a man considers their console a life support system in one way or another, The Red Ring Of Death, as symbolised on the tee, won’t kill you, but it does mean that your Xbox is completely incapacitated. Frustrating yes, deadly, no.

[Via T-Critic]

For all your Xbox related news, check out our sister blog, Xboxer


ASOSMAN reversible hoodie

By Isabelle on September 12th, 2007

ASOS have got a fancy new website and a lots of great clothes for this season. One of my picks is their reversible nylon hoodie (£40), on one side there is a neat grey and white abstract print, and the other side is an eye-popping bright cobalt blue. Perfect for those times when you’re not sure if you’re feeling sartorially brave or not, and it’s a great way of getting two jackets for the price of one.


Newly released t-shirts from ISO50

By admin on September 11th, 2007

I love the simple, stark imagery of this Worker tee (£12) from ISO50, which recalls the art of Communist propaganda posters, the design sugesting the hammer and sickle motif that was one of the defining images of Soviet rule.

The Worker tee is part of fifteen new releases from ISO which also includes The Science of Patterns tee (also £12). Again, the design is very simple, consisting of the silhouettes of two running children, but it is also strangely evocative .

Clothing, Sportswear

Colette and Ralph Lauren Rugby World Cup collection

By admin on September 11th, 2007

Parisian art and design boutique Colette has teamed up with fashion house Ralph Lauren, releasing this fantastic new Rugby inspired collection, just in time for the World Cup.

The range includes this limited edition rugby ball featuring both of the collaborators’ names, as well as three different styles of Ralph Lauren-branded polo shirts. 

The range is available exclusively at the Colette store in Paris, although the ball can be purchased online for about £60, albeit in truly limited numbers – only 200 have been made!

For all the best Rugby World Cup coverage be sure to check out Scrumbag, Shiny Media’s top rugby blog


J. Crew boxer shorts keep modesty covered, tell you how to make things

By admin on September 10th, 2007

Plane_2 Probably the most unusual place that you’ll find instructions for anything, these J Crew boxer shorts ($9) feature a step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect paper aeroplane. That is so darned cool.

Be warned though. If you find the only reason that your partner is whipping them off is so that they can make a paper plane, you must be doing something wrong in the bedroom. Time to get instructed yourself, me thinks…

[Via NotCouture]


Junk De Lux cardigan

By admin on September 10th, 2007

Reasons to love winter #23: Cardigans. As you may or may not know, I am a complete button-up-knitwear fiend. And I’m not particularly discerning either – it could have George Michael’s image embroidered into the back and I’d still wear it.

Despite my predilection for all cardigans, I can still recognise one that remains well within the realms of good taste – and this Junk De Lux sweater vest (£70) is one such cardigan. Smart and simple, this would look great down the pub with a short sleeve shirt or my preference would be to dress it up with a long sleeve shirt and a super skinny tie.


Topman polo shirt

By admin on September 7th, 2007

TopmanI love this fantastic new polo shirt from Topman, which has a distinctly old-school flavour. It’s like something I would have worn as a kid in the 1980s.

The attraction is obviously all in the detail – the red piping lining the collar, pockets and shoulders – otherwise is would just be another dull, grey polo. Combine with a pair of straight-cut jeans and some Dunlop Greenflash for that essential 80s look.

Clothing, Designer Spotlight

Martin Margiela ‘Speed Racer’ style quilted jacket

By Isabelle on September 6th, 2007

Jackets are big news, they’re right on the money for utilitarian chic. Martin Margiela’s padded and quilted jacket is definitely utilitarian but also has a ‘Speed Racer’ type vibe. Wear the jacket with military shades for an ‘enforcement’ vibe or for a more ’80s feel team it with brightly coloured accessories. Either way it’s pretty dear at  £340 but the style is so versatile it should last for years.


Bless hooded jacket

By admin on September 6th, 2007

This is the type of jacket we’ll all be wearing in the future. Even though it has minimal detail, the thick cut material and hood give it a bad attitude that’ll be in harmony with the streets of a world verging on an apocalypse. Or you can just look great in it rocking into a pub.

I do hope things are a bit cheaper in the years to come though… the Bless jacket costs $1150, about £600 in proper money. Check is out here at South Willard.


Billabong Justice hoody with huge tartan print… like looking for trees and only seeing leaves

By admin on September 6th, 2007

With a tartan print so huge, you can’t even see it properly, looking at the detail on this Billabong Justice Hoody (£25) is like checking it out through a microscope… or something.

Made from soft cotton and great for the coming autumn, this slim fit hoody would look great with a primary colour check shirt underneath and a pair of dark, straight jeans.


Aqauscutum winter jacket

By admin on September 5th, 2007

Asj After revealing the sublime Commes De Garcon jacket and declaring it "the only jacket you’ll ever need", I’ve since discovered this gorgeous double-breasted coat from Aquascutum that easily gives the CDG jacket a run for its money.

With a much more tailored fit, this is definitely the smarter of the two, and really should only be worn with a sharp suit. The understated Aquascutum tartan also works really well here, adding a subtle flare to what could otherwise be a drab, winter overcoat.

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