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Clothing

All Saints cardigan style stripy top

By Isabelle on June 18th, 2007

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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 sundry. Costing
£60 it also comes in concrete (aka cream-grey) and black  for the slightly more attention shy.



Clothing

Monsoon grandad shirt

By admin on June 18th, 2007

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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 you don’t fancy looking like a complete hippy, you can don this shirt with a pair of cut-off jeans for some beach bum style, or just a decent pair of shorts.



Clothing

Lyle & Scott v-neck

By admin on June 18th, 2007

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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 since bands such as the Arctic Monkey’s started donning the golden eagle emblem.

This v-neck jumper (£69.99) is pure quality, made from 100% wool. It would look great with pretty much anything underneath, from a polo to a smart gingham print, small collar shirt. Combine with some smart trousers but then counter the look with a pair of Adidas Campus for that easy indie look.



Clothing, News

Aussie Bum boardies

By admin on June 18th, 2007

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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 showing off their "enhanced package" on the website or a professional swimmer, then Speedos are never a good look! Apart from the swimwear, Aussie Bum do some fantastic t-shirts, footwear and accessories. Check out their main website.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Lifestyle & Gadgets, News

Umbro by Kim Jones Hoodie

By admin on June 18th, 2007

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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 is a lot more unique than ubiquitous Nike gear.

Out of the range I’ve chosen this "shadow-blue" hoodie (£65). I love the design, but it was the detachable arms that did it for me! Wear down on the track, but it may be a bit too good for just getting sweaty in!



Clothing, News

Seventyseven lightweight camo jacket

By admin on June 15th, 2007

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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, burglarizing and stalking your fave celebrity.



Clothing, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Gadgets, News, Top Five

Ethical fashion

By admin on June 15th, 2007

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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 mind a little when it comes to the woes of the world.

Save the planet, continue reading after the jump.

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Clothing

American town outlaws baggy trousers

By mofgimmers on June 15th, 2007

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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." To absolutely clarify his position on the matter, he said of trouser low-riders: "They’re better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress."

The possible penalty is $500 (£254), and offenders really letting it all hang out could face six months’ jail.

Town attorney Ted Ayo explained that the ordinance "expands on the existing state indecent exposure law by adding underwear to the list of forbidden exposures". He elaborated: "This is a new ordinance that deals specifically with sagging pants. It’s about showing off your underwear in public."

Unsurprisingly, some residents have complained the clampdown is aimed at black citizens, since " low-slung trousers are fashionable among hip hop fans". Broussard dismissed the claim with: "White people wear sagging pants, too." [via TheRegister]



Clothing

Jaeger men’s bomber jacket

By mofgimmers on June 15th, 2007

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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 to when the sales start> If you can’t wait, it’s available to buy, and of course, more info by clicking here.

A great lightweight summer jacket which is more scooter boy than This Is England.

[via RetroToGo]



Clothing

J Lindeberg check shirt

By Isabelle on June 14th, 2007

JlindshirtSmall collars are very popular at the moment and J Lindeberg’s shirt (£85) makes a great feature of the collar by using contrasting fabric for the body of the shirt. The pattern is in fact a small black and white check which looks great with the black buttons.

It’s a great piece if you have to dress smart for your job but have no desire to look like an identikit wage slave in the process. Team with sharp black trousers and you’ll look so cool no one would dare ask you how the photocopier works.



Clothing

Topshop patterned Tyvek jacket

By Isabelle on June 14th, 2007

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Tyvek jackets seem to cropping up all over the place at the moment. This one from Topman (45 pounds) is a bit special, it’s been spray painted in diagonal blue and black stripes and is pretty distinctive. I reckon this would just the thing to add to your wardrobe if you’re feeling a bit old and past it. Throw this on and you’d be hip with the kids in an instant. Although if you’ve ever been on the dole aka have an art degree you could always buy American Apparel’s plain white Tyvek jacket and get all Art Attack with some spraypaint!



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Bonér clothing

By admin on June 14th, 2007

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Okay, let me stop you now. Yes, the company is called Bonér, and yes, it does have allusions to what I wake up with every morning (and I’m not talking morning breath). But, according to the website, it means a lot more than that. Either way, Bonér is a great new clothing company originally conceived in Rome.

They have ranges for both boys and girls but, for obvious reasons, I can only pass judgment on the guy stuff (hint: I’m a boy). I absolutely love their prints, especially the Reaper Tee ($30/£15) shown above. Apart from their ethos, the other thing I like about Bonér is that all their clothes come in limited runs. The Reaper itself comes in a range of only 30 tees. See, originality and style doesn’t have to cost the earth!



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News, Underwear & Swimwear

HOM underwear

By admin on June 14th, 2007

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Men can be divided into roughly three groups. Boxers, briefs and jockeys. No, they’re not allusions towards different professions, but the type of underwear we sport ‘neath our trousers. You do have your "fringe" groups though – the type that wear giant, holey y-fronts or tiny cartoon character pants, but we won’t discuss them now…

Personally, I’m a boxers man – they’re comfy and loose, letting me swing free n’ lo. But recently I’ve been thinking. If, by some chance, I get lucky with the opposite sex in the future, will she appreciate my gingham-style cheapo boxers from Next? Hmmm… possibly not. So I could do a lot worse than procure my self a pair of HOM briefs or jockeys. They’re actually a good looking range of pants (I can’t believe I just wrote that) more so than Calvin Klein’s. Personally my favourites are the Vintage Sports (£16.99) available in black and white. I bet they don’t make your abs look like they do in that picture…



Clothing

Abercrombie & Fitch shirt

By admin on June 13th, 2007

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Abercrombie’s Summer range continues to impress me. It’s not that it’s particularly innovative, but it’s definitely good at what it does, having stolen the crown of "easy prep-wear" from GAP, who seem to be stalling at the moment.

Take their Raquette River Shirt (£70) in 100% brushed cotton. It’s a smart, good quality shirt. Having recently been to GAP, a similar shirt will cost about half the price. But GAP have seemingly opted for a poly-cotton mix this season which gives all their shirts a weird, stretchy cheap feel. Odd.

With the Raquette River, I’d opt for a plain, crisp white tee underneath and a a pair of drab olive khakis or shorts.



Clothing

Topman vest top

By admin on June 13th, 2007

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Ah, yet another fashion faux pas of the Summer – The vest! It takes a certain man to be able to pull off a vest properly, otherwise you can end up looking like some redneck wifebeater.

But the Topman one shown (£12) is actually pretty smart and as long as you don’t have a belly like Andy Fordham, you should be okay. Chuck on with some boardies and flip flops and head down to the beach for a bit of Frisbee. Or, for authenticism, wear with only your undies on and crack open a six pack or two. Food stains down the front are optional in this case.




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