Dior Homme wool military coat

We’re going a bit upmarket for our final winter coat of the week – but if you can hold out a bit, you might get this Dior Homme wool military coat at a more affordable price in the new year sales, Very much in the style of an old military overcoat of the 19th century (think Napoleon, but sized up), …

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Jaeger London, a classic new label

I can’t say I’m a Jaeger regular, but a new range under the name Jaeger London label could change all of that. The label is aimed at a slightly younger crowd (which shouldn’t be hard), but using the cut and the style of the sixties to hit this new target market. The quality is a step up too – think …

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Woolrich 70s Arctic parka

A winter coat in every sense – this Woolrich Arctic Parka was originally developed in 1972 for the Alaskan pipeline workers, who had to work in temperatures as low as 40 below. This is an exact replica of that original parka, with 100% goose down, polycotton shell, two handwarmer pockets, two button fastening outer pockets, one internal pocket and drawcord …

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FCUK Andrews overcoat

French Connection (or FCUK as they prefer to be known) has been on a steady decline to a lowest common denominator for a few years now, hitting rock bottom with those appalling FCUK you t-shirts. Do you own one? Hang your head in shame. There’s only one way to go now – and they’re climbing back up slowly but surely …

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Five reasons why tailored beats off-the-peg

Looking for a new suit? There’s plenty out there, with prices for every budget. But have you ever though about going to a tailor? In my book, there are many reasons to choose one above your local department store – but here’s my top five.

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Top five Roy of the Rovers football shirts

1. The 1970s Edition. There’s nothing like seeing a Melchester Rovers strip to bring back memories of a time when a footballer could get kidnapped, shot, have his foot amputated after a helicopter crash and STILL crack in a hat trick every week. Okay, maybe not after the amputation. Anyway, this 1970s Melchester kit remains the definitive edition, in Brandish’s …

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Alpha Industries navy pea coat

Every day this week, I’ll be featuring some of the best winter coats in the stores, in a variety of styles and hopefully, with something to suit all pockets. First up is a classic that dates back to 1959 – the Alpha Industries pea coat.

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Top five stylish cardigans for winter

Once the preserve of pensioners and geography teachers (with added leather patches), the cardigan is making a comeback, with the shops full of this “must have” winter fashion essential. But which one should you buy? Here’s my pick of the best – with a choice to suit most pockets.

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Peter Werth knitted cardigan

This killer retro cardigan from Peter Werth is a must have for your autumn/ winter wardrobe. Most cardigans are clunky and make you look like a geography teacher, but this smart knitted cardigan with buttoned front and small pockets has great little features like epaulettes on the shoulder with cool stitching on the seam. You could get away with wearing …

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Paul Smith boater scarf

With cold weather upon us, it’s time to put your Birkenstocks away, and pull out the woolens. With bloke’s accessorising properly these days, you’ll no doubt want a nice scarf to live up to your nice coat, and one place to look is Paul Smith’s fine range of English boater scarves. Naturally you don’t have to wear a straw boater …

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DJ sets world record for T-shirt wearing

155 t-shirts to be precise, put on over the course of four hours by Matt McAllister, a DJ on Californian talk-radio station 99.9 KTYD. Watch until the end, when he’s obviously struggling to keep a straight face.

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SeventySeven Bass Beats sweat

Despite the admirable efforts of global warming to extend summer into October, we have to face facts – autumn is upon us, which means it’s time to think about wearing more than the summer uniform of t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops. We recommend that you start with a cosy hooded sweatshirt, specifically UK label SeventySeven’s Bass Beats sweat, which features a …

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Steal Music T-shirt

Shotdeadinthehead, an ethical British t-shirt company with a twisted sense of humour, produce tees for Holy Moly and Pop Justice. They also do their own range of slogan t-shirts, including this rather splendid ‘Steal Music’ number. BUY IT

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Newurban tweed trilbies

What would Pete Doherty wear if he was going on a shooting weekend in the country? His trilbies are smart and ultra-fashionable, but they’re lacking that aristocratic je-ne-sais-quoi. However, headwear e-tailer Newurban appears to have the answer with its smart new range of tweed trilby hats. Well, almost. They’re warm and comfortable, cost £40 each, and come in four colours: …

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TOP 5 OLD-SCHOOL TRAINERS

5 VANS OLD-SKOOLClassic skate shoe from a classic skate-shoe brand. The clean lines of the Old-Skool make a refreshing change from most modern trainers, which are overdesigned and laden with pointless tech gimmicks. And you don’t have to be a skater to get away with wearing these, although it helps. BUY IT

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Replica Stormtrooper outfit

Almost 30 years after prop-maker Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton Studios created the original Stormtrooper outfit, you can now buy your own authentic, lifesize replica, including a helmet that has been made using the original moulds. Star Wars fanboys, these are the replica Stormtrooper outifts you’ve been looking for… and other Jedi-based puns. These armour/helmet combos, turned out once again by …

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