I can’t look at any ‘Yes No Maybe’ clothing without thinking of the Malcolm in the Middle theme song but that’s me and my jingle obsessed brain. I usually hate smug slogan t-shirts but the ‘bukkake ruined my carpet’ one is actually quite funny. I think it’s the mundane mention of a carpet that stops it from being too ‘student wanker’. It’s a reasonable £25, but if you fancy something a bit more people friendly then their ‘doodles’ sweatshirt (£45) is the perfect thing to keep you occupied for an entire train ride home.
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The latest fashion shoot for Vogue Hommes International featured the ubiquitous Prada turban that everybody’s been trying out. Carine Roitfeld (love that woman) seems to have lucked out as the turban looks the best I’ve seen in her her shoot. I don’t expect legions of men to rush out, grappling with shower caps and granny plastic rain hoods in a desparate attempt to acheive this look but I like the guy’s look. In fact it’s an exact combination of Naboo from the Mighty Boosh, and Russell Brand! Click the thumbnail for a larger image.
Related links: Carine Roitfeld to head Vogue Homme International
Whilst having a little stroll earlier, I noticed that I could see a thing. The spring time sun was burning my retinas off and I needed something to avert the glare. Obviously, I’ve got some nice shades, but naturally, I fancy some new ones.
One eye-catching pair are these lovely AM Ganesh sunglasses in tortoise shell. They’re French APX Nylon Lenses with Anti-reflective coating and UV protection to 400 nanometres. Spring loaded hinges means that they’ll be robust and they’ll set you back £139.99. That’s the price of looking super cool when your sweaty forehead says otherwise.
Another item of classic casual sportswear form the overactive sewing machine of Mr Tacchini. I have it on good authority (ie, I read it somewhere on the web) that tenniswear will be big news for chaps this summer, in which case it makes sense to part with your hard-earned cash in exchange for this 100% cotton trackie top, all clean lines and Persil whiteness. Available for £57.99 from Triads’ online store.
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Pledge your allegiance to the olden days, and all things British with Urban Outfitters’ Andy capp t-shirt. It comes in grey marl and black. Andy Capp been lazing, boozing and arguing since 1957, and since his creator Reg Whyte’s death in 1998 the strip has been lovingly kept going. For a truly authentic look you’ll need to accessorise the t-shirt with a fag, a pigeon and a pint of bitter. You can get the t-shirt for £25 which should leave enough change for a trip t’pub. See after the jump for the black version.
The word ‘Burton’ strikes fear into my heart, I immediately see identikit student types, the kind who appear on Shipwrecked and seem to think it’s ok to dress like a surfer. Even if you’re at university in Leeds, and it’s November. I’ve put my prejudices to one side for a second and tried to fine some nice things from Burton, they are after all one of the few high street stores for men. Steering clear of any t-shirt bearing the words retro, vintage, or anything in gothic script I managed to find this rather nice gingham shirt for £25. It seems like a similar cut to the flattering slim Topman shirts about so I reckon that’s a bargain. See after the jump for more Burton finds.
Aside from all that, this scarf is available in three colours. All come with the black stripe but are mixed up with either gold (featured), red or white. So you can either look like a bee, Dennis the Menace or a magpie. The choice is entirely yours. Even better news about his scarf is that Urban Outfitters have slashed the £18 price to a measly £5. A bargain!
Fashion is a very peculiar thing. It is desperate to be modern and new, although mostly, it is pinching old ideas and re-spinning them. Well, for those of us who like things a little retro, this is a godsend. One great little retro number is this Original Penguin Slim Tipped Polo.
It’s available for £45 and available in black or the featured brown. It’s three buttoned, 100% cotton and machine washable. Great for looking a little bit like a Mod, or if you prefer, coupled up with some boot cut jeans, you could pretend you’re a hooligan from the mid seventies. Either way, no-one will be picking a fight with you. Hooligan chic, here we come!
Get yourself down to Topshop this weekend because it’s cold outside and you need to look chic so look no further than their St Germain striped green and black cardigan (£35). Somehow the combination of minty green and black give such an air of aloofness that even if you decided to pair it with men’s leggings you’d give off icy cool vibes. See after the jump to find out what I’d wear it with.
I’ve got another video for you; well it is Friday so I’m supposing you’re slacking off just a leedle bit. Thom Browne has pioneered a shrunken fitted look which is the antithesis of the baggy suited American look. His eerie video features lots of spooky music, quasi-religious imagery and zombie-like men. Browne is collaborated with Brooks Brothers to produce a men’s and women’s collection which you can see on The Sartorialist.
Cult clothing label Cassette Playa have made a video showcasing their latest collection. Carrie Mundane, the brains behind the operation is apparently very busy working and playing computer games which goes to explain the pixelated characters and day-glo colours of her clothing range. She tells FUK on video that her clothes are like "going inside a computer game, you’re playing it so much you become the game." Mundane has worked as a stylist for M.I.A and dresses bands like the Klaxons and Trash Fashion.
Collar stiffeners eh, who’d a thunk it? They’re used to stop collars curling and keep shirts looking sharp. Quality shirts usually come with a plastic insert that breaks after a few washes so I’ve done a round up of the collar stiffeners on the market. Collar stiffeners almost come into the ‘Innovations Catalogue’ area of pointless inventions but not quite. My first pair are from bespoke jewellers Form and cost £35. Form also do cufflinks, weddings rings and a ‘Blingin Four Finger Ring’ that you really should stay away from. See after the jump for more collar stiffeners.
Bobby Grindrod of Friends of the Bride was telling the Metro this morning about his love of dressing smart and dandyism. "I look at record covers mainly from the early ’70s" he said "They’re my influences, really; people such as Frank Sinatra and Bobby Gentry". The trendy young thing used to be a mod but found the rules of the dress code a bit too strict. He now prefers to stcik to the dandy style saying "It’s easy to be a dandy but much harder to be subtle about having that sort of strict style".
Ginch Gonch do undies for men and women; I’ve had to censor the picture on the left as the size of the model’s thighs is frankly obscene. Do they offer free steroids with their pants or what? Anyway their range is quite fun and kitsch and includes ‘Jolly Cocks’, ‘Wiener Eater’, and ‘Red Bandana’ prints; the Red Bandana is presumably a reference to the hankie code where it can mean fist fucker, shaver, or furry bear. Crikey! Anyway I like the argyle pants with their cool assortment of colours and retro styling plus they’re only $27 dollars, gotta do something about the menacing male models though…
Blaps! David Beckham’s new pictures for a campaign for Adidas makes him look like a wannabe gangster rapper, but more Vanilla Ice than Eminem. Don’t you think his leg looks really hairy? This is probably an attempt to rebrand him for the American market, ahead of his multi-million-dollar move to join ‘soccer’ team L.A. Galaxy this summer. Safe blud etc.