He would love this Lyle and Scott jumper, not only is it stripy (which seems to be bloke shorthand at the moment for "I’m interested in fashion but not prepared to dress like a twat") but it’s green and grey, and v-neck, therefore attaining status of uber jumper. Lyle and Scott are everywhere, I saw the one from Kaiser Chiefs who looks like Roddy from kid’s flick ‘Flushed Away’ wearing one of their jumpers on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Only snag is the £99 price tag, yikes!
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T-post have got the perfect solution if you want to make an effort with your clothes but don’t fancy donning an Elizabethan ruff, or gold leggings. Simply subscribe to their t-shirt news service and every six weeks you’ll receive a t-shirt with a design based on a current news story; you’ll also have the news story behind the design printed on the inside of the t-shirt. T-post say ‘You may not always hear about your T-post’s story from the traditional news media but in our opinion you should have.’
No-one has ever really dared to make a well designed hoodie. They’re always sports related and not all of us are especially sporty. Apart from the brilliant Domu-Kon Monster hoodie, we’ve not been able to get very excited about the humble hooded top… until now.
This limited run of Rockett Hoodies come in a brilliant pattern that is both current, and a little bit retro. It comes in this brilliant blue, as well as a more sober black and grey, and if the hoodie is a bit too attitude driven for you, then you can also get a T Shirt in the same design.
My initial reaction on seeing Francis Heaney’s tie project was ‘yuck’ But the more I looked the more I liked. How many men do you know who skirt the edges of fashion in the pursuit of sartorial excellence? My guess would be not many. I salute Mr. Heaney for his surprising but well thought out tie and shirt combos; I don’t think we’d see him ever wearing ‘comedy’ ties and hope it inspires you all to dress a little more adventurously.
You be looking like a motherf**king gangster in this cheeky, terry-towelling dressing gown. Wearing it will make you feel like Ray Liotta in Goodfellas; bourbon shots and cocaine paranoia are optional accessories. Just don’t wear it with sensible slippers, or you’ll ruin the look. Flip-flops, maybe.
Available in a wide range of colours from American Apparel’s online store, for £24. Be aware, if you’re a fat, life-lovin’ gangster, it’s probably not for you – it comes in one size only: medium. BUY IT
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Listen up gentlemen. You may not realise it, but the weather is getting a little warmer out there, and you’re going to have to start thinking about what you’re going to wear.
Instead of sweating it out in your duffel, try this smart military-style Spiewak jacket. Cut in a great green with a tab collar and 4 button pockets at the front. Finished with epaulets and a button placket.
It’s a cotton/nylon mix to keep the heat in, but it will let you cool down in the warmer weather too. However, it’s not cheap at $110, but what price can you put on looking fly?
Fashion fanatics, do not fear – your fashion saviour is here. As well as editing Vogue France Carine Roitfeld is now head of the biannual men’s magazine ‘Vogue Homme International’. She told the Observer on Sunday: "I think it’s difficult to do fashion for men,
because either you become very over-homosexual fashion or very boring
fashion. You don’t want a boy who looks 15 in a little pair of shorts
with some strange art … But to see just a jacket and tie is boring." Men’s fashion is being taken more seriously, which is a good thing for menfolk tired of seeing the same old thing on the high street, (Burton distressed denim and faux-vintage tees anyone?) and with Carine Roitfeld on your side things are looking up!
Pick of the new range is this ace sand coloured two button cotton drill jacket. Now, the folks at Paul Smith have coupled it up with a taupe shirt and navy seersucker trousers for a cool, almost English take on the preppy look.
Smith’s new range also comes in light pastel shades including pale pink and blue for the more adventurous amongst you. The pastels follow through into knitwear "which are a perfect match with the subtle summer shirting colours".
Made from soft, 100% organic cotton, this t-shirt is part of Howies‘ shiny new range for this spring/summer. I have to agree with its slogan, too – cocaine is an overpriced drug for wankers; and if you’re not a wanker, it’ll turn you into a wanker before you can say ‘Where did that 50-pound note go?’ Adrenaline, on the other hand, is not only cheaper – it’s absolutely free.
Available in heather grey, from the company’s own website, for £25. BUY IT
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A lot of people are flummoxed when trying to hunt down cool retro threads. It’s often hard to find sixties and seventies originals that are reasonably priced and/or in a good condition. It’s easy to find the stuff you like, but not necessarily in your size.
Well thankfully, Fuzz Dandy are on hand to help. Reproducing vintage cuts and styles, Fuzz Dandy offer a great range of well fitted flares, Mod cardigans, striped Tees straight off the back of the beatnicks of Haight & Ashbury and more.
The prices range from a very reasonable £30 for a pair of cords to £22 for a slim-fit cardigan. As they’re new, you can be certain that they’ll have your size and that they won’t be full of moth holes.
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Want Saville Row tailoring on a budget? Well, of course, you won’t get a made-to-measure shirt for cheap, but for something that stinks of quality, you could do worse than a shirt from the Saville Row Company who have been making shirts since 1938… so it’s safe to assume that this lot know what they’re doing.
Priced from £30, you can get your hands on great button down check shirts which will be perfect now the weather is getting milder. This shirt is available in 6 styles, one to suit every taste, and all are available in both long and short sleeve options. They are made in their signature fabric – 100% pure cotton – so you’ll be cool and comfortable no matter how high the temperature rises.
This grey t-shirt, by Nike, features an attractive block-graphic print, two arm holes, a neck hole etc etc. What more can we say? It’s a frickin’ t-shirt already. It’s not going to change the world, but it will make you look good and feel good. What more do you want?
Available from Urban Outfitters’ online store, for £25. They also sell a white version, with orange-and-blue graphics. BUY IT
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Tucked away on Sloane Street in SW1, Hackett has been producing fine clothes for those who like a touch of the sea-farer in their gear. Apparently, our American cousins over the pond go mental for Hackett threads. For your money, you get classic English style at decent prices.
Of course, Hacketts are famed for their bespoke suits, but there’s a good range of casualwear including this great Get Carter styled jacket. Currently going for £225 in the sale, so get on it quick.
Martin Margiela is a Belgian fashion designer who studied under fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier, before showing his first collection under his own label in 1988.
Well, Margiela keeps on bringing out great lines and stylish gear to suit your needs, exemplified in this simple, but effective cotton bomber jacket. This bomber has a large fur collar (not for veggies then) which is removable and leads into a small semi circle panel that sits on the neckline.
It has a zip fastening that sits slightly to the right hand side of the jacket with a hemline that features some nice stitching details that sit on the hips. As it’s designer, it’ll cost you. Currently £345 in the sale at Brown’s.
Ah to be a boy. Even if you’re a bit of a fashion dandy, as long as you are male your clothing choices are a lot simpler than us womenfolk. Take this A.P.C. t-shirt for instance, it lists all of Texas’ greatest natives, carefully omitting one particular moronic Texan. The people deemed worthy of being on the t-shirt include Janis Joplin, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Buddy Holly. It will cost you 70 Euros to stick it to the man, and also comes in grey marl with a black print.