The mid season sales have started and one of my favorite things I’ve spotted is this amazing asymmetric long-line hoody. Reduced from £325 to £181 with a beautiful shape, and perfect for the spring to summer transition, all the sizes are still available so you have no excuses.
NYC skate-shop, Supreme’s collaboration with high-end designer Thom Browne became available on March 25th. Supreme have done countless collaborations in the past, mostly with sneakers, and Thom Browne has collaborated with Brooks Brothers and Moncler Gamme Bleu. There’s some stuff floating around on the internet that about Supreme buying the shirts in wholesale and branding them with Thom Browne having …
The Pendleton X Opening Ceremony collaboration continues for for a second season and has started arriving in shops. The collection is heavy on traditional checks which are a tribute to Pendleton’s rich American Heritage. However, these classic patterns and materials have been put into a contemporary context with hooded shirts, varsity jackets and short suits which all catch the eye …
The Pretty Green Black Label collection has launched, and it’s stated on their website that it is “based on classic British styling embodying Liam’s individualistic style, vision and exceptional attention to detail as well as his love of superior quality fabrics and cool contemporary design.” I’m not quite convinced, but this parka is pretty nice.
The cropped duffel coat is the perfect coat to transfer from spring to summer in. Made out of lightweight cotton, there are loads around a the moment. This one from All Saints is my pick. Topman have a stone coloured one outt for £60 which you can see here and Gloverall have a luxury duffel available at Hip Leeds. Easy …
Uniforms For The Dedicated is a Swedish brand which I’m absolutely loving at the moment. As a company they’re really interesting, not just focusing on clothing, but also art film and music. They have collaborated with Swedish singer Ram Di Dam doing the production on the song ‘A Play Of Nonsense’ which is available to view below. It’s an awesome …
This classic aran patterned cardigan comes a ‘flame’ colour. It’s loose fitting and features leather elbow patches. This is the second wave of the Folk SS collection, and all of it is avialable either on the Folk website or at oki-ni. At the beginning of In January, Folk released a video of their SS collection and it’s available to view …
It cannot be denied that the Sixties are having a moment right now. There seems to have been an upswing in media inspired by or set in the Sixties, from Mad Men gracing television screens to the year’s big awards contenders in film, A Serious Man, Nine and An Education. The recently released Youth in Revolt and this Friday’s A …
Winter is often a season of necessity versus beauty. Unless one has enough in his wallet to buy a piece like this Alexander McQueen (a cool £1,095,) fashionistos are left to settle for cheap and not always stylish alternatives. The gilet (or body-warmer) is a fickle fashion item and this season it has been made-up in enticing chambray by label Wings + Horns.
Gilets often look awful; after all, the Michelin Man-look has never suited anyone. However, when worn over-sized and unzipped with skinny jeans and leather brogues, your padded-tube of fabric becomes the key component of a high-fashion look.
I would say ‘Yay’ to the idea of a gilet- simply follow Brandish’s style advice and you’ll be looking awesome anyway!
Giles Deacon for New Look, one of the few designer X high street collaborations for men returns next week with another collection, featuring a selection of shirts, t-shirts, jeans and knits.
We like that the New Look collections are a chance to see Deacon’s lighter take on fashion with witty t-shirt prints and bright colours. Hopefully we’ll see see pieces which push boundaries a little more in future collections but as always it’s baby steps for menswear.
Alexander McQueen‘s menswear collections get more and more interesting by the season. This latest show was a clear departure in mood from his last show, ‘The Queensberry Rules’.
There was still a menacing undercurrent, with vibes of tortured artist coming through, but the overall atmosphere was that of a more feminine creativity. McQueen’s traditional rustic tailoring the look reminded me of some of the Italian workmen that the Sartorialist sometimes snaps.
The second instalment of our summer picks from menswear buyer Lee Douros. There are some beautiful items that will take you stylishly into autumn including a wonderful pair of cornflower blue deck shoes.
Having made their first foray into menswear my-wardrobe have got some exciting brands on board for Autumn, can’t wait for their A/W picks!
We’re still playing post-Glastonbury catchup with all the menswear shows, but the collections have set the cogs in the cranium a-whirring. First up is YSL‘s collection, which features the director, Samuel Benchetrit’s son lazing around a hotel room Nouvelle Vague style. The clothes themselves seem to be a mix of high-low tailoring and rock chic. Looking forward to seeing this in more detail.
Lee Douros is the menswear buyer for my-wardrobe and at the last press day we had a great chat with him about men’s clothing and the online side of things. Lee definitely knows his stuff, so we were thrilled when he agreed to present his top summer picks for us. If you’re still stuck for high-summer chic then this is like the holy grail. Stay tuned for pt2!
A retro silhouette dominated the Missoni collection, it was all cuffed trousers and shirts teamed with trenches and faded denims.
Patchwork knits and David Byrne-esque tailoring carried on the throwback theme. Hints of safariwear came through in the muted palette of washed-out neutrals hinted and sherbet accents provided a delicate burst of colour.
Best worn: while being a foreign correspondent in the Sahara.
Clean, clean, clean. The Jil Sander show featured neat boys with bowl cuts in pale summer colours and dark, sharp suits.
Shoulders are wide, fabrics are sheer and there is only the merest hint of print in a few drawn-on pieces. Raf Simons focused on details, but they were never bitty, things like pockets visible through shirts, short shorts and racer back singlets all added definition to this simple collection.
Princes Vintage is a cut above your average eBay store, there’s no risk of looking like a mismatched musty throwback with the goods they have on offer. Here is a selection of hot items for summer and trusty wardrobe staples:
Make no mistake, rucksacks are back and this leather one is smart enough for formal occasions. Every man needs a good suit, and if you can find a vintage one that fits well hold onto it for dear life, similarly a quality pair of vintage brogues will last an eternity and they go with a wide variety of looks.
We can forgive you if you’re not quite in the mood for summer, so we’ve decided to give you a sneak preview of Cheap Monday‘s AW09 collection.
There’s nothing in the collection that will have you scratching your head, it’s a collection of good looking staples with cardigans, colourwash marl tees and shemag-like scarves all getting a look in.