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Style – Cricket Chic – how to look good when watching The Ashes

By Stefano on June 19th, 2013

We are now just a month away from the first game in The Ashes series as the under achieving Aussies face the mighty England team at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. If all goes to plan it will be business as usual with the England team notching up their third Ashes series win in a row. But then again when has it ever gone to plan?

Oddly enough there’s a bit of trend in cricketing garb at the moment. Maybe it is just our penchant for white canvas style shoes or possibly the revival of Great Gatsby era flannels, but there is plenty of cricket influenced fashion in both indie stores and on the high street as well as specialist cricket emporiums.

Here then is what to wear this fabulous cricketing summer. Howzat!

John Smedley Bart Retro 60’s Cricket Jumper £150

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The cricket jumper isn't just for sporty types. It is a Mod wardrobe staple. This 'Bart' Mens V-Neck cricket jumper by John Smedley comes in a cool Vintage ice cream (beige) colour way. Chunky Retro tipping to the low V-neck in purple and Vintage plum. Sixties Mod style fine cable knit detailing throughout. Made from Sea Island Cotton. Atom Retro



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Andy Warhol Pepe Jeans Campbell Soup Jacket

By Stefano on April 15th, 2013

Campbells Soup Jacket £129.99

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Ok, so the Pop Art spotlight is very much on Roy Lichtenstein at the moment what with his retrospective at the Tate Modern in London.

But when it comes to a style/art crossover then there’s only one pop art name that counts, and that’s Andy Warhol.

There are literally hundreds of Warhol’s prints available on t-shirts – check this lot out - but if you want something different how about this Pepe Jeans jacket which I spotted at Atom Retro and is part of the The Andy Warhol Collection from PJ.

It is a very striking looking blue jacket with a zip, 60s style collar and side pockets, But best of all is the lining which is a very cool reworking of the famous Campbell Soup Warhol print.

It sells here for £129.99.

Click on for some more Warhol inspired clothing



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Gibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer

By Stefano on March 15th, 2013

Gibson blazerWeller has always been a big fan. The Who used to wear them and thousands of Mods have teamed them up with white Wranglers and loafers.

But the trouble with many boating blazers is that they make you look like an overgrown public school boy.

Not this one though. it is a classic sixties mod type jacket from Gibson London and comes with three buttons, two flap pockets to sides, Mod ticket pocket to right side and open welt left breast pocket. There’s also cool Retro button detail to cuffs and Psychedelic Sixties Paisley trim to the inner lining.

Yours for £174.99 from Atom Retro



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H&M/Brick Lane Cycles clothes range goes on sale

By Stefano on March 7th, 2013

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I wrote about this a few weeks ago, but the H&M/Brick Lane Cycles clothing range has gone on sale today and you look at all the items and check out all the prices here.

In case you missed the launch.

The spin is that each item has been designed with the needs of modern cyclists in mind. So the items are technically suited to cycling, but still ideal for wearing all day long.

Included are water repellent rider jackets and articulated blazers, caps and more. But is is the vintage-inspired bike jerseys that caught our eye. These are very classy and are made from a mix of Merino wool and recycled polyester.

Describing the range the company says

Shirts come quilted for colder days and in plaid checks with reinforced patches on the lower sleeves. The crewneck top has a zip and ventilation holes, as well as sleeves cut for extra mobility, while the rider T-shirt has a functional pocket on the back. Rider’s trousers similar to a functional chino. Legs are cut for slightly bended knees, a reinforced crotch, and reflective tape seams on the inside leg which are visible when rolled up for extra safety.

I really like this three button tweed style grey jacket. It looks pretty smart for cycling gear is stretch cotton so it moves with you was you cycle and is made from almost all lightweight cotton. And it is a very reasonable £39.99 too.



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Style: Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry unveil a ‘cyclists’ Harrington’

By Stefano on March 6th, 2013

fredperrywiggins1While I quite liked a few of the items in the Bradley Wiggins Fred Perry range (namely the shoes and the zippy white cycling top) I must admit I wasn’t exactly blown away by them.

And three new items which have been put on the site of the retailer The End (spotted first here) aren’t going to change my mind either.

You can pop here to see the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Zip Cycling Shirt and the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Half Zip Knit, but the pick of the trio is then the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Harrington which is pictured above.

It is basically a Harrington designed for cyclists which in theory sounds like a great idea. It is in a striking Navy Blue (they call it Dark carbon) – which maybe could have been a little more fluorescent – and features two button pockets and a zip. There’s also aback pocket which these days are pretty de rigeiur for any cycling jacket.

It is made from 100% cotton and retails for £150.

If you don’t fancy it then check out H&M’s cycling range here which has a few very cool items in its range. There are loads of Harringtons here too.



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Banana Republic launches Mad Men range (US only for now though)

By Stefano on February 28th, 2013

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Ever wanted to dress like Don Draper and his dapper Madison Avenue chums? Well now you can – sort of. Banana Republic has just launched a range of Mad Men inspired clothing in the US for both men and women which was created by the series costume designer Janie Bryant. Given fashion’s current yen for all things black and white and stripey you might have expected a few more op art type items in the range. But nope, in keeping with BR’s image the range is classy, reasonably well priced and rather conservative. The women’s stuff with its geometric prints and loud stripes is loads better.

I do however like the blue suit, though would have liked an extra button, and it works well with that tie. Not too sure about some of the range but you can make your mind up.

Nice Fedora hat though.

There’s even more here. It might make it to the UK – keep an eye on the website.

Spotted first by Modculture

Brown cotton sports jacket $200

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Two button jacket made from Plaid cotton



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Style: Top Man launches Lux range with this stunning Mohair Cobalt Blue suit

By Stefano on February 19th, 2013

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When it comes to luxury brands the first name that pops into my mind isn’t Top Man. But in the seemingly never ending plan to push that brand upmarket it has unveiled a new range of high-end goodies called Lux.

Due in the stores on March 7th are a range of items in upmarket fabrics, with the price to match – well almost this is Top Man after all.

Pick of the bunch is this Cobalt Blue suit which is made from that 60s staple Mohair. But there are also classic biker leather jackets, silk scarves and fine gauge knit navy T-shirts.

The most expensive part of the range is £300. More details on actual items and prices nearer the time.

Click on for a few other items



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Style – Pretty Green Orange Panel Festival Jacket

By Stefano on February 14th, 2013

prettygreen-otanhge jacket

If there’s one man who has done a few festivals in his time it is Liam Gallagher. Mind you he probably hasn’t done too much queuing for the toilets of chomping on vom burgers, but we will give him the benefit of the doubt as his label, Pretty Green, has just unveiled a series of festival jackets.

The most eye catching of the range of this little orange (apparently this year’s colour number say people in the know). Partially inspired by the maritime thing – that is going on here - it is made from lightweight nylon and has colour panels and full front zip closure. There’s also a hood to fend off the inevitable rain.

There are also plenty of pockets for you to keep your essentials in and it has elasticated cuffs and an adjustable waist.

Yours for £85. It is also available in blue and black and khaki and blue.

If that’s a bit pricey then Primark has some really good cheapies.



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H&M’s Cycling range is back – including some great retro tops

By Stefano on February 13th, 2013

h&m-cycling-rangeLast year H&M became one of the biggest clothing retailers (though Levi’s got there first) to start to take cycling seriously. Spurred on by the growth in the number of cyclists and also a little by our success at The Olympics the company teamed up with Brick Lane Cycles and launched a capsule range of jackets, retro jerseys and more

Well the second range has been unveiled and it is due to land in H&M’s 180 stores and on-line from 7th March.

The spin is that each item has been designed with the needs of modern cyclists in mind. So the items are technically suited to cycling, but still ideal for wearing all day long.

Included are water repellent rider jackets and articulated blazers, caps and more. But is is the vintage-inspired bike jerseys that caught our eye. These are very classy and are made from a mix of Merino wool and recycled polyester.

Describing the range the company says

Shirts come quilted for colder days and in plaid checks with reinforced patches on the lower sleeves. The crewneck top has a zip and ventilation holes, as well as sleeves cut for extra mobility, while the rider T-shirt has a functional pocket on the back. Rider’s trousers similar to a functional chino. Legs are cut for slightly bended knees, a reinforced crotch, and reflective tape seams on the inside leg which are visible when rolled up for extra safety.

“This collection captures the energy and excitement of Brick Lane Bikes, along with our respect for the traditions of cycling. I love how the technical details become part of the look of each piece, while the colours bring cycling’s heritage to life. I can’t wait to see guys wearing these clothes as they ride the streets of the world,” says Feya Buchwald, founder of Brick Lane Bikes.



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Style: Jefferson Farah Vintage Retro Mod Breton

By Stefano on February 13th, 2013

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Farah Vintage has just unveiled a very striking new range of Mod type Breton style jumpers. There’s a traditional blue and white (which is nicely in keeping with the vogue for all maritime things) version here, but I prefer this navy and red number.

It is Beatnik style features a cool Sixties Mod Breton stripe detail in chilli red throughout and has a Ribbed hem, cuffs and collar and Farah Vintage embroidery to the chest.

Breton jumpers were a staple of the beatniks in the early 60s as they attempted to ape cool French new wave stars (and American ones like Jean Seberg). Breton is derived from the region of Brittany in France and the Brittany flag in fact also consists of monochrome stripe detail, much like the jumper

It is made from 60% Cotton, 30% Polyamide and 10% Wool and is yours here for £54.99.



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Style – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more

By Stefano on February 8th, 2013

Who would have thought that Captain Birds Eye would ever be a style role model. Well not quite but fisherman coats and jackets, which started appearing in the ranges of high end brands last year have landed on the (virtual) high street and are here to stay for 2013.

I guess many of these coats are being bought by outdoor types who want to look both sensible and smart, but even if your idea of great outdoors adventure is a trip round the park with the dog you’ll still looks fine in them.

The jackets we have rounded up are split between heavyweight coats designed to withstand the very worst that the North Sea (they are Scandi influenced) can thrown at them and more lightweight numbers that you can team up with deck shoes and shorts.

Jack Wills Emmerson Jacket £89.50

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With its cheerful blue and yellow this 100% Nylon coat is clearly inspired by sailing jackets, but would look good on a landlubber too. Jack Wills



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John White’s rainbow of classy Suede Brogues

By Stefano on February 7th, 2013

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John White is a heritage British brand that has been around for the best part of a century. According to its website it supplied boots to the army in WW2 and was the first British shoe company to ship its wares to New York’s Macy’s Department store.

Now it is hoping to reinvent itself just a little by taking its classic designs and attention to detail and adding a dollop of twenty first century innovation and styling.

And that’s exactly what you get with these Brogues. Named the Langham Suede they are available in four striking colours – Navy, Brown and a very unusual Red and Olive Green.

They will be on sale soon – John White sells through a number of stores including John Lewis as well as their own website. Yours for £150.

They also have some lovely Moccasins in a variety of colours too.



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Style – Brutus Trimfit Golfer Shirt

By Stefano on January 30th, 2013

brutus-trimfit-golferWe haven’t featured a Brutus Trimfit shirt for awhile so I thought I’d check the website out. And then I found this. It is an Original 70s “Golfer” Print from the Brutus archive that’s 100% cotton and comes in light blue and I love it. It straddles that line between kitsch and cool and to me anyhow is equal parts of both.

It would certainly go really well with some dark blue jeans and navy suede shoes.

The shirt also has a rolled button-down collar (apparently each shirt is specially packed so that the roll remains intact) and has Brutus’ trademark button detail and vent on sleeve. Heaven only knows when it will be warm enough to wear it though.

Yours for £50



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Style – Farrell’s classy 50s influenced Spring collection

By Stefano on January 28th, 2013

We are big fans of the Farrell brand. In case you haven’t come across them yet they are an quirky English indie with ex-Burberry fella Ben Dickens at the helm and Robbie Williams, yes him, providing some of the inspiration.

They also have a blog that sometime can be laugh out loud funny.

And they have just unveiled their spring summer collection and we really like a lot of it. There’s a lot of navy and white, some very classy lightweight rain coats, striking knitwear and more. There’s a whiff of the 1950s about it, especially that bowling shirt.

Here are five of their items which caught our eye. You can view the whole collection on their website.

Farrell Cotton jacket £250

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This looks really classy. It is a light cotton jacket in Navy which sports one button at the front. There are some neat touches too likes the fully functioning cuff buttons.



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Style: Levi’s 60s retro Made And Crafted Striped T Shirt

By Stefano on January 25th, 2013

Ok, so it might still be freezing outside and summer wear probably isn’t that high on your mind, but spring and summer collections are already filtering their way through to the stores and one very impressive range is from Levi’s.

The brand have got a very interesting vintage style bomber jacket and a great looking striped sweat shirt as well as a strong line up of coloured jeans.

But it is the striped T shirts that have caught my eye. This £62 striped T shirt is available in four different incarnations including burnt orange, but I reckon it is this blue version that will be the big seller.

It has a great pattern and is made from super soft cotton. It is quite fitted too.

Available here from Oi Polloi




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