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The Levi’s Made & Crafted Two Tone Leather Varsity Jacket

There is no doubt that the Varsity look has been big this fall, but now as we head into winter it is obvious the style is going no where fast. Embrace quintessential collegiate style, with the latest offering from Levi’s Made & Crafted comes in the form of this beautiful two tone leather varsity jacket. Available in a muted navy …

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LauraThe Levi’s Made & Crafted Two Tone Leather Varsity Jacket
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Heritage brand Stone-Dri Launch first collection since the 60’s

The Manchester-based brand, Stone-Dri, are back with their first collection since the 1960’s. Despite the lengthy hiatus, the new collection sits confidently amongst other contemporary brands. The Autumn/Winter ’11 collection, clearly pays great attention to the importance of functionality, utility and comfort using traditional outerwear fabrics such as blended wools and waxed cottons in a masculine colour pallet of gun metal, burgundy, …

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LauraHeritage brand Stone-Dri Launch first collection since the 60’s
This limited edition Quadrophenia Parka will set you back £500

Jimmy’s Quadrophenia Parka returns with £500 Pretty Green limited edition

Liam Gallagher’s clothing label Pretty Green has announced a collaboration with the reissue of The Who’s Quadrophenia – The Director’s cut. To mark the collaboration‚ Pretty Green has designed a limited edition parka made legendary by Jimmy from the Quadrophenia album cover.  The album tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the …

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shinychrisJimmy’s Quadrophenia Parka returns with £500 Pretty Green limited edition
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A.P.C. Heavyweight Harris Tweed Jacket

French ready-to-wear brand A.P.C. is easily one of my favourites. Founded in 1988 by Tunisian born Designer Jean Touitou, they continue to impress season after season with their beautiful high quality garments. The fall collection is now available, but one piece that really stood for me, was this wonderful sartorial city jacket. Woven in the historical Harris Tweed, this jacket …

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LauraA.P.C. Heavyweight Harris Tweed Jacket
Henri Lloyd's Hurricane Jacket - for a hard winter

Henri Lloyd’s waterproof, windproof and breathable Hurricane jacket

Want a serious jacket to keep you warm this winter? Outerwear specialist  Henri Lloyd introduces its appropriately named Hurricane Jacket. Based on the first ever jacket designed by Mr Henri, the founder of Henri Lloyd, it retains references to his ingenious integrated safety harness with the waist buckle and D rings to the chest. Made of Goretex, with Primaloft wadding …

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shinychrisHenri Lloyd’s waterproof, windproof and breathable Hurricane jacket
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Rambling becomes fashionable with new Fred Perry jackets

Want to go rambling but don’t want to look a complete nerd? Fred Perry may just have the answer with its latest outdoor collection. The two men’s Authentic jackets are the Lowland Parka and Pursuit Jacket – and they look pretty good. Inspired by the hardwearing utility styles worn by British ramblers, the Lowland Parka is a 250g combed cotton …

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shinychrisRambling becomes fashionable with new Fred Perry jackets
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Esemplare Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

The rain is back and although I hope this is not it for Summer, I can’t help but be a bit excited for cooler days, drinks in country pubs next to roaring fires…. and of course knitwear. Okay, Okay I am obsessed I know, but if we have to suffer through months of dark rainy weather, we should at least …

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LauraEsemplare Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection
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Behind the Seams with Joseph Abboud & Hart Schaffner Marx

Hart Schaffner Marx have launched their Fall/Winter 2011 collection, with a great short video featuring Joseph Abboud as he takes the viewer behind the scenes of collection photo shoot. I have been a big fan of Abboud’s classic yet sophisticated design for some time now, so was quite excited to see what he has in store for this coming season. …

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LauraBehind the Seams with Joseph Abboud & Hart Schaffner Marx
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Final Uniqlo +J collection

Last month Uniqlo and Jil Sander’s announced that this upcoming fall/winter +J collection will be the last. The two parties have agreed to terminate their relationship which saw the line bring Sander’s classic minimalism to the mass market. As a result there is bound to be plenty of anticipation surrounding the concluding collection, and if the first look is anything …

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LauraFinal Uniqlo +J collection
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The Barbour Festival Guide

The festival season is here and if there is one thing you need it is a good waterproof cover-up which is where the quintessential British Barbour comes in. After years of keeping festival goers dry, Barbour has pooled their festival knowledge together to create this wonderful little guide. The Festival guide will help you with everything you need to know …

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LauraThe Barbour Festival Guide
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Levi’s Commuter Cycling Series

Levi’s latest collection aimed at cyclists has been creating a lot of buzz this week and it is not hard to see why. Their debut cycling line draws on their workwear heritage, while incorporating technical functionality. One of my favourite pieces from the collection is the Trucker Jacket, based on a 1967 design. It’s long cut with a slight drop …

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LauraLevi’s Commuter Cycling Series
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Hackett Spring/Summer 2011 collection

The quintessentially British label, Hackett have launched their spring/summer 2011 collection. Comprised of four ranges, Hackett have tried to bring a classy sophisticated look to almost every summer event, whether it be a day in the country, a business engagement or just relaxing by the seaside. Although it is quite a traditional collection, I can’t help but love it. There …

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LauraHackett Spring/Summer 2011 collection
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Style Watch: The Varsity Jacket

With warmer weather just around the corner, its time to start thinking about finding the perfect spring jacket. This season if you want to be right on trend, you can’t go wrong with a varsity style jacket. The varsity jacket has been the anchor piece of the Williamsburg look. With its embroidered logos and contrasting leather sleeves, it is sure …

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LauraStyle Watch: The Varsity Jacket
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Pendleton and Nike Team Up To Create The Big Jim Jacket

I absolutely love this winter jacket. Made using dense Pendleton virgin wool, the material blocks icy chills while its “deconstructed” style means it layers well and is still lightweight enough for running around the city. The piece is a part of the “Triple Black” collaboration between Pendleton and Nike’s outdoor division ACG. The jacket has a really modern feel and …

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LauraPendleton and Nike Team Up To Create The Big Jim Jacket

5 Winter Jackets To Keep You Warm In The Snow

With half the country in a deep freeze today, it is definitely time to bring out the winter coats. So to help you stay warm we have picked 5 of the warmest jackets on the market to keep you warm even in this snowy weather.

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Laura5 Winter Jackets To Keep You Warm In The Snow

Looking For Winter Coat Ideas? Winter Coats Part Two.

Here we have seven of the finest coats and jackets for this winter. Inspired by the wax jacket and cropped jacket trend these jackets and coats vary in price from £110 to £340 but they are all of the top quality and the majority of these coats are being sold at independent retailers who do a fantastic job keeping us …

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Winter Coats Part One.

When it comes to winter jackets there is a fantastic collection this season for you to choose from. Starting with the casual ones focused on in this post, it’s hard to overlook Penfield’s efforts and with a seemingly expanded line of outerwear and a lot of stockists it is set to be the choice of many in the coming months. …

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ThomasHewetsonWinter Coats Part One.