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

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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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Heritage brand Stone-Dri Launch first collection since the 60’s

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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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A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection & DJ residency

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There is definitely something debonair about the A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection. A mix of blazers, plaid shirts, vests and jackets with elbow patches it looks like they’ve taken inspiration from the British gentry.

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This limited edition Quadrophenia Parka will set you back £500

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

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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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A.P.C. Heavyweight Harris Tweed Jacket

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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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Henri Lloyd's Hurricane Jacket - for a hard winter

Henri Lloyd’s waterproof, windproof and breathable Hurricane jacket

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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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Fred Perry's Pursuit Jacket (left) and Lowland Parka (right)

Rambling becomes fashionable with new Fred Perry jackets

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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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Esemplare Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

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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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Behind the Seams with Joseph Abboud & Hart Schaffner Marx

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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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Final Uniqlo +J collection

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features 4 Comments

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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The F.S.C Spring Ventile Parka

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Unfortunately there is still no summer in sight for us here in the UK. So while some of you are probably enjoying the sun, we are contending with rain. In this weather it is always hard to figure out what to wear. Jackets are very much a necessity, but many are too bulky or warm. That is why I love …

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The Barbour Festival Guide

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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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Levi’s Commuter Cycling Series

Laura Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Denim, features, Sportswear 3 Comments

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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Hackett Spring/Summer 2011 collection

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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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Style Watch: The Varsity Jacket

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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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Pendleton and Nike Team Up To Create The Big Jim Jacket

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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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