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Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, leather trousers, jacket, hat and shirt up for grabs today

By Stefano on November 27th, 2012

Are you experienced? At bidding? Well you need to be quick. If you are a Jimi fan then you need to get here asap as they have a brilliant selection of Jimi’s stuff from the 1960s which only has a few hours left to go.

Flip through the gallery to see what’s up for grabs. The guitar has a starting bid of £120k which doesn’t actually sound that pricey. The hat is a bargainous £4k

Incidentally Jimi would have been 70 today. Happy Birthday fella.



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Wooah - so this is the guitar that Jimi used at the infamous Monterey rock fest in 1967. The black Fender Stratocaster used by Jimi Henrdix to play the best part of his set at the legendary Monterey Pop Festival and the Experience’s first appearance in the USA 1967. The CBS era instrument with contour style solid body and original candy apple case dates from late 1966/67 with rosewood neck and black solid body and white scratch protection. Triple pickups ,chrome key tuner pegs, mother of pearl dot fret inlays, three volume tone controls , tone switch , (spring back plate missing.) The guitar is in its original condition after use, various chips and wear scratches. Endless pictures of this guitar are available on the Monterey video, also photo news journals and biographies. The case is in a somewhat battered condition after further tours and gigs after Monterey.

Accessories, Coats & Jackets

Brandish Christmas List #6 Ede & Ravenscroft stripey scarf and Reefer Jacket

By Stefano on November 15th, 2012

When it comes to suiting and booting English gentlemen Ede & Ravenscroft tailoring are no johnny come latelys. The company has been in business since 1689, which as all the history buffs among you know that was so long ago William Of Orange was on the throne.

These days the store has a great mix of traditional garments aimed at the elder chap with some nice twists on classics aimed at us ahem, youngsters.

Of the new range the star of the show is this blue wool Reefer jacket. Standard uniform piece issued to the Royal Navy in the mid-1800s this Reefer is distinctive because of its heavy wool and ultra tough horn buttons. It sells for £395.00

If your budget doesn’t stretch that far the company has a lovely range of scarves including gorgeous colored cashmeres and stripey college style wool scarves – see below. This is 180cm long, made from super soft wool and also available in purple, blue and black. Yours for £95.

More from the brand here

Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Gallery

Alexander McQueen autumn-winter 2012 menswear collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 24th, 2012

Words like ‘dapper’, ‘gentleman’ and ‘tailored’ spring to mind when looking at the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. But then there is also ‘avant-garde’ and ‘unique’. Either way, the collection oozes of Britishness with a twist, perfect for the modern gentleman.

Which look is your favourite?

Alexander McQueen AW12

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Clothing, Coats & Jackets, knitwear

Musto 1964 Collection: When fashion meets function

By Gerald Lynch on July 3rd, 2012

As anyone who’s ever stood in a field of 80,000 people listening to banging tunes in the middle of a soggy British summer festival can attest to, staying warm and dry at an outdoor gig is often a proper struggle (we’re not talking about you lucky Californian sods who get to bask in the sunshine of Coachella each year). Staying warm, dry and stylish is nigh-on impossible.

The nautical leanings of the new Musto 1964 Collection however looks set to be a nice marriage of both fashion and function.

Taking in items including wax deck coat waterproofs, parkas, chinos and even a beanie that’d make Steve Zissou himself envious, it’s a classic look with items that could slip easily into most casual wardrobes for the coming Autumn and Winter seasons. The range will be available from September.

Scroll down for a closer look at what’s on offer, and hit up for more info.

Musto 1964 Collection

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Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Suits & Tailoring

Choosing the right suit

By Laura on November 30th, 2011

With Christmas parties just around the corner, many of you will be looking for the perfect suit for the night. To help you pick the right suit for your shape, we spoke to Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler – Founder & Owner of the London based menswear brand, Charles Tyrwhitt.

As Tyrwhitt says “a suit should make a gent look smarter, stand taller and feel more confident,”so while there are plenty of options for good off-the-peg-suits ,getting it right still requires some time and effort. With this in mind Tyrwhitt.has shared his Suits for all Sizes guide:

The Bigger Gent
Many men’s shirts have a roomier fit to accommodate the larger frame, as do some suits for the more strapping sort. However, there is nothing worse than a suit that fits correctly around the middle but extends well past the knuckles in the sleeve (a common gripe for larger chaps). The key thing to remember is that you should steer clear of anything that makes you appear larger than you already are; give three-button jackets a wide berth, choose a one-button jacket instead. This way you can show more tie, thus breaking-up block colour ways which can make you appear larger. Look for a store that offers bespoke tailoring service which will help the mighty man get everything in proportion and achieve a slick, sharp overall look.

Broad Shoulders
When choosing the right suit jacket for broad shoulders, you should remember that the waist area unfortunately suffers all too often. It is a common sight to see a broad gent sporting a suit jacket that accommodates his generous shoulders, but is far too baggy through the middle. Again, using a bespoke tailoring service will work towards avoiding this pitfall. Bear in mind that getting the right shoulder fit in a suit jacket is arguably the hardest thing to achieve in terms of suiting, so it is worth considering alterations for your off-the-peg buy. A skilled tailor will get the shoulder fit just right whilst nipping in the waist of your jacket just enough to produce a harmonious silhouette.

Long Arms
Achieving a smart look when you have longer than average arms shouldn’t be too arduous; a tailor will be able to properly adjust the length of your jacket sleeves in no time at all. As a rule, you should show no more than a ¼ of an inch of shirt outside your jacket sleeves, as anything more than this will make the sleeves appear too short. No shirt sleeve peeping out looks just plain odd, and should be avoided at all costs.

Muscular Builds
A common mistake that the built bloke makes is opting for a skin-tight suit to show off his fine physique. This is not only unnecessary but also perilous as he will only end up with a suit that is far too tight. If you are lucky (or dedicated) enough to be Herculean in build then this should come across in the way you hold yourself; not in the tightness of your smart attire. Perhaps consider buying your suit as two separate pieces- a jacket and trousers independent of each other- as this will allow you to choose a jacket large enough for your chest, arms and back without having to buy trousers which are too big for your slighter bottom half.

Shorter Men
The watch-word for diminutive dandies is “proportion”. Less-than-lofty lads ought to keep everything in proportion: sleeve, trouser and jacket length should all be exact in terms of measurements as this will work towards you looking the part. Furthermore, it is important to know what to avoid when dressing correctly for your height; bypass fashionable short jackets (the preserve of the more statuesque squire) and just say no to shorter trousers (a la Thom Browne) as these simply will not work.
In a nutshell, it is about being honest with yourself; knowing your size and shape, your pluses and negatives and your limitations.

Coats & Jackets

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

By Laura on November 30th, 2011

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 blue and brown leather construction, the jacket furthers the vintage theme via its antique button hardware and ribbed shawl collar. Achieve a preppy Paul Newman vibe, by simply paring it with a classic white t-shirt.

The jacket is available now through MR PORTER

Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets

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

By Laura on November 21st, 2011

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, traditional green and navy blue.

This simple attention to detail not only means it is a collection made up of timeless and heritage styles, but offers an uncomplicated and understated style, all fundamental to the restoration of this classic brand.

We absolutely love the collection and hope to see a lot more from Stone-Dri in the future.

The collection is available from or from their boutique on ASOS

Coats & Jackets, Gallery, Jeans & Trousers, music

A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection & DJ residency

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 20th, 2011

Credit: Vicky Chan

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. Then again, the leather jacket and red outfit (see gallery below) brings the mind to more indie/rock so perhaps we’re mistaken.

As part of the A|XX 20th anniversary celebrations this year, A|X Armani Exchange teamed up with one of the UK’s top dance labels, Toolroom Knights, and has since July hosted a series of Saturday afternoon DJ sessions in their stores nationwide. The collaboration is coming to an end on 17th December, so if you want to indulge in some tunes spun by the latest and newest music talent check out the A|X Facebook page or visit the DJ Residency Series website for more info before it’s too late.

A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection

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Coats & Jackets

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

By shinychris on October 13th, 2011

This limited edition Quadrophenia Parka will set you back £500

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 mid-1960s.

The Parka has been an iconic image since the album was released and Pretty Green is planning to revive it with 100 limited edition jackets costing £500 each, available from the Pretty Green Carnaby Street store.

Says Liam Gallagher: “As I’m a massive fan of The Who, and Quadrophenia being one of my favourite albums of all time, it’s an honour to be associated.”

Pretty Green will also be showcasing Pete Townhend’s archives of notes, desk diaries, photos and original lyrics from the making of Quadrophenia alongside album artwork and outtakes in a never been seen before exhibition at their flagship store in London’s Carnaby Street.  The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday 27th October.

Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight, features

A.P.C. Heavyweight Harris Tweed Jacket

By Laura on October 11th, 2011

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 combines contemporary Parisian style with heritage fabrics.

What makes this jacket stand out, is the superb attention to detail. From the cream shearling collar and epaulettes to the customized zip/button front and four pockets. The jacket is a bit pricey at £485, but this is a classic look you will be able to wear season after season.

The jacket is available here

Coats & Jackets

Henri Lloyd’s waterproof, windproof and breathable Hurricane jacket

By shinychris on October 11th, 2011

Henri Lloyd Hurricane Jacket - for a hard winter

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 for extra warmth, the Hurricane is a waterproof, windproof and breathable jacket and features an integral waist adjuster for a modern, shaped silhouette, and articulation to the underarm and sleeve to allow ease of movement and comfort.

The Hurricane jacket retails at £500 and is available from the brand’s standalone stores, key independents nationwide, the London’s pop-up store in Lamb’s Conduit Street and online from

See images below of Henri Lloyd’s Hurricane jacket.


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Coats & Jackets

Rambling becomes fashionable with new Fred Perry jackets

By shinychris on October 11th, 2011

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

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 canvas jacket with a brushed tartan lining to add comfort and warmth and a 3 piece peaked topped hiking hood. Fastening with branded corozo buttons and hiking laces, this durable rambling jacket has two large bellowed pockets with antique gold eyelets.

Other features include a 3 piece square raglan sleeve which has an adjustable cuff with storm gusset insert, more antique gold eyelets this time for underarm ventilation and an external waist drawstring for improved ease when adjusting. Available in Olympian blue, the jacket is completed with a leather patch featuring Fred Perry’s signature Laurel Wreath embroidery.

The 210gm cotton twill Pursuit Jacket also looks towards traditional rambling attire. The designers have used a very gentle peached finish to emphasise the natural feel of the jacket which is also lined with a brushed tartan lining, to keep you warm in the Autumn and Winter seasons, and a low tech performance treatment to ensure it is shower proof.

This rich cotton Pursuit Jacket has also been given a utility edge with multiple pockets including two map pockets on the chest which close with antique brass snap fastenings. Hiking laces which are usually found on trekking boots have been used as draw cords and combined with brown leather stoppers to create adjustable drawstrings which sit at the hood and inside hem, giving added shape and definition. The jacket available in Port and Dark Carbon has also been finished with Laurel Wreath embroidery at the chest.

Both jackets are available now at or at Fred Perry Authentic shops worldwide with the Lowland Parka priced at £195 and the Pursuit jacket at £175.

See gallery below for more images.

Fred Perry Lowland Parka

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Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Denim, Gallery, knitwear

Edun Autumn/Winter 2011 Menswear Collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on August 17th, 2011

Summer seems to have escaped this year with a chilling 14 degrees this morning when I left the house. But as much as I love sun and park life, I can’t help but to love the colder months when you get to wrap up warm in wonderful clothes – my growing up in the Arctic could also be a reason for this… and my love for ‘look-at-me’ knitwear.

If you’re looking to invest in your winter wardrobe but want to do it in a green way, Edun is the place to look. The brand of Ali Hewson and Bono – yes that Bono – has an amazing collection out for this autumn/winter that will make you look dashing.

Using layers and dimension to create a well-travelled feel that is juxtaposed with modern silhouettes, Edun offers unique styles with added pockets, stitching and darting details, and the sweaters and knits span the spectrum, from lightweight layering to a fresh twist on vintage Fair Isles patterns.

Trousers range from clean, slim and straight tailored to tapered leg and drop crotch. Something for everyone! The denim is work wear influenced and most of it is made from recycled fabrics in Africa, with an organic wash to finish.

The seasons’ colour choices are inspired by natural elements such as stone and ash accented with petrol and ice, whereas red brick and cranberry wine play off sediment black and dark neutrals, like storm and tar, are accented with raisin, mulberry and peacock.

This is definitely style with substance!

Edun Autumn Winter 2011 Collection

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Photo courtesy of Edun

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Esemplare Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

By Laura on August 4th, 2011

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 get to look good doing it.

So like any knitwear obsessive, I have been keeping a close eye on what to expect this winter. One of my favourites so far has to be from the Italian fashion house Esemplare. This is their second collection to hit the UK and consists of knitwear to outerwear.

Esemplare has built a name for themselves with high quality wardrobe staples, with innovative treatments combined with sartorial detailing. Alessandro Pungetti, Creative Director of Esemplare, spoke about the collection stating ”in life there is much more to do and discover, this collection was designed to give life to a menswear line which is essential but never to casual. We maximize the fundamental details to give each garment greater charm and personality”

This season expect ‘city slicker’ overcoats paired with heavy knits and hobo chic jackets. Knitwear made from deluxe Jacquard Norwegian wool in an array of Autumnal colours. All the outerwear is treated and garment dyed to create a worn vintage feel. The addition of detachable collars and hoods in the lightweight jackets, make these items transitional pieces from Winter to Spring.

What do you think of the collection?

Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets

Behind the Seams with Joseph Abboud & Hart Schaffner Marx

By Laura on July 25th, 2011

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.
Based on the video we can expect to see elegant colors and textures, key sportswear basics and effortless tailoring. Take mental notes now!

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