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Style – summer jackets and blazers: Albam, Merc, River Island and more

What with the vagaries of the British summer is sage advice never to leave home without a jacket. And if you need something a bit smarter than the lightweight navy anorak with white piping that the world and his dog has been stepping out in this June, check out these slightly more formal summer jackets.

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AshleyStyle – summer jackets and blazers: Albam, Merc, River Island and more
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Andy Warhol Pepe Jeans Campbell Soup Jacket

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 …

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AshleyAndy Warhol Pepe Jeans Campbell Soup Jacket
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Gibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer

Weller 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 …

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AshleyGibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer
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Style: Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry unveil a ‘cyclists’ Harrington’

While 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 …

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AshleyStyle: Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry unveil a ‘cyclists’ Harrington’
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Banana Republic launches Mad Men range (US only for now though)

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 …

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AshleyBanana Republic launches Mad Men range (US only for now though)
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Style – Harringtons – a round up of this year’s best Spring casual jackets

I checked an hour or so ago and it appears that the temperature, in the south east at least, is heading for double figures tomorrow. Spring might not be here, but it is certainly on its way. And that means it is time to ditch that heavy wool coat that kept you warm all winter for something a little flexible …

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AshleyStyle – Harringtons – a round up of this year’s best Spring casual jackets
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Style: Top Man launches Lux range with this stunning Mohair Cobalt Blue suit

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 …

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AshleyStyle: Top Man launches Lux range with this stunning Mohair Cobalt Blue suit
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Style – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more

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 …

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AshleyStyle – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more
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Style Safari – Primark’s blue suede Desert Boots and striking festival-friendly Waterproof Jackets

As you probably already know Primark doesn’t sell its range online. You have to go into the store to buy its clothes. It can also be a bit hit and miss with what it sells too. However the spring  collection, which seems to be filtering its way into its stores now, looks like its strongest for a while. We have …

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AshleyStyle Safari – Primark’s blue suede Desert Boots and striking festival-friendly Waterproof Jackets
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Style Safari – Our Legacy Rolling Three Button Blazer £205

So 2012 was the year we went crazy about Scandinavian things and men’s style was not an exception. We have already highlighted how Nordic brands are doing well in the UK and here’s another one we love – Swedish fashion house brand Our Legacy. The brand majors unapologetically on classic stylish items Indeed their mantra, as articulated by their founders …

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AshleyStyle Safari – Our Legacy Rolling Three Button Blazer £205
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Has Bradley Wiggins made the double breasted suit jacket a style trend for 2013?

Every year at the Oscars fashion houses vie to kit the hottest stars in their latest outfits knowing that the coverage generated by that star can make or break a range. Conversely the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year event isn’t something that fashion brands are too concerned with, but maybe, just maybe, the suit that the winner was wearing …

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AshleyHas Bradley Wiggins made the double breasted suit jacket a style trend for 2013?
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Farrell’s Night Bus From Hell Survival Kit

There are two very good reasons to love Farrell Menswear. Firstly they have some of the most stylish, classic menswear in the UK – in their own words think ‘the perfectionism of Savile Row tailoring, the practical elegance of Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer, the straight arrow modernism of Paul Weller.’ Secondly they have one of the best websites (and its …

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AshleyFarrell’s Night Bus From Hell Survival Kit
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Got a spare $6.6 million? Then you can buy the world’s most expensive men’s wardrobe

US blogger Tie a Tie has put together a list of what he reckons are the most expensive items which together would deliver the world’s most expensive men’s wardrobe. And as the bloggers says himself I think this is the perfect example that money can’t buy style, and certainly can’t buy class. So what do you get for your cash? …

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AshleyGot a spare $6.6 million? Then you can buy the world’s most expensive men’s wardrobe
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Aero’s 30s style (On The) Waterfront jacket

Want to look like Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront? Good to see that Aero is resurrecting the thirties style jacket worn by Terry Malloy in the iconic 1954 film. I always associate this type of jackes with the depression era of the 1930s, so given the current economic climate they really ought to be well in vogue. It is …

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AshleyAero’s 30s style (On The) Waterfront jacket
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Stutterheim brings Swedish old school raincoats to the UK

I am not sure about those grimmest winter in 100 years predictions but the weather is bound to take a turn for the worse in the coming weeks and get colder and damper . So now is probably a really good time to invest in a raincoat that comes from a place where they know all about harsh climates. The …

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AshleyStutterheim brings Swedish old school raincoats to the UK
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Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, leather trousers, jacket, hat and shirt up for grabs today

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 …

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AshleyJimi Hendrix’s guitar, leather trousers, jacket, hat and shirt up for grabs today
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Brandish Christmas List #6 Ede & Ravenscroft stripey scarf and Reefer Jacket

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 …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #6 Ede & Ravenscroft stripey scarf and Reefer Jacket
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Musto 1964 Collection: When fashion meets function

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 …

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Choosing the right suit

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, …

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LauraChoosing the right suit