Stussy-Baracuta collaboration jacket

Better known overseas than in their native UK, Baracuta have nonetheless dressed some of the world’s most famous people over the past 50 years. Elvis, Steve McQueen, The Clash and block-headed-Bond Daniel Craig have all been seen sporting various garments from the Manchester based designers which, because I’m a celeb-whore, is just part of the appeal of their clothing. The …

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Medicom – Levis Collaboration

Medicom, the designer toy company that makes the ever-so-cute Bearbricks, and Levis (the jeans company, dummy) have joined up in an unlikely alliance, the result of which is a totally unique collection involving luminous, road-safety style material and a tiny toy bear dressed like a YMCA cowboy. The jeans feature the motorist-alerting material around the back pockets and hem, while …

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Bland Clothing

No, this isn’t a commentary on the state of male high-street fashion. Bland is actually a fairly new clothing company based in the UK, the founders of which decided to start their own label after finding that they didn’t like what other designers had to offer, especially as so many relied on heavy branding. This was something that disinterested the …

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Topman top five new items

After their summer collection’s explosion of embarrassingly garish colours courtesy of the nu-rave scene, Topman’s latest releases for autumn and winter have been, thankfully, toned down a bit. I suppose even their designers realise that a pink-Paisley and green-denim patchwork raincoat would be a hard look to rock. But I may have just possibly given rise to a fashion-monster of …

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Puma Urban Mobility

"Urban mobility" obviously means a different thing to each individual – when I hear the phrase I can’t help think of sweaty buses and traipsing through London avoiding unaware pedestrians and couriers who think they’re "all terrain" i.e. they can ride the roads and pavements. But to Puma, the term means something wholly more satisfying and ultimately more stylish. Their …

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah design charity t-shirt for Yellow Bird Project

US indie band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have recently designed this awesome t-shirt for the Yellow Bird Project, a non-profit organisation that donates the proceeds from its artist-designed t-shirt sales to charity. Which particular charity depends on the one that the artist that designed the shirt has chosen. It’s both a novel and noble concept but, most importantly of course, …

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Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week S/S 08

The first Mercedes Benz sponsored Berlin Fashion Week came to a close last week, and industry insiders have indicated that it was just the first of many successful shows. Berlin is not usually a big deal on the fashion radar, but that is set to change with if the show can continue with the same calibre of the great designs …

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Aitor Throup designs

Fresh out of the Royal College of Arts, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s heard of the improbably named Aitor Throup, a young fashion designer from Burnley. And despite winning a series of awards over the past two years and having been offered a string of high profile placements, Aitor says he’s "not desperate for a job", preferring …

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Justin Timberlake sports cool RVCA t-shirt

Justin Timberblake was recently spotted wearing an awesome shirt bearing the RVCA logo (pronounced ROO-KA) shortly after picking up a cheque for £35 million pounds from his managers as payment for his 101-show tour of the world. And even if the Michael Jackson-mimicking lothario drops out of the tour, he still pockets the lot. Wish I could get a contract …

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Djimon Hounsou fronts Calvin Klein underwear range

Despite his acting ability and the fact that he’s appeared in some cracking films over the past few years, Djimon Hounsou has yet to become a household name. The talented actor has appeared alongside Russell Crowe in Gladiator and, more recently, co-starred with the big-faced-small-headed man-child Leonardo DiCaprio in the acclaimed Blood Diamond, being Oscar nominated for his role in …

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Diesel’s futuristic new ad campaign… but some things never change

Diesel’s latest "Human After All" Autumn/Winter ad campaign sees their models posing in everyday situations that wouldn’t usually make the average person bat an eyelid – a couple having a bit of a domestic, a delayed flight and a bloke baffled by flatpack furniture amongst some of the stylish adverts. Nothing none of us haven’t been through before, unless you’re …

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Ten Bill shirts only ten bills

I like clothes. I like clothes that look good. I like clothes that look good and don’t cost me a month’s wage. And that’s why I like Ten Bill tees. All of their t-shirts, as the name suggests cost $10, so that’s about a fiver for us lot. Okay, so you have to figure in shipping, which is rather on …

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Gavin Pierre Medford to helm wardrobe design in new Jimi Hendrix biopic

I’m surprised it’s actually taken this long to do, but film makers have finally decided to exploit the memory of Jimi Hendrix and make a biopic of his life. Do I hear the sound of Oliver Stone’s little mitts gleefully being rubbed together? I’m guessing "yes". However, we’re not too concerned about the politics of how the film’s going to …

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Topman skull plimsolls Vs Vans skull slipons

I’m a sucker for skull designs on any piece of clothing. Whether it’s a throwback to my youthful days as a heavy metal head-banger or just a subconscious fascination with death, I love the toothy, empty-eyed grin of a fleshless cranium staring back at me from the fabric of my garments. Hmmm… maybe I do need help. So when I …

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Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen fronts new A/W H&M campaign

Scarfaced poker-villain Le Chiffre is the new face of H&M’s latest men’s fashion range. Well, not Le Chiffre, but Mad Mikkelsen, the actor who plays him in Casino Royale. Although personally I think more international terrorists should branch out into the world of high street fashion. Carlos the Jackal fronting Topman? Osama strutting his stuff in Next gear? Why not? …

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Lanvin A/W menswear show

Lanvin showcased a broad spectrum of designs at their latest fashion show in Paris, although much of the collection was harmonized by sporty overtones and school uniform themes. Between those, Lanvin had time for a baggy, tai chi style outfit and an indie-formal collection of suits. The fashion house’s most outstanding designs are those above. The sporting influence shows through …

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Red Torpedo underwear

It’s unusual enough that Red Torpedo underwear comes balled up inside an aluminium can, but when said underwear also comes with a CD of unsigned bands, it starts to seem even more bizarre. Add to that the oddly placed opening for "access" purposes and you’ve got some strange pants. Despite, or inspite of these factors, I think they’re quite cool. …

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Pukas – Vans Collaboration

Pukas, the leading surf company in Europe has teamed up with Vans to release these rather neat-o slip-ons, utilising the iconic "Vans Check" and integrating it with their own five-prong star motif. The results are four classic Vans designs that stand out from the usual black/white colour scheme that is so, maybe "too", well known. The great thing about the …

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French Connection sale

I’m probably a bit late on the uptake with this one, especially in light of all you au courant gentlemen with your fingers firmly on the pulse, French Connection are having a sale, with up to 50% off many items. FCUK aren’t doing to well in my opinion at the moment, which is probably something to do with the erratic …

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