Boutique of the week: Goodhood

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This time not strictly a menswear store, London has a definite lack of men only boutiques in comparison to, say, New York so a few mixed places are bound to creep in. Nevertheless what Goodhood has on offer for the boys is, well, good. Nestled on a sidestreet off Hoxton Square Goodhood has a very urban vibe. Streetwear and city essentials are the mainstay.

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Colin ChapmanBoutique of the week: Goodhood

LFW menswear preview: James Long, Carolyn Massey, Tim Soar

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From left: James Long, Carolyn Massey, Tim Soar

The dedicated menswear day at LFW is definitely cause for excitement, the names might not be as big as on the womenswear schedule but in terms of creativity and variety it’s hard to beat. Here’s a preview of some of our fave designers from the line-up, stay tuned for more.

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Just when Karl says no…Opening Ceremony launch website!

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Fashion extraordinaire and all-round legend Karl Lagerfeld recently told the press that “an H&M dress and a Chanel dress can look the same in a small photo, but not in real life” and explained that he isn’t ready to take the Chanel label online. However, Opening Ceremony (the great albeit not couture label) have just opened their website and online shop.

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Will ReidJust when Karl says no…Opening Ceremony launch website!

Interview with Lee Douros, my-wardrobe’s menswear buyer

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My-Wardrobe recently launched their menswear section, joining the ranks of online retailers making tracks in menswear. We had a chat with one half of their buying team, Lee Douros:

We’re really happy with all of the labels that have come on board for the SS09 season – they were all our top picks! One of must-haves are APC, the masters of Parisian understated cool, whose clothes will be sticking around in your wardrobe for seasons to come.

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Brandish Question: Are Your Favourite Labels Ruined By Celebs?

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I hate to admit it but fashion weeks kill me. They really do. Don’t get me wrong- I love the glamour, the fabrics, the details, the models and every other part of the fashion seasons. But it gives me a pain in the very bottom of my heart when I realise that the glorious clothes I drool over and dream about will only end up on the Jonas Brothers 2 months later.

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Will ReidBrandish Question: Are Your Favourite Labels Ruined By Celebs?

Men’s boutique of the week: A Butcher of Distinction

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With a prime spot on Dray Walk, A Butcher of Distinction provides a slice of the traditional in an area more known for the crowded, visual chaos that is Brick Lane. The boutique makes full use of the potential for irony in its name: shiny tiled walls, butcher block counters and clothes displayed on hooks.

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Colin ChapmanMen’s boutique of the week: A Butcher of Distinction

WISHLIST: Kris Van Assche for Oliver Peoples Sunglasses S/S Collection ’09

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Kris Van Assche, creative head of Dior Homme, and luxury sunglasses label Oliver Peoples have already put out successful collections of their collaborative designs but this week has seen the launch of the Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

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Will ReidWISHLIST: Kris Van Assche for Oliver Peoples Sunglasses S/S Collection ’09

Alexander Wang Announces Menswear- Is Our Favourite Hipster Jumping on the Bandwagon!

Nitrolicious has revealed that Alexander Wang, the most recent fashion darling and It-designer, is to launch a menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2010. Adamant that he isn’t simply jumping on the bandwagon, Wang explains that “for us it’s a component that’s always been there..the idea has always been there, I’m just expanding it” in reference to his famously androgynous looks.

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Will ReidAlexander Wang Announces Menswear- Is Our Favourite Hipster Jumping on the Bandwagon!

Men’s boutique of the week: The Old Curiosity Shop

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As if having the reputedly oldest shop in London (circa 1567) as your first retail space didn’t mark you out from the crowd how about it also being the subject of novel by Charles Dickens? And that’s exactly what design partnership Blaak have in The Old Curiosity Shop.

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Colin ChapmanMen’s boutique of the week: The Old Curiosity Shop