Junya Watanabe 2011 Fall Collection

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I am absolutely obsessed with the new fall 2011 Juyan Watanabe collection! From the fabrics to the detailed stitching the Japanese designer has certainly out done himself this time. Watanabe was originally the protege of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. Born in Fukushima, Japan in 1961, he attend Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, graduating in 1984. It was around …

H&M Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook

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H&M’s Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook video gives us a sneak peak at what to expect this spring. Andreas Löwenstam, menswear designer at H&M commented on the new collection saying: “Styling makes all the difference this spring. The blazer looks new worn with cargo shorts, and a hooded jacket is dressed up with a shirt and tailored trousers. The combination of black …

Topman: Get The U-Bahn Look

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Topman has really upped their game this season, starting with the recent release of the U-Bahn collection. This look sees catwalk trends inspired by Berlin’s edgy underground scene and pays homage to post-punk. Built on tough sculpted shapes, it is all about creating a fresh silhouette littered with antiqued military detail. Check out the gallery below, where I have chosen …

Thule Crossover Collection – Luggage For The Sports Enthusiast

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The snowboarding season has just kicked off, and last week I was lucky enough to go on a last minute snowboarding trip to Switzerland. Before I left the nice people over at Thule, sent me the 56 Liter Rolling Duffel to test out. The bag is part of the Thule Crossover Collection,  which has been specifically designed for boarders and …

The Fair Isle knit: Get the Look

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The past few weeks have seen snow shut down half the country, and unfortunately it is only the beginning of the cold weather. As you know, if you are going to keep warm at this time of year, its all about the layers. From thermals to snoods, they keep you staying warm and staying fashionable. A big trend so far …

Green shaving creams to celebrate end of Movember

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Originally published on Hippyshopper. December is just one sleep away and we are all getting geared up for Christmas cheer and shopping. However, as November draws to a close I thought we’d give an extra cheer for all of the guys who’ve been sporting tashes for a month in support for Movember; raising funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity. Now …

Winter Coats Part One.

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When it comes to winter jackets there is a fantastic collection this season for you to choose from. Starting with the casual ones focused on in this post, it’s hard to overlook Penfield’s efforts and with a seemingly expanded line of outerwear and a lot of stockists it is set to be the choice of many in the coming months. …

Another Winter For Fairisle?

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In the past couple of winters Fairisle knits have become a staple item to keep you warm in our cold winters. The trend also seems to be holding it’s ground with yet more garish patterns lined up for you to wear in the coming months. Alongside all of the styles below, I suggest you check out charity shops as you …

30 Years Of i-D Magazine.

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On August 12th we see the release of i-D magazine’s 30th birthday issue. Featuring covers with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lady Gaga famously only showing only one eye it’s set to be a great issue with a them of ‘now, then and next’. “30 years – whoosh, more than an instant in i-D’s lifeline – it’s a generation. Three …

Reiss A/W Online Lookbook.

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You can now view the A/W lookbook on the Reiss website. With 58 looks for the mainline collection and 19 for the 1971 collection there are plenty to choose from. The mainline collection is really nice this season, keeping the brand’s signature slim tailoring that gives the brand a sophistication rarely seen from a none designer brand. I’m not too …

Dior Straight Leg Woolen Trousers.

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Since Kris Van Assche took over the creative direction at Dior Homme he has been rethinking the silhouette which came to define the latter part of the noughties. Assche’s predecessor Hedi Slimane made the rock n’ roll look work again, collaborating with musicians in campaigns, but achieved it through tailoring. A Dior skinny suit used to be one of the …

1971 Reiss Cowl Neck Merino Cardigan.

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The new 1971 collection from Reiss features this fawn coloured merino cardigan. The cowl neck signifies an evolution of the brand since it launched the 1971 collection last year with less traditional silhouettes still with the same sophisticated feel of Reiss which bridges the gap between designer and high street perfectly and has a price tag of £89.

Why Would You Want To Shop At American Apparel?

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Fast becoming a fixture in every major city in the U.K. the company’s popularity within these shores does seem to be increasing. Once a staple store for the hipster, you can’t go far without seeing a bit of lace or salt n’ pepper nowadays. Despite the apparent increase in popularity on these shores, a recent article in the Guardian suggested …