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Wolverine No. 1883 Mayall Boot

The utilitarian look is set to be big this fall. Both practical and stylish this look is perfect for damp fall weather. Michigan based brand, Wolverine, have been making wonderful rugged boats since 1883, combining tradition with modern style. This season, the Wolverine No. 1883 collection, is comprised of eleven new styles all with an emphasis on fine craftsmanship, heritage …

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LauraWolverine No. 1883 Mayall Boot
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Is Baggy/Madchester the next big thing in men’s fashion?

The other day The Guardian’s music/fashion correspondent Alexis Petridis wrote about how men’s fashion has suddenly become massively influenced by one year, 1988 and specifically the time in which 80s fashions (think denim shirts, girlie pumps), collided with the 1950s (think quiffs, Levis 501s, Rayban Wayfarers etc). This odd combination occurred for a number of serendipitous reasons. Firstly big brands …

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AshleyIs Baggy/Madchester the next big thing in men’s fashion?
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Final Uniqlo +J collection Lookbook

A few weeks we announced that the upcoming fall/winter +J collection for Uniqlo would be the last. The lookbook is now out, and I have to say this is possibly the strongest collection yet. There has undeniably been plenty of hype surrounding this final collection, but I can’t get enough of the contrasting colors, linear cuts and the mix of …

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LauraFinal Uniqlo +J collection Lookbook
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Introducing Avelon: AW’11 collection

With summer days numbered, we have been looking at some of the trends we expect to see this coming fall/winter. One trend that continues to stand out for us, is the focus on the ratio between the softness and volume of garments. Expect to see everything from slick tailored pieces juxtapose with slouchy long cardigans to skinny jeans and warm …

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LauraIntroducing Avelon: AW’11 collection
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Gentlemans Relish – the return of the barber shop

Yesterday evening I headed to Gentlemans Relish in Clerkenwell for some head and face topiary. My hair was long, misshapen, permanently unruly and I’d not shaved for a few days, so this assignment was perfectly timed. A brief run down of the company – Paul Jackson opened the company’s first salon in Colchester in 2007 and has been steadily expanding …

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LauraGentlemans Relish – the return of the barber shop
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Esemplare Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

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 …

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LauraEsemplare Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection
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H&M and David Beckham announce new Bodywear range for men

Today H&M and David Beckham announced they are teaming up to produce a new Bodywear range. The line is expected to be released on February 14, 2011 in 1,800 stores spread across 40 countries. This deal apparently marks the beginning of a new long-term partnership between one of the worlds largest fashion retailers and one of the world’s most recognizable …

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LauraH&M and David Beckham announce new Bodywear range for men
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Competition: Break Free from traffic with a brand new GO LIVE 820 TomTom SatNav

We have teamed up with our friends over at TomTom to help you break free from traffic by giving you the chance to win a brand new GO LIVE 820 satnav! TomTom recently commissioned a study to find out more about the psychological effect of traffic on drivers. They discovered that it’s not just a massive pain, but can actually …

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LauraCompetition: Break Free from traffic with a brand new GO LIVE 820 TomTom SatNav

The Commuter by Levi’s

In May, Levis introduced the Commuter line. The latest collection aimed specifically at cyclists. In order to highlight the features of this groundbreaking product they have created a short video dubbed The Commuter. The moving background sets the tone, as we see the different features of the jeans in action. These technical jeans are surprisingly affordable and a great purchase …

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LauraThe Commuter by Levi’s
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Dockers Alpha Khakis present: The Blind Barber

Dockers have been doing a great job re-brand themselves recently, proving they are no longer just for your dad. The latest product to join their line-up is the Alpha Khaki. To celebrate the launch Dockers have partnered with the New York barbershop, The Blind Barber. Despite the fact they have only been open for a year, they have developed a …

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LauraDockers Alpha Khakis present: The Blind Barber
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Final Uniqlo +J collection

Last month Uniqlo and Jil Sander’s announced that this upcoming fall/winter +J collection will be the last. The two parties have agreed to terminate their relationship which saw the line bring Sander’s classic minimalism to the mass market. As a result there is bound to be plenty of anticipation surrounding the concluding collection, and if the first look is anything …

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LauraFinal Uniqlo +J collection
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Topman LENS 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

The weather over the last few weeks has hardly been summer like, so it is some what appropriate that Topman LENS has just unveiled their Fall/Winter 2011 lookbook. Staring Yannick Abrath and shot by photographer Ben Weller, the collection features a wide range of styles from designers including J.W. Anderson, Dusty, Daniel Jackson, Uniforms for the Dedicated, New Power Studio …

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LauraTopman LENS 2011 Fall/Winter Collection
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Jimmy Choo for men launching on Mr. Porter

Last December Jimmy Choo announced they were set to launch the brand’s return to footwear. And now after months of waiting, they are finally ready to launch the collection in collaboration with Mr. Porter Given the months of hype around this new collection, I do wonder if they can possibly live up to the hype. That said if the short …

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LauraJimmy Choo for men launching on Mr. Porter
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Tricker’s Super Boot C Marron

In 1829 Joseph Tricker, master shoemaker, founded the company R.E. Tricker Ltd and five generations later his family continues to make beautiful shoes with the skills and service ethics of the past. Perhaps better known for their classic brogues and oxfords, Tricker’s also produce fashionable, high-quality boots – perfect for fall weather. My favourite has to be the “Super Boot …

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LauraTricker’s Super Boot C Marron
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Port 1961 SS 2012

This past week at Milan fashion week, Ports 1961 showcased their incredible SS 2012 collection. The second men’s collection from Ports 1961 was very polished and tailored, as one would expect, drawing on the spirit of Classicism. Taking inspiration from the clean forms and elongated silhouettes found in the master-works of Brancusi. The collection focused on a slim and fitted …

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LauraPort 1961 SS 2012
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Lyle & Scott A/W 2011 collection

If you live in the UK, you will have no doubt be familiar with Lyle & Scott and their distinctive yellow eagle logo. Lyle & Scott have spent 130 years honing their unique take on British casual sportswear, using traditional materials such as cashmere. The brand that was once synonymous with golfers, has however managed to stay current and their …

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LauraLyle & Scott A/W 2011 collection
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PRESENT London Summer 2011 Collection

A few months ago I stumbled into the amazing Present store in Shoreditch, and quickly fell in love with their collection. That love was totally reignited when I saw their lookbook which highlights their current summer 2011 collection. As the release says “The Knitwear is produced in Scotland using local wools complemented by handmade Shirting produced using the finest British …

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LauraPRESENT London Summer 2011 Collection