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Style: Patterned Shirts – Uniqlo, Brutus, Paul Smith and more

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Patterned shirts are everywhere at the moment from retro mod style polka dot long sleeved classic through to floral patterns in places like Uniqlo. In fact it seems like pretty much anything goes and the patterns on your shirt can be anything from golfers through to paintbrushes with all manner of floral, willow, dots and paisley in between. Here then …

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Not just My Bloody Valentine – Eight original Shoegazing bands who need reviving

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Like most music obsessives from time to time I have wondered what it must have been like to be there at a pivotal moment in music history. You know, like avoiding the sweat dripping off the ceiling while the Fab Four hone their post-Hamburg rock and roll in The Cavern. Or watching the light show and Syd Barrett in psychedelic …

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Five sad tales of musicians who went AWOL

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On February 17th 1995 police found Richey Edwards’ Vauxhall Cavalier abandoned at the Severn View service station. They reported that there was evidence that The Manic Street Preachers’ guitarist had been living in the car. As for the car’s owner, well nothing has been heard from him since. There have been alleged sightings in Goa and Lanzarote, while there are …

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Style – Farrell’s classy 50s influenced Spring collection

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We are big fans of the Farrell brand. In case you haven’t come across them yet they are an quirky English indie with ex-Burberry fella Ben Dickens at the helm and Robbie Williams, yes him, providing some of the inspiration. They also have a blog that sometime can be laugh out loud funny. And they have just unveiled their spring …

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Style Safari – Bobbles and Beanies – Lyle And Scott, Superdry, Paul Smith and more

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It is now getting cold- seriously cold. Not just an odd breeze ruffling your hair, but full on Arctic howlers accompanied by temperatures that are dipping well below freezing. And let’s be honest that flat cap that  has served you well through the autumn – even if it does make you look like an extra from Billy Liar – won’t …

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Style Safari: Polka Dot Shirts – Peter Werth, Guide London, ASOS and more

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Polka Dot shirts never really seem to go and in out of style. However at the moment there does appear to be a bit of mini renaissance with a number of High Street stores offering them alongside specialist labels and heritage brands. Maybe it is because, as we have been told, 60s Op Art looks will be big this year. …

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Got a new iPad/Nexus 7/Kindle Fire HD? Here are the 30 apps to download first!

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Got yourself a new tablet this Christmas. Chances are that you, or some in your home has taken delivery of a new iPad, iPad mini, Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD or one of those cheapo models that we like so much. The big question is then what apps should you download first? We have put together a list …

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Primark SS13 Menswear range revealed for the shoestring fashionista

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After giving your wallet a post-Christmas womping, updating your wardrobe for Spring/Summer 2013 can often take a backseat while waiting for that January pay packet to land.  Thankfully, cheap-as-chips high street chain Primark are on hand to deliver some on-trend staples at pocket-money prices, revealing their SS13 menswear lookbook. Scroll down for a sneak peak at what’s set to hit …

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Blue Suede Shoes are back; ASOS, Clarks Originals, John Rocha and more

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Good news for Elvis, it appears that blue suede shoes (and leather ones too) are enjoying a bit of a mini revival. I saw that Clarks had added navy to its range of classics this year and they are not alone. You can also buy blue suede and leather brogues and loafers too. Of course you have to be a …

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Sports Personality Of The Year Bradley Wiggins – and where he got the velvet suit from

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It seemed a pretty much done deal last night that Tour de France/Olympic Time Trial Champion would win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year. So in this parish at least it was as much about the suit he chose to wore as it was scooping the award. Wiggins plumped for a bespoke velvet (very on trend) double-breasted suit made …

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Farrell’s Night Bus From Hell Survival Kit

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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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Everything you ever wanted to know about Duffle Coats – from Scots Indie bands to Harriet Harman

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In some ways Duffle Coats are now classics that in theory anyone should be able to wear at any time. However unless you buy a smart one you run two risks. 1 You might end up looking a little too much like Paddington Bear. 2 Cheap ones can look a bit scruffy and won’t do for anything approaching a formal …

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The Nordic invasion: Why Scandinavian brands are rising in popularity among British men

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Menswear has traditionally taken a background role in the world of fashion, letting women mode reign the catwalks, column inches and shopping baskets. But over the last couple

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Stocking fillers – 2012’s 20 weirdest gadgets and gifts

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Ever wanted a pair of sunglasses that can shoot video? A USB based hand warming system? Or even a cushion that can moonlight as a remote control? Nope me neither. But I sure love reading about them. Here then are 2012’s weirdest gadgets. Some are actually quite cool, others are borderline useful, but all are just plain weird. Stockists under …

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Stocking fillers – five patterned party shirts

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It will very shortly be the party season and chances are you will be soon be an inebriated state confessing all to Tim in accounts about your cunning plan to later trap Susanna from sales with a sprig of mistletoe. That probably won’t go to plan unless you are looking your best and that of course means the classic Christmas …

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Mick Jagger’s top 10 crimes against fashion (and there are some corkers)

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There was a point somewhere in the 1960s when The Rolling Stones were arguably the best dressed band on the planet. They mixed traditional Saville Row threads with flamboyant shirts, cravats and scarves better than anyone. They were the epitome of pop art cool. Check here for evidence. But then the coolest of the lot of them, Brian, went swimming, …

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10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe

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Bit chilly out, isn’t it? If you’re still running about in flip-flops and short sleeves then a) You’re mental and b) take a look at the calendar, it’s the middle of October! Global warming may be jumbling up the seasons like a misguided game of drunken Twister, but winter’s definitely kicking in now. If the change in weather has caught …

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Alexander McQueen autumn-winter 2012 menswear collection

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Words like ‘dapper’, ‘gentleman’ and ‘tailored’ spring to mind when looking at the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. But then there is also ‘avant-garde’ and ‘unique’. Either way, the collection oozes of Britishness with a twist

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