Here we have seven of the finest coats and jackets for this winter. Inspired by the wax jacket and cropped jacket trend these jackets and coats vary in price from £110 to £340 but they are all of the top quality and the majority of these coats are being sold at independent retailers who do a fantastic job keeping us from dieing from high street boredom. Please support them. All the links through the products and the prices of the products are available below.
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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. In the gallery below is their Summit Woodland Parka which is available at Urban Outfitters, but do not overlook other jackets in their collection most of which is available at Urban Industry.
They may now be a cliche, but quilted jackets are certainly still relevant this winter. Instead of choosing a Barbour like we all have, try Lavenham. They are cut shorted and slimmer and whilst they may cost a bit more than your standard Liddesdale they are certainly worth it in terms and quality and aesthetics. The Lavenham Raydon Quilted Jacket is available at ASOS.
Cheap Monday continue to impress with more than their denim this season and the Grey Canvas Parka in the gallery certainly proves this. Over-sized and simple, it’s nice to see a jacket so often associated with green and Mod revivalists being given a refreshing makeover.
ASOS have just unveiled a new trend for the Autumn and it actually does their own brand collection justice. It’s a well thought out, solid collection that’s accessible and well styled, continuing the outdoor trend that has lasted a few seasons it seems to have taken the best elements of some them such as Fairisle knits, but left out the worst, like mens fringed moccasins. Here is how ASOS described the collection and below is a gallery of some of the picks of the collection. View the full collection HERE.
‘Scanning the wilderness of North America, Scotland and Scandinavia, Nomad is a look grounded in the history of cross-continental adventure. Playing with ethnic patterns and texture is vital, with Navajo and Fairisle mixing like never before. It’s a look obviously influenced by the wandering tribes and their distinctive take on the functional, yet is equally at home in town. It’s time to take a journey to the great outdoors…’
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After the Love and Hate four finger rings which sold out pretty quick on Oki-Ni, the J.W. Anderson accessories once more appear to be a sought after and build on the contradiction theme that is present throughout the collection. Assassin or saint? Made from horn, these are actually reasonably priced at £56 and I think I might have to purchase the Assassin one.
Spots, dots, patterns and checks are all very well, but let’s face it, you can’t beat stripes. Thick stripes, thin stripes, up stripes, down stripes, black stripes, white stripes…Here are some of the best stripes around.
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Bonkers French designer Philippe Starck is known for his innovative and interesting designs and these stereo speakers from Parrot are no exception.
Available in various colours including Arctic White, Pearl Grey and Sorbet Lime, they are a wireless speaker design intended for hook-up to today’s digital devices, such as iPods, PCs and Macs as well as TV/Home Cinema equipment (via a phono input). They will be available in the second half of 2010 for £1000.
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If the weather in the UK continues to get worse we’ll all be skiing into work. So you might be pleased to here about this pair of Gucci skiing goggles – perfect for showing off on the piste this winter or, er, even on the high street.
The unisex ski masks come in white and black with a distinct green-red-green Gucci web stretch headband. Other features include anti-fog lenses with Seal Ring technology, which ensures a thermal barrier and a clear visual field. Packaging includes a soft pouch and a sleek black box featuring the Gucci web. The new ski goggles retail for approx £120 and are available now at Gucci stores world wide, selected optical retailers, and at Gucci.com.
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Christmas is here. Time to get yourself a decent suit to impress the ladies (or gentlemen) at the Chrimbo parties. French Eye isn’t perhaps a very well known name but it offers a range of suits at affordable prices (typically you are looking at around £150 though suits start at £99).
Their first store opened in Cannon Street in 2004 to fill the gap between high street and designer stores and they’ve now got five shops in London (Bank, Cheapside, Liverpool Street, Ludgate Circus, King’s Road) plus one in Cardiff and one in Birmingham.
Aimed at the younger end of the market, the suits are also available with a wide range of accessories including shirts, silk ties, belts and cufflinks.
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ASuitThatFits.com has come up with a novel but stylish Christmas gift idea. It’s selling embroidered silk gift vouchers to spend on individually hand tailored garments.
Present buyers can choose the amount they would like to put on the voucher and the vouchers are personalised with both the name of the giver and receiver in a calligraphy embroidery.
The gift vouchers are gift wrapped by the team at A SuitThat Fits.com in a pearlescent black box, silver tissue and red ribbon and delivered straight to your door via a courier free of charge.
The recipient of the embroidered gift voucher can redeem it in branch or online at ASuitThat Fits.com with individually hand tailored suits starting at just £150. All of the individually hand tailored garments are made-to-measure, so they are perfectly fitted to each individual customer. Up to18 measurements are taken, everything from the neck to the ankle and all that’s in between!
ASuitThatFits.com started in 2006 and now has three London branches and 13 tailor stop branches in the following cities: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, St Albans, Reading and Guildford.
To find out more about embroidered Gift Vouchers go to www.ASuitThatFits.com
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What is it about T-Shirts that is so interesting? Just about every graphic designer or illustrator makes a T-Shirt at some point in their career and there are new designs appearing daily online and in shops.
Tees: The Art of the T-Shirt by Maki, a small design house in the Netherlands, celebrates some of the best T-Shirt designs out there from over 80 of the most creative designers in the world. It’s crammed full with some great designs to suit all different tastes and makes a great coffee table book. You can see some of the most interesting designs in our gallery below.
Tees, the Art of the T-Shirt is published by Laurence King Publishing for £19.95. A special limited edition including a T-Shirt featuring a unique collage of designs from artists in the book is available for £30.
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Over at Catwalk Queen we’re swooning over the women at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, but for once the guys were holding their own even if you discount Grayson Perry and his dress!
Ron Arad sported a colourful jacket, Gareth Pugh was obviously all in black and the wonderful Bill Nighy showed that blue and grey is great. Surprise of the evening came from Pharell, who sported a pair of knee high boots, still top marks for effort.
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The delicate interplay between the different colours in the Filippa K pre-Fall collection really make it. A brick shirt, cornflower trousers and a pale dove bow tie, the colours are bright but slightly faded suggesting that high summer haze and intense heat. We particularly love the pleated trousers, rolled up they make looking smart a doddle.
Alexander McQueen‘s menswear collections get more and more interesting by the season. This latest show was a clear departure in mood from his last show, ‘The Queensberry Rules’.
There was still a menacing undercurrent, with vibes of tortured artist coming through, but the overall atmosphere was that of a more feminine creativity. McQueen’s traditional rustic tailoring the look reminded me of some of the Italian workmen that the Sartorialist sometimes snaps.
Onto the gushing, the patchwork shirt and jacket are utterly gorgeous, and regardless of being a woman I want! Similarly the paint effect items moves the digital print trend forwards and the paint-spattered pieces deserve to become a fully-fledged DIY blogger trend.
Best worn: When (pretending) to paint the front room of your Milan apartment.
The second instalment of our summer picks from menswear buyer Lee Douros. There are some beautiful items that will take you stylishly into autumn including a wonderful pair of cornflower blue deck shoes.
Having made their first foray into menswear my-wardrobe have got some exciting brands on board for Autumn, can’t wait for their A/W picks!
You can rely on Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver to deliver a great collection and they did. This collection for Lanvin was typically elegant affair, with the très chic suits and kimono-style jackets. Irreverent touches like trousers and suits made from tie silk reinforce Elbaz’s gentle sense of humour and sandals worn with socks gave a geeky twist to the look.