I’m officially torn- Luke Worrall, the almost-supermodel and It-boy of the London Fashion scene has been spotted (now that’s an understatement) with Kelly Osbourne. My question is whether she is a suitable match for a rising fashion star. I’m personally not a fan but then I’m a menswear fashion writer who is rather over-protective when it comes to fashion stars. That’s right Tom Cruise- don’t even try to get near our Aggy!
The New York Times are going gaga for Sergio Lo Re, who made an appearance at the Vivienne Westwood show this week.
Men’s Vogue is doing an interesting experiment this week as they allow NHL player Sean Avery to guest edit their website. During his time there he’s written about his internship experience there, given us the lowdown on his favourite New York hotspots and done a couple of photoshoots.
If I was a man (obviously) this would be the image I would want to represent my retirement. Lucien Freud was snapped at the Tatler party last night looking relaxed and stylish in a khaki suit, tweed waistcoat and coordinating neckscarf.
With Liberty and Men A La Mode all starting their summer sales recently, APC have got in on the act with their summer sale. As APC’s stock tends to swerve between ‘pre-order’ and ‘out of stock’, it’s fair to say that this sale will run out of stock pretty quickly. I would usually do the whole pick of the bunch thing, but as I’m in love with pretty much every item available at APC, they’d be no point.
Yes he can shimmy it on the dance floor with the rest of the Michael Jackson new-gens but does he have what it takes in front of the lens? The long-awaited Justin Timberlake for Givenchy campaign images, have finally been unveiled…
There’s an embarrassment of riches on the 10 essentials front as the staff of Fantastic Man, Purple Fashion and GQ Style all chip in with their lists. Founders of Fantastic Man Gert Jonkers and Jop Van Bennekom have the kind of choices you’d expect them to have, with their own pair of jeans, embroidered chinos and Hardy Amies’ ‘ABC of Men’s fashion’ all making the list.
Today is the last day of the Milan Menswear shows and by the looks of things they’re not taking any sartorial chances, preferring the relative comfort and security of preppy.
You should all be grateful. I was this close to typing ‘Converse starts boxing clever’ in that headline. It’s hard to talk about these converses without thinking about boxing as the reduction of the sole makes them look more suited for 12 rounds in the ring.
Jermaine Dupri showed his love for MJ at a recent Island Def Jam Party, by wearing a t-shirt with Jacobs’ recent Interview Magazine cover. Other ‘slebs at the showbiz party included Nas and Kelis.
The Barack Obama bandwagon grows by the second, with Donatella Versace dedicating her SS09 collection to him. Versace stated that Obama’s style is for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”
The flying tomato has added another accolade to his CV: Shaun White is the latest superstar to grace the cover of super stylish US men’s magazine Nylon Guys – little brother title to fave ladies title Nylon. Writer Luke Crissell paints a unique portrait of the Olympic Gold winner, as he hangs out with the skate and snow wonderkid at home in San Diego – complete with photoshoot by Kevin Zacher and simultaneous pool party.
Speed Racer star Emile Hirsch has been picked as the face of Valentino’s men’s spring/summer 2009 collection.
[Top row: Fans at a Klaxons concert. Bottom row: Fans at a Bob Dylan concert]
Have you ever replicated your musical icons style? When I was younger, I wanted to dress like Curtis Mayfield, but couldn’t find the right clothes (I’d never heard of a vintage store back then). It’s probably for the best, as dressing like this when everyone was into So Solid Crew wouldn’t have been the best idea. This James Mollision exhibition features people who have styled themselves on their idols and is called The Disciples.
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Love it or hate it, the opening of another Topman in the UK would be met with nothing more than a shrug. In fact, given their ubiquity, it would be met with a half shrug at best. However news that a Topman would open in New York has created so much attention that Topman started the black trouser project to showcase some up and coming designers.
By now we’ve all heard about Dov Charney’s ‘exotic’ style of business management, so this shouldn’t really come as a surprise – but, alongside the lamé gold leggings and see-through leotards, you’ll soon be able to pick up vibrators at your local American Apparel store.
‘Done right’ is one of the most interesting features on Men.Style.com right after the monthly 10 rules and Glenn O’Brien’s blog. The Sartorialist’s style insights are always a good read, even if they’re aimed towards the slightly older gentleman.
The Mojo Honours List was a predictably geriatric affair with Lemmy, Led Zeppelin and Jonny Rotten amongst the rock aristocracy.
In a match made in hell, Ed Hardy’s Christian Audigier and Michael Jackson look set to collaborate on an upcoming clothing line. I would have to say that it’s best to take this news with a giant gulp of salt.