London Fashion Week: The MAN show

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MAN is the menswear show resulting from the partnership between Fashion East and Topman. The designers making it onto the catwalk this season were British Menswear Designer of the Year Kim Jones launching his KJ by Kim Jones range, Cassette Playa and Topman Design with Aitor Throup showing his collection through the means of an installation.

Burton Black Label launches

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Compared to the fast-moving world of women’s fashion where new collaborations and high-street ranges are ten-a-penny it’s not that often that you get such exciting news in menswear. Which is why I’m pretty chuffed that Burton are launching their Black Label, a premium range of clothing for the more discerning gent. All the clothing comes in neutral greys, blacks and …

Fantastic Koodos competition

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Leading online fashion retailer Koodos has just released news of a great new incentive for shopping on their online store. From 20th of September until 18th of December, customers registering with Koodos will be able to test their luck on Koodos’ "Wheels Of Fashion", playing for a chance to win part of a £13,000 fashion give-away. Shopholics simply need to …

Hussein Chalayan’s collection combines Tranformers technology, high fashion and nudity

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Designers of haut couture have been responsible for some pretty weird, wonderful and creative designs in the past. However, none have been so "innovative" and forward thinking as the outfits being created by left-field designer Hussein Chalayan. Combining Transformers style technology and high fashion, Hussein has managed to come up with some pretty far out designs. And yes, I know …

Style Icon: Sid Vicious

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Is it lack of money or just sheer boredom? In keeping with the glut of rock bands that are suddenly reforming this year, the Sex Pistols have announced that they are to reform for a gig this coming November, with tickets on sale this coming Friday. The four surviving members – John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock …

Hector Serrano’s Superpattata light is super at almost everything

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Hector Serrano is a Spanish conceptual designer based in London, who has recently come to light for his series of innovative, practical but aesthetically pleasing homeware. Hector manages to create gorgeous looking household goods that economise on space but maximise function, usually by combining the elements of two items into one object. Take the Bin Step, which, as the name …

Beckham in the buff once again, selling the Motorola Razr 2

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What’s the deal with Beckham getting his kit off for every advert he does? I can understand him donning his birthday suit to avoid splodging Gillette shaving gel all over his L.A. Galaxy jersey, and you can’t promote undies without first whipping your trousers off. But does he really need to get nekkid to sell mobile phones? I’m sure there …

UK triumphs in World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Hirsute men from around the world gathered for the bi-annual World Beard and Moustache Championships on Saturday, held for the first time in Britain since its inception in 1990, with the UK taking top honours in three events. Our bearded boys managed first place in the Natural Moustache, Chinese and Musketeer events, while registering second and third places in seven …

Crocs get all shirty with new material designed for clothing

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Crocs, the company notorious for making those rubber shoes that vegetarians and middle-class yummy mummies seem to be fond of, have turned their attentions to making shirts. Thankfully its not the sort of shirt that you’d necessarily wear to torture garden, being made out of a completely different material to the footwear. I bet you filthy lot are disappointed now, …

Tom Ford’s new fragrance for Men gets a sexed-up launch

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There’s a fine line between sexpot and sex pest and Tom Ford seems to have made a career out of it. Tom Ford for Men, his latest fragrance was launched with an ad campaign shot by uber perve Terry Richardson and if you thought it couldn’t get any more risqué that a G shaved into pubic hair think again. As …

USC to invest 4 million in menswear

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Good news for menswear, fashion retailer USC is getting a £4 million investment to expand its men’s ranges.  "We strongly believe there is a gap in the menswear market and we’re looking to fill it with the UK roll-out of the USC concept we’re implementing initially in Nottingham," said Jo Bohling, UK brand director for USC. The company have suffered …

Uniqlo serves up a heaping slice of denim

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There’s been a big fuss made about Uniqlo recently, and there’s even more of a kerfuffle thanks to their new denim range. Reasonably priced the range comes in a variety of fits and washes. I’m loving the slim fit straight jeans in grey (£24.99) and the deep indigo selvedge regular fit jeans (£39.99). I can see what the fuss is …

CECT W100 wrist phone

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Just like the concepts of flying cars zooming through the sky or hand-held lasers that can stun a perp at 100 paces, the idea of a wrist mounted communication device has been just that – an idea. The reality is that "flying" cars can barely get off the ground, "hand-held" lasers need to be coasted around on trolleys and wrist-phones …

Blairbrushing: Tony Blair on the cover of Men’s Vogue

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I don’t doubt for a minute that we haven’t seen the end of airbrushing but I was surprised to see Tony Blair on the cover of Men’s Vogue looking so… smooth. Now they didn’t do a Redbook on him by any means but he definitely looks a little soft focus. The picture on the left shows that he actually bears …