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Loafers in the winter! Why not!?

By Stefano on November 9th, 2012

One of my favourite bloke looks ever is Paul Weller in Style Council era, basically around the Cafe Bleu album – see here for evidence. Here the Modfather went back to the original continental influenced mod template and teamed up a light mac with Sta Press and on his feet – well it was always either Brogues or Loafers.

Loafers, especially of tasseled variety – the non tassel version is known in the US as Penny Loafers – are a bit of an odd one really. They have never really been ultra stylish, but never really been too uncool either. Having said that unless you want to find yourself an object of ridicule you really need to wear them the right way.

In the summer this means no socks. But if you do fancy wearing them when the weather gets a bit colder here a few top tips.

1 Be careful what colour socks you wear. They look fine when teamed up with dark socks. Unless you are 22 and sporting a very angular haircut with the cheekbones to match stay away from wearing them with white or light socks as you will look like you are trying way too hard. Stripeys are a no no too.

2 As a rule don’t wear them with jeans.They work with drainpipes, but not really any other denim style. They arguably look best with fitted trousers – think Sta Pres or coloured trousers or dockers.

3 Stick to boring colours – black, brown or at a pinch dark blue. You can get loafers in more, ahem, interesting shades – but they tend to be worn by Italian gentlemen of a certain vintage and generally cost a fortune.

4 Don’t wear them in the snow…

As for brands. We got a lovely pair of black suede tasseled loafers the other day from Coogans London online shoe store. They are made from good quality leather, feel very comfortable and come in black or brown.

Incidentally the store also has a very cool pair of Chelsea Boots which are also on our shopping list.

For slightly more expensive Suede Loafers then M&S have a decent Italian inspired pair of Penny Loafers called Collezione which retail for a penny under £60.

It you are after leather loafers then this dark blue pair from Merton Delicious are rather stylish as are Delicious’ black shoes here.

News, Retail, Sales

FLASH SALE: 50% off Lazy Oaf T-Shirts till 12pm 20/04/2012 !

By Gerald Lynch on April 19th, 2012

Now this is the kinda sale we like to see! Ultra-hip Carnaby Street-based Lazy Oaf have just announced a 24-hour flash sale on all their men’s T-Shirt designs, knocking a whopping 50% off the tag price.

“Today is a very exciting day as, for the first time in Lazy Oaf history, we’re giving you a whole 50% off ALL of our men’s T-shirts,” reads the Lazy Oaf announcement.

“This ridiculously radical offer starts at 12pm today and finishes at 12pm MIDDAY tomorrow Friday 20th April. This is a once in a life time discount deal so make sure you get involved before it is too late.”

HALF PRICE! Just in time for summer too, making this a very timely way to update your wardrobe before the sun starts shining.

Including long-sleeve T-shirts and polo shirts too, the offer is also available instore at Lazy Oaf’s 19 Fouberts Place retail outlet, just off Carnaby Street in London W1F 7QE.

We’ve already bought two, and suggest you do too. Click here to check out the deal.

Accessories, features, Sales

Freehands Gloves launches in Europe with a 50% off Groupon Deal this Thursday

By Laura on November 1st, 2011

Freehands, the gadget lovers gloves launch this week in Europe with a special Groupon offer in the UK for 50% off any order this Thursday November 3rd, 2011.

Freehands, are the leading brand of gadget gloves in the US and now they have set their sights on capturing the European market; and just in time for winter.

These unique gloves were designed by New-York-City based Josh Rubin, the founder of, when he found himself answering his iPhone with his nose to avoid taking off his gloves. The hassle of the glove-or-phone conundrum came up at dinner with his father, Stanley Rubin, who conveniently manufactures and sells gloves over the last 25 years. In a matter of minutes, sketches were drawn, the scissors were out, and the Freehands glove was born.

Freehands Gloves come in two designs for keeping hands warm, Conductive tips or Flip-Fingers. There are tons of different styles, colors, and Thinsulate insulated high quality materials like cashmere, leather, fleece, rag-wool, and Polartech to chose from.

The Conductive Tips are great for any touchscreen device as special materials conduct electricity like your finger normally would so you don’t have to take off your gloves to use the device. The Flip-Fingers are ready for anything winter throws at you while keeping your hands toasty by giving you access to your fingers by using built in magnets to hold back the flipped finger caps when you need them.

If like me you constantly have to check your phone, these gloves are the perfect winter accessory. Don’t forget to check out the Groupon deal Thursday to get a pair halfprice!!

Clothing, Sales

Oki-Ni Summer Sale Picks.

By ThomasHewetson on June 20th, 2010

With many online boutiques starting there summer sales this week, I thought a pick from a couple wouldn’t go amiss. Oki-Ni have a huge sale on and it really is the chance to pick up something beautiful and rare at a bargain price.pendletonshorts.jpg

Shorts by Pendleton x Opening Ceremony £165 £99

The first pick is these Pendleton x Opening Ceremony shorts. Such a wonderful collaboration teaming American Heritage with urban pieces, these shorts are one of the only pieces in the range with checks instead of Navajo print and it works perfectly.

acneposh.jpgTrousers by Acne £245 £147
These Acne Pitched Posh Trousers are a slightly different shape from just a tapered leg, with a balloon shape giving the trousers a very slim ankle but a relaxed fit throughout the rest of the trouser. Made from 56% linen and 44% cotton these are a light trouser for the summer and would look great turned up with some pastel brogues for a smart but forward look.

chronicles.jpgLeather Jacket by Chronicles Of Never £1155 £693
This unstructured crumple effect leather has the edges left raw for an ‘organic effect’ and I have to say it works beautifully. The unstructured silhouette works well with a skinny bottom half and it’s been styled well with a longer length t-shirt underneath.


Clarks Ashcott Boot.

By ThomasHewetson on June 3rd, 2010

clarks.jpgClarks have reissued the ‘Ashcott’ shoe has been out of production for a long time and continue to really impress with their Clarks Originals range. This is a slightly higher version of the original and is class as a mid-boot. They make a nice alternative to the desert boot and have inspired some contemporary sneakers in their time.

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Oi Polloi Summer Sale.

By ThomasHewetson on June 3rd, 2010

watch3.jpgAt Oi Polloi you can snap up some incredible pieces for some good discounts at the moment including Acne jeans and Heritage Research. The savings range from 20 to 40% and there is a good range of sizes still available so get there fast. My pick is the watch above by Toy Watch Company. It’s down to £156 from £195

Clothing, Sales

All Saints Bank Holiday Promotion.

By ThomasHewetson on May 29th, 2010

allsaintsthree.jpegTake advantage of this offer to get some amazing leathers and t-shirts at %25 off. Although I’m not the biggest fan of some of their designs, they do have a habit of creating some really fashion forward looks that are still accessible. My advice would be to snap this beautiful leather up while it’s cheap!allsaintsfour.jpg

Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Sales

Mid Season Sales. Raf by Raf Simons Long Hooded Sweat.

By ThomasHewetson on April 8th, 2010

The mid season sales have started and one of my favorite things I’ve spotted is this amazing asymmetric long-line hoody. Reduced from £325 to £181 with a beautiful shape, and perfect for the spring to summer transition, all the sizes are still available so you have no excuses.

News, Sales

Farfetch Private Sale

By admin on June 2nd, 2009

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Farfetch, the website that brings together the best from designer boutiques around Europe, is having a private sale. Admittedly there isn’t much for a credit crunch budget, but there are plenty of quality investment pieces with up to a 40% discount.

The Missoni sweater should by rights, be an eyesore, but because it’s Missoni it just works. Use as a cosy beach cover-up over some tailored grey shorts. The limited edition design means that each jumper will be different which is an added bonus. Raf Simons‘ transparent grey aviators are totally modern, whilst retaining the classic shape. If you can manage not to sit on them these will last you a long time. Fummel & Kram‘s tapeman scarf is colourful and playful, but the taupe fabric will go with a multitude of summer colours. Finally, brogues are firmly positioned as a wardrobe staple once more, and B Store’s pair scream summer.

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Sales, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

ASOS tiger print tshirt

By admin on April 16th, 2009

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Is this t-shirt going to convince everybody? I’m not certain, but priced at just £6 in the Asos sale I’m sure some people could be persuaded.

The tiger print is, of course, the most superior of animal prints suggesting feline fun and power. In bright fadeout colours it’s perfect for the summer, and will look great with a pair of tailored shorts and pastel deck shoes, like the ones suggested by Colin, below for a sugar-sweet take on the preppy look.


Topman Sale now on, get your spring look down pat

By admin on March 24th, 2009

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Canny shoppers take note, the Topman sale is now on which means that if you do some careful shopping you can pick up some pieces that will take you through Spring into summer.

A grey peacoat is a great building block for your wardrobe, Topman’s cropped offering might not last you forever but at £15 it’s an unbeatable price. The Premium wine trousers will get you out of the officewear rut and again they’re at the bargain price of only £25. Tasselled loafers have been cropping up on our fashion radar for some time now, and if you want to dip your toes into the trend forking out £30 for Topman’s pair is a fairly risk-proof investment.

Footwear, Sales

Aquascutum orange desert boots from Farfetch

By admin on January 16th, 2009

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Splashing out on a pair of brightly coloured suede boots might not be your biggest priority at the moment but Aquascutum’s desert boots are pretty appealing.

Orange is one of the big colour trends to come out of womenswear this season and it’s a great shade to pep up staple menswear items like beige khakis, grey cardigans and jeans. What’s more the boots are on sale with 30% off at Farfetch so you’ve got a great excuse should you wish to treat yourself to something to perk up the post-Christmas slump.

Clothing, Footwear, Luggage & Travel, Sales

New York City Shopping

By Colin Chapman on December 12th, 2008

With the post-Obama glow making the US a desirable destination again, the pound not doing so badly against the dollar and hot guides like Buck magazine’s current New York issue, you may well be considering a shopping trip to NYC for Christmas or for the sales.

Head downtown where (reasonably) well known destinations like BBlessing and Oak offer the novelty of man boutique shopping at good prices (for us Brits at least). Ralph Lauren Rugby, aptly off University Place and not available in Europe feels like Vampire Weekend’s dressing up box. Other lesser-known places include TheCAST’s first retail store and Freemans – the offshoot of the uber-trendy restaurant.

If you make if off Manhattan (its EASY!) then Williamsburg has some great options: the original Oak store, the APC sale shop and Shoe Market (THE place in the city for deck shoes at half UK prices). Oak, TheCAST and BBlessing all have webstores if you can’t make it in person (though be cautious of those import taxes at the UK post office).

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Newsflash: b Store preview sale tonight!

By admin on December 11th, 2008

For all London-based fashion fans the wonderful b Store will be hosting a preview sale in less than an hour’s time. With mulled wine, mince pies and up to 50% off this isn’t an opportunity to be missed!

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B Store 24a Saville Row, London, W1S 3PR, 0207 7346846

Sales, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Go for a dress shirt at the Burton sale

By admin on November 4th, 2008

burton dress shirt pleat bib bow silk sale.jpgBurton’s sale is now on and they’ve got lots of great reductions including houndstooth waistcoats, the limited edition Ben Sherman overcoats and a good selection of knitwear.

Top of my list however is this bib front dress shirt, it might seem a bit frivolous but how often can you get a shirt like that complete with silk knots and bow for £12?!

Snap up this sale bargain and wear it on an everyday occasion with grey trousers and a burgundy cardigan for a smart outfit with a dash of style.

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