From Paisley to Geometric – this season’s best Patterned Shirts

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Don’t be a wallflower when it comes to choosing what shirt to wear this season, as patterned shirts are this summers de rigueur wardrobe staple (so we’re told by those that know such important things..). There’s an infinite amount of patterns to choose no matter how bold you want to be, from: Birds to flowers; Geometrics to computer abstract; And …

Style: John Smedley adds classic cotton polo shirts to its sale site

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I read Robert Elms’ marvellous book The Way We Wore last week. If you haven’t read it it is a fascinating, and very personal dissection of British youth cults and the clothes that were associated with them, throughout the 70s and 80s. It descends into a quagmire of narcissism towards the end as Elms seems to spend his life chasing …

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. …

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 …

Want to earn more money and be more attractive to women? Then get a pink shirt

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I must admit that I have never been too fond of pink shirts but this, just in from The Daily Mail ,could change all that. According to research by Cotton USA Pink shirt – which surveyed 1500 shirt wearers –  those who favour pink, as opposed to the usual staples of blue and white, are likely to be more confident, …

Chambray shirts – the fashion equivalent of Lime Pickle

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There are many things in life that I can’t quite make my mind up about. For example The Horrors are they an innovative exciting band or just rehashing old Kraut Rock riffs with the odd 80s power pop interlude. And Lime Pickle. Is it the culinary equivalent of bungee jumping or the only real accompaniment for a poppadom. I don’t …

Rowenta Compact Valet keeps shirt seams crisp and fresh

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Sick of racking up hefty dry cleaning bills? If the crisp seams on your shirts are costing you more trouble than their worth, it may be time to think about bagging yourself a steamer. At £99, the Rowenta Compact Valet offers professional results at a reasonable price. Particularly great for delicates, the Compact Valet gets to work in just 60 …

ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

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When the summer heat kicks up a wavy haze off the concrete city streets, we know it can be tough to resist the urge to laze around in just your lightest shirts and underwear. Yet, we just can’t accept the return of the Hawaiian shirt, this summer’s slob-chic must-have. It’s like someone covered themselves in wallpaper paste, tore the pages …