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Stunning patterned shirts from Humphries and Begg

By Stefano on December 4th, 2013

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Looking for something a bit bold to wear to your Christmas party? Then check out Portobello Road based Humphries and Begg. The indie fashion brand has a really stunning array of mostly floral shirts (though the red dot short is rather lovely too) with some very striking patterns.

It is a tough choice but our favourite is the Red Poppy shirt, pictured above, although the range of Thistle shirts run them close.

The shirts, which are made by Block Printing, a form of fabric printing that has been used in India for over 5000 years, aren’t too pricey either with most coming in at £45.

More stuff (jackets, accessories etc) and a rather sweet Tumblr blog here



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

By Stefano on June 11th, 2013

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 not forgetting the evergreen polka dot and paisley print.

Go pick your favourite patterned prints out of these numbers.

Asos Solid Short Sleeve Shirt With Allover Print £30

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Shirt with all-over print and button down collar. Patch pocket to chest and shaped hem. Made from 100% cotton. Asos



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Style – Men’s Polo Shirts on a budget

By Stefano on June 6th, 2013

Round about now I go on a mad search in my wardrobe for my collection of Fred Perry’s. When that search proves fruitless I normally treat myself to a polo shirt or two, one from here or here and another cheapo from a High Street store.

If that’s you cunning plan too, here is a round up of some of the best High Street polos.

Top Man White and Black Tipped Polo Shirt £16

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White and black tipped collar and sleeve polo. 100% Cotton. TopMan



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

By Stefano on February 18th, 2013

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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 after stupidly expensive, and quite possibly awful, 80s Japanese suits.

Nevertheless he does take the mickey out of himself a bit so I can forgive him a great deal (not this though).

Anyhow Elms says in the book that when it comes to knitwear there is only one brand and that’s Derbyshire’s finest John Smedley. And I couldn’t agree more.

Well the brand also does a very striking line in cotton polo shirts – the sort of thing that Sean Connery wore inn the early Bonds when he needed a spot of causal.

Anyhow this shirt named the Mercer, looks great, and very Spring-like in light blue. It is also available in navy, black and peacock blue in limited stocks. They are priced at £54 down from £99. You will need to sign in to see them though.



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Style – Brutus Trimfit Golfer Shirt

By Stefano on January 30th, 2013

brutus-trimfit-golferWe haven’t featured a Brutus Trimfit shirt for awhile so I thought I’d check the website out. And then I found this. It is an Original 70s “Golfer” Print from the Brutus archive that’s 100% cotton and comes in light blue and I love it. It straddles that line between kitsch and cool and to me anyhow is equal parts of both.

It would certainly go really well with some dark blue jeans and navy suede shoes.

The shirt also has a rolled button-down collar (apparently each shirt is specially packed so that the roll remains intact) and has Brutus’ trademark button detail and vent on sleeve. Heaven only knows when it will be warm enough to wear it though.

Yours for £50



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Style Safari: Pretty Green White Polka Dot Jersey Polo

By Stefano on January 14th, 2013

The polka dot shirts round I ran the other day proved very popular, so here’s another one to add to the list courtesy of Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green label.

It is a white polo in cotton with a slightly unusual small polka dot design, it also sports the Pretty Green logo and is also available in navy. I think it more 80s than a lot of the clothes the label produces.

Yours for £65.

Here’s the original polka dot shirt round up.



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Style Safari: Polka Dot Shirts – Peter Werth, Guide London, ASOS and more

By Stefano on January 12th, 2013

Guide 60s style Polka Dot Shirt £59.99

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This 60s style shirt is in navy with white dots. It has a mod cutaway tailored collar with buttons underneath as well as two tone buttons to the placket and cuffs. Guide London

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.

Anyhow here then are a selection of five of the best. They are all dark with white dots and range from classic 60s Mod styling through short sleeve summer wear.



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Dressing well in the festive periods

By shinychris on December 19th, 2012

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When it comes to dressing to impress during the festive season there are a number of different styles to go for, as well as a few that should be avoided at all costs. The most important thing is confidence, if you feel good in what you’re wearing it’ll show and you’ll look great too.

Dress for the occasion

Tailor what you’re wearing to what you’re doing. If it’s for you work Christmas party then jeans and a shirt are always a good option. Stick to smarter cuts and shades with dark jeans being the safest choice. If you want to put your own stamp on it then pick a shirt that shows your personality, or a funky belt. Don’t forget, smart shoes are a must! When picking from the variety of men’s shirts available stick to a colour you feel good in, there’s no point going for the latest trend if it doesn’t suit you!

For Christmas day with the family dress smartly but comfortably. There’s nothing worse than feeling restricted after your Christmas dinner. If you’re just doing some shopping then a cardigan or jacket is a good choice with jeans and canvas trainers. Smart but casual at the same time, you’ll look great and feel it too!

Pick a style and stick to it

Don’t try to mix too many different styles at once, it’s a recipe for disaster. Even the most fashion forward of guys find it difficult to get right. Whether you’re dressing alternative, fashionably or just in a style that suits you, choose neutral colours with one signature shade. For example if you pick a shirt with a red stripe, then don’t mix another colour in. Stick to dark trousers and a tie with a red accent in it where necessary.

Get the right fit

Getting clothes that fit well is absolutely essential, it’s a sure fire way to look and feel good. A too tight shirt or trousers that are too short will ruin even the sharpest style. Get properly measured or stick to a brand that you know fits you well and offers a wide range of options. If you’re into branded gear then make sure they carry your size too.

Overall, getting the best in festive style is just like any time of the year, make sure you feel great, it fits well and suits the occasion and you can’t go far wrong. Confidence always shines through so as long as you feel good and there are no glaring faux pas’ then it’ll show. If you’re not so into fashion then don’t try to get ‘the latest trend’, just nod to it. Otherwise you’ll feel uncomfortable and that shows too. Stick to wearing an on trend colour, or cut of jeans for example for a simple way to get the look.



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Stocking fillers – five patterned party shirts

By Stefano on November 27th, 2012

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 patterned shirt. So it is best to ignore the cheap ones, anything with reindeers and patterns that look like someone has vomited all over it and get yourself a classic.

It seems to be pretty much open season in men’s shirts with paisley, floral and all points in between still very much in vogue. Here are five classics. Stockist details underneath.

Pretty Green Floral £115

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Love this slightly off the wall floral pattern. It comes in a regular fit. The details include: button down collar, classic placket, floral print throughout, chest patch pocket, curved hem and buttoned cuffs.

Stockists

Ben Sherman

Pretty Green

Joe Brown

Lambretta

Paul Smith



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

By Stefano on November 22nd, 2012

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, get more admiring glances from female colleagues and earn an extra grand a year or so salary. Men who wear pink are also twice as likely to have a Master’s degree than those who favour white shirts, with one in ten pink shirt wearers having a PHD. They also apparently have a lower carbon footprint – though quite how they worked that out is beyond me.

Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, International Marketing Manager for Cotton USA, says ‘Pink is a colour more men have been embracing recently and it’s encouraging that they are not afraid to experiment with brighter colours. We spend most of our days at work and it’s good for company standards, our own confidence and work ethic to remain smart, but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring.

Anyhow here are five pink shirts worth pondering over.

TM Lewin Pink Slim Fit Shirt £29.95

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Classic Slim Fit Shirt with a cutaway collar and Double Cuff For cufflinks. Massively reduced from retail price of £80 (or you can pick up five shirts for £100 now) Poplin Fabric

Stockists

TM Lewin James & Longbourne Ralph Lauren Thomas Pink Bexhill



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Chambray shirts – the fashion equivalent of Lime Pickle

By Stefano on November 14th, 2012

Diesel Shrobyx Chambray shirt £84

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Classic Chambray, if there is such a thing, from Diesel. Not buttons on the collar tho... Coggles

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 really know. I change my mind on these issues on almost daily basis.

As I do with Chambray shirts. They really are everywhere at the moment and according to some fashion writers you really don’t have a wardrobe unless you are out and about with pastel one with all the buttons done up and the sleeves rolled as high as they can go.

Yet do you really need one? I can’t help but thinking that the case against them is pretty overwhelming, as whisper it, they are a tad boring.

For most blokes there precious few opportunities to express our inner dandy, especially without looking like a bit of a pratt. One of the most obvious ways is a bit of a patterns on your shirt but it Gingham, Stripey or even, on a very good day paisley. It makes you out as individual and someone who at least put a bit of thought in what they are wearing. This is especially true when you are wearing casual clothes.

As for Chambray shirts, well they mainly come in plain very dull looking pastel colours, They don’t say much about you at all. In fact if they say anything it is that you are trying just a little too hard. Not a lot of individuality going on there. They are the current equivalent of those big baggy brightly coloured shirts that everyone was wearing untucked in the 90s.

Then again I can’t deny that on some people they do actually look rather good. Every year there’s a hipster trend that hits the mainstream (toffee coloured trousers are this season’s other contenders). It is a shame that this year it is such a dull one.

Anyhow here’s a selection of Chambray shirts including a few that sport a bit of a twist.



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Rowenta Compact Valet keeps shirt seams crisp and fresh

By Gerald Lynch on August 9th, 2012

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 seconds with its powerful 30g/minute vertical steam function. Tiny creases are blasted away with steam with no pressure on your behalf at all, falling out effortlessly.

Complete with a telescopic pole for easily steaming hanging garments, the Compact Valet, as its name suggests, is small enough to be stored away with ease, and will take little more cupboard space than what you’ve already given over to an iron and ironing board.

We had a quick test of the Compact Valet a few weeks back, and was impressed at how easy it was to get great results worthy of a dry cleaning session from the steamer. It was definitely required far less effort than an iron, and if you’re regularly ironing shirts, trousers or suits, this’ll save you plenty of time.

For more info, visit www.rowenta.co.uk .



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ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

By Gerald Lynch on April 18th, 2012

ASOS - Hawaiian Print Shirt - £25

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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 out of a tattoo catalogue and rolled around in the scraps, off their nut on umbrella-wearing cocktails.

But who are we to judge the fashion gods? We’ve pooled together ten of our favourite offerings from the likes of ASOS and Ben Sherman, ranging from the blindingly garish to more subtle, understated prints if you’re feeling a little less daring but still want to be on-trend when the heatwave finally kicks in.

So grab your hula skirts and piña coladas and dive into the gallery above for our pick of this year’s best Hawaiian shirts.

While you’re at it, have a listen to our short 60′s summer playlist below. It’s sure to instil some sunshine-surfing spirit in you even if the clouds outside your window are stubbornly grey!

 




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