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Style – Harringtons – a round up of this year’s best Spring casual jackets

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I checked an hour or so ago and it appears that the temperature, in the south east at least, is heading for double figures tomorrow. Spring might not be here, but it is certainly on its way. And that means it is time to ditch that heavy wool coat that kept you warm all winter for something a little flexible …

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Style: Top Man launches Lux range with this stunning Mohair Cobalt Blue suit

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When it comes to luxury brands the first name that pops into my mind isn’t Top Man. But in the seemingly never ending plan to push that brand upmarket it has unveiled a new range of high-end goodies called Lux. Due in the stores on March 7th are a range of items in upmarket fabrics, with the price to match …

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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 …

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Style – Pretty Green Orange Panel Festival Jacket

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If there’s one man who has done a few festivals in his time it is Liam Gallagher. Mind you he probably hasn’t done too much queuing for the toilets of chomping on vom burgers, but we will give him the benefit of the doubt as his label, Pretty Green, has just unveiled a series of festival jackets. The most eye …

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H&M’s Cycling range is back – including some great retro tops

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Last year H&M became one of the biggest clothing retailers (though Levi’s got there first) to start to take cycling seriously. Spurred on by the growth in the number of cyclists and also a little by our success at The Olympics the company teamed up with Brick Lane Cycles and launched a capsule range of jackets, retro jerseys and more …

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Style: Jefferson Farah Vintage Retro Mod Breton

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Farah Vintage has just unveiled a very striking new range of Mod type Breton style jumpers. There’s a traditional blue and white (which is nicely in keeping with the vogue for all maritime things) version here, but I prefer this navy and red number. It is Beatnik style features a cool Sixties Mod Breton stripe detail in chilli red throughout …

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Style – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more

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Who would have thought that Captain Birds Eye would ever be a style role model. Well not quite but fisherman coats and jackets, which started appearing in the ranges of high end brands last year have landed on the (virtual) high street and are here to stay for 2013. I guess many of these coats are being bought by outdoor …

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John White’s rainbow of classy Suede Brogues

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John White is a heritage British brand that has been around for the best part of a century. According to its website it supplied boots to the army in WW2 and was the first British shoe company to ship its wares to New York’s Macy’s Department store. Now it is hoping to reinvent itself just a little by taking its …

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Style: Patterned Shirts – Uniqlo, Brutus, Paul Smith and more

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Patterned shirts are everywhere at the moment from retro mod style polka dot long sleeved classic through to floral patterns in places like Uniqlo. In fact it seems like pretty much anything goes and the patterns on your shirt can be anything from golfers through to paintbrushes with all manner of floral, willow, dots and paisley in between. Here then …

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Style – Brutus Trimfit Golfer Shirt

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We 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 …

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Is this the last word on Mod? Richard Weight’s MOD: A Very British Style on its way

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And yes that cover looks great too. The images were taken by ace photographer Dean Chalkley who has lots of images of contemporary mods (and a film too – see the bottom of the page) on his site here. Anyway back to the book. There have been plenty of Mod books before, but this looks like being a fairly definitive …

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Style – Clarks’ Marden Grove Navy Leather Shoes

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As ever Clarks has a superb range of classic casual men’s shoes and of its latest arrivals I am quite taken with these Marden Grove leather shoes. These are in navy and are already sold out on the Clarks store though you can get them here.  There are also versions in tan leather and wolf suede. They are great quality …

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Style – Farrell’s classy 50s influenced Spring collection

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We are big fans of the Farrell brand. In case you haven’t come across them yet they are an quirky English indie with ex-Burberry fella Ben Dickens at the helm and Robbie Williams, yes him, providing some of the inspiration. They also have a blog that sometime can be laugh out loud funny. And they have just unveiled their spring …

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Style: Levi’s 60s retro Made And Crafted Striped T Shirt

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Ok, so it might still be freezing outside and summer wear probably isn’t that high on your mind, but spring and summer collections are already filtering their way through to the stores and one very impressive range is from Levi’s. The brand have got a very interesting vintage style bomber jacket and a great looking striped sweat shirt as well …

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Style Safari – Primark’s blue suede Desert Boots and striking festival-friendly Waterproof Jackets

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As you probably already know Primark doesn’t sell its range online. You have to go into the store to buy its clothes. It can also be a bit hit and miss with what it sells too. However the spring  collection, which seems to be filtering its way into its stores now, looks like its strongest for a while. We have …

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Style – Last call for the Richard James sale

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The Savile Row based Richard James has been around since the early 90s and in that time has delivered thousands of  sharply cut suits, classic shoes, super warm Merino socks and more. And if you want some classic, but very contemporary English style then it is worth having a quick peek at the brand’s website now as its sale is …

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Style Safari – InterCity British Rail T shirts

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Train travel was much more fun in the 80s. Then you had the wrong sort of leaves on the track, pissed footy fans on Inter City Specials, Jimmy Saville doing the TV adverts and timetables that were quite possibly penned but The Brothers Grimm. Yes those days sure were fun. Actually the best bit about the, coughs, golden age of …

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