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Top 10 Best Beatles Buys: including Vans pumps, Apple onesie and Yellow submarine wellies! #BeatlesWeek

It may have been 50 years since they first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and ‘broke’ America, but The Beatles legacy remains not just in their music, but in their spin-off merchandise too. T-Shirts, Russian dolls, coasters, cufflinks. You name it, you can buy it – much of it is tacky and just uninspired reproductions of album covers etc. …

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shinychrisTop 10 Best Beatles Buys: including Vans pumps, Apple onesie and Yellow submarine wellies! #BeatlesWeek
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The most hideous swimwear ever? #SwimmingWeek

It’s summer again, and in keeping with this week’s swimming theme, the subject of beachwear could not go ignored. Each year hordes of holidaymakers across the globe hit various coastlines, hoping to tan, relax and expose some skin. But there are some seriously strange swimwear choices out there. In light of this we’ve put together a gallery of the most weird and wonderful …

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Sadie HaleThe most hideous swimwear ever? #SwimmingWeek
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Old school for your mobile. adidas Originals unveil iPhone 5 cases

It is kind of incredible that this hasn’t been done before but – adidas is now offering a range of cases with its Originals for the iPhone. The cases, which are for the 5 and 5S, sports the classic three strips, are available in 12 different colour options and also feature microfiber lining with debossed adidas Originals logo on the …

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AshleyOld school for your mobile. adidas Originals unveil iPhone 5 cases
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Stunning patterned shirts from Humphries and Begg

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 …

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AshleyStunning patterned shirts from Humphries and Begg
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How Paul McCartney invented the hipster look and indie pop

When Paul McCartney left The Beatles in 1970 he decided to drop out of public life for a while. Taking his wife and children Macca headed off to his newly bought farm house in the Mull of Kintrye to raise sheep, walk on the beach and pen gentle folky ditties. It wasn’t until a year later in 1971 when the …

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AshleyHow Paul McCartney invented the hipster look and indie pop
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Summer is here! Here are our top Loafers and Deck Shoes for men

With temperatures nudging the early 20s – exciting I know – it finally seems like summer time has arrived. Actually the weather needs to get on the case as we are now less then sixty days until September. Anyhow it is time to slip yourself into what are the ultimate stylish, classic, always cool summer shoes – Loafers. Here is …

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AshleySummer is here! Here are our top Loafers and Deck Shoes for men
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This summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes

Ever wondered why the plimsoll is called that? According to Nicholette Jones’ book The Plimsoll Sensation in the 1870s it got the name because the coloured horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the Plimsoll line on a ship’s hull. So just like the Plimsoll line on a ship, if water got above the line of the rubber …

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AshleyThis summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes
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Style – Cricket Chic – how to look good when watching The Ashes

We are now just a month away from the first game in The Ashes series as the under achieving Aussies face the mighty England team at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. If all goes to plan it will be business as usual with the England team notching up their third Ashes series win in a row. But then again when has …

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AshleyStyle – Cricket Chic – how to look good when watching The Ashes

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

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 …

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AshleyFrom Paisley to Geometric – this season’s best Patterned Shirts
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How to dress like Jay ‘The Great’ Gatsby

In case you hadn’t noticed The Great Gatsby is back in the cinemas again with Leonardo Di Caprio playing the doomed title role alongside his Daily Buchanan, in this instance Carey Mulligan. Given that the director is Baz Luhrmann of Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet fame the film is not surprisingly rather stylised with much of the fashions that …

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AshleyHow to dress like Jay ‘The Great’ Gatsby

Style – Summer Hats round up – Zara, Fred Perry, Ted Baker and more

In case you hadn’t noticed the sun has suddenly decide to grace us with its presence which is great news for everyone, except for those of us who are folically challenged. It is now the time of year when hat wearing shifts from begin a quirky affectation to a necessity. Fortunately there’s a pretty good selection in the stores at …

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AshleyStyle – Summer Hats round up – Zara, Fred Perry, Ted Baker and more
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Style Safari – Retro Sunglasses guide

With summer fast approaching (- or due to make an appearance any time now) your look is not complete without a set of shades. With so many different styles to choose from and plenty of good High Street versions at a fraction of the cost, some of the coolest ones right now have got to be retro inspired ones. Sunglasses …

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AshleyStyle Safari – Retro Sunglasses guide
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Andy Warhol Pepe Jeans Campbell Soup Jacket

Ok, so the Pop Art spotlight is very much on Roy Lichtenstein at the moment what with his retrospective at the Tate Modern in London. But when it comes to a style/art crossover then there’s only one pop art name that counts, and that’s Andy Warhol. There are literally hundreds of Warhol’s prints available on t-shirts – check this lot …

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AshleyAndy Warhol Pepe Jeans Campbell Soup Jacket
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Gibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer

Weller has always been a big fan. The Who used to wear them and thousands of Mods have teamed them up with white Wranglers and loafers. But the trouble with many boating blazers is that they make you look like an overgrown public school boy. Not this one though. it is a classic sixties mod type jacket from Gibson London …

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AshleyGibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer
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H&M/Brick Lane Cycles clothes range goes on sale

I wrote about this a few weeks ago, but the H&M/Brick Lane Cycles clothing range has gone on sale today and you look at all the items and check out all the prices here. In case you missed the launch. The spin is that each item has been designed with the needs of modern cyclists in mind. So the items are technically suited to cycling, …

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AshleyH&M/Brick Lane Cycles clothes range goes on sale
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Style: Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry unveil a ‘cyclists’ Harrington’

While I quite liked a few of the items in the Bradley Wiggins Fred Perry range (namely the shoes and the zippy white cycling top) I must admit I wasn’t exactly blown away by them. And three new items which have been put on the site of the retailer The End (spotted first here) aren’t going to change my mind …

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AshleyStyle: Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry unveil a ‘cyclists’ Harrington’
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Dress like Steve McQueen – Barbour unveils new range

It is incredible to think that almost 35 years after his sad and premature death that Steve McQueen remains one of the most recognisable and iconic Hollywood stars. Barbour certainly thinks McQueen is a legend. The British brand has been adding to its McQueen inspired range. In keeping with McQueen’s on (and off) screen persona it is tough clothing that …

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AshleyDress like Steve McQueen – Barbour unveils new range
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Paul Smith launches range of David Bowie T-shirts

David Bowie is obviously thinking about his pension. He not only has a new album out next week – and it is rather good apparently – he has also teamed up with iconic Brit designer Paul Smith to launch a range of T-shirts. With all due respect to Mr Smith this hardly looks like his most challenging projects, The shirts, …

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AshleyPaul Smith launches range of David Bowie T-shirts
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Banana Republic launches Mad Men range (US only for now though)

Ever wanted to dress like Don Draper and his dapper Madison Avenue chums? Well now you can – sort of. Banana Republic has just launched a range of Mad Men inspired clothing in the US for both men and women which was created by the series costume designer Janie Bryant. Given fashion’s current yen for all things black and white …

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AshleyBanana Republic launches Mad Men range (US only for now though)