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How to dress like Jay ‘The Great’ Gatsby

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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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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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Sports Personality Of The Year Bradley Wiggins – and where he got the velvet suit from

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It seemed a pretty much done deal last night that Tour de France/Olympic Time Trial Champion would win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year. So in this parish at least it was as much about the suit he chose to wore as it was scooping the award. Wiggins plumped for a bespoke velvet (very on trend) double-breasted suit made …

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Androgyny is in as Men’s Saint Laurent Paris Spring/Summer 2013 range fronted by female model

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Ever found yourself wandering around your favourite boutique, uncertain which rail was menswear and which was aimed at the fairer sex? That shouldn’t be a problem come next Spring as, if Saint Laurent Paris’s New Year menswear range is anything to go by, androgyny is in. The newly rebranded ready-to-wear arm of the legendary Yves Saint Laurent fashion house has …

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Topman turn to tweed for AW12 Premium Suiting Collection

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Looking for a new suit to see you through the winter months? Topman’s newly revealed AW12 Premium Suiting Collection doffs its cap to traditional styles, using coloured herringbones and houndstooth, multi flecked birdseye, tweed and fine Italian fabrics for a classic, nostalgic look without breaking the bank. Consisting of the Harris Tweed line, the Made in England range and the inaugural …

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Reiss “The Great Tailoring Movement” lookbook shows off A/W 2012 suit trends

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The nights are pulling in, our tops are getting thicker; Autumn is now in full swing. Reiss are the latest brand to reveal their Autumn/Winter collection, showing off their late-season suits under the heading “The Great Tailoring Movement”. Taking its cues from the continued retro-renaissance, Reiss are getting in early on The Great Gatsby style-shift that’s sure to follow Baz Luhrmann’s …

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Frencheye reveal Men’s Autumn/Winter 2012 tailoring collection

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We’ve just experienced our allotted two days of British summer (barely enough time to shake the cobwebs off our deck shoes and shorts!), and so it’s now time to turn our attention to the Autumn Winter trends for 2012. Frencheye, a London-based tailoring brand who take their inspiration from continental brands like Zegna and Canali, are touting their latest range of …

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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 …

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Make your eco friends green with envy with “sustainable” M&S suit

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Marks and Spencer have today revealed what they’re calling the world’s first “sustainable” suit, putting the planets health on an equal footing with our sartorial needs. The suit (the one pictured here is for illustrative purposes only) is a “revolutionary step forward for a clothing retailer” according to M&S, who have ensured the suit is made from the most sustainable …

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A suit for your sport sir?: M&S tailoring tips for all shapes and sizes

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Summer 2012 will be filled with plenty of huge sporting events including the FA Cup, Wimbledon and some other thing that includes a lot of chasing after gold medals. All eyes will inevitably be on the the world’s top sports stars, so as well as having to play well, the pressure will also be on them to look good off the …

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What David Gandy Can Do For Your Style

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Written in association with High and Mighty As a man, you may feel a bit reluctant to look to the catwalk for fashion inspiration, and with the weird and not-so-wonderful pieces that often make their sorry way down it, you’d be forgiven for your hesitance. However, one feature of the most high-profile catwalks should be allowed to infringe upon your …

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Attack of the Clothes: Star Wars fashion prints by John Woo

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We all know that Lando “Billy Dee Williams” Calrissian is a sharp dresser. Heck, even his Cloud City pad would be a dead cert for the title of “Best Intergalactic Crib” should the MTV show ever spread among the stars. But what of the rest of the Star Wars cast? With a whole empire at his disposal Darth Vader would surely …

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Choosing the right suit

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With Christmas parties just around the corner, many of you will be looking for the perfect suit for the night. To help you pick the right suit for your shape, we spoke to Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler – Founder & Owner of the London based menswear brand, Charles Tyrwhitt. As Tyrwhitt says “a suit should make a gent look smarter, …

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Great summer ties from General Knot & Co.

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I know we are all a bit tired of weddings (thanks Will and Kate), but with the summer wedding season just kicking off, it is probably a good time to invest in a new tie to refresh that suit you wore last year. One of my favourite tie makers as of late has to be General Knot & Co. The …

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Paul Costelloe Launches Shirtscription Service

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Don’t have the time to spend hours wandering around the high street searching for the perfect shirt? Inspired by the Mad Men school of class, Paul Costelloe’s new Shirtscription might be the perfect solution. British Designer, Paul Costelloe, recently launched the new Shirtscription service. Available in either 3 month or 6 month subscriptions, the service offers customers a premium quality, …

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Party dressing with French Eye

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Christmas is here. Time to get yourself a decent suit to impress the ladies (or gentlemen) at the Chrimbo parties. French Eye isn’t perhaps a very well known name but it offers a range of suits at affordable prices (typically you are looking at around £150 though suits start at £99).

Their first store opened in Cannon Street in 2004 to fill the gap between high street and designer stores and they’ve now got five shops in London (Bank, Cheapside, Liverpool Street, Ludgate Circus, King’s Road) plus one in Cardiff and one in Birmingham.

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Silk gift vouchers from ASuitThatFits.com

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ASuitThatFits.com has come up with a novel but stylish Christmas gift idea. It’s selling embroidered silk gift vouchers to spend on individually hand tailored garments.

Present buyers can choose the amount they would like to put on the voucher and the vouchers are personalised with both the name of the giver and receiver in a calligraphy embroidery. The gift vouchers are gift wrapped by the team at A Suit That Fits.com in a pearlescent black box, silver tissue and red ribbon and delivered straight to your door via a courier free of charge.

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Paris Menswear: Lanvin SS10 Catwalk Show

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You can rely on Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver to deliver a great collection and they did. This collection for Lanvin was typically elegant affair, with the très chic suits and kimono-style jackets. Irreverent touches like trousers and suits made from tie silk reinforce Elbaz’s gentle sense of humour and sandals worn with socks gave a geeky twist to the look.

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Menswear: Jill Sander catwalk show SS10

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Clean, clean, clean. The Jil Sander show featured neat boys with bowl cuts in pale summer colours and dark, sharp suits.

Shoulders are wide, fabrics are sheer and there is only the merest hint of print in a few drawn-on pieces. Raf Simons focused on details, but they were never bitty, things like pockets visible through shirts, short shorts and racer back singlets all added definition to this simple collection.

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