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Hero of the day: John Cooper Clarke

Name John Cooper Clarke Job One man riot, poet and punk. Special Powers The Bard of Salford. Poncey people would say his job is as ‘a performance poet’. He said ‘I played a gig in Cardiff last week and had a run in with the Welsh Mafia; They made me an offer I couldn’t understand…’ […]...More

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Duffer of St George quilted shirt

Is it a shirt or is it a jacket? No idea, but if you’re looking for something to slip on for a cold day, this Duffer of St George Quilted Shirt could be just the thing. Brown cord, it has some extra padding for insulation, a plaid lining, button cuffs, two front pockets and matching […]...More

Watches

Paul Frank killer calculator watch

LOOK AT THESE BAD BOYS! This is, without doubt, the coolest watch ever made. Harking back to those ace eighties digital watches, the super dapper Paul Frank Calculator Watch makes all that modern looking garbage look redundant and dull. The watches are available in a range of colours, from dark green to a pink thing […]...More

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Five wonderful winter scarves

It’s gone cold – so time for the scarves and gloves. I’ll save the gloves for another time, but right now, here’s the fives of the best scarves on the market. 1. John Smedley Stripes scarf No-one does knitwear like John Smedley, right down to scarves. A good example is this Stripes scarf, made of […]...More

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Lamborghini X Versace Murcielago

This is without doubt the most bling car the world has ever seen. An ordinary Lambo Murcielago is pretty damn bling, but a limited edition (just ten are being made!) Versace version is bling to the power of 100. Expect it to feature heavily in the next ‘Puff Daddy/Diddy/whatever the hell he’s calling himself now’ […]...More

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New iPod Shuffle finally goes on sale

You don’t have to be an Apple fanboy to be dribbling over the new iPod Shuffle. It’s got 1GB of memory – enough for up to 240 songs – has 12 hours battery life, and weighs HALF AN OUNCE, clipping neatly onto your belt. It’s an intruiging riposte to all those people who are saying […]...More

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Have an eco Xmas with an organic tree

Forget those plastic Christmas trees you’ve been eyeing up in the shop. Especially the singing ones. Plastic trees may manage to hold on to their bristles when the cat brushes past, but they’re not exactly eco-friendly are they? If you want to outdo David Cameron for flaunting your green credentials, how about an organic Norway [&hellip...More

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The doorkey LED torch

For all the press release’s talk of "night safety", it’s blatantly clear that True Utility’s LockLite gadget has one use, and one use only. It’s to prevent that embarrassing 30 seconds of fumbling when you arrive home after a night on the beers, and can’t find your front door lock. Hurrah! It’s a little...More

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Hero of the day: Ted Chippington

Name Francis Smyth, aka Ted Chippington Job Stand-up comedian, underrated poet of the people. Special Powers Dry one-liners, making hecklers look stupid. He said ‘I was walking down the road the other day, this chap drove up beside me and said, "Excuse me, mate, I’m in a dilemma." I said, "Aye, good motors, Dilemmas. I [&...More

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Five cool retro tracksuit tops

1 ADIDAS KINGSTON TRACK TOP This limited edition top, with a design based on the Jamaican flag, is funkier than a mosquito’s tweeter. BUY IT...More

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Canon Powershot G7

Canon’s new G7 is a serious camera, for serious photographers. It hasn’t been designed to fit in a handbag, or to look good in a range of pastel colours. No, it’s been designed to take excellent pictures, and it does that just fine. If a DSLR is too bulky for your needs, then the G7 […]...More

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Hackett Aston Martin Harrington jacket

If you can’t afford the car, buy the merchandise. And as Hackett do a fairly extensive range of Aston Martin clothing, there’s plenty to choose from if you want the world to think you’re a bit flash. One such item is this Hackett/Aston Martin Harrington jacket. Two button pockets, button cuffs and an eleasticated waist. […]...More

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James Bond evening shirt and bow tie

Casino Royale is looking and the merchandise market is booming – but the classiest cash-in of the lot is undoubtedly this James Bond evening shirt and bow tie from Jermyn Street shirtmaker, Turnbull & Asser. The Limited Collection shirt is made from a super fine, two fold, white-on-white cotton and with a design used in […]...More

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Save your mobile from a watery grave

One of the most embarrassing tech-related experiences I ever had was at a music festival, while sitting round a campfire holding a big cup of white wine in one hand, and a Sony Ericsson T68 in the other. At the time, it was the only cameraphone available in the UK, so naturally I was showing […]...More

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Monkey mag launched

Monkeys are ace aren’t they? Firstly, they’re the funniest creatures in the zoo. Secondly, some of them are fantastic in films (just look at Any Which Way but Loose). They also let us get up to no good with their clever invention of ‘monkey business’. Well, keeping in theme, a new lad rag called Monkey […]...More


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