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10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe

By Gerald Lynch on October 24th, 2012

Bit chilly out, isn’t it? If you’re still running about in flip-flops and short sleeves then a) You’re mental and b) take a look at the calendar, it’s the middle of October!

Global warming may be jumbling up the seasons like a misguided game of drunken Twister, but winter’s definitely kicking in now. If the change in weather has caught you by surprise, have no fear! We’ve put together a round up of our favourite trophy jumpers for the season, meaning you’ll be able to make a statement with your knitwear while saving the pennies keeping the immersion heater switched off.

Scroll down to check out our picks!

Ralph Lauren Polo Jumper with Elbow Patches - £195

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The devil is in the details with this lovely Ralph Lauren Polo jumper. As well as mahogany-brown leather patches on the elbows, there's a neat little wooden button-up breast pocket too. £195 from ASOS.

And if you want something classic and stylish try this jumper selection.



Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Gallery

Alexander McQueen autumn-winter 2012 menswear collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 24th, 2012

Words like ‘dapper’, ‘gentleman’ and ‘tailored’ spring to mind when looking at the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. But then there is also ‘avant-garde’ and ‘unique’. Either way, the collection oozes of Britishness with a twist, perfect for the modern gentleman.

Which look is your favourite?

Alexander McQueen AW12

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Clothing, Gallery

Alexander McQueen opens Savile Row menswear flagship store today

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 24th, 2012

One month after opening the label’s first women’s flagship store for McQ Alexander McQueen on London’s Dover Street, the label is opening its first ever store dedicated to menswear today. Opening its doors in number 9 on the Mayfair street of Savile Row, famous worldwide as the home of tailoring (the word ‘bespoke’ is understood to have originated from Savile Row when a cloth for a suit was said to “be spoken for” by individual customers), the store will provide the largest offering of men’s ready-to-wear line and accessories.

What about the street’s famous tradition of individually tailored suits you ask? There are plans to develop an in-house bespoke tailoring service which will be housed at the workshop in the basement of the house.

Sharing the same vision as the new McQueen women’s store concept, creative director Sarah Burton commented on the launch: “This new menswear store is like a homecoming for Alexander McQueen, since Lee himself was an apprentice on Savile Row, and tailoring has always been the backbone of the label. I’m excited to be able to offer Alexander McQueen menswear in our new environment that is steeped in the codes of the house.”

The store design draws inspiration from nature and the graphic lines of Francis Bacon, the skeleton, military parades and the faded grandeur of stately homes.

And let’s not forget about the clothes. For inspiration and to see what can be found on the rails in the store, check out the Alexander McQueen Autumn Winter 2012 collection here.

Alexander McQueen; 9 Savile Row, London W1S 3PF



Clothing, features, Gallery

Alexander McQueen 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

By Laura on October 16th, 2011

I absolutely love the latest collection from the British fashion house Alexander McQueen.
Overall they have created a minimal but elegant collection. A few of my favourite pieces include the beautiful Prince of Wales check suit, the Fair Isle Jacquard knit button-up, and a cashmere turtle neck featuring the McQueen skull on the front.

They also have a few more casual pieces such as the bomber jacket, the cashmere pony-print v-neck sweater and classic skull motif scarf.

Alexander McQueen

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Designer Spotlight

RIP Alexander McQueen

By shinychris on February 11th, 2010

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It’s been an afternoon of shock and sorrow as the news that Alexander McQueen has been found dead at at an address in Green Street, Central London filters through the grapevine.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The British fashion designer, known for his outrageous and extraordinary designs, and who won the British Designer of the Year four times between 1996 and 2003, was just 40 years old.

On 3 February, McQueen wrote on his Twitter page that his mother Joyce had passed away the day before, adding: “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.”

Four days later he wrote that he had had an “awful week” but said “friends have been great”, adding: “now i have to some how pull myself together”.

His family said in a statement: ‘On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family.’

Our sympathy goes out to his family.



Designer Spotlight, Footwear

Lusting after McQueen S/S10: time machine, please?

By cchapman on July 15th, 2009

alexander-mcqueen-spring-2010-sneaker-02-405x540.jpgIt seems in fashion we always want to be at the next destination, now. So it is that we haven’t even hit August yet and some of us are already thinking ahead to what to wear in the fall. Of course, the fact that collections are shown out of sync with actual seasons doesn’t help. An extreme example I’m faced with is wanting ALL of the McQueen shoe collection from S/S10 right now.

Selectism.com have been giving sneak previews of the McQueen S/S10 shoe collection, when THOSE paint splattered lovelies, will apparently also be available as trainers. Picking up on the folk-art patchwork and paint splattering seen in his recent film-presentation-as-show in Milan, the trainers seen here feature both of these themes as gorgeous detailing. Patience is, I guess, a virtue but in the wicked world of fashion it is sometimes sorely tested.

Source: Selectism.com



Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Polls

Yay or Nay: Will you Gilet it this Winter?

By wreid on July 13th, 2009

wings-horns-fall-winter-2009-collection-20.jpgWinter is often a season of necessity versus beauty. Unless one has enough in his wallet to buy a piece like this Alexander McQueen (a cool £1,095,) fashionistos are left to settle for cheap and not always stylish alternatives. The gilet (or body-warmer) is a fickle fashion item and this season it has been made-up in enticing chambray by label Wings + Horns.

Gilets often look awful; after all, the Michelin Man-look has never suited anyone. However, when worn over-sized and unzipped with skinny jeans and leather brogues, your padded-tube of fabric becomes the key component of a high-fashion look.

I would say ‘Yay’ to the idea of a gilet- simply follow Brandish’s style advice and you’ll be looking awesome anyway!




Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Gallery

Alexander McQueen Menswear SS 10

By admin on July 2nd, 2009

Alexander McQueen‘s menswear collections get more and more interesting by the season. This latest show was a clear departure in mood from his last show, ‘The Queensberry Rules’.

There was still a menacing undercurrent, with vibes of tortured artist coming through, but the overall atmosphere was that of a more feminine creativity. McQueen’s traditional rustic tailoring the look reminded me of some of the Italian workmen that the Sartorialist sometimes snaps.

Onto the gushing, the patchwork shirt and jacket are utterly gorgeous, and regardless of being a woman I want! Similarly the paint effect items moves the digital print trend forwards and the paint-spattered pieces deserve to become a fully-fledged DIY blogger trend.

Best worn: When (pretending) to paint the front room of your Milan apartment.

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Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Alexander McQueen talks to Numéro Homme

By admin on March 23rd, 2009

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The Spring Summer issue of Numéro Homme is out, and for the non-francophones among us they kindly include an English translation of all the interviews at the back of the mag.

Philip Utz spoke to Alexander McQueen who, with typical forthrightness called Utz up on his interview skills, called fashion journalism a “thinly-veiled exercise in marketing” and then proclaimed that “the British Fashion Council doesn’t know what the fuck it’s doing.”

In a particularly explosive comment McQueen said: “Well what do you make of Hubert de Givenchy? He was only ever any good at ripping off [Cristobal] Balenciaga

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Heroes and Celebrities

Unlikely style icons: Albert Hammond Jr

By Colin Chapman on February 9th, 2009


OK, with arm candy of no less stature than Agyness Deyn, Mr Hammond clearly has taste, so perhaps not entirely ‘unlikely’. But a Google image search of his not-so-long-ago persona in The Strokes shows the big-haired rocker as no great shakes in the business of sartorialism. These days, however, he’s looking quite fine.

Revealing himself as something of an expert in the wearing of a three-piece suit, AH Jr manages to make what could be stuffy tailoring look suitably rock and roll with some carefully edited accessories. A stunning portrait in yesterdays Observer magazine featured a great suit worn with eccentric striped shirt, a very-Satorialist pocket square and an It man accessory – the slim knitted tie. The latter is turning up everywhere – from ASOS to Alexander McQueen via Beyond the Valley. Boyfriends of the super-beautiful get short shrift in the ‘lad press’ (Jamie Hince being a popular target, including ‘worst dressed’ nominations). In the spirit of Valentines, I’d like to suggest that Albert Jr has an eye for more than the ladies.

[Image: Wenn]



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

The Times Tells Us What’s Next For Menswear…

By Will Reid on January 23rd, 2009

times milan fashion week.jpgAlice Olins of The Times newspaper has just released a quick summary of the major menswear shows so far at Milan’s Menswear Fashion Week and with insider details and little snippets of useful information, her reports are a great read.

Olins reviews Burberry, D&G, Gucci, McQueen, Cavalli, Armani and Prada as well as including some hints as to where fashion is going and just enough backstage bitching! Follow this link now!



Designer Spotlight, Trends, Video

Alexander McQueen menswear show at Pitti Uomo, Milan

By admin on January 21st, 2009

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The standout show at Pitti Uomo was, in my mind, Alexander McQueen’s “The McQueensberry Rules”. Where most Milan designers literally translated the gloom of the economic crisis McQueen added a murderous glint to the proceedings with aristocratic eleagance and a glossy nostalgia for a pre-Thatcherite Britain.

Sending models down the catwalk with fingerless gloves, silver-topped canes and darkened, bloodshot eyes it seemed that McQueen had gone the safe route of pairing outlandish styling with conventional clothing, but on closer inspection everything about this collection gave off a menacing whiff.

Referencing some of the most aggressive or manic male archetypes everyone from the majestic to the deranged got a look in. Skinheads’ oxblood 10 hole DMs, teddy boys’ draped jackets combined with Jack the Ripper menace and Clockwork Orange swagger for a collection that was admittedly theatrical but anchored by impeccable tailoring. Trousers were tight, and a strong upper half was emphasised with sharp suit jackets, thick coats and beefy woollens. Chainmail vests, butcher’s aprons and boxing gloves alluded to traditional facets of men in the workplace in a proudly aggressive and vital assertion of masculinity.

Jump through to watch an impressive video of the show, with thunderous music and songs by the Specials and the Stranglers, you can watch part two here.

[Image: Olycom SPA/Rex Features]

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Accessories, Trends

Brooches for men: add a dash of style to your lapel

By Colin Chapman on January 15th, 2009

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It’s rare that a Christmas episode of Top of the Pops sheds light on a new sartorial trend but the most recent festive programme featured Kaiser Chiefs’ singer Ricky Wilson sporting a vintage brooch on his lapel. Generally associated with elderly ladies of the Miss Marple variety, in previous eras a lapel pin was seen as part of a gentleman’s proper attire. Looking very now, a great pin can add an individual touch to an otherwise anonymous peacoat or corduroy jacket lapel.

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knitwear

McQ by Alexander McQueen ruched pleat cardigan

By admin on October 27th, 2008

asos alexander mcqueen cardigan grey mcq.jpgGrey cardigans are a bit of an obsession for me, and with reason. The colour looks great with neutrals or brights and it makes the perfect unobtrusive cover-up.

This grey cardigan from Alexander McQueen’s McQ range has got an asymmetric fastening with ruching detail. The detailing is subtle enough for everyday wear buta bit more interesting than your average cardie. Available from Asos for £215 it’s the kind of item that will give you a sense of class and smart with minimum effort.



Heroes and Celebrities

Larousse do fashion with ‘Le Petit Lagerfeld’

By Jonathan Smith on October 14th, 2008

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French reference book and national institution, Le Petit Larousse has chosen to feature our favourite, Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld as their cover image. The annual book containing a dictionary of commonly used words and an encyclopaedia of proper nouns (all in French obvs.) has in the past chosen cartoon legend Moebius aka Jean Giraud and fashion great Christian Lacroix to rest upon the cover, so it is no stretch to find Lagerfeld’s unforgettable visage on the dictionary.

I love the fact that the French do stuff like this, I also love the fact that the English don’t. Could you imagine looking at the Collins English Dictionary and have Alexander McQueen looking back at you? Thought not.

[Source: La MJC]




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