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Accessories, Underwear & Swimwear

Sarongs: APC’s ikat print is the perfect cover-up

By cchapman on June 30th, 2009

APCmenssarong.jpgThe word sarong is synonymous, at least in the UK, with David Beckham. One of his key fashion moments, he popularised the formerly little-known ethnic printed wrap and inspired, if not a generation, then at least a summer’s worth of Essex lads to don the said item on the beaches of Spain. Dries van Noten‘s just-shown collection for SS10 featured ethnic prints such as the Indonesian ikat design and by next summer we could be much more familiar with prints from this part of the world. In the meantime, APC have this amazing sarong, with a contemporary twist on the classic Indonesian design. Sadly not available from their main site, this is the perfect beach cover-up being part garment and part towel. As an alternative, if you’re somewhere interesting this summer consider buying lengths of gorgeous printed fabrics for a DIY version.

APC ikat print sarong, Bird NYC



Accessories, Gallery, Gifts, sunglasses, Watches

Brandish’s too good for Father’s Day gallery

By admin on June 17th, 2009

We’re all for giving, but how many times have you been out shopping for someone and bought something for yours truly?

Our Father’s Day gift guide is great if you want to give your dad a push in the right style direction, there’s nothing too out there or kooky, just a few pieces that will give a little panache to dear poppa’s wardrobe. Should the selection be too outlandish for pater then you might even want to snap up some of the items for yourself!



Outfit picks

Fleet Week: a touch of matelot style

By Colin Chapman on May 21st, 2009

matelot_style.jpgIts Fleet Week in New York this week, when the City is awash with sailors in full navy regalia whose ships have docked there for the annual celebration. As I witnessed last year, this can be quite a visual spectacle. The uniforms haven’t changed since the days of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra’s ‘On the Town‘ and the sight of lots of broad-shouldered men in the whitest of whites set against that most urban of city backdrops is quite something.

So, in an homage to Fleet Week and it’s dapper men, here’s a selection of matelot inspired items.

Sailor Hat: APC

Vintage Bib front sailor trousers: Rokit

Sailor print T-shirt: Paul & Joe from ASOS



Sportswear

Dandy on the treadmill: time to spruce your gym-kit

By Colin Chapman on May 7th, 2009

Thumbnail image for yoga_wear.jpgAttending one of East London’s ridiculously trendy gyms as I do, the quota of fashion-focused gym attire is higher than average but there’s still a lot of guys who turn up in washed-out ‘I usually sleep in this but who cares?’ T-shirts and saggy cargo shorts. At the yoga class where Stella McCartney-clad girls are the mainstay, the balance is even worse. Time to sharpen up in the ‘what to wear whilst exercising’ stakes, methinks.

Whilst I’d love to suggest you don an entire Rick Owens selection for your workout, unless you really are married to Gwynnie the prices are prohibitive. Meanwhile, these mainly-bamboo fabric pants will keep you cool and add to your karma. A printed cotton tank adds a bit of visual interest whilst you perfect your downward-facing dog. A classic lozenge-shaped gym bag is essential to sling across those toned shoulders on the way out. An attention to detail with simple, considered choices is the way to go – American Apparel-sponsored 80s irony is definitely wearing thin.

Deluxe yoga mat, Agoy, bamboo sweatpants Bam, printed tank, ASOS, bag APC.



How to

“Come to fix the taps?” Dare to wear: the boilersuit

By Colin Chapman on March 18th, 2009

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The latest Fantastic Man should be on the shelves of your favourite magazine seller anytime now (or available in advance exclusively from RD Franks). Amongst the many, many items of note is a boilersuit modelled by stylist Elgar Johnson. The boilersuit is one of those trends that, despite predictions, hasn’t taken off. Last summer APC had a gorgeous denim version (as derided/modelled by Alexis Petridis in The Guardian mag) whilst Adam Kimmel has this luxury version, again in denim. Nether were very prevalent on the street but maybe it’s second summer lucky for the coverall?

Elgar certainly shows off his boilersuit to great effect. Minimally styled with Reebok trainers, Uniqlo T and a tool bag, his simple look is clearly the way to go with the all-in-one. An eye-catching printed T-shirt visible through the unbuttoned-front, plain hi-top trainers and a top layer of oversized plaid shirt for warmth would be my suggestion. Worn with confidence, this could be a sexy, comfortable look .. try not to overstyle it though or you may end up looking like you’re on the way to a gay fetish night. So leave the mlutch at home!

Adam Kimmel denim boilersuit from The Corner, or unbranded from utility clothing suppliers everywhere.



Designer Spotlight, News

Interview with Lee Douros, my-wardrobe’s menswear buyer

By admin on February 13th, 2009

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My-Wardrobe recently launched their men’s section, joining the ranks of online retailers making tracks in menswear. We had a chat with one half of their buying team, Lee Douros, about the launch.

We’re really happy with all of the labels that have come on board for the SS09 season – they were all our top picks! One of must-haves are APC, the masters of Parisian understated cool, whose clothes will be sticking around in your wardrobe for seasons to come. On the high-end side, no-one can top Vivienne Westwood for pieces with an interesting quirk, like shirts with a high, three button collar or “drunk” trenchcoats (pictured, left) that have an undulating, twisted front.

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Clothing, Gallery, News

A.PC’s Spring Summer collection online now

By admin on February 5th, 2009

Another inspiring gallery of new season clothing, this time from uber chic French label A.P.C. The made news recently with their Nike collaboration on the All Court tennis shoe and I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots more of the label thanks to our mutual love for all things madras.

Smart trenchcoats, soft velvet sweatshirts and sharp tailored suits make for an easygoing but stylish collection. The muted palette will coordinate easily with your wardrobe, and A.P.C quality means they’ll become a treasured favourite.

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Competitions And Promotions, News

my-wardrobe do menswear, stocking APC, Cold Method and Acne

By admin on January 9th, 2009

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Click image to emlarge, from left: Cold Method, APC and Acne

my-wardrobe
have been doing men’s accessories for a while now but January sees the launch of their menswear clothing section.
Featuring clothes by Cold Method, APC and Acne it’s another site which raises the bar for menswear and should put some oomph into your wishlists for Spring 09.

What’s more they’ve got a competition so good I might even enter myself, you can win £1000 shopping experience for yourself and a female friend. Of course you could always go the sneaky route and pick a partner with no interest in fashion at all. Hmm, I wonder if my dad’s busy…



Clothing, Footwear, Luggage & Travel, Sales

New York City Shopping

By Colin Chapman on December 12th, 2008

With the post-Obama glow making the US a desirable destination again, the pound not doing so badly against the dollar and hot guides like Buck magazine’s current New York issue, you may well be considering a shopping trip to NYC for Christmas or for the sales.

Head downtown where (reasonably) well known destinations like BBlessing and Oak offer the novelty of man boutique shopping at good prices (for us Brits at least). Ralph Lauren Rugby, aptly off University Place and not available in Europe feels like Vampire Weekend’s dressing up box. Other lesser-known places include TheCAST’s first retail store and Freemans – the offshoot of the uber-trendy restaurant.

If you make if off Manhattan (its EASY!) then Williamsburg has some great options: the original Oak store, the APC sale shop and Shoe Market (THE place in the city for deck shoes at half UK prices). Oak, TheCAST and BBlessing all have webstores if you can’t make it in person (though be cautious of those import taxes at the UK post office).

Image: Bblessing

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Footwear, News

A.P.C team up with Nike to re-release All Court

By admin on December 11th, 2008

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French label APC is racking up a second collaboration with Nike, to produce a new version of their All Court from 1975. APC founder and designer Jean Touitou said “We had a longing to make an elegant and simple sports shoe.” Toitou also added that he thought Nike should never have ceased production of the simple tennis shoe, and the French company will be bringing them back in Gallic red, white or blue.
You’ll be able to get the shoes from APC stores from this spring

[WWD, Image: Refinery 29]



knitwear

A.P.C stripe jumper from Start

By admin on September 24th, 2008

apc stripe jumper knit start nautical.jpgStripes are a bit overexposed in menswear generally but A.P.C’s knit jumper still feels fresh.
The classic nautical style looks less gimmicky in grey and oatmeal and the stripes are just the right width.

The four-button sweater is available from Start for £239, they recommend wearing it with a suit jacket (two buttons done up) which is a handy bit of advice. I’d team it with faded grey jeans, a pale cloth scarf and a pair of white canvas pumps but I’m boring like that!



Trends

Love the Look: Jaakko on Hel Looks

By admin on September 22nd, 2008

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It’s a simple look but Jaakko’s tonal outfit posted on Hel Looks a few days ago hits the fashion spot. Breaking up the monotony with a patterned scarf is a wise move and he shows that black and brown can be worn together (more about this soon) without incurring the wrath of the fashion gods. He namechecks Raf Simons, A.P.C and Surface to Air in his outfit rundown and on top of that he is rocking a pretty amazing moustache, bravo!



Coats & Jackets, Heroes and Celebrities, Trends

Luca Rubinacci in lavender and mustard

By admin on August 6th, 2008

luca rabinucci sartorialist scott schuman.jpgThe Sartorialist snapped Luca Rubinacci, son of Italian tailor Mariano Rubbinaci looking resplendent in a tricky combination of lavender and mustard.

His white jeans add freshness to the look and note the pale stripe shirt, which stops the outfit from looking too blocky. I like the quirky touch of a few (Indian ?) bangles and I can never overlook a pair of tasselled loafers.

After the jump I’ve picked out a few lavender and mustard items to get the look, and a great A.P.C shirt to tone it all down.

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APC A/W 08 collection

By admin on July 18th, 2008

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With the sun constantly teasing us in the UK, it’s about time we started looking at Autumn/Winter collections. First up will be APC, who have a distinctly winter-sailor feeling, continuing on from their SS collection. They also surprisingly make Ugg-like boots look wearable. Check after the jump for more looks and accessories.

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Outfit picks, Trends

Outfit pick: Sartorialist-style summer shorts

By admin on July 17th, 2008

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The Sartorialist isn’t convinced by shorts suits, but his images of sports jackets worn with shorts does indeed work well for the summer months. If you’re not sold on the idea of a shorts suit but want to look smart this summer see after the jump for my outfit pick which team madras with a pale chambray check and sturdy leather plimsolls. Clubmaster-style sunnies add a dose of bookish retro and the jacket finishes of the smart look.

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