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

By Stefano on June 11th, 2013

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 not forgetting the evergreen polka dot and paisley print.

Go pick your favourite patterned prints out of these numbers.

Asos Solid Short Sleeve Shirt With Allover Print £30

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Shirt with all-over print and button down collar. Patch pocket to chest and shaped hem. Made from 100% cotton. Asos



Accessories, features, Style

Style Safari – Retro Sunglasses guide

By Stefano on May 20th, 2013

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 have become iconic items in fashion terms, with certain styles becoming synonymous with particular famous people in history; From James Dean, Gregory Peck, to Roy Orbison and Karl Lagerfeld (- and not forgetting Tom Cruise in Top Gun, if we have to…) here’s our top 12 cool retro picks…

Jeepers Peepers Sunglasses £18

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Jeepers Peepers black plastic flat brow frame sunglasses with silver pips. Top Man

 



Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Style

Style – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more

By Stefano on February 8th, 2013

Who would have thought that Captain Birds Eye would ever be a style role model. Well not quite but fisherman coats and jackets, which started appearing in the ranges of high end brands last year have landed on the (virtual) high street and are here to stay for 2013.

I guess many of these coats are being bought by outdoor types who want to look both sensible and smart, but even if your idea of great outdoors adventure is a trip round the park with the dog you’ll still looks fine in them.

The jackets we have rounded up are split between heavyweight coats designed to withstand the very worst that the North Sea (they are Scandi influenced) can thrown at them and more lightweight numbers that you can team up with deck shoes and shorts.

Stockholm Svart £195

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High quality fisherman's cost direct from a small, but impressive Swedish indie. The makers says that it features the finest craftsmanship, materials and details. Each coat is individually controlled by a skillful seamstress. Stutterheim



Clothing, Gallery, Style Safari

Style Safari – Bobbles and Beanies – Lyle And Scott, Superdry, Paul Smith and more

By Stefano on January 17th, 2013

It is now getting cold- seriously cold. Not just an odd breeze ruffling your hair, but full on Arctic howlers accompanied by temperatures that are dipping well below freezing. And let’s be honest that flat cap that  has served you well through the autumn – even if it does make you look like an extra from Billy Liar – won’t cut it anymore.

Its is time to go beanie – or even bobble.

The bobble has been making a bit of a comeback in the last few years and now are the hat of choice of many a hipster. As for beanies, well every man really ought to own at least one.

You probably don’t need me to tell you but you really need to avoid hats made from cheap scratchy wool. Not only are they massively  itchy they just feel very uncomfortable. It might sound ridiculous but an investment in a Cashmere hat – provided you can keep the moths at bay – is well worth it and you’ll have a hat that will last several years.

Here are five to look at from cheapies through to £50 beanie handmade by artisans in the Himalayas – I kid you not.

ASOS Fairisle Beanie £10

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This is cheap, and very cheerful. Made by the in house team at ASOS it is knitted with a bobble and a rimmed brim ASOS



Gallery, Shirts

Style Safari: Polka Dot Shirts – Peter Werth, Guide London, ASOS and more

By Stefano on January 12th, 2013

Guide 60s style Polka Dot Shirt £59.99

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This 60s style shirt is in navy with white dots. It has a mod cutaway tailored collar with buttons underneath as well as two tone buttons to the placket and cuffs. Guide London

Polka Dot shirts never really seem to go and in out of style. However at the moment there does appear to be a bit of mini renaissance with a number of High Street stores offering them alongside specialist labels and heritage brands. Maybe it is because, as we have been told, 60s Op Art looks will be big this year.

Anyhow here then are a selection of five of the best. They are all dark with white dots and range from classic 60s Mod styling through short sleeve summer wear.



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Style Safari: ASOS’s stripey jumper £22

By Stefano on January 3rd, 2013

Want to look like Brian Jones in the mid 60s. Well personally I’d have trouble growing out a shaggy mop of blonde hair, but I can at least get the stripey jumper. It appears that Rugby style stripey sweaters are making a bit of a comeback with several stores including Gap offering them (and they are in the sale too).

Now ASOS has just unveiled its take on the classic . This is a 100% cotton block stripe crew neck in navy and white that comes with this season’s must-have elbow patches (can’t believe I have just written that). It retails very cheaply at £22.

If that’s no good and you want something more 60s then Atom Retro has a good selection too.



Footwear, Gallery

Blue Suede Shoes are back; ASOS, Clarks Originals, John Rocha and more

By Stefano on December 31st, 2012

Good news for Elvis, it appears that blue suede shoes (and leather ones too) are enjoying a bit of a mini revival. I saw that Clarks had added navy to its range of classics this year and they are not alone. You can also buy blue suede and leather brogues and loafers too.

Of course you have to be a little careful about what you wear them with – especially if the shoes are more navy than blue. They work well with jeans, chinos and grey suit trousers, but black trousers are obviously a no.

Here is a selection that caught our eye.

Peter Werth Bloom Chukka Boots £80

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These 60s mod boots sport a block heel and coated fasteners. They are finished with a Retro piping trim.Atom Retro



Clothing, Style Safari

Style Safari – Villain’s Mark checked trousers

By Stefano on December 21st, 2012

Villain, an east London label which was founded seven years ago by John Vullo has a pretty interesting range of items on ASOS now.

Among the best is this pair of brown-ish checked trousers. In keeping with the company’s philosophy they have minimal branding but are made of high quality fibres – in this instance 51% Polyester and 49% Wool.

They are a straight fit have a concealed fly and are hand wash only. Yours for £110. The brand’s ASOS page also includes a striking pair of blue cords, some patterned shirts and a coat with an unusual collar called the Austin. They are all here.



Clothing, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Acanorum offers striking contemporary art on a T shirt

By Stefano on December 20th, 2012

Here’s an interesting new label. Acanorum are from Sheffield and are on a mission to deliver contemporary British Art and Design on what they says is high quality clothing. The company has just gone live on Facebook and Twitter and released their first items.

The range looks promising and will soon be available at The Inherited Shop and and on ASOS too. These Ts will cost £24.99. You can keep up to date with the brand on Twitter and Facebook.



Celeb style, Clothing, Gallery

Everything you ever wanted to know about Duffle Coats – from Scots Indie bands to Harriet Harman

By Stefano on December 12th, 2012

In some ways Duffle Coats are now classics that in theory anyone should be able to wear at any time. However unless you buy a smart one you run two risks. 1 You might end up looking a little too much like Paddington Bear. 2 Cheap ones can look a bit scruffy and won’t do for anything approaching a formal occasion.

However for long winter walks with dog, fidgeting on cold seats at football grounds or just posing by the South Bank they are ideal. In the gallery there is a section of five rather cool Duffle coats, but before we get there here are a few things you may or may not know about them.

1 They date from WW2 where they were standard issue to much of the Navy mainly in tan rather than black.

2 Their popularity in the 1950s largely stems from the huge number of coats that were bought from military surplus stores.

3 Gloverall, a firm originally set up to sell the army surplus coats, started making their own in the late 50s and what we know today as a Duffle Coat – think leather fastenings and Buffalo horn toggles with a double faced checkback fabric – stems from their original designs.

4 They were ubiquitous on the CND marches of the 50s and early 60s worn largely by students and teamed up with French cigarettes and trad jazz records. I am sure Ian Carmichael wears one in the film Lucky Jim, but I can’t find the pic to prove it.

5 Although they have always been available they have had brief period of being very fashionable in the 80s check out the priceless pic of Harriet Harman wearing one) and the 90s (mainly thanks to the Gallagher Brothers).

6 These days they are often associated with Scottish bands – think Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand.

Pics from PA Images and Gloverall (check out their site for some more amazing Duffle shots!)

Gloverall Made in London Duffle Coat £285

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This is the original, and IMO the best Duffle Coat. Aftre the last war Gloverall bought a load of Duffle Coats from the MOD and have them in stock ever since. This has the classic buffalo horns and leather fastening, shoulder yoke panel, storm flap, side pockets, standard hem, interior pocket and hood with adjusters. And of course the tartan inner lining too. It is made from rich wool. Gloverall



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Men in tights! The awful truth about Meggings and the tabloid frenzy they have whipped up

By Stefano on December 10th, 2012

Mention men in tights and I get images of thespians prancing about in medieval costumes reciting the words of the great bard. However if you believe the papers today you soon might be seeing men in tights – or Meggings as they have come to be known – on a street near you.

Meggings have apparently become a cult clothing item in Manhattan and have got both the Telegraph (taking fashion world by storm!) and the Mail (must-have fashion item) very excited this morning. Both claim that at least one high street retailer, Uniqlo, is selling them this side of the Atlantic.

But are they really tights for blokes? They look a lot to me like Long Johns which men have been wearing since, ooh, the Crimean war and are available in many high street stores. The Uniqlo ones are part of their Heattech range and have been available for ages. I guess the difference is that Long Johns are worn under trousers while Meggings are worn instead of trousers.

A quick trawl did reveal this pair from ASOS (which look like they are supposed to be worn with shorts) and also a leopard print pair - but Dave Lee Roth and other hair metal types have been wearing these for decades. You see them occasionally on Russell Brand wannabes in East London too. Mick Jagger has been spotted wearing them too – but then his crimes against fashion are notorious.

I do think this might be one fashion trend that disappears very quickly.

If you are tempted to pull them off you will need great legs for a start. Perhaps the best way to wear them would be under shorts in a way that many women do these days.

Would you wear them then?



features, knitwear

7 Classic Christmas jumpers – stylish men’s knitwear you can wear all winter long

By Stefano on November 14th, 2012

Ben Sherman Intarsia £60

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Subtle grey and black Merino jumper Ben Sherman

There is a bit of trend in comedy jumpers this season. You only need to check out River Island’s selection to see how prevalent they are. If you want knitwear that doesn’t have to be teamed up with paper hats and plastic cracker jewelry that you can wear all winter long then check out this lot.

These are our favourites of the season. All classic jumpers. All very stylish and a little more conservative than our last selection.



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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!

Shades of Grey Jumper with Fairisle Print - £150

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Not quite 50 shades with this Shades of Grey jumper, but if you're into Fairisle prints with a blue hue, this is a luxurious bit of knitwear. Available from ASOS for £150.

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



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Sponsored Video: Be a creator with ASOS Black X Puma range and the Pixadores

By shinychris on September 18th, 2012

Set to launch on September 25 is a new Autumn/Winter 2012 collection from Puma and ASOS. Boasting sport finishes and fashion shapes, the products will all feature embossed rubberised branding along with the ASOS Black x Puma logo.

The 40-piece collection comprises contemporary, modernised classics – strong tailored designs with a timeless sporting heritage – from gilets and padded jackets to T-shirts and knitwear, all topped out with exclusive ASOS Black x Puma bags, hats and belts.

To mark the launch, filmmaker Ben Newman has documented the lives of Brazilian graffiti collective, the Pixadores – see video below. Based in the Sao Paulo, they are regarded as being at the forefront of free expression and street culture, bombing the city with spray paint and foam rollers at night.

Involved in a renowned protest which took place in the Pavillion of the Arts Biennial of Sao Pauolo in 2008, they painted the white walls with messages of protest such as ‘down with the dictatorship’ and one of their activists, Caroline Pivetta de Mota, was even arrested.

With their blend of cultural content and guerrilla style, the Pixadores are considered the perfect ambassadors for ASOS Black X Puma’s latest range. Their message, ‘Be A Creator’, is also shared with the latest campaign. People are encouraged to express their creativity by sharing pictures, drawings, designs and videos using the #Beacreator tag.

Find out more in Asos’s website and Facebook page
Check out Asos’s Twitter
Join the competition by Tweeting/ Instagramming with the hashtag #beacreator

Post sponsored by ASOS

See the video featuring the Pixadores below:

 



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ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

By Gerald Lynch on April 18th, 2012

ASOS - Hawaiian Print Shirt - £25

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When the summer heat kicks up a wavy haze off the concrete city streets, we know it can be tough to resist the urge to laze around in just your lightest shirts and underwear.

Yet, we just can’t accept the return of the Hawaiian shirt, this summer’s slob-chic must-have. It’s like someone covered themselves in wallpaper paste, tore the pages out of a tattoo catalogue and rolled around in the scraps, off their nut on umbrella-wearing cocktails.

But who are we to judge the fashion gods? We’ve pooled together ten of our favourite offerings from the likes of ASOS and Ben Sherman, ranging from the blindingly garish to more subtle, understated prints if you’re feeling a little less daring but still want to be on-trend when the heatwave finally kicks in.

So grab your hula skirts and piña coladas and dive into the gallery above for our pick of this year’s best Hawaiian shirts.

While you’re at it, have a listen to our short 60′s summer playlist below. It’s sure to instil some sunshine-surfing spirit in you even if the clouds outside your window are stubbornly grey!

 




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