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Andy Warhol Pepe Jeans Campbell Soup Jacket

Ok, so the Pop Art spotlight is very much on Roy Lichtenstein at the moment what with his retrospective at the Tate Modern in London. But when it comes to a style/art crossover then there’s only one pop art name that counts, and that’s Andy Warhol. There are literally hundreds of Warhol’s prints available on t-shirts – check this lot …

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AshleyAndy Warhol Pepe Jeans Campbell Soup Jacket
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Gibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer

Weller has always been a big fan. The Who used to wear them and thousands of Mods have teamed them up with white Wranglers and loafers. But the trouble with many boating blazers is that they make you look like an overgrown public school boy. Not this one though. it is a classic sixties mod type jacket from Gibson London …

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AshleyGibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer
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Style: Jefferson Farah Vintage Retro Mod Breton

Farah Vintage has just unveiled a very striking new range of Mod type Breton style jumpers. There’s a traditional blue and white (which is nicely in keeping with the vogue for all maritime things) version here, but I prefer this navy and red number. It is Beatnik style features a cool Sixties Mod Breton stripe detail in chilli red throughout …

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AshleyStyle: Jefferson Farah Vintage Retro Mod Breton
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Style: Patterned Shirts – Uniqlo, Brutus, Paul Smith and more

Patterned shirts are everywhere at the moment from retro mod style polka dot long sleeved classic through to floral patterns in places like Uniqlo. In fact it seems like pretty much anything goes and the patterns on your shirt can be anything from golfers through to paintbrushes with all manner of floral, willow, dots and paisley in between. Here then …

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AshleyStyle: Patterned Shirts – Uniqlo, Brutus, Paul Smith and more
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Style Safari: Polka Dot Shirts – Peter Werth, Guide London, ASOS and more

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. …

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AshleyStyle Safari: Polka Dot Shirts – Peter Werth, Guide London, ASOS and more
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Style Safari: ASOS’s stripey jumper £22

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). …

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AshleyStyle Safari: ASOS’s stripey jumper £22
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Blue Suede Shoes are back; ASOS, Clarks Originals, John Rocha and more

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 …

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

Last minute Christmas panic? Seven cool jumpers some of which are now in the sale

Not bought that Christmas jumper for the man you love yet? Or maybe your are a bloke who wants some new knitwear to help you face the sleet, snow and driving rain that is coming next month? Here are few suggestions, some of which are in the sale.  

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AshleyLast minute Christmas panic? Seven cool jumpers some of which are now in the sale
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Brandish Christmas List #12 Atom Retro Stripey College Scarf

Just in time for Christmas, our favourite vintage store Atom Retro has just taken delivery of a whole load of stripey college scarves. They are available in ten different colours, cost £34.99,  and we are especially fond of this one (above), the green one and the red one (below). Stripey scarves really took off in the 1950s and have remained …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #12 Atom Retro Stripey College Scarf
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Stocking fillers – five patterned party shirts

It will very shortly be the party season and chances are you will be soon be an inebriated state confessing all to Tim in accounts about your cunning plan to later trap Susanna from sales with a sprig of mistletoe. That probably won’t go to plan unless you are looking your best and that of course means the classic Christmas …

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AshleyStocking fillers – five patterned party shirts
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Stocking fillers – five jumpers for under £30

We haven’t had a jumper post on this website for a day or two now, which is odd because as John Lewis email pointed out this morning it is only 29 sleeps until Christmas. Round about now the great jumper sale begins with high street brands traditionally slashing prices in a bid to piss off people who did their Christmas …

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AshleyStocking fillers – five jumpers for under £30
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Want to earn more money and be more attractive to women? Then get a pink shirt

I must admit that I have never been too fond of pink shirts but this, just in from The Daily Mail ,could change all that. According to research by Cotton USA Pink shirt – which surveyed 1500 shirt wearers –  those who favour pink, as opposed to the usual staples of blue and white, are likely to be more confident, …

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AshleyWant to earn more money and be more attractive to women? Then get a pink shirt
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How to wear a scarf – and ten you’d look great in

In Winter, at least, the obvious purpose of a scarf is to keep your neck warm, but sartorially speaking a scarf has a multitude of uses from adding a splash of colour to an otherwise slightly dull suit through to adding a degree of formality to casual clothes. Personally I am a die-hard stripey or houndstooth scar wearer. They can …

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AshleyHow to wear a scarf – and ten you’d look great in
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Trend alert – 60s mod monochrome black and white shirts, trousers and more

One of the likely big trends in women’s wear for next is year monochrome black and white.  Think Bridget Riley, op art, stripes of varying lengths, maybe a bit of dogs tooth too. Apparently stripey op art style dresses by the likes of Marc Jac0bs are predicted  to drip on down to the High St.  Chances are that the mod monochrome look will also have an influence …

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AshleyTrend alert – 60s mod monochrome black and white shirts, trousers and more