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Style – Harringtons – a round up of this year’s best Spring casual jackets

I checked an hour or so ago and it appears that the temperature, in the south east at least, is heading for double figures tomorrow. Spring might not be here, but it is certainly on its way. And that means it is time to ditch that heavy wool coat that kept you warm all winter for something a little flexible …

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AshleyStyle – Harringtons – a round up of this year’s best Spring casual jackets
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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: Ben Sherman Plectrum Cardigan

One way to beat off the cold is to invest  in a seriously heavyweight lambswool cardigan like this gem from Ben Sherman. The Plectrum Cardigan is Porcelain White with black flecks, is made from super warm lambswool – with a little nylon and is a regular fit. It features a shawl collar and through zip front and is finished with …

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AshleyStyle Safari: Ben Sherman Plectrum Cardigan

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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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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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
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The Parka revival – and why I won’t be buying one

I was never really a proper mod, but have worn mod gear for most of my life. Even more so as I have got older. Maybe the assertion that mod clobber is something that is perfect for the elder gentlemen has a grain of truth in it. Personally I have never really got on with so called ‘mod parkas.’ Actually …

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AshleyThe Parka revival – and why I won’t be buying one

ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

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 …

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Gerald LynchALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts
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10 pairs of Brogues to put the Spring in your step

Ah, a good old pair of Brogues; the work horse of mens’ wardrobes across the globe, they’re the one pair of shoes as comfortable in the boardroom as they are down the pub. The little pock-marked shoe has come a long way from its humble beginnings as cross-country footwear in Scotland and Ireland (the little holes were intended as drainage …

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Gerald Lynch10 pairs of Brogues to put the Spring in your step

Jacamo’s stylish menswear for big fellas

Sponsored post from Jacamo If you are a big fella you’ll know how tricky bit can be sometimes to buy stylish clothes made my your favourite brands. That’s where Jacamo can help. No ordinary menswear collection Jacamo has items from over 40 top brands ranging from Southbay’s knitwear through to Nickelson’s funky polo shirts and Ben Sherman’s classic tops. Best …

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Is pink one of the colours of the season?

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In the London paper today, they’ve stated that silvery grey is the colour of the season. I doubt it will be, due to grey shirts showing sweat more prominently than other colours but that’s not my main steak with this article. More problematic is the colour they’re teaming it up with – pink. Back when men started wearing pink, it was a statement of a softer side, the kind of man who cries watching Sex and the City before going back to chop some wood and crush a beer can on his forehead.

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