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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]

T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Red Dot I heart MYself t-shirt

By admin on April 11th, 2008

ilovemetee.JPGTim, who I’m sure is looking down on us from the sky or a computer, had featured some Beyond the Valley t-shirts which featured several takes on the I heart NY shirt. Red Dot have carried on this rich theme, with their I heart MYself top.

It’s rare that such a simple tee will work on so many levels. Well, I say many, it really only works on two levels. On one hand, it could be seen as a smart take on the whole I heart NY tees, which it is. On the other hand it can be seen as the ultimate in insecurity, needing a t-shirt that says that you heart yourself. I mean, say I heart myself out loud. Doesn’t it sound stupid?

As you can probably judge from the preceding paragraph, I’m in two minds about this top. It manages to reek of desperation while being witty at the same time, what’s a guy to do?

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