Posts Tagged ‘book’

Heroes and Celebrities, News

Love The Look: Neville Staple from The Specials

By admin on May 13th, 2009

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We’re so glad Neville Staple has ditched the dodgy mid-90s dreads and is looking shipshape for the (partial) Specials reunion. Proving that the Rude Boy look is timeless and stylish, Neville sports a hat and check shirt. Simple and effective. Ape the look by sticking to vintage or quality new and trying to keep everything as fuss free and classic as possible.

The Specials staged their comeback at London’s Brixton Academy this weekend, jump through to see Terry Hall et al performing on the night.

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Get the Look: Marlon Brando in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

By Will Reid on May 5th, 2009

streetcar.jpgWhen my English teacher announced we would be studying ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ I have to admit to a light leap of the heart as I reminisced on John Galliano‘s ‘Blanche DuBois’ collection of 1988 and Marlon Brando in all his retro glory; oozing sex appeal and hard-edged fashion prowess. With these thoughts in mind, and a bit of time spent re-watching the iconic film made in 1951, I set about creating an outfit based on the look of Stanley Kowalski.

I’ve mixed a pair of amazing chino/casual-esque trousers with a bit of a vintage feel and a thin leather belt from with a basic tee from Topman and a pair of roughed up plimsolls from New Look. This is simple and seemingly effortless but the look as a whole is incredibly effective at turning you into a rugged, alpha-male icon. Now, with the fashion bit past, can anyone do a good New Orleans accent?

See after the jump for product details and links!

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Trends

lastnightsparty.com – your source of vapid voyeurism

By Jonathan Smith on February 27th, 2009

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Lastnightsparty.com
is ex musician turned socialite photographer Merlin Bronques photo-blog documenting New York’s hottest parties and people. His victims are always well dressed, usually drunk and sometimes topless and as a result the collection of photos provide a snap shot of fashion in motion… whatever that means. The images are far more accessible than that of fashion photography and give insight into the trends currently being peddled across the pond in NYC- a far more useful tool than any forecast.

This “in the moment” kind of photography suits well to show off trends and styles more than it does clothing -which at times is totally unidentifiable- and needless to say it primarily serves to pamper the ego’s of those being photographed but personally I find it hard to take a trend seriously until I’ve seen someone I consider “real” sporting it. The site has been praised and slated in equal measure and you have to totally forgo your feelings on the vapid nature of the photographs and the photographed before you can use the site as an excellent source of voyeuristic research, though be warned if you look at it for too long you do get scenester blindness where everyone looks like the same generic guy or girl but persevere, it’s well worth it.

Lastnightsparty is also available in a slightly too small to be coffee table sized and slightly too vacuous to be of any use book!

Jump through for my selects of the best lastnightsparty images and outfits!

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Love The Look: Toby Jones/ Truman Capote in ‘Infamous’

By Will Reid on January 5th, 2009

capote.jpgDuring the Christmas season, I was lovingly entrusted with a vintage copy of Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood.’ The book has definitely lived up to its reputation and the two films that have been made about the creation of the book (‘Capote’ starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and ‘Infamous’ with Toby Jones) offer not only a great plot but awesome fashion.

To achieve the look, buy simple jumpers in bright colours and wear them with trenches and blazers in base colours such as khaki, black and brown. Add either jeans or cords (if you want to edge towards a more formal look,) and bold accessories. Over-sized tortoiseshell sunglasses, fedoras, three watches at a time. Why not go all-out?

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

The Sartorialist pipped to release book

By admin on October 24th, 2008

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Here comes the inevitable news that Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist is to release a book. It was only a matter of time before everyone’s favourite street style photographer got a book deal and word is that Harper Collins have agreed to publish the coffee table volume.

Over the last three years Schuman has amassed an awe-inspiring collection of photographs of the world’s most stylish people including Carine Roitfeld, André Benjamin and Anna Wintour. Hopefully it’ll be out by Christmas so I can start dropping hints, it’s already top of my wishlist!

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

David Walliams- Ladies Man, Transvestite, Children’s Book Author?

By Will Reid on October 8th, 2008

walliams.jpgDavid Walliams, the man who shot to stardom with the launch of Little Britain, has accomplished many things. He’s won a ton of awards, just launched state-side, swam across the English Channel and even been spotted with the likes of Natalie Imbruglia and Kate Moss on his arm. Now, the comedian had decided to write a book for children, ‘The Boy In The Dress,’ about a boy who likes to dress in female clothing and his journey to see the approval of his peers. Illustrated by Quentin Blake, I’m sure it will sell simply on shock factor but it would struggle to be as shocking as this editorial from Parade magazine.

In the editorial, Walliams struts his (hairy) stuff in designer couture in an effort to publicise his latest career move. Oh, dear.

See after the jump for all the photos- and it only gets worse!

(Source: Daily Mail)

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Competitions And Promotions, Suits & Tailoring

Win a bespoke suit worth £800!

By admin on April 10th, 2008

mansized competition bespoke suit.jpgMansized have just alerted us to a great competition on their site where you can win a suit.
To celebrate the launch of Procession of the Dead, a novel by Darren Shan, which describes the journey of a crooked young city worker, Mansized are offering up to £800 to spend on a bespoke suit of your choice. Simply log on or register before the 30th May, answer a simple question, and you could be in with a chance at sartorial greatness.



Heroes and Celebrities

Dylan Jones: Rules for the Modern Man

By Will Reid on January 18th, 2008

97_00We are into the New Year and that fatal mixture of speed shopping and Christmas parties spent feeling old and alone has left you feeling in need of an image rehaul.
Cue Dylan Jones’ new read. With Mr. Jones being editor of GQ magazine, you would be forgiven for thinking this was simply a style guide but the book works as more of a lifestyle crash course, covering topics from Etiquette & Decorum to Elbow Grease & Skyhooks. This book is straight-talking, relatable and lacks the camped-up bravado of style guides, such as Off the Cuff by Carson Kressley, which can leave the reader feeling completely alienated and a bit out of the fashion circuit when told to buy a "pornographically hot cashmere sweater."

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