Posts Tagged ‘Coat’

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WISHLIST: H&M A/W 2009 Crushed Velvet Coat

By Will Reid on May 13th, 2009

hmThe more I write about summer clothes, and slowly accept that summer isn’t actually coming, I look to next winter and start structuring my cold wardrobe. Coats are a notoriously hard thing to get right and a single inch too short or too long can ruin not only an entire look, but an entire wardrobe (well, almost.)

The Fashionisto
has lifted the lid on the latest H&M collection for A/W 2009 and this faux-crushed velvet coat has a bit of an edge on other high-street pieces. With what looks like a simple collar and in solid black, the material of this coat allows it to be easily worn with any items while being a stand-out piece in itself.

I would keep to simple tones but contrast fabrics and textures to build up the layers of an elaborate get-up. Throw in a bit of tacky bling-age to mix up the expensive looking coat but keep it minimal; garish garb is best when less.

(Image: The Fashionisto)



Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Suits & Tailoring

Eco Chic or Recycling Freak? Coke Can Tux

By Will Reid on April 8th, 2009

coke-can-1.jpgWhen you see a photo of a teen wearing a prom tuxedo jacket fashioned entirely from Coke cans, you have to wonder what the teen in question does with their free time. This guy, a Napoleon Dynamite-lookalike with a penchant for commercialism, has decided to venture into eco-friendly fashion and after the jump you can witness the entire creation of the waistcoat and jacket (plus bowtie!) from metal to masterpiece. Sadly, this look is more Sideshow Bob than Stella McCartney.

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Coats & Jackets

Duffle coats pick from Schott, Topman and Peter Werth

By admin on January 15th, 2009

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A quick Wiki of ‘duffle coat’ offers a great backstory and an explanation of why I was spelling it ‘duffel’. The name refers to the Belgian town of Duffel, where the thick woollen fabric used in making the coats originated. Marvellous fact!
Duffle coats make a great winter layer, and as February approaches you can pick up some bargains in the sale that won’t be out of date by next winter. The traditional colour is camel, but that can look a little indietastic, so go for muted greys, navys or good old black.

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Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Celeb Style: Ashton Kutcher at ‘Flawless’ Premiere

By Will Reid on December 2nd, 2008

ashton kutcher demi moore flawless film premiere.jpgAshton Kutcher is one of my low-key style icons. Firstly, he started out as a model and it was he who introduced the now infamous ‘trucker cap’ to the fashion scene. Rumours were rife of a fashion collaboration when he was spotted note-taking in the front rows of fashion weeks and now he has provided us with even more style inspiration.

At the premiere of Demi Moore’s new film, ‘Flawless,’ Ashton was a picture of muted luxury with his regal red tie, opulent tweed coat and not-too-flashy Louis Vuitton scarf. This is a look that anyone can copy this Winter!



Coats & Jackets, Trends

Top Winter bomber jackets

By admin on November 3rd, 2008

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Winter has crept up on us and while you can’t beat a classic pea coat there seems to be little else on offer on the high street.

A wool bomber jacket is a more modern looking shape and goes well with newer silhouettes like double pleat trousers and cuffed jeans. The wool fabric gives the shape a smarter and more structured look than its sporty counterparts and more importantly is a lot warmer. Take your pick from double and single-breasted, zip-up, vintage, retro and modern there’s a bomber for every taste and wallet.

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Coats & Jackets

Moncler puffa jacket from Start

By admin on October 28th, 2008

moncler grey wool jacket puffa puffer start.jpgMoncler have done for the puffa jacket what David Beckham did for ponytails when he moved to Real Madrid.

Their Gamme Rouge collection for women has elevated the simple puffer to a work of art, and while this Moncler jacket (£785) isn’t on a one-way journey to Kookytown it’s pretty special.

Featuring an impressive 220 grams of down in each jacket and a hidden elasticised waistband this ain’t no NAFF Co 54 market offering that will leave you shivering at the bus stop. The grey wool is a smart choice easily taking you from the rugged outdoors to the city in one fell swoop.



Coats & Jackets

Stussy x Schott – yeah seriously

By Jonathan Smith on September 22nd, 2008

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Not since the Aguilera/Bratman marriage has the world seen such an unlikely pairing, street fashion brand Stussy has gotten together with Whetherspoons favourite Schott to work on this jacket. Made from cow hide and wool the coat looks… really good… am I the only one who’s genuinely shocked? Pencilled in for release in November, there is no mention of price but at a guess I’m thinking- not cheap.



News, Suits & Tailoring

Burton release Heritage collection

By admin on August 28th, 2008

I recently purchased a pair of high-waisted, striped men’s trousers from a charity shop that are from Burton back in the day when it was still called Montague Burton. It was an exciting find and they fit like heaven so when I found out Burton were releasing their Heritage collection my ears pricked up.
First here’s a little history lesson: born Moshe Osinsky, Montague Burton came to England as a refugee from Lithuania and founded the company we now know as Burton.

Click on the image to start the gallery and find out more about the Heritage collection



Clothing, Designer Spotlight

Cold Method: 9 is the magic number

By admin on July 28th, 2008

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With most brands turning into lifestyle brands, you’ll have to provide a little extra to stand out from the crowd. Cold Method are doing just that with their ’9 aesthetics’ capsule collection. The Dutch label state that you need 9 essentials for every season, starting with a t-shirt, denim, shirt, trousers, knitwear, suit, coat and an accessory. Check out the collection at their website.



Clothing

All Saints macintosh

By admin on February 28th, 2008

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The humble macintosh or trench, as you will be well aware, has been “in” lately. It’s been hot, sexy, now now now! Not quite wanting to let go as we move towards Spring, All Saints have released this cropped version – all the detailing’s there but without the long skirt. And you don’t miss that extra fabric do you?

It’s surprisingly well made. I popped in and ran a critical finger over the seams and was impressed. I do think it’s a bit expensive at £195 but that’s my only reservation.



Clothing

Lad Musician coat

By admin on February 4th, 2008

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Teasing is a horrible thing. What’s the
point of showing people things you can’t have? That’s wrong. Just plain wrong.
So here’s the new
addition
to Japan’s Lad Musician
label, which you can only get from Japan. Teasing is a horrible
thing.

Isn’t this jacket pretty though? The cut is
well structured and slim, going with the Rock N’ Roll aesthetic that Lad
Musician pride themselves on. The colour is bold and lends itself to any number
of outfit combinations. If you can pop round to Japan, then the jacket costs a
very reasonable £150.



Clothing

January Sale piece: Nerve’s brown coat

By admin on January 7th, 2008

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What’s the word most associated with the
phrase ‘January sales’? Is it ‘great bargains’ or ‘horrible panic buy made just
to get out of the shop with something’? For most, it’s the latter. Bright lights and awful music can make for
some terrible shopping decisions. So why not take some time out, turn your
lights down low, put on whatever music you like and take a seat. Although you
should have been sitting down already, unless you use a PC standing up. And
that’s just bizarre.

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