Posts Tagged ‘colour’

Sales, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

ASOS tiger print tshirt

By admin on April 16th, 2009

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Is this t-shirt going to convince everybody? I’m not certain, but priced at just £6 in the Asos sale I’m sure some people could be persuaded.

The tiger print is, of course, the most superior of animal prints suggesting feline fun and power. In bright fadeout colours it’s perfect for the summer, and will look great with a pair of tailored shorts and pastel deck shoes, like the ones suggested by Colin, below for a sugar-sweet take on the preppy look.



Brand Spotlight, Footwear, Top Five

A Waste of Money or An Investment Piece? Dr. Martens 1461 Shoe

By Will Reid on March 11th, 2009

drmartens1.jpgLast week I was in search for a pair of school shoes. Beginning with classic brogues, I sampled a pair of black loafers and sneakily tried on a pair of Paul Smith Jermyns (with glorious plum laces) before ending up with a pair of not-so-exciting pointed Topman lace-ups. Inspired by this bout of school-shoe shopping I ventured onto Oki-Ni and came across their Doc Martens. Floral. Striped. Coloured. Neon. But then I came across their 1461 shoe and couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

A shoe, in simple black leather, that was more than double the price but half as nice as many of the shoes I had seen the previous day. These Dr. Martens did not look worth their £70 price tag, especially in comparison to my £35 Topman shoes. Granted, the Dr. Martens are probably better quality and might last longer but, are they even that easy on the eye? I, for one, wouldn’t want to be seen in them.

Fashion is fickle, even in times of economic recession. See after the jump for my Top 5 Best on a Budget Smart Shoes.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Polls

Yay or Nay: Autumnal Tones on The Sartorialist

By Will Reid on February 27th, 2009

2209RLcapWeb-1.jpgFor me, the Sartorialist is often ‘Hail or Fail’ in that sometimes I want to literally hunt down the people in his photographs to steal their outfits and sometimes I just want to hunt them down and …hurt them? Anyways, I can’t decided with the photo to the left. While I love the proportion play of the trench and tight, knit waistcoat and the relatively baggy trousers tucked into the boots, I’m not as convinced by the Autumnal colour scheme.

Am I the only one who thinks this fashionisto needs a pop of bright colour? Vote Yay or Nay after the jump.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News, Trends

Pyjamas Never Picked Up- So We Did Them In Prints!

By Will Reid on September 23rd, 2008

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Read on for the rest of this trend report- including The Sartorialist and the full explanation for this image!

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Accessories, Designer Spotlight

WISHLIST: Topman Blue Signet Ring

By Will Reid on July 10th, 2008

bluesignet.jpgNow, I’m not really a jewellery kind of guy and apart from my vintage Omega watch and ragged friendship bracelets I really don’t indulge in the decoration of my exterior.

However, I do quite like this signet ring from Topman and the mixture of edgy ‘blue metal’ and classic signet ring is undoubtedly cool. It would require little other jewellery but would work perfectly with silver pieces such as necklaces and mangles (that’s bangles for those less acquainted with strange fashion-lingo.)

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Footwear

Lacoste Rene plimsolls in Offspring

By admin on April 24th, 2008

lacosterene.jpgFor some reason the majority of my footwear posts center around bright, garish colourways, and this one isn’t any different.

I was in Offspring this afternoon and noticed Lacoste had released their S/S08 ‘Rene’ plimsoll range. Complementing the colourful troop of models that went down the runway in Lacoste’s 75th anniversary celebrating spring/summer show last year, there are enough shades (purple, blue, orange, black, yellow green and probably more) to complement anything in your wardrobe.

The Rene is a classic heritage tennis shoe, but at £50, a trip to Brick Lane for a pair of plims at a tenth of the price and a bottle of Dylon might be a more enticing prospect.



Designer Spotlight, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

WISHLIST: River Island Tokyo Tees

By Will Reid on April 11th, 2008

tokyo.JPGLeft to Right; World Tour t-shirt £16.99, Seventh Seal Sun t-shirt £15, Seventh Seal Japan Create £15

Inspired by Isabelle’s talk of thunderstorms and rainclouds at Shiny Towers, I decided to source some foreign-focused fashion for those rainy-day dreams of tropical (and of course warm) destinations.

These t-shirts are (just in case you didn’t notice) based on posters and leaflets around Tokyo. Fashioned from 100% cotton, these could be based on pages from manga comics or, in the case of my fave, vintage propaganda banners shouting “Japan Create!” In bright colours and bold graphics, abandon any sense of gloom and widen your outlook with images of cartoons and lasers.

River Island isn’t exactly famed for being on-trend and it doesn’t pretend to be high fashion but let’s take a lesson from DJ Karl and embrace new things- be it high street or Grand Theft Auto 4.



Accessories, Clothing

American Apparel sheer jersey scarf

By ShinyMedia on April 27th, 2007

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What with layering being totally in sheer jersey is pretty hot right now, and this American Apparel scarf comes in thirty, yes thirty! different colours. It’s great for snuggling up to when the sun goes down and you’re left freezing with nowt but a shirt to keep you warm. It only costs eight pounds so you can buy a few and mix and match them to suit your outfit.




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