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This summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes

Ever wondered why the plimsoll is called that? According to Nicholette Jones’ book The Plimsoll Sensation in the 1870s it got the name because the coloured horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the Plimsoll line on a ship’s hull. So just like the Plimsoll line on a ship, if water got above the line of the rubber …

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AshleyThis summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes
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Style – Cricket Chic – how to look good when watching The Ashes

We are now just a month away from the first game in The Ashes series as the under achieving Aussies face the mighty England team at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. If all goes to plan it will be business as usual with the England team notching up their third Ashes series win in a row. But then again when has …

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AshleyStyle – Cricket Chic – how to look good when watching The Ashes

Style – Summer Hats round up – Zara, Fred Perry, Ted Baker and more

In case you hadn’t noticed the sun has suddenly decide to grace us with its presence which is great news for everyone, except for those of us who are folically challenged. It is now the time of year when hat wearing shifts from begin a quirky affectation to a necessity. Fortunately there’s a pretty good selection in the stores at …

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AshleyStyle – Summer Hats round up – Zara, Fred Perry, Ted Baker and more
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Style: Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry unveil a ‘cyclists’ Harrington’

While I quite liked a few of the items in the Bradley Wiggins Fred Perry range (namely the shoes and the zippy white cycling top) I must admit I wasn’t exactly blown away by them. And three new items which have been put on the site of the retailer The End (spotted first here) aren’t going to change my mind …

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AshleyStyle: Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry unveil a ‘cyclists’ Harrington’
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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 Safari – Fred Perry Barrel Bag

Still agonising over whether you need a bag to lug all your gear around? Well I’d get over it. How else are you going to transport your iPad, Kindle, various chargers – and maybe even the odd book or mag if you are old school? One option that more and more blokes seem to be adopting are medium sized Barrel …

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AshleyStyle Safari – Fred Perry Barrel Bag
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Fred Perry Winter sale kicks off

Heritage brand Fred Perry has had a really good year courtesy of some high profile tie-ups. If you fancy one of their polo shirts, or anything else for that matter, now is a very good time as the company has just started its winter sale. Pictured is the £45 (down from £55) Slim Fit Twin Tipped Fred Perry Shirt, which …

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Chambray shirts – the fashion equivalent of Lime Pickle

There are many things in life that I can’t quite make my mind up about. For example The Horrors are they an innovative exciting band or just rehashing old Kraut Rock riffs with the odd 80s power pop interlude. And Lime Pickle. Is it the culinary equivalent of bungee jumping or the only real accompaniment for a poppadom. I don’t …

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AshleyChambray shirts – the fashion equivalent of Lime Pickle
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10 Men’s Trophy Jumpers to warm your winter wardrobe

Bit chilly out, isn’t it? If you’re still running about in flip-flops and short sleeves then a) You’re mental and b) take a look at the calendar, it’s the middle of October! Global warming may be jumbling up the seasons like a misguided game of drunken Twister, but winter’s definitely kicking in now. If the change in weather has caught …

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Rambling becomes fashionable with new Fred Perry jackets

Want to go rambling but don’t want to look a complete nerd? Fred Perry may just have the answer with its latest outdoor collection. The two men’s Authentic jackets are the Lowland Parka and Pursuit Jacket – and they look pretty good. Inspired by the hardwearing utility styles worn by British ramblers, the Lowland Parka is a 250g combed cotton …

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Fred Perry 2011 Spring/Summer Woven Stripe Footwear

Fred Perry have used two of their classic footwear styles and updated them with a woven stripe for Spring/Summer 2011. Available in both the Foxx Woven Stripe and Byron Mid Canvas Woven Stripe, they come in three different colourways with tan waxed laces and the classic Fred Perry embroidered Laurel Wreath at the heel. The shoes can be purchased through …

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Top Ten Knitwear to Raise Your Sartorial Status This Winter

With winter upon us, we have been checking out the best of this years knitwear. From textured cable to Scandinavian inspired patterns, it is without a doubt the must have staple for every guys wardrobe. To help you navigate your way through the best of this season we have compiled a list of our top 10 jumpers, cardigans and other …

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LauraTop Ten Knitwear to Raise Your Sartorial Status This Winter

Dare you rock a Rugby shirt?

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Sportswear can be tough to get right; football shirts are out of the question, they immediately deny you access to all but the diviest of drinking holes. Tennis gear is kinda cack other than the immortal Fred Perry, plus it aligns you with the Wimbledon crowd “Come on Tim..!” No thanks. You can’t wear a basket ball vest if you’re white and you can’t wear most golf clobber if you’re black or white or under 50.

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Raf Simons x Fred Perry – more 80′s than Betamax porn

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Raf Simons is back once again with mod father Fred Perry to bring their SS09 collab. Moving away from the monotone of previous seasons these power houses of style are moving into the exciting unknown with a vibrant colour palette taking it’s inspiration from West African culture.

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Peter Jensen x Fred Perry

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For a third season Danish designer Peter Jensen and British label Fred Perry are working together on an old staple; the Harrington jacket. Coming in red, black and a very current gingham Jensen is up to standard in his attention to detail with the classic jacket receiving a super-sizing to the pockets and laurel.

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