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 …
From next week you can get some French Connection Time, the new watch collection from the retailer debuts on Monday. Prices range from £80 to £160 which is a good price for your first ‘proper’ watch.
Plain old trousers just wont cut it anymore, especially when womenswear retailers are frothing at the mouth over the peg-leg, carrot, and cropped varieties of the trouser this season.
There is something reassuringly old-fashioned about this French Connection tank top (£45), it reminds me of my old Chemistry teacher Mr Strom who would wear zip-up cardies like they were going out of fashion. Which they were.
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My new favourite colour is a rich dark blue that falls somewhere between cobalt and navy. Not as obvious as a bright Yves Klein blue but not as trad as straight navy, the colour looks great with the remainders of a tan.
August is traditionally the month when France shuts down, goes on holiday and people start thinking about ‘La Rentrée’. You could call it the French New Year as the whole country gets gripped by ‘Rentrée’ fever, not just schoolchildren but grown adults too.
For those of you who haven’t yet got yourself a small everyday bag French Connection’s army bag is perfect. I the way ripstop looks techy and the dark duck egg blue colour contrasts nicely with the khaki suede bottom.
The marl effect of this fine gauge khaki jumper is nice way of adding some subtle texture to an outfit.
The Incredible Hulk film is out on Friday and features Liv Tyler and Ed Norton as the Hulk. While I can’t promise it will be better than the TV series you can at least pledge your allegiance to old-school Hulk with this ‘Comic Boom’ tee.
We’ve said it before, but deck shoes are the best choice for this summer. Flip flops are too scruffy and although canvas shoes are a good staple they’ve become a little ubiquitous.
French Connection’s ‘Pad’ trousers are a satisfying shade of rich navy which will look très chic teamed with other neutral for a classically elegant outfit. Try a white shirt with a rust coloured pocket square, or a white v-neck tee and grey cardigan for something more casual.
Huggy Bear, Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000; no matter how old you are, there has always been that outrageously cool, pimped-out personality.
What a perfectly proportioned tie! Not too city trader wide, and not too trendoid indie kid thin this tie is exactly the kind of thing you should be looking for at the moment.
Boots may not be top of your list right now but these Buick boots from French Connection (£130) are great.
The rise of the cardigan has surely sounded the death knell for the blazer and jeans look.
This might be the last thing on your mind but Easter Weekend is the perfect time to stock up on new summer clothes.