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Chambray shirts – the fashion equivalent of Lime Pickle

By Stefano on November 14th, 2012

Fred Perry Chambray shirt £60

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Nicely tailored shirt from the heritage brand. Fred Perry

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 really know. I change my mind on these issues on almost daily basis.

As I do with Chambray shirts. They really are everywhere at the moment and according to some fashion writers you really don’t have a wardrobe unless you are out and about with pastel one with all the buttons done up and the sleeves rolled as high as they can go.

Yet do you really need one? I can’t help but thinking that the case against them is pretty overwhelming, as whisper it, they are a tad boring.

For most blokes there precious few opportunities to express our inner dandy, especially without looking like a bit of a pratt. One of the most obvious ways is a bit of a patterns on your shirt but it Gingham, Stripey or even, on a very good day paisley. It makes you out as individual and someone who at least put a bit of thought in what they are wearing. This is especially true when you are wearing casual clothes.

As for Chambray shirts, well they mainly come in plain very dull looking pastel colours, They don’t say much about you at all. In fact if they say anything it is that you are trying just a little too hard. Not a lot of individuality going on there. They are the current equivalent of those big baggy brightly coloured shirts that everyone was wearing untucked in the 90s.

Then again I can’t deny that on some people they do actually look rather good. Every year there’s a hipster trend that hits the mainstream (toffee coloured trousers are this season’s other contenders). It is a shame that this year it is such a dull one.

Anyhow here’s a selection of Chambray shirts including a few that sport a bit of a twist.



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The spring look from Accent Clothing

By shinychris on March 31st, 2011

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Spring is in the air which means it’s finally time to ditch the chunky knitwear. No matter how attached we’ve got to our cable knit cardies, it’s now time to exhibit a bit of stylish spring flare.

With this in mind we’ve put together this transition outfit which mixes lightweight classic pieces which are hardy enough to keep out spring showers and that lingering breeze.

Belstaff: Racemaster Blouson

Our first component is this classic Belstaff leather jacket (pictured above). At £334.99 this is a real investment piece which you’ll want to bring out of your wardrobe year after year and with Brad Pitt and Christian Bale known as Belstaff fans you’ll be in good company. Wear it for a day in town with our next selection, or, with a scoop-neck T-Shirt for evening drinks.

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Jeans & Trousers

Trousers London: G-Star wearers need not apply

By Jonathan Smith on October 2nd, 2008

tl.jpgA little while ago our young fashionable upstart Will test drove a pre-production sample of a pair of drop crotch jeans by Trousers London and now the equally young denim brand has opened their online store so you can buy the finished article, fancy that!

Their first line comes as four styles of jean each limited to 150 pairs and individually numbered, costing £180 per pair. The brand focuses on the quality and the sustainability of their materials and looks to be a big player in the cutthroat world of denim. I seriously like these jeans; they are potentially a superior alternative to Levi’s Vintage, Evisu and Edwin. In fact, I think they are far superior to all these brands, which is hard for me to say being a Levi’s die-hard.

If you’re looking to splash out on a new pair of jeans then look no further than the Trousers London website and jump through for more images of all the styles – G-Star wearers need not apply.

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