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Style Safari: ASOS’s stripey jumper £22

By Stefano on January 3rd, 2013

Want to look like Brian Jones in the mid 60s. Well personally I’d have trouble growing out a shaggy mop of blonde hair, but I can at least get the stripey jumper. It appears that Rugby style stripey sweaters are making a bit of a comeback with several stores including Gap offering them (and they are in the sale too).

Now ASOS has just unveiled its take on the classic . This is a 100% cotton block stripe crew neck in navy and white that comes with this season’s must-have elbow patches (can’t believe I have just written that). It retails very cheaply at £22.

If that’s no good and you want something more 60s then Atom Retro has a good selection too.



Brand Spotlight, Clothing

Gap Gets A Makeover: Spring 2011 Collection

By Laura on November 19th, 2010

Gap is not a brand that we have paid much attention to over the past few years. So when we saw images from the 2011 spring collection, we were surprised to see what a great job they have done to turn around the brand and make it relevant again.

Creative director Patrick Robinson explained the new directions stating they wanted to create a collection that reflects what “modern means in America today, for a 25- to 35-year-old…That’s what we export. Not anything ‘heritage’ or referenced in the past. Today.” This is an interesting remark considering the brand is often criticized for being stuck in the past.

For Robinson, the pant takes front and center in 2011, with pants and a shirt worn sockless with tasseled loafers, as well as a range of interesting and quite flamboyant colors for Gap.
In addition Robinson has insisted that the brand will no feature tables in their stores “with one sweater in 30 colors,” he said. Rather than multiple duplications Gap will being to show specific pieces that connoted authenticity and individuality.

It really feels like Gap is heading in a new direction, that Robinson perhaps described best: “It’s just what cooler, sexier, younger people want right now.”



Brand Spotlight

New label obsession: Burkman Brothers

By cchapman on July 1st, 2009

13.jpgRegular readers will know I have a thing for American, brands like Rugby Ralph Lauren and BBlessing as well as Stateside blogs such as Mister Mort and Secret Forts. So it’s with great pleasure that I (hopefully) introduce to you Burkman Brothers. Stumbling across them on the blogosphere it seems that New York has been alight with talk of them this year. Super-handsome, real life brothers, Doug and Ben create American clothing with genuine love of detail and finish – their madras fabrics for example are all woven in South India. With a history that includes designing for Gap this isn’t edgy stuff but the attention to detail and consistent aesthetic are really refreshing. Check out the gorgeous current Spring/Summer collection lookbook here – great use of colour and the Indian setting is a perfect foil.

The label is apparently available from Liberty in the UK but at the time of writing there is no sign. Let’s be hopeful that a mass of BB stock is on its way for AW09.

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Clothing, Trends

Paul Hamill’s Summer Picks

By admin on April 24th, 2009

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Paul Hamill describes himself as “student, stylist, blogger, writer and retail assistant”, we invited him to give us his picks for this summer and he came good with a selection of staples that will make a good addition to any man’s wardrobe:

Summer in Glasgow is always a risky affair. Thankfully I met my American flat mate who invited me to stay at her family home in Seattle for a few weeks this summer. My saviour! And with this blissful invite comes the summer wardrobe shop.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Outfit picks

Will’s Christmas Outfit Picks: Argyle Jumper from Gap

By Will Reid on December 18th, 2008

This outfit is based around an Argyle jumper from Gap and with argyle being one of the key trends of this season (it was featured on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana as well as Thom Browne,) the jumper is a perfect foundation for a great Christmas look. Take Levis Skinny 511™ jeans and add in a pair of gold shoes by Common Projects for some Christmas cheer!

See after the jump for full product details!

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Accessories

MOUSTACHE GLOVES! MOUSTACHE GLOVES! MOUSTACHE GLOVES!

By Jonathan Smith on September 23rd, 2008

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Moustache gloves. You heard me, moustache gloves. Just in case this hasn’t sunk in: MOUSTACHE GLOVES! In a week of strange pairings Jack Spade has knocked up these eccentric hand socks for the Colette x Gap pop up store in New York. Other than they are available in three colours there’s not a great deal I can say about these because lets face it the pictures speak for themselves, more of which are available over at highsnobiety.com.



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Sean Avery joins Scott Schuman and poses for Gap

By admin on August 15th, 2008

Sean Avery Gap advert.jpgWe’ve already featured one of the Gap adverts with Scott Schuman and now we’ve got our hands on the image of Vogue intern cum hockey player Sean Avery for the US retailer.

WWWD calls Avery a ‘self-confessed workhorse’ and the sports star has expressed a wish to become a fashion editor when he retires from hockey. He started his internship with Vogue this summer and guest-edited mensvogue.com.

Other fabulous faces featuring in the Gap adverts include photographer Ryan McGinley and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman.

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Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

What will happen to Kanye’s collaborations?

By admin on August 8th, 2008

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I can’t seem to go a day without mentioning Kanye West lately, but this complex post is an interesting one on his various collaborations and the likeliness of them ever appearing in stores. Let us know which one you think will be out first in the poll after the jump.

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Polls

What is your favourite high street store?

By admin on April 23rd, 2008

oxford street london high street.jpgIt’s well known that while the UK high street is second to none for women it’s still lagging behind for menswear. Things have improved recently but there is still a blokey pub-lad feel at some of the chains.

Draper’s recently went to Oxford Street to rate the stores for their High Street Hit or Miss feature visiting everywhere from Ted Baker and Reiss to the slightly dodgy Officers Club. What is your favourite high street store? Take our poll and let us know!

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