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Pre Summer Style Homework: The Talented Mr Ripley

By admin on April 16th, 2009

Do you remember the ‘late ’90s film The Talented Mr Ripley? Featuring Jude Law before he became really annoying and Matt Damon before he fucked Sarah Silverman the film is a great way to remind yourself how to shed your winter layers.

Along with Gwyneth Paltrow they loll about in Italy looking gorgeously well dressed until Something Bad Happens. The really interesting bit is watching their outfits, Law’s goes for a ’50s take on Club Tropicana and Damon really cuts a dash in gingham. If you’re going for a preppy look this season then fit in a viewing of this film over the weekend so you can be summer-ready.

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My summer wardrobe item of choice: the fitted Gingham shirt

By Colin Chapman on March 26th, 2009

Whether or not we actually get a summer this year, my seasonal item ‘most likely to’ is a gingham shirt by Ralph Lauren Rugby I recently had refitted by my tailor.

Gingham is a perfect summer version of the plaid flannel many of us have been wearing to death this winter, whilst being reminiscent of checked table cloths and equally American in outlook.

Gingham can be dressed up for the office with a contrasting knitted tie in plain black or a contrast stripe. Wear at the weekend with indigo jeans, cropped trousers or chino shorts. Black and white is strong but brights work equally well (mine’s royal blue and white). I’ve seen yellow, pink, purple and red do wonders. The main thing for me is the fit (hence the refit – RLR is not yet available in the UK and it was a mis-judged NYC purchase).

Slim fitting, not overly long in the sleeves and definitely not a billowing, untucked tent of a thing is the ideal to focus on.

Options include Ralph Lauren Custom Fit (available in the UK from OiPolloi), or try ASOS and J. Crew for more choices.

Pictured: black and white Carlos Campos gingham shirt with white collar and cuffs from Oak NYC

Heroes and Celebrities, Trends

James Franco does gingham

By admin on October 23rd, 2008

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Check has undeniable appeal but right now it’s a little overexposed so stick to something with a little more longevity. Make like James Franco and go for gingham, it’s a little more dressed up than indie plaid and has classic appeal. Trust Franco, he appeared on the cover of the last issue of Man About Town; although I’m not so sure I’d follow his footwear having seen long shoes in this picture.

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Topman sale

By Isabelle on April 16th, 2007


Topman have got a sale on, and even though you’ll usually find me in Topshop looking at the dresses and  shoes I ventured downstairs and picked up a lovely shirt for a mere tenner. Steer clear of the trucker caps and rock dude belts and you won’t go far wrong. Take this black gingham shirt, reduced to £15 it’s a great fit thanks to their new slim sizing. Another good pick is their navy bomber reduced to £20, navy is a great colour for summer, especially teamed with brown and fawn colours.

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