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Clothing, knitwear

Last minute Christmas panic? Seven cool jumpers some of which are now in the sale

By Stefano on December 18th, 2012

John Smedley Irhting in China Blue £50

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Just reduced to £50 - from £100, this is a classic Smed, made from Merino wool and boasting three buttons and a collar. You need to sign up to JS's discount store to buy it though. John Smedley

Not bought that Christmas jumper for the man you love yet? Or maybe your are a bloke who wants some new knitwear to help you face the sleet, snow and driving rain that is coming next month?

Here are few suggestions, some of which are in the sale.

 



Accessories, knitwear

How to wear a scarf – and ten you’d look great in

By Stefano on November 20th, 2012

In Winter, at least, the obvious purpose of a scarf is to keep your neck warm, but sartorially speaking a scarf has a multitude of uses from adding a splash of colour to an otherwise slightly dull suit through to adding a degree of formality to casual clothes.

Personally I am a die-hard stripey or houndstooth scar wearer. They can look superb when contrasted with plain knitwear – like a decent Merino or Cashmere jumper. You can buy stripeys everywhere from high street stores to the real thing – college scarves which these days are more likely to be found in vintage stores than charity shops.

A chunky scarf adds texture to your outfit, as does a lively pattern. A scarf can also be a block of colour which livens up your outfit (take note suit wearers!), be aware of the colour of your coat because generally speaking, the brighter the colour the worse it looks with black. Think of fuchsia or neon yellow with black; they could both look tacky unless done well. Choose a shade which is more unexpected think pumpkin, cobalt blue or forest green. Pick the right colour and it’ll liven up your winter complexion too!

Using your scarf as the finishing touch to a certain outfit works really well, think of Terry Thomas‘ silk scarves, they add a dose of panache to his look. Tootal has been kitting out well-heeled gentlemen in scarves for decades so they are a good place to start. If you have a bit more budget then Drake’s is the brand for silk scarves.

Don’t forget Savile Rogue too. It has been making Cahsmere footy type scarves for a while now and they are very classy – think Roberto Manicini more than Neil Warnock…

Anyhow here are a few for you to look at

Ocabini Cashmere Stripe £50

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Links

J Crew Tassell

Drake’s Polka Dot

Ocabini stripey

Free Authority Houndstooth

Tootal Microlite Polka Dot

Luke 1977 Polka Dot

Excellent Scarf

Ben Sherman Plectrum College

Savile Rogue



features, Watches

The Grande Seconde Watch by J.Crew x Mougin & Piquard

By Laura on November 15th, 2011

J.Crew and luxury watch retailer Tourneau recently teamed up to reproduce a pair vintage styled watches based on sketches from Parisian watchmaker Mougin & Piquard’s archive.

The watches clearly reflect J.Crew’s design sensibilities while borrowing its style from the pilot watches of the ’20s. The Grand Seconde Watch collection features beautiful outer dials displaying minutes and seconds, accompanied by an inner dial showing the hour. These limited edition watches, handcrafted in Switzerland, are available at J.Crew for $425 USD.



Sportswear

Dare you rock a Rugby shirt?

By jsmith on June 25th, 2009

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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.

Rugby shirts you can work with. Underestimated in a fashion sense despite having a heritage along the same lines as the currently hot as shit polo shirts, with long sleeves and a sturdy collar a nice rugby could easily and stylishly replace a sweater on these summer evenings. Quality is not an issue, these shirts being made to take a knock or two and you can also be sure that you’re wearing something with a little more history than your H&M hoody. With many a brand putting their personal touch to the classic English rugby shirt and plenty of local, national and international teams producing classic rugbys you are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a colour to go with your denims and boots.

The polo is dead, long live the rugby! Check out a few nice examples from the gamut of rugby colourways at Crew Clothing and Nautica but there are a million other places you can pick up an interesting, new and off the wall rugger!



T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

My summer wardrobe item of choice: the fitted Gingham shirt

By Colin Chapman on March 26th, 2009

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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




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