After reading Dave Walker’s comment on my tassel loafers post I had a look a the J.Simons website and what a treat it is! You really get a feel for his commitment to style and passion, and John himself has some really great stories from his youth:
On our way back from the Arcadia Press Day we decided to make a detour to the Onitsuka Tiger shop to try out their new vending machine. I got a bit carried away and ran off with a pair of trainers, I don’t think Gemma was expecting that!
Just last night, the city of London was buzzing with the excitement of celebrity; that of the glorious Kate Hudson and heavily scent-sponsored Matthew McConaughey. Now I’m not going to lie and pretend that Mr. McConaughey isn’t one of my favourite actors because well, even I don’t get that offended by sticking to the sartorial sidelines.
If you read the titles of the latest Nylon cover; “London Calling,” “Get inspired by the coolest city in the World!” and “Brilliant British Beauty from the Queen to Kate Moss,” you would be forgiven for thinking this was just another ‘Cool Britannia’ issue where the rich and famous club kids, models and Skins extras give bullet-point answers to mediocre interviews and direct us on a wild goose chase that eventually leads to some dingy old club.
Are you a fan of killing two birds with one
stone? In a figurative sense of course, we don’t condone bird-murdering on
Brandish. One True Saxon‘s
spring/summer range has popped up online and they’ve made a travel brochure
that features a city soundtrack, bars, restaurants, clubs and places to start a
fight before yelling ‘Leave it Dave, He’s not worth it!’. Maybe not that last
Philip Start has been in Paris at the menswear shows looking for new pieces for his London Boutique Start. He caught up with us and gave us the lowdown from the last few days:
New Yorkers are so skilled at creating something iconic and marketable. It’s one of the most recognisable cities in the world, and every street, shop or person can contribute to the New York brand.
Take the classic “I heart NY” tee for example.
Neon brights are in, but you don’t have to make like a London clubkid and wear purple harem pants with orange juice cartons around your neck (methinks it’s time for a UK version of Blue States Lose).