Posts Tagged ‘NME’

Accessories, Luggage, News

Who hates the term ‘manbags’?

By admin on April 4th, 2008

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The Guardian had an article up about men with messenger
bags
– I refuse to call them ‘manbags’ – Although I just did. Damn. They ask five people ranging from Topman’s design director to NME’s editor about what’s in their bags, what make their bag is and how they feel about the term ‘manbag’.

The answers as to what’s in them are relatively the same; books, notebooks, ipods, phones, everything that’s too big for your pockets. The fuss over ‘manbags’ is a silly one. They’re just a replacement for rucksacks – not an example of a new breed of man emerging. The reason they’re popular is because they’re functional and fashionable, with the emphasis on functional. There’s nothing more to it than that.



Heroes and Celebrities

Style Icons: The Young Knives

By admin on March 12th, 2008

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Although Indie style icons are plentiful,
they all seem to follow the same consensus of skinny jeans and trenchcoats. That’s
why the Young Knives are one of my favourite style icons. Sticking with the same
look – which could be described as fox hunter meets 60′s office clerk – since
2006, it’s clear that they’re not wearing their clothes as part of a fashion fad.

The clever mixing of herringbone and check by lead
singer Henry Dartnall (centre in the picture above) is like something you’d see
on the Sartorialist. The band also wear skinny ties, which give their outfits just
enough modernity to make the look fresh.  Look after the jump for their ‘Up All Night’
video, which is about beating up people in Shoreditch.

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Designer Spotlight

Ute Ploier

By admin on December 17th, 2007

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Ute Ploier has been making
a name for herself in the menswear market. After starting her own label in 2003,
she was awarded the 2004 menswear award at the Hyères Festival. Her current collection ‘Time-loopers’ is said to
reflect on the modern mans armour – role play, social connotations and issues
of masculinity. I just like her Morrissey t-shirt.

Given the whole
Morrissey vs NME thing, it’s pretty risqué at the moment to even wear a Mozza
t-shirt. People might confuse me with an old ex-pat who spends his time lamenting
the lack of English accents in Knightsbridge. Morrissey’s version of England is
probably filled with monocle-wearing man with bowler hats shouting ‘Pip Pip’ at
each other whilst stopping off to play a game of croquet before getting back to
the old lady. The shirt is nice though.




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