How awesome are these YMC navajo deck shoes! The shoes are from their Spring/Summer 2011 collection and are comprised of a casual slip-on platform with laces over a great navajo printed upper. I really like the way they have taken inspiration from the 1970s cultural movement, yet given it a modern twist. The shoes are available on Oki-ni for £75.
With many online boutiques starting there summer sales this week, I thought a pick from a couple wouldn’t go amiss. Oki-Ni have a huge sale on and it really is the chance to pick up something beautiful and rare at a bargain price. Shorts by Pendleton x Opening Ceremony £165 £99 The first pick is these Pendleton x Opening Ceremony …
Being on public transport in the glorious-but-annoyingly-timed-to-coincide-with-the-working-week heat wave is pretty grim. Buses, trains and especially the Tube are hotter than Bin Laden’s pager number, if you were naked you would still be wearing to much. Clearly you can’t rock out with your cock out on public transport, however you can compromise with Granddad’s favourite, a vest.
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New kid on the publishing block, Buck Magazine has a great interview with John Skelton the creative director of London based fashion website Oki-Ni. The Interview is in depth and covers the whole gamut of menswear and retail answering some burning questions for the consumer such as what Oki-Ni means in Japanese, Buck also gets John to pick his top products from Oki-Ni– some of which are pictured above.
This outfit is based around my fashion task de jour (as if I could make that sound any more pretentious!) That task would be to make tasselled loafers wearable while avoiding the Ralph Lauren, polo-player trap so closely associated with this (in)famous yet iconic shoe.
Common Projects are the latest brand to fulfil my current fetish for plain trainers. We’ve featured a pair of their trainers before, but it’s only fair to give the whole brand the once over. Common Projects is the brainchild of Prathan Poopat, former art director for V and Visionaire magazine, and Flavio Girolami, a consultant for several Italian brands.
Dr Martens are one of these timeless brands, like Converse, who’s iconic shoes have changed little since they were first conceived, which in both these cases was many a moon before any of us were. DMs fade in and out of obscurity with ease and have for the last few years been bubbling under the surface pulling their profits from the hardcore fans, but I predict a come back. With early 80’s style being so hot right now it takes little imagination to make that jump to skinny acid washed jeans and a pair of Docs, but only time and perhaps our street style posts will tell.
With tights and make up all seemingly now accepted male staples, why not corsets? That’s what Folk have sneaked into the mainstream with this drawstring cardigan. Initially I thought the most interesting part of this cardigan was the contrasting squares on the neckline creating a lapel-like effect. A look closer revealed something much more interesting, are corsets in for men?
Given Material Boy’s Topman Lens collection, you’d assume that every boutique would be snapping at his clothing. It’s an understatement to say that this hasn’t been the case. One of the only places to buy Material Boy is Bespoke Boutique and as luck would have it, they’re having their summer sale. The pick of the bunch is this double breasted jersey jacket.