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Style – Cricket Chic – how to look good when watching The Ashes

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We are now just a month away from the first game in The Ashes series as the under achieving Aussies face the mighty England team at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. If all goes to plan it will be business as usual with the England team notching up their third Ashes series win in a row. But then again when has …

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Want to earn more money and be more attractive to women? Then get a pink shirt

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I must admit that I have never been too fond of pink shirts but this, just in from The Daily Mail ,could change all that. According to research by Cotton USA Pink shirt – which surveyed 1500 shirt wearers – ¬†those who favour pink, as opposed to the usual staples of blue and white, are likely to be more confident, …

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How America won the Ryder Cup – in the fashion stakes anyhow

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Bit of a late one last night? So the best summer of sports ever continued with the amazing comeback by the European Ryder Cup team in Medinah. Inspired by quite words from the fella in that big clubhouse in the sky the European team staged the most amazing recovery to retain the Ryder Cup in the most dramatic of circumstances. …

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Men’s boutique of the week: A Butcher of Distinction

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With a prime spot on Dray Walk, A Butcher of Distinction provides a slice of the traditional in an area more known for the crowded, visual chaos that is Brick Lane. The boutique makes full use of the potential for irony in its name: shiny tiled walls, butcher block counters and clothes displayed on hooks.

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Bored of bow ties? Try some texture

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Knitted tie: Topman

Whilst the appetite for formal dressing in menswear shows no sign of slacking, inevitably certain details start to look a bit tired. Thus it is with the bow tie. Whilst some can carry this off with aplomb (as the cover star of last month’s debut Buck magazine showed) for others it was never going to be easy. There’s something novelty about the bow tie that risks looking too try-hard.

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Outfit Pick: Chinos, Tassels and Binary Clocks

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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.

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Brandish Poll: Would You Wear Unisex Clothing?

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American Apparel, the brand synonymous with androgyny and men in skintight jeans, has just launched their Unisex Oxford Shirt. I have three sisters and I’m no stranger to borrowing the odd jumper (actually, that would be reclaiming,) and I have in past borrowed Ralph Lauren shirts and vintage blazers for a better fit and a slimmer silhouette. Russell Brand, a man who walks on to a talk-show in a jersey tunic dress and girl’s jeans from Topshop but still manages to be a sex god, would be a great example of unisex dressing at its best but what do you think? Is it worth the sartorial risk when you might see a girl in the same tee as you?

Would you go Unisex- vote in our poll after the jump!

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Ralph Lauren polo shirts – They’re not just for Chavs anymore

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The thing about brands is that different
people have different relationships with them.  For people like the fabulous Henry Conway,
Ralph Lauren polo shirts might conjure up images of days out at Ascot, Croquet
and Daddy embezzling money from the government (Ba-doom-chish!). I just think
of Chavs, or as they were called back in my day, Essex boys. Without giving you
my life story – I’m saving that for another post – when I was at secondary
school, fake Ralph Lauren polo shirts were all the rage. In those days, you
spotted a fake by looking at the number of legs on the horse of the logo. Fakes
had 3 or less, real ones had 4. This led to a horse-logo-checking habit that’s
stayed with me to this day.

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