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

By Stefano on June 19th, 2013

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 it ever gone to plan?

Oddly enough there’s a bit of trend in cricketing garb at the moment. Maybe it is just our penchant for white canvas style shoes or possibly the revival of Great Gatsby era flannels, but there is plenty of cricket influenced fashion in both indie stores and on the high street as well as specialist cricket emporiums.

Here then is what to wear this fabulous cricketing summer. Howzat!

John Smedley Bart Retro 60’s Cricket Jumper £150

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The cricket jumper isn't just for sporty types. It is a Mod wardrobe staple. This 'Bart' Mens V-Neck cricket jumper by John Smedley comes in a cool Vintage ice cream (beige) colour way. Chunky Retro tipping to the low V-neck in purple and Vintage plum. Sixties Mod style fine cable knit detailing throughout. Made from Sea Island Cotton. Atom Retro



features, Shirts

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

By Stefano on November 22nd, 2012

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, get more admiring glances from female colleagues and earn an extra grand a year or so salary. Men who wear pink are also twice as likely to have a Master’s degree than those who favour white shirts, with one in ten pink shirt wearers having a PHD. They also apparently have a lower carbon footprint – though quite how they worked that out is beyond me.

Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, International Marketing Manager for Cotton USA, says ‘Pink is a colour more men have been embracing recently and it’s encouraging that they are not afraid to experiment with brighter colours. We spend most of our days at work and it’s good for company standards, our own confidence and work ethic to remain smart, but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring.

Anyhow here are five pink shirts worth pondering over.

TM Lewin Pink Slim Fit Shirt £29.95

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Classic Slim Fit Shirt with a cutaway collar and Double Cuff For cufflinks. Massively reduced from retail price of £80 (or you can pick up five shirts for £100 now) Poplin Fabric

Stockists

TM Lewin James & Longbourne Ralph Lauren Thomas Pink Bexhill



Sports, Sportswear

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

By Stefano on October 1st, 2012




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. Nothing, not Bradley’s TDF, Chelsea’s Champions League win or even the Mo-bot at The Olympics came close to this in terms of agonising tension and excitement.

Yet while Team Europe celebrated whacking the Americans in their back yard, they didn’t exactly do it in style. Sure wearing the Seve Ballesteros famous colours of navy and white on the last day proved to be both an inspiration and a smart fashion move, but what was going on with those jackets they wore to the winning ceremony? Presumably manufactured by Glenmuir they featured a startling naff grey check that were last seen sported by characters in bad 80s sitcoms.The navy trews did them no favours either.

I know we are all channeling the late 80s these days, but Glenmuir really seem to have picked the worst of that decade – and that is some achievement.

Previous to that the team had been wearing Glenmuir polo shirts in a range of rather tacky colours.

Compare this with the Americans who looked on the money in their Ralph Lauren gear from the practice day with the natty pin stripes through to the classy polo with the red twist they wore on their last day.

Davis Love iii might have presided over a losing team, but at least he did it in style.

Btw you can already get the Gleneagles 2014 look here courtesy of the same teams – Glenmuir and Ralph Lauren. You might also fancy this gear too.

 

Images: Press Association



Clothing, Trends

Shorts! What the best dressed legs (aren’t) wearing

By Colin Chapman on March 24th, 2009

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Saturday’s oh-so-welcome sunshine provided a first opportunity for 2009 shorts sightings with Hackney’s Broadway Market being an ideal setting. Amongst the tangled limbs of pram central, shorts were very much in evidence. On the lithe and louche, high jean cut-offs (a la Fantastic Man‘s guide to making your own) were a popular option. The plentisome SYD‘s (that’s sexy young dads if you’re not sure) meanwhile were a tad more modest with the long and narrow shorts style being popular – often teamed with plaid, deck shoes and a serious beard.

An emerging shorts trend however is old-school khaki shorts – rugby shorts length – that add a certain David Attenborough touch to your summer kit. Look out for vintage Ralph Lauren for a quality look – best avoided if your lallies are more Charles Hawtrey than Lawrence Dallaglio though.

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Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls, Video

Yay or Nay: Designer Devotees

By Will Reid on February 12th, 2009

Men.Style have just posted this hilarious video of self-confessed ‘Lo-Head’ rapper, 88-Keys. Don’t panic- I too had absolutely no idea what a ‘Lo-Head’ was but all is revealed and it turns out that this term is colloquial for someone who is obsessed with the Ralph Lauren Polo clothing.

What do you think of these label loons. Do you go ga-ga for Gucci? Are you bonkers for Bottega? Vote Yay or Nay after the jump.

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Designer Spotlight

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

By Colin Chapman on February 10th, 2009

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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 tiles, butcher block counters and clothes displayed on hooks.

In outlook, ABOD is a distant cousin of men’s outlets in New York such as Freemans and the Rugby boutique – places cherishing the idea of heritage but with a thoroughly honed, modern intent.

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Clothing, Footwear, Luggage & Travel, Sales

New York City Shopping

By Colin Chapman on December 12th, 2008

With the post-Obama glow making the US a desirable destination again, the pound not doing so badly against the dollar and hot guides like Buck magazine’s current New York issue, you may well be considering a shopping trip to NYC for Christmas or for the sales.

Head downtown where (reasonably) well known destinations like BBlessing and Oak offer the novelty of man boutique shopping at good prices (for us Brits at least). Ralph Lauren Rugby, aptly off University Place and not available in Europe feels like Vampire Weekend’s dressing up box. Other lesser-known places include TheCAST’s first retail store and Freemans – the offshoot of the uber-trendy restaurant.

If you make if off Manhattan (its EASY!) then Williamsburg has some great options: the original Oak store, the APC sale shop and Shoe Market (THE place in the city for deck shoes at half UK prices). Oak, TheCAST and BBlessing all have webstores if you can’t make it in person (though be cautious of those import taxes at the UK post office).

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Accessories, Trends

Bored of bow ties? Try some texture

By Colin Chapman on December 9th, 2008

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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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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Outfit picks

Outfit Pick: Chinos, Tassels and Binary Clocks

By Will Reid on September 26th, 2008

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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.

I added items that were almost too pop-y for their own good; a binary watch, a Cassette-belt, a Madonna/80s idol tee from and a pair of Alexander McQueen cropped trousers from Oki-Ni.

This is a blend of vintage and modern that I would be more than willing to wear!

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Polls

Brandish Poll: Would You Wear Unisex Clothing?

By Will Reid on September 23rd, 2008

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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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knitwear

Ralph Lauren Pima Cotton v-neck

By admin on March 5th, 2008

Rl_jumper The sun is finally here. The heat, however,
isn’t.  This leaves everyone in that familiar
‘too hot for a thick jumper/too cold for just a t-shirt’ scenario. The solution
to this would be a light jacket layered with a thin jumper, like this pima
cotton v-neck
.

This jumper is thin without being
see-through (unlike those awful All Saints versions of this design), and you
can always roll it up – which is the main trend this summer, for tops and
trousers – when the weather gets a little hot. This top is available in the
Ralph Lauren online store for $97.50. They don’t ship to the UK though, so you
may have to visit your local boutique.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

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

By admin on February 8th, 2008

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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.

But I digress. It would make a nice change
this summer if men tried to be a little more daring in their colour
combinations. We know a white shirt and stonewash jeans match, but it’s boring
seeing everyone do it. Why not try something different?




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