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Paul Smith brogue detail pumps

By Isabelle on April 13th, 2007


I think I’ve fallen in love. These Paul Smith summer pumps combine brogue detailing with summery denim and colourful eyelets; although he had me at the brogue detailing. A great casual shoe for summer that will smarten up the simplest outfit and are fairly reasonable at £80. I’m not sure you get away with wearing jeans with these, you might run the risk of looking like a denim dream! Just as well they also come in plain white canvas.

Heroes and Celebrities, News

Snoop Dog charged with Gun and Marijuana possession

By Isabelle on April 11th, 2007

Hip Hop’s finest canine creation, Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr) has been charged with Gun and Marijuana possession. The rapper is known for his love of marijuana, and was arrested last year after police
found a gun and marijuana in his car in a
US airport. The Dogg could face up to four years in prison if he is
convicted on both charges as he already has previous drugs possession charges. 

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Keith Richards’ ‘snorting dad’ joke

By Isabelle on April 5th, 2007

A few days ago Keith Richards told the NME he once mixed his dad’s ashes in with a bit of chang and snorted him. The piratic rock star said: "He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared. It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive." Apparently it was all a joke and Richards explained to what actually happened to the ashes "The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English Oak. "I took the … ashes [and sprinkled them beneath the tree], and he is now growing oak trees and he would love me for it!" He added: "I wouldn’t take cocaine at this point in my life, unless I wished to commit suicide." Looks like Keef has got more in common with Alan Titchmarsh than Jimi Hendrix nowadays.


Special Edition ‘Good versus Evil’ Opus football table

By Isabelle on April 4th, 2007

Our lovely Bag Lady Kat found a gem of a toy for me, an amazing limited

edition football table with Good and Evil as the football teams. It’s available from 20ltd, the site that offers 20 special limited edition products at a time. The full squad line-up is after the jump but manufacturers The Eleven Forty Company are pitting Santa Claus and Mary Poppins against Pol Pot and the Childcatcher; the picture above shows Hitler trying to psych out Francis of Assisi. The hand-painted detailed figurines are set into a hand-crafted maple cabinet which retails at £14,500. It sounds quite pricey but 400 man-hours go into making each table. The only dilemma is which side you’re on; sounds like a perfect toy for a philosopher’s games room!

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Style Icon: Alan Partridge

By Isabelle on April 4th, 2007

Are you thinking of the coming summer months and wondering what to wear? Then you need a style icon to guide and inspire you and who better than Alan Partridge? Watch as he guides us through stylish looks for a holiday in Paris. ‘Cruiser Arriviste’ comes complete with string-back driving gloves, while ‘L’Homme du Sport’ is a fierce combination of ice white trainers and socks with a ‘chevron action flash’ t-shirt. ‘Imperial Leisure’ is inspired by Nigel Havers and his last look, ‘Strolling Pastel’ is a powerful combo of shorts and a suit. Follow your leader!

Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Joy Division trainer by New Balance

By Isabelle on April 4th, 2007


New Balance have produced a trainer inspired by Peter Saville’s designs for Joy Division. The white trainer features Saville’s now famous image he created for Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ album on the sole and ‘Fact 10′ the catalogue number for the record. As usual Gawker added their amusing tuppence worth: "Yeah, that’s how we always pictured Ian Curtis. Jogging like a prat.
Maybe with some ankle weights, and a track suit! Right up until the
moment he hanged himself." New Balance themselves can’t reveal anything other than to confirm that it’s something they’re working on. See after the jump for another picture.

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Clothing, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

René summer pumps from Lacoste

By Isabelle on April 3rd, 2007


I’m in love with these Lacoste ‘René’ pumps from Office (£49.99), I’ve been saying ‘Oh René’ over and over again in my head in the style of Allo’ Allo’. You can’t beat them for retro simplicity, they will look great with some grey slacks and a polo shirt for a relaxed summer look. Taking your style cues from René Lacoste himself, France’s tennis champion from the ’20s and ’30s is a much better idea than using say Wayne Rooney or Freddie Flintoff for your sartorial inspiration.

Clothing, News

Collection of Style store

By Isabelle on April 3rd, 2007


Over at Catwalk Queen we’re quite excited by the opening of COS, H&M’s new offshoot. It is only one store in London for now but hopefully we’ll see a nationwide expansion as their classic range is perfect for the stylish but not too kooky male. Susie Bubble has been raving about the collection and it does look a lot better than most high street menswear available at the moment.


Sleazy velour sweatshirt

By Isabelle on April 3rd, 2007

Sometimes it’s good to look a little sleazy, kind of like having a little pot belly: in small doses, cute; massive beer gut, not cute. American Apparel have got just the thing to inject a little cheese and sleaze into your wardrobe, a strokable furry velour sweatshirt, £26. So don this trashy jumper and make like Gerrold from Ghost World with the cheesy chat up lines: "Hey, nice green dress you got there. What are you, Irish?" Contrasting silk scarf and moustache optional.

Clothing, Luggage & Travel

What’s Hot: Zara travel bag

By Isabelle on April 3rd, 2007

The handbag mania that has swept womenswear is obviously being felt in menswear as shabby bags and rucksacks are no longer de rigeur. Chic men across the country have been sporting totes, manbags and duffle bags. Zara have got a very smart version for just £29, made out of rugged nylon with ‘pleather’ handles. It’s just the right size to chuck all your essentials in if you’re going away this Easter weekend.

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Get The Look: Frenchman

By Isabelle on March 30th, 2007


You can always spot a Frenchman from miles away. They’re usually wearing dreaded deck shoes in brown, navy trousers and v-neck and a pink gingham shirt. Me and my fellow half-French friends would always spot them walking around saying ‘bof’ and run away saying "Agh! Frenchies!". These days I’m ever so slightly more tolerant and applaud French males for their sartorial elegance; but not for the deck shoes, they must die. For the Frenchie look team a stripy Ralph Lauren shirt, £80 from Sarah Coggles, and a lambswool v-neck, £29.50 from Marks & Spencer.

Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Patrick Wolf and Charlotte Church duet

By Isabelle on March 30th, 2007

I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Patrick Wolf; as a 14-year old he started performing with cult band Minty starting a career in music that has seen him produce three albums, his latest release, ‘The Magic Position’ came out in February. Wolf’s a bit of an indie darling so I was really surprised to see him on the Charlotte Church show, and even more surprised when he performed a cover of Prince’s "When Doves Cry" with her. It’s by no means as good as the Beth Ditto and Jarvis Cocker duet at the NME awards a few months back, and it takes a while for Charlotte’s voice to warm up but it’s great.

Heroes and Celebrities, News

Beckham pipped to be sporting style leader

By Isabelle on March 30th, 2007

US men’s fashion experts are hoping that David Beckham will inject a bit of style into the sporting world in America. "Hopefully it will inspire them to lift their game," said
Adam Rapoport, style editor at men’s fashion magazine GQ. "I
think athletes respond to competition well. If someone’s
looking better than them they want to get on par with them." Despite not yet arriving in the US Beckham has already appeared on the cover of US men’s style mag Details. Wendell Brown, senior fashion editor at Esquire, explained how US sports stars need sartorial guidance: "Desperately. And they’re in need of a tailor, I
hope Beckham has a major impact."

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Pleat-front trousers

By Isabelle on March 29th, 2007


Slouchy pleated trousers are back, wa-ay back in the 3rd issue of Fantastic Man magazine last year they had a whole spread of slouchy trousers with pleats you haven’t seen since the ’80s. If you live in London you might have seen Afghani immigrants wearing baggy sand-coloured pleat-front trousers, that the look you’re going for. The pleats add volume, and if carefully done won’t make you look like a moron US banker. The guys in the two images above have perfected the look by keeping it casual, the last thing you want when you’re trying out a new trend is for it to scream "Look! I’m trying something new!" See after the jump for some slouchy trousers and product links.

Photos courtesy of The Sartorialist

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Faulty Wonderbra hoarding

By Isabelle on March 29th, 2007

It would be nice to think that advertisers have got a sense of humour, but they don’t. They are evil idea hoovers so I guess it’s just chance that this Wonderbra hoarding is faulty. It’s kind of like that awful film ‘Click’ with Adam Sandler where he can control the world using a remote with "hilarious" consequences. I wonder if Sandler’s got tons of illegitimate children in the wings; I can’t think of any other reason why he’d keep on making those deadweight films. Anyway, boobs on repeat, enjoy.

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