Majestic Shipton and Heneage stag slipper

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If you’re going to lounge around, do it in style. Shipton and Heneage make traditional shoes, including my most hated shoe: the deck shoe; but they also make some damn fine slippers. It’s probably a bit iffy to take style tips from Alan Partidge, but I’m sure he’d understand the benefits of lounging in a velvet slipper. Available in leopard …

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Prada turban at Vogue Hommes

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The latest fashion shoot for Vogue Hommes International featured the ubiquitous Prada turban that everybody’s been trying out. Carine Roitfeld (love that woman) seems to have lucked out as the turban looks the best I’ve seen in her her shoot. I don’t expect legions of men to rush out, grappling with shower caps and granny plastic rain hoods in a …

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John Lennon sunglasses up for auction

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John Lennon’s iconic blue sunglasses are being auctioned off next month and are expected to reach $6,000. It is part of charity event Icons of Music organised by U2 guitarist The Edge to replace instruments lost in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Fans can bid online on April 21st or in person at New York’s Hard Rock Café …

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Andy Capp t-shirt from Urban Outfitters

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Pledge your allegiance to the olden days, and all things British with Urban Outfitters’ Andy capp t-shirt. It comes in grey marl and black. Andy Capp been lazing, boozing and arguing since 1957, and since his creator Reg Whyte’s death in 1998 the strip has been lovingly kept going. For a truly authentic look you’ll need to accessorise the t-shirt …

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Gigposters for your wall

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If you’ve still got posters of Rocky, Star Wars, and Nirvana on your wall maybe it’s time to update your surroundings. Gig Posters have got hundreds of different bands posters so you’re guaranteed to find one you like. All the posters are print of high-quality screen and are so well designed you’ll never want to go back to your scruffy …

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Collar stiffeners a-gogo

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Collar stiffeners eh, who’d a thunk it? They’re used to stop collars curling and keep shirts looking sharp. Quality shirts usually come with a plastic insert that breaks after a few washes so I’ve done a round up of  the collar stiffeners on the market. Collar stiffeners almost come into the ‘Innovations Catalogue’ area of pointless inventions but not quite. …

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David Beckham strikes a pose for Adidas

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Blaps! David Beckham’s new pictures for a campaign for Adidas makes him look like a wannabe gangster rapper, but more Vanilla Ice than Eminem. Don’t you think his leg looks really hairy? This is probably an attempt to rebrand him for the American market, ahead of his multi-million-dollar move to join ‘soccer’ team L.A. Galaxy this summer. Safe blud etc.

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Become a male model, or the object of ridicule

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Fancy being a model? The London Paper is running a competition to find a male model, you must send a head shot and full-length body shot to their email address. The competition closes at midnight tonight, so make your you get those pics ready in time. At Shiny Towers we loved the guy with his collar up, doesn’t he realise …

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Aldo summer trainers

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Aldo have been making waves in the womenswear world with their Chloe rip-off wedges, and their men’s stuff seems to be catching up. These trainers (£44.99) keep it simple without looking too boring and the halfway between grey and beige tones means they’ll look great with browns, navys or blacks. I can see these becoming summer favourites, so it’s a …

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Umbro by Kim Jones

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Umbro must be looking to move away from their beer boy image with their collaboration with Kim Jones. Understandably so, as the usual stuff is a bit naff, but the Kim Jones collections are fresh and cater for a range of styles. My favourite items from his A/W 07 collections are the wetlook windcheaters, I’m a bit obsessed with that …

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Fly ‘Flag’ boot on sale at Kurt Geiger

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I have a soft sport for Fly shoes, and at the moment Kurt Geiger have got some Fly Flag boots reduced to £45. It’s different without being try-hard, I like the utilitarian rubber heel and toe which is offset by the red stitching and golden suede. I also like the way they have a nostalgic feel without being to retro …

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David Beckham to be face of L’Oreal haircare?

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David Beckham has been reportedly offered a £10 million contract to be the face L’Oreal. Selling hair products will no doubt enhance his status in LA where he’s playing in Los Angeles Galaxy. It won’t be the first time David Beckham has lent his famous name to advertising, he has also been associated with Gillette and Brylcreem, and has appeared …

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Russell Crowe kits out footie players in Armani

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Russell Crowe’s Australian rugby team "The South Sydney Rabbitohs" will now travel to matches in Armani tailor-made suits designed to "pick up on the team’s rich history." The gruff Australian has tried to update the team’s image by making games more family friendly, and hopes these new new suits will make the players feel like the business. He said: "there …

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