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Mark Ronson hints at plans for clothing range

By admin on September 9th, 2008

mark ronson suits clothing daisy lowe.jpgPretty soon there isn’t going to be a single celebrity left who doesn’t have their own clothing line and even Patrick Kielty will be down at Brixton Market trying to flog a 3-pack of Kielty socks for a fiver.

Mark Ronson, pictured left with Daisy Lowe is the latest to get in on the act saying “I get all these style awards which I love and so we are chatting about a line of suits now. I like the idea of trying my hand at that really.” Expect to see slim-fitting retro-inspired suits from the New York producer.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring, Trends

men.style.com suit you up

By Jonathan Smith on August 27th, 2008

00001fff.jpgIf you are in need of something a little smarter and a lot more expensive than the Topman suit you bought for your court appearance then there is a guide to the coolest cool suits of A/W 08 over at men.style.com with this seasons theme being broad shoulders and wide legs, are we venturing back into the realm of shoulder pads? Sweet lord let us hope not.

I’m a massive advocate of the slimmer cut suit so this is perhaps not the guide for me but I’d say if you’ve got the money then these are a safe bet. Check the full selection out here and jump through to see my 3 favorites.

[Images: Alexei Hay]

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Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Celeb Style: Wallace & Gromit in Harvey Nichols Adverts!

By Will Reid on August 25th, 2008

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Wallace poses in a Paul Smith suit and Gromit sits with a Duchamp scarf and pair of Ray Ban ‘Wayfarers.’

Zooey Deschanel, Agy Deyn, Irina Lazareanu, Vanessa Paradis; the fashion world is known for it’s adopting of a different muse for each different season. However, while most muses can be linked by their quirky style, elfin features and statement look, Wallace & Gromit really stand out from the crowd.

That hasn’t stopped Harvey Nichols from enlisting their modeling talent for their latest campaign and decked out in D&G shirts, Alexander McQueen suits, Paul Smith scarfs and Ray Ban Wafarers, I’m actually quite jealous!

Read on for more details and pictures- it’s worth it, trust me!


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Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring

WISHLIST: Alexander McQueen Photo-Print Blazer Down To £258 from £865!

By Will Reid on August 22nd, 2008

Thumbnail image for mcqueen.jpgWhile potentially worrying and probably not at all a good sign, Andy Warhol’s ‘Death Scenes’ have always interested me. His principle was that by repeating the same image of a man impaled on a lamp-post (that’s just one of the prints,) death became strangely banal. This blazer might not be all blood ‘n’ guts (which with McQueen’s history is rather surprising,) but it is undeniably interesting. With city scenes and a fitted shape, this jacket could be worn at work, in the park, at a party and even to a music festival. I like that Matches put it with jeans for a modern edge and if I could afford the £258 price tag, I would go for a crisp white shirt and an Alber Elbaz-style floppy bow-tie. In faded, purple velvet. *Sigh*

Blazer, £258, Matches.com



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Alex James’ Ascot look

By admin on July 29th, 2008

alex james ascot claire blur.jpgAlex James looked great pictured at Ascot recently with his wife Claire. Sporting a white suit with an off-white shirt the former Blur bassist kept things interesting with a pale mustard retro tie. I wouldn’t have thought textured ties were a very good look in summer but it’s quite an effective look. See after the jump for a selection of the best summer textured ties.

[Image: David Hartley/Rex Features]

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Designer Spotlight, News, Suits & Tailoring

‘Suit Yourself’: VMAN 11 Preview

By Will Reid on July 23rd, 2008

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VMAN has just released a preview of their next issue (VMAN 11) and by the looks of this preview editorial, ‘Suit Yourself,’ it is going to be incredible. Reflecting V Magazine’s ‘The Women’ editorial, which took rich photography and a classic country manor to project an image of high-society living, this editorial tells a nostalgic story of traditional tailoring with almost grainy photography used to stunning effects.

The photographic wizard at hand is none other than David Sherry and the story is styled by Jay Massacret. VMAN introduces the editorial with “this year’s fall suits combine elegant fine tailoring, clean lines, and a whiff of smoky nostalgia.” A perfect introduction to a perfect editorial.

See after the jump for the entire editorial with product listings.

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Clothing, Lifestyle & Gadgets, Suits & Tailoring

Office Wear Chic In The Independent

By Will Reid on July 15th, 2008

madmencollage.jpgReading through The Independent Online last night, I came across this article by Alice-Azania Jarvis on the art of dressing for work. As she states, “the thing about getting dressed for work – the thing that makes it so very difficult – is that work is definitely not about clothes. On the contrary: in the world of earnest employment, such frivolities are almost frowned upon.”

This isn’t true in the world of fashion, a Lacroix suit in blue silk can be just as suitable as a t-shirt and jeans but every job has areas where comfort and utility are a priority.

Follow this link for the article and master your workwear wardrobe.



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Prince Michael of Kent at Henley Regatta

By admin on July 4th, 2008

prince michael of kent henley regatta.jpgPrince Michael of Kent was recently voted 34 in GQ’s best dressed list, which was topped by Bond star Daniel Craig. Pictured yesterday at the Henley Regatta the Prince looks pretty dapper in a blazer and team cap.

See after the jump for some more evidence of M-Ken’s sartorial superiority, he is pictured in one of his trademark dark suits with his son Lord Frederick. There is also an image of him donning a combo of tie dye t-shirt, athletic shorts and deck shoes, a summer outfit I’d be proud to put my name to.

Rupert Hartley/Rex Features

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Christian Bale will wear Armani for new Batman film

By admin on June 16th, 2008

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Giorgio Armani has dressed a plethora of celebrities, and now he can add dressing a superhero to the list. The latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight, will see Christian Bale wearing an array of Giorgio Armani hand made-to-measure suits whenever he plays Batman’s alter-ago, Bruce Wayne. Not that Wayne wears suits throughout the movie, he had the choice of custom made Armani single-breasted or three-button suits, single-breasted tuxedos and black wool coats.

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Clothing, Entertainment, Suits & Tailoring

Lessons from Big Brother 9: how not to wear a suit

By admin on June 9th, 2008

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With Big Brother set to take over many people’s lives (in the UK) I thought it only fair that I start judging the male housemates style. I had planned to focus on everyone, but Luke really stood out from the crowd.

If you’re not on a first name basis with the contestant or – god forbid – don’t watch Big Brother, Luke’s a student who is a big fan of suits. However the suits he wears are the type that most students would have – oversized ugly ones. I appreciate the effort, but he hasn’t pulled the look off (see for yourself after the jump) instead of the powerful young man he no doubt envisions in his head, he looks like he stole his older brother’s suit.

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Brandish Poll: Do you own a bespoke suit?

By admin on May 22nd, 2008

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For every Emile Hirsch there are a thousand badly made, ill-fitting suits out there that routinely make me weep. You can get a good suit on the high street nowadays, but I still think that bespoke is the best way to go if you want a quality three-piece. Take our poll after the jump and let us know whether you’re a bespoke kind of person or a high street fan.

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Paul Smith to dress Manchester United Football Club

By admin on May 19th, 2008

paul smith football uniforms manchester united man u.jpgManchester United Football Club have enlisted Paul Smith, to design the team formal wear and accessories for the next three years. The deal follows a similar deal by Champions League opponent, Chelsea and Italian designer, Giorgio Armani.

“The outfits are outstanding. This is a Club with a rich heritage and one that has a clear sense of identity. Sir Paul has recognised that, while providing clothing that will be the envy of every other Club,” said club manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. Paul Smith will supply Manchester United playing staff and officials for all domestic matches, European Cup campaign and pre-season tours.

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Heroes and Celebrities, Suits & Tailoring

Celeb Style: Emile Hirsch’s Casual Cool

By Will Reid on May 1st, 2008

Emile Hirsch seems to have perfected the laid-back but oh-so-stylish celebrity look. Whether on his Another Man cover or at an early morning press conference, Hirsch is usually seen open-collared with a smile and noticeable lack of “gay guy” fake-tan.

At the European Premiere of Speed Racer, Hirsch turned up in a brilliant pin-stripe suit (possibly navy inspired?) and a relaxed shirt. There was no fussy detail or shiny shoes but instead, Hirsch went without jewellery and wore his hair as if he was attending a Sunday Starbucks. I guess it’s a shame then that the whole look was rained upon- literally.

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News

Konaka Shower Clean suit

By admin on April 21st, 2008


Savile Row tailors John Pearse, under license for Konaka are the name behind a new suit which needs no dry-cleaning. The idea is that thanks to the special fabric — a mixture of fibres including wool and polyester — developed in association with Australian Wool Innovation Ltd you can wash your suit in the shower before you got to bed and the next it will be dry and wrinkle free and fresh.
Unofortunately unless you’re Japanese you can’t yet buy it but amuse yourself instead with this promo clip which sounds like a dodgy Kraftwerk video and assures us the suit needs “no ironed”. Indeed.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring

Dior silver suit – Yay or Nay?

By admin on April 16th, 2008

diorsilversuit.jpgFirst things first – why are the pictures on Yoox.com of such poor quality? They make Asos.com’s pictures look like a Rankin masterpiece. I wouldn’t usually complain about these things, but when it comes to this Dior Homme silver suit, you need high quality pictures to make a decision.

I’m in two minds about this suit, hence the yay or nay question. The first problem is the functionality of this piece. Unless you were an musician you would have nowhere to wear it to. It’s too flashy for work and too sharp for a casual night out. While it seems to be aiming to be worn by Kanye West, its closer to a Graham Norton outfit.

On the other hand, who cares about functionality? If you’ve established yourself as a leftfield dresser, you could easily wear this to work without anyone batting an eyelid. Well, they probably would bat an eyelid, but only because they were dazzled by the brilliance of your suit.

So what is it to be? Yay or Nay? Like a Beijing Olympics participant, I’m remaining firmly on the fence.




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