Posts Tagged ‘ted baker’


Christmas party trend – Velvet jackets – but are you ‘money’ enough to wear one?

By Stefano on December 6th, 2012

The last time that Velvet jackets seriously disturbed the High Street was in the 90s, when inspired by movies like Swingers and clubs like Smashing, dressing up like Noel Coward (and don’t forget that neck scarf) became a must for both gay and straight men.

It seems now that velvet jackets are making a return to the High Street now. They have apparently been doing the round on the catwalk for a while and now everyone from Mango through to M&S are offering rather striking Velvet jackets.

The big question is, to borrow from Trent from Swingers, are you money enough to wear one? In the past velvet seems to have been kept for special occasions, parties, big nights out.

It now seems that the new jackets, which mix different fabrics and effects with velvet and also available in a variety of colours, are designed to be worn a lot more often.

If you want to read more Fashionising has a great article here with loads of catwalk pics

Anyhow, if you are attempted here are a few to consider.


Autograph Pure Cotton 2 Button Velvet Jacket £99.99

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If black and blue don't work for your inner dandy, then how about this purple number from M&S. It is fairly cheap, is fairly fitted and has two buttons. M&S


Ted Baker Bespoken For: Yes, it does have my name on it!

By Gerald Lynch on April 27th, 2012

Ted Baker have just launched the Bespoken For service, letting you tailor the brand’s shirts and bags with up to four letters or numbers for a more personal touch. We’d avoid popping your pin number on a piece though.

Aimed at anyone who’s a bit sick of saying “hands off, it’s mine”, it looks especially preppy on a Ted Baker leather satchel, as seen here, with a bit of gold trim embossed lettering. There’s also a blind option too.

“Customers can now choose from a select range of high quality Ted Baker menswear and womenswear pieces and then add your own initials to create a truly unique gift that’s as individual and stylish as the clothes that bear Ted’s name,” reads a post on the brand’s blog.

That four letter limit though seems a bit short sighted. I’m thinking of grabbing a shirt that has a four letter word beginning with “F” on it, and a bag that reads “OFF”.

The service is only available instore at point of purchase, at the Covent Garden Ted Baker branch. Visit to find out more about the service.

Outfit picks, Trends

Outfit pick: Sartorialist-style summer shorts

By admin on July 17th, 2008

sartorialist short suit sports jacket.jpg
The Sartorialist isn’t convinced by shorts suits, but his images of sports jackets worn with shorts does indeed work well for the summer months. If you’re not sold on the idea of a shorts suit but want to look smart this summer see after the jump for my outfit pick which team madras with a pale chambray check and sturdy leather plimsolls. Clubmaster-style sunnies add a dose of bookish retro and the jacket finishes of the smart look.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight

Ted Baker go all APC

By admin on February 22nd, 2008


This striped
bomber jacket
has all the nautical touches of APC’s spring collection at
half the price. If there’s one word you wouldn’t associate with Ted Baker it’d
be ‘subtle’. But that’s what this jacket is, as they’ve resisted the urge the
write ‘TED BAKER’ across the back or make the stripes unsightly. All these
features make it a relative bargain at £140.


Ted Baker shirt at Sarah Coggles

By ShinyMedia on May 16th, 2007


Sarah Coggles is a great store I’ve had the fortune to visit on family trips to York. It’s a wonder to go through their menswear which is more interesting than your average boutique. I like this Ted Baker shirt (£75) in a nice aqua-green; the pattern is retro without being kookily so and it nicely combines flowers with geometry. Use it to give a grey suit some personality, or wear with navy cords and Clarks shoes for a truly retro look.

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