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. …
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, …
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.
For some reason, I can’t think about Ted
Baker without thinking ‘poor man’s Paul Smith’. I’ve got this association in my
head because most of their items seem like more chavtastic versions of Paul
Smith clothing. It’s heartening to see that some of their items look like knock
offs of APC’s spring collection. As APC have become overpriced lately, this can
only be a good thing.