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How To Remove Salt Stains From Your Shoes

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If it wasn’t for sidewalk salt in the winter we would all be slipping and sliding all over the place, however, it can make a huge mess of your shoes. Leaving those awful, highly visible, white stains behind, not to mention permanent damage to the leather. In the last few weeks I have heard a number of people say they …

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Love the Look: Winter wool smarts

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How to do class in the freezing cold… Take one well tailored grey coat, a battered but sturdy pair of boots, slim wool trousers and top it off with a pair of tinted specs. When temperatures plummet there’s nothing like a pair of thick wool trousers to keep you warm and if you really feel the cold slip on a pair of long johns.

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Alexander McQueen menswear show at Pitti Uomo, Milan

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The standout show at Pitti Uomo was, in my mind, Alexander McQueen’s “The McQueensberry Rules”. Where most Milan designers literally translated the gloom of the economic crisis McQueen added a murderous glint to the proceedings with aristocratic eleagance and a glossy nostalgia for a pre-Thatcherite Britain.

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Return of…the WISHLIST! Unisex Circle Scarf from American Apparel

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Post-Christmas and the inevitable unwrapping, posing and dressing that occurs as a direct result, I find myself on the hunt for new purchases to slyly absorb into my wardrobe (NYE Resolution: hide fewer credit card bills!)

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Will Smith shows off winter chic at ‘Seven Pounds’ photocall

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Living up to the Brit reputation of talking about the weather this post is all about how ruddy freezing cold it is! With temperatures so low some offices are abandoning their dress codes and allowing staff to come in casual clothes Will Smith shows us how to stylishly do formal in winter.

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It’s all about the tuck

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Last winter saw a few brave male fashion pioneers trying out the tucked in boots look. This winter it’s all but essential.

But there are some definite rules to make it look effortless. If your pants are too wide you can end up with balloon pants that are more Ali Baba than louche hipster. Too skinny and you end up looking like an ’80s skinhead. A classic straight leg jean cut is the best option for median bagginess. There should also be element of insouciance: a bit of errant hem helps here, as does leaving the top few lace-holes undone for that Artful Dodger touch.

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Silas Winter Lookbook

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A while ago when Silas pulled out of the UK I was pretty gutted because at the time they were my favorite brand due to the fact that their T-Shirts fit so damn well, the actual design of the T’s were less important to me but to be fair these were just as great. Silas has returned to the UK (though the brand still concentrates on its much larger following in Japan) and has grown up a wee bit with some smarter pieces to their range such as the awesome knitwear and coats featured in this winter 08 lookbook put together by Unbar.

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Christmas comes early as Uniqlo launch Heat Tech

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Click image to enlarge On Thursday Uniqlo plan to give away 4,000 gift packs as part of their Heat Tech launch. Apparently in Japan Heat Tech is as popular as a cup of tea when it comes to keeping you warm, the fabric absorbs moisture and converts it into heat combined with an exciting mix of milk proteins which ensures …

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Yay or Nay?- American Apparel Unisex Winter Ski Hood

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American Apparel is a brand that I can’t help but be suspicious of. Yes, the adverts are provocative. Yes, Dov Charney supposedly walks around his office naked. Yes, their shop assistants look like they’ve just walked out of a NYLON spread. My problem is that whenever I see someone wearing American Apparel, it tends to be the case that it is the not the clothes that are great but how they are styled.

I can’t imagine this ‘Winter Ski Hood’ (£10) looking good on anyone who isn’t a model but I am wary of giving it a firm ‘Nay’ as I just know that as soon as this post is published, some edgy fashion editor will decree it the It-item of the season.

What do you think? Vote in our poll!

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Brandish Picks: winter scarves

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More winter style solutions, this time with our definitive pick of winter scarves. A scarf is a great chance to add a splash of colour, pattern or texture to your outfit so be brave and pick something bold!
From left: University scarves are a great find on eBay, Paul Smith does a luxe silk-lined version for £110.

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Schwipe Autumn Winter 2008

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Australian streetwear (yeah i know, I thought it was all just surfing and BBQ’s too) brand Schwipe has released pics of their Autumn/Winter 2008 collection. With dark base colours and high contrast tongue in cheek graphics all the pieces look great and set the brand up to be really taken seriously in the street fashion world outside of Australia.

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