30 May 2012

Topman's NewGen 'Menswear Rules Britannia' video

You saw images of Topman’s  NewGen  ‘Menswear Rules Britannia’ designer t-shirts on  http://mensstyling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/topman-menswear-rules-britannia-with.html  Now here’s the video. See them in action!

To keep in with the British theme for the ‘Menswear Rules Britannia’ project Topman commissioned British Cinematographer Craig Thomas to shoot a short one minute film,. The film captures a day out sightseeing for 5 London Boys whilst shooting the New Gen Mens T-shirt campaign; it encapsulates the essence of youth and London life. The clip is set to track ‘White Noise’ by artist Seye, who is currently touring with Lana Del Ray.
T-shirts designed by: Christopher Shannon, Lou Dalton, Siblings, James Long and Katie Eary. On Sale on the 7th June.

Styled by Elgar Johnson
Pictures by Thomas Lohr
Video by Crag Thomas
Music by Seye
Models: Harry (M&P), Toby (Select), Jester (Select), Oliver (Elite), Jackson (Premier)

£5 from the sale of each t-shirt will go to The British Fashion Council Princess of Wales Charitable Trust to support young designers. The project will launch on the 7th June 2012, and will be available in selected stores worldwide and on-line www.topman.com

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29 May 2012

The Sims 3 Parody video shows Prince Harry Celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee

View the new parody video of The Queen’s Jubilee from The Sims 3. It has all the Royal family members in true caricature form to show how the gaming world celebrates 60 years on the throne!
Take a few tips from Prince Harry!

Catch a virtual glimpse of the Jubilee celebrations as The Queen parades the streets in her latest two-piece, joined by her loving family.  See what antics Harry gets up to, witness the Kate Middleton style effect on the nation and spend hours hitting pause and rewind on what has become the world’s most adored behind!   Whatever your Royal preference The Sims™ 3 offers you the opportunity to see the Royal family as you’ve never seen them before, up-and-close from the Sim-lines, as The Queen celebrates 60 years on the throne. 

The Sims games have been used to create tongue-in-cheek commentary on popular culture and topical news agenda from across the world for the past 10 years.  And now, with The Sims 3, The Sims3 World Adventures, The Sims 3 Ambitions, The Sims 3 Late Night, The Sims 3 GenerationsThe Sims 3 Pets and The Sims 3 Showtime players can tell even bigger and better stories. 

About The Sims
The Sims™ franchise, the groundbreaking game series that allows players to create and live a virtual, simulated life on a variety of gaming platforms, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2010 and has sold more than 150 million units since its launch in February 2000. Now translated into 20 different languages and available in 60 different countries, The Sims series has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. Since its June 2009 launch, The Sims 3 has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide across multiple platforms and was the #1 best-selling PC title for 2009 in North America and Europe. Fan intensity is evidenced through more than 350 million downloads of player-created content including: The Sims characters, houses, stories and more. The Sims 3 community site, www.thesims3.com, welcomes more than five million unique visitors monthly, handles more than 100 content downloads every minute and more than 5 million uploads to date. In addition, The Sims has a broad range of social and community channels reaching more than 30 million fans. For more information about The Sims, visit www.thesims.com.
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Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in Sartorial Style

Being patriotic is easier with casual clothes but for the sartorial look a more subtle approach is best.

M&S Luxury Pure Wool single breasted blazer in navy has just the right amount of patriotism with a Union Jack outline pattern on the lining in red. You may have to enlarge the image to make the pattern out it is so subtle Fabric: 100% British pure new wool from the Alfred Brown Worsted Mills in Yorkshire. Price £129 from www.marksandspencer.com

Team with a white, pale blue or even red shirt and add this Charles Tyrwhitt’s Union Jack patterned tie in 100% silk. Was £80 now £39.95
Available from www.ctshirts.co.uk 
Best worn with grey flannels to keep the smart tailored look.

 Add a few Union Jack Accessories:

For that dapper touch add a Gieves and Hawkes silk Jubilee pocket square. Available from the Selfridges Big British Bang Campaign which is paying tribute to all things truly British to mark the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics.   www.selfridges.com/Big-British-Bang  

Splash out and flash a bit of boldness now and again with this Jimmy Choo Albany folded wallet in Union Jack printed denim. Price £250 www.jimmychoo.com

Feel the love of the celebrations with Sonia Spencer’s GB enamelled circular love cufflinks Price £42.95

Red, sky, white & navy Union Jack socks from Charles Tyrwhitt.  Fabric: 79% cotton, 20% nylon and 1% elastane. Price was £20 now £9.95

Complete with a pair of Oliver Sweeney’s Ibbotson blue loafers. Price £155 www.oliversweeney.co.uk
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27 May 2012

Make a Patriotic Stand for the Diamond Jubilee in Union Jack shoes

Stand up proud in these Jimmy Choos Union Jack Sloanes in printed denim.

 Price £495 www.jimmychoo.com  
 They would look great with cobalt blue chinos or for tha more sartorial look a white or blue linen suit.

Another patriotic shoe but with a more muted look is  Vivenne Westwood’s  distressed vintage style Union Jack slipper shoe. 

 Wear with distressed jeans or faded chinos. For the sartorial look go for a washed dark blue or off white/stone linen suit. www.viviennewestwood.co.uk

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23 May 2012

21 May 2012

The Nautical Look with G-Star Raw

 Anchors away with this Navy stripe t-shirt. It is made from 100% organic compound jersey and also comes in indigo with white stripes. Price £45
The jeans look as though they are already doing a dance to the Sailor's Hornpipe . That's due to its twisted side seams and inseams. Also has a low crotch and low long back pockets.
Both available from www.g-star.com
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20 May 2012

Union Jack the Lad style at Lambretta Clothing

With the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the forthcoming Olympics, this is the best time to show off your patriotic colours.

The Carnaby Street based brand Lambretta Clothing is going all out with their Union Jack fine gauge sweater. 100% cotton price £60 www.lambrettaclothing.co.uk

Definitely not giving the elbow to the celebrations is this Lambretta Union Jack elbow fine gauge sweater. Available in navy, light blue and grey. Price £60.  

Don’t carry the world on your shoulders, just Great Britain with Lambretta’s polo shirts. From the front they are plain white or navy, but turn around and you’ll make a patriotic impact. 100% cotton Price £35 

Don’t worry if this is all too bright and bold, turn off the colour and go monochrome with:
Lambretta‘s grey version of their Union Jack fine gauge sweater. Price £60

All available via  www.lambrettaclothing.co.uk  .

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18 May 2012

Acqua di Parma on the scent trail of Mille Miglia Car Race

Mille Miglia, "the most beautiful race in the world", kicked off on 17th May in Brescia, Italy.  The Acqua di Parma team is racing the Brescia-Rome route in number 313, a beautiful Maserati 150s. 

Mille Miglia, the annual Italian car race, sees 375 cars race a historic route from Brescia to Rome and back. This enthralling competition now in its 85th year, has made champions such as Tazio Nuvolari and Achille Varzi immortal, writing the first pages of car racing history. Enzo Ferrari, who used the Mille Miglia to test the early capabilities of his “shooting star” Ferraris, called it “the world’s greatest road race”.

This is the second year Acqua di Parma has sponsored the Mille Miglia event and will also organise the evening activities,and  touri the most inspiring locations through which the teams will drive over 3 days; enchanting villages and beautiful Italian landscapes. As at past events, the winners of Mille Miglia 2012 will receive unique prizes designed by Acqua di Parma especially for the event which will be presented during the final awards ceremony on 20th May at Teatro Grande in Brescia.

Follow Acqua di Parma via www.scentofmillemiglia.com
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