30 January 2013

Paul Costelloe's SS13 Blazer Collection in John Lewis

It may be cold and raining, but sartorial thoughts turn to getting ready for the summer.
Here's a preview of Paul Costelloe's blazer Collection soon to be available from John Lewis:

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25 January 2013

How to Tie A Tie - Full Windsor Knot

Check out this video for instuctions on how to tie a Full Windsor Knot tie:
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23 January 2013

Superdry + Timothy Everest: The Town Coat

Superdry + Timothy Everest Town Coat =  warmth and sartorial  style

Fabric:  80% wool, 20% nylon. Lining 100% polyester
Black with purple or red velvet flip collar
Battleship blue
Purist green
Fishbone Tweed – 100% wool

Link for the Town coat is

Worn with:
Commodity skinny chinos.
Classic five pocket design, button fly and Superdry back pocket logo patch. 100% cotton
Colour: port
Price £44.99

London button down shirt in with contrast trim neck and cuff trim, embroidered cuff emblem and chest pocket logo. 100% cotton
Colour: Daubeney blue check
Price £44.99

Worn with New Trawler boot with weathered finish, leather laces and striped textile lining
Colour: Black leather
Price £140.00

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22 January 2013

TOMS and Dazed Digital announce Carlos Carneiro as winning filmaker for his 'Killing Waves'

Carlos Carneiro has been announced as the winning filmmaker of the ‘Generation Change’ film project partnered by One for One philanthropic company TOMS and pioneering style site Dazed Digital.
‘Killing Waves’ by Carlos Carneiro provides an insight into the individuals behind the environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). Set on a back-drop of the wild Cornish coast, it explories their combined passion for surfing and campaigning for a better coastal environment that everyone can benefit from.

'SAS' was established in 1990 by a group of passionate, local surfers and beach lovers the charity works to protect the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches so that everyone can enjoy them safely and sustainably. Their start-up campaign led to water companies investing £5 billion in sewerage infrastructures and the charity have since continued to build its catalogue of environmental successes targeting issues affecting beaches including marine litter, sewage, pollution, climate change, toxic chemicals, shipping and coastal development.

TOMS and Dazed Digital launched the 'Generation Change' film project; in July 2012 to find truly inspirational individuals and groups that share TOMS philosophy of starting something that matters.
The competition posted on the Dazed website, encouraged UK-based filmmakers to submit a proposal for a three-minute film that told an inspiring story with the winner receiving £5,000 to create their film. The winning clip was then chosen by TOMS, Dazed and acclaimed British director Lucy Walker (Waste Land and The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom).

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21 January 2013

David Beckham wears SOREL Caribou Boots for the Snow

 Men’s Caribou boot is in Nubuck leather upper with waterproof construction, seam sealing and a removable ThermoPlus felt inner boot for warmth. Price £150
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17 January 2013

G-Star Raw AW13 in Berlin

G-Star RAW presented its new AW13 collection in Berlin built around denim craftsmanship including 3D denim designs, the exploration of new silhouettes and experiments in terms of fabric weights and colours.

3D designs introduced the Charlie pant, A-crotch and denim jacket with 3D constructed sleeves.
A heavy crisp 20oz denim was in A-line jackets and modern cut denim pant designs.
the use of heavy fabrics including denim and also rich wools  lead to a new silhouette with slim tops mixes with loose denim fits such as the 3D Charlie pant.

Key theme was a new type of blue called Mazarine, an almost purple kind of blue which was inspired by Toile de Chine  - a fabric that predates denim
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15 January 2013

H&M signs long term partnership with international tennis star Tomas Berdych

H&M signs long term partnership with international tennis star Tomas Berdych

Currently ranked 6th in the world, Czech born Berdych will be an ambassador for H&M both on court wearing a unique tennis collection which will debut in stores later on. But also off court, Berdych will wear his pick from H&M menswear collections
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14 January 2013

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2013

Titled “DEVOTION”, the theme was not just absolute devotion to all things tailoring: cut, fabrics and details, but also devotion to family, to (Catholic) religion and devotion to love.
Fabric for the evening was the luxurious velvet in 3 piece suits and shoes. Elegant in a black and grey palette. Burgundy did bring a splash of colour for one velvet suit with black lapels and pocket flaps.

 The Italian classics made way for the Italian flair as colours became brighter and jackets and tops adorned with large floral prints. High waisted trousers kept in the sombre black.

 Baggy silk t-shirts were heavily bejeweled, embroidered and adorned with Catholic religious icons.

Religious icons (especially of The Madonna )  were also printed on cotton t-shirts and thin sweatshirts.

 The style of the these gave the young models an almost 'altar boy' appearance as the loose wide crew neckline and wide open short sleeves are reminiscent of the altar boy smock.

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11 January 2013

NeobotanicFashion Spring/Summer 2013 printed shirts

NeobotanicFashion SS13 collection is 60s inspired shirts with designs featuring themes of fruits and poppy heads.

Colours are bright.

But if a bold print in a bright colour is a step too far for you, then go for the monochrome look.
The shirts are 100% cotton, price approx £410 and are available made to order via
 neobotanic@gmail.com or  07503600726   
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6 January 2013

Clarks Originals Supporting Record Store Day 2013

Clark Originals are collaborating with US band Best Coast to support Record Store Day 2013.
Record Store Day sees independently owned record stores come together with labels and musicians to celebrate the art of music with free gigs and exclusive releases. The date is Sat 20 April.
The Clarks/Best Coast collaboration is of an exclusive track produced on vinyl  and  limited edition Desert Boots:

Black and white vinyl record print applied to soft calf leather. Price £89

Glossy cobalt blue patent leather  with stitched detail on the heel to reflect the grooves of a viny record. Price £89

Also will be available soon in matt black leather with the stitched detail on the heel.

All these boots come with a free limited edition record design key fob. 
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3 January 2013

River Island Spring/Summer 13 Collection

The stores will soon be stocking the spring/summer collections. Here's a sneak peek at River Island:

Authentic Blue
Inspired by the rugged work wear of the 19th Century gold rush, modern washing and distressing techniques are adopted to breathe new life in to the blues.

The Horizon dip dye denim jeacket is an original take on 70s Americana. Price £50
Worn with true blue western shirt £30; engine wash blue flynn skinny jeans £40 and tablet pendant £10
Denim laundering techniques used-Rip & repair, distressing and bleaching techiques are applied to classic indigo yarns.

Cosmic clashes retro elements with the futuristic. Punk inspired acid wash denims and new wave neons bring elements of the 80s and 90s, but off set with modern technical fabrics, block panelling and sportwear.

The red  acid wash shirt with its raw trimmed sleeves shows the retro spirit of the collection. Price £25
Worn with sleeveless hooded denim jacket £40; grey swim shorts £20 and chrome crucifix pendant £15

And cosmic patterned shirts add the space age dynamic Price tbc

50s inspired rockability meets the flamboyance of Afro-Cubanism.

Open necked Hawaiin shirts in relaxed fits are styled with rolled up sleeves for rockability. The key accessory is the diamond weave straw hat showcasing a relaxed look synonymous with Cuban subculture.
Image shows Tropica white floral shirt £28; very berry jersey bomber £26; nautic pastel shorts £20 and cubana raw stripe straw hat £15

Mainly using a monochrome colour palette and focusing on contrasting textures with a shock of metallics.

The metallic bomber jacket is a true reflection of the range, sportwear look with a slim smart silhouette.
Price tbc. Worn with black Flynn skinny jeans £25; black dress shoes £45; translucent seafarer frames £14; classic chrome band £6 and multi chain bracelet £8

Japanese street style and African inspired print unite to create a new tribalist look.

The camouflage platoon jacket is the statement piece in this collection. Price tbc

A nod to traditional patterns and print technique is in the above Lagos shirt price £28. Worn with tailored khaki pants £40; burnt orange plimsolls £22; tribal patterned rucksack £30; chocolate seafarer frames £16 and brown leather look pendant £10.


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2 January 2013

Rebel at Heart - Thomas Sabo mens jewellery collection 2013

For 2013, David Garrett, the internationally successful violin virtuoso with rock style looks and fashion, is the Ambassador for Thomas Sabo Rebel at Heart 2013 jewellery collection .
The collection includes snake designs as pendants and two new rings -

And a new interpretation to the fleur-de-lis as strong symbols tha characterise the modern dandy with his soulfulness. Price £239

But the skull remains adorning rings and pendants, plus the new bead bracelets.
You need to be a Rebel with Cash for this Skull bracelet. Avilable at Price £719

They also turn up on the violin pendants, uniting rock and the classics in a rebellious nature.
Price £319

Other symbols include the dragon.
The dragon bracelet in black leather, sterling silver and blackened onyx Price £298

And all at sea with the anchor and sea horse  

Pendant seahorse with lobster clasp. Price £254

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