31 December 2014

Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2015 Advertising Campaign‏ for Men

The Spanish Influence in Sicily

The Spanish influence on the Sicilian traditions and colours is the inspiration for the images of the Spring Summer 2015 advertising campaign featuring the collections designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. 
Traditional Italian and Spanish elements combine together to give the images a touch of Mediterranean sensuality.

Featuring: José Maria Manzanares 28 years old Spanish bullfighter. At age 12 he faced his first bull. He inherited his skills from his father and grandfather and made his debut on the arena before the age 20. Today he’s one of the most talented bullfighters in the world.

Photographer Domenico Dolce

Artistic Director Stefano Gabbana

Male models: Travis Cannata ,Xavier Serrano & Misa Patinszki

Female models: Bianca Balti Vittoria Ceretti Irina Sharipova Blanca Padilla
 Hair Oribe by Canales
Make Up by Pat McGrath
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30 December 2014

Ralph Lauren Introduces The Polo Bar‏ Restaurant in New York

Opening in January, The Polo Bar is located next door to the new Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store at Fifth Avenue and East 55th Street.
 Inspired by classic New York establishments and Ralph Lauren’s love of gathering around the table with family and friends, The Polo Bar offers a casual yet refined setting for food and drink in the heart of New York.

 Guests first enter the bar, where a selection of cocktails and light fare such as garlic potato chips and a daily assortment of oysters can be enjoyed at the brass-topped bar or a cosy back nook warmed by a fireplace.

An elegant wooden staircase leads guests downstairs into the main dining room, where aged leather banquettes create intimate dining alcoves, and deep hunter green walls are adorned with carefully curated paintings and photographs.

 Double doors with port windows open into a special private room that provides an intimate dining experience for up to 14.
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29 December 2014

Sean Christopher - Dapper new Menswear store opens in Knightsbridge

Tailor Sean Christopher has opened his small but perfectly dapper flagship store in Knightsbridge, offering made to measure, bespoke as well as a few off the peg pieces.

With attention to detail, jackets have coloured and patterned linings for a flash of flamboyancy.
Sean combines the old traditional tailored look with a modern twist.

The non matching suit: Sean designed a suit with checked jacket but with plain trousers and waistcoat in chocolate brown.

Sean considered designing his own tattoo, but decided to use the print for his accessories instead.

So good they tied it twice!! Sean takes the bow tie to the next level with a double bow.

Address is
 61 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NZ
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23 December 2014

T.M. Lewin Opens New Store in Oxford Street

T.M.Lewin is opening its new flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, just in time to catch all the last minute festive gift hunters on London’s busiest and most famous shopping street.

 Launching as a pop up in the week before Christmas, the new-look T.M.Lewin, Oxford Street will become a permanent fixture in the new year, when the fully refitted store launches officially. Designed to compliment the 100 year-old brand’s ever-evolving collection of formal shirts,tailoringcasualwearaccessories and womenswear, the latest Lewin store is packed with new contemporary fittings and fixtures, giving London’s latest shopping destination a very fresh modern-classic feel. The launch on Oxford Street marks the latest exciting development for the British multichannel retailer, which now operates 90 stores across the UK, a thriving online business and over 60 stores internationally.
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Paul Magi - An architectural approach to men's accessories‏

Paul Magí is a new men’s accessory brand which takes an architectural approach to design.
Defined by a masculine aesthetic, the design style expresses the structural details of a product.

Considering the needs of a contemporary well-travelled man, the starting point for the ‘Overnighter’ was a list of essential items for a one night stay, with a constraint to conform to airline carry-on size restrictions.

 Paul Magi, himself an architect, presents a brand that focuses on the use of sustainable and responsibly produced materials and components.

The ‘Overnighter’ uses water-resistant cotton canvas and vegetable tanned leathers to create a considered bag that features the Paul Magi logo embossed in an understated script.

 Signature reinforced leather bracing straps provide the ‘Overnighter’ with sufficient rigidity in its horizontal position, to pack clothes and buckle them into position with ease. The three compartments allow for clothing, laptop and personal items to be stored separately yet accessed easily. Stitching around the middle section showcases the technical padding for laptop protection.
 The distance between the handles of the Overnighter (175mm) is also considered detail, determined by the size of a man’s hand. This allows easy access to the front zipped pocket, deep enough to accommodate a jet-setters passport, airline tickets, and any other small items.
 Finally, the padded shoulder strap sums up the whole design philosophy; effortless style with the comfort of the user in mind.
Price £450

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20 December 2014

The Santakini!

Santa hat included
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Only Available until 5 Jan 2014 - The #TwitterWhore Obsession T-Shirt

You feel it everywhere you go. It distracts you on the bus, in the car . It interrupts your favourite TV show and even your date nights. It often keeps you up at night.
You can't help yourself - You’re a #TwitterWhore, and you just gotta tweet about it.

So why not show your true colours with a stylish #TwitterWhore Obsession tee?
The #TwitterWhore Obsession tee might be the only thing in your wardrobe that can’t be described in 140 characters or less.
This comfort fit t-shirt is available as a Tee and Hoodie  in a wide range of sizes, and features a unique silkscreened design.  Constructed of high quality cotton and side seaming, this tee is designed to last.  It even comes with its own hashtag!
Only available until 5 Jan so get tweeting!!

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17 December 2014

Monster 24K headphones' starring role on X Factor Final

Exclusive to Selfridges

Please note Gold and 24K are only used due to the colour and to distinguish from other Monster headphones. 
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David Beckham wears Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren‏

Image by XposurePhotos.com

Ralph Lauren is pleased to announce that David Beckham was spotted wearing the Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Chambray Utility Shirt whilst out with his family for dinner in London recently.

Price £130.00

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11 December 2014

Oliver Sweeney Brogues with Johnnie Walker mini whisky bottle in the heel‏

JOHNNIE WALKER® RED LABEL® has teamed up with men’s footwear and accessories label, Oliver Sweeney, to craft the most challenging, different and stylish innovation in the industry to date.

The JOHNNIE WALKER Oliver Sweeney Brogue is a footwear first – and goes to show that when the perfect brand collaboration brings together style, design and flair, as well as a passionate attention to detail, the most ambitious brief can be overcome.

The JOHNNIE WALKER Oliver Sweeney Brogue is the sophisticated alternative to a classic, as constructed within each expertly crafted heel is a miniature of JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL. Taking its lead from the platform and stack heel trend, the classic Oxford style Brogue will see you enjoy a bold night out with added street style thanks to its classic punching and wingtip detail.

Renowned for its bold, characterful taste, JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL is balanced to shine through even when mixed, so both a bottle of Ginger Ale and a recipe card are included in the shoe box, enabling you to enjoy the new serve, JOHNNIE & GINGER.

 Collaborative partner Oliver Sweeney has proven the devil is in the detail with 130 pairs crafted – each taking two days to make, using only the finest calf leather – completed with the iconic JOHNNIE WALKER ‘striding man’ tattooed directly onto the leather.
The design also sees the signature JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL colours feature in the stitching, inner sole and dust bag, while the leather is a tanned whisky colour. The launch comes as the whisky brand launches The Bold Collections; a series of ventures fusing drinks and design.

Available in Oliver Sweeney stores Price £295 and online:

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6 December 2014

Where to go in London to See in the New Year

Kettner’s is set to welcome guests to bring in the New Year with a Black Tie Masquerade Ball.
With two floors of revelry, a dining room full of history and three bars, Kettner’s is the ideal setting to see in 2015.
 Kettner’s will provide a glamorous night of cabaret, live music, burlesque, swing dance lessons, a live band and DJs until 3am.
Think of the decadence of the Venetian masquerades, where mystery hangs in the air. Think of the renaissance era, the beautiful gowns, ornate masks and carefree consumption. Then imagine your New Year’s Eve celebrations in a Grade II listed building, where masked guests experience the best of times in one of the most historical and glamorous buildings in Soho!

 Dining tickets are £110 per person which include a 3-course gourmet meal and entry into the Masquerade Ball.
Tickets for the Masquerade Ball only are £50.

 Located on London’s Embankment, you will have a front row seat to witness the breathtaking New Year’s firework display in 5 star comfort.
The Royal Horseguards welcomes you with a roaring coal fire and draped festive garlands and of course, a Christmas tree decorated in traditional style.
Dine at The Royal Horseguards restaurant, and watch the stunning firework display from the terrace located directly opposite London Eye, or splash out and check into a river-view suite,
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L'Oreal Paris Men Expert 'Beat My Beard' Campaign in support of Bowl Cancer UK‏

L’Oreal Paris Men Expert #BeatMyBeard campaign, encourages men to share their bearded selfie to help raise awareness of those affected by Bowl Cancer and win some great skincare to boot!!

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4 December 2014

3 December 2014

Police Watches Launch Christmas TV Campaign‏

Police Watches has launched its biggest television advertising campaign to date in the build up to Christmas.

 The campaign will run on ITV channels in the UK with more than 13million potential viewers with spots booked during prime time programming including I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and The X Factor. The 10 second UK-filmed advert stars a parkour stunt model along with five watch models, including the Python which is the main focus and brand’s hero model for AW14.

Police Lifestyle ITV Advert - December 2014 from Foreel Productions on Vimeo.
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Joules SS15 Menswear - Ooh La La!

The Joules press day had an Ooh La La! French summer theme, showing keeping it casual doesn't mean you have to compromise on style..
Prints are hand drawn in house for that individual style. 
For the smart casual summer's day there is the Talbert Chambray printed shirt £59.95. Joules prints are hand drawn in house for the individual look.

Teamed with Stretton china in (French) red wine. £59.95 and Halstow Trilby hat £19.95
The chinos are available now via direct link

Showing Life's A Beach: lime green printed Heston swin shorts £34.95 with Harmon sweatshirt £34.95

Summer colours are bright and fresh with lime greens and red wine.:

Woody polo shirts £34.95, Heston swimshorts in colour block and prints £34.95 and flipflops £16.95
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Moss Bros win Gold in the 2014 London Design Awards‏

Category: Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

The company partnered with design agency Pentagram in order to refresh the brand’s corporate identity and have stronger resonance with the company’s core customer demographic.  This activity encompassed everything from the re-evaluation of Moss Bros.’ guest brand and own label hierarchy, through tone of voice and use of brand marks across all customer touchpoints.
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British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran performed at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014, London.

 Ed wore a navy window pane, two button, three-piece, notch lapel suit, shirt, and tie while arriving on the red carpet. During his performance, he wore a navy, window pane waistcoat, pants, shirt and tie. All by Ermenegildo Zegna
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2 December 2014

Thomas Pink SS15 Collection

Inspired by global travel, the SS15 collection is of rich colours, textures and prints.
Travel to India for the paisely print, S America for the tropical florals and Miami for the pink stripe.

 Stripes and checks range from intensely saturated colours to elegant worn in and cool.

 Soft collars mingle with more traditional cuts.
Below is on trend colour blocking with penny pink and turquoise on the Eldon shirt. Tie is the Indigo spot tie.

Blurring the lines between casual and formal is this dapper smart casual attire: The navy Baker jacket, pale blue Calderon shirt, Indigo spot bow tie and the paisley print pocket square

Have fun with these colourful summer socks:

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1 December 2014

McLaren drivers signatures engraved on Gillette razor, smaller than a grain of sand

Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, and McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history, have created an unique piece of sport memorabilia razor so precise, you’ll need a microscope to see it.

Only five razors of this kind will reach consumers and each demonstrates the two brands’ passion for precision engineering. This precise memorabilia will be framed and awarded to the world’s biggest fans of Gillette and McLaren.

Gillette and McLaren have already put the performance of racing into consumers’ hands and their shaving experience by launching a Formula 1 inspired limited edition Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor pack. Now, they are pushing precision technology further, combining two icons of modern engineering in an unexpected way: by individually engraving the McLaren F1 MP4-29 car and McLaren drivers’ signatures each onto the edge of Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor blades.

The result is a piece of memorabilia so precise, it’s invisible to the naked eye. A matter of micrometers makes this memorabilia the breakthrough it is: the engraving is just 0.7mm wide, and 0.24mm high – dimensions smaller than a grain of sand and even smaller than pinhead.  This was done with the help of a scanning electron microscope and an electron column which were used to project a focused beam of ions onto the conductive surface of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor blade. The nanoscientists involved in this project spent around 25-30 hours trying various different designs, sizes and ratios, to get the precise final result.
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Plain Sailing for Sperry Topsiders SS15 Men's Collection

For SS15 Sperry collaborate with the Los Angeles clothing brand ' Band of Outsiders' to create these statement monochrome styles:

But SS15 is not all clear black and white. There are faded shades of grey and denim blue in daisy prints to get you all nostalgic for the Flower Power 70s.

The collection also ranges from macho camo print in muted shades of beige to the more flamboyant tropical island florals with a touch of hot pink.

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