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British Rain vs Men’s Fashion

There are but three things one can be certain of in life – death, taxes and British rain.   I won’t dwell on the former two, but writing today the third sticks firmly in my mind.   You see I hired a bicycle today. When I unhooked my Boris special the sky was a shade of grey, marl perhaps – no darker than that. By the time I finished my journey the sky was a foreboding, gunmetal grey, and then the skies opened. I felt, at one point, as if... Read More

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Merc London AW13

Merc London AW13 Merc London was founded in 1967 by Javid Alavi, born in Britain in 1941, who still remains the Chairman of the company. The word “merc” started to be a key element of their designs, offering the first carrier bags and t-shirts similar to the ones sold today that helped creating the image of an independent brand and business. Next season’s clothing will be divided into ranges: new arrivals, W1, with higher quality materials and detailing and Heritage Collection if you are a fan of Merc’s classic style rather... Read More

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Matinique – For the Urban Man

Matinique – For the Urban Man This Scandinavian company has been influencing the fashion market for 40 years and since the legendary Niels Martinsen founded Matinique back in 1973, the brand has always been one of the fashion world’s finest. Skilfully interpreting new trends to a wider audience, Matinique has remained focused on providing clear and simple choices to male consumers of fashion. They have kept a steady brand promise, always staying true to the Matinique personality and the brand signature. Throughout, the result has been fashionable collections for the urban... Read More


The Crombie = Timeless

The Crombie  = Timeless Crombie remains an iconic British brand, trusted worldwide for the quality of its products and the timeless elegance of its designs. In England, the ‘Crombie coat’  has been used to refer to the sometimes velvet-collared covert coat – a close relation to the Chesterfield – that has been beloved by Teddy Boys, skinheads, City bankers and gentlemen of the turf. The brand’s enduring simplicity and elegance have allowed it to be rediscovered afresh by every generation. The company continues to use the finest British wools, tweeds... Read More

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Weekend Offender SS13: Inspiration from British Movies

Weekend Offender SS13: Inspiration from British Movies  Weekend Offender, out from the mid-noughtie’s spring/summer 13 lookbook uses famous quotes from classic British films such as Quadrophenia, The Krays and A Clockwork Orange, the collection of images provides an idea of the Weekend Offender lifestyle. The collection itself is no-nonsense, functional, bold, stylish and playful, assured. Bold colours, the colour palette utilised, broad cuts and clandestine pockets. The Weekend Offender Spring/summer 2013 range does the  tough terrace-like styling, bringing in  simple lightweight jackets, ideal for football away days, and minimalist shirts for weekend nights out.... Read More

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Realm & Empire SS13 Collection

Realm & Empire SS13 Realm & Empire is the  fantastic  British Heritage brand, that show their SS13 men’s collection with fresh creative thinking, and the same meticulous attitude towards inspirational design and garment crafting, drawing upon authentic reference points from a rich British history and cultural references pre war to produce a collection unlike any other. “Capturing the essence of our Great British history is what drives and defines the Realm & Empire creative team.” paying homage to the characters and events that have shaped our country, its people and... Read More

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J.Lindeberg SS 13

J.Lindeberg  SS 13  The J.Lindeberg Spring Summer 2013 collection,  inspired by nature, entitled ‘Sweden from Above’ comes in swathes of beige and brown throughout. Designer Jessy Heuvelink is inspired by the geometrical shapes created by nature. The diversity; the colours, lines and textures, that show in the  progressive tailoring combined with a contemporary sportswear influence, further adding to their crossover appeal.  With  geometric shapes and lines, tone-on-tone colour, and a palette that ranged from water blues to sandy nudes, with a flash of bright tangerine, inspiration from the colour and contours... Read More

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Lacoste Pe-Fall 2013 2014 Lookbook

Lacoste Pe-Fall 2013 2014 Lookbook Lacoste showed  its Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 pre-collection’s lookbook. In a palette of knitwear in stripes  in nautical tones, outerwear, quilted blazers and trousers in reds,  colours of blues, this is a collection showing a flare towards ski motif. Featuring Swedish male model Benjamin Eidem, the sports label’s ready to wear looks, featuring sporty mix based on ski motifs and consists of nautical stripes, cosy sweaters, rugged pants, voluminious cardigans, overcoats and quilted blazer-jackets. Lacoste lets their more youthful side shine with a new lookbook. Lacoste from Stuarts... Read More

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Baracuta A/W 2013 Collection

Baracuta A/W 2013 Collection From Baracuta  A/W 2013, this season’s Pitti Uomo collection from Ivory Label and designer Kenichi Kusano’s Baracuta Blue Label. With the white label giving it’s all on the G9 and G4  classic jackets, updated with contemporary materials and details, the Ivory line is a repurpose of the classic Baracuta looks in two new seasonal colours: earth brown and military green, all in  earthy hues. The Blue Label collection takes inspiration from that heritage and reinterprets key elements with a contemporary aesthetic. Blending preppy and punk style,... Read More


Rail Roaded – Schott NYC AW 2012 collection

Rail Roaded – Schott NYC AW 2012 collection On the rail road, the Schott Autumn/Winter 2012 collection has been inspired by the railways of WWII era. With their hand-crafted quality, timeless outerwear, Schott NYC jackets were built for the toughest of jobs and highlights include three classic styles of jackets; the bomber, motorcycle, and pea coat constructed in fabrics from leather to shearling, the moto-inspired fitted leather jacket the Military and Biker inspired leather jackets show a classic garment with a modern fit. These classic garments with just a touch of modern fit. Schott NYC  an American... Read More