Menswear

FAKERS GONNA FAKE – DOLCE & GABBANA MENSWEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2016

June 22, 2015

The Silk Road was a network of trading routes which snaked through China, Asia, Persia, North Africa and Europe from ancient times to the fifteenth century. Many of these routes terminated in the port of Sicily, leading to a melange of cross-cultural elements, resulting in buildings like the Chinese Palace in Palermo, a heady hotchpotch […]

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Beckham for Belstaff. 2nd Collection Launches

June 7, 2015

Like Beckham? Like Belstaff? It’s a no brainer, really. Of course we do. So the news that the second Beckham for Belstaff 2015 collection has just released (5th June) in stores and online will bring joy to those men with the wallet large enough to invest in these incredible pieces. A trans-seasonal collection, it will […]

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Marks & Spencer launches David Gandy for Autograph Swimwear Collection

May 19, 2015

Let’s face it. The weather’s been drearsville so it’s up to Mr Gandy to lift our spirits. And our heart rates. David Gandy, the epitome of English elegance, always be-suited and dapper than the best of the best is the go-to figure, quite literally in his case, of many brands and publications. (Well he would […]

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Acqua di Parma releases Ambra

May 8, 2015

You only have to say the name Acqua di Parma to most men of taste and they’re salivating. It’s one of the few niche brands I know that all men of a certain standard seem to drool over. A bit like Charlize Theron in fragrance form. There’s the irresistible and distinctive Colonias in differing degrees […]

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Travelling Light–COS x Mr Porter ‘The Modern Traveller’

May 8, 2015

There’s no doubt that Natalie Massenet has changed the way we shop for luxury fashion, first for women in 2009 with Net-a-Porter, followed by discount site The Outnet, then Mr Porter in 2011. What set Massenet’s business apart from other luxury ecommerce websites was a focus on service, immaculate packaging, and speedy delivery. Success was […]

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Oliver Sweeney store opens in Covent Garden’s Henrietta Street

May 7, 2015

It’s two weeks ago now, but when last in London, I popped into the latest Oliver Sweeney store in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. The brand has come a long way in a few years. Now co-owned and partnered by one of my former bosses (Michael Bennett), the brand has six stores and a burgeoning online […]

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FASHION STATEMENT – Matthew Miller’s ‘Born to Fail’ collection

May 7, 2015

The thing is, fashion and politics used to come hand in elegantly gloved hand. Think back to the Eighties and Katharine Hamnett’s slogan T-shirts, Comme Des Garcons’ Hiroshima chic or even Margaret Thatcher’s power-suits, so emblematic of The Establishment. Even Franco Moschino, long before Jeremy Scott turned his house into an outpost of Mattel, was […]

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Whistles Releases Menswear for AW’14

June 15, 2014

“What do you think of Whistles new menswear collection?” I said to @bombfashion. “It’s the way Jigsaw menswear should have looked,” was his reply. And he’s right. I have my own personal doubts about Whistles womenswear and its continuing onslaught of the high street. Sorry folks, I just do. It tries just that too hard […]

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Nicole Farhi’s Joanna Sykes’ Purist Casual Approach

January 20, 2014

Nicole Farhi showcased an informal studio presentation with a collection devoted to signature knitwear and eased silhouettes. Creative Director Joanna Sykes continued her purist journey with the label by emphasizing deconstructed separates produced from the softest organic textures of wool, flannel and jersey. The collection was removed from the confines of strict tailoring. Pattern knits […]

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Crombie Re-Vamped–The AW’14 Collection

January 15, 2014

When it comes to strategising a modern campaign for British branding the concept of ‘heritage’ is always in vogue. Admittedly, the theme can be slightly overkill for some labels that have unconvincingly attempted to concoct contributions to the history of dress. Fortunately, Crombie stands as a reserved example of men’s clothiers worthy of esteemed historical […]

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