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MATCHES FASHION X AMI EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION

AMI is a French brand that consistently hits the simple and effortless style aesthetic on the head, so it is no surprise that Matches Fashion has launched an online exclusive capsule collection with the Paris based label. This striking collection focusses on updating AMI classics such as the soft cotton trench coat, v-neck jumpers and the… Read more »

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Tried and Tested: Hermes’ Eu de Manderine Ambree

Now it may not be the most sophisticated fragranced shower gel available, however Hermes’ Eu de Manderine Ambree will always have a place in my bathroom. I first found it in their Florence store around 3 years ago whilst looking for a gel that didn’t make my skin dry out. After using it for the… Read more »

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Tried and Tested – Baxter of California

Sticking with the California theme today, I was very impressed by Baxter of California – a men’s grooming brand which was founded by Baxter Finley in 1965 after moving from New York City to Los Angeles and noticing the effect the heat and sun had on his skin. The line is based on an everyday… Read more »

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Mr Porter – Made in California

At the Mr Porter press day a fortnight ago, I saw a small selection of their new Made in California curated offering, a series of exclusive capsule collections inspired by the lifestyle and culture of California which launches today. This collection is a modern-day interpretation of surf, skate, street and casual wear, from a host of… Read more »

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The White T-Shirt – WON HUNDRED

The humble white t-shirt has become a wardrobe staple for men, worn with a pair of chinos or jeans on a weekend, under a suit to dress down the two-piece or with a pair of shorts on holiday. However this versatile and democratic piece of clothing began life as underwear worn by Navy men in… Read more »

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Mr Porter x Saturdays NYC

It is that time of the season again when brands, labels and their PR’s have their press day – a highlighted preview of the upcoming season in which press gain an insight and up-close look at their offerings. One highlight for me was that of Mr Porter, held in Soho last week. After seeing their very… Read more »

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Scotch x Tommi’s Burgers x Jameson Whiskey

If you go down to St. James tonight, you would be in for a big surprise! It was last week that I indeed did just that and discovered The Scotch, tucked away on Masons Yard, a short walk from Piccadilly. The event was an evening of Jameson whiskey and burgers, fries and milkshakes from Tommi’s… Read more »

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Your Spring Fragrance – Bentley Momentum

It was a while ago that I was invited to the 34th floor of The Shard, central London for the launch of the new fragrance from Bentley. Designed with a distinctive man in mind, Momentum and Momentum Intense are packaged in a strong, rectangular bottle that is reminiscent of an emerald-cut diamond. It really is… Read more »

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LAST STYLE OF DEFENSE IS BACK – WITH A NEW RECOGNITION!

Hello readers; how have you been?! I know, its been a while. So why did the blog take a break? Well, as you may know, Last Style of Defense is eight years old. As I have been doing it pretty much everyday – bar the occasional holiday – I strongly believe that taking a break,… Read more »

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Matches Menswear Meets Chef and Model Isaac Carew

“Isaac Carew must have been designed in a laboratory. Perfect Adonis torso, a ‘precision’ quiff and a smile so Instagrammable, photographs of Carew could be deployed by the UN to diffuse pretty much any chilly geopolitical situation” – Jonathan Heef; Matches Fashion. As a friend of the blog (as well as being featured regularly) it… Read more »

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  • B003456-R1-21-15A

    MATCHES FASHION X AMI EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION

    AMI is a French brand that consistently hits the simple and effortless style aesthetic on the head, so it is no surprise that Matches Fashion has launched an online exclusive capsule collection with the Paris based label. This striking collection focusses on updating AMI classics such as the soft cotton trench coat, v-neck jumpers and the… Read more »

  • Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 10.18.47

    Tried and Tested: Hermes’ Eu de Manderine Ambree

    Now it may not be the most sophisticated fragranced shower gel available, however Hermes’ Eu de Manderine Ambree will always have a place in my bathroom. I first found it in their Florence store around 3 years ago whilst looking for a gel that didn’t make my skin dry out. After using it for the… Read more »

  • FullSizeRender_1

    Tried and Tested – Baxter of California

    Sticking with the California theme today, I was very impressed by Baxter of California – a men’s grooming brand which was founded by Baxter Finley in 1965 after moving from New York City to Los Angeles and noticing the effect the heat and sun had on his skin. The line is based on an everyday… Read more »

  • Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 09.19.35

    Mr Porter – Made in California

    At the Mr Porter press day a fortnight ago, I saw a small selection of their new Made in California curated offering, a series of exclusive capsule collections inspired by the lifestyle and culture of California which launches today. This collection is a modern-day interpretation of surf, skate, street and casual wear, from a host of… Read more »

  • FullSizeRender

    The White T-Shirt – WON HUNDRED

    The humble white t-shirt has become a wardrobe staple for men, worn with a pair of chinos or jeans on a weekend, under a suit to dress down the two-piece or with a pair of shorts on holiday. However this versatile and democratic piece of clothing began life as underwear worn by Navy men in… Read more »

  • FullSizeRender_1

    Mr Porter x Saturdays NYC

    It is that time of the season again when brands, labels and their PR’s have their press day – a highlighted preview of the upcoming season in which press gain an insight and up-close look at their offerings. One highlight for me was that of Mr Porter, held in Soho last week. After seeing their very… Read more »

  • Scotch of St James 30-03-17_82

    Scotch x Tommi’s Burgers x Jameson Whiskey

    If you go down to St. James tonight, you would be in for a big surprise! It was last week that I indeed did just that and discovered The Scotch, tucked away on Masons Yard, a short walk from Piccadilly. The event was an evening of Jameson whiskey and burgers, fries and milkshakes from Tommi’s… Read more »

  • FullSizeRender_3

    Your Spring Fragrance – Bentley Momentum

    It was a while ago that I was invited to the 34th floor of The Shard, central London for the launch of the new fragrance from Bentley. Designed with a distinctive man in mind, Momentum and Momentum Intense are packaged in a strong, rectangular bottle that is reminiscent of an emerald-cut diamond. It really is… Read more »

  • Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 16.28.12

    LAST STYLE OF DEFENSE IS BACK – WITH A NEW RECOGNITION!

    Hello readers; how have you been?! I know, its been a while. So why did the blog take a break? Well, as you may know, Last Style of Defense is eight years old. As I have been doing it pretty much everyday – bar the occasional holiday – I strongly believe that taking a break,… Read more »

  • Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 13.55.54

    Matches Menswear Meets Chef and Model Isaac Carew

    “Isaac Carew must have been designed in a laboratory. Perfect Adonis torso, a ‘precision’ quiff and a smile so Instagrammable, photographs of Carew could be deployed by the UN to diffuse pretty much any chilly geopolitical situation” – Jonathan Heef; Matches Fashion. As a friend of the blog (as well as being featured regularly) it… Read more »