I’ve had a long admiration for Georg Jensen, the iconic Scandinavian design house which hails from Denmark, after discovering the brand through a press event almost 12 years ago. Of course, the brand has been active for far, far longer; since 1904 and is By Appointment to Her Majesty Queen of Denmark. Their latest collection… Read more »
The term iconic is often overused to describe a person or creation however it is more than fitting to describe Ralph Lauren in such a way. Celebrating 50 years of the man, the label and the vision that started with ties (taking private school and university colours and patterns, then selling them back to a… Read more »
According to a study, the kids are more than OK and stone, cold sober…shunning alcohol like never before. A recent study by University College London found that the proportion of 16 to 24-year-olds who don’t touch the booze has increased from 18 per cent in 2005 to 29 per cent in 2015. So much for the… Read more »
For me, Christmas has long included Claridges hotel. Whether that be for a pit-stop into the bar whilst shopping, popping in to look at their now famed Christmas Tree but saying for coffee in The Foyer or like above, going for cocktails at the Fumoir and dinner at FERA. There’s a certain magic about the… Read more »
In recent years South Korea and its capital Seoul have caught the hearts and minds of the fashion industry for its ahead-of-the-curve brands and labels, not to mention the Insta-nip street-style. The athleisure centric, oversized and tailored silhouettes have been flowing to the UK’s shores for a little while (more on that later) however it… Read more »
It was a great weekend for film premiers in California and a super weekend for Saint Laurent, as these leading men have proven. This is the ultimate #ManCrushMonday with both Rami Malek and Timothy Chalet both choosing the French house for their red carpet appearances. First up was Malek combining smart with casual at a special screening… Read more »
I’ve never really been a big fan of the high-street designer collaborations that launch with fanfare. Exciting as they can be (Jimmy Choo, MARNI, Alexander Wang all for H&M were stand out favourites of the fashion pack) you just know what you are going to get. For example, my partner has a pair of black… Read more »
It is that time of the year when people return to college, university or are back to work after the summer break – tough, I know. For me, one the joys of a new start is new stationary and I was kindly sent, by Pen Heaven, two of the best names in penmanship; Caran D’Ache… Read more »
It is a name that has resonated by both sight and reputation, and for the first time Jo Malone is introducing a dedicated men’s fragrance collection in collaboration with Savile Row tailors Huntsman. One of the finest creators of suiting on the row, many will recognise the name as also being the store front… Read more »
Ooooh; the packing, the font, the symmetry of the packing…welcome to The Grey that has arrived at men’s grooming haven – Beast in Seven Dials, London. It is clear that this is one brand that will be flying from the shelves. Founded by Gregor Jaspers, a professional menswear and lifestyle buyer who regularly travelled the globe… Read more »
TopMan Bright Suits
TopMan have really stepped up to the game over the past few years and this suit is no exception. These shiney suits are stunning for summer (if we actually ever get one) parties and I’d love to see one about at London Fashion Week. Available in turquoise, bright blue, lime green, raspberry and mauve. They… Read more »
Gaultier for Dr Martens
OK, so they might be for the girls, but these Jean Paul Gaultier collaberated Dr. Martens are hot. They have a distinctive diamond cut detail and will come in black and white. I love boots and they have been on the feet of many a fashionista in London however, rumor has it that they will… Read more »
Eddie Borgo Jewelry
Taking influence from the street culture of New York with clear indications of a punk influence, Eddie Borgo is an exciting name to watch (and buy!). His almost architectural pieces are uniformly geometric, almost art deco with more punky bite and New York grit. OK, so he is not cheap but I am going to… Read more »
Mouton Collet Jewelry
Belgian design duo Moutton Collet produce a natural and aesthetically rhythmic collection of jewelry. Their philosophy is that off ‘contrast and opposition’ with pieces I think that evoke a range of emotions yet are consistently wild and free-spirited. Check out these guys, their work is incredible and totally unique.
One of the hottest swimwear brands has finally swam the ocean from Australia to London. Franks apparel is influenced by the beach culture and carefree lifestyle of down-under, never the less I find their collection of vibrant and, well, sexy shorts incredibly refreshing. Their motto ‘for guys who appreciate style and are not afraid too… Read more »
Boys with Tattoos: Hot or Not?
I recently learned the meaning and history of the iconic Swallow tattoo and it made me think, is an arm full of ink hot or not? The Swallow tattoo originates from the days of exploration, piracy and trading where a sailor earned his Swallow image by traveling 5,000 miles and another two, intertwined, on completion… Read more »
Are London and New York Loosing Their Style Footing?
Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty are all set in the the city where fashionistas retreat to for some style therapy. Yet, up and down Fifth Avenue the fashion pack are seething from the news that they are well…no longer fashionable. According to The Global Language Monitor (GLM), New York is now… Read more »
Helmut Lang Men’s to Close?
According to reports in today’s Daily Mail, Helmut Lang is close to axing it’s menswear line. Quoted via Vogue a source says; “It doesn’t make sense anymore to make men’s for Helmut”. “They haven’t shown a formal collection in five years, and Link Theory has a big retail plan for the company that’s centred mostly… Read more »
New Wave ‘Thin Air’
Fashion-forward talent site The Ones2Watch has today featured this style story styled by London cool boy Paul Joyce and photographed by George Mavrikos. I not only love the urban setting, and of course the styling and choice of garments, but also the model Isaac Carew. Both Joyce and Carew are boys to watch I think!
Gucci Pops Up with Gucci Icon – Temporary
Gucci has announced Gucci Icon- Temporary, a pop-up store that will be launching on 23rd October 2009 in New York.The Gucci Icon – Temporary store will retail limited edition Mark Ronson sneakers that have been designed along side the brands Creative Director Frida Giannini. Sixteen mens styles will sit along side just two womens however… Read more »