Summer Style with dunhill

  The temperature is really rising and thoughts are turning to summer holidays; so have a look over at dunhill who have a sleek, simple and refined collection of beach day bags and pool slides. The Chiltern bag collection (the tote is pure brilliance for its soft material and beautiful simplicity) is perfect for a… Read more »

Fat Tony x adidas Prouder Pride in London 2018

Fat Tony  With friends such as Elton John, Pharrell Williams, Marc Jacobs, Edward Enninful, David Beckham, Skin, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell & Amanda Lepore, it could be hard not to persuade them to help raise the profile of a great cause. That is exactly what London-based DJ Fat Tony has done, and has also done it… Read more »

Why Levi’s ‘I am’ Collection will take you beyond Pride 2018

Long time readers of the blog will know that over the past three years, I have heavily supported the Levi’s Pride collection that benefits the Harvey Milk Foundation – and this year that is no different. With us on the Pride in London march with the brand last year – and my Instagram shots being… Read more »

A License to Thrill: James Bond 007 x Orlebar Brown

Luxury men’s swimwear brand Orlebar Brown are famed for their tailored Bulldog swim shorts in an array of prints that are as eye catching on the beach as they are seen on social media. The brand have lead a number of great collaborations, such as TUMI, but this – for me – has to be… Read more »

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Presents Pride at Topman/Topshop

Their Oxford Circus store windows over Pride in London are never to be missed; so it is great to see Topman/Topshop have launched a capsule t-shirt collection for Pride month in collaboration with London designer and creative force, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy. Curating 5 pieces of original artworks by LGBTQI+ artists, each of the artworks have… Read more »

Brookly Beckham Knows SS18’s Key Menswear Piece

It is the wardrobe staple that has been seen on the menswear catwalks of London, Milan and Paris – and Brooklyn Beckham knows it is the hottest item for SS18; the hoodie. Wearing the Saint Laurent Signature Cropped Terry Cloth hoodie, discreetly placed with the label’s logo – the piece ticks another trend for SS18… Read more »

NYE INKS x BASIC RIGHTS

There seems, to me, a great synergy between the tattoo artist NYE Inks and the menswear brand Basic Rights; both strive for works of art, a bending of rules and the creation of uniqueness. It was very apparent at the Basic Rights event during London Fashion Week Men’s where I saw a collection that has… Read more »

Harry’s – Shave with Pride

I get so exited around Pride Month because some great retailers get behind the LGBT+ causes with gusto, and Harry’s is no exception. I was thrilled to get this through the post not only because their shave gel and razor is the best I have used to date – and I am very nearly run… Read more »

Catwalk to Social: LFWM SS19

Whilst many of the menswear press are in Florence for Pitti U’omo, my mind is still in London Fashion Week: Men‘s mode, and musing of what will be coming next in Milan and Paris to match or rival the creative and commercial trends emerging for SS19. LFWM was far shorter this season which was refreshing… Read more »

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  • 10 Important Facts About Menswear Ahead of LFWM

    London Fashion Week: Men’s – or LFWM for short – kicks off tonight with a show from ICEBERG, events from e-tailer ASOS, high street brand Topman and eyewear brand Kirk Originals. Amongst the fun and frivolity, not to mention the chats, the champagne and delectable canapés to keep the menswear crowd entertained, there is some… Read more »

  • Beach Ready with John Lewis Menswear

    Never Knowingly Undersold – as is their tagline – John Lewis have launched a vibrant collection of swimwear just in time for the summer holiday season! From playfully retro fruit prints, tropical jungle scenes to geometric patterns, they work perfectly with the John Lewis summer staples collection, an offering of basics that mix and match… Read more »

  • Interview: Dougie Poynter Launches Menswear Brand ‘Polonius’

    He maybe known for his esteemed musical career with both McFly and McBusted, yet Dogie Poynter has just added another string to his bow – menswear designer. His style has long been on point, although by his own admission, ‘not in 2004’ – see more below – with a carefully balanced wardrobe that fuses casual Rock… Read more »

  • Mulberry Men’s Collections Launches at Burlington Arcade

    Joining a host of artisanal labels, luxury timepiece and jewellers in the eponymous London venue, Mulberry has just opened the first ever store dedicated to men’s collections. The Burlington Arcade store showcases the Somerset brand’s growing men’s lifestyle range featuring bags, small leather goods, accessories and luggage, with new designs and seasonal updates displayed alongside… Read more »

  • Alfie Douglas: SS18 Backpacks

    I am a sucker for a great backpack, and even more so for one that is made from premium leather. Couple that with the fact that anything Made in England – bonus points for Made in London – is destined to make me part with my money, then I’m sold on Alfie Douglas. For the last… Read more »

  • Why Harry Styles Nails Saint Laurent Perfectly

    Harry Styles has become as synonymous with Saint Laurent as the interlocking logo itself, so it lead many to wonder who he would adopt as his go-to label when Creative Director Hedi Slimane left in 2016. However, he didn’t move an inch away from the label when Anthony Vaccarello took over – and this is a… Read more »

  • Les Parfums Louis Vuitton for Men

      It is 164 years in the making but one of the longest awaited fragrances has launched – Les Parfums Masculins Louis Vuitton. Whilst the luxury French fashion house launched their fragrances for women some time ago, the collection of five scents marks a mile stone in the house’s esteemed history. Developed by Master Perfumer… Read more »

  • Umbro × Christopher Raeburn

    Last week, I headed up to Kick Bar in Shoreditch High Street, east London to see in the launch of the new Umbro x Christopher Raeburn collection; a true celebration of English football in time for the world cup.  Celebrating Umbro’s indelible links with English football’s rich history, Studio Raeburn incredibly deconstructed and remade original Umbro… Read more »

  • Pride Month: River Island #LOVENOTLABELS x Ditch The Label Charity Collection

      Amid a social media scandal with a national fast-fashion retailer and a human rights (including LGBT+) charity, and a back-lash against poorly designed official merchandise for 2018’s Pride in London, thankfully here is one collection for Pride Month which is bang on! River Island has partnered with anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label on a range of… Read more »

  • The Smell of Summer with Urban Apothecary

    When deciding where to go on our summer holiday this year, we weighed up both city and beach options with a tropical climate. Whilst deciding whether it was feasible to take two long haul flights this year – having spent 2 weeks in California in March – we decided that my partner’s native Barcelona was… Read more »