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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 »

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Ten Fashion & Lifestyle Royal Warrant Holders to Make You Feel Like a Prince

It is possibly the highest honour any brand, label, retailer or service (yet not professional) could hold, and one that is often instantly recognisable to many consumers – it is of course, the Royal Warrant. With the eyes of the world on Windsor for the wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex, many… Read more »

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Mr Porter Restore Kit

There has been so many times to count that e-tailer Mr Porter has been a saviour of style and grooming; from a last minute white t-shirt and an emergency pair of ripped chinos to a last minute Birthday present or their incredible grooming boxes which are perfect for trips booked on the fly. This season,… Read more »

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Why We Shouldn’t Take Menswear for Granted

It often takes a few life changing events to put things into perspective. I’m not talking just one here – that would boarder on the tedious – I am talking about a host; a wealth or a continuous momentum of events which can, to put it mildly, really bugger things up. Living in one of… Read more »

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Champion Comes to London’s Soho

Before an event in Soho the other week, standing outside of a pub on Brewer Street in the heart of Londons’ Soho, we spotted the murmurings of a store opening which appeared to be the achingly cool Champion. Proved correct last week, the brand have just released this teaser video – and it’s awesome! If… Read more »

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Kingsman + MR PORTER Shop

  For fan’s of the Kingsman films this is another unique opportunity to not only step into the world of the international spy organisation, but also shop the collection.  Housed in the beautiful and historic building normally occupied by the world’s oldest wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd in St. James. The standalone shop at Berry… Read more »

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Duke and Dexter

 LSoD has been away for a little bit: part summer holiday, part family stuff (very stressful) and part no time to log-on and get writing. However, more about the interesting one – the holiday. It was time to jet off to Barcelona once again but this time to meet my boyfriend’s family. It was a… Read more »

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Napapijri’s 4 Seasons

It’s an unusual paring but when you think about the make-up of both the brand and the classical piece, it totally makes sense. Napapijri will be presenting a contemporary rework of Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ at Bread & Butter Berlin on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Vivaldi’s concertos have been reimagined by London based singer,… Read more »

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Fear of God x Mr Porter

I do like a really great LA based brand, and this one should only put the fear of God into your bank managers heart as this is one awesome offering. Launching today on Mr Porter cult LA-based streetwear label Fear of God is worth investing in. Jerry Lorenzo – pictured – of Fear of God… Read more »

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Aidan Turner x dunhill AW17

I do like Aidan Turner, he of Poldark fame. He has a certain style that lends itself to an aesthetic that gravitates towards dress casual, something which dunhill have been doing really well aside from their stunning tailoring. Shot on location at the iconic – and very British – Greenwich Naval College in London under the… Read more »

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    U OK HUN? Philip Normal x boohooMan

    U OK HUN? Today, boohooMAN has launched their first ever Pride collection, designed by creative LGBT visionaire and activist Philip Normal. He has become famous for his very cheeky illustration tees and those with slogans such as ‘U OK HUN?’ and ‘YASSSSSS’. The limited edition collection steps away from the brands traditional style and delivers… Read more »

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    TYLER AND CONVERSE COLLAB ON THE CONVERSE ONE STAR

    Amid rumours he may have come out as gay on his newest single, Tyler, the Creator joins forces with Converse to bring his dynamic sense of imagination in this sweet pair of light-blue – or Clearwater – One-Stars. Known for his creativity, as well as his authenticity and integrity in everything he touches, Tyler has lent design sensibilities and… Read more »

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    Folk x Goss Brothers

    Folk has long been one of my favourite brands; pushing the dichotomy of menswear and leading the independent yet globally important face of the industry. Never one to shy away from innovation and newness, this new collaboration  fuses art, fashion and literature in with the artists Nick and Phil Goss. The collection of around 20… Read more »

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    Burton Menswear AW17

      It may still be a little warm to be thinking of Autumn Winter 2017 but it seems the chaps over at Burton have been planning this for quite some time! Burton have made no secret that they are revitalising their offering after a few seasons of, what some may call, loosing their way. Rather… Read more »

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    Desmond & Dempsey

    I do know a couple of people who are big fans of pyjama-style suiting – indeed I know a couple more who love pyjamas – but I have never been a fan. Until now. Desmond & Dempsey is a brand which was born out of a love for lazy and leisurely Sunday mornings, in 2014…. Read more »

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    Exploring the V&A with KNOMO London

    I have been looking for a new premium backpack, after my lovely EastPak eventually succumbed to retirement after a year or so of extreme packing. After considering a couple of brands, I was contacted by Knomo London to try and test (and yes, gifted) one of their backpacks. After deciding that I wanted a premium… Read more »

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    Levi’s Pride Collection

    Late last week, I did a post on the various activities that Levi’s is engaging in around Europe for their 2017 LGBT+ Pride celebrations – of which I am going to both in London during Pride in London week. To accompany their celebrations and various activities, they have released a great capsule collection to help… Read more »

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    Infuse My Colour haircare

    I started developing grey ‘highlights’ about 5 years ago, which for someone in their mid-20s was quite daunting and a little embarrassing. Whilst my oldest brother started going grey at 21 – and is now fully embracing a Phillip Schofield type head of silver hair – I knew I was bound to follow, although not… Read more »

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    LEVI’S Pride!

    As one of the most diverse and biggest supporters of the global LGBT community, Levi’s are once again supporting prides all over the Europe – starting with Madrid. To celebrate World Pride 2017, Levi’s has partnered with photo journalist and gay rights activist Daniel Nicoletta to curate an exhibition of fifty photographs covering forty years of… Read more »

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    Mr Porter Summer Grooming Kit

                                               One of the highlights of the season, for me, from Mr Porter is their grooming kit (named either summer or winter) which contains a generous selection of both full and travel sized grooming bits… Read more »