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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 »

MR PORTER X TOD'S

Mr Porter x Tod’s Exclusive Collection

  Rooted in the DNA of the brand’s renowned leather Gommino, Tod’s quintessential driving shoe, Mr Porter has collaborated with the famed Italian footwear and outfitting house for an exclusive capsule collection. Designed by Tod’s Menswear Creative Director, Mr Andrea Incontri, the 25-piece collection of footwear and seasonal vacation wear consists of a relaxed and effortlessly stylish… Read more »

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Orlebar Brown Brings Us a SS17 + New Store Opening.

With news that Britain will be/could be/maybe basking in record temperatures for the next month coupled with the start of the holiday season, Orlebar Brown have released their Spring/Summer 2017 offering, as well as opened a new store on Walton Street, London. With an update of vibrant shades for their famed shorts as well as… Read more »

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Get Summer Ready with Universal Works

If like me you are going away to warmer climes (although London and the UK has not been too bad in the sun-stakes of late) look no further for an awesome summer wardrobe than Universal Works. For SS17, the British label have produced a collection influenced by the iconic photography of Burt Glinn during early… Read more »

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John Lewis x Father’s Day

  It is often said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so a fail safe gift for Father’s Day can be found at the John Lewis food hall. If you have never explored the cavern of goodies at the famed high-street department store, they offer some of the best foodie… Read more »

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Superdry: The Night is Young Collection

As the nights get longer and the days get hotter (hopefully!) Superdry have formulated a collection that is perfect for nights out when the temperature has risen. With vests in graphic prints, longer semi-tailored shorts and vibrant sweats, this collection is perfect for an extended evening down the pub and ideal for a one stop… Read more »

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Design Museum: Cartier In Motion

If you have not been to the new Design Museum in Holland Park, I highly suggest a visit as it is an architectural wonder as well as a superb space of creativity and inspiration. Given its cultural significance not only in London but the world, it is no surprise that Cartier has chosen the space… Read more »

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MATCHES FASHION // RAEY SS17

Nesstled amongst the many outstanding brands on Matches Fashion, is Raey, their own collection of items for the man who mixes minimal design with urban sensibilities yet appreciates a pared back wardrobe, designed and developed in London. It is so popular that the label has launched its own stand alone store in London’s Notting Hill,… Read more »

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Grenson x Haeckels

  London is a mess with its weather this week, and last night in Soho was no exception. I had just finished a late lunch at The Ivy Soho Brasserie when I hurried over to the Grenson shoes and Haeckels fragrance launch in the driving rain to a room filled with the most incredible aromas…. 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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    Dr Martens x Engineered Garments

    With one contemporary label collaborating with an iconic brand, this Dr Martens and Engineered Garments collaboration range of shoes will send fans of both in a frenzy. Putting a twist on the iconic 1461 style, it has been updated in a sharp and versatile range of military inspired shades – with the navy and olive… Read more »

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    Hermès Horloger Cape Cod for Men

    I am not a big fan of ‘fashion’ watches, and by that I mean those from luxury fashion brands such as Gucci, Armani, Versace and the like. Whilst I have a beautiful Emporio Armani dress watch that I received from my parents for my 18th, I am not a fan because of two reasons. The… Read more »

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    Mr Porter x Nike x Undercover

      We do like sneakers here at LSoD, particually when they are by Nike, and available through Mr Porter. This latest collaborative endeavour sees Jun Takahashi’s cutting edge Japanese brand Undercover partner with sportswear giant Nike to launch a new design take on the iconic dunk silhouette. The Jungle Dunk High-top sneakers feature a heel… Read more »

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    AVI-8 – Lancaster Bomber

    With the world’s economic minds and leaders in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum, thoughts in a couple of months will go back to the European state for the world’s leading timepiece exhibition – Baselworld. However, launching prior to this magnificent event is the AVI-8 Lancaster Bomber watch that combines heritage, superb materials with… Read more »