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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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    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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    Ted Baker ‘Daniel’ Watches

    Handsome by name, handsome by nature – or so I have always been told. OK, that’s enough self-flattery but seriously, this Daniel collection of watches from Ted Baker are really well designed with some very handsome features. A modern take on a classic style, the collection offers an incredibly stylish way to dress up your everyday… 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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    Mr Porter x Gucci Exclusive Collection

    It has landed! After a short wait after the official announcement, the Mr Porter x Gucci collaboration collection arrives today on the eponymous website. The 43-piece capsule collection, designed exclusively for Mr Porter, is inspired by urbanism and self-expression, rooted in classic tailoring silhouettes and eccentric sportswear – a true combination of the two brands…. Read more »