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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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    Tried and Tested – Baxter of California

    Sticking with the California theme today, I was very impressed by Baxter of California – a men’s grooming brand which was founded by Baxter Finley in 1965 after moving from New York City to Los Angeles and noticing the effect the heat and sun had on his skin. The line is based on an everyday… Read more »

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    Mr Porter – Made in California

    At the Mr Porter press day a fortnight ago, I saw a small selection of their new Made in California curated offering, a series of exclusive capsule collections inspired by the lifestyle and culture of California which launches today. This collection is a modern-day interpretation of surf, skate, street and casual wear, from a host of… 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 »