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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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    Adventures with Maison Labiche

    Bank Holiday weekend is guaranteed to involve rain and a trip to the pub. However, in between trip to Bournemouth for a friends Birthday on Saturday and a lovely lunch at KILN, the small-plate Thai restaurent in London’s Soho (followed by a trip to the pub), I was captured wearing Maison Labiche‘s vibrant adventure sweater…. Read more »

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    MATCHES FASHION X AMI EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION

    AMI is a French brand that consistently hits the simple and effortless style aesthetic on the head, so it is no surprise that Matches Fashion has launched an online exclusive capsule collection with the Paris based label. This striking collection focusses on updating AMI classics such as the soft cotton trench coat, v-neck jumpers and the… Read more »

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    Tried and Tested: Hermes’ Eu de Manderine Ambree

    Now it may not be the most sophisticated fragranced shower gel available, however Hermes’ Eu de Manderine Ambree will always have a place in my bathroom. I first found it in their Florence store around 3 years ago whilst looking for a gel that didn’t make my skin dry out. After using it for the… 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 »