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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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    Blood Brother x Holt Renfrew

    London based Blood Brother is a label, for me, that does that great combination of creative yet urban-driven collections with the right amount of attitude that makes it a wearable statement with identity. Where other labels really target the urban-loving style hunter, Blood Brother appeal to a wider audience. This collection – and collaboration –… Read more »

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    OKI-NI x EQT Sneakers

    Always tapping into the style driven customer with a fashion-forward point of view; e-tailer OKI-NI has partnered with the super hot, Amsterdam based sneaker brand EQT on this sleek duo. The collaboration, entitled Polarity, one black (named Negative) and the other white (named Positive) – with each pair the exact opposite of the other. This… Read more »

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    Simba Art Collective x Crisis Homeless Charity

    As the winter sets in and the nights become bitter; it is lovely to snuggle in bed with a great book or something on Netflix, with a cup of tea or something stronger. However, for many – over 30,000 in the UK alone – people do not have a bed or roof over their head… Read more »

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    Victoria Secret After-Show Party with CÎROC

    It was not hard to miss last week’s Victoria Secret party in Paris; the show-stopping event that is a spectacle as well as a showcase of the most carnival-like spectacular looks. At the after-party, men about town – or in this case, Europe – singer Tinie Tempha and style influencer Jack Guinness  celebrated with Ciroc… Read more »

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    Kent & Curwen x David Beckham Exclusively Launches on Mr Porter

    He is recognised as a menswear style icon; a sleek bastion of tailored style as well as a cool, effortless man in casualwear. It then comes as no surprise that David Beckham has continued his partnership with menswear brand Kent & Curwen for the first collection with  creative director Daniel Kearns. But where does Mr… Read more »

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    Louis Vuitton Mens Pop-Up Store In Selfridges London

    This morning I rose early and endured the first morning frost – not to mention a 1 degree freeze-fest – to preview a very special pop-up in London’s Selfridges flagship store; Louis Vuitton men’s. Situated on the reconfigured ground floor, the space is dominated by a giant, beastly giraffe who is holding a limited edition… Read more »

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    Designers Against AIDS – Eastpak

    As we approach World AIDS Day on December 1st, so luggage and accessories brand EastPak launch their Designers Against AIDS initiative. Every year, the brand ask a section of varying designers to put their take on the iconic Padded Pak’r. Launching for sale, on the day itself, here – each bag has been redecorated, reinvented… Read more »

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    1 of 1 – Cheaney’s Customised Shoe

    Handmade – or bespoke – shoes are often regarded as the height of luxury in footwear. Much like having a made-to-measure suit produced, every possible measurement of the foot is taken to produce the final result. Considering the work and time involved in producing a bespoke shoe; many people are put off by not only… Read more »

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    Parasol Unit x ASOS Winter Wear

    Spending an afternoon wandering the galleries of East London, wrapped up against the Autumn chill has to be one of the best London experiences. Thanks to ASOS, I was toasty warm in my leather biker jacket as I headed to Parasol Unit in Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street station towards Angel. Whilst the… Read more »

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    Christmas with GT Shopping

                                            It’s getting to that time of the year again, where thought of gift-giving and of course, receiving come to mind. With many now doing their Christmas shopping online – beating the high street crowds is… Read more »