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D&G A/W10 Jeans

After my post on Italian fashion houses doing well in the recession, I began to dig about and see what products stood out. After looking at the obvious accessories like belts, bags and shoes, D&G sent me their online range of jeans for A/W10. Starting at £180, I adore the crotch detail with cross-over button… Read more »

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Born by Ted Baker

Lets face it – whilst many over 30s are struggling to keep up with the rent, it’s the kids who have money to spend. Ted Baker has tapped this valuable market with a new lower-priced diffusion line, Born by Ted Baker, priced 20% lower than his mainline. Flannel shirts, quilted jackets and an array of… Read more »

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Presenting Pessenteiner

Florian Pessenteiner is one of the most prepossessing and emotive male models that has graced the pages of publications such as Vogue Homme Japan and Dazed and Confused. His flowing locks can be seen strutting around east-London’s coolest clubs, and this latest shoot from Heritage magazine embodies the powerful image he dramatises on the runway… Read more »

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Italian Luxury Consumption Stable

There has been talk of ‘green shoots’ in this economic recession over the last couple of months. Often referring to property, automotive and high street retail sales, very few have taken note of luxury good growth. Whilst most cut back on luxuries such as dining out, buying little indulgences at the supermarket and canceling gym… Read more »

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Alex and Chloe for Human Rights Campaign

The necklace features a laser cut black acrylic “painted heart” pendant with the signature Alex & Chloe logo and a classic silver mirror acrylic HRC logo charm on an antique brass extender chain that can be worn from 22” to 26” inches in length. Comes beautifully packaged in a handsome black 100% recycled Alex &… Read more »

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Men.Style to Close

After some serious cost cutting around the world, publisher Condé Nast is to close Men.Style.com – the company’s only web exclusive men focused brand. In an apparent ‘rethink’ of the publishing house, CEO Chuck Townsend warned that the company must “realign to be a successful business in an emerging economy that is now predicted to… Read more »

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Looky-Likey

A news snippet featured today in a national newspaper reports that a looky-likey Balmain dress, as worn by Kate Moss, from Asda has sold out in two hours. The £14, 67% viscose, 29% metal-effect fibre and 4% elastane English made dress, is identical to the £8,000 Balmain couture cropped dress with accentuated sleeve detail –… Read more »

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Postage Paid

As global retailers up-the-ante to provide a higher quality of product and desirability, many are turning to custom made and limited edition garments and accessories. Queen of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood is releasing 300 limited edition postage stamp pendants to celebrate her world wide outlets. Each individually designed, and number stamped, with graphics and text… Read more »

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Timberland Custom

I have noticed a surge of deck-shoes in a rainbow of shades from many brands including Timberland. Now, over at timberland you can custom design a pair. The guys over at Nike kindly allowed me to design my own sneakers at the launch a few seasons ago, and I had a Ralph Lauren polo done… Read more »

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Kokon to Zai

I have long been a fan and avid wearer of the amazing garb of labels KTZ and Marjan Pejoski from Soho boutique, Kokon to Zai. Their S/S09 sample sale runs from July 21st – 24th at the Greek Street store in Soho, London, W1, and will also include some bits from the A/W08 collection too…. Read more »