Monthly Archives : July 2014

Fresh backpacks for the stylish man (AW14)

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It’s high summer and for those of you looking to keep your backpack game strong this Autumn, it’s time to climb a tree and get an overview of what might be available. Strong backpack game? Not something you come across that often in the world of fashion, but believe me, a crummy backpack will really kill off any effort you…

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Book review: The Fashion Resource Book – Men

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Over the past year and a half I’ve reviewed half a dozen more or less interesting books in the field of menswear, and thought I had a fair overview of what little is available. When visiting the UK recently though, I happened upon “The Fashion Resource Book – Men”, which I’d not seen mention of before. It was published in May…

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Summertimes on Instagram

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It’s a slow summer on the blog-writing front. 30+ degrees of blazing sun, week after week, means it’s a lot more tempting to go for a refreshing swim in the sea than sit inside researching and writing! Fear not though, once the weather cools down a bit and days get back on schedule I have some great stuff lined up.…

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Bored? Need a topic to discuss?

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Having spent much time driving cars recently, there has been ample time to talk. Unless you’re gaping in awe at your surroundings (“Look, a dog!”) or playing inane in-car games (“I spy with my little eye something beginning with the letter D”, “The dog?”, “You win again…”) these long drives will require topics. Common topics. While I might be quite happy…

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And another Instagrammed week – UK 2

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Finally back from our road trip around the UK, it feels like we were there much longer than 10 days. This part of the trip took us from Stratford-upon-Avon to Newcastle, and back home again. We packed in a lot of sights and experiences, to be chronicled on the blog shortly. In the meantime, here are the past weeks highlights…

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Another Instagrammed week – UK 1

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This week sees the first part of our UK road trip. Flying to London, renting a car, driving to Brighton. Two days in each place, taking in interesting things underway, both sights, food and shopping. Onwards to Bristol and Bath, via Shepton Mallet (worth a visit if you like Mulberry). Nice to see some original work by Banksy in his…

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The white tee, part of a balanced diet

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So, Summer is here and you want to get your rebel on. No the Billy Idol sneer and peroxided mullet, but more of a rebel with no discernible cause. 50’s style James Dean is more the ticket, ladykiller and generally too cool for school. The white t-shirt is like the yin to the denim yang, and you already have the…

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Trouser Tuesday: Common People, a little out of the ordinary

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Welcome to the absolutely final review of this round of Trouser Tuesdays. Rounding off a full bakers dozen of reviews we today arrive at Scottish brand Common People. Common People is the brainchild of Kestin Hare and is only some 4 years old. Still fairly small and under the radar, there is a single shop in Edinburgh and it’s available…

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My Instagram week

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Another weekly Instagram roundup, with no trouser review or otherwise wordy piece of prose to create a fine olde blog sandwich? Sorry, what with houseguests and my real job I’ve not managed to complete any new posts this week. I hang my head in shame and can only offer up a selection of fresh photographic evidence. Normal service will be…

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