Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Christmas Wish List (part 1)- Nike Air Royal “Harris Tweed”

Not really a trainer man these days, but i have to admit Harris Tweed on these Nike's looks amazing. They have exclusively used the tweed teamed with a brown leather toe, black cord laces and, of course, the official Harris Tweed certification trademark on the tongue. £115

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Well.. if the shoe fits- Mr Hare.

When it comes to dressing, you can have a bespoke suit, the sharpest shirt, but if you have the wrong shoes, you're up shit creek without a paddle.

Finally British shoe designer Marc Hare (Mr Hare) is on a self confessed mission; "a selfish pursuit for great shoes", long overdue in my opinion. Beautifully handcrafted in Tuscany, this seasons collection inspired by the designer's trip to Paris, it was easy to see the Parisian influences thought-out the collection from the tassel loafer to the classic brogue but with all the swagger and style of British design. But best not to spend too much over Christmas, prices start from £400.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Jack Frost

Well the dream of an Indian Summer in London has well and truly been shattered, but it does mean that the chunky aran knits can make a much needed return to the front of the wardrobe. COS-Cable knit jumper-£79

Saturday, 20 November 2010

(What's the story?)

I would never have thought that Liam Gallagher would be winning the '2010 Menswear brand of the year' from Drappers, beating the likes of Paul Smith and Ralph Lauren.

The new mens brand represents the British-cenric approach to fashion at its best, with of course a few influences of the Mod/Oasis genre thrown into the mix. The two distinctively different collections, Black Label and Green Label, have deep rich colour pallets and anything from heavy tweeds to paisley prints. Both collections cover many different styles of the modern day man, but still provide simple, workable everyday pieces.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Its Movember time yet again and TOMS shoes have created the limited edition corduroy style, to help raise money for Prostate Cancer.

£39  www.toms-shoes.co.uk

Does that shirt come with volume control?

Every man, for some reason, has a few shirts in his wardrobe that he likes to call his "fun/going out to dinner/drinks shirts". Smart or casual, he thinks that it is acceptable to bear such attire whenever the occasion arises, and it really does have to stop.

Buying expensive clothes doesn't automatically make you look better, having simple basics in you wardrobe, will. Men need to keep it simple, rule: a man can never have enough white shirts. Whatever the occasion your fun/going out to dinner/drinks shirt will look effortlessly chic regardless. rules are rules.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'
Cary Grant