Design

Why do we obsess over details?

Studio Nicholson shirt perfection - why we obsess over details

We see lots (and lots) of blogs and features about personal style – what tastemakers like to wear and how they wear it. And I love those, but we don’t see much about the mechanics of design and why some things just work. Why a shirt sits just so, how to achieve a perfectly-fitting sweater. At Studio Nicholson, it’s part of an internal code known as ‘JND’ – just noticeable difference. A phrase used by psychologists and designers, ‘just noticeable difference’ refers to those elements that may not be immediately visible but be assured, they serve a purpose. (more…)

A jangle of bangles

Hermes Wooden bangles worn by Bali Barret. Photo by Tung walsh for Self Service

Much as I love the idea of wearing an armful of chunky bangles, I’ve never quite managed to make it work. Maybe the answer is this arrangement of wooden bangles, mixed with a thin golden bangle or two. OK, these are Hermès ones (on silks chief Bali Barret), but hey, there’s nothing wrong with aiming high…

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGE: Tung Walsh for Self Service

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Craig Green, Loewe, Cashmere In Love, A.P.C

Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. CRAIG GREEN X BJORN BORG
Craig Green X Bjorn Borg aw16
I totally missed the memo that Craig Green has teamed up with underwear brand Bjorn Borg to produce a sportswear line for AW16. I saw it at the Urban Outfitters press day and it’s really, really cool. (more…)

Who is the Mr Burberry guy?

Mr Burberry eau de toilette engraved bottle

I thought I’d flag this up as I’ve neglected men’s grooming on here lately.

Burberry’s new Mr Burberry fragrance has launched and lovely as it is (in a classic gentleman’s summer citrus kinda way), I’m more interested in the add-on products. There’s a compact offer of face moisturiser, a beard oil, a body wash and a couple of deodorants. And the eau de toilette comes in lots of sizes, including a 1000ml beribboned bottle (yours for £1400.00) that can all be engraved. (more…)