First look: M&S launches Made In Great Britain heritage menswear for AW13

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Hands down, one of the biggest menswear trends for AW13 is all things traditional, homespun and British. So think Harris tweeds, Scottish cashmeres and Savile Row-style tailoring using textiles from our oldest mills. Nicely timed then, is Made In Great Britain from Marks & Spencer, its heritage line that will be launching in selected stores in the autumn. Continue reading

AW13: Kinky primness

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Prim kinkiness, kinky primness. So say Celine (pre-fall 2013) and J.W.Anderson (AW13 men)…


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London Collections: Men AW13 – from highland heritage to city subcultures

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Can you forecast next season’s trends based on three days in one city? A little. Two stood out for me at London Collections: Men this week – neither very surprising. Menswear trends are a bit more predictable than womenswear because (as a rule) men like to shop for the familiar rather than the new. So we saw a ton of youth subculture references, plus many nods to Great British heritage and manufacturing. Continue reading

Mr Porter collaborates with young British designers for London Collections: Men

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Today, the second day of London Collections: Men, saw the release of Mrporter.com’s commercial collaboration to support independent British designers. Katie Eary, Sibling, Richard Nicoll and Matthew Miller each created three exclusive pieces for Mr Porter and every one of them is a thing of beauty. Continue reading

AW13 menswear day 1: Hi-vis meets intrepid traveller at London Collections: Men

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In the main, I like my menswear shows colourful, casual and youthful. So thank you Topman Design for your intrepid traveller theme, incorporating hi-vis berry and citrus-hued outerwear (above), including many variations of furry hooded parka (is the cropped parka the new cropped puffer?) and some clever backpacks dripping with tech-cessory hooks and holders. Continue reading

Guest post: Mr DRG on Dehen Varsity jackets

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Mr DRG spends even more time browsing shopping sites than me, so I occasionally ask him to write about his menswear finds. Here’s what he has to say about Dehen jackets…

Well… a home-run scored by Coggles, which is the only UK stockist of Dehen jackets.

As with most things in life, authenticity is key, and when it comes to Varsity (AKA Letterman) jackets, the Oregon brand has it in spades. Continue reading

Menswear for women from E. Tautz, Mr Start and A. Sauvage

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Rihanna’s been causing quite the commotion lately, doing her Kanye-in-reverse thing of gadding about town in Acne and Raf Simons menswear. Kanye hit the headlines at Coachella last year cross-dressing in his Celine foulard-print blouse and Rihanna’s outing brings the trend full circle. I prefer my menswear a little more subtle so it’s great to see a few noted menswear brands (all Brits) giving women more or less what they offer men, with just the slightest modifications. Continue reading

James Long for Topman drops any day now

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This is the season of the super-sweater and there are none more super than James Long’s exclusive new knits for Topman. Suitably texture-clashy in keeping with the trend for smooth-meets-hairy jumpers, these seven British-made knits arrive in store and online on Monday 12th November. Continue reading

Menswear focus: stylish Londoners get suited and booted at Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Selfridges

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I literally can’t keep up with all the menswear retail goings-on in London this autumn. Just opened in Knightsbridge is another shiny new Burberry store (above), this time focussed on menswear. Craftsmanship and technology are given equal attention, with the store itself built by British stonemasons, carpenters, cabinet makers etc and over 50 speakers and 100 screens installed to engage the customer with digital experiential content. Continue reading

A weekend in Stockholm

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When in Sweden, one should buy Acne, or that’s the mantra I like to live by. So that’s exactly what I did on my mini-break to Stockholm last month. As guests of Visit Sweden, D (Mr DRG) and I stayed at the one-year-old Hotel Scandic Grand Central availing ourselves of its rather unique Blogger’s Inn room. Continue reading

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