Friday, 30 April 2010

Ted Baker: Fish Out of Water

Please watch this short animation by Ted baker...

Now as you clearly saw in the video above, they want you to put your shoes in the washing machine. Under normal circumstances I would not condone this kind of advise, not in a million years however this time it's different. The fish out of water collection consists of a machine washable suede driving moccasin. After a few weeks of wear any shoe will begin to collect dirt and cleaning them can often be quite arduous particularly if your shoe is suede but these slip-ons, when washed at 30 degrees will be fresh as ever and still retain their shape and colour.

Available for £80 in selected Ted Baker stores

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

ASOS AW10 Preview

No words are necessary...

Monday, 19 April 2010

Harry Winston Opus x

This is the 10th watch in the Harry Winston Opus collection and boy oh boy does it amaze. Know for creating the most elaborate and epic movements without being tacky it comes as no surprise that this piece is just as complicated as his past models.

 Telling the time on this watch isn't as difficult as it may seem. If anything it's probably quite fun to sit and watch the mechanisms at work. The entire dial is constantly in motion as are the hands, much like an Orrery. Made in 18-karat white gold and limited to only 100 pieces I definitely see this as a worthy investment...

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It costs £137,000

Friday, 16 April 2010

London Fashion Week AW 10 Menswear Round Up: Pt4

James Small

I find James Smalls' designs to be perfect. They are perfect in a sense that they don't stand out which in itself is what makes them stand out. The silhouettes are flattering to the male form and even though there is a serious lack of colour they the clothes are still refreshing. There's not really much else to say. Perfection needs no description.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

London Fashion Week AW 10 Menswear Round Up: Pt3

James Long

I have never been a fan of this aesthetic, I've always found that "Shaggy, run down, tramp with fraying clothes" quite repulsive however, James Long seems to have pulled it off quite well. Considering his previous work it surprises me that his designs have gone down this route. Everything was a lot cleaner cut before but it's nice to see something a little different. Staying true to his expert skills in leather this collection features enough of it to keep die hard fans such as myself satisfied.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

London Fashion Week AW 10 Menswear Round Up: Pt2

Lou Dalton

I find that what Lou has manage to do is twist traditional menswear giving it a modern relevance. The plaid suit should actually be disgusting and to a certain extent, when paired with the shirt of the same fabric it is however, were it pieced with a plain white shirt (No tie) and a simple pair of Winkle Pickers it would be quite an effective look.

On the flip side, the pairing of the knitted jumper with the matching knitted scarf cleverly gives the jumper an extension that seem to work very well. It becomes an adaptable working silhouette.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

London Fashion Week AW 10 Menswear Round Up: Pt1

I know it's been ages but I completely forgot to mention that I attended London Fashion Week back in February. Apart from Basso&Brook the only shows I attended were the menswear shows which were all on the last day. It's nice to see that menswear is finally being taken seriously somewhat in London. It still isn't at the point it needs to be but the transition has begun and I am excited to see what is in store for next season...

Jaiden RVA James

I've witnessed these guys grow from just two kids doing the rounds on the London fashion scene to becoming fully fledge designers and all in the space of a few years. Showing at MAN this season they've brought quite a Gothic, S&M feel to menswear. With lots of leather, fur and bondage this collection is quite Dolce&Gabbanna-esq, just with more sex. Bondage aside, if you take a look at the individual pieces they scream genuine, luxurious glamour. The fur trimmed jackets and leather shirts will be a favourite amongst Russian Mafia types and let's face it, the Mafia aesthetic is one that is quite aspirational...

Monday, 12 April 2010

Kirk Originals

When choosing a pair of glasses weather they be for reading or the sun the most important thing to take into consideration is the shape. One of the most annoying things is finding a style that you really love in a shape that doesn't work for you. Kirk Originals is a brand that have overcome this by making each style available in quite a number of different shapes. What I also like about Kirk Originals glasses is that the styles they come in range from the tame to the tastefully conspicuous...

Currently hand made in France using quality materials, Kirk Originals is definitely a go-to brand when it comes to spectacles...

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Friday, 9 April 2010

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak on Jameslist

I have a problem, it's a pretty serious problem. I may need to seek professional help. Basically, whenever I'm at a computer with access to the internet I always go shopping. I don't actually buy anything but it has almost become a ritual for me to go on Jameslist and shop. What makes it worse is that Jameslist isn't the sort of website that you can just go and "Pick up a few bits" from. If you're shopping on Jameslist it's probably because your daddy owns an oil well. Mine unfortunately doesn't but I still like to pretend I'm Arab royalty...

So anyway my latest pretend acquisition is this

This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jewelled watch is absolutely stunning. In my imaginary world I bought it using the money my father gave my for my 21st birthday. It was easily justifiable because it only cost me £13,287 which is a bargain considering what I'm paying for. I mean surely a watch of this standard covered in 12ct worth of VS quality diamonds should be more expensive.

In the real world unfortunately I can not afford such things. However, if you can then Click Here

Thursday, 8 April 2010

You Can't Outsmart Stupid...

This is the current campaign from Diesel
Everything you will ever need to know is in the video...

Life is Good!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Dope Chef Currency Pt2

The plaid shirt is in.
I've never been one to follow trends but I do love a bit of red plaid particularly in the form of this Givenchy number. I don't care much for the shorts but that shirt is worthy of all my attention.

Unfortunately I don't know how much it costs and you know what they say about the price of luxury goods and having to ask about it. In this case it's true. I probably can't afford. But I'm not worried at all because Currency have got a pretty hot alternative.

I like it a lot! At £49 I think I might just like it a little more than the Givenchy rendition.
Click Here to get yours

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Br Republic pt2

I've posted about BR Republic before but I just thought I would give them another mention as they have a new collection out. Staying true to their dark and somewhat Gothic style this time they bring us a more rock star orientated theme. Again using Platinum, diamonds, sapphires, black rhodium, rose and yellow gold they seem to have quite a thing for producing very masculine pieces while still having that rock star glamour.

Stocked in Harvey Nichols

Monday, 5 April 2010

By any means necessary...

Being a freelance fashion stylist is great. I am the boss which means I wake up and go to sleep when ever the hell I like. I work on my time. I answer to me and only me. It also means that I can work from the comfort of my own bed when doing admin stuff. The thing about being a freelancer is that when things are busy they are very busy and when they aren't they are dead. Which is cool, it's nice to have a break from time to time. However sometimes those breaks last a little too long and the money slowly starts to run out so you must find other ways to make ends meet...

For me this includes selling some of my belongings...

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to see what I have for sale...

The last one I wish I didn't have to part with but there's a lifestyle that I have grown accustom to and it needs to be maintained.

Happy Bidding ;-)

You may be wondering; when did I go a freelance. Truth is, I'm not going into it... That is all!

Friday, 2 April 2010

Jason of Beverly Hills: Gun Ring

It's been a while since I've posted anything from Jason of Beverly Hills, not because he hasn't been putting out anything good but because, well, I'm trying not to dedicate my entire blog to his work. However, this new release I cannot resist to the point where I tell myself daily how much I need it...

The ring is a gun!
Jason of Beverly Hills Gun Ring at The Glamorous Man
Jason of Beverly Hills Gun Ring at The Glamorous Man
Jason of Beverly Hills Gun Ring at The Glamorous Man
Absolutely stunning. I imagine it would be worn on the index finger for the greatest effect. No word on pricing but really, if you need to ask...

In other news, according to a twitter update he's working on a limited range of bespoke luggage. You know I'm going to keep my eyes and ears peeled for the release later this year.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Poor Mans Rolex... LTD Watches

I won't lie. I have never been a fan of UK watch makers LTD Watches. I've always found their watches to be quite tacky in style and feel. They are know for their brightly coloured plastic watches which in my opinion were a cheap knock off of the Italian brand Toy Watch (blog post soon to follow) and were way to light to be reputable so I am pleased to see that they are finally doing something different. The steel collection is basically a well put together interpretation of the Rolex Submariner. Tasteful, classy and most importantly affordable. The idea of wearing a copy of a Rolex shouldn't act as a deterrence. The Submariner is such a classic that to successfully imitate it is something of a skill.

The watch is waterproof and at £85 it's most definitely a steel steal.

Soon to be available at all LTD Stockists

My views on fashion and style...

Style is like the wheel, it does not necessitate reinvention; fashion however is obsolete and requires the season in order to stay relevant.