UK Menswear

Goliath, Meet David: How Independent Labels Are Challenging Mega-Corporations

Vishesh Kochher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Vishesh Kochher

The shift from mega-corporations to independent brands is driven by the flexibility and responsiveness of smaller companies, enabled by technology that brings consumers and producers closer together than they have been since the days of the medieval city market.

Best of British

Prince Cassius | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Style
Prince Cassius

Spring has arrived, gentlemen. We can now shed the layers and now wear bright colors and even lighter fabrics.Britain has a rich and diverse history of fashion. The Brands that I have chosen have fine craftsmanship, highly fashionable, and quality.

Your Grooming Essentials Spring Update

Kirstie Finlayson | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Style
Kirstie Finlayson

We're headed full speed into the season of late skiing, bank holiday jaunts and weddings and with it brings a whole new set of demands in the bathroom department. But fear not I've sifted through the shelves to separate the wheat from the chaff all so you don't have to brave the high street.

Nicopanda: More Fashion Forward Than the Average Bear

Sarah McGiven | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Designed by Nicola Formichetti, the former artistic director of Mugler and Diesel is perhaps more widely known for creating some of Lady Gaga's most memorable looks and videos, including Bad Romance, as well as directing the stunning Gaga's Workshop Barney's windows for her New York charity project in 2011.

LCM: Topman Design SS16

Bwoywonder | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

TOPMAN went for a Punk and California surfer look at the beginning of London's Collection Men 2015, with their spring summer 2016 range. London Collections Men, the annual fashion showcase, that brings out the established, as well as emerging new labels from London.

The Ex-Girlfriend Jean - How the Skinny Jeans Trend Went Too Far

Oliver Tezcan | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Tezcan

The plus points for ex-girlfriend look for the young male hipsters is that it's tighter, obvs - at the ankle (you can't even slip a finger in underneath), the calf is spray on, and don't even mention the thighs - please note cyclists and rugby forwards need not apply.

Lizzy Clothing: #GetLizzy Collection

Bwoywonder | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

LIZZY is a street wear brand that carries the mantra, aspire to inspire, a fundamental part of its design and represents its place of conception, Lond...

Out Of Africa: Okunoren Twins

Bwoywonder | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Okunoren, the brothers well recognised brand, has since set high standards on the direction menswear should take by providing supreme quality in presentation and product. Over 12 years later, the brand continues to hold the number 1 spot as the top menswear brand in Africa with a clientele base of celebrities and business magnates.

Our Favourite Shop: John Simons, the Tale Of a London Stylist

Jason Holmes | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Simons is also the man who named the iconic Harrington jacket. Originally known as the G9 jacket as sold by the Baracuta brand, John sold it in his shop as the 'Harrington' after Rodney Harrington, the character played by Ryan O'Neal in the TV soap opera Peyton Place.

Colourful Autumn Collections for Men and Women

Sarah McGiven | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

The following collections - some for women, some for men, some for both - are extreme examples of how you can introduce a bit of colour into your outfits this season. If you absolutely will not be parted from your darker styles, why not try wearing them with a pair of amazing, colourful kicks like these Mary Katrantzou x adidas Originals designs?

Monty Brown: Accessories for Gentlemen

Ben Mirza | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Style
Ben Mirza

The truly stylish man has a good eye for accessories; he knows that a certain tie, a certain pocket square can make an outfit standout. Today, there's...

'Alexander McQueen Is My Fashion Idol': David C Wigley Talks Toronto Mens Fashion Week

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Davies

Toronto fashion designer David C Wigley talks to The Leake about fashion idols, his collection for Toronto Mens Fashion Week and the one accessory he never takes off...

Vin Los: Defining Iconography

Nik Thakkar | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Thakkar

The world's reaction to Vin Los is that of a shared and immediate sentiment of instant fascination. An innate need to understand the psyche of anyone who turns their body into a creative canvas is natural.

Getcha Street On

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

These three collections take street influences, from classic 90's hip hop style, Kawaii and the gritty London realness that is the Tube, and turn them into super cool, easy to wear, edgy fashion for men and women, that references London, New York and Tokyo style.

The Gentleman's Guide to Surviving the Central Line in a Suit

Thomas Church | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

Suit tailoring is an old business and we talk in yards and ounces. The weight of a cloth - it's thickness, heaviness - is measured as ounces per square yard (a yard is three by three feet). Or, for the metric readers, it can be measured as grams per square metre.

Mark Powell and the Ibiza Connection: Time to Modernise

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It's modernism in its purist form and the distilled vision of Mark Powell, a stylist and tailor whose sartorial individualism of thirty years standing has made itself known in places as far flung as New York City, Tokyo and Firenze.

Urban Style: The Top Men's Suit Trends to Watch Out for This Summer

Hilary Wardle | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

It's hard to believe that we're already six months into 2014. Spring is well behind us and warm weather trends are blossoming, so it's the perfect time to pick up a summer suit. So, which trends are blisteringly hot, and which are just warm?

Father's Day Gift Guide

Sarah McGiven | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

If giving presents isn't your thing, you could take your Dad out for a drink or make him dinner, spend time with him by taking him out to the cinema or round of golf - just giving up that extra bit of your time will hopefully make for some great memories for both of you.

Regent Street: The Menswear Edit

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

One of my favourite shopping destinations, paired with one of my favourite events of the year: Regent Tweet 2014. The annual event sees bloggers from across the globe take to one of London's most famous shopping streets and make it their playground for one day only.

Dragão Fashion Brasil: 15 Years Celebrating Creativity as a Regenerative Social Force

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

Organised every year since 1999 in Fortaleza (the capital city of the north-eastern Brazilian state of Ceará), Dragão Fashion Brasil is a platform for new and established fashion designers to show their creations...

Reality Check With Paul Weller

Jason Holmes | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Paul Weller cuts a lithe figure in a black crew neck sweater and dove grey slacks that ride a couple of inches off the ground. His round-toed calfskin Chelsea boots gleam under the lights. A flashgun snaps at his every move as his gimlet eye rakes the clothes rack that lines the far wall of the West End showroom.

Team GB Athlete Tom Brady - A Nouveau Rebel

Nik Thakkar | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Thakkar

Throughout our creative process (which was also supported by Philips, Samsung and Snow Queen Vodka), we've always made the conscious decision to partner with rebels and pioneers; for example every model cast was (and will always be) chosen on account of their personality, creative attributes and character - as opposed to solely their appearance.

Men's Style: Five Tips for Choosing a Quality Wallet

Stephen Brister | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Brister

It's that time of year again, the nights are long, the temperature's dropped and the high streets are packed with shoppers. As the festive season begins a lot of people will be buying wallets and purses as presents. So, I thought this would be a good time to pass on a few tips on what to look for.

Access(ories) All Areas

Ravi Grewal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ravi Grewal

Manners maketh the man, or so the saying goes. You could probably get by without them but, even if you were perfect in every other way, ill manners would mean you wouldn't get very far. I believe the same is true of accessories; they maketh the outfit.

Get Colourful

Ravi Grewal | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ravi Grewal

I'm very much of the opinion that, once the clocks go back and our evenings at least are spent in darkness, we should take every opportunity to brighten things up. And this includes adding a little something colourful to our wardrobes.