UK Menswear

It's Good To Be Bad

Hollie Moat | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Style
Hollie Moat

As girls, when it comes to film, most of us have a tendency to root for the good guy. Usually the good guy from the wrong side of the tracks (Dirty Dancing, The Notebook) or with a hellish streak (Indiana Jones, Drive - possibly largely down to the casting of Ryan Gosling), but always a man who comes good by the end credits.

At One Time, Even the Humble Suit was a Newcomer...

Sara Catanzaro | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Style
Sara Catanzaro

Suit design has been on a varied and exciting journey over the past 350 years, but its conception can be attributed to one man, Charles I.

Fashion Designers to Look Out for: Ema Ranger

Bwoywonder | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

London Fashion Week is upon us and eyes will be peering out from under bug-eyed Chanel shades on the look out for the next Mcqueen's and MacCartney's.

A Grey Anatomy: Is it Better Than a Bald One?

Huw L. Hopkins | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Huw L. Hopkins

Hairless celebrities are fewer and farther in between on the sexometer (patent pending), and those who do feature tend to be cast as the rugged, manly figure.

Menswear Designer 'One to Watch': Sean McGirr

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Dublin-born, London-based menswear designer Sean McGirr takes inspiration from music and art to create fashion that captures "the pureness of the teenage spirit".

White Tent: Relaxed, Sustainable Style for Guys As Well As Girls

Sarah McGiven | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

It's not often you come across a great designer brand which is cool, wearable and affordable too but White Tent ticks all those boxes and then some. For a start, their sustainable, often androgynous separates are designed with both men and women in mind.

The Long and Short of Summer Shorts

Darren Kennedy | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Style
Darren Kennedy

Last week the world got its first glimpse of toddler Harper Seven up on her feet as she accompanied her mother, the style powerhouse that is Victoria Beckham, on a visit to luxury department store Brown Thomas in Dublin. It was my first time to meet Victoria and I must admit I was impressed. I particularly enjoyed hearing her personal anecdotes about her family and their influence on her designs. For instance, did you know the caps in her latest collections are inspired from David's love of beanie hats?

Smart Casual or Casually Smart - What Does It Really Mean?

Gabriel John | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Style
Gabriel John

One thing that I have spotted recently is how so many gents don't understand the concept of 'smart casual'.

Opening Ceremony London Is Finally Here! (No, Not That One)

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

There's only one Opening Ceremony I care about and it's the taste-making American store which has just landed right here in London.

Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear Spring/Summer 2013: A Passage to India

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

The debate about the runway show as the most appropriate format to display fashion collections is certainly not a new one and proof of its contemporary impermanent status is the fact that, over the last couple of years, its demise has raised more questions than answers.

Effortlessly Cool Menswear Label, Folk, Debuts First Women's Collection

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Folk is one of those understated, effortlessly cool clothing brands often spotted on trendy media types and music industry boys who want to look like they haven't tried too hard. Through combinations of intricately stitched patterns, beautiful fabrics or unusual, interesting cuts, for all it's seemingly simple design, Folk stands out because it's all about the detail.

No Ordinary Hat Trick

Darren Kennedy | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Style
Darren Kennedy

My barber tells me I'm a lucky man. I've been blessed with more than my fair share of hair. Recently though, a somewhat awkward encounter with an old school friend, who's now bald as a coot, reminded me that not everyone is in the same boat.

Matteo Molinari Menswear Spring/Summer 2013

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

A graduate of London College of Fashion (LCF), Matteo Mollinari showed his Spring/Summer 2013 menswear and accessories range as part of LCFM, an initiative that brought together LCF menswear alumni Molinari, Domingo Rodriguez and Asger Juel Larsen to show their collections to an attentive audience that gathered on a runway at the Royal Society of Arts on 15 June 2012.

ToBeFrank Menswear Spring/Summer 2013

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

After showing her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection as part of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout calendar during London Fashion Week, menswear designer Frank Phi...

Why I Started the Rock n'Roll Camden Walking Tours

Alison E. Wise | Posted 18.08.2012 | Home
Alison E. Wise

We could feel that Camden was different than anything we knew in California. Southern California was hot and bright, the Santa Anna winds dried out your skin and messed up your hair. I was using SPF 50 and had my hair cut like Justine from Elastica. I didn't fit in to say the least. But when I was in Camden I felt like I finally fit in.

The LCFM Debut Featuring Asger Juel Larsen, Domingo Rodriguez and Matteo Molinari

Nik Thakkar | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Style
Nik Thakkar

This week saw the launch of London's first official menswear fashion week. As I've said on various occasions, London has always pioneered a cultural and visual fashion aesthetic that has set trends alight across the globe.

Trendy spending: Luxury, London's First Male Fashion Week, and Men

Sujata Bhatia | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Style
Sujata Bhatia

It's particularly interesting to note that it's younger men who are really embracing luxury fashion over older generations. Although they currently make up as small segment of the overall spend, Gen Y presents an interesting opportunity for the luxury fashion designers and houses, both in London and across the world.

Weekend Shopping: Father's Day Gift Guide

Sarah McGiven | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Firstly, DON'T PANIC - Father's Day is NEXT Sunday (17th June), in the UK. This is just a heads up with a few ideas all available to buy online for anyone who doesn't want to run the rain gauntlet or waste any lesser spotted sunny spells trekking round the shops looking for presents.

Nike Control to Major Tom: Artist Sachs' Space Inspired Range

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Nike really are smashing it at the moment. Never mind the Air Wovens, Flyknits or the mad Yeezy II hype, for me it's all about the understated, super tactile designs of NIKECraft, the new collaboration with bricolage sculpture artist Tom Sachs.

Reinventing the Blazer: Brioni and Royal College of Art Tailoring Project

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

The entries for this year's Tailoring Project competition organized between Italian menswear Brioni and London's Royal College of Art (RCA) were unveiled on 31 May 2012 at a runway show where the college's menswear and womenwear graduates also showed their final collections.

What to Wear: On a Date

James Field | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK Style
James Field

Job interviews, weddings, parties. What to wear for these occasions are all a walk in the park compared to deciding what to wear on a date. Rest assured both of you will be as anxious as each other to pitch it right. Easy. Right?

For St. George, the Players and the Fans: The New England Football Shirt

Sarah McGiven | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

The man responsible for the new 'Tailored by Umbro' England kit is head designer, Rob Warner, who talked me through the process for designing such a high profile piece as the England football shirt.

University of Westminster 2012 Fashion Graduates Runway Show

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

On 24 May 2012, I joined some 500 guests in the seductively cavernous space of the Ambika P3 venue in central London to witness the University of West...

When Fashion Stops Being a Creative and Regenerative Force and Becomes an Ugly, Pornographic and Commercial Trap

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

I'd like to believe that I am guided by the premise that fashion is essentially about wearing what makes you feel comfortable and confident.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Stand Out in Camouflage

Darren Kennedy | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Style
Darren Kennedy

I've got a brand-new suede obsession. The creative lovechild of Italian born, Miami-based shoemaker Matthew Chevallard of the Del Toro label and Grungy Gentleman blogger Jace Lipstein, this collaboration combines the classic shape of a brogue with the mojo of a vintage camouflage.