A couple of weeks ago, I listened to some guy on Radio 2 expressing his point of view on masculinity and the topic of men crying. Real men don't cry, he said. "There are plenty of things that bring a lump to my throat, but that doesn't mean I'm going to start blubbing like a little girl." Wow.
Spring is upon us! And soon we'll be putting away the faux furs and boots in exchange for light and floaty attire ready to show more skin for warmer weather. London Fashion Week last year was just a teaser of what was expected this year, one thing I gathered was that the 70's are coming back!
Curtis Kulig, one of my favourite contemporary artists, has teamed up with my favourite High Street brand TOPMAN for a definitive collection of his fine art imagery married with luxe fabrics to create a wardrobe for the modern day gentleman.
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.
Denim may be the only fabric that can have a run all season without losing its essential characteristics, tough, durable and at times quite heavy. I have picked 2 brands that have chosen to run with the denim look as part of their SS15 releases, both prove denim that is back for summer 2015!
AW13 contains plenty of wearable trends that can be found at more pocket-friendly prices on the high street. Seek out faux-fur trims on coats, printed dinner jackets and slim-fit roll neck sweaters. This winter, it's all about keeping cosy while still looking sharp.
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.
If you can bring me one victim of domestic violence who sees the humour in this t-shirt then maybe I will reconsider my view that it's disgusting. That fashion may be controversial at times but it should not glamourise rape or domestic violence. Nothing should.