Other designs by Simon Carter can be found on Amazon
31 July 2010
Other designs by Simon Carter can be found on Amazon
25 July 2010
Once this has calmed down the middle (or heart) notes of pepper, rosemary and papaya appear bringing a herbal fragrance whilst the more masculine heavier woody base notes of Japanese Katsura wood, suede, patchouli and sandalwood linger in the background.
Even if you don’t have a tattoo you’ll like this bottle brightening up your bathroom.
The EDT 50ml can be purchased at the Perfume Shop for £35.50.
Plus at the moment they are offering a free gift of a Hearts & Daggers weekend bag with every Hearts & Daggers men’s fragrance 50ml or larger purchase
Visit www.theperfumeshop.com for more details.
14 July 2010
11 July 2010
VISION – A showcase of emerging international talent in menswear.
Graduating from Central St. Martins in 2001, Satyen Kumar worked for 4 seasons on the mainline collection at Versace in Milan before deciding to go it alone in 2006.
The foundation of his brand aesthetic is the modern hybrid for eccentric English playboys with a combination of tailored casual wear fused with tuxedo style dressing. The trousers are slim and tailored with a casual twist created by a double row of elasticised jogging style hems, whilst jackets are panelled at the front with contrasting fabric.
Some of the designs have an almost jockey like style with red satin, purple and petrol blue jogging style tailored pants, white shirt with red and blue geometric sections and a two toned petrol blue shirt.
This designer is not afraid of colour with his flashy patterned suit in oranges/yellows/reds and blues matched with a pale green diaphanous long sleeved t-shirt.
Definitely living up to the eccentric English playboy name.
Satyenkumar helps to boost national economy and ensure quality and attention to detail by only ever manufacturing garments in the UK, and sources 90% of materials from British suppliers.
Stockists include www.oki-ni.com
10 July 2010
ENERGY – Authentic brands inspired by sport, music and performance.
And what better brand eptimosing Energy than The Saints Sinphony.
In 2007, brothers Scott and Troy Thompson’s passion for rock and roll sparked the idea of creating a tee –shirt clothing brand inspired by music. They have 3 collections : The Immortals, In Chains and The 27 Club. All their t-shirts are heavily embellished with prints and crystals front and back in distressed pre shrunk cotton. Colours are faded and washed out blacks, dark browns, dark blues, whites, purple and red.
Their newest line “the 27 club” was launched on Scott’s 27th birthday and is a memorial to all the legendary musicians who died at the age of 27 – the more famous being Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain. All tees are embellished with the number 27.
The brothers have also put thought in the construction of the t-shirt – shortening the length slightly to show off the belt and jeans pockets, tightening the garment at the chest and arms to prevent the baggy look and using finer and softer cotton.
And if you still don’t have enough bling, try out their motorcycle inspired jewellery line of rosaries, pendants, belts and buckles.
Mainly sold in USA, Japan and Canada, they have an online shop on www.thesaintssinphony.com
A portion of every shirt they sell goes to music inspired charities.
8 July 2010
EDGE – Innovative brands that deliver classic or contemporary style.
Here the label Bolongaro Trevor stand stood out with its Victorian memorabilia amongst the clothing.
Original founders of All Saints, Kait Bolongaro and Stuart Trevor moved on to create this vintage inspired label. The collection includes leather jackets treated with aniline dye to create soft supple leather - One with fine corduroy side panels and a zip embellished front to create texture. (helmet optional)
Bolongaro Trevor has their own retail store in Broadwick Street off Carnaby Street.
7 July 2010
Launched in 1996 this menswear label offers an extensive ready to wear collection. In 2000 denim was introduced focussing on washes, fabrics and fits. Trousers include the drop crotch look with bulky side pockets and faded denims. Shirts include the classic denim, checks ranging from the bold and large buffalo in red or blue to the more tonal tartan in muted blues and greys.
Ranging from casual to smart, Full Circle is now well established and can be seen in Selfridges, Fenwick, House of Fraser and ASOS.com
5 July 2010
His autumn/winter 2010 collection was displayed at the menswear only trade show Stitch held at Old Billingsgate Market, London.
For the black label :Shirts are either granddad style or narrow button down collars, the signature pattern is paisley with the words “pretty” and “green” incorporated in to the design, colours include greens and purples. The jackets are lined with a monochrome paisley pattern. Polo shirt are light weight and T-shirts have tone on tone pretty green logos
The Green label is more colourful with contrasting logos on t-shirts.
The signature colour for the logo is black and green; sometimes the green appears in minute detailing if another colour is used such as in the stitching or a tiny decorative button on one cuff.
More subtle logos can be seen engraved on a few of the coats’ buttons.
If you like how Liam dresses then you'll love Pretty Green
4 July 2010
One new label to look out for is E One Six London.
This new label specialises in luxury shirts with their first collection inspired by the lifestyle of modern man on the move – designed to take him from the office to the bar to home. Smart enough to sharpen up a suit yet relaxed enough to look great with jeans and chinos.
Colours are crisp whites and soft blues and pinks. Designs include plain fronts with striped backs.
The fabric and shirt are produced in a single European factory thus reducing carbon footprint and ensuring quality consistency. At least 35 separate parts go in to constructing one shirt, taking a skilled worker 80 minutes to make a shirt from start to finish.
Each piece is stamped with their logo which refers to the bygone era of the East London Dockers.