21 February 2013
Zurich, 20.02.2013. Two dentists from Zurich have negotiated the 560 km long Strait of Magellan on kiteboards, setting a world record under extreme weather conditions and taking the sport of kiteboarding into a new dimension. Maurice Lacroix supported the venture under the slogan “YOUR TIME IS NOW.”
Strong winds, icy temperatures and persistent poor visibility certainly created difficult conditions for brothers Geza and André Scholtz, two dentists from the city of Zurich who are passionate about kite surfing. Their great dream – to navigate the Strait of Magellan by kiteboard – became reality on January 7, 2013. “We congratulate the expedition team, who have proved once again that we should always hold on to our dreams in order to make them come true. In spite of the difficult conditions, the time was right for the team to rise above all the challenges,” says Marc Gläser, Managing Director of Maurice Lacroix SA, which supported the project.
The Strait of Magellan lies between the southernmost tip of South America and the island of Tierra del Fuego. It is named after the Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan, who, in 1520, was the first to sail through the strait in the course of his voyage around the world. Since the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, the strait has been used only by large transport vessels that cannot pass through the canal. With its icy water temperatures, roaring winds and poor visibility, the strait is regarded as one of the most difficult and dangerous navigation routes. The passage demanded full commitment from the entire team. A record achievement in terms of sporting endurance, bringing with it the reward of a place in history as the “Maurice Lacroix Strait of Magellan Expedition”.
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20 February 2013
New Colorado desert boot from Anatomic & Co. in shades of navy, ochre, grey, tobacco and burnt orange
Established over 40 years ago in Brazil, Anatomic & Co. are now available in over 60 countries worldwide, and each shoe is 100% hand-crafted using the finest Brazilian materials – and features their unique Anatomic Gel Technology® formula for natural foot movement!
14 February 2013
Oliver Spencer turned to German art theorist Joseph Beuys and his involvement with the 1960s Fluxus Movement for his inspiration. Like the Fluxus Movement which saw the idea of art as a game for the artist to reconfigure the rules; Oliver Spencer reconfigures the style rules:
A shearling jacket is dandified into the long cutaway style with a high neck making the exposed wool reminiscent of an Elizabethan ruffle collar worn by Sir Walter Raleigh. This jacket is then dressed down with a citrus orange top and thick woollen jogging style trousers rolled up to show chunky work boots.
The shearling jacket made a few more appearances but always in a different style
Looking warm, cosy and casual in the padded bomber jacket style. Teamed with navy joggers and hot mustard accessories.
A dapper look as a slim fit leather jacket with just a shearling collar. Both smart and casual trousers in the collection sported rolled up hems exposing socks and Spencer’s capped toe Oxford boots and classic shoes.
Black and grey horizontal striped trousers similar to the stereotype prisoner outfit are matched with a tailored jacket and slim fit short coat. The jacket is an updated version of the Nehru style with contrasting upturned collar
The use of horizontal stripes was prevalent ranging from the above trousers, to shirts and to one wide colour block stripe of bright burgundy bringing an accent of colour to a pea coat.
It was stripes galore for the finale piece: Wide horizontal stripes of charcoal, mid grey and bronze on a single breasted wool suit teamed with a red and black striped tie. Definitely a statement outfit.
The collection will be available soon from www.oliverspencer.co.uk
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12 February 2013
The new H&M’s capsule men’s collection for Brick Lane Bikes will soon be available – in fact as from 7th March in approx 180 stores worldwide and online www.hm.com
Here’s a sneak peek:
This Rider Jacket can be worn as a backpack! The jacket is made from water repellent and breathable material, with ventilation holes under the sleeves and taped seams. The jacket is cut longer at the back, with a back pocket and straps inside the jacket to transform it into a backpack. Worn here with a crewneck top which has a top zip and ventilation holes. The sleeves are cut for extra mobility.
The above image shows the jacket as a backpack. Worn here with a check shirt which has reinforced patches on the lower sleeves for when leaning on the handle bars.
Quilted shirts layered over cotton shirts for the colder days .Riders trousers similar to the chino are cut for slightly bended knees, have a reinforced crotch and reflective tape seams on the inside leg which are visible when rolled up for extra safety.
For the vintage cycling look there are colour stripe Henleys in either cotton or merino wool, both cut longer at the back.
Fabrics used are organic cotton, recycled polyester and recycled wool .
So get ‘on yer bike’ to H&M or go online www.hm.com as from 7 March
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11 February 2013
7th March 2013 will see Topman launch their new Lux Collection - a luxurious, elegant evening look with an edge through the use of modern shapes, high end fabrics, and a sophisticated feel and finish
The overall silhouette of the collection is long and elegant in proportion while trims and fine details are luxurious in treatment and feature throughout the collection.
Super 120’s Mohair wools and brilliant blue cobalt colours feature in suiting. Shirting is predominantly white, and has a luxurious and modern feel through the use of interesting weaves and contemporary through the collar detail and finish.
Dobbie Satin and Jacquard wools with contrasting lapels and trims prevalent throughout.
Knitwear is seen in navy, and Lux in it’s use of fine lightweight yarn and finishing. This comes in the form of a crew neck jumper and high sheen bold coloured crew neck knitted t-shirts.
Timeless pieces include a full length stone mac, a black leather bomber and a black leather biker jacket (see in the first image).
Accessories: basket weave high top trainers, a basket weave document holder and a backpack in black.
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