17 August 2017

THOMAS PINK : MEET THE SHIRTMAKERS

‘Meet the Shirtmakers’ introduces the craftspeople from Pink’s UK shirt maker, Smyth and Gibson in Londonderry, showcasing the passion they have for their unique craft.

The film documents the extraordinary craftsmanship, skills, detail and experience that goes into making Thomas Pink’s 1984, Imperial and Made To Order shirts from a very small number of specialised shirt makers who have worked in the industry for decades. Quite literally, 50 pairs of hands with over a millennium of experience.

For Richard Gibson, the co-founder of Smyth and Gibson, a passion for shirtmaking and a penchant for detail are a way of life. “lots of shirtmakers will tell you that they sew with ‘18 stitches to the inch’, but then they look like a ploughed field,” he laughs. “It’s not about the number of stitches, which is just a setting on a machine, but how flat they are.” He insists that the real tests of the shirtmaker’s skill are the tiny - almost indecipherable - elements such as exceptionally flat stitching, buttonholes being of a high density but also hand-trimmed, and the placket of a patterned shirt being matched to the pattern on the body, the way the sleeve is set perfectly into the body of a shirt and that the fine fabrics used hold no tension. “They’re what elevates one shirt above another” notes Gibson. By wearing such a shirt, you are signalling something about yourself to the world -- that craft, quality and details matter to you.
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7 August 2017

STOER Jet Set Facial Lands at Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Spas at Heathrow, Gatwick & JFK

Following the recent launch in Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge (March 2017), new male skincare range, STOER Skincare for Men, is launching its Jet Set Facial for Men at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Spas at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and John F. Kennedy International Airport in the USA.

 STOER Skincare for Men: The Passport to Great Skin STOER Skincare for Men is a performance driven range of skincare products designed to act as the ultimate defence shield for male skin and protect it from the environment. A first for the male skincare market, ‘cosmetic drone’ technology focuses on delivering the brand’s unique Clima 5™ formulation of active ingredients directly into the skin layer where they work best. Each active was derived from a differing global climate to underpin the value of protecting the skin against pollution and the elements.

 Marianne Morrison, skincare expert and founder of STOER Skincare for Men says: “As a brand that focuses on global ingredients with a cutting edge approach to skincare, we are delighted to be working with Virgin airlines as the innovators of air travel. STOER Skincare and Virgin airlines are both known for going against the grain in their respective industries and daring to do things differently which is what makes this partnership so exciting!”

 Rebecca Creer, Spas & Styling Manager at Virgin Atlantic says: “We are always looking for new and innovative brands to partner with. Not only are Stoer products cutting edge, using new technology to deliver results, but Marianne is a real entrepreneur which fits so perfectly with our brand. The men’s skincare industry is a rapidly growing market and we want to make sure that we are offering only the best to our customers.”
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2 August 2017

MEM Watches the latest watch brand that makes time move CounterClockwise

MEM Watches is the latest on trend unique watch brand that portrays a Counterclockwise movement, a unique timepiece brand established in 2014.

Trendsetting globally and with a huge demand in the UK, MEM Watches have officially arrived with a launch offer of 20% on their collection.
The stylish slick collection with its counterclockwise movement was inspired from the ancient civilisations that relied on telling time on sundials – where they read time counterclockwise.
 MEM watches believe counterclockwise reflects positivity, which is an overall representation of the brand.
Athletes also run in counterclockwise because of the way the blood flows from our heart to our bodies. The movement is unique, making MEM Watches different from other brands.

They offer a simplistic, crisp and sharp style of watches for both men and women, with a classy and elegant feel. As well as various different watch styles, MEM Watches also offers clocks in counterclockwise.

20% off all MEM Watches will be for a limited time period on www.mem-watches.com/uk

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26 July 2017

ZARA MAN AUTUMN / WINTER 2017 CAMPAIGN

Zara Man AW17 campaign shots

It's Check Mate for suits
 And more checks for coats!! Looks like checks are in for the winter months.
 Sitting pretty in pink and seeing (dark) red
Campaign shots by Willy Vanderperre
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7 July 2017

Beechdean sponsor Wycombe Wanderers' eyecatching 2017/18 goalkeeper kit

BEECHDEAN DAIRY ICE CREAM IS PROUD TO SPONSOR WYCOMBE WANDERERS' EYE CATCHING NEW 2017/18 SEASON GOAL KEEPER KITS

 Wycombe Wanderers’ new goalkeeper kits for the 2017/18 season have been launched live on Sky Sports News – and they’re bound to catch the eyes of supporters and opposition strikers alike! Designed collaboratively by the club and its official kit supplier O’Neills, the kits feature distinctive patterns designed to make the goalkeeper appear larger and more imposing when a striker is bearing down on goal and preparing to shoot.
 The fluorescent yellow keeper kit carries an unmissable multi-coloured kaleidoscope pattern on the front, which resembles a target to aim for – rather than the goal itself – and catches the eye with its disruptive magic-eye effect.
 Meanwhile, the sky blue and baby pink colour combination of the second keeper kit is blended into a similarly attention-grabbing pattern which will stand out from the crowd. Wanderers coach Barry Richardson, who remains registered as a second-choice goalkeeper behind no.1 Scott Brown, said: “There’s been a lot of research into the science behind goalkeeper kits, which is why you see a lot of luminous colours and chevron patterns which enlarge the presence of the keeper in the goal. “We’ve developed that idea over the past couple of years, with a bright lime and green design last year, and have enjoyed working with O’Neills to come up with these designs which we hope will be effective on the pitch and also be popular for fans who’d like to buy the replica versions.”
 Brown added: “I must admit I had to do a double-take when Barry showed me the designs – they’re a lot different from what I’ve worn in the past! But they’ve definitely grown on me and I’m looking forward to wearing them throughout the season, even if I get a few rude comments from opposition fans behind my goal!”.
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26 June 2017

PAUL & JOE SS18 menswear collection at Paris Fashion Week

PAUL & JOE presented their SS18 menswear collection during Paris Fashion Week.

The collection is inspired by the Downie Bros Circus who pioneered the travelling circus.
 A utilitarian safari style shirt jacket is embellished with Downie Bros badges.

Striped shirts represent the Big Top


Prints include tigers and other wild animals,

along with various floral patterns



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Not Guilty Home SS18 Menswear at Paris Fashion Week

Not Guilty Homme presented its Spring / Summer  2018  collection during Paris fashion week.



Check out the grafitti boots!

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25 June 2017

Arthur Avellano SS18 mens collection at Men's Paris Fashion Week

Titled 'Chute Libre', Arthur Avellano is inspired by Joël Schumacher's cult film' Falling Down' , which tells the story of a man who becomes increasingly frustrated with the pretense of modern society with dire consequences.

Avellano is fascinated by the inherent slippage of the pressure of the social mask which muzzles our impulses.

The point of no return to the absurd.

In the same way, Arthur Avellano puts into perspective the subjects associated with fetishism: latex, leather, spandex and transposes them in a classical men's dressing with basics pieces of sportswear and tailoring.

Avellano mainly works latex. Banned from the classical cloakroom, on the border of the object and the fabric, its unseemly evocation because of its sexual connotation is ideal to convey a message of insolence.

 In collaboration with specialized laboratories, he inserts the originality of its brand in an innovative textile research by developing its own material, a hybrid latex with properties of use close to leather but which retains its texture, its fall and its unique reflection.

 He enriches its textile panel by the use of noble materials - as evocative as latex as leather and neoprene all associated with the fetish world.

 Avellano wants to bring a shade to the men's dressing, on the margins of the androgynous movement, it applies to make cohabitate elegance and manhood.

 Inspired by the study of sociotypes, attitude and personality become the central point of the silhouette by infusing reality into its creations.

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Harrys of London SS18 Footwear

This season the shoes become a tool for self expression for the modern and confident man. Colour is playfully injected into all their footwear ranges either on the upper or sole of each piece.

For their sneaker and casual range the colour palette is pastel shades of dusty pink and blue tones inspired by the tranquil qualities of the Japanese cherry blossom and water.
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Sneakers: In collaboration with Technogel, they have developed a full gel innersole that offers cushioning. Due to the 3D conformability Technogel innersole adapts to the unique shape of your feet, from heel to toe so you can enjoy pressure relieving support with just the right amount of flexibility in a custom feeling fit.

Casual Range: The best selling loafer BASEL arrives in seven new pastel colours



Made To Fly - a capsule that caters to all moments and aspects of travel with footwear devoid of any metal components and with accessories which are functional, compact and lightweight.

Footwear includes the JET MOC (a lightweight loafer with rubber pads) , JET SNEAKER and JET SLIPPER styles. Materials featured include Tech leather, soft suede leathers, rubber and nylon Whipcord fabric.
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Luggage includes the LONDON SPINNER in seasonal pastel shades, the 24-HR bag, the new JET HOLDALL,  the  SKYDIVE backpack, the LYALL washbag, the new HIS TRAVEL zip travel pouch and new TRAVEL COVER  suit cover.
London Spinner with Lyall washbag
24HR bag
The London Capsule: this formal range includes 6 distinctive styles all catering to the needs of the Active Businessman. All are designed to be visually sleek and high performing technically, showcasing full rubber soles for an enhanced grip and durability, 3D Technogel for comfort and Italian calf leather with an added polish.


Contemporary London - introduces new double layer EVA-Rubber soles. New styles include Richard, a derby available in full leather or leather/canvas combination.
Eaton bag  & Richard Derby
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