Published June 27, 2009
Fashion , Style
Tags: classic, diddy, england, Fashion, J crew, james bond, p. diddy, preppy, Sean Connery, shawl collar jacket, Style, suit, topman, tuxedo, uk, USA, valentino, white
Designers go through periods where they mostly begin to run out of ideas. This happened in the 70’s when they just made everything big (big lapels, big heels, big hair) and more severly with the 90’s (grundge and a terrible sequel to the 80’s) so would I say we’re entering in such a period? Not exactly. You see, when economic times are tough, all designers try and go “classic.”
What does classic mean? That is a whole other discussion, but for the purposes of today, it simply means that using more traditional styles and forms. Topman and J. Crew are currently pushing the shawl-collared jacket, like the one above (from J. Crew).
Beware, this jacket is complex and not a simple blazer, and if you try and wear it like J. Crew says, you’re screwed. Here’s why:
Continue reading ‘Suit Saturday: The Shawl Collar’
Published May 14, 2009
Culture , Fashion , Photography , Style
Tags: America, Berlin, Britain, carthart, cricket, Culture, england, facehunter, Fashion, military, red wings, sport, Style, uk
This gentleman, from Berlin illustrates how English style has always involved some sort of tradition. Whether that is Sporting tradition, Military tradition, or just stiff-upper-lip tradition, the Brits have their fashion for a reason.
Granted, I realize this man is from Berlin, but it just goes to show you that the utilitarian aspect of American’s lives is not some exceptional quality, we got it from somewhere (hint: it’s England) we just express that utilitarian nature with Carthart and Red Wing boots, and guess what, those are cool now.
Score one for the Yanks.
Published May 13, 2009
Entertainment , Fashion , Photography , Style
Tags: Alan Shearer, Boro, Britain, england, english, Fashion, Habib Beye, Michael Owen, Newcastle, Newcastle United, Photography, Prem, Premiership, sport, Style, suit, Tyne, uk
I have to begin this post with a simple fact: I admire Newcastle fans. They have to deal with one of the worst owners in Club Football history. They have cash, they have passionate fans, a great stadium, yet misfire. I wonder if it has to do with firing a manager every 10 minutes?
Alan Shearer seems to have energized his squad, and dare I say it has to do with his clothes?
Continue reading ‘Alan Shearer, Best Dressed?’
Published April 24, 2009
Culture , Fashion , Style
Tags: bench made shoes, Brooks Brothers, captoe, dress shoe, england, English made, Fashion, Italian, Peal & Co, professional clothing, Shoes, Style, suede shoes, suit
When it comes to the proper shoes for summer, when you have to dress up, the usual thing you’ll hear are pretty over-done: loafers, drivers, or white bucks. Those are all good and nice, but when you want to bring together something for a more sleek look, say more Italian than prepster, dress shoes in suede tend to do the trick.
Continue reading ‘Brooks Brothers Suede Captoe’
Published April 21, 2009
Fashion , Photography , Style
Tags: england, Fashion, jeans, London, purple cardigan, street style, Style, style scout, uk
It hasn’t exactly been spring time weather, at least not on the East Coast of the States. This gentleman from London illustrates how to incorporate spring-time color even when there isn’t spring-time weather.
Published April 1, 2009
Fashion , Style
Tags: boots, england, english, Fashion, London, lost souls clothing, ok-ni, Shoes, Style, wingtips
Some people just don’t like how boots look. English brand Lost Souls wants you to reconsider whether the boot can be for you or not. With its Trickster design, Lost Souls melds traditional wing-tips with fashion-forward boots.
They are a bit pricey at £175.00, but check them out here.
Published March 18, 2009
Design , Fashion , Style
Tags: Britain, england, English style, Fashion, London, Paul Smith, preppy, Style, suede bucks, uk
Warm weather is coming. That means brick-red pants, little animals on ties, and–of course–white shoes. Before you get nightmares of white bucks, check out the pair of Paul Smiths above.
They are quite subdued (compared to most of Smith’s work) and as per usual of Sir Paul, they are well-made.
You can check out a pair at Paul Smith’s online store here.