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Leading British clothing brand Guide London has stepped back in time with their latest infographic, which takes a look at some of Britain’s most famous and influential fashion movements. Dating back to the 1950s, the piece explores some of the most iconic trends... read more

Chiseled good looks and a catchy sign-off will only take you so far. To be an iconic TV Presenter it helps to have a garish wardrobe and not have your name linked to Operation Yewtree. Here are the top 5 quintessential classic TV dandies that we have had the fortune... read more

For a while now I’ve been pondering how to tackle one of my all time favorite designers, Giorgio Armani. As long as I can remember his legendary career and work have resonated with me very strongly. But how to approach his designs? And how to pick... read more

Jim Beam is the world’s number one Kentucky bourbon, with a history stretching over 200 years of bold men who trusted their gut and made things happen, no matter what obstacles were put in their way. With their new #MakeHistory campaign in mind, we... read more

During one of my wanderings about town, I stumbled across a store that I had heard and read about often through word of mouth and social media. Located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City, Fine and Dandy is a store targeted for the sophisticated... read more

Who would have thought that a 3-stripe trainer born out of a love for sports athletes would turn into the footwear revolution it’s become today? Helmed by German entrepreneur Adolf “Adi” Dassler in 1972, the Adidas Originals line has gone on to achieve... read more

G-Star Raw are a Dutch brand based out of Amsterdam who have risen from obscurity in 1989 - when they were created - to become one of the most prominent fashion brands in the world, mixing it with the biggest Italian, British and American brands who have traditionally dominated the... read more

The Skinhead subculture originated in the 1960’s as a means of convenience and influence, heavily influenced by Mods but born as a result of lesser income and lower standards of living. A far cry from today, we are continuing to see the subcultures roots in modern fashion with brands... read more

Pocket squares, or more simply handkerchiefs, are so prominently back as decorative accessories of everyday menswear that I was curious to find the origin of such “ornaments.” Naturally the fundamental reason to carry a hanky around is the simple need to wipe your forehead or blow your nose. And that’s... read more

Mods as described by George Melly were “a small group of clothes focused working class young men insisting on clothes and shoes tailored to their style.” It may come as no surprise then that Mods have had such an influence on today’s streamlined fashion silhouette. With a desire to break... read more

I have always been infatuated with sunglasses. Having grown up (and continue to be) chubby, a pair of sunglasses added a bit of edge to my otherwise characterless face. Of course, with age came a magnificent beard, but back in the day when I was in College, my staples were... read more

Adidas and Hip Hop go together like ham and cheese, butter on toast and me in heels.The relationship which was first cultivated when inner-city youth of South Bronx and Harlem began hosting block parties where rapping, dj'ing, break dancing and graffiti art took place. These kids later wore brand clothing... read more