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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

Diamonds are loved and adored by everyone, but when it comes to the largest, most expensive diamonds in the world, only a few are fortunate enough to be able to purchase them. Meanwhile, for all of us that live in the real world, there are shops that handle correctly appraise... read more

So you wake up in Africa. You’re poor, your insolvent and you live in a mud hut. Fashion is not even a priority in your head right now. You want to earn and live a healthy life so you can feed your family for the rest of your life. Right?... read more

The family-owned Bortex Group (the name an anagram of ‘Borg’ and ‘textiles’) has been making apparel ever since 1964. Founder Salvatore ‘Sunny’ Borg launched the firm, specializing in men’s suits, jackets and trousers, whilst also being renowned for manufacturing for other labels and tailors and for various well-known and high... read more