I've put together some looks to inspire you to give your outfits a touch of the Boardwalk Empire this winter. This stylish series has had a lasting influence on menswear and everywhere you look you can see a bit of Nucky, Lucky or Jimmy's style.
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One of my favourite items of clothing for men - the peacoat works well for formal and casual dressing. Here I've picked some of the best, and given a quick history of the peacoat too.
Many men will be braver with their beachwear, getting into the holiday spirit and feeling adventurous, so ditch those faded black shorts you've had for the past eight years try out some new seventies inspired swimwear.
I've just watched the superb film "In the Mood for Love" again by Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai, who is the master of stunning imagery. I love how Tony Leung looks in this film (accessorised beautifully by the perfection of Maggie Cheung) and to celebrate Chinese New Year I thought I'd style up some outfits inspired by the film.
Have you thought about your winter wardrobe yet? Here's my guidance to the trends from the shows that you might like to try this winter. I've chosen the looks that I think the majority of men could incorporate easily into their wardrobes.
After much hype the day has come for the release of Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby. Will it be influencing your wardrobe as everyone is predicting? If you're not so sure you'll be going for the full on pastel pink suit, I've put together some subtle influences and wearable looks that you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe for summer if you so desire.
I came across some old tear sheets the other day that I'd pulled out many years ago from magazines and kept for inspiration. I've got tons more but thought I'd start with these and share them with you.
I came across these pictures recently from my archives (aka - huge piles of magazines on my shelves) and thought I'd share them with you. They're from a brochure I was given about 12 years ago shot by photographer Michael Woolley, for the Italian family-run brand Etro.
I found some brilliant pics above from the 1908 London Olympics. It wouldn't be long before some sportswear began to infiltrate everyday wear, but I'm sure these guys would still be pretty shocked as to just how much sportswear was to gain in popularity and infuence the way men dressed. This time round the Olympics have inspired designers to rework the ever popular sportswear by giving it a luxury feel.
Inspired by my recent weekend away to the music and dance weekend at Pontins in Camber Sands (oh... the glamour!) I thought I'd post some pictures to inspire you to add a touch of 50's styling to your look. It's always been one of my favourite decades for men's fashion: