Steve McQueen the king of Cool


Steve McQueen was a American film star & style icon, he is known as the king of cool, He was born Terence Steven McQueen in 1930 in Indiana, Indianapolis, he probably got his rebel side from his farther William Terence McQueen he was a stunt pilot, his Mother was said to be a prostitute who drank, she was unable to look after him, He moved in with his grandparents, then he moved in with his uncle Claude, he had good memories of the times on his great-uncle Claude’s farm,  In recalling him, McQueen stated: “He was a very good man, very strong, very fair. I learned a lot from him, on McQueen’s fourth birthday, Claude gave him a red tricycle, which McQueen later said started his interest in racing, when he turned 8 his mum sent for him, she had got remarried to another man, when Steve came to leave Claude gave him a pocket watch with an inscription inside the case.” The inscription read: “To Steve – who has been a son to me, McQueen was dyslexic and partially deaf due to an ear infection, Steve’s time with his mum wasn’t good he was sent back to his uncle Claude, a couple of years later his mum sent for him again she was living in Los Angeles, California, his mum had got married a third time at the age of nine his step farther beat him very bad, very soon he was on the street roaming with gangs committing petty crime, he soon was sent back to Claude for the last time, at the age of 14 he left Claude`s with out saying good buy, he drifted back to his mother, very soon his step farther was beating him again & he was committing petty crime again, McQueen was caught stealing hubcaps by police, who handed him over to his stepfather who beat him severely, ending the fight by throwing McQueen down a flight of stairs. McQueen looked up at his stepfather and said, “You lay your stinkin’ hands on me again and I swear, I’ll kill ya, after the incident, McQueen’s stepfather convinced his mother to sign a court order stating that McQueen was incorrigible, remanding him to the California Junior Boys Republic in Chino, California, here McQueen grew up & matured when He eventually left Boys Republic at 16. When he later became famous, he regularly returned to talk to the boys and retained a lifelong association. over the next couple of years moved from job to job a lumberjack, merchant marine, oil rigger, in 1947 he joined the United States Marine Corp, when he first joined up he was very rebelliousness & ended up in the brig many times, but he soon sorted him self even finding him self guarding the president at the time, his military training would come in use later on in life when he used weapons in films, he left the marines in the 50s, when he left the military he was able to get financial assistance from the GI bill to get into college.

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Steve McQueen in the classic film Bullet

McQueen began studying acting at Sanford Meisner‘s Neighborhood Playhouse, delivered his first dialogue on a theater stage in a 1952 play produced by Yiddish theater star Molly Picon. McQueen’s character spoke one brief line: “Allez iz forloren.” (“All is lost.“), to earn extra money he turned to motor bike racing at the weekend which he became famous for,  McQueen ended up getting bit parts in plays, in 1955 McQueen moved to California seeking better acting work in the movies, he again got bit parts but his break through role was a B movie called the Blob, Steve McQueen the film star had arrived, but his first starring role was in a TV program called Wanted Dead or Alive, he played the role of Josh Randal the bounty hunter, his character was famous for holstering a special sawed-off .44-40 Winchester rifle nicknamed the “Mare’s Leg” he soon was in movies with big stars like Frank Sinatra, what came next was of his most memorable roles, it was  Vin Tanner in the The Magnificent Seven, the film the music was a smash hit it cemented McQueen as A list star, Then came one of his most famous roles as Capt. Virgil Hilts, the “Cooler King” in the great escape he was famous for performing most of his own stunts on set, through the 60s top producers wanted McQueen in their films, he became the highest paid actor in Hollywood history, he gained a anti-hero persona, over the next couple of years he starred in many famous films, Bullet, The Sand Pebbles, The Getaway, The Thomas Crown affair, Papillon, Towering Inferno, McQueen became combative with directors and producers in the 70s  which made him less sort after, he didn’t work for 4 years he ended touring america on his motorbikes, he returned at the late 70s and made a couple of movies that were launched in the 1980, it was around this time it was revealed he had cancer, on 7th November 1980 Steve McQueen passed away  after surgery to remove tumors from his neck and liver.

The style icon still lives on today his estate is one of the top ten highest-earning deceased celebrities, this is because Steve McQueen lived life to the full, he had style like no other man, the way he carried him self was amazing, what ever he wore or drove or rode he made it look cool, to this day certain pieces that he wore or used still use his image to sell their products.

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Steve McQueen loved stylish but practical things, so when it came to sunglasses he chose Persol true Italian style, Persol were designed by Via Caboto he made technical advanced glassed, designed to satisfy the demands of pilots and sport drivers who requited comfort, protection and optimum vision, The blue-tinted sunglasses (Persol 714) worn by McQueen in the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair sold at a Bonhams & Butterfields auction in Los Angeles for $70,200 in 2006 after McQueen`s  death Persol dedicated a collection to him.

http://www.persol.com

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When Steve McQueen started bike racing he needed proper bike Jacket that was rugged but practical, he chose a British brand called Belstaff, the Trialmaster is a classic, belted, four pocket jacket, cotton treated to protect against rot, fungus & water, storm cuffs with poppers, it was made popular by trials riders in the fifties and sixties. It was worn by factory test riders as well as competition riders like Sammy Miller and Bud Edkins,

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Steve McQueen also loved Harrington Jackets again it was down to their practicality, they were a short bomber style jacket undisputed iconic garment from the collection, chosen by some for its straighter silhouette. Water repellent poly/cotton outer. Coolmax cotton/poly Fraser Tartan lining. Zip front. Double button fastening collar. Two front flap pockets. ‘Umbrella’ back vent. Side adjusters. Made in UK. Regular fit. the brand he chose was called Baracuta

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In the 1970s Le Mans, film he famously wore a blue faced Monaco 1133B Caliber 11 Automatic which led to its cult status among watch collectors. His sold for $87,600 at auction on June 11, 2009, Tag Heuer continues to promote its Monaco range with McQueen’s image.

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Steve McQueen lived by a mantra I live for myself and I answer to nobody.” this sums up the great man he lived life to the full and if any one didn’t like it then to hell with them was his answer, this man has inspired me so much, he changed the way I looked at men`s style he inspired me to start writing this blog on men`s style and fashion. 

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

Oswald Boateng Fashion Designer


Oswald Boateng is a world-famous  fashion designer, Style icon, Tailor, businessman, celebrity, also showmen yes Mr Boateng has many hats but he’s more famous for his sharp suits & the vivde colors they come in, born in 1968 to Ghanaian immigrants, he had grown up in working-class north London, Boateng was inspired by the immaculate suits his father wore, and received his first suit from his mother aged eight: a double-breasted in purple mohair, he would get up set when his mum put it back into the plastic wrapping, at fourteen, he found a summer job sewing linings into suits,while studying computer science at Southgate college at age 16, he was introduced to cutting and designing by his girlfriend. he started to make his own cloths soon he was designing and selling to his fellow students, he realized that a career in fashion would be more appropriate for him and switched to graduate in fashion and design.  he became obsessed with design, devising a signature fusion of traditional tailoring with exotically colorful fabrics, unmistakable even to an eye as undiscerning as mine, it was not long before Oswald was getting noticed by major fashion designers, he was asked by a friend to help him with to make clothes for a fashion show, and after receiving praise for his work, he was able to sell his own menswear collection to top fashion boutiques in London, very soon he was able open his first studio on Potabello Road in London in 1991, During this time Oswald was mentored by Tommy Nutter but inspired by Giorgio Armani, In 1994, Boateng staged his first catwalk presentation during Paris fashion week, the first tailor to stage a catwalk show in Paris.

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Oswald Boateng the youngest tailor to open a store on Savile Row

In 1995 Oswald opened up his first store on Savile Row,he became both the youngest and first black tailor to open a store on Savile Row, a lot of people said he was too tailored for fashion and to fashion for tailoring  , but Oswald put his doubters to one side & moved on, he wanted to offer some thing different to the younger crowd, his idea was unstructured tailoring, he wanted to create something fashionable but stylish, his design is based on the shoulder line this is key on a bespoke suit, but with an infusion of traditional tailoring with exotically colorful fabrics.

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People said he was too tailored for fashion and too fashion for tailoring

Since then Oswald has dressed film stars to many African leaders, he has been involved in many collaborations, he was made creative Director of Menswear at French Fashion house Givenchy, in 2004 he was asked to design The Coutts ‘World Credit Card’, even designed an affordable line for the high street – o-z for Debenhams, his cheapest suit will cost you more than £1000, while some of his most expensive bespoke suits can fetch up to £20,000

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Ozwald Boateng’s new flagship store and headquarters at No. 30 Savile Row

Boateng’s first flagship store opened in 2008 on Saville Row and Clifford Street’s corner, it was the former old Anderson and Sheppard store, Boateng merged the corporate headquarters of his company with his redesigned flagship store, he currently produces two collections every year which are manufactured at the former Chester Barrie factory in Cheshire, he has a new online store opening soon too.

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The poster for the Man’s Story documentary film.

Oswald has been all so involved in television & movies, he has designed bespoke costumes for,  Hannibal, Lock stock and two smoking barrels,Tomorrow never dies, Sex and the city, Ugly Betty, Eastern Promises, Gangster Number One, Alfie, Assault on Precinct 13, The Matrix, Miami Vice, Oceans 13, and Rush hour, Oswald had a film made about him, it was about Boateng and his business it was filmed between 1998 and 2010, it was a fly-on-the-wall feature documentary, A Man’s Story, it was released in March 2012.

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Oswald Boateng style is traditional tailoring with exotically colorful fabrics

Oswald has now been in the fashion business for over 25 years, in that time he has gone bankrupt once got divorced twice, he`s been awarded a OBE for his services, set up a charity for Africa opened up a flag-ship store on Savile Row and even had a film about him, at 45 there’s lot more petrol left in the tank for this fashion designer to accomplish yet.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

 

Get The Shearling Look


Shearling is all over the cat walk’s, from coats to bags its the in for look for 2015, Shearling has a 70`s chic about a nod to the classy wide boy, Shearling is a skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on, It has a suede surface on one side and a clipped fur surface on the other. Usually the suede side is worn outward, Shearling can be made from real sheepskin or from synthetic fibers, real Shearling breathes and is more flexible than synthetic Shearling, coats and garment are considered luxurious, the lighter the Shearling is, the higher quality it is considered to be. Shearling was at its height during world war 2, Pilots & bomber crew`s flew at high altitudes so they need clothing to keep them warm, Shearling became a classic which made it way into civvy street, in the 70s Shearling was in fashion with all the major fashion labels, but know its back with a bang.

There are two types of design`s I want to share with you first is the classic Del Boy secondhand car dealer style, the other style is a classic & its my favorite the leather Shearling Coat.

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When the BBC came to dress their Del Boy Character,In Only Fool`s and Horses, they needed to dress him in some proper pucker street wear to keep him warm, they chose to dress in a classic Sheep Skin coat, the one they dressed him in came from the Nursey sheepskin company ( www.nurseysheepskin.co.uk ) their classic sheepskin coat is cut generously, with two side vents, large pockets, additional inside security pocket and four leather buttons, with the lush sheep fur surface on the collar & the inside, this is the most iconic Shearling coat design, it comes in many colors from light tan to deep lush brown.

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In the 1930s a parachutist by the name of Lesley Irvin designed a leather flying Jacket , it had to keep pilots warm during high altitudes, but most of all if they had to bail out they need some thing that didn’t get in the way of putting on their parachute, he came up with the R.A.F sheepskin flying jacket, Made from heavyweight sheepskin, its thick natural wool provided incredible insulation. And, while the sheepskin was considered heavyweight the jacket itself was comparatively light and remarkably comfortable. Irvin insisted on the most supple sheepskin: in a cramped cockpit movement was already restricted and no pilot or crew would want to be constrained further still. The Irvin jacket was a masterpiece of design, maximum warmth and comfort combined with maximum mobility. The jackets had long sleeves zipped to enable gauntlets to be worn. The wide collar could be raised to provide excellent insulation around the neck and lower part of the head and face while a belt at the waist to ensure draughts couldn’t drop the pilot’s body temperature and reduce his level of alertness. The original jackets didn’t have pockets as these were not needed, the most distinguished feature is the rich ginger sheep fur surface on the collar & the inside of the Jacket.

The key to wearing Shearling is wearing it with the right clothes & accessories so lets see how fashionistas are wearing Shearling on the street .

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This super uber cool mustard long double-breasted over coat, with a rich plush dark Shearling sheep fur surface on the collar is a stunning piece, the style is very chic but dapper.

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A classy street style look sporting a light tan roll-neck sweater with a rich chestnut-brown leather jacket with a plush ginger Shearling on the inside then to give a stunning look they have added a darker Shearling to the collar very nice.

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If your looking for a Milan or Paris inspiration get a loaded of this dapper fellow, he chosen a deep chocolate Shearling coat with a stunning outer suede finish, it gives his double-breasted pin stripe suit outfit a stunning finish..

If your after a chic 70s look get some Shearling in your wardrobe for 2015, if you get the right coat you will have classy coat for many winters to come.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

Sunday Style


Sunday style is all about casual dress down, no work to go to, recovering from Saturdays “excess”, it`s about keeping it stylish but very relaxed people, for get about the onesies leave the baby club, come over to the big boys club, I love Sundays I`m all ways out for dinner but I never dress for dinner unless its formal, the key to Sunday style is what you wear & how you match it together, think about denim pieces mix it with some knit pieces to, or add a touch of cotton, colors should be suttle but neutral, my style is usually chinos in a tan color followed by a polo shirt or rugby shirt, in winter I like to wear  chunky shawl neck cardigans, it’s all about wearing whats comfortable to you, but just being a touch stylish about it.

I`ve put some simple outfits together for you, keeping it simple but relaxed and very stylish, the key to the look is choosing the right pieces.

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When it comes to Sunday style it’s about simplicity & functionality, you can’t beat a simple Henri Lloyd grey crew neck T-shirt, matched with a pair of Levi`s 501s in a straight relaxed fit, to finish this look I’ve gone for a Ralph Lauren Hoodie with a zipped front, the over all effect is a very dressed down look but still stylish.

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Levi`s Sta press trousers

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Now if your after a more sharper fitted relaxed look that is very chic, I’ve chosen the classic Henley long sleeve shirt with a button placket as a base layer in  neutral white, then added some stunning Sta Press trousers that come in sharp fitted look, then to finish it off I have gone with a chunky ribbed shawl-neck cardigan in navy with stunning leather football buttons, the over all effect achieved is one of sharp style but still very casual.

Remember fashion changes style does not, so when you come to put an outfit together, put them together on your bed in order then say to your self do I look good if in doubt change it buddy.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

What is STYLE ?


I hear the word style used to often, but to me a lot of people don`t know the difference between style & fashion, to me style never dies, fashion does, style is the manner or the way you wear your cloths, by creating a distinctive appearance, some people have natural style some don`t, for those who don`t understand style they will see a certain look then try to emulate it, some times with disasters effects,  you should be bold & proud when it comes to your wardrobe, style is some thing you achieve over time, its like a fine wine it takes time to mature and become special.

There are certain style icons who had style and to this day we still look at them for inspiration, one such icon was Steve McQueen, he has the title of king of cool, he had an uncanny way of taking a simple garment & making it look stylish, certain brands came synonymous with him like Persol, Belstaff, Baracuta, his style was masculine he would wear simple T-shirts or shawl neck cardigans even classy chinos, a lot of people have mimicked his style, the reason why he kept his style simple, last summer I attend a garden party, in a blue oxford shirt & tan chinos with brown loafers and Persol sunglasses, people gave me compliment after compliment, all I did was copy Mr McQueen.

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Here Steve McQueen wears casual chinos, crew neck burgundy sweater with a white shirt, he finishes it off with charcoal blazer, the blazer and sweater complement each other, add Steve McQueen`s casual stance, you have an amazing look.

Another style icon who was stylish, was the Duke of Windsor former King Edward VIII, he was known for bucking the trend, the Duke of Windsor was world-renowned for was his style, not only by his choice in clothes, but how he matched them and how he wore them, it was his modern approach to clothes that made him stand out, he showed disregard for the establishment, he preferred comfortable clothes, on one occasion he was asked to inspect some troops he turned up wearing Oxford bags trousers very loose-fitting trousers, to this day people still take inspiration from this man.

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Here Duke of Windsor wears a check suit most probably wool, the suit is a two button jacket, here he sits with one button done up, the fit is amazing, he chosen a neutral plain color for his tie & shirt , which then gives the suit more definition.

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This man has style, I don`t like the rolled up 80s sleeve look, but the casual chinos with the deep red shirt is a classy touch, he has then added the trench coat to give a smart look, to finish it off he chosen a vibrant silk scarf that goes with the coat & shirt, finished with suede brogues.

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This stylish look is simple but timeless, classic oxford shirt with Navy chinos in a tapered fit, followed by some stylish shoes.

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l like this mans style, he gone with a modern double-breasted prince of Wales check suit, added a stylish waist coat, it’s the red & black that makes it all go together, finished in that fantastic white dress shirt without a tie, most of all his confident stare .

Learning what style is important if you want to look good, fashion comes and go`s, Style never does, it`s all about how you match & wear your cloths.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD`

One Grey Suit = Three Different Looks


When it comes to the grey suit people don’t exploit it to its full value, you need to look at it as being a desirable piece, rather than merely a functional suit. the way that you do this is first invest into a good suit with a good fit, then using key piece`s from your wardrobe, a grey suit can be chic with bags of panache if you get the style right.

Now the grey suit has been around over 200 years, grey suits used to be used for morning suits, these days we don`t see enough people exploiting the full value of the suit, the first bit you need to get right is getting the right suit, for get about these super small super slim numbers, fashion changes style does not, invest into a proper two button medium grey suit, not to dark not to light, forget about man-made fibers they make your balls sweat, you want Wool, Mohair, Cashmere, these are natural fibers that keep you warm in winter cool in summer, also due to their waxy fibers they are very water absorbent.

Sourcing your suit can be expensive & time-consuming, two tips scour the sales & company’s discount sites, if you’re not sure about your size they don’t charge in shops for trying on suit`s, go in find your size & fit take a picture on your camera phone of the label, then hit the internet or sales stores.

 How a suit fits is top priority, there are some simple key rules when buying a ready-made suit or off the peg to get a proper fit follow these rules.

1. Shoulders’ Because this is where the suit hangs, from the fit should sit on the shoulders, if there is any hunching it is to tight or to big.

2. Jacket closure’ if you get the shoulders right the jacket should close right, if you close the jacket and the front pulls on the button causing a big X on the front it’s too tight, if the lapels hang forward its to big.

3. Jacket sleeve’ When you put your jacket over your shirt sleeve ,there should be a half an inch between the shirt cuff and blazer sleeve, basically only 5 inches of cuff should be showing.

4. Jacket collar’ very easy to spot there will be a gap at the back of the collar, if it’s to big if it’s to small.

5. Jacket Length very simple stand tall put your arms down to the side, if the jackets below the hand its to long above to short.

6. The seat’ is your bum area, your trousers should just hang again if very loose to big too much hunching means to small.

7. Trouser break’ where your trouser end it is called the break, a proper fit will result in a simple dimple at the bottom, no dimple to short more than one dimple to long.

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If you want to create a chic Italian style look with your grey suit, go for a black Roll-neck add a polka dot pocket square .

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If you have dinner date or you have to attend a business gathering, be stylish but super casual, wear a classy white dress shirt with some stunning cufflink`s to give your grey suit some major style points.

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Turn your grey business suit into a party suit, if your going out after work you don`t need to take your wardrobe to work invest in to a casual classy shirt, grey is a neutral color, so adding a the likes of a Polka dot shirt really dresses up the suit most of all the wine color mixes well with the grey double bonus.

 Get more out of you’re the grey suit, adding the right pieces to your wardrobe, turns your grey suit into a Swiss army knife, you have suit for work & pleasure, 

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

Get kitted out for work


Fashion changes quicker than a tramp changes his pants, but style never changes, office based work has always been smart dress, usually suit & tie but not any more fashionista`s, you can now dress smart but with a casual twist, it’s all about your wardrobe and what you wear, take a look at these inspirational pieces.

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This slim fit crisp poplin shirt from Charles Tyrwhitt will see you stylish in and out the office

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Looking for a practical stylish piece this Aubin brown pure wool blazer from Blurton London ticks all the boxes

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Ties can be so boring leave the wide tie at home get a knitted silk tie with stripes very chic but stylish

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Get some major style points in the office with these classy Sterling silver blue lapis & mother of pearl oval bicolour cufflinks by Aspinal of London

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Suede is very in vogue this year invest into sharp looking suede brogues from Samuel Windsor

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Throw caution to the wind add a bit of color to your wrist with this classy watch from Lacoste

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When it comes to a mans bag you want a proper rugged masculine looking bag go for this canvass messenger bag

http://www.ecanvasbags.com

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We still need to take notes at meetings etc get rid of those crappy note pads invest into a proper leather Journal

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Adding a dash of color to your blazer is easy with a pocket square also a tip for you we all carry mobile phones keep the screen clean by using the pocket square stylish and practical

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so you can see adding a few accessories to your wardrobe with the right cloths you can look stylish in & out of work.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

Milan Fashion week


Milan fashion week has been going since 1958 its a part of the “big” four fashion weeks, its takes place just after London fashion week, there are over 40 shows during the week, which includes the latest men`s & women`s fashion. so lets see whats hot to trot & may be found what will be the latest look for AW15.

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We`ve Seen  more fitted style trousers on the cat walk & streets of Milan, Designers highlighted slimmed-down silhouettes tweed topcoat, classic trenches, and double-breasted wool coats.

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Earthy colors matched with dark colors, but layered on top of each  to give an even tone & style, think of accessory`s with hints of orange a rusty red`s.

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 Dolce & Gabbana  sharp suiting matched with classic over-coats styled in a fitted look, matched with rich printed ties.

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The least formal also relaxed a player in a roll neck, greatshearling outerwear, The thicker rugged sheepskin is a great way to show texture when playing with those additional layers next season, especially when your trying not to look good..

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make use of those shades of gray, create a striking silhouette with fitted through trousers, finish with a clean look with a classic shirt add tone with striking shoes.

The points I would give any stylish man wanting to look good in AW15, plenty of fine nutty brown tweed`s . fine corduroys in rich dark colors, stylish fitted over coats in chic grey herringbone’s, most of all in a tailored fit for that sartorial sharp look.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

Eddie Redmayne


The name may not be familiar to you but it will be soon, Eddie Redmayne is a rising TV & film actor , also has also modeled for Burberry, his latest film The Theory of Every thing has just gained him a golden globe, the film is about Stephen Hawking in his early days before he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, but the reason I`am talking about Eddie its his style he is a very stylish man, and he getting noticed fast, if your looking for some body to inspire you in 2015 you Mr Redmayne is the man to follow.

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Eddie Redmayne at the Golden Globes dressed in a black velvet tuxedo

The first time I came across Eddie Redmayne it was in Birdsong, It’s a two-part TV mini series about a love story during the first world war 1, what got me was what Eddie was wearing, he was wearing a cream woolen flannel suit, as it was set in France during the summer, Charlotte Walter  was the wardrobe designer, she  scoured London & Paris for original pieces, when an actor wears a costume you can see its just a costume, when Eddie wore that cream suit, it was like his own suit, the fit the style was amazing, Eddie has a certain look & style about him, what ever he wears he makes it look good.

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a scene from Birdsong in this shot Eddie is wearing a cream woolen flannel suit

Eddie was chosen in 2008 & 2012 to Model for  Burberry, when he modeled for them in 2012 , it was for their SS12 campaign, the collection was by Christopher Bailey, and the photos were taken by Mario Testino.

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Eddie in the Burberry SS12 campaign shoot

Eddie is color blind which he freely admits, so rely` s on his wife Hannah to help him out, but he has a close friend, called Christopher Bailey yes the fashion designer, who helps him with tips on fashion, One of Eddies favorite items of clothing is Levi`s jeans, he buys them every four years, he`s most comfortable wearing a suits, he likes to wear jeans mostly as he’s always in period dramas, when it comes to suits he loves Burberry & McQueen, his favorite fragrance is Tom Ford Black Orchid, When it comes to grooming he admits he`s just a shower gel man.

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Eddie Redmayne out on the town  in this shot you can see with this double-breasted camel crombie over coat he looks amazing but stylish

On the 4 January 2015 he was voted best dressed by GQ magazine beating Benedict Cumberbatch, not a bad start to the year for Mr Redmayne, Golden globe already in hand possible Oscar & now voted best dressed man, keep an eye on this man I see bigger things happening with this rising star.

By

Bob Redfern

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10 Essential wardrobe pieces for SS15


Soon it will be spring 2015, its time to get your wardrobe ready & now is a good time. last week was British fashion week and all the major fashion labels have launched some amazing pieces, so I’ve gone through the latest fashion releases, and picked 10 essential wardrobe pieces, 2015 is all about geeky chic, yes the geek look is in vogue, so to get this stylish look take a look at what I’ve chosen.

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Every man needs a white shirt, this classic Albin oxford style shirt from Merc London fits the bill, its stylish and practical it can be used for casual or smart dress.

http://www.merc.com

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Every man needs a super grey sweater for those spring chilly mornings & evenings, the foxley v-neck from Crew clothing Company will see you right.

http://www.crewclothing.co.uk

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When it comes to spring & summer you need a polo shirt that’s classy on a night out as well as on the beach, Fred Perry`s plain polo shirt is classy & stylish for all these occasions.

http://www.fredperry.com

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One key piece of any spring summer look is a great T-shirt, you want some thing not too loud but stylish & crisp, welcome to the Hollister California westward beach t-shirt.

http://www.hollisterco.com

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When it comes to a spring you want some thing comfortable but stylish, go urban chic with these fine EC1 Brown corduroy trousers from Ben Sherman.

http://www.bensherman.com

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This spring is all about the Tweed, the geek look is chic, this deep lush brown Edward tweed jacket by Walker Slater is all you need.

http://www.walkerslater.com

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To complement your tweed blazer & cords go for this knitted silk orange tie with navy polka dots very retro but super cool.

http://www.oliverbainbridge.co.uk

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When it comes to jeans its great to get some things your friends don’t have, David Watts is still a fresh label, but it’s gaining a cult following fast, so get your Mosley Dark Jeans for SS15

http://www.davidwattsclothing.com

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Henley shirts are often overlooked, but add this for a true rustic urban look, wear it with the tweed blazer & corduroy trousers, or with the David Watts jeans, however you wear it your going to look amazing.

http://www.wolsey.com

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Spring is a great time to breakout the desert boots, to me they are the king of casual foot wear, Lambretta`s Carnaby Desert boots are just what you need.

http://www.lambrettaclothing.co.uk

 I hope you have found this selection help full, having the right cloths for the right seasons is key to looking good, what ever you choose to wear do it in style.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD