Calvin Klein


When you hear or see the words Calvin Klein or CK, what do you think off !, me I think of CK1 or underwear, but there is a lot more to this iconic brand and its creator Calvin Klein, so let me give you a quick incite to an amazing brand that has become an icon in the US & UK, Calvin Klein came from humble beginnings, Klein was born in The Bronx, New York. His parents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants, he was born in to a harsh life in a rough neighborhood, wanting better in life he attended He attended the High School of Art and Design, but he never graduated,  Klein became a protegé of Baron de Gunzburg, after close tutoring and inspiration, Calvin soon  was getting a reputation for his clean lines in his designs,In 1968, Klein founded Calvin Klein Limited, in a coat shop in the York Hotel in New York City, with $10,00, in the begging it was tough going but soon he was getting noticed, He was selling coat’s & dresses at the store, in September 1969 he appeared on the front of Vogues magazine, with a bigger demand for his fashion creations he added other lines like blazers & sports wear,  his company went from strength to strength, in the early 80s his Jeans collection became a hit in the US & UK.

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Calvin Klein latest SS15 underwear collection modeled by Bieber  

One area Calvin Klein stands out in is men`s underwear, he revolutionized the whole concept from design to packaging, it was the first time that men’s underwear had been marketed as being desirable, rather than merely functional. they included clean lines & came in one color “white”, purchased in packs of three,this  made this easier for girlfriend’s & wife’s to buy underwear for their man, backed by the iconic marketing, male models with a big packaged in tight pants, shot in black & white, in some poncey stance, the likes of Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, and now Mr Bieber, have all donned the famous  boxer briefs, they have been called “one of the greatest apparel revolutions of the century, to me they are just white pants.

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Classic Calvin Klein denim collection

Calvin Klein denim collection was also a revolution in its design & marketing, he made jeans sexy also he gave them a wholesome, sexy and practical, and featured the model Brooke Shields. they were the first Jeans  to have a logo on the back pocket, the biggest lift to Calvin Klein’s jeans was the television campaign directed by Richard Avedon that featured 15-year-old model/actress Brooke Shields provocatively posed in a skin-tight pair of Calvin Klein jeans. In the best-remembered spot, she pronounced, “Do you know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” In another she declared, “I’ve got seven Calvins in my closet, and if they could talk, I’d be ruined.” that ended up selling over 2 million pairs in total.

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CK one unisex Eau De Toilette 

When Calvin Klein first entered the fragrance Market in the 70s, it was a failure they soon withdrew from the market with big financial losses, but as the brand grew they allowed licences for company’s to use their name, in 1994 they launched CK1, what was amazing about it was unisex, yes one fragrance for men & women, CK1 is a Eau de toilette, it has hints of orange, lemon, Jasmine, sandalwood, it was marked as a casual fragrance, it was a success, you can get it in a body wash & moisturizer to, it was soon followed by Obsession and Eternity.

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Calvin Klein New York store & headquarters 

Calvin Klein has grown in to a world wide brand, famed for its iconic branding & fashion, it now grown to over 11 collections, Calvin Klein collection, CK Calvin Collection, Calvin Klein white label, Calvin Klein sport, Calvin Klein jeans, Calvin Klein home, The Khaki Collection, Calvin Klein Golf, Calvin Klein underwear, CK one lifestyle brand, Calvin Klein Watches & Jewelry, they have stores in in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai and Qatar. London, Russia, Mexico,  and other country’s their headquarters are based in New York on 654 Madison Ave.

http://www.calvinklein.com

Calvin Klein continues to be a leading fashion power house bringing out stunning collections every years, so if your in need of some sexy pants you know where you need to go guys.

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Bob Redfern

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The Navy Pea Coat


A Navy Pea coat is a heavy wool coat general Navy in color, originally worn by sailors of European and later American navies, Pea coats are characterized by short length, broad lapels, double-breasted fronts, often large wooden, metal or plastic buttons, and vertical or slash pockets.Today the style is considered a classic, and pea coats are now worn by all manner of individuals, due to its versatility its worn for casual & smart dress, the Pea coat has been copied by all major fashion brands, an original Navy Pea coat are hard to come by, The standard for historical pea coats was 30 ounces (approx. 850 g) wool, most often made of heavy wool cloth, through the 70s in the U.S. Navy. Presently coats are made from 22–32 oz (620–910 g) wool. While pea coats are offered in many colors by retailers, the U.S. Navy-issue pea coat is black.

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A sailor wearing a original Navy Pea Coat

During the second world war the US Navy doubled in size, a lot of young men were introduced to the Navy Pea coat, after the war a lot of young sailors took their Pea coat’s with them, they became a hit in the university`s of Harvard & Yale, thanks to young officers returning back from the war, to finish their study’s, soon young college kids started hit Navy Surplus stores, the Originals became hard to find, company`s like Ralph Lauren were one of the first to reproduce the iconic coat. it was sold in its thousands to young & old fashionista`s,

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Ralph Lauren`s Navy Pea Coat

The Pea coats still finds it self on the cat walk every year in some new collection, though often with small design changes that reflect the current fashion trends it’s still essentially a Pea coat, to me there nothing that comes close to the style the fit & look of a true navy Pea coat, My self I have owned two in my life time, one I still have it was made by George & Duffer it cost me a package, but the only problem with its design it does not have vertical or slash pockets, which I miss, the only problem I keep meaning to find one with the  vertical or slash pockets, but I never get the chance to.

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One of the US Navy’s longest standing suppliers, Fidelity has been manufacturing the finest outerwear from their factory in Boston, Massachusetts since 1941. Named for the company’s current owners Gerald & Stewart Webber, Fidelity’s top-tier looks to their vast archive, resurrecting some of the 20th century’s most iconic outerwear designs. Cut in a selection of refreshed silhouettes, every piece from the collection is Made in the USA, utilising the finest Melton Wool in a variety of mediums.

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Anchor Embossed Buttons

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Comes with Metal Fidelity Pin

 Now if your looking for a real Navy pea coat its got to be wool, don`t go for the silly super slim fit that Superdry came out with, its got to have vertical or slash pockets, the traditional color is Navy, but you can get away with black, but if you want to be an individual you can get other colors, there are a lot of company’s making the Pea coat I can recommend a few but we would be here all day, also they haven’t payed me for advertising for them, a good coat should cost between £60.00 to £120.00, any thing cheaper don’t waste your time, any thing more expensive it’s up to you.

The styles & looks you can achieve are amazing, the Pea coat is at home in the office as well as a week,end away hill walking, so you can look stylish what ever you’re doing with this versatile coat, I love wearing my Pea coat with a Rugby shirt & some chinos. take a look at these looks for inspiration.

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One of the simplest but stylish street look`s is wearing a Oxford shirt & indigo jeans with the Navy Pea coat

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Give your pea coat a nautical look & feel go for a cream Aran roll-neck sweater & red beanie.

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For a classy street style look add chinos and a funky scarf finish it off with some aviator sunglasses don`t for get the Navy Pea coat

So you can see investing into a Navy Pea coat, will give you many stylish looks, it will also keep you warm, and what ever you choose to do go to work go for a hill walk, you’re going to look very stylish.

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Bob Redfern

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Ted Baker


In 1987  Ray Kelvin was fishing when he came up with an idea for a clothing brand, for a Men`s shirt shop, in 1988 he opened his first store in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland, fresh from the success &  a strong following of his brand, he opened other stores in Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, then in 1990 he opened his Covent Garden store in London, Kelvin bought the company outright from part-owners Goldberg and Sons, Ted Baker then set up a women s label, Ted Baker woman, it was launched in 1995, by 2015 Ted Baker apparel had moved in fragrances & footwear, the Ted Baker brand now has stores in the, united states, Asia, Middle east, Australia, their crowning glory is opening its flagship store on New York City’s Fifth Avenue in August 2012.

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Ray Kelvin in promo shot he always hides his face

Ted Baker fashion is high-end casual wear which is famed for its quirky yet commercial fashion offering, high quality design detailing and distinctive use of pattern and color. The brand’s unconventional approach is key to their branding, when you buy a garment from Ted Baker your buying a quality piece of clothing that’s unique.

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Ted Bakers grooming rooms

http://www.tedsgroomingroom.com

In 2010 Ray Kelvin became inspired to create a great shaving experience for men so he opened up Ted`s grooming room, in his quest for the perfect shave, Ted discovered the ancient crafts and techniques of the Ottoman Empire’s master barbers. Applying their secrets and know-how, Ted has recreated this invigorating experience in London town. you can get a shave or a hair cut at over 8 locations in London, they also sell their very own collection of men`s grooming products.

So let’s have a look at some of Ted Bakers SS15 collection, there are some amazing stylish pieces you can choose from.

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Beautifully finished with a printed lining, contrast buttons and fine stitch detailing, this LAYWAY waistcoat is a timeless bit of tailoring. The pure wool fabric will look smart over your favourite shirt.

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Effortless elegance is all yours with the LODERE knit. The stylish choice to keep warm as the weather takes a turn this season, nail the look by adding a the DEBTIME shirt underneath.

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A shirt that’s sure to get you noticed, the POKEY shirt is adorned in an eclectic geo print pattern. Add some SCARVA slim rinse jeans to the look for weekend-ready style.

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The patterned, button-down collared polo is laid-back finery at its foremost. The classic cut and button-down front gives a perfect smart-casual feel. An effortless number to dress up, or tone down.

http://www.tedbaker.com

Ted Baker offer amazing cloths & accessories, if your looking for some thing with style & character Ted Baker`s your Man

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Bob Redfern

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The classic T-shirt


Is a style of fabric shirt, named after the T shape of the body & sleeves, it’s also normally has a crew neck but  you can get them in a V-neck, the fits can come in slim & general fit, they are traditionally made from cotton, and a have a smooth feel to them, the T-shirt evolved from underwear, During the first world war T-shirts were issued to sailors US sailors, they soon became popular with manual workers as undergarments, because it was easily fitted & easily cleaned also very inexpensive, parents started buy them for their kids to wear, after the World War II ex-service men started to wear them in civvy streets, then came it crowning glory, Marlon Brando wore a simple T-shirt in the film  A Streetcar Named Desire, it achieved a fashion icon statues, soon all young kids in college were wearing the classic T-shirt. 

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Marlon Brando in the famous film A Streetcar Named Desire which made the T-shirt fashionable

During the 60s the era of free love & Mod culture, T-shirts became a great way of advertising how people felt & advertising products,  screen-printing also became a cheap way for artists & small company’s to print their own T-shirts, in the 70s one such fashion designer called vivian westwood, designed the famous controversy Lonesome Cowboys image, it was of two naked cowboys only dressed in boots & hats facing each other, their penis nearly touching each other, it was taken away by the police because it was classed as porn at the time.

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Philip Michael Don Johnson in Miami Vice

During the 80s  Don Johnson wore T-shirts with Armani suits on Miami Vice, T-shirts became more of a fashion piece as the decade carried on, through the 90s they stayed a main stay of any mans wardrobe, all major men fashion labels stock T-shirts, there are even company’s who just sell printed T-shirts, the looks & style you can achieve are amazing, a T-shirt is not for casual use, they can be worn for smart dress to take a look at some looks I’ve put together.

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You can see by just adding a simple blazer with a pocket square the T-shirt becomes really classy & stylish

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Lets not for get the classic jeans & T-shirt look

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 Wearing a classic T-shirt with a suit is another classic if you can pull it off

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Another great look of the classic T-SHIRT is the simple dress down look mix it with a stylish hoodie for those Sunday walks to the shop

I normally don’t make a point about people wearing crap items of clothing, But a pet hate of mine is Grown men wearing cartoon T-shirts & they think they look cool, please these items of clothing are fine to lounge around in at home, but in public you look like a proper dick dead, dress your age & have some pride people.

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Funny but what a dick head

If your going to buy T-shirts look at the label, if it says skinny fit & you’re a fat guy, you will end up looking like beach ball, buy the right size & fit, to me you should have 3 plain T-shirts in your wardrobe, Navy,Grey,White these will give you the minim styles & looks you need,

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Bob Redfern

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Roll-neck sweater


The Roll-neck sweater is a sweater with a close-fitting , round, and high collar that folds over & covers the neck, they move with the body, also they are flattering too, because they accentuate the face & elongate the figure, its known by other names like, Turtle neck, Skivvy, Polo neck, Roll-neck clothing have been worn for century’s, In the 19th century they were worn by naval officers & the fascists black shirts, french philosopher Michel Foucault loved them, They became a hit in the united states when Noel Coward started to wear them over there,

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Steve McQueen in Bullet wearing a blue Roll-neck sweater

During 50s women started to wear the Roll-neck, the Roll-neck became a anti-tie symbol, for people who hated formal wear but they still wanted to look good, during the 60 s & 70 s the Roll-neck was lampooned, nearly every bond movie or spy film had bad guys dressed in black in Roll-neck`s, but young & old academics, artists and puffy Shakespeare loving actors, kept the Roll-neck in the mainstream.

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Roll-neck come in many colors

Roll-necks have caused controversy, where men have decide to buck the trend & rules, they have decide wear a Roll-neck to weddings & restaurants,where normally the dress code is tie only, there was reports in the papers of fierce conflicts at restaurants,

The Style of the Roll-neck makes it a great piece to wear, you can wear it on its own, add a blazer for a super chic look, the most common color is black or navy, what ever you wear with the Roll-neck your guaranteed a stylish look, take a look at these stylish looks they will give you some ides how to wear a Roll-neck.

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for a stylish chic look go for a navy Roll-neck & indigo jeans

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if you’re wearing a Roll-neck simply dress it with a stylish blazer

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mixing a Roll-neck sweater with a Camel over coat is stylish & chic

Roll-necks sweaters are amazing, to me you need at least two in your wardrobe, go for Navy & Black, you can get them from most apparel shops, I love to wear my Roll-necks with a blazer & over coat the look is just amazing, the Roll-neck can be worn with any thing, Denim jackets, blazers, overcoats, they are just so universal you just need to buy one.

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Bob Redfern

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Polka dot shirt


Polka dot shirts are vastly underestimated in men`s fashion, to me they are a bold statement also very chic, the Polka dot pattern consists of an array of filled circles generally equally sized & spaced relatively closely together, many prints include random spaced circles & colored spots this is not Polka dot,the pattern gets its name from the dance form called yes Polka dot, women would wear Polka dot dresses which were in-fashion at the time to the dance a craze would start so people would tie both together,  it was flamenco dancers who originally wore Polka dot , again it was the 60 s that saw men turning to prints normally worn by women,  all sudden Gingham & Polka dot were fashionable for men to wear, even pop stars started to make statement by wearing Polka dot shirts one of them was Bob Dylan,  it was company’s like Merc London & Ben Sherman who first started selling Polka dot shirts to the masses, there has been even pop songs written about it.

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Bob Dylan wearing a Polka dot shirt

One of the Subcultures that made Polka dot main stream was the Mods, they were young people who liked to dress in modern clothing & listen to modern music, it was typical to see young Mods hanging around coffee bars wearing Polka dot shirts & silk scarfs.

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Siegel Polka Dot Shirt

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Polka dot shirts & other apparel can be found in most main stream stores, the key to wearing a Polka dot shirt is how you put it together, Remember your creating a look so be choosy take your time & be confident, to give you some ideas in how to wear your shirt I’ve include some picture to inspire you.

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when you come to wear your Polka dot shirt try mixing it with a brown blazer a rich Herringbone tweed also deep indigo jeans you will have a dapper look

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Fred Perry original Polka dot shirt with chinos proper hipster style

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Got a dinner date go for a deep burgundy Polka dot shirt add a delicious black velvet jacket you`r

looking amazing but classy

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For SS15 a short-sleeved Polka dot shirt will give you a chic look add some chinos with boat shoes you will own the high & the cat walk

Polka dot is not just for shirts, you can get in snappy silk scarfs or super chic knitted silk ties, what ever you choose just get some Polka dot in your wardrobe you wont regret it.

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Bob Redfern

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Denim Shirt


The denim shirt is often overlooked, they were originally made as a work shirts, because the material is hard-wearing , as fashion changed more people embraced casual clothing, Denim became more popular, the denim shirt is simply a shirt made from hard-wearing denim, you can get it in short or long sleeve, shirts come with press studs or buttons, there are many different types of denim, you can also choose different shades of denim, denim shirts didn’t come into fashion until the 60 s, Hippy s were lovers of the classic denim shirts, they would embroidered flowers on to them, in the 70 s heavy rock music started to take off, if you’re a heavy rocker you don’t want to be seen in a paisley shirt, as the 80 s came & went denim became less fashionable, Levi`s closed down 10 factory’s during this time, but as the ninety’s ended denim started to get a bit of revival, it became fashionable to pair indigo jeans with a snappy blazer, people would wear a denim shirts to clubs.

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1960s  Hippy style denim shirt

One of the people I feel who helped to start the denim revile is David Beckham, he moved to California to play with L A Galaxy, this is the home of denim to me its the sunshine state, people do a lot sports etc, he was soon snapped wearing denim shirts, I’m not a lover of Beckham, he’s a lovely man I just don`t like the Beckham branding its always in your face, but Beckham has given denim a new voice combine this with the Beckham branding machine you have a winner.

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David Beckham in a Wrangler indigo shirt

Ralph Lauren is another champion of denim shirts, he made them a strong part of his first collection when he first started up in 1972, he even has a denim fashion label  called DENIM & SUPPLY that specialize in denim shirts & jeans, I have owned a couple of a Ralph Lauren denim shirts in my time, they are well worth the investment.

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Ralph Lauren in a stone colored denim shirt using it for a layering look

With a denim shirt you can achieve many looks, it’s a very versatile piece to own, you can wear it on its own, you can use it for a layering look, if you get the right shirt it can be worn for smart casual dress, I’ve put some looks together for you, take a look at what can be achieved with a bit of passion & thought.

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for a smart casual look wear a blazer with your denim shirt if your going for a dark blazer choose a lighter colored shirt.

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As I said before a denim shirt is a unique piece of clothing its great for creating a layering look & adding definition to your outfit

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pairing an indigo denim shirt with a pair of trousers will give you a striking chic look

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this look is so stylish adding a plain knitted silk bow tie gives you a smart casual look

So you can see having a denim shirt in your wardrobe opens you up to many more look & styles, my advise if you are going to buy a denim shirt play it safe, go for a plain shirt no big logos etc, only buy an indigo colored shirt, this will go with most out fits you put together, I hope you have found this blog help full,

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Bob Redfern

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Classic chinos / Khakis


Chino or Khaki’s as the Americans call them, are cotton twill trousers made of 100% cotton, they also come in different weaves from heavy twill to soft cotton, they come in different styles & fits from straight leg to a tapered leg even skinny fit, one of the best things about chinos/Khakis is they come in every colour you can think of, today more people now wear chinos than before, one of the reasons why people wear chinos/khakis its their versatility, with jeans you can only wear them for casual wear, with chinos/khakis you can wear them for casual & smart dress , so investing into a pair won’t just save you money, it will also give more options when you put an outfit together.

WW2 GI in service dress chinos / khakis

WW2 GI in service dress chinos / khakis

Chino/Khakis them self’s are over hundred years old, originally invented for the military, Khaki means “soil-colour” in Hindu, the word chino means china in Spanish, after the second world was the GI bill came in giving ex-servicemen the chance to go to college, a lot of ex-servicemen kept their khaki service pants and wore them into civy street, soon the look caught on with every day college kids,

Levi`s Sta press trousers

Levi`s Sta press trousers

In the 60s men’s fashion changed very quickly, it moved from smart to a more casual dress, soon company’s like Levi’s to Farah in Texas started to make causal trousers for the Masses’, Levi’s invented the Sta press trouser while Farah invented a twill trouser, both were still a cotton trouser but the weave & the style was different, soon certain subcultures like mods etc adopted them as part of their look, they became the trousers to dress in when you went out.

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Dad`s trying to look cool in chino / khaki`s not a good look

Over the last couple of decades chinos/Khakis became more of a dads casual trousers, so young Fashionistas stayed away from that look, but thanks to new designs & better marketing chinos are back with a bang, one of those company’s bringing the chinos/Khaki’s back into vogue is Docker`s, Levi’s casual trouser brand, their latest design is a low sitting trouser with a tapered  fit leg, very stylish definitely not your dads chinos/khaki’s.

So if your interested in getting a pair think about the style your going for, with Chino/Khakis they come in many fits so you can be picky what you want, straight leg is simply a straight leg which gives you a relaxed look, “this is the dad look”, then you have a tapered fit, simply the legs are more narrow giving you a modern stylish look, then you have skinny fit not a good look if you’re a fat guy, colours are your next choice, my advice keep it simple go for a tan or dark colour, you can go for red or yellow but you might end up looking like a clown on his day off.

Dress up with your chino / khaki`s just add a blazer.

Dress up with your chino / khaki`s just add a blazer.

Picking the wright colour chino / khaki`s will give you a stylish look

Picking the right colour chino / khaki`s will give you a stylish look

mixing your chino / khaki`s with a gingham shirt & cardigan is a very chic look

mixing your chino / khaki`s with a gingham shirt & cardigan is a very chic look

Why not try a sweater in a lighter colour than your chinos giving your self a fresh stylish look

Why not try a sweater in a lighter colour with your chinos / khaki`s giving you a fresh stylish look

I hope I`ve got your minds thinking, remember fashion is what you make it be you no one else. there are hundreds of ways you can wear chino / khaki`s, but the style & the colour is down to you, what ever you choose your going to look amazing.

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Bob Redfern

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The Waistcoat/Vest


If your really serious about fashion right now, the waistcoat/vest is something you need in your wardrobe. because of it`s simplicity  & design it will go with most outfits you put together, it`s the only piece of clothing to have a royal charter, we know this because Samuel Peps kept a diary, also with waistcoats/vest you don’t have to pay a lot of money for one, Marc Darcy`s  in Manchester have some of the best going  they start at £25.00 also very stylish, or you could go to Walker Slater in Edinburgh they are the best in my view, your looking around £85.00 for a nice waistcoat/vest  you won’t buy better, don’t worry they have an online store. So are waistcoat/vest really stylish and practical, “YES”, look around & when I say look around, l mean read about men’s fashion on-line, read the latest fashion magazines there are thousands of articles & pictures to whet your appetite,  so who is wearing the waistcoat /vest & getting noticed for their style, first up is Mr Olly Murs he’s been voted by GQ as one of the best dressed men in the UK, his style comes from the high street, he love’s Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, Top man all iconic British brands, what this means to you as a savvy shopper ,you can get the same look at affordable prices, Olly’s style normally is a classic granddad shirt, Stunning waistcoat/vest then very tight trousers. He is a very stylish man, he does not follow any brand`s or style`s 70% of clothes he buys come from the high street, he will buy a certain item  then wear it in his own style.

Olly Murs in a Henley shirt & a tweed waistcoat finshed off with a trilby hat

Olly Murs in a Henley shirt & a tweed waistcoat finished off with a Trilby hat

Another lover of the waistcoat / vest is our Gary Barlow of Take That, another winner of GQ magazine best dressed man, he has a more tailored style than Olly Murs, he love’s tweed & check designs etc, but Gary ‘ s style again does not come at a cost. He’s worn suit`s from Top man on the X factor more than once, Gary Barlow is now a fashion icon, when he get`s dressed up he has a very confident look about him, that’s because he knows he looks good.

Gary Barlow in rich deep burgundy shirt finished off with fine black pinstripe waistcoat-vest

Gary Barlow in rich deep burgundy shirt finished off with fine black pinstripe waistcoat-vest

So you can see it’s not just me talking about why waistcoats / vest are fashionable, you have famous people & style icons wearing them,but most of all they are buying them from the same high street shop`s you shop in, from the likes if Top man, Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, Ralph Lauren, Next, River Island, Marc Darcy, Walker Slater, these are not some fancy boutique selling waistcoat / vest at silly money but your every day mens clothing shop, so  buying a waistcoat / vest wont be expensive, my advice is stick to tweed or herringbone style waistcoat / vest but you choose what suits you. When buying a waistcoat / vest you need to try them on, they are a very tight-fitting garment, so getting one that fits you right is very important, when you get your waistcoat / vest you then need to think what you’re going to wear with it, due to its design you can wear nearly any thing with it, Henley shirt, Oxford shirt, T-shirt, it’s up to you, it’s trial & error, now l can list you every tom dick & Harry who has the best waistcoats in the UK, but l won’t lm going to give you two to whet your appetite a little, both provide stylish classic waistcoat / vest but it’s about cost & style you choose.

Marc Darcy waistcoat / vest in tweed

Marc Darcy waistcoat / vest in tweed

http://www.marcdarcy.co.uk

Marc Darcy are from Manchester, their style is very old school but with a fresh twist, they make over coat, blazers, waistcoat / vest in the old comble style with velvet collars very stylish and other designs to, what they offer is cost-effective men’s tailoring at affordable price’s,  l own three of their waistcoats / vest and they are stylish & well made, the style is five button waistcoat with two pockets, notched lapel, tweed front satin back with two side adjusters all that for £25.00 & people will compliment you on your style.

Walker Slater tweed waistcoat / vest

Walker Slater tweed waistcoat / vest

http://www.walkerslater.com

Now if your willing to splash the cash ! Meet Walker Slater based in Edinburgh, but they also have store’s in London, all their product’s are designed in Scotland also made there, they are tweed crazy, they make the best tweed suit’s in the UK,  they offer two services off the peg or bespoke, what your looking for is off the peg, their standard design is the Edward Waistcoat / vest it’s a classic 5 button waistcoat with two pockets, notched lapel, tweed front & silk back with adjuster, the cost is only £85.00, you can’t go wrong at that price, l have one of their waistcoats / vest it’s my favourite l love it. I hope again you have found this blog help full if you have any questions please let me know.

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Bob Redfern

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Street Style & Fashion


So what is street style & fashion,There is many points of view about this, some say it’s the latest fashion that’s in now, to me it’s being you not copying every one else, having your own twist on every day clothing, but the key is then putting them together in away that’s stylish, not ending up looking like some bag lady from the 80s, every one is  seduced by adverts for clothing, we see these adverts then think oh yeah baby l want that, but remember when that designer was designing those clothes, he didn’t have you in mind but some sexy Spanish bull fighter in tight-fitting pants, Street fashion is often associated with youth culture, it normally starts in urban city areas,then it appears in the press and magazines.

Simple plain dark Tshirt, indigo jean's, plush overcoat, snazzy scarf, Tan boots, finshed with a fedora hat.

Simple plain dark T-shirt, indigo jean’s, plush overcoat, snazzy scarf, Tan boots, finished with a fedora hat.

So why do people follow a certain look, some times they love the look & want to be apart of that culture, it could be down to the music, look at Goths they have a certain look and music that are very dark, Hippies were all about long hair & colour full T-shirts with songs of love.then you had punks very loud spiky hair & music with ripped jeans,there is many more subcultures so you can see how young people can be influenced into following a certain look & trend.

Simple blue dress shirt, Silk knitted tie,mens button braces, dark tapperd trousers, brown shoes,

Simple blue dress shirt, Silk knitted tie,mens button braces, dark tapperd trousers, brown shoes,

So why is it important that we keep our own identity & look.the main reason is we are not all a size nine & we grow old, so super skinny super tight wont last, fashion changes quicker than a tramp changes his pants, so when it comes to street Style etc it’s all about you & no one else.

Red gingham shirt with striped tie, tweed waistcoat, pocket watch & chain, indigo jean's, Tan shoes.

Red gingham shirt with striped tie, tweed waistcoat, pocket watch & chain, indigo jean’s, Tan shoes.

We are not asking you to spend thousands of pounds on a new wardrobe, it’s just about putting certain piece’s together that will give you a stylish look when your out & about,the way you achieve your look is through trial & error. Get your self a look book together, put it on pinterest so you are able to review it any time, don’t become obsessed with fashion your life is for living, just take pride in what you wear, and before you go out say to your self do l look good.

Thank you again for taking the time to read my blog

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Bob Redfern

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