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

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Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren is a United States fashion apparel company, their headquartered are in New York, NY, the company, through its subsidiaries, designs, markets and sells men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings to customers worldwide. Ralph Lauren Corporation began with the 1967 founding of the Polo Ralph Lauren company by American designer Ralph LaurenRalph Lauren was born with the name Ralph Lifshitz in October 14, 1939,  in The Bronx, New York, his family were Jewish immigrants from Belarus, Ralph attended local schools he graduated in 1957, in his year book he wrote he wanted to be a millionaire, at 16 he changed his surname to Lauren you can’t be a fashion designer with “SHIT” in your name, He went to Baruch college where he studied business, over the next couple of years he joined the US army, worked for the iconic Brooks Brothers ( They invented the first oxford shirt for the US market ), he soon found him self selling ties, Ralph Lauren loved to watch old movies, style is something he found from watching classic film stars, Style is something you never lose fashion changes style does not, he took inspiration from this  and designed his own tie collection, they were wide hand-made with high-end fabrics the collection was called “Polo”  he went store to store selling his ties, his big break came when he got an order for 1200 ties, fresh from his success he wanted to design his own line of cloths, he wanted to break away from tradition & create something that had romance & excitement, that`s how he developed his style, in 1968 Ralph Lauren launched his first full line of menswear called Polo.

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Ralph Lauren`s first menswear collection called Polo

The 1970s kicked with a bang for Ralph Lauren in 1970 he won the Coty award, then in 1971 he introduced the world-famous Polo player logo, during this time he introduced tailored shirts for women, with skinny sleeves & skinny fit, and this was the decade he launched the famous polo shirt in a mesh weave available in twenty-four different colors, the Polo shirt becomes the most iconic item of the preppy look, in 1974 he was asked to outfit all the male stars in the Great Gatsby film starring Robert Redford, through the 1970s he launched a women`s collection & a children`s collection, this is also the time when he launched his world-famous fragrance Polo on the green bottle.

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Ralph Lauren famous polo shirt

http://www.ralphlauren.com

Ralph Lauren continued his success in to the 1980s and the 1990s  his brand of fashion came synonymous with quality and style, Ralph Lauren is now a world-wide brand it is reported his wealth is around 8 billion pounds not bad for a little Bronx boy with shit in his name, the key to  Ralph`s success his style, he has away of making a simple garment exciting & stylish how he does this is very simple, he looks around see`s what people are doing what they are driving, he is inspired by the old rustic west, dirt roads, old wood-paneled trucks, sailing around the coast of america, college kids sporting old style clothing, he takes inspiration from this he will see one piece then runs with it, as he deigns it he deigns it like a movie, he gives it a character that people get to know & trust but most off all they want to buy it.

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The Ralph Lauren flagship store occupying the Rhinelander Mansion on Madison Avenue in New York City

Ralph Lauren  is now a public trade company known as RL Corporation, so if you want a bit of this magic you can buy a little or a lot of it, Ralph Lauren is now so diverse they even sell paint yes paint, chairs, cushions, shares, the only thing it does not sell is food & drink, Ralph Lauren had over 35 boutiques in the United States; 23 locations carried the Ralph Lauren Purple Label, including Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Boston, Charlotte, Washington DC, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Houston,Las Vegas, Manhasset, New York, Palm Beach, Palo Alto, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Short Hills, Montreal and Troy. also Ralph Lauren stores can be found in the united kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and many more country’s.

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“style is very personal, it has nothing to do with fashion, fashion is over very quickly, style is forever,”

( a quote by the man himself )

When it comes to fashion Ralph Lauren is a true innovator in fashion & style, the way he see clothes & designs them is just amazing he will take a simple denim jacket & turn it from just practical into a fashion center piece.

By

Bob Redfern

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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.

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Bob Redfern

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Paul Smith


Paul Smith is a fashion label named after the man him self, Paul Smith,  if one story of success should inspire you then it must be his, at 16 year’s old Paul wanted to become a professional racing cyclist, until he crashed into the back of a car and was hospitalised for three months, he ended up working in a clothing warehouse in Beeston, Nottingham, he met an art student called Pauline who became his wife, she inspired him to design & make his own cloths, so with a dream and £600 savings,he opened up his first boutique Paul Smith Vetement Pour Homme, in Byard Lane in Nottingham,he became the first shop outside London to sell the likes of Kenzo and Katharine Hamnett, he attend night tailoring classes to learn his trade, after a couple of years Paul finally got the look he wanted, so in 1976 he showed his Menswear collection named after him self Paul Smith in Paris, his collection was a success.

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Paul Smith signature stripe is used on many of their accessories

40 years later Paul smith has become a world-wide brand, with over 14 different collections, Paul Smith for men and women, PS by Paul Smith, Paul Smith Jeans, Paul Smith London, R.Newbold (Japan only), Paul Smith Black, Paul by Paul Smith, Paul Smith Accessories, Paul Smith Shoe. Paul Smith rugs, china, spectacles and fragrance are made under license, all the collections are designed in Nottingham and London, the collections are primarily produced in England also Italy, the fabrics they use are British and French also Italy.

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Paul Smith classic zebra motif in the classic stripe

Paul Smith`s stores are personally over seen by Paul himself, every store it totally different, from a shocking pink building with movie set styling on Melrose Avenue, LA, they capture the unmistakable Englishness of Paul Smith design`s, each store has a collection of jewelry & books also antiques, its been stated that if a customer uses a chair to change & they like the chair they can buy it.

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Paul Smith Tokyo store

Paul Smith is global – the collection is wholesaled to 66 countries and has 17 shops in England. Paul Smith shops are found in London, Paris, Milan, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, U.A.E. – and over 200 throughout Japan. Paul remains fully involved in the Japanese business designing the clothes, choosing the fabrics, approving the shop locations and overseeing every development within the company. Paul Smith also has impressive and diverse showrooms in London, Paris, Milan, New York, and Tokyo.

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Paul Smith arrives at his office every morning at 6 AM

Paul Smith still leads the company from the front as designer & chairman, he is involved in every aspect of the day-to-day running of the business, which is very rare in business of his size.

Paul Smith is not just clothing brand its a mans dream that came true, the inspiration the style is still as fresh as it was 40 years ago here to the next 40 years.

By

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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 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.

By

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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Baracuta


Baracuta started to make water-repellent outwear in the 1930 s in Manchester, Stockport, they are known for their world-famous versatility water-repellent cool mix cotton material, also the classic Fraser tartan lining they use in all their outwear, when it comes to casual jackets , Baracuta make one of the most recongnised Jackets in the world the Harrington G9, jacket, I love this jacket more than any thing, The jacket was adopted due to its design by golfers, it was light weight water-repellent great for sport use.

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Baracuta Original advertisement from 1937

Isaac Miller decide to export it to the american market, in the 1950s Elvis Presley wears a G9 in the film King Creole, it soon gained a cult following amongst  Hollywood celebrity’s, in a america they called it a wind breaker,  another star who made the G9 & Baracuta famous was the King of cool Steve McQueen, he was photographed hundreds of time wearing the G9, in 1963 Ryan O’Neill played the part of Rodney Harrington, in Peyton place this is wear the Baracuta G9 gets it unofficial name the Harrington Jacket, because the character wore a G9 all the time,

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 Steve McQueen wearing the classic stone colored G9 Harrington

http://www.baracuta.com

During the 70s  bands like the clash started to wear the G9 jacket while playing to thousands of fans, soon subcultures like mods, Rude boys ska, Punks adopted the jacket as a part of their look, very soon other apparel company’s started copy the design, Ralph Lauren copied the design except for the umbrella design back, its continues to be Baracuta`s main seller .in 2012 Baracuta celebrated  75 years of manufacturing outwear, they decide to relaunch manufacturing the UK at the same time, the brand still grows in strength, recently they launched the G10 rain coat to their outwear collection.

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The G4 is the G9’s sibling, the other undisputed iconic garment from the collection, chosen by some for its straighter silhouette. New design for improved wear ability. Water repellent outer shell. Coolmax cotton Fraser Tartan lining. Double button fastening collar. Two front flap pockets. ‘Umbrella’ back vent. Side adjusters.

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Much copied but never bettered, the G9 is the definitive, authentic Harrington Jacket. Worn and loved throughout history by mainstream artists, sports stars and underground music idols, is known and appreciated for its versatility and undisputed style. New design for improved wear ability. Water repellent outer shell. Coolmax cotton Fraser Tartan lining. Double button fastening collar. Two front flap pockets. ‘Umbrella’ back vent. Ribbed waist and cuffs.

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A new icon straight from the Baracuta tradition: the G10 single breast raincoat. From the archive jacket from the 60s. Shirt collar. Button fastening. Flap pockets. ‘Umbrella’ back vent. Cotton/poly Barapel outer. Water repellent. Coolmax cotton Fraser Tartan/solid lining. Regular fit.

Eskmio

Short length eskimo jacket. Fishtail parka inspired. Zip and button fastening. Flap pockets. Drawstring at hem. ‘Umbrella’ back vent. Side adjusters. Detachable eco fur trim. Cotton/poly Barapel outer. Water repellent. Poly/cotton/wool blend Coolmax tartan lining. Primaloft insulation. Warmth: very warm.

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Distressed high quality leather G9 Harrington jacket. 100% washed leather outer. Poly/cotton/wool blend tartan lining. Double button fastening collar. Two front flap pockets. ‘Umbrella’ back vent. Ribbed waist and cuffs. Regular fit.

http://www.baracuta.com

so you can see why Baracuta is a fashion leader in street wear, even after 75 years you wont find any thing better in style & quality, don’t buy one of the copies get the original well worth the investment.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

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

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

BE BOLD BE PROUD