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Stripes are a classic and versatile pattern that can add interest to your whole outfit, and we at Clothes Make The Man want you embrace this look, especially this season. Here are our top 6 pieces that would make a great addition to your summer wardrobe.
FOLK Striped Cotton-Jersey Longsleeve T-Shirt
“Stripes are a fail-safe way to introduce pattern into your smart-casual capsule, and this T-shirt from Folk is an effortless choice. Cut from soft cotton-jersey that feels as good as it looks, it’s rendered in versatile charcoal and white for easy pairing with any colour trousers.”
PS BY PAUL SMITH Slim-Fit Striped Cotton T-Shirt
“Unexpected flourishes of colour are a PS by Paul Smith signature. Designed with royal-blue tipping at the collar, this striped T-shirt is made from lightweight cotton and cut comfortably slim.”
ZARA Plain Oxford Shirt
“Zara continues to keep up with the latest trends with this clean, plain Oxford shirt. The sleeve with contrasting stripe is the key point of the design. This can be worn on a casual day/night out, the versatility of this piece means you could rock it with different combos – jeans with trainers or trousers with smart shoes”
NEIL BARRETT Panelled Cotton-Blend Poplin Shirt
“With a palette based in brown and tan, Neil Barrett‘s Spring ’17 collection is inspired by the American TV shows the designer watched as a child in the UK. This cotton-blend poplin shirt is designed with stacked panels at the sleeves – a recurring detail that references military uniforms.”
3.1 PHILLIP LIM Striped Shirt
“This multicoloured striped shirt from 3.1 Phillip Lim is one of the most trendiest pieces that you can rock this summer, this shirt features peaked lapels, a front button fastening, a chest pocket and short sleeves that gives that casual but luxurious vibe”
PRADA Stripe-Trimmed Cotton-Poplin Shirt
“Prada’s retro-inspired short-sleeved shirt has been made in Italy from smooth cotton-poplin. It’s tailored in a boxy profile, enhanced by the neat box pleat at the back and side slits, and is trimmed with a contrasting mustard hem.”
Giorgio Armani hasn’t just built a clothing empire, worthy of his Roman roots, no indeed, his reign for over forty years stretches across kingdoms including Armani Exchange to Armani Privee, right the way through to Armani Nevè (Skiwear) to Armani Casa (home) and of course Armani Timepieces to Armani fragrances.
One of the most popular and successful amongst his stable of scents is Giorgio Armani CODE, which has recently added a new member to the family in the shape of Code Colonia. A new male fragrance which offers a combination of citrus tones including bergamot, mandarin and pink peppercorns, with aromatic middle notes of clary sage that blend with floral notes and resonate with salicylate orange blossom. The trail ends on a more fleshy base note with woody, amber and tonkanotes. Recommended to be worn during the day for a clean and fresh aroma.
If your looking for a scent best worn at Night maybe opt for the original Code, a fresh light and harmonious lemon with delicate bergamot evoking the crystalline elegance of a cologne. Olive flower, with its strangely attractive aromatic aniseed notes. Pure, smooth and radiant, like a good quality red wine, it’s inextricably linked with Latin origins. A combination of tobacco, fine leather and rare woods blend with tonka bean, coumarin and heliotrope. This much loved scent captivates with its deep, warm, soothing qualities.
Lastly, this alluring, powerful and fiery male scent. It involves the classic Code base of tonka bean, but with Profumo it has been amplified by a sensual woody-Amberg accord and notes of burnt styrax wood. It contains a burst of head notes with green mandarin essence, crisp green apples and cardamom. The freshness continues with aromatic lavender notes and nutmeg essence tainted by the purity of orange blossom at its heart. Each element in the fragrance is warmed by tonka bean with its accents of tobacco, before being enveloped in a woody-Ambery accord. The supple leather notes of the styrax essence meld with a hint of praline sweetness making it prefect for the transition from evening into night.
This Summer two bastion brands of the Sunny, warm Months have come together to create a must have collaboration. Combining Orlebar Brown, the British luxury swimwear brand known for its modern, tailored swim shorts and photographic prints, collaborate for the first time to bring innovative and playful weekend totes to their consumers worldwide,
with TUMI’s reputation for high quality and performance lifestyle collections, the outcome displays contemporary travel at its best. Drawing constant inspiration from Slim Aarons’ iconic pictures of Riviera and Palm Beach life during the decade, Orlebar Brown and TUMI have reinterpreted the 1960s poolside utopia into an aptly energetic weekend travel assortment.
This exclusive four-piece tote collection reflects both brands’ approach to summer dressing in navy, khaki, and printed canvas with a coordinating navy interior. Each tote has a waterproof rubber base, making it a perfect companion for a day spent poolside or a weekend at the beach. Additional features include leather carry handles, a strap tuck lock closure, a back slip pocket for the last minute essentials, a hanging luggage tag that has the ability to be monogrammed, and the TUMI owned Add-a-Bag strap on back.
“It’s easy to draw parallels between OB and TUMI and the quality we produce. We both strive to be best in class with a genuine attention to detail. Our ethos is around celebrating travel and TUMI are experts in this field with a clear commitment to innovation. It has been a wonderful project,” says Adam Brown, Founder of Orlebar Brown.
Not only is Jack Russell the name of one of our favourite dog breads, it’s now one of our favourite accessory brands too ! Jack Russell, the accessories brand of course, evolved from the union of leather bag and accessory specialists, Jack Russell Malletier Paris. The brand’s approach was to create a range of bags and accessories that made it easier for the urban man to live and work exactly how they want to. Each item is finished with Jack Russell’s signature logo. Inspired by the concept of travel without borders and referencing Morse code – the shortest and most far reaching method of communication – the logo’s graphic, minimalist design reflects Jack Russell’s bold outlook and straightforward design aesthetic.
Geographic coordinates are a recurring characteristic of the brand. Each range is inspired by a global location. Borough, Jack Russell London’s signature range, for example, is named after the site of its London headquarters.
So for example the 51°30’ LEATHER collection, comprises of premium full grain embossed goat leather, the 51°30’ Leather collection is available in three colour ways – black, burgundy and lava – most feature Jack Russell’s signature contrasting burgundy lining and palladium or pale gold hardware. The range consists of three products, including a backpack and briefcase, with dedicated areas to hold documents and office essentials. The 24-hour bag has been designed specifically with the urban commuter in mind. The two zips allow separation of office essentials and workout kit. With multi-functionality in mind, the 24-hour bag can be used for an overnight stay or as a carry-on bag for a long haul flight.
Then we have the 51°30’ NYLON collection constructed in Black and Khaki Korean nylon, Jack Russell’s nylon range features a contrasting lining and palladium hardware for a contemporary urban look. With a style to suit every taste, the line comprises of a Camera Bag, Backpack, Slim Briefcase and 24-hour bag.
Lastly we have the 51°30’ SLG collection, similarly to the mainline leather collection, the wallet and cardholder range is manufactured using full grain embossed goat leather. In addition, Jack Russell has also introduced smooth calf leather into this collection. The accessories line features a contrasting lining and pale gold hardware to perfectly complement the leather and nylon collections.
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Louis Vuitton will present an exclusive preview of their collaboration with Japanese creative Hiroshi Fujiwara’s acclaimed label Fragment Design, with a pop-up boutique located inside Harrod’s department store in London.
Centred around on a fictional band, Louis V and The Fragments the collaboration reflects their stage wardrobe and merchandise.“Hiroshi is an influencer in the trust sense of the work – he is a true icon of mine,” said Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director Kim Jones. “With this collaboration, I wanted to do something quite unexpected, something perhaps more youthful than we usually do.” The two first met over twenty years ago and, with this collaboration, their shared passions for pop culture, graphic motifs, sportswear history and the icons of menswear design merge, uniting references from Paris to Tokyo.
The collection revolves around varsity items, and fresh bold embroideries and prints. An F for Fragment patch and motif decorate outerwear and knitwear. Accessories are playful; Boy Scout patches, rainbow metallic pins and varsity patches that draw on icons from the Louis Vuitton archive. Headwear encompasses a ranger hat and, in a nod to the eccentric styles of the 1980’s Paris-Tokyo beret. The pop-up at Harrods will offer a variety of items from the collection including leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, as well as exclusive items offered only in the pop-up.
The pop-up will be located on the lower ground floor in Harrod’s department store and unveiled to the public on April 27th for three weeks.
Take a look at the collection online at Louis Vuitton’s website uk.louisvuitton.com