Ohhhh yeah, it’s finally started to warm up, in the words of Elbow Front Man, Mr Guy Garvey, “Throw those curtains wide! One day like this a year’d we’ll sing it right”. Well maybe more than one day, but with the weather warming up is the problem of Sweating. An issue that we all have to deal with at some time or other. In an unusually warm environment, the average person sweats about 3 pints an hour. Perspiration is your body’s built-in cooling system. When we sweat it is usually for a reason: either we are stressed, emotional, nervous or simply feeling too hot.
However, sweating makes nearly five per cent of the UK’s adult population worry more than most. That’s because they suffer from a rarely-discussed condition known as excessive sweating. It remains a taboo, because it’s embarrassing, especially if it happens in public or in a time and place which makes it feel a whole lot worse for the person involved. Plus, it’s seemingly impossible to treat.

Rescue is at hand, because there is a remedy on the market that really does work. ODABAN Antiperspirant Spray is one of the most effective and long lasting solutions available for people who suffer from excessive sweating. Unlike other treatments, ODABAN is affordable, easy to use and has been the secret no-sweat weapon for many people for over 40 years.

ODABAN is very easy to use: its versatile pump spray provides precise application to all parts of the face and body, avoiding the risk of over-application, which is one of the key reasons other products can fail to help. The active ingredient in ODABANproduces partial-poral plugs, which in turn create a drying effect on the skin without blocking the sweat glands. Silicone is also included to help protect the skin from dehydration and spread the formulation more evenly. One application of ODABAN can last for up to seven days making it one of the most impressive solutions on the market for excessive sweating.

Most individuals will find they are getting the desired results they have been looking for within a few days, because ODABAN regulates the rate of sweating, leading to drier skin, reduced odour issues, unsightly sweat stains as well as painful chafing. Simply apply sparingly at bed time, when the skin is at its driest and wash off the treated area the next morning. ODABAN is 100% free of perfumes and allergy inducing ingredients therefore it can be used over most areas of the body.

Back in the winter of 1986, in the picturesque Swedish ski resort of Åre, three talented skiers got together to discuss a few things that they had been thinking about, based on their own experiences. Putting the world to right were old friends Stefan Engström was a world-class mogul skier with several World Cup wins to his credit. Peter Blom was editor-in-chief of the country’s biggest ski magazine. Christer Mårtensson was an art director and designer. Before long, they were joined by a fourth person, former alpine skier and ski salesman Jonas Ottosson. First and foremost they want to know why no one making clothes that they wanted to wear? Clothes that combined excellent functionality with simple, cool design; not flashy, but still not boring ?

It turned out that the answer to their quandary was Peak Performance. The team’s ambitions didn’t initially extend much beyond making some clothes for themselves and their friends, in sufficient quantities to make a living from it. But the outside world wanted more. In the late 1980s, people were tired of extravagance and superficiality. Everybody missed the real thing that comes with genuine quality. A plaid flannel shirt was suddenly the answer, rather than neon and glitter. Grunge replaced synthesizers in the music industry and Peak Performance replaced a number of flashy brands on the ski slopes.

This season the gentlemen have turned their attentions away from the ski slopes, well it is coming to the end of the season and set their sartorial sights on golf attire. More to the point create a range which sees you effortlessly transitioning from the golf course to the city, the Peak Performance Men’s Golf collection fuses high tech fabrication with non-typical golf wear fabrics like Neoprene, mesh and jersey to create a clean and contemporary silhouette. The collection redefines the essential kit for the young, modern golfer. The range is designed for great movement. Offering redefined classics, which additional benefits including pieces which are water repellant, breathable with a soft touch and stretch enabling a full range of movement on the golf course.

Our favourite piece is the Hawick Jacket. Giving you a weather proof shell protection. A sophisticated bomber that consists of everything a progressive golfer is looking for. This sleek, lightweight, all black, three layer jacket serves you Hipe ACE waterproof technology and high breathability for every weather eventuality.

We are aiming for the dedicated and fashion-minded golfer who demands the best when it comes to performance and style. We have merged classic designs, today’s innovation with influences from the city and created a sophisticated yet edgy collection. It’s perfect for high performance players that want to stand out in a unique way” says
Johanna Holmer, Designer, Performance Golf.

Jigsaw Menswear, in a relatively short space of time, has re-established itself as being a go to emporium for easy, no fuss, simple yet excellently stylish men’s apparel. Season after season it maintains a level of style in ignoring the hassle and fickle nature of fashion. This season, once again like a reliable sartorial milkman, they deliver, with a 21 piece Collection made from greige cotton canvas and inspired by the uniforms those bastions of blue collar elegance a welder, carpenter and engineer this is Raw State: a new capsule collection of workwear pieces, which in all honesty, your never gonna do a spot of DIY in, well you might but I wouldn’t recccomend it.

Attention to detail, as you would expect is exceptional, seams are twin needle and triple stitched, silhouettes are reinforced with raw edge patches and trims made from tumbled black alloy. Constructed in heavy duty raw cottons, each garment is laundered, doubled dyed, finished then back for a final launder.

Discover a process that reflects the patina found in authentic workwear, delivered in a contemporary collection. All in all restores your faith in good quality, honest to goodness a British Menswear, that won’t break the bank.

Words by Charlie Britton

The humble Overshirt is an ideal essential piece for this Spring, Summer, Autumn and you get the point. It’s a pretty versatile garment, standing in for your jacket during the warmer months and keeping you cosy as a thicker layering piece during the colder ones. Here at Clothes Make The Man, we’ve listed 6 of the best Overshirts that you can rock right now, so leave your ‘Winter is Coming’ malarkey with your jacket in the wardrobe where it belongs and take note.

 

This Overshirt from ami Paris is a beautiful and light piece that’ll last for years to come. Featuring two flap pockets at the front, this classic cut beige cotton and linen blend Overshirt will brighten up any outfit. Genuine horn buttons complete the piece, giving it a modern but timeless finish, perfect for the Spring and Summer months.

beige overshirt mens

The next piece in our line-up is this Swedish Our Legacy cotton-velvet Overshirt from Mr Porter. A single front pocket gives the Overshirt some nice texture and utility while four pearly white fastening buttons provide a nice contrast to this beautiful navy garment.

cotton velvet navy overshirt

This coach jacket inspired Overshirt from COS is a perfect tonal piece for the current Spring season. Press stud buttons and a pointed collar provide a smart finish, making this piece versatile enough to be worn with a shirt and trousers or over a tee and a pair of your favourite denim.

mens navy overshirt

Levi’s are known for their denim but if you were to think of anything else, it would be their shirts. Although this time it’s not a denim one, this Overshirt or Workshirt is the perfect throw on garment for this Spring Summer season. It’s frost grey colour remains very neutral, allowing you to pair it with both lighter and darker shades, fit for all occasions.


This knitted Overshirt from Oliver Spencer, admittedly advertised and sold as a knitted jacket but far too tempting to resist mentioning, is a great middle of the road alternative to your jacket this spring. Its 100% merino wool build is perfect for warmer weather as it’s breathable, lightweight and very soft, although is certain to retain some heat in the colder months. Sporting a minimal check print, it’s a great garment to lift any outfit.


Last but not least is this 100% cotton military inspired Overshirt from Zara. Featuring two front button fastening pockets and some patchwork detailing on the sleeve, this khaki Overshirt is a great piece to carry you through to Winter at a very affordable price too.

 

So there you have it, our top 6 Overshirts you can buy right now. The very recent Autumn/Winter 2017 press days revealed quite a few Overshirts too from some fantastic menswear brands, so it’s a great investment you can make for your wardrobe that’ll stay on trend for seasons to come.

As part of several projects to celebrate their 15th anniversary, the Danish uber stylish casual wear brand Wood Wood, has worked with long time partner Neighborhood on a capsule collection released exclusively at their stores on Thursday.

The brand was founded in 2002 by a trio of designers, Karl Oskar Olsen, Lotte Bank Nielsen and Brian Jensen(see above), who wanted to collaborate with one another on a small range of classic pieces with a quirky twist. The type of clothing that they would like to wear themselves and carve out a unique niche with their playful graphics, ahhh that old chestnut. Since then it had grown and grown into a complete collection that successfully manages to mix elements of street wear but without losing any of its high end aspiration. Their individual approach to style has gained the Wood Wood trio, friends and fans in high places with collaborations in recent years with the likes of Nike, Barbour, Eastpak and Adidas, not bad, hey.

So for their latest instalment they have collaborated with the Japanese streetwear brand and partner Neighborhood. Neighborhood and Wood Wood has created a 5-piece capsule collection featuring striking graphics that speaks on the long lasting Japanese – Danish relationship. All styles are original Wood Wood items that have been given a characteristic NBHD make-over in the strong black and white capsule collection, consisting of a T-shirt, sweatshirt, coach jacket, baseball caps and canvas sneakers.

Sun filled days and warm barmy nights of Summer, you know what I mean, waking up to the sun’s warm glow on your face and spending long drawn out bright evening with friends. This seems a very long way off at the moment, but keep the faith my friends they are coming back and to celebrate this heart warming time of year. Master of Americana and all things denim Tommy Hilfiger has launched a new limited Edition scent Tommy Tropics. This new scent celebrates the relaxed beach lifestyle associated with he brand and captures this essence with notes of fresh mint combined with lavender and the warm, richness of amber, basically a real Summer scent. The fragrance packaging features a tropical take on Tommy Hilfiger’s signature nautical theme, with a silver tone cap wrapped in navy and white stripes and a banana leaf, almost good enough to drink, but we don’t recommend it.

What do you get if put a photographer, a footballer and a stylist together, no I promise this isn’t some antiquated, offensive joke for a bygone era. The answer is infact Hampton & Baker, the brainchild of Warren Baker, a fashion stylist living in Los Angeles but originally from the UK. Who has styled red-carpet looks, television shows & fashion editorials. Professional football, sorry, soccer player for the Los Angeles Galaxy, and accomplished author of the best-selling “Coming Out to Play”,Robbie Rogers. Last part of this creative consortium is Nathan Poekert, a Photographer and Creative Director born in Seoul, raised in Florida and currently living in New York. Poekert has cut his creative teeth consulting with several startup fashion brands as well as launching and co-founding his own brand, Proper Assembly, in 2014.

Hampton & Baker came about from a simply innocent conversation between Robbie and Warren regarding fashion and style, over coffee in West Hollywood. A quick text to Nate in NYC shortly after that said “hey, what do you think about this?” and hey presto the brand was born.

This is an LA based casual menswear brand making good vibrations far from their native California. The origins of the brand lie in a deep motivation to create a collection that is both sophisticated and comfortable. They have just shared their second collection which the trio have nicknamed Chapter 2.0. The focus this season was to expand on the foundations they laid during their debut collection, a bit like that all important second album for a recording artist. Again, they’ve created their collective versions of the “American Classics” and remained focused on high quality fabrics, craftsmanship, and a modern silhouette. Inspired by the effortlessly cool of style icons of the past, the likes of Steve McQueen and Mick Jagger, each jacket was designed for a specific well dressed male in mind. The collection features colours and tones inspired by LA’s vibrant landscape. Each piece is handmade in Los Angeles with the highest quality materials that the guys can get their hands on.