U.S. Retailer J.Crew are building themselves quite the reputation for becoming a go to supplier of Trainers, sorry sneakers for guys who’s after something a little different and a break from the old routine footwear. After working with New Balance on some stonking collabortions, its now the turn of Running shoe legends Asics Tiger to do some re-imagining. The 1907 collections comes with a triple-density sole, Gel cushioning and a split tongue, the ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE III running shoe was an instant classic when it was introduced back in 1990. Now, in J.Crew’s tradition of reinventing
classic American style, they’ve created four exclusive, limited-edition takes on the iconic sneakers, The Oxblood Leather, the White Buck, the Navy Buck and the Charcoal Suede.

Now if that wasn’t enough for you, this range is inspired by some of the best-selling men’s dress shoes in the 110-year history of Packer. Who ? Packer Shoes was founded by a pair of brothers in 1907, the original Packer Shoes store was a cornerstone of Yonkers, New York. For more than 90 years, this family-run shop supplied generations of customers with dress shoes, work boots and sneakers.

In 2004, Michael Packer, a grandson of one of the founders, put a new spin on the family business: He opened a boutique sneaker shop in Teaneck, New Jersey. The newstore quickly became a global sneaker destination, drawing fans around the world to Teaneck and a second location in Jersey City.
The pioneering shop’s reverence for sneaker culture and relationships with the most sought-after athletic brands has led to a series of exclusive drops and collaborations.

Forget about your Tequila shots or your Jäger-bombs there’s a new kinda shot in town that won’t leave you with feelings of doom the following day or any recollection of how you got home and shouldn’t induce any episodes of nausea. British Brand Absolute Collagen have released the UK’s first beauty shot in a sachet for men. Stud Boxes contains high-grade marine collagen for men that fights against the visible signs of ageing and supports skin, nails, hair and joints from the inside out. Yes that’s right now we can hold back the years without blood sweat and tears.

Each sachet provides the highest concentrated dose of premium peptan f2000 hydrolyzed marine collagen – 8,000mg (8g) in each 10ml serving, which you can either take direct from the sachet or mix into a drink, of your choice, once again maybe leave the Tequila.

Absolute Collagen’s formula is also infused with vitamin C, which works synergistically with marine collagen for optimum skin rejuvenation and tissue renewal. Being a liquid, it is absorbed better into the bloodstream than tablet form and contains no fillers, binders or plastic coatings.

Now why do we need this, I hear you cry, well simply, by the time we are 25 our collagen levels begin to deplete and then by the time we hit 40, thankfully its a long time away for us, we’ve lost around a third of our natural collagen, causing our skin to wrinkle and sag. This is why collagen is a popular ingredient in many branded face creams which work topically.

Decades of research shows that Type 1 fish collagen is absorbed at a higher level into the bloodstream and circulated throughout the body more easily than other types of collagen. In the arena of ingestible beauty products, collagen is now recognised as the star player.  

WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY


One of the most, if not the most iconic faces in publications history, Hugh Hefner will never be forgotten. The founder of the Playboy magazine created in 1953, has dominated the world since its creation and we over at Clothes Make The Man felt it was only right to remember Hugh with some of his best outfits throughout the great years and to thank the man who brought the ‘cool’ back into Pyjama’s.

My favourite outfit consists of silk pyjama’s and a custom-made smoking jacket’ this is the outfit that Hugh is best known for, topped with his classic sailors hat, this became his own individual look and contributed to making the icon he is. If on the rare occasion he was spotted out of his pj’s it would be in a pin sharp Italian tailored Armani suit, looking as dapper as only he could.

His personal style adapted from laziness, began when he started working late into the night time and allowed him to realise the comfort of lounge wear, Hugh openly admitted to having 200 plus pairs of silk Pyjama’s, nonthless, I’m not too sure many of us would be able to relate to this. As for the sailors hat, it came from a lack of effort for his hair and through covering it with a hat nobody would ever notice and assume it was part of his character.

Editor’s word:-

I was lucky enough to meet Mr Hefner, or Hef as he preferred to be called, once in the Club at The Standard Hotel, in Downtown LA. He had a real presence about him, which even the most harden, celeb weary Los Angelenos couldn’t but help notice he’d walked into the joint. When he spoke to you, he totally came across as an old school gentleman, just oozing that golden age of Hollywood charm. He was a raconteur and someone you knew would make the perfect diner party guest. My overwhelming memories of this encounter  was the fact that the Entourage of ladies who arrived with him all had blonde Farah Fawcett style hair, yes the black girls, the Asian girls and even the oriental girls. #RIPHef

Only last week we were contemplating the merits of Menswear brands who are ultising the skills and qualities of British Manufacturing and if only to reiterate this point the latest in the growing number of stylish brand to recognise these expertees is a bastion of Great British Retailing, John Lewis, who this season launch their ‘Made in Manchester‘ range which is part of the menswear own brand offering, sitting under the John Lewis & Co. umbrella.

The Retailer have worked with Cooper and Stollbrand, a 100 year old factory nestled in the heart of one of the grestest cities in the Union, Manchester. The idea being to create a premium collection of 6 garments produced in an honest and traditional way; only using the finest British fabrics, trims and components, sourced locally where possible.
 
The ‘Made in Manchester’ AW17 collection is made up of 4 jackets and 2 shirts, where only 100 of each piece has be created. John Lewis have taken authentic pieces and adapted them, evolving their silhouettes and creating something fresh; designed with premium and innovative fabrics, such as parachute lining in the Camo Wax Coat.
 
The Primary purpose of the ‘Made in Manchester’ range is to highlight their committment to and continue to build on John Lewis & Co.’s ethos of luxury and longevity.

Words by Keanu Adorable

Autumn is here and the weather is going to get brutal once again, and what would a new season be without having new favourites to add to our winter wardrobe? So as the sun is hiding away for the upcoming months, we need to cover up for the cold season – and your cover-up is the first thing everyone sees on you – and it needs to help you look stylish and cosy. We are spoiled with choices with winter coats, so to make things easier, we’ve chosen 6 of the best outerwear for men, from high-street and designer options.

ZARA Checked Chester Coat

This checkered coat by Zara has a classic silhouette which includes classic pointed lapels, button-up fastening, side flap pockets, back vent and lined interior with pocket. You can wear it with formal and casual attires throughout the winter months.

WEEKDAY Tristan Checked Coat

Swedish brand WEEKDAY has a fantastic piece form their latest collection, again with the checked pattern it also has a classic style enhanced by the checked print and a soft wool blend with a long -thread finish. It has a high stand collar with big lapels, big buttons and two big flap pockets, it looks absolutely cosy and warm! perfect to keep you comfortable during the winter season.

NEXT Signature Car Coat

All you sophisticated dads out there, this is a good pick for you. This car coat style is made from quality British fabric. Finished with a cotton chambray lining, don’t be surprised if you get stopped and get compliments by your coworkers or other dads in the school gate.

REISS Voisset Cashmere-Blend Overcoat

Add a touch of warmth and luxury to your autumn winter outerwear options with Reiss’ cashmere blend Voisset coat. Featuring two spacious front pockets and a wide pointed lapel collar in a long length, this classic coat has been given a modern update with its slightly oversized silhouette. Layer over a cosy knitwear piece for added comfort to complete the seasonal look.

WHISTLES Deconstructed Overcoat

Relaxed in fit and contemporary in design, this smart but slouchy coat by Whistles is a versatile design made to meet the modern man’s everyday needs. Wear over a suit to give your commute dress code an edge or wear with jeans and knitwear on weekends away or days off in the city.

OLIVER SPENCER Beaumont Coat Baker Charcoal

A classic piece of outerwear for this the season, the Beaumont Coat by Oliver Spencer is a smart choice for the winter months. Cut from a variation of the Prince of Wales check, in a 100% wool, its super soft construction and fine details mean it’s a coat for all occasions. Featuring an elegant 5 button fastening, the coat is finished with thoughtful details throughout, including buttoned cuffs, a chest welt pocket and two outer slant pockets perfect for keeping your hands warm during any cold snaps.

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