Words by Isaac Perry

With Autumn Winter looming in the not so distant future, it’s no surprise that we’re already thinking about it here at Clothes Make The Man. Barbour and Land Rover, two of Britain’s most valued heritage brands, have collaborated to create an AW17 menswear collection that fuses style and comfort for the ultimate driving experience.

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Both brands respectively dominate their individual industries in their own ways, with this season’s inspiration coming from the Land Rover Defender which alongside Barbour, has been dominating the countryside for countless years.

These two brands have worked tremendously well together and seem to be a match made in heaven, creating an interesting collection using their classic colour palettes of olive greens and blues. This has allowed the brands to use their recognised design and styling techniques, creating a consistent and true-to-brand range of timeless garments ready for all environments. Whether it’s worn within the city or out on the wet and windy countryside, this collection contains a wide variety of product suitable for everyone, from essential tees to signature jackets.

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The standout pieces for us in this collection are the classic waxed cotton Broome and Gillingham jackets. The Broome jacket is perfect for colder weather, featuring large bellow and hand warming pockets to keep you warm and dry whatever the weather. The Gillingham is the perfect shorter length jacket in a windcheater style and can worn casually with jeans or chinos for comfort. Versatile and timeless, both these jackets are perfect to throw in the back of the car.  The collection also features tees, shirts, sweaters and accessories designed for spending time in the city or country, work or leisure, so there’s definitely something for everyone in this Barbour x Land Rover collaboration. 

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Lindsay Weaver, Branded Goods & Licensing Director at Jaguar Land Rover said, “The Barbour for Land Rover Defender Collection perfectly complements our much loved icon. With over two million Defenders produced they remain a common sight and are synonymous with the countryside. This collaboration is the perfect fit, two brands with mutual aims; quality, durability with timeless design.”

‘The collection is a shared celebration of heritage and authenticity’. Available exclusively with yet another classic British retailer, Department store John Lewis will be releasing the collaboration from the end of July onwards, both online and in stores nation wide. 

WORDS BY KEANU ADORABLE

The Outdoors brand launches a pop up store on Earlham Street, London, dedicated to that highly sought after Black Label.

This marks the start of a 4-month residency for The North Face with their latest pop up store located at 7 Earlham Street in London’s vibrant Covent Garden area. Stocking their recently launched Black Label collection, which has already become an important talking point for die hard ‘NF’ followers and collectors old and new.

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Originating in 1966, this American brand brings you the ultimate in outdoor clothing and equipment. With the slogan of “never stop exploring” influencing everything they do, The North Face specialises in some excellent outerwear products. Incorporating outdoors heritage & style into pieces that don’t look out of place on the urban landscape and built to perform like they should in the wilderness. Current collections in the pop up store include the Base Camp Duffel, the Mountain Jacket, the Technical Urban Pack, The Access Pack, the Denali Range as well as a collection of Tees, Sweats, Shirting, Outerwear and accessories from the Black Label range.

 

And definitely worth a ganders if you are passing by.

Editor: Keanu Adorable

This Friday marks the 20th anniversary for Jeans for Genes Day, a national fundraiser/children’s charity, which raises money for the care of children and families who are affected by genetic disorders. It first became a national appeal in 1996, where millions of people across the UK make a small donation to wear their jeans to work and to school and has since then raised more than £35 million. Money that is raised are then distributed through the Jeans for Genes Grant Programme for care services for children and information and support for families.

Quick facts:

  • 1 in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder – that’s more than 30,000 babies diagnosed each year.
  • There are more than 6,000 genetic disorders

Celebrity supporters this year include, Kate Moss, Nicola Roberts, Lorraine Kelly, Coleen Rooney, among many others.

Friday 23rd September 2016

wear denim on Friday 23rd September 2016!

We here are Clothes Make The Man believe that it is important to do charity work, and give back to the community and those who really need help. And we think that it’s our job to make sure that you look the best on any day, especially on Jeans for Genes Day, so we have picked a couple of denim products that you might want to add to your existing wardrobe. It’s safe to say that it’s a special day to overdo denim, shocking? we don’t think so.

GAP – Original 1969 destructed vintage slim fit jeans – £54.95

GAP is the official sponsor of the event, and stores across the UK will give £1 of every blue denim sale to the charity fundraising day. We think that this specific jean is a good way to contribute but also look the part, The jean has medium indigo wash with fading, destruction and small patchwork detailing which gives that cool vintage denim look.

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Nudie Jeans – Grim Tim Organic Stretch-Denim Jeans – £120

‘Rendered in Nudie Jeans‘ ‘Dark Crispy Worn’ wash, these ‘Grim Tim’ jeans look like you’ve spent years breaking them in. They are cut slim from organic stretch-denim but offer enough room to move comfortably. Make them a foundation in your weekend wardrobe.’

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A.P.C. – Petit Standard Slim-Fit Dry Selvedge Denim Jeans – £135

‘Clean, classic design never goes out of style, which is why A.P.C.‘s Petit Standard jeans are perennial favourites. They feature minimal detailing and come in a slim fit, ensuring they’ll work with everything. Crafted from premium Japanese dry selvedge denim, they’ll last for years and will develop a unique patina as they break in.’

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Acne Studios – Max Man Ray Slim-Fit Denim Jeans – £170

‘Well-cut denim is what Acne does best, and these slim-fitting jeans are a superb example of the label’s keen eye for detail. This dark indigo pair has been lightly washed for a pre-worn look, making it a comfortable and flattering choice. Add sneakers and a T-shirt for a simple yet stylish city outfit. ‘

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GAP – 1969 icon sherpa denim jacket- £64.95

‘Cool, classic, iconic… what else can be said about this denim jacket, you’ll be kept warm with its faux sherpa lining and also look like a badass western cowboy too with the snap-flap patch pockets at chest, front welt pockets finished off with long sleeves with snap cuffs’

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TOPMAN – AAA grey badged oversized denim jacket – £65

‘Enter the next evolution of AAA: a collection featuring embroidered pop culture manifestos, distressed detailing and exaggerated shapes for a unique rebellious style. The badged design and classic collar shape makes this a must have piece for this list.’

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Levi’s – Trucker Denim Jacket – £90

The rough-and-ready appeal of love-worn denim is an aesthetic no fashion house does quite like Levi’s. Considered in the deepest indigo wash, this denim jacket is bound by classic details. The collared design is framed with traditional contrast stitching, buttoned cuffs and multiple chest pockets through the front – proving to be more than just another ubiquitous separate.

Final Word

If you want to know more about Jeans for Genes Day and how you can help, head on to www.jeansforgenesday.org