22 August 2014

Evan Peters/Quicksilver wears Horiyoshi III in X-Men: Days of Future Past

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I tend to spend every August working in London while most of Europe is away on holiday, which can sometimes be discouraging. On the upside, work really slows down so I am able to take it easy and catch up on quite a few of the movies I missed through the year. And that's exactly what I was doing last night – I watched X-Men: Days of Future Past.
I'm a big fan of X-Men in general but particularly of what they've been doing with the new movies, especially in terms of casting. One of their newest additions, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, makes his first, if quick, appearance in this latest instalments. And he does so wearing one of my favourite ever pieces – a Horiyoshi III bomber jacket, which we've seen before on Haider Ackermann and, hell, even on myself! Oddly enough, the scene takes place in 1976 but I'd be a d*ck to complain about anachronisms when I enjoyed this geeky detail so much I decided to post about it...

This model in particular is no longer available but you might be able to get your hands on the similar limited-editions for sale at the Horiyoshi III website.

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20 August 2014

How to Handle 'Matchy Matchy', by Tinie Tempah


Even though it's pretty much the end of the summer, there is still a bit of fun left to be had. If you are one of the lucky ones who is yet to head to the beach I recommend you take a page out of Tinie Tempah's style book – you will look dead cool and it will save you a lot of time.
The English rapper has been doing the festival rounds this summer repeatedly wearing printed tops and bottoms in matching prints and textures. On paper, the idea doesn't seem too appealing but after seeing it on Tempah you will, at least, be tempted to try it out.

Some of the pieces worn by Tinie, like the Jonathan Saunders combo (top left) or the AMI one (bottom right) are not available but you can still get your hands on his two Farah printed looks: Reeth Short Sleeve Print Shirt, Hobart Aztec Print Shorts, Askrigg Short Sleeve Print Shirt, and Hobart Leaf Print Shorts.

17 August 2014

Just in: Transitional Basics, Pieces to Wear Now and Later


For years now I have been trying to start working on my so-called 'transitional wardrobe' – that selection of pieces you can wear in between seasons but also incorporate easily into your SS or FW looks. Last week I went on a bit of an on and offline shopping spree to make sure I was well equipped – so I actually own everything you see in the pictures above.
I started with a pair of black slim jeans because as much as I love my Acne ones they are way too old to look presentable anymore. Next on the list was a new denim jacket in a slim fit so I could wear it over a shirt but also under a blazer. I had been looking for the perfect green Oxford shirt for years and I also finally found it (I'm wearing it as I type). Once I had the green I decided I needed some more colour, which is why I chose a light bomber jacket in burgundy – also great for layering. And I was low on neutrals so I chose sneakers in an off-white/cream colour my (immense) shoe collection was really lacking.
Now I am ready to start buying key pieces for FW14, most of which I have eyed already. More on these soon!