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October 2009

Sugar Cane Jeans – Finian’s Rainbow, Broadway

Sugar Cane Jeans - Finian's Rainbow, Broadway
Sugar Cane Jeans on Broadway. Finian’s Rainbow is being revived Broadway and is surprisingly relevant to our time. The show has a great cast full of Broadway favorites such as Tony Award Winner Jim Norton, Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper, and Xanadu’s Cheyenne Jackson, along with many other talented and upcoming actors. The leading man, Cheyenne Jackson can be found wearing Sugar Cane jeans.

With a sparkling score of beloved standards and a whimsical story that dances between romance, satire and fairy tale, FINIAN’S RAINBOW is a musical theater treasure.

Set in the mythical southern state of Missitucky, FINIAN’S RAINBOW pits a charming Irish dreamer and his headstrong daughter against the host of complications that await them in their newly adopted land: a bigoted southern Senator, a credit crisis, a pesky leprechaun and, of course, a complicated love affair that gives birth to some of the most witty, charming and heartfelt songs ever written for the stage.
Sugar Cane Denim Jacket - Finian's Rainbow, Broadway

Red Monkey Collection – 2010

Red Monkey Jeans - 2010
Kitmeout has received an exclusive sneek preview of the forthcoming Red Monkey Company denim and apparel collection.
Red Monkey Jeans - 2010Rumour has it there will be both an evolution of the world-renowned and widely emulated Red Monkey style in addition to a significant deviation from tradition resulting in a collection of innovative and mind-blowing designs.

Red Monkey Clothing 2010

Martin Ksohoh continues to be the most innovative fashion designer in Hong Kong x China,
Red Monkey Jeans - 2010building on his unrivaled experience and deep understanding of Eastern fashion and tradition,Red Monkey Jeans - 2010 and his open-armed exposure to Western style and culture – SOHO HK!

Red Monkey - JayZee

Hugo Boss – Tailored Line

Hugo Boss - Tailored Line

TAILORED LINE represents the pinnacle of the successful premium menswear line BOSS Selection. Building on the rich sartorial heritage of HUGO BOSS, the collection takes superlative tailoring to a new, transcendent level. Contemporary design is paired with time-honored workmanship and personal service to create an inimitably modern form of luxury – made in Germany.

The finest fabrics and handcrafted details cater to the connoisseur – who will instantly appreciate the unique wearing experience and the natural elegance of full-canvas finishing.

Prince Charles opens Burberry HQ

Prince Charles opens Burberry HQ


“We are delighted to welcome HRH The Prince of Wales to Horseferry House our new global headquarters in London, particularly as the Royal Family have such a long association with Burberry. We are honoured that he will officially inaugurate the building and take the time to meet the amazing team. It is a privilege to share Burberry’s unique heritage and strategic vision as we continue to expand and celebrate our Britishness around the world.“
Angela Ahrendts, Burberry Chief Executive

London, 29 October 2009 – Today HRH The Prince of Wales officially opened the new Burberry global headquarters at Horseferry House in Westminster.

Accompanied by Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts and Creative Director Christopher Bailey, His Royal Highness was given a tour of the 160,000 square foot headquarters.

Burberry design teams took HRH The Prince of Wales through the latest collections including innovations of the classic Burberry trench coat and trademark check.

During his visit, His Royal Highness also met several Burberry long service employees who have been with the company for over 25 years.

Led by Christopher Bailey, the dynamic interior of Horseferry House has been designed with reference to the quintessentially British values that the brand represents.

The new Burberry headquarters in London, totalling 160,000 sq ft over eight floors, houses over 800 employees and comprises cutting edge show rooms, design studios, modern contemporary office space and photo studios together with the exterior architectural features of the original 1930s building.

To commemorate his visit, HRH The Prince of Wales was presented with a gabardine walking jacket made at the Burberry outerwear factory in Castleford, North Yorkshire and an iconic trademark check cashmere scarf made in Elgin, Scotland.

The Burberry Foundation also announces today that it is making a grant to the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts (TPF) to support ‘DesignQuest’ which will link Kensington Palace, the Fashion and Textile Museum, the V&A, and the Museum of London with 4-6 secondary schools in London.

“We are also thrilled that the Burberry Foundation is able to present The Prince’s Foundation for Children and The Arts with a donation. These charitable organisations share a common vision to help young people be awakened and inspired by the arts, allowing them to follow their dreams. This wonderful opportunity gives the Burberry Foundation the chance to partner with another excellent and highly respected British charity. ”
Angela Ahrendts, Burberry Chief Executive on The Burberry Foundation donation


1955 Burberry awarded Royal Warrant by HM The Queen Elizabeth II as weatherproofers.
1990 Burberry awarded Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales as outfitters

Burberry was founded in 1856 and is listed on the FTSE100 with a current market cap of £1.8bn.

Burberry is a uniquely positioned global luxury brand with a multi-category competency: womenswear, menswear, non-apparel and childrenswear – with innovative outerwear as the foundation.

Burberry is rated among the top ten global luxury brands and possesses one of the most recognised icon portfolios in the world including the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum horse logo. Burberry has successfully grown on the founding principles of quality, function and modern classic style, rooted in the integrity of its outerwear.

As a major British exporter, over 90% of Burberry sales are outside of the UK. Burberry employs approximately 2000 in the UK and around 6000 people globally.

Strategic themes
Burberry has five strategic themes to underpin its growth: leverage the franchise; intensify non-apparel development; accelerate retail-led growth; invest in under-penetrated markets; and pursue operational excellence.

Burberry approval from Royals

Burberry globally

Burberry operates in markets throughout the world, with a balance across major geographic regions and selling through a diversified network of retail, wholesale, licensing and e-commerce channels worldwide.

At 30 September 2009, Burberry had 122 retail stores, 255 concessions, 47 outlets, 90 franchise stores and digital commerce in over 25 countries.

Set up in 2008 by Christopher Bailey and Angela Ahrendts, The Burberry Foundation is committed to dedicating global resources to help young people realise their dreams and achieve their goals and potential through the power of their creativity.

The Burberry Foundation invests in select charities focused on supporting young people in the key cities in regions where the majority of Burberry employees live and work, and where they are able to participate in volunteer roles with The Burberry Foundation charity partners on the ground.

The Burberry Foundation grant to the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts (TPF) will help support ‘DesignQuest’ linking with Kensington Palace, the Fashion and Textile Museum, the V&A, and the Museum of London with 4-6 secondary schools in London.

The programme will begin in autumn 2010 and will reach up to 500 young people between ages 11 and 13.

TPF shares the Burberry Foundation’s vision that helping young people to be awakened and inspired by the arts will allow them to follow their own dreams.

Burberry relocated to its purpose designed headquarter operations at Horseferry House as part of the Company’s ongoing expansion in December 2008.

Houses over 850 Burberry employees over seven floors. New location enables Burberry to bring together all parts of the enlarged business to operate as one company under one roof.

Look reflects the new design concept and layout within stores with materials used including Corinthian grey marble, dark Oak, trench lacquer, polished black chrome.

State of the art video conferencing facilities in meeting rooms facilitate communication between Burberry offices/ hubs in London, Hong Kong, Japan and New York without the need to travel.

Prince Charles Burberry Check

Edun x Dazed & Confused x War Child

Edun x Dazed & Confused x War ChildEDUN has collaborated with Dazed & Confused for four limited edition designs. Fifteen percent of the sales of these gorgeous t-shirts and dresses will benefit War Child, the charity committed to protecting children in dangerous war zones around the world.

War Child International is a network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war.

War Child was founded upon a fundamental goal: to advance the cause of peace through investing hope in the lives of children caught up in the horrors of war.

War Child International currently consists of three implementing offices: War Child Holland, War Child UK and War Child Canada.

These offices operate as equal partners, share the same aims and goals and work together in the field, but are totally autonomous, with independent trustees and financial coordination.

Acne Paper : Art and Spirituality

Acne Clothing
The ninth issue of Acne Paper addresses the dual themes of Art and Spirituality, and explores the relationship between these two inextricably linked areas of study.

The cover story sees a unique collaboration between Tilda Swinton and Paolo Roversi. Other collaborators include David Lynch, Marina Abramovic and Maureen Paley, and an extensive art portfolio is curated by Lisa Rovner and Neville Wakefield.

Chateau Roux clothing was born out of Soho…

Chateau Roux clothing was born out of Soho...
Chateau Roux clothing was born out of Soho, inspired by the everyday mix of characters just doing their thing. The cut of clothing is completely bespoke and features a great range of graphic tees, hoodies and knitwear worn by the likes of The Killers and The Streets to name but a few!

So when Chateau Roux were approached to take part in a Wish you Were here shop this month they jumped at the chance to swap pie n mash in London’s trendy Carnaby Street for the Stars and Stripes of the Newburgh Quarter. Chateau Roux spent a month in the Lower east side NYC as part of the shop swap to showcase their incredible range of tees, jackets and Minni Rocks vintage pieces at the WYWH New York pop up shop and went down a storm.

Giorgio Armani S/S 2010

Giorgio Armani S/S 2010
Once again, the ongoing revolution in male clothing – a revolution in concept, form and content – is moved forwards in terms of contemporary aesthetics by Giorgio Armani, who rolls out the classic canon of his style with a message of constant elegance. With total self-confidence, a variety of attitudes are expressed through colour, this summer’s star performer, together with oversized graphics that are unmistakably Armani.

Indispensable as ever, shades of grey present a virtuoso display of patterns, from shirts in masculine weaves to ties that define the body or at times seem to blend into the background. A succession of stripes identifies the suits, in a game of graphics that extends down to the shoes. The holiday season and long sunny days of summer are evoked by shades of Havana brown lit up by gleams of light and the shimmer of silk on linen. Suits with a city slant appear super-light in pale, luminous colours teamed with lovely loose pieces like the shirt that recalls a small bomber jacket, or the unlined jacket in distressed treated leather.

Denim plays a vital role: lightweight and treated, it brings an unexpected dimension to casual suits, which sometimes include a waistcoat. The sky blue tones of the shirts, with micro geometric designs that range from stripes to azulejo tile patterns, emphasise the impact of plain white suits. Majorelle blue is either bright for contrast or faded for a touch of relaxed joie de vivre. For an energetic walk there are lace-up two-tone shoes with rope inserts; alternatively, look for versions in woven leather like Viennese straw, or ankle boots in ray-effect tanned leather.

Pringle Clothing Competition

Pringle Clothing Competition
Luxury knitwear label Pringle of Scotland is launching a design competition in association with the British Fashion Council. Students from BFC Colleges Council leading design courses are invited to design five or six outfits for either a womenswear or menswear capsule collection; these designs will be put to a panel of expert judges for consideration.

Students will present their collections during an interview with an advisory committee, which draws from a pool of leading UK and International fashion press and buyers in addition to Joint Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush. The competition prize includes a full-time, paid, six-month design position, giving the winner the opportunity to work alongside Pringle Creative Director, Clare Waight Keller. Plus a £1,000 cash prize.

On the competition Clare Waight Keller commented: “I see this as a great opportunity for a talented student to show us something with a real flair, a unique interpretation and strong visual impact representing the brand’s heritage whilst being fresh and modern. I am really looking forward to seeing the results!”

The closing date for entries is 11th December 2009.

Boxfresh vs Berghaus Collaboration

Boxfresh vs Berghaus Collaboration
Boxfresh vs Berghaus Collaboration

The concept behind these two brands working together is to combine premium qualities from both – design from Boxfresh and technicality from Berghaus – thus resulting in the ultimate outerwear.

The Berghaus collaboration consists of three pieces. Beton is a vintage inspired down Berghaus jacket complete with Boxfresh camo print lining. This lightweight piece has a two tone nylon face for a retrofeel. Features include a fake trim hood, hem drop at the back and insulated with poly for extra warmth.

The Baal jacket has all the technical features one expects from Berghaus with reactive Boxfresh teardrop logo on hood for high visibility during adverse weather conditions. Features include a fold away, adjustable hood with peak and AQ3 fabric which provides the highest level of waterproof breathable weather protection.

The third and final piece is the Habitue Fleece, perfect for bitingly cold days when a waterproof shell is not necessary. Features include a deep snug collar with nylon canvas covered panels for durability. Also has pit zips for ventilation, a drawcord at the hem for added protection against the wind and embroidered logo at the back neck.
Boxfresh Clothing

New Balance x snowboard company, 686

New Balance and snowboard company, 686
New Balance x 686 Snowboard/Sneaker Launch Party

New Balance and snowboard company, 686, celebrated the onset of cool weather with the East Coast launch party for their first-ever collection, 686 Times New Balance Collection held on Thursday night, October 22nd at renowned sneaker store, Concepts, in Cambridge, MA. More than 100 guests attended to view the collection.


For the first time, New Balance and rider-owned and operated 686 come together to introduce a winter collection of boots, footwear, outerwear and accessories. The collection is a perfect combination of historical legitimacy, quality craftsmanship, technical wisdom and progressive minimalistic design. We call it: 686 Times New Balance.
White New Balance Trainers

At the forefront of the 686 X New Balance collection is the 580 Times New Balance Snowboard Boot. The boot combines proprietary New Balance patented technologies including Rollbar stability and Abzorb cushioning along with 686 BOA FOCUS system and Recco avalanche technology. The result is a fully functional, technically advanced snowboard boot with a sneaker-like fit.

To compliment the 686 X New Balance collection, we have customized one of our most celebrated silhouettes- the 580 – with Times collection colors and materials for off-mountain wear.

From its origins in the mid 90’s as a trail running sneaker, to the special modern day partnerships between iconic Japanese brands, the 580 has become a global object of obsession. The 580 Times New Balance Sneaker features timeless design qualities, premium materials and technological footwear advances in footwear.

While the 580 has a storied past, the special 686 models boast contemporary materials for clean styling and reliable comfort and fit. It is this combination of classic heritage and modern function that rests at the core of the 686/New Balance partnership.

The 686 X New Balance collection will also include: 575 Times Insulated Jacket featuring Infidry dry technology, DWR durable water repellency and Recco avalanche rescue system technology; 580 Times 3-Ply Jacket with fully taped 3-ply seams, water resistant technology and Recco avalanche rescue system technology; 580 Times New Era Hat; Gradient Times Zip Hoody, Gradient Times T-shirt and Sole Times T-shirt.
New Balance Hi Tops

“686’s dedication as a core brand in snowboarding and their dedication to product performance, aesthetics, and quality are what make this a natural partnership” says Joe Casagrande, general manager for New Balance Lifestyle, “Similar to New Balance, 686 is an independent, directional, and authentic brand that has had success over the years, but has not become overly hyped or too commercial.”

Michael Akira West, owner and creative director at 686, adds, “Sneakers have been a part of my life just as much as snowboarding and skateboarding, and I hope to bring to board sports what NB has done in the performance and lifestyle categories”. West continued, “New Balance and 686 share similar backgrounds in quality workmanship, technical fits and being independently operated. Combining the two brands will definitely create excitement.”

New Balance x 686 Jacket

Mika goes for a Piaget

MIKA Pop Star

Pop star MIKA has selected world-renowned timepiece maker, PIAGET, to wear in his latest music video “Rain” from his new album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much. The song “Rain” continues the international success of Mika and its music video does not disappoint. Piaget was the natural partner for this imaginative, vibrant, high-energy video that embodies Mika’s playful and exuberant style.

A superb and elegant 18 carat pink gold and chocolate brown dial Piaget Altiplano watch adorns Mika’s wrist throughout his performance. Loyal to its characteristic pure lines and well-respected classicism, this watch is equipped with an ultra-thin hand-wound movement of 2.5 mm thickness. The sapphire crystal back enables to admire all aspects of the movement decoration, such as circular Cotes de Geneve and blued screws which are the signature features of Piaget movements. This iconic ultra thin watch perfectly captures the modern, brightly coloured, graphic essence of this music video.

“Rain” will be in rotation on all major international musical broadcast and on-line outlets.

PIAGET watch & timepiece

GABICCI Clothing S/S 2010

GABICCI Clothing S/S 2010

Menswear brand Gabicci have unveiled an enviable separates collection for Spring / Summer 2010 inspired by the brand’s archives of classic knits, wovens and jersey polos.

Known for their smart take on heritage leisurewear, Gabicci’s collection pays homage to their original 70’s and 80’s designs: faux suede trimmed knits and intricately panelled jersey polo shirts, all with the iconic gold G lettering on the breast pocket. Emphasis is on the finer details to achieve an aspirational and desirable product: contrast piping, tipping and neat stand-up collars are distinctive trademarks.

Polo shirts are in 100% cotton, whilst the knitwear is finely knitted cotton with a cashmere-like finish or high quality merino wool blends. The colour palette spans classic primaries, vibrant modern brights and authentic 70’s pastels. Gabicci’s gold G logo is highlighted with a new trim detail; a small square badge of contrasting suede.

Each item has been named after a legendary footballing hero, for example “Best” is a lightweight grey melange polo shirt with contrasting black trim, while “Dobson” is a fine merino v-neck knit in navy with argyle diamond detailing down the side. This nod to footballing icons is indicative of the fashion choices of the football elite during the 1970’s and 80’s.

Kamla Patel, Sales and Marketing Manager for the brand, said of the new range: “With the current lack of smart wearable fashion on the high street, we believe our new collection offers a real alternative. Inspiration comes from our heritage, with many of the pieces modern interpretations of styles directly from our archives.”
Gabicci Polo Shirt Sweater Polo Neck

Jean Paul Gaultier at Target!

Jean Paul Gaultier at Target!
Target stages another coup as the trendy retailer signs the reigning king of French fashion Jean Paul Gaultier for its third designer in its “Designer Collaborations” Programs.

Following collaborations with McQ Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier makes an extraordinary statement of intend by Target.

The collection will launch on and in more than 250 Target stores nationwide March 7, 2010. The affordable fashion collection will be available through April 11, 2010.

Designer Collaborations, which is separate from the company’s GO International initiative, is another way in which Target brings an emporium of designers to its guests. These exclusive collections bring top design at unbeatable prices to women everywhere, for a limited time only.

Burberry Wrist Watch – Limited Edition


London, 19 October 2009 – Burberry has designed limited edition timepieces for men and women, which will be available for pre order exclusively on from today.

The women’s barbed wire watch in black gold, previewed on the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2009 womenswear catwalk in Milan, was inspired by the chain detailing in the Burberry accessories collections.

Price for the women’s timepiece. which is available in a limited edition of 50 pieces, is 475GBP.

The men’s round dual-time watch in dark nickel previewed during the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2009 menswear show, draws inspiration from the rich Burberry history of function and performance.

The timepiece features a tonal case with dual time and date functionality, water resistant to 10 ATM and is available with a black, burgundy or racing green alligator strap.

Price for the men’s timepiece, which is available in a limited edition of 60 pieces, is 750GBP.

Each style is hand inscribed with the words “Limited Edition” on the case.

The waitlist for the timepieces is open for two weeks. Burberry timepieces

Brioni limited-edition fragrance

Brioni limited-edition fragrance
Brioni, Italy’s leading luxury lifestyle brand, is proud to announce the launch of a new limited-edition fragrance, “Brioni”. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the house of Brioni, this new men’s fragrance pays tribute to the rich history of La Dolce Vita.

For decades, Brioni has addressed the unique needs of its sophisticated clientele with a tradition of refinement and quality. In the 1950s, the brand introduced a limited series of men’s fragrances, which included the “Good Luck” eau-de-cologne and celebrated the chic and innovative elegance of the period. This new eau-de-parfum will be produced in limited quantities and available beginning the last week of October 2009 exclusively in Brioni boutiques and select luxury retailers worldwide.

This new fragrance reflects Brioni’s signature style–classically elegant with a modern and sensual touch and demonstrates the same attention to quality construction and exquisite detailing that has made Brioni and “Made in Italy” products famous around the world. The essence, packaging and distribution of this contemporary fragrance are designed exclusively by Brioni and are in keeping with the company philosophy: “To Be One of a Kind”.

“Our commitment to provide customers with distinctive merchandise and superior service today is stronger than ever,” said Andrea Perrone, CEO of Brioni. “The “Brioni” fragrance is a unique product, true to Brioni’s commitment to quality and refinement.”

Edward Clothing by Duckie Brown + Odin

Edward Clothing by Duckie Brown + Odin
WWD Report: Contemporary menswear label Duckie Brown and upscale boutique, Odin, have collaborated on a new line of menswear, Edward, that will be launching very soon on Nov 1. The creation between four creators, Daniel Silver and Steven Cox (Duckie Brown), and Eddie Chai and Paul Birardi (Odin) will not be either company’s diffusion line, but a brand new collaborative venture. While Duckie Brown’s aesthetics are more progressive and at times bordering on avant-garde, this new line is a commercial endeavor with input from Odin, and very accessible both in terms of price point and style. All four creators hope to expand the distribution of Edward after debuting the 17 piece collection at Odin’s three retail locations. So far, the collection features shirts, peacoats and suits with luxury material, but none of the pieces will retail over $500.

B-side Clothing by Wale Adeyemi

B-side Clothing by wale AdeyemiB-side is designed by wale Adeyemi who is one of the UK’s most influential designers. He captures a true London style with a bit of a twist.

B-side showcases traditional British flavoured cut & sew with a legitimate twist. The collection has classic shapes constructed with modern fabrics consisting of harrington jackets, collarless shirts and fine gauge cotton knit cardigans.

fine gauge cotton knit cardigans

Duck and Cover – flagship store in Birmingham

Duck and Cover - flagship store in Birmingham
London, October 2009: For Immediate Release: Urban fashion brand Duck and Cover is set to make a splash in Birmingham with the arrival of its first standalone retail outlet.

The flagship store, set in Birmingham’s Bullring, will be officially opened by TV’s favourite Soccer pundits: Tubes, Rocket, Chris and Baby Elvis from Soccer AM on Saturday 31st October.

Also on hand to announce the arrival of Duck and Cover into the city will be the brands’ specially converted Humber Pig personnel vehicle. The branded ex-military vehicle will be sited outside the Rotunda entrance just off of New Street to help direct customers to the new store and will be a key component of Duck and Cover’s overall guerrilla marketing strategy.

The flagship store is 1200 square feet over 1 floor and consists of a contemporary retail area incorporating a bunker theme which ties into the brands heritage image with the use of tiles and resin floor materials throughout the store.

Duck and Cover have have created a real life interpretation of the brands philosophy of understated British cool. In keeping with the brands ethos, the new Bullring store depicts an edgy urban theme and colour palette. Utilising this theme the AW09 collection will be displayed amongst cool prefabricated perimeters, suspended rails and furniture that has a clean yet industrial feel.

About Duck & Cover

Since it’s birth in 1996 Duck & Cover has worked to deliver a fashion brand that stands apart from the urban uniform. The inspiration for the name came from a 1950s government information film advising people of what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. The first range was casual with a sporty influence and by 1999 the collection had evolved into a distinctive denim collection. But the essential philosophy has remained. With an unflinching attention to detail, trend led approach and touches that are uniquely our own, the Duck and Cover ethos ensures that your individuality never needs to be compromised.
Duck and Cover is set to make a splash in Birmingham

One True Saxon Pop Up Store

One True Saxon Pop Up Store
One True Saxon Pop Up Store / 47 Lamb’s Conduit St / WC1N 3NG

The no-nonsense gents clothing brand has been making stylish clothing for a long time now and this years A/W09 collection is no different. Casual with more than a hint of their northern UK roots, you’ll find Quilted Jackets, Peaked Caps, Polo’s and loads more in the range. A little more than ‘Something for the Weekend sir?!’

O.T.S. has installed a compact and bijou pop up store in the south of the UK for those that can’t make it to their Northern homelands. It’s located just outside Soho on Lamb’s Conduit St, the doors are open 11am – 7pm right the way up until 30th November. Perfect for the run up to Christmas.

Also One True Saxon has collaborated with Carl Froch for his big fight this weekend – more on that soon – good luck to him tomorrow night. *Hint* check out his shorts on fight night…

Clive Owen tops Trevor Sorbie Poll

Clive Owen tops Trevor Sorbie Poll
Clive Owen tops Trevor Sorbie Poll…The Face you Deserve

Clive Owen has topped a Trevor Sorbie poll commissioned to find the British celebrity thought to have aged the best. Simon Le Bon fared less well coming bottom of the poll, with Hugh Laurie making a surprising entry at Number 2. As the saying goes, by the age of 40 you have ‘the face you deserve’ and Clive Owen seems to have made the investment in his features, whilst Simon Le Bon seems to exemplify the pitfalls of a Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle.

Over 1,000 men aged between 20-64 were interviewed in a survey commissioned to support the launch of the new Trevor Sorbie Professional Mg range of men’s hair and grooming products. Only British male celebrities over the age of 40 were eligible.

Other surprising results showed a change in attitude and habits towards the buying of men’s anti-ageing products with men in the 20-34 year old category admitting to buying one anti-ageing product per month. Additionally in spite of the difficult economic circumstances of the last year, anti-ageing products were amongst those most likely to be bought more often compared to this time last year amongst this age group. Older men were shown to be less concerned about ageing and more sceptical about anti-ageing products.

The Trevor Sorbie Professional Mg range offers a comprehensive grooming regime with a barbershop heritage for the professional male. With the modern-day man in mind several new skincare products have been added to the range including a Wrinkle-Defence moisturiser and Anti-fatigue Energising Eye Cream and Moisturiser. All products have been updated with sleek new packaging and a new fragrance throughout. The new Mg range will be on Boots shelves from October 19th.
Simon Le Bon Duran Duran

Six Scents – creativity with a conscience

Six Scents - creativity with a conscienceSIX SCENTS: SERIES TWO LAUNCH EVENT


Six Scents: Series Two explores the relationship between artist and nature through a collection of six fragrances, stories, films, art pieces, and photographic contributions. Each experience intends to instigate the desire to preserve our environment so that others can continue to be inspired by the beauty, power and intrigue of nature.

Each of the six designers was invited to imagine a place, action, and person that would be the basis of their fragrance; from each response, a story evolved. The perfumers, directors, photographers, artists, designers and writers that have collaborated on Six Scents: Series Two were asked to interpret these stories as they understood them. The final result is a multi-media and multi-sensory collective creation where themes of beauty and nature are evoked and revealed through a range of ingredients. Last night’s event showcased these contributions, including a live performance art piece, as well as video and photography installations created by Marco Brambilla and Azuma Makoto, respectively.

Hosted by Henry Holland

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Weiss Studio
711 Greenwich Street
(between Charles & West 10th Street)

Tara Abraham

About Six Scents Fragrance Initiative:

Each year, the Six Scents Fragrance Initiative brings the experience of creativity with a conscience to the world through a collection of six individual scents. The Six Scents: Series Two Fragrance Initiative is a collaboration between Metaproject, Seven New York and Givaudan. Created by a distinct group of designers and perfumers, these limited edition fragrances are designed to represent a global range of contemporary views on creativity and culture. Through the designers’ concepts and the perfumers’ knowledge of fine fragrance, two artistic disciplines interweave to explore new perfume compositions. Six Scents: Series Two will feature fragrances by: Phillip Lim, Henry Holland, Damir Doma, Henrik Vibskov, Richard Nicoll, and Toga. Individually numbered with custom packaging, each fragrance will be offered in a limited quantity of 2,000 bottles and a percentage of the net proceeds will go toward Pro-Natura in support of their environmental sustainability programs.

Paul Smith Mini visits Leeds

Paul Smith Mini

The Mini visits Leeds

To celebrate the Mini’s 50th anniversary and to coincide with ‘Shopping Week’, the Paul Smith multi-stripe Mini will be in the Victoria Quarter from the 16th – 26th of October 2009.

Paul Smith
17-19 King Edward Street
Tel: (0) 113 245 0728

Buy the Paul Smith Mini Wallet, here

Paul Smith Min

Burberry Snood – A/W 2009

Burberry Snood - A/W 2009

Introducing The Burberry snood, the ‘new’ scarf, and the latest addition to the Burberry accessories collection introduced during the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter catwalk shows.
The Burberry Snood features in the Burberry Autumn Winter 2009 advertising campaign in variations of the Burberry trademark check.

The Autumn / Winter collections are emotive with a nostalgic look at the Burberry heritage and Britishness put together in a modern and innovative way. Soft accessories are presented in elegant textures and cosy silhouettes in rich autumnal hues.

The Burberry Snood is a versatile piece designed to be worn to be worn over outerwear and eveningwear as well as over more casual T shirts and knitwear.

The colour palette for the Burberry snood collection includes trench, plum, sand, grey melange and black as well as innovations of the Burberry trademark check.

Prices start at 125 GBP

Burberry represents the standard for quality, craftsmanship and style, anchored by its iconic check and trench coats and is synonymous with quality, innovation with a unique British sensibility.

The Burberry snood is available in Burberry stores worldwide.
Burberry Scarf Snood - A/W 2009

Seleven Gallery New Shop – Grand Opening 10th Oct

Seleven Gallery New Shop - Grand Opening 10th October 2009

Seleven Gallery – NEW SHOP. We will move to… THERE!! Grand Opening 10th October 2009.

Martin began working with engineered cotton harvested from a farm in china. The unique yellow fibre creates a very special hand feel and colour shade when woven and dyed with the indigo rope dying method. As demonstrated by the institute lepine in paris more than a decade ago, this cotton fibre allowed new processing methods to be done that were not harmful to the environment and also introduced a raw denim that retained the characteristics of rawness on the outside while the inner surface is plush, smooth and unlike any other raw jeans found in the market place.

Seleven Gallery New Shop - Grand Opening 10th October 2009

RMC was introduced in hong kong to the lane crawford retail chain as an exclusive product, 3 years ago, and has enjoyed tremendous success along with brands such as seven, fake genius, evisu and blue blood. It has performed incredibly without a markdown or discount to date. It is a very specialized product that due to nature of manufacture has a very limited supply yet has created exponential demand. The design is pure vintage art, circa the 50’s and 60’s, and original japanese wood block prints embroidered on a traditional 5 pocket well shaped jean allowing room for a man to breathe yet not baggy. This is the industry standard, that tapers nicely at the bottom but not pegged.
Seleven Gallery New Shop - Grand Opening 10th October 2009

Eloise Grey follows NOHARM Ethical Fashion

Eloise Grey  follows NOHARM Ethical Fashion
Following the benchmark set by the NOHARM Ethical Fashion Brand, Eloise Grey launches her first luxury sustainable fashion boutique ‘Upstairs at Purity’. Eloise Grey’s concept store carves out a niche in the luxury sustainable fashion arena, and specialises in UK artisan produced clothing for women and men. Grey will be selling her own prize-winning organic tweed womenswear, alongside other fashion labels that match her standards of sustainability, style and fashion edge.

Grey works with designers who keep their design process on a human scale, and which maintains a connection with the makers. Many of Grey’s labels are made in the UK, often organic materials, all of which contain a story and connection to the makers. In response to demand from customers Grey will also be introducing a capsule menswear collection. Eloise and the Isle of Mull Weavers, who produce her organic tweeds, were filmed for the BBC series Tweed.

Vic Reeves @ Paul Smith Leeds Shop

Vic Reeves @ Paul Smith Leeds ShopVic Reeves @ the Leeds Shop. Between 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Tuesday 6th October

Think you know your Vanilla Ice from your Leonardo da Vinci? Think you can tell the X-Factor from the X-Men? Think again.

At last, one of Britain’s most remarkable and idiosyncratic minds presents an illustrated guide to all you really need to know about everything. Vic Reeves’ Vast Book of World Knowledge takes us on an irresistible visual romp through his world – from exploding jellyfish to revolving toupées. It’s an education – with pictures! – a revelation, a celebration, a pontification, and an entirely magnificent aberration.

To celebrate the release of Vic’s book, Paul Smith is delighted to hold a book signing at the Leeds shop.

Paul Smith
17 King Edward Street
Tel: 0113 245 0728

Limited edition prints will also be available exclusively at Paul Smith shops.

New Balance Sneakers – Black Licorice 442 collection

New Balance Sneakers - Black Licorice 442 collection
The New Balance Black Licorice 442 Collection

New Balance’s Black Licorice 442 collection for fall 2009 is a sweet combination of clean black uppers with bold neon hits.

Available in black/fuschia, black/pink and black/lime versions featuring neon rubber outsoles and extra neon laces for personalization.

Each pair comes in a special, Black Licorice black/neon collector’s box. MSRP: $55.00. Available at Shoe Carnival, Shoe Show and Finishline.

Original Penguin Jeans for Autumn 09

Original Penguin Jeans for Autumn 09
Original Penguin, the vintage inspired menswear line is pleased to present men’s Premium Denim at a Not-So-Premium price point for Fall/Holiday 2009. Relaunching denim with a Classic 5-Pocket Button Fly and versatile slim straight silhouette, Original Penguin continuously proves to be the ultimate lifestyle brand.

The denim is offered in two washes, Selvage and Khaki. At $125, the Selvage denim creates a look that can easily go from Dress Down Friday to Sunday Brunch. The jeans sport a Selvage trim exposed on the back pocket for a clean and sophisticated finish. The Indigo Dyed Khaki finish denim has a relaxed look of a well worn pair of vintage jeans. They are a simple addition to the fall wardrobe at $98.

Ann Payne, Creative Director, says, “The Original Penguin customer relies heavily on jeans in his day-to-day dressing so want to provide him with a collection of denim that is easy to wear and lends itself to our aesthetic.”

The collection has a low branded image sporting a logo embossed leather patch on the belt loop. The size run includes 30 to 38 and will be available in two inseams, 30 and 32
Original Penguin Pants & Selvedge Jeans

AW09 Burberry Menswear Lifestyle

AW09 Burberry Menswear Lifestyle


Outerwear: short double breasted trench coats, car coats, harrington blousons, field jackets, oversized military parkas, shrunken raglan trench coats, flight jackets, slim 2 and 3 button jackets, naval pea coats and British officers coats.

Denim: slim, tapered, straight and slim bootcut legs.
Trousers: slim, straight, classic and vintage fits. Jersey: slim fit and skinny collar polos, modern fit sweatshirts and rugbys, long skinny placket military polos, slim fit crew, v-neck and Henley T-shirts, slim fits with longer sleeve and body proportions.

Shirts: modern fits in small button down, point and neck band collars, new military and work shirts.
Knitwear: classic, slim, longer length, relaxed

Trench buckle strapping, military gun flaps and epaulettes, fishing jacket detailing, authentic fishtail parka references, integral lightweight packable bags, military Piccadilly pockets, 2 in 1 removable jackets, shadow check print, fine stripe

Gabardine, lightweight packable nylon, paper touch coated cotton, light washed cotton sateen, weathered canvas weave nylon, vintage starched cotton, aged military cotton nylon, lightweight quilted nylon, washed and garment dye corduroy, moleskin, lightweight herringbone flannel, washed city shirting stripes, gingham shirtings, dip-dyed mega checks,

Raw, dark resin, vintage wash indigo, rinsed white and indigo denim, vintage wash grey and peat denim, garment dye military jersey, garment dye pique

June delivery: Nutmeg, trench, military green, black, white and regiment red
July delivery: Black, steel, mid and dark grey mélange, dark airforce green and dark aqua
August delivery: Ink, black, granite, grey mélange, white, thistle blue and royal purples
Burberry Mens Coat