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World Cup Jeans

Take a butchers at these World Cup Jeans.

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Genuine RMC Martin Ksohoh, limited edition super exclusive design, dark indigo raw denim jeans. Embroidered World Cup and Fifa football with milti-colour tsunami waves back pockets. Embroidered ticket pocket and belt loops. Vintage cut, house selvedge, raw denim. Five pocket, button fly, copper rivets, printed pocket cloth, red tab.

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Gold iPhone Case

Looking for something unique? Take a butchers at this RMC iPhone case. RMC Martin Ksohoh Limited Edition, gold covered aluminium IPHONE 3 case. Signature logo and tsunami wave on gold background. Felted inner lined. BUY HERE

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania T-Shirts

Looking for a unique summer T-Shirt? Take a butchers at this Vivienne Westwood Anglomania capsule collection from Togged:

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Including this studded T-shirt:

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania white short sleeve crew neck slim fit studded logo t shirt. Large studded signature orb logo on chest. Small embroidered black skull and crossbones on left sleeve. Woven logo tape on side seam. Fine rib crew neck.

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RMC Jeans – 12th Anniversary

RMC, the ultimate denim experience, celebrates 12 years on the fashion scene. Take a butchers at the best online selection at rmcjeans.com

Japan’s precious cultural heritage – Ukiyo-e (literally meaning “depicting life”) – has been the main source of RMC’s sources of inspiration, with previous series leveraging precious Japanese national treasures such as ancient Kabuki beauties and Sumo wrestlers, expressing vividly Japan’s glamorous lifestyle during Edo era in every piece of jeans.

BigBang Japan Dome Tour 2013-2014 Bandanna style

South Korean group “BigBang” perform at Japan Fukuoka Dome, wearing RMC MKWS Bandanna pattern style.

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South Korean male group under the management of YG Entertainment. Formed in 2006, the group consists of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. Big Bang is known for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style. The members’ involvement in composing and producing their own music, most notably leader G-Dragon, has earned the group respect and praise from music industry experts.

Discount Designer Clothing

In celebration of their Tenth Anniversary Togged are offering 10% Discount Sitewide. Brands include Armani Jeans, Dolce & Gabbana, Fred Perry, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Red Monkey, Scotch & Soda, Sugar Cane, Vivienne Westwood:

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Best designer shirts £70 – £150 price bracket..?

Take a butchers at this shirt thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum, including:

“Interesting thread this, you say that Paul and Shark are pikey shirts but then you say you want casual? Personally I will wear what is considered a dress shirt at any time of day and nearly anywhere. I define casual shirts as those things with crinkly fabric that don’t go near my back or belly. eg. Some Armani Jeans, Emporio Armani, D and G, some Hugo Boss etc. If you wanta decent shirt then stick to what is termed a dress shirt but there are such a variety of colours available and cuts and collars etc that they can be worn at different times and on different occasions.

To dispel a couple of things on here, don’t touch Boateng with a bargepole, all factory machine made, fabrics are diabolical and I mean that 100% if you have any sensitivity in your skin then they will itch. Boateng trades on producing bright garish colours saying he brings new style to the Row, his shop isn’t on the Row it’s Vigo Street but they are moving to their new location on Saville Row but like their neighbours Richard James, Kilgour, Gieves and Hawkes they attempt to profit from the Saville Row name to the uninitiated and produce developing world cheaply made shirts with sub-standard fabrics albeit not at a price like top end shirt makers charge they are positively cheap in comparison.

For your pricepoint I can recommend a few brands that will give you decent shirts and reasons why. You may at that point get a Canali Exclusive Collection, this is a line above standard Canali offering a higher weave cotton from a better mill feels almost like silk, big mother of pearl buttons, some hadnwork but minimal compared to Brioni, Borelli, Kiton, etc. but collar will be superb great strucutre won’t flop like the other rubbish. Many ar priced now at £199 but a couple are £140 so within budget and you can always scour sales occasionally some are in the sales. Also look at Zegna Couture, Zegna mainline shirts are not great at all they are a similar albeit slightly higher quality to Kilgour, ichard James, Boatng but I only ever get one if the pattern is superb or colour and I can’t get siilar from exclusive collection. The Canali standard line is superior to Zegna standard line but Zegna Couture however is excellent, in my opinion slightly higher generally than Canali Exclusive Collection. Prices range from £179 to £289 but again check sales you might get one or just stretch your moneys if its a special purchase.

Must make a point here as is one of most inaccurate statements ive seen on this forum, the mentioned Saville Row tailors/mostly RTW outlets producing shirts are in no way on a level near Dolce Gabbana. Dolce Gabbana is not D and G and never will be, one is young developing world made fashion clothing one is a line of Italian made mother of pearl button high weave quality fabric clothing. Dolce Gabbana shirts start around £179 to £390 and are incomparable to the other tat and must not ben confused with D adn G. Their pattern matching is excellent, buttons are all mother of pearl without an exception, styling is fantastic can choose from tailored fit, classic fit, slim fit etc these are good shirts, not Borelli, Brioni Kiton but still very good. You may get soe in the sale they do a couple of plain models that often pop into sales Harvey Nichols Harrods etc.

Brand though that I think you may like is Kenzo, they are muchcheaper price point starting at £75 going to just over £200 for more whacky stuff, fabric is nowhere near the above Italian shirt-makers but it’s respectable and won’t irrtate the skin, collars are where they let themselves down liek the above RTW Saville Row shirts they won’t hold shape well when waearig the shirt but you get what you pay for, however pattern wise they produce some lovely shirts particualrly ones that the aldies seem to love on men so that’s a bonus! Don’t go for what’s in the shops, head down to Sloane Avenue where the Kenzo shop is and downstairs is full of menswear and they have some very nice clothing, they do nice cashmere thin sweaters that can be worn without a t shirt or vest, they are around £330 but really nice but you may well find a shirt that keeps you really happy.

Also definetly look at Etro, Etro are a brand that can pnch above their weight because they weave and produce their own fabrics giving them economies of scale, some of the fabrics on their £150 shirts are incredible, really good, to get better you would have to go for Carlo Riva cotton which is used By some Brioni shirts, most Kiton and Stefano Ricci and then you are talking about £375 and way beyond. Some Etro is very extrovert but very little is actually tacky and they produce one of the best collars in the business. For me as someone who rarely rares a tie nowadays it’s extremely important that when open the collar holds shape and the shirt stays in place below the collar to create good symmetry, Etro collars are outstanding, go to their shop in Bond Street big selection but even better their store in Milan, hundreds of lovely shirts. When you feel fabrics also put index finger inside the shirt through where its buttoned and hold aginst thub allows you to get a great feel for just how good the fabric is. Promise you will be very very happy with an Etro shirt in a design you like.

Corneliani also worth looking at, stick to mainline, Corneliani ID I would avod, fabrics vary some are decent some when you step up to £140 a shirt ar very nice, theydo aprticularly nice high weave thin cottons in spring summer collection but warning will need dry cleaning after every where extremely thin fabric, beautiful to wear though and looks very good, white collar white cuff with patterns Corneliani are excellent at. Buttons all mother of pearl.

Also Armani Collezione, important not to confused Armani lines, Armani jeans clothing personally I won’t wear much of it. Armani Collezione price goes up but so does quality and change in style. Good fabrics, mother of pearl butttons some amazing cuts, very slim and inventive styling again way ahead qualiy wise and construction of Boateng, Richard James etc. Try them on though before buy as they come up mega small same with Dolce Gabbana slim fits.

Any questions please ask, will help all I can, from what you have said about casual, comments on colours etc I think Armani Collezione may well have something for you especially Spring Summer 2008 and prices are excellent from £100 to £190 I have paid. My comments come from my collection which has somehow gone beyond 80 shirts and if you want me to criticise any of the above brands I will be happy to do so there ar always bones to pick for me with anything I have!

One word of advice though advoid anything Jermyn Street as in these on permanent offer made in developing world plastic buttons shitty fabrics types like TM Lewin, Pink(some still in Northenr Ireland made but still terrible), Hawes and Curtis, Tywhritt etc. They move production to cut costs and qualiy just always suffers unfortunately. .”

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Do you ever tuck your polo shirt in?

Here’s a perennial question: Do you ever tuck your polo shirt in?

“Recently flicking through a mag there was a Purple Label Ralph Lauren advert and the guy had a polo shirt tucked in with suit and the suit jacket had the polo collar wrapped over the collar, this looked the dog’s danglies but obviously you need an ironing board stomach to carry it off, is this something you sometimes try?”

Take a butchers at the full thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum here >

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RMC England Three Lion Jeans

Take a butchers at these beauties: RMC England Three Lion Jeans. Apparently these limited edition denim jeans are already trading 3 x retail and were limited to only 12 pairs. Perfect jeans for the 2014 World Cup year.

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Visit www.rmcjeans.com or call (UK) 01733 564077.

Paul & Shark Shirt

Paul & Shark Shirts have got a lot of chatter on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum over the years. Some would even state Paul & Shark offer the best shirts on the market. Take a butchers at the Paul & Shark Yachting chatter here: Paul & Shark

Here’s one comment:

“I think it is quite hard to find!

I know Selfridges in London stopped stocking it a few years ago. There’s only one or 2 places I know of that stock p&s in London!

The knits are amazing – I got the Football Lovers top a short time ago (although I’m more of a Rugby Lover!) and it is perfectly made!

I suppose it’s the ‘wrong’ season for p&s! I guess their most popular items are knits.

I like this seasons polos/tees but I don’t think p&s can beat Ralph Lauren or Hackett in the polo game!

ADERO : I personally would not compare it to Henri Lloyd/NS. IMO its on another scale to those 2!!”

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Boss Orange – A Classic by Hugo Boss

Boss Orange is a classic that has attracted chatter on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum – Take a butchers here

BOSS Orange is HUGO BOSS casual wear line and stands for a light hearted, easygoing attitude. The casual collections are characterized by urban influences and are aimed at men and women who emphasize their own individual fashion style. Shoes and accessories, as well as licensed watches, eyewear and fragrances complete the look.

BOSS Orange Sale on now – Visit Here

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Anti-Fashion

Here’s a debate worth a butchers on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum about the validity of Anti-Fashion:

“is anti-fashion still a form of fashion?”

“good question. i suspect it is if you wear a t-shirt to that effect. it’s all semantics. what is the true definition of fashion?”

“official definition =

1.a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette, socializing, etc.: the latest fashion in dresses. 2.conventional usage in dress, manners, etc., esp. of polite society, or conformity to it: the dictates of fashion; to be out of fashion. 3.manner; way; mode: in a warlike fashion. 4.the make or form of anything: He liked the fashion of the simple, sturdy furniture. 5.a kind; sort: All fashions of people make up the world. 6.Obsolete. 7.Obsolete. act or process of making. 8.to give a particular shape or form to; make: The cavemen fashioned tools from stones. 9.to accommodate; adjust; adapt: doctrines fashioned to the varying hour. 10.Shipbuilding. to bend (a plate) without preheating. 11.Obsolete. to contrive; manage. 12.after or in a fashion, in some manner or other or to some extent; in a makeshift, unskillful, or unsatisfactory way: He’s an artist after a fashion.”

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Alien Fashion – Star Wars Jeans

Take a butchers at this one on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum:

“a bit of a tongue-in-cheek question. do you think aliens would be into fashion? if so, what would be there fashion’s characteristics? do you think it would be androgynous?”

Full thread here >

Maybe a thread for the mad amongst us but why not check out these Star Wars jeans from Yoropiko. 25% OFF ’til the end of the February. See Here

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Armani Shirts and more…

Armani has had more chatter on the Kitmeout fashion forum than most Italian brands. Get a butchers here >

Kind of chatter about Armani goes:

“Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has said he always looks east to China for inspiration.
“China has always been very present in my collection. Even before I came here, I’ve always been inspired by China, I have always dreamt and imagined Asia. It fascinates me,” he said in Hong Kong Wednesday.

With the opening up of the country, Armani said he hoped to further expand his business in the mainland.

“Since my last visit two years ago when we had only a handful of shops, today we have over 30; this is becoming a very large reality and there’s much more to come,” he said.

“In fact, the Greater China market now represents even a bigger market in retail than in South Korea where we’ve been present for 15 years. It demonstrates the speed with which the market is now growing and the potential.”

Greater China – the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan – recorded the largest increase in worldwide sales, up 38 percent, for the Armani Group in the first half of last year.”

Find Armani here for 25% off ’til the end of February.

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Levi Jeans to RMC Jeans, old and boney!

Here we take a retrospective butchers at the boney jeans phenomenon followed by Levi Jeans and RMC. Full thread here >

“I don’t think they are that bad. When I read the title of the thread – I was getting scared! Nowhere near as bad as I imagined. Suppose it’s different from the usual skulls that have been around for ages.”

Evisu, the Brand

Evisu has had a great deal of chatter on the Kitmeout fashion forum over the years. Here’s a typical post:

“pre ben sherman the brand was still raw and hidehiko was inspired t design. he then got soft with too much wealth during the ben sherman years when peter caplin took the brand mainstream. then post ben sherman the brand has moved into mainstream commercialism and has been partially devastated by the counterfeit industry and ebay.”

Take a butchers at a bunch of Evisu threads here >

“evisu’s high point in the uk at least was probably around 2000 – 02 (mellennium golds). it had some limited success in the usa a bit later. insomniax has hit the timeline almost perfectly.

tom when you say “there was a period in the 90’s where it was an extremely popular brand”, could you clarify that? very popular where and with whom?

btw, are you doing personal research or research for a company?

i think there’s a wider question here: what is the realistic life-expectancy of a brand like evisu?”

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Massimo Osti – The Unpretentious Fashion Icon

It’s been argued throughout the Kitmeout Fashion Forum that the days of the Fashion persona are numbered. Many of the post-print generation are turned off by pretentious fashion designers trumpeting their name across clothes and magazines. One fashion king stands out though for his quiet genius and unpretentious style, Massimo Osti – the late, great fashion designer renown for unrivaled innovation.

Here’s one of many questions on the fashion forum: “What’s the consensus on Massimo Osti clothing? Can you still buy the brand? I know there was some talk of his son doing a collection under the Massimo Osti banner.”.

Small collection of genuine archive Massimo Osti available here >

D&G Sizing – Italian Clothing Sizing

It seems there’s a lot of trouble knowing what size to order when buying Italian clothes online:

“Does Anyone Else Have A Problem With D&G’s Sizing? Everything Is 2 Or 3 Sizes Smaller Than The Tag. I Ordered A Pair Of Jeans. I Am A 33 So I Ordered A 34 And They Are Smaller Than My Armani 30 Waist. This Has Happen With D&G Shirts In The Past As Well.”.

Here’s the full thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum >

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Emporio Armani Underwear – a retrospective

In this retrospective we take a butchers at Giorgio Armani’s observation:

“Who better than Victoria Beckham to launch our new global Emporio Armani underwear campaign? Victoria is a style icon, a dynamic lady whose influence and recognition will add great excitement to the continued international growth of our Emporio Armani women’s underwear business.”

Does anyone believe that Georgy Porgy actually penned that comment? See full thread on the Fashion Forum, here >

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Lee Jeans – James Dean

Here we take a retrospective butchers at a no-nonsense hard nut and his denim.

“Most of the items came from David Loehr’s now-defunct James Dean Gallery in Gas City. Loehr had collected Dean items for 30 years and displayed them for 17 years at his gallery.

The most expensive auction item was a pair of jeans Dean wore in “Giant,” one of three movies the Hoosier actor made before dying in a 1955 car crash. The jeans sold for $35,850.”

Full thread here >

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Fur Coats and Celebrities

Here’s a raw thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum – take a butchers

Here’s a snippet:

“I think in the main celebrities who wear fur do so out of ignorance. they are generally so out of touch with the real world and I genuinely believe that if they really did understand the suffering that takes place and just how unpopular it all is with the general public they wouldnt wear it. Lets be honest their whole career is based around their popularity after all.”.

Italian Fashion in Milan

There’s plenty of debate on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum concerning the top fashion cities in the world. Milan often comes up on top. Take a butchers at this thread:

“am off to Milano on monday, will be there for two days.
so..what are the best stores to visit and best shopping streets?
Italian tailoring and hand made shirts; I’m sure is top notch but it’s just not me.
give me some”cool” stores with a bit of denim and some contemporary fashion please.”

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“u should check out corso buenos aires as well as alll the other ways mentioned before…

i personally suggest:

DAAD (Corso Matteotti, 20)
ERAL 55 (Piazza XXV Aprile 14)
ANTONIA BOUTIQUE (Via Ponte vetero 9)
PURPLE SHOP (Corso Porta Ticinese 22)

They all worth a visit…… ”

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