Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Traditional Men’s Styles - Still in Vogue

If there is one thing that you can always expect in the fashion industry today, it is the concept of change.  No industry is trendier and more designer brand conscious and driven then that of fashion.  Worldwide, it is a multi-billion dollar segment of society evidenced by the numerous big name department and clothing stores found in most countries.  On the other hand, traditional clothing styles are still in vogue and never seem to go out of style.  This is especially true with men’s fashions and there are a number of styles that still prove to be tried and true as well as still being acceptable regardless of what the fashion industry is doing overall.

English Country Gentlemen Fashion

If there was ever a clothing style in the UK that was influenced by the English and Welsh Gentry, it would have to be that which is referred to as English country gentleman fashion.  In a sense it is a cross between clothing worn by the gentry as well as the city dweller’s recreational wear.  Brogues are still the preferred footwear while the quintessential cloth that is still in vogue is Tweed.  Ironically, both of these styles are Scottish in origin so the terminology is somewhat of a misnomer.  The terminology “British Country” would therefore be more appropriate.

The English country gentleman typically wears a 3 or 4-piece tweed suit, a cotton tattersall or check shirt, silk or woollen tie, and of course, the Brogues.  You can normally search the internet for Boden Discount Codes or Boden Discount Vouchers for these men’s fashions.  Additionally, you have three common options for the purchase of your suit including:

o    Bespoke – custom-made garments that are patterned and made entirely according to the measurements of the consumer
o    Made-to-Measure – a pre-made garment is modified according to the measurements of the buyer but the fabrics and options are more limited
o    Ready-to-Wear – also known as “off-the-rack” clothing, this is by far the most affordable option

Another fairly common English country gentleman fashion is the “lounge suit” which is a commonly popular Western clothing style although it originated as country apparel here in the UK.

Current Variations on a Traditional Theme

In addition to the English country gentleman fashion, there are a number of current variations on a traditional theme that you will find fairly regularly in the UK.  Although we did mention the lounge suit in the section above, this is often considered a variation to the traditional theme.  Some of the other variations to be aware of where the British country fashion is concerned are to substitute the Brogues are Chelsea and/or chukka boots to go with that suit.

The suit could also be replaced with a tweed sportscoat (jacket) that is a single vented one and is either a single button or 3-button front.  The accompanying trousers should be manufactured from cavalry twill, chino, corduroy, or moleskin.  Interestingly enough, you can find variations on a traditional theme throughout Europe and other locations around the world.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Best Men’s Designer Quilted Jackets for Winter 2010

One of the hottest products at the moment in the world of men’s designer clothing seems to be the quilted jacket – and for me it seems pretty clear why they are proving so popular in the world of men’s fashion this season. Not only are these bad boys a great way of keeping warm during the seemingly never ending freezing temperatures that have plagued us this winter, but you’ll also look the business whether its on the football terraces, out Christmas shopping with the missus, or taking a nice winter stroll.

Barbour remains the big brand name when it comes to men’s designer quilted jackets, but I’ve also seen some great lines from the likes of Peter Werth, Lyle and Scott, CP Company and even the humble high street shops such as Primark have a few nice quilted jackets at an incredibly cheap price. So ladies, if you are reading this and struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for your fella look no further than a quilted jacket to keep him warm this winter!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Rise of Barbour Jackets in Urban and Terrace Style

It doesn’t seem a very long time ago that Barbour jackets were perhaps something that was generally only associated with middle aged country gentlemen who spent more time hunting and shooting small furry and feathered creatures than walking the streets of the UK’s biggest cities or mixing it up on the terraces on a Saturday afternoon - but there is no doubt in my mind that the biggest name to emerge in the world or urban clothing and designer terrace wear in winter 2020 so far has to be the Barbour brand.

Perhaps most famous for their quilted Men's and ladies jackets, the uptake of the brand in major high street and online stores that had been more famously connected with urban clothing and terrace fashion has helped propel this classic winter warmer into a brand new audience of fashion lovers and chart territory that it had perhaps never imagined it would take. Both stylish and practical, the Barbour brand is great to keep lads warm on the terraces this winter - and with a more “fitted” range of quilted men’s jackets in the brand’s winter 2010 range that also come with a more stylish waste length fit compared with many of their previous models, the latest quilted men’s jackets such as the Barbour Embleton (which also sports a rather cool high button up neck as seen above) and Barbour Chelsea are now increasingly been worn by fashionable gents of the inner city rather than the countryside.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Heritage Range of Lyle and Scott Jumpers

Following in the very hot footsteps of Lyle and Scott’s highly successful vintage collection that has been flying of the shelves of mens designer clothing websites and shops over the last couple of years, this winter the brand have released an excellent range of mens Lyle and Scott jumpers, polo shirts, shirts and jackets as part of their “Heritage” collection. Whether you prefer the fit of crewnecks, V-necks, shawl necks or funnel neck designs, when it comes to mens overgarments, the latest Lyle and Scott jumpers are sure to have something that will be a great addition to any well dressed gentlemen’s wardrobe this winter.

Available in numerous colours and styles and backed up by some fleece tops in the range, the latest heritage range of Lyle and Scott jumpers is sure to be a big hit both on the highstreet and online. The official Lyle and Scott brand website describe the heritage collection as “A sophisticated lifestyle range that is both timeless and modern.” - and suggest that this range of quality men’s designer clothing products will provide the wearer with “A looser fit than Vintage, with subtle self coloured Eagles”. One thing that is for sure is that the Lyle and Scott heritage range is sure to be a big hit in the run up to Christmas.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Avoid Buying Fake Lyle and Scott Jumpers Online

With over 130 years of tailoring tradition behind it, the brand we all know and love as Lyle and Scott have burst out of Scotland to become one of the worlds best known men’s designer labels. Famous for its Lyle and Scott jumpers, polo shirts and now even pumps and jackets the demand for this brand has soared over the last few years as it has re-established itself at the forefront of men’s designer clothing.

However, with great popularity comes a temptation to imitate, and inevitably various websites have emerged selling fake Lyle and Scott jumpers that have tarnished the name of other legitimate online retailers. If you are looking to buy a Lyle and Scott online there are however a few tell tale signs that can help you spot if the shop and product is bogus.

Firstly, consider the price of the garment. Lyle and Scott have established a policy whereby they will not discount one particular style within a line without offering reduced rates on the whole line of products. Therefore put simply, if other stores and other lines within that season of Lyle and Scott clothing have not been reduced in price, there is a possibility that the product may be fake. Also, check out the legitimacy of a retailer by reading reviews of their products and services on independent men’s fashion blogs and websites. Checking out the official Lyle and Scott brand website may also help you identify licensed retailers both on the high street and online.

When checking if a Lyle and Scott jumper is real or fake you can also see some giveaway signs on the garment itself. If the famous golden eagle logo so synonymous with the brand’s vintage jumper range is not a separate and independently created piece that has then been stitched directly onto the jumper then the item is most likely fake. By taking the time to check the interior of the jumper you should be able to identify this easily enough (although you obviously cannot do this when buying online). Also, the quality of the material from which Lyle and Scott jumpers are made clearly should stand out from other cheap imitations, as the brand are famous for their use of quality materials in their men’s designer clothing.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Classic Style with Lyle and Scott Argyle Jumpers

If you are looking for a line of men’s fashion wear that offers timeless style and class but that is also practical and warm for you to wear during the winter months then look no further than the new argyle design Lyle and Scott Jumpers. As part of the brands brand new 2010 winter range, they have launched a number of vintage sweaters that draw on the classic argyle check design that have so often been associated with fellow golf course fashion favorite Pringle.

Both comfortable and warming, the latest Lyle and Scott Jumpers similarly set out to achieve a classic style that can be worn in numerous different social situations whether it be on the golf links or on a night out in town. Adorned with the classic golden eagle crest that has become synonymous with Lyle and Scott’s vintage range, the latest argyle sweaters are set to be a big hit in the world of men’s designer fashion in both shops and online during the run up to Christmas

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Barbour quilted Jackets Still the Must Have Winter Menswear

When it comes to keeping warm whether it be out and about in town, taking a autumnal stroll in the countryside or making sure you are wrapped up warm on those wind whipped terraces, Barbour are set to steal the show when it comes to men’s designer winter wear during 2010. The timeless style that has become so regularly associated with Barbour’s selection of men’s quilted jackets has been a look that has established itself long ago here in the UK - but perhaps this year more than ever it seems the brand is set to steamroll its way into becoming the season’s real major player when it comes to warm and comforting winter jackets for men.

As you would except from such an established name in the realm of men’s designer clothing, Barbour are proudly showcasing a range of men’s outerwear this winter that not only offer style that cannot be matched in its type - but also a practical solution for men who are seeking a warm winter garment that can be worn in a wide variety of social situations. Barbour jackets are synonymous with British men’s fashion - and with another cold winter ahead it seems certain that the Barbour brand’s 2010 collection will prove to be no exception.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Lyle and Scott Vintage Jumpers and Winter Collection Launched

One of the leading names in men’s designer clothing Lyle and Scott has now launched its new 2010 autumn and winter collection here in the UK. Available both in UK high street stores and from their online shop, the latest range of great new designer products in the brands seasonal clothing lines as you would expect features some fantastic men’s Lyle and Scott jumpers, duffle coats, fleeces and jackets – all designed to give the timeless style we would always associate with the great brand’s “vintage” range, but also very good protection about the rapidly diminishing weather conditions we are forced to endure here in the UK at this time of year.

Whether you are braving the blustery conditions on the golf course or the football terraces or simply looking for some cool new threads to go out and hit the town this autumn - make sure you pull on one of the brilliant new Lyle and Scott jumpers available to buy online now. With such a great quality range of mens designer clothing there's sure to be something to suit you.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Denham Set to Be the Next Big Name in Mens Designer Clothing

We’ve been privileged enough to see some great new brand names in emerging in the world of men’s designer jeans over the last few years. Names like Nudie and Edwins have really stepped up to the plate with their innovative jeans designs and the use of cutting edge materials such as Japanese denim. Nudie and Edwins jeans have built their names in the world of fashion by creating ranges of men’s jeans that have brought quality and style to the market that have rivalled even long established brand names like Levis when it comes to jean making. Whether you are a fan of the unwashed raw denim designs or prefer the more distressed “5 year worn” look jean models, there is little doubt that the last few years have heralded a new era in men’s casual fashion wear as jean designers across the globe look to take what is an age old men’s clothing product into a brand new era.

However, this year has seen a new name emerge as a major contender as one of the world top jeans designer: Denham. Formed only last year in 2009, this great new brand name’s key philosophy is all about innovation and experimenting with denim and other materials, seeking to make the best men’s designer jeans that stand out from the crowd. The brands distinctive scissor logo is easily recognisable under close examination but used in cute detail on their products – unlike some labels that emblazon their name on their clothing in rather unsubtle and unnecessary levels. Look out for Denham jeans as a major new name in the world of men’s designer clothing over the next few months.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Get Timeless Style in Retro Men’s Designer Trainers

When it comes to the world of men’s footwear and designer trainers in particular, retro styles from some of the world’s best known and established brand names still lead the way in terms of style, availability and price. Models such as Adidas’ Campus, Adidas Superstar and Adidas Stan Smith seem to have been around for literally years now (in the former’s case even decades) in one form or another, but you simply can not deny that these designer trainers for men are as important icons in men's fashion and remain relevant and in demand now perhaps more than they ever have.

Adidas have indeed launched the entire Adidas Originals range that has found such success over the last few years on the back of the widespread popularity and demand of retro fashion lines, and therefore found great success in the designer trainer market by bringing out a number of contemporary versions of these classic trainer models. Check out my designer fashion blog for other great posts about Adidas retro trainers.

Cute and Stylish: Designer Clothing for Kids

If you want to find some clothes to make your little one to look both extremely cool and adorably cute all in one, then what better way than to dress them up in these brilliant little examples of kids designer wear – clothing lines that are sure to make them look cool and stand out from the rest of the crowd – just like their Dad! Whether were talking babies, to toddlers to school kids, many of the worlds top designer names are now looking to expand their horizons in terms of audience for their fashion garments.

You may have not been aware, but many of the worlds top designer brands - including Stone Island, Armani, Diesel and Burberry to name just a few - are now making designer clothing ranges especially aimed at younger generations of kids, and as you would expect they are still coming up with many great cutting edge designs and quality fabrics, but this time they are aimed at some somewhat smaller bodies! So if you are looking for big brand names but from smaller individuals then why not kit your little sprogg out in some of these great examples of high quality designer clothing from the worlds leading fashion names.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Celebrating 20 Years of the Iconic CP Company Goggle Jacket

As any football going lad will know, the CP Company have been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing stylish yet rugged terrace wear for over two decades, and surely few garments of men’s designer clothing epitomise the CP company brand to a greater degree than their infamous goggle jackets. The perfect outer garment for the loveable rogue, this famous design of CP Company jacket celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2009, with a special edition release celebrating its nigh on iconic status in the world of not only men’s designer clothing, but also its origins in racing wear and more contemporary role in the arena of football fashion.

The so called “Mille Miglia” jacket or “thousand miles” jacket first emerged as a gift created by the CP Company in association with their sponsorship of the famous Italian road race of the same name. Today there is no doubting that the jacket has come a long way since its initial conception by the great designer Massimo Osti - firmly taking its place as an iconic garment in the world of football fashion. Drawing on classic design elements that made the CP company goggle jacket so great and putting this alongside super high quality modern materials, the 20th anniversary edition of the jacket designed by Aitor Throup has become arguably the greatest incarnation of this stunning piece of men’s designer clothing.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Buy Brilliant Mens Designer Jeans from Edwins

In the world of men’s fashion in 2010 for me there are 2 major labels that have stood out when it comes to men’s designer jeans. In the recent past you may have noticed that I have already sang the praises of nudie jeans here on my men’s designer clothing blog - as my love for their fantastic quality materials, fit and highly comfortable denim lines is certainly not to be understated. I would also highly recommend however the Edwins range of designer jeans for men. These fantastic jeans are made from high quality Japanese denim which has been integral to many designer brands’ fantastic fashion lines in 2010.

Edwins jeans as you would expect feature an excellent range of washes, finishes, fits and styles that give a great variety of products suitable to be worked into any modern or even retro look. Whether you go for my personal favourites the “Hidetora wash” jeans- which feature the textured 3d wear lines on the high quality raw and unwashed denim, or perhaps you prefer the more distressed “Jiro Wash” - which shows off innovative abrasions to the garment and features a mid wash finish. Whatever your personal preference in fit and finish in your jeans you will surely be delighted at the quite stunning range of men’s designer clothing that Edwins have produced this year.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mens Designer Jumpers - Perfect For Late Summer Evenings

In spite of the recent great weather we have been having here in the UK, its hard to believe that we have already passed the longest day and the nights will soon start drawing in faster and faster. While the evenings in later summer in the UK are often a great time to spend time outside having BBQs with friends, sitting in beer gardens having a pint, or watching the opening fixtures at the start of the new football season in August, before long you’ll start to feel the temperatures getting a little cooler.

For this reason, you will obviously be looking for a different choice of men’s clothing to wear as temperatures get cooler. Luckily, there are some fantastic men’s designer jumpers available on the market at the moment - which are perfect for evenings when the mercury level starts to drop. Lyle and Scott of course have a fantastic selection of thin v neck jumpers and cardigans available at the moment, which are great for this time of year. But there are also some great men’s designer jumpers from the likes of G-Star, Original Penguin, Luke 1977, Armani and many other great designer names which will make you look the part.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Official Lyle & Scott Website Offering Discount Sale

If for some strange reason you have yet to hear all about the massive impact of Lyle and Scott as a market leader in men’s designer clothing in recent times (if for example perhaps you have been hiding under a very large rock for the last 2 years) then here is some really great news for you! The Lyle and Scott brand’s official website is currently selling a large and varied number of items from their menswear range at discounted prices ranging from 30% to as much as 50% off the RRP (thus giving you a chance to get a few bargains in your wardrobe this summer).

For this reason I’m guessing now could be a good time for you to muscle your way in on a bargain piece of designer clothing from one of the UK’s top brands that has been around the block a few times but still remained very much at the forefront of men’s fashion for around 130 years now. They have Lyle and Scott polo shirts, jumpers and jackets all available at discount rates so if interested in Lyle and Scott clothing its well worth you taking a look here to see what they have to offer in their sale range online now.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Get a Classic Retro Style with Mens Gola Bags

If you are looking for a stylish retro look then Gola are one of the brands that has really begun to stand out in the world of men’s designer clothing. The brand has reinvented itself over the last few years, building its name up as a leader in "old skool" retro fashion. Their stylish range of men’s leather Gola bags are a great addition to any one wardrobe – but will prove particularly popular with any stylish gentlemen who is looking to achieve a classic, yet somewhat contemporary look.

The single sturdily strapped bags offer a good degree of practicality and volume for an item of fashion wear, but also maintain their cool style that fits in perfectly alongside other retro designer menswear. Easily thrown over the shoulder they are great for the stylish student looking to carry their books, or for packing in some files on the way to work. However you use them, there is little doubt that Gola have unveiled a little retro gem with their latest range of men's bags.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mens Lyle and Scott Pumps - Great Footwear for Summer 2010

As you will most likely have already noticed, plimsolls are very much back in style for fashionable men in a very big way this summer. Perfect for the summer season, these lightweight and comfortable items of men’s footwear offer up a great retro style all of their own that has often been imitated but never improved upon. Now, if you are a big fan of plimsolls then there is some great news for you that should be picked up on immediately. Leading name in men’s fashion Lyle and Scott have released their own great range of Lyle and Scott pumps as part of their summer 2010 menswear range.

These great items of men’s footwear quite simply look fantastic and can be easily matched up with either a nice pair of shorts in the warmer weather here in England or alternatively during your holiday - or just as easily put together alongside a great pair of dark coloured men’s jeans - such as a pair of nudie raw denim jeans. If well looked after, these Lyle and Scott pumps are sure to give you great value for money - as they come in at a much more affordable price than many other men’s designer trainers that are on the market at the moment. So why not set yourself up for summer with a great pair of these fantastic Lyle and Scott plimsolls.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Buy Great Polo Shirts From The Lyle & Scott Vintage Range

Let’s face it. Lyle & Scott polos are pretty much THE polo shirt to be seen in at the moment whether you are the cool and casual man about town or relaxing on a holiday in some far off sunny destination. Seemingly the perfect all rounder, the famous brand’s golden eagle branded vintage polo shirt range has undoubtedly been a massive commercial and social hit in the world of mens fashion, as hundreds of hard working blokes across the UK have parted with their cash in order to snap up these cool and classily styled polos in their droves.

The shirts are of course a thing of great comfort and fit as well as the popularity of the brand, and come with a relatively affordable price tag. The brand seems to be one that has bounced back massively in the last few years having previously seen its initial heights of popularity in mens fashion in years gone by. Grab yourself one of these great polo shirts today and you will soon see the quality of the product as well as the recognition of the Lyle and Scott brand name and crest.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Adidas Originals Still Top of Men’s Retro Trainer Market

When we think of men’s trainer brands then there is still one clear leader of the pack when it comes to ranges of not only athletic footwear but also fashion trainers - and that surely has to be Adidas. The great brand we all know and love remain affordable and accessible to men across the UK, and the brand proudly sports a number of trainer designs that are seemingly timeless in their popularity - continuing to sell thousands of pairs in stores across the country. My personal favourites all fall under the brands Adidas Originals range. Adidas Originals are perhaps a step up from some of the more commonplace trainer designs but are far more affordable than the high end recent Adidas Y3 models.

Adidas Originals trainers present a style that proudly draws upon on a number of classic retro elements but seeks to simultaneously keep in touch with the more contemporary and up to date feel you would always expect from the worlds leading men’s trainer designer and manufacturer. Widely available from online stores or equally so on the high street, in the Originals range Adidas have kept going the endearing qualities that made the brand what it is today without looking old fashioned - thus creating a quality designer trainer that is not only affordable but stylish too.

Nudie Still Leading Way in Men’s Raw Denim Jeans

When it comes to men’s jeans at the moment there is little doubt that Nudie are coming still regularly coming up with the goods on a consistent basis in terms of not only quality of materials, but also in terms of stylish design and comfort of fit. The brand have edged there way into becoming one of the fashion industries best when it comes to delivering quality and innovative men’s jeans in a range of fits to suit your own personal styles and tastes. From the brands slim fit “Long John” shape, to the various boot cut designs to the more relaxed “Fast Feddy” and “Easy Emil” fits, Nudie jeans have clearly put some great thought into their latest men’s jeans range.

Sourcing denim from across the world in locations ranging from the USA to Japan, to Turkey and Italy, Nudie have brought all the elements together into their product to find well fitting, comfortable and extremely high fashion men’s clothing. The brand’s raw denim range in particular, has proved to be excellent sellers in the UK, worn by a range of subcultures and styles from the football terraces to the indie scene. Nudie jeans have settled themselves in the last 12 months as one of the best manufactures of mens designer jeans in the UK at the moment.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Adidas Announces Renewed Clothing Partnership with NBA

Adidas has for years been one of the leading names in men’s sports clothing and casual fashion wear. Already associated with many of the world top professional sports men and women, it seems the brand has now gone from strength to strength by announcing a renewed partnership with the NBA. America’s professional national basketball governing body has agreed a licensing deal with the clothing giant to allow them to all clothing and apparel in the continent of Europe for the 2010 to 2011 basketball season. Ranging from replica team jerseys - so popular with the stylish hip hop crowd - to more practical sports wear, the latest Adidas range is set to be rolled out alongside the clothing giant’s extensive range of basketball trainers, boots and footwear. The deal is a critical part of the marketing strategy not only for Adidas as a leading clothing brand, but also for the NBA itself as it looks to expand its horizons with league fixtures taking place across European countries.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Look the Part this Summer in Original Penguin Polo Shirts

What a fantastic weekend of weather we’ve had here in England - and lets be positive and remember that its not even over yet! Before you even think about that dreaded Monday morning and the “W” word, make sure you get out yourself and amongst it this afternoon in a nice sunny beer garden near you. There really is no better feeling than slipping into some nice short sleeves and soaking up the sun - and for the summer months what better way to chill out down the park or meet your mates down at the local boozer than in some retro style Original Penguin polo shirts? This brand has really come back in a big way over the last 12 months or so - and although your dad probably wore them back in the 70s - Original Penguin as a designer brand is back on the high street in a big way. Check out the latest selection online or in a designer store near you - you’ll be blown away by their latest products - particularly some of the cotton polos in their latest summer range which are undeniably of a real cool retro style and made with some high quality fabrics.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Levis Relaunch Regent Street Store at Heart of London’s West End

Levis - one of the world’s most famous names in mens denim clothing has announced the relaunch of its Regent Street store at the very heart of London’s fashion shopping hub. The brand see the city as a pivotal part of setting their fashion trend and developing their brand in Europe, and set in the heart of London’s trendy West End the store provides a superb platform from which the brand can showcase its latest ranges of what has become a timeless classic in the world of mens jeans. The store although set to continue to unveil the latest designs from the Levis denim range is also showcasing an impressive 22 different colour washes of the Levis classic button up jean – the Levis 501 range. The redesigned and re crafted store on regent Street will surely see the world’s most widely recognised brand of jeans reach new levels in the UK and continue its ongoing trend of excellence in the world of mens and womens designer denim.

Look Cool on the Terraces with Luke 1977 Jackets

Luke 1977 is arguably the hottest mens casual brand name to have emerged out of England over the last 2 years - and their fantastic range of designer clothing designed for the working class English “lad” or “loveable rogue” has been immediately snapped up by football fans in their thousands across the UK. Luke 1977 jackets, hats and scarves are often adorned by fans on the terraces who are on the lookout for the perfect combination of casual style and practicality against the elements. Chief designer for Luke 1977 is Walsall’s own Luke Roper – a graduate of St Martin’s college of design - but who has remained very proud of his Black Country roots – a fact which is very much evident in his cool but often raw mens clothing designs. Luke 1977 polo shirts and jumpers are also popular for young men hanging at the local bar or pub as they offer up a simplistic casual style but with some great little attentions to detail – factors that have helped to make this independent brand name become so popular for fashion conscious young men in the UK.

Relive 80s Madchester in Fashion: Become Part of the Gio Goi Brand Revival

The last couple of years have seen a massive revival for the Gio Goi, brand - with men across the UK once again sporting the many classic lines associated with the company such as casual tracksuit tops and T Shirts – things that had made the brand so great and accessible during its 1980s heyday. Having originally taken its roots from the infamous Madchester rave scene of the 1980’s, Gio Goi soon became an integral part of the style and trend of northern England’s 80s suburban dance culture. More recently worn by band members and fans of both Indie and dance music alike, the brand has created a level of cross appeal in different markets and music scenes not often achieved in the UK market. Gio Goi clothing has been worn by many famous names in Mancunian music such as Oasis star Liam Gallagher and Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder – and more recently by The Libertine’s Pete Docherty (who helped in the design of a line of exclusive limited edition Gio Goi T shirts in late 2006 as part of the following years spring range) and also Sheffield indie superstars The Arctic Monkeys following the revival and relaunch of the brand in 2005.

Get the Classic Biker Look with Belstaff’s Steve McQueen Trialmaster Jacket

Steve McQueen remains one of the world’s most iconic figures not only in the world of films but also in motorbikes and - perhaps not intentionally of his own design – also a highly revered individual in the world of men’s fashion too. Belstaff, (for many years undeniably one of the world leading manufacturers of designer leather jackets) re-released the Steve McQueen Trialmaster jacket back in 2007 as a dedication to the man and the legend that is Steve McQueen. The jacket’s design epitomizes McQueen’s adventurous spirit and lust for life - paying homage to what is surely one of the all time classic biker jacket designs – the Trialmaster is essentially a modern day revival of a model worn by the superstar on a 6 day trial event in Germany during the 1960s. The jacket also utilizes some pretty unique and impressive modern technology integrated into the jacket alongside its classic retro design. The PCM fabric is sensitive to the body temperature of the wearer – thereby becoming warmer when the body becomes colder and vice versa.