Saturday, 24 April 2010
I'm selling a great little bargain over on Big Wardrobe. This pale blue Linea shirt still has the tags on for £29 and it could be yours for a mere £5. Give me a shout if you're interested.
If you haven't already heard of Big Wardrobe it's a great way to either sell or swap the clothes and accessories you no longer need whether they are new or used. At the moment it's got a lot more women on there than men so I'm trying to spread the word to make it more useful for the guys.
When was the last time you had a clear out? Sell, buy or swap to get the wardrobe you want.
Monday, 5 April 2010
Stylish British men are about to have their day in the sun as Esquire, in association with Harrods, launches the UK’s first ever hunt for Britain’s Best Dressed Real Man 2010.
The leading men’s style magazine is calling for the country’s best dressed men to step forward. Up for grabs are prizes worth more than £20,000, including an entire wardrobe of clothes from Harrods, grooming treatments at the store’s new Gentleman’s Club, a designer watch and a coveted cover shoot for Esquire’s limited-edition October style issue.
Any man in the country will be invited to nominate himself, or be nominated by friends or family, for the prestigious title of Britain’s Best Dressed Real Man. Esquire and Harrods style-scouts will also be trawling the streets of the UK’s major cities and holding a series of events at Harrods to choose men whose personal style is a cut above the rest.
A panel of Esquire tastemakers, from leading designers to fashion critics to style icons, will judge the competition with the shortlist of the six best dressed men in Britain appearing in the September issue and the ultimate winner appearing on the cover of Esquire’s October issue.
The climax of the nationwide search will be a lavish VIP event at Harrods in September. Esquire will also publish a bound-in supplement in the October issue, featuring style advice for real men, drawing on the magazine’s award-winning style and grooming expertise.
The search for the UK’s most stylish man has been inspired by the runaway success of US Esquire’s Best Dressed Real Man in America – now into its sixth year. It's about time we had our own!
Esquire Editor Jeremy Langmead says, “As the country’s leading style magazine we are proud to be launching the UK’s first ever search for Britain’s Best Dressed Real Man 2010. This campaign isn’t about celebrity, fashion slavery or even the ability to throw together a look. It’s about identifying an attitude, an emphasis on detail and an innate sense of style that says something about British men and how good they look today.”
For those men who think they have what it takes to be Esquire’s Best Dressed Real Man 2010, or if their partners think they do, go to www.esquire.co.uk for full details.
Sunday, 4 April 2010
American GQ has launched the first monthly magazine reader application optimised exclusively for the iPad, a digital version of the April 2010 issue featuring Shia LaBeouf on the cover. It's the first Condé Nast magazine to be available on the iPad and something tells me that more titles are set to follow.
Jim Nelson, editor-in-chief of GQ explains: “With the iPad, readers can now purchase an entire issue of GQ—every word, every photograph, every ad that’s in the print edition—in digital form. They can even buy back issues. We’re giving fans of GQ the opportunity to read GQ wherever they want to—and buy that month’s issue wherever they are. I’m very proud of what our team has accomplished and am excited about where we will go from here.”
Plus, the April issue comes with additional multimedia content not in the print issue: exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the Rielle Hunter photo shoot, bonus outtake photos, and hotlinks to songs. Ever since I saw Grazia's augmented reality issue I'm convinced the future of magazines is finally beginning to take shape.
Friday, 2 April 2010
- 1 floral bow tie from Topman worth £16
- Cufflinks worth £20 and discount card from Hawes & Curtis
- Grey Ben Sherman t-shirt (size XS) worth £20
The winner will be selected from the entries on 14 April - good luck everyone! Open to UK entrants only.