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G-Star Raw are a Dutch brand based out of Amsterdam who have risen from obscurity in 1989 - when they were created - to become one of the most prominent fashion brands in the world, mixing it with the biggest Italian, British and American brands who have traditionally dominated the... read more

The Skinhead subculture originated in the 1960’s as a means of convenience and influence, heavily influenced by Mods but born as a result of lesser income and lower standards of living. A far cry from today, we are continuing to see the subcultures roots in modern fashion with brands... read more

Pocket squares, or more simply handkerchiefs, are so prominently back as decorative accessories of everyday menswear that I was curious to find the origin of such “ornaments.” Naturally the fundamental reason to carry a hanky around is the simple need to wipe your forehead or blow your nose. And that’s... read more

Mods as described by George Melly were “a small group of clothes focused working class young men insisting on clothes and shoes tailored to their style.” It may come as no surprise then that Mods have had such an influence on today’s streamlined fashion silhouette. With a desire to break... read more

I have always been infatuated with sunglasses. Having grown up (and continue to be) chubby, a pair of sunglasses added a bit of edge to my otherwise characterless face. Of course, with age came a magnificent beard, but back in the day when I was in College, my staples were... read more

Adidas and Hip Hop go together like ham and cheese, butter on toast and me in heels.The relationship which was first cultivated when inner-city youth of South Bronx and Harlem began hosting block parties where rapping, dj'ing, break dancing and graffiti art took place. These kids later wore brand clothing... read more

Diamonds are loved and adored by everyone, but when it comes to the largest, most expensive diamonds in the world, only a few are fortunate enough to be able to purchase them. Meanwhile, for all of us that live in the real world, there are shops that handle correctly appraise... read more

So you wake up in Africa. You’re poor, your insolvent and you live in a mud hut. Fashion is not even a priority in your head right now. You want to earn and live a healthy life so you can feed your family for the rest of your life. Right?... read more

The family-owned Bortex Group (the name an anagram of ‘Borg’ and ‘textiles’) has been making apparel ever since 1964. Founder Salvatore ‘Sunny’ Borg launched the firm, specializing in men’s suits, jackets and trousers, whilst also being renowned for manufacturing for other labels and tailors and for various well-known and high... read more

On display at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and open until January 4, 2014 is the fabulous exhibit A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. 300 years of garments create a historical framework spanning from the flamboyant man of... read more

Both Savile Row and Jermyn Street have been and continue to be iconic in London’s West end shopping district. Not only catering to men but to women too. They have so much in common yet they are different and their humble beginnings are different too. Let me begin by giving... read more

The man behind the suit. Sounds like a tag line for a superhero film like Spiderman or something, but that is exactly what Martin Greenfield is. The superhero behind the suits on the most powerful and important male figures of the 20th and 21st century.... read more

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