Friday, 07 August 2015 13:53

Rugby Style 2015

superdry england rugby shirtWhen William Webb Ellis first picked up that ball, and ran with it, little did he know that nearly 200 years later 20 international teams would be competing for a cup named in his honour.

Left - Superdry - World Legends - England £74.99

The Rugby World Cup returns home to England, this autumn, in what will be one of the sporting highlights of the year.

TheChicGeek says "Rugby style, particularly the rugby shirt, never really goes out of style. Whether in team colours or bold stripes, it was a favourite of artist David Hockney and was heavily referenced by John Ray, Creative Director at dunhill, at both his spring and autumn 15 collections."

 

 

David Hockney rugby topRight - A little of bit of retro inspiration - David Hockney sporting a striped rugby top

The Rugby World Cup runs from 18th September - 31st October 2015 and here are TheChicGeek's picks of the best rugby inspired menswear available:

Below - dunhill - AW15 catwalk collection - Yellow Soft Cotton Rugby Shirt - £230

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polo raplh lauren the chic geekLeft - Polo Ralph Lauren - Custom-Fit Striped Rugby Shirt - £230

Below - Jack Wills - Striped Rugby Shirt - £49.50

jack wills the chic geek rugby shirt

jack wills rugby ball world cup geekLeft - Jack Wills - Rugby Ball - £16.50

rugby cufflinks thomas pinkLeft - Thomas Pink - Rugby Cufflinks - £69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rugby striped knit thomas pink geek chicLeft - Thomas Pink - Stanford Knit Rugby Jumper - £225 

Middle - The Rugby Fragrance - 100ml - £24.99

Below Right - dunhill - AW15 Catwalk Collection - Brown Cotton/Cashmere Rugby Polo - £625

The Rugby Fragrancedunhill john ray rugby fashion menswear

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Monday, 03 August 2015 13:08

Hot List - Gucci Sleeveless Shirt

Gucci menswear AW15 silk shirtWhen Gucci sacked their former Creative Director, Frida Giannini, Alessandro Michele, the new Creative Director, had only a few weeks to turn around a completely new men’s collection to be shown in Milan that January.

What materialised, Men’s AW15, was a Wes Anderson like fantasy of quirky accessories, vintage looking furs and pussy bow blouses for men. A radical and welcome departure from Giannini’s Gucci look, it took a while to digest and fully appreciate.

Now the dust has settled, it feels fresh while heavily referencing the past. It’s like the most beautiful and eccentric dress up box and all part of the new unisex vision many brands are pushing. (Doubles your market!)

Left & Below - Paisley Print Silk Crêpe Sleeveless Shirt - £550

For a bit of background, Alessandro Michele, 42, studied at Accademia di Costume e di Moda in Rome and joined Fendi as Senior Accessories Designer.

He moved to Gucci’s Design Office in 2002, so he worked under Tom Ford, assuming growing responsibilities within the creative department until he was promoted to the role of Associate to the Creative Director Frida Giannini in May 2011. 

In September 2014, he took on the additional responsibility as Creative Director of Richard Ginori, the renowned Italian fine porcelain brand that Gucci acquired in June 2013.

Gucci has realised that in order for people to buy designer clothes they need to offer something that you can’t find anywhere else. We can get choice and fit on the high-street, so luxury brands need to offer difference and craftsmanship that reeks of quality and distinctiveness in order to pay their increasingly ridiculous prices.

There is a lot in the new Gucci men’s collection that would make TheChicGeek's AW15 Hot List. The astrakhan coats look too expensive to be listed online so I’ve gone for one of the bowed sleeveless shirts. This eccentric Gucci collection has even got me wanting one of the new antiqued GG logo belts.

www.gucci.com

 

Gucci menswear silk sleeveless shirt

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:18

Hot List - The Quilted Paisley Jacket

Burberry Prorsum menswear 2015 paisley jacket

Burberry always know when to drop items to suit the weather. This lightweight, quilted jacket is beautiful both inside and out. Perfect as an outer layer now and then as a mid layer - pictured - for when the cold weather kicks in.

Left & Below - Burberry Prorsum - Paisley Print Cotton Jacket - £995

www.matchesfashion.com

Burberry Prorsum paisley quilted jacket

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:13

The Chuck Taylor All Star II

colour ways of Chuck Taylor All Star II converse sneakersThe biggest problem I had with Converse was how could something so simple be so uncomfortable. I remember buying a pair of special John Varvatos Converse and within a few hours I was hobbling home, never to be worn again.

Left - The four colour ways of the new Chuck II

Anyway, Converse, now owned by Nike, has released the Chuck II: a brand new style that boasts the same exterior of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star – including the easily recognisable rubber toe cap, white foxing detail and statement All Star patch – whilst incorporating features and benefits to deliver a comfortable, versatile and premium sneaker, "as informed by the consumer" - so it wasn’t just me who found them to be uncomfortable!

The Chuck II is available in black, white, red and navy colour ways – £55 for low tops and £60 for high tops.

www.converse.co.uk

Below - The trainer interior for comfort

 interior of Chuck Taylor All Star II

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Suit buying with marks & spencerMarks & Spencer has asked TheChicGeek for his top tips when it comes to looking for and buying a new suit.

#TheChicGeekSays

1. Fit is the most important thing when buying a suit. Find items in your size first, then decide on the style and material. Pay particular attention to the shoulders, cuffs and hems of the trousers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

suit buying advice the chic geek2. Jacket sleeves should stop at the base of the thumb and trousers should gently break on the shoe.

3. The length of the jacket should be in proportion to your height. If you are taller, then opt for a longer jacket.

sleeve length suit buying

suit guide the chic geek marks & spencer4. Never button up the bottom button of the jacket (if more than a one button). This is traditional suit etiquette.

5. Buy a second pair of trousers as these will wear faster then the jacket.

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suit advice from the chic geek6. A well fitted suit will give you better posture and more confidence. 

7. Steam your suit, rather than iron, to stop it going shiny.

best of british shoes marks & spencer

Credits - All Marks & Spencer - Suit - Limited, Knitted Polo - Autograph, Socks - M&S, Monk Strap Shoes - Best of British

www.marksandspencer.com

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