We are spoilt when it comes
to sunglasses, no matter what our budget, face shape or colouring
we can quite easily find a pair of sunglasses to suit our handsome
lil faces. And yet still we desire more, more exclusivity, more
attention to detail and individuality. Now this is where
Respect comes into its own, born out of a desire to
pay homage to the long and distinguished histories of English
& Italian culture, style and standards of
craftsmanship. The ideal of “sprezzatura”; The effortless
combination of style and attention to detail that are inherent in
both cultures. Referencing key landmarks
in Anglo-Italian style, the collection is a reflection of the
exacting standards both cultures embrace. From the traditional to
the contemporary, with a strong heritage influence, Eye Respect
collections attract a broad selection of both traditional
professionals right the way through to modern sub-cultures. Eye Respect frames are
designed and manufactured by hand. Their designs are conceived in
London in the artisinal way, and then head to the region of Veneto
in Northern Italy to the family – owned workshop that has been
producing the finest acetate frames for 50 years. Each frame goes
through more than 60 crafted stages to achieve the style and
quality that they respect and has gained the brand the respect of
key artisans including Oliver Spencer and Mark Powell and Shhhhhh
Adrien Sauvage for Summer 2014, but keep it to yourself.
Denim brands are pretty much two a penny these days and to try and achieve stand out amongst this ever so crowded market is a tall order, but Flying Horse Jeans are a British denim brand specialising in Indigo dyeing and a unique construction of denim apparel. The brand is inspired by nomadic sun soaked travels throughout the islands of South East Asia and their ability to create really amazing indigo washes through different dyeing processes.
The brand was founded in October 2010 by friends David Rix and Sanjay Madan, who met whilst working together on a previous assignment and came up with the idea of a new denim brand based on the lifestyle concept of nomadic adventures around Asia. David has over 18 years of design experience working with the likes of Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie & Fitch. Whereas Sanjay has been in the jeans manufacturing industry for over 30 years and owns a factory in Thailand where the brand is produced.
Love em or Loathe em you can’t escape Boat Shoes this season, no matter if a shop or brand remotely dabbles in footwear they will carry a boat shoe in some way, shape or form. Now to save you stress of having to scour the high street looking for a pair you might like, we at Clothes-Make-the-Man as always have saved you the hassle and selected six of the best from the traditional to something a little different –
Saint Laurent @ Harrods.com
Swims @ MrPorter.com
Romain Kremer for Camper
Sebago Dockside @ OiPoloi.com
Ted Baker @ House of Fraser
There really isn’t many things to complain about when the weather is good, well apart from the fact, you can’t sleep at night, its a nightmare to travel on public transport, the transport infrastructure isn’t build for weather like this, ohhh yes and the insects. Probably the worst thing about the Summer sun is the friends its brings along, particularly the MOSQUITOS and thanks to global warming we don’t have to travel to tropical exotic climbs to encounter this pest !
A must have for this time of year, no matter if your spending it home or away is Mrs White’s Unstung Hero from Roullier White; a completely all natural, fresh Eau de Cologne that contains a secret ingredient that renders you ‘invisible’ to mosquitoes, midges, horseflies, bees and wasps. So unlike many effective repellent sprays that contain terribly toxic chemicals that smell awful, enough to repulse the most ardent admirer as well as the intended pests.
Mrs White’s Unstung Hero has a refreshing and clean Lemon Tea Fragrance making it suitable for both men and women, and without any overpowering citronella notes. The 250 ml bottle means there is ample cologne to spritz on bedding and pillows as well as yourself and your clothes, it won’t damage them either at it is non-oily !!!!! Plus, the active ingredient is completely non toxic and protects for 4 hours. Safe for children from 3 years.
Yes the sun is out, Summer is finally here, we’re all wearing shorts and T-shirts and yes thats right the stores up and down the country, particularly the higher end designer fraternity have already started to get their Autumn stock in !!!!! Now
because, we at Clothes-Make-the-Man like to keep you ahead of the rest we thought we would give you a little taster of whats in store, literally, for when things all start to cool down, we return to work after our Summer holidays and get ready for the clocks to fall back an hour. OMG ! Lets look at some clothes, before we all get a bit, how can I put in, seasonal deficient-
Those cunning Swedes have only gone and done it again. A vintage season for H&M, bang on the money.
Ouch, looking sharp Burton. Well done a return to form, but please leave Worzel back where you found him. Bad model choice for you guys
Guess who, go on Guess ? Only Flipping Next ! Think a lil re-visit into your local store, might be on the cards, hey.
Stepping out from behind their womenswear and standing well and truly on their own two feet is River Island Menswear. Looking really strong for the Autumn, if you haven’t checked them out for a while, give it a go.
Great Scott ! John Lewis’s John Lewis & co range has gone explorer-tastic for Autumn. Great wearable range, just not sure about the model.
Looks like TOPMAN are starting to cater for the older brother of their customer, Woop ! Bring on Autumn
Channel your inner Rocker this Autumn with the assistance of All Saints.
We featured this look a couple of weeks ago in another preview, but its so good I had to run it again. Forget about Mad Men, you’ll have the ladies of the office falling over themselves if you turn up to work looking this dapper, come the Autumn !
The welcome return of Jigsaw Menswear, when I saw this collection earlier this year I was both enthused & enticed by it. Seriously, check it out !
I hate saying things, like, Ohh saving the best til last, as we are really spoilt as consumers for Autumn & WInter this year. The retailers on our high Streets have really increased the bar on the whole. But this is a collection where I actually said I want it all ! The Marks & Spencer Best of Britain Range is fantastic, nuff said !