pattern guide 2013

The 3-step pattern guide for men

It’s a perennial question; how can I match patterns together? Can I guarantee the houndstooth jacket I’m buying will work with my collection of argyle socks or polka dotted ties? The simple answer is yes...
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Hollywood Clothing For Men On A Discount Budget

So you want to look like a celebrity on a fraction of the budget? I won’t lie – it’s not going to be an easy task; all that superstar cash buys a lot of detailing, tailoring and expensive fabrics. But that’s not to say you can’t get Hollywood clothing in the high street.
With a little forward planning and a good eye, you too can buy 'Hollywood clothes' and achieve a designer outfit for a small percentage of what the celebs are paying...
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Walking Tall: Choosing The Perfect Hat

Many people claim it was US president John F. Kennedy who killed the hat; his reluctance to wear anything atop his head was said to have kick-started the bonnet rebellion.
In reality, Kennedy wasn’t such an iconoclast: sexual and social revolutions meant the sixties were a transitional time for fashion, and hats were already beginning to fall from favor.
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The Classic Pattern Guide

Patterns aren’t an easy thing to master. Quite the contrary, designs can be difficult to quantify and qualify if you aren’t used to them.
If you have trouble identifying anything trickier than a stripe, then this handy ‘how to’ should help fill you in on some of the older, more conservative prints you’re likely to find on the high street.