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Men's Fashion, Style & Cultural Riot from New York, London, Berlin.

Ian Michael Turner; London Fashion Editor at Chasseur Magazine www.chasseurmagazine.com
Twiiter: @IanisNYLO
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CULT Want: Maison Martin Margiela X H&M High-Top sneaker

CULT Want: Maison Martin Margiela X H&M High-Top sneaker

CULT Fashion: Bottega Veneta

CULT Fashion: Bottega Veneta

Tom Ford to show in London for the first time as London Collections: Men returns.

The British Fashion Council has announced that Tom Ford will show his AW12/13 menswear collection in London for the first time this January at London Collections: Men.

“I am very pleased to be showing my menswear collection in London next January. London has a vibrancy that is inspiring and much of what I create for men takes its inspiration from traditional British menswear,” Tom Ford told the Telegraph. “My clothes are designed with an international customer in mind, and London is one of the most international cities on the planet.”

Ford rose to international acclaim and household name status whilst working at Gucci and is credited for the brand’s revival and for giving it a much needed injection of high octane sex appeal under his reign.  Leaving Gucci Group in 2004, the designer debuted his eponymous menswear line in 2006 (womenswear later in 2010 with a collection modelled by Beyoncé and Lauren Hutton) and is favoured by the likes of Brad Pitt. Daniel Craig will again be dressed exclusively in his designs as James Bond in the upcoming film, Skyfall.

London Collections: Men launched with great fanfare this past June with the intention of providing a stand-alone platform that showcases British menswear designers (prior to this, Menswear had been a tag on day at the end of London Fashion Week). Needless to say, it was a triumph, and so well received both at home and internationally by the fashion industry and press that it has just been confirmed by the BFC that LC:M will return in January for its second outing.

Dylan Jones, the editor of GQ, will chair on the event in a new role that will see him work alongside the BFC for the next two years, helping to develop the capital’s new menswear showcase as a bi-annual event. Jones heads up an impressive menswear committee dedicated to the development of LC: M that reads like a who’s who of the British fashion and arts worlds. The committee includes amongst others, actor Douglas Booth, Harvey Nichols fashion director Paul Reed, artist Tracey Emin, Tom Hiddlestone, Christopher Bailey, Harold Tillman, David Gandy, Lulu Kennedy, Tinie Tempah and Tom Ford himself. A Texan transplant London is slowly making its own.

 Ian Michael Turner 

article originally published on www.theupcoming.co.uk

http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/author/ian-michael-turner/

CULT Trend: Denim Jackets
Summer has been a wash out. Thank God for the denim jacket. This timeless and versatile staple is your best friend for looking stylish whatever the weather.
Images: Fashionbeans

CULT Trend: Denim Jackets

Summer has been a wash out. Thank God for the denim jacket. This timeless and versatile staple is your best friend for looking stylish whatever the weather.

Images: Fashionbeans

Young Thread launch party, Soho, with Damien Hirst and the cast of Made in Chelsea

On a sweltering summer evening in Soho last night, hot new menswear site Young Thread took over Joe’s Juice on Old Compton Street to celebrate their launch. The Upcoming was in attendance, along with a crop of London’s well-heeled and fashionable young things plus some very special guests: the good folk from hit TV show Made in Chelsea and art superstar Damien Hirst.

The glamorous affair which continued till late into the evening saw guests mingling, networking and dancing the night away to a very hip soundtrack whilst sipping on Asahi beer and Absolut vodka cocktails; the girls were clad in colourful summer dresses, with shorts, crisp white shirts and suede driving loafers for the boys.

The crowd in attendance certainly reflected Young Thread’s target consumer: young, affluent and well dressed. The premise behind this new online retailer is that it presents an exclusive collection of men’s fashion and accessories for the everyday guy’s guy who wants something that is wearable and unique. Targeting the 21 to 35 market, Young Thread aim to be the premier outfitter to this trend-conscious niche, providing timeless classics for what is the core group fuelling the current boom in men’s fashion.

What truly makes Young Thread stand out from the multitude of online retailers is that they not only sell men’s clothing and accessories, but that they actively seek to nurture and promote new and upcoming independent brands, as well as those that have been around for some time bubbling away just under the surface yet not fully breaking through.  Young Thread will support and introduce to the wider consumer market a diverse range of untapped and unknown brands from around the world that offer the wearer something special and that each embody effortless men’s style at its best.

 

The look you can expect from Young Thread’s brand stable is that of quintessential British style given a twist through American and Scandinavian influences. The S/S 2012 Collection showcases new menswear talent from Paris, New York, Columbia, Sweden, Australia and, of course, the UK. These include sunglasses by Sunday Somewhere; the aforementioned, very elegant loafers by Bobbies Paris, T-Shirts from Das Monk, who tap upcoming artists to design their graphics; handmade artisan bags from Colombian brand Hasso and the super-stylish London based menswear brand Fourth & Main, recently showcased 

See more images and read my article in full ;

http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2012/07/26/youngthread-launch-party-soho-with-damien-hirst-and-the-cast-of-made-in-chelsea/

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CULT Fashion: KARL AW12


Following stellar success with his Karl womenswear line,Teutonic fashion god Karl Lagerfeld has now launched Karl for the boys, and as you would expect, The Kaiser delivers pure Lagerfeld in every way.

Available exclusively from www.luisaviaroma.com, and launching July 24th at Selfridges London.

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CULT Fashion: The Lookbook

Menswear styles and images currently giving inspiration.

CULT Want: Zara Studded Blazer

CULT Want: Zara Studded Blazer

CULT Fashion: KARL AW12


Following stellar success with his Karl womenswear line,Teutonic fashion god Karl Lagerfeld has now launched Karl for the boys, and as you would expect, The Kaiser delivers pure Lagerfeld in every way.

Available exclusively from www.luisaviaroma.com, and launching July 24th at Selfridges London.

CULT Fashion: The Weekly Lookbook 

Images and styles in menswear giving inspiration.

CULT Fashion: Accessory Porn

As the images here demonstrate, a good man bag is essential for carrying your clothing.

The Holiday Style Survival Guide: for the guys

July is upon us and that means one thing: holidays. Let’s face it, most men would be quite happy to hit the beach in flip flops, ratty cargo shorts, an old tee and a Tesco carrier bag for whatever meagre essentials they choose to carry and jeans and a football shirt for everything else when on holiday. It’s the summer of 2012 folks and that just isn’t cutting it any more.

It’s time to up your (or your man’s) game for summer and because we are nice like that, we here at The Upcoming have done all the hard work for you and compiled our Holiday Style Survival Guide for guys with everything you need for a week in the sun, and it is deceptively simple! 

The Shoe. H by Hudson Inca leather espadrille

Let’s start from the bottom on up, beginning with the feet because this is always where first impressions are made. Flip flops, whilst acceptable beachwear, are not the only option and as often we tend to be going from beach to bar, to lunch in town etc., you should consider something that will cover up your feet which we all know, are not always so pretty. The H by Hudson Inca leather espadrille needs to be the only shoe you pack in your suitcase this year. Soft and comfortable slip-ons with crushable backs and air holes to ensure breathability, this shoe is highly stylish and very versatile, working not just for daywear but also for your night time carousing. These espadrilles are guaranteed to win you points be it with the person you have your eye on for a summer fling, the maitre’d at that top beachside restaurant, or the guardian of the velvet ropes at the hippest nightclubs.

The OutfitTopman SwimshortsFor swimwear, Topman offer great retro styles in block colours and this season’s shorter cut for a meagre £22. Speedo’s are for pro swimmers and board shorts are for teenagers. Done. Superdry Chino Shorts

Kooples PoloAdd to this a pair or two of Superdry chino shorts, which are tailored and slim cut, making them easy transition pieces that can be paired with the T-shirt or tank of your choice during the day and then be switched up come evening time for a lightweight white shirt or dark polo shirt. We recommend anything from The Kooples  and The Kooples Sport.

                                   John Smedley SweaterSandro Bomber JacketWhilst hopefully you won’t need any additional layers, there is always the chance that wherever you are holidaying, it may get cooler in the evening and there is unfortunately no escaping the fact that you will need this upon your return to the UK. Ditch the hoody and for warmth pack a V-neck knit sweater from John Smedley or Sandro’s stylish nylon bomber jacket which is lightweight and folds down well taking up little extra suitcase space. 

The Bag

All Saints Cane tote (currently on sale!) is perfect for your every holiday need. A man bag that is rugged yet stylish in appearance with a roomy canvas body and leather handles it is again, versatile enough to carry you from day to night. Throw in sunscreen, the higher the factor the better, L’Oreal Men Expert Carbon protect 4 in 1 Anti-Perspirant (it’s a wonder product) and any other essentials you need to carry.


All Saints Cane tote



The Shades.

Last but not least, we come to that other most noticeable and all important aspect of a man’s holiday wardrobe; the sunglasses. Ray Ban’s whilst stylish and cool, have had their run, everybody is wearing them, so consider other options. Style wise, avoid a faux pas and go with a classic aviator style which will suit most all face shapes. We recommend Marc by Marc Jacobs 239/S, a sleek and sporty aviator. Whilst we are at the top, it’s worth mentioning that a pre-trip trip to the barber for a trim or shorter and more manageable style should always be considered. 

So guys (and gals), there you have it, your quick and easy guide to holiday style, courtesy of us. You’re Welcome. Enjoy your holidays, and please don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

Ian Michael Turner

Article originally published on www.theupcoming.co.uk

CULT Want: Converse by John Varvatos

CULT Want: Converse by John Varvatos

CULT Fashion: The Lookbook Special; Paris Fashion Week SS13 Menswear


A selection of looks from the SS13 Paris menswear shows