YSC What We'd Wear - Is there a Dr in the House
British shoe brand Dr.Martens, have a long and very established relationship, with the street culture of London’s cool kids. Having been sported by the punks, skinheads and a selection of New Wave musicians, the oxblood boot was a favourite of the early 90’s and still very much has it’s place in our wardrobe, many would refer to it as a staple for the youth subcultures. As we...
YSC What We'd Wear - Hawaii 5'O
There are plenty of things that tell me that i shouldn’t like this ASOS find, but if i’m really honest, there is an overriding voice, which tells me how damn cool it is. SS12 as we are well aware, is full of somewhat obnoxious brights and prints for modern menswear, and if you are one of the chaps who are brave enough, infact, cool enough to wear them, then this is the one for you. ...
YSC - Model Muse
Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey - Iconic for the world of magazine YSC - Your Samples Collective
YSC AW12 Runway Watch - Givenchy Men's
Stars, Stripes and a few Spangled Minotaur elements formed the basis for Ricardo Tisci’s, Givenchy AW12 Men’s show. It is evident season after season, that Tisci has found a theme, and for now at least, he is making sure to stick to it…this is something that i wouldn’t discredit him for, but instead i’d go as far as to commend him, for knowing his customer and...
YSC What We'd Wear - Raffia Man
If facing the dilemma, like YSC, of choosing a new coat to see you through the unpredictable weather of London this spring and beyond, then look no further than #Burberry, who design with the elements in mind. Under the watchful eye of Christopher Bailey, who sits at the creative helm of the luxury powerhouse, the brand have redefined modern military wear, fit for any style conscious man. On the...
YSC - Alber 'Simpson' Elbaz
The clever folk at #Vogue have shared these comical sketches of animations first family, the Simpsons. Our yellow friends, have been reincarnated as some of fashions biggest names. Case 1: Mister Homer Simpson, styled as much loved fashion hero, Alber Elbaz, from heritage house #Lanvin! He comes complete with trademark huge bowtie, specs and a new feature, the humble doughnut! YSC - Your...
YSC - The Morning Routine
We all have our ways of going about and getting our day started, for me it can usually involve a man sized mug of #twiningsearlgrey or #coffee, a dose of #frasier and his tv ramblings, jotting down of the days to do list, a soak in the tub to relax my mind for 20mins and then onto a cheeky cigarette…Boom and the day is ready to begin :) Happy Wednesday chaps, halfway there! YSC - Your...
YSC What We'd Wear - A little touch of Africa
With most of us wishing away the winter blues, YSC suggest that you embrace a little touch of Africa in your life, by pre-buying into one of the biggest trends, set to storm our wardrobes for SS12. Many brands for their Spring / Summer shows, chose to add a slice of ethnicity to the proceedings, one of the brands to do this well, was of course Burberry Prorsum, who had an army of looks which lay...
YSC What We'd Wear - Mr Monk
The Monk Strap shoe, is definitely one of those items that are hard to make look sexy, not only by the person who wears it, but also the designer. Typically regarded as a member of the formal shoe family, the Monk Strap is usually worn by those who are suited ‘n’ booted in the business world. In recent years, the fashion councious sartorial lover, has adapted his daily uniform to...
YSC Day To Day - The Notepad
What does your notepad / notebook say about you? This of course is a simile…the pages like a tapestry, weave the journey that you lay down in ink form and second to this, the type of book that you choose, goes on to give a visual representation of who you are. I got to thinking about the type of notepads that i favour, be it ringbound, leather, spiral, lined, graph paper etc, and came to...
YSC AW12 Runway Watch - Thom Browne Men's
I’m slightly lost for words when it comes to reviewing the Thom Browne AW12 Men’s show…as the first few looks emerged, I felt trapped between a parallel universe or perhaps that should be a multiverse, that of the Adams Family, a Marvel comic book, The Incredibles, The Sex Pistols and an all singing and dancing episode of Glee. Studs, spikes and huge shoulder pads, were sewn...
YSC Festival Watch - The Vogue Festival 2012
Whilst the sound of a Vogue festival might not instantly appear to be for every man about town, Alexandra Shulman and her team, are busy prepping a long line of events, seminars and talks, that will give it’s readers and fans a deeper insight into how the fashion bible ticks over. Other than the September issue, the general public are very rarely granted access to Vogues archives, let alone...
YSC POP UP Watch - Bathing Ape Pirate Store
The team at Bathing Ape are returning to London Soho, for another instalment of their hugely successful Pirate Store concept. Shopper will be welcome to shop the store for 9 days, starting on Friday January 27th at 12pm and wrapping up on February 5th. Shelves will be stocked with past season want items, factory seconds, along with a limited edition run, of exclusively produced T-shirts, which...
YSC - Planning for a Sample Sale
My MacBook Pro and I are putting in the hours today, as i research potential brands to take part in a London Sample Sale… YSC - Your Samples Collective
YSC Open Forum - Brown and Black
The age old question of do brown shoes go with black jeans / trousers…YSC would say yes, get involved, and pair your brown and black together. It’s hard to ‘F’ this up, but i guess some people still manage to tread the line of looking like they’ve just stepped out of a dark room, without colour matching effectively! Whats your take on #brownshoesandblackjeans??? YSC...
YSC - BFC Menswear Collections Announcement
It’s a great day for UK menswear brands and their designers, as the British Fashion Council announce plans to showcase the talents that we harness, in a dedicated schedule this June, entitled LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN Chairman of the BFC, Harold Tilman, made the announcement today following the recent men’s shows in Milan and now Paris “The menswear industry has been growing from...