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British designer Joe Casely Hayford dies…

FASHION January 3, 2019 0 Comments

The fashion designer Joe Casely-Hayford has died aged 62. Casely-Hayford, who had had cancer for three years, was considered to be one of the great British designers of his generation. He became well known and highly sought after in the late 70s for his bespoke tailoring, which he deconstructed to give a streetwear sensibility. A graduate of St Martin’s School…

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How do i choose a men’s watch ?

FASHION December 30, 2018 0 Comments

1) Swiss brands are usually the safest bet If the movement in your automatic or mechanical timepiece is built in-house by a major Swiss marque, it’ll most likely be of a better quality than one which has been mass-produced externally. 2) Check the lugs for sharp edges If the lugs or case of your watch feature any sharp edges, the…

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The History of Cool: Balenciaga ‘Triple S’ Trainers

FASHION December 22, 2018 0 Comments

There have, of course, been wide-soled ‘ugly’ trainers before. As a skater myself back in the Nineties – and by ‘skater’ what I really mean is I owned a skateboard and subscribed to Thrasher magazine rather than being any good on a plywood ramp and four wheels – I remember a brand named ‘Nose’. They marketed their shoes as something a punk would play…

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Cartier’s new London Temple is a shrine to quality watchmaking

EDITORS PICK FASHION December 22, 2018 0 Comments

Why do they call it a temple? Well that’s easy. When you step inside Cartier’s new flagship at 175-177 New Bond Street, you’ll be met by a store of ecclesiastical proportions. Cathedral-like in its size, the temple stretches all the way back to Albemarle Street and spreads over two extra floors. But, though it is huge, everything is meticulously designed…

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