Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Morgan: Somerset House, London

Menswear street style at London Fashion Week is always the most interesting aspect of the circus for me. Stylish men may be in the minority, but those who pop up always look impeccable. I spotted Morgan earlier today and loved the navy and brown ensemble - even more so when I found out this fresh face actually represents a 65 year old man. See the full outfit by clicking below.

Monday, 15 September 2014

BKNIT Lookbook: Kingsland Road Studios, London

Since starting my journey into the world of manufacturing menswear in the UK (ManMen.uk), I've become obsessed with where items are produced. It's been incredible to discover how many designers source with quality, not price at the top of the priority list. When I was first asked to shoot the BKNIT lookbook, I knew they'd fall into that category. As they're knitted at a mill in the Scottish Borders the quality is outstanding - super-soft yet super-strong and long enough to do a double wrap. The yarn itself is spun in Yorkshire using British Super Geelong Lambswool using digital technology to create contemporary designs - personal favourite being the abstract camouflage design in brown and teal. The new range has just launched this week, so take a look at BKNIT.co.uk.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

PinpoinTED with Ted Baker

This month, Ted Baker asked my to take part in their #PinpoinTED campaign. As an occasional Pinterest user, I thought it'd be fun to have a reason to get pinning and so pulled together a board of some current inspirations and favourite picks from the AW14 collection.

You can take part too and win an outfit from Ted Baker in the process. All you have to do is create your own board with product from the Ted Baker Pinterest boards labelled PinpoinTED and then submit it to Tedbaker.com/PinpoinTED in order to be entered. For some inspiration, you can see my board here.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Common People: AW14 Lookbook

Despite the name, the team behind Common People have a real eye for creating clothing to make you feel a little special. In my second collaboration with the label, I shot their Autumn collection in Scotland after a huge response from our cliff-side photography launched this summer (see more here). This time around we took the focus to the Great Indoors, using Glasgow's iconic SWG3 Gallery as a backdrop. The collection will be launching soon, for now feast your eyes on what's on the horizon.

To see more from the collection, click the link below.

GarconJon wants...City Smart

After spending the day with a friend, he highlighted that it appears I am obsessed with the changing season. "You've mentioned autumn about 4 times and it's only September 1st!" It's really not that I'm wishing away the best Summer we've had in years, I think it's more to do with the fashion cycles. We shoot lookbooks a year in advance and watch shows a season too early. Even in store it seems the pressure to buy 'Summer brights' comes just as we're leaving the Christmas sales. So in true fashion-industry-style, I've begun considering what items I should pull out for winter, what needs replacing in my existing wardrobe and what new extras would make a nice addition.

One of the saving graces a declining temperature is the ability to wear knitwear. So with an exciting new project on the horizon with Vivienne Westwood, I've been perusing their autumn stock more than normal and have my eye on their Red Crew Neck Jumper.

I've admired the Japanese simplicity of Matsuda Spectacles for a long time and since discovering these frames with a mixture of acetate and metal, have put it top of my list for a new pair.

When it was announced that Timothy Everest was releasing a collaboration with Superdry was announced I was skeptical but once it landed in store it was clearly a great fusion between hardy outwear and tailoring. With this in mind I just got my hands on this new Town Coat for winter which has contrast under-fabric, just right for lapel-popping on a windy day.

I've never been into caps but with my photography buddy Ko opened my eyes to a whole new world of headwear when I had a rummage through his huge collection of hats. I love this A.P.C. City Cap that, to me, is a fusion of smart and casual.

Plain Chaos is a new brand founded by one of my '100 Beards' subjects Ronnie (Day 206). He just sent me some samples and the quality is superb. So much so, that I now want more...this Leather Pouch would be quite nice, thank you very much.

And finally, four words: Stanley Brogues by Grenson.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Jefferson: Southbank, London

Jefferson from SchoolBoyCouture photographed on Fujifilm with Polaroid 250.

Michael: Woodstock Street, London

One of London's leading menswear PRs, Mr Michael Dale in a River Island suit, Ozwald Boateng shirt and Dr Martens shoes.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Pocket Accessories: Jermyn Street, London

Jermyn Street is known for the best shirting in Europe and if it's good enough for Karl Lagerfeld (who still gets his shirts made here), it's good enough for me. I love to shoot style here, a place where some of the sharpest gents in London can be found.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Chris: New Oxford Street, London

Chris Chasseaud, creative director of Dent de Man, wearing a jacket from the brand's new collection.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Robert: Royal Academy of Art, London

Robert Clark, a writer who interviewed me for IndigoMemoirs.com this week, photographed before the rain at Royal Academy of Art in the West End of London. The Dennis Hopper photography exhibition is certainly impressive - you can check it out until 19 October.