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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Competition: #100Beards x Mensphere

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A huge thanks to all the bearded chaps who entered my selfie competition on Instagram. To celebrate the launch of my new 100 Beards book I teamed up with Mensphere, offering 10 bottles of luxury beard oil to 10 men who photographed their beard and tagged us on Instagram. Find above some of my favourites and keep your eyes peeled on Instagram and Facebook for more seasonal giveaways!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Sartorial 7: The T.M. Lewin Generation

This week, our Sartorial 7 team took a walk around the granite greys of London Bridge in the latest collection from shirtmaker T.M.Lewin. The boys are most definitely back in town...


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tod's No Code: Inaki, System Magazine

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I recently photographed Iñaki Carvajal Aymerich, ‎Digital Managing Editor at System Magazine and blogger at Fashion Frankly, for Tod's new 'No Code' campaign. See the full shoot below and read the interview at TodsNoCode.com.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sartorial vs Street #AdidasOriginals

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To me Adidas Originals conjours images of urban life, 1970s street culture, the birth of Hip Hop and the mean streets of New York City. As the German company only introduced this 'Originals' name recently, it may be completed fabricated in my mind, but there's certainly a street-cool that comes embedded in that simple pointy logo.

Pushing further into the realm of street culture, Adidas Originals' new Blue Series focuses on lifestyle heritage and wearable items that can be scaled up. This week I stopped by Adidas HQ in Covent Garden to select items for a 'Sartorial vs Street' photoshoot, looking at the versatility of the items. There are a few standout pieces to me but the waterproof navy peacoat is a particular favourite. Take a look at how we styled each look and let me know what you prefer - Sartorial or Street?

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STREET: Peacoat, Adidas Originals; Tshirt, Adidas Originals; Hat, COS; Ripped Jeans, Vintage; Trainers, Adidas Originals.

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SARTORIAL: Spectacles, Oliver Peoples; Suit, Duchamp London; Sweater, Adidas Originals; Shoes, Russell & Bromley.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Instagram x Printed.com

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Ever since I bought my first Polaroid 600 I've loved instant film. There's something irreplaceablly magical about holding an image in your hands that you've just taken. So last week when the Sartorial7 lads and I had our photoshoot at the Oliver Sweeney HQ, I was more than impressed with their wall of Polaroid photos, even more so after being told it was in fact a new service of printable Instagram images. Days later and I've got a set of my own - Printed.com even gave me a 20% discount code for readers of GarconJon.com. If you fancy a go use 'GCJ4566' at checkout.

P.s. If anyone fancies getting me a holiday gift, this Oliver Sweeney shoe care kit would do nicely.

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Sunday, 3 November 2013

The Return of 100 Beards

After searching the streets of London for bearded men over 100 consecutive days last year, my #100Beards project seemed to take a life of it's own. 16 months and 4 exhibitions later and I'm nearly ready to release the new edition of the 100 Beards book. The first edition, a limited run of signed copies, sold out in only 6 weeks so to ease disappointment, I've created a preorder link for the new book at 100Beards.bigcartel.com.

The new book will feature the first 100 fellas, plus another 200 portraits - many of which are unseen and unpublished. Since beginning the project, I've photographed over 250 men with beards and heard over 250 incredible stories about a life with facial hair. More details of the book will be revealed soon, but for now check out 100Beards.tumblr.com for new daily updates from London and beyond.

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Friday, 1 November 2013

Man of a Kind - Part 2

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Last week I published my first shoot for new menswear digital bible 'Man of a Kind'. Part 2 has now launched - the casual counterpart to the more formal looks from earlier in the month. Head over to the newly redesigned ManOfAKind.net to 'Get inspired & Get advised' and click below to see the full "Graphic Match" editorial.

Dan Rookwood - Movember at Men's Health

This week, I was challenged with the momentous task of documenting the fall of Mr Dan Rookwood's mighty beard. This hairy demise comes with a purpose, as Dan is being sponsored to grow a moustache as part of the Men's Health team for Movember. Read the full article on MensHealth.co.uk and see the result of this brutal hair removal below.