The Quintessential Style Guide: Wool.

jumperSMLThis week on The Quintessential Style Guide it’s all about wool. Now you may be thinking isn’t it a little early to even think about wearing wool? Well the answer to that is no.Wool is a popular material to wear during the Autumn/Winter months.
So popular that the colder it gets the less likely you are to find some really amazing pieces.


Agi & Sam for Topman unleash their inner George Best.

owlSMLI’ve never really been a fan of high street retailer’s collaborations with designers. Not only do they look cheap feels like no effort has gone in to.
However that’s not the case with Agi & Sam for Topman doesn’t have that problem. Not only is the collection fresh, cool, well cut (I should know I bought a few pieces) but most of all there’s inspiration and of course a story behind the collection.  The inspiration according to was by last years Olympics and the effect it’s had over East London.

Metallic the subtle way

peopleSMLThe last few years menswear has begun to take a lot more risks.  It’s slowly becoming stronger, bold, outspoken and of course it’s definitely making a statement.
Nothing has caused more of a stir than Lanvin, Versace, Margiela, Neil Barrett and Burberry’s use of Metallic this season.

The missing colour

hatSMLThe colour Brown in my opinion is a colour that is seriously missing in every gents wardrobe. With Blacks, greys, and navys taking precedent brown has been shoved in the back of the wardrobe like a dirty secret.
But not anymore, its time to bring it back. With Spring and Summer just around the corner I’m going to show you how Brown is versatile colour regardless of the season.

Channeling your inner Biker dude.

brandoSMLLike most men, I think owning a motorbike would be very cool. Getting on my bike, driving through the open country, stopping at one of those cool biker diners. Wow I think I need to get out more.
Since it will be a while before I will own a Harley its best I concentrate on the ideal biker look without looking like Glenn Hughes from The Village People. 

The Perfect Sunday Brunch

clippingSMLSunday has got to be my favorite day of the week. It usually involves; drinking a pot of English breakfast tea and reading the Sunday paper, or in today’s case the latest copy of The Mr Porter Post. But the real highlight of the day has to be Sunday Brunch.
For me it’s an excuse to dress up a little, meet a few friends and head the my favourite brunch place The Giant Robot.

How to look casual but with style

styleSMLA friend recently said to me that I don’t do casual. He can’t remember the last time he saw me dressed down in a pair of jeans, t-shirt and trainers. At first I tried to pretend that I did dress casual but knew deep down that in fact casual is not my forte.
But eventually I had to admit that I didn’t do casual. So he challenged me to come up with a casual look I would actually wear. My idea of casual usually consists of jeans, Oxford shirt, boots and wool cardigan and a baker boy hat. Just thinking of that is making me smile.