Noose & Monkey’s SS17 Collection Has Landed

Noose & Monkey returns with its seventh collection, full of fine fabrics and colours that look good enough to eat, it promises to be the biggest, boldest collection to date!

Revolutionary Tailoring

Male celebrities were recently adorning the red carpet with Noose and Monkey pieces at the British National Television Awards. They sure are a brand who know no-bounds when it comes to tailoring – definitely living up to their ‘revolutionary tailoring’ status.

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Their SS17 collection has us looking-forward to the Spring/Summer season, with pieces fit for Spring weddings, Summer rooftop bars – whatever the occasion you’ll turn a head or two.

From vibrantly coloured 2 piece suits, to luxe crocodile and snake-skin blazer designs, velvet is a huge this SS17 and Noose & Monkey have certainly stepped-up the game for this trend.

 

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Already set to be one of the season’s best sellers are the ‘Pollock’ velvets. Available as standalone blazers or paired up with matching trousers in 4 different colours; burgundy, pink, ice blue and duck egg.

Featuring a shawl lapel and super soft velvet exterior, this is an evening wear essential.

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Oh and they haven’t stopped there! SS17 has also seen the introduction of another new style – the ‘Picasso tail’ coat with all-over velvet flocking design. A classic style with a modern twist – wedding-wear sorted!

As seen at the big events so far, two new tuxedos have been introduced; the ‘Titian’ burgundy, textured 3-piece and for a crisp, clean summer cut & the ‘Rothco,’ and all-white 2-piece tuxedo; both featuring a notch lapel with sateen detailing. Either style ensuring you are red carpet ready for any event.

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Noose & Monkey’s staple suits are back with a burst of colour this summer season; bright pink, wine & pistachio amongst many other colours of the 3 piece ‘Ellroy’ (featuring the signature horseshoe waistcoat) will be released throughout the season.

The bestselling ‘Ginsberg’ tartan suit has also had a 2017 makeover; renamed the ‘Hogarth’ and released in a brand-new burgundy/navy colourway, (an early season release) it has all but sold out online. Along with the continued classic green/navy tartan, there will be restocks – by popular demand.

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Following the success of the leather and bomber jackets of AW15, Noose & Monkey are revisiting casual wear for SS17.

3 all-new versatile velvet bombers will be landing this season. The ‘Monet’ a gold, crushed velvet jacket is a sure-fire party piece. Styled down with a t-shirt and black jeans or paired up with matching velvet suit-joggers.

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As well as the growing online store nooseandmonkey.com, the brand is also proudly stocked online and across the globe in ASOS, Zalando and De Bijenkorf, as well Topman online and in store in Oxford Circus (London) and selected stores across the states.

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PRICING:
Bombers: £125 – £130
Blazers: £120 – £165
Waistcoats: £45 – £50
Trousers: £50 – £65
Shirts: £40

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Boy to Gent: Zayn Malik Style Guide

When we talk about style icons we automatically think of our suave 21st century gents; you’ve got your Clooney, Beckham, Gandy, and your Elba. We often overlook the modern boys turned gents, who, in a few years may just sit amongst all these style greats.

Allow us to introduce you to Zayn Malik; former front-man of pop-sensation boyband One Direction. Over the years the One Direction boys have really flourished with their style and grown into their gentleman wardrobes –  we’re sure they’ve been seeking some inside info from their stylists.

Malik has well and truly put his One Direction days behind him, as we’ve recently seen him shrug off those uncoordinated style days; ditching the basic t-shirt and jeans, to dabbling in not just tailored pieces, but experimenting with different grooming looks too.

Statement Blacks

Malik is no stranger to rocking black attire; as we’ve so often seen him in styles that create the best statements. Black is a colour which is simple yet holds power for your style; really living to the notion of less being more.

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They key with black attire is to mix up textures, adding pieces which feature subtle prints to create that little bit of effortless versatility; as opposed to looking like the pop-punk teen look has made a return.

Step into Boots

Malik’s career has seen his feet adorned in boots; from brogues, browns, blacks you name it – he’s worn it! With Malik launching his own Footwear collection with fashion giant Giuseppe Zanotti; really showcasing his adoration with everything style.

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Zayn is no 6ft wanderer yet always looks sleek and tall; rockin’ boots allow your silhouette to extend – perfect for the shorter gent. Boots can be styled into a variety of  outfits, and for a simple formal look team a pair of leather Chelsea boots with an all-black suit – hello Mr Suave!

Accessories

When looking at Zayn’s styling; he’s no stranger to a suave signature accessory or two; they key with styling accessories is to remember your own personal taste.

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When you first dive into the wonderful world of men’s jewellery it’s important that you begin slowly and small. What do you want your jewellery to say about you? Take a look at our guide to men’s accessories here for some tips and tricks on pulling off jewellery.

It’s all in the hair

Malik has been no stranger with his hair game; in fact, he’s had well over 7 styles over his career; and with such a style evolution we really can’t say we’re surprised.

We’ve seen him rock that signature quiff from his early years, statement man bun, bleached blonde cute, pink quiff… Yeah, Malik’s hair game is strong!

What’s key here is knowing the hair style which co-ordinates well with your face shape and being brave enough to experiment!

And finally…

Who are your current style influences; what do they pull off that you would love to? Comment below!

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Menswear Winter Suit Guide

With Christmas and New Year around the corner; full of plenty social events and festivities it would be silly to not have a suit guide in place.

The suit has many ways to make a man feel empowered; be it the tailored fit, the sleek cuts or simply the smart, elegant, dapper notion that it carries; we blame the glossy pages of GQ.

Whether your festive calendar is full or antics with work pals, or dinners with family and the significant other, this guide will sure you turn up in style.

The fit

The fit is one of the key factors in suit purchasing; get it right and you’re guaranteed to sway a few heads, get it wrong and you’ll end up looking like a boy in a man’s world.

Fitting tips:

  • Shoulders: a good suit should always look like it’s hugging your shoulders; not slouching or falling off of them
  • Arms: your shirts sleeves should end just above the wrists; so the shirt cuff is peeking just pass the suit jacket
  • Body: the jacket of your suit should contour your body, so get tailoring. By doing this you add shape and accentuate your shoulders, for a strong sleek look

The style: fabrics, print & texture

Looking good has you feeling good, there’s no doubt about it. If this is your first suit, you may be unsure of which fabrics and styles to opt for

Fabric tips:

  • Wool suits remain a firm favourite material for the modern gent; with its highly adaptable nature to temperature change, ability to wear well, and gives off that slight suave shine which you’d find in most suits on the market
  • Tweed is a great fabric for Winter that offers a timeless appeal to the gent wearing it. Tweed makes a fine winter suit choice as it’s thick, warm, water resistant, and durable. Tweed suits are heavier than your average and quite coarse to touch; if you don’t mind this feel of fabric then tweed is definitely the way to go to make a classic statement.
  • Herringbone is heavy, warm and durable, much like Tweed. What makes it different from Tweed is its distinctive zig-zag pattern. The thickness of this suit and its finer patterned detail give this an appeal of depth – perfect for the slimmer male.

Colours

  • Oxblood is such a great choice for the festive season; vastly adding character to your formal attire. Oxblood is a deeper shade of Burgundy, it holds a command of presence and attention whilst keeping that formal essence.
  • Cognac a much amber caramel alternative offering a neutral colour that is more modern and stylish than your traditional brown number. Cognac is perfect for adding a modern-day twist without being too over the top.
  • Green this colour is perfect for creating a statement which doesn’t look or feel forced. Hunters Green holds a classy alternative to your traditional Khaki tones, looking reserved and deep.

 

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British Boxers Goes Viral

It’s always a good feeling when we hear small independent companies getting recognised by the big guns. Deborah Price, Managing Director of ‘British Boxers’ has just announced that her UK-made underwear has caught the eye of Harrods and  welcomed on-board!

Formally the head of buying for a traditional luxury nightwear company based in London, British Boxers came to fruition when Debrorah’s daughter was diagnosed with lifelong disability Williams Syndrome; the realisation that she needed to be home in order to care for her daughter (more than any normal 9-5 job would allow) saw her plan new ventures.

“I’d always wanted my own business anyway, but receiving her diagnosis in the 2nd class post made the risk of losing it all minimal.

So I had the idea that making boxer shorts in Britain would be a good place to start. I know the mills, I knew the buyers, and my great, great, great grandfather had been Jem Mace – the first world heavyweight boxing champion in 1870.

His literal fight seemed to echo my metaphorical one for my child and for my business so British Boxers was born!”

As with any life-changing work news, it was shared via Business platform LinkedIn, and with so many congratulating her on her success, the story has really picked up the pace and gone viral.

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When asked what brought Deborah into the men’s underwear sector, her answer was simple and filled with so much passion,

“I love traditional nightwear and underwear – I have spent 15 years working in the nightwear and underwear sector.

My degree was in textile design, I love colour and texture and exploring new combinations and sometimes nightwear and underwear can allow you the freedom that perhaps daywear doesn’t allow.”

With British Boxers‘ first delivery all packed and ready for Harrods, set to land themselves on the shop floor very soon, we can only imagine this makes all the blood sweat and tears worth it.

 

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SPRING 2016 GUIDE TO DAPPER DRESSING

It’s ’s not too early to start thinking about ways to dress during Spring, I mean, it has already started, its just whether or not the UK weather wants to play its part – but that’s another story! Dressing dapper during the winter season is relatively easy for the fashion-conscious gent; dark muted tones and thicker warmer fabrics, voila. Spring however, can be a minefield – which fabrics should you opt for with such a mixed weather system? How much floral is too much floral before the boss calls you into his office for a “little chat”?

READ MY SPRING 2016 TIPS ON DRESSING DAPPER HERE.

4 SIMPLE OFFICE STYLE UPGRADES FOR AW15

The majority of men who’ve devoted their lives to the concrete jungle will agree that this guide is the basis of their 9 to 5 ensembles. However, the 21st century style-conscious gent would also agree that office attire has a more individualistic appeal. With this ever-growing transition of style, there’s no doubt that it can be a minefield when approaching the daunting task of office attire. Will it ever be acceptable to style that shirt and sweatshirt? Will your boss look down on you? What if you don’t like wearing your suit jacket or if ties irritate you? With that being said, here are 4 key office staples for you to conquer this winter 2015.

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3 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR DENIM STYLE

Denim… the one fabric in fashion that’ll always be our go-to, our first port of call, our first love. It’s easy to wear, comfortable, durable, and ultimately very versatile. It’s one of those materials which grows appeal the more it’s worn and without a doubt the most popular style is the timeless t-shirt and jeans combo. You’ve probably already got it mastered, so with that being said, here’s a guide to upping your denim game.

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