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Topman Canvas Rucksack.
February 21, 2010, 3:36 pm
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Rucksack by Topman £50


January 29, 2010, 4:38 pm
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It’s still cold outside, and you need something to keep your neck warm. Scarves can be and often are shit. They are too short too long, too clumpy too thin. It’s near impossible to find a perfect one. The ‘must have’ accessory from the catwalks for the winter weather was the snood. Mostly because of the Burberry one. I am seriously considering saving up for one (as fakes are very hard to find and I’ve always fancied a bit of cashmere around my neck), but I need to regain employment first. The Burberry check hasn’t been this good before. Christopher Baily took Burberry away from the market fakes and back into the heart of Englishness. How he did it is beyond me. I wouldn’t say there has been a huge change in direction, but little things here and there, using campaigns to appeal to the youth but not ostracize the traditional consumer was a stroke of genuis. Anyway, enough with my slight obcession.

Snood By Burberry £195

The high street isn’t full of them, but it doesn’t matter, because the cable knit snood that Topman offer is fantastic. Topman in 99% shit and 1% genius. This falls into the 1% catorgory. It’s my favorite high street purchase of the last few months. The great thing with the circle scarf/snood is that it can be worn

  • draped
  • as a hood
  • wrapped twice tight

Snood By Topman £16

American Apparel has been pushing them as their accessory of choice. Comes in the standard AmApp 100’s of colours, a tie dye version (not in anymore) or their classic hipster acid wash. They are unisex and veer to a more feminine oversize shape than the Topman one, and are a lot more expensive, but all the same they’re pretty nice.

Circular Scarf by American Apparel £27

Just steer clear from ones with tassles or you’ll look you’re wearing a Palestine scarf. Not a big look.

Autumn Winter Trend.
August 8, 2009, 3:43 pm
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As you can see from the outfit of the week (which hasn’t been updated in bout two months!) it clear bomber jackets were going to play some part in this years A/W preceedings.

The nicest one I’v seen comes courtesy of ‘Peoples Market”, a brand which seems to have reached it’s element this season, putting more emphasis on other pieces beside denim. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s also a bit bloomin’ nice.
pmbombBomber by Peoples Market £90

Topman have given their bomber a vintage acid wash.
tpmanbomberBomber by Topman £40

Topman Introduce New Line Of Skinnies.
July 12, 2009, 12:08 am
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If your anything like me, you like your jeans to look like leggings from a distance. And I’m not usually fan of Topman jeans because they tend to be a bit straight leg, even when you go down to a 28. So I’m pleased that they’ve done a ‘spray on’ range to accommodate this problem. Here are the nicest ones in the collection.

sprayonJeans by Topman £35

But…Cheap Monday are going to cost you only a fiver more, and use the same skinny/stretch method. And if the S/S 10 show is anything to go by, the sprayon is going to once agin be big. Skinnies really are outliving expectation.

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The Perfect Blazer.
June 22, 2009, 4:37 pm
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This summer blazers are big news and this one takes the crown. Absolutely perfect for incorporating the nautical trend and the 80’s double breasted theme you can create two completely different looks with it. You can dress it down with some ice blue acid wash skinnies and a plain t-shirt, rolling up the sleeves and popping the collar or you can wear with some light beige chinos, and completely buttoned up crisp white shirt and some classic decks courtesy of Sebago. Becuase it’s navy, avoid wearing any black on your outfit and stick to browns and lighter shades of blue.

topmandoubleBlazer by Topman £85

Get Patriotic. Edition 2.
April 27, 2009, 7:53 pm
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How sound are these?

topmanglassesGlasses by Topman £15