Thursday, 31 October 2013

Barbour | Commander Waxed Jacket

The Barbour Commander Jacket is the most sought-after waxed jacket this winter, and has been one of the most in-demand jackets in the menswear sector over the course of last year. It's connections with the film 'Skyfall' have also aided this, with fans of the genre and Barbour wanting to get their hands on this limited edition piece.

The Commander jacket is a release from the newly formed Dept B collection at Barbour. A three pocket waxed blazer style piece, the Commander is a take on the Barbour Sports jacket from a previous season that Daniel Craig wore in 'Skyfall'. It's a quality medium weight jacket with great details such as the soft leather bound cuffs and shoulder and elbow patches. This garment is no doubt, a real head turner. 

This limited edition piece is available from the menswear store Aphrodite 1994 for the third time, after selling out within days, the previous two times they have stocked it. The jacket is priced at £399 and available with free delivery for UK based customers.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Native Union | CLIC iPhone 5 Cases

There's plenty of iPhone cases out there, a lot are cheap and nasty and not very attractive. However Native Union have a range of stylish and quality crafted iPhone 5 Cases that are precisely engineered to fit your phone. 

Breaking away from conventional design, the CLIC Metal combines traditional cherry or walnut wood with a slash of brushed metal. Each case is individually cut from solid wood and hand polished. CLIC Metal is crafted using real wood providing each case with a unique individual grain finish, which ages over time and develops it's own characteristic, becoming as individual as the user.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Nike x Undercover Gyakusou | AW'13 Collection

Those of you who are fans of running, will be pleased to hear that Jun Takahashi's AW'13 Gyakusou collection has just launched this month.

Now into it's seventh season, the collaboration between Nike and Undercover just seems to be getting better. Three words that come to mind when you see this collection is stylish, innovative and functional. It's apparel made up of cutting edge fabrics that are stripped back to the basics, with complex panelling for easy movement.

Nike's Dri-Fit fabric will wick away moisture, while the reworking of the footwear (Lunarspider LT+3, Lunarglide+5) means your feet get better support, whilst still being able to breathe. The block autumnal colour palette is a representation of the urban and natural landscapes in which we run, and it means that these garments can be worn as stylish every day pieces and not just for running.

This is a strong collection that will no doubt be a hit with those of you who are avid runners, as well as those of you who simply love innovative, functional, quality clothing. Available now from all the usual stockists.ACM

Friday, 25 October 2013

Homeware Picks | No.3

We have scoured the net, to source homeware items that we think are a must have for your home. We have carefully selected these products by focusing on the three sectors we feel are important: quality, design and functionality.

For this homeware post, we have focused on scented candles and diffusers that will fill your room with a refreshing scent. Now many of you gentlemen may be thinking it's all getting a bit girly now... well not really. It's important you guys keep your home smelling fresh too, and not smelling of last nights takeaway.

Here is the four we chose:

1. Laura Ashley - Herb Garden Fragranced Gift Set. Scent of warm sage and camomile blended with the fresh tang of spearmint and apple, this gift set contains a mini diffuser, scented votive candles and uplifting room spray.

2. Murdock London - Avalon Scented Candle. Using their signature Avalon blend of Citrus Oils to create a clean and fresh scent, this premium candle is designed to freshen any room with notes of bergamot, lemon and heather.

3. House by John Lewis - Mini Diffuser Set. 4 x 20ml diffusers, each one has a different scent: Crisp Linen, Summer Rain, Orange Blossom and Black Amber. Modern and useful, these diffusers will fit into any contemporary home.

4. A.P.C - Candle No.1 Cologne. French clothing label A.P.C have gone beyond just creating stylish clothing, with this cologne scented candle, that not only looks simple and stylish but will keep your room smelling clean and fresh.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Competition | ACM x COVERT: Berkeley iPad Case Give-away

We have teamed up with luxury accessories brand COVERT, to give one of you, our loyal readers, the chance to win this Berkeley iPad Case from their 'C by COVERT' collection.

Crafted in classic hopsack tweed, the Berkeley adds understated style to your essential accessories. It's soft grey microfibre lining keeps iPads safe from scratches and dust, while the contrasting black leather buckle adds a distinctive design detail.

To enter this give-away simply sign into the Rafflecopter form below then choose one of the three options available. When the competition ends, the lucky winner will be picked at random and contacted via e-mail. 

Good Luck!

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Cottonpolis AW'13 | The 901 Jeans

Oi Polloi's in-house crack team of clothing masterminds have come up with these 901 Jeans, for the AW'13 season. 

Stat-wise these 901 Jeans are made from hearty 13.75oz selvedge denim from the famed Kaihara denim mill in Japan. What does this mean to you? Well they're a tough pair of dry jeans that should wear in an absolute treat. They've also got some particularly good metalwork, with a tasteful use of all the key precious metals that should catch even the blindest magpies eye.

Monday, 7 October 2013

47 Brand | College Collection AW'13

You no longer have to be a student at one of the top US college's to be able to own one of their sweatshirts. For AW'13 the US Sportswear brand 47 Brand is offering a celebration of all things collegiate with their licensed college collection, featuring educational powerhouses Yale, Harvard and Notre Dam. 

In a collection made up of jackets, tee's, bobble hats and caps; these functional and stylish sweatshirts are the real stand out pieces for us. Made from 100% ring spun combed cotton these sweatshirts are comfortable and durable. A great bit of sporting heritage that will keep you warm, comfortable and looking stylish in the winter months.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Sponsored Post | John Lewis Wishlist

The Autumn/Winter season is our favourite time of year for clothing, lots of winter accessories and the layering of different garments. We have put together a wishlist from the men's clothing department within the department store, John Lewis, which we think are smart, classy and suitable for the winter weather.

1. A good jacket is essential. It's your top layer of your outfit, and has to keep you warm and dry. We have chosen the Shelburne Windbreaker, in Highland Kahki. This Harrington jacket features two pockets and cord collar. Ideal for work or weekend use. 

2. As it's winter knitwear is a must have. Simple and classy, this cotton Zip-Neck Jumper in Alpine Brown Heather will go great under the Shelburne, and the zip up collar will keep the chill off your neck.

3. Keeping your cash and cards safe is really important when on the move. This brown leather wallet with bi-fold design, has a note slot for your cash and six card slots.

4. Whether your away on business or pleasure, you need a decent holdall. This luxurious Canvas Leather Trim Weekend Holdall is made of strong canvas and the leather accents and handles finish it off nicely. The holdall features one big compartment and a zip closing compartment in the inner. Plenty of room for those extra clothes.

5. Appropriate footwear is of the highest priority around this time of year. These Marvin Leather Walking Boots in Dark Brown have plenty of tread for you to wear down when charging around town. Rain, puddles and snow wont be a problem, these beauties are made from 100% leather, give them a quick spray with leather protector and your good to go.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

ACM x Hearts On Fire | On Bended Knee: 3 Steps To A perfect Proposal

On Bended Knees - 3 Steps to a perfect proposal

Many of you wonderful gentlemen will have a special someone in your life. You may be at the stage of picking out a ring and asking the love of your life to marry you. We all know this can be daunting and a little bit scary, whether you have been through it before or not.

Well fear not gents, we have teamed up with diamond specialists Hearts On Fire to bring you this illustrated three step guide to the perfect proposal. The three steps contain information gained through The Knot 2013 Engagement Ring and Jewellery study, to help you pick out the perfect ring, nail the details and create the perfect moment.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Edition Scotland

Now that the Autumn/Winter season has landed, it's time to bring out the winter accessories. Keeping you warm this winter is the new and upcoming label Edition Scotland, with their curated collection of luxury cashmere scarves. 

With a focus on craftsmanship and quality the scarves are knitted and hand-finished to the highest standard by an experienced team in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Using the finest Scottish-spun cashmere and traditional manufacturing techniques, classic houndstooth, herringbone and birdseye patterns are translated into contemporary intarsia knits.

Each scarf is limited edition and individually numbered making it an exclusive fashion investment - timeless in design and unique in character. The scarves will be available to buy from their online store, Grey Flannel (London), W2 ( Glasgow) and