Whether it's tigers or leopards, sounds like an Apple update! Kenzo is taking over the fashion jungle with its new playful direction. Thanks to its new designers, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim from US store Opening Ceremony, Kenzo has gone back to its colourful 80s roots. Animal prints are becoming a big trend for guys and continue into next winter - See here. These sweatshirts have an almost abstracted, dip-dyed feeling which are perfect for a night on the prowl!
Left - Kenzo - Leopard Print Sweatshirt - 225 €
Below - Topman - Yellow Dip Dyed Leopard Print Sweatshirt - £32
Here is Bradley Cooper at the 'Silver Linings Playbook' photocall in Rome. We're not going to lie, he doesn't look that great, the jeans are a horrible fit and he looks like he's visiting his nan on a Sunday afternoon, rather than promoting a film! But, you can see how nice his raglan-sleeved Bomber jacket is.
And this brings us to the perfect transition piece; the Bomber jacket. It can be dressed up or down and layered for colder weather. Whether worn with jeans or trousers, the rule is always fitted. Keep everything tight and body-conscious.
Here is TheChicGeek's round-up of the best ones out there ATM.
Left - Salvatore Ferragamo -
Below - Acne - Cusack Textured Bomber Jacket - £370
Left - Private White VC - G1 Nylon Bomber - £395
Below - Topman - Burgundy Nylon Wadded Bomber Jacket - £50
Left - ASOS Bomber Jacket - £40
Below - Paul Smith - Damson & Navy Leather Bomber Jacket - £1220
Left - Burberry Prorsum - Cropped Nylon Bomber Jacket - £1695
Below - How it should be worn - Another look from the Burberry Prorsum SS13 Show
Ironic Christmas jumpers have become an annual traditional, a bit like, er, Christmas! The Christmas table wouldn't be the same without a couple of woven reindeer or snowmen sitting amongst family and friends. The tackier the better!
Left - New Look - Navy Reindeer Jumper - £29.99
Below - Tommy Hilfiger - Forest Sweater - £230
ASOS - Ski Jumper With Mountain Scene - £50
ASOS - Christmas Jumper - £30
Topman - Green Reindeer Crossing Jumper - £38
River Island - Blue Ho Ho Ho Christmas Jumper - £38
Burton - Stag Patterned Jumper - £35
Christmas Tree LED Light-Up Knitted Jumper - £50
New Look - Navy Penguin Jumper - £19.99
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Young British designer James Long has teamed up with Topman to produce an exclusive knitwear collection. A knitwear specialist, this seven piece collection uses techniques and premium materials found in his runway collections. The six crews and one cardigan is made in Britain using British yarns. The collection consists of mashed-up arans, multi colour tartans, double ribbed crew necks and over sized polka dots, with selected pieces entwined with Lurex for a shiny effect.
"This range was inspired by my favourite sweater wearing musical icons such as the members of The Sex Pistols, The Bay City Rollers and of course Bobby Gillespie and Keith Richards" says James.
£100 for a crew and £120 for the cardigan
Full collection of images below
It was Kate Moss who once said "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels". Well, take it from us, nothing feels as cold as skinny. Long-johns have become kinda cool and bonus, they also keep you warm. Along with the 'onesie' trend, skinny trousers and calling everything 'base layers' or 'loungewear', long-johns have, somehow, gone from granddad clothing to funky undergarment. Here are TheChicGeek's favourites of what's out there right now
David Beckham - Long-Johns - £19.99
Uniqlo - Stripe Long-Johns - £12.90
Under - Irving Long John Striped Waffle - £50
Topman - Navy Polka Dot Long John - £16
Sunspel - Thermal Long John - £45
American Apparel - Baby Rib Long Underwear - £24
Perfectly timed seasonally and also in fashion terms, thick, chunky knitwear is the thing to be buying right now - Click here - Wool Week is the annual highlight for The Campaign for Wool.
Launched in 2010, to educate consumers about the benefits of wool and promote wool products to a national audience, The Campaign for Wool is a global community of sheep farmers, retailers, designers, manufacturers and consumers united by patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Retailers such as Topman are promoting their Made in England suiting made from British wool and Marks & Spencer has a selection of jumpers made from wool from the Yorkshire Pennines and made in Leicester. Get involved!
The checked or tartan trouser is much more versatile than you may think. What, on the hanger, may look a little over-the-top or loud, when worn, looks smart, understated and chic.
For day, team with solid-colour, chunky, round-necked knitwear - Click here and for evening, dress-up with a smart velvet jacket. Be assured when buying, this is something of a classic, which you can wear season after season. The high-street have some great versions, Zara's are particularly good, just remember, be brave and go for the larger checks. And for the peacocks amongst you, Tom Ford shows how the truly stylish do dinner dress. (Bottom).
Left - Hackett - Red Tartan Trousers - £195
Below - Jigsaw - Black Watch Tartan Trousers - £150
Left - Villain - Check Trousers - £115
Below - Marc by Marc Jacobs - Check Tartan Trousers - £206.15
Left - Zara - Checked Trousers - £29.99
How to wear for evening - One from the archive - Tom Ford A/W 2009
Topman launch a series of collections of premium suiting this season. Each collection has been designed using only the finest quality fabrics. The collections are; Harris Tweed, Made in England where all the cloth is woven and manufactured in the UK and the first Super Premium collection which uses the finest Italian fabrics.
Harris Tweed - Traditionally woven textures including berry coloured herringbones, multi flecked birdseye, coloured houndstooth and brushed plaids. The silhouette remains slim and maintains an air of a traditional fit. Trims and details remain faithful to the cloth used and include details such as football buttons, collar tabs and button through patch pockets.
Made in England - A premium collection of suiting and blazers with all cloth woven and manufactured in the UK. Fabrics are predominantly Shetland based wools in both plain weaves and herringbone patterns in a range of colours including mustard, raspberry and aqua. Key details include bellow pocket styling, contrast donkey patching, fabric contrast, collar tabs and tonal fabric mixing. Three piece suiting in peat brown, navy and industrial grey also appear alongside functional blazers and a beautiful navy marl wool overcoat.
Super Premium - The Super Premium collection is a sophisticated and elegant suiting collection designed using premium Italian fabrics such as super 120's mohair, pique weave textured wools, two tone and Prince of Wales check. A nod to bespoke details such as two tone dobby linings, functional working cuffs, side adjusters and half lined trousers add refined working features to this collection of suiting to give it a premium and luxurious look and feel.
Above - Made in England Collection