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Now the summer is finally here, I've decided to take up cycling and I can't find anything that looks stylish in the visibility category. Is there anything you can recommend?
The cycling market has exploded and brands are combining style with practicality. Henrichs, a new brand by former Wallpaper* Travel Editor Sara Henrichs, is a fashion collection of high-visibility reflective. The design is water and windproof, offering extreme visibility in the dark by up to 100 metres. The men’s collection consists of capes, vests and bands, suitable all-year-round and all easily worn over a coat , suit or other clothing.
Henrichs designs are made of leading reflective Swiss-made Schoeller material. This material is used the police and firemen, for their safety equipment.
Vest - £70.80
After a four year wait, the World Cup is finally here! As an avid footie fan, I’m keen to watch as many matches as I can. The only problem is I find myself nodding off during the late night matches and don’t even get me started on the day after. Is there anything that could help me get through the next few weeks?
The four hour time difference from Brazil can take its toll the next morning when watching the later matches. If you want to stay a champ at work the day - and for people still to like you! - try Vitabiotics Wellman Boost. It’s an instant energy boost thanks to the scientifically advanced formula which includes vitamins C, B6, B12 plus Siberian Ginseng, Guarana and L-Carnitine. Each tablet conveniently dissolves in a glass of water to make a tasty apple and pear flavoured drink on days when you want an extra boost either at work or the nights watching the matches.
Wellman Boost (10 Tablets) - £4.95
Need some help! Got a new job London, Notting Hill. Casual, but smart wear. Aged 50, what should I aim for? Guru! Oh and finally, it also has to be travel friendly as I’m coming into London by train. 1hr.
Thanks for getting in touch. Get a nice summer suit. Shirt, no tie. I really like the suits Jigsaw Menswear are doing, at the moment. They have a really nice, dark seersucker, which won’t crease as it’s already textured, it’s casual enough, but the slim fit keeps it looking smart.
Above - Jigsaw - Seersucker Two Button Jacket - £240, Trousers - £110
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Hi, I just bought a pretty cool yellow male summer blazer and I would really love to know what is the best option to wear it. I mean how should the other clothes that I am wearing look like - and what colors should I combine? Thank you so much! Kind regards from Romania, Dorin
Left – Richard Rogers’ ‘Cheesegrater’ building under construction
Thanks for your question and e-mail. The summer blazer is the fulcrum for a man's warm weather wardrobe, so everything can centre around this. As for other items, I would keep it simple and it works well with T-shirts and plain trousers or shorts.
As for colours, I would take inspiration from modern architecture and go for steel grey. Yellow and grey make a nice, fresh combination. Take inspiration from the new ‘Cheesegrater’ skyscraper going up in the City of London. This jumper from Paul Smith shows how well it works together.
Right - Paul Smith – Grey & Yellow Block Sweater - £125
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