The women who design for men

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Rick Edwards meets three great designers putting menswear firstDo women have a different approach to designing menswear than their male counterparts? An increasing number of women are choosing to specialise in menswear – and doing so very successfull…

Why men are going green this fall | Rick Edwards

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Whether it’s cord or velvet, there is only one colour to wear this autumn. But keep it muted and don’t wear too much of it at the same timeLast week I did one of my fairly regular can-I-find-any-clothes-to-take-to-the-charity-shop wardrobe overhaul…

Six tips on how to look cool at the beach | Rick Edwards

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Sand, sea and sangrias beckon, says Rick Edwards. To look good on your summer holidays, follow these simple rules – and express yourselfI don’t know when exactly, or where, but like everyone else I’m getting my annual urge to fling myself on to s…

How to chill out in summertime shoes | Rick Edwards

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On the whole men should keep their toes hidden. But if you want to wriggle them in the sun, here are your optionsMost men’s feet are disgusting. Mine are no exception – a gnarly mess of dried skin, blisters, purple nails and fungal infections (than…

Sportswear that’s stylish and practical | Rick Edwards

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The right kit can turn a formidable athletic challenge into a chance to rock the latest in lightweight outdoor chicI have signed up to do one of these insane obstacle races in 10 weeks’ time. You know – 12 swampy miles punctuated by walls that are …

Rick Edwards on style: suede

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Leather’s classier cousin may be a colossal pain to look after, but aficionados know it’s worth itI like suede. I suspect that this is not a widely held fondness. I know it’s a bit 70s, but I don’t care. It feels good; it looks good; it’s reg…

Rick Edwards on style: the white shirt

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When it comes to a good wardrobe all-rounder, the simple white shirt can’t be beatenI went to an Indian wedding recently – a glorious five-day extravaganza. There was a lot of food, dancing, merriment and several hundred outfit changes. I didn…

Rick Edwards on style: jeans for men

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They are the classic off-duty uniform for almost all men. So how come we get them so wrong? Sort it out, lads…I went for a night out in a small town with my schoolfriends recently. We stood around in a bar (with a late licence) and reminisced about M…

London’s best-dressed men

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London Collections: Men, which takes over the capital this weekend, has become the focal point for fashion’s most inspired designers. Rick Edwards introduces the event and Helen Seamons meets six of Britain’s biggest namesWhen someone says the lett…

Rick Edwards on style: men’s bags

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Buying a bag can be fraught with problems if you’re a man. Here’s Rick’s pick (and not a carrier bag in sight)The golden rule of the internet is: don’t read below the line. Comments are frequently poisonous. Nevertheless, they are quite enterta…