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March 24th, 2015

Bellfield Competition

Our friends over at Bellfield are giving away £100 worth of clothing from their new Summer range. To have a chance of winning simply enter below.

Bellfield Clothing Giveaway

Rules and Terms:
- Closing date is 25th April 2015.
- Competition is for Bellfield items up to the value of £100.
- The winner will be selected at random and be notified after closing.
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March 24th, 2015

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When looking at the history of particular types of clothing it becomes very apparent that their intended usage was to ensure that the wearers could undertake practical tasks in comfort.  You may be aware that  denim was first  used to produce hard wearing clothes for labourers, but did you know that chinos were originally designed as comfortable clothing for the English and French Military? Chinos were adopted as civilian wear,  making these khaki coloured and comfortably designed trousers very popular. Different clothing brands such as Bellfield Clothing and Original Penguin have adapted the concept of chinos to create an original take on the classic design.

Chinos are now available in many different colours and are made from either 100% cotton twill or a cotton and synthetic mix.  The origin of the chino name is still unsure, as some believe it may be rooted in the American Spanish name chino, meaning toast.  Others think they may be named after China, the country the fabric was originally manufactured. These days  the style of chinos you choose to have depends entirely on the clothing brand you favour the most.  We are going to consider Bellfield Clothing and Original Penguin Clothing’s take on the traditional design.

Bellfield Clothing is a brand that was established in the 1970’s and has managed to maintain a link to its original heritage of allowing people to dress up as individuals while wearing; quality, elegant and highly fashionable clothing.  Bellfield clothing is so tasteful and appreciated that the hottest Hollywood hunks and fashion geeks are embracing the brand.

Bellfield Tan Uppsala Slim Leg Chinos

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These Bellfield Tan Uppsala Slim Leg Chinos are made from 100% cotton, sport four pockets and a zip fly. The slim leg design will complement any outfit you decide to wear as you can dress them up with a blazer or look really casual in a t-shirt. You can also buy these chinos in navy, Bellfield Navy Uppsala Basic Slim Chinos, giving you a choice of two neutral colours that will help you to look like the hippest guy in town.

Original Penguin Kelp Slim Fit Chinos

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If you prefer your clothes to have a sporty feel to them then you are probably looking for these Original Penguin Kelp Slim Fit Chinos.  This light slim fit style includes the traditional four pocket design and a button fly.  If you prefer a darker colour the same design is also available in dark sapphire  or for those who can’t imagine what colour that could be – navy.

We also stock chinos by Voi Jeans, Hilfiger Denim, Carhartt and Bench.  Click here to see our whole chinos range.

 

March 17th, 2015

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The Italian’s are very astute and grab a great fashion opportunity when they see it.  Andrea Pensiero and Giuseppe Albarelli are two designers who live up to this accolade.  A chance finding of an old Franklin and Marshall sweatshirt in a second hand clothing shop in London inspired them to found  a sporty clothing brand based on the alumni theme.  At the time the two Italian designers were unaware that the sweatshirt had originated from a world famous American college and set up their brand in the year 2000.  By 2003 Franklin and Marshall College had got wind of the design company and contacted the two designers and worked out a licensing deal.  As a result of the deal Franklin and Marshall College receive a percentage of all American sales but none from the rest of the world.

As it happens, the connection between Franklin and Marshall clothing and Franklin and Marshall clothing has resulted in both institutions being able to promote each other.  The attendance at Franklin and Marshall college has increased since the introduction of the brand and Franklin and Marshall clothing benefit from being able to showcase their new designs to the intended demographic with very little effort.  The Alumni look is sporty, comfortable and very fresh, Franklin and Marshall are particularly appealing because it is the all American look with a subtle Italian twist.  Franklin and Marshall clothing remains loyal to the grey, blue, black and white of the college colours little splashes of red add extra impact to the clothing design.

Franklin and Marshall Jackets and Coats

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Our Franklin and Marshall  jacket and coats range incorporates the Franklin and Marshall design with various practical uses.  Jackets range from the understated grey varsity jacket to the waterproof floral zip jacket which is bursting with colour.

Franklin and Marshall Joggers

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Franklin and Marshall understand the need to look good and feel comfortable and this understanding of practical fashion is demonstrated in the comfortable yet cool jogging bottoms in the Franklin and Marshall range.

Franklin and Marshall T-Shirts

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When you look at a Franklin and Marshall T-shirt there is no mistaking which brand you are looking at.  The clue is not just in the quality but in the colour and the Franklin and Marshall logo that stands out from the front of the t-shirt.

Franklin and Marshall Vests

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If you are looking for a cool sporty look then there is nothing like a Franklin and Marshall vest to highlight the body tone you have worked so hard to achieve. These cool vests are loose fitting and have the number 24 emblazoned on the chest.

If you like the Franklin and Marshall selection we have shown you but would like to see the complete range, please follow this link.

 

March 13th, 2015

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When you hear the name Bewley & Ritch you could easily be mistaken to believe that it was long established brand that has been around for decades.  Therefore you would be surprised to hear that Bewley & Ritch was established in 2011 in Manchester.  The company took inspiration from city traders, Ralph Bewley and Eddie Ritch, who are described, ‘partners in crime’, on the company’s website.

Bewley & Ritch knew how to party and party they did. During the swinging sixties they were city traders and had plenty of cash to spend on having a great time and wearing the finest quality clothing they could find.  These two party guys left the city behind and flew off to Monaco where they subsidised their party organising and event planning by trading in textiles.

‘Mature beyond your rivals. Rebelling against conformity. Style is your greatest asset.’

Bewley & Ritch clothing is described as a modern twist to a classic style and perfect for the man about town. Our Bewley & Ritch collection is all about the shirt on your back and turning an ordinary shirt and polo shirt into an extraordinary one.

Bewley & Ritch Short Sleeved Shirts

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As the weather is getting warmer it is almost time to bare your arms in a short sleeved shirt.  Bewley & Ritch certainly know how to dress up a simple short sleeved shirt by adding contrasting details to the collar and sleeve cuffs.  The buttons and buttonholes produce a stunning central pattern.

Bewley & Ritch Long Sleeved Shirts

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These Bewley & Ritch long sleeved shirts could be worn on a night out with your mates or dressed up a bit if formal attire is required.  Again decorated with contrasting collars, cuffs and sporting beautiful button detail, these shirts are definitely ones to watch.

Bewley & Ritch Polo Shirts

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These vibrant Bewley & Ritch polo shirts allow you to look formal and feel casual at the same time.  The range of styles means that you will definitely stand out from the crowd wherever you choose to wear them.

If you like what you see and would like to look at our complete Bewley & Ritch collection click here.

 

March 10th, 2015

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The whole world has been wearing Levis Jeans for 162 years so it is hardly surprising that they are the aristocrats of the denim world.  Owning a pair of Levis 501 jeans today has exactly the same fashion value as it did decades and even centuries ago.  Levis Strauss, as you probably already know, was born in Germany and moved to San Francisco where he designed and produced his famous jeans.   He founded Levis Strauss & Co, a wholesale company selling dry products including blue denim, in 1853.

Originally Levis jeans were designed for labourers who required clothing that was robust, strong and won’t fall apart easily.  A tailor called Jacob invented the use of metal rivets in the weakest areas of the trousers such as; pocket corners and the base of the button fly.  Jacob realised his idea was hot (not just because the rivets heated up by the fire) and had great potential.  Jacob realised that in order to patent his rivets idea he would have to team up with a fabric supplier and his obvious choice was Levis Strauss, who provided him with the denim in the first place.  Levis Strauss immediately saw the potential of this partnership and together the patented the rivets with the USA Patent Office and Trademark office awarded them Patent Number  #139,121 on May 20th 1873.

Since May 20th 1873 everybody has fallen in love with Levis jeans and now they are no longer associated with heavy practical jobs.  Royalty, celebrities and the man on the street now wear these iconic blue jeans.  Levis Jeans are so versatile you can either dress them up or dress them down depending on the occasion in which you are wearing them.

Levis 501

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 Levis 501 jeans are probably the most well known name and number a pair of denim trousers could have.  Levis 501 are available in a variety of different cuts and washes so that you can choose a thread styled to suit your body shape and life style.  The Levis light broken 501 regular fit jeans   are probably the style we are most familiar with.  These straight legged jeans comes with button fly, riveted pockets, a straight leg fit and of course the ever so famous branded label to the back waistband.

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Levi 501 Different Fittings

Levis 501 jeans are available in a range of different fittings and styles; Levis 501 Blue Customised Bristol Tapered Fit , Dalston Jeans and Liverano Jeans are good examples of the versatility of Levis 501 jeans.

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Which ever style of Levis Jeans attracts you – remember every time you wear a pair of Levis jeans you are wearing a piece of living history.

 

 

March 5th, 2015

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Reading about how a brand is formed is often very surprising and shows innovation at its best. Often footwear is inspired by the interests of the designer and observations of the world around them.  Paul Sperry, an avid sea farer and inventor, nearly lost his life due to falling on a slippery deck. He watched as his Spaniel, Prince, move effortlessly across the ice.  He studied his pet’s feet and noticed that there were grooves on the bottom of his paws.  Sperry then carved grooves into rubber sole of his boat shoes and in that moment of enlightenment created the world’s first ever boat shoes.

Since 1935, when the Sperry boat shoe was born, sailors have relied on Sperry to keep them safe. During the second world war, the US War Department named Sperry Top Sider as one of the shoes of the US Navy. In the 1960’s the Kennedy Family sparked a flurry of excitement regarding Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes as they photographed wearing them while on holiday.  Since then Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes have been popular whether you are nautically inclined or not. In 1987 Sperry Top Sider became the official boat shoe during the Ryder Cup showing that how ever fashionable the shoes are they still remain in the heart of the ocean.

Sperry Top Sider Authentic Original 2 Eye Boat Shoes in Brown

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These  Sperry Top Sider Authentic original 2 Eye Boat shoes feature shock absorbing EVA heel cup for added comfort.  They have the authentic two eyelets for laces and are made from brown leather.  These boat shoes also include the famous rubber soles.

Sperry Top Sider Authentic Original 2 Eye Boat Shoes in Navy

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If you would consider blue to be a more nautical colour then you could choose these Sperry Top Sider Authentic Original 2 Eye Boat Shoes instead.  They come with exactly the same features as the brown shoe but are navy instead.

Sperry Top Sider Bahama Boat Shoe in Navy/Taupe Canvas

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Maybe canvas is a better option for you, these Sperry Top Sider Bahama Boat Shoes include the traditional two eye design and famous rubber soles.  These Sperry Top Sider  boat shoes are constructed of navy canvas at the laces and taupe at the main part of the foot.

 

One thing is for sure, with Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes you don’t need to be all at sea to enjoy wearing them.  If you would like to look at our complete range click here

 

March 3rd, 2015

Often we focus on what we are wearing to create an impression and forget about the little things that can transform our outfit from being mundane to fascinating.  Accessories are not just what we wear they are also what we carry with us during the day to make our lives easier.  We all own at least one piece of technology that we need to carry safely with us everyday.

Accessories that we wear include; hats, scarfs, belts, sunglasses, watches and cufflinks.  All are simple accessories but can change a plain outfit to one of sophistication.  When you choose to wear accessories make sure that you don’t over do the look because you could spoil the overall effect.

Caps and Hats at Stand-Out.Net

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If you would like to add a hat or cap to your collection of accessories you will find that there are many to choose from with each brand adding their own twist to the classic baseball cap or beanie design.  The hats featured in this article are from; Hype, Crooks and Castles, 55DSL, Money, Edwin, G-Star and Sik Silk. If you would like to see our full range of hats and caps click here.

Belts at Stand-Out.Net

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It is amazing how a simple length of leather or heater nylon can change an ordinary pair of jeans into a more interhttp://www.stand-out.net/Casio/Phys-Sports-Running-Watch-pr-17884.htmlesting threads.  The belts featured in this article are from; Diesel, Mustard and Cross Hatch.  if you would like to see our whole selection of belts please click here.

Casio Watches at Stand-Out.Net

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Many of us have replaced timepieces on our wrist for the clock on our mobile phones.  Believe it or not there are still times that a wrist watch is still the best way to find out what the time is.  Watches come in many shapes and sizes and can have many different purposes.  We have chosen three from our Casio Range that we think are a perfect way to accessorize your outfit. Whether you are into; stainless steel analogue, running watches or the monster G-Shock watch there is certainly a Casio for you.

Bags at Stand-Out.Net

Along with what we wear we also have accessories we carry these include; mobile phone, tablet, laptop, books, spare clothes, stationery and cheese sandwich.  We need to find the best way to carry all of our precious possessions. We need to ask ourselves  whether we should  choose a messenger bag or a backpack and which colour is the best and which brand is right for me?

 

Check out our two previous blogs about, ‘Eastpak bags’,  and, ‘Finding the Right Backpack For You.’ to help you to decide.

February 24th, 2015

Stand out in Spring with some statement stripes! Try saying that 5 times fast. The stripe is making a big comeback this season and lucky for you we’re ahead of the trend. Stripes are always somewhere to be seen whether it’s on the casual side of our wardrobe or on the formal side but be prepared to see much more of them soon.

As always, don’t go overboard and deck yourself out head to toe (boxers included) in stripes. The one key piece matched with something plain will have you looking smart! Also, bear in mind that a horizontal stripe will give you a broader appearance and a vertical stripe draws the eye up and down giving the illusion of extra height. Have a look what’s on offer at Stand-Out below.

T-Shirts

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This French Connection t-shirt would look great under a plain shirt or jacket. The Foray tee has a more subtle stripe and a collar for a slightly smarter look. Perfect for a date night!

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The Long Sleeved French Connection Placement Stripe tee will be great for the Spring days when it’s not so cold anymore but it’s not quite t-shirt weather! Great paired either with some jeans or chinos. The Edwin Navy Cable Knit on the other hand is extra warm and thick. You’ll be thankful for it if you are out and about in the evenings whether you are late home from work or late back from the pub!

Bottoms

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Lounge around in a pair of these comfy Ralph Lauren Striped Pyjama Bottoms. You’ll never want to put on actual trousers again!

Underwear

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Keep your stripes a secret with these comfortable fit  Polo Ralph Lauren boxers or give people just a flash of stripe every now buy going for these Lyle & Scott socks.

February 17th, 2015

H by Hudson shoes are beautifully crafted and the leather treated to create many outstanding finishes that it is easy to believe that the brand is centuries old. H by Hudson is in fact only two decades old and has its origins in the streets of 90’s London.  The brand really took off in 2004 with its H Men’s range and H by Hudson’s  unique style walked right into our fashion radar.  H by Hudson enticed women to their brand in 2008 when they introduced their women’s range of brogues and military boots.

Inspired by shoe designs around the world and a unique washing and dip dying process, giving the leather a vintage look. These, ‘ones and twos’, (Cockney Rhyming Slang for shoes) are made for walking and our H by Hudson selection will definitely get your toes twitching.

H by Hudson Hadstone Weave Shoes

Hadstone Weave Shoes from H by Hudson really highlight the washing process as the whole appearance of the shoes is one of a classic vintage. With soft leather uppers, rubber sole and built up heel you will certainly look the biz in these beauties.

H by Hudson Washed Black Angus Boots

These H by Hudson Washed Black Angus Boots are superb for those who favour black and can’t cope with pristine leather shoes.  The leather has been washed so that these boots have a vintage air about them, as if you have been wearing them for years.  These black boots sport laces, a pull tab on the back and a stacked heel.

H by Hudson Tan Ellington Shoes

If a classic brogue is what you are looking for then look no further than this H by Hudson Tan Ellington Shoes.  As you can see there is perforated detail around the ankle and the blunt pointed toe.  With a stacked heel and blind eyelets for your laces, these shoes are worth a second look.

H by Hudson Pierre Shoes

With a completely different look and style these suede  H by Hudson Pierre Shoes with their man made and leather soles and navy colouring give you the opportunity to wear H by Hudson shoes in a completely different way. They are certainly guaranteed to feel as comfortable as they look and are a great alternative to black or brown shoes.

If our H by Hudson selection has whetted your appetite please feel free to view the whole range by following this link.

 

February 12th, 2015

Graphic tees are bang on trend right now and are a must-have for any modern guy’s wardrobe.  From sexy girls to superheroes to straight up gangster designs you’ve got plenty to choose from at Stand-Out. So, if big bold prints are your thing here’s a selection of some of our favourite graphic tees to keep you looking fresh all year round.

Girls

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What could be better than having girls like this on your chest to show off? Whether you want to wear these tops out or just hang them up in your room to gaze at, that’s totally up to you…but at least if you wear them out you’re doing all your lad mates a favour! Check out more sexy prints here.

Artistic

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Feeling a bit artistic or cultural? We’ve got some awesome illustrated and printed t-shirt design from brands like Criminal Damage, Duck & Cover and these two from Religion and Scotch & Soda.

Branded

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Keep it casual and cool in a branded t-shirt. Our brands like to stand out from the crowd and these two are no exception. This gold and black Sik Silk tee oozes luxury and Hype keeps it bold but breezy with their white and blue floral design.

For Fun

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We’ve got plenty of TV and film inspired shirts if you want to sport the logo of your favourite superhero or comic book character. Perfect for sci-fi fans, this Star Wars t-shirt features everyone’s favourite robot duo C3PO and R2D2. Alternatively you could save the day in this Iron Man slim fit shirt.

To browse our full range of t-shirts just click here.

 
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