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Menswear took the spotlight earlier this month, with London Collections Men offering fashion-conscious fellas the perfect excuse to visit their favourite designers in Mayfair and Belgravia.
Not many designers can claim to have a product so well known that its name has become shorthand for an entire category of clothing, but the iconic rubberised jackets developed by Charles Mackintosh in 1823 have done just that. The brand’s flagship store is located on Mount Street, and the modern Mac is a firmly established luxury brand that combines updated technology with traditional techniques.
Just a few doors down is Christopher Kane, a relative newcomer to the menswear scene. The label was launched in 2006, almost immediately after Christopher’s graduation from Central Saint Martins. The talented young designer has gone on to win a clutch of industry awards and the brand has earned a reputation as one of the powerhouse labels of British fashion. Add some of its distinctive, graphic-driven pieces to your wardrobe and you’ll be in good company – Jay Z is among its many celebrity fans.
He may be a fictional character, but James Bond is no less of a style icon for that. So if you’re dressing to kill, look no further than Turnbull & Asser, 007’s shirtmaker of choice. Established on Jermyn Street in 1885, it’s been carefully hand-crafting shirts ever since – all made in England by skilled craftspeople. For a truly indulgent experience and a shirt that you’ll treasure for a lifetime, try their bespoke service.
You might not have made it on to the guest list for the exclusive Dunhill summer party, which took place on 10 June, but you can still experience the luxury of this most British of brands. From blazers to braces and lapel pins to loafers, everything the well dressed man-about-town could possibly need can be found in its Jermyn Street store.