Luke Launch SS17 Collections

Luke Launch SS17 Collections

Since its humble beginnings in the West Midlands, Luke has established itself as a leading contemporary UK menswear brand. Now in its 15th year, Luke 1977 is still independently owned and has continually evolved, creating four seasonal collections across their mainline offering and ‘Luke Sport’ range. Recognised for their sport utility designs, styling is detailed yet practical; Luke is a true lifestyle offering. Luke Roper is the founder and Creative Director of the brand and all of their brand extensions, designing all the components for the modern lad, a gentleman, a working class hero and a bit of a rogue.

Luke Launch SS17 Collections

Considered, refined and understated sets the tone for the SS17 mainline range. The collection is built on the foundations of their staple pieces in the form of shirting, classic tees and polos; diverse product range, embracing all occasions. These, combined with statement jackets and bombers make up for a sophisticated feel, which is reflected even through their tracksuits. The footwear line has also expanded with a cleaner, dressed up feel combined with a range of smart technical shoes.

Luke Launch SS17 Collections

Prominent detailing on sweats such as rose gold zips and soft quilted fabrics contribute to the clean overall finish. Luke Denim has an offering of clean silhouettes in a range of cuts, from the super skinny Rui and Vacuum to the more relaxed Eddie fit, with a variation of washes running throughout the collection. True to the ethos is the unique styling and finish with added tape detailing and feature rivets and buttons while retaining Luke’s quirky fun element of hiding words of wisdom in the garments.

Luke Launch SS17 Collections

This season Luke Sport has gone back in time to take inspirations from early 1990’s classic sportswear heritage. Combined with influences from Luke Roper‘s own life experiences and the local area where he grew up, the range is bathed in nostalgia and bold branding.

Luke Launch SS17 Collections

Technical tracksuits and jackets and the brand’s signature strip of gold, red and green, creates a stylised, luxury feel throughout. The sport-lux feel makes the collection desirable, yet its technical attributes enable you to look good with confidence. The sport line gives a nod back to the time when brands were everything, the only thing, and people wore them with pride and as an identity.

Luke Launch SS17 Collections

Stand out colours of lux sand and lux coral feature through polos, tracksuits and outerwear. Tracksuits are clean, with a slim silhouette formed by sweat tops and hoodies, while joggers and shorts are tapered. The entire range is effortlessly sleek whilst retaining an urban stance. Caps and trainers complete the range with classic lightweight cotton jersey and woven runners in new technical fabrications and colours.

Luke Launch SS17 Collections

A key thread running through the entire range is Luke’s signature ‘TECHUNIQUE’. By exploring new ideas and pioneering new techniques the brand brings exciting, fresh fabrics to the collections that are designed for living life on the edge. These include Tech Perf Jersey, Lamination Bond, metallic finish nylon, Techneopique and Fleece Backed Nylon.

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Matthew Vaughn on Kingsman

Matthew Vaughn on Kingsman

Old Forester, America’s first bottled bourbon, has announced their involvement with upcoming film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The film, a sequel to the 2014 instalment, is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars original cast members Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, and Mark Strong, and introduces new cast members Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, and Julianne Moore. The film sees British secret service agents, Kingsman head Stateside to meet their U.S. based cousins, Statesman.

Matthew Vaughn on Kingsman

On behalf of Old Forester MenswearStyle were invited to a screening down at Ham Yard Hotel in London last week to see the first act and interact with a Q&A with Matthew Vaughn himself. 

Was it a tough decision coming back to direct a sequel?  

“I was certainly hesitant making this film, so many sequels, they don’t enhance the experience. But then I woke up one morning and had the story in my head.”

Matthew Vaughn on Kingsman

Just like how Paul McCartney woke up with Yesterday in his head? 

“Something like that. But ultimately Kick Ass 2 was a learning curve how not to make the sequel. We didn’t intend to make a terrible film. Nobody does, only it can turn out that way sometimes. I was lucky with this one, the script wrote itself, I then thought ‘do I give it to someone else or look after it myself’. Again Kick Ass 2 taught me that lesson so I had to do it myself.”

Matthew Vaughn on Kingsman

How does the script writing process work?  

“I set about doing the first draft, I never do more than two drafts for a screenplay. It’s like being an architect trying to deliver what’s in my crazy mind. We start off with cards then discuss the things that are possible before executing the plan. Jane (Jane Goldman – co writer) is good, she keeps me on the straight and narrow. She puts in the warmth and I put in the crazy. It’s dark and it’s light – getting that balance.”

Matthew Vaughn on Kingsman

How do you know what should stay in a script and what should go? 

“We had more of a budget for this one so we could try more things. The story is the driving force, it’s the emotional connection and it was really important to tell the story of Eggsy (played by Taron Egerton). It’s a continuation of his story, no one really knows where he is going to end up. With regards to what stays and goes, I might have to do a longer edit of this film one day. I’m cutting out loads of good stuff, I’m really wrestling with the length on this one and I hate long films. Ultimately it’s all instinct, I’ll watch it a bunch of times and if I get bored with certain sequences or they don’t make me laugh I’ll often leave them out.”

Matthew Vaughn on Kingsman

Will there be a third? 

“When I was writing this I had a big idea for Kingsman 3. If enough people go see Golden Circle, I’ll make another one. It’s very much like Empire (The Empire Strikes Back), this is a bridge and has to be resolved in the third.”

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Can You Better Your Girlfriends Hairstyle

Can You Better Your Girlfriends Hairstyle

You know it, we know it, your barber knows it and your dog – who isn’t even sentient enough to know that he knows it – definitely knows it – women have better hair than men, in all circumstances. The most rigorously coiffed man on the planet barely compares to a woman who’s let her hair go unwashed for five days. No matter how many styling gels or fancy shampoos you slather over your scalp, the idea of pitting your hair against a woman in a style competition and winning is more chuckle-worthy than a marathon viewing of Fawlty Towers.

Can You Better Your Girlfriends Hairstyle

Who’s to blame for men’s awful hair? 

In large part, society is to blame. Well, society and barbers. Just think about the amount of time you spend in your average barbers. Half an hour, at the most. And the price; even if you were to chuck in a beard trim, your haircut will seldom set you back more than £40. Women, on the other hand, spend an astonishing amount of time in a hair salon. Some have spent decades in their hairdresser’s chair sculpting the perfect perm, while others have entered a salon never to return, like Arctic explorers on a doomed mission.

Can You Better Your Girlfriends Hairstyle

The tools at your disposal  

What’s more, women have an astonishing array of tools at their disposal when it comes to haircare. Let’s look at the humble styling wand as an example. It’s got a name that’s actually associated with magic, like something Hermione Granger would create to give her fringe extra lift, and it’s promoted by the kind of people whose hair seems to be shinier than a freshly washed Labrador. The styling wand is the Swiss army knife of the hairdressing world, giving its user the kind of follicular look and feel usually reserved for Kate Middleton. Let’s compare that to the Skull Shaver, a shaving device with a name more violent than a Nightmare on Elm Street sequel. The Skull Shaver isn’t fancy, and it isn’t trying to beautify you. All it wants to do is shave your skull. Well, hopefully it wants to shave your scalp, but its name worryingly implies otherwise. Comparing these (admittedly extreme) examples, it’s easy to see the difference between men and women’s grooming generally. Women want something that will take care of their luscious locks. Men want a shaving device with the power to burrow into the centre of the Earth, or at least into their skull.

Can You Better Your Girlfriends Hairstyle

Look to your girlfriend 

So, what can a man who wants elegant hair do, especially amidst a glut of aggressively branded scalp cutters? The simplest solution is to steal your girlfriend’s cosmetic products and hope she doesn’t notice. But with this you’re running the risk of angering your beloved, leaving you in the doghouse for an indefinite period of time. We recommend finding a few male beauty products for sensitive hair, and consulting an upmarket barber. The results won’t match your girlfriend’s haircare regime, but at least you’ll know you’ve done your best.

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adidas’s EQT Support ADV Arrives in Premium “Milled Leather”

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Brand: adidas

Model: EQT Support ADV “Milled Leather”

Key Features: Mesh, canvas, synthetic construction, sock-like build, compression-molded EVA midsole unit

Release Date: Available Now

Price: $110 USD

Availability: adidas and select retailers including, Feature

Editor’s Notes: Last offered in a “Tactile Green” theme, the adidas EQT Support ADV is rendered in a “Milled Leather” makeover next.

Flaunting a timeless two-tone colorway of black and white, the sneaker’s sleek profile is comprised of mixed materials — mesh, canvas and synthetic overlays. Highlighting the stealthy build are laser-cut milled leather panels at the toe and heel counter for a subtle luxurious touch. Laser-engraved branding is applied at the lace-lock, tongue label and heel, while it’s all adhered atop a True White molded EVA midsole unit to finish it off.

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Take a Look Inside Toronto’s First Jordan Brand Store

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Toronto is getting its own Jordan Brand store this weekend, so we went behind the scenes before its official unveiling.

The Yonge 306 location began as a pop-up last year during the NBA All-Star Weekend, but it was so popular Nike decided to turn it into a full-time location. Alongside everything you’d expect in a Jordan store, the Toronto location also includes Centre 23 (a training hub with “Breakfast Club” workouts) and barbershop — so you can leave with new kicks and a fresh cut.

The store will open to the public tomorrow at 06:23am sharp, and to celebrate there will be limited Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 4, and Air Jordan 6 releases in honor of the 416 area code. Get down early to make sure you cop.

In other sneaker news, adidas Originals’s Stan Smith drops in new “Camo” colorway.