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Monthly Archives: January 2011


By Marlene | Published: 18. January 2011
These trousers have become something like my uniform in the past three months, whether I'm going to work or going out. They are the same slouchy, tapered boy's fit as the red ones, but cut from fine black wool and, obviously, by the same designer: James. Interested in trousers like these? Send James an email: mail at jamescastle dot de

june in january

By Marlene | Published: 16. January 2011
My biggest problem with January: it's not June. Yet the clothes hanging in the stores now are all made for June. So what? So: I get impatient. I don't want to wear thick jumpers and long cardigans anymore. I would like it to be warm enough to be able to wear this shirt that I bought in Topshop over Christmas. (more…)
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a week in fashion #4

By James | Published: 14. January 2011
*I've been looking forward to new online men's wear store Mr. Porter since it was first mentioned last year. The wait is almost over and you can make sure you get first access if you register as a founding member now. (more…)

labels labels labels

By James | Published: 11. January 2011
It was really exciting to return home after Christmas and find my new labels had arrived. A big thank you to Chris whose graphic design talents were invaluable. (more…)
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By Marlene | Published: 8. January 2011
I have known Aaron for more than ten years. I cannot remember ever seeing him in anything that looked bad. In fact, it's the opposite. Every time I see him, I think how much easier it is for men to be well-dressed. (more…)
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