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Shackleton x Leica Cameras Parka – Mens Fashion Article

I’m a fan of the Shackleton parka and wore one last year to Antarctica, testing it in early summer conditions at sea and on land. This year, Shackleton has collaborated with Leica to produce an extreme weather photographer’s parka, the Frank Hurley, after the man who documented Shackleton’s 1914-17 Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition.  Hurley’s superb images included those of their ship, Endurance, crushed in the polar ice. He and Shackleton had to select which to keep and which to destroy…

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Walpole British Luxury Awards 2019 – Mens Fashion Article

I was pleased to be invited to the 2019 Walpole British Luxury Awards at The Dorchester. Walpole is a non-profit organisation that promotes and supports British businesses in the luxury sector (worth £48 billion to the UK economy). Members cover many sectors, from fashion to travel, automobile to jewellery. With Helen Brocklebank CEO Walpole The awards were hosted by Laurence Fox and were given to those businesses, from the established to the emerging, who most impressed the judges. A ‘Legend’…

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Cheaney Shoes x Tengri Mongolian Yak Hair Collection – Mens Fashion Article

Tengri is a London-based design house which emphasises craftsmanship and sustainability while supporting groups like the Mongolian herders whose Khangai Mountain yaks supply the hair used in the manufacture of these shoes made in collaboration with Cheaney Shoes of Northamptonshire.  I met Tengri’s founder, Nancy Johnston, to see the collection, which will be limited to 150 pairs. The shoes are undyed leather which can be stained if required. I rather liked the cream undyed finish and would probably retain that…

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