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As we prepare to give 2012 the send off it deserves and welcome 2013 with open arms we have a whole new year of trends, fashion and events to look forward too!.

But for those of you who just cant wait here’s an insight into an upcoming trend  we here at PAUSE love! And believe you’ll be seeing across the high street in 2013.

The Snake Print;
Yes, sources say Snake Print will be very big in high street for menswear in early 2013 (as it was this summer for women) and was heavily used in Roberto Cavalli’s FW/12 collection (as seen below).

Here are a few pieces from Topman, Trapstar and River Island  you can go grab your hands on now;

Topman:

Trapstar:

River Island:

By Jordan Victor-Harrison
As we prepare to give 2012 the send off it deserves and welcome 2013 with open arms we have a whole new year of trends, fashion and events to look forward too!.

But for those of you who just cant wait here’s an insight into an upcoming trend  we here at PAUSE love! And believe you’ll be seeing across the high street in 2013.

The Snake Print;
Yes, sources say Snake Print will be very big in high street for menswear in early 2013 (as it was this summer for women) and was heavily used in Roberto Cavalli’s FW/12 collection (as seen below).

Here are a few pieces from Topman, Trapstar and River Island  you can go grab your hands on now;

Topman:

Trapstar:

River Island:

By Jordan Victor-Harrison
The eclectic streetwear brand Hype is now going to be available at a Topman store near you soon.

After a solid few weeks being stocked in Topman Oxford Circus, Hype was excited to announce that they are now going to be available in five more locations across the UK.

Catch your bright prints, eye-catching designs and extravagantly patterned beanies, sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats at White City Westfield London, Queen St Cardiff, Lakeside Essex, Arndale Manchester and Eldon SQ Newcastle.

In the meantime, check out their online store here.

 

By Olivia Suleimon
As we prepare to give 2012 the send off it deserves and welcome 2013 with open arms we have a whole new year of trends, fashion and events to look forward too!.

But for those of you who just cant wait here’s an insight into an upcoming trend  we here at PAUSE love! And believe you’ll be seeing across the high street in 2013.

The Snake Print;
Yes, sources say Snake Print will be very big in high street for menswear in early 2013 (as it was this summer for women) and was heavily used in Roberto Cavalli’s FW/12 collection (as seen below).

Here are a few pieces from Topman, Trapstar and River Island  you can go grab your hands on now;

Topman:

Trapstar:

River Island:

By Jordan Victor-Harrison
The eclectic streetwear brand Hype is now going to be available at a Topman store near you soon.

After a solid few weeks being stocked in Topman Oxford Circus, Hype was excited to announce that they are now going to be available in five more locations across the UK.

Catch your bright prints, eye-catching designs and extravagantly patterned beanies, sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats at White City Westfield London, Queen St Cardiff, Lakeside Essex, Arndale Manchester and Eldon SQ Newcastle.

In the meantime, check out their online store here.

 

By Olivia Suleimon

Thomas Codd London’s new line is fresh and inspiring, a style we are all familiar with but done with a twist so as soon as we see it, we can envision ourselves wearing it. Here at PAUSE, we ask Thomas Codd some questions to help us better understand the brand and the new collection!

Thomas, what was the inspiration behind this line? It’s really exciting and different to other styles we’ve seen lately.

What inspired me for this line is what inspired me in my graduate collection at university and what inspires me to dress this way. My style is subcultures, predominantly British like MOD and Skinhead. I do not follow trends or forecast them, I could not tell you whenLondon fashion week is nor do I aspire to show at there but I have created a label where all the designs are of similar style and cut. It’s my branding. My signature. I wanted to create my own niche and be something new for menswear, an avenue away from high end.”

Describe the line in three words.
“Nostalgic, arrogant and charismatic.”

Why is Thomas Codd different from the other menswear brands around at the moment, what’s the unique selling point?

“The unique selling point is our incredibly good and fair price range that sits above Topman and below Allsaints for example. It offers a totally different style genre and look to any other label, with new ideas of cut and fabric use and treatment, the outcome is unique. Affordable and unique, so anyone can stand out and be their own man. I sit on my own, doing my own thing, some products sail along and some have that mix of commercialism that gets the masses looking, but either response I’m happy and proud to have a line that reflects me.”

How did the company come about?

“It was always my ambition when setting my heart on fashion to have my own label and that steered me to do a course at university in design but as I matured and become realistic, my thoughts levelled out. Once I graduated, I got an internship at Allsaints. I did 4 days, 3 of which I spent sewing buttons on shirts from 9am to 11pm and one I spent making up cardboard boxes! This switched me into action and pushed me to get working on getting my graduate collection in shops. I wanted Tom Codd to become Thomas Codd London and it happened automatically! I walked out of Allsaints and opposite was Behave boutique, where I set up a buyers meeting and the rest is history. But the hard work continues every minute of the day.”

With menswear evolving and growing so much recently, help our readers find out about the Thomas Codd style. What kind of guy would be wearing your clothes?

“My signature looks and finishes are tartan and denim bleach and now I use them in trimmings and linings. My customers were typically the more brave, cool kid or fashion designer/students. But this is not me and while those pieces are still on sale and still sell really well, the brand in its 2 years has matured so much from that and become more commercial. The introduction of printed tees and vests broke the Ibizahouse market in 2010 and once I had this group of fashion daring lads on side, they delved into other pieces on the line. Now the same lads are wearing their printed vest with a denim bleach shirt unbuttoned, so the different ends of the collection are meeting and Thomas Codd London has now opened up its shop door to every male fashion consumer, we are not for just any one male, gentleman or geezer.”

Finally, imagine you had a crystal ball and could see 5 years from now… where is Thomas Codd?

“Thomas Codd London will have its own shop, be sold on ASOS promoted from markeptlace, and a Womenswear line would be in place as I have so many requests to do so I think it would be rude not to. I would love to be stocked in Selfridges as this is retail heaven for me and it would be so satisfying to be sold as a designer in a place where I once stood staring at great brands hoping to be on their par.”

 

To checkout Thomas Codd’s new and exciting collection click here.

By Ceylan Kumbarji

As we prepare to give 2012 the send off it deserves and welcome 2013 with open arms we have a whole new year of trends, fashion and events to look forward too!.

But for those of you who just cant wait here’s an insight into an upcoming trend  we here at PAUSE love! And believe you’ll be seeing across the high street in 2013.

The Snake Print;
Yes, sources say Snake Print will be very big in high street for menswear in early 2013 (as it was this summer for women) and was heavily used in Roberto Cavalli’s FW/12 collection (as seen below).

Here are a few pieces from Topman, Trapstar and River Island  you can go grab your hands on now;

Topman:

Trapstar:

River Island:

By Jordan Victor-Harrison
The eclectic streetwear brand Hype is now going to be available at a Topman store near you soon.

After a solid few weeks being stocked in Topman Oxford Circus, Hype was excited to announce that they are now going to be available in five more locations across the UK.

Catch your bright prints, eye-catching designs and extravagantly patterned beanies, sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats at White City Westfield London, Queen St Cardiff, Lakeside Essex, Arndale Manchester and Eldon SQ Newcastle.

In the meantime, check out their online store here.

 

By Olivia Suleimon

Thomas Codd London’s new line is fresh and inspiring, a style we are all familiar with but done with a twist so as soon as we see it, we can envision ourselves wearing it. Here at PAUSE, we ask Thomas Codd some questions to help us better understand the brand and the new collection!

Thomas, what was the inspiration behind this line? It’s really exciting and different to other styles we’ve seen lately.

What inspired me for this line is what inspired me in my graduate collection at university and what inspires me to dress this way. My style is subcultures, predominantly British like MOD and Skinhead. I do not follow trends or forecast them, I could not tell you whenLondon fashion week is nor do I aspire to show at there but I have created a label where all the designs are of similar style and cut. It’s my branding. My signature. I wanted to create my own niche and be something new for menswear, an avenue away from high end.”

Describe the line in three words.
“Nostalgic, arrogant and charismatic.”

Why is Thomas Codd different from the other menswear brands around at the moment, what’s the unique selling point?

“The unique selling point is our incredibly good and fair price range that sits above Topman and below Allsaints for example. It offers a totally different style genre and look to any other label, with new ideas of cut and fabric use and treatment, the outcome is unique. Affordable and unique, so anyone can stand out and be their own man. I sit on my own, doing my own thing, some products sail along and some have that mix of commercialism that gets the masses looking, but either response I’m happy and proud to have a line that reflects me.”

How did the company come about?

“It was always my ambition when setting my heart on fashion to have my own label and that steered me to do a course at university in design but as I matured and become realistic, my thoughts levelled out. Once I graduated, I got an internship at Allsaints. I did 4 days, 3 of which I spent sewing buttons on shirts from 9am to 11pm and one I spent making up cardboard boxes! This switched me into action and pushed me to get working on getting my graduate collection in shops. I wanted Tom Codd to become Thomas Codd London and it happened automatically! I walked out of Allsaints and opposite was Behave boutique, where I set up a buyers meeting and the rest is history. But the hard work continues every minute of the day.”

With menswear evolving and growing so much recently, help our readers find out about the Thomas Codd style. What kind of guy would be wearing your clothes?

“My signature looks and finishes are tartan and denim bleach and now I use them in trimmings and linings. My customers were typically the more brave, cool kid or fashion designer/students. But this is not me and while those pieces are still on sale and still sell really well, the brand in its 2 years has matured so much from that and become more commercial. The introduction of printed tees and vests broke the Ibizahouse market in 2010 and once I had this group of fashion daring lads on side, they delved into other pieces on the line. Now the same lads are wearing their printed vest with a denim bleach shirt unbuttoned, so the different ends of the collection are meeting and Thomas Codd London has now opened up its shop door to every male fashion consumer, we are not for just any one male, gentleman or geezer.”

Finally, imagine you had a crystal ball and could see 5 years from now… where is Thomas Codd?

“Thomas Codd London will have its own shop, be sold on ASOS promoted from markeptlace, and a Womenswear line would be in place as I have so many requests to do so I think it would be rude not to. I would love to be stocked in Selfridges as this is retail heaven for me and it would be so satisfying to be sold as a designer in a place where I once stood staring at great brands hoping to be on their par.”

 

To checkout Thomas Codd’s new and exciting collection click here.

By Ceylan Kumbarji

The Spring/Summer collection from Bench is making us even more excited to get into some warm weather! Featuring the two most hotly tipped trends for this summer, this collection showcases loads of navy and heavy prints. Navy and heavy prints are definitely gonna be big and with Bench already being miles ahead, we were right to expect big things from them.

Some of our personal favourites include this cargo shirt, which is not only a timeless and classic print, but also goes great with so many other things in the collection. With some many shorts and shirts to mix and match, there are endless possibilities of outfits you can create. Pair it with these navy blue shorts to make sure you’ve got a complete look, mixing two of the hot trends together.

Camo Shirt_£40Shorts_£35

All of the t-shirts in the collection stay true to what we should expect to be a big hit this summer, with bold patterns and unique print. Perfectly easy to match with either the navy shorts from above, or for a more summery feel the light green shorts. A very eagerly anticipated collection, we can’t wait for this to be released, and at PAUSE we can already see countless pieces we’re gonna blow our shopping money on!

GreenShorts_£35£22
£25£25

Jackets and shirts are also big in this collection and at PAUSE, we love things that don’t get boring after a couple of wears. This is why this collection is so great, because everything is bold and goes so well together, so you should definitely grab a few of these signature pieces and put them in your Spring/Summer wardrobe!

£40£80

By Ceylan Kumbarji
As we prepare to give 2012 the send off it deserves and welcome 2013 with open arms we have a whole new year of trends, fashion and events to look forward too!.

But for those of you who just cant wait here’s an insight into an upcoming trend  we here at PAUSE love! And believe you’ll be seeing across the high street in 2013.

The Snake Print;
Yes, sources say Snake Print will be very big in high street for menswear in early 2013 (as it was this summer for women) and was heavily used in Roberto Cavalli’s FW/12 collection (as seen below).

Here are a few pieces from Topman, Trapstar and River Island  you can go grab your hands on now;

Topman:

Trapstar:

River Island:

By Jordan Victor-Harrison
The eclectic streetwear brand Hype is now going to be available at a Topman store near you soon.

After a solid few weeks being stocked in Topman Oxford Circus, Hype was excited to announce that they are now going to be available in five more locations across the UK.

Catch your bright prints, eye-catching designs and extravagantly patterned beanies, sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats at White City Westfield London, Queen St Cardiff, Lakeside Essex, Arndale Manchester and Eldon SQ Newcastle.

In the meantime, check out their online store here.

 

By Olivia Suleimon

Thomas Codd London’s new line is fresh and inspiring, a style we are all familiar with but done with a twist so as soon as we see it, we can envision ourselves wearing it. Here at PAUSE, we ask Thomas Codd some questions to help us better understand the brand and the new collection!

Thomas, what was the inspiration behind this line? It’s really exciting and different to other styles we’ve seen lately.

What inspired me for this line is what inspired me in my graduate collection at university and what inspires me to dress this way. My style is subcultures, predominantly British like MOD and Skinhead. I do not follow trends or forecast them, I could not tell you whenLondon fashion week is nor do I aspire to show at there but I have created a label where all the designs are of similar style and cut. It’s my branding. My signature. I wanted to create my own niche and be something new for menswear, an avenue away from high end.”

Describe the line in three words.
“Nostalgic, arrogant and charismatic.”

Why is Thomas Codd different from the other menswear brands around at the moment, what’s the unique selling point?

“The unique selling point is our incredibly good and fair price range that sits above Topman and below Allsaints for example. It offers a totally different style genre and look to any other label, with new ideas of cut and fabric use and treatment, the outcome is unique. Affordable and unique, so anyone can stand out and be their own man. I sit on my own, doing my own thing, some products sail along and some have that mix of commercialism that gets the masses looking, but either response I’m happy and proud to have a line that reflects me.”

How did the company come about?

“It was always my ambition when setting my heart on fashion to have my own label and that steered me to do a course at university in design but as I matured and become realistic, my thoughts levelled out. Once I graduated, I got an internship at Allsaints. I did 4 days, 3 of which I spent sewing buttons on shirts from 9am to 11pm and one I spent making up cardboard boxes! This switched me into action and pushed me to get working on getting my graduate collection in shops. I wanted Tom Codd to become Thomas Codd London and it happened automatically! I walked out of Allsaints and opposite was Behave boutique, where I set up a buyers meeting and the rest is history. But the hard work continues every minute of the day.”

With menswear evolving and growing so much recently, help our readers find out about the Thomas Codd style. What kind of guy would be wearing your clothes?

“My signature looks and finishes are tartan and denim bleach and now I use them in trimmings and linings. My customers were typically the more brave, cool kid or fashion designer/students. But this is not me and while those pieces are still on sale and still sell really well, the brand in its 2 years has matured so much from that and become more commercial. The introduction of printed tees and vests broke the Ibizahouse market in 2010 and once I had this group of fashion daring lads on side, they delved into other pieces on the line. Now the same lads are wearing their printed vest with a denim bleach shirt unbuttoned, so the different ends of the collection are meeting and Thomas Codd London has now opened up its shop door to every male fashion consumer, we are not for just any one male, gentleman or geezer.”

Finally, imagine you had a crystal ball and could see 5 years from now… where is Thomas Codd?

“Thomas Codd London will have its own shop, be sold on ASOS promoted from markeptlace, and a Womenswear line would be in place as I have so many requests to do so I think it would be rude not to. I would love to be stocked in Selfridges as this is retail heaven for me and it would be so satisfying to be sold as a designer in a place where I once stood staring at great brands hoping to be on their par.”

 

To checkout Thomas Codd’s new and exciting collection click here.

By Ceylan Kumbarji

The Spring/Summer collection from Bench is making us even more excited to get into some warm weather! Featuring the two most hotly tipped trends for this summer, this collection showcases loads of navy and heavy prints. Navy and heavy prints are definitely gonna be big and with Bench already being miles ahead, we were right to expect big things from them.

Some of our personal favourites include this cargo shirt, which is not only a timeless and classic print, but also goes great with so many other things in the collection. With some many shorts and shirts to mix and match, there are endless possibilities of outfits you can create. Pair it with these navy blue shorts to make sure you’ve got a complete look, mixing two of the hot trends together.

Camo Shirt_£40Shorts_£35

All of the t-shirts in the collection stay true to what we should expect to be a big hit this summer, with bold patterns and unique print. Perfectly easy to match with either the navy shorts from above, or for a more summery feel the light green shorts. A very eagerly anticipated collection, we can’t wait for this to be released, and at PAUSE we can already see countless pieces we’re gonna blow our shopping money on!

GreenShorts_£35£22
£25£25

Jackets and shirts are also big in this collection and at PAUSE, we love things that don’t get boring after a couple of wears. This is why this collection is so great, because everything is bold and goes so well together, so you should definitely grab a few of these signature pieces and put them in your Spring/Summer wardrobe!

£40£80

By Ceylan Kumbarji
There’s no doubt you’re already out in the manic world of pre-Christmas shopping with an arm’s length list of an ever-growing family, expecting the coolest presents. And like most of us,  three-quarters of that list probably hasn’t even been seen to. But fear not, the PAUSE team is at hand! Whether it be for that picky cousin, the grumpy dad or that favourite nephew of yours, here’s a top 10 list of watch gifts for him this festive season.

Amavisca – £35
1

This masculine watch with gold detailing has a simple, classic style ready to wear with a suit or jeans and a tee.

G-Shock GA100 – £100
2

The reputable and always cool G-Shock have this blacked out beast of a watch. Shock resistant and both a technical analog plus digital watch face.

Toywatch – Black Toy 2 Fly – £155
3

It’s all in the name with this choice. Does its job well with a formal brown stitching and watch face.

Patterned Strap Watch – £25
4

Gold faced with a quirky aztec/afrocentric strap. This watch is the cheap and cheerful option.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Rock Watch – £209
5

Another all black option with baby blue hints on the face. Water resistant, stylish and housed in a 46mm stainless steel case, this watch is ready for whatever.

D&G Medicine Man Watch – £66
6

This multi-coloured retro option is an eye catcher. The all white strap, square face and TV test card dial design definitely stands out from the crowd.

Micheal Kors Brown Rubber Strap Watch – £189
7

Already very popular with the ladies, this Micheal Kors watch is sure to cause a stir with the gentlemen also. The all brown sophisticated yet contemporary design has a rubber strap with just enough detail sure to draw some attention.

Emporio Armani Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch – £229
8

High fashion in a watch. This classy all stainless steel, water-resistant classic style watch has nothing but great reviews, expected from elegant brand.

Guess Black Strap Watch – £66
9

With its rectangular dial and white stitching, this watch is great for day-to-day wear. Its plain styling and fair pricing also makes it a great Christmas present.

Adidas Santiago Watch – £56
10

This animal print style is vibrant, funky and unique with street style aesthetics. This is another watch that is sure to turn heads.

by Kacion Mayers

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