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PAUSE Picks: Top 10 Men’s Christmas Jumpers

SSENSE drops the bomb.

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We’re not officially in Spring/Summer according to the weather, but who said you can’t shop in advance? SSENSE dropped the latest pieces from Hood By Air’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection which showcased in September at New York Fashion Week. The new seasonal collection is wearable and features strong graphics as well as bold monochromatic styles. A mix of sharp shirts and unlimited zippers throughout the creative collection, shop the collection now at SSENSE.

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SSENSE drops the bomb.

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We’re not officially in Spring/Summer according to the weather, but who said you can’t shop in advance? SSENSE dropped the latest pieces from Hood By Air’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection which showcased in September at New York Fashion Week. The new seasonal collection is wearable and features strong graphics as well as bold monochromatic styles. A mix of sharp shirts and unlimited zippers throughout the creative collection, shop the collection now at SSENSE.

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Pull and Bear turns on the 24 Hour clock.

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What happens in fashion every hour in 24 hours? PAUSE, as Pull and Bear’s new Autumn/Winter 2014 editorial travels with us in time. This season Spanish brand Pull and Bear pushes displays of much needed casual and fall wear of scarves, jackets, and caps to wrap the wearer in modernistic silhouettes that remind us why this brand has been going strong for the last 28 years. Casual fits transitioning to more festive and lively occasions project the eclectic motives to suit the modern man and the life of the party. Winter isn’t over and 2015 is coming, inspire yourself with Pull & Bear’s endless winter looks, see the full 24 Hour editorial below:

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SSENSE drops the bomb.

HOODBYAIRBAN

We’re not officially in Spring/Summer according to the weather, but who said you can’t shop in advance? SSENSE dropped the latest pieces from Hood By Air’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection which showcased in September at New York Fashion Week. The new seasonal collection is wearable and features strong graphics as well as bold monochromatic styles. A mix of sharp shirts and unlimited zippers throughout the creative collection, shop the collection now at SSENSE.

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Pull and Bear turns on the 24 Hour clock.

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What happens in fashion every hour in 24 hours? PAUSE, as Pull and Bear’s new Autumn/Winter 2014 editorial travels with us in time. This season Spanish brand Pull and Bear pushes displays of much needed casual and fall wear of scarves, jackets, and caps to wrap the wearer in modernistic silhouettes that remind us why this brand has been going strong for the last 28 years. Casual fits transitioning to more festive and lively occasions project the eclectic motives to suit the modern man and the life of the party. Winter isn’t over and 2015 is coming, inspire yourself with Pull & Bear’s endless winter looks, see the full 24 Hour editorial below:

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The modern-day gentleman with more than meets the eye. PAUSE met up with Andy Jordan from Made In Chelsea to get a better look at what this creative young man is really getting up to off the set. From what is in his wardrobe to how to juggle three different careers, PAUSE has it covered.

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Suit: Claudio Lugli, Coat: Antony Morato, Shoes: Russell and Bromley, Turle Neck: Zara

How did becoming involved with Made in Chelsea change your life?

I think the most obvious thing is that everybody seems to know who I am now and everybody knows my business in terms of relationships, so that was a big change for me. Otherwise I’ve tried to make sure that I keep my life as normal as possible. At the end of the day it’s not what I want to be successful for, I want to be successful for my work and the creative stuff that I’m doing. MIC helps open doors from that perspective.

What made you move to London from the countryside in Devon? 

I’ve always had a base here, my parents are here and we’ve always been between the countryside and here. But London, for me, has more opportunity than most places on the planet; it is just a basic thing that if you want to be big in business, then this is the place to be.

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Polo Shirt: Gabicci, Trousers: Denim is Everything, Furline Jacket: Native Youth

You have a label called Jam Industries…

Yeah I do with my brother.

When and how did you start this up?

I actually wanted to do it for years before I actually started it up, and then I used Made in Chelsea to make me say “yep now I’m going to do it”. We don’t film full-time; we film maybe 3 days a week. I just knew that if I wanted to do it, I’d have 4 days a week to do my own thing. That’s kind of how I got it off the ground. At the time my brother was still a student. At the early stages the business was entirely off my head and now I’m super busy with music and fashion. A lot of the operations inside the business have been taken over by my brother. But we love working together, we are completely different.

How do you cope with juggling the reality show, the clothing line and your music?

At the moment I’m not coping that well, it is a real struggle because it’s now the Christmas season which is a huge time of the year for a clothing brand, it’s the most important. November, December and January are the most important time of the year for us. Right now it’s very difficult, there’s pressure on me to put my new EP out which is coming out early next year as well and its coupled with a busy time in filming and a busy time for the brands. So at the moment I just don’t really sleep much. But I’d rather work 7 days a week on projects that I love than 5 days a week on something that I hate.

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Turtle Neck: Antony Morato, Trousers: Antony Morato, Shoes: Russell and Bromley, Maroon Coat: Marshall Artist

What inspired you to start your music career, when did this all begin?

To be honest it was a girlfriend. Since I was at university I’ve played and taught myself guitar. Then it was a girlfriend that was like I really don’t understand why you don’t pursue this because you’re good at it and your writing fun songs. Off the back of her saying that I thought okay whatever I’m going to do a live show. When I did my first live show I loved it so much, I didn’t think I would. I thought I was going to be terrified, I was so nervous going on stage. I still get that same nerve but as soon as I’m up on stage I love it, so now I’m pursuing it as it’s easily by far my most favourite thing.

And you feel like you can express yourself through it?

Yeah I get very passionate about the music, for example when I’m at home working on a new song and I’m writing it, I can hear all the different instruments; I hear violins, I hear drums, I hear brass… all in my head. So I know I love the fact I’ll go into a studio and I’ll work with the producer to make what I can hear come to life.

Before you met your girlfriend you were already doing music?

Yeah, I was a bedroom guitarist. I was terrified even then, living at home my parents would be like “Hey, get the guitar out and sing a song” when we have friends over, I’d just be there like “Hmm I don’t really think that’s a good idea”.

How did you learn to play the guitar? 

I watched a few early YouTube videos.

When was this?

About 2 years ago, I haven’t actually been playing that long. Once you’ve learnt enough you can kind of make it up as you go along and you start to experiment with sounds and key changes. It’s fun.

In terms of the vocals how did that come around? Did you always have that naturally inside of you?

Yeah that’s always been there. It’s weird, your vocals get so much stronger and also it’s built into confidence. When I first started out, I was completely nervous. Then the more you sing, the better your vocals get, it’s like a muscle. Just think about your vocal as a muscle and it just trains up. When I finished the last tour, we had been on the road for the best part of a month singing for over an hour every night, my vocal was the strongest it’s ever been. So if anyone wants any advice, record after tours!

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Suit: Claudio Lugli, Coat: Nordic Poetry, Shoes: Russell and Bromley, Turtle Neck: Zara

What is your favourite piece of clothing that you currently have in your wardrobe?

It’s always my shoes, I collect them. I think that they basically make an outfit. I actually judge people on shoes; I’m quite bad about that and borderline rude. When I meet someone I always judge them on their shoes because you can tell a lot about someone by them. I’ve got a pair of Kurt Geiger shoes at the moment which I love, and I’ve got a pair of Russell and Bromley loafers that I love. I’ve got boots… in fact I’ve got so many things; I’m constantly chopping and changing all the time. But my go-to is a pair of Chelsea boots.

How would you wear the Chelsea boots?

I actually like to not put my jeans over the top of the boot. If the boot comes too high up the leg, I don’t really like it that much. I like my jeans just to be sitting on top, with like a loose baggy shirt and a tatty old pair of jeans, as long as they are relaxed.

Tell us about the song ‘Geography’, what was the inspiration behind the song?

I actually wrote this song with another girl called Caroline; it’s about long distance relationships. It’s the idea that you can fall in love with someone really quickly in a different continent and the romance doesn’t end. It just disappears because of the distance. It’s also the idea that if it’s true love, then you will meet them again. So that’s where the lyrics come from.

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Fedora Hat: Zara, Shirt: Zara, Trousers: Gabicci, Blazer: Claudio Lugli

How does it feel to have one of your songs reach top 10 in the iTunes chart?

Very cool! It’s awesome to be honest. It’s very humbling and obviously I’m doing it without the marketing of a record label. So I don’t really have any money to spend on marketing the music so it has just been a delight. It means that the fans are very loyal and they are enjoying it which is the very most and important thing.

What’s the best thing about Made in Chelsea?

Free booze! Whenever we film in a pub I get a free pint which I absolutely love…  I’m actually a real sucker for beer, which is such a bad thing because it just goes straight to your belly, but I love a pint of ale.

So your touring in 2015, what is going to be the biggest highlight?

The new music! The music that I’m bringing out now I feel like my personality comes out a lot more in the next EP than it did in the past. All the music that I’m writing, it’s very positive, it’s all about getting out there and doing your own thing. I’ve worked from live backwards towards the studios so from a live perspective, I’m very excited about it. With a full band it’s going to be very energetic. People are going to dance.

What music artists inspire your music?

Loads, I take inspiration from so many different people. I get inspiration from different people live as well. So recording wise, I get inspiration from an artist John Butler Trio, that’s my favourite, he’s awesome. He uses lots of live drums which I love. But live I take inspiration from Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Prince. It’s that ability to make sure that you have a good energy on stage. There’s no money in record sales really, so it’s all about a good show. There’s nothing better than being face to face with the people who are listening to your music. You give it to them, so that’s why I love live music.

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What advice would you give to young music recording artist that wants pursue their career in the music industry? What direction would you give them to take?

I would say embrace social media, a lot! Particularly with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. You can use all of those to gain a huge following before you’ve even asked someone to borrow money, I would also say play at many different, live and weird venues as possible. For me I go from playing in a pub with 50 people (which I actually love cause it’s totally interactive, and the guy sitting at the front who has had too much to drink is going to shout at you, and you can react to him and shout at him as well, it’s just great) to playing in front of 1000 people, it’s like you’ve got to amp up the people and use that energy.  If you play in all the different kinds of venues then you learn to connect with the crowd. Ed Sheeran is the best example of that; he can rock a crowd anywhere.

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pair1 v2Suit: Claudio Lugli, Coat: Nordic Poetry, Shoes: Russell and Bromley, Turtle Neck: Zara

Interviewed By: Johnson Gold & Laura Spalding

Photograher: Jack Alexander
Stylist: Angelo Mitakos
Grooming: Millicent Make Up


Here’s our round up of our top 10 Christmas jumpers to get you into the holiday spirit.

1) ASOS Christmas Jumper with Tinsel Design, £32.00, click here to buy.
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2) ASOS Christmas Jumper with Squeeky Nose, £32.00, click here to buy.
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3) New Look Christmas Jumper with Mini Penguin, £17.00, Click here to buy. 
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4) Oat Snowflake Christmas Jumper, £30.00, Click here to buy.
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5) Reclaimed Vintage Christmas Jumper With Retro Ski Scene, £40.00, Click here to buy.
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6) ASOS Super Longline Christmas Sweatshirt, £30.00, click here to buy.
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7) New Look Jumper with Merry Christmas Print, £13.00, Click here to buy.
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8) River Island Christmas Jumper with Robin, £35.00, Click here to buy.
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9) Brave Soul Reinbeer Christmas Jumper, £20.00, Click here to buy.
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10) ASOS Christmas Jumper with Trees and Snowflakes in Metallic Yarn, £32.00, Click here to buy.
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