Sir Alex Ferguson has shaken the footballing world and announced today that he will be retiring as Manchester United manager after 26 years in charge.
As people race to compile the statistics (trophies won, boots thrown, chewing gum consumed etc.) we would like to take a moment and draw attention to his pitch-side style.
Now he wouldn’t be the first person who springs to mind when thinking ’style icon’, but his dedication to the two-piece suit cannot be ignored. He keeps it traditional with navy or grey single breasted jacket and knows how to match his accessories. Check out those moves…
And let’s talk about his ability to pull off a hat or two with ease….
And we can’t forget the watch! Say what you want about the man, but he knows a stylish watch and has been subtly reminding us for years that it is the finishing touch to an outfit.
So raise your packet of Wrigley’s Extra and lets toast a man with endless style credentials — and he doesn’t even know it!
This weekend, we sent out a collective sigh of relief. Summer is finally waking up and not a moment too soon! Now’s the time to start baring those arms and legs while you still can with this season’s best shorts and t-shirts. Our favourites include totally tropical picks from Scotch & Soda, the ever-desirable Stone Island logo tees and Boss Orange basics for simple style.
As I write this post, the words of Miranda Priestly, the fictional ice cold fashion editor from The Devil Wears Prada, are running through my head — “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”
Okay, she may have a point. There is nothing new about floral prints in springtime. But every year as the clocks go forward, feminine flowers are back in our wardrobes and on our shop floor.
This season, Paul Smith is a particular standout thanks to bold botanicals that give a contemporary variation on the garden theme. The base palette of leafy greens is punctuated with rich indigo, primrose yellow and peacock blue blooms resulting in a collection that is ideal for hazy summer days.
So while I may not be making a groundbreaking fashion statement here, the Paul Smith collection certainly deserves the attention (I’m just lucky Miranda Priestly doesn’t work at Thackerays HQ!).
Shop the collection now.
Welcome to part one of our new Style Icons segment, showcasing some of the best-dressed celebrities and tips to steal their style. Are you a hip hop king, or more casual cool?
Tweet us any suggestions @thackerays.
For casual cool, look to Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling for a lesson in simple styling. We suggest you pay a visit to http://goslingstylefile.tumblr.com for inspiration. (Ladies, this probably will interest you too!)
- Paul Smith t-shirt, £59.95
- Polo by Ralph Lauren cardigan, £124.95
- Scotch & Soda chinos, £94.95
- H by Hudson loafers, £84.95
- Ray Ban sunglasses (available in-store at Northampton)
As the King of Hip Hop, Jay Z has a personal style to match. The trick is in the details. Casual street wear should lean towards luxe and never be scruffy. A chain that probably costs more than a car is optional!
- Billionaire Boys Club t-shirt, £49.95
- Boss Black leather jacket, £459.95
- PRPS jeans, £224.95
- Boss Black iPhone case, £49.95
- Hugo high-top trainers, £204.95
The British actor has a strong appreciation for tailoring, often going all out with bold colour for red carpets and premiers. This experimental approach has lead to regular appearances in GQ magazine’s best-dressed lists. This is man who knows how to stand out.
- Paul Smith London suit, £564.95
- Boss Black shirt, £99.95
- Armani Collezioni tie, £94.95
- H by Hudson shoes, £149.95
- Boss Black cufflinks, £59.95
Last week, we teamed up with Bracher Emden and welcomed blogger extraordinaire Soraya from Style Is My Thing into our Nottingham store.
Using our new Spring/Summer collections, the gorgeous Soraya was given the task of styling looks based around Bracher Emden’s show-stopping bags. We’ve blogged about Bracher Emden before and simply love their show-stopping designs — the geo clutch is on my wishlist!
You can read more about her visit here.
Photos by BlackScarlet Pix .