It's that time of year again, the 2013 Pirelli calendar has been unveiled. As tradition goes these calendars normally like to show off a lot of skin, but this time round that isn't the case.
Taking a different approach this time round the calendar's models were chosen specifically for their extensive charity work, and it was thought that nudity might dilute this message. Check out a few of the 2013 photos below...
Woody Allen’s successful comeback film Midnight In Paris got
us thinking: if we did end up in the past…would we stay there? The roaring ‘20s
were a golden age for innovative and stylish fashion, silent black and white films,
and jazz music - everything was new and exciting. But then there’s also the fact
they just came out of a devastating World War, which wasn’t so exhilarating.
Therefore Topman offers a guide to you; one that will get you dressed, groomed,
eating and reading like you're Ernest Hemingway himself (minus the severe depression). You don’t even have to
buy a Delorean and get up to 88mph, which is always a plus.
Men's suits back then are pretty much what suits are based
on now. They’ve just gotten a bit slimmer, that’s all. Even the poorest of
people wore some sort of smart attire back then, so you’ve got no excuse. An
example of classic style can be found in the double breasted navy hopsack suit.
Traditionally adorned by gangsters in most TV shows and movies, but has always
been the epitome of class.
Other popular items that will show off the gentleman
lying dormant in you is the Topman Design fur coat, an ideal purchase for your winter
wardrobe. A fedora hat is also a welcomed addition to any smart outfit, which
if put with some paisley braces, works wonders.
Kitchen offers good ol’ fashion Cajun food like gumbo, jambalaya, and soft
shell crab burgers, all served in an authentic New Orleans
style environment. A fantastic place for a gig too, as big names such as Pete
Doherty, Tribes and Blur’s Damon Albarn have performed in the intimate setting.
Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast is an absolute spellbinding
account of a Paris we all want to
visit. Not a major story within the book, just an account of a man reliving the
start of his legendary writing career with the likes of other icons such as
Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Laden with some of the greatest descriptions ever,
you can almost smell the coffee, baguettes and frogs. Ahh, trés bien.
Whether you’re fully shaved or have a neatly trimmed moustache,
every man must know the pleasure of a proper grooming session. Murdock in Shoreditch
offer a great shave, haircut and other masculine essentials (which they do in dashing attire; waistcoats and all). However, we can’t always have a fancy shave
in a shop. For those other times, visit our grooming section for alternative affordable
luxuries, such as shaving gel, body spray, and our fine premium fragrance - Distil.
Clockwise, from L-R: -Artwork spotted around Sunset Junction by Tiphanie Brooke -Entertainers performing outside the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena -The retail space in The Grove shopping centre where our first LA store is set to open in February 2013 -A view of Venice beach post-breakfast at Shutters on the Beach -The neon sign for the famous Chateau Marmont hotel on Sunset Boulevard -A roadside lot with piles of movie props and memorabilia -Huge stone golems guarding the entrance to Maxfield, a conceptual high end boutique on Melrose Avenue -A pile of brightly coloured giant animal costumes at the Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena -Canter's Deli, a famous Jewish-style 24 hour delicatessen that first opened in the 1930s
Although it may be winter, Topman are already getting ready for the summer. We showcased our Topman spring/summer 2013 collection just off Bond Street on November 14th, where a sea of eager fashion journalists came to see what forthcoming trends will be hitting the high street in the New Year. So take a glance at what 2013 holds…we’re sure you’ll be impressed.
There is an air of sophistication here and it’s sticking out of the showroom proudly like peacock feathers. Being introduced in March 2013, this line is all about luxury. Through modern shapes and high end fabrics, Topman have produced a collection that’s elegant in every way. Key features of this preview were leather products, including a biker style jacket and a selection of bags.
Also amongst these smarter pieces were a number of suits. One necessary style is the two piece green suit with matching tie and pocket square, which will be a perfect starter for lightening up your wardrobe after the long dark winter ahead.
A trend present in the showroom definitely incorporated classic surfwear with sportswear for a very West Coast Californian look. Standout pieces are the acid wash jeans and the tie dye tees, ideal for the warmer days whether you’re a skater or simply a stroller.
Presence dominating bright statements also make an appearance here through short sleeve shirts and knitwear, dazzling with high energy kitsch prints and primary colours. You certainly won’t miss these in stores.
Taking inspiration from the desert and city street style for a mash-up like no other, this look is sure to be absolutely massive in the summer. Amongst leopard print tees are a cool array of leaf print shirts and vests. There’s also a collection of unique eye-catching suits that really are a must have for the ultra diehard fashion lover.
Can't wait for your next fashion fix? Satisfy your craving with our current winter collection on Topman.com now.
Kluge: A witty, yet inelegant solution that suceeds in performing a particular task.
Red Bull are back, they've combined the energy and prowess of world class athletes with complex machinery to create an awe-inspiring short film based on the domino effect, Kluge.
The video features insane obstacles, contraptions, bowling balls, chainsaws and impressive stunts. It starts with an athlete skydiving onto the course and ends with an athlete grabbing a can of Red Bull and flying off of the course, with plenty of action in-between. Check it out below...
Last week the long awaited collection by British designer
James Long was physically unveiled for the first time at Topman’s General Store
in Shoreditch. With publications such as GQ, Clash and a hefty amount of blogs
reporting on it prior to the event (and even more after), it’s no wonder the
preview was packed with people wanting to get their hands on the special
For those who don’t know about the collection (where have
you been?!): exclusive to Topman, Long’s luxury knitwear pieces echo his roots
by being crafted in Britain
using British yarns. His iconic work boasts multi-colour tartans and oversized
polka dots, with inspiration being taken from some of his favourite musical
legends – Sex Pistols, Keith Richards and Bobby Gillespie. An extraordinary
line unlike anything else out there, so be sure to get a piece soon…they won’t
be round for long.
The General Store was the ideal setting for this knitwear.
Put against exposed brickwork and coupled with odd vintage trinkets such as
doll heads and artwork of anatomy, the location added to the individual feel of
the collection. And with a DJ and drinks supplied by Asahi, the place felt more
like an art exhibition rather than a shop.
Also at the event was the man of the hour himself – James
Long. Wearing one of his own pieces, he happily admired the turn out to his
collection preview, receiving an earned and heavy amount of praise wherever he
Completing his MA at the
Royal College of Art, Long’s ethos is that ‘British menswear is unique as it
includes new ideas mixed with the traditional.' Well, James, you’ve set the bar
high for young designers. Who wants to take him on? Shop the James Long for Topman collection now.
To celebrate the upcoming launch of the James Long for Topman collaboration we've teamed up with stylist and illustrator Mr Gammon, to produce some one off drawings of the knitwear collection. As an illustrator his traditional approach to drawing is to draw what he sees in front of him at any one time.
Check out some of his drawings for us below...
To see more of Mr Gammon's work head HERE and HERE.
The James Long for Topman collection will be available from 12th November HERE.