Alex Turner is the lead singer for the Arctic Monkeys and has come along way since being named NME Magazine’s coolest person in the world in December 2005 as a 20-year-old. Back then Alex dated a London-based fashionista called Alexa Chung who tended to don more vintage clothing and possessed a laid back London chic which rubbed off on Alex and helped establish him as the style icon he is today. His style has evolved into a throw back to the old “Rock n Roll” era whilst incorporating a modern look and feel.
Levi’s have launched their new campaign, ‘Live in Levi’s’. The campaign gets its inspiration from the stories their consumers tell about the things they do in their pair of Levi’s. Give it some thought for a second … all the things you have done in your pair of jeans. I’m sure your jeans could tell some pretty cool tales. From the everyday stuff to the pretty awesome stuff. From first dates to drunken nights to memorable road trips. It’s a pretty cool idea, if you ask me. Here’s the campaign launch edit, which is basically about you and I.
This is the third post on The Noblest Rogue which follows a ‘rules of style’ vein and if you haven’t figured it yet, there are certain yay’s and nay’s when it comes to men’s style and fashion. The amount of gentlemen I see walking the streets of Cape Town committing serious fashion no-no’s is incredible and only drives me to continue on my quest here at The Noblest Rogue. Whilst said rules are reasonably pliable and can often be moulded to suit your personal sense of style, they should in general, be understood and adhered to. Within reason, of course Continue reading
Twice a year GQ release a Style Edition magazine which I consider to be a form of style-bible. In the mag, the fellas at GQ deal with everything from suits to watches to etiquette to casual wear and it’s everything I want as a conscious gentleman. In their current Style Edition (Autumn/Winter 2014) Quasim Gamiet offers up twenty commandments which will help you to “upgrade your life”, which is exactly what I’m about here at The Noblest Rogue. Here are ten of those commandments.
I had to attend a function recently and was running short on time after work. I raced home, freshened up and pulled out one of my blazers. I’d bought a couple new pocket squares recently at Trenery and wanted to make use of one of them to finish off my look. I checked in to The Noblest Rogue for some tips on folding a killer square and realised that what I had posted previously was an absolutely worthless piece of advice. My bad. An image or drawing on how to fold something never makes sense and the best way to learn is to see it being done right in front of you with exact instructions. As I made my way to the function, I told myself that an updated post on how to fold a pocket square was a must on The Noblest Rogue! I want you to look your best and when you have a doubt over something style-related, I want you to come right here to find your answers.
As mentioned in the first instalment of the ‘Simple Rules of Style – here – it’s important that whilst not forsaking your own personal style, it is important to understand a select few rules of style. Understand that at no stage are these the be all and end all of style and I would venture that bucking one or two rules may be the basis for a new look or style. That decision, however, is up to you to make. These rules apply to a classical sense of style, which is my vibe. So I follow them.
Nick Wooster is without doubt the most photographed man at any high-profile fashion show. You’ve probably seen him before without even knowing it. Before becoming an all round fashion consultant who orchestrates style shows for various companies, ‘The Woost’ was the Men’s Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus Group Services and so has an in-depth knowledge of men’s fashion, the rules thereof and when these rules can be broken. If anyone has the right to tell you what to wear, Nick Wooster does.