This week you might have noticed that we have had a story most days from our new writing team. I hope you have enjoyed all of them so far, and I certainly think the quality has been excellent. It has taken the pressure off me and allowed me to redesign the actual article pages so that they are much cleaner and easier to read through. Plus we have changed the comments layout and form – just small changes that will be coming every week here now. I have plans to complete a full redesign of the homepage in order to make this site more like a magazine – including smaller fashion news bullets and a larger visual article scroller amongst other things.

Today though I am going to be concentrating on some of the news we have missed this week, or the smaller stories making the rounds. There are loads of offers on at the moment, as well as new features and collections popping up all over the place. The article this week includes news of Oki-Ni’s brilliant new look book/style examples, my top tips published in MyWardrobes style guide, The Outfit of the week, Topman New Arrivals and some great offers from ASOS, Firetrap and USC.

So I hope you enjoy…

Oki-Ni Style and Look Book Photos

Oki-ni have realised that a lot of people who visit their site can find the clothes they stock a bit intimidating. Even I feel like that sometimes when offered high fashion clothing and thinking about how I can incorporate it into my more subtle style of dressing. This week they have launched a collection of outfits using examples of the clothing they stock online and I think the results are superb. Below I have put a couple of the examples for you to take a look at:

Style 1 Style 2 Style 3

If you click the images above you will be taken to Oki-Ni’s new style page, where you can click your favourite outfits and find the items you need to create the look. I am sure there is something in there for everyone, and it makes you feel a whole lot more confident ordering items that you know HOW to use. Great feature that I think a lot more retailers should utilise.

Click Here to See All Outfits

MyWardrobe and FashionBeans

I may have mentioned a while back that I wrote 5 top tips for MyWardrobe’s winter men’s style guide. It has now been published online and I am extremely pleased with the results. MyWardrobe picked 5 top publications and got the fashion editors to give their opinions on all the major trends in men’s fashion this season, and so I am joined by the editors of: Esquire, GQ, Love magazine and Dazed and Confused. As you can imagine for me, being mentioned in the same style guide as such amazing publications makes me feel really proud about how the site has developed and where we are heading. Exciting times ahead guys! I have included a snap shot of my personal page in the style guide below (click to see the online guide) and I will have a full write up on Monday:

Fashion Beans MyWardrobe Style Guide

MyWardrobe Outfit of The Week

So it has become standard to show you the outfit of the week that MyWardrobe and I have created. This week the inspiration was to use a Gilet… yes I know the horror! After the response my Gilet article got (mainly agreeing with me I might add) I was a bit scared of trying to put this look together but I think we pulled it off pretty well. For the bottom half we went for muted tones in the jeans and socks but used some of my favourite footwear of the season – these tan brogue boots by Tricker’s. It means the boots immediately become a focal point of the outfit along with the bright gilet.

For the top half we mixed in another big trend for the season by using the chunky knitwear with bold print. Mix this with a plain white tee underneath to create a look that would work as a nice relaxed casual look. We add the second focal point to the outfit by throwing on the specified item and the great thing about having no sleeves is that the knitwear really does shine through still. Good for cold days, but I would personally ditch the Gilet for a nice slim mac!

Red Outback Gilet Puffa by Penfield Light Tan Stow Brogue Boot by Tricker's White Pocket T-shirt by Garbstore

Fairfax Navy Fairisle Cardigan by Farah Big Bengt Dark Crinkle Washed Relaxed Jeans by Nudie Jeans Black Ankle Stripe Socks by Paul Smith Accessories

Topman New Arrivals

Topman are really popular with the readers of this site, so I thought I would do a bit of a throwback and showcase some picks from their new range. These have all been released over the last couple of weeks so there should be good stock of every item:


STRIPE POCKET SCOOP T-SHIRTDenim Chambray Skinny TrousersGrey Tweed Slim TieNavy Wool Military Peacoat

ASOS 25% OFF Brands

This is a great offer that ASOS has on at the moment. They have 25% off many of their major designer brands on site such as – bear with me – Acne, Diesel, G-Star, Falke, Farhi, Religion, Elvis Jesus, Humor, Calvin Klein, D&G, and LOADS more. So there are around 3,000+ styles available right now as part of this promotion so imagine the fun I had going through them! It is a limited time offer which I would imagine finishes this weekend, so I would get their quick for the best pieces in your size. You might be looking for something to wear this weekend, or throughout this party season. Winter essentials are covered, as well as on trend items and wardrobe basics. Really is something for everyone. Take the time to look through these today or tomorrow and I think it will definitely be worth it.

Nudie Luke Organic Check ShirtElvis Jesus Embroidered Cross T-ShirtASOS Leather JacketAcne Mod Stencil Anti-Fit Carrot Jeans

Acne Guy Bungy Cord Slim ChinosAcne Pal Cord Green Skinny ChinosHumor Santiago Oversized Loose JeansDiesel Effect Suede Chukka Boots

Puma Untitled High-Top TrainersAsh Rex Hi-Top TrainersTuesday Night Band Practice Shawl Neck CardigianNudie Lenny Knitwear

I would definitely recommend you take an hour or two looking through this Sale category, there are honestly some absolute bargains to be picked up whether you are looking for trainers, boots, jeans, chinos, shirts, jackets, accessories or t-shirts, you will find some great examples from all your favourite designers.

Click Here to Shop the Sale

Firetrap 50% OFF Jeans

Firetrap for 2 days only (ends Friday 20th Novemebr 2009) are offering 50% OFF their best selling jeans for men and women. That’s the full 50% off, not upto like a lot of offers you might see. Firetrap have definitely come on leaps and bounds over the last couple of years and now actually produce some great men’s clothing. They have gone a lot darker and produce a lot more rocker/indie type wear these days, which is probably due to the success seen at All Saints. Anyway, here are some examples of the jeans you can get your hands on at 50% off:

Zephyr Slim fit Fusion Slim fit Rohar Regular fit

Mekanic Regular fit Forester Regular fit Miner slung Loose fit

USC Offer Code – £10 OFF

One for the young’uns and those who like their Diesel and G-Star etc.

Offer: £10 off all orders over £100
Terms: Check Website
Voucher Code: USC100
Valid Until: 31st December 2009

Click Here To Shop £10 Off USC