The Latest Articles By Ben Jones

Key Textures for Autumn/Winter 2011 – Part 2

Key Textures for Autumn/Winter 2011 – Part 2

Article by: Ben Jones

Men's Key Texture Trends for 2011. Featuring the latest men's chunky knitwear, knitwear trend patterns & effects, corduroy & quilted clothing.

Key Textures for Autumn/Winter 2011 – Part 1

Key Textures for Autumn/Winter 2011 – Part 1

Article by: Ben Jones

The Key Texture Fashion Trends for 2011. We break down the materials & textures that you need in your wardrobe for 2011. Today we feature tweed, velvet, faux fur & shearling clothing for men.

Behind The Brand: Aubin And Wills Clothing

Behind The Brand: Aubin And Wills Clothing

Article by: Ben Jones

Introduction Over the past few months I have written several articles focusing on the influence of French flair which has been breaching our fair island’s shores recently, with labels such as Sandro and The Kooples becoming popular with stores popping…

Future Fashion Trend – Wide Leg Trousers

Future Fashion Trend – Wide Leg Trousers

Article by: Ben Jones

Men's Wide Leg Trouser Trend 2011. Inspired by Boardwalk Empire & the 1920s, will this new relaxed trouser cut catch on? Our expert takes a look, showcases some of the best wide legged trousers & chinos...

The Debate on Men’s Shorts For Summer 2011

The Debate on Men’s Shorts For Summer 2011

Article by: Ben Jones

Key Men's Shorts Styles for 2011. We debate the issues of short length and plain versus print for the Spring/Summer 2011 season. The expert opinion on men's shorts.

Footwear Trend – Men’s Monk Strap Shoes

Footwear Trend – Men’s Monk Strap Shoes

Article by: Ben Jones

Men's Monk-Strap Shoes trend: We break down the trend, showcase the latest recommended monk strap shoes for men and show you how to use them in your outfits. Monk Strap shoes are surprisingly more versatile...

Fashion Trend: Men’s Hawaiian Shirts – Can They Work?

Fashion Trend: Men’s Hawaiian Shirts – Can They Work?

Article by: Ben Jones

We dissect the men's Hawaiian Shirt trend and see if we can make it work in a fashionable males wardrobe. Includes Hawaiian shirt lookbooks, which designers are championing the trend and our pick of the...

Spring/Summer 2011 Accessory – Canvas Backpacks

Spring/Summer 2011 Accessory – Canvas Backpacks

Article by: Ben Jones

Backpacks Making a Comeback Whenever leaving the house these days, many of us men have the dilemma of wanting (or needing) to take a wide selection of items with us – but having nowhere to put them. With necessary items…

Spring/Summer Fashion Trend – The Fisherman

Spring/Summer Fashion Trend – The Fisherman

Article by: Ben Jones

Fisherman’s Friend We all know that fashion takes inspiration from all different areas and aspects of the World and trends come and go regularly. Last year we saw fashion take inspiration from all sorts of areas; from the military, to…

Men’s Clothing Brand To Watch: The Kooples

Men’s Clothing Brand To Watch: The Kooples

Article by: Ben Jones

Keeping Up With The Kooples My recent foray into investigating the invasion of French flair on the world of fashion and my exploration of the French brand Sandro opened my eyes to the vast numbers of smaller, independent brands out…

Sandro Menswear – Invasion of French Flair

Sandro Menswear – Invasion of French Flair

Article by: Ben Jones

Paris Invasion Any religious followers of FashionBeans may have recently noticed a French theme coming through in some of the site’s articles and the inspiration of Paris on the fashion world was recently reasserted by Grant Bradley Ford’s article, ‘Paris…

A.Sauvage Clothing – George Lamb & Adrien Sauvage

A.Sauvage Clothing – George Lamb & Adrien Sauvage

Article by: Ben Jones

This Is Not a Suit It is no secret that George Lamb is a popular chap with us FashionBeans writers. Always impeccably turned out and not afraid to embrace his eccentric side with his fashion choices, Lamb has now paired…

Men’s Gloves – Winter Fashion Essential

Men’s Gloves – Winter Fashion Essential

Article by: Ben Jones

Glove Love It pains me slightly to say it, but we have reached the time of year where we can kiss goodbye to the light evenings and the promises and hopes for that ever-elusive Indian Summer. Winter is all but…

Men’s Aviation Jackets – Autumn/Winter Trend

Men’s Aviation Jackets – Autumn/Winter Trend

Article by: Ben Jones

Aviation Jackets As the evenings get colder and wetter with the approach of Autumn and Winter, we are all obliged to turn to our wardrobes and scour the contents for our trusty and faithful winter coats – to keep the…

Bertie Shoes Blogger Event and New Collection

Bertie Shoes Blogger Event and New Collection

Article by: Ben Jones

Bertie Shoes Blogger’s Event – Tuesday 14th September 2010 Last Tuesday, I was lucky enough to be one of the invitees to an exclusive Bloggers Event at the new Bertie flagship store in South Molton Street, central London. The event…

Men’s A/W Fashion Trend – Tweed

Men’s A/W Fashion Trend – Tweed

Article by: Ben Jones

The Need for Tweed There are few fabrics out there that we Brits can honestly claim were derived from our own hardy, inspired hands – but the comeback of tweed over recent months represents a quintessentially British weave coming back…

The Urban Bohemia Trend

The Urban Bohemia Trend

Article by: Ben Jones

Introduction To Bohemian Style In Paris, back in 1966, Yves Saint Laurent became the first haute couture designer to release an innovative line of pret-a-porter clothing which placed more emphasis on creating ready-to-wear garments for the mass public rather than…

Men’s Chambray Fashion Clothing

Men’s Chambray Fashion Clothing

Article by: Ben Jones

The popularity of Chambray Sailors, farm hands, prisoners, cowboys, mechanics… what do all of these members of society have in common? Apart from being staple characters in low-budget, dodgy adult movies, the answer, of course is ‘chambray’. A fabric traditionally…

Men’s Summer Fashion Accessory – Colour Watches

Men’s Summer Fashion Accessory – Colour Watches

Article by: Ben Jones

Coloured Watches Colour is a big feature of this Spring/Summer, and we men are being encouraged to step away from the traditional, more classic tones of navy, black and white whilst introducing some bright, block colouring into our wardrobes. Men…

Men’s Fashion Accessories – Summer Hats

Men’s Fashion Accessories – Summer Hats

Article by: Ben Jones

Personally, I don’t do hats. Don’t get me wrong, this is not out of choice – I think hats are a great way to show personal style and add an individual twist to an outfit. I don’t know whether it…

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