The Latest Articles By Luke Todd

The Philosophy Of Michael Drake

The Philosophy Of Michael Drake

Article by: Luke Todd

Drake's London The FashionBeans fashion & style news feed concerns itself with prepping the young and impressionable for a world where being on top of all the latest trends, products, retailers and events is nonnegotiable. However, occasionally we like to…

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Topman LTD Dustbowl Launches

Topman LTD Dustbowl Launches

Article by: Luke Todd

Topman LTD The second of this season’s Topman LTD range has landed and it’s easy to see how fast collections from the home-grown brand are developing. Launched in 2009, Topman LTD started as a free-range project with the intent to…

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Lightning Bolt Summer 2011 Collection

Lightning Bolt Summer 2011 Collection

Article by: Luke Todd

Lightning Bolt Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Forty years since being born out of Hawaii in the summer of 1971, American surf brand 'Lightning Bolt' is reintroducing itself with their summer 2011 collection. For their 40th anniversary, the brand is reprising their…

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Archer Adams Plans New York City Flagship Retail Shop Expansion

Archer Adams Plans New York City Flagship Retail Shop Expansion

Article by: Luke Todd

Archer Adams Cult London-based menswear label, Archer Adams, has enlisted the help of a Manhattan-based management firm as plans for a New York City flagship store are revealed. The eclectic British brand, currently found in Marylebone, is looking towards Tribeca,…

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Thomas Giorgetti Announces Comme des Garçons and Bleu de Paname Collaboration

Thomas Giorgetti Announces Comme des Garçons and Bleu de Paname Collaboration

Article by: Luke Todd

Bleu de Paname In less than a year, Bleu de Paname has built a name for itself in the clothing industry. Co-founder, Thomas Giorgetti, puts in down to the 'made in France' craftsmanship, and know-how. The Parisian brand, which launched…

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Tenue de Nîmes x CS Bell

Tenue de Nîmes x CS Bell

Article by: Luke Todd

Tenue de Nîmes Tenue de Nîmes is a brand synonymous with the paradox between the rawness of denim and the elegance of silk. Everything between the walls of the denim inspired boutique is interconnected and has an underlying link to…

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Percival AW11 Lookbook

Percival AW11 Lookbook

Article by: Luke Todd

Percival AW11 Lookbook The Autumn/Winter 2011/12 lookbook has dropped at Percival with their third and largest collection introducing waxed wool, sheepskin and camel wool to their classic beeswaxed cotton and harris tweed for a considered selection of textures and fabrications….

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Scotch & Soda – Amsterdams Blauw Lookbook

Scotch & Soda – Amsterdams Blauw Lookbook

Article by: Luke Todd

The Collection Many claim the title 'denim capital of the world' in the way many claim the biggest paycheck or the smallest ego (but never in the same sentence). However, few places do it with such understated credentials as Amsterdam….

Kelty Backpack Collection

Kelty Backpack Collection

Article by: Luke Todd

Kelty Backpacks A man can often throw down gauntlet with a bear, scale the side of a mountain and cook a dinner that appeases a woman (the latter being the hardest). It’s only that he can do this is he…

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Original Penguin Summer Essential – Short-Sleeve Shirts

Original Penguin Summer Essential – Short-Sleeve Shirts

Article by: Luke Todd

Original Penguin It’s summer, apparently. So whether you’re off on holiday or sticking around these drizzly ends, a short-sleeve shirt is a summer essential – sunshine or not. Original penguin, the brand that began rather literally off the back of…

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Devendra Banhart Designs Drop City T-shirt For COMUNE

Devendra Banhart Designs Drop City T-shirt For COMUNE

Article by: Luke Todd

COMUNE's Drop City Programme For almost a decade, Devendra Banhart’s genre-bending psychedelic freak folk has turned the music world on its head. For fall 2011, the LA-based singer songwriter has contributed to COMUNE’s Drop City programme by adapting an original…

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End Clothing July Pre-Order Trainers

End Clothing July Pre-Order Trainers

Article by: Luke Todd

July Pre-Orders July 1st doesn’t mean much to many. The odd birthday, the occasional forgotten anniversary and the idiot who runs around the office shouting “pinch, punch”. But for those with a footwear fetish and an eye for style (albeit…

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Orlebar Brown: A Tailored Approach To Swimwear

Orlebar Brown: A Tailored Approach To Swimwear

Article by: Luke Todd

Orlebar Brown Beachwear is in line with many things, but rarely is it aligned with tailoring. Orlebar Brown are forgiving the attitudes that saw taste in swimwear decline and establishing themselves not with a swimshort but a short you can…

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Oliver Sweeney Launches Charity Sample Sale

Oliver Sweeney Launches Charity Sample Sale

Article by: Luke Todd

Oliver Sweeney 'Blessings in a Backpack' Auction The modern gent needs a good pair of shoes to walk him in to any occasion. The modern gent also needs to do his part and pull his weight. In a post-recession economy,…

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Fashion Space Gallery Presents: Yohji Yamamoto

Fashion Space Gallery Presents: Yohji Yamamoto

Article by: Luke Todd

Introduction FashionBeans offers a second-hand serenade of sartorial wisdom. We often take what was taught to us by our granddads and make it relevant to today. It’s an education mirrored (although I doubt with similar concept) by the London College…

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Percival Spring/Summer 2011 Collection & 30% Discount

Percival Spring/Summer 2011 Collection & 30% Discount

Article by: Luke Todd

Percival Clothing When we weigh up trend hitters against timeless style, we always have brands erring either side of the fence. We [that’s us, FashionBeans] have an agenda: trends. We [that’s still us] also have a duty: style. The balance…

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The Great Divide Launch With 15% Discount

The Great Divide Launch With 15% Discount

Article by: Luke Todd

The Great Divide Located somewhere in the mountain ranges of the web-o-sphere; The Great-Divide is the latest menswear store to bring together a portfolio of brands in one place. To curate the created and dress the dapper. “Its all about…

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Archer Adams Exclusive Wallet

Archer Adams Exclusive Wallet

Article by: Luke Todd

Archer Adams London Archer Adams is more than a label. It’s the paraphernalia of any given gentleman by modern definition. Their shop in London’s affluent Marylebone stocks more British eclectivity than you can shake a monocle at. As a label,…

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LTD Watch Presents: The Ceramic Collection

LTD Watch Presents: The Ceramic Collection

Article by: Luke Todd

LTD Watch The word 'limited' errs on two sides of the coin. On one, it’s something a man should never be. On the other, it’s something every man should own. Since bursting on to the scene in 2009, LTD watch…

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Nikolaj By Nikojaj d’Etoile AW11 Collection

Nikolaj By Nikojaj d’Etoile AW11 Collection

Article by: Luke Todd

Nikojaj d’Etoiles Swedish exports range from the desirable to the not so. From motor vehicles to Ulrika Jonsson (we’ll allow you to decide which one is which). But rarely do such exports come up trumps like Swedish brand Nikojaj d’Etoile….

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