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Fancy a little bit of Saint Tropez in your wardrobe? Don’t we all. Well now we’re the lucky stockists of the Vilebrequin, you can. For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Vilebrequin is one of the leading swimwear designers that has a rich history spanning 40 years. It’s carefree yet elegant designs has made it a popular choice for generations of men, from the beaches of it’s native Saint Tropez across international waters to the likes of Dubai, Miami and Rio. It started with Brigitte Bardot, a Cafe and a table cloth. Fred Prysquel was relaxing in a cafe in the affluent coastal town of Saint Tropez, minding his own business and taking in the sites. Inspired by the quayside painters, holiday-makers and buzz surrounding Brigitte Bardot, he took pen to tablecloth and designed the first pair of swim shorts – we’re presuming this was a disposable tablecloth or an unhappy proprietor…. Saint Tropez has always been a hub for....

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Posted on 17/06/2016

One of Britain’s greatest exports, Paul Smith is a designer that collectively promotes our traditions and heritage in his collections but modernises it so that it appeals to a wide and varied market. Paul Smith is the kind of label that both you, your Dad and your kid brother could all be wearing at....

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Even those who are oblivious to the world of high fashion, the name Versace means something and automatically emulates a sense of luxury. Many people may know the label for it’s charismatic head, Donatella Versace who is the sister to it’s founder, but others recognise the fashion house for individual sense of style and true Italian....

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