The Buzz

The Hornet’s weekly round-up of style news stories from around the globe.

We’ll get our obligatory Mad Men story out of the way first this week. Its influence was still there for all to see in the recent menswear collections in London, Paris and New York. And it remains our favourite show here at The Hornet. It shows no signs of diminishing either in quality or in inspiration for fashion journos. Here’s the Daily Telegraph’s take on The Secrets of the Don Draper Look. Oh and look! He-e-e-e-e-e-e-ere’s Joanie:

The Independent (now our neighbours here in Kensington) have been running a regular feature for years now entitled The Ten Best… in which they cover everything from baby buggies to cigars. They recently turned their attention to wallets. Nice piece, too. You can read it HERE.

As featured in last Sunday’s vintage advertisement, the Harris Tweed Association celebrates its centenary this year. Where better to read all about it than in The Scotsman:

“It’s not work to me, it’s a way of life. It’s a proud part of my heritage. I’m playing a part in carrying on a tradition which meant survival for so many people. Weaving is part of who we are. Over the years it has been the mainstay of the island. It has raised many hundreds upon thousands of families.”

Read the full story HERE.

For even more on Harris Tweed 100, turn to this great feature in the Stornaway Gazette.

And we were naturally very fond of the piece on men in hats in the movie The Adjustment Bureau.

“It’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks for the hat community, what with The Adjustment Bureau’s John Slattery — maybe the most prominent on-screen American hat-wearer since Gary Cooper calling for a moratorium on all the men’s headwear just days before the (extremely) hat-centric film’s release. But the movie’s Polish-born costume designer, Kasia Walicka-Maimone, makes a pretty stirring defense.”

It’s from the Esquire style blog – click the pic (below) to read the piece:

In brief… Dunhill and Hardy Amies in the FT …  New high-end men’s mag to launch… The Best and Worst Dressed on Oscar Night… And finally… The Wall Street Journal on the return of Black Tie.

More next time.

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