Religion Clothing: Originally born out of the rave scene of the late 80’s and early 90’s, Religion Clothing is making a comeback via online stores such as www.stand-out.net . The brand has matured along with its original aficionados and what began as simply a line of t-shirts for ravers has become far more than a ‘denim brand’, developing into a full blown clothing line. The splashes of colour that run through the line are a throwback to Religion’s rave roots and are perfect for this season where colour is bold and abstract.
Cuckoos Nest: Most men would live in a t-shirt given half a chance – and Cuckoos Next capitalises on the male penchant for t-shirts by blending bold fashion statements with comfort. A relatively new brand, started in the UK in 2010, Cuckoos Nest focuses on eyecatching bold graphics that are intended to be provocative and conversation pieces. T Shirt designs take inspiration from art, film and music and are typically limited edition, maintaining a “got to have it” cool. Jack & Jones: This Danish brand is one to watch for casual cool. Best known for engineered jeans, Jack & Jones use innovative denim treatments and precision design to ensure excellent fits. While Denmark might not be on the cutting edge of fashion, Jack & Jones’ budget friendly clothing is a must have for summer into autumn and a staple for any fashion conscious wardrobe this season.
Divine Trash: Another must for casual cool, this Manchester based clothing line is a newcomer, started in 2010, but the bold, fun designs have already made quite the impact. Aside from cartoon inspired bold graphics, Divine Trash is probably best known for its risqué designs, with t-shirts featuring the kind of imagery you would expect to find in a lad’s mag instead of on someone’s chest. Some of the world’s most famous women, from Heidi Klum to Rhianna have appeared on Divine Trash t-shirts. If wearing a little popular culture and pushing a few social boundaries are your thing, this clothing brand is one to watch.
Farah Vintage: Despite being around since the 1920’s, it wasn’t until the 80’s that Farah Vintage really made its mark on the fashion world, and now, thirty years on, it is making a comeback with retro cool with a classy edge. Pioneering vintage clothing for the modern man, Farah Vintage has a plethora of awards under its belt for design, and the clothing is the epitome of smart casual.