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Project Pietá: Clothing Designed In The World's Worst Prisons. What Teaming Up With Another Company Can Do For Your Business. Strategic alliances are probably the most overlooked form of offline marketing and, yet, they’re one of the most meaningful. Two heads are better than one and, in many cases, two companies are better than one—especially when they combine resources or share expertise in order to build new business. Many of us tend to be so individualistic that sometimes it’s hard to consider relying on someone else. Don’t think of alliances as handing over part of your business, though. Rather, alliances are just like networking.

They’re almost an extension of the adage: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” This isn’t rocket science. It’s simply a way of thinking about your current relationships in a different way and looking to the outside to form new relationships. According to studies in the U.S. by Booz, Allen & Hamilton, in the past 25 years, the number of alliances has grown by 25% each year.

Saving money on shared expenses. Finding A Common Interest Making Alliances Work. Whistles launches menswear collection | Daily Mail Online. The inaugural collection is being rolled out in 24 shopsIncludes sophisticated separates but also a few susrprise statement piecesRyan Gosling and Ben Whishsaw amongst celebrity inspirations for collection By Naomi Greenaway Published: 16:00 GMT, 1 September 2014 | Updated: 16:00 GMT, 1 September 2014 It's long been the sophisticated woman's go-to fashion brand and this week Whistles is finally dipping a toe into the menswear market.

The high street giant is rolling out its new men's collection in 24 shops round the country. But Whistles' first foray into male territory isn't all understated sophistication as one might expect. Amongst the clean-cut lines and smart separates are a few surprising numbers - most notably this £235 crew-neck sweater in fuchsia pink. This pink fluffy jumper (left) and bright blue stripey number (right) are amongst the more surprising elements of the new Whistles menswear collection She also added that it's all about 'looking cool, without looking like an a***hole.' Whistles Menswear – Shop Whistles Mens Collection Harvey Nichols. Gender-neutral fashion: beyond menswear and womenswear | Fashion. From men in wigs in the 1700s, to David Bowie and Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall in the 1970s, fashion has long toyed with gender boundaries. But this coming season, a new trend of gender-flouting suggests the next phase will be less about men in skirts, and more about men and women sharing skirts.

Welcome to the world of gender-neutral fashion. An as yet untitled new documentary produced by Lena Dunham’s company, A Casual Romance Productions, is set to chart the growth in gender-nonconforming fashion. Its main subject, Rachel Tutera, 29, who works for New York tailors Bindle & Keep and describes herself as “a clothier to the LGBTQ community”, began making bespoke suits for women after years of struggling to find clothes that suited her tomboy style. “I got used to wearing clothes that hid me,” she says.

“Having this suit made for me basically reintroduced me to my body. I think people see me in a way that may actually align with how I see myself.” Third Looks - More Than Second Glances. Men's Style Pro | Menswear Lifestyle Blog & Shop - Men's Style Decoded – Men's Style & Lifestyle Blog. One Dapper Street | by Marcel Floruss. GQ’s Dylan Jones on London’s Best Menswear Shops. Dylan Jones, editor of British GQ and chair of London Collections: Men is contributing a series of guest blogs to visitlondon.com on why London is the place to be for men’s fashion. Here’s a list of Dylan’s picks of London’s best places to shop for menswear. J. Crew Lambs Conduit St J.

Crew’s first specialty menswear store outside of New York houses the best selection of Ludlow suiting and exclusive accessories from Undercover and Corgi. Garbstore Three floors of independent European and international contemporary designers, right in the heart of London’s most famous market. Anderson and Sheppard Even though Anda Rowland’s bespoke tailors is actually around the corner from Savile Row, it is considered to be one of the finest in the world. LN-CC Directional international designers such as Raf Simons and Rick Owens sit alongside cult footwear and eyewear brands, Eytys and Larke. Paul Smith This is the British designer’s latest London store, and quite possibly his best ever.

The Pros and Cons of Dating a Fashion-Conscious Man. Photographed by Lachlan Bailey, Vogue, July 2011 Although it’s often been said that clothes make the man, as a single woman in fashion, I have wondered if they make the relationship? The flip side of the age-old adage forewarns the hazards of snap judgments made on the basis of outward appearances alone, but truthfully speaking, I’ve never kicked a well-groomed, well-tailored man out of my bed. Though fashion is hardly the sole characteristic to catch my eye (laughter and fresh debate are in fact my non-negotiables), I’ve admittedly dated my fair share of rakish fellows. Menswear fashion designers, fashion photographers, creative strategists, actual haberdashers . . . it’s pitiful, I know, but I can’t resist a man with a strong sense of aesthetics.

After all, a guy who knows his way around both a hammer and say, Dover Street Market, captivates. Except, perhaps, for the Milanese, fashion-conscious men have long been considered anomalies, though they’ve slowly been evolving for years. The Style-Conscious Man’s Guide To Underwear. One Of Life’s Essentials In the 1999 feature film American Beauty, Kevin Spacey’s character, Lester Burnham’s crush on his daughter’s school friend motivates him to discover some rusty old weights in his garage and start to work out. Professing to his gay neighbours “I want to look good naked”, this could be said to be the dawn of our current ‘spornosexual’ era – when men started to work out not only for themselves but to impress other men. Today, a search for #Abs on Instagram reveals over nine million results of guys flaunting their ripped torsos and flashing their underwear waistbands for the world to see.

Those protein shakes and hours of gym time have quickly prompted a revolution in men’s underwear. Gone are the days when men had their underwear bought for them from Marks & Spencer by somebody else, whether it be their mother, wife or girlfriend. According to those surveyed, the gym is where most men are influenced in their choice of underwear. The Men’s Underwear Industry Briefs. How the style conscious male is shaking up fashion. WHEN the fourth season of London Collections: Men kicks off tomorrow it will confirm what those in the fashion industry already know: menswear is stonkingly huge right now. Blokes of Britain, it seems, are no longer content to be seen in public wearing ill-fitting jeans and football strips; they have discovered style and grooming and the world is a much better place for it. “Menswear in general is massive,” agrees Kestin Hare, “and it is becoming more important than ever.” He’ll be showing Common People’s autumn winter 2014 collection at LCM this week alongside the likes of Jonathan Saunders, Margaret Howell, Christopher Kane, Nicole Farhi, Hackett, Crombie, Tom Ford and Burberry Prorsum.

“Looking at the line-up,” he says, “it’s quite scary the type of talent you’re up against down there. But it’s a challenge I’m ready to take on.” Though the brand has been around since 2011, in the early days it focused mainly on wholesale so the average man on the street might not recognise the name.