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Off the record, January 17 2015

Kilts, Bieber’s pants and fashion dads.

Old fashion is all the rage at Selfridges

Move aside young blood, Selfridges’ latest campaign focuses on those growing old creatively. Bright Old Things, a twist on the department store’s annual Bright Young Things initiative, showcases 14 talented individuals with dedicated window displays and special-edition products. Pictured are 11 of the group, which includes textiles artist Sally Peplow (53), fashion editor-turned-painter Molly Parkin (82) and topiarist Tim Bushe (61).


Selfridges launches Bright Old Things

Lidl’s kilty pleasures

Lidl is getting into the Highland spirit ahead of Burns Night on January 25 with a range of kilts. The traditional Scots attire will be available in all the supermarket’s 610 UK stores, for just £29.99. Of course, the look would not be complete without Ghillie shirts and leather-look sporrans, which are also available. Would Lidl have done this if the independence vote had gone the other way?



Can you belieb this is henry?

Pop star Justin Bieber’s new gig as the face of Calvin Klein pants sparked envy across social media, with many claiming they could do the job. One such wannabe was designer Henry Holland, who tweeted this pic of himself looking surprisingly buff and Bieber-like…


Justin Beiber

Daddy cool

Dads have become an unlikely source of style inspiration via their own Instagram account. Fashionable fathers the world over have been submitting their daily outfits to @FashionDads_ in the hope of being featured on the latest trendy blog. Note: Drapers in no way endorses shorts this short.


Daddy cool

Daddy cool

From scrum to après-ski

England rugby union captain Chris Robshaw stopped by for the launch of Superdry’s rugby shirt collection at its Regent Street flagship. The brand’s international showroom was transformed into an Alpine lodge for the start of London Collections: Men, complete with moose heads, antlers, fur rugs and fake snow. Guests including Robshaw, LCM chairman Dylan Jones and BFC chief executive Caroline Rush supped Asahi beer and Japanese-inspired cocktails, hot Reuben sandwiches and poached rarebit while models showed off the autumn 15 collection.



Bar idea looked good on paper

Luckily no one spilt a drink on Thomas Pink’s paper bar installation at London Collections: Men. The shirtmaker served Hennessy Cognac cocktails garnished with paper foxes on the 30-foot long creation at the Institute of Contemporary Arts on Saturday. Bartenders were put to work in more ways than one, with each wearing a different look from the autumn 15 range.


Thomas Pink


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