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Trend Focus: Men’s Monochrome

 MONOCHROME: Simplicity is underrated,

don’t you think?

The fashion world’s gone mono-manic and luckily it’s got to be the easiest Spring/Summer ’13 trend to nail. The black and white brotherhood is timeless and trans-seasonal, smart or casual and a completely blank canvas to work with the rest of  your wardrobe.

And so the hype surrounding the crisp Converse All Star Mono collection is BIG – unsurprisingly. The iconic silhouette of the basketball sneaker has gone back to basics to become clean, classic and when matched with it’s contrary, totally edgy.  Check out the leather styles for added rock and roll.



monochrome + micro-trend

A key micro-trend  for AW13 is the men’s slip-on shoe. The ultimate travel necessity, the slip-on is comfortable and wearable with an air of continental cool.
Cue Flossy. Founded 25 years ago, Flossy plimsolls are the ultimate combination of comfort and style, originally worn by sailing crew and artists in Spanish coastal towns. Don’t knock ’em until you’ve tried ’em. You’ll never want to take them off, and you’ll never have to, when wearing these wardrobe-staple shades : – 




New In! New Balance at Soletrader

The New Balance Subculture is escalating. And the hype is well justified.


 The New Balance 420 Maroon and 373 Navy have dropped and boy, is demand fierce…


The full range of New Balance is available on Soletrader online and in stores now.



#SALE: Men’s Travelling Accessories

Best Picks: SALE Travelling Accessories For Men



Fred Perry flight bag, in chocolate. Spacious, grippable & lightweight with a comfortable detachable shoulder strap.

Big enough for a weekend away, so you can spend less time booking bags in and spend more time in the lounge bar…




Diesel Card Wallet and Diesel Leather Wallet in tan, both have 8 card compartments, perfect for keeping travel details in. Quality, Diesel style.




Vans have combined their modern skater edge with retro style and practicality.


Sunpocket Sunglasses are fold-up sports sunglasses, still with a classic style. Lightweight and compact, you can fit them in your back pocket. Available in white, red and green.



The iconic range of cartoonist Paul Frank’s Julius monkey range is as popular as ever, and this bag is great for laptops whilst travelling. What a bargain.


To check out more men’s accessories in sale and full-price, click here.



Sir Richard Branson’s joined the Gandys movement!



Gandys is the new Flip Flop range that is sweeping the globe, from Newhaven to Necker Island (that’s Richard Bransons $54,000 a night Carribean retreat…). Gandys was founded by Rob and Paul Forkan, two brothers who were left orphaned in Sri Lanka by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. The brothers created the Orphans for Orphans campaign to help other orphans around the world by building Gandys Orphanages, funded by selling their luxury Flip Flop range.

Gandys Explorer Flip Flops, £17.99
The do-good, feel-good shoe available in white, grey, blue and black from SOLETRADER.


And to celebrate INTERNATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY  Friday 21st June, Sir Richard Branson and the whole Virgin enterprise are ditching their shoes for Red Gandys Flip Flops!

No longer Gandys Virgins – the team outside Virgin HQ in London


‘Rob and Paul Forkan’s story was very moving and I was humbled by their ability to turn a personal tragedy into something so positive. They are inspiring young entrepreneurs, starting out in business but also trying to transform the lives of children in need. We’re happy to be supporting them and I love that Necker Island now has a flip flop named after it!’ said Richard.

Branson’s on board with the Gandys movement

The previously named Tokyo Red Flip Flop has now been renamed as NeckerRed!

Sir Richard Branson and his staff wearing Necker Red Flipflops at his luxury island resort of Necker in the British Virgin Islands.

 Shop Gandys here and check out our Gandys outfit ideas below on Polyvore!


Gandys - how to wear!

Gandys – how to wear! by soletrader

Uniqlo maxi dress
£5.04 – uniqlo.com

Vivienne westwood man

Tommy hilfiger

£105 – montaignemarket.com

Wallis bracelets bangle
£5.75 – wallisfashion.com