You can always judge a city by its nightlife and as such, New York, from the late seventies till the mid eighties was one big mad bag of, drug-fuelled excess where pretty much anything went…
After a long illness Madiba has passed away – here’s a great archive piece on the history of his former home Sophiatown, a small conurbation on the western side of Johannesburg…
Ah Paris, Je T’Aime. But with so much to see and do, you could be forgiven for not making the most of your trip. Here’s our guide for making sure you hit all the best spots in The City of Light, from a man who’s seen it all.
Some serious questions about the global portrayal and true story of the Jackal as a ruthless hit-man…
Ben Sherman’s famous Oxford Shirt is a fashion staple that keeps coming back, this is the story of its rise.
Once known as bathing machines and used to hide your particulars, quintessentially British beach huts now exchange hands for the price of a house..
Ever heard of a religion of clothing? Well let us introduce you to Le Sap – The society for people of elegance and ambiance in the Congo and the inspiration of Italian photographer Daniele Tamagni’s book: The Gentlemen of Bakongo – The Importance of Being Elegant…
Favoured by U.S. Ivy Leaguers, Presidents, Wall Street Bankers and British skinheads…
Even with the British weather at its changeable best you still need a pair of these bad boys just in case…
Men everywhere club together through mutual interests such as sports, arts, cars and adventure, but the guys you are about to meet have far darker motives behind their bonds of brotherhood…
The weekend is nearly on us, time to leave the rat race and saddle up for one of these corking cowboy flicks…
You want to know the best and coolest experiences Jamaica has to offer? Jon Baker offers a unique genuine insiders guide to the island.
Horrific as it was, the terrorist attack in Bali stemmed a surge of tourism restoring its rightful tag as a more blissful blissful getaway.
The second installment of this lost Jack magazine classic, moves onto Russian, South African and Asian gangs. The 28s sound particularly horrid…
Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of Hitchcock has reignited interest in cinema’s master of suspense. Here are 10 of Alf’s greatest to check out.
With it’s industry and Empire quickly expanding, Britain came to embrace a new way of thinking and creating.
His biggest ever exhibition is currently on show in Paris and after regularly forgetting the quality of the work on offer, it’s a wonderful reminder of the enigmatic artistry of Edward Hopper.
The hunt for Osama is nothing more than a two and a bit hour snorefest that cheaply uses 7/7 and 9/11 imagery to justify America’s “War On Terror”.
This week see’s Tarantino’s latest offing hit the big screens, Storyville’s The House I Live In available on BBC iPlayer and The Sessions released.
This week sees the re-release of great neo-noir film Chinatown, as well as a new release set in the same town in the time…
Spend 2012 underground preparing for the Mayan apocalypse instead of at the cinema? Not to fear, put away your gas mask and enjoy this guide to the best film had to offer in 2012…
Peter Jackson has done it again. If you thought the epic Lord Of The Rings trilogy was good, then you should see what the Kiwi director has put together this time around…
Though it rose to global prominence through the Jack Black movie, Nacho Libre, Lucha Libre is the second biggest sport in Mexico after football, and has a rich history of helping impoverished children.
Aertex have dressed the Desert Rats, the England 70 World Cup Squad and New York Cosmos and they’re back to take on all climates.
Last night, Twitter broke out in celebration over the news that the Iron Lady had finally kicked the bucket. It wasn’t true, and neither were this lot…
British hostage Judith Tebbutt has been freed by Somali pirates. Here’s everything you need to know about the sea-faring criminals.
Hollywood’s ‘No.1 bad man’ and star of ‘On the Waterfront’ and ‘Dr Zhivago’ didn’t disappoint journalist Chris Sullivan when they met before the actor’s death in 2002.
The Mac named after Charles Macintosh, is a fashion staple which rocketed to fame by Thomas Burberry and Co during World War One. It’s going to rain again soon so pick one up sharpish.
If it’s good enough for God it is most definitely good enough for us. Chris Sullivan discovers the culinary delights of Kerala and boy are there a lot of them.
“The Harrington is one of the most iconic jackets ever designed,” proclaims the singer Paul Weller. “It played such a huge part in my youth and is something I still wear today. It’s the perfect jacket- a real classic – it will never go out of style.”
Alan Partridge swore by it, the blizzard bound Carling adventurers aspire to it but for many Smart Casual is a genuine look of quality.
The best pyjamas and dressing gowns in the world? They’re made from Sea Island cotton and cashmere and they’re from Savile Row so it’s a possibility.
With the era of the big watch well and truly back forget glancing at your phone for the time and wear something that reeks of style and wealth.
The amphetamine fuelled Northern Soul all-nighters at Wigan Casino have rightly gone down in legend, and this tremendous movie shows them off in all their freaky dancing finery.
The finest leather bags a man can blow a fortune on. 007 had three, William Gladstone liked his so much they named it after him.
Released on November 19, Chico and Rita is an animated love letter to Cuban jazz, while the re-released Metropolis shows a world that the Tories aspire to.
On the release of Peeping Tom in 1960, Star Karlheinz Böhm and Director Michael Powell were panned by critics and shunned by audiences. To coincide with the 50th anniversary re-release, Böhm talks about his initial shock and how the film gained redemption.
Imagine a gang of armed and angry soldiers kicking your door down, taking over your home and turning it into their HQ. Imagine being confined to one room knowing if you leave without permission you’ll be shot. Some people need not imagine.
On a bender in Alicante with Rhys Ifans and the original ‘Mr Nice’ Howard Marks talking drugs, dark times and what it’s like to fancy your own mother.
‘If I had the whip hand,’ proclaims teenage protagonist Colin Smith in director Tony Richardson’s groundbreaking, The Loneliness of A Long Distance Runner, of 1962. ‘I’d get all the cops, governors, posh whores, army officers and members of parliament and I’d stick ‘em up against the wall and let ‘em have it.”
It’s a flash timepiece that doesn’t look like those massive baubles Russian hookers in Knightsbridge, Cannes and Moscow wear.
Always wanted to scuba dive but never made it past the shallow end of a swimming pool? Well grab your flippers, jump on a plane and experience a whole new kind of thriller in Manila.
Bored of your shorts? Not really into the whole men in sarongs thing? Get yourself a summer suit, the must have purchase for the modern day gent in the (hopefully) warm weather.
Tahir Rahim stars in the great new French prison movie A Prophet, ‘Un Prophete’, Chris Sullivan stays the right side of the bars with him.
Spurred by his own father son relationship, Robert Caryle shirks the waster image he once had to emerge a kind hearted family man.
Being pummelled on a slippery marble slab by a 45 year old man with a bald head, handlebar moustache, biceps the size of rugby balls and a belly the size of Mars certainly felt as if I was in a Bond film.
Hacket looked back to the days before motorcars had heated seats or even roofs to inspire their Aston Martin Racing Tweed caps, jackets and bags.
The Italian designer is famed for his off the peg wonders but now his shops will happily make you something more personal.
The perfect bag for traveling light. Traveling light is the only way to fly. Traveling light just you and I.
Wear seersucker, which has panache and “as much balls as those who wear it” – the cloth favoured by such legends as Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Dean Martin and James Dean.
I meet Rhys at the theatre and he is bang on time. Tall and almost athletic he is dressed in a long brown overcoat a battered trilby, black jeans with his characteristic silver watch chain around his neck.
Joe Pesci’s shirts in Goodfellas had dangerous collars. If you want to get one of them or indeed any other shirt run up try Emma Willis.
The original. For some the one and only. The Levi’s 501. Aka The Levi’s Vintage Range.
There’s only one Mickey Rourke, the unpredictable come-back kid who turned on Hollywood before it could turn on him. With The Wrestler he finally won the battle for acceptance.
More important than your shoes, your watch says everything about you.
Discover Oliver Spencer, fashion designer extraordinaire – check out this jacket, and the rest of his collection, emanating pure, effortless style.