Tattoos, Tweed & a Kilt in Broadway Market

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] sunny afternoon in Broadway Market, London Fields always gets the well dressed folk out, but this chap surpasses most. I’ve no idea of his name, I was probably too awe struck by how marvellous he looked to get further than asking for a photo. Adorned in maori tattoos but looking like a proper British gent in knee socks and a kilt, oh and a beautiful baby in tow. (Update: This is Maori artist George Nuku.) See more mens street style.Tattoos and tweed

Street Style & Shopping Galore at Pink Pigeon Vintage

I’m loving the vintage clothes shops springing up in Leicester, bursting with gems at non rip off prices. Catherine Howell runs Pink Pigeon Vintage and stood out in her clashing shirt dress and patterned knee socks. All her clothes are from Pink Pigeon apart from her heeled Office brogues.Vintage Street Style Leicester

August Sander’s Androgynous Secretary in Tate Modern

Browsing the Tate Modern art gallery I was struck by this 1930’s secretary, posing for German Documentary photographer August Sander, oozing nonchalance with her slouchy stance, cigarette in hand. Ok this cool as a cucumber muse is in Cologne rather than the streets of London, but her portrait is in London. Two things to note, firstly, what luxuriousness to wear that black satin applique dress to the office, and secondly, she was rocking the androgynous look way before Twiggy, Erin O’Connor and recent male-model-on-a-womens-wear-catwalk sensation Andrej Pejic. No visible bust, beautiful boyish features and a Richie Hawtin hair style cropped one side with an asymmetric fringe, all polish her androgynous look nicely.

Secretary at West German Radio, Cologne, 1931:

German Secretary August Sander, tate Modern

Lebanon Style in London: Camden Passage, Angel

I accosted this well turned out couple in Camden Passage in Angel, Cynthia Mirhej from Lebanon and Win Saikayasit from Thailand. Cynthia wears woolen jacket with an oversized double collar by Tulle, her mum’s label, a generous helping of black lace in a wrap around skirt, also by her mum, Italian shoes and vintage glasses. Understated Win wears T shirt from Brick Lane market, cotton bomber jacket from American Apparel and throws some smart rolled up cotton trousers from Thailand into the mix.Zara & American Apparel in Angel

Japanese and Vintage – Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A

During an afternoon at Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto’s exhibition in the Victoria and Albert museum I was treated to some stunning garments, not just in Yamamoto’s collection, but also on some rather well turned out museum visitors. Pace and his pal Hsiang let me have a quick snap of them outside the exhibition. I was particularly struck by Hsiang’s fantastic black and cream chunky platforms, ever so slightly reminiscent of morris dancing shoes.

Kenzo Shirt, Plus J Jacket and a Bowler HatPace is wearing Kenzo shirt, Plus J jacket, All Saints boots and a hat he picked up in York.

Vintage Green DressHsiang is wearing a vintage cotton dress, vintage hat and a necklace handmade by herself, not forgetting those brilliant shoes with her orange pop socks.

Yohji Yamamoto at the V & A museumYohji Yamamoto’s exhibition at the V & A museum.

Andy Bumpus – Street Style Illustration

Andy Bumpus’s street style fashion illustrations

Illustrator and photographer Andy Bumpus offers his take on some of the Nicely Turned Out muses. His colourful linear portraits, ever so slightly haunting with no facial outline or features except for the subjects mouth, provide a unique style of fashion illustration. He recently produced show report illustrations for Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s catwalk shows over S/S London Fashion Week, which have been featured on Vogue.com and Amelia’s Magazine.

Andy Bumpus Fashion Illustration Floral TrousersShoreditch New York Style

Andy Bumpus Fashion Illustration ChinosHarem Pants Truman Brewery, Shoreditch

Andy Bumpus Fashion Illustration Sophia HefferSophia Heffer, vintage shorts and wooly jumper