Press


Mr Porter – The Journal I was recently profiled in Mr Porter’s The Journal modelling one of their featured coat trends for AW14, the unstructured overcoat. Photographer Laurence Ellis made my modelling debut feel effortless and the featured Barena coat was as easy to wear as a cardigan (despite the summer temperatures on shoot day).

Modelling an unstructured overcoat look for Mr Porter, AW14.

Modelling an unstructured overcoat look for Mr Porter, AW14.

The feature also included my thoughts on turning grey and men's style.

The feature also included my thoughts on turning grey and men’s style.

The Guardian Back in December 2012 I threw my name into a hat with a few hundred other hopeful fashion writers to be considered for The Guardian’s proposed fashion blogging network, their aim being to bring some new voices to their fashion coverage. I was selected and the network was officially launched the following Spring. Since then, I have been commissioned by The Guardian to write on topics such as why men spend more on shoes than women and how to tie (and select) a tie as well as regular posts with editorial selected by me and reviews from both London Collections: Men and New York fashion week. While I fully expected to be occasionally shot down for supporting designers who push the menswear agenda forward, especially by new readers who are not so convinced by fashion, I have encountered open minds as well as closed ones and it’s been a brilliant platform to share my writing more widely.

Sharpened Lead joins The Guardian.

Sharpened Lead joins The Guardian.

The Guardian has been a great platform for showing my support for designers and my views on menswear .

The Guardian has been a great platform for showing my support for new designers.

Tatler I was flattered to be included in Tatler’s Best Dressed Men list, as part of their London Collections Men: AW13 coverage.

By Marcus Dawes for their best dressed round-up AW13.

By Marcus Dawes for Tatler for their best dressed men round-up AW13.

British GQ As London Collections: MenĀ gathered pace British GQ noted my presence.

By Dvora, in MKI Black, B Store and Grenson AW13.

By Dvora, in MKI Black, B Store and Grenson AW13.

Profiled by Dvora for GQ at the first LC:M.

Profiled by Dvora for GQ at the first LC:M.

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Another street style shot, this time Jonathan Daniel Pryce for WGSN, the global trend forecaster. tumblr_mgauc7kwRG1qc8yajo1_1280

Jigsaw Menswear listed Sharpened Lead in their Best of 2012 Selection JigsawPress

And a year earlier, captured by New York photographer Tommy Ton for his Men’s Street Style column on GQ.com

My Florsheim by Duckie Brown shod feet by Tommy Ton for GQ.

My Florsheim by Duckie Brown shod feet by Tommy Ton for GQ.

Brands I’ve worked with have included:

Jacket Required

I covered the inaugural Jacket Required menswear tradeshow in London, now a staple in the heritage menswear trade show calendar.

http://www.jacket-required.com/coverage-on-sharpened-lead/

Marwood ties

I have produced two films showcasing Becky French’s handmade British ties and accessories.

Video blog: Marwood lace bow tie, a special commission for Sharpened Lead

Marwood ties: remembering summer

http://marwooduk.blogspot.com/2011/04/marwood-featured-on-sharpened-lead.html

George Guest

During a trip to L.A. I met the team behind George Guest at a pop-up store in Venice, and gave them their first non-US exposure.

http://georgeguestusa.com/press/sharpened-lead-2/

J.Panther Luggage Co.

During a similar trip to New York I met Jonny Diamandis, designer of the J.Panther Luggage range, providing their first coverage in the UK.

http://jplc.com/press.html

E.Tautz postcard project

E.Tautz designer Patrick Grant asked me to collaborate on his postcard project, alongside other menswear commentators and industry figures, as featured in Dazed.

http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/8214/1/e-tautz-postcard-project

Fantastic Man

As well as fashion, I like to comment on food and travel. Here I offered a little advice to people visiting Paris:

http://www.fantasticman.com/recommendations/paris-tip-ramen-in-miso-au-beurre/