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I lost The Apprentice but won’t lose my dream of ‘nude’ tights for all skin tones

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Last Sunday, as many viewers will have seen, I was pipped to the post in the final of this year’s series of The Apprentice. The £250,000 prize, to help start up a business with the backing of Lord Sugar, went ...

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Fashion archive: Elle launches cross-Channel chic for the masses

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Smart money’s new hothouse is international franchising. Up from burgers and pizzas, now it’s pop culture: magazines, fashion and sport. Global culture pusher Rupert Murdoch brings out British Elle in October, after a couple of tasters in the Sunday Times. ...

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From the archive, 4 June 1925: Modern youth and the matter of personal tidiness

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In all the criticism aroused by the modern girl and her clothes, there is one aspect which seems largely to have escaped both her accusers and her supporters. It is her reformation in the matter of personal tidiness. Which of ...

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Fashion archive: Don’t knock the smock

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Fashion trends to behave like a capricious child, howling for what is least practical and reasonable and to hell with the consequences. Take the Gatsby cult: there was Britain groaning over its economic doom and fashion was blithely advocating a ...

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Fashion archive: The mail order revolution

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When Jeff Banks of Warehouse and George Davies of Next start making announcements about a totally new concept in shopping within a week of one another, the fashion business sits up. Both Banks and Davies have seen the future, and ...

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Fashion archive: The man’s world of traditional barbers under threat

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One of the few masculine preserves remaining to this age is the barber’s shop. True, the proprietor’s wife occasionally pokes a head and a word into the football and racing conclaves of the small suburban and village saloons, and the ...

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Fashion archive: Clogs are back

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The clog is back in the industrial North of England but it is no longer a simple, economic, and characteristic article of the mill girl’s wardrobe. Clogs do not clatter along the tarmac as they once did along the cobbles. ...

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Fashion archive: Overalls in offices? What businesswomen wear

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London, Thursday.The people who have lately been reviewing their criticisms of the London office girls’ dress and suggesting that it would be well if employers here copied the sumptuary regulations now imposed by certain American firms do not seem to ...

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Fashion archive: All het up by Right Said Fred’s male camp

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Right Said Fred are a curious pop phenomenon. They just manage to exist on the right side of kitsch. An inch either way and they would either be condemned as Eurovision Song Contest wannabees or too camp for broad appeal. ...

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Fashion archive: The postman and the peacocks

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In our society men are supposed to take a purely utilitarian approach to their clothes. If he is observed to be taking pleasure in the choosing or the wearing of them, a chap becomes suspect. Most other men and, regrettably, ...

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