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Thousands of people dressed as vampires descended on Tulleys Farm in West Sussex over the weekend for a Guinness World Record attempt.
The dandy is back! Today, a certain variety of male is discovering contemporary dandyism and giving it their own signature look. In this book, photographer Rose Callahan teams up with writer Nathaniel Adams to document the well-kept lives of 57 dandies.
Students revolt over newly imposed conservative dress code
The Sikh coalition argued that the costume was offensive to those who lost loved ones in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre
Suspects appeared in court via videolink from prison
The Government should not tell women what to wear, the Home Secretary has said amid ongoing debate over the use of full-face veils.
The shoes of the season are strictly sensible – and mercifully comfortable, says Naomi Attwood
This season, Lee Holmes urges men to take the plunge and think pink – it’s never been just for girls
A costume partly inspired by Marilyn Manson may be the most spectacular super-villain get-up ever seen in the movies. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who dressed up as superhero Red Mist in Kick-Ass, has ventured to the dark side in the upcoming sequel and is inspired to take on the evil pseudonym The Mother F%&*^r by donning S&M gear he discovers hidden inside his dead father's gun case. Costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ says it was the most complex costume to create out of the dozens made for the action thriller: “We played around with the texture and the zips. The idea was to not have a cross-dressing feel. When he first puts on the underwear and holds the guns, oddly he didn't look that bad. We looked at people who dressed up in that hardcore rock look – Marilyn Manson, My Chemical Romance and the guys from Green Day – and tried to mix it with S&M gear in a way that tried to make it look like a superhero.”
Although best known for its classic styles, Lee Jeans has mixed things up for a new collaboration. It’s worth a closer look, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Hats off to David Warner. How many other cricketers could inspire an Old Trafford crowd to feel protective towards a Yorkshireman?
Whether you opt for office-appropriate or the more casual, you’ll want to button-up in these menswear-inspired shirts, writes Rebecca Gonsalves
Rallies of both supporters and opposition to ousted President Morsi clash as tens of thousands take to streets
A lovingly hand-crafted jumper from a well-meaning granny used to be a gift received with a grimace. But as the trend for novelty knitwear and customised clobber continues to prevail, the popularity of hand-knits is on the rise. Those of us not lucky enough to know a nana that knits no longer need to feel unloved, however. Grannies Inc is a company that sells made-to-order knits by a collective of talented grandmothers across the UK.
Who is the most influential role model for today's teenage girls? Is it pop singer Rihanna? Page-3-girl-turned-business-tycoon Katie Price? Or is it in fact, 67-year-old actress Joanna Lumley?
UK-based Minbar Ansar Deen and Boko Haram to be proscribed in the UK under terrorism laws