A classic slim, textured gun metal grey tie .

The Dean  is handcrafted in Italy using the 100% silk sourced from Como and features:

  • 6cm width for a classic line
  • Beautiful Italian silk – dry clean only
  • Strictly limited edition and individually numbered
  • FREE European postage and packaging – £5 Rest of the World

Style n Stripes
The low down on the quintessential top for the high season
It is a style icon and long been a star of stage and screen, but the Breton stripe shirt is also a summer wardrobe essential.
Stolen from the French marin (sailor), and Italian gondoliers, the classic marinière has long been the preserve of pop royalty, tortured artists and smouldering matinee actors.

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My last post extolled the virtues of all things nautical and in particular the joys of the male winter coat par-excellence- The Pea coat. This week continues with the sea faring theme. Indeed not only is the Breton, which originated as a working top for Brittany fishermen, synonymous with the sea but it has also become a metaphor for all things French. Like the English bowler hat or the US cowboy boot it’s impossible to disentangle said item of clothing with the place of its birth; when we think of the Breton top we picture it alongside onions, berets, bicycles and the dodgy accents of ‘Ello Ello’.

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All the nice girls love a sailor…

And rightly so. Of all the services the navy has to be the most sartorially starred. Sure, the army have kitted out the men’s wardrobe with desert boots, fish-tail parkas and khaki chinos- all indispensable style classics for the modern day modernist. Those magnificent men in their flying machines have bombed us with combat jackets, aviator shades and er, pipes. However, neither holds a ship’s candle to the effortless elegance of the jolly Jack Tar.

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The Story of Franco

Franco recently flew in from Italy. Cool, collected and very stylish. A contemporary, highly tailored take on the classic button down shirt.

Conceived on the polo fields of England before making it’s way across the pond for Brooks and others to secure its status as a essential male clothing item. The button down shirt was  then made popular in the UK by visiting GI’s and US musicians such as Miles Davis when clocked by local hipsters in Soho. The classic preppy look had arrived in the UK and was taken on by modernists and dandies alike.

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Miles Davis                                                                                          Yale Berkeley College 1957

The relaxed and very practical button down look was further refined and popularised on screen by stars such as Alain Delon and Paul Newman:

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The journey of the shirt hasn’t yet finished. The sartorial timelessness of this most versatile of shirts remains as popular as ever with recent champions including Martin Freeman, Jamie Rednapp and Daniel Craig.

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Martin Freeman

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Jamie Rednapp                                                     and Daniel Craig


As uncompromising as JB himself, the Pellicano Franco takes the men’s button down shirt to new places. As sharp and deadly as Mr Bond, the new ‘Franco’ from Pellicano Menswear has all the signature hallmarks of each of the shirts designed by us in our London offices.



Produced in a strictly limited edition of 75 in each colourway  using the finest fabrics. The silk like 120/2 yarn 100% cotton poplin is carefully handmade by Italian family shirt makers chosen for their artisans skills and good employment practices.

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Real mother of pearl buttons, front placket and discrete closed back box pleat finish the look.

The Franco button down shirt from Pellicano Menswear – a very contemporary take on a menswear classic.


Shop the look and enjoy 10% discount and free P&P with promocode: franco10

Franco: http://www.pellicanomenswear.com/?s=franco

Dean navy silk tie: http://www.pellicanomenswear.com/?s=dean


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A Modern Classic

‘Electric Blend’ by The Family Silver (released Friday 6th November)

When I first heard about this project I couldn’t believe what I was hearing…

The three individuals concerned Steve WhiteMatt Deighton & Damon Minchella have been a major part of my life & the reason I love music so much so without any hesitation I Pledged!

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