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  • Personal Styling At Regent

    Personal Styling At Regent

    Gentlemendid you know you don’t have to trek to London to find the finest contemporary and heritage clothing? At Regent, nestled in the heart of Salisbury, you’ll find a distillation of cutting edge and timeless fashion: a one-stop-shop for men of all ages, the spirit of Shoreditch in the wilds of Wiltshire. And Regent caneven offer a free, one-hour style consultation to assist you with any image reinvigoration you might be after.

     

    As Jason Regent, the shops’ founder, says: ‘Men – particularly between the ages of 30 to 60 – can find themselves stuck in a rut with the way they dress. We all go through phases, and during this time men often feel like they’d like to match these changes with their sense of style, but that can seem daunting. Come and seen me and I can help you try a variety of different styles from our wide range of clothing, all made from the highest quality materials: giving your look a boost will feel like a walk in the park.’

     

    Mr Regent likens the experience to a ‘free fashion health-check’ and emphasizes that ‘there’s no obligation to come back – we just want to show you what else is out there.’ Spending an hour of your life giving a good think to your style can save time and hassle in the long run, and the experience can be especially fruitful when there’s a special occasion coming up – something Regent specialize in. So swing by for a free hour of high-quality consultation and see the carefully curated contemporary brands Regent has to offer, as well as their own inventive heritage products.

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  • Regent is open

    Regent is open

    Salisbury has continually been in the headlines over the past few weeks, and certainly not for the reasons it deserves to be. The attack on the Skripals was frightening and terrible, but the way our city has banded together to deal with it has made us here, at Regent, all the more proud to be part of such a vibrant, resilient and fascinating city.

    People have been, perhaps understandably, reluctant to visit Salisbury in the wake of the Skripal case and the city’s business and trade has been suffering as a result – a result that seems especially unfair and which is not helped by the way the media have often chosen to report the affair. Regent wants to add to the affirmation that Salisbury is open for business and that there’s never been a better time to come and visit us, as the city bands together to prove as welcoming and open as possible in the face of adversity.

    First off, Salisbury now has completely free parking, citywide, making it easier than ever to pop into town for a coffee and a browse – the city itself is picturesque thanks to the many medieval buildings it boasts, and it’s also easily walk-able, meaning you can take it in some exquisite sights – such as the Grade 1 Listed Poultry Cross – while perusing all the independent and one-off shops we have to offer here. Regent itself is incredibly proud to be situated on New Street, just off the High Street and right on your way to a visit of Salisbury Cathedral, surely one of the most spectacular buildings in the country and featuring the tallest spire in the United Kingdom. This jaw-dropping building alone brings thousands to Salisbury every year – if you want to sneak a particularly unique peek at it, drop into Regent along the way and ascend to the Games Room where you’ll find a stunning view of the cathedral, with the added luxury of being surrounded by some of the finest up-and-coming fashion carefully sourced by us from cutting-edge brands cherry-picked from London and around the UK.

    If you swing by soon you can catch the very last of our final sale reductions, with some wondrous prices for some utterly invaluable pieces – our motto is by once and buy good-quality, and you’ll be saving money in the long run. We’ve got our spring range carefully curated and ready for the adventurous fashionista, as well as all our timeless classics that make Regent such a reliable and popular part of the Salisbury experience. With everything from ties and cufflinks to biodynamic wines and juicy cigars, we’re the perfect place to source gifts or to come and indulge when you need something to pep you up. Regent remains open for business and is determined to dazzle with our new collection.

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  • The Ivy League

    The Ivy League

    THE IVY LEAGUE

    The Ivy League look has had an enormous influence on the fashion industry and remains one of the most distinguished styles around today. At its heart is the desire to present oneself as ready to engage with big ideas and move the world forward – two principles commonly associated with the group of elite American colleges (such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton) from which the fashion takes its name. There, college students developed the idea of the Ivy League look from both British and American men who, in the 1920’s, instigated the trend for combining casual and sporting attire. From the 1950’s to the 1960’s the Ivy League look spread through every social circle to steadily become the most desirable mainstream apparel for middle class adults in the US and Britain.

    The look inherited from the ‘50’s consists of a two-button blazer or a three-button jacket with a rolling lapel, an Oxford button-down shirt, cable-knitted waistcoats and high-waist

    An example of an Ivy League outfit. All products stocked here at Regent

    ed trousers with a straight or tapered leg. Footwear would consist of a long wing-tip brogue or a loafer and to polish off the look you could don a silk tie. The ethos serves clothing for every occasion in your social calendar, from formalwear to weekends in the country. On the more causal side, you could wear a chino pant or Levi jeans, a heavy sweatshirt with raglan sleeve, knitted ties, Oxford shirt and converses. These looks quickly became a sort of code of conduct amongst the folk at the best colleges who were proud to be there and spread across the world, taken up heartily in Japan, as the book Ametora (How Japan saved American Style) by W. David Marx shows.

    Many people confuse a certain preppiness with the Ivy League, and, although they share certain strands of DNA, the ‘preppy look’ is a lot more colourful/casual, suitable for garden parties, trips to the Hamptons or casual affairs; the Ivy look aspires to more smart-casual occasions. There are many ways to tell apart the ‘preppy’ and the ‘Ivy League’ people: a prep will wear a boat shoe but an Ivy Leaguer will wear a penny loafer; for preps it’s all about convenience and comfort over style (they’ll throw on the first polo top they find with any old pair of chinos), where as the Ivy Leaguer will take the extra time to find a sweater to wear with that particular polo, and to colour coordinate it all with the trousers.

    The two main clothing stores that represented the Ivy League look were J. Press and Brooks Brothers. J. Press was founded in 1902, right on Yale university campus: its clothing’s stayed the same since opening and the company has a vast amount of off the peg jackets with the traditional three button sack that is rarely found in today’s American fashion. The stores stock traditional men’s clothing such as casual trousers, sweaters and jackets. They also carry out a range of scarves and ties that feature the specific colours for Ivy League schools. The store caters for most of the old-fashioned, preppy and popular trends.

    Brooks Brothers, meanwhile, was founded in 1818 and became known for its ‘ready to wear suits’; the store is hugely popular and responsible for outfitting 40 out of the 45 of American Presidents, from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama. Brooks Brother plays a massive part in the

    The Brooks Brother logo

    industry and they’ve brought us many new ideas to improve men’s fashion: in 1896, they applied button-down collars to dress shirts, then in 1895 their Ivy League sack suit was made; in 1900 Harris Tweed was introduced; in 1904 the classic Shetland sweater was realised – they’re constantly innovating.

    Many products we have created here at Regent draw inspiration from right across these iconic decades. As you travel through the store you’ll see lots of these products carefully placed within overall looks that aspire to continue the innovation associated with the Ivy League. Upon your entrance you’ll find our woven leather belts, while upstairs in the smoking room our white Oxford button-down resides, along with the necessary woollen rollneck, velvet smoking jacket and navy blazer. Across the landing you’ll find the Italian knitted ties. Then, finally, on the top floor you’ll find the heritage Selvedge jean and the Shaggy Shetland jumper. You can celebrate and get into the Ivy League lifestyle with a drink and a Havana cigar in the Liquor Room on your way back down!

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  • Triwa - How to Stand Out in a Quiet Swedish Way

    Triwa - How to Stand Out in a Quiet Swedish Way

    Since their launch in 2007, Triwa have strived for high quality, design led timepieces and eyewear that will stand out from the crowd but in a quiet, and very Swedish way.

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  • Press - Regent Winter 2014 Collection on the MWB Radar

    Press - Regent Winter 2014 Collection on the MWB Radar

    Regent's Winter Collection 2014 has appeared on MWB magazine's radar with a feature in their January issue. This coverage comes ahead of the Jacket Required trade show at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane on the 5th and 6th February.

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