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Paul Littler

Suits You, Sir

Sharp dressed Paul Littler has a very distinctive style. Until recently he was a regular in the Isle of Wight’s corridors of power where, among the budget suits and crumpled bureaucrats, his dapper look would brighten any grey day.

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The Good Life

Middle age is the new black

Do you remember when part-time Isle of Wight resident Alan Titchmarsh was all over the telly and it was proclaimed that gardening was the new sex? Or how about that time we eschewed broccoli for almonds as the new superfoods. Well, continuing the theme, we’re declaring that middle age is the new black. Or something.

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Helena

Cowes Week 2015

Cowes may have a reputation for being the home of identikit crew wear, but we found some very stylish people making their own mark in the streets – and not a salmon-coloured trouser in sight.

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Swallow

Crafty sew-and-sews

Following the success of the first Wight Catwalk swishing event, we were delighted to be asked to run an upcycled fashion workshop for trend. This popular eco-friendly shop and youth cafe is going on tour and will be popping up at Cowes as trend@CowesWeek, and we’ll be there to show the young ‘uns how to customise their clobber.

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See the light!

Reflective Glory

Forget spinfit, a real bicycle is where’s it at. I am an enthusiastic – if fair weather – cyclist. I’m also a big fan of space fabrics. And I’ve discovered the best way to combine those two interests: hello reflective clothes.

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Fields' tweed bar

Smokin’ tweed

Before vintage was the new by-word for charity shop chic, there were jumble sales. Every Saturday I would crank the handle on my Ford Anglia and do the rounds of the sales, buying what is now colloquially known as DMC (Dead Men’s Clothes).

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It was acceptable in the 1960s version of 80s

Space Hair

Back in the day – before a trip beyond the Earth’s atmosphere was in the reach of (wealthy) space tourists – life on the moon was imagined via the programme Space 1999.

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The clothes rail starts to fill up

Making a Swish

There’s a joke that’s made on the Isle of Wight every March, when the clocks change, which is: “Don’t forget to put your clock forward – to 1952”.

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