12th Man AW11 Competition, win £150 worth of amazing gear! (Competition now closed)

To celebrate the newly released AW11 collection from our Bolognese brothers over at 12th Man, we’re giving one of you very lucky people the chance to win £150 worth of their artisan, limited edition, natural fabric using, 100% Italian, eagled up and incredibly comfortable clothing.  All you have to do is answer the following question (in the comments section) and we’ll pick a winner in a couple of weeks.


To be in with a chance of winning this great prize of £150 worth of 12th Man clothing,  you’ll need to answer the following question and post it in the comments section below:
Question: Which 12 items do you think should be in every Man‘s wardrobe?  


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  4. 1. Three pack of Hanes Beefy Tees in white

    2 .Cotton Burlington socks

    3. Decent five pocket jean in the raw, LVC, Lee 101, Edwin, Sugarcane etc

    4. Grey sweatshirt, Buzz Rickson or similar will do the trick.

    5. Blue Oxford button down.

    6.Some form of suede Clarks shoe.

    7.Sebago Harwich shoes in mid brown, makes a change from Grenson, Trickers etc.

    8. M65 jacket or a version of.

    9. Decent polo shirt, I prefer a certain unbranded make but Lacoste if you need a badge.

    10. Patagonia Rain Shadow, does what it’s meant to.

    11. Waxed jacket, older the better.

    12. Vintage watch.

  5. 1. T-shirt
    2. Dark denim jeans
    3. Button-up
    4. Trench coat
    5. Leather jacket
    6. Hooded sweatshirt
    7. Tie
    8. Belt – black or brown
    9. Timberland 6″ boot with the leather on top
    10. Clarks wallabes
    11. Sneakers
    12. Fitted baseball cap

  6. Ray-Michael Laxamana

    1.Vintage pocket t-shirt
    2.Slim oxford shirt
    3.Crew neck merino wool jumper
    4.APC raw denim
    5.Grey wool trousers
    6.Clarks Wallabees
    7.Chocolate brown brogues
    8.Slim cut suit
    10.Wool donkey jacket
    11. Timex Camper watch
    12. Knitted tie

  7. a couple of fitted suits for the formal occasions

    Several crisp shirts white/black

    couple pair of formal shoes brown/black

    a collection of 80s casuals crew neck t shirts

    collection of 12th man polos

    several pairs raw selvedge japanese denim

    Ma,strum parachute (burnt orange) best colourway 😉

    collection of adidas vintage trainers, with pride of place being vintage blue gazelle indoors 😀

    collection of vintage track tops adidas,fila, sergio tacchini

    several pairs of quality cargo shorts beige/navy

    two tone blue ma.strum torch jacket

    a couple of S I chunky knits

  8. 12 items I think every man should have in his wardrobe (assuming it is flat-pack) are as follows:

    1. Wood
    2. Hinges
    3. L-shaped brackets for stabilisation
    4. U channels
    5. Panels
    6.Divider panels
    7. Shelves/Drawers
    8. Shower rod
    9.Top track
    10. Bottom track
    11. Screws
    12. Screw snap caps (cover exposed screw heads!)

  9. 1 – Made To Measure Suit (ideally Tom Ford…….)

    2 – Onitsuka Tiger Trainers

    3 – Film Geeky T-Shirt(s)

    4 – M-1951 Fishtail Parka

    5 – Harrington Jacket

    6 – Gieves & Hawkes Chelsea Boots

    7 – A Load Of Cheap Plain White T-Shirts

    8 – Land’s End Chambray Shirt

    9 – Kitsune Shirt(s)

    10 – Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt(s)

    11 – Rag & Bone Straight Washed Jeans

    12 – Hartford Reversible Fair Isle Sweater

  10. 1. Polo neck tee shirt
    2. Barbour Bedale (navy)
    3.Nigel Cabourn Cameraman Jacket
    4.6876 Capandula jacket
    5.Marks & Spencer Lambswool crewneck jumper
    6.12th man sweatshirt
    7. Long sleeve checked shirt (probably Barbour)
    8. Marks & Spencer cords (£15 for a decent pair of cords, can’t go wrong)
    9. Indigo jeans (could spend over a ton or get a decent fitting pair from GAP for £35)
    10.Clarks Minster Moor/Active Air
    11. Mephisto Rainbow
    12. Pair of trainers (Saucony Jazz/Nike Internationalist/Puma Trim Fit/Adidas City series)

  11. Crikey! Didn’t realise it would be so hard choosing just 12.

    I’ve had to cheat and choose a couple of ‘outfits’.

    1 Suit (and formal shirt and tie)
    2 Formal black shoes
    3 Casual boots/shoes (preferably Dessies) that can be dressed up or down
    4 Trainers or Canvas Pumps
    5 Decent worn in jeans (preferably selvedge but if you only have one pair then possibly not practical)
    6 Cords or Chinos (Dockers are a great shout if the right cut for you)
    7 Check Shirt
    8 Polo shirt – goes without saying it has to be 12th Man 😉
    9 Winter coat (overcoat is a good shout as covers various outfits)
    10 Smart casual jacket (e.g. Harrington)
    11 Work out ‘kit’: It’s pointless having decent clothing if you look a mess in it!
    12 DIY ‘kit’: No matter how little you do everyone needs something old they can do jobs round the house in. Can be decent old stuff but better than getting newer stuff ‘messed up’.

    Missed so much off but those are the rules!

  12. Not going to mention specific brands as there’s at least a handful of brands that do each of these items very well.

    1. 60/40 Parka
    2. Duffle coat
    3. Cagoule/Wateproof Jacket
    4. Chambray Shirt
    5. White & Blue Oxford shirts
    6. Check button-down shirts
    7. Polo Shirts & Crew neck T shirts
    8. Selvedge Denim
    9. Chino’s & Cords
    10. Brogues
    11. Desert Boots
    12. Trainers

  13. 1. Black Suit.
    2. White dress shirt
    3. Navy blue blazer/sports coat
    4. Dark jeans
    5. Black Dress shoes oxfords or brogues
    6. Khaki chino’s
    7. White Leather casual Trainer
    8. V-neck sweater
    9. plain roundneck t-shirt
    10. Lightweight waterproof jacket
    11. Mountain parka
    12. Quality watch

  14. cesar augusto hidalgo campos

    ok ok ! in Man’s wardrobe

    1. Fred perry Classic polo

    2. Façonnable cap

    3. Adidas Originals City series

    4. K-Way yellow Jacket

    5. Paul Smith Scraf

    6. levi`s classic 501

    7. clarks desert boots

    8. Ben Sherman shirt

    9. Stone Island jacket (blue, green, yellow, black)

    10. adidas classic (trefoil) jacket!

    11. best company sweater

    12. Puma classic shoes (blue Bird or Fire Bird)


  15. Harry McNally

    Pith Helmet….ala Terry Scott in Carry on up the Jungle
    Cravat…ala James Fox in Day of the Jackal
    Knee length socks with sock suspenders … Eric or Ernie?
    Paisley shirt with ruffled collar…Pink Floyd in 1967
    Crshed vevet jacket ala Jason King/Peter Wingart
    Winkle pickers.. Ala John Cooper Clarke
    Denis the Menace Tee shirt…. Ala Minnie the Minx
    Donkey jacket with a Cole not Dole sticker on the lapel…. Michael Foot chic
    Wet look posing pouch… Proper mag staff
    String vest ala Cliff in Summer Holiday
    Large spectacles ala Trevor Horn in his Buggles days
    Teddy Bear….Ala Sebastian in Brideshead revisited

  16. crepe-soled shoes, preferably Yuketen
    cordovan longwings, preferably Alden
    Baracuta G9 Harrington, preferably slim fit
    Levi’s 501s
    a proper Navy sack blazer, Brooks Bros or JPress will do
    tailored 2-piece suit, gray flannel (ibid maker)
    authentic Fair Isle crewneck
    university scarf
    oxford cloth button down (several)
    umbrella from Swaine Adeney Brigg
    a couple good neckties, take your pick on from whom (partial to Turnbull & Asser)
    a healthy sense of stylish “go f*ck your self” with regards to his overall appearance

  17. casual lad

    1. Lacoste polo shirt

    2. Levis 501’s

    3. Adidas old school trainers

    4.CP Company mille migilia

    5. Barbour jacket

    6. Crew neck jumpers

    7. Check Shirts

    8. Cagoules (ma strum parachute, ymc etc)

    9. Plain / small logo t shirts

    10. Decent Shoes

    11. Winter accessories (wooly hats, gloves scarfs etc)

    12. A black suit

  18. Paul Leanfowler

    1. Woodchip effect blouse
    2. Fjallraven fake beard (blonde)
    3. Short longjohns (any brand)
    4. Plain Lazy “My wife chose this t-shirt” t-shirt
    5. Sangam Polo shirt
    6. Corduroy salopettes (XS)
    7. Fisher Price fireman sam ‘jamas
    8. C&A Knickers (LOLLOLL)
    9. Snakeskin scabbard
    10. Engineered Garments Fur-line fanny pack.

    Best regards
    Hope I win lol.

  19. 1. Parka

    2. Lambswool Crew Neck

    3. Sweater

    4. Button Down Check Shirt

    5. Fred Perry Laurel Polo

    6. White/Black Graphic Tee

    7. Woven Belt

    8. Raw Selvedge Denim

    9. Washed Selvedge Denim

    10. Sand/Navy Chino’s

    11. Clarks Originals Shoes

    12. Adidas Originals Trainers

  20. 1. Selvedge jeans
    2. Paul & Shark knits
    3. 12th Man polos
    4. Ralph shirts
    5. Gant shirts
    6. Sperry deck shoes
    7. Ma.strum jacket
    8. Stone Island Knit
    9. Havaianas flip flops
    10. Ralph polos
    11. Ralph cargo shorts
    12. Adidas trainers

  21. Matt Taylor

    Mackintosh fenwick coat.
    gray prince of wales check brioni suit.
    Swaine a Aderney & Brigg umbrella.
    Drakes scarf silk or cashmere.
    John Lobb city gent oxfords.
    Trickers keswick brogues.
    Raleigh denim custom made jeans.
    Chester Jefferies custom made leather gloves.
    Dunhill blazer.
    Incotex chinos.
    John Smedley jumper.
    Canali checked shirt.

  22. 01. Grenson Stanley brogues
    02. Clarks, Desert Rain
    03. Deerstalker hat
    04. CP Company mille miglia
    05. Japanese denim
    06. Anderson Belt
    07. Lacoste polo
    08. Oliver Spencer shirt
    09. Burlington socks
    10. Lambswool crew neck jumper
    11. a Lion…
    12. and a Witch…(costume)

  23. 1. Adidas Londons
    2. Levis 501
    3. Lacoste polo
    4. Faconnable shirt
    5. Ma. Strum Parachute
    6. Paul & Shark Bretagne Knit
    7. Aquascutum Check Scarf
    8. Barbour Union jack International
    9. Paul Smith Suit
    10. Tom Ford for Men Extreme Eau De Toilette

  24. Amir Jamil

    Pretty good question! I’m going to base my answer on style and not fashion though

    1. pair of handmade leather shoes. preferably black and i recommend any style from Church’s,particularly the Diplomats.
    2. pair of vintage trainers but not anything nike and preferably adidas gazelles.
    3. selvedge denim jeans
    4. a good fitting single breasted suit. never out of style and great for formal occasions
    5. at least two formal shirts and ties. one patterned shirt and plain tie combo and vice versa
    6. casual shirt, checked. worn either tucked in or left hanging out depending on the occasion
    7. cashmere sweater. no other wool feels better or more comfortable
    8. hooded sweatshirt with full zip/buttons. zip for the contemporary look or buttons for a more classic/vintage look.
    9. pair of chinos or other flat fronted trousers. dockers are good.
    10. a cap to cover up on that bad hair day or even to cover up that you don’t have any hair
    11. hooded waterproof coat, ideally with a removeable inner so it can be worn on warmer days.
    12. cotton t shirts/polo shirts. if just for lounging, a comfortable, well made t shirt will last you a lifetime. recommend 12th man for this one!

  25. 1 – Navy suit
    2- White Oxford shirt
    3 – Brogues
    4 – Crew neck jumper
    5 – Selection of Lacoste polo’s
    6- Armani jeans
    7 – Aquascutum rain mac
    8- Leather gloves
    9- Cashmere scarf
    10 – Leather belt
    11 – luxurious woolen socks
    12 – zip through woollen jumper

  26. Homer Simpson

    1/ Short sleeved white shirt
    2/ Blue trousers
    3/ Pink striped tie
    4/ Mr Plow jacket
    5/ Floral Print mu-mu
    6/ Bowling shirt
    7/ Goofball Outfit
    8/ I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched any new episodes for about 3 years.

  27. A chambray shirt
    M&S crewneck
    A decent hat for parkiness (Norse Projects, summat like that)
    Some corduroy
    At least one tweed item
    A bespoke shirt (Frank Rostron if in Mcr)
    A good suit
    A Massimo Osti piece, even if never worn any more
    A pair of nailed-on classic Adidas
    A handsome polo shirt
    Decent brogues
    A well designed but not major label t-shirt

  28. 1. Black single breasted Suit
    2. Classic Chino’s
    3. White buttondown oxford shirt
    4. Mountain Parka
    5. Waterproof mac jacket
    6. White roundneck t-shirt
    7.Roundneck knit
    8. Wool/Cashmere Scarf
    9.Dark blue denim jeans
    10.Leather Brouges
    11.Plain polo shirt
    12. leather boat shoes

  29. 1. Black single breasted Suit
    2. Classic Chino’s
    3. White buttondown oxford shirt
    4. Mountain Parka
    5. Waterproof mac jacket
    6. White roundneck t-shirt
    7.Roundneck knit
    8. Wool/Cashmere Scarf
    9.Dark blue denim jeans
    10.Leather Brouges

  30. 1. C.P mille
    2. 12th man polo
    3. Adidas Londons
    4. Decent Brogues
    5. Mountain Parka
    6. Some tweed
    7. Burberry trench
    8. Aquascutum scarf
    9. Stone Island reflective
    10. Levis
    11. Tag Heur / Rolex
    12. CK boxers

  31. Mike cochran

    1. Fred perry polo
    2. Levis shrink to fit 501
    3. Loake brogues
    4. Barbour (or similar) jacket
    5. Well cut medium gray suit
    6. Zip through wool sweater
    7. Crew neck sweatshirt
    8. Medium khaki chinos
    9. Vans classics/plimsoles etc
    10. Gingham check shirt
    11. Black lace ups
    12. A second closet for more gear

  32. 1. Leather mask
    2. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin ‘fuck you and fuck your tent’ 1993 Festival tour shirt
    3. 1940s Japanese train driver jacket
    4. Tricorn hat
    5. A hash leaf ‘doo rag’
    6.’FBI – Female Body Inspector’ oversized t-shirt
    7. Superdry ‘Japanese Authentic Co 1963’ artificially-distressed slimfit tee
    8. Giraffe costume (top half)
    9. ‘Palin 2012 – You Betcha!’ slogan tee
    10. Troop ‘Cobra’ hi-tops

  33. 1. Old School Diving Suit with massive brass helmet.
    2. Black trousers, black polo neck, black shoes, balaclava, parachute, box of Milk Tray.
    3. Pith Helmet.
    4. Stab proof vest.
    5. Fleece lined Lumberjack shirt.
    6. Safari trousers, shirt and jacket.
    7. Leather customised biking jacket with the Turbojugend logo on the back.
    8. Sailors outfit.
    9. Black Vans.
    10. Blood stained white t shirt.
    11. Cut off jeans.
    12. Ganja print bandana.

  34. Ben Johnson

    1. Slim Fitting Black Suit with Black Shoes.
    2. Smart, Fitted, Shirt (Light Shade.)
    3. Casual Leather Shoes.
    4. Denim, Dark, Lightly Distressed.
    5. Hooded Waterproof Jacket with Removable Inner.
    6. Summer Harrington Style Jacket.
    7. Casual Short Sleeved Shirt.
    8. T-shirt.
    9. Polo Shirt.
    10. Khaki Shorts.
    11. Crew Neck Sweater.
    12. A Selection of Accessories (Scarf, Gloves, Watch.)

  35. Martin Jones

    Loake brogues,
    Red Wing Boaters,
    Fred Perry cardigan,
    Folk Bobby Knit cardigan,
    Levis Made and Crafted salvage denim,
    Folk short sleeved shirt,
    Levis denim shirt,
    Barbour jacket,
    Baracuta Harrington,
    Fred Perry button down shirt,
    cable knit fishermans jumper,
    stripped socks (as bright colours as you dare).

  36. Sally Cinnamon

    Here Goes –

    1. Oi Polloi X Norse Project Kaare Jacket
    2. Edwin ED55 Chinos
    3. Universal Works Socks
    4. Clarks Desert Rains
    5. Kelty Vintage Backpack
    6. YMC Kagool
    7. Universal Works – Big Pocket T Shirt
    8. Yuketen – Angler Mocassin
    9. YMC – Fair Isle Crew
    10. Anderson Belt
    11. Superga 1705 Trainers
    12. Pair Of Japanesse Indigo Denim

    Fingers Crossed…

  37. elliot adamson

    1. ralph lauren polo
    2. aquascutum scarf
    3. sperry boat shoes
    4. grenson brogues
    5. aquascutum shirt, not house check
    6. wool jumper
    7. waterproof jacket
    8. pair of dry denim
    9. pair of standard denim
    10. belt
    11. 12th man t-shirt
    12. goretex shoes/boots

  38. 1. Pair of quality denim jeans
    2. Pair of cordouroy trousers
    3. Merino wool / Lambswool crewneck jumper
    4. Ringspun sweater
    5. Checked button down shirt
    6. Denim shirt
    7. Pique polo shirt
    8. M-65 field jacket
    9. Oilskin jacket
    10. Lightweight waterproof jacket
    11. Pair of nicely coloured trainers
    12. Pair of deck shoes

  39. 1. selvedge jeans
    2. a collection of check shirts
    3. some sort of fjallraven jacket
    4. 12th man polo shirts
    5. victorinox polo shirts
    6. a collection of og adidas trainers
    7. a collection of new balance trainers
    8. mephisto rainbow
    9. fracap boots
    10. dockers chinos
    11. a number of cp company mille miglias
    12. burlington socks

  40. Andy Hudson

    Judging by the quality of the clothes they make, everyone should have 12 12th Man items in their wardrobe!
    Great clothes, well made by a company who really puts 100% in to what they do.
    Keep up the good work lads!

  41. William Itwasreallynothing

    1. Clarks Desert Rain
    2. Nike blazers
    3. Pantharella socks
    4. Levis LVC 1967
    5. Sunspel boxers
    6. Lacoste polo
    7. Cashmere crew neck jumper
    8. Universal Works scarf
    9. Our Legacy sweatshirt
    10. Barbour wax Bedale
    11. Wm J Mills duffle bag
    12. Telescopic cosh

  42. Clarks Desert Boot
    /De-constructed Blazer
    /Japanese Indigo Denim
    /Washed denim with fades
    /Jack Purcells
    /Heritage Research Parka
    /Madras Shirt
    /Chinos (not bloody mustard/khaki Topman shite)
    /Cabourn knitwear
    /APC windbreaker
    /Yuketen boots
    /Plain block coloured tees ie Wings & Horns/YMC/Norse

  43. Simple.

    1. A suit (does this count as one item?) – navy or grey.

    2. A pair of black leather shoes.

    3. A black leather belt.

    4. A pair of denim jeans.

    5. A pair of shorts – tan or khaki.

    6. A 3/4 length overcoat – black.

    7. A blue polo shirt.

    8. A white dress shirt.

    9. A pair of black Converse All Stars.

    10. A white t-shirt.

    11. A simple ‘block’ colour tie.

    12. A pair of black cotton socks.

  44. Elliott Galloway

    This is a tough one because

    1. A well fitted navy wool suit, doesn’t matter if you’re a banker or a banksman, you’ll need one at least a handful of times a year and a good one will make you feel like James Bond, Frank Sinatra and JFK rolled into one.)
    2. One (or more) crisp white cotton shirt(s). A go to piece.
    3. A good pair of jeans, raw, wear them in yourself for a personal patina.
    4. Polo shirts – slim fit is slim, looser if you have something to cover up-colours, patterns, anything goes. Sunspel, J Lindberg, Paul Smith Jeans, Lacoste and, of course, Ralph, don’t limit yourself here.
    5. Merino knits, v necks, round necks, again, any colour goes but make sure you include a grey for the schoolboy look. I like Smedley and J Lindberg.
    6. Smart black shoes, I go for Oxfords
    7. Brown boots, Grenson brogue boots style
    8. Trainers – for me it’s Gazelle. An absolute staple that I intend staying with until I’m 60.
    9. Which brings me on to: – your Adidas Originals track top of choice. Effortless.
    10. Blue or black overcoat-with a suit, with jeans, a fantastic piece of kit.
    11. Belstaff Roadmaster – will never go out of style. Wax it yourself for that McQueen credibility. ( Panther if you can afford it but as with the jeans, get a new one and distress yourself; never buy something that’s been treated to look older than it is.)
    12. A good pair of sunglasses, the type totally depends on your face shape and taste but it’s a worthwhile investment. I like Persol because it’s less obvious than having Prada or Chanel emblazoned all over the side.

  45. 1. Oxford Shirt
    2. Selvage Denim preferably worn in already.
    3.A pair of re-soleable boots like red wing.
    4. Canvas Rucksack
    5. Ray Ban Wayfarers
    6. Cotton Pocket T shirt
    7. Wooly hat
    8. Wax Jacket with a hood
    9. A cotton sweatshirt
    10. A hankerchief /pocket square /bandana
    11. A pair of converse
    12. Heavy Flannel Shirt

  46. Assuming that we are clean people and we have plenty of socks and underwear in our drawers; these would be my choices:

    1. A Polo Shirt
    2. A T-Shirt
    3. A Casual/Gingham Shirt
    4. A Plain Roundneck Sweatshirt/Jumper
    5. A Plain Hooded Sweatshirt
    6. An Heavy Knitted, High Neck Cardigan
    7. A Classic Style 5-Pocket Jeans
    8. An Harrington Jacket
    9. An Heavy Hooded Coat for cold times
    10. A Pair of Sneakers
    11. A Plain Baseball Cap
    12. A Checked Scarf

  47. 1. A nice Barbour jacket
    2. chambray/oxford shirts
    3.lambswool/ralph lauren crewnecks
    4.john smedly cardigan
    5.paul&shark checked shirts
    6.cashmere scarf
    7.p&s bretagne knit
    8.sperry deck shoes
    9.clarks originals
    10. 12th man polos
    11. dockers chinos
    12 some nice cords

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