Festival Season Is Upon Us

This year’s festival season has been kicked off in style with the Diamond Jubilee Concert & Download festival so far.  Thousands of fans have been treated to amazing live performances from a wide spectrum of acts, despite the usual suspect “summer” weather!

At base.com we have launched a dedicated 2012 Festival section, with links to each major festival, showing all available material from the scheduled line up acts. Also featuring great deals on festival equipment and our top festival style picks.

Check it all out by clicking the image below.

Music Festivals 2012

Get The Autumn Look – For Women

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Black Resin beaded scarfBirdcage umbrella


View our full Guide to Autumn

Get The Autumn Look – For Men

The key look this season is The Quilted Jacket.

Buy 'Bristols' quilted Jacket in Navy

UK Brand Boxfresh have really set the standatd this year. A mid length cube quilted jacket with cord trim. Pockets at chest and waist with branded zip pullers and centre front popper detail.

Quilted Jacket

Military Boots

Reinvigorate your footwear collection with these must have military-look boots. Perfect for nearly all occassions with a smart yet casual look.

Military Boots


Gucci fragrances are always top sellers and this season should see no exception. The new Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is already making waves with its uncompromisingly alluring scent.

Gucci Guilty

Sadly we all the know the weather is soon to change on us. Don’t get caught out in those Autumn showers with these stylish yet functional umbrellas.


To view the rest of our top selections for the season check out our latest base.com newsletter

Are M&S on to a winner with new front enhancing men’s underwear, or have they cocked up?

High Street respectables, Marks & Spencer have been relied on for generations to supply supply the nations men with practical underwear. My grandfather wore M&S string Y-Fronts, my father wears M&S briefs, and, yes, I’ve had my share of M&S underwear too. It’s the British way. However, M&S think that we should have more than just a stiff upper lip.

Marks & Spencer BodyMax Front Enhancing underwear with a front pouch to help shape and enhance your silhouette!The new BodyMax range is M&Ss latest underwear collection and will be hitting their shelves in the middle of October, or, perhaps the great British male will prefer to buy these online.

The trunks are accompanied by a range of body shaping vests and Ts to help make the best out of your upper half with a interesting Before and After shot showing a big bellied bloke with and without the BodyMax vest. One reviewer, John from Staffordshire, on the Marks & Spencer website commented:

It worked really well to reduce my chest bumps but it did make my belly bigger – like a previous reviewer.

M&S are not only concentrating on improving the front of the British male, they also have an option for the rear as well. You can go the whole hog and get the BodyMax+ Bum Lift Pant.

M&S BodyMax+ Bum Lift PantM&S BodyMax+ Bum Lift Pant

How do these compare to the Calvin Klein Boxer Shorts we sell at base.com? Is our underwear range too conservative? Should we going with something a little more up-front? Let us know in the comments.

Calvin Klein 2 pair Calvin Klein 365 Neon Trunk Boxer Shorts Gift Set

Calvin Klein Christmas Gift Set

2 Pairs of Calvin Klein 365 Trunks in a gift box with Calvin Klein ribbon.

Buy this Calvin Klein Gift Set for only £Price Not Available with free UK delivery at base.com.