Dave’s £225 Swimming Trunks From Designer Notting Hill Shop


The Sun has snapped some unflattering pictures of Dave on holiday in Porto Vecchio – their headline across a double page spread reads “Blue Whale Spotted Off Corsica”. Even more eye-catching is the fact that the former PM is wearing a pair of £225 swimming trunks. Guido has found them on the swish Orlebar Brown website, which offers pricey “designer swimwear” and “expertly tailored shorts” for gentlemen of a fuller figure. Cameron chose the “Bulldog” trunks, which feature a print of guests around a swimming pool at the luxury Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in Antibes:

“Based on the traditional 17 piece pattern of a man’s suit trouser, the Bulldog is not just a swim short – but a short you can swim in. A perfect bridge short, tailored for style, comfort and performance. Wear on and off the beach.”

They come in up to a 41 inch waist and have engraved side fasteners to adjust. Get the look here or at any of Orlebar Brown’s shops in Mayfair, Notting Hill and Chelsea…

Grassroots Out’s Green Tie Give Away


Grassroots Out’s unforgettable lurid green merchandise has been a sartorial highlight of the referendum campaign so far. Fluorescent ties have been spotted regularly around the necks of Peter Bone and Tom Pursglove, while Philip Hollobone has even sported a luminous sports jacket. GO didn’t get the designation, but fear not – the gear can now be yours, for free! Everything must GO from the campaign shop, with the extensive list of available merch including:

  • Posters
  • T-shirts
  • Bags
  • Pens
  • Raincoats
  • Umbrellas
  • Ties (the infamous GO ties!)
  • A variety of leaflets
  • Mugs
  • Keyrings
  • Banners
  • Hoodies
  • Badges

Grassroots Out say:

“please let us know if you would like to load your car up to take back to the constituency”

Own your piece of referendum history…

Ecuador’s Next Top Model


Milan, Paris, New York, Quito. All global capitals of fashion. And now finally one of them is coming to London. Legendary PR Richard Hillgrove is planning on organising a fashion show on Julian Assange’s catwalk (otherwise referred to as the Ecuadorian embassy) to showcase the nation’s sartorial exports. The event will apparently form part of a week-long fashion week to promote the country’s textile industry, playing host to some of the South American nation’s premier designers and costumes. Luckily for Julian, Guido hears the pale-rapist-locked-in-a-south-American-embassy-look is SO in this season…

Even better for old Julian, we are told that the creative genius and tax optimiser Vivienne Westwoood will be turning up to advise Quito’s fashionistas. Rumours that Assange will be appearing in Zoolander 3 are unconfirmed…

Corbyn Finally Does His Tie Up

Corbyn jokes that Cameron is jealous because “he’s stuck with Bond Street”. Guido thinks he’ll find that Dave’s “Charles Tyrwhitt of Jermyn Street” favourite gingham shirt is also widely available on the high street. Corbyn’s collar still scruffily awry…

Boris’ New Baldness-Battling Barnet

Guido has previously noted that balding Boris is losing his locks, so it is no surprise to see his hair cropped shorter and brushed forward to disguise that thinning top:

It is more flattering from above:

The age old rule in British politics is that bald men in the television age do not beat rivals with a full head of hair. Think Tony Blair versus William Hague, IDS and Michael Howard, nor can we forget Maggie versus Kinnock. In every election the slap-head loses. Could Boris’ new baldness-battling barnet be a sign that his leadership campaign is shifting up a gear?

UPDATE: A friend of Boris gets in touch:

“Don’t get too excited. Cropping shorter isn’t new Mayoral policy, it’s something he revisits every few months with the help of his Turkish barber!”

Guido’s Fashion Tips: Get the Grassroots Out Uniform

Philip Hollobone stole the show at the launch of the third Leave campaign, Grassroots Out. That Union Jack-et proves patriots can show off their Eurosceptic views while channelling Geri Halliwell. 

Now Hollobone’s fellow Grassroots Outer Peter Bone is trying to outdo him for outrageous clobber. Judging by this new green and black “G.O.” tie snapped by Chris Hope.

Get the whole Grassroots Out uniform and have the confidence to strut your away to parliamentary sovereignty…

Will Corbyn Wear White Tie?

Jeremy Corbyn is attending the Queen’s State Banquet tonight, though will he wear white tie? Miliband wore appropriate evening dress at the Palace for the Queen’s banquet in honour of Michael Higgins:

Gordon wooed the Saudis in white tie in 2007:

The Queen’s state banquet for the president of Israel came naturally for Mr Tony:

Here is Callaghan at the Queen’s state banquet for President d’Estaing of France:

Wilson wore white tie:

If Clement Attlee can do it…

Guido will happily pay to rent it for him…

Guido’s Fashion Tips: Corbyn’s Presidential Makeover

Has Jeremy Corbyn had a makeover? The Labour leader stepped up to the despatch box this afternoon in the natty navy blazer bought for him by his sons, classically styled with a crisp blue shirt – complete with collar stiffeners? – and the top button uncharacteristically fastened. Power-dressing Jezza finished his new smart look with a Red tie, unusually neatly done up all the way. Where is the unkempt hair? Cropped shorter to disguise those thinning greys. Where is the straggly beard? Trimmed closer to accentuate his sexy socialist jawline. The new look Jeremy looks positively Presidential…

Sam Cam’s Chic £150 Conference Dress

sam cam dress

Samantha Cameron stepped at conference today in a £150 “poppy red” dress from Whistles. She teamed the textured crepe number that Whistles claims is designed to “flatter the silhouette” with a sensible pair of grey suede heels from L.K.Bennett. […]


Alison McGovern’s Shadow Treasury #EverydaySexism

Labour’s City spokesman Alison McGovern is receiving plenty of support after revealing a rather rude letter from a viewer accusing her of deeming it “necessary to demonstrate your cleavage on TV”.

A case of #EverydaySexism for sure, but this is not the first time Alison’s attire has caused consternation.[…]


Guido’s Fashion Tips: Labour Leadership Edition

Where does Andy Burnham buy his suits? GQ have asked the big question:

“God, do I have to… This is going to get me in trouble. It’s an Armani suit, this one. [Is it off the peg?] Oh God, yeah. To redeem myself a little bit, I only ever go in the sale time.



Ashcroft Offers Labour £100,000 for the #EdStone

The must have accessory for any politico-billionaire…

If you have already been priced out of the auction, you can build your own #EdStone here.[…]


Antoinette Sandbach Sabotages Tug of War


Match report from Macmillan’s annual Parliamentary Tug of War last night:

“The stakes were high for the Commons men who, led by Mike Penning MP, were fighting to secure the winning title for a sixth successive year. The Lords men, who were led jointly by Lord Dobbs and Lord Collins of Highbury, put up a good fight but were no match for the MPs who pulled to victory, with the likes of Chris Law MP and Alec Shelbrooke MP at the end of the rope.”

Meanwhile the female MP’s team lost again, amid whispers that the team’s leggy front woman Antoinette Sandbach sabotaged her own side by turning up in a pair of calf-length street boots.[…]


Sam Cam Bacon Roll Sham?

Did Samantha Cameron actually touch that bacon roll this morning? We can’t find any pictures of her consuming a mouthful of bacon roll, though we’re told “she did pick at it”.  After the Miliband bacon roll debacle it looks like Sam thought it was a photogenic risk too far…

In other news usually reliable source say she was wearing Sam Cam is wearing a dress from Hobbs and High Street high heels from Zara.[…]


Fifty Shades of Osborne: Chancellor Grey

Osborne has confounded the bookies yet again, this time with a grey tie. Bang on trend for anyone looking to inflict pain…[…]


Vivienne Westwood’s New Shoes Made From Fossil Fuels


Multi-millionairess anti-capitalist Vivienne Westwood has been a prominent voice in the anti-fracking movement, claiming that the human race faces mass extinction unless drilling is stopped. These are her latest must have item, a pair of sharp-looking £185 loafers made from PVC. […]


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