Belfast is not a city we mention often, but it is home to one of our favourite stores, The Bureau. At the forefront of a huge movement in mens fashion, the store, founded by Michael Hamilton, is one of the best sources for authentically driven apparel! We caught up with Michael for a quick catch up.

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Name: Michael Hamilton

Location: Belfast

What’s 2010 going to be about for you? To manage my time better and hopefully give a bit more to others.

What are the worst trends in menswear today? Throw away fashion.

What’s the best thing to come out of 2009 menswear trends? Finally the immersion of the small brands into the main arena and the division between the irrelevance of so much that goes on in the fashion shows and press and the fore mentioned.

What’s the must have item for any man in 2010? Something made by a genuine producer.

What’s your favorite thing about where you live? For all the city has been through there is still such a great sense of humanity. Also, ten minutes to the city centre and ten minutes to the country and ten minutes to the sea.

What are you reading? JG Ballard – Kingdom Come

What’s the next film you’ll watch? The Boy In The Stripe Pygamas

Your favorite store in your city? Envoy of Belfast.

What’s the best thing to come out of Blog Culture? Information and the sense that every one can contribute.

Check out The Bureau today.