August 2013

How Barbour took over the world

Growing up in the 1980s, Barbour jackets were what rich people from the older generation wore. They smelt of stale John Player Special. They had fusty associations of hunting, rambling and possibly dogging. Today, Barbour is one of the coolest British brands in the world. It sits alongside Burberry and Paul Smith as a truly iconic label – an association that people buy into.  Its waxed cotton jacket, in dark green with a brown corduroy collar and a lining featuring the family tartan can now be found everywhere: from the... Read More

White socks – are we ready for them?

White socks are what men wear for sport. Or what French exchange students wore in 1997; or teddy boys paired with their black trousers in 1954.  Men in 2013 don’t wear white socks unless they’re in the gym. Well, they increasingly do actually. While the discerning summer dresser will still largely shuns socks altogether, with rolled up chinos and a plimsole or pair of espadrilles, there’s a new trend creeping in. White socks are cropping up, and not just on catwalks either.  Primark has stocked – and sold – plenty... Read More

VIDEO: Stone Island Autim/Winter 2013 collection

Another season, another awesome collection from the inimitable Stone Island. Check out the video below and you’ll see that their Autumn/Winter range for 2013/14 features everything that we have come to love and respect about this iconinc brand. The colours, the cuts, the use of materials is as you would expect: bold, detailed and daring – and still very, very fresh. Some of these items have already landed and we will be adding to this over the coming weeks – watch this space. Check out online Stone Island range HERE.

Casuals: The death of terrace fashion

Last Saturday afternoon saw the opening weekend of the football season. As the Championship, Leagues 1 and 2 all kicked off down on the south coast, Portsmouth were hosting Oxford United in the August sunshine. Fratton Park, historically home to a thriving terrace culture and some of the most vocal fans in the country, looked majestic. Sadly, its inhabitants did not. Something terrible seems to have happened to football’s dress sense: Youths with sprayed-on skinny stonewashed jeans and tie-dye t-shirts mingled with their replica kit-wearing friends. Ill-judged baseball caps perched... Read More

VIDEO: Lyle & Scott Autumn/Winter 2013

Lyle & Scott never cease to fail – season after season, year after year, they continue to create fantastic clothes. There are some great pieces in this collection and we love the cheeky extra logo on the back of the staple white shirt. Drawing inspiration from their rich heritage, the Lyle & Scott Classic collection features much loved favourites such a the lambswool jumper & iconic polo. The Lyle & Scott Contemporary collection adds a sartorial edge using craft inspired fairisle and cross prints. Check out of online rane of... Read More