No need to with these beauties about. They will save us. Made in MONGo. Size.
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
Arc'teryx Veilance Black Patrol Insulated Coat
Two jackets in one. Tremendous value. The only brand to be seen in on the terraces this season. If you want all of 6 people to clock you in your 1300 quid coat THIS is the one to be clocked in. Hi-tech meets HAUTECULTUUOOR and a snip at just under 3 weeks wages. The Bureau.
Nigel Cabourn Everest Parker.
At most times Stanley Park is about as hospitable as Everest to those this end of the A580 but more so on chilly November away days. So toggle up in this authentic vintage heritage genuine period historical reproduction from LORD NIGE OF FASHIONSHIRE. Made in England. Added bonus if yer a roadrunner as I'm told there are pieces of coyote hanging off it. . BEEP BEEP. Oi Polloi
Visvim Whymper Boots
VIBRAM SOLE. GOODYEAR WELT. JAPANESE IMPORT. ONE THOUSAND. POUNDS. ISH. Tres Bien.
Junya Watanabe MAN x Gloverall Duffle Jacket
"Nice Gloverall mate"
"Oh it's not a Gloverall it's Junya Watanabe x Gloverall"
"Oh the guy who played Mr. Miyagi?"
"Nah mate. JUNYA. From CDG."
"It says Gloverall on it mate"
"No he's altered the sleeves! Only cost 5 times as much as a normal one"
J.W.Anderson SS11 Festival Boot Swarovski Crystal Toe
Take some acid. Go roof a house and stare at your toes. It's what they would want you to do. The press release says so. Oh and it uses the word poor too. Oki-Ni
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
My Geography teacher was almost certainly the inspiration for the half arsed Scouse Geography teacher in Channel 4s early noughties drama Teachers. He was essentially an excellent rugby coach who needed to teach a subject in order to justify his presence at the school. He once forgot we'd conducted the field work for our GCSE coursework and sent us out again to waste an afternoon (although in hindsight he may have done that on purpose). He was perpetually clad in nylon and polyester offerings a la Moltisanti. He was almost certainly not into corduroy jackets or Clarks originals like most of my blogging enemies seem intent on describing this seasons corduroy resurgence. As much as I've rated a lot of MHL's offerings this jacket registers too high on the [gruffnorthernbastard]How much would my dad take the piss down the pub scale[/gruffnorthernbastard] so for that reason I'm oot. Oi Polloi
Monday, 6 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
IN THE FIST OF A NEW SERIES I undertake some alterations at castle erect to update and refresh my wardrobe for the coming onslaught of AW10/11.
It wouldn't get much more wardrobe staple than if I actually stapled this shirt to my wardrobe but it's safe to say my black EGBD has seen me through the best and worst of times these last few years. The first REALLY expensive shirt I bought needs updating for the oncoming winter and is showing it's age somewhat. Here I show my fellow erectites how to bring there 19th century BDs roaring into the 21st.
Start with the right sleeve. You want to fold the sleeve back in on itself. If you do it correctly then hopefully the sleeve will ACTUALLY project back on itself into the main body of the shirt. Like so.
Repeat for the left sleeve and you should have something that ends up like this ONE I PREPARED EARLIER:
Now it gets tricky. If you have no previous experience adjusting clothing I suggest you seek professional help. You'll need to bring the right hand hem up over the right shoulder. Maintaining BOTH sleeves positions inside the body.
Again repeat for the left side:
Now it gets very complicated. You need to remove the hanger but maintain the shirt hanging. I suggest you use either have a woman hold the shirt for you or failing that a man or machine.
OK folks. We're in the home straight now. The vinegar strokes. The Rubicon is far behind us. The last piece of the jigsaw will fall into place. Rehang the shirt in its new altered form back on the hanger. LIKE SO:
I'm not sure what they call this in the world of hawt cootchaw but I am sure I'm on to a winner. Look how much more prevalent the internal detailing and fixtures of the shirt now are!
Try it on one of your shirts readers and feel free to share the results of one of your [PROJECTIZM] moments.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Margiela 22. To not wear these trainers would be madness but you'd be mad not to wear them! Why I hear you ask? Firstly calf leather. THAT'S THE SHIT. Secondly Made in Italy. But thirdly and most importantly the "significant paper application made with real paper". I've had trainers with an artificial paper application significance but they are just too run of the (PAPER)mill. Real paper applications are hard to get hold of without a heat gun and some strong methylated spirits. Authentic Heritage is important these days so it's a relief that these are a genuine replica from the classic and incomparable 70's Austrian era of Margiela. GET ON IT> Tres Bien
Sunday, 27 June 2010
TROUSERS STYLISTS OWN.
The cynic suggests that the manufacturer of the item in question hasn't provided clearance/cash/favour enough for the info on them to be printed. That or stylists have that many clothes available to them that they begin to forget who made that one? Is someone not doing their job?
Anyway there is a pair of trousers in November 2007's GQ I want. P98. Identify them please.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Monday, 31 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Oi Polloi changed the way I dress myself and probably a lot of the post britpop/casual lads style my generation in Manchester have been lumbered with. More so for having the confidence to stock stuff lazy bloggers have nothing better than to slag off. Set trends don't follow them etcetcetc.
In the last few weeks alone they've stocked great garms from brands I've never even heard of. Svennson (dare I spot the waffle knit trend on the horizon?), Luke Simon, Seil Marschall blah blah blah. Derivative competitors will be stocking them in 6 months. Set trends don't follow them etcetcetc. All very much a sign that the buying is as obsessive, committed and geeky as the clientèle. I hate to think of the dastardly deeds brands PRs play on them such is the influence of being stocked by them now.
Anyway I've been far too nice. I'm off to burn pictures of Ronson. Set trends don't follow them etcetcetc. I've been reading a lot of David peace recently. Hacks copy. Genius Steals.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
There was an Amanda Wilson in every school wasn't there? Very pretty girl. We all know what she got up to at the back of double Chemistry with Kev. Then there was the sports day incident with John. The year 11 disco with Matt. Word was anything you wanted you got. Oh and everyone remembers the leavers ball. Admittedly she was cracking looking and very well put together. But you know sometimes she wore some shocking things. Like those neon green tights! What was she thinking?! Might look her up on Facebook. Peggs and Son
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
"We've been quite anti-branding, that's why it was very hard for us to print t-shirts or put our name on top of a garment – it never felt natural, in fact it always feels kind of dumb.".
*Not that I'm preaching
Monday, 17 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Friday, 7 May 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Can't believe I've not mentioned Oi Polloi yet! Robin Hood's Merry Men and United's 92-94 home shirt are both effortlessly channelled in this piece from focus group wet-dream brand Heritage Research. Never let aesthetics inhibit historical accuracy. A/W11 will see an obsession with Cromwell and all things puritan dominate the catwalks. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST. Sure to be a collectors item for all Captain Oates obsessives and time travelling US seamen out there. Oi Polloi.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
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Thursday, 15 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
Not enough people are doing wraps right now. Beyond KFC or the Boots meal deal it's hard to get a wrap with a redneck's face printed on it. Thank the lord for the effervescent Bernhard Willhelm then. This piece fuses the Japanese tribal dojo chic into one easy to wear piece for these balmy spring evenings. Oki-Ni.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Strong shirting from Band of Outsiders here. They've created a geometric grid of three different coloured yarns and made a shirt out of it. Straight out of Leftfield. They've even noticed that sometimes you need to make sure your collar is held down with two little buttons. If you know your cottons (WHO DOESN'T!!) then you'll appreciate the seersucker as it brittlely drapes and enhances the Duvel gut. As ever BOO's attention to detail doesn't skip a beat and they thought to put sleeves on it. A steal at a score above 2 ton guvnor. End.