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
In the first of a new series of features we get one on one with the industries key players and performers. Our debut guest is Padraig Harrington, creator of the ubiquitous menswear classic that shares his name.
1. How's it going Padraig?
PH: Grand Cheers.
2. How did you come up with such a distinct style? The one glove look in particular is catching on.
PH: It goes with the day job, I suppose, born out of practicality really. That and my sponsors. The glove stops me straining my wrist off the tee.
3. Ah so it's work wear inspired! What are your tips for spring/summer?
PH: Well obviously Tiger's back so that's really put the cat amongst the pigeons! I fancy my chances at St. Andrew's, it'd obviously be an honour to win there.
4. Animal print is going to be everywhere indeed. Tartan never goes away either does it! Are you surprised at the Harrington's resurgence recently?
PH: I wouldn't call it a resurgence to be honest. I think I've made a concerted effort to remodel my game and am yet to really realise the full results. My form is off if anything.
5. Modest as ever. Finally does it annoy you that Steve McQueen often gets the credit for popularising your design?
PH: Excuse me?
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
OK breathe. Breathe deeply. Don't panic our kid. The talented brother has quit the band. How will you maintain the primrose hill lifestyle now? Shit! Adidas are paying that cunt off! What if I rip-off Stockport's other famous son and a subculture I have already rinsed for all it's worth. Not like a lack of originality ever stopped me before! Sorted our kid. Hip.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
It doesn't get much more meat and potatoes than the Fred Perry polo. In a vain attempt to be a bit more bubble and squeak Fred's Japanese overlords liaised with Raf Simmons and his co-conspirators in the Birmingham six to create Raf Simmons does Fred Perry. Essentially if you want to double the price of what is effectively the same product you need to literally attach some serious Black Country design capabilities basically. Gargyles.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
The devil is in the details. These are some details. Rick Owens is on it. He's almost an integral part of it such is his on-ness. If you purchase and use this wallet you may be slightly nearer it but not quite as on it as Rick. You won't have any money for it but nonetheless you will be nearer it. Antonioli
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.