Diemme Sneakers SS15 at Opumo

Diemme Sneakers SS15 at Opumo

As the weather kind of gets better it’s finally time to ditch your hiking boots and go in search of something a bit more ‘low profile’ in the footwear stakes. If you find it hard to put your Diemmes away for at least a couple of months then take solace my fellow montebellunatics in the fact that the awesome Italian […]

Lacoste Live! Vintage Ads Capsule Collection

Lacoste Live! Vintage Ads Capsule Collection

This season Lacoste Live! plays a heart-warming tribute to their superb ad campaigns of the 1970s by printing them on a capsule collection of both men and women’s sweats, polos and tees. These striking images of ‘croc messieurs and mesdame’s are matched up with suitably contrasting colours of “crisp white polos with the deep oranges of clay courts and sun-kissed skin and of course […]

Publish Brand Spring 2015

Publish Brand Spring 2015

Publish sneaked onto our radar like some cool UFO about three years ago. Massive on instagram, it’d be dead lazy to describe it as an American Norse Projects, but that’s what springs to mind. To leave it at that would be to only tell a tiny part of the story. With large, regular, seasonal collections, Publish are a brand for […]

6876 x The Fourness

6876 x The Fourness

Sometimes writing these Proper pieces isn’t as easy as you’d think. I know you all reckon you could put a well dressed chimp in front of a keyboard, with some photos of some ace gear that he loves and the hyperbole would just spill forth onto the virtual page. But you see, there are only so many times we can […]

Favourite Fives: Simon Bolz

Favourite Fives: Simon Bolz

Being the pretty cool magazine that we are we’re lucky enough to know some incredibly talented photographers from all around the world and when it comes to Germany our main man is Simon Bolz. Who has just released a dead big, dead good, coffee table book crammed full of ace photographs that he’s taken of lots of rather stunning women. There’ll be a […]

Garrett Leight SS15 Sunglasses at Opumo

Garrett Leight SS15 Sunglasses at Opumo

I don’t know about you guys but I spent an impressive amount of time sat outside drinking coffee in the sunshine today, which is quite some achievement when you consider that I live in Stockport rather than the Californian coast. And whilst the atmosphere outside the Costa Coffee in Marple may not have have been quite as cool as it is down […]

K-Way – ’90’s Remakes

K-Way – ’90’s Remakes

Imagine for a minute there’s people out there who don’t want to wear a jacket all the time. Go on, I know it’s difficult, but try. Right, well what do that lot do when it rains? Run for cover under the boughs of a majestic ancient Oak tree if they’re in the countryside maybe, or bob into the nearest Boots […]

Reebok Classics x Rig Out – The Start of Something

Reebok Classics x Rig Out – The Start of Something

Those Rig Out lads have come a long way. Both figuratively and literally. Their quest for the best locations takes them all over the globe but while they’re clocking up more Air Miles than Buzz Aldrin the link to home remains in this latest piece of work with Reebok. The fact both they and the pioneering sportswear brand call Bolton […]

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K-Way – ’90’s Remakes 0
by / on 19/03/2015 at 5:14 pm / in Updates

K-Way – ’90’s Remakes

Imagine for a minute there’s people out there who don’t want to wear a jacket all the time. Go on, I know it’s difficult, but try. Right, well what do that lot do when it rains? Run for cover under the boughs of a majestic ancient Oak tree if they’re in the countryside maybe, or bob into the nearest Boots […]

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Reebok Classics x Rig Out – The Start of Something 0
by / on 18/03/2015 at 10:30 pm / in Updates

Reebok Classics x Rig Out – The Start of Something

Those Rig Out lads have come a long way. Both figuratively and literally. Their quest for the best locations takes them all over the globe but while they’re clocking up more Air Miles than Buzz Aldrin the link to home remains in this latest piece of work with Reebok. The fact both they and the pioneering sportswear brand call Bolton […]

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Newfangle New Website 0
by / on 18/03/2015 at 9:47 pm / in Updates

Newfangle New Website

I’ve never been to Portugal. It sounds alright though doesn’t it? Nice weather, good food, relaxed attitude towards drugs, football… One of my favourite ever footballers was Portuguese, though you won’t have heard of him so I won’t dwell on it. What about clothes though? Well, some of our favourite brands get made in Portugal and in the shape of Newfangle […]

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Patagonia ‘Talking Trash Since ’93’ 0
by / on 18/03/2015 at 11:28 am / in Features

Patagonia ‘Talking Trash Since ’93’

You really do have to hand it to Patagonia don’t you? Not only do they make some of the best outdoor/indoor/either side of the door wear on the planet they also genuinely give a shit about it too. Their latest short film explains just how ridiculously wasteful the man-made fabric can be and how they’ve been using recycled polyester to make their […]

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COMPETITION: Win two pairs of PUMA Trinomic XT1s! 0
by / on 17/03/2015 at 9:42 pm / in Features, Updates

COMPETITION: Win two pairs of PUMA Trinomic XT1s!

To coincide with the launch of the mighty PUMA Trinomic XT1, JD Sports have teamed up with PUMA and five influential magazines for the most exciting competition since Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. The challenge is set over five cities in which trainer fans will be given clues to the hidden location of a tagged up premium trainer storage Krate where a […]

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Baracuta G5 Driving Jacket 0
by / on 17/03/2015 at 11:44 am / in Features

Baracuta G5 Driving Jacket

I tell you what Kanye pal ‘swish’ isn’t posting pictures of your big-arsed missus online. No, no no, ‘swish’ is the result of Baracuta’s G4 jacket and G10 trench coat sartorially morphing into a marvellous mid-length driving jacket called the G5. Though it may sound like an illuminati get together the G5 is brand new for SS15 and is a bit like a more […]

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The Great Wide Open (gestalten) 0
by / on 16/03/2015 at 1:09 pm / in Updates

The Great Wide Open (gestalten)

“I need a wide open space der ner ner, ner ner ner nerr nerr” sang Mansun, whatever happened to them lot? I think my mate had a fight with them over some Wotsits once,  I can’t remember. The nineties were a bit like that weren’t they? Full to the brim with minor indie star cheese snack altercations. I once threw […]

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Uniformes Generale SS15 1
by / on 15/03/2015 at 3:43 am / in Updates

Uniformes Generale SS15

I’ll declare an interest from the outset. I’ve been chipping in my two-penneth for this brand recently, helping them with one or two things. So while you could say this neutralises any objectivity I may have, I’d argue it also gives me a better understanding than you as to what goes into making it what it is. Not meaning to […]

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