‘Frisky’ by Simon Bolz

‘Frisky’ by Simon Bolz

Is it me or does the arrival of some sunshine tend to bring out our more frisky side? Well if there’s any truth in this theory then there must have been a hell of a lot of decent weather over in Frankfurt during the past two years. I say this because our top photographer mate Simon Bolz has spent the past […]

Newfangle Roca Chambray Shirt

Newfangle Roca Chambray Shirt

It’s that time of year isn’t it? Cold at night, warm when you’re slurping your mid-morning Malibu. So when it comes to what to wear it’s all about layering isn’t it? Don’t tell my Dad I said ‘layering’. He’ll think I’ve turned. But you don’t do you? Because layering is exactly what you’re doing right now. Time to get shirty […]

The Great Divide: Spring / Summer Looks Vol. 1

The Great Divide: Spring / Summer Looks Vol. 1

I’m mad busy at the mo me are you? Nuff ting a gwan as my nanna used to say. Well this will save you some precious time whilst you’re looking for a fresh new summery ensemble to wow the ladies with down the beer garden of the Frog & Foccacia this weekend. Those cool cats at The great Divide have […]

Baracuta G9 limited editions x Japan

Baracuta G9 limited editions x Japan

Great news for all you G9 lovers, especially if you live in Japan. They mighty ‘Made In England’ brand Baracuta have hooked up with three of Japan’s coolest retailers (Isetan, Ships and Edifice) and created a limited edition G9 for each of them. SO for Isetan shop’s G9 the classic fraser tartan has been replaced with an equally classic floral […]

Diamond Supply Co. Summer ’15

Diamond Supply Co. Summer ’15

Imagine if loads of scallies from 1998 won the pools (was the lottery even going back then?), bought a time machine, fast-forwarded to 2015, then traded their Delorean in for a massive yacht. This is that. That is this. Diamond Supply Co. make some nice stuff. Interesting stuff that appeals to the North West DNA running through my slowly-clogging veins. […]

“From podiums to palladiums, why some things are even cooler 25 years on”

“From podiums to palladiums, why some things are even cooler 25 years on”

Ahh 1989, what a year that was,the Berlin wall came down as the rest of us ‘came up’ to a mix of flower-powered hip hop, on one indie music and house music with bleep, beeps, breaks and a fair bit of piano. It was a great time to be alive wherever you were in 1989 but living in Manchester during this time it felt like everyone had […]

Love & Streifen: Gary Watson On The Genius Of adidas Design

Love & Streifen: Gary Watson On The Genius Of adidas Design

Mundial Magazine has come a long way in a short time. Having only recently published their first issue (Well, their second but we won’t get into that) they’ve really made their mark. It’s really easy to be cynical about football these days, but a football magazine that concentrates on stuff it’s impossible to moan about is ok by me. Mundial […]

Print and Advertising History Lesson of the Day

Print and Advertising History Lesson of the Day

You can’t beat a good notebook, can you? They’re actually a pretty redundant thing to carry around these day, even the most basic of mobiles has a note pad type application. Still, there’s something about a high quality, little notebook that can sit in your pocket until needed. Therefore, a notebook that’s going to be carried round all the time […]

Chilled Out Tony Soprano Steez at Liquor Store

Chilled Out Tony Soprano Steez at Liquor Store

Look how comfortable all this gear looks at Liquor Store. With all this Filson, Champion and Patagonia stuff, you’ll definitely feel like you’re the comfiest, laid back motherfucker on the planet. Reverse weave Champion sweats and hoodies – now de rigueur for internet casuals and hypebeasts alike – and ever on point Patagonia logo tees, are my stand out items in […]

Fott x The North Face – City Hiking

Fott x The North Face – City Hiking

The lads at Fott once again strike a chord with us, in this latest video shot in their home city of Moscow. Living in a place like Stockport may seem totally at odds with Moscow but we get where they’re coming from. With Manchester looming large over us and the Peak District bringing up the rear, our hometown is understandably […]

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by / on 09/04/2015 at 2:15 am / in Updates

Chilled Out Tony Soprano Steez at Liquor Store

Look how comfortable all this gear looks at Liquor Store. With all this Filson, Champion and Patagonia stuff, you’ll definitely feel like you’re the comfiest, laid back motherfucker on the planet. Reverse weave Champion sweats and hoodies – now de rigueur for internet casuals and hypebeasts alike – and ever on point Patagonia logo tees, are my stand out items in […]

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by / on 08/04/2015 at 4:10 am / in Updates

Fott x The North Face – City Hiking

The lads at Fott once again strike a chord with us, in this latest video shot in their home city of Moscow. Living in a place like Stockport may seem totally at odds with Moscow but we get where they’re coming from. With Manchester looming large over us and the Peak District bringing up the rear, our hometown is understandably […]

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‘Cornerstone’ – Garbstore SS15 Store Lookbook 0
by / on 08/04/2015 at 12:57 am / in Updates

‘Cornerstone’ – Garbstore SS15 Store Lookbook

Ever been stuck in a lift with someone? I’ve not. Good story, that, isn’t it? If I was though, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be with these lads. Or is it just one lad? Can’t be sure. Anyway, I’m sure he/they are really nice lad(s) but the problem is the clothes. There’s too much of it I like. I couldn’t […]

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[Mix] JAZ : Slow & Synthy (Part Deux) 1
by / on 06/04/2015 at 9:02 pm / in Music

[Mix] JAZ : Slow & Synthy (Part Deux)

Maybe it’s not coincidental that I finally managed to upload a new mix from a Episcopal Minister/DJ on Easter Monday – it’s a sign! We’re honoured to get JAZ to put some music together for us; of course expect a rare selection of moody cuts on a slow & synthy tip. Catch JAZ and his partner (not in crime) Party […]

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6876 x The Fourness at the Hip Store 0
by / on 05/04/2015 at 3:16 am / in Interviews, Updates

6876 x The Fourness at the Hip Store

The brains behind London-based brand 6876, Kenneth is an old friend of the Hip Store. As part of their Hip Selects series they decided to sit down for a chat, and talk about the forthcoming collaborative team-up with Japanese brand The Fourness.  a new solo project from. Taking its name from psychotherapist Carl Jung’s ‘Four Functional Types’ of the psyche – a theory […]

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Newfangle Carvoeiro Crew Neck Sweat 0
by / on 04/04/2015 at 3:36 am / in Updates

Newfangle Carvoeiro Crew Neck Sweat

Carvoeiro? Didn’t he used to play at the back for Chelsea? Sorry, my grasp of top flight football is on the wane. Of course Carvoeiro is Portuguese, I got that right. It’s a really nice place on the Algarve and also the ideal location to sling this curious creation over your shoulders. Made by Newfangle in their native country, this […]

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The North Face 30th Anniversary 0
by / on 04/04/2015 at 1:59 am / in Updates

The North Face 30th Anniversary

Whether you’re a North Face Ninja from Norris Green, or a GoreTex Geek on a Glacier, this stuff is a bigger box ticker than a dole office form filler-in. Available at Liquor Store in Birmingham, these three jackets encapsulate what’s great about The North Face. One is pure late 80s Manc scally, albeit appropriated from outdoor shop chic. Another is […]

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Maharishi SS15 camouflage DPM: Bonsai e Alighiero 0
by / on 04/04/2015 at 1:31 am / in Updates

Maharishi SS15 camouflage DPM: Bonsai e Alighiero

This Maharishi mish-mash contains a collection of all the usual natural shapes you’d see on the various camo fabrics. It’s not designed to help you blend in during night time manoeuvres but stand out in your every day life. This means I can’t really use my tired old “I can’t see it” joke. It’s good stuff though. Maharishi reminds me […]

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