Uniformes Generale AW14

Uniformes Generale AW14

So, we’ve talked about their Action Mugs more than once. This site is usually dominated by shoes, coats, that kind of thing, but really, if you like nice coats then you surely like nice other things? Unless you’re one of those bedspread casuals you see on instagram. Well, even if you’re strictly one of those lads who just spends lots […]

Brooks England At Oi Polloi

Brooks England At Oi Polloi

2014′s Tour de France has finished. The barriers have been cleared off the Champs-Élysées, the lycra-clad, gurning frenchmen are back in their normal clothes, smoking tiny cigarettes and playing pianos probably, and Vincenzo Nibali has ridden off into the sunset, his veins full of nothing at all. Nope. No sir. Clean as a whistle, mate… Cycling isn’t all about olive-skinned […]

Tuk Tuk Bucket Hats At Steeple Pine

Tuk Tuk Bucket Hats At Steeple Pine

This bucket hat thing isn’t going away. Make your peace with that and get onto these absolute belters from Tuk Tuk… With a British summertime that shows no sign of waining, and despite the UK’s hippest number-crunchers at Vice heralding it ‘the rap fedora’, 2014 has been a renaissance year for the bucket hat. From the usual suspects trying to […]

Infinities: Stone Island Micro Reps Down Jacket

Infinities: Stone Island Micro Reps Down Jacket

Yeah, yeah, yeah it’s dead hot, who needs to go abroad, have another calippo etc. etc. but what about big lovely Italian jackets eh? This weather is absolutely useless for us coat geeks isn’t it? Well given that we live in Great Britain and it’ll be snowing in a couple of weeks I’m planning ahead and hooking myself up early doors with this […]

Tote Bags at The Cartocon Co.

Tote Bags at The Cartocon Co.

We’re all Metrosexuals now lads, aren’t we? Come on; admit it. From Aberdeen to Accrington; Whitby to Windsor and everywhere in between, gents are no longer scared to admit to moisturising…after all no bugger wants flaky skin on their black Coverall cord collar do they? Gone are the days of being concerned about smelling ‘Like a Pox Doctor’s Hanky’… we’re […]

Berlin Wonderland (Gestalten)

Berlin Wonderland (Gestalten)

If you think Berlin’s Mitte district is cool nowadays then by golly you should have seen it just after the wall came down. Though I wasn’t there personally for the fun and games, judging by this new book from Gestalten the entire area became  a cross between Mad Max and the Wild Style for most of the nineties. Once the wall […]

Vans at The Great Divide

Vans at The Great Divide

Though long time fans of Vans Authentics, these new Vansguard reissues really are a bit special aren’t they? Look at them, they’re 100% Cal-i-forn-ya love(ly) and our mates at the Great Divide now stock this most excellent of brands dude. In fact I’d even go as far to say that these shoes are even cooler than that bit in the […]

New Barbour at Oi Polloi

New Barbour at Oi Polloi

Every bugger needs a bit o’ Barbour. Nope, this isn’t their new tag line. The marketing agency threw it out on grounds of it having too similar a resemblance to 80′s Country Life Butter catchphrase; “You’ll Never Put A Better Bit Of Butter On Your Knife”….which to me is no bad thing at all. I bloody loved those little butter […]

David Sparshott – Cycling Posters

David Sparshott – Cycling Posters

As someone who spends too much a lot of time looking at ‘artistic stuff’ it takes quite a bit to turn my cynical head these days. Well there I was casually mooching along Oldham street in Manchester when Ooh la la la it hit me like a graphite and coloured pencil drawn thunderbolt! In  a trendy bookshop (that shall remain […]

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Sound System Culture (One Love Books) 0
by / on 29/07/2014 at 6:45 pm / in Updates

Sound System Culture (One Love Books)

If the roles were reversed and a load of Yorkshire folk found themselves emigrating to the Caribbean, it’s hard to imagine they’d have had as deep and long lasting musical impact as the Sound Systems have on these fair isles. Though the beautiful bass driven melodies of reggae are now so embedded in British culture that it gets a (double) name […]

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New Barbour at Oi Polloi 0
by / on 24/07/2014 at 10:58 pm / in Updates

New Barbour at Oi Polloi

Every bugger needs a bit o’ Barbour. Nope, this isn’t their new tag line. The marketing agency threw it out on grounds of it having too similar a resemblance to 80′s Country Life Butter catchphrase; “You’ll Never Put A Better Bit Of Butter On Your Knife”….which to me is no bad thing at all. I bloody loved those little butter […]

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David Sparshott – Cycling Posters 0
by / on 23/07/2014 at 7:59 pm / in Updates

David Sparshott – Cycling Posters

As someone who spends too much a lot of time looking at ‘artistic stuff’ it takes quite a bit to turn my cynical head these days. Well there I was casually mooching along Oldham street in Manchester when Ooh la la la it hit me like a graphite and coloured pencil drawn thunderbolt! In  a trendy bookshop (that shall remain […]

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Smart launch the new fortwo & forfour 0
by / on 21/07/2014 at 8:33 pm / in Updates

Smart launch the new fortwo & forfour

Being the highly in-demand, globe-trotting, city slicking kind of guy that I am these days, I hopped over to Berlin last week to check out the launch of Smart new two and four seater models. Well actually I flew on a plane but you know what I mean. I mean going to Berlin for me is like crossing the road.No […]

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Clarks Originals x Herschel Supply Co Desert Boot 0
by / on 21/07/2014 at 12:40 am / in Updates

Clarks Originals x Herschel Supply Co Desert Boot

You’re going to be hearing a lot about the humble old Desert Boot over the coming year. Next year marks the 65th anniversary of the birth of this ICON (definitely not hyperbole in this case), and to mark that fact Clarks Originals are reclaiming what is rightfully theirs and releasing some potential ‘goodies’ to celebrate. There’ll be no putting out to […]

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Urban Archaeology: 21 Years of Mo’Wax 2
by / on 18/07/2014 at 8:29 pm / in Music, Updates

Urban Archaeology: 21 Years of Mo’Wax

Germany winning the world cup, Reebok Classics are cool again, Chris Evans is on TV of an early Friday evening, yep the 1990s vibe is well and truly back with a Burberry’d up bang. Though one of the best things about that decade for me was a record label that broke up boundaries and messed with our heads or should […]

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Victorinox (Swiss Army) at Peggs & son 1
by / on 18/07/2014 at 2:33 am / in Features, Updates

Victorinox (Swiss Army) at Peggs & son

There are certain things every bloke should have – a chambray shirt, at least eight jackets, a pair of goolies, a penchant for brown shoes, the list goes on. And a damned good pocket knife is on it too. NQAT. How smart is this see-through red one here? I like see-through stuff, me (he says, looking sideways into the camera without […]

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Hypergrand Watches 0
by / on 18/07/2014 at 2:32 am / in Updates

Hypergrand Watches

Now then; watches. Clocks for your wrist. Mark has already shared the need to start growing up by getting a card holder-wallet-thing, well, it’s probably time you got a watch as well. You might be like me and use your phone as a time piece but that’s just a faff. You might also be like me, in that, if you […]

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