84 Lab Kazuki Collection AW14

84 Lab Kazuki Collection AW14

Kazuki Kuraishi and co. (ie. Mark McNairy & Ryan Gander) are back for a fourth season with some more Retrograde Resistance 84-Lab  niceness for our wearing pleasure. As has come to be expected from KK it’s all very much ‘a day off in Bespin’ type steez. With his impeccable eye for detail and futuristic mixing of lifestyle with sports technology to create just the sort […]

Favourite Fives: Paul Mortimer

Favourite Fives: Paul Mortimer

When we finally make ‘Proper Mag: The Movie’ Mark will probably be the producer, I’ll direct, Sando and Richardson will be script writers, Rapson will do the soundtrack, Christian, Ross and Mooresy will do the wardrobe and your man Paul Mortimer will be our DOP. Not that I have any idea what the film would be about, probably something like […]

TSPTR AW14 ‘Far East Cruise’

TSPTR AW14 ‘Far East Cruise’

Whilst enjoying my own photographic exhibition in Berlin at the start of the year at the SEEK trade-show (ooh get me) I happened upon this TSPTR Peanuts gear and instantly fell in love with it. Rather than being just a hip and happening tie-in TSPTR have rather cleverly chosen Snoopy & co. to reflect their inspiration behind this AW14 collection, which represents the American […]

Henri Lloyd Bartley Jacket

Henri Lloyd Bartley Jacket

Well, it’s not far down to paradise, at least it’s not for me and if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility. Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see. Believe me. It’s not far to never-never land, no reason to pretend And if the wind is right you can find the joy of innocence again Oh, the […]

Newfangle Side Seam Bojador Check Shirt

Newfangle Side Seam Bojador Check Shirt

It’s nice when nice people make nice things isn’t it? Ramiro at Newfangle fits that description perfectly, as does the new Bojador Check Shirt. Coincidentally coming in colours synonymous with early, good One True Saxon, it also puts me in mind of a 6876 shirt I bought years ago and still have in my wardrobe. Not bad reference points eh? […]

Clarks Originals Vulco Guide Boot

Clarks Originals Vulco Guide Boot

We love The Outdoors here at Proper. We think it’s “Great”. We also love clothes and shoes that look like they’re at one with the wilderness; if not through their technical nous then from the fact their design is inspired by them there woodlands and craggy spaces. With their new boot silhouette – The Vulco Guide – Clarks Originals have […]

Stutterheim launch the OPAL jacket

Stutterheim launch the OPAL jacket

  New for AW14 Scando rainwear royalty Stutterheim present The Stockholm Opal jacket. As well as providing the perfect way to keep dry in shiny style the Opal also features a sophisticated high gloss light diffracting surface that reacts to surroundings and climate – just like its namesake mineral. This versatile and unashamedly sexy unisex jacket is available in high shine black, […]

Lacoste and Lacoste L!ve

Lacoste and Lacoste L!ve

Bonjour mes amis. Ca-Va?……guess where I’ve been on my holibobs? Yep. Turkey. No, only kidding. The home of Bardot, Baguettes and Bon Bier; Crap Radio, Dubious Queueing Etiquette and provincial towns that haven’t changed since peace was brought to Western Europe. Yet still I get excited every time I go to France. Not just the cheese, cheap booze and passive […]

Beatles with an A: Birth of a Band

Beatles with an A: Birth of a Band

If you thought you’d seen and heard all you could about the world’s greatest band (well second best after A Certain Ratio) then think again. Because the immensely talented Finnish geezer Mauri Kunnas has documented the mop-tops rise to fame in the form of a wondrous graphic which documents their early incarnations as fifties school skiffle band the Quarrymen right through […]

Uniformes Generale x Proper Magazine Competition

Uniformes Generale x Proper Magazine Competition

To thank you all for supporting them even before they”ve launched, Uniformes Generale have teamed up with us to create a competition for you to win some of our favourite outfits. Yep you read it right ‘Outfits’! Some of these prize packages are worth over £500 and the odds are pretty good! As if that wasn’t enough, the first 5 people […]

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Beatles with an A: Birth of a Band 0
by / on 27/08/2014 at 7:55 pm / in Features, Music

Beatles with an A: Birth of a Band

If you thought you’d seen and heard all you could about the world’s greatest band (well second best after A Certain Ratio) then think again. Because the immensely talented Finnish geezer Mauri Kunnas has documented the mop-tops rise to fame in the form of a wondrous graphic which documents their early incarnations as fifties school skiffle band the Quarrymen right through […]

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Uniformes Generale x Proper Magazine Competition 0
by / on 23/08/2014 at 1:20 am / in Updates

Uniformes Generale x Proper Magazine Competition

To thank you all for supporting them even before they”ve launched, Uniformes Generale have teamed up with us to create a competition for you to win some of our favourite outfits. Yep you read it right ‘Outfits’! Some of these prize packages are worth over £500 and the odds are pretty good! As if that wasn’t enough, the first 5 people […]

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Pendleton AW14 at The Great Divide 0
by / on 22/08/2014 at 10:52 pm / in Updates

Pendleton AW14 at The Great Divide

*sits back in rocking chair* Course, I’ve been in this menswear writing game for many a year now. *draws on pipe* Mostly, it’s writing about plackets and trying to say something about APC other than “Quite French”. Occasionally though, you get a fact thrown at you that wasn’t sourced from google and is so ace that you can’t quite believe […]

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adidas Originals EQT Guidance 0
by / on 22/08/2014 at 5:10 pm / in Updates

adidas Originals EQT Guidance

1993 what a year; the Channel tunnel opened,  droog-meister Anthony Burgess snuffed it, John Major went back to basics (not the one in Leeds), Irvine Welsh published the game-changing Trainspotting and adidas released the sleek and ublime EQT Guidance. Twenty-one eventful years later and it’s finally been re-issued in all  it’s 100% functional, zero bullshit glory and to celebrate this happy re-arrival adidas Originals have […]

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Native Craftworks Online Shop 0
by / on 22/08/2014 at 3:56 pm / in Features

Native Craftworks Online Shop

Before we all lose our minds over big coats and hi-tech trainers (no not hi-tec trainers, I mean highly technical ones) let us not forget the importance of a decent pair of shoes. Cold, wet weather is coming as are loads of weddings/christenings/ parents evenings and nobody wants to turn up to one of those gigs in a pair of […]

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Universal Works AW14 0
by / on 22/08/2014 at 1:15 pm / in Updates

Universal Works AW14

I proper love Universal Works me, they just do their own thing and they do it very well. For example, this season they’ve referenced the soft suited 1950s and used the beautiful and oft-ignored Norfolk coastline for their colour palette. Which all adds a lovely ‘Band the bomb, beatnik by the beach, On the Waterfront vibe to their Harris Tweed, Yorkshire […]

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Filson at Liquor Store 0
by / on 22/08/2014 at 9:42 am / in Features

Filson at Liquor Store

The time for buying your autumn/winter warm coat is finally upon us and as you’ve been so good this year, you may as well have the best. Yes I’m talking about Filson, who as I’m sure you already know claim to be the best out there and even offer a lifetime guarantee on all their clothing and luggage. Just think […]

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The Wenlock Jacket by Collective Noun x The Casual Connoisseur 0
by / on 21/08/2014 at 10:49 am / in Updates

The Wenlock Jacket by Collective Noun x The Casual Connoisseur

The Stockport Supreme lads have done it again and this time they have teamed up with that classy London outfit Collective Noun. I thought about including a load of spiel which deconstructed the nomenclature of both brands before arriving at a really good name for a pair jackets of this standard and exclusivity but this is no time for wordplay. It’s time for #coats. Make […]

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