Buddy Sneakers @ Verashoes

Buddy Sneakers @ Verashoes

Buddy sneakers want to make you happy. They want to be your buddy. Looking at them makes me think I’d like a buddy like Buddy. That would make me happy. So obviously they work.   With traditionally very limited availability in the UK, Buddy are currently available online from our pals at www.verashoes.com.  The Corgi Chukka, Corgi Low and Bull […]

Sale Buys at Pavilion Clothing

Sale Buys at Pavilion Clothing

Everyone loves a bargain don’t they. (That’s what the Cool Cats on Countdown would refer to as a rhetorical question). What’s even better than a sale bargain are ones that you’ve previously ogled (or at least we’ve written about here on propermag.com) at full price. Our Welsh friends in Cardiff at Pavilion Clothing, still have some of those very same […]

Coach Jacket from Trickett

Coach Jacket from Trickett

Favourite Threesome? The Supremes? Definitely up there. Neve Campbell, Denise Richards and Matt Dillion getting jiggy together in late 90’s teen romp Wild Things?  Probably not. Pender, Deary, Conroy the spine of the Burnley side that won the 4th Division title in ’92?  For me ‘yep’, for you I’m guessing ‘nah’. Well what about this for a holy triumvirate:  Harris […]

Epperson Mountaineering bags

Epperson Mountaineering bags

A couple of weeks ago Mark was kind enough to answer the pressing question ‘What do all the hipster amateur mountaineer divs wear in summer?’ – and now I’m here to answer another that is quite similar; what the hipster amateur mountaineer div carries in summer. Epperson Mountaineering. This summer they have dropped a particularly strong selection of totes and ‘packs’ (conveniently […]

20th Century Classic Cars. 100 years of Automotive Ads (Taschen)

20th Century Classic Cars. 100 years of Automotive Ads (Taschen)

About ten years ago, myself and my mate Jack had a dream or rather an exhaust pipe dream to put on our own car related club night in Manchester called ‘Drive Time‘. We planned to wear sheepskin flying jackets, string back driving gloves, stonewash jeans and adidas jeans or Dunlop Greenflash on our feet whilst spinning stuff from Clarkson friendly […]

APC New Standard (Dry Indigo) at Oi Polloi

APC New Standard (Dry Indigo) at Oi Polloi

Every #menswear enthusiast should have a pair of plain indigo jeans with no logos or owt on that they can wear whenever, wherever (yeah – don’t close the blinds and start YouTubing Shakira videos just yet, son; hear me out first). The APC New Standard are those jeans. They’ve got a classic fit and look top with everything. A lot […]

Mister Freedom Skipper Jacket

Mister Freedom Skipper Jacket

Mister Freedom sounds a bit like an anti-apartheid cartoon character, but it’s not. Not that I know of anyway. What it is though, is a clothing brand that makes pretty nice stuff, like this Skipper Jacket at Peggs and Son. It’s a strange time of year for those of us who like a coat with our hood. Everyone’s started to […]

The Great Divide SS14: She Wears it Well

The Great Divide SS14: She Wears it Well

Does your girlfriend/wife/carer have the annoying knack of looking better in most of your gear than you do? Well for fuck’s sake don’t let her see this or all your jumpers are gonna end up with ‘tit bumps’ in them. Bored of seeing blokes in beards modelling the latest gear those creative clever clogs over at the Great Divide decided […]

Engineered Garments Tee Shirts at Peggs & Son

Engineered Garments Tee Shirts at Peggs & Son

Teesforthree from everybody’s favourite at Peggs & Son, in an overly engineered pun which would have made miles more sense if the writer had got his arse in gear and written this in time for the Grand National. Regardless, reminiscent of early 90s James tour souvenir tees, check out these from Engineered Garments, available at Peggs & Son. There are baggy vibes […]

Owner Operator 111 Parka

Owner Operator 111 Parka

  The sun may be out, your lawn may be aching for a good cut but it’s not quite summertime yet. That’s a good thing, especially if you’re a big fan of coats. It might seem churlish to go dropping loads of Raheems on a big jacket with a hood, but please bear in mind this Owner Operator jacket is fit […]

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Talking Threads – Steve Sanderson of Oi Polloi 9
by / on 03/04/2014 at 6:32 pm / in features

Talking Threads – Steve Sanderson of Oi Polloi

Just like Factory Records, rain and sneering at outsiders, Oi Polloi is a Mancunian institution. Being from a town just down the road from Manchester means we’ve watched their progress at close quarters, first becoming regular visitors in their shop in the year they opened. It was an Aladdin’s cave of vintage sportswear, but soon morphed into something even better. A few […]

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The Outsiders – New Outdoor Creativity (Gestalten) 0
by / on 03/04/2014 at 12:00 pm / in features, HDI

The Outsiders – New Outdoor Creativity (Gestalten)

When issue 12, our hikerdelic issue sold out in record time, we realised we weren’t alone in our love of exploring the great outdoors in authentic, acid induced attire. So if like us you share a love of peaking in the Peak Distirct and getting caned in canoes whilst looking like a PE teacher on peyote then boy do I have a book […]

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Dockers Alpha Khaki at Oi Polloi 0
by / on 03/04/2014 at 11:49 am / in clothes, features, HDI

Dockers Alpha Khaki at Oi Polloi

There’s meant to be a distinction between khakis and chinos, but I’m not really arsed what it is. Both words mean the same thing to me: them casual kecks that aren’t jeans or cords. Anyhow, an expression has emerged in recent years to label those who wear chinos/khakis, and that is ‘chino wanker’ – which I find most upsetting. I […]

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Orsman SS14 at The Great Divide 0
by / on 03/04/2014 at 1:10 am / in clothes, features, HDI

Orsman SS14 at The Great Divide

Whenever a new brand pops up on one of our favourite shops, my ears prick up. In a virtual sense.  Often, the unfamiliar name piques curiosity but when you click through you end up cocking your head to one side and saying to yourself “Hmm, yeah, I get it, but it’s not for me”, or “That is nice, but can […]

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MHL by Margaret Howell Basic Tee at Peggs & Son 0
by / on 03/04/2014 at 1:07 am / in clothes, features, HDI

MHL by Margaret Howell Basic Tee at Peggs & Son

“More tee’s vicar!” is the cry, as this one, by the Maggie everybody likes, equals a sure fire way of winning at t-shirts once again this summer. Look at you, sat there, basking in the post-work, heavily polluted, evening sunshine, with a cool beer in your hand and an even cooler tee from Margaret Howell on your back. When it’s […]

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Nike x APC – Air Max 1 0
by / on 02/04/2014 at 11:16 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

Nike x APC – Air Max 1

Air Max and APC are both firm favourites here at Proper. Air Max are entrenched in the awkward slot between sneakerhead and scallywear where we live, but the Air Max 1 is a modern classic, whether it’s worn by bellends or bagheads. Or both. And APC putting their minimalist slant on them? Oui, s’il vous plait. I’ve been dipping my […]

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Boneville SS14 0
by / on 02/04/2014 at 10:00 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

Boneville SS14

Originally launched in 1981 Boneville was the creative overspill of  Massimo Osti’s extensive and ongoing research ideas for CP Company which was then followed up by his third line Stone Island the following year. Now I don’t know what was in the water in Bologna back then but clearly whatever Mass was drinking it was having a ridiculously prolific effect. […]

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Engineered Garments Beach Parka at Peggs & Son 0
by / on 02/04/2014 at 11:17 am / in clothes, features

Engineered Garments Beach Parka at Peggs & Son

Having just returned from partaking in the daily SchoolRunOneupmanship* and winning clearly (there is only one contestant usually; me) I was astounded by how many other dads had foregone a jacket.   It’s April, lads. Get a grip.  A prime time to be jacketed up, what with the prospect of April Showers (best meteorological porn name going that) coming to […]

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Mountain Research SS14 4
by / on 02/04/2014 at 10:02 am / in clothes, features, HDI

Mountain Research SS14

What do all the hipster amateur mountaineer divs wear in summer? That’s us btw, you and me.  We can’t be bowling about wearing big four pocket parkas with shorts can we? And dressing like a full on 80s casual in sportswear when it’s 2014 is far from the strongest look, especially when you’re carrying around a belly that makes you […]

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New Balance 3 Peaks Collection 1
by / on 01/04/2014 at 4:02 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

New Balance 3 Peaks Collection

If anyone was going to do a pair of trainers named in honour of Scafell Pike it was going to be New Balance, after all their factory is located in the shadows of it. (Well, not really, but almost, it just sounds better this way.) I spotted these online a while back but it wasn’t until I caught sight of […]

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Oyo Mountain Products Logo Tee 0
by / on 01/04/2014 at 2:53 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

Oyo Mountain Products Logo Tee

Typical, you wait for a good t-shirt to catch your attention and two come along one after the other. While we told you about the Topo Designs Shelter tee the other day, a few hours after, this slice of Colorado cool popped up on our Facebook timeline. Oyo Mountain Products come from the same people who make Topo Designs, so […]

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Universal Works Workshop Denim 0
by / on 01/04/2014 at 12:00 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

Universal Works Workshop Denim

There are people out there who would say “I’ve got some new jeans” and there are others who would favour the phrase “I’ve got me some new denims”. It’s like the trainers vs sneakers debate really. Though ‘debate’ is stretching it a bit. I’m not about to launch into one of those tedious “Are they a roll, cob, barm, breadcake” […]

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6876 x Mamnick – Eyam Jacket 0
by / on 01/04/2014 at 12:13 am / in clothes, features, HDI

6876 x Mamnick – Eyam Jacket

Another black jacket from the 6876 stable? Oh God. Well, it is the Black Project and if anyone makes their own rules, it’s 6876. This latest addition  is a collaborative effort with Sheffield’s own Mamnick label, and takes heavy influence from a jacket Kenneth Mackenzie first designed in conjunction with CashCa of Japan, in 2000. It’s made in London to the […]

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Surf Liquor x Satta Skates ‘Cruiser Deck’ 0
by / on 31/03/2014 at 9:46 pm / in features, HDI

Surf Liquor x Satta Skates ‘Cruiser Deck’

Though none of us profess to be remotely proficient skateboarders here at Proper that doesn’t stop us from appreciating a really nice set of trucks (or whatever it is the kids call them these days). Speaking of which as part of founder Jonathan Cosserat’s latest collection for his road trip inspired brand Surf Liquor, he’s hooked up with renowned Brixton […]

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TOO HOT: The Great Outdoors 0
by / on 31/03/2014 at 9:27 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

TOO HOT: The Great Outdoors

Unless you’ve been living on the moon for the past couple of months you’ll be fully aware that the nineties are back like a video-tape of The Word gaffer taped to an E’d up boomerang. Our mates at Too Hot being a classic example of this current retro-ness as not only have they unearthed some of the finest vintage gear […]

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Favourite Fives – Jason Williamson 2
by / on 31/03/2014 at 9:16 pm / in clothes, features, HDI, music

Favourite Fives – Jason Williamson

I was made aware of Sleaford Mods (neither from Sleaford nor mods) during the heady days of Myspace, a good friend of mine told me to have a listen this thing they’d done called ‘Chop Chop Chop’. I’ve been a bit of a fan ever since. I don’t know if it’s the anger, the put downs or the common sense of Jason Williamson’s words that […]

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VELOUR by Nostalgi SS14 Malibu, Ca. 0
by / on 31/03/2014 at 9:06 pm / in features

VELOUR by Nostalgi SS14 Malibu, Ca.

Swell, Swedish, suaveinistas Velour have been on a sunny, stateside sojourn to subtly surprise us with some sensational spring/summer suit and short shots. Inspired by leisurely days in the sun their SS14 collection features a strong colour palette with sun-bleached tones, all over prints and embroideries. Yes I just said embroideries. The young Jonathan Meades-esque model is wearing their suit […]

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Saucony Originals – The Story of Running 0
by / on 30/03/2014 at 11:58 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

Saucony Originals – The Story of Running

Last week saw the opening of a pretty swish looking Saucony Originals pop-up shop/exhibition which runs for the next three weeks on London’s Neal Street. Last week also saw the redelivery of a number of parcels I’d missed the previous week, including an equally swish looking invitation to the launch. While trips to the capital are few and far between […]

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Topo Designs Shelter Tee 1
by / on 30/03/2014 at 3:08 am / in features

Topo Designs Shelter Tee

Remember when we did these? Good weren’t they? Want one? You can’t have one. They’re all gone. Lol @ you. Anyway, Topo Designs remain a firm favourite in the corridors of ProperMag power. I use one of their bags every day. On my rounds scouting the internet for nice stuff ready for springtime I thought I’d see what our Colorado […]

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Anonymous Ism Socks 0
by / on 30/03/2014 at 2:34 am / in clothes, features, HDI

Anonymous Ism Socks

Expensive Salfords are a hazardous pursuit in our house. If I’m not careful, the sock fairy comes and lays elaborate traps for my posh socks. He (or she) hides them down radiators, in the corner of rooms and in places they couldn’t have possibly got to without a helping hand. This all results in a bigger collection of orphans than […]

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