Baracuta SS16

Baracuta SS16

Oh Baracuta how I adore thee, even if you gave it all up tomorrow I’d still love your wonderful wares forever more. But no, you’re not one for just resting on your beautiful Mancunian laurels are you? You’re still fucking bang at it, making all manner of ace coats in all manner of smashing materials and nice new silhouettes well […]

Gentlemen, start your engines! (Gestalten)

Gentlemen, start your engines! (Gestalten)

Do you ever play the ‘what car would I have if I won the lottery?’ game? Even if you’re not that arsed about motors I bet you do as one of the first things we think of when it comes to the good life is owning a really nice car. So if you do come into money or you just enjoy […]

That North – Casual Classics

That North – Casual Classics

The majority of what we write about tends to come from that massive city 200 miles away. I forget the name of it. Begins with an ‘L’ and they have trains in the drains. Closer to home, Manchester is a fraction of that distance away and there’s plenty going on, but our hometown of Stockport has been in the doldrums […]

Garbstore SS16 “Sometimes Walking”

Garbstore SS16 “Sometimes Walking”

Hot on the heels of their AW15 collection “Walking in Seventy” comes a sneak peak preview of Garbstore’s SS16 collection sticking to the Shank’s pony theme and entitled “Sometimes Walking”. This cool, clean and classy collection focuses on the details found on old munitions coats amongst other things with loads of nice Japanese fabrics that’ve been washed and dyed to create […]

adidas Ultra Boost Collective – Kris Van Assche

adidas Ultra Boost Collective – Kris Van Assche

Have you worn a pair of adi Ultra Boost yet? I’ve got a pair for the gym (not that I ever go) and they’re genuinely the comfiest things in the world. Dead light and bouncy too, absolutely ideal for all manner of sporting activities as well as going on mammoth shopping/drinking sprees. Well speaking of which the third release from the […]

100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings

100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings

Growing up in the North West of England during the seventies and eighties I have to admit that my earliest associations with concrete were usually accompanied by images of broken glass, badly drawn graffiti and the overwhelming smell of piss. Skip forward several years and after spending some quality time around London’s South Bank, Barcelona and Blackpool police station I finally got […]

Cote&Ciel x Karma Skateboards

Cote&Ciel x Karma Skateboards

To Celebrate the launch of Cote&Ciel’s new Monsoon ‘Chaos’ Print collection they have partnered up with Brit board-smiths Karma Skateboards to create 10 limited edition skate board decks that have been designed to mirror C&C’s new collection. The striking design on both the backpacks and the decks reminds me of the (tomato designed) album artwork of techno pop legends Underworld and given just how cool […]

Summer Sale time at COMMONN

Summer Sale time at COMMONN

It’s quite ironic that one of our favourite shops has a name like Commonn because it stocks the type of choice brands that you really don’t see here, there and everywhere. On the site and in store you’ll find a veritable Aladdin’s cave of rarified gems from the likes of Nike SB, Filson, Lightning Bolt, Palace, Poler Stuff, Reigning Champ […]

The White T-Shirt

The White T-Shirt

At this point, it would be easy to turn this post into a sociocultural essay on the rebirth of the t-shirt. When it became a form of outerwear and moved away from being an undergarment and how, in doing so, it became a symbol for rebellion; thanks in part to Marlon Brando’s Stanley Kowalski, the birth of teen culture during the growth of America as a […]

Fracap AW15

Fracap AW15

Autumn/Winter hiking boots in June, are you mad? Well actually no I’m not actually because A. it’s miles better to go out for a country romp whilst the days are that bit longer and there’s a hero’s welcome at the beer garden. B. These are the kind of boots that you can wear down the pub too so you’ll be months […]

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by / on 20/06/2015 at 6:12 am / in Features

The White T-Shirt

At this point, it would be easy to turn this post into a sociocultural essay on the rebirth of the t-shirt. When it became a form of outerwear and moved away from being an undergarment and how, in doing so, it became a symbol for rebellion; thanks in part to Marlon Brando’s Stanley Kowalski, the birth of teen culture during the growth of America as a […]

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by / on 18/06/2015 at 9:37 pm / in Updates

Fracap AW15

Autumn/Winter hiking boots in June, are you mad? Well actually no I’m not actually because A. it’s miles better to go out for a country romp whilst the days are that bit longer and there’s a hero’s welcome at the beer garden. B. These are the kind of boots that you can wear down the pub too so you’ll be months […]

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Summer Sales and Holiday Staples at Peggs & Son 0
by / on 18/06/2015 at 2:31 pm / in Updates

Summer Sales and Holiday Staples at Peggs & Son

As usual, it’s raining whilst I sit here writing this but, as my calendar assures me, the summer solstice is approaching. That should mean there is more sunshine heading our way. Of course, you are more than likely planning to hunt out out your own dose of sunshine in a land with far more reliable weather patterns. Wherever you’re heading, make sure […]

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adidas Originals Superstars at Philip Browne 0
by / on 17/06/2015 at 8:15 pm / in Features

adidas Originals Superstars at Philip Browne

What can you say about the Superstar that hasn’t already been said? For me the shell-toe has several pivotal places in my footwear past, from seeing Run DMC step on stage (at Live Aid) in them to helping me through the acid retro mayhem that was Manchester in 1989/90 to finding a rather fetching dark green pair some time around 2002 that totally […]

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Not-Addicted Summer Sale! 0
by / on 16/06/2015 at 8:51 pm / in Features

Not-Addicted Summer Sale!

Great this time of year innit?? What a time to be alive! Decent weather outside for once, the kids are all back at school and there’s a TOWIE Marbella special on the box not once but twice this week. More importantly though it’s also summer sale season and when it comes to ace brands and big bargains then online store […]

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Anton Corbijn 1-2-3-4 (Prestel) 0
by / on 15/06/2015 at 9:25 pm / in Updates

Anton Corbijn 1-2-3-4 (Prestel)

If you know who Anton Corbijn is then you’ll already want this hefty tome featuring over 300 shots from his archive,or more likely you already own it. If however you are unaware of this modern Dutch master then have a watch of his Joy Division biopic Control and then you’ll see how every single frame of that film is is […]

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Porter Yoshida: Orange Tanker Collection 0
by / on 14/06/2015 at 8:06 pm / in Features

Porter Yoshida: Orange Tanker Collection

Celebrating their 80th year of expert artistry and Japanese craftsmanship Yoshida & Co’s Porter brand whose mission statement is to put their “Heart and Soul into every stitch”. So as part of Porter’s anniversary celebrations they’ve developed a very special, limited edition range. The Orange Tanker, a reworking of their renowned Tanker line which was first released in 1983 and remains their most popular to […]

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Universal Works SS16 ‘Not Another Catwalk’ 0
by / on 12/06/2015 at 10:02 pm / in Features

Universal Works SS16 ‘Not Another Catwalk’

OMG WTF UW SS16 @ LCM M8! As well as flying round on a rocket fuelled back-pack our mate David Keyte has been blowing the fashion elite’s socks off this week down at London Collections with his spring/summer 16 preview of Universal Works. Together with Nottingham based creative genius Allan Buxton, Universal Works presented their collection using an amazing stop-motion animation […]

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