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 […]

AXS Folk Technology at Oi Polloi

AXS Folk Technology at Oi Polloi

“….Be running up that road; Be running up that hill; With no problems…”  you bloody would have been Mrs Bush if you’d have worn some of this new gear from AXS Folk Technology, instead of them floaty skirts and leotards. Though saying that Kate, you keep those outfits (and us our boyhood fantasies) and we’ll take some of this gear […]

size? adidas Originals Select Collection

size? adidas Originals Select Collection

It’s not every day that you come across a collection of trainers and t-shirts inspired by an anarchic, Bob Dylan loving group of Milanese furniture designers from the 1980s is it? But that’s what we’ve got here though folks and don’t it look swell? Why am I talking like that? Maybe it’s because the aforementioned designers though predominantly Italian were […]

Casual Connoisseur x Our Culture T-Shirt

Casual Connoisseur x Our Culture T-Shirt

It says a lot about the evolution of Casual Connoisseur that they’re now doing tees inspired by political imagery rather than coats and shoes. But then when the imagery is so good, why wouldn’t you? They team up with their Scandinavian brothers from Our Culture once again for this latest collab, which will also be available as a print. With […]

Brian Shoe From Trickett

Brian Shoe From Trickett

Let me introduce you to Brian. Brian‘s special.  He’s a special shoe. Not a ‘Special-Shoe’ though those ‘cool cause they’re not cool’ #OrthopaedicFootwearChic vibes so apparent in Jacoforms or Finn Comforts are obvious in Brian too. Brian might not be the sleekest runner in the wardrobe, or the hipster’s footwear of choice (clearly no bad thing), but he is solid, […]

Lightning Bolt SS14

Lightning Bolt SS14

I’ve just typed that title and that annoyingly catchy ear worm from Jake Bugg is now in my head. MAKE IT STOP! What I wanted to do was talk about mad surfing clothes, not chew my cheek because my brain is bathing in jingly-jangly guitars played by a skinny lad from the Midlands. I’m just gonna crack on. I bought […]

Good Measure M-21 Sweats – New Colours

Good Measure M-21 Sweats – New Colours

I’ve had one of these Good Measure sweats for a few months now and let me tell you, they’re just great. Knowing the people behind a brand can be difficult, especially when they ask you for blog love. Not only do you feel obliged to say nice things, but even when you do, your readers go “Ah, but you would […]

Howlin SS14

Howlin SS14

Eeeh, I do like it when we get sent mad lookbooks from European brands. Where we see something to keep us warm on draughty spring evenings, they see something to wear with a rug. The latter is far better, obviously. Howlin’ is based in Antwerp, which is in Belgium in case you didn’t go to Geography lessons. They make some […]

La Paz Noronha Jacket

La Paz Noronha Jacket

La Paz is the nautical but nice brand out of Portugal. This Noronha jacket is ideal for those Atlantic winds they get over there, though it’s not too big and sweaty either. Summertime can be a bit of a pain when it comes to us Northern jacket heads. Do we eschew the hood and parka for something a bit more […]

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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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Favourite Fives: Rob Burr 0
by / on 29/03/2014 at 7:44 pm / in clothes, features, HDI, interviews, properlists

Favourite Fives: Rob Burr

Anyone who rates Capote’s true crime thriller ‘In Cold Blood’ is proper sound in my erm.. book. Have you read it? Incredible stuff, Music for Chameleons is equally ace too which I guess you’ll already know if  you’re a Capote devotee. Any way not only does our mate Rob have impeccable taste in classic American literature but he also knows […]

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Introducing… Pierre-Louis Mascia 0
by / on 28/03/2014 at 8:37 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

Introducing… Pierre-Louis Mascia

I used to love Art back when I was a scruffy college student, and not just to piss about in either. While everybody sat in boring classrooms I was ruining countless expensive paintbrushes, not to mention items of clothing, with acrylic paints. My love affair ended when I had to decide between forking out my hard earned to buy my […]

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Poler Camo One Man Tent 0
by / on 28/03/2014 at 4:23 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

Poler Camo One Man Tent

In a week where we featured actual football boots, I thought we’d widen our (mosquito) net even further. I spoke to a nice man called Benji at Poler about 3 years ago now. We were going to feature them in our Hikerdelic issue as I felt they really fitted the bill, like a muzzle on a duck.  You’re imagining a […]

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Kapital at Garbstore 0
by / on 28/03/2014 at 3:40 pm / in clothes, features, HDI

Kapital at Garbstore

You know those Japanese brands that have a dead interesting story behind them? Kapital is one of them. But interesting as the story is, it’s a bit boring. Don’t tell anyone I said that. Secretly, I lap all that trivia up and store it in a part of my brain none of my mates can see. Outwardly though, I’m just […]

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Stussy Tom Tom Rat T-Shirt 0
by / on 28/03/2014 at 2:32 am / in features

Stussy Tom Tom Rat T-Shirt

Check out Roland Rat! Look at him, he’s challenging Paddington Bear in the dressing stakes. Ok, so it’s not Roland Rat, strictly speaking. This rodent is called Tom Tom, which I can only assume is something to do with Sat Nav. Or is it? Oh I don’t know, who cares. It’s got overtones of those Ralph Lauren bear designs but […]

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Reebok Classic Leather Embossed Camo 0
by / on 28/03/2014 at 2:18 am / in clothes, features, HDI

Reebok Classic Leather Embossed Camo

Oh God, that @markpropermag is going to talk about the 90s again. Well, right, I’m doing a little bit of work for Reebok. There I said it. But there’s no nepotism, favouritism or any other isms here, because these Reebok Classics are something I would wear now, but crucially they put me in mind of my mediocre Macclesfield schooldays. And […]

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Nike Magista 0
by / on 27/03/2014 at 2:49 pm / in features, HDI

Nike Magista

When I wrote a thing about football shirts the other week the ProperMag site went into meltdown and the monthlies went through the roof so the top-brass have demanded more football. Football boots aren’t boots. That’s not an attempt at redundant observational humour, it’s just a fact. We call them boots but boots are boots and football boots are not. […]

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Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse 0
by / on 27/03/2014 at 12:03 am / in clothes, features, HDI

Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse

We’re going trainer mad this week aren’t we? But we’re very much on the cusp of proper trainer weather so we make no apologies. In fact, if you asked us to make an apology for talking about trainers we’d tell you to get knotted, and probably call you a ratbag or something else offensive. So think on. Trainers.  Hot on […]

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