As a bit of a sucker for a bit of vintage Americana, I’ve been buying parkas and jackets from the other side of the water for quite a few years now. I thought I’d had every conceivable combination so far, from vintage Izod Lacoste of all shapes and sizes, to Woolrich 65/35 Mountain Parkas and the better known 60/40 Parkas from Sierra Designs and many others.
We got a very interesting email from a graduate of St Martins called Rohan Chhabra this week (I feel like Jimmy Saville reading this out) asking if we were interested in seeing his coat, after looking at the pictures we thought we’d mis-read it and he’d actually said goat…
As lovers of all things Italian, we’ve been into the Cosmic Disco vibe for quite some time now and have been voraciously downloading any mixes from this genre that we can get our grubby, passata stained hands on.
Isn’t Twitter great for coming across stuff you’d probably never have seen otherwise?
Now and again we like to look backwards and pluck things from our archive. Some stuff is timeless isn’t it? Take John Shuttleworth for example. He’s seemingly never been a young man but equally he’s not aged has he? With that in mind we’ve decided to publish an interview we did with the great man a full seven and a half years ago.
Well finally, the Serge Gainsbourg biopic has landed on our fair shores. Having purposely avoided any reviews, we’ve no idea if it’s any good or not but going by the trailer it looks pretty special.
There are those of us in life who find it hard to get out of bed most mornings who live for the weekends and a lie-in then maybe a stroll to the pub if we can be arsed. And then there are those people that really show us up for being the lazy gets that we are, take one of Proper Mag’s heroes, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, pretty much the closest you can get to being a living Super-hero
Back in January the Proper Magazine bandwagon limped into London and our first port of call was a certain cool complex near to Russell Square.
Within this impressive building the 6876 studio exists.
Winter is just a short hike around the corner (and up a snow-flecked hill) and the question is, will this mountaineering palarver continue to prevail? Are you even into it? Well, we suggest you take this quiz in readiness for the wind and sleet arriving. After all, there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
Ralph against Rene. Lauren versus Lacoste. Which is best and why? Are you arsed? We’re not (we are).
Prompted by this ace/daft t-shirt we started thinking. Who would win in a fight to the death?
It’s always interesting to see where designers get their latest inspiration from, Gants forthcoming collaboration with Michael Bastian has taken the native American sport of lacrosse as their…
We’ve long been fans of 6876 so it was with curiosity we headed down to their HQ earlier this year. On that occasion we saw the first samples of Kenneth MacKenzie’s collaboration with the Regent Belt Company, released soon after under the name of R6. Well, that stuff obviously went down well because it’s back again with a second collection for AW10.
Maybe like me, you’ve spent a bit of time working doing shit factory jobs or schlepping round building sites in order to stay away from the breadline at some point in your miserable life.
In Issue nine of proper you may have read that I’m seriously getting into graphics novels though not the babyish ones about men with pizzas for faces, more the factual based, war/Victorian serial killer type content.
Is Shropshire the new Ibiza? No. But then again when I decided to spend a week there, with my 14 week old daughter and a limited budget, the last thing I wanted or needed was seven days of bpms and bandanas. They do still wear them over there right?
We caught up with our generation’s foremost philosopher and talented author Alain De Botton, to see just why on earth he’s written a (fascinating) book studying people doing what they tend to do for the majority of their adult lives, working.