Antony Crook, Glenn Kitson and James Bowthorpe went to Norway and filmed this beautiful video in the middle of the night. It’s Norway, see…Norway where the sun always has it’s hat on in summer. It pretty much hibernates in winter and there’s barely any daylight. That’s not important right now. What is important is you check this video out.
It’s hard to find a decent chrimbo card these days innit? Much as we love getting any type of card, we were more than impressed on receipt of the iconic set of seasonal cards Oi Polloi have commissioned talented artist Ben Lamb to do.
Following in the footsteps of Garbstore and Harvest our latest ‘Shop Ten’ comes from Bensons Outfitters. If you’re unfamiliar with the format, it’s where the world’s coolest shops compile us a top ten of whatever the hell they like.
It’s not everyday we have a lady writing an article for us but since it’s that time of year and this bird really knows what she’s talking about, we thought we’d ask her to do us men a favour and find out what women really want to get in their stockings on Jesus’ birthday. CLUE – it’s not a new iron.
You don’t need to be an avid Proper follower to be aware of our appreciation of 6876. With that and the recent inclement weather in mind, we’re cheered to see the arrival of the 6876 Brecon, a modernist parka style jacket in a couple of ace fabrics.
David Keyte, founder and designer of one our favourite labels ‘Universal Works’ has decided his own wardrobe needs some additional key pieces, this time in the form of socks.
Our mates at The Original Store stock some of our favourite labels including Stussy, Dickies, Reigning Champ, Champion, Red Wing, Buzz Rickson and Patagonia. Speaking of which they’re giving away a brilliant Patagonia Torrent Shell Jacket to one lucky person.
To help celebrate two great things that are happening in mid-November, i.e. the arrival of Proper Mag Issue Ten and the launching of MA.STRUM’s online shop. Our good friends over at Mastrum have given us this amazing sniper jacket to give away to one of you very lucky readers.
It’s safe to say that if Proper were a band it would be very similar to the early Mondays (maybe with a bit of Shalamar and John Shuttleworth thrown in). They’re a band we have proper loved since we first got bummed by them back in the eighties (ooh err).
On our recent jaunt to London, a couple of us had the pleasure of spending time with 6876’s Kenneth MacKenzie and Garbstore’s Ian Paley. Both were exceptional hosts, and better still, both make things we really, really like.
With that in mind, it was pretty ace to hear them both tell us about the collaboration they had planned.
The collaboration between London store The Hideout and Americana/workwear brand Dickies seeks to take the classic ethos of Dickies and mould it into something with a more contemporary angle, all the while keeping the essence of Dickies. It’s a great selection of basics and is brilliantly priced. Little or no branding too, for those of you who like to go about your business without showing off who makes your clothes.
The third issue of the excellent Rig Out Magazine features some of the greatest garments money can buy, and a genuine record breaker. In these times of cyber show offs and every man and his goldfish blogging about clothing, it’s refreshing to see people doing things the old fashioned way for all the right reasons. It’s far from a gimmick or a point of difference thing though. The Rig Out 3 is put together by clued up people who appreciate real things of integrity and substance and that shines through.
It’s that time of the year isn’t it. You’re opening the cupboards and hoping the moths haven’t savaged your woolly jumpers (vacuum pack them, you div), you’re wondering whether it’s quite cold enough for big jackets. But why have that daft dilemma when you can get one of these. They’re good quality, thick and do the job of a jumper and a jacket.
Continuing on our ‘Shop Ten’ theme whereby the world’s coolest shops compile us a top ten of whatever the hell they like, Garbstore head honcho Ian Paley has done us a fantastic list full of amazing curios and cultured bits and bobs that we think nicely sums up just how cool the man and his fantastic shop and label are..
Mon Dieu! If this is the current uniforme in France then I’m applying for a job over there toute suite, the latest workwear inspired collection from Parisian label ‘Bleu De Paname’ has blown our chausettes off…
Have you ever wondered what you’d save if your house was on fire? Obviously family and pets would come first (unless your family are divs and your pets stink), but after that, what would you save? Gerry very kindly opened a window to his mind and has taken a few pictures in order to share his top ten.