April 2010, I decided I wanted to start a blog somewhere I could catalogue product I like…pulling together posts from the 30-40 blogs I read on a regular basis and adding in some insight to my day job as a menswear buyer, So 20th April I did my first post The Sneaker Colouring Book so here we are 2 years and over 1200 posts later! I still cant get my head around thousands of people a day looking at TSR. So thank you to each and everyone of you for the love over the last two years and I hope I can keep you interested for many more to come.
One of my Top Ten Sneakers of all time is the Nike Air Max 95 a part from the originals Neon Yellow & Orange tab colourways Nike have turned out some sh%* colourways until now. They feature the model’s signature gradient look, with a nice photo blue making its presence felt amongst a series of grey hues. Available at selected Nike accounts.
A Bathing Ape has re-issued some classics through their space at ZOZORESORT. Notable classics from the extensive archive can be seen, the release includes a leather down jacket, rain jacket, college hoodie, crew necks, GO APE Tee, denim, Skull Stas and a fur cushion. All are available to be pre-ordered from ZOZORESORT, with delivery expected in November.
Stone Island Shadow Project is slowly becoming a cult high level premium brand I’ve had several viewings of there AW10 collection since last January and this still sticks out as being amazing, the Panel Zip Bomber Jacket. Perfect for the cooler weather, the detailing is exceptional to say the least. Made with Trylon-R high performance textile material with a Wind-Tex® membrane, the 2.5 layered Military inspired piece is waterproof and windproof with a detachable inner lining. A Must!
Patagonia is previewing the next generation of their best-selling Down jacket with one that manages to keep you just as warm in a shell that’s not only stronger, but half the weight of the original. Take a butchers here
I stopped wearing Converse a couple of years ago in favour of Vans Eras & Authentics, and was nearly tempted back by the chambre versions that were released not so long back but didnt commit to it….But these will be on on my feet in the near future.
They combine the aesthetics of the all-time favourite court sneaker with elements from brogue dress shoes. These are made entirely from white leather and feature a slight gloss finish. Grab them at Limited Edt.
I’ve just downloaded the first edition of Umbrella Magazine from a recommendation by Lineage Of Influence. The lowdown of this mag is it’s set up by Anthony Teasdale (ex-Arena magazine and also regular contributor to Esquire, Grazia and FHM), Umbrella is a fashion/lifestyle/architecture/travel and design magazine for men, all rolled into one and available online or as a downloadable PDF. For this launch issue, the magazine contains articles such as a piece on Aphex Twin’s ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92′, the best way to stalk a celebrity, a nice pictorial piece on Indian matchboxes (more interesting than it sounds), a bit on Rapha’s new store, some nice casual based clothing in the fashion section and loads more stuff too. Download it here
The Nike ACG Air Moc is seen here in jacquard uppers from highly-regarded textile house Maharam. The uniquely textured woven fabric is applied to the classic 90’s outdoor silo in a choice of Red Plum or Spice. The Smoke coloured full length Air midsole completes the design. Releasing in August 2010 at select Nike Sportswear stores.
Ive been looking for the ‘right’ varsity jacket for a couple of seasons now and whilst doing my day job last week I came across an Oliver Spencer little number but until SS11 I will have to keep looking…This is Head Porter Plus one is an amazing version, the colour red is spot on and I am loving the hood detail. Check it out at Tres Bien
Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 brings us into the future with the Autumn Winter collection, Metallic make this high-fashion-meets-sportswear line very exciting especially with the inclusion of adiPRENE which provides comfort through cushion and absorption. Buy/View the collection here