Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bugaboo X Pendleton Collection

tumblr_mscphpf3E51qfalkzo3_400I dont have any kids but might see if I can buy one on the internet so I have something to put in these bad boys…As a special  project, the team at Bugaboo has collaborated with Pendleton Woolen Mills on some very cool pushchairs. Using some of Pendletons most famous fabrics added to Bugaboo’s best selling styles. Bugaboo x Pendleton models will be available now via bugaboo.com

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A Bathing Ape x Alpha Industries MA-1 Bomber Jacket

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A Bathing Ape has long held an affinity for authenticity and in doing so has rightfully sought out some of the industry’s best including Alpha Industries. Having been an important purveyor of combat-ready apparel, Alpha Industries’s iconic MA-1 is modified by A Bathing Ape to reflect a more fashion-forward fit with a slimmer profile. Available in both black and classic olive, the jacket is available now at select BAPE STORES around the world.

Carhartt x Steele Canvas Laundry Cart

carhartt steele canvas laundry cart | the style raconteurIn one of the more unexpected collaborations of the season, Carhartt has teamed up with Steele Canvas Basket on a pair of stylish laundry carts. The laundry carts feature canvas bodies attached to steel frames with leather used on the top edges. To help with portability, the laundry cart also features four roller wheels and two carry handles. Available in black or natural canvas, the laundry carts are available HERE very soon

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Kent Wang Sneakers

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You can’t go wrong with a pair of minimalist, logo-less sneakers, and sometime the money doesnt quite stretch to Common Projects so Kent Wang (you prob havent heard of before but check the small Texas based retailer out) has just introduced some simple, 1960s-inspired low-tops for a sweet price. With  a matte leather exterior and soft, glove leather lining. and all for $95, yep stateside but they ship to the UK. Looks like they are selling fast so dont sleep. Available HERE

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mi adidas Launches #sneakerswitch

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For adidas Originals Autumn Winter 13, online customisation platform miadidas launches the #SneakerSwitch project and encouraging creativity and sharing by initiating a global sneaker exchange. The campaign will be kickstarted by Neil Armstrong, Daru Jones, Noel Clarke, Oliver Rath, Eddie Huang, Jenah Yamamoto and Originals fans who will share their flair and inspiration on a shoe, which will be gifted to someone in a different location.

#SneakerSwitch will then encourage the general public to join in by asking them to design a shoe and share it socially using #sneakerswitch #miadidas and #adidasoriginals hashtags. From photographers and DJs to artists and sneaker bloggers, the chance to receive a pair or design a pair for someone with influence is an exciting opportunity. Designs can be shared amongst consumers through Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail. Customise here

Belstaff Autumn Winter 2013

David Beckham BelstaffBelstaff has been around since 1924, then sold and relaunched in 2011 now David Beckham has prob just about to send the brand to all time high. Here are some facts ou might not know about Belstaff.

Belstaff’s signature waxing technique goes back centuries.
According to Doug Gunn, owner of the UK’s Vintage Showroom (and a Belstaff expert), fishermen have used a combination of beeswax, fish oil, and other waxes and oils to waterproof their coats and smocks for centuries. Belstaff was the first company to actually manufacture the waterproof but breathable material.

Belstaff gear is battle-tested.
Eli Belovitch, who founded the brand in 1924, once supplied waxed cotton and other waterproof materials to British manufacturers of capes, tents, and groundsheets for WWI. By the time World War II rolled around, Belovitch and his son-in-law, Belstaff cofounder Harry Grosberg, were producing survival suits, parachutes, barrage balloons, and other wartime essentials as an official military contractor.

Yep, it’s TRIAL-master, not TRAIL-master. 
Debuting in 1948, the Trialmaster was made for the harsh weather conditions of the Scottish Six Days Trial, the oldest motorcycle trials (a scored, non-speed event that tests the rider’s skill on an obstacle course) in the world. Per Gunn, the design was based off a jacket worn by Royal Navy sailors on the lookout towers of submarines.

The brand was worn by Amelia Earhart and T.E. Lawrence.
Simply put: If world-class explorers, aviatrixes, record breakers, and other daredevils like land speed record holders and mountaineers stand behind it, it’s probably going to do just fine keeping you dry on your morning commute.

Oh, and some dude named Steve McQueen, too. 
So great was the King of Cool’s love for the brand that rumor has it he once skipped a date with girlfriend Ali MacGraw to stay home and give his Belstaff jacket a fresh coat of wax.

Belstaff cast Kate Moss in a campaign before she was Kate Moss.
In 1990, long before she became a household name, Kate posed for a Belstaff  catalogue that brought the waxed cotton look to the mainstream, non-motorcyclist market. She reprised the shoot for an ad campaign in 2006, proving that her beauty has — shockingly, if you think about it — held up as well as, well, a Belstaff jacket.

Belstaff created the best-selling waterproof jacket of all time.
The Black Prince leather jacket — which has sold 40,000 pieces annually for 40 years — moved enough volume to require its own factory in Silverdale, England.

The brand is now part owned by Tommy Hilfiger.
When you think about it, this says less about the brand than the taste of Mr. H, who bought the brand in 2011 conjunction with businessman Harry Slatkin and the Labelux Group.

The Belstaff logo is based on the legend of the Phoenix.
Cofounder Harry Grosberg chose the symbol in the 1920s to signify ascendency and continuity. We’re going to go out on a limb and predict that he’d be pretty happy with the way things have turned out.

Check out some of the Belstaff Autumn Winter Collection HERE

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Supreme Mini Stars Caps

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After the VANS collaboration and other related accessories, one of the last component that will complete Supreme‘s “Stars” theme mini-collection, the Supreme Stars Camp Caps, are  here. Made with 100% cotton twill and embroidered with black stars in an all-over design scheme, the easy fitting caps are available in navy, black, olive, and much sought after woodland camo.

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