Happy Halloween from Proper Clobber
Happy Halloween from Proper Clobber
Paul Smith for Holt Renfrew - Movember Mittens
Yes sometimes even we get invited to nice things. What a time we had at the launch of Holt Renfrew’s collaboration with Paul Smith over the popular charity, Movember.
The British style genius has teamed up with Holts on an exclusive and limited $50 wool mit that will see all proceeds going to various mens health causes.
The party was a total blast. They managed to fit a serious amount of stimuli in a rather limited amount of space and time. Food, drink, music, fashion, media, a guy drawing e- portraits on a Samsung phone, a straight blade shaving station, a video feed from Paul Smith himself, and all kinds of hip moustachioids strutting around, wiggling their push brooms. It was a pretty perfect way to cap a Friday and get a nice buzz on for the train ride home. Thank you Holts…
The concept is a no brainer. Stop by Holt Renfrew and throw some retail coin at a good cause. Available now.
Pendleton Fall 2013 Blankets.
Seems Portland is getting all the love from us right now. What more can you say about this. If you know, you know. Here’s what Pendleton is doing this season. Happy Thanksgiving.
Dehen for Woodlands Cardigan
Jesus! it’s like all I’m finding is Spring Summer 2014 for crying out loud. It’s October! Anyway, It’s nice to see some new knits out there considering winter hasn’t even officially come.
Dehen and Woodlands get it right with this chunky college striped cardi. Proper Clobber is always on board with a shawl collar and the wooden buttons remind us these Portland masters are well… masters.
Quality matters. These are limited so get on it now. Available through Woodlands.
Soul Jazz Reggae 45 Sound System - A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-1979
Possibly the most authoritative source in academic reissue culture, Soul Jazz has just released this expansive, 500 page picture book celebrating 20 years of Reggae 45 label art.
There is little debate over the impotance of the Reggae 45. Even more so than the full length album, the 45 was the benchmark of Jamaican soundsystems and served to deliver “the word” to just about every corner of the globe. What’s more, it was these very singles and their labels that determined a DJs worth and credibility.
Curated by Steve Barrow (Blood and Fire Records) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), the book is so much more than just pictures. Ample text has been spilled on these pages, giving an indepth history of one of the hippest, coolest and righteous scenes the world has ever known.
Barbour X Norton & Sons ‘Flounder’ Crew Knit
In my opinion it don’t get much more Bri’ish than a collab between Barbour and Norton & Sons. The former, a heritage outdoor staple which sees alot of action on this site. In a similar spirit, Norton & Sons have been tailoring on Savile Row since 1821.
With that, the two have joined up to create what can only be discribed as the perfect fishing jumper. Made in England from 100% pure new wool, and modelled after Barbour’s famed Guernsey jumpers, the hefty crew knit looks about as reliable as its creators.
Available at END.
Onitsaku Tiger ‘California 78’ Anniversary Editions
One of the most celebrated brands in modern footwear, drops a 35th anniversary reissue of one of its most iconic silhouettes. Credited with kicking off the jogging trend of the late 70s Onitsuka’s ‘California 78’ model has endured as a symbol of light footed track activity.
The anniversary release features many of the original details and colours found on the first 78s. And each pair is numbered out of 1978. Not sold yet? Well, they’ve even thrown a retro gym bag into the mix for complete authenticity.
Get the whole package at select dealers this fall.
Ben Sherman ‘Spirit of The Union’ FW 2013
Brighton legends, Ben Sherman continue to flog their “Spirit of The Union” campaign with this FW collection unveiled at Pitti Uomo this year. For this particular shoot, BS acquired the help of tastemakers, Rig Out and managed to capture an essential English look while delivering a crisp, fresh collection, even by Ben Sherman standards.
Fred Perry Twisted Wheel Rose Polo
In conjuction with those northern soul pins, Fred Perry released this month, here comes the rose themed top. Once again the rose being the official symbol of Lancashire County, it too became synonymous with northern soul parties.
A bit on the gaudy side but worth a mention… well worth a mention.
Northern Monkeys Book
It’s a bit of a dubious term for those not actually from the north of England, however folks who do hail from that region, “Northern Monkey” is one of those things that has strangely been adopted over the years by many northerners themselves.
As we all know on this forum, few supporters are quite as dedicated to their fashion origins as the northern casual. Preston fan, William Routledge is no exception and has curated this volume of more forgotten photos from the northern casual scene.
If you own similar publications you know what to expect. Lots of private collections, grainy archives and vintage Lacoste ads. But c’mon you know we can’t resist. Gotta have it.