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Summer Casual Style 09/05/2020
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Summer Casual Style @80s Casual Classics

With the weather hotting up, we’ve now introduced a selection of summer casual styles to keep you looking on point. Short sleeve casual shirts, shorts & trainers (when combined) just looks the business doesn’t it? Well we certainly think so. A reminder of them roasting hot days abroad on holiday without a care in the world & your main concerns are deciding whether to buy an inflatable doughnut or an inflatable watermelon slice. Perhaps memories of a day sat in your local beer garden with a few cold ones or... Read More

Lyle & Scott Harrington Jacket 04/04/2020
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The Harrington: A Very British Icon

There are only really a handful of classic outerwear styles that hold the same iconic status that the Harrington Jacket does. The Harrington’s origins can be traced back to places like Manchester & Burnley in the North West back in the 1930s. Before the decline of the cotton industry, the UK was an industrial powerhouse with Manchester famously getting dubbed ‘cottonopolis’ for it’s large scale cotton manufacturing. As the once booming cotton industry started to decline after the first world war, factory mill owners started to look for other ways... Read More

Ben Sherman Check Shirts This Is England 12/02/2020
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This Is England: Ben Sherman Check Shirts

Ben Sherman check shirts have remained a key part of the original skinhead look for the last 50 years. The Skinhead subculture originally started back in the late 60s. The Windrush generation saw black and white working class youths housed in the brutalist housing estates of the major cities like London & Birmingham come together for a mutual love for reggae music. Record labels like Trojan Records pioneered the original Rudeboy sound but the fashion was just as important as the music. Skinhead fashion went totally against the bohemian ‘flower... Read More

Pretty Green Mac 10/11/2019

The Return of The Mac: An 80s Casual Icon

The Pretty Green Langley Mac adds a subtle touch of 60s psychedelica to the classic British military outerwear style. The mac started its life as part of military uniforms for soldiers, known more commonly as the trench coat. However, it was the 1980s when the mac really made its mark in places like Manhattan in New York with yuppie culture and filthy rich stock brokers spending their hard earned stock commissions on designer clothing. British brands like Burberry & Aquascutum became the go to brands for the 80s crowd, with... Read More

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels 11/09/2019
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Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: 21 Years Of Gangsters, Gambling & Antique Guns

2019 marks the 21st anniversary of Guy Ritchie’s cult British gangster flick ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’. It’s hard to believe its 21 years since the likes of ‘Hatchet’ Harry, Barry The Baptist, Rory Breaker and Nick the Greek brought us a new wave of British gangster film to the big screen. Guy Ritchie’s tongue ‘n’ cheek cult crime classic brought about the next generation of British gangster films after the likes of ‘Get Carter’ from 1971 and ‘The Long Good Friday’ from 1980. The London underworld was captured... Read More

Northern Soul Ben Sherman Button Down Shirts 24/04/2019
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Keep The Faith: All Nighters, Gabicci Polo Shirts & Ben Sherman Shirts

Button Down Ben Sherman Shirts were just one of the many styles worn during the Northern Soul subculture heydays in the UK. Some say the Acid House scene started in the North whilst others claim its origins in the UK were in electronic clubs in London. However, one thing is for sure is that Northern Soul was predominantly a Northern thing, well to start with anyway. As 60s mod culture began to turn to ‘Free Love’ and more psychedelic sounds the Northern mods of the era preferred to stick with... Read More