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END lookbook – Winter 2014

December 19, 2014

It’s Winter, the time of the year to get yourself wrapped up warm, especially if your thoughts turn to heading outdoors. And to help you with that, here’s the latest lookbook from Newcastle based END.

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For this latest shoot, the shop has taken to the hills around Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to produce a series of photographs full of their current stock, including the likes of APC, Beams Plus, Nigel Cabourn and Stone Island. Chock full of great pieces from outerwear to accessories like hats and gloves,they’ve got everything you need to get through the cold months.

So for more information on any of the above products, or to buy online, go to the website here: END.

Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2015 collection

December 5, 2014

The Spring/Summer 2015 collection from New York’s Engineered Garments is entitled ‘Travel & Safari’, which in itself gives the biggest nod to what you’re getting with the collection – Daiki Suzuki has produced yet another range that’s bold in colour and print, with his take on workwear and casual tailoring.


Above is a lovely piece of short film that shows the brand and this collection off perfectly. For more information on the brand, or to find your nearest stockist, go to the website here: Engineered Garments.

Smith-Wykes Autumn/Winter 2014 collection – behind-the-scenes film

December 4, 2014

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Smith-Wyke’ Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. The inspiration for the collection came from the disruptive pattern designs by Norman Wilkson, which were used on boats extensively through World War I. And this bold and graphic print finds itself utilised throughout the range.


Fabrication is just as important as pattern however, with Wool flannel, Cashmere, cotton twill and micro-jacquard being used on pieces that span outerwear, knits, shirts and soft tailoring. As always,the brand play with cut and proportion, encouraging “oversized shapes, new cropped lengths, tucking and volume”. Have a look at the above video to see exactly what I’m talking about.

For more information on the brand, or to buy any of the collection online, go to the website here: Smith-Wykes.

NOMOI – new collection

December 3, 2014

A year ago this month, I did a post on the then newly founded Menswear label, Nomoi. And now 12 months later the label is back, with a collection that has grown from three pieces to nine. But although the range has grown, the founding idea of everyday products that make you look and feel great remains the same.

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This increase in range sizes comes from the addition of  a new piece of outerwear, a pair of jackets, a mid-layer garment, overshirt, trousers and finally, a scarf. All of the products are made in London using high grade cloth from renowned British and Italian mills. Each product makes subtle reference to what has gone before but this is mated to a modern clean aesthetic.

And for the launch of these new products, the label took the time to photograph them in an editorial shoot that took place around their local area of Whitechapel and Wapping, which served as the perfect backdrop to showcase this modest but brilliant collection of Menswear.

For more information on the label and to buy their products online, go to the website here: NOMOI.

Cubitts – Soho Workshop‏

December 2, 2014

A year after their online launch, British spectacle makers, Cubitts have opened their first retail store and the workshop in London’s Soho, which has been designed as the antithesis of your typical high street clinical optician.

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The space features reclaimed British furniture, natural materials and subtle lighting, all of which creates a warm and inviting ambiance, with an emphasis on fine craft and modern technology. The lighting was salvaged from a Japanese cargo ship, due to be mothballed, including explosion proof pendants and bulk-heads. A vintage ‘Snellen’ light board hangs on the wall, handmade by an optician in Preston in the 1930s.

In addition to offering the full range to purchase, the workshop also does adjustments and repairs, making use of the latest technology and software specially designed for the store, available nowhere else in the world. Furthermore, beginning in early 2015, this new flagship will offer eye tests and a bespoke service – namely private appointments with their spectacle experts to help create and craft one of a kind spectacles or sunglasses.

This service will include adjusting frame size to exact face shape, frame preference, and choice of lenses and laser engraving, all made and assembled in England. You’ll find the new shop at 37 Marshall Street, Soho. For more information on the brand and to buy online, go to the website here: Cubitts.

Campbell Cole x Sidian, Ersatz and Vanes

October 27, 2014

Nottingham based accessories label Campbell Cole have recently teamed up with awesome shirt label Sidian, Ersatz & Vanes to create a soft, unstructured tote bag that perfectly combines signatures from each of the brands.

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The fully lined tote is constructed from the ‘Café Wall Illusion’ fabric which makes up part of SEV’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection – it’s pattern of grey and black blocks with intersecting blue lines works perfectly upon Campbel Cole’s established tote shape. Other features are as you’d expect – vegetable tanned leather handles and a Campbell Cole branded press stud to fasten the top of the bag.

Designed and made in Nottingham, England this limited edition tote is available to buy from London’s Other Shop or online here: Campbell Cole.

END lookbook – Autumn/Winter 2014

October 17, 2014

Today’s post comes courtesy of END, who continue to produce their own editorial content, including this, their latest lookbook for the Autumn/Winter season. The shoot features five looks, all shot location in the historic Lit & Phil Building, located in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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The Lookbook combines some of the shop’s favourite brands, including the likes of Norse Projects, Our Legacy and Engineered Garments and combines them with high-end labels Missoni, Dries Van Noten and VISVIM. And with this, rich fabrics work alongside classic wardrobe staples, with classic streetwear mixed with soft tailoring and technical outerwear to produce a range of looks that are contemporary and perfect for the approaching cold weather.

For more information and to buy any of the above go to the website here: END.

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