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Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features

Final Uniqlo +J collection

By Laura on July 25th, 2011

Last month Uniqlo and Jil Sander’s announced that this upcoming fall/winter +J collection will be the last. The two parties have agreed to terminate their relationship which saw the line bring Sander’s classic minimalism to the mass market. As a result there is bound to be plenty of anticipation surrounding the concluding collection, and if the first look is anything to go by, there won’t be any disappointment.

The initial pictures show an interesting combination of traditional tailoring with sportswear. What do you think of the dark jacket paired with a nylon down vests and collared shirts?

Coats & Jackets, features

The F.S.C Spring Ventile Parka

By Laura on June 19th, 2011

Unfortunately there is still no summer in sight for us here in the UK. So while some of you are probably enjoying the sun, we are contending with rain. In this weather it is always hard to figure out what to wear. Jackets are very much a necessity, but many are too bulky or warm.

That is why I love the “Spring Ventile Parka” from F.S.C. The jacket is completely water resistant yet doesn’t look like you are about to hike up a mountain. Perfect for city wear and sporadic weather conditions. The jacket features “6 external pockets” with “genuine corozo buttons,” and is all handmade in New York City.

You can pick up the jacket here for $482 or approx £297

Coats & Jackets, festivals

The Barbour Festival Guide

By Laura on June 19th, 2011

The festival season is here and if there is one thing you need it is a good waterproof cover-up which is where the quintessential British Barbour comes in.

After years of keeping festival goers dry, Barbour has pooled their festival knowledge together to create this wonderful little guide. The Festival guide will help you with everything you need to know before heading off, from pitching a tent to maps of various countries with information on all the best festivals. So before you leave for your festival check it out here

Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Denim, features, Sportswear

Levi’s Commuter Cycling Series

By Laura on May 5th, 2011

Levi’s latest collection aimed at cyclists has been creating a lot of buzz this week and it is not hard to see why.

Their debut cycling line draws on their workwear heritage, while incorporating technical functionality. One of my favourite pieces from the collection is the Trucker Jacket, based on a 1967 design. It’s long cut with a slight drop tail flatters most body types and is perfect for cycling in. The jacket is well thought out and designed with the wearer in mind, from the angled front pockets for easy access, the extra fabric in the underarm for added mobility, to the lip on the cuff to partially cover hands while riding. Like all the pieces in the line, the jacket also features antimicrobial odor-protection and reflective accents for visibility.

Another key detail to point out is the Nanosphere Technology, which is used across the line. This application was developed in partnership with Swiss fabric brand Schoeller Technologies and makes materials water and dirt resistant, increasing the lifespan of the material.

In addition to the Trucker Jacket, Levi’s have also created the 511 Skinny Commuter pants (available in elasticized denim or khaki). What makes these pants unique is the loop built into the waistband for or carrying around your u-lock, and the reflective tape on the inner seam to provide increased safety at night. The reinforced crotch is also a nice touch that should save you from regular trips to the tailor.

If you are a cyclist in need of a new jacket or jeans definitely check out this collection.

Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Competitions And Promotions, Designer Spotlight, features

Hackett Spring/Summer 2011 collection

By Laura on March 15th, 2011

The quintessentially British label, Hackett have launched their spring/summer 2011 collection. Comprised of four ranges, Hackett have tried to bring a classy sophisticated look to almost every summer event, whether it be a day in the country, a business engagement or just relaxing by the seaside. Although it is quite a traditional collection, I can’t help but love it. There are just so many timeless pieces worth the investment.

The four ranges include the Correspondent collection, which is inspired by “the globetrotting gentleman”, and incorporates light-weight, warm weather suiting and iconic travel garments, such as safari jackets, chinos and macs, with a contemporary cut and style. The Mayfair collection shows off the classic Hackett tailoring combined with knitwear in summery tones of fresh lilac, warm pink and mint green. The collection is a real blend of sophisticated, casual sportswear. The Caribbean collection continues a travel theme with bold colours and prints on cotton and linen trousers, shorts, polos, casual shirts, and swim wear. Finally the Nautical collection comprises of traditional maritime colours, and key pieces including a double-faced navy jacket with red lining, horizontal striped blazers, lightweight white suiting and nautical striped polo shirts.

For those of you who like the sounds of the collection your in luck because to celebrate the launch of the new season collection, Hackett is giving away an essential Hackett beach kit through their Facebook page. Check out their fan page here for all the details.

On a side note I absolutely love the photography for the collection. You can see more images on their Flickr page here

Coats & Jackets, Trends

Style Watch: The Varsity Jacket

By Laura on January 12th, 2011

With warmer weather just around the corner, its time to start thinking about finding the perfect spring jacket.
This season if you want to be right on trend, you can’t go wrong with a varsity style jacket. The varsity jacket has been the anchor piece of the Williamsburg look. With its embroidered logos and contrasting leather sleeves, it is sure to be a staple.

Coats & Jackets

Pendleton and Nike Team Up To Create The Big Jim Jacket

By Laura on December 16th, 2010

I absolutely love this winter jacket. Made using dense Pendleton virgin wool, the material blocks icy chills while its “deconstructed” style means it layers well and is still lightweight enough for running around the city.

The piece is a part of the “Triple Black” collaboration between Pendleton and Nike’s outdoor division ACG. The jacket has a really modern feel and does a great job combining traditional materials with Nike’s expertise in sportswear.

This is demonstrated in the attention to detail and functionality, such as the magnetic closures on pockets and waterproof zippers. The jacket also has a removable hood, seams and shoulder patches reinforced with ripstop nylon, a storm flap on the collar, and thankfully minimal branding.

Over all this is a great jacket for anyone who wants to achieve a classic look without sacrificing warmth.

Currently the jacket is only available in North America and retails for $400 which at the current exchange rate is about £257

Coats & Jackets, Top Five

5 Winter Jackets To Keep You Warm In The Snow

By Laura on November 29th, 2010

With half the country in a deep freeze today, it is definitely time to bring out the winter coats.
So to help you stay warm we have picked 5 of the warmest jackets on the market to keep you warm even in this snowy weather.

Coats & Jackets, features, Gallery

Looking For Winter Coat Ideas? Winter Coats Part Two.

By ThomasHewetson on November 8th, 2010

Here we have seven of the finest coats and jackets for this winter. Inspired by the wax jacket and cropped jacket trend these jackets and coats vary in price from £110 to £340 but they are all of the top quality and the majority of these coats are being sold at independent retailers who do a fantastic job keeping us from dieing from high street boredom. Please support them. All the links through the products and the prices of the products are available below.

Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Gallery

Winter Coats Part One.

By ThomasHewetson on October 20th, 2010

When it comes to winter jackets there is a fantastic collection this season for you to choose from. Starting with the casual ones focused on in this post, it’s hard to overlook Penfield’s efforts and with a seemingly expanded line of outerwear and a lot of stockists it is set to be the choice of many in the coming months. In the gallery below is their Summit Woodland Parka which is available at Urban Outfitters, but do not overlook other jackets in their collection most of which is available at Urban Industry.

They may now be a cliche, but quilted jackets are certainly still relevant this winter. Instead of choosing a Barbour like we all have, try Lavenham. They are cut shorted and slimmer and whilst they may cost a bit more than your standard Liddesdale they are certainly worth it in terms and quality and aesthetics. The Lavenham Raydon Quilted Jacket is available at ASOS.

Cheap Monday continue to impress with more than their denim this season and the Grey Canvas Parka in the gallery certainly proves this. Over-sized and simple, it’s nice to see a jacket so often associated with green and Mod revivalists being given a refreshing makeover.

Accessories, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features, Gallery

ASOS Nomad Trend Gallery.

By ThomasHewetson on October 11th, 2010

nomad.jpgASOS have just unveiled a new trend for the Autumn and it actually does their own brand collection justice. It’s a well thought out, solid collection that’s accessible and well styled, continuing the outdoor trend that has lasted a few seasons it seems to have taken the best elements of some them such as Fairisle knits, but left out the worst, like mens fringed moccasins. Here is how ASOS described the collection and below is a gallery of some of the picks of the collection. View the full collection HERE.

‘Scanning the wilderness of North America, Scotland and Scandinavia, Nomad is a look grounded in the history of cross-continental adventure. Playing with ethnic patterns and texture is vital, with Navajo and Fairisle mixing like never before. It’s a look obviously influenced by the wandering tribes and their distinctive take on the functional, yet is equally at home in town. It’s time to take a journey to the great outdoors…’

Click on the picture to start the gallery including links to the products.

Clothing, Coats & Jackets

McQ Alexander McQueen Fairisle Motorcycle Cardigan.

By ThomasHewetson on August 19th, 2010

mcqueenfair.jpgAvailable at SSENSE (and probably very shortly Oki-Ni), this fairisle motorcycle style cardigan is stunning and has been styled perfectly in the above shots. Via High Snobiety.

Clothing, Coats & Jackets

Fred Perry Mountain Parka.

By ThomasHewetson on August 17th, 2010

fpwax.jpgPerfect for the coming months, this Fred Perry parka offers great value for money for what you’re getting. Available at End for £125

Clothing, Coats & Jackets, features

Burberry Prorsum X Colette Parka.

By ThomasHewetson on July 9th, 2010

burberrycolette.jpgBurberry Prorsum have collaborated with Colette to produce this limited hooded canvas parka. Having collaborated on a women’s trench this summer which proved to be a bestseller, this style should sell very fast. Available at Colette.

Clothing, Coats & Jackets

Alexander McQueen A/W Duffle Coat At Colette.

By ThomasHewetson on July 6th, 2010

alexandermcqueenaw.jpgThe first pieces of the A/W range from Alexander McQueen has arrived at Colette. Alongside some beautiful nautically engraved boots and graphic print t-shirts was this duffle coat. The duffles on this woolen coat feature the same boat that is engraved on the boots. A wonderful subtle touch of craftmanship, even though it’s the height of summer, this coat will sell fast.

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