Let’s set the record straight first of all. The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York is without a doubt the best Christmas song there’s ever been, and likely ever will be. The 1987 classic is often highlighted for its dry, humorously dark take on Christmas, full of alcoholism and drug addiction, and features the most fractious relationship in pop duet history. “Happy …
Two introductions today, just in time for lunch time browsing – a look ahead to Folk’s AW09 collection and a lovely site to preview the upcoming goodies. The Folk brand can always be relied upon to provide simple, no fuss clothing and accessories with a great use of colour. And AW09 looks like being no exception to the rule. Meanwhile, newly-discovered menswear store End Clothing is a revelation. Simple, clean navigation and a fantastic range of menswear on the casual-sportswear-outdoor-streetwear trajectory, I’ve found this site a pleasure to browse.
With a prime spot on Dray Walk, A Butcher of Distinction provides a slice of the traditional in an area more known for the crowded, visual chaos that is Brick Lane. The boutique makes full use of the potential for irony in its name: shiny tiled walls, butcher block counters and clothes displayed on hooks.
Lots of shiny new season wear has arrived at Oki-Ni. Looking particularly fresh are Jil Sander‘s collection and new arrivals from Folk.
Isabelle’s post about the lovely blue cardigan made me look out for other items to fulfill menswear’s current blue moment. Other options to bring out the peacock in you include Acne Jeans’ (yes, them again!) rather stunning blue cords, these snazzy blue-soled shoes by Folk, high-gloss patent Commom Projects hi-tops from Poste and this super-cosy down-filled sweater by Patagonia also from Folk.
With tights and make up all seemingly now accepted male staples, why not corsets? That’s what Folk have sneaked into the mainstream with this drawstring cardigan. Initially I thought the most interesting part of this cardigan was the contrasting squares on the neckline creating a lapel-like effect. A look closer revealed something much more interesting, are corsets in for men?