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Your complete guide to Banksy, the in-car record player and the best Prem away kits ever

By Stefano on March 7th, 2013

Your complete guide to the genius that is Bansky

The in-car record player – the Highway Hi-Fi

The bizarre enigma that is Peter Wyngarde

10 great pics of Laurie Cunningham in his prime

The ten best away kits in Premier League history

In praise of Super Kevin Philips

Forget Rooney – RVP could soon be Man United’s biggest problem

Style special – Dress like the fella from Mad Men, or Steve McQueen, or Bowie, or Wiggins, or just buy a cool spring jacket

We test Nike’s new state of the art Lunar + 1 running shoes

The latest on Samsung’s Galaxy S IV top-end mobile – including a revolutionary new feature

A very cool new watch for runners

The 20 most depressing video games of all time



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Style: Bradley Wiggins and Fred Perry unveil a ‘cyclists’ Harrington’

By Stefano on March 6th, 2013

fredperrywiggins1While I quite liked a few of the items in the Bradley Wiggins Fred Perry range (namely the shoes and the zippy white cycling top) I must admit I wasn’t exactly blown away by them.

And three new items which have been put on the site of the retailer The End (spotted first here) aren’t going to change my mind either.

You can pop here to see the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Zip Cycling Shirt and the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Half Zip Knit, but the pick of the trio is then the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Harrington which is pictured above.

It is basically a Harrington designed for cyclists which in theory sounds like a great idea. It is in a striking Navy Blue (they call it Dark carbon) – which maybe could have been a little more fluorescent – and features two button pockets and a zip. There’s also aback pocket which these days are pretty de rigeiur for any cycling jacket.

It is made from 100% cotton and retails for £150.

If you don’t fancy it then check out H&M’s cycling range here which has a few very cool items in its range. There are loads of Harringtons here too.



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Style – Harringtons – a round up of this year’s best Spring casual jackets

By Stefano on February 27th, 2013

Baracuta Made In England G9 Navy £279

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The original design from 1937 and worn by everyone from mods to scooter boys since, This is available in Navy and several other colours. As you'd expect for the price it is the attention to details that makes it stand out. It is made from 100% cotton, boasts the classic check polyester viscose lining, has ribbed nylon cyuffs and a vent on the back. Oi Polloi

I checked an hour or so ago and it appears that the temperature, in the south east at least, is heading for double figures tomorrow. Spring might not be here, but it is certainly on its way. And that means it is time to ditch that heavy wool coat that kept you warm all winter for something a little flexible and lightweight.

And when it comes to stylish casual jackets it doesn’t get much getter than the Harrington. Always associated with the mod movement – they became popular in the late 60s on skin and suede heads and again in the late 70s and early 80s when they were championed by  Jam fans – they are the staple of heritage brands and everyone from Ben Sherman through to Merc has a range.

Last year Damon Albarn seemed to spend most of the spring wearing his navy Fred Perry and there are plenty of other high profile Harrington wearers like Terry Hall and Daniel Craig.

For a classic you need look no further than Baracuta who were pioneers of the jacket back in the 1930s. If you want something with a twist check out the quilted version or the dog tooth one. Purists please note we have included a jacket or two that could be seen as a bomber jacket/Harrington hybrid. But then we make the rules.

Which one do you like? More on their history here.




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