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Jimmy’s Quadrophenia Parka returns with £500 Pretty Green limited edition

By shinychris on October 13th, 2011

This limited edition Quadrophenia Parka will set you back £500

Liam Gallagher’s clothing label Pretty Green has announced a collaboration with the reissue of The Who’s Quadrophenia – The Director’s cut.

To mark the collaboration‚ Pretty Green has designed a limited edition parka made legendary by Jimmy from the Quadrophenia album cover.  The album tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s.

The Parka has been an iconic image since the album was released and Pretty Green is planning to revive it with 100 limited edition jackets costing £500 each, available from the Pretty Green Carnaby Street store.

Says Liam Gallagher: “As I’m a massive fan of The Who, and Quadrophenia being one of my favourite albums of all time, it’s an honour to be associated.”

Pretty Green will also be showcasing Pete Townhend’s archives of notes, desk diaries, photos and original lyrics from the making of Quadrophenia alongside album artwork and outtakes in a never been seen before exhibition at their flagship store in London’s Carnaby Street.  The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday 27th October.

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Rambling becomes fashionable with new Fred Perry jackets

By shinychris on October 11th, 2011

Fred Perry's Pursuit Jacket (left) and Lowland Parka (right)

Want to go rambling but don’t want to look a complete nerd? Fred Perry may just have the answer with its latest outdoor collection. The two men’s Authentic jackets are the Lowland Parka and Pursuit Jacket – and they look pretty good.

Inspired by the hardwearing utility styles worn by British ramblers, the Lowland Parka is a 250g combed cotton canvas jacket with a brushed tartan lining to add comfort and warmth and a 3 piece peaked topped hiking hood. Fastening with branded corozo buttons and hiking laces, this durable rambling jacket has two large bellowed pockets with antique gold eyelets.

Other features include a 3 piece square raglan sleeve which has an adjustable cuff with storm gusset insert, more antique gold eyelets this time for underarm ventilation and an external waist drawstring for improved ease when adjusting. Available in Olympian blue, the jacket is completed with a leather patch featuring Fred Perry’s signature Laurel Wreath embroidery.

The 210gm cotton twill Pursuit Jacket also looks towards traditional rambling attire. The designers have used a very gentle peached finish to emphasise the natural feel of the jacket which is also lined with a brushed tartan lining, to keep you warm in the Autumn and Winter seasons, and a low tech performance treatment to ensure it is shower proof.

This rich cotton Pursuit Jacket has also been given a utility edge with multiple pockets including two map pockets on the chest which close with antique brass snap fastenings. Hiking laces which are usually found on trekking boots have been used as draw cords and combined with brown leather stoppers to create adjustable drawstrings which sit at the hood and inside hem, giving added shape and definition. The jacket available in Port and Dark Carbon has also been finished with Laurel Wreath embroidery at the chest.

Both jackets are available now at or at Fred Perry Authentic shops worldwide with the Lowland Parka priced at £195 and the Pursuit jacket at £175.

See gallery below for more images.

Fred Perry Lowland Parka

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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

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