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

By Stefano on February 27th, 2013

Black Classic Basic Warrior £26

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And if money is tight here is your basic cheapie classic black Harrington worn by faux mods for decades. it is made in polyester and cotton mix, includes the standard red tartan lined and has a heavy duty brass zip. Warrior

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.



Clothing, Style, Style Safari

Style – Pretty Green Orange Panel Festival Jacket

By Stefano on February 14th, 2013

prettygreen-otanhge jacket

If there’s one man who has done a few festivals in his time it is Liam Gallagher. Mind you he probably hasn’t done too much queuing for the toilets of chomping on vom burgers, but we will give him the benefit of the doubt as his label, Pretty Green, has just unveiled a series of festival jackets.

The most eye catching of the range of this little orange (apparently this year’s colour number say people in the know). Partially inspired by the maritime thing – that is going on here - it is made from lightweight nylon and has colour panels and full front zip closure. There’s also a hood to fend off the inevitable rain.

There are also plenty of pockets for you to keep your essentials in and it has elasticated cuffs and an adjustable waist.

Yours for £85. It is also available in blue and black and khaki and blue.

If that’s a bit pricey then Primark has some really good cheapies.



Clothing, Shirts

Style Safari: Pretty Green White Polka Dot Jersey Polo

By Stefano on January 14th, 2013

The polka dot shirts round I ran the other day proved very popular, so here’s another one to add to the list courtesy of Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green label.

It is a white polo in cotton with a slightly unusual small polka dot design, it also sports the Pretty Green logo and is also available in navy. I think it more 80s than a lot of the clothes the label produces.

Yours for £65.

Here’s the original polka dot shirt round up.



Gallery, Shirts

Stocking fillers – five patterned party shirts

By Stefano on November 27th, 2012

It will very shortly be the party season and chances are you will be soon be an inebriated state confessing all to Tim in accounts about your cunning plan to later trap Susanna from sales with a sprig of mistletoe.

That probably won’t go to plan unless you are looking your best and that of course means the classic Christmas patterned shirt. So it is best to ignore the cheap ones, anything with reindeers and patterns that look like someone has vomited all over it and get yourself a classic.

It seems to be pretty much open season in men’s shirts with paisley, floral and all points in between still very much in vogue. Here are five classics. Stockist details underneath.

Pretty Green Floral £115

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Love this slightly off the wall floral pattern. It comes in a regular fit. The details include: button down collar, classic placket, floral print throughout, chest patch pocket, curved hem and buttoned cuffs.

Stockists

Ben Sherman

Pretty Green

Joe Brown

Lambretta

Paul Smith



Coats & Jackets

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.



Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Video

Preview: Liam Gallagher’s new clothing label, Pretty Green

By Kimberley Foster on March 20th, 2009

From Catwalk QueenThis has to be the strangest news that I have read in a while (in the last 24 hours, at least). Liam Gallagher is getting his hands on the rag trade by launching his own fashion label, Pretty Green. Nope, I’m not joking either.

It seems the Oasis frontman has his sights set on fashion, why? Because “he likes clothes.” Fair enough I guess. The label is beginning with menswear, with a limited edition collection of classic pieces including trench coats, knit, footwear and t-shirts. Pretty green or pretty bad? You decide. Click play on promo video above to watch.




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