Posts Tagged ‘The Guardian’

Heroes and Celebrities

Steve Sanderson of Oi Polloi

By Jonathan Smith on November 11th, 2008

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If you live or have ever lived in Manchester chances are you know Oi Polloi, along with Ran it’s one of the cities best boutiques. The small independent shop is part of the unique style that makes Manchester timeless.

Oi Polloi is now gaining more and more international notoriety having their own clothing line and collaborations with well established brands such as Etnies- plus a few weeks ago Steve Sanderson, the boutiques co-founder, was interviewed for The Guardian’s Close Up feature. The feature concentrates on Steve’s own style but edges onto his ethos for Oi Polloi and what he considers to be style. Check the article out here.

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News

Would you buy from a company that had an unsavoury owner?

By admin on June 5th, 2008

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I bring this up because the Guardian has an article about American Apparel’s founder Dov Charney, focusing on a recent sexual harassment case of his and talking about his previous sexual harassment cases. Just how much does the owner of a company affect whether you buy their product?

On one hand American Apparel don’t use sweatshops and make affordable ethical clothing, although the quality on some of the pieces could be improved. But on the other hand, you have an owner who has had multiple sexual harassment charges brought against him, a marketing campaign that is offensive to some and – despite what some might say – devoid of irony. It becomes a question of which is the lesser evil and the answer isn’t a simple one.



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Stars of The Wire go all high fashion

By admin on May 28th, 2008

thewire.jpgIf I were to play a word association game with things from The Wire, the last thing I’d associate with it is high fashion. So I was more than a little surprised to see Jamie Hector and Felicia Pearson – who play Marlo and Snoop – in this weekend’s Guardian sporting Prada and Paul Boateng. On the plus side, it did give me an excuse to pimp the show -which is the greatest TV show ever – to anyone within earshot. A bit like how I’m pimping it now.

The shoot itself was ok but it could have been better. For one, there was an over reliance on blazers and t-shirts, which just look terrible together. Felicia Pearson also just looks uncomfortable out of sporty clothing, so it makes for an awkward looking shoot. The best looks were the Y-3 outfits because the subjects looked comfortable in their outfits and the purple Ozwald Boateng suit, which I would consider wearing if I had a spare £895 lying around.



Accessories, Luggage, News

Who hates the term ‘manbags’?

By admin on April 4th, 2008

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The Guardian had an article up about men with messenger
bags
– I refuse to call them ‘manbags’ – Although I just did. Damn. They ask five people ranging from Topman’s design director to NME’s editor about what’s in their bags, what make their bag is and how they feel about the term ‘manbag’.

The answers as to what’s in them are relatively the same; books, notebooks, ipods, phones, everything that’s too big for your pockets. The fuss over ‘manbags’ is a silly one. They’re just a replacement for rucksacks – not an example of a new breed of man emerging. The reason they’re popular is because they’re functional and fashionable, with the emphasis on functional. There’s nothing more to it than that.




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