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Top 10 Best Beatles Buys: including Vans pumps, Apple onesie and Yellow submarine wellies! #BeatlesWeek

It may have been 50 years since they first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and ‘broke’ America, but The Beatles legacy remains not just in their music, but in their spin-off merchandise too. T-Shirts, Russian dolls, coasters, cufflinks. You name it, you can buy it – much of it is tacky and just uninspired reproductions of album covers etc. …

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shinychrisTop 10 Best Beatles Buys: including Vans pumps, Apple onesie and Yellow submarine wellies! #BeatlesWeek
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This summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes

Ever wondered why the plimsoll is called that? According to Nicholette Jones’ book The Plimsoll Sensation in the 1870s it got the name because the coloured horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the Plimsoll line on a ship’s hull. So just like the Plimsoll line on a ship, if water got above the line of the rubber …

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AshleyThis summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes
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Vans OTW Pritchard

This season Vans is on a roll as they knock out yet another great pair of shoes.The Pritchard shoe, much like the previous Vault Derby release, combines both elements of a classy dress shoe, yet at is essentially still a skate shoe. The first release comes in this Incense colorway, featuring a full suede upper and contrasting midsoles and will …

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Vans California Washed Pack

The Vans California Washed Pack, were released this month as a part of their spring collection. Produced with a unique washed effect, they have that worn-in vintage look that usually only get after wearing your shoes into the ground. They are available in various styles including the Authentic Deacon CA and Slip-on Deacon CA in four colorways of stone washed …

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White Vans Man: Pete Sparrow shows what makes Vans special

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Maybe its something to do with the fact that shoes for the last few years have been low profile (read: thin soled) but there’s something about the chunky soles on a pair of classic Vans canvas boat shoes that is looking very right now. Gorgeous photo blog Backyard Bill captures the essential cool of white Vans in the latest update, featuring the charmingly named Pete Sparrow. This UK-born-Manhattan-living adonis pairs his Vans with everything, from jogging pants and swimming shorts to rolled up indigo denim and, my favourite, these wide pale pants.

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Vans ICONoclast: Henry Rollins

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Henry Rollins the man, the legend, the buzz cut has been named as one of Vans ICONOclasts along with other (but less awesome) icons; Lemmy Klimister, Stacy Peratta, Robert Williams, John Cardiel, Wes Humpston, Joel Tudor and Colette. This campaign from Vans is an insight into each of the ICONoclasts believes, who their icons are and what they think ICONoclast means. I’m not so fussed about what any of the other ‘Icons’ have to say, perhaps with the exception of Lemmy but I freaking love Henry Rollins, he’s smart, funny, build like a brick shit house and in this of climate quiffs and 1920’s heavy knit jerseys he is a man with a pair of clippers and a plain black t-shirt who can out cool you all, proving once again that cool doesn’t and isn’t try hard.

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Try this at home: Spray-painted Vans

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For his catwalk collection for Victorinox Pierre-Henri Mattout spent the morning spray-painting white Era Vans and they look HOT.
It’s not difficult to get the look, and it’s the perfect craft project for beginners. To try this out get your hands on some fabric spray paints and mask off the rubber sole with tape.

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Fashion Vs. Sport

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The link between fashion and sport is undeniable, even the fashion heavyweights such as Ralph Lauren and Fred Perry have history in sporting activities of various types. Assuming you’re not head to toe in bespoke suit and a pair of wingtips it’s an almost certainty that you’re wearing some kind of sportswear, unless of course you’re reading this naked. In which case kudos.The link is even more noticeable in the street fashion scene with uber-weight sport’s companies like Adidas and Nike pretty much owning the game with vintage re-releases and limited editions.

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