THE 5 COMMANDMENTS OF VINTAGE SHOPPING / VOGUE

THE 5 COMMANDMENTS OF VINTAGE SHOPPING / VOGUE

Our kind of folk are hungry for garments that were made well enough to last the sands of time; garments that have their own unique story to tell in their wear and tear. There is a new meaning to the idea of ’luxury’ today and we are all on the hunt for a wardrobe that isn’t a carbon copy of the woman in line before you waiting for her morning coffee. Here is the best advice for the novice vintage shopper.
NEW YORKERS ROLL THROUGH SAN FRAN / THE HILL-SIDE X UNIONMADE

NEW YORKERS ROLL THROUGH SAN FRAN / THE HILL-SIDE X UNIONMADE

Take a look into the wonderful friendship that is The Hill-Side and Unionmade, as they shoot their funnest life possible on the streets of San Fransisco with Dave Franklin, a fixture in the San Fran skate scene for over 20 years. Welcome to their collaborative Autumn Winter look book
GO OUT CAMP vol. 12 WITH OUR PALS AT FILSON

GO OUT CAMP vol. 12 WITH OUR PALS AT FILSON

Our pal Sae Miyata repping the Filson team in Japan shares her photo essay of ’Go Out Camp vol. 12’, a big celebration of all things music, camping, and the outdoors just had their twelfth instalment at the base of Japan’s ionic Mount Fuji. ROCK !!! .
THE SALTY RIPPLE EFFECT / CLEAN COAST COLLECTIVE X SKIN AND BONE

THE SALTY RIPPLE EFFECT / CLEAN COAST COLLECTIVE X SKIN AND BONE

Enter ’Skin and Bone’, a new ladies’ surfwear brand that aims to tackle our overwhelming ocean plastic issue by partnering up with Clean Coast Collective this season. The two ocean loving forces are working more beach clean ups to take away plastic debris that is choking coastal wildlife and ultimately poisoning all life on earth in micro-sized morsels. Have a peek at some really salty looking wetsuits for women that looks to the horizon for the next line of swell.
KAPITAL AT THE BAD OPERA.

KAPITAL AT THE BAD OPERA.

To enter into the wild world of Kapital is a little like stepping into a twisted wonderland, one that has its own gravitational force that has you walking upwards, backwards, inside, and outwards. Let us take you into the friend making, beer soaked experience that is the Kapital catalogue shoot, one that never disappoints and one that takes us to the famous and forgotten corners of the earth.
ON THE LINE WITH BARBOUR’S TIMELESS ORIGINALS / SPONSORED

ON THE LINE WITH BARBOUR’S TIMELESS ORIGINALS / SPONSORED

This month we have been really excited about the idea of Barbour’s menswear team designing the Women’s Autumn Winter ’16 collection. The collection is very suitably called ’Timeless Originals’, a fitting theme for the Barbour who have been making great British outerwear since 1894 thanks to Scottish founder John Barbour who started the brand in South Shields.

PF FLYERS + GITMAN BROS. VINTAGE MADE THINGS TOGETHER, IN AMERICA.

Our friends at Heddels shared this great film with us about the "Seed to Sew" collaborative Center Hi shoe from PF Flyers and Gitman Vintage Bros. The short speaks to how the American-made denim shoe speaks to both brands, from start to finish, with the seed that grew the fabric to the final production line stage.
ON THE BALMY ROAD TO SIAM WITH YOOX / SPONSORED

ON THE BALMY ROAD TO SIAM WITH YOOX / SPONSORED

During an exclusive photo shoot in a secret island in Thailand to mark Dragon boat holiday and kick off the summer travel season, I shared my take on the perfect luggage mission to capture the three relaxing moments during vacation. Partnering up with Yoox, I made a special Ponytail flavoured selection from their Spring Summer 16 collection that would float our kinda salty sailin’ boat.
HAYAMA BEACH ‘N GOOD ‘OL NIGE

HAYAMA BEACH ‘N GOOD ‘OL NIGE

Our friend Nigel Cabourn’s favourite summer hang out in Japan is only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from Tokyo, where the echo of cicada calls in the city are swept away with the fresh sea air on the coast. We took a local train out to the volcanic sand covered beaches of Hayama to discover the colourful seaside culture that wonderfully describes the eclectic patchwork of Japanese summer culture. It’s full of bamboo, Hawaiian prints, kayaking, and banana juice spiked with Malibu.
WHAT MAKES A SMART WARDROBE INVESTMENT / VOGUE

WHAT MAKES A SMART WARDROBE INVESTMENT / VOGUE

A great fabric has the power to elevate design and give life to it, thanks to the way it was made, or perhaps the history it carries within its fibres. When we get dressed we should consider the appropriateness of a fabric to the occasion, climate, or perhaps the mood we might be in that day.