Tuesday, 1 November 2016

For The Love of Clarks Originals

I have got to admit it was only a couple of years ago that I finally started to get into Clarks shoes, I think there were too many bad memories of 'school-shoes' blocking my mind.

However, I really wanted to get the Clarks Orignals desert London in cola and since then my love/appreciation keeps on growing.

Here are three of my current favorites;

Clarks Originals Desert London 



















Clarks Originals X Beans Desert Trek Hi
























Clarks Originals Trigenic Flex Camel





Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Perfect Parka

As the nights draw in and the daily walk to the train station bites with the cold - the focus turns onto jackets.

In the cold and damp of the north west nothing quite compares to the joy of a Parka!

From childhood memories of walking to school with your snorkel up to adult dreams of climbing Everest. It is am item of clothing that can evoke so many emotions.

So here are four of the best at every price point.

The Nigel Cabourn Antarctic Parka in Vinateg Orange

























Woolrich Luxury Arctic Parka

























Penfield Hoosac Hooded Down Mountain Parka

























Uniqulo MEN Ultra Warm Down Coat 






Saturday, 15 October 2016

Sometimes Simple Is Just Beautiful

A lot of the time people obsess over the latest trend or over the complexity of product design.

But quite often keeping it simple is the best option.

A pair of Bass Weejuns, selvedge jeans and an Oxford shirt is just an amazing look.

When it comes to simplicity, Ivy tends to be the best source of inspiration.

And you does this the best?

Well it is the Japanese, quite obvious for a look born in America.

They obsessed, copied and then refined the look to perfection.

It is probably the best way of creating your own personal style, look around, copy what you like and then make it your own.

When it comes to simple and beautiful clothes, it is difficult to get much better than Uniqulo.

Simple, beautiful, perfection!



Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Lovely Penfield Down Jackets

Now I first fell in love with down jackets in the late 80s and early 90s with the brilliant Tog's Unlimited jackets from Chevignon.

Since then styles have changed but personally I still love the classic down jackets over the modern shiny look that a lot of people are wearing.

So this AW I am investing in some Penfield (I already have a vest) but I have really fallen for the hooded bowerbridge jacket.

























Thursday, 22 September 2016

I Got Myself A New Bag

I am a big fan of bags and with all the travelling around I have done with work over the years I have been constantly on the hunt for 'the perfect' work bag.

Last year I decided the try the Fjallraven Kanken and I have been in love with them ever since.

So yesterday I treated myself to a new one from the good people at Terraces in Stafford, a great shop and they really look after you.

Now the Re-Kanken is made from 100% recycled material and is designed to have as little environment impact as possible.


























If you are really interested here is a video with the designer talking about the process.


Monday, 12 September 2016

adidas NMD R1

On a recent trip to London I popped into Foot Locket and I have got to admit I have slightly fallen for the adidas NMD R1 in onix-bold and onix-core black.






Monday, 22 August 2016

Denim Jackets

I love denim - jeans, shirts and a decent jacket is always worth investing in.




















This sonny blue friend denim from Nudie Jeans is outstanding but if your budget does not quite reach that far the Uniqlo one below is outstanding.