Friday, 30 September 2011


When you are sky-high on crack cocaine you think you are unbreakable. You have no fear. You do things mere humans wouldn't dare. Like back-flip of the top of a house. And walk it off.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Nigel Cabourn x Brady Handy Fishing bag

Right, that's settled it ... I am going to become a fisherman. With this and the Filson Fisherman Parka (below) I'll be the dapperest (and most penniless*) guy on the canal. Please post bait advice.

*Available for just £895 from End Clothing

Bleu de Paname gilet

Continuing my recent obsession with somewhat pretentious workwear, here's a snazzy little gilet from Gallic label Bleu de Paname. It's made from 100 percent cotton twill. The wooden buttons are a nice touch.

Yours for £90 from End Clothing

Filson Fisherman Parka

Traditional US outdoorsy brand Filson is the mutt's nuts. They make old-fashioned clothes with teak-tough materials. I have a green Mackinaw cruiser which I adore. In recent years, they have begun to be stocked in more places in Europe and have begun doing lots of 'funky' collabos (Vans etc). Check out their Fisherman Parka that has just dropped at End Clothing. The Navajo blanket lining is killer.

Friday, 23 September 2011

(Awesome yet sadly over-priced) grey The Real McCoys sweatshirt

A grey sweatshirt of the sort a Green Bay Packer or Chicago Bear might well have worn in the 1950s during the warm-up is something every man really ought to own. Not that I do. This one from The Real McCoys is the nicest one I've ever seen. Here's the deets:

Made in Japan in Wakayama prefecture exclusively for McCoys, the cloth is produced on a loopwheel machine, creating a heavy weight fabric that is tough on the outside, soft on the inside. They are designed to last for years and will age beautifully over time.

They have been specially made for Superdenim and Inventory Stockroom, limited to just 80 sweats 40 at each store.

Garbstore French wool back chinos

I love the colour of these 'petrol' Garbstore chinos. It's the colour of one of those jazzy Parker inks you made your mum buy you in WHSmiths to pimp out your first fountain pen. Not 100 percent sure about the wooly bum unit though. Thoughts?

Woolrich Woolen Mills multi plaid cotton shirt

I'd love to add this beautiful monstrosity* to my collection of shirts-I-love-but-never-wear-'cos-I-look-like-a-twat-in-them collection:

*Just ideal for that job interview or meeting with the bank manager.

Via Selectism

Heritage Research Waxed Hunting jacket

I'm a big fan of this forest green Heritage Research jacket. It's based on a jacket worn by JFK in the fifties.

Via Selectism

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

DYNAMO JACK, chi healer

I wish I could believe in chi. Jump to 1.31 for the money shot.

Via Prog Porn (see my blogroll)

Monday, 19 September 2011

Jog on

The International Monetary Fund has suggested Chancellor Osborne needs to seriously consider a plan B. How much longer will Georgie Boy plough on with extreme austerity measures?

Friday, 16 September 2011

The Big Pink - Stay Gold

Check out the great new tune & vid from The Big Pink. Mahoosive congrats to my old pal Milo Cordell! Do have a gander at his killer Kanye East blog - see my blog-roll.

Crossing paths with the English Defence League

Out and about in Bermondsey the other weekend, Tsanga & I happened upon the fag end of an English Defence League demonstration (a full-on march had been outlawed by Home Secretary Theresa May). It was the most heavily policed event I've ever witnessed in London, or anywhere. It was hard to tell whether the cops were out in force because the EDL is genuinely dangerous (?) or because the MET will do anything to avoid losing the streets again like they did on occasion during the anti-cuts protests and recent riots. If you're interested in the EDL a) this is sort of the wrong site for you b) here's an interesting piece by The Daily Telegraph's Damian Thompson on their place in modern Britain.

I have no evidence whatsoever that this trash was scrawled by a EDL member but it was right next to their coaches ...

Shepherd's Bush Market, 1961

Here's an amazing snap of the SheBu Mkt before the mobile phone repair shops moved in. Click on it to blow it up!

The loneliest seal in the world

The sad case of the half-blind ginger-coloured seal pup - which has been discovered on Russia's Tyuleniy Island, hiding under a pile of logs, hungry and alone - has captured my heart. Although the pup is quite possibly the cutest being on planet Earth, its retard fam had abandoned it, likely for being albino.

Here's what the (self-aggrandising) photographer told the chief seal pup reporter at The Daily Mail: He was not playing with other baby seals he just was hiding and waiting for his mother to come and feed him. As soon as I saw him I knew he was different, he had a very strange color fur and looked different from his two black brothers. When the seal saw me he turned his head to me as I took his picture. I spent around half an hour photographing him, I was pleased to be able to capture such an unusual animal. But it is a great pity because, the poor seal is almost blind and so was unlikely to survive in the wild.

Here's another picture of an albino seal:
Photo credit: jc_on_vacation

Friday, 9 September 2011

The smoking baby is headed for rehab

Everyone in the West is so obsessed with their health. And now it looks like the health craze has seeped into Asia. In police state Indonesia, babies are no longer really meant to smoke! Bloody 'elf and safety culture gone mad.

Breaking nooze: Some BS happening somewhere

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Bill Amberg Hunter backpack

Disclaimer: Bill Amberg's wife is my wife's boss.

Wotevs. This Bill Amberg Hunter backpack is a thing of beauty. It's not just me who's smitten. Here's the verdict from Selectism:
"As much as we like to obsess about the details the fact that this superb backpack by Bill Amberg is Made in England with vegetable tanned leather, English brass buckles and 100% cotton drill lining doesn’t matter very much when we look at these shots. It’s just very, very goodlooking. Distractingly so in fact. Black, Brown or Tan, we’d be happy with whichever."

Tree eats bike

A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned. The tree grew around the bike.


Awesome People Hanging Out Together

I've just been put on to a blog called Awesome People Hanging Out Together. I refuse to tell you what it includes. It's largely pretty nauseating (esp. Bono & Obama) but there are some diamonds in the rough.

The game that ate itself ft. Jay Bothroyd

You know your club in in the swanky-pants prem when your new (big, physical) striker rocks up to training in motherfunking MUGGS*

*Uggs for men

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Pretentiousness red alert: Sunflowers on the Uxbridge Road

As a rule, I'm not a huge fan of bloggers who post random pictures from their own manor.
But I'm gonna go against my better instincts and post this streetsnap of SheBu's grotty Uxbridge Road. Why? Because I love the pluckiness of those sunflowers.

Via my BlackBerry

Berry bowl

Blueberries have always been my favourite fruit. I love they way the pop in your mouth. I'm also a big supporter of raspberries (way better than strawberries). This berry bowl I spotted at Ryan Willms's ace Journal blog is ideal for washing the grasshoppers of blueberries. Or raspberries. I want it.

Engineered Garments 19th Century BD shirt

Inventory's Ryan Willms swears this is the best white shirt in the world. That's quite a claim. But it does look pretty damn sweet. Ace menswear blog Stitched & Stitched is also a huge fan of the EG BD. S&S author C D Moorby has assembled quite a personal collection - see the image below. When I win the lotto, I'll be forking out.

Photo credit: C D Moorby

Nanamica wind shirt

Until recently, Nanamica was one of those awesome brands you see on the blogs and can't get anywhere in Europe. Not any more. Nanamica is now available at End Clothing. This wind shirt blows me away. Ignore that yank soccerball forward Clint Dempsey is the model.