Sunday, 9 December 2012

Engineered Garments Tool Bag

As a person who cycles to work I have little need for this 24oz melton wool tool bag from Engineered Garments. But if I rode the tube this would be my work (man) bag of choice. The purplish wool camo version is also pretty dope.

Dunno know where you can buy it but it's up on the relentlessly updated EG blog

Friday, 7 December 2012

Elgin City fan 'dancing' at Ibrox

Right, I now have a Scottish team to support ...

Nouveau Western - MC Solaar

Before Thierry Henry was the coolest black French dude on the block there was MC Solaar ...

Get Free - Major Lazer

Even though I've been to Jamaica just twice I sometimes find myself missing it like I grew up there. I'm sure if I got heavily into Rastafarianism*, it'd turn out I used to be a Scottish sailor who washed up at Treasure Beach in a previous life or somesuch.

Frenchman's Cove, Port Antonio. The best beach in the world.

*Not planning this

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Glove at first sight

Wearing gloves is a total pain in the butt. You can't do anything. But, as Pippa 'Pippa Tips' Middleton would point out, they are good for keeping your hands warm when it gets cold. Here are a few mighty fine pairs ...

Red Wing Buckskin Gloves

Present is selling 'em.

Hestra Classic Wool (and lambskin) Tricot Gloves

Oi Polloi is the vendor

Big booty

I'm mildly obsessed with boots this Winter. Here are a selection of the finest ones I've peeped in recent weeks on the Internet.

Red Wing Beckman Boot
Features a full grain Featherstone leather upper, goodyear welt, moc toe construction, steel shank, black eyelets, waxed laces and a full leather inner.

Present has 'em

British Remains Tie Derby

Head to The Hideout

Trickers x Sophnet Wing Tip Brogue Boot

Pebbled and smooth calf leather uppers and Dainite soles.

Available (for way too much) from End.

Sockin' it right to ya

Socks are many people's idea of a shitty, unimaginative Christmas present. I'm calling bullshit on that idea. Here are some wonderfully dope socks I'd love to be given.

The Superior Labor cotton melange 3 stripe socks (made in Japan)

Get 'em at slowdownjoe

Wig Wam ragg look Cypress wool socks (made in Wisconsin, USA)

Superdenim has 'em

Chip / Cirkur socks (Made in Japan)

Find 'em at Oi Polloi

Epperson Mountaineering Climb Pack

Go on, just try and find me a more fun backpack than this bad boy. The reason it's so awesome? It was designed by a over-tired five-year-old who'd just had a family bag of Skittles*

Here's some blurb from Stockholm's Nitty Gritty (who stock the bag):

Epperson Mountaineering has been producing high-quality gear made in the U.S.A for over 30 years. To this day they still make their bags out of their workshop in Libby, Montana. Experiences have taught the brand to more or less only use tried and tested outdoor fabrics such as cordura nylon and leather. In other words Epperson Mountaineering luggage are built to last but also to look smart in the process. Since the company has been around for quite a while they started out before online shops and what not. In fact they originally sold their products from the back of specialist magazines by mail order, first for a small group of specialists only through today where the brand has grown to outfit a generation of new adventurers whether it’s urban or wild, natural surroundings on the exploring agenda.


This Is QPR

QPR are rock bottom of the league and eight points from safety. You wouldn't know it from this sunny-side-up promotional video just put out by the club's Stakhanovite meedjah team. It's worth a watch if only for the sight of Clinton 'elbows' Hill in a suit:

Fingers and toes crossed that QPR can beat the injury-ravaged Villans this arvo and go on a bit of a run. Relegation back to the Championship with the current wage bill would be catastrophic for the club. Go 'Arry!

Crazy AFL catch / 'Feed me the rock'

This crazy Aussie Rules catch is great. Mostly because it reminds me of the basketball scene from The Cable Guy, the greatest film ever made by Matthew Broderick or anyone else for that matter.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Engineered Garments QT vests

Very soon I'm sure New York-based Engineered Garments will release some clothes I really don't like. Until then, here's some more stuff I totes dig - the flavoursome QT quilted vests:

Penis Power vs. Vagina Power, per Alexyss K. Tylor

At his Chicago Sun-Times blog, legendary film critic Roger Ebert recently posted a vintage TV clip which examines, er, Penis Power versus Vagina Power. It's certainly one of the strangest things I've seen in months. Explaining the epic clash is the jaw-droppingly frank Alexyss K. Tylor, who had a program on Atlanta public access TV in the 1990s.

"The woman listening here is her mother," informs Ebert. "There is no reason she couldn't be a comedy club star, although I can't be sure she intends to be funny."

The Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club

from HypeBeast:

"For over 100 years, the Fitzroy Lodge has been a safe environment for competitive boxers to train and compete, fostering discipline, respect, honor, self-control, and a healthy lifestyle. Founded by Mick Carney, who passed away just one year ago, the club located under the arches of Waterloo station has perhaps most importantly taught hosts of at-risk youth what it means to “be your own person.” Following from PORT magazine’s issue 7 boxing feature, this short film shows the club in action, in the process displaying the discipline and camaraderie taught within the lodge’s walls."

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Apple 5 fangirl wants an iPhone bad (but she’s not really sure why)

Unless you've been living under a rock in North Korea or Burma for a week, you'll know that Apple has just released the iPhone 5. From Westfield to Wyoming, Apple fans have been queueing 'round the block to get their mitts on the latest slick gadget from the tech overlords.

In fact, excitement is so frenzied that some people who aren't even that into Apple products or have much of an idea about what the new smartphone actually does are queueing up in their droves.

People like Rachel, who film-maker Sam Roberts discovered waiting on line for an iPhone 5 on 5th Avenue in Manhattan for, well, no apparent reason.

"This woman is not a plant, she is a real person, and she is brilliant," insists Roberts.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Shorts for Autumn

According to Post Overalls supremo Takeshi, the onset of autumn shouldn't necessarily mean no more wearing shorts. Here are three looks for the shoulder months from the Post Overalls blog:

Gentrification in Berlin

Not everyone in the Berlin nabe of Neuk├Âlln is entirely pumped about the influx of hipsters into the area. In fact some find it downright distastesful. Like the founders of the first szene-pub in the area ...

Offending the Clientele from Sender FN / Retsina-Film on Vimeo.

Via a Guy

Just wow

One cannot even imagine the rush these surfers enjoy ...

South from Dave otto on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Engineered Garments Hooded Padded Vest

I'm really not really sure when one needs a garment which promises a hot head but cold arms (?) but for that strange sitch this, er, hooded, armless padded vest is surely one's best bet.

As with most of the clothes ArchBlog eyes up, it's available from the peerless Nepenthes in New York.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Vintage Nike trainer sale

I'm selling my collection of vintage kicks. Mostly from the nineties. Mostly Nikes. Mostly UK9s. Some more worn than others. More piccies on request.

Please send me a message asap if you wanna buy any or all of the below (will offer -25% of total price for someone who takes the whole lot off my hands). Mates rates for ArchBlog readers and all that.

Even if you aren't interested please do me a favour and forward this posting on to any flush sneakerfreaks you may know. Thanks ever so much!

Adidas Americana Lux. UK 9. £30.
Adidas Torsion Special Oki-Ni. UK9. £30.
Nike Air Max 90 Dave's Quality Meats DQM Bacon. UK9.5. £120.
Nike Air Woven HTM Rainbow. UK9. £120.
Nike Spiz'ike. UK9. £95.
Adidas Italia Lux. UK10. £25.
Nike Air Jordan XI 11. UK10. £55.
Nike Air Footscape. UK9. £90.
Nike Blazer. UK9. £20.
Nike Air Moc ACG. UK9. £30.
Nike Dunk Hi. UK9. £30.
Nike Air 180 Foot Patrol. UK9. £110.
Nike Cortez. UK9. £30.

Engineered Garments vertical stripe Baker Jacket

EG rarely put a foot wrong. Their latest drop - the vertical stripe Baker - is no exception. It's showcased on the regularly updated Japanese-lingo EG blog. Not sure if it's available anywhere in the UK yet.

The Hunger (1983)

Russell Moccasin multi combo Country Oxford

Russell Moccasin have done a multi combo version of their wonderfully dorky country oxfords for Nepenthes New York. The classic walking shoes with a twist are a strong look for Autumn.