Friday, 23 August 2013

Nike Jordan Grapes (as worn by bro & son)

That weird moment when your old school re-tweets you

Affection - Herman Cawthorn

This gets my vote for the most beautiful sculpture in London, the world. I call bullshit on there being another more tender sculpture of a mother and baby. I almost cry whenever I look at it.

Location: Close to Putney Bridge.

Wacky stuff from Engineered Garments

EG make tonnes of dead jazzy jackets & shirts of the sort that I really want but know I'd never wear. Here's a selection of recent beauts.

Slicked back & sunnies

Friday, 16 August 2013

Real McCoys are the, err, real McCoy

Superdenim have got a load of new Real McCoys items in. Most of the understated yet sadly overpriced gear is top banana. ArchBlog's top three bits are the Double Diamond Wabash stripe shirt, brizzard cap and USN mug:

Tackle junkies! The Championship is your dealer

So the Premiership kicks off tomorrow. I'd be lying if I said I didn't dearly wish QPR were still in it, taking on the Big Boys. It was an absolute joy to watch wonderful footballers (mostly Fellaini) play week-in-week-out at Loftus Road (even if the games never seemed to take place at the proper & correct time of 15.00 on a Saturday).

But being back in the Championship isn't all that bad after all. Why? Chiefly because lower league refs let a lot more go, they don't blow up for every perceived slight, they don't anxiously finger their pocket for a red every time a 50-50 is in the offing. For connoisseurs of the art of the rugged tackle (like myself) the Championship is the place to be.

Here's self-styled 'enforcer' Karl Henry explaining his game.

“If there is a ball there to be won I will go and try to win it. I’m a ball-winning midfielder and I like the defensive part of the game.

“I like the chasing back and tackling people and defending, which maybe lots of other midfielders are not so keen on.

“It’s the part of game I’ve always enjoyed and I relish. If that makes me an enforcer then that’s what I am.”

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Box set bullies

As someone who has been known to bore the pants off people at social events (like parties) about how a night in watching Borgen is pretty much as good as it gets in life I find this a pretty embarrassing watch ...

ArchWant: Cro-dough

"The Cro-dough brings out the best in the croissant and the doughnut"

You can get a Cro-dough from Rinkoff's Bakery at 224 Jubilee Street, London, E1 3BS or 79 Vallance Road, London, E1 5BS.

If you have any questions about the Cro-dough you can even call the bakers on 0207 791 4909. It's bound to be engaged.

Arsene WooHoo

Ever since Adel Taarabt joined Fulham (blub) Arsenal ceased to be my favourite Premiership team. But that doesn't mean I can't still appreciate a picture of Arsene Wenger on a water slide

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Rare Chandeliers - Action Bronson

I simply can't stop listening to Action Bronson. The choice track from his latest free download is Sylvester Lundgren ft. Meyhem Lauren & Ag Da Coroner.

The real grower is Rare Chandeliers, almost definitely the only trap track to feature Antique's Roadshow-style samples of British people talking about antique chandeliers.

HuffPo blogger Tom Ward is a little bit obsessed with AB and has written an ace two-part blog on his favourite 30 tracks. It includes tonnes of info and lyrics.

Unorthodox - Joey Bada$$

Nothing short of W O N D E R F U L:

Via Hector's protector

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Hanging Around Like a Bad Smell

What's the best way to endear yourself to football fans who think you are an overpaid mercenary phoning in piss-poor performances? According to elaborately coiffured QPR front man Djibril Cisse it is is launch an own-brand scent on Twitter. Way to go Cisse (NOTE THE GLOVE!) ...

Here's hoping 'Arry can find a club dumb enough to sign him in January.


This guy is my sports personality of the year ...

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Taarabt's Too Good For You

If you've not yet seen Taarabt's dreamboat of an assist for the winning goal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night then, really, you've not lived.

From my obscenely biased perspective I would say it is the pass of the Premiership 2012/2013 season and Adel's best assist since that outside of the boot long ball to Wayne Routledge in the Championship.

Taarabt's perfectly weighted lay-off to Wright-Phillips capped what was perhaps the magical Moroccan's finest performance in the hoops; he played the unfamiliar lone striker role like he'd been doing it since he was 11 and either won a foul or found a pass almost every single time.