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