Saturday, 16 June 2012

WW2 American Army Radio Box

I thought I would start adding some of my favorite pieces from my collection of stuff to the blog and this is a lovely WW2 American Army radio box I picked up last year.  The original intention was to keep my sandwiches in the box when I was out in the Land Rover.

SS12 Thoughts

I have been a little bit underwhelmed by the SS12 collections, saying that I have picked up a few great pieces and they will be in my collection for years.

Nigel Cabourn Tenzing Jacket & Bombay Bloomers
Belstaff summer jacket & Edwin jeans

Plus some great tee shirts and tops from the likes of YMC, Folk, Woolrich & Nigel Cabourn.

I wish that I had picked up a Stone Island Ice Jacket.

For the first time in years I lost a piece of clothing - my Cabourn Admiralty Jumper - I am still very upset by this but it did teach me a good lesson.

Never go out drinking with journalist again ... I am just too old for that sort of thing these days.

The gap in my wardrobe and from current designers is the future ... I always like an influence from the past, present and future.  I probably need to go out and find a couple of new inspiring designers to add a bit more life for AW12/13.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Nigel Cabourn Bombay Bloomers From Basilica Duo

Nigel Cabourn Bombay Bloomers with belt from Basilica Duo.

British Army Desert Parka

I picked this British Army desert parka up at a little vintage shop in Reading.

Libertine-Libertine Tower in Camo

Libertine-Libertine are never ones to shy away from head-turning prints and patterns. Libertine-Libertine Tower in Camo is a great Summer gilet and will be coming in a Navy and Sand camo print at Glass Boutique

Folk T Shirt, Woolrich Shorts & Stone Island Belt

Folk t-shirt with a pair of Woolrich shorts and Stone Island belt.

Nigel Cabourn x Merz b. Schwanen from Basilica Duo

Nigel Cabourn x Merz b. Schwanen full sleeve grandad t-shirt from Baslica Duo.

Dover Street Market

I popped into Dover Street Market the other day and took a quick  picture.  It is such a beautiful store, the shopping experience is a bit like walking around a gallery but you can try everything on a take a few pieces home.

The strong collection is intelligently designed and the experience is how shopping should be and a stark contrast to the faceless department stores and high street offerings.