Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Perfect Parka

As the nights draw in and the daily walk to the train station bites with the cold - the focus turns onto jackets.

In the cold and damp of the north west nothing quite compares to the joy of a Parka!

From childhood memories of walking to school with your snorkel up to adult dreams of climbing Everest. It is am item of clothing that can evoke so many emotions.

So here are four of the best at every price point.

The Nigel Cabourn Antarctic Parka in Vinateg Orange

Woolrich Luxury Arctic Parka

Penfield Hoosac Hooded Down Mountain Parka

Uniqulo MEN Ultra Warm Down Coat 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Sometimes Simple Is Just Beautiful

A lot of the time people obsess over the latest trend or over the complexity of product design.

But quite often keeping it simple is the best option.

A pair of Bass Weejuns, selvedge jeans and an Oxford shirt is just an amazing look.

When it comes to simplicity, Ivy tends to be the best source of inspiration.

And you does this the best?

Well it is the Japanese, quite obvious for a look born in America.

They obsessed, copied and then refined the look to perfection.

It is probably the best way of creating your own personal style, look around, copy what you like and then make it your own.

When it comes to simple and beautiful clothes, it is difficult to get much better than Uniqulo.

Simple, beautiful, perfection!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Lovely Penfield Down Jackets

Now I first fell in love with down jackets in the late 80s and early 90s with the brilliant Tog's Unlimited jackets from Chevignon.

Since then styles have changed but personally I still love the classic down jackets over the modern shiny look that a lot of people are wearing.

So this AW I am investing in some Penfield (I already have a vest) but I have really fallen for the hooded bowerbridge jacket.