Saturday, 31 October 2009

In store: Pretty Green Crew Neck Jumper




Available now at Stuarts London, Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green label brings us a classic crew neck cotton jumper.


Made from the best cotton in the world (17gram Sea Island cotton) this luxurious crew neck knit looks like a lightweight cashmere and feels amazing worn next to the skin. Finished with an embroidered Pretty Green Logo in contrasting colour. Available in Black , Navy and Red, and like all the clothes in the range comes in its own bespoke packaging.



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Luke Watch: Luke 1977 in the media part 3




Here's some more product placement by Luke 1977. Pictured above are Andrew and Joy from Mr Hudson, who popped into Luke Towers to get kitted-out with the latest gear. Here's their profile from website All Music Guide (allmusic.com):


Merging an unusual combination of genres, Mr. Hudson (aka Ben Hudson on vocals and guitar) applied his love for Chet Baker and Cole Porter to his skills in hip-hop production. To play his songs live, he formed the Library, comprised of Maps Huxley (bass), Wilkie Wilkinson (drums), Joy Joseph (steel drums, vocals), and Torville Jones (piano). The first result, an EP entitled Bread & Roses, came out via Deal Real in October 2006. The group toured with Amy Winehouse in early 2007 in support of its debut album, A Tale of Two Cities, released through Deal Real/Mercury. A slate of festival appearances followed during the summer, but Hudson's biggest act of promotion came courtesy of rapper Kanye West, who signed him to his G.O.O.D. Music label and featured Hudson's production and vocals on 2008's number one album, 808s & Heartbreak. Mr. Hudson's second album, Straight No Chaser, appeared in August 2009, ably assisted by a single ("Supernova") featuring West.


Here's their promo for single 'White Lies'.



Saturday, 24 October 2009

In store: Sergio Tacchini Dallas Track Jacket in Navy & Red


Here's a great new colourway for the Sergio Tacchini Dallas track top that we've all seen worn by Danny Dyer in 'The Business'. Navy blue with a red funnel neck and white chest stripes, stock will be limited so don't hang around.



Also available in Italian Blue, Black, Mud Brown and White, visit StuartsLondon.com to see our complete Sergio Tacchini range.


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Thursday, 22 October 2009

In store: Pretty Green T-Shirt





Liam's Pretty Green label is starting-off by covering the basics.


From Pretty Green's Limited Edition Japanese Collection, comes the signature Pretty Green t-shirt as worn by Liam Gallagher on stage in Japan on the current Oasis tour. Crafted from 100% super fine Egyptian cotton and designed to be the best quality t-shirt you will ever own. Created to Liam’s exact specifications, the Pretty Green t-shirt is luxuriously soft, lightweight and slightly fitted in shape. Screen printed with the iconic logo. The Japanese Edition arrives in a very cool limited edition box.


The Pretty Green T-Shirt is available in various colours from StuartsLondon.com


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In store: Pretty Green Monkey Jacket



Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green label has arrived at Stuarts London in the form of the Oasis frontman's take on the Monkey Jacket.


The Pretty Green Monkey Jacket is a quintessential light-weight sports jacket. Made from the highest quality shower-resistant cotton and nylon fabric, it has a unique retro style that sets it apart from the rest. Features hem and cuff adjusters, corozo pullers on the front and pocket zips, and Pretty Green engraved buttons.



Available in Black, White, Red and Green and presented in a gift bag, now at StuartsLondon.com


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Luke Watch: Luke 1977 in the media part 2

More product placement by Luke 1977. They're getting quite pally with role models, present and future…


Max Rushden



One half of Sky Sports Soccer AM's presenting team (the other being the lovely Helen Chamberlain) Max popped in to Luke HQ before the start of the new season to pick a few pieces out so that he is looking his best for the big kick of on Soccer AM. Max is a huge fan of Luke and was dressed in their gear on numerous occasions on the show last season. Having picked a great selection be sure to see him this season on the Soccer AM sofa decked in Luke.


Attack Attack



Welsh band Attack Attack are the next big thing to break through the rock/punk scene in the UK. They are big fans of Luke and they popped in to get kitted out in some top Luke gear for the recent Kerrang awards, where they were nominated for Best British Newcomer.


Find all our Luke 1977 line at StuartsLondon.com


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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Brand profile: Timberland



The Timberland brand was born out of the Abington Shoe Company, in Boston, Mass. USA. Founder Nathan Swartz began his shoe-making career in 1918 as an apprentice stitcher. In 1952, Swartz bought half an interest in The Abington Shoe Company and by 1955 acquired the entire company where he and his family went on to make numerous innovations in shoe-making.


In 1973, the brand name "Timberland" was introduced for the waterproof leather boots produced by the company. Because the boot proved to be very popular, the company name was officially changed to The Timberland Company.


The brand became popular in the 80s when Timberland Boots and Timberland Deck Shoes were adopted by the italian Paninari and then later the British Casuals. In the 90s the boot was popularised by the Hip Hop scene. Rapper/Producer Timbaland took his stage name from the brand. Other rappers of the 90s made reference to the boots in their lyrics - the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Nas, Mobb Deep, and the Boot Camp Clik.


Today Timberland is known globally as a footwear and apparel brand. Visit StuartsLondon.com to see our range of Timberland casual and outdoor footwear.


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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Brand profile: One True Saxon



One True Saxon are on a mission. They have a genuine manifesto. Over to them:


ONETrueSaxon was set-up by ordinary blokes obsessed with decent clothing. A few years down the line, all that has changed is our waist size.


Brimming with sartorial elegance for discerning punters everywhere, we hope that the pride we take in our kit is passed on to you.



Fashion is transient, style is timeless. We don't chase trends or second guess crazes. We just make quality kit! You choose which you are: someone who enjoys fashion or someone who enjoys style.


We have no plans to take over the world but we're not a secret society. We'd like to spread our message and we make no apology for doing so. Let it be clear though that our souls are the last thing we would sell (as we have a garage of dodgy 80s records we need to get rid of first).



Don't forget our motto, taken from 'Modern Manners and Casual Forms', 1889:

"Don't dress like a dude or a swell: nor carry a little poodle (a man's glory is his strength and manliness - not in aping silly girls), nor cock your hat on one side, nor tip it back on your head (let it sit straight and square), nor wear anything conspicuous or that will make you offensive to others."


You can tell ONETrueSaxon was founded in the north. Their approach is fresh and honest, and selected items form their range can be found at StuartsLondon.com



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Luke Watch: Luke 1977 in the media part 1

Luke 1977 has a policy of exclusivity in terms of the stockists they select (such as Stuarts London), to appeal to a more discerning buyer who may have an aversion to the usual High Street mass market stuff. This puts the brand in-line with the tastes of the young and the gifted from the worlds of sport and entertainment.


Here's a run-down of where we've seen this Great British brand appear in recent weeks…


Stephen Graham with Kasabian on the Radio 1 Live Lounge Tour


You may remember Stephen's powerful performance in Shane Meadow's This Is England amongst many other projects. Here he's interviewed by Jo Whiley - he's the one in a Luke Jacket!






Adam Deacon on set of new film 4321 directed by Noel Clark


Neol Clarke wrote Kidulthood and wrote and directed Adulthood. He's currently directing diamond heist movie 4.3.2.1. where he is working once again with Kidulthood and Adulthood actor Adam Deacon.


Born in 1983, his CV of big and small-screen appearances is long. See him below in his choice of Luke jacket on the set of 4.3.2.1 with co-director Noel.





Reggie Yates as Theo Mackenzie in ITV's new series 'Trinity'


Set in the gothic, oak panelled halls of residence and lecture theatres of the fictional Bridgeford University, Trinity College, the ITV2 eight part series brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "first term nerves". For over 900 years, Trinity has been an elite playground solely for the ├╝ber rich and powerful. However, for the first time in its long and illustrious history, Trinity is about to throw open its doors to the hoi polloi!


As new girl Charlotte and her fellow students settle in, they begin to realise that all is not what it seems at Trinity. Beneath the glamorous veneer of wealth and privilege lurks a much darker world, ruled by the mysterious Dandelion Club: a select group of over-privileged students used to getting their own way.


Below, Reggie Yates sports a Luke polo top, a product placement victory for Luke 1977.



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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Brand Profile: Luke 1977



Luke 1977 is an independently owned, design-led UK mens fashion brand with a tight distribution policy, and is only found in selected stores such as Stuarts London. Luke menswear fashion has firmly established itself as a brand both in the UK and overseas, recognised for its edgy, detailed and practical interpretation on contemporary menswear. Taking inspiration from all the people that surround him, Luke's menswear fashion range has all the components of the modern lad, a gentleman, a working class hero & a bit of a rogue.



Here's his story, from his own PR materials:


Luke is the son of a talented wedding dress maker and throughout his childhood was constantly exposed to cutting, sewing, altering & pattern drafting at his Walsall home. With all of this going on around him it’s no surprise that by the age of twelve he was already adept at using a sewing machine and he soon became interested in the whole process of the production of garments and began to develop his skills.



Throughout his school years he continued to experiment with the design and construction of garments and by the age of 15 he had started making shirts for his friends. Within a few months he had developed his burgeoning ability to incorporate trousers too. On leaving school Luke enrolled in a fashion and textiles course at his local Walsall College. It was around this time that he and his friends were beginning to go out to the local pubs and house-clubs which created an increasing demand from others for his shirts & trousers. Garments that were stylish and individual but still perceived as being ‘masculine’.



In 1997 Luke earned a place at Central Saint Martins College of Fashion in London where he began a 3-year specialist menswear design degree. He soon became well known for his edgy, detailed but ultimately practical designs, pieces which often incorporated his trade mark quirky sense of humour. During the 3 year period he attended Saint Martins he became fascinated by traditional tailoring techniques which inspired him to begin making suits. Now there was a real following for his creations from a variety of people from friends and colleagues to well known celebrities.


Upon his graduation Luke took the position of junior designer with a major brand in order to hone his skills and develop a deeper understanding of the industry, setting down the ground work for starting his own label. He had set himself a target of 3 years work experience but in May 2001, after only six months, he began the collaboration with his life long friends, Simon & Deborah Poole which saw the creation of the ‘Luke’ label.



This brand is going from strength-to-strength, with a higher profile with each passing season, being worn by young, relevant, up-and-coming talent from the film, television and music industries. We'll post an update soon about who's wearing Luke this season…


For our complete range of Luke 1977 visit StuartsLondon.com


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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

In store: Fred Perry Degraded Collar Polo




This Steel Grey marl polo stands out from the rest with its distinctive multi-coloured collar detail, dyed in the weave of course. Apart from the extravagant collar detail and neon pink logo on the chest, this is a classic Fred Perry Polo that is regular fit with 2-button placket in 100% cotton.



Find this Fred Perry shirt and more at StuartsLondon.com


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In store: Adidas Originals Superstar Track Top





Here's how Adidas describe the Adidas Superstar Track top:


From NBA courts to cross-country meets to hip-hop summits, the legend of the adidas Superstar Track Top has been zipping up major talents in style since 1975. With 3-Stripes down the sleeves and a Trefoil over your heart, you can’t go wrong.


Now available from StuartsLondon.com in Running White / Pure Green, here's the spec:


• Constructed form brushed tricot, combining sporting style and class

• Finished with instantly recognisable taped 3 Stripes

• Trefoil logo on the chest

• Main Material: 80% Polyamide, 20% Polyester


Go to StuartsLondon.com to see our complete range of Adidas Originals.


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Monday, 12 October 2009

In store: Adidas Originals ZX 800



This brilliant 80s daddy of a running shoe features old school technologies like the Soft Cell, the Torsion Bar, the unity heel and the positraction outsole. Oh yes. I've never seen so many bullets:


Textile and synthetic leather upper for durability and comfort

Road-inspired outsole for maximum traction

Extended heel stabilizer for better stance control

EVA midsole for cushioning and support

Durable rubber outsole for great traction

Torsion bar for unparalleled stability

Soft Cell cushioning in the heel


Cos' you're gonna use your Adidas ZX800's for sports, right?



See these and the rest of our Adidas Originals range at StuartsLondon.com


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Blog: Barbour International






In case you did not know, StuartsLondon.com has a dedicated Barbour International blog.


In future, our Barbour news will be posted over there. Don't forget, Stuarts London is an Official Stockist of Barbour International, so we're sure to bring you the latest lines and product announcements.


Park the Land Rover at barbourjackets.blogspot.com and remember to hit the 'Subscribe to' button at the bottom of the page to get the posts delivered directly to your RSS reader (if you're into that web stuff). See you there.


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In store: Adidas Originals SL72 SYN




Originally launched back in '72 for the Olympics in Munich, the Adidas Originals SL72 is a lightweight training shoe, initially released with a nylon weave upper. However, this re-issue comes with a suede and nylon upper but keeps all the much loved characteristics of the original version including the 'Traction' tread sole but in a pure blue/light blue colourway. Proper old school Adidas.


Get it here - see the rest of our Adidas Originals range here.


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Saturday, 10 October 2009

In store: Pringle Classic Pique Dark Navy Polo




Pringle are a brand that can bring that warm and fuzzy feeling to the hearts of Casuals. This Pringle polo delivers and does what it says on the tin - 'classic', 'Pique', 'Polo'.


Featuring a 2-button placket, this 100% knitted cotton polo top features the compulsory lion logo on the chest and subtle 'Pringle' type embroidered on the back.



For our complete Pringle range visit StuartsLondon.com


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In store: Levi's Smiley Western Check Shirt




The urban cowboy thing shows no sign of fading and Levi's are happy to indulge us.


Available in Navy/Red and Navy/Cream, the Smiley Western Check Shirt is a long sleeve western style checked shirt with popper closure and larger check design across the yoke. Finished with two open stitch detail pockets at the chest. Yeehaa.



Mosy on over for this and more at StuartsLondon.com


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In store: Adidas Originals Tennis Royal Leather



It's good to these two colourways reissued as the last reissue of this terrace classic was starting to fetch silly money on eBay. They're now available at StuartsLondon.com in White/Black and White/Fairway.


Adidas say that the Tennis Royal is 'A functional, durable tennis shoe from the begining of the 80s with a derby cut for perfect fit on both broad and narrow feet. Perforations on the vamp and in the 3-stripe area make for good ventilation and the construction ensures great comfort and flexibility. A soft midsole offers excellent shock absorption when running and stopping.' Of course, you might get them 'cos they look great.



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In store: Fred Perry Plain Cardigan in Dolphin Marl




Cardigans: No longer the stuff of Slippers and Pipe. Every brand seems to have its take on the 21st century cardigan and Fred Perry are no exception. This model keeps it simple and 100% Fred:


• 100% Wool

• Reverse tipped on inside of cardigan

• Soft touch

• 6 Button Vintage style

• Embroidered neon logo on chest

• Tonal buttons with engraved Fred Perry Signature



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Thursday, 8 October 2009

In store: One True Saxon Button Down Racing Green Polo





One True Saxon are going from strength to strength as they up the build quality with each passing season. Here's their take on a proper polo shirt, another shot across the bow of 'fashion' and another victory in the name of 'style'. Here are those all-important bullets:


• 100% Cotton

• Button down collar

• Contrast deep Lilac tipped collar

• 2 button style

• Embroided logo on chest

• Regular Fit



Find this shirt and other polo's in the range at StuartsLondon.com


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In store: Sergio Tacchini Young Line Polo Shirt




We've all seen John McEnroe wearing these during the height of his tennis career, when they became a casuals classic. Now these Sergio Tacchini Polo's are back in at Stuarts London in three great colourways: Navy/White, White/Italian Blue and White/Post Box Red. That stripe is not a print, it's part of the weave of the textile, so won't fade. 100% cotton, 2-button placket, and embroidered logo on the chest completes the shirt.



See the rest of our Sergio Tacchini range at StuartsLondon.com


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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

In store: Gabicci Gloverall Duffle Jacket



I posted at the weekend about the upcoming Gabicci Duffle coat collaboration with Gloverall. The stock is now in and you can get stuck-in now at Stuarts London with our new range of Gloverall limited editions. I've seen them - they're gorgeous and one of those rare 'Jackets for life'. Built to last.




Here's the bullets…


• Limited edition jackets in collaboration with Gabicci

• Attached hood with throat strap

• Long sleeves

• Wrist strap

• 4 Front pockets with gabicci and gloverall brand logo and word text on the pocket

• Leather look-alike buttons

• Heavy jacket to keep warm during cold winter

• Slightly shorter than knee length

• Shell: 70% Wool, 30% Polyester

• Lining: 100% Acetate



Three colours are available - Navy, Camel and Bottle Green.


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