Wednesday, 22 December 2010

50% OFF Fila Vintage


Fila Vintage is now on sale at Stuarts London, with a massive saving of 50% off many selected lines.
The store has been mobbed over the last few days with this offer, so please hurry as stock will not last.

New Styles will be coming into store and online from Feb 2011. There is a new "82" Collection and also being added to the Fila Profile is beachwearand some great new colours in the tennis shorts. More news will be revealed closer to delivery in the New Year.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Nudie Jeans - New Arrivals



Nudie Jeans the Swedish Designer label is now available at Stuarts London. We received two styles last week, with loads more yet to come in. Nudie in a very short time has gained a piece of the exclusive top end jeans market. The brand is only available through select retailers and each denim is made to the highest quality.

This is Nudie

We love jeans, a passion we share with everyone who mourns a pair of worn out jeans as a close friend. Jeans share the same soul and attitude as music.

The inspiration springs from the same dreams. As a true jeans brand we are not looking for the short-term trends. The inspiration is far from glamour and catwalks. The collection is tight, like a rock band, reflecting the feeling of everyday life.

Design goes beyond creating just a product that serves to fulfil a need or a function. The philosophy of Nudie jeans is to become part of your dreams. Jeans have a natural built-in dream and attitude.

Nudie will stay true to jeans and all about jeans.

Nudie is the ”naked truth about denim”. Denim has the ability to age beautifully – formed by its user into a second skin, naked and personal. The longer it lives the more character it gets. The indigo is a living colour that fades and gives the denim its character. The more you wear your jeans the more beautiful they get. Jeans are more than just a piece of clothing.



Code of Conduct

Most companies demand a good product and high quality at a reasonable price from their suppliers. We at Nudie Jeans also believe in taking greater responsibility for our actions. This includes much more than just good products at the right price. Our consumers are not just interested in the quality of the products they buy; they also care about the work behind the brand and the social and environmental conditions of its production.

We at Nudie Jeans want sustainable, healthy development for people and the environment. We want to help improve conditions in the garment industry. That's why we want everyone who works with us to be concerned about human rights, wages, working hours and social accountability.



Thursday, 2 December 2010

John Smedley Spring/Summer 2011 Sneak Peek


A little treat for fans of John Smedley today, as we have a look at some of 2011's styles.  The 'Edgar' (above, left) is a 100% cotton shirt with a Jacquard pattern contrast designer front and is made in England to the usual high standards you would expect from John Smedley. Joining the 'Edgar' is the 'Dominic' which is continuing the trend for horizontal stripes and is available in two colours- coffee/berry (above, right) and silver/'icing' (below, left). These are classic ribbed crew neck designs with the contrast stripe pattern and made from high-quality cotton (100%).

The 'Peregrine' (right) has three-quarter length sleeves and is made in England from 100% cotton too. It is slim fit and features a distinctive Weaver design pattern.

Keep an eye on this blog and we'll update you with all the new 2011 releases as they arrive.

-Simon

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Baracuta: Project 137 (Limited Edition!)


Baracuta Jackets are one of Britain’s greatest contributions to menswear. The G9 is the original Harrington jacket, which is much copied- but the definitive is only made by Baracuta. Dressing icons and legends in G9 jackets since 1937 (from McQueen, Elvis & Sinatra to Liam Gallagher and Daniel Craig) Baracuta still make the original Harrington jacket to the exact same measurements and still lined with the iconic Fraser tartan.


It is no surprise Baracuta want to celebrate their rich history, and as a special treat for lovers of the brand Baracuta's Project 137 is due to arrive at Stuarts mid-December. Project 137 celebrates three iconic Baracuta styles: the G9, G10 and G4; And Baracuta are releasing a limited edition selection of special edition styles in these jackets- just 137 are going to be made for the whole world. That's right just 137 pieces, each individually numbered from 1 through to 137- a true limited edition.

The limited edition jackets Feature: branded corozo buttons, antique brass zips, leather elbow patches, corduroy inner collar & internal patch pocket, 100% cotton ribbed cuffs (on G9), wool checked fabric under pocket flaps, original Fraser tartan lining.

With only 137 pieces available worldwide, these are sure to sell-out- but luckily for you as an official Baracuta stockist, Stuarts London have stock coming in mid-December and are accepting pre-orders now!  Visit the Stuarts London Baracuta store online, select your style and colour and pre-order now to be one of the lucky ones with one of these truly exclusive editions of this truly iconic jacket.

-Simon

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Argyle Jumpers from Fred Perry

When you think of argyle-patterned jumpers, you'd be forgiven for thinking Pringle is the only brand, but take a look at these new limited-edition offerings from Fred Perry:


With a warm and soft touch, thanks to the high-quality merino wool these jumpers feel as good to wear as they are to look at. Both jumpers feature the distinctive argyle pattern on the front body and an embroidered laurel logo.
As you'd expect, the quality of these products is exceptionally high as wihh all authentic Fred Perry.


-Simon

Monday, 29 November 2010

Howlin' by Morrison

Howlin' is a new line from the small Belgian firm Morrison, who since 1981 have been producing knitwear in Scotland with specially sourced, high-quality wools from Scotland and Ireland.
We were very excited when this brand returned and when it arrived in store you could see the quality that permeates through every piece- each made to the classic and original knitting traditions and qualities that this brand stands for. Whilst the Morrison label remains unaltered, the newer Howlin' brand is free to experiment with shape and design- and dare I say, appeal to a younger generation- with its distinct patterns and quality style and fit, the jumpers, cardigans, woolen vests, scarves and hats that make up this range have become some of this season's 'must haves'. Check out a few favourites from Howlin' by Morrison:



From the design stage and through each area of manufacture, Morrison strive for the best, and successfully combine tradition with modern techniques to produce garments unmatched in design excellence.

Stuarts London is proud to present exclusivley for the UK, Howlin' by Morrison.

-Simon

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sunspel Boxers

Sunspel has been making t-shirts and underwear for 150 years, resulting in a timelessly understated British style. Daniel Craig wore the classic Sunspel '50s-style Riviera Polo combined with Persol handmade sunglasses for an unforgettable look as james Bond in Casino Royale. But it is Sunspel's quality range of boxer shorts we are interested in this time around:


Sunspel is best remembered for introducing boxer shorts to Britain, and since then they have also become well-known for their undershirts, underwear and loungewear all made from high-end fabrics. By using exceptionally soft cottons, such as Long Staple Egyptian Cotton or Sea Island cotton, as well as using uniquely structured fabrics, the Sunspel range contains clothing of unparalleled comfort that is well designed, well constructed and tailored to fit.
In the original laundrette commercial for Levi jeans, Nick Kamen reveals a pair of Sunspel boxer shorts after removing his jeans showing they're clearly an iconic brand.


All Sunspel clothes are carefully handmade with great attention to detail, resulting in elegant and sophisticated luxury clothing. Sunspel has a tradition of innovation, and have experimented with many new styles, fabrics and knitting techniques. The resulting fabrications are a reason for the unique quality of Sunspel clothing.

We have a range of other Sunspel products in stock including, the classic Riviera polo, classic t-shirts and long-sleeved t-shirts.

-Simon

Monday, 15 November 2010

Sebago 1946 Collection: Fairhaven

Sebago’s Limited Edition Fairhaven 1946 Collection is now available, and we have two quality styles available at Stuarts:

The Limited Edition Fairhaven Chukka is built with exceptional comfort in mind. Full grain leather uppers are lined with a full leather socklining. The non-marking The Sebago Docksides slip-resistant sole ensures firm footing, no matter what weather rolls in.

The Limited Edition Fairhaven Boot is perfectly suited to maintain long-lasting comfort and keep you on your toes, even after a long day on your feet. The rough out leather upper includes three-quarter socklining and corrosive-resistant Sebago eyelets. The Sebago Docksides slip-resistant sole helps maintain solid footing.

The Sebago-Moc Company was founded in 1946 by three New England natives: Daniel J. Wellehan, Sr., William Beaudoin and Joseph Cordeau. Their first shoe, the hand-sewn penny loafer, was styled after the popular Indian moccasins and pioneered what would become the company's patented welt construction. Two years after the initial founding, Sebago-Moc would sell its breakthrough leather boat shoe to Uniroyal.

Over 60 years later, these styles and more are available from Sebago Docksides slip-resistant">Sebago at Stuarts London.

-Simon

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Schott Leather Jackets

With some exclusive styles, imported from the USA, Stuarts London is proud to be a stockist of leather jackets by Schott NYC. Here are a few oof our picks:


Very popular in store is the Schott LC1131 Brown Leather jacket (left). This is an extra slim fit jacket with a 100% Soft Leather Outer. It features a detachable collar to enable you to change your look.
Right is the Schott NYC Police Leather jacket. This jacket features a fleece-lined inner, fleece-lined hood and body warmer that is deatchable from the main jacket. This jacket is made from 100% leather hide and features multiple inside pockets.


On the left is the varsity-style vintage Schott NYC jacket, made from 100% cow hide. The two-tone black and beige colour scheme makes this jacket really stand out. The jacket has a quilt-lined inner for warmth and comes in a semi-slim fit. 'Schott' is subltely embossed on the back of the jacket.
A similar, plain version of this jacket with a wool front and leather arms is also available- click here.

The Classic Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket (right) has been mentioned here before, but we like it so much we're showing it to you again. The Perfecto is made in the USA from genuine naked cowhide leather with an insulated nylon quilted lining, but what really sets it apart is its styling with the distinct belted front. This jacket has been worn by James Dean and Marlon Brando (check out a video here.). The Classic Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket is available from Stuarts London while stocks last.

Don't forget to check out Stuarts London's range of Schott jackets, or leather jackets in other brands.

-Simon

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Clarks Originals: The Desert Trek

Following The Desert Boot and The Wallabee in previous decades, another original from Clarks followed with The Desert Trek.
Based on a style discovered in The Netherlands by the wife of an abstract artist, and then refined in Clarks' factory in Ireland by Lance Clark, the debut of Desert Trek in the '70s was timely as at this time the oil crisis meant leaving the car at home and walking for millions of people. Comfortable shoes were called for and Desert Trek was the answer. Clarks Originals Desert Trek's special combination of nature form last, trademark crepe sole and distinctive centre seams survive to this day.

-Simon

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Clarks Originals: The Wallabee

Following in Nathan Clark's footsteps, Lance Clark created another original- the Wallabee.
Inspired by a moccasin made by a company called Sioux, it was developed in 1961 at the Clarks-owned Padmore & Barnes factory in Ireland.
Originally the Clarks Originals Wallabee was known as the 'Grasshopper', but changed its name for copyright purposes when exported to the other side of the Atlantic, and the term 'Wallabee' was coined.
The Wallabee was constructed around the nature form last; And it still is. But while the Wallabee is sublimely comfortable, it is the simple, uncluttered design that over the years has earned it millions of dedicated followers.

-Simon

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Penfield Outback Vest Jackets

Now celebrating 35 years of "Life in the Open", Penfield's committment to the best of fashion, function, practicality and durability is at the forefront for this Winter.

To commemorate the milestone in Penfield's celebrated heritage, they have re-issued a classic from the archives: the original Outback. This strictly-limited anniversary edition is made out of 100% calf leather outer and padded with 210g of premium 80/20 goose down.


Classic details such as front snap closure, shoulder yoke, internal plaid yoke and handwarmer pockets keep the vest classic – just the way it was loved.

First released in the late 1970's, the Outback Vest has become a staple style in Penfield Winter collections and its continued popularity justifies its inclusion year-after-year. The Outback Vest exemplifies the ethos of what it is to be Penfield - a classic look, unsurpassed garment quality, and eminent style. The Outback embodies the spirit of the Penfield brand and illustrates clearly what Penfield stand for.


The Outback is one of the most recognizable styles available in Penfield's rich history and has been celebrated globally through the collaborative efforts that have been undertaken. Eminent names such as Colette, Stüssy and Edifice have all recognized the versatility of the Outback as a durable yet fashionable piece.

There is no doubt that the Outback Vest will see out the next 35 years and beyond in the same understated yet classic swagger that has seen it conquer since 1975. In a world where trends fall by the wayside Penfield choose to celebrate style; it never goes away and it is always relevant.

The Penfield Outback vest is now available from Stuarts London in a range of colours for Autumn/Winter 2010.

-Simon

Friday, 22 October 2010

Scarves at Stuarts

Sometimes fashionable, sometimes practical, often both- whatever you're after in a scarf you can find it amongst Stuarts' range of retro-inspired scarves and winter scraves.


On the left is one of the range of Penfield retro-inspired scarves, double-knitted in acrylic this is both warm and stylish. The Ben Sherman scarf (right) however is warmer still, made from 100% wool this scarf is part of the Ben Sherman Modern Classics collection that focuses on British wardrobe staples.


For those after a retro '50s look, check out the Tootal Vintage scarves at Stuarts to fint the patterns, polka dots and paisley designs that were prevalent in 1950s. Also with a strong vintage influence are the range of Pretty Green scarves from Stuarts- featuring the popular paisley and polka dot patterns these limited edition scarves are crafted from the finests wools and silks and are top quality.

Be sure to check out the full range of scarves at Stuarts and get yourself some fashionable neckwear in time for this winter.

-Simon

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Adidas SPO Winter Jacket


Part of the Adidas Winter 2010 collection is the new SPO Winter Jacket in Solid Blue. We were impressed by the thickness of the padding on this jacket- this is sure to keep you warm in those cold winter months. The elasticated waist gives further protection from the cold, and the jacket also features a removable hood for the wetter (and snowier!) days. The Adidas logo is embroidered logo to the left side of the jacket's chest in the traditional Adidas style.

-Simon

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Pick your Parka

Parkas are back for this Autumn/Winter and they are back in style. Here are a few picks from the Stuarts range:

The Baracuta Dark Navy Heritage Parka is a medium weight, lined Parka coat featuring a hood with drawstring and leather stopper detail and original Heritage tartan lined inner. The outer is teflon coated which increases water resistance and makes it a popular parka for scooter riding. The parka is a regular classic fit and features a waist adjuster on the inside of jacket to achieve a fitted look if desired.

The Fred Perry Mountain Parka in Forest Night is a regular fit mountain parka in a hooded style with back leather buckle detail with draw string detail with leather stopper. It features a tasteful and distinctive Fred Perry laurel badge on the chest. The jacket has a water-resistant nylon outher shell and has a warm cotton-lined inner.

The Garbstore Mountain Providence Parka is a much sought-after designer parka made with premium detail and quality. The inner is wool lined for warmth and special Japanese Ishigure wool lines the hood and inner fron placket. This parka is a semi-slim fit and one of this winter's must-haves.

Staying on the designer parka theme, the Pretty Green Black Label Waxed Black Parka is the last of our featured parkas here. This one features a special paraffin-based wax to make the outer shell water resistant. It's an authentic vintage styled parka, made to a regular fit. An iconic mod fashion style.

Be sure to check the full range of parkas, coats and jackets available this Autumn/Winter at Stuarts London.


-Simon

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Clarks Originals: The Desert Boot

The Clarks Originals original, the Desert Boot was designed in 1949 by Nathan Clark and launched at the Chicago Shoe fair the following year.
The inspiration for the Desert Boot was a crepe-soled boot made from rough suede in Cairo's fabled Old Bazaar which was the footwear of choice for the off-duty Eighth Army officers.
The simple lines and conspicuous comfort were an instant hit and the first ever casual shoe was born. The rest, as they say, is history. Often imitated but never bettered, sometimes different but in spirit always the same, long live the Clarks Originals Desert Boot.

-Simon

Monday, 18 October 2010

MA.STRUM Competition: Update

MA.STRUM Competition

Thank you to all who have entered the MA.STRUM competition at Stuarts. There have been hundreds of entrants of far, if you've not entered yet, don't worry as it's not too late!
Read on if  you would like a chance to win £350 to spend on MA.STRUM products at Stuarts...

To celebrate the arrival of this season's fantastic MA.STRUM collection, Stuarts London are giving one lucky a customer a £350 gift voucher to spend on MA.STRUM products and all you have to do is sign up to our MA.STRUM email list by 31 October to be in with a chance of winning.


How to enter:
Simply add yourself to the MA.STRUM email list before 31 October.
That is all. No purchase neccessary.
Please enter your email address in the box below, then on the next screen enter your name and select MA.STRUM under Interests.
If you are already receiving the main newsletter you can still sign up for the MA.STRUM competition newsletter too. Enter your email address, and you will get a screen saying that we already have your email address on records. On this screen, if you click the 'Send Access Email' button our mail provider will send you a link to log in to your account. Once there simply tick the MA.STRUM box and you are entered in the competition!


It is not too early to look through our MA.STRUM selection, and see which items you will be spending your £350 on! Click here for MA.STRUM catalogue.
Check out a few of our favourites below.



Rules:
  • Entries must be received by 23:59 on 31st October 2010.
  • One entry per person.
  • Competition is not open to employees of Stuarts London.
  • Voucher can only be used on MA.STRUM brand products and can only be used once.
  • There will be no change or rebate from the voucher, any value not used will be lost.
  • Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or any non-MA.STRUM products.
  • Voucher must be used by 20th December 2010.
  • Voucher cannot be used in combination with any other voucher or promotion.
  • Winner will be selected at random from all email entrants on 1st November 2010 and will be announced in our Facebook Group soon after.
  • By signing up, you agree to receive our monthly email newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).

For news and results check our website or our Facebook group.

-Simon