Monday, 30 August 2010

Opening up the PUMA Archive

PUMA Archive

'The Archive', PUMA's retro-styled classic shoes and apparel that capture PUMA's heritage and athletic history with their iconic design. There are re-issues of PUMA calssics as well as new designs in the retro style.

PUMA Roma 68 Vintage White-RedPUMA Roma 68 Vintage Black-White

A style first introduced in 1968, honouring the Italian team's exploits at the European Championships. This classic re-issue is true to the original and features: Suede toe cap, Rubber herringbone design sole, Logo patch at the back, Lace up type, Logo brand patch on the tongue, Rubber mud guard and leather upper and is emblazoned with a stylish 'Roma' on the outer side.

Uno stile la prima volta nel 1968, onorando sfrutta la squadra Italiana è ai Campionati Europei. Questo classico nuovo rilascio è fedele all'originale e caratteristiche blasonate logo, un elegante 'Roma' sul lato esterno.

PUMA Archive California White-RedThe PUMA California here is an '80s classic, and this is a long-awaited re-issue. A well loved-tennis shoe (worn by Guillermo Vilas during his successful career) and a favourite on the terraces too, this shoe truly is a piece of the early '80s.
Features: PUMA contrast formstripe on the side, logo patch on the tongue and back and red suede uppers.

PUMA Archive Suede Pineneedle Spectra YellowPUMA Archive Top Winner White/Green

Don't forget to view the full PUMA Archive range of products, in stock at Stuarts London.

-Simon

Friday, 27 August 2010

Adidas: Mix and Match

We've talked about Adidas Original bags recently, and now it's the turn of the rest of the Adidas Originals trainers and track tops.


The Adidas Originals SPO Superstar track top features a simple, yet striking contrasting design. The enduring shape and quality of the superstar TT combines style and class and as usual features the 3 Stripes detailing and Trefoil logo on the chest. You could match this with the Adidias Originals Volley Plimsoles a style that found fame as the table-tennis shoe of the '70s.


The Firebird Track jacket (in Fairway/White) goes well with the ZX 500 TEX. The Original Firebird track top is a classic piece of sports apparel and features the iconic three-stripe pattern down the shoulders and arms and the distintive Adidas logo on the chest. The accompanying ZX 500 TEX trainers are from the Originals range and were originally introduced in the mid 80s as bio-mechanically correct, high mileage road-running shoes. The multi purpose rubber outsole studs grip on soft ground but retreated into treads on harder surfaces and the mesh and suede upper on this makeup is themed on the classic EQT colourway. Like many other trainers in the Adidas Originals collection these come with two sets of laces, so you can change the colour depending on your choice of style.

Of course, these are just my ideas- why not have a look yourself and see if you can do better? Check out the Adidas Originals tops here and the Adidas Originals footwear here.

-Simon

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Puma Black Station


An iconic sports fashion label, which has taken an unexpected and unique twist at the hands of two top designers Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan, PUMA's new creative director. The fusion of tradition on modern technology produces a product that is beautifully crafted, intricately designed and sophisticated. Power is the inspiration for the collection, and McQueen's collections are known for both the power and energy of his shows and the use of juxtaposition in contrasting elements, influencing the combination of traditional style and modern design.



Hussein Chalayan is British/Cypriot designer, who has previously worked with New York knitwear label TSE, Gibo from Italy, the British jewellers Aprey, the German label Falke as well as founding his own signature clothing line- adding a menswear line in 2002. He has been twice (1999 & 2000) named British Designer of the Year. As PUMA's first creative director, and the first famous fashion designer to be appointed by a sports label, Hussein Chalayan is the driving force behind the creative direction of the company, and is responsible for designing, creating and developing the PUMA fashion collections, resulting in the PUMA Urban Mobility collection and now the impressive PUMA Black Station collection, now available at Stuarts London. Take a look at an example of the luxurious footwear in the Black Station range:


PUMA Black Station footwear by Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan and PUMA Black Station t-shirts by Hussein Chalayan are now in stock, but don't wait around- these should all sell out fast!

-Simon

Friday, 20 August 2010

Diadora Ed Moses: Now In!

Harking back to the heyday of Italian sportswear in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the Ed Moses running shoe is an iconic style of sports footwear.  The Diadora Borg Elite was already a favourite of ‘80s casuals, but the Diadora Ed Moses was legendary.

These trainers are very limited edition, and an iconic style of the mid-‘70s to early ‘80s- a lot of people have been waiting for these to be re-released, so you should visit the Stuarts London store, or order online fast.

The trainers feature a suede trim upper, with textile and mesh contrast and rubber soles.  They feature the iconic side stripe logo and are available in three colours as illustrated.  The silver-stripes are already proving popular!

-Simon

Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Hoosiers in Luke 1977:

Check out The Hoosiers on Greg James' show on BBC Radio 1 (click here). You'll notice Irwin wearing a Luke 1977 Chubby V-neck shirt, not the first time he's been spotted in Luke clothing, spotted here in a Luke Y-neck shirt:


These products, along with a large range of Luke 1977 goods can, of course, be found in the Stuarts London store and purchased online.



About Luke

Luke was 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; So it is no surprise that by the age of twelve he was already adept at using a sewing machine, and soon became interested in the whole process of the production of garments and began to develop his skills. 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 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 and 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 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.

-Simon

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sunspel at Stuarts

Sunspel at Stuarts London

Now in stock, by popular demand, a range of clothing from luxury label Sunspel.

Sunspel has been making t-shirts and underwear for 150 years, resulting in a timelessly understated British style. Award-winning stylist Lindy Hemming thought this made it the perfect apparel for Daniel Craig as James Bond, where in the 2006 movie Casino Royale we see the classic Sunspel '50s-style Riviera Polo combined with Persol handmade sunglasses for an unforgettable look. Christian Bale also sported Sunspel t-shirts in The Dark Knight, and in the original laundrette commercial for Levi jeans, Nick Kamen reveals a pair of Sunspel boxer shorts after removing his jeans.


Sunspel Classic Riviera PoloSunspel Classic Riviera Polo

All Sunspel clothes are carefully handmade with great attention to detail, resulting in elegant and sophisticated luxury clothing. 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.

Sunspel long-sleeved t-shirtDesigners such as Paul Smith, Richard James, Margaret Howell, Thom Browne and Kris Van Assche have worked with Sunspel adding to the brands allure taking advantage of Sunspel’s long experience and superior manufacturing skills.

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

-Simon

Monday, 16 August 2010

Jeffery-West Hand-Finished Shoes: A touch of Class, with a twist of Individuality

Jeffery West Shoes, in stock at Stuarts London

From Northampton, the traditional home of British leather and shoemaking, come Jeffery-West- a manufacturer that combines the traditional craftsmanship and quality of shoes manufactured in Northampton factories that have hundreds of years of experience and pedigree with an elegance, flamboyance and imagination that can often be lacking in men’s shoes.  Built to last, with a level of luxury and comfort that is expected from a quality British shoe, Jeffrey-West shoes’ distinct style with the signature cleft heel and diamond broguing exhibits both a touch of class and a dash of roguishness and a twist of individuality. Each Jeffery-West style has its own original twist, from the heel and the broguing, to the traditional hand-burnished uppers and influences from gothic architecture and modern art.  This individuality is accentuated further by every shoe being hand-finished. The Jeffery-West brand is a testament to the old adage that style never goes out of fashion.

Jeffery-West Sedel Ve Shoes


We have recently added some new styles to our website, but act quickly as we don’t expect these to hang around for long.



Stuarts London is an official stockist for Jeffery-West shoes, and our range can be found here.

-Simon

Thursday, 12 August 2010

This is just lover-Lee



EVERYONE remembers the advert tune, everyone remembers the envy of seeing someone wearing them, well now its time to get rid of the green and get into the jean.

Yes, Lee’s Archive range, which sees the release of what can only be describe as beautiful denim wear for the summer and beyond.

Using the best Japanese denim production, boasting a carefully created range, even the fucking label is fur for that extra bit of quality and finish.

Ok, wipe the drool off the table Colonel.

Weaved on the original machines, the archive range seems to have missed out nothing, except of course your bacons and bottle gracing the insides that is.

The 100 per cent cotton jean, which will colour as dry, with 5 per cent shrinkage, comes in the 101b hair on hide style, and the 101Z 55s, minus fur patch. These come in raw denim, lighter in hue with fabulous attention to detail. Both are fly button.

The 101j denim jacket boasts a low chest pocket, with brighter stitching for pockets button and style, again with shrinking, this jacket is a five button dark delight.

I have come over all unnecessary sorry, but these are not just a fabulous trip down memory lane, they are a delight.

Clock this one


CUCKOO clocks, watches and fine milk chocolate, oh and an intolerance to lateness.

Well I am not sure about the last bit, but I am sure that the Swiss do the previous three well, along with army knives.

But that’s not all, with the word famous purveyor of all, but the chocolate and clocks, is releasing another season of clothing designs, Victorinox, a word that has all English tongues pronouncing the X, without fail.

A history of 125 years generally means you have been doing something right and this Swiss gem has worked tirelessly to hone all its natural talents of reliability, inventiveness, functionality and quality. From its home in Ibach, Canton, Switzerland, via New York, the range provides something for the high street, mountain side or wherever you decide to don this top smutter to be honest.

Using cloths and designs from Europe and Japan, the line is perfect for town and country, sporting the classic cross logo the range promises to be something to prize out of the shops and load up in your wardrobe.

And look I managed to complete this piece without mentioning the sale of dodgy paintings and using the term ‘cutting edge’ what a clever boy.

Now time to wait for the new range to drop into the shop …..

Tick follows tock, follows tick …

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Ellesse by Wood Wood

Ellesse Heritage by Wood Wood

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Ellesse will finally be coming back home at Stuarts after many years indeed. Although the collection was due for July, we will now receive the bulk of the vintage archive inspired collection Mid - End August. In the meantime enjoy the exclusive collaboration between Ellesse and Wood Wood.

Wood Wood is a Danish designer label and one of the most exclusive driving forces behind European street couture scene today. The design duo T-Karl Oskar and Brian SS Jensen have gained huge respect and a following throughout the world. In addition to Ellesse, Wood Wood have worked with brands like Nike, Adidas, Comme de Garcon, Fred Perry which are just a few to mention.

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Wood Wood is only available in very select number of stores worldwide. Stuarts London is proud to be part of this select profile.

Ellesse by Wood Wood will be in store early August. It a small capsule collection which features sweatshirts, T-shirts , track tops and a cool bucket hat made from only the best premium fabrics.