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

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Classic Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket


New in from Schott NYC is the Classic Perfecto Leather Motorcycle Jacket.

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 the clip of 'The Wild One' below').


Of course, this isn't the only Schott jacket we have in- click here to see the rest of the Schott NYC jackets collection.

-Simon

Friday, 15 October 2010

New Fred Perry for Autumn/Winter

Autumn is here, and some new arrivals from Fred Perry's Autumn/Winter collections will no doubt keep you warm.


On the left is the Fred Perry Wool Penny Collar Blouson jacket, a stylish designer jacket in the Fred Perry style. It features contrast leather-style buttons, and a subtle Fred Perry leather logo patch. Made of 100% wool, this is warm jacket for those chilly months.
The leather contrast buttons also appear on the Fred Perry shawl collar style cardigans, the marl colour of which is pictured above, a carbon blue is a stylish alternative.


On the jumper side, a rather unique offering shown above left is the Fred Perry Toggle Shawl Collar sweater, also in 100% wool the standout feature on this piece is the distinctive rope and toggle design at the front of the collar that really marks this out as a special piece. Alternatively, you may prefer the more subtle Fred Perry crew neck sweaters, the liquorice colour is pictured, but you may prefer it in navy or a hunting green.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, mind. There are plenty more Fred Perry pieces in stock at Suarts London. Click here to see some more.

-Simon

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Pringle Knitwear - What's your style?

Pringle of Scotland is one of the oldest luxury knitwear brands, and this heritage is evident throughout each and every piece. For Autumn/Winter 2010 Pringle have released another selction of stylish jumpers made with Lambswool, Merino Wool, or Cashmere, bith with and without the Argyle pattern.

  • Extra soft merino wool jumper
  • Vintage Pringle logo on the bottom left of the jumper
  • V neck style
  • Knitted argyle vintage inspired design
  • Contrast over stitch detail
  • Ribbed cuffs and waistband
  • Light weight
  • Slim Fit
  • 100% Merino Wool
  • Also in Nightshade and Black variations.

  • 100% Pure Cashmere
  • Vintage Pringle archive design
  • Argyle woven cashmere
  • Semi Slim fit
  • Ribbed cuffs and waistband
  • Extra soft touch and feel
  • Exclusive hand finished touches

  • Quality long sleeve V neck
  • Fitted style
  • Embroidered logo on chest
  • Ribbed cuff and waist
  • 100% Lambswool
  • Fall/winter 2010 collection
  • Also in Navy and Pale Grey

It's not just jumpers with Pringle though- the range includes quality cardigans, jackets, shirts and polo tops. Visit Stuarts London to see more.

-Simon

Monday, 11 October 2010

Converse Unisex Footwear Specials

Converse are celebrating the creativity and diversity of the UK music scene and Hot Chip, Bernard Sumner & Hot City have collaborated on Didn’t Know What Love Was, an exclusive new track for Converse. You can watch the video below:


As a treat to customers, Stuarts London have lowered the price on all Converse adults footwear, including the two popular pieces here:


Visit StuartsLondon.com now, for excellent savings on Converse footwear!

-Simon

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010 Headwear

Winter is still a few months away, but the winter hats are starting to roll in from our brands' Autumn/Winter 2010 collections. Why not have a look a few choice selections below, or visit the website for more headwear.

First up, is Lacoste with the Lacoste Alentour reversible woolen hat. The pictured side has a full-on stripe detail, but the reverse is plain with a single stripe. Both sides feature the iconic Lacoste croc logo. One size fits all, also available in navy.

Next up is Carhartt, with a bobble hat. This warm winter hat has the Carhartt logo on the front. Available in 'deep sea', black and grey colours. A retro style bobble hat, made to Carhartt's typical style and quality, these are sure to be popular.

On the theme of bobble hats, the long-awaited Penfield bobble hats have arrived. Penfield have made these available in new colours for this season, picture is the yellow version, but this hat also comes available in brown, pruple, grey and red.

Available in grey (pictured), olive green and navy, these vintage look Barbour Tynedale beanies have all the style and class you would assosciate with Barbour products. made from a 100% lambswool, and with a metal Barbour tag on the front these hats are a winter warmer with a vintage look.

Whatever your style, Stuarts have a wide selection of headwear for this winter. Whether you style is the bobble hat, a skull cap or a beanie, Stuarts will have something for you in stock.

-Simon

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Coming Very Soon: Gitman Bros. from Penfield

How about a big chunk of Americana style? The Gitman Bros. for Penfield collaboration, the first collaboration between these two iconic American brands, gives you just that.

Celebrating its 35-year anniversay, iconic outdoor apparel brand Penfield is releasing two shirts in partnership with fine American shirt-makers Gitman Bros. as part of their Autumn/Winter 2010 collection; The result is two authentic "Made in the USA" styles.


From its humble beginnings in Hudson (Massachusetts), one of Penfield's defining characteristics has been its strong American identity that is reflected in each of the Penfield collections. By combining with Gitman Bros., who are the one of the few shirt manufacturers to manufacture entirely within the USA, the Gitman Bros. from Penfield collection stays true to both brands' American heritage and pays homage to American shirt making traditions.



Penfield's traditional durability and practically is woven throughout the collection as are the fine materials and master construction for which Gitman Bros. are well-known. The Woburn, a 100% cotton blue Oxford shirt, and the Flitton, a rose flannel shirt, make up the two-piece collaboration that draws on classic Americana references throughout- both in the traditional chalk buttons that reference Gitman Bros. shirts throughout the late '70s to the Flitton flannel that has been pulled directly from the Gitman Bros. Winter 1982 collection.
Both styles feature an 8-button front closure with a contrast split plaquette and a left chest pocket. The shirts are garment washed for a superior feel and fit.

Stuarts London are a European stockist for the Gitman Bros. by Penfield collaboration.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

MA.STRUM Competition

MA.STRUM Competition

Would you like £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

Monday, 4 October 2010

Fred Perry Polos at Stuarts

Famous for polo shirts, Fred Perry polo tops are reknown around the world for their quality and fit. Introduced as a tennis brand- Fred Perry and Dan Maskell wore then whilst commentating on tennis, BBC cameramen were given the shirts for free to increase exposure and young up-and-coming tennis stars of the day would prefer the fit of the Fred Perry shirts over the baggy ill-fitting alternatives. The marketing paid off, and Fred Perry was forever assosciated with Wimbledon the world's premier tennis tournament, which is fitting for a premier brand.


After pressure from streetwear fans, Fred Perry began making polo shirts with tipped colors and sleeves and became the first brand to make the crossover from sportswear to streetwear. And this continues to this day with the wonderful range of authentic Fred Perry polos at Stuarts London.

-Simon

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Lacoste Red: New Arrivals

When you're after this season's authentic Lacoste goods, then you need look no further than Stuarts London. Check out some of the new arrivals in the premium Lacoste Red collection:


The archive-inspired large branding in the oversized logo on these Lacoste jackets, gives them a vintage preppy college style. They are lightweight, yet contain warm insulated padding. The modern twist on this vintage inspired jacket is the inside pocket with a headphone jack, allowing you to listen to your tunes without worring about getting your player wet.


Also new for Autumn/Winter 2010 are these limited edition Lacoste Red jackets. A proper padded winter jacket, with a fleece-lined inner, these jackets have been crafted with the fine attention to detail you expect from Lacoste.

Don't forget to check the Stuarts website for more Lacoste and Lacoste Red products.

-Simon