Thursday, 9 February 2012

All hail King Ralph

NEW arrivals are always something of an excitement especially when they are from one of the most renowned label on the planet.

New York born and bred American classic Ralph Lauren’s Denim and Supply range hits town with a series of delicious shirts, shorts and jumpers.

I am going to concentrate on the jumpers to start as they are something unusual and special.

I say jumpers but one is a cardigan and the other a hooded top, but you get me. The Marled Jersey cardigan five button front, two pocket number in grey with a shawl neck and has a touch of Starsky and Hutch about it

Although the neck type is popular this summer, the weave and use of colour that combines shades of grey makes it a simple stand out product.

The Marled Bohemia pull over top, or hoody as I know them comes in black/grey and has a rope fastener, in regular fit with anchor print and large open-end front pocket.

The tops avoid the preppy look that can sometimes come with Lauren, in fact te whole range does, it is much more practical styling.

Nice threads.

For Club and Country; QPR

BORN in the North and championing the era of the football casual, well the first one at least, 80 Casuals have definitely landed in London and West London to boot.

Having produced a class/cult range of T-shirts, hoodies and hats, the label has graced my team Queens Park Rangers with a shirt of our very own.

The white, QPR Club and Country shirt which sports an iconic Mille Miglia donned (MA.Strum), Burberry scarf wearing football casual against a St George cross and the initials Q.P.R.

80s Casuals badge on left arm and printed on back of the neck.

If you own one piece of Rangers clobber this year or any year for that, this has to be the one.

Top boy kit me thinks.

Come on.

Team up for this cracker

EVERYONE knows it's Olympic year, there seem no escape from it. The overspend, the crappy toys that look like something from cheap end Chinese factory, oh they are and of course Seb bloody Coe.

There is one piece of the London games you may not want to escape from before the real events actually start and that’s the Adidas Team GB cagoule based on the 1984 games jacket.

The Adidas hooded two hand pocket jacket with zip front is real winner. The red, white and blue coat is a replica of the original, proudly sporting the Union flag on the right side of the chest.

The navy bottom, white chest band and red top half and hood with drawstring fasteners is a gem of a garment and will conjure up memories of the decade of true clothing difference.

And makesup part of a superb Olympic range from the iconic brand check out the LA Games T-shirt and the Team GB LA 1984 tracksuit top.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Garment of the week

RIGHT here it is the most exciting new blog I can come up with Garment of the Week, think Harry hill's TV Burp theme tune when you say the new catchy title.

The on difference that will make this blog a collectors item or limited edition at least is that I am going to suggest two Garms, as one is a T-shirt and as the entire world is about to completely freeze over this weekend it only seems right to suggest something warm to keep the chill out.

First of the Garments of the Week is the amazing LA Olympic T-shirt from Adidas, G LA 84 which stirs up images of that nutter in the jet pack, along with Carl Lewis, Daley Thompson and oh you know that other runner bloke Coe.

So the T-shirt in white cotton, is emblazoned with the fabulous star logo from the games in red and blue along with the Olympic rings.

The cotton shirt sports an Olympic museum logo on the left arm and the Adidaa Tre-Foil logo on the bottom left.

A classic T-shirt from a classic brand.

So to keep out the cold this weekend and in the coming weeks, have a look at the Barbour x Tokihito Yoshida hooded half zip jumper in navy.

Not really much to say about this as I cannot really speak for drooling, this is a fantastic garment with a large front pocket in double knit, with a detachable hood with draw-string fasteners.

This is not only a new arrival, but a new favourite for me as part of a collaboration that is really pulling up some trees.

As the collab is with Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshido presumably the trees will be Bonais, I know bad joke.