17 August 2013

WWII into Present Day.

Both as impressive as it is chilling, great imagery merging previous WW2 photographs with the modern day.  Through collaboratiion with the the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg and the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive, in Krasnogorsk; artist Sergey Larenkov then travelled to various battle scenes from World War II, snapping a picture in present day for his blended collages. Sergey has travelled to Paris, Berlin, Prague and around Russia, revisiting historic war sites. By snapping these locations from a similar angle as the original war photographs, we get a chilling glimpse into a very different and scary time.

9 August 2013


It's a pleasure to have been a part of these, the Veras x Connoisseur 'El Mono' boot. Made with the Veras main man Neil Morris, a good guy with a wealth of experience in this industry, ex Drooghi (Cardiff) and Rather Not Say, this meeting of minds sees South Wales meet the North West and the Mediterranean meet the mountains.
This suede nine hole, lightweight boot comes in two colours, Marino and Whiskey or Navy and Beige to you and I, with spare coloured laces too. We say the perfect piece of footwear for this time of the year as the weather starts to turn. 
The 'El Mono' is fresh take on the classic Monkey boot, think skinheads, hard mods, Action Man and trendy hikers. A good alternative to the more rugged, substantial hiking boots. 
Available Mon 19 August from Connoisseur

26 July 2013


The Trimm Star is one of several new Adidas models which get the thumb's up here, first introduced in 1985, Trimm Star was licensed to the German Sports Association as part of it's campaign to urge people to get in shape. This one in a lovely shade of light grey (or Onix) suede with manly pink stripes is a perfect summer trainer. More info here http://www.size.co.uk/page/adidas-archive/

12 July 2013


Looks great, roll on winter!

9 July 2013

WW1 in 3D.

This is pretty impressive stuff, French soldiers photographed suring the Great War with a Richard Verascope stereo '3D' camera. Great stuff via : A Nerds World.

28 June 2013


The sales are great, in particular Garbstore which is always belting. I was in need of another bag for my new slightly more serious DSLR camera. This 'Outdoor Code' one made with Peters Mountain Works works nicely, ace colour combo. Made from one single piece of ballistic nylon it has a removable inner so it doubles up as a nice paperback and picnic bag for days out too.

24 June 2013


Only a couple of weeks ago I was lay in bed watching The Thing, John Carpenter's 1982 version of The Thing from Another World, a modern classic and another one which was recently unnecessarily remade (prequel) again, which Hollywood seems to do every other week now. A great film regardless, it's both atmospheric and chilling, quite literally, this was also a forerunner for state of the art special effects. But then there's the style of it, the gear, the looks, the unintentional coolness it created - it's like The Doors do Alaska, and that, I'm sure you agree is a fucking good look.
With Kurt Russell as MacReady, the main man in a research team at an Antarctic outpost, there's some seriously cool looks on show, big parkas, down jackets, leather bomber jackets, aviators, goggles, thick facial hair and some ace hats, especially the curious cowboy hybrid hat Kurt Russell wears. I was wondering (like you do) why this film didn't seem to get much love in the style stakes, you never see much said about that, though it appears to be a popular choice of fancy dress outfit amongst American kids. Coincidentally, last week it was cool to see a local (UK) hip hop group Burgundy Blood making a track all about just that , not to mention a commentary on some modern day rappers' shit sense of style. Great video too.

21 June 2013


Sheffield based Mamnick are a fairly new label making their own product via the UK and Japan immersing itself in the nearby scenic Peak District. This accessory caught my eye as a cool idea, maybe it's because I like beer and chips way too much, but it's the sort of thing you'd always want in your pocket. An uber posh double-use chip fork made from laser cut stainless steel in the Steel City itself. At the other end you can open your fave bottles of beer, so no more knackered teeth from here on in. Available from Mamnick themselves and one of  a few nice new bits available from our site too, very shortly.