Wednesday, 17 December 2014

MUNDIAL BOBBLES...



























#lovehats We've teamed up to do a special edition hat with the Mundial team, this winter... Remember how Subbuteo did a squad that kit equated to a bunch of teams, you know.... Claret and Blue catered for West Ham, Scunthorpe, Aston Villa and B*rnley. Well these are like that. Ten colours all in limited edition numbers AS ALWAYS. Available exclusively from Distant Echo and Steeple Pine.


"It started out with a limited edition magazine in the summer, and it's now back in the form of a winter hat; Mundial.
After teaming up with the lads from Casual Connoisseur, Mundial have produced a range of hats in traditional football colours. 

'Renowned Stockport hat fanciers The Casual Connoisseur have teamed up with prolific soccer literature manufacturers Mundial Magazine, to present this trimmed-down football-centric version of their iconic Weir design,The Mundial. 
It's perfect for the long, cold winter ahead. It'll probably make your dad tell that story about half-and-half bobble hats, getting legged by Wimbledon and how things aren't what they used to be, but don't let that put you off." ONLINE FROM 3PM TODAY!!


Monday, 15 December 2014

FIRST WEIR - TRICKETT GIFT BOX




















This winter's first Weir is upon us! The way these have arrived means it's a little bit different this year as the first one out is the collabo with Trickett and thus is only available as part of a special gift box exclusively from Trickett's website.
There's only 50 gift sets available so they might not hang about. It's goes online at TRiCKETT at 7pm GMT tonight. 

Here's Trickett's write up: 

The gift pack is limited to 50 and features one hat and two pairs of socks (one pair of each sock style) and comes gift wrapped in a limited edition TRiCKETT x Connoisseur gift box, finished with branded ribbon. How about that? These hats tend to have a bit of a cult following so here are a few points of note:
  • The release date will be 15th December 2014 at 7PM and we will build a new part of the website for this sale as we do expect demand to be quite high. Unfortunately we cannot offer preorders on this item and as big a fan as your labrador is of the brand we can’t make any exceptions.
  • The gift sets are limited to one per customer, anyone ordering more than one pack will be refunded and sent only one pack.
  • The Weir can only be bought as part of the gift pack and they cost £65 including 1st class recorded postage within the UK. International orders will pay an extra £5 flat fee, no matter where you are on the planet.
  • The socks can be purchased separately and cost £14 posted in the UK. International orders will be slightly more.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

POST / DELIVERIES ... CHRISTMAS.



















Already posted this last week but a quick refresh is in order.
Royal Mail - important postal dates.

FIRST off, post is already rather slower than usual. So as with the festive season that 3-5 day guideline we recommend during normal times (UK, longer everywhere else), unfortunately goes out the window, its difficult to place an exact time and it's out of our hands too, all we can do is process and post sales as they come in, so please bear that in mind. You shouldn't have to wait too long for parcels but if you do, you know why...it's Christmas.

UPDATE: As per each year we start to get a bunch of emails chasing up orders. Unfortunately we're just so stupidly busy this time of year that we can't reply to these emails unless they've passed a period of at least 12 working days. Might sound strange but things take a lot longer this time of year, we work until daft o'clock and we get things out sharpish but the post office are backed right up, yeah it might be frustrating but it's how it is at Christmas. Things will take longer to arrive that's an absolute given as above so please bear this in mind and please allow longer for your orders to arrive 99.9% of the time is all you need to do and it'll be with you. 

Cut off date for recorded mail this Christmas (for UK) is Friday 19th December. Which means that's the last time we'll be posting anything out pre-Xmas.

Overseas - Canada, Greece and Eastern Europe is the 9th December.
Western Europe, USA and (Static) BFPO  addresses is the 12th December.

This is what we're bound by, them's the rules of the postal serivce so anything else is completely out of our hands so once again please bear this in mind. ALSO please remember overseas customers, you don't get a tracking number unless you pay the extra costs for one on the store. Many thanks. TC

Monday, 8 December 2014

OVERLOOK HAT








































You know the dance with this one by now. 
If you don't well...
'Proud to present one of the most sought after and talked about hats out there. The Weir Overlook.
Our little brand is all about immersing itself in the things we love and are passionate about, this is no finer example of that. This is one of a kind, inspired by that garish 1970's carpet from the spooky Overlook Hotel, from the chilling cult film adaption The Shining from 1980. As seen in Empire Magazine (Feb 2013) bought by loads of people from Oscar Winners to Suicide Girls. The one which broke all records when we sold 300 in a minute last year. Back by popular demand, the first, the original, the Connoisseur Overlook.' DC
Online Tuesday 7pm (GMT) 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

FOR YOUR RUN, FOR YOUR WALK
























Our latest tee release is our For Your Run, For Your Walk tee. Which is an updated take on some 1970's Royal Mail dress code posters. 
This illustration (previously released as a print) see's a reinterpretation of old school Royal Mail workplace dress code posters. 
With our own unique twist on it we changed the footwear to more fitting models, two classics. The old favourite Adidas ZX 600 and the timeless Clarks Wallabee, illustrated by Peter O'Toole. Available FRI 5th Dec 7pm GMT



Wednesday, 3 December 2014

PRODUCT UPDATE & CHRISTMAS POSTAL GUIDE....

















So yeah it's that time of year already again. AND like previous years there's a demand for loads of products.
As with the last few years, hat season tends to take over at winter and whilst we've already taken care of most of the McMurphy's, there's still the multicolours to go online yet and the 'posh hats' too. Deerstalkers, Flat caps and all that caper. Then of course the Overlooks, which will be online very soon. If ever there was a hat we get more mails and questions about it's this one! Whilst we're only a two man team with no little helpers we'll do our absolute bestest to ensure we get new product online and shipped as it arrives with us. 
The usual 'online at 7pm tomorrow' will not be applicable this time of year for a lot of product as we aim to get incoming stuff online without delay. So please keep an eye on the shop and the social networks for announcements of releases.

Later today, The Zippos, Tea Towel, new limited edition Art print and Swiss Army Knives will all go live. A few tees also to follow then more hats!













Then of course the next question people are asking about, yep! The Weirs - which as always will be delivered in batches of 1-2/2-3 all new colours by top secret carrier pigeons (led by Mary). When we get them, you'll know. When they're going online....you'll know. 


Royal Mail - important postal dates.

FIRST off, post is already slower than usual. So as with the festive season that 3-5 day guideline we recommend during normal times (UK, longer everywhere else), unfortunately goes out the window, its difficult to place an exact time and it's out of our hands too, all we can do is process and post sales as they come in, so please bear that in mind. You shouldn't have to wait too long for parcels but if you do, you know why...it's Christmas.

Cut off date for recorded mail this Christmas (for UK) is Friday 19th December. Which means that's the last time we'll be posting anything out pre-Xmas.

Overseas - Canada, Greece and Eastern Europe is the 9th December.
Western Europe, USA and (Static) BFPO  addresses is the 12th December.

This is what we're bound by, them's the rules of the postal serivce so anything else is completely out of our hands so once again please bear this in mind. ALSO please remember overseas customers, you don't get a tracking number unless you pay the extra costs for one on the store. Many thanks. TC


Thursday, 27 November 2014

SOCK IT TO 'EM...

























Hands off cocks, on socks, as they say in the Army.
A requirement for any feet unless you live in Barbados or somewhere equally silly hot. And why stick with plain white or black shit when you can add a bit of pizazz to your hoofs? 

This winter we've got some more offerings, nine different designs in total and three different gift box styles too. Lot's of socks of the happy variety from Swedish sock connoisseurs Happy Socks. So tart up your feet with some added flash. It's a random bunch as different as the next and not one but three different special limited edition gift boxes, for loved ones, parents or special friends, who also appreciate that what;s under the fancy footwear is as equally an important part of your attire.

They'll be online early Friday AM!
Please note these will be shipped on Monday 1st December. TC


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

McMURPHY'S PART II ...




















"What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin'? Well you're not! You're not! You're no crazier than the average asshole out walkin' around on the streets and that's it."

Yes indeedy. Now then as mentioned t'other day. The McMurphy's were to be released in three batches, Last Monday and tomorrow with the specials to follow soon. The next three are a Grey mix tweed, a fruity Purple and the bona fide classic Dark Navy. Made in England, limited numbers produced as always. These go online at 7pm GMT
And bear in mind the last three were done and gone within a few minutes!! TC 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

McMURPHYS....




















The 'McMurphy' hat returns for a fourth season, if you didn't know it already it's a fantastical premium ribbed watch cap, hand-made right here in Blighty by master craftsmen Highland 2000 from the finest British Wool and of exceptional quality. 
This year we've got over ten variations including multicoloured ones (online soon) too! 

However tomorrow is the chance to buy the first three options of this year, Brown, Mid Navy and a stunning Electric Blue produced, as always in limited numbers. The next three colour options will follow later in the week. With the Multi colours to follow after those.
Online Monday 7pm GMT TC


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

NEVER FORGET...
































Anthem for Doomed Youth

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
      — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
      Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells; 
      Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
      And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?
      Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
      The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

Monday, 10 November 2014

CONNOISSEUR X TUKTUK - ACES!


















































The ongoing collaboration with tuktuk sees a lovely pair of winter warmers.
We like to give everything a name and with the Fargo-alike theme to these we went with Minne and Sota. See what we did there? Winter wouldn't be winter without a proper Flannel shirt, we have two superb tartans on offer this year. 
The Red and Green combo 'Minne' and the Multi tartan check 'Sota' both come with a button down collar, top pocket with dual branded tab and two bottom utility pockets for keeping your hands warm, all topped off with Mother of Pearl buttons on the same shirt block as previous. Aces!


Rather limited numbers available from both tuktuk and ourselves. From Tuesday evening 7pm GMT TC

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

WEEKEND CONNOISSEUR D'ARBLAY JACKET




















REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 6th NOVEMBER!
Yes that's right, tomorrow night the new jacket collabo with Weekend Offender goes online at 7pm (GMT) and is available from both websites.
Limited numbers produced and even more very limited numbers of the Yellow. TC
#twotribesgotowar #weekendconnoisseur