Thursday, 27 August 2015


Yep, that's right, last month we released this tee and it sold out in a few minutes, one of the quickest selling tees we've done actually. And, due to demand, we've managed to get a restock in double quick time.
We've even got it on Navy now aswell as the Purple and White we did previously. 
They go online tomorrow, 7pm. Just remember folks it's a bank holiday weekend so they won't be processed until the following Tuesday. Worth the wait though. TC

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


That's right the long running Northern Music Factory design f- a Connoisseur staple from day one, has had a new edition, this time on our rather remarkable heat reactive tees. Basically, if you missed our Osti and Pigeon tees previously - this means they change colour when reacted with heat, these look superb and as always, it's something a little bit different. We've got Green tees that go Yellow, Blue and Grey that go White and Purple that change to Pink. Technology hey? 
Anyway they'll be online tomorrow at 7pm. One run before summer sticks his big coat on for another year. TC

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


We've always wanted to do a football shirt here at CCHQ, but in all honesty this one kind of happened by accident. We had them made for a tournament then found out it was sponsored and had their own kits, but the interest when previewed suggest it was worth getting a run done, so we did. Now you have a chance to get your own CC football top, pretend to be Pele or Maradona with your silky skills, or Kevin Francis down the local park scoring another pearler against Burnley.
A classic Adidas jersey made with ultra lightweightclimalite® fabric that wicks moisture and keeps the wearer sweat free. Three stripes on the sleeves, which of course are long, as they should be! CC branded logo embroidery And tiny 'connoisseur fc' detail on the hem.
Best worn with shorts and trainers like Bob Marley, not like a full kit wanker unless your at 5 a side. Comes in Royal and Red, 'Home and Away'. Limited numbers produced as always. Online tomorrow at 7pm GMT TC 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Tomorrow see's a return of two tees, both with Manchester and Stockport connections to boot.

'Bummed' is a nod and inspired from that original album artwork and comes in glorious colours, yep we even got the woman in on there too!  The album was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport.

'Sound and Vision' has another obvious nod, though we can't really talk about that. It is however a play on the iconic image which was an original computer-generated illustration of eighty successive periods of pulses produced at the Arecibo Radio Observatory in Puerto Rico in the late 1960s after it was first discovered. One of the first visuals of sound. Later appearing in several scientific articles and encyclopedias where it gained more attention and became more famous, then used elsewhere too. This has been used and done many times is tee form with connections to another Manchester band - However our play on this was to get visual with the artwork and bring a raised 3D print on the Navy tee and a metallic silver ink on the black tee paying tribute to the original source.
Both online Thursday 7pm GMT TC

Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Tonight see's the release of our latest 'Villain' hat, the second of a variety incoming of some of the finest, premium head wear a man could don! These one's are made for us in a lighter-weight special linen, by the 'Masters of Linen', no less! It's navy in colour and inspired by everyone's favourite mob uncle, Corrado Soprano. Coming in three sizes and in rather limited numbers! A summery version of the soon to be arriving A/W tweedness.

Tomorrow see's the release of our For Court, For Courting tee, which is the second in the series of an ongoing collection of footwear tees, inspired by the old Royal Mail dress code in the workplace posters. More to follow featuring choice footwear of the trainer and shoe variety. This one features a pair of Indoor Super and Clarks Desert Boot.

Thursday finally see's the release of our ale, Hoppy Mondays, after a slight delay whilst licensing was sorted, now is the time. Yes we've always wanted to produce an ale and we teamed up with our mates in Soho Weekend Offender and Dancing Duck Brewery to brew a rather splendid bottle of hops mad goodness! The beer will be available in special 4 pack gift packs and will be sold directly from the Weekend Offender website, (they've got the logistics and team in place you see). We're excited and proud, we hope you will be too. 

Soon to come, we've got the first of three new shirts with tuktuk, the Clarks collection, CASUALCONUTS tee, Connoisseur FC tops, our USA made, Warriors/Wanderers/Baseball inspired coach jackets made with Ebbets Field Flannels and more. TC

Sunday, 26 July 2015


Tomorrow sees the release of our 'Chicks in Kicks 5' tees. This is our second tee with South London illustrator and all round good egg Jennifer Saul . Coming on Sky and White tees, this features a dead nice girl in her underpants and New Balance M576 trainers in Red and Cobalt. She seems nice and has wonderful hair.

** PLEASE NOTE ** Due to a prior commitment, purchases made from Tuesday evening until Friday WILL be subject to a slight delay for delivery. We ask people to allow 3-5 days for purchases to arrive, it may be slightly longer this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. Thanks. TC

Wednesday, 22 July 2015


Tomorrow evening see's the release of two new tees both designed by Josh Parkin, both on a similar theme. 

'A Rush and a Push' and 'ACID HOUSE' both loosely inspired by the classic Charles M. Schulz Peanuts artwork, this features a late 80's/early 90's twist, celebrating the boom of acid house and the rave era. As does the 'Rush' artwork with an indiosyncratic CC twist. Complete with a Smiths inspired line. This one's on Ash Grey and a new bright Pink tee, t'other on White and Turquoise. Online Thursday 7pm. TC

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


We've only gone and brewed our own beer, it's been well documented how one of our favourite past times is good old pubs and the real ale revolution. So with that in mind, it was always a long intention, dare we say even a bit of a dream to do this. After several long months, discussions and the odd taste tests, we put our heads together with our friends from Soho; Sam, Rhydian, Ryan and Aaron at Weekend Offender and decided it was something we should just go ahead and do! 
Working with the independent Derby based brewery Dancing Duck we came up with a nice summery session ale that features a combination of three hops - Citra from the USA, Admiral from the UK, and Dana from Slovenia. At 4.3% this is on the ever so slightly stronger side of a typical 'session' ale, but not too strong at all. Just what we like - refreshing, light and hoppy, a great colour and varied taste of fruit, hops, barley and pine. Due to the hoppy content, we went with the first name we could come up and it worked out well, it just stuck. These will be exclusively available via Weekend Offender, due to logistical/distribution factors. These come as a four pack in a special box with beer mats with special artwork by our good pal Peter O'Toole. This was a long drawn out process where the four of us were also helped with other chaps keen to see this come to fruition, special thanks go to our friend Lennie who helped with the ongoing headfuck that was the box design. Feels a bit like the Oscars this, sorry. We're just dead chuffed we've finally made a bevvie, get it whilst you can. Get pissed with us!  ***UPDATE*** 
Due to a delay on licensing this release has had to be put back until next week. Apologies!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015


Our much anticipated Paninaro tee is going online tomorrow evening. On both White and Purple tees, it's highly likely the'll be gone in a flash. They'll also be going to several stockists shortly too. 

Armani, Armani A-A-Armani!  Wednesday 7pm GMT TC