Tuesday, 16 September 2014

WORKING MEN'S CLUB...


























Restock online at 7pm on Wednesday. Navy, Sky and new Red on Grey colourway. TC

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE AND HATE.... X OUTSKIRTS MOSCOW.

Connoisseur team up with Outskirts Moscow to bring not one but two authentic ace Russian designs out. 'Sloboba' and 'Apres Nous'Tonight at 7pm. GMT TC














Monday, 25 August 2014

THE WENLOCK JACKET.































The Wenlock Jacket is a meeting of minds between ourselves and London based independent label Collective Noun.
Taking name and inspiration from The Wenlock Arms public house in North London and the nearby Regents Canal, this classic style 
windbreaker jacket follows on from our last three cagoule releases (the Beat a Storm) and takes lead and inspiration from that traditional outdoor style. This premium version is a real passion project as you'll see in the video below, every aspect is made in England.
The outer is made from water resistant, breathable poly microfiber (from Lancashire) with Airtex lining (from Stockport). This features two hand-warmer pockets and a handy top slash pocket for your phone, cash and your Oyster card/Mega Rider. Featuring original style flat twill drawstring cords and hard sourced traditional bell style toggles. In keeping with the old school hiking theme, the sleeve patch features a narrowboat on the canal, which cuts through the ever-changing cityscape of central- East London. 























The Wenlock Arms, built in 1835, is a survivor of the wartime bombing of the area and is a renowned cask ale public house. This has been named North London Pub of the Year by the local CAMRA branch on four occasions since it reopened in 1994.

Limited to 100 pieces (50 per colour) each hand numbered. 
Available Mon 25 Aug 7pm TC

Monday, 18 August 2014

PRODUCT UPDATE NEWS.






















OK folks, we can imagine it can be a little frustrating waiting for news and certain items to drop, but rest assured we're hard at it! The perils of being a two man team means we are slightly dictated with when and how we release things, there's not enough hours in the day most days. Trust us, we'd love to put everything out at once, but I think the internet would explode!
There's a lot happening behind the scenes; we're working on a new website, more outerwear releases are being drawn up as we type. On that note, arriving and previewed this week will be the 'Wenlock jacket', a windbreaker we have made in collaboration with Collective Noun, this is a project all designed and made in London. Typically we named this one after a favourite pub, this will be available this month, watch this space. Following that we have the recently announced collaboration with Weekend Offender too - one of several planned outerwear offerings over the next 12 months that promises to be as different to the next, more news on that soon.

Then of course it's hat season - a very busy time for us will see more of the same, a wide range of offerings from our ace new baseball caps made with Ebbets Field Flannels in the USA (Sept) , our Heron hat due any day now too, then the outstanding reversible bucket hat with Berlin Groundet (Sept), if you thought our public transport inspired headwear couldn't get any crazier then you've seen nothing yet! Berlin's crazy U-Bahn seats have been turned into a reversible hat in Goretex. We also have our premium made flat-caps and a new deerstalker in the works and the McMurphy hats to come as well. Then, we'll come to our made in England signature Weir hats, which are already in the works for Nov/Dec. Yes, by sheer demand the 'Overlook' will also be available again, too.

Loads of tees we've been waiting on are now arriving and will be released as soon as we get the full quota: the 'bootleg' inspired designs such as the 'CC' and 'Dead Hard' made with Curva Nord will be available soon, as will the 'Run, Walk' and our Russian double bill with Outskirts Moscow. Also incoming will be several restocks such as 'Tinted Lens', 'Wolf Of Wall Street' in new colours and the classic 'Working Men's Club'Last but not least, several new pins will be available too, with some due any day and loads more currently on order. 

Thanks for your patience and ongoing support x  DC

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

THIS THING OF OURS



















'This Thing of Ours' - tee features artwork by Peter O'Toole of the famous collectable Pin Men - interacting and drinking, talking bollocks and having a good time, whilst dressed like kings. Well it's finally online tomorrow evening at 7pm GMT.  Please note: these will ship on Monday 11th August.

Friday, 1 August 2014

NORTHERN MUSIC FACTORY / DELIVERY INFO













Our Northern Music Factory "Club Mix" edition goes online tonight at 7pm (GMT)
What is it? Well it's a super new multicolourful print technique that's a lovely soft print to boot. 

ALSO an important notice about delivery. Unfortunately the perils of being a very small team here at CC HQ means at times we have to commit to other events/meetings for the greater good of the brand and of course do the 'boring' side of the business too, the paperwork and accounts, this is one of those weeks and so is half of next as we work to get things in order. Unfortunately there's also the great urgency to get some of these new tees we've been waiting a while for online, with them typically all coming at once. So we'll try and get new tees regularly online the only downside is this one and purchases from yesterday may well likely take a day or two longer than our normal fast service, so apologies in advance if you are affected. TC

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

CONNOISSEUR X WALSH - ROUND 2 The Ensign...








































Our next collaboration with Walsh, the only British owned, designed and manufactured sports footwear company left, have been manufacturing in Bolton, The North West since 1961.
After last years trainer we decided to revisit them again for this summer with a new model and new details and colours. 
The Ensign Connoisseur edition is a limited run of trainers, made right here and very, very exclusive which is what it's all about for us!
There's two colour ways this year, "Acacia Road" and "Linear North", the names being nods to each respective colour way.  The Ensign The Ensign silhouette was originally created for the Bolton Harriers and the New York marathon they completed in 1981 .
Details:
This release is dedicated to the founder, creator and pioneer, the late Norman Walsh 1931-2014.
They're online tomorrow evening at 7pm. TC 


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

CURVA'S CONNOISSEURS!





Our next hook up with Curva Nord is a 'remix' of a previous design from a few years ago. The second collabo following the Dexys tribute last year is a new play on their previous BOCA Juniors themed tee. A twist on the characters this time. 
We're saying All Connoisseur's Are Brilliant, or All Curvas are Bazzin', Andrew, Chris And Benjamin, All Cats Are Beautiful etc..it might mean something else too, perhaps? a world renowned acronym which will appeal to many I'm sure. But, that's up to you to decide. Given the Buenos Aires club's most famous son was Diego, there's also a tie in with Frank Zappa and a famous lyric from the 1983 single of the same name - another Curva Nord idea which never left the drawing board. 
Tee goes live online at 7pm tomorrow evening.  TC