Saturday 29 May 2010

DENNIS HOPPER 1936 - 2010


So the first publicity stills surface for Shane Meadows' This Is England sequel.
"This Is England '86". An ambitious four-part miniseries for Channel 4 due to hit screens in Autumn.
It follows the bulk of the original cast four years on - with this time the focus more on the ensemble than just young Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) in the bleak mid 80s with the Mexico World Cup and over 3 million unemployed!
There are also early plans to follow it up four years later with a "This is England '90" rumoured. The series which given who's on board should be in the vein of recent great TV Red Riding rather than that Lock Stock bollocks, I'm sure it will be. The first two hour long episodes are to be directed by Shane Meadows and the latter two by Tom Harper (Scouting Book for Boys) with the series written by Meadows and Jack Thorne (Skins)

Wednesday 26 May 2010


Our Pinup Tee is now available to purchase.
Also selected restocks on several items and NEW Rambler's colour.

Saturday 22 May 2010


Straight from the printers, a new sample arrived this morning. Available from next month, The Casual Connoisseur 'Party People'.

Friday 21 May 2010


Released shortly from BFI is the 1979 Ken Loach film 'Black Jack' for the first time on dvd of this long unavailable 'classic'. The winner of the Cannes 1979 Film Festival Critics award. Loach's fourth feature film adapted from Leon Garfield's 1968 novel, is a Yorkshire set period adventure in the 1750's for children and grown ups alike.

Thursday 20 May 2010

Saturday 15 May 2010


This is rather cool, the Dark Lens by French photographer C├ędric Delsaux has been inserting elements from the Star Wars galaxy into our world over the last five years, creating a double-take fantasy. In the latest set, The Dark Lens – out as a book in November (Barral Editions) – he shows how close modern Dubai's architecture is to sci-fi. You'll be checking for Boba Fett next time you're in a car park.

Friday 14 May 2010

Lucy Pinder, okay it's a far from classy, nor intellectual post! Of course too much of the touch of Loaded/Nuts, I know. But it's time for another round of Ladyshapes, the post that doesn't take itself too seriously. At the end of the day tits are tits and just look at Lucy's funbags!!

Wednesday 12 May 2010


Whilst the kids are sure to be salivating and probably queuing up overnight for the forthcoming Adidas Cities range, where Malmo, Brussels, et al have now seemingly upped sticks and become London. I prefer these from the somewhat unsung true masters of the training shoe New Balance - the new Sonic Welded 574 range, which is a slightly revolutionary approach to producing footwear. Each shoe has been produced using Sonic Welding, an application of heat and pressure that bonds the shoe’s components together in an airtight and watertight manner. This process minimizes sewing, eliminates gluing, and reduces material waste. New Balance claims it is the first brand to utilize Sonic Welding for athletic footwear manufacture. These nice and simple shoes come in some proper trainer colour variants too. CD

Tuesday 11 May 2010



At cinemas nationwide for one night only (tonight) and on dvd at the end of the month. One Night In Turin Based on the best selling book by Pete Davies comes the documentary narrated by Gary Oldman. A Country in complete turmoil united by one thing 'football'.

Monday 10 May 2010


Our updated version of 1966's glorious mascot World Cup Willie is restocked on Navy and our old friend from Spain '82 Bulldog Bobby updated in a new colour variation also on Navy tees.
Now available to purchase.

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Ad of the day.

Noticed this whilst thumbing through the pages of last month's FHM mag, a mag I don't tend to buy out of habit these days, but will pick up ahead of a boring train journey or something like that. Anyway, it struck a chord with me, it's clever, simple and appealing just like the product it's promoting. If this doesn't make you want to go out and buy a new polo, then nothing will.
This takes me back to the days of being a young casual visiting Kendal's in town, wanting one for that first away trip of the season, actually excited by the Lacoste polo's on show, all folded up dead neatly, piled up like a Pantone colour chart. Buying one for up to and around fifty quid then was quite a big deal, and admittedly still is now with an approximate tenner increase and under the current climate, so picking which colour you wanted was always tougher than you'd think.
Times change, as do styles, but the classics seldom come and go, I guess that lasting appeal from the perennial faves each and every season is a winning formula. Lacoste and Ralph are key examples in that, and Mr Perry too, that's what makes them what they are, they don't tinker with them, and never have. Okay, the pedant in me might argue they don't handle as well as they once might have, and are mass produced in different nations now so it's easier to get stung with a shit one, especially if you look for a cheap alternative via the Grey Market.
But how many of us will be buying and wearing at least one this summer?
I must admit I'm a bigger fan of the colder months clothes wise, not necessarily when it's toe- curlingly freezing out, where you need ten layers on during the day, and that's before you've even got out of bed! I find the weather at the moment alright, it's sunny but shady.
Don't know about anyone else, but it's actually colder indoors than it is out at the minute, there's still an excuse to wear a coat without being pointed at by strangers on the street.
Summer is a bummer, that was always my stance, just as hippy Neil from The Young Ones once muttered. I guess that's the amateur mountaineer in me, I miss big coats and crew neck jumpers already.
I'm not proud enough of my tits to want to show them off, so I'd wear a jacket even if I was stranded out in the Sahara. I don't like getting a sweat on through the smallest of tasks, i.e. pacing about three yards, or brushing my teeth, I don't like squinting myself into an eye headache, standing under a hand dryer to quickly disguise that wet bit on the back of my shirt, and I also don't like being smacked in the tooth by a dead cold ice lolly, and I fucking hate fighting for my pint against a very determined wasp.
The best things about summer are the longer evenings, being near the sea, scantily clad ladyshapes - girls in short sports shorts, beer gardens, and of course a summer wardrobe can look quite cool. There will be people well into debates about dressing like sailors and asking about 'cargo shorts' on the various message boards out there, asking why Ralph Lauren's are so long at the back, and those who just last summer said pumps were queer, but are now asking how Spring Courts and Sperry's size up.
But the one thing people will all agree on is that up there, the safest summer option, is the classic polo shirt. CD

Tuesday 4 May 2010


Our latest edition to the 'Faces' Range.
England Heroes is now available to purchase.
England's alternative away kit!

The Classic Swedish Raincoat.

I like the style of this, it was posted on our forum by a Swedish native, it's a new take on the classic, understated raincoat, a refreshing back to basic style. Pried at around £135 GBP it doesn't look too bad at all. CD

Sunday 2 May 2010


To celebrate the forthcoming launch of the latest in our 'faces' range. ENGLAND HEROES - Out this coming week. This time we pay tribute to the English national side with a handpicked choice of legends past and present for our ENGLAND HEROES tee.

We're giving someone the chance to WIN one.
For a chance to win all you need to do is reply to the competition post on our facebook profile with your desired size. Size guide. If you aren't following us on facebook - it couldn't be easier all you need to do is click
Winner drawn out the hat was A. PEARSON