Posted on 19 September 2014 at 09:33 by In Style

MA Strum: military wear for autumn/winter ’14


If the ideal style for the warmer months is Ivy League – and there's little that will convince us otherwise, then winter gives us a few more options. One day, the Umbrella reader could be clad in a smart Crombie overcoat and chunky brogues so he can blend in at that directors' d... Read more

Posted on 09 September 2014 at 08:02 by In Style

Tuk Tuk: new season shirting for the sharper man


We can think of few shirt brands that understand the psyche of the smart/casual male better than Tuk Tuk. Fusing beautifully patterned cotton – usually sourced in south-east Asia – with strict modernist silhouettes, its shirts look as good tucked under a crew-neck jumper in winter... Read more

Posted on 04 September 2014 at 07:49 by In Art

Stunning black and white photos of Hong Kong in the 1950s and ’60s


Hong Kong is the epitome of the modern city. Crammed onto a series of islands and a chunk of the Chinese mainland, seemingly every inch is taken up with tower blocks, traffic-clogged streets, passages, tunnels and stairways, lots of stairways. In the 1950s and 60s, the city was undergoi... Read more

Posted on 28 August 2014 at 21:24 by In Design

Cool posters for legendary gigs you didn't go to


Brighton graphic designer Alex Borg AKA the Stereo Typist has a familiar problem. He's read about iconic gigs, you know the one's you simply had to be at, but sadly due to age and geographical diificulties, he's found himself unable to attend. We've all been there, or not, as ... Read more

Posted on 21 August 2014 at 17:31 by In Style

New Loake shoes: lightweight soles, heavyweight style


Loake is a shoe brand that deserves respect. Based in Kettering, the 130-year-old cobbler is rightly regarded for its range of classic English shoes. But what makes this family-owned company extra special is the way it seamlessly absorbs new trends and materials into its collection. Over the ... Read more