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
ISSUE 10 Spring 2014
The best spring/summer fashion; Berlin's U--Bahn in the Cold War; The Loake Royal: our favourite brogue; York city guide, What makes the perfect pop song?
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
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
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
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