Umbrella Issue 12
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Issue 12 of Umbrella is out now. Printed on beautiful matte paper, it features a 32-page summer style section, plus articles on 1970s New York, modern-day south London and the future of football kits. All for just £6.

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Umbrella Blog

Newfangle: casual menswear from Portugal

Posted on 18 September 2015 at 09:39 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Portugal is a beautiful country, but it’s not one you’d associate immediately with casual clothing – the weather’s too good to spend your time obsessing over lambswool jumpers or expensive watches. However, menswear brand Newfangle is quickly changing our minds. ... Read more

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The Øresund bridge: the beautiful structure linking Denmark and Sweden

Posted on 11 September 2015 at 08:01 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

When it comes down to basics, a bridge is an instrument for connection. Whether it’s a footbridge over a canal or a dual carriageway over a river, a bridge only succeeds when it links previously separate entities. The fact that these structures are often beautiful combi... Read more


You don't have to be a skateboarder to like the Levi's skateboard collection

Posted on 04 September 2015 at 10:21 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Skateboarding has never really been our thing at Umbrella. Coming from cities with strong football/music associations, the pull of the windswept terrace or warehouse party was always stronger than the halfpipe. But our relative ignorance of skating shouldn't cloud the fact it's had a ... Read more


Sperry Topsider x YMC: a casual classic for Autumn 2015

Posted on 21 August 2015 at 12:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

There's a lot to be said for 'halfway house' shoes. You know, the likes of Clark's Wallabees or the Timberland Classic Lug that are a halfway house between trainer and 'going out shoe'. For British chaps who live by the dictats of smart-casual, a good pair of smart-ish sho... Read more

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David Bowie: The golden years of pop’s great chameleon

Posted on 14 August 2015 at 07:59 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

In the 1970s nothing defined the gap between teenagers and parents better than weekly music show Top of The Pops. Every Thursday night, families would be split along generational lines as the kids gazed at the likes of T-Rex and Mud, while mums made the tea, and dads (in an a... Read more

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