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Newfangle x Casual Connoisseur Treinador jacket: a coat we can all believe in

Posted on 26 May 2016 at 17:13 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

A coat is a vital part of a man’s armour. While you can get away with skimping on your T-shirt or socks, a jacket can make or break an outfit, which is why investing in a decent one is always be a good idea. Hence we’re rather taken with the c... Read more

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Football in the 1970s: celebrating Pele, Beckenbauer, Cruyff (and Adidas)

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 10:58 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

This article first appeared in Umbrella, Issue 13 The 1970s are remembered as the decade that taste forgot – a merry-go-round of brown flares, big collars and thick, itchy sideburns thankfully swept away by punk rock and microwave ovens. Yet football seem... Read more

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Colour photos of Britain in the 1920s

Posted on 28 April 2016 at 17:46 by Anthony Teasdale in Art

The past is a different place, especially when you see it through black and white photographs. But once it’s viewed in colour things look a little more familiar. Suddenly, the people look are modern human beings: like us, but without Zella videos on You Tube. ... Read more

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Beautiful tilt-shift photos of Tokyo by Takahiro Yamamoto

Posted on 15 April 2016 at 10:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

A couple of years ago tilt-shift photography – which uses blurring to give an illusion of miniaturisation – was everywhere. And like all fads, it soon dropped out of fashion. But none of this changes the fact that when it’s done right, tilt-shift can produce... Read more

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Tuk-Tuk: Essential menswear for Spring/Summer ’16

Posted on 08 April 2016 at 11:09 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Spring is excellent. Similar to winter, but with some extra hours tagged on the end of the day, it’s a key time for clobber. Why? Because you get to wear lovely summer shirts underneath jumpers and coats without having to bare your arms or legs (as is required in August). See? ... Read more




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