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

Peter Storm: cagoules, casuals and the perfect waterproof hat

Posted on 24 July 2015 at 12:33 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Everyone – well, anyone with taste – loves a cagoule. And with the summer going from “Varied, but not bad” to “Right, it’s officially terrible,” we’re all going to need one in the next couple of months. Our eyes have been caught by th... Read more


Clube Eighties: bringing South American soccer style to five-a-side

Posted on 17 July 2015 at 12:25 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The cult of casual has come full circle. Football style specialists 80s Casuals and subculture retailer Distant Echo have joined forces to release a replica kit. You know, a proper strip, one you can actually play football in. The two brands have released a series of ... Read more


The Island: Stephen Walter's hand-drawn map of London

Posted on 10 July 2015 at 10:05 by Anthony Teasdale in Design

This article appears in Issue 12 of Umbrella London is a city defined by its maps. From Braun and Hogenberg’s work of 1572 to Google’s very modern Maps, what unites them is that they become – in some part at least – obsolete the moment they’re published. ... Read more

Index Page

The beautiful strangeness of Italy: Q&A with John Hooper, author of The Italians

Posted on 03 July 2015 at 07:53 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

Umbrella talks to The Economist’s Rome correspondent about Italy, the country he so deftly profiles in his fascinating new book, The Italians. This piece appears in Umbrella Issue 12 For people who don’t know the country well, it’s surprising to find that Italian isn&r... Read more


Stone Island: new season, new coats (same severe haircuts)

Posted on 26 June 2015 at 08:10 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It goes without saying that Stone Island has been one of the most important menswear labels of the past 50 years. Bringing industrial and workwear aethestics to high-end men's casualwear, its founder Massimo Osti instinctively knew what the modern male demanded in his clothing. So whether... Read more

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