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

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

Index Page

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


RIk Moran's Flaneur series: street photography in Moscow, London and Athens

Posted on 07 August 2015 at 07:57 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

Rik Moran must burn a lot of shoe leather. While some photographers are content plying their trade from the comfort of a studio ("Can you get us a Nando's, babes?"), Rik follows a differet path – literally. His 'studio' is the urban environment, th... Read more


From (Greater) Manchester with love: Proper magazine and Pica-Post are back

Posted on 30 July 2015 at 20:35 by The north-west's most stylish mags have dropped – and they're both crackers in Design

The north-west has always been the creative hub of this country. While London, the city in which this magazine is published, attracts artists, comedians, musicians, writers, advertsers and marketeers, an unusual amount of these people originate in the southern bit of the north-west.: Liverpoo... Read more

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