Umbrella Issue 14
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Issue 14 of Umbrella is available now. There's a massive 100 pages of essential jackets, brutalist tower blocks, beautiful hi-fi (from Bang & Olufsen), railway station pubs and a column about Michael Portillo's blazers. Seriously. All for just £6.

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Umbrella Blog
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Art

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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Index Page

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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Style

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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Tessuti x Umbrella: tailoring for the brutalist environment

Posted on 01 April 2016 at 10:59 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

In many ways, clothes are like buildings – objects that bring together structure, design and engineering into one uniform whole (though tower blocks are less effective in the rain than a CP Company jacket). That’s why we were so happy to work with menswear store T... Read more

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Oi Polloi's Pica Post: a fanzine that's out of this world

Posted on 16 March 2016 at 10:20 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Lots of bad things come through the post: leaflets for dry cleaners, ‘final demand’ letters from electricity suppliers and abusive notes from people we’ve slagged off in the magazine. Yeah, not great. But one excellent item that dropped through the Umbrella letter... Read more




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