Umbrella Issue 15
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Featuring 25 pages of autumn menswear, plus features on 1980s drivers; 40 years of the Argos catalogue; brutalism’s best and worst buildings; what Birmingham’s doing right (and wrong) and a piece on Europe’s most stylish pensioners. All for just £6.

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Perfect for Xmas: the Rotary Les Originals Tradition watch

Posted on 02 December 2016 at 11:39 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

There are few better Xmas presents than a watch (apart from, say, a scale replica of the London Underground network cast in gold). The good news is that you don’t have to spend lots of lolly to get a decent timepiece – i.e., one with an automatic movement that&rsq... Read more

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Realm & Empire’s RE-ISSUE sale: classics return at incredible prices

Posted on 16 November 2016 at 10:13 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

No one likes to miss out, especially when it comes to clothes. Which is why we’re pleased that Realm & Empire, purveyors of military-influenced casual wear, is hosting ‘RE-ISSUE’ a mid-season sale of past classics – all at rather attractive prices.... Read more

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Ohw? shoes: comfort and quality for street-smart stylists

Posted on 11 November 2016 at 10:40 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

There’s nothing like a decent pair of shoes to set off an outfit. And while we love trainers and formal shoes, the middle ground of footwear – home to desert boots and Wallabees - is where we’re most at ease (in every sense). And there ... Read more

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The alien landscape of the Scottish highlands, as seen by director Dave Ma

Posted on 02 November 2016 at 10:29 by Anthony Teasdale in Art

We’re always keen on National Geographic-style photos of the Earth from high up. So when we saw these incredible photos of Scotland by music video director Dave Ma, we were more than a little impressed. The pictures – reworked by Dave into a striking, two-tone col... Read more

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Seven excellent things about Issue 15 of Umbrella

Posted on 28 October 2016 at 10:50 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

1) We went to the city of Tampere. Apparently it’s Finland’s version of Manchester. But did they serve pie, chips and gravy there? No. So, not that much like Manchester then. And you couldn’t get a tram to Bury, either. 2) Speaking of ‘Manny’, we wrote... Read more




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