The gentlemen's clubs of London

Posted on 02 November 2012 at 07:44 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We're all for a bit of exclusivity, as long as it's us on the inside looking out rather than the other way around. And you don't get more exclusive than the London's gentlmen's club. These august institutions, more often than not situated around the area of ... Read more


Alan Paine A/W 12/13 collection drops

Posted on 22 October 2012 at 15:01 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We're always fond of British heritage brands who aren't afraid to update their clobber with new techniques and styles. Traditional label Alan Paine do this to a tee. For the next week or so, the brand has a pop-up shop in London's Lamb's Conduit St, which ha... Read more


Issue Seven out now!

Posted on 05 October 2012 at 10:36 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The new issue ofUmbrellamagazine is crammed with brilliant stories on everything from iconic album covers to the world's most beautiful concrete buildings. Architecture is a strong theme this issue, but you'll find world class writing on f... Read more


Apple Gift Catalogue 1983

Posted on 27 September 2012 at 06:30 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Can't think of a present to buy the smug Apple devotee in your life? Or perhaps you want to annoy that Android obsessive riddled with hate over what is essentially a producer of telecommunication devices? Well, why not see if you can still order some groovy ... Read more


Posted on 21 September 2012 at 09:17 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

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Shooting fashion for issue seven of Umbrella

Posted on 14 September 2012 at 10:24 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The seventh issue of the magazine is going to be out in the next week or two, crammed with brilliant features that take in everything from the changing priorities of football management to one of Europe’s quirkiest metro systems. And of course, ... Read more


Fred Perry vs Bradley Wiggins: second collection drops

Posted on 07 September 2012 at 07:24 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The press may have been full of countless (clueless) articles about mod after Bradley Wiggins won the Tour De France, but there's no denying that the smartest rider on the circuit is a bone fide ace face. Fred Perry certainly think so. They've collaborated wi... Read more


Peter Werth: minimalist clothing design from north London 

Posted on 31 August 2012 at 10:55 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

For years, in fact since 1975, Peter Werth have been making wearable yet sharp clothes for men with a subtlety and attention to detail that's rare even at the more elevated end of the high street. You could call the look mod – and we especially will ne... Read more


Esemplare: new winter collection drops

Posted on 23 August 2012 at 16:55 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The air may be warm(ish) and the evenings drawing in at a respectably late hour, but there's no getting away from the fact that autumn, and its ugly friend winter, are on their way. While this is something we atUmbrellaare never going to be total... Read more


Vulpine: bringing a mod aesthetic to cycle wear

Posted on 17 August 2012 at 08:52 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

It didn't need Bradley Wiggins' success in the Tour De France and the Olympics to convince us that cycling and the pared-down Umbrella style were happy bedfellows. But while a few riders on our roads sport nicely designed tops and coats, many – and we'... Read more


Teenage Cancer Trust party in Ibiza with Groove Armada, August 16

Posted on 09 August 2012 at 11:48 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Want to hang out with the beautiful people (you know, the tanned good-looking types from off the telly) and do good at the same time? Of course you do. Next Thursday (August 16), London's Groucho Club pops up in at the breathtaking Sa Talaia Boutique ... Read more


Henri Lloyd open new Westfield store

Posted on 01 August 2012 at 16:38 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We’re partial to a bit of sailing gear at Umbrella. In fact, realistically, anything that says ”adventure” without us having to do anything more strenuous than walk to the shops is alright by us. This is why we’re so plea... Read more


Posted on 26 July 2012 at 20:55 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

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Why Man v Food represents the best of America

Posted on 07 July 2012 at 15:08 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

This article appears in issue six of Umbrella magazine Over the last 15 years, the American brandhas been severely tarnished – sometimes as a result of the actions of its politicians and business leaders, but also by oh-so-superior Europea... Read more


Win! A cricket sweater from Smart Turnout

Posted on 22 June 2012 at 13:06 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Purveyors of pukka chaps' gear Smart Turnout are giving us this ace cricket sweater (worth £125) to give away to one lucky Umbrella reader. Perfect as the cornerstone of a summer preppy outfit, the slim-fit Cirencester Sweater would look great pa... Read more


The shipping container house

Posted on 21 June 2012 at 08:57 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The idea of living in the countryside fills us with the sort of dread normally reserved for sharing your personal space with a serial killer, but even we could be persuaded to up-sticks to the sticks if this house was where we'd end up. Situate... Read more


Win! 2 Tickets to #TEXTIQUETTE

Posted on 12 June 2012 at 13:42 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

#TEXTIQUETTE is an evening of live performances exploring the newvirtual rules of etiquette.At the event, which takes place in London on June 29th at the GeorgeTavern in Whitechapel, you'll be able to LOL at Perry Benson ('This isEngland') ... Read more


Albam: casual looks for the summer

Posted on 08 June 2012 at 08:03 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We’re always happy when Albam “drop” some new gear, and these simple outfits from the London company prove why. Understated, well-fitted and unarguably British, they show once again why Albam have been at the forefront of the post-casual clo... Read more


Win passes for The Fringe, the Olympic members’ club

Posted on 31 May 2012 at 21:28 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The Olympics are coming and at Umbrella we’re very excited, though a little concerned about the quality of the hospitality.Happily, The Fringe, a beautiful members’ bar open for the duration of the games, looks just the ticket. The c... Read more


Adidas TGB Tailored Sports Collection

Posted on 24 May 2012 at 06:52 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Umbrella will always be fans of Herr Dassler’s shoemaking company, but it’s not often they do something quite as good as this collection. Celebrating the brand’s legacy with the British Olympic Team, the TGB Tailored Sports is described ... Read more


Umbrella Issue Six out now!

Posted on 15 May 2012 at 07:33 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

What better way to celebrate spring than with the new issue of Umbrella?There’s killer fashion from the likes of Stone Island, Paul & Shark, Tuk Tuk and CP Company, plus a brilliant selection of stories that range from a profile of the Tokyo ... Read more


Win! A London Undercover Umbrella

Posted on 10 May 2012 at 20:28 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

A little while ago we wrote about the London Undercover pop-up shop inCovent Garden, a treasure trove of top-notch umbrellas, bags and, um,fold-up trilby hats.The shop may have only been around for a month or so, but fear not –LU have... Read more


Diadora Heritage Range at Size

Posted on 26 April 2012 at 07:01 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Diadora are best known for the B. Elite, the kangaroo leather tennis trainer that’s been regarded as a classic since it was released in the late ’70s. The Italian brand’s other shoes haven’t had the same exposure – until now, wit... Read more


Five great pieces for Autumn/Winter 12/13

Posted on 19 April 2012 at 21:27 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

In the new issue, we’ve got big report on the excellent Jacket Required fashion show, which featured a lot of our favourite brands showcasing their gear for Autumn/Winter. Until the mag’s out, here’s five of our favourite picks from the lik... Read more


Issue six: Work in progress

Posted on 09 April 2012 at 10:51 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We're busy adding the finishing touches to the latest issue of Umbrella – and without wanting to sound too smug we can let you know that it’s looking pretty darn special. With journalism from destinations as diverse as Tokyo and Dagenham (yes, rea... Read more


London Undercover umbrellas

Posted on 28 March 2012 at 12:50 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We love a good brolly here at, um, Umbrella, and they don’t come much better than those sold by London Undercover. Their website (which also sells beautiful bags by John Chapman, cashmere scarves and lightweight trilby hats) stocks every kind of umbre... Read more


South American prisons in pictures

Posted on 22 March 2012 at 10:31 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

There’s not much that can be added to these amazing, but terrfying pictures that show the brutality of life behind bars in South America. These photos come from the Izalco jail in Sonsonate, El Salvadorwhere the Mara 18 gang rule the roost, though... Read more


Graffiti artists redecorate old US Air Force planes

Posted on 15 March 2012 at 21:19 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We don’t tend to associate graffiti atists tend with war, unless they’re protesting against it. But when the chance came for some of the world’s best “writers” (Retna, Andrew Shcoultz, Bast etc) to decorate five USAF planes at a... Read more


Ohw? shoes – weird name, lovely footwear

Posted on 08 March 2012 at 20:34 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Without being all Imelda Marcos about it, we love a good pair of shoes at Umbrella. Whether it’s the Saha II from Pointer, Loake booted brogues or just a pair of New Balance 420s, we’re never happier than when we’re examining new foo... Read more


Eixample: urban excellence in Barcelona 

Posted on 01 March 2012 at 19:45 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

There’s nothing controversial about professing a love for Barcelona – it’s pretty much the ideal European city, and with the Sonar Festival, it manages to host the only music festival we at Umbrella would ever attend. But it’s taken t... Read more

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