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Umbro launch new England kit

Posted on 22 February 2012 at 17:50 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We’ve been really impressed with the designs for the England football team over the last few years – the simple, elegant strips and track tops have been absolutely in keeping with the design ethic we at Umbrella adhere too. Working with the likes ... Read more

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UK Punk and Post-Punk fanzines

Posted on 15 February 2012 at 18:01 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We're big fans of a self-published magazine here atUmbrella, and as far as independent titles go Punk fanzines are pretty much year zero. Okay, so we've moved on a bit from the days of blurred pictures and crude photocopies, but the 'do-it-yourself' eth... Read more

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Adidas 1984 GB Olympic Team collection 

Posted on 05 February 2012 at 20:21 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Another day, another set of reissues, but when Adidas is dropping something as good as this collection from the 1984 GB Olympic team, we’re happy to let it go. Worn by the likes of Daley Thompson and Fatima Whitbread, the tracksuits and T-shirts may ha... Read more

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BIG architects: their vision for St Petersburg, Florida

Posted on 30 January 2012 at 22:33 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

There are few architectural practices to compare with Denmark's BIG, who wewe featured in issue three of Umbrella. Their most impressive project of the moment is a pitch for a pier in the resort of St Petersburg in Florida. Part sun-drenched walkway, pa... Read more

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Esemplare: spring/summer collection

Posted on 25 January 2012 at 20:03 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We became fans of Italian label Esemplare when we clapped our eyes on their stunning A/W 11 knitwear collection, which was reminiscent of the best work by the likes of CP Company and Victorinox. For spring/summer ’12, Esemplare have followed the sensibl... Read more

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1961 – the world of 50 years ago

Posted on 20 January 2012 at 11:39 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The past really is a different place, yet as these photos of 1961 from The Atlantic demonstrate, the globe always has its fair share of drama, tragedy, injustice and courage. There isn't enough space to show the full collection, but with people like John F Ke... Read more

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The Metropol Parasol – Seville’s giant umbrella 

Posted on 12 January 2012 at 17:25 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Seville is a glorious city. Known as the “frying pan of Spain”, it’s famed in Iberia for the sheer amount of sunshine it receives. During these hot months vast parasols are drawn over the streets, taking the edge off the blazing orb in the ... Read more

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Umbrella Issue Five: the highlights

Posted on 31 December 2011 at 12:23 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Something to wear: find out why this MA.STRUM jacket is the best coat we’ve seen all winter Something to get your teeth into: life in the French Foreign Legion Something to share with your old man: the most beautiful railway maps in the w... Read more

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Issue five out now!

Posted on 19 December 2011 at 10:00 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

It’s here – a Christmas present you might actually want, the new issue of Umbrella. In it, you’ll find an eye-opening account of life in the French Foreign Legion, a scathing indictment of George Osborne, and a jacket by MA.STRUM that’... Read more

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Ice Cube on LA’s architecture

Posted on 13 December 2011 at 11:22 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

It’s a little known fact that before Ice Cube became a global rap superstar with NWA, he was enrolled as an architecture student. As everyone – well everyone who bought Straight Outta Compton– can attest, Mr Cube comes from South Cent... Read more

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Timm Schneider – art with googly eyes

Posted on 02 December 2011 at 10:38 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

A lot of street art leaves us cold but these simple and very daft works by German artist Timm Schneiderblur the lines between art and faffing about – something very much on our level. Our favourite? Well, we're very fond of the Cookie Monster bin ... Read more

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October House suits – where mod meets jazz

Posted on 23 November 2011 at 17:03 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We’re rather partial to a whistle at Umbrella. While many – though not all – of us may no longer wear them for work any more, nothing makes a man look better than a well-cut whistle, especially one with a mod-ish ’60s twist. This is wh... Read more

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New Vespa 46 launches

Posted on 16 November 2011 at 17:22 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The spirit of mod is strong here at Umbrella, though if we took the purist road travelled by proper modernists we probably wouldn’t be so enthusiastic about this new Vespa, the 46, that has just launched. High Snobiety says: Piaggio has previewed thei... Read more

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Adidas Gazelle: still smart after all these years

Posted on 02 November 2011 at 11:24 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

There have been so many reissues of apparently “classic” trainers, that it can all get a little bit, well, tiring. But the Gazelle, the ’60s trainer that really came into its own as part of the “old school” revival at the end of ... Read more

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Brutus Trimfit – in skinhead we trust

Posted on 28 October 2011 at 07:11 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Superb collection from Brutus, whose shirts were, after Ben Sherman, the choice for mods and skinheads in both the mid-’60s and late-’70s/early-’80s. The current “heritage” look in menswear is a direct result of the timelessness... Read more

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Braun: minimal watches for the modern man

Posted on 20 October 2011 at 06:43 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We – somewhat predictably – have always been fans of theSwiss Railway Watch, that piece of engineering so beloved of graphic designers, architects and people who take typeface construction a littletooseriously. For us at&n... Read more

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Henri Lloyd and Ben Sherman Modern Classics open new stores

Posted on 10 October 2011 at 07:47 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

London. What a town. One minute you're paying eight quid for a pint, the next some gimp from Kensington is running you over in the Audi TT his dad’s just bought him on a whim. On the plus side, though, there’s always a good clobber shop nearby, so... Read more

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New MA Strum “drops”

Posted on 29 September 2011 at 10:13 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

More goodies from Italy, this time in the shape of these splendid jackets from MA.Strum - ideal for both autumn treks across the countryside and Saturday afternoon saunters to one’s local association football ground. Tip-top! &nbs... Read more

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Superb winter collection from Esemplare 

Posted on 19 September 2011 at 16:45 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Umbrella’s advertising team put us on to this collection, and quite frankly, it’s one of the best we’ve seen all season. For a country that never gets that cold, the Italians really know how to do winter clothing, and their knack for mixing ... Read more

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The Albam Fisherman’s Cagoule – full interview

Posted on 02 September 2011 at 09:18 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

In the latest issue of the mag we've got a feature on the classic Albam Fisherman's Cagoule. Below is a full transcript of the interview we did for the piece. Some of the info is now out of date, but it's a good interview about a piece we love. – What ... Read more

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Umbrella man makes it to the London Digital Arts Show

Posted on 26 August 2011 at 09:21 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Anyone looking for some artistic inspiration in the capital should head over to the annual graduate show ofthe MA Digital Arts course at Camberwell College of Arts, which takes place betweenSeptember 2-8and includes – amongst others &... Read more

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Loake unveil new season shoes

Posted on 17 August 2011 at 14:38 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We’re big admirers of Loake. Without being prohivitibly expensive, they produce the sort of quintessentially English shoes that fit into both formal and (smart) casual outfits. Indeed, a pair of Loakes coupled with dark jeans, a formal shirt and V-neck ... Read more

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Issue four out now!

Posted on 05 August 2011 at 11:41 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

The new issue of Umbrella, the intelligent online men’s magazine is out now. You can read it byclicking on the page-turning icon to the right or download ithere* In this issue we look at London’s Westway, see how devotion to... Read more

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Dakar jacket by 80s Casuals

Posted on 29 July 2011 at 08:01 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Superb coat from 80s Casuals, who’ve gone from T-shirt brand to a proper label with a philosophy very much in tune with the likes of CP Company and Victorinox. This waterproof jackets boasts a snug inner hood, water bottle and even a compass should you ... Read more

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Five beautiful mod jackets from DNA Groove

Posted on 14 July 2011 at 22:00 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

A great collection from one of our favourite brands, DNA Groove. See the lot here. ... Read more

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Shooting fashion for issue four

Posted on 02 July 2011 at 17:52 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

What better way to spend a warm summer’s day than minutely photographing a load of trendy clothes? Well, obviously, there’s probably something more fun than conversations that start with the words, “Now, does the bright yellow one look more... Read more

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Maradona, Best and Pele – the world’s best footballers on the world's best posters

Posted on 22 June 2011 at 12:27 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Graphic designer Zoran Lucić has designed this set of simply beautiful posters titled Sucker for Soccer. Lucić takes a picture of one of the world’s greatest ever football players as the starting point for each poster, and with an expert eye for lay... Read more

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Oz magazine covers

Posted on 08 June 2011 at 12:54 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

We're big fans of a groovy magazine cover here at Umbrella – and they don't come more far-out than those of Oz. The short-lived but much-loved periodical became known as the hippy bible of the ’60s, reporting (and often ridiculing) all elements o... Read more

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Damien Vassart: brilliant architectural photography 

Posted on 05 June 2011 at 19:22 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Born in 1984, Belgian snapper Vassart has built a reputation for stunning black and white landscapes. These sets, one titled La Defense (the modernist extension to the city of Paris), the other Architecture prove just how talented he is. Find out more at his ... Read more

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Out of This World: science fiction at the British Library

Posted on 21 May 2011 at 11:17 by Daniel Nicolson in Archive

Yet another fantastic exhibition at the British Library – this time based around the art, literature and film of science fiction. it's enough to make you wish you hadn’t sold all your dad’s copies of The Eagle. The exhibition runs from now &... Read more

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