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Opinion

Why The Cinematic Orchestra’s Every Day album just won't go away

Posted on 03 February 2017 at 11:02 by Anthony Teasdale in Opinion

From Issue 8: Umbrella editor Anthony Teasdale on how The Cinematic Orchestra’s Every Day album seeps deeper into our consciousness with every passing year Some records seem to get better, and often more popular, with age. It’s like we’re not quite rea... Read more

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Style

Miles Davis and the birth of British mod style

Posted on 20 January 2017 at 10:38 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

This is an excerpt from Richard Weight’s Mod: A Very British Style. It originally appeared in Issue nine of Umbrella The origins of Mod lay in two countries whose political revolutions in the 18th Century the British had violently rejected: America and France. And the m... Read more

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Index Page

Why JD Wetherspoon's is a perfect microcosm of British society

Posted on 06 January 2017 at 11:31 by Anthony Teasdale in Index Page

In this piece from Umbrella issue 12, Giles Milton pays tribute to JD Wetherspoon, the pub chain that’s defied its critics to become a much-loved staple of the British high street Not so long ago, over a bottle of Vedett and some hand-cooked crisps, I sat with an old friend admiring ... Read more

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Style

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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Style

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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