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Tough love: Stone Island spring/summer ’16 collection drops

Posted on 05 February 2016 at 12:43 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Who said science was boring? Not only has it taken us to the Moon, cured horrible diseases and given us microwave curries, but thanks to clever people in labs we can even wear it. Confused? Don’t be. No clothing company is as devoted to sci... Read more


The Long Shot Experiment: bucket hats go luxury

Posted on 04 December 2015 at 08:34 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

What have Reni from The Stone Roses, Serpico and Hunter S Thompson all got in common? The answer is their adoption of the bucket (or fishing, or sun) hat. Every since the Roses reformed, bucket hats have found their way back into the wardrobes of fashionable British youths. T... Read more


Tuk Tuk: menswear that makes Autumn the most colourful season

Posted on 30 October 2015 at 07:26 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Brtish men aren't exatly known for our devotion to bright colours – navy blue constitutes about 80 per cent of the Umbrella staff wardrobe – but sometimes a splash of red or yellow can really bring out the best in your outfit without going too ‘Portillio’. One bran... Read more


Realm & Empire: British tailoring for the modern casual

Posted on 23 October 2015 at 08:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

As the dark mornings and pitch black evenings can attest, autumn is here. Not the ‘basically summer’ autumn of September and early October, with its sunny afternoons and pleasingly fresh mornings, but the other one. The dark miserable autumn of November that throw... Read more


Newfangle: casual menswear from Portugal

Posted on 18 September 2015 at 09:39 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Portugal is a beautiful country, but it’s not one you’d associate immediately with casual clothing – the weather’s too good to spend your time obsessing over lambswool jumpers or expensive watches. However, menswear brand Newfangle is quickly changing our minds. ... Read more


You don't have to be a skateboarder to like the Levi's skateboard collection

Posted on 04 September 2015 at 10:21 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Skateboarding has never really been our thing at Umbrella. Coming from cities with strong football/music associations, the pull of the windswept terrace or warehouse party was always stronger than the halfpipe. But our relative ignorance of skating shouldn't cloud the fact it's had a ... Read more


Sperry Topsider x YMC: a casual classic for Autumn 2015

Posted on 21 August 2015 at 12:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

There's a lot to be said for 'halfway house' shoes. You know, the likes of Clark's Wallabees or the Timberland Classic Lug that are a halfway house between trainer and 'going out shoe'. For British chaps who live by the dictats of smart-casual, a good pair of smart-ish sho... Read more


Peter Storm: cagoules, casuals and the perfect waterproof hat

Posted on 24 July 2015 at 12:33 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Everyone – well, anyone with taste – loves a cagoule. And with the summer going from “Varied, but not bad” to “Right, it’s officially terrible,” we’re all going to need one in the next couple of months. Our eyes have been caught by th... Read more


Clube Eighties: bringing South American soccer style to five-a-side

Posted on 17 July 2015 at 12:25 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The cult of casual has come full circle. Football style specialists 80s Casuals and subculture retailer Distant Echo have joined forces to release a replica kit. You know, a proper strip, one you can actually play football in. The two brands have released a series of ... Read more


Stone Island: new season, new coats (same severe haircuts)

Posted on 26 June 2015 at 08:10 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It goes without saying that Stone Island has been one of the most important menswear labels of the past 50 years. Bringing industrial and workwear aethestics to high-end men's casualwear, its founder Massimo Osti instinctively knew what the modern male demanded in his clothing. So whether... Read more


Norse Projects: beautiful menswear from Copenhagen

Posted on 12 June 2015 at 08:17 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

There’s much to like about Scandinavia. Forget Alex Salmond’s “arc of prosperity”, the Nordic countries provide their peoples with a ‘sweep of pleasantness’ that goes from Bergen to Helsinki. Not only are the Danes, Swedes and Finns mostly tolerant ty... Read more


OHW x Mat Buckets: moccasins are go!

Posted on 30 May 2015 at 12:59 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Moccasins are the perfect shoe for the smart/casual man. While we all love trainers, sometimes – ie taking the in-laws to a pretentious gastropub – you need something a little more refined. And you'd struggle to find moccs more tasteful than the ones from British brand ohw. Th... Read more


Adidas Spezial x L10 Studio: perfect posters for perfect shoes

Posted on 28 May 2015 at 18:09 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It’s one of life’s mysteries, that while the 1970s was the decade that taste not just forgot – but left in a plastic bag on a desert island – the sportswear of the time was beautiful. And no more so than in the work of Adidas. As the brand moved into leisure wear... Read more


Nomos vs Doctors Without Borders: watches that look good, and do good

Posted on 24 April 2015 at 10:58 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

There are many reasons why you should look at buying a Nomos watch. These stretch from the minimalist design ethic that infects every timepiece to the in-house movements made in Nomos’s factory in Glashütte, Germany. But what’s catching Umbrella’s eye ar... Read more


Harry Stedman: updating ’60s style for the modern man

Posted on 26 March 2015 at 08:43 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Check the weather outside. Hot? Sunny? No, not yet. But whether the elements are playing ball or not, spring and summer are definitely on the way. What's making us long even more for those sunny days is the new collection by London brand Ha... Read more


Trunk Clothiers: international smart-casual comes to London

Posted on 20 February 2015 at 08:20 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

This article appears in the latest issue of Umbrella The internet has shrunk the world of menswear, making the location of the stores we buy our clothes from almost irrelevant. Whether it’s Manchester (Oi Polloi), Liverpool (Weavers Door) or Newcastle (End Clothing), the best outfitters... Read more


Adidas Originals x SPEZIAL: new collection launches

Posted on 13 February 2015 at 07:33 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

If you tried to picture Umbrella's perfect country it would look a lot like modern Germany. Criss-crossed by beautifully planned train lines and dotted with cities that juxtapose ancient monuments with modernist architecture, it symbolises everything that's great about European ... Read more


Realm & Empire: new spring/summer collection

Posted on 29 January 2015 at 07:39 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Ever since Massimo Osti launched Stone Island in 1982, modern menswear has been in debt, design-wise, to military clothing. British label Realm & Empire owes more to the designs of navy, army and air force garment than most. Ever since it began, it’s used its unrivalled access... Read more


Kickers and the history of British youth culture

Posted on 15 January 2015 at 11:17 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The Kickers boot is a staple of British youth fashion. If you’ve ever been a raver, a casual or clubber, then there’s a fair chance you’ve worn a pair of these chunky French shoes at some time. Like Clarks’s Wallabee, the Kickers boot is best described as a shoe ... Read more


Adidas Superstar: Made in France Consortium edition

Posted on 05 December 2014 at 10:35 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The Adidas Superstar is a great trainer. While its influence on UK style has been oversold – it didn’t really appear on Britain's radar until 1990 – its chunky shape, ‘shell’ toe and versatility has made it a favourite with hip-hop fans. After all, Run ... Read more


The Rolling Stones: the best dressed band of the 1960s

Posted on 28 November 2014 at 09:15 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The Rolling Stones always dressed well. While The Beatles just – in our opinion – nudge it in the songs stakes, between 1964-1967 (ie, pre-weird), the Stones trod a fashion line that took in mod, preppy, psychedelia and English formal wear – an unbeatble combination. Sure, B... Read more


Adidas x Barbour: take on the town with some rural threads

Posted on 07 November 2014 at 10:46 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The countryside is a scary, boring place. With Italian knitwear boutiques and tastefully designed city apartments at a premium we tend to give it a miss. However, despite our deep suspicion of muddy fields/barns etc, this magazine will be the first to admit that clothes made for the out... Read more


Uniqlo Indigo Blue Project: taking denim culture mainstream

Posted on 24 October 2014 at 10:31 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Uniqlo can do no wrong our eyes. Whether we're talking about its unstructured blazers or svelte, button-down Oxford shirts, the Japanese brand produces subtle, preppy-meets-mod classics season after season. This autumn is no different. Based around the Japanese obsession w... Read more


Five reasons we love the Adidas Originals x Spezial collection

Posted on 09 October 2014 at 20:38 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

If you've been reading Umbrella long enough, you'll know that the Adidas Speziai is our favourite trainer ever. That's why when we heard that Adidas Originals was releasing a new range influenced by this ’70s classic, we got very excited – especially when we were told ... Read more


Boneville: a classic brand for modern times

Posted on 30 September 2014 at 07:55 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

A couple of weeks ago we showcased the new collection from MA.STRUM – a brand that claims lineage from ex-CP Company/Stone Island founder Massimo Osti. Today, we're looking at another label with links to the visionary designer, Boneville, which he founded in 1981. Boneville wa... Read more


AIgle vs Nigel Cabourn: the capsule collection of the winter?

Posted on 26 September 2014 at 08:57 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

French outwear label AIgle is a brand that Umbrella has huge amounts of respect for – it's one of the reasons we made its Addison Oxford parka our Item of the Month in the spring issue of the magazine. So when we heard that it was collaborating with Britain's answer to Mas... Read more


MA Strum: military wear for autumn/winter ’14

Posted on 19 September 2014 at 09:33 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

If the ideal style for the warmer months is Ivy League – and there's little that will convince us otherwise, then winter gives us a few more options. One day, the Umbrella reader could be clad in a smart Crombie overcoat and chunky brogues so he can blend in at that directors' d... Read more


Tuk Tuk: new season shirting for the sharper man

Posted on 09 September 2014 at 08:02 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

We can think of few shirt brands that understand the psyche of the smart/casual male better than Tuk Tuk. Fusing beautifully patterned cotton – usually sourced in south-east Asia – with strict modernist silhouettes, its shirts look as good tucked under a crew-neck jumper in winter... Read more


New Loake shoes: lightweight soles, heavyweight style

Posted on 21 August 2014 at 17:31 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Loake is a shoe brand that deserves respect. Based in Kettering, the 130-year-old cobbler is rightly regarded for its range of classic English shoes. But what makes this family-owned company extra special is the way it seamlessly absorbs new trends and materials into its collection. Over the ... Read more


Nomos Zurich Worldtimer: our favourite travellers' watch

Posted on 15 August 2014 at 08:58 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It's rare to find a watch brand that combines cutting edge design with the great traditions of horological craftsmanship. Nomos, located in the German watchmaking capital, Glashütte, does just that. We've written about Nomos before, when we profiled its gorgeous Metro timep... Read more

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