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Six of the best articles from Umbrella Issue 10

Posted on 25 April 2014 at 10:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The new issue of Umbrella is packed with brilliant features, but for those of you with limited time, here's a selection of our favourites. Coats Just what makes Aigle’s new parka a spring essential? Link City report York: the reinvention of England’s northern capital L... Read more

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The Loake Royal: the best brogue in the world?

Posted on 05 April 2014 at 17:01 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Skinhead fashion will always be associated with certain items of clothing: the Crombie coat, sta-prest trousers, Ben Sherman (or Brutus) button-down shirts and Doctor Marten’s boots. There’s no argument that this anything but a timeless look, but certainly as far as this magazine conc... Read more

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Universal Works: 'Workshop Denim' range launches – and it's a winner

Posted on 04 April 2014 at 09:19 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Everything that needs to be said about Japanese and/or American denim has already been said a thousand times on a thousand menswear blogs by serious men wearing serious cardigans. So, we're not going to get all reverential about British brand Universal Works' new Workshop Denim collection... Read more

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Tuk Tuk: 1960s styling for the summer season

Posted on 14 March 2014 at 09:44 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Umbrella makes no secret of its admiration for Tuk Tuk, the British shirt manufacturer that combines mod styling with exotic prints and patterns. This season, it's done it again with an outstanding collection of summer shirts and shorts that play on its strengths of colour and fit. ... Read more

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Duffer of St George Japan: new S/S collection

Posted on 21 February 2014 at 10:26 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

In the early ’90s, Duffer of St Geroge was probably the most influential menswear label in Britain. Favoured by post-acid house clubbers, its stripy roll necks and brilliantly branded T-shirts and sweatshirts set a modernist/casual template that still runs through many contemporary collecti... Read more

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Adidas Handball Spezial: the greatest trainer ever?

Posted on 31 January 2014 at 08:59 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

This piece was originally in Umbrella Issue Nine Sometimes it doesn’t pay to get everything you want – certainly when it comes to trainers. Over the last 15 or so years, models which had mythical status have been reissued in often bizarre – and rather inauthentic colourways ... Read more

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CP Company: our favourite S/S 14 pieces

Posted on 24 January 2014 at 10:23 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

To men of a certain outlook – ie, Umbrella readers and staff – CP Company will always have a special place in their hearts. After the company's separation from Stone Island, CP has taken on some of SI's mantle – witness the use of the watchviewer as a wearable logo &ndas... Read more

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Uniqlo deliver classic single breasted mac

Posted on 17 January 2014 at 03:56 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It might not seem like it now, but spring is only a few weeks way. While we won't be enjoying post-work craft ales in the sun for just a while yet, it's certainly not innapproriate to start at looking at new season jackets. This 1960s-style mac from Uniqlo is just the job – a cl... Read more

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New Stone Island Spring/Summer Video

Posted on 10 January 2014 at 08:34 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It may be absolutely disgusting weather-wise, but there's nothing like a video of some high end Italian sportswear to remind you that spring – yes, spring – is just around the corner. This short film from Stone Island contains both some superb jackets (we're loving the peak-ca... Read more

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Nudie Jeans: Swedish denim with a world outlook

Posted on 20 December 2013 at 10:28 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Jeans – like dogs and well designed metro systems – are always in the running for the title of man's best friend. Ever since Evisu burst upon the scene in the mid-’90s, we've been able to get hold of quality jeans, manufactured on old fashioned looms, which not onl... Read more

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Five Great Watches For Under £500

Posted on 13 December 2013 at 08:29 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

While a phone may do everything – and a lot more – than a watch can do, there's still no more convenient or stylish way of telling the time than with a well designed wristwatch. The best (and in truth some of the worst, certainly in terms of looks) can cost of hundreds of thousand... Read more

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Gymphlex: public school style for state school chaps

Posted on 06 December 2013 at 09:22 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

We first encountered Gymphlex at the Jacket Required fashion show a couple of years ago. Straight away we were taken with the simple, clear designs that brought to mind early 20th century sports kit – all university rowing club and Chariots of Fire. Our instincts were confirmed when we saw ... Read more

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Tuk Tuk: getting shirts just right

Posted on 22 November 2013 at 10:15 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

We make no secret of our admiration for Tuk Tuk. With very little fuss – and seemingly no advertising budget – it's become the go-to shirt brand for those looking for something smart, but not too formal. The new collection is as strong as ever, merging mod, preppy and ps... Read more

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Adidas Torsion Integral: ’92 running style

Posted on 15 November 2013 at 09:08 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

In 1992, if you had anything about you, the trainer zeitgeist was still firmly in the "old school" camp with ’70s and ’80s wheels like Adidas Gazelle and Puma States worn by clubbers and casuals alike. Well, when they weren't wearing Blundstone or motorcycle boots.... Read more

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Aigle: beating the cold by looking cool

Posted on 08 November 2013 at 10:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

While there's no denying that Umbrella is a magazine happiest while its slipping on a light crewneck jumper for an evening of tapas and cold beer in Seville or Palma de Majorca, the colder months do have some compensations, the most obvious of which is the clothing. French label Aig... Read more

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Farrell: parkas, macs and slinky knits from Farrell, Robbie Williams' clothing brand

Posted on 17 October 2013 at 17:45 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

We've long been fans of Robbie Williams' Farrell label. Designed by ex-Burberry man Ben Dickens, it pays homage to both British military clothing and post-war formal wear. From weather-baiting parkas to a mod-ish, shorter reinvention of the mac, this is smart clobber for people who usuall... Read more

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J.Crew: first London shop opens

Posted on 10 October 2013 at 18:59 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

There are few store openings that get Umbrella really excited. That's not to say that we arent happy that Britain's men's retail sector is thriving, but it does take something really special to get us all giddy. The new J.Crew menswear store at 38 Lamb's Conduit St in London is on... Read more

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Baracuta: more than just the Harrington jacket

Posted on 27 September 2013 at 08:24 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

The Baracuta G9 is one of the undisputed greats of British casualwear. Named the 'Harrington' by London mod shop owner John Simons after a character in the TV drama Peyton Place, this short canvas jacket has been a staple in many a man's wardrobe since the 1960s. However, af... Read more

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Stone Island: Shadow Project – new video and collection

Posted on 20 September 2013 at 08:19 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Stone Island has always been about innovation, with itsShadow Project range the company's most futuristic line. This season's range is no different. Tailored, subtle and ingenious, the clothes range from tough-looking parkas to an updated take on the bomber jacket – all hidden... Read more

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Adidas relaunch City Marathon PT trainer

Posted on 13 September 2013 at 09:08 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Over the last couple of years there's been a definite move towards ’90s running shoes in many a smart chap's outfit. Worn with narrow, dark jeans and topped off with a waterproof jacket, it's a uniquely British look perfect for casual business meetings and post-work drinks in th... Read more

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Henri Lloyd: Autumn/Winter collection launches

Posted on 09 August 2013 at 08:51 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It's no secret that Umbrella loves technical menswear – especially, when it combines practicality with considered tailoring. Henri Lloyd, this year, celebrating its 50th year of production, does this excellently, as can be seen by the sailing brand's new collection. According to the... Read more

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'Adidas Spezial': Six hundred trainers in one London exhibition

Posted on 18 July 2013 at 09:57 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

It's no secret that lots of men get a little bit precious about their trainers (and for Umbrella readers they'll always be trainers, not, ugh, sneakers). In the way that our fathers took train numbers or collected war comics, for those born in the last third of the 20th Century, the h... Read more

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Hardy Amies: formal mod for A/W 13

Posted on 10 July 2013 at 17:20 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

We shouldn't be even thinking of the colder months with the weather as good as it has been over the last few weeks, but when clothes are as sharp as those in the new collection from Hardy Amies then we're prepared to make an exception. With slim-fitting suits, sober knits and be... Read more

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Alan Paine: new polos for summer

Posted on 03 July 2013 at 08:37 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

At Umbrella, we're always keen to promote British clothing brands – and knitwear manufacturer Alan Paine certainly fits the bill. We've already featured its cracking cricket jumpers on the blog, and now we're focusing on the label's range of polo shirts. Colourful and well t... Read more

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Henri Lloyd: new deck shoes

Posted on 14 June 2013 at 08:15 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

We're not even halfway through June and already we've admitted defeat: summer will be terrible. It simply cannot be anything else. So, what to do? Sulk? Well, that's certainly one option, but we prefer another way: the purchasing of stylish, aquatic-themed casual clothing. O... Read more

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Mod Couples: double the obsessiveness

Posted on 20 May 2013 at 14:51 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

For us, mod – and its related cults like casual and 'heritage' – is an essentially male movement, certainly as far as fashion goes. But photographer Carlotta Cardena's snaps of contemporary mod couples show that ladies can be every bit as obsessive as chaps. A good thing, ... Read more

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Carhartt WIP: killer looks for S/S 13

Posted on 17 May 2013 at 07:36 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Carhartt has always been a brand to be respected, and while we love their authentic work pants as much as the next mid-west carpenter, we've become suckers for its more tailored Work In Progress range. Combining the hard-wearing quality that typifies the regualr collection, WiP adds some Euro... Read more

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Stone Island: futuristic fabrics and classic silhouettes

Posted on 10 May 2013 at 09:41 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Stone Island, along with its now separated older brother CP Company, has always prided itself on merging classic design with revolutionary fabrics. This year's crop of outerwear carries on this proud tradition. The jackets shown here use a new material called GLASS, described by the brand as:... Read more

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Sturdy coats from Realm & Empire

Posted on 03 May 2013 at 08:03 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

There's a lot to be said for military clothing. Built to perform in the harshest of conditions, these garments are characterised by their ingenuous use of pockets, and choice of material and colour – no wonder CP Company founder Massimo Osti cited militaria as his main inspiration when ... Read more

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Jigsaw Menswear: creating the perfect casual blazer

Posted on 26 April 2013 at 10:03 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Long before – sigh – "heritage" became the dominant look of the middle-class urban male, Jigsaw Menswear provided ’90s men with a smart-casual wardrobe that mixed tastefully coloured shirts and tees with softly structured suits and jackets. For chaps coming out of the ... Read more

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