Monday, 28 February 2011
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Saturday, 26 February 2011
They literally just fell apart at the crotch, knee and pocket within 7 day's, continuously weakened by just walking up the stair's by day 5 of it's countdown death I soon realised that not even the Denim Doctor in Manchester could save these.
I bought these at the time purely for pub day's, lounging and gig's, they've saw Kasabian, Arctic Monkey's, Happy Monday's, done a few all nighters in Birmingham's Grimy Subway City and held their own throughout a very wet and muddy Global Gathering 2007.
It's a sad week, I may bury them in the back garden..... or just throw them in the bin. Either way these cinch back loose fit denim deserve a little write up for time spent with owner, People's pet's have lasted less time and I'm just as attached to them as a family pet.
If you sniff them (first come first served basis - sent 1st class recorded) just a little sniff will take you into a 30 second euphoric state, a good old grasp of the crotch and plunge to the nose for a minute or 2 will see you on a magical journey, a twisted tour of the mind spent in the yellow submarine taking you on your travel's with soft mushroom grass and lollipop path's.
Obviously this is all tongue in cheek and I'm not bothered at all.......... Probably.
Feel free to double click the pictures to see it's full grimed glory
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
What follows is my interpretation of a cool, day to evening look put together with one thing in mind - Looking good in the sunshine and even better when the sun sets...
Sunglasses - Persol 'Steve Mcqueen' 714
Jacket - Woolrich Woolen Mills (Gold Poplin)
Tee - Oliver Spencer (Navy stripe)
Trousers - Dockers D Zero Extra Slim Fit (Blue)
Footwear - YMC Canvas Deck Shoes (Cream)
Oh wait, did I just rip off Oi Polloi's 'deck out' section..?
More to follow...
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
The Soft Sell by Cut Chemist
Monday, 21 February 2011
Albam clothing. A name that runs from the tongues of Casuals, Dressers, Business men and Fashionistas alike.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
But you know what, I don't really care, I'll let you in on it and you can see for yourselfs - I can't say any more really so I guess I'll leave you with the lyrics...
'The music makes me happy, I feel it from my head down to my feet... And I can't stop dancing, No, so I may as well get on the floor until my body can't take no more'
Couldn't have said it better myself.
On second thoughts, probably not. Still, this Universal Works 'Courier' jacket in Orange is rather delightful eh? Business as usual then...
All nighters, shopping trips and an undying love for music... Sounds familiar that.
With all this in mind I've decided to pluck up some readies and have a splurge ready for those longed for summer antics and adventures. For what it's worth, here's whats caught my wandering eyes over the past month or so.
Have you ever been in that arena where you think you may look a little camp? You have? Shame on you... Man up! With all joking aside a lot of chaps fear anything that comes in pastel or 'girl friendly' colourways.Thankfully I'm not one of that persuation and that's why I love this Salmon pink number from Ralph Lauren. It's not bubble-gum pink, so I'm not going to end up looking like a tool from Essex. It comes in the Custom fit cut which I prefer, meaning it's a nice slim fit and perfect for dropping with some shorts while swaggering around the beer gardens of blighty. Chuck in some sunglasses, some sun and you've got more dapperness that a Primary school PE lesson... First up on the summer hit list. Thanks Ralph, you never fail to deliver the goods.
Norse Projects was one of, if not my favorite label from this past A/W. From the rain jacket collaborations with Elka to rugby-shirt swaggage with Barbarian and The Hideout, the Danish label turned out some quality garments. I've not really seen that much of their forth coming summer collections, they seem to have re-issued the Yellow Elka Rain coat and stuck a few five-panel caps out but nothing has really caught my eye as of yet apart from this partly striped effort. I'm never keen on navy woven cotton polo shirts, they always have the tendency to fade after a few washes, rendering them no use unless you want to wash your car in them so I'll more than likely hold off on this one but I'll still check it out in the flesh when I've got the time, I pretty much dig the nautical vibe going on (No surprise there then, I hear you say)
Next up is a garment I've already blogged about, The Oliver Spencer multi-stripe button down polo. Would you just look at it... I mean really look at it, It's flawless! A Button down color on a slim cut polo is always going to be a winner in my book and Oliver Spencer takes all my well deserved plaudits with the fine use of varied coloured stripes. I've been waiting for this to become available since seeing a few glimpses of it a little while back and now it's going to get well and truly bagged up. To me this is without doubt a key piece of summer wear... it's Killer! Oliver Spencer's just too cool for school these days.
Anyway, that brings me to an end of my Polo shirt shopping options for now but with so much new stuff coming out all the time I'm sure they'll have changed by next week. The Oliver Spencer and Ralph Lauren are definites however, I'm looking forward to seeing Our Legacy's jersey polo in the flesh (If they're anything like the sweats in terms of quality I'll be copping for one) which just about bring's me to my final thought on the matter... How many Polo shirts is acceptable in the modern day wardrobe? If it's anything like jackets, then this could be an expensive month.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Monday, 7 February 2011
It's been a full 7 days since the last post on Sinister, which must be a new record as I'm usually on the ball and can't keep my fingers from tap tap tapping away. However, various commitments have kept me away from the computer so time has been an issue with regards pumping the Internet with pictures of clobber and music.
I've thankfully got a bit of time to myself after some really good weekends away - Horse Meat Disco two weekends back was quality and this weekend just passed was spent in the North West where Kim Ann Foxman played at Liverpool's Shipping Forecast and Saturday was spent getting deep housed at Sankeys.
All in all a couple of expensive and messy weekends - my head and feet need a well earned break.
Speaking of feet one of my latest pick ups came in the form of a pair of Clarks Originals Ashcott. These are a fine looking shoe almost in the form of their cousins, The famous Wallabies. I copped these from Number 6 in London and was rather pleased to acquire them as they've taken my fancy for quite a while.
Together with the Clarks I picked up this smart little number from Folk. I've been after something with vertical stripes shirt wise for a while, nothing too garish or formal but something smart. This has some really good details which sold it to me as soon as I gave it a closer inspection - the neck has a cool strap button and the cut is quite slim. I also notched it in the continuing sales so the reduced price was very much welcome!
Rounding off my mini shopping expo I added this to the summer wardrobe... Again coming from Folk and again nice and stripey to feed my addiction. Lovely colours though and perfect for Sunshine. If only we could get some and soon!
Once again, apologies for the lack of posting lately, all we be back to normal during the next few days with plenty of new stuff to come!
Take it easy...