Saturday, 30 July 2011

Wear & Tear for today..... by Shaun Dangerfield.

Engineered Garments floral ground jacket
Albam dusty pink tee
Post'o'alls Mattalini salmon layer
Edwin 505 sen cinch back 
Garbstore suede loafers 
Elephant Trunk boxers (not visible) 

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Voyej goods & wallets.... by Shaun Dangerfield.

With the wallet's available these days it's easy to pick up one that suit's your needs and one that you love carrying. I have a bit of a hankering for vegetable tanned leather wallet's and the ageing process of them, coupled up with the thick quality leather from artisan's such as Tanner goods, Studio d'artisan and as featured here Voyej and were onto a winner.
To carry on my detail buzz and flicking through their various stitch and material shot's it sent waves of appreciation through me, have a look for yourself at
Competitive prices in my humble opinion especially when you compare them to other leather wallets on the market.
I don't need a wallet (mores to the pity) as I'm currently lumping round the R6 conch but when I really fancy a new wallet I think this will be my first port of call.


Focus On Detail part 1.... by Shaun Dangerfield

To say I'm getting fussier as I get older is an understatement, if it's not exactly how I like something I'm not a happy bunny and this has reached as far as the stitching, the inner labels and minor details on the clothing and footwear I pick up.
I have literally sold or binned all of the clobber I wasn't happy with and I also make sure all the glasses and cups plates and bowls are in perfect row's in the cupboard too so maybe it's just a mild form of O.C.D.
I don't think so..... I think I'm just a man who likes the finer details in life, so I'm starting a running post on detail, this being part 1 and focusing on the thing's that make my inner clock tick tock.
Also give's me a chance to have a play with my new camera and check all the settings out.
Presenting in finer detail the Albam waffle cardigan and the Andersons multi weave rope belt.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Beachy Creamy... By Saul Wilks

You've gotta love this time of yeah haven't you? Sales, sales and more sales. Is it me, or has this current crop of price slashed goodies been amazing? Some right touches to be had if you search them out...

I haven't gone mad for a change, i can't really afford it. However, when I seen the YMC beach jacket in canvas drop to under a oner I knew I couldn't let it pass me by.

I was a massive fan of this from when I first say the preview photos a good while ago now but never took the plunge. I'm happy to say that there's now one en route.

Perfect for summer, just the right amount of detailing and pockets, I love over-the-head jackets as it, but this is a quality, smart and dapper piece of kit to have at one's disposal.

Noodlepark...By Saul Wilks

It's a nice feeling when we come across something new we haven't seen before... It's also a nice feeling when we really appreciate what we find, which is how I feel about Italian label Noodlepark and their fantastic range of outwear.  I've not really got much information about the brand itself aside from the fact that its an Italian label and it's very much in its infancy, it's also only stocked in a limited number of shops.

Aside from my lack of knowledge, I really like their designs and the look of their produce. With neat hoods, drawstrings and a spectrum of colours to brighten up the most over cast of British days, it's certainly worth a look for the outwear enthusiasts among us.
For what it's worth, here's two of my favorite pieces from this seasons collection, giving a fresh take on a couple of classic designs.

An afternoon spent in the sunshine - By Saul Wilks

I seldom get a free weekend when I'm not gallivanting or, much to my chagrin, working. So it was a luxury to be able to soak up the gorgeous weather we were blessed with Saturday. My Girlfriend and I decided to go to Cardiff (Capital of Wales, for overseas readers) for the afternoon to generally lark about and get drunk. Oh, and of course I took my camera, which is literally glued to my face at the moment.

After consuming a rather fruity bottle of wine in the park near Cardiff castle we decided to continue our summer inspired session around the city before going for some tapas (nice) and then catching the train back to my home town where, once alighted, we stumbled back along the river front to my house.

All in all a rather enjoyable day spent enjoying life and living happy !

Friday, 22 July 2011

Maine Guide..... by Shaun Dangerfield.

More hand made footwear in from California.
Yuki Matsuda pulls out all the stops with his footwear, not all tasteful I must admit but when they get it right "they get it right".
This is my 4th pair of Yuketen and it's hard to see past them at the moment, unfortunately with greatness comes hype and he is getting a fair old amount of attention now meaning it could go a few ways for the brand.
One thing that is undeniable though is how long the Yuketen footwear will last me and I'm glad I've picked up what I wanted from them the past few years before they maybe go overboard with their design's (fingers crossed they don't).
Blue leather hand stitched upper, leather lining and stitched Vibram christy sole is part of the making of this special shoe, this is the low top silhouette as I just had no need for another pair of boots but all the need for a blue leather, devil's in the detailing and I'm a sucker for detail.
If I had to question one thing about Yuketen it would quite simply be that their boxes are not good enough, when you thrive on details you want to be seeing and feeling something in presentation even if it's only for a few minutes and you never see it again.... like a kid at xmas the unwrapping is as exciting as the waiting and the owning.


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Red Light Fix... Saul Wilks

For the London heads and those who like to party, I'll be spinning some niceness at this upcoming do' featuring some heavyweight names such as Yam Who, Electric Boogie and the C90s.

Local or just fancy a good night of quality music? It don't matter, get down and have some fun.


Thursday, 14 July 2011

Glass Siren - Disco Pharmacy..... Shaun Dangerfield.

I'm a sucker for detail's, if something's been done well or is well made then I'm all over it like a bee on honey. It's the little take's that I enjoy most, I probably enjoyed unwrapping this and appreciating the work and time that has gone into it more than hanging the piece up.
Glass Siren has been on the radar for a few years and I've had some of Damon's work in the past, we lean in similar direction's and you can clearly see his passion for art, clothing and music - it come's through in his work and like any walk of life you know when something is good because the product sell's itself and give's it's own story.
He produce's both artwork and clothing and there is something on there for everyone to appreciate, have a good look for yourselves....

I recently picked up his "Disco Pharmacy" tee for clubbing mainly- the garment has undergone acid surface treatment and goes through many stages of development to get to the finished product.
He explores the dyeing process and fabric treatments to give his work a unique look and feel and this continues throughout his clothing range.
From the presentation printed box it is served up in to the wax sealed swing tag's that reveal it's dye process information, the tag's sewn into the neck and on the arm all add to the all round look and feel of an item that has been in a long process of being crafted and sampled to reach it's final product.
All in all very happy.