Friday, 28 February 2014

Woolrich Woolen Mills Cord Track Jacket…. by Shaun Dangerfield

It's been a little while since I posted last, I'm in the middle of buying a house and sorting Ardour's new goods out with Saul so slightly snowed under but we have plenty to report shortly.

I clocked this in the sale stateside in December bookmarking it for January and it arrived today.
A beautiful piece it is too, going back to my roots and a love for cord this is a great throw on jacket but in a lovely rich chestnut colour, well sleazy.

Bring on the long summer all dayer's….

Monday, 10 February 2014

Forestbound…. by Shaun Dangerfield

I'm a sucker for a good passion based story, especially about individuals who are into something and create themselves a niche from it.

Alice Saunders created her own business Forestbound in Boston from her love of vintage and having the vision to recreate, while doing my rounds for vintage cloth and materials I found her website and browsed through her handmade goods that she so proudly creates from vintage military items and vintage textiles, canvases, denims and leathers.

I'm sure her products are an acquired taste but they are right up my street, when a fabric or material can almost shout out what it's about, it's history and where it's been well then I'm hooked, you got me, it had me at hello.

I have attached a few photo's of her work but I found a great video which tell a lot more about her than I ever could on a blog piece so I have attached those below too.

There is also a great vintage section on there selling pretty much classic vintage American products, this New Hampshire Paper Service sweatshirt is such a great looking piece, and I've earmarked the WW2 US Navy sewing kit too, lovely kit.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Black Ivy Style...By Saul Wilks.

For those who have followed us closely over the years you may remember a brilliant documentary I posted up focussing on the photographers of the famous pictorial magazine Life.

If I had the time, money and space I would definitely look into collecting older issues because some of the work featured in them is mesmerising, not to mention inspirational.

These photographs I've posted show an interesting take on Ivy style, something that both Shaun and I are fascinated by and also influences some of our Ardour Brand garments and ideas.

To my knowledge these were shot during the early 60's and portray the aforementioned fashions being sported by working class black kids - and they look amazing.

Sometimes I feel as though I was born into the wrong generation, these styles resonate with me greatly and these pictures definitely speak a thousand words.

They're quite simply breathtaking.