Farfetch X Sixby6 Bloggers – the shoe challenge

Blogger collabs are quite the thing now, aren’t they? I just had a call from a value retailer asking me to work with them but I don’t really do value fashion so had to pass, I think I may have even uttered the phrase ‘it’s not on brand’. (more…)

Retail concept: Your Samples Collective

How’s this for a new type of sample sale? YSC (Your Samples Collective) aims to ‘put the simple statement back into people’s wardrobe with good reductions and product that you can rely on’. Translation? Non-seasonal pieces that you’ll keep on wearing, such as their debut sample sale from Wrangler.

I try to avoid samples sales as I seem to be that person who gets far too carried away and then regrets the unworn purchases a few weeks later. But this one looks like quite a good concept, provided the product is right. The sale is on Friday and Saturday and all the info is below. I might see you there!

Dark and lovely

I’m not a great fan of faded denim. Given the choice, I prefer my jeans stiff, dark and densely pigmented. And as traditional faux-fading processes are found to be harmful to their makers and the environment, fashion is finally catching up with me.

One of the suggestions Levi’s makes is to wash jeans less, using only cold water. Funnily enough, this is something I’ve done for years. Using only a tiny bit of detergent, I soak jeans in a bucket of water then rinse, roll in a towel and dry flat. But mostly I try to avoid washing them at all, which is obviously much easier if they’re dark to start with (yeah, it helps if you’re a bit of a scruff).

As it happens, my favourite inky-hued jeans are back online at Netaporter.com. I have these Levi’s Made & Crafted chino jeans already in indigo and khaki but will be buying another pair of the indigo as I wear mine a lot. If you want a dark wash jean that’s versatile enough to wear all year round (day to night, dressed up or down, yada yada) then I’d thoroughly recommend these…

Buy Levi’s Made & Crafted jeans at Netaporter.com

Cool video featuring Arthur Elgort and Christiaan!

And if I haven’t said enough times already, everyone should really have a copy of Arthur Elgort’s Models Manual