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Fran Summers UK Vogue Alasdair McLellan

I feel a bit guilty saying this, but Alasdair McLennan’s story in UK Vogue’s September issue was my favourite. Even if, as a commenter on The Fashion Spot described it, “[it’s the] same editorial he’s been doing this entire decade”. (Ouch.) I know I should be raving about the Rihanna shoot or the Anton Corbijn shoot (which is lush) but sometimes I just want some tried and tested retro heritage candy, which this delivers. (more…)



Annin Flagmakers factory



Annin Flagmakers factory by Christopher Payne

The latest issue of Port magazine has the most wonderful photo feature on the Annin Flagmakers flag factory in South Boston, Virginia. Founded in 1847, the 186,000 square foot factory has been family-owned for six generations and is one of three factories in the U.S. What I love about Christopher Payne’s photography is how he captures the vastness of the flag-making operation as well as the small details like the ink splatters from the screen-printing machine. (more…)



Spencer Fung profile for Wattswhat magazine



Spencer Fung profile by Navaz Batliwalla wattswhat magazine

One of my favourite writing gigs last year was the profile of architect Spencer Fung for new men’s biannual, Wattswhat magazine. I visited Fung’s beautiful studio in West London (in fact, it’s ten minutes from my house! #winning), where he showed me his collection of natural curiosities and explained how nature and art inform his practice. (more…)



Craft work



Daniela Dregis reversible cashmere nylon jacket Tiina The Store

Now that the temperature’s dipped to around the 1-degree mark, I just want to stay in and hibernate. My default winter work-from-home-wear is Heat-Tech, a Hanro long sleeve tee, three fine-knit merino sweaters topped off by a shrunk-in-the-wash men’s Margiela nubby knit and Levi’s.

The nubby knit is important. Chunky, textured jumpers and socks are all I want to wear now and they’re all the rage. Partly because they feel good and partly because a crude, craftsy sensibility is permeating everything as a counterpoint to tech fatigue. I wrote about this for BON magazine’s autumn issue, which you can read here. (more…)