I’ve yet to try B Sides jeans but I think now may be the time to make it happen. The new collection features two relaxed-fit styles designed to look like you’ve had them for years. Fey (above) in Leo dark sun fade is a straight-cut, slightly loose-thigh jean with a long rise, while Elissa (inspired by stylist Elissa Santisi) in Klein (below) is a wide-leg, slouchy fit that also sits on the natural waist. Buy here and here. Both styles are 100% cotton and made in the USA. (more…)
I know this is a terrible thing to say, but there’s too much good stuff on right now. I just caught the last day of Diane Arbus at The Hayward (brilliant). Just missed Don McCullin at the Tate (gutted). And now London Craft Week has snuck up on me and I’m nowhere near ready for it.
London Craft Week is now in its fifth year, a festival of all things artisanal and considered, with the additional backing of some heavyweight sponsors including Dunhill and Purdey to give it that extra push. (more…)
On which note, menswear retailer Garbstore has just launched a new in-house line of rugby-inspired tops. Called Drop Out Sports, I love that these are all knitted and crafted in England from organic, heavyweight 380-gram cotton jersey for that authentic utilitarian vibe. (more…)
Choosing my favourite shops for Time Out’s 100 Best Shops In London list wasn’t difficult. I’m not a big online shopper because I prefer to make really considered purchases and I find the whole store ambience and experience adds to the value of what I’m buying. My top five stores are the ones I visit on a regular basis, not just to buy, but also to ‘keep my eye in’ and research what’s out there. (more…)