gorpcore

On my radar: Outsiders Store



Outsiders Store Coal Drops Yard

I was wondering why no-one had invented a stylish multi-brand gorpcore store, then I realised – they have. While visiting the Debby Byford roller skating exhibition in Coal Drops Yard, I discovered Outsiders Store, a very cool curation of performance outerwear, practical headgear, Rotato socks, Gramicci rope sandals, Snow Peak camping kit, plus a variety of modern outdoorism books and magazines like Les Others and Go Out. (more…)



Smile, it’s The North Face x Online Ceramics collab



The North Face x Online Ceramics

Fretting about all this Y2K (the decade that taste forgot) revival malarky? Don’t panic! Just do what I do and regress even further – to all things 70s, Grateful Dead and Whole Earth Catalog.

I’m digging this The North Face x Online Ceramics collaboration (disclosure: yes, I too thought it was a ceramics brand – lol), which features The North Face gorpcore sweats, outerwear and accessories with Online Ceramics’ retro peace-out graphics. (more…)



Shop the post: the sensible sale edit



Aime Leon Dore aw21

UPDATED: Some pieces are sold out, others have an extra 20% off…

Let’s face it, January is good for only one thing and that is the sales. I’m a very boring strategic sale shopper and use it to zero in on elevated wardrobe staples that will last. For me right now, that’s knitwear, outerwear and work wear.

Quite a few items I’ve featured on recent shopping posts are now on sale as well as perennial DRG favourites, including the Lemaire trench*, Rue de Verneuil totes* and Gabriela Hearst Merion boots*.

On the work wear front, I’ve heard that people are shopping for tailoring again (more…)



Snow Peak: Japanese gorpcore for the uber-luxe set



Snow Peak New Balance London

Do you see yourself as outdoorsy, athletic, adventurous and at one with nature? I’m none of those things so why am I so enamoured with Snow Peak? And specifically its new retail playground in Piccadilly?

Back-story: Snow Peak originated in 1958 when founder Yukio Yamai, a dedicated Japanese mountaineer became frustrated with the standard available kit he was using. (more…)