Blacksmith Winter 2016 Lookbook


 London based Blacksmith Store combine with in-demand photographer Vicky Grout on this simplistic lookbook, showcasing their latest offerings from the stores in-house line for Winter 2016. 

The collection draws inspiration from "a wealth of nostalgic British subculture and anti-establishment iconography", giving a nod towards the cultural deterioration of Great Britain. Blacksmith channel the anguish and aggression manifested amongst UK's youth, while referencing niche 80's and 90's movements in music and film, and these themes have been translated on to graphics tees, hoodies and embroidered headwear. The collection is rounded off with a concise range of carefully constructed outerwear as the brand combines with sportswear giants Champion on light hooded rain jackets and block coloured quarter zip pullovers.

You can take a closer look at the collection in the lookbook above. The Blacksmith Store Winter 2016 collection is available exclusively on the brands webstore now, as well as Perth's StreetX over in Australia. 




size? Winter 2014 Lookbook


Size? present this showery lookbook for Winter 2014, highlighting the unity between form and functionality amongst their key styles.

The footwear/streetwear giants have played a huge role in shaping the UK streetwear scene since 2000 and have more recently been contributing towards streetwear patterns worldwide, as the brand continues to build its reputation across the globe.

Their Winter visuals showcase a carefully selected assortment of pieces that effortlessly fuse style with performance. Size? draw influence from bygone era’s that have had significant impact on the style of today, stating that ‘good practical product will never go out of fashion’. Globally renowned brands including Stussy, Fjallraven, Nike, Carhartt and Converse feature in a lookbook that focuses on technical outerwear, pullovers and hooded sweaters, as well as headwear and winterised footwear options.

Head over to www.size.co.uk to shop the looks now.



The Quiet Life X Watershed Collection and Pop-Up Store


The Quiet Life join forces with UK based outdoor lifestyle store Watershed to present their ‘Glass and Sew’ collaboration.

Since its inception back in 2011, Watershed store have worked to provide their consumer base with unique product that is hard to find anywhere else, as well as developing their own surf range to fulfil demand for boards made to tackle UK waves. The ‘Glass and Sew’ collaboration combines The Quiet Life’s focus on unique materials and fabrics, with Watershed’s expertise within surfing and surf board design.

Watershed co founders – James Wright & Jake Patterson said this on the collection;

“Working with The Quiet Life has allowed us to take the glass and sew concept a step further. The opportunity to create a full range with such an established and influential brand has been absolutely amazing”.

The collection consists of graphic raglan-sleeved tees and hoodies, as well as cut and sew items in the short sleeve woven shirts and beach shorts. Headwear selections include a printed bucket hat, 5 panel and 6 panel. The collections surf theme is really brought to life through four customer designed surfboard’s two made in the UK and two in California.

Andy Mueller of The Quiet Life had this to say;

“Working with Watershed was great because it was a true collaboration – both Quiet Life and Watershed brought ideas to each other and we worked well together as a group to make each other’s ideas stronger and unified. It was a fun project as it involved all of my favourite things – creating new graphics, developing a unique cut and sew collection, and introducing two new garments to Quiet Life – the beach zip up and the beach shorts”.

To celebrate the collaboration, Watershed will be taking their concept store to London’s Boxpark from the 14th up until the 20th of July. The collection will be sitting alongside Watershed’s own range and The Quiet Life’s latest release. For more information on the collection or to purchase, visit www.watershedshop.co.uk or www.thequietlife.com

Jamboree x Side Project Skateboards capsule collection

Jamboree x SPS 2

Inspired by the skate and surf culture of 1960’s america, Jamboree store have linked up with Texas based pop-up Side Project skateboards to present a capsule collection of cruiser boards.

The collection features seven one of a kind boards hand crafted in the US from Cherry Wood and Walnut Wood, each selected for their robust nature and grain finish. Each board is individually numbered, includes laser etched dual branding and arrives in a number of bleached colour ways. The set up is completed with Bennet Vector trucks, seismic Cambria wheels and Horween leather risers.

The limited capsule release is available now on the ‘Mercantile’ platform at jamboreestore.co.uk. The boards are priced at £250 each and include a limited edition commemorative screen print.