Stuarts London

SOCK IT TO ME

SOCKS: Now if you didn’t know a sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet and the foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, (and I bet you didn’t know that!)  As it is able to produce over a pint of perspiration per day. Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks decrease the risk of frostbite its name is derived from the loose-fitting slipper, called a soccus in Latin, worn... Read More

IT’S IN THE BAG

BARBOUR BAGS: This design of bag has been used in the transportation of mail and goods by numerous types of messengers including pony express riders, postal workers, and messengers on foot. The design of the modern messenger bag traces its origin to the utility linemans bag of the 1950s. Now many Fashion brands have begun creating updated and stylized versions of the bag using high quality fabrics. Namely the one were going to talk about Barbour who has introduced the man bag style to the fashion crowd. John Barbour, the... Read More

PRETTY GREEN?

I’ve got a pocket full of Pretty Green: Liam Gallagher was born in Sepetmber 1972, an English musician and singer songwriter, formerly the frontman of the 1990s band Oasis and now currently the band Beady Eye.Gallagher’s erratic behavior, distinctive singing style, and abrasive attitude have been the subject of commentary in the press. He remains one of the most recognizable figures in modern British music. Gallagher was born in Manchester and is the third and final child of Irish parents Thomas and Peggy Gallagher. Thomas was often violently abusive to... Read More

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JACKET IN!

The Denim Jacket We all have great memories of at some time in our lives wearing a denim jacket. Whether from the 60s, 70,s or an 80’s child. When men wore denim matching their acid was jeans and thought they looked so cool! Well denim has been in American usage since the late 18th century. The word comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge originally made In Nimes France, by the André family. Originally called serge de nimes, the name was soon shortened to denim was traditionally coloured... Read More

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING

THE DESERT BOOT Today we endorse the desert boot. Specifically, the Clarks desert boots. It was introduced in 1950 by shoemaker Nathan Clark. Since his humble beginnings in 1825 in Street Somerset, the Clarks boot had a simple modern style with plantation rubber crepe sole and two eyelets for laces. And in the 60 years since Nathan Clark sparked a revolution in Desert boots himself inspired by this crepe-soled footwear, that his World War II military buddies bought in the dusty bazaars of Cairo, and though it debuted in peacetime,... Read More

BOOKWORM

BETTINA RHEIMS AND SERGE BRAMLEY’S  “ROSE C’EST PARIS” Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly’s “Rose C’est Paris” is both a photographic monograph and a feature-length film on DVD. This extraordinary work of art, in two different but interlocking and complimentary formats, defies easy categorization. For in this multi-layered opus of poetic symbolism, photographer Bettina Rheims and artist Serge Bramly evoke the City of Light in a completely novel way: this is a Paris of surrealist visions, confused identities, artistic phantoms, unseen manipulation, obsession, fetish and seething desire. Equal parts erotica, fashion shoot,... Read More

Morning Out with the Buyer :

10:04am – ‘Stuarts London Buyer’  sets off for a meeting to view a new collection. Common People. “Common People” is a brand that isn’t about following the usual trends, instead the designs have been referenced back to the 60’s. The connection to the likes of Steve McQueen, Crosby, Nash, Young are all names given to the footwear. Each an iconic style and with heritage.  The Buyer happily informs me. (Sorry to keep saying ‘The Buyer’ , but he didn’t want his name mentioned. All very top secret …lol  I am... Read More

GET DECKED OUT

The deck shoe or boat shoes are another trend for this season, with half a dozen of the brands on the site producing their own fashion version of the popular leather or canvas shoe. The first deck shoe was invented in 1935 by Paul Sperry, founder of the Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes. Sperry took inspiration from how his dog ran over water and ice without slipping. He cut piping into his shoes soles giving the rubber sole more grooves with which to grip surfaces such as his wet boat. Deck... Read More

RIDE WITH CARHARTT

Carhartt is no less surprisingly a brand that you will come across at some stage. But its name is steeped in a vast American history, and easily Carhartt grew to one of the leading brands within the European Street wear scene. Carhartt was born in Detroit in 1889 and started life as a work wear label, the last 119 years have seen it grow to dominate American work wear. Following the assimilation of blue collar work wear by American youth in the late eighties Work In Progress started to import Union-made... Read More

Farah Vintage – New Season – New Collection

Farah Vintage is a brand that provides quality and function to keeping trendy this season. Most styles have been really popular this season be are begining to fear some of the stock will not make it to the Summer season. We only just asked for some replenishments and were told Farah have near sold out themselves. Get in quick if your into this brand as there may be a drought ahead.