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Grenson X Barbour: Beautifully Crafted Boots and Brogues

Grenson X Barbour A/W 11 The classic specialist British brands, shoemakers Grenson and Barbour, who are renowned for their jackets, have collaborated on a range of brogue shoes and country boots for this Autumn/Winter 2011. The limited edition collection will showcase Barbour interpretations of their latest collection onto Grenson’s footwear. Barbour and Grenson are the British labels are steeped in a rich heritage of traditional design which is evident in the new collaboration, featuring four exclusive styles of country boots and brogues all handcrafted in the Grenson factory. The limited... Read More

Adidas Gazelle OG: Rich, Vibrant and Simple

The Adidas Gazell OG The Adidas Gazelle was introduced in 1968, The Dassler Brothers worked together and sharing ownership of what became Dassler Shoe Factory, the Dassler brothers fell out in 1948 and went their separate ways, Adi forming Adidas and Rudi forming Puma. It’s remarkable how two brothers became responsible for such sportswear giants. With a history as rich as that of Adidas, it’s maybe easier for Adidas Originals to delve into the archives and unearth icons than for most other brands as an all-around trainer, training/soccer shoe,  The... Read More

Carharrt: Rich and Varied

Carhartt Heritage is providing innovative design As you’d expect from a company with a 119 year history the background of Carhartt is rich and varied. Carhartt Inc. was established Carhartt was born in Detroit in 1889 and started life as a workwear label, the last 119 years have seen it grow to dominate American workwear. Following the assimilation of blue collar workwear by American youth in the late eighties Work In Progress started to import Union-made Carhartt product into Europe and Carhartt Street wear was born. Now with 50 stand-alone... Read More

Ellesse: A Classic and Retro Status

  Ellesse Heritage Ellesse is born. Leonardo Servadio founded Ellesse in Perugia, Italy and the company is named after his initials L&S, elle-esse. Leonado Servadio and Franco D’Attoma, Leonardo’s brother-in-law, would make their early business decisions over a game of table tennis, with the winner having their idea chosen. Beginning with his passion, skiwear, before progressing into the now iconic tennis-wear in the late 1970’s, the sharp, well-cut Italian style was an instant success for sport and leisure wear. The huge tennis-wear sales lead the brand to create the instantly... Read More

Not Just for Christmas: A True Fairisle Is a Serious Piece of Craftsmanship

Fair Isle knits are a simple and easy way to inject some colour and warmth into any winter wardrobe. Once the unwanted Christmas present the Fairisle jumper is now officially the on-trend statement knit of winter 2011/12. The Fairisle design has also been picked up by the mid to higher end designers, who – as with the high street stores – have experimented with colours, designs and base items to create a cleaner cut, more wearable item.  The generic technique however, has expanded, creating more patterns and allowing greater flexibility... Read More

Stetson Hats – Hand Made in the US

Hand made hats don’t come better than this. Tweed caps , herringbone caps , wool caps Stetson has the lot. We cherry picked a selection form their range that’s right for Stuarts London.  Click Here to check out the Collection Today. Who’s Stetson?  Read On below: In 1865, with $100, John B. Stetson rented a small room, bought the tools he needed, bought $10 worth of fur and the John B. Stetson Hat Company was born. A year later the “Hat of the West” or the now famous “Boss of... Read More

Ma Strum: Massimo Osti Archive

Ma.Strum: Inspired by the archive of legendary Italian designer Massimo Osti Ma Strum is an exciting label featuring unique, high quality, functional clothing. The collection derives from the collaboration of two renowned designers, and Donrad Duncan. Inspired by the archive of legendary Italian designer Massimo Osti the creator of Stone Island and CP Company. Donrad was previously vice president and executive creative director for Victorinox/Swiss Army, where he developed the concept and design foundation for the apparel line, building on the company’s recognition for performance, durability and ingenuity. Previous to... Read More

Fracap Boots: One of Those Best Kept Secrets

Fracap Boots:  All Handcrafted in Italy. Since 1908, the Italian brand Fracap has manufactured some of the finest boots, and until a few years ago, their hiker boots were made specifically for the Japanese market, the small family owned company,  is based  in a small factory in Lecce, Italy. Now they have brought out three customized styles and every pair of Fracap boots is handmade.  All their boots come with either Vibram sole or the characteristic ripple sole, and are all handmade in Lecce of fine Italian leather.   These hard-to-find hiking... Read More

Fracap Mountain Boots

Fracap Vintage hiking boot is revered in the fashion industry as the iconic mountain boot of today. Fracap mountain boots are hand made by a small specialist company tucked away near Lecce in Italy. Each pair is of exceptionally high quality, individually designed by the small handful of stores in the UK that are lucky enough to be stockists. Very lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear, make Fracap boots an absolute must for every wardrobe and a must for this season trendsetters. Stuarts London is proud to present Fracap to... Read More

The Curious Name: Howlin’ by Morrison

Howlin’ the Scottish slang for ‘smelly’…   Howlin’ by Morrison are based in Belgium, but are in fact experts of British and Irish knitwear, sourcing the finest fabrics from small, independent weavers and distributing it to selected retailers from their Antwerp base. Their philosophy was to bring quality knitwear on the market. In order to do so, they went to Scotland, which is known for creating the finest knitwear in the world. Now into their second generation of family ownership, Patrick and Jan Olyslager the two brothers who took over... Read More