When you think of adidas and its place in sport, it probably conjures up images of football shirts covered with sponsorship's and branding or the flash of the three stripes on the athletics track. What you probably don't think of is table-tennis. And yet, in the opinion of many, the brand produced one of the best looking shoes they ever made for the sport. The shoe produced a cult following that lives on to this day.
When Mephisto founder and designer Martin Machalei first drew up the designs for the Rainbow shoe – he set out to design the best shoe in the world. This is a bold claim to put on anything, especially with something as finicky as shoes. How do you define the ‘best’ shoe anyway? That’s what we’re here to explore.
We all love jeans. They're comfortable, look great, and you can wear them with anything. They have a long, rich, history in clothing where they have fought their way from their workwear origins to becoming probably the most popular clothing item of all time - right up there next to the humble t-shirt. But with so many choices on the market now. How do you decide which ones to go for?
The start of a new month means new arrivals at Stuarts London. As one of London's oldest independent's, we have specialised in heritage brands for the last 50 years. We've rounded up some of our favourite releases of the month so far and give you a taster of things to come.
Drawing upon the Copenhagen skate and graffiti scenes which founders Tobia and Mikkel grew up around - they wanted to create a brand that represented the world that surrounded them and which referenced something that they believed was distinctly Nordic related to functionality.
Carhartt's pension for high-quality accessories is well known. From their iconic beanies and hats to tactical style side bags they've continuously managed to keep their finger on the pulse whilst never losing sight of their American workwear roots.