Monday, 13 June 2011

BAGGED: A post of purchases.

I recently came across a blog called BAGGED written by Kenny, which basically lists the items that Kenny has bought. I was also inspired to send my blog mobile by Kenny's blog, so, if you're reading it on your smart phone it should be tres easy to do so. Bonus. Oh and also, Kenny works for Oliver Sweeney, lovely shoes and lovely store. See more here.

So! The blog post. Let's get cracking.

Outfit Uno:

Vest, FCUK at ASOS.com, SALE £9.00
Jeans, Cross Hatch, SALE £26.99
Pumps, Gola (www.schuh.co.uk), SALE £9.99

HA! Left the bloody size sticker on..

These jeans have northern soul, Cross Hatch is a streetwear brand that started in Manchester in 1998. You may have seen their MCR/CROSS/HATCH graphic (G*STAR like) Tees in Burton (www.burton.co.uk). I'm certainly not a 'streetwear' person, but I loved the utility cut of these jeans and I think the tapered elasticated ankles and waistband make for a comfortable summer's Pantaloon. (see, told you I wasn't street *skips off*)

 




So, the vest. I love a good vest. This one is over-sized (but not too big) and made from a super-soft jersey so it's great to slob in as well as dressing up. The neckline is two-ply (for added comfort) and has a frayed hem which I think is a nice touch to a bog-standard gray vest.

The pumps. I saw these and thought of my upcoming summer holiday. Comfortable and rather British deck chair, northern British deck chair to be precise. Gola is another Manc brand, with a 100 years history of making sports fashion for the world. Find out more about the time I met the owner of Gola, Harvey Jacobson, here.





Outfit Deux:


Braced Trousers, Levis at Selfridges (www.selfridges.com), SALE £45.00
Desert Boots, Clarks, SALE £31.00





Love these trousers, been after some for ages! They were the last pair and (nearly) in my size! I had to forget logic and purchase them (plus, 50% off ain't bad at all!). The colour on the leg fades as it reaches the ground, which I think is a really cool feature.


The braces (never to be worn up) are attached with chocolate leather fastenings. They're so comfortable too, quite impressed with myself for buying comfortable clothes.

The Tee is a basic Tee, done well. Soft jersey with a tailored cut and scoop neck in a sky blue perfect for SS11 Colour Blocking (because we must be trendy). The Eleven Paris barcode sits neatly on the right arm for a little pompous oomph.


These bad boys have been on my wish list forever. Well, not this pair exactly. I wanted Desert Boots, right? But could I find any I liked? No. The stitched rim around the toes always makes my feet look clownish. These have a neat stitched rim. Their made from a soft suede and the leather wraps around my ankles so snugly that they look great with shorts too! 

Outift Finito:


Vest, ASOS, SALE £4.00
Jewelry, Husam el Odeh for TOPMAN (www.topman.com), Out Of Season Stock


These are brand new to Selfridges and are something special. What makes these skinnies a little more special is that they have heart. Made from 100% organic cotton certified by the Soil Association means that you can feel a little dirty whilst actually being Greenpeace clean. Not only is the cotton uber-eco-friendly but Monkee Genes are against child and slave labour: No blood, no sweat, no tears just plain good (tight) jeans.

What's brilliant about these jeans, sorry Genes, is that they’re soft. When you’re a boy, with boy legs, that are hairy, skinny jeans can hurt (like a bitch) when you walk. Walking is quite crucial for me and thankfully Monkee understand that. They've made a monkee outta me.


Dug out these trinkets recently to commemorate my meeting Husam el Odeh at BlackWhiteDenim. See the video here.

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