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sportswear

29/01/2019
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Vans: A guide to the 5 icons

On March 16 1966 the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up in Anaheim, California and quickly became arguably one of the first brands to really entertain the skating community – Vans. After more than 50 years dominating the industry and managing to slip into our mainstream world, Vans is still at the heart of every wardrobe. “People are wearing athletic apparel now for all kinds of occasions — work, play, and school — without any intention of using them for athletic purposes,” Matt Powell, a sports industry analyst at market research... Read More

31/08/2018
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Back To School: The History of Herschel

Canadian born brand Herschel is a name we’re all aware of in the world of bags and wallets, their practicality mixed with modern and stylish design is what keeps us going back for more every time. Herschel seems like a company that’s been around for decades, but in reality it’s less than ten years old – only starting it’s journey in 2009. A brand that’s seen unbelievable growth since it’s birth; Herschel is now worn by everyone from schoolchildren to superior businessmen around town. Founded by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, the Herschel Supply Co. was named after the... Read More

22/06/2018
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Friday Feeling – The Adidas Yung-1 – A Retro Classic Reborn

Dropping 21st June 2018, the long-awaited Yung-1 by Adidas is a huge nod to sportswear circa the early 90s and we are loving it… a modern take on this year’s beloved dad sneaker trend, the upper is a contemporary update on the cherished 1997 Falcon Dorf. This captivating shoe features a layered Falcon Dorf mesh upper with reconstructed tongue, imprinted with Trefoil branding. The shoe comes in a bold hi-res orange and a distinctly 90s red, navy and off white colourway. While the red, navy and off white accentuates the retro... Read More

08/06/2018
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Flashback Friday – The History of Nike

Today we are taking a look into the history of Nike and how it became one of the biggest, most well-known sportswear clothing companies of today, born all from the back of a car. First up, a bit about Nike’s heritage… Nike, pronounced ‘Ni-key’, is the winged goddess of victory according to ancient Greek mythology. She sat at the side of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympic pantheon, in Olympus. A mystical presence, symbolising victorious encounters, Nike presided over history’s earliest battlefields. Fast forward to today, “Nike is the 20th century footwear that lifts the... Read More

05/06/2018
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The Only Guide You Need – Dickies Pants Fit

We have come to understand that purchasing pants online based off a product shot, not knowing how they fit or look on a real person happens all too often. So we have compiled a Dickies Pant fit guide so you can be sure when you buy, how they sit on the body and how to style them. First up… a bit of history about the brand. Dickies workwear is renowned for its performance, comfort and durability. The company was started back in 1922 by C.N. Williamson and E.E. Dickie in... Read More

18/05/2018
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Flashback Friday – Best of British Brands

With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, we are delving into British sportswear heritage with some of the best British born clothing brands around. Starting with a brand most popularly known for its tennis wear… Born in 1990 and raised in the North West of England as the son of a cotton spinner, Fred Perry is a brand we all know and love. After a professional career throughout the 1930s, in which he attained world number one status, smashed Grand Slam records and enjoyed the lifestyle of a professional sportsman, Perry... Read More

10/05/2018
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Fred Perry x Miles Kane – A Contemporary Collection with a 70s Approach

This year Fred Perry brings us a collection in collaboration with British rock and role musician, Miles Kane. The collection reinterprets some of Fred Perry’s most iconic pieces with some serious 70s flair, inspired by Kane’s rock roots. Since it was founded more than six decades ago, Fred Perry has been a champion of British sports and subculture with a long list of musicians repping the iconic laurel wreath. The wreath was worn by the likes of The Streets’ Mike Skinner, Damon Albarn, Thom Yorke, Jake Bugg and Cosmo Pyke to name... Read More

27/04/2018
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Flashback Friday – Let’s celebrate Football Shirt Day

To celebrate football shirt day we have compiled our 10 best football shirts. Football shirts have been a staple in British society with such classic kits like the 1990 England kit, 1990 Arsenal kit and the 1994 Manchester United Third kit. A lot has changed during the 25 years of the Premier League. We’re taking a trip down memory lane to remember some of the best kits to ever grace the Premier League. West Ham 1999-2001 Claret and blue is a curiously popular traditional colour scheme for football clubs. While... Read More

14/04/2018
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Flashback Friday: Tennis’ Ever Evolving Impact on Sportswear

Tennis had fashion at the very foundation of its game right from the start. With Wimbledon just around the corner, we take a look back on Tennis’ ever evolving impact on street and sportswear. From sewing simple crocodiles onto polos to full-blown branded collections, the realm of collaboration in tennis clothing has come a long way. Whether its Roger Federer, John McEnroe or Rene Lacoste, tennis has always been a lucrative business and, more often than not, affected how we dress away from the court. Born in 1990 and raised... Read More

23/03/2018
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Flashback Friday: Tacchini is not just for the casuals

When we think of the glorious array of Sergio Tacchini clothing there has been over the years we tend to readily associate it with the football casuals scene of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. That’s not surprising given the amount of films that have linked the world of football with some of the finest sportswear brands in the last decade or so. That’s why it’s so surprising to see some of the most legendary names in hip-hop sporting some fine, fine Sergio Tacchini clothing way back in the day…... Read More

21/03/2018
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Adidas Deerupt: Launching 22.03.18

Adidas have become increasingly keen to introduce new, forward thinking sneaker styles to their range and have been doing just that for quite some time now.  The latest addition to the Adidas range is the Adidas Deerupt and it is a unique looking piece of footwear that embodies the new forward thinking that Adidas has adopted. Taking inspiration from Adidas‘ running sneakers of the 1980’s the Adidas Deerupt has a familiarity about it whilst still remaining resolutely unique… We have a feeling you will find the Adidas Deerupt just as intriguing... Read More

15/03/2018
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Nike Air Max 180: A sneaker that wears the Swoosh with pride

When it comes to iconic sneakers Nike have them in droves, their archives are bulging at the seams with retro goodness. A Natterjacks favourite is the Air Max 180 and Nike have well and truly killed it with this sublimely fresh colourway, vibrant purple accents and hints of orange sit nicely on the crisp white upper to give you that authentic retro look. We know you will like the Nike Air Max 180 just as much as we do so have a look at the Air Max 180 right now.... Read More

15/03/2018
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Saucony: Footwear legends back on the map…

Saucony have been making premium, imaginative footwear for decades now and they have got more than enough experience to come up with the goods. As well as looking to the future Natterjacks likes to look to the past and with the Saucony Spring/Summer 18 collection, there are some stunning archive footwear on offer, you will be astounded by the sheer classic simplicity of these sneakers. We cannot begin to explain how good Saucony is looking right now so take a look at the collection below… Jazz Originals Vintage – White/Blue/Gold – £69.99... Read More