Friday, 21 January 2011

Vintage Find

We have been going through our archives recently as we are currently working on a book about Burro that will be published in the Autumn. A friend dug out this grey leather jacket that he bought from us "years ago",well it's nineteen years to be precise, it was from winter 1992 and was called the Paul Newman jacket, it is still in remarkably good nick.

Black and Navy ? Yes please.

Black and Navy is without doubt one of the sharpest colour combinations for winter, from uniforms to nineties Gucci ,Yamamoto and Comme des Garcons it's invariably cool and moody. Amazing then that people still take the time to ask if it's ok to wear them together- don't bother googling the big question we've wasted time doing that and there are 9,170,000 results !
It's an easy look to put together, more interesting than head to toe black but equally slinky. Think stormy seas and midnight sky, try indigo jeans/ black jumper, black shirt/navy cardigan ,black suit/ navy shirt and tie.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Band of Horses

We've been loving Seattle's Band of Horses since coming across them at All Tomorrow's Parties Festival a couple of years ago. Their look is "country-rock" bearded with a touch of "Deliverance" and their first two albums "Everything All The Time" and "Cease to Begin" have become favourites on our studio sound system. We were really looking forward to"Infinite Arms" their third album when it came out last year and whilst it felt a bit too slick for us on first listen, it's really grown.
They've just put out  one of the album's best tracks as a single with a fab video which is a sort of 70's biker homage with a really cool twist. They're touring the UK from the end of January:
26th January / Newcastle Academy 
27th January / Glasgow Academy 
28th January / Birmingham Academy 1 
30th January / Bristol Academy (sold out) 
31st January / Leeds Academy 1 
1st February / Manchester Academy 1 
3rd February / London Brixton Academy 
4th February / Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
We're thinking that the deco splendour of the Bexhill Pavillion might be a good option if juxtaposition is your thing. Click here to see the video:  Band of Horses