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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Percival Menswear: Made In London: The Story

posted by on 06/05/2014

It’s such a rarity to come across a brand that produces their collection in London, heck even manufacturing in the UK is a rarity nowadays. Percival Menswear pride themselves on producing as much of their collections in the UK, often working with manufacturers based in the London area. This short film takes a look at one of the smaller factories in East London, Mr. Khan and his team have been making Percival clothing for a couple years now. Head on after the cut to see production process behind two Percival key pieces – the Melton Western and the Sherlock Jackets.

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Yin&Yang x Dr. Martens – Stand For Something

posted by on 30/04/2014

Iconic British footwear brand, Dr Martens have returned with their successful ‘STAND FOR SOMETHING‘ campaign for SS14. The campaign revolves around the brand’s audiences rebellious and non-conformist spirit. The whole messaging around the campaign asks the question ‘What do you stand for?‘ as simple as that. What do you actually stand for? Take a moment to think about it. I was asked to part in a shoot with 3 others including photographer Garcon Jon and bloggers Mademoiselle Robot and Menswear Style. As you all know, I hate being on that side of the camera so it was an interesting experience.

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COMPETITION: Win A TRIWA – Sort of Black Watch

posted by on 29/04/2014

I can’t believe it’s almost May. What better way to keep track of the rest than with a new watch? As swanky as all the wearable fitness device clocks are, they can’t quite match up to the classiness of a watch. Triwa collaborates with Danish store Storm’s founder Rasmus Storm again for the second series of watches entitled Sort of Black. Epitome of Scandinavian style combining black and gold together to create a fine watch.

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Nike x Pigalle PPP Collection

posted by on 20/04/2014

I definitely should have posted this a few days ago when it leaked onto the internet. Basketball and sportswear go hand in hand so well from the varsity jackets, jerseys, sneakers (not just the Jordans) and more. The collection comes across authentic and stays true to Pigalle‘s design aesthetic and style. I could share the final product shots but I won’t, you can see them on Nike’s press release site here. April 26th marks the release of the collection born out of a mutual love for the game. Nike x PPP collection combines sport heritage and Parisian style allowing you to move from court into everyday life with ease. Hope on after the cut to see the inspiration shots/lookbook of the collection.

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Rendez-vous & Other Stories

posted by on 05/04/2014

&OtherStories is H&M’s latest sub-brand, it’s only been around for a year or so and already killing it with it’s visual direction and design aesthetic. It’s a more trendy, chic version of Cos solely for women. The Scandinavian aesthetic oozes minimalism and avant garde cuts with clever visual merchandising thats cohesive throughout all the physical and digital platforms. Brand messaging done right. For their latest campaign, they’ve released a short film by director Wendy McColm which features French blogger/Alexa Chung Jeanne Damas humorously portray the tormented soul of the self-indulgent ‘Bohemian’ who can’t decide what to wear. Watch on the reverse. I know we don’t cover womenswear but I wanted to share the brand’s art direction with you, it’s one of the best I’ve seen in a while. Sign up to their weekly newsletter!

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Acronym Acronymjutsu – SS14 Collection Video

posted by on 19/03/2014

Finally a collection video that actually shows you the collection. No sexualised males or females prancing around here, just one ninja (no not Derek). ACRONYM are always innovating in terms of technical features and functionality, without abandoning aesthetics. I would love to get hands on with some of their stuff because the details seem endless. You’ll need deep pockets if you want to shell out on this stuff and it might be a while before the high street catches up.

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COMPETITION: Win A Redwing Heritage Postman Pack

posted by on 05/03/2014

First competition of the year from us! We’ve teamed up with the good folks at Redwing to giveaway a special pack that contains the new Postman shoes and a limited edition Postal bag. I don’t really need to break down why you should be entering, just go google Redwing and you’ll see the quality of their products. My favourite purchase of last year was a pair of their sturdy boots and I know it’s going to last for a while. How to enter on the reverse.

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Red Wing – Justin Vernon of Bon Iver

posted by on 12/02/2014

Man we’ve been quiet. It’s time to change this, back to where it began – the blog side of things. It’s funny I had a nostalgic moment when visiting my old university yesterday with work, t’was a nice reminder of how far I’ve come and where it all began. Without Y&Y, I certainly wouldn’t be where I am now. Hence why I can’t slack on it when work gets busy. Right enough digression, time to share something beautiful that I stumbled across the other day from the good folks at Red Wing. As part of an ongoing series, they’ve teamed up with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver who wear the boots on a regular to give a glimpse into his life. I feel like they should do one on me, more on the reverse…

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Lacoste SS14 – Life Is A Beautiful Sport Video

posted by on 07/02/2014

I was invited to the launch of the new SS14 campaign out in Paris a couple of weeks ago and had a blast. With awesome events and brilliant collections, Lacoste continues to impress. Their latest campaign video for their SS14 collection is no exception. Elegantly put together, the creative is full of emotion, a message and some real nice visuals. Touching on their sports and performance roots, Lacoste demonstrate how “taking a leap” can mean more than the long jump. Taking that leap is something that we all go through in life, probably on numerous occasions. Check out the brilliant video after the jump.

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Veras Slimline Card Holders

posted by on 03/02/2014

These guys usually pop up every summer with a new range of shoes for the season; they’ve been growing steadily and started producing their own accessories which caught my eye, particularly their leather goods. If you’re anything like me you’ll hate carrying thick wallets and you’ll prefer card holders. These slimline card holders, hold 4 cards (two each side), they’re very lightweight, fit perfectly in your pocket and priced from £20 I’m quite impressed with the quality of the leather and stitching detail. More after the break

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