These Beams Plus trousers look alright. I had a pair just like them from Engineered Garments Workaday – you’re probably familiar with the style. They did exactly the same job as these: hardwearing, loose fit, good number of robust pockets. What they didn’t do was… Read More
Beams+ tends not to shock. But now and again, in amongst the almost John Lewis-ish plaid shirts, sensible chinos, crew necked knitwear, some heat protrudes. This is that heat. A boxy, over-the-head, nylon shirty-jacket.
It’s good to see a devastation of patchwork like this from Beams +. I sometimes find the edits that find their way to these shores a bit too simple. Plain knits, plain shirts, plain blazers… beautifully made, no question. I just feel a bit numb… Read More
This week I’ve uncooled myself a number of times. I ordered a cocktail in a scenester bar, bent down to pick up my bag and forcefully struck my forehead on the bar. Customers and bar staff looked at me. I picked up my cocktail and… Read More
If I could make a living posting pictures of me in shirts, scribbling about Japanese rucksacks I’m never going to buy and making jokes about doing a plip-plop in your pants, I totes would. I do, however, have a day gig, during which I make… Read More
There’s nothing like spending the morning swinging a bag around, feeling like a stack of knobs. People walk past, smirking at you. Then the bloody clouds move, the sun comes out and you start boiling in your poorly judged woolly jacket. There’s beading under your… Read More