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12/10/2021
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Barbour Sapper Jacket

With styling inspired by military jackets, the Sapper from Barbour is truly as good and functional as it looks. Crafted from their famous 6oz waxed cotton and with an array of features, lets go through some of the reasons to make this jacket a fantastic addition to for your winter wardrobe. If style and functionality need to be a top priority on your list, then the sapper ticks those boxes. Cut to a very flattering contemporary fit and featuring a drawstring waist, the jacket is easy to adjust to meet... Read More

01/10/2021
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How to Re-Wax a Barbour Jacket

To keep your wax jacket looking fresh and to extend its lifespan, it’s important to re-wax at least once a year. The re-waxing method is easy to follow and will have your jacket looking as good as new. Follow these steps to inject new life into your Barbour jacket. What you will need: Barbour Waxproof dressing Pan/ bowl Hot water Sponge Hairdryer (optional) Step 1: For the ultimate re-waxing experience make sure your room is moderately warm. Step 2: Then wipe down your jacket with cold water using a sponge... Read More

23/09/2021
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Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket

Well, it’s that time of year again when we turn to the wardrobe or the cupboard under the stairs and see what kind of state we left our jackets in at the end of last winter. If it’s a Barbour jacket then the chances are it will be fine as Barbour Jackets can handle just about anything! But even if you’ve got something that could last you another winter, we’re betting it’s not nearly as stylish as the new Barbour Beacon Jacket featured in our latest video review. This jacket... Read More

15/09/2021

Introducing: G.H. Bass & Co

G.H. Bass & Co, The creator of the iconic Penny Loafer, the outfitter of the U.S army and Olympians has an inspiring history. 1876, Maine – George Henry Bass was determined to make the very best ‘dance shoe’. Drawing inspiration from Nordic farmer attire, Bass put his own spin on the shoes designed for “loafing in the field”. Penny Loafers were then born and have gone on to become a modern day everyday staple. Bass first catered for the servicemen and outdoorsman supplying workwear attire. The catalogue titled ‘Bass Shoe... Read More

18/08/2021

Saucony History

Founded in 1898, on the banks of Saucony Creek in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. By 1910, the Saucony factory was manufacturing around 800 pairs of shoes each day. Determined to break into the growing athletic community, they introduced their first running shoe – the 7446 Spike. Not gaining the fame they deserved until late 1970’s when their reputation was cemented as the running powerhouse it is today. 1979 seen two of their signature running shoes placing in the Runner’s world Top 10. The Saucony Jazz trainer is the most popular and is... Read More

26/07/2021
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COMING SOON: PARAJUMPERS

Parajumpers is soon to be the latest addition to our existing curation of brands. This highly technical outdoor brand dates back to the not-so-distant past to 2006. Co-founder Massimo Rossetti identified a niche in the unlikeliest of places, Alaska, nonetheless. Rossetti came across the 210th Rescue Squadron (Parajumpers or PJs for short) in an Alaskan bar. If you are familiar with Alaska’s terrain and tundra climate, you will be able to appreciate just how far this rescue group will go to complete their missions. Curious about the uniform worn by... Read More

22/07/2021
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Trainer Season

Arguably the most transitional type of footwear, they can be styled with suiting, shorts, jeans, trousers – the list in endless. We have four new styles here at Michael Stewart and are glad to tell you all about them. With trainers from Android Homme, BOSS and Tommy Hilfiger, there will be the perfect one for you. Trainers (or sneakers if you’d like), are a must have and definitely one of the most desired forms of footwear. They have the ability to be amazingly comfortable and modern at the same time.... Read More

08/07/2021
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England Versus Italy: UEFA EURO 2020 FINAL

Sunday 11th July. The day England has been waiting for since 1955 – a major tournament final. England and Germany will go head to head to win the Euros 2020 title. We want to celebrate this rivalry by showcasing the English and Italian brands we stock. BORN IN ENGLAND Fred Perry Quintessential English heritage brand – Fred Perry known for its tennis past, use in sub-culture and contemporary collaborations. Founded in the 1940’s by English tennis champion Fred Perry, the Laurel Wreath has gone on to become one of the... Read More

02/07/2021
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Fred Perry SS21 Summer Guide

Fred Perry’s Laurel Wreath emblem is one of the most recognisable symbols in fashion and sport. The branding represents heritage and modern styling, which mirrors their latest collection. The SS21 collection is a superior blend of colours, contemporary and the classic Fred Perry style. The most notable feature of this collection is the rich colour palette of yellows, blues, reds, lilacs and green. T-shirts The range of t-shirts mainly consists of the twin tipped style in classic Fred Perry style. Horizontal and vertical stripes are showcased with two styles, one... Read More

29/06/2021
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Wimbledon: The Great Sporting Brands

We are currently amid the oldest and perhaps, the most famous tennis tournament in the world – Wimbledon. Wimbledon as we know it, is a far cry from its origins in 1877. Held in the croquet lawns of the All-England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, it was open to ‘all amateurs’ and was strictly male only. 22 players entered the first men’s only championship and there was very little buzz around the then niche sport. Momentum was then slowly accrued throughout the early years, 1884 saw the first women’s championship.... Read More