As one of the time-honoured denim fore-fathers, it would be easy for Lee to rest on their selvage laurels and watch the money roll in. Luckily for us, they’re still firmly pushing the boundaries when it comes to denim leg-wear, and have summoned all of their jean-making prowess to make the ultimate in post-apocalyptic mega-denim. Using some near enough bulletproof selvage denim that weighs in at 23oz per yard, these beauts might take a while to bed in (around two years according to Oi Polloi boss-man and denim aficionado Nige’), but you best bleedin’ believe it’ll be worth it. Whilst jeans that can stand up on their own probably aren’t for everyone, these Stiff Richards will definitely save you a bit skin when you’re flying off your Triumph at full whack.
Next up in this exciting news-blast we’ve got Stone Island, who after thirty years of living in the future still aren’t showing any signs of letting up. Items of note from the crafty Italians include some great polo shirts, a New-Bad-Future military sweater and a slicker-than-slick nylon shirt that’s perfect for some high-octane playground slide action. Just be sure to steer clear of any bonfires…
What with all this high-quality clothing, those two feet of yours might have started to feel a bit left out, but hold on, don’t worry, we’ve just received a smattering of trainers, sneakers and running shoes from the holy-footwear-trinity that isadidas, Nike and New Balance. From die drei streifen we’ve got a few old favourites including some fairly special Spezials, whilst the swoosh are still in Wimbledon-mode with some McEnroe-endorsed Tennis Classics and New Balance are just in time for the Los Angeles ’84 Olympic Games with some Cookie-Monster-esque 420’s.
And if you’re going to get new shoes, you’ll want new socks to match. New socks like Japanese-made fair-isle beauties from Chup perhaps? Yeah, we thought as much.