Month: February 2011

Gitman Vintage Madras check shirts

Possibly of interest to those of you with an ivy leaning are these Gitman Vintage Madras check shirts. Two designs available (the other pictured over the page), with both of the US-made Madras cotton shirts offering an archive cut, V-stitched chest pocket, button-down collar and box pleat. Not cheap though […]

Swinging 60s fridge up for auction

A real swinging London rarity is up for auction next month – this Philips Swinging 60s fridge. It's not some DIY job, the fridge was produced by Philips in a run of 500, nicknamed 'the 'Generals' Wardrobe' and intended solely for shop displays. However, affluent hipsters of the day also […]

Hideaway Club closes its doors

Manchester's finest R&B club (and arguably the finest anywhere), the Hideaway Club, is ending after 12 years. Not because of a lack of continued success (numbers have never been higher), but because the people behind the club (Mike, Paul and Neil) just can't devote the time to it on a […]

In conversation: Brighton Rock

It's been and gone in terms of the big screen release, but the talk about Brighton Rock continues. You can read our review of it here or for a different spin on the movie, check out an interesting conversation over at Paul 'The Look' Gorman's blog. Paul met up with […]

This Is Speedometer 1 and 2

  Interesting reissue from Freestyle Records – This Is Speedometer 1 and 2. Both albums were originally issued on the Blow It Hard label, a mix of vintage-style soul, funk and Latin from a band that has backed a host of soul and funk legends, as well as producing their […]

60s-style Tea Dance linen dress

If you're after a 60s-style look without breaking the bank, this Tea Dance linen dress could be right up your street. Taking inspiration from the streets of swinging London 'back in the day', the dress has a round neck, button detail at front, side pockets and zip and hook fastening […]

Off With The Octopus event

Off With The Octopus in Stoke is celebrating three years, with a 3rd anniversary night. Taking place at the Fat Cat Cafe in Hanley, Stoke on Trent on Friday 29th April 2011, the night will offer up five garage and psych bands playing live -  The Wicked Whispers, The Black […]