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shirt & jacket envy, the ones2watch

Posted in denim, inspiration, styling, vintage, womenswear by benperdue on 22/11/2010

Old favourites, lived in, well loved, what do you call it, etc. If you found that vintage jacket and old Levi’s shirt on a shopping excursion next stop would be Costcutter for a scratch card. Seen at The Ones2Watch.

calvin klein, ss 2011 presentation

Posted in collection, denim, designer, inspiration by benperdue on 22/11/2010

Never not staying true to that 90s aesthetic, right down to the bottle 0f CK1.

more andrej pejic, id november 2010

Posted in denim, inspiration, magazine, menswear, model by benperdue on 14/11/2010

I’m just jealous.

freja, dossier journal f/w 2010

Posted in denim, inspiration, magazine, womenswear by benperdue on 21/10/2010

If I was a girl etc. Actually apart from the diamond seams on the denim and that rouched shoulder detail on the knitted T-shirt I reckon I could pull this off. Maybe. I have the jacket sort of already, so…

sad happy, wet weekend with the hells angels

Posted in denim, film, inspiration, leather, menswear, outdoors, tattoo by benperdue on 18/08/2010

Words can’t describe how good this ’73 BBC documentary about the British Hells Angel charter is. A quick excerpt: “Carl, jailed once, remanded twice; cross-eyed ever since his eyes were knocked out of their sockets in a fight.” The denim and leather uniforms are obviously beyond amazing, but check out that A Clockwork Orange soundtrack, and the casual suburban terrorism too. Watch it all here.

katherine hamnett campaign 1997, juergen teller

Posted in advertising, denim, designer, inspiration, menswear, photography, womenswear by benperdue on 27/07/2010

In 1996 I had the best pair of fine gauge cords ever that I bought from Limeys in Sheffield. Treated myself to those and an Armani Jeans V-neck knit too courtesy of the SLC. They finally bought it on holiday in Ibiza after the crotch split so badly that no amount not-so-invisible mending was going to bring them back. These old ads shot by Juergen Teller reminded me of those cords.

steven meisel, calvin klein jeans a/w 1995

Posted in denim, designer, inspiration, menswear, photography, styling by benperdue on 04/07/2010

The summer hustler look is smoking but that black dolphin tattoo is next level.

self service fall/winter 2007

Posted in denim, magazine, sportswear, styling, womenswear by benperdue on 07/06/2010

My favourite editorial at the moment; sheepskin, dad denim and 90s sportswear. Even some lary motocross gear sneaking its way in there. Wore my old Burberry sheepskin into June but when the temperature started creeping over 20 °C the game was up. Nothing to stop me wearing it at night though. With shorts. Lovejoy.