London Undercover for Liberty

posted by London Undercover on 2014.04.10, under Misc


We have made a selection of 7 lightweight telescopic umbrellas exclusively for our friends at Liberty.

All feature authentic, historic prints from the Liberty archive on our new super-strong, 8-Rib frame. All 7 umbrellas are available to buy exclusively in store and online at Liberty and London Undercover. Price: £45.

Photographs by Chris Dorley-Brown

posted by London Undercover on 2014.02.03, under Misc


If you’ve been to our Spitalfields store recently, you would have seen that we are currently exhibiting photographic works of East End photographer Chris Dorley-Brown.

Chris has lived and worked in the East End of London for the last 30 years. His photographs document the ever changing social structure of the area with it’s tradition of radicalism, experimentation and innovation.

Having produced and exhibited works with the BBC, The Whitechapel Gallery, ICA and The Museum of London, Chris has an exceptional back catalogue of stunning photographs dating back to the late seventies. It’s this archive that Chris kindly allowed us access to and together, created  a small selection to display in our Hanbury Street Shop.

From the middle of February we will have a number of very Limited Edition prints available to purchase. More information on this will be published soon.

View More Images / Chris Dorley-Brown Website

Sample Sale: Fri 27th – Sun 29th December

posted by London Undercover on 2013.12.26, under Misc


Before we say farewell to our Xmas Pop-Up Shop on Newburgh St and return to our Flagship store in Spitalfields, we will be holding a SAMPLE SALE there for 3 days only. The Sale begins This Friday at 11am and runs through to Sunday at 6.30pm.

14 Newburgh St / Carnaby, London / W1F 7RU /   11am – 6.30pm   /  Cash & Cards Accepted.

Christmas at London Undercover…

posted by London Undercover on 2013.12.17, under Misc


The Pop Up Flea LONDON

posted by London Undercover on 2013.10.10, under Misc


A Continuous Goldberg’s (Michael Williams & Randy Goldberg) Pop Up Flea is coming to London this weekend. It’s the first time it will be happening outside New York and we’ll be there alongside a wealth of great brands.

PUFLDN – 211/214 Piccadilly, St James’s, London W1

Friday 11th October: 3pm to 5pm / Saturday 12th October: 11am to 7pm / Sunday 13th October: 2pm – 6pm

Aether | Field Notes | Filson | General Knot & Co. | Levi’s Made & Crafted | Levi’s Vintage Clothing | London Undercover | Man Of The World | Marwood | Tellason | The Good Flock | Todd Snyder | Tanner Goods |The Bread Collective | Red Wing Heritage | Shinola + MORE…

Fred Perry x London Undercover

posted by London Undercover on 2013.10.08, under Misc


We were invited to make an umbrella for Fred Perry as part of their ‘Friends of Fred‘ range, an ongoing project where a selection of brands contribute pieces to sit alongside their premium Laurel Wreath Collection.

We based the umbrella on the original classic twin tipped M12 Fred Perry shirt, which has kept the same iconic styling since the 1950’s and become, almost certainly, the most significant item of clothing in British youth culture. For this reason we kept it simple.

The umbrella takes on the Navy & Ice colourway . We created it on our Classic silhouette with a continuous shaft & handle made from a single piece of Maple Wood. We added a British-made navy poly-cotton and replicated the trademark twin tipping detail from the collar and cuffs of the shirt onto a grosgrain strap. The strap ties onto an M12 Fred Perry Button.

Handmade in London, England, the London Undercover M12 Umbrella is available to buy exclusively at Fred Perry Laurel stores worldwide and Online

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In the making…

posted by London Undercover on 2013.03.13, under Misc


Behind the scenes of our Umbrella Stands being made at Method Studio in Linlithgow, Scotland. Images by Graeme Hunter

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Umbro & John Smedley

posted by London Undercover on 2012.07.26, under Misc


Over their 88 year history Umbro have crafted clothing for a number of different sports, including a stint at the forefront of British athletics. A recent raid of their archives unearthed a fantastic vintage Umbro running vest and track sweater worn by British athletes in 1948. These pieces have been used as inspiration for an incredible collaboration with Matlock-based knitwear experts John Smedley.

The running vest and track sweater have been reimagined by Umbro & John Smedley, creating two smart, super-stylish pieces of clothing for a sporting summer wardrobe. The Field Sweater and the Tangeru Shirt take inspiration from the sporting world and current fashion trends, allowing patriotic support in a smart, stylish way.

The Tangeru Shirt has a three-button round collar. The short sleeve tee uses a 30 gauge John Smedley Sea Island cotton that’s wonderfully soft and comfortable to wear. With patriotic red, white and blue stripes proudly displayed across the chest, the shirt also features a blank white fabric patch in the centre of the chest, a reference to the team patch displayed on the original design.

Alongside The Tangeru Shirt, the Field Sweater uses an original track warm up top as inspiration. A modern interpretation that combines a distinct retro feel with a subtle contemporary touch. The sweater is crafted from a 24 gauge John Smedley Sea Island Cotton, in dark navy blue and features concealed internal cut and sew pockets with a dark navy stitch on the exterior. It also factors a double linked rib collar, mid zip detail and ribbed cuffs and hem.

This special collaboration is available from July 27th, at the start of The London 2012 Olympics. They are available at a number of select retailers and online at

Click Here to view the beautifully shot collection images, one of which features our London Map Umbrella.

Shortlist Magazine – Sartorial Swagger

posted by London Undercover on 2012.06.14, under Misc

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© Shortlist Magazine – Photography by Rankin, Collated by Barnaby Ash

London Undercover featured twice in today’s Shortlist Magazine.

“A new breed of British tailor goes head-to-head with the old guard of Savile Row and St James’s. ShortList previews their autumn collections…

Brown teddy bear coat £1,325 by RICHARD JAMES; ‘Mayfair’ Prince Of Wales check three-piece suit £1,000 and white shirt £120 both by HACKETT; 020-7939 6865. Tie £69 by PAUL SMITH; Grey wool bowler hat £89 by PAUL SMITH; Gloves by DENTS (as before). Brogues £255 by PAUL SMITH; 0800-023 4006. Umbrella £130 by LONDON UNDERCOVER;

Full feature here

Carhartt E1 Store, Shoreditch. Featuring London Undercover x Carhartt x Neighborhood

posted by London Undercover on 2012.03.05, under Misc

HBTV2: Carhartt Work in Progress E1 London Store from HBTV on Vimeo.

Hypebeast HBTV takes the form of this vision of the Carhart WIP E1 London store. Consistent with the level of detail other Carhartt retail locations have incorporated, the E1 London store was intended to capture and accentuate the original features of the space. The carefully crafted interior integrates materials sourced from throughout the UK including shelving built from remnants of an army barracks, and a table crafted from 100 year old Scottish ashwood. Highlighting collaborations and artwork from several names throughout the interior, retail manager Marvin Javier invites you to visit. Directed by Santiago Arbelaez.