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.
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.
Behind the scenes of our Umbrella Stands being made at Method Studio in Linlithgow, Scotland. Images by Graeme Hunter
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.
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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; richardjames.co.uk. ‘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; paulsmith.co.uk. Grey wool bowler hat £89 by PAUL SMITH; paulsmith.co.uk. Gloves by DENTS (as before). Brogues £255 by PAUL SMITH; 0800-023 4006. Umbrella £130 by LONDON UNDERCOVER; liberty.co.uk
Full feature here
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.
We have produced some special umbrellas for the wonderful Trunk Clothiers in Chiltern St, W1.
Available in our City Gent Style, The umbrellas come in a classic green with a light grey fastener. They’re so smart that Monocle have featured them in this month’s issue (See Above). Make sure you head there to check them out along with the rest of Trunk’s slick offerings, including our Lifesaver Range .
Trunk Clothiers / 8 Chiltern Street / London W1U 7PU. Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 2357
Carhartt Inc. was established in 1889 in Detroit, Michigan USA by Hamilton Carhartt. For over 120 years Carhartt has been dedicated to its mission of providing Best In Class apparel for the active worker.Standing for rugged construction, innovative design and exceptional standards of quality, durability and comfort, Carhartt workwear has become a legend in the skilled trades.
Since 1994 Carhartt has been distributed in Europe through Work In Progress, adapting Carhartt to the European market. It has grown in to one of the leading brands in the European Streetwear scene.
In our first project with Carhartt WIP, we introduce a special London Undercover Folded camouflage umbrella as part of their S/S 12 collection. Complete with a compact metal-clip sleeve, laser engraved handle & cotton hand strap. As with all our folded umbrellas, it’s presented in a special London Undercover tube.
Our new range of Folded Umbrellas play tribute to the wonderful British Cuisine that we all know and love. Available in 4 varieties: Bangers & Mash, Beans on Toast, Brussel Sprouts & Chips & Ketchup.
The strong 6 panel umbrella is lightweight, easy top operate and comes with a compact sleeve and additional metal clip. The umbrella has a smooth, engraved wooden handle & cotton strap. All umbrellas as always are packaged in a striking London Undercover tube.
It’s not often that you come across a new artist as talented as Lianne La Havas. With the release of her first EP, the 21 year old Londoner is starting to turn heads. We caught up with Lianne last month before she flew to LA to complete her album.