Entries in Oi Polloi (7)
—01. Sturdy crepe sole.
—02. Made in Northampton.
The Joel Chukka, Sanders' version of Hutton's Original Playboy, is a timeless English-made boot. Manufactured in Northampton by a company established in 1873, which has held numerous defence contracts over the years, the style will never lose its allure for the sole reason that it was Steve McQueen's chukka boot of choice.
As classic as they come, these reverse weave sweatshirts from Champion, available in navy and grey, feature ribbed side panels, 100% loopback cotton and the iconic 'C' logo. While the garment itself isn't anything new, they are now available from our favourite shop in Manchester.
—01. Racing Green.
—02. Collaboration label.
This classic G9 by Baracuta has been made in a special colour for Oi Polloi. While the jacket has all of the standard features – ribbed nylon cuffs and hem, back vent, tartan lining and double button collar – the Manchester-based shop's version comes in an exclusive Racing Green.
—01. Shot by Anthony Crook and styled by Angelo Urrutia.
Homemade in Hells Kitchen was shot to accompany an interview with designer Daiki Suzuki in the new issue of Oi Polloi's Pica~Post zine. Featuring members of the Nepenthes staff as models, the editorial takes a look at the current Engineered Garments SS13 collection.—Oi Polloi
—01. Large drawstring hood.
—02. 90% Goose Down interior.
Almost every season there's something I see early on, most likely in lookbooks or online, that I pass over on initial examination; only to reassess my opinion when I rediscover the piece in the flesh. The first time I saw this particular vest I wasn't too taken with the hood detail, and so, not being much of a vest wearer in the first place, didn't spend too much time analyzing its appeal. I have, however, spent a moment or two reexamining it recently; and my initial stance is slowly beginning to waver. Although I keep visualizing both outfits and opportunities I might have for the vest itself, I probably won't ever make up my mind which colour I prefer; which luckily for me also means I won't ever have to take back all those misguided things I might have once said.
—02. Interior spread.
Oi Polloi have recently released their second edition of their shop/shopping guide for the season. The Pica-Post zine was really nicely done the first time around and looks much the same for No. 2. It's definitely worth snatching if you're spending money online or making your way through Manchester.